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28-04-2010, 10:44
Hi all,

a while a go gw produced a nice countdown of the top 25 warhammer minis of the last 25 years. Ive been looking all over the gw site for the list but cant find it, anyone have any suggestions?

Excuse any formatting/spelling errors as im posting on my phone...

28-04-2010, 11:14
I recall it was posted in a WD, not sure though.

Lord Shadowheart
28-04-2010, 13:56
Couldn't find the original article, but here are the results:
#25 Crom the Conquerer
#24 Deathmaster Sniktch
#23 The Lord of Change, greater Daemon of Tzeentch
#22 Hrothogg, Ogre Captain
#21 Famous familiars
#20 The Giant (Marauder Giant)
#19 Dark Elf Executioners
#18 Hellcannon
#17 Wood Elf Spellsinger
#16 Tyrion, defender of Ulthuan
#15 Slann mage-Priest
#14 Halfling Hot Pot
#13 Young Dragon
#12 The Emperor, Karl Franz
#11 High Elf Dragon Prince on Dragon
#10 Skasnik and Gnobbla
#09 Chaos Dragon Ogre Shaggoth
#08 Valten, Exalted of Sigmar
#07 Dwarf Lord
#06 Heinreich von Kemmler
#05 Wood Elf Lord with Great Weapon
#04 The Green Knight
#03 Chaos Dwarf Lord
#02 Be'lakor, the Dark Master
#01 Archaon

28-04-2010, 14:48
Which chaos dwarf lord was it? I remember the article but can't remember the chaos dwarf lord being mentioned.

28-04-2010, 15:46
It was an awful list full of bad entries.

28-04-2010, 16:06
It was an awful list full of bad entries.

Well said.

I thought the list was pretty damn decent, Crom the Conqueror would have been alot lower for me, and I was suprised the High Elf Lord with hand weapon + shield (released during Lustria) didn't make the cut or the Black Guard.

28-04-2010, 17:07
I'd have put the 3rd edition Keeper of Secrets in there somewhere, along with the 4th edition Elector Counts.

I'm assuming the Chaos Dwarf Lord is one of the old 3rd edition models, as they had some quite good ones. I can't figure out which model the High Elf Dragon Prince on Dragon is though... neither of the Prince Imrik models would make the top 25 in my opinion.

28-04-2010, 17:10
i thought it was in the white dwarf commemorating 25 years of warhammer

Desert Rain
28-04-2010, 17:56
It's missing the Everqueen :(

28-04-2010, 18:44
Yeah, that's rather surprising. I'm also surprised Ariel isn't among them. A humanoid female miniature of that size surely was something new back then.

28-04-2010, 19:46
Be'lakor, the Dark Master should have been number 1.

No wonder WE, HE and Chaos dominate this thing. I feel they missed the carnosaur terribly

28-04-2010, 21:29
It's a shame we have no linky/pics :(

29-04-2010, 00:55
where's nagash and pumbegors?

29-04-2010, 02:16
Which chaos dwarf lord was it? I remember the article but can't remember the chaos dwarf lord being mentioned.

It was the Big hat leaning on his axe.

29-04-2010, 04:12
The moment I see hunch back crom on the list... I started to lose interest in reading thru the whole lot.

29-04-2010, 04:55
Unfortunately the Internet Archive like most of the old GW site, can't see the pictures. So I would link it, but there's very little point! (As the list has already been given).

Just another thing that got lost when GW changed the website.

29-04-2010, 05:34
yep it was in the 25th anniversary of warhammer WD it was based on fluff, and how significant teh charatcer is, not the minis themselves, the list was:

25: Morghur
24: Josef Bugman (Shield bearer of the White Dwarf)
23: Leonardo of Miragliano (Founded the Imperial College of ENgineers Invented the Steam Tank)
22: Gotrek Starbreaker (Killed Caledor II to end the War of the Beard)
21: Volkmar the Grim (Grand Theognist)
20: The Fay Enchantress (Most influential figure in Bretonnia)
19: Gilles the Breton (Founder / Uniter of Bretonnia)
18: Heinrich Kemmler (Raised Krell)
17: Vlad von Carstein (First and greatest lord of Sylvannia)
16: Thorgrim Grudgebearer (Bearer of Grudges, commanded at the Battle of 100 Cannons)
15: Lord Kroak (Felled an entire Daemonic Army)
14: Gorbad Ironclaw (Mightiest Orc to ever live)
13: Gotrek Gurnisson (Most successful Slayer of all time)
12: Settra (First and greatest of the Tomb Kings)
11: Aenarion (Single-handedly fought an army of Daemons)
10: Morathi (Hag Queen, founder of the Cult of Pleasure in Ulthuan, creator of the Cauldron of Blood)
9: Karl Franz (Emporer, many accomplishments)
8: Magnus the Pious (Invited Teclis to found the Colleges of Magic, broke the seige of Praag)
7: Grom teh Paunch (Ate Troll Flesh, killed Eltharion's father, destroyed watch stones)
6: Malekith (Witch King of Naggaroth, caused teh Sundering)
5: Archaon (Everchosen)
4: Tyrion and Teclis (many accomplishments between them)
3: Nagash (Created Undead, Vampires, almost killed Sigmar)
2: Sigmar (founded the Empire, defeated an army of greenskins at Black Fire Pass, is worshipped as a god)
1: Grombrindal (Slew Ghrandukker, father of Trolls, beta an entire army of Greenksins)

You know, a lot of people have beaten entire armies by themselves
Wooden spoon prizes went to the Balck Gobbo, the Empire Powder Monkey and Niblit

Desert Rain
29-04-2010, 07:43
Can't say that I agree with them on the fluff-list.

29-04-2010, 07:56
I think they don't give some characters enough credit (Kroak comes to mind) while give others too much (Grom the Paunch).
Nice to see Leondardo Da Miragliano in there though.

29-04-2010, 09:15
Aenarion is below the other elves???

Surely Nagash would be #1

29-04-2010, 09:21
Has Bugman actually ever done anuthing cononically except have a business burn down and get righteously p'ed off about it

29-04-2010, 10:06
Has Bugman actually ever done anuthing cononically except have a business burn down and get righteously p'ed off about it

That in itself is officially enough to be awesome, but he also brews bad-ass Bugmans XXXXX to boot!

29-04-2010, 11:56
Why is Grom less significant than Archaon when Archaon is the guy who failed?

29-04-2010, 15:42
Why does Tyrion and Teclis get one slot. Surely that's unfair?