Lion El’Jonson Crowned as Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023 in a Thrilling Brotherly Showdown

After a heated contest flooded with votes and enthusiasm from fans worldwide, the Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023 has been declared. Lion El'Jonson, representing the I Legion with his magisterial combat prowess and chivalric aura, has narrowly clinched victory in what's been described as a "true battle of the brothers," besting Angron, the Red Angel, by a mere handful of votes.
Lion El'Johnson is 2023's Warhammer Miniature of the Year
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The competition was fierce and filled with exceptional entries that showcased the imaginative and creative spirit of the Warhammer community.

Among the finalists were the stalwart Ionus Cryptborn, riding gloriously into battle, and the shadowy Deathleaper, an extra Tyranid that surprised many by cutting a dash into ninth place.

Not far behind were other notable miniatures such as Vashtorr the Arkifane, with his eye-catching infernal machinery, and the elegantly armored Commander Dante of the Blood Angels.

The Lioness of the Parch made a grand entrance atop a magnificent Manticore, while the Harbinger of Decay brought a classic silhouette from the murky past into the modern era. The galaxy’s call for bigger and more unpleasant Tyranids was answered by the towering Norn Emissary.

In the end, it came down to a dramatic finish. Commander O’Shovah of the T’au Empire claimed third place with his impressive model and swordsmanship. Angron, the angriest daemon prince, flapped into contention, setting a furious tone for the year’s galactic conflict.

However, it was the returned Primarch, Lion El’Jonson, who prevailed through superior acumen in battle and public favor, earning the title of Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023.

Fans celebrated, echoing the battle cry “For Caliban!” as they lauded the new champion, all while acknowledging the exceptional craft and creativity of all finalists in this beloved annual tradition.

Top 10 Finalists of Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023

Angron - Second Place in 2023 Warhamm
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Angron – Second Place in 2023 Warhammer Miniature of the Year Contest. Image: warhammer-community.com

The Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023 contest has showcased an array of astounding miniatures, each embodying the rich lore and intricate craftsmanship that the Warhammer universe is renowned for.

Here’s the complete list of the top 10 finalists:

  1. Lion El’Jonson – The winning miniature, the returned Primarch of the I Legion.
  2. Angron, the Red Angel – Runner-up, the furious daemon prince.
  3. Commander O’Shovah – In third place, the daring leader from the T’au Empire.
  4. Norn Emissary – A towering Tyranid form.
  5. Harbinger of Decay – A classic silhouette reimagined.
  6. Thalia Vedra, The Lioness of the Parch – Mounted on a magnificent Manticore.
  7. Commander Dante – The elegant Blood Angel.
  8. Vashtorr the Arkifane – Infused with infernal machinery.
  9. Deathleaper – The beguiling Tyranid bioform.
  10. Ionus Cryptborn – Stalwart of the Age of Sigmar.

As the dust settles on this year’s competition, we applaud all the artists and hobbyists who have poured their hearts into creating these miniature masterpieces.

The Warhammer Miniature of the Year 2023 has been a testament to the talent and dedication within the community, and we eagerly look forward to the next wave of awe-inspiring creations that will undoubtedly continue this beloved tradition.

Read the full announcement on Warhammer-Community.com

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