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The Toad Dragon: An Old Citadel Miniature Described for WFRP4

According to the Stuff of Legends miniatures site, Citadel’s CM3 Toad Dragon (Dragon Toad in some versions) first appeared in the Third Citadel Compendium, which appeared in November 1985. It was sculpted by Nick Bibby, who created many of the larger Citadel monsters, and it was one of several variant dragon types that Citadel released before Warhammer lore was organized for WFRP 1st edition and Warhammer 3rd edition.

Image borrowed from Stuff of Legends. Sculptor: Nick Bibby. Painter: Faron Betchley.

As far as I know, no game statistics have ever been published for this beast, which is a pity because it’s a lovely miniature and an intriguing concept.

Here is a Toad Dragon for WFRP 4th edition. As always, everything that follows is to be considered a fan work and no challenge is intended to copyrights held by Games Workshop, Cubicle 7, or anyone else.

Toad Dragon

The depths of the Empire’s great forests are home to many strange creatures such as Basilisks, Hydras, and Jabberslythes. Toad Dragons are found in remote wetlands such as the Mirror Moors, the Midden Marshes, the remote lakes of the Howling Hills, and the marshes of the Wasteland. These huge predators are greatly feared, for their long, sticky tongues can ensnare a creature as big as a horse, dragging it inexorably to the creature’s gaping maw.

The Toad Dragon’s wings are too small to keep its bulk in the air, but permit it to hop surprisingly long distances.


Traits: Amphibious, Bestial, Bite +10, Bounce, 2 Claws +6, Cold-Blooded, Hungry, Night Vision, Size (Enormous), Swallow Whole (see below), Swamp-Strider, Tail +6, Tongue Attack +10 (18)

Optional: Immunity to Psychology, Infected, Monstrous, Mutation, Territorial, Venom (Challenging)

New Trait: Swallow Whole

The creature can swallow anything that is two or more steps smaller than itself. The victim can avoid being swallowed by dodging the creature’s Bite attack. A victim who is swallowed gains 2 Entangled conditions owing to the confined space, and suffers 6-TB Wounds per Round from stomach acid, ignoring armour. Only one creature may be swallowed at a time. After the creature is killed, it takes one Round to cut its stomach open and free its victim.

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  1. Wolf
    June 7, 2020 at 3:55 am

    It’s a nice monster and could certainly work in WFRP – especially as a one off (mutant?) beast. There’s a nice potential blend of humour and horror.

    With it’s slightly goofy looks, and danger of possible auto-death once swallowed, this could make a great fit for Advanced Fighting Fantasy. It is easy to imagine it having made an appearance in one of the game books.

  2. June 8, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Toad Dragons did get a new write up and model in forge worlds monstrous arcanum.

  3. July 4, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    The miniature looks somewhat like the image they used for Creetox, the Chaos Dragon, in Something Rotten in Kislev (pg. 141 of the Cubicle 7 reprint).

    • July 4, 2020 at 6:37 pm

      It does, a little, but it’s a good deal bigger than Ken intended Creetox to be, I think.

  4. Jeff
    September 9, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Another great one here Graeme. I will be using this in my 1e campaign. The party has been ripping through the last few encounters so I think this one will be a challenge. Thanks again.

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