Allandir, Elf Ranger - 1st Sculpt for our Wave 2 Kickstarter
Posted on January 07 2018
The Judgement team are super excited to release the render of the Allandir sculpt, the 2nd hero from the World War 2 genre, and 1st of our Wave 2 Kickstarter heroes. Allandir is a male elf ranger of the aggressor class, who brings to bear the longest ranged weapon in the game at 10", and a host of cool abilities.
Like all elves, Allandir has decent base stats including MOV and AGI of 5. His RNG of 7 is not amazing, however with a range of 10" on his Bow, he will often be able to gain the aiming bonus, boosting it to 8. Equipping him with the Heart Seeker artefact will often send him to the stratospheric levels of 9 RNG, which will scare the life out of your opponents. Allandir's signature plays are the Twin Shot combat manoeuvre, which makes a mockery of an opponent's tendency to bunch their heroes together, and Explosive Shot, which pretty much means a bunched enemy is a burning enemy. Finally, at level 3, he becomes the ultimate tank buster with the Armour Piercing fate ability. This guy packs some serious punch, albeit not with the same mobility of Istariel, but when positioned well, he is a terror to behold.
The Allandir illustration was done by Helge C. Balzer, whose artworks are becoming synonymous with the Judgement range. Helge managed to capture the essence of Allandir in a dynamic pose that reflected his in-game rules superbly.
When it came to sculpting Allandir, we wanted to move even further, so that he was not simply a fantasy elf in military clothes. He had to look the part. We were fortunate enough to once again secure Tom Lishman to create the sculpt, and true to form, he produced a masterpiece. Absolutely nailed it.
There are so many interesting things with this model, it is something you can look at several times and still find something new, which is really cool. The main deviation from the illustration was to remove the bandana and reveal his mohawk, a hairstyle a lot of paratroopers employed during WW2. His cape and bow keep him tied to his elven roots, however the rest of his outfit blends him into the WW2 genre perfectly. Scenic bases are a very important aspect of all Judgement models, and Allandir's is no different. It also ties in the dual fantasy and WW2 themes by having giant mushrooms near a pond (fantasy) and a dead tree (WW2).
Allandir is a fantastic sculpt to kick off our wave 2 kickstarter range, and we are bursting with excitement to reveal the rest. Stay tuned.
Andrew "Guns" Galea