15mm Bears

Do you consider bears a classic D&D monster, and do you use bears in your wilderness encounters? Well, I do on occasion, but I often find that they are little over powered for a light encounter. I mean it is bear after all, and people don't normally win fights against such creatures.

However, for higher level player characters Bears are pretty good encounters. I got this pair from Ral Partha Europe's Demonworld Line, and I couldn't be more pleased with the sculpt. They are really nice minis and the perfect size for a brown bear or a grizzly.

I painted these guys up a couple weeks back for use in JADE's Hymns of a Vagabond Campaign. My Character was travelling in the wilderness, and there was a chance I could encounter these mighty beasts. Thankfully I didn't.

In 1st edition AD&D (the system our Hymns of a Vagabond uses) Bears have anywhere from 5-6HD, 3 attacks dealing 1d8/1d6/1d12. They are a brutal enemy to have to fight. Especial as For the larger varieties, there is a 50% chance their will be two of them.

So I am glad that my Level 2 Fighter Aeklius Flint didn't have to fight them during his trip... But now that I have painted them, I am sure I am only tempting fate.

Written by: Andrew Gregory

15mm Bears 15mm Bears Reviewed by JADE Gaming on 2/15/2016 02:05:00 pm Rating: 5

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