Every once in a while I find out about something that one of the miniature game production companies puts out that takes me by surprise. Today, I found out about Mini Crate from Privateer Press, the folks behind Warmachine, Hordes, and the maddeningly fun Monsterpocalypse.
There's only two days left to secure May's miniature release, which is this awesome Ancestral Guardian Angel. She's pretty cool looking, and would fit into so many different game settings!
I was pretty curious about the process of bringing a figure like this to life, and found this Art Insider column from Privateer's Mike Vaillancourt discussing the design process that Andrea Uderzo went through to come up with the final concept for the Ancestral Guardian Angel. I really get into this stuff, seeing the different concepts evolve, and what Privateer ultimately chose to run with, is absolutely fascinating to me.
So, the Ancestral Guardian Angel is the Mini Crate figure for May, but what's coming later in the year? Check out this concept sketch for the Shield Sister of the Order of the Wall!
If you're interested in what Mini Crate has to offer, check out their page at Privateer Press. There's some exclusives for people who opt for the six-month plan, but even the month to month plan delivers a brand-new mini to your door for less than $20 (US) each month!
And what's not to love if you already play Warmachine or Hordes? Each figure is designed to substitute an existing model in whichever game universe they come from, so you're getting exclusive, alternate models for your armies!