Saturday, February 16, 2013

From the archive: Chronicle Adventurers, Monsters & Anti-types

I recently lucked out on an ebay lot of pristine, thirty-year-old Chronicle miniatures. In case you're not familiar, Chronicle was a British imprint run by Nick Lund starting circa 1980 and going for a few years before being folded into Citadel. Lund seemed to find his stride sculpting goblinoids and ogres and after the Citadel stint he designed the Fantasy Warriors game for Grenadier, and I think I read that he went on to the video game industry from there.

I have a sizable pile of his Chronicle, Citadel, and Grenadier goblins, orcs, ogres, trolls and kobolds, but this lot was comprised of less-common human types and D&D style monsters from the early years.

Here they are captured for posterity. Some of these weren't yet documented on the Lost Minis Wiki, and so I was able to fill in a few blanks. Also, I'm showing them big below but click through to flickr for even higher res or go directly to this set.



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CF - Adventurers
Figure: CF1 Cleric with mace
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CF1 8?
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CF - Adventurers
Figure: CF3 Wizard
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CF3; ©
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Line: CF - Adventurers
Figure: CF15 Female Cleric
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CF15; ©
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CT - Anti-Types
Figure: CT1 Hag (Black and Midnight)
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: None
Notes: Shown in original packaginging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CT - Anti-Types
Figure: CT11 Evil Armoured Fighter
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CT11; ©
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CM - Creatures & Monsters
Figure: CM13 Medusa
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CM13
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CM - Creatures & Monsters
Figure: CM5 Mummy
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CM5 CHRONICLE 83
Release date: 1985?
Notes: Shown in original packaging



Manufacturer: Chronicle Miniatures
Line: CM - Creatures & Monsters
Figure: CM2A Semi-Armoured Ogre with Shield
Sculptor: Nick Lund
Base markings: CM2A; ©; 81
Notes: Shown in original packaging