I actually really like these monochromatic miniatures, as I think they have enough detail to be distinguished from each other but are still abstract enough to not weaken the imagination. To my eye, they look better than the prepainted plastic miniatures I have seen.
I don’t own any of these D&D board games, but now that Fifth Edition is looming, maybe these 4E-derived games will be available cheaply (and I’ve heard the games themselves are not bad).
They also remind me somewhat of the old Hero Quest figures, which is a game I did own when I was younger.
|Hero Quest Chaos Warriors
|Hero Quest Orcs
|Hero Quest Skeletons
All hero quest images from this site.