Monday 31 October 2011

Dwarf Stretcher Party

Back in my schooldays 1/300th WW2 and Warhammer Fantasy Battle 2nd edition were pretty much all I played wargames wise. With my regular opponent Simon collecting Dwarves, I opted for the Citadel Fantasy Tribe Gnolls and Orcs and never picked up any of the Fantasy Tribe Dwarves, despite liking a number of the figures. One that I remember fondly is  FTD14 Dwarf Stretcher Party which comprised of two dwarves carrying a wounded comrade on a stretcher made of a couple of shields balanced on two wooden poles.

Thirty odd years later and waiting for the metallics on the Athenians to dry thoroughly I decided to try and convert a homage to FTD14 using some odd plastic Dwarves from GW's more recent releases...

Whilst not perfect I am quite pleased with how this has turned out even if it has no practical use on the tabletop!


  1. Nice. I love little themed army pieces like this one. Great for one-off scenarios too. Mortally wounded dwarf messenger with vital info must be escorted to the king, anyone?

  2. Excellent mini. Who cares if it has no battlefield value, its a 'flavour' piece and adds to the game. Nice work.

  3. I traded the original set to Miniature Heroes recently. I don't know if they're on the site yet, but if you're interested, it might be worth dropping him a note.

  4. Great !!! As Biglee says it adds to the flavour of the game. The one thing..having Dwarfs as stretcher bearers means if the casualty falls off...he won´t have far to go :-D