Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mordheim Unreleased Jester

Illustration from the Mordheim rulebook
To my mind the most beautiful Mordheim figure that has never been officially released is the legless Jester. Based on one of the characterful illustrations in the Mordheim rulebook this sculpt perfectly captures the strong and unique atmosphere of the "City of the Damned", that makes the game appeal to so many players even today, years after it has been dropped by Games Workshop: A chaotically twisted environment that demands everything from the daring adventurers and which will award the brave with riches and fame but punish the weak with insanity, death or worse.

Metal jester

Jester painted by Mark Dixon

Unfortunately this is not only one of the coolest but also one of the rarest Mordheim miniatures. The figure never got passed the test cast stage and the ones in existence belong to (ex-)employees of GW. Not long ago there was a copy on ebay but I lost to a determined collector. Now thanks to Stu (fellow conspirator of the Border Town Burning project and author of the Liber Malefic) and his mysterious underground contacts I managed to get my hands on a copy of this rare figure.

I hadn't dared to dream of ever owning one of these until it popped up on ebay but when it went to another collector I quicky gave up hoping again. Now I really can't wait to see this guy painted up and join the other Gierburg jesters.

Update: The jester has been painted by Roman Lappat. Check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh man, I'm a carnival of chaos fanatic and I'd love one of these. So jealous bro, you're so lucky.



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