The Ancient Red Wyrm Ashardalon is back in Under Mountain, and the townspeople of the nearby village of Longbridge are worried. Funny that I actually purchased Wrath of Ashardalon (WoA) before I picked up Castle Ravenloft (CR). But I finished painting Ravenloft first. I think the big baddies in Ashardalon were a block for me. I loved painting the Dracolich from CR, whereas the Red Dragon Ashardalon himself was not as easy for me to “see” as a painter. It eventually came though, and so over a year after purchasing it I have finally finished painting all of Ashardalon. Here I list the large monsters I completed, as well as a compilation of the smaller monsters and heroes already posted in “Natural d20, the heroes of Wrath of Ashadalon” – and – “Wrath of Ashardalon, or how I started to Paint Again”. Enjoy, and feel free to ask question re: paints, etc.
The crypt door opens, revealing a dark and musty chamber. Coffins line the walls. A distinct chill is felt as you step across the threshold…
Ravenloft is an interesting D&D setting. Having never played much with it, I do like the theme. Thus it is that the D&D Adventure system (i.e. DM-less dungeon crawl) allowed me to explore Count Strahd’s castle. And the first step, of course, was to paint the castle’s denizens.
In support of Brad painting, I primed and started some figures back in November I think it was. I had nothing going at the time, waiting for Dreadball to show up. I grabbed a couple of cultists and snakes from the the Wrath of Ashardalon D&D Adventure set. They were surprisingly nice sculpts to paint! Working during the month of December, I’ve finished all 5 heroes, along with all monsters save the 3 large guys. There remains a Rage Drake, an Otyugh (trash-eater), and the Ancient Red Dragon at the heart of it all in Undermountain– Ashardalon. Here are the five heroes:
Heskan the Dragonborn Wizard
Tarak the Half-Orc Rogue
Keyleth the Elven Paladin
Quinn the Human Cleric
Vistra the Dwarven Fighter
Fully intending to not paint again until Dreadball arrived, a side project popped up in the form of Brad Johnson. His desire to get a kik start on painting led to priming the main figures from Wrath of Ashardalon. This game isn’t played a ton so it hadn’t come to mind. But as I began to work on a Legion Devil I realized that this set was well sculpted. The plastic is soft, but the original molds were very detailed and therefore fun to paint. As I write this I am done painting roughly half the figures of the game.