Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Ridened are coming!! (New Relics Faction)

Who are the Ridened? 

The Ridened are the goblins of the world of Relica and are due out in May (At Games Expo) They will be the fifth playable faction.  I have so been looking forward to this release ever since I saw the concepts for them and the mercenary unit the Banished Knights. Below is some of the concept art that been shown on the Tor Gaming blog and facebooks pages/groups. I've shared some fiction written and posted as well.

As you can see (this is the Gamefunder only version which I have and he is lovely) the Banished knights are really close to the concept art. Below I've got put up some more concept art of the Ridened Faction planned units. There are rumours of quite a big release at expo. The Baron, Archers, Foot Knights, Kapalop Knights, Watch tower Dragon and maybe the Tropum Knights Squeeeee can't wait.

An introductory short story that appeared a few days ago.

“That’s beside the point anyway Bhogg, it’s a bigger concept than a simple comparison between beasts. It is a notion that will light a fire in the bellies of our entire race!” Bhogg feigned a smile and nodded awkwardly.
“It is the spirit of the heart Bhogg! Dormant in the souls of our people since the dawn of time, it is awakening and finally we shall have a chance to reclaim the Sangreal!”
The passion in Trokees words sent a shiver up Bhoggs spine, although he still barely understood what they meant. He chose his next words cautiously. “So what now then Trokee, what does it all mean?”
Trokee stared intently into the eyes of his comrade as he spoke. “It means the Final Crusade is at its dawn Bhogg, and all the impurities of this world shall finally be purged from it. Word should be sent far and wide to all those who would dare to make us their enemies, the time for retribution draws close; and we shall ride for glory to take all that is rightfully ours!”
Bhoggs face lit up with delight. “War? Is that what you mean Trokee?”
Trokee could not help but laugh at his companion.
“Yes indeed Sir Bhogg, war; war for the Lady and war for the Sir; war for the Hags dwelling deep in the Myrh!”
Both Knights were laughing now as they continued their twilight journey through the dreary woods.

Ridened Barons

In battle the Ridend Barons stalk the fields, directing the brave Ridendean warriors onward into the thick of the fighting. Each accompanied by two of their most loyal Men-at-arms, one bearing the Ridend Barons own personal Coat of Arms and the other acting as musician/signaller, each baron is an inspiring sight to behold. Such divine oaths of loyalty are commanded by the Ridend Barons that those who swear to serve them will not hesitate to march head on into certain doom if they should be ordered to do so.

Ridend Archers – Goblins and bows, classic.
In traditional Ridendean warfare the bow and arrow was looked down upon by the upper classes as being a dishonourable weapon and to employ archers against an opponent of virtue was seen to be a terrible weakness of character and judgement. In modern day Relicia however, the Ridendean nobility has found very little by the way of honour and virtue amongst their enemies and the reluctance they once had in using archers has long since faded into obscurity.

Ridend Foot Knights

Ridened Kapalop Knights

Ridened Tropum Knights

Ridened Tower Dragon

Not a Dragon in the traditional sense but the Ridend think it’s a mighty beast so they make use of it in several roles, this is the first.


  1. Looking foward to see this cut models painted.

  2. I can certainly see why this faction so appeals to you, Simon. I like them too.

  3. They have a very "Labyrinth" vibe to them, I think. Now if you just had a miniature of David Bowie as well...

  4. They are wonderful looking minis, Simon. Very nice indeed and as C6 states, my first thought was "Labyrinth" - without the Bowie ;-)

  5. Really looking forward to these. Visually they are the most appealling of all the Relics factions to me.
    Thank you for the update!

  6. I like the first minis from the faction (a lot) and the concept art for the remainder looks sensational. I'll keep my eyes peeled for their release.

  7. Yeah, what a great looking faction Simon, really nice concept art