The day after Christmas, Hero Forge unveiled a new feature, animal minis. The custom miniature design and printing platform company released a new series of species templates you can choose from. Within the species tab, you can select sub-categories for mounts and familiars. They stand completely alone on the base, making them the sole focus of the design.
Along with the option to choose animals, each new critter gets a series of customizable features suited for four-legged adventurers. Griffin wings could be added to bears, wargs, or your trusty war boar. If you select a mount, you’ll have the clothing tab available. At this time, only one saddle seems to be offered, but the raptor also gets a chest harness.
Overall, these new miniature templates offer considerably fewer customizable options than their humanoid counterparts. Most of the mounts only possess 2 to 3 possible pose templates. While the animal familiars offer considerably more (around 8), neither familiar nor mount miniatures possess a wide variety of advanced pose options. It would appear that the flexibility ends with tails, ears, and snouts. Of course, these are brand-new principal miniature templates. More options and flexibility will certainly be made available in time.
With 26 brand-new miniature species being released, Hero Forge intends to continue to be the leader in customization. These new figures open up a wide variety of scenes and designs that can be employed in anyone’s tabletop or virtual tabletop setting. I am already excited to experiment with these tools and to see what the creative minds in the miniature community will design.
It’s time for you to choose which Hero Forge Miniature Masterpiece is your favorite. Season 2 has come to an end, so I’ve built a poll with each week’s number 1 mini. Vote and pick your favorite!