Tuesday 16 July 2013


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Considering I thought I would not get many Anima Tactics minis finished this month (even having finished Hamadria when I posted that though), this is my second for July, and I have a third 95% done. So more than I initially thought then!

Erika is a teenager who wields incredible destructive power through her hammer, Mjolnir, and is the youngest member of the Empress' Hand.

I love this mini; it is such a fun pose that I think it is one of the best in the range, and since I rate the bulk of the Anima Tactics range very highly, in turn that makes this one of my favourite mini concepts ever.

I really do love this sculpt.

That said, I wish they had either opted to cast in resin, or had chosen to sculpt a grip onto the hammer so the haft could have been easily replaced with brass rod - as it is I do not think that will stand up to too much handling, and so it may only be used sparingly as a gaming piece. I am not even sure it will keep the mini in position even without handling as the metal is pretty soft. That said, it is a brilliant model in my opinion.

Game-wise Erika has some of the usual traits of Empire units including Armor; high-ish Damage value. These are complemented by a fairly decent Speed value and some pretty unusual Actions, including Action Point removal; small radius area of effect; one-shot Taunt which induces Berserk - useful for disrupting units that work outside of base to base or use non-damaging Actions.

Did I mention that I love this mini by the way?

Erika has the colour scheme seen on my other Empire units (Janus Faith; Odin Goldsmith), and I think it should look effective in contrast to Wissenschaft and Church Parties. There will be a second Empire scheme for the likes of Samiel, Iosara etc., but I am still trying to work that out since I have a few Organizations with predominant use of black.

Running Totals
Anima Tactics Minis: 135 (added: Bridget Setsuna; Kujaku Hime; Raziel Archetypum; Type 009 Deathhead; another Al-Djinn; and another Shinobi)
Anima Tactics Minis Painted: 24 (with another almost done)
Painted Minis Percentage: 17.77% (percentage of AT minis owned that are painted)


  1. That is one cool looking mini, great paintjob to. Well done mate your blazing away at the moment !

    1. Cheers mate; very kind words! Got one more finished needing photographing for this blog, and some more in the painting queue, but need to finish my next Freebooter's Fate mini too, so unsure if momentum may fade.

  2. Lovely looking stuff! Those anima tactics figs look like they go out of thier way to be difficult to put together! This one is great fun though; it's got a real sense of humour to it, which I love.

    1. Cheers mate. Hope to have a few more Empire before too long.

  3. You don't happen to know where I can pick one up, by chance? My daughter (12yo) finally decided that she wanted a few miniatures of her own to paint and picked this one out. Unfortunately, with the demise of anima tactics, it seems impossible to find. I was never really interested in the game, but I liked the freshness of the miniatures -- sad that they are going out of print.

    1. Hi Nicholas, sorry for the delay in replying.

      I am not sure where to suggest except maybe to contact Soda pop Miniatures as their webs-tore is the home for the line as produced by Cipher Studios.


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