The year 1996 is a bit after my period of collecting interest (and also a bit before - if that makes sense), and the mid to late 1990's in general are a bit of a black hole as far as my knowledge and interest (currently) lies, but I couldn't resist snapping pics of this diorama by Dave Andrews when I visited Warhammer World Nottingham last Saturday. Dave is the man when it comes to building dioramas and scenery (more in a future post) and has been at Games Workshop/Forge World since just after the dinosaurs went extinct.
Despite its creation date this diorama still "counts" in my period of interest given the number of older figures in it; I'll leave it to the eagle-eyed among you to spot them (I've picked out some). All in all, it's a superb diorama.
|Above: you can just about make out the boy aiming for the night in the bottom two pictures below.|
|Above: woman in red on the right is a Marauder Miniatures townsfolk; she is chatting to an old Citadel cannon crewman.|
|Above: small girl on far right and boy firing at knight are villager children from the old Citadel Fantasy Specials range (early 1980's).|
It was featured in White Dwarf 215 (UK edition) which also contained some cut-out buildings etc for a joust game. Here is the article in question: