BaneLords and Bane Legions
So I bought a couple of blisters from the Banelords range and was asked to make a review about them.
For those not familiar with the brand, it’s a range of “heroic” 28mm miniatures made by the well known UK shop Maelstrom Games, commissioning various world renowned sculptors and painters to work on that range.
You can find the Bane Legions website here.
You can find 2 ranges there:
- The “BaneBeast“, which consist of a range of big, nasty beasts which won’t be the focus of this review.
- The “BaneLords“, which is a range of “human-size” miniature, heroes and standard-bearers for your fantasy armies. The review will focus on this range.
So for this review I’ll show you one of the three minis I got from them:
Maagaan, warlock of Baalor
Here’s the painted version on their website :
Ok, it looks quite great on the picture right?
What you get for your money
What you get comes in the form of a classic blister:
Once opened it looks like this:
So, hopefully it shows from the picture but what you get is a very detailed “hard” resin mini.
The resin is what I’d call classic, unlike the Fine Cast one it won’t bend easily, it is more like Forgeworld one, just of much better quality. One word of advice, it breaks easily on wrists and ankles (noticed that on my elf standard bearers), so be careful while cleaning the mini.
On the cast/sculpt side, the details are great, very sharp. Not much to add, I hope the pictures talk for themselves:
The parts comes with very little preparation work to do aside from the resin excess, there are of course some mold lines to remove but nothing bad, and pretty much no bubbles either. This is basically what I noticed from the 3 blisters I got from them so I guess they do have some great mold and casting process and some great quality control.
The assembly is also easy as they have put sockets to help the parts hold with glue.
So overall, on the gamer side, what we get is an ever growing line of fine miniatures that will make great count-as heroes or standard bearers, especially for Warhammer Battle or Mordheim.
From a painter point of view, in my opinion you get a very nice, very well sculpted and detailed line of minis to toy with, they might not be too “conversion” friendly, but for me, this is definitely a nice painting range with either very dynamic or charismatic models.