I've now been posting several posts about prepainted miniatures fitting for Sword & Sorcery settings. This time, I'm making a world -specific entry about monsters - for my favourite setting Beasts & Barbarians. I'm mostly using D&D miniatures but also other cheap miniatures, mainly from mage knight/clix series. First I'll be posting miniature suggestions for creatures that appeared in the original edition, and then later to those that appeared in Golded edition.
Ok, let's start. Remember that you'll see photos of many of the miniatures if you scroll down a bit.
Dire bat is the first one that comes to mind, but the bat is described to be far larger. Star Wars Utapaun on Dactilllon might work as it's got a rider, especially if modified a bit, but I'd say your best bet would be to buy a bat toy, modify it a bit to make it a bit more study and base it. And Sorcerer on Black Dragon is always an option, even if it looks like a dragon and not a bat. Wings are similar and it's got a sorcerer on it already!
Spirit of the Betrayer
LotR miniatures worg raiders (and one clix for scale). Won't probably be available anymore, and there is better alternatives. My choise is likely Valiant Cavalry, seen in the middle of the first photo of this post - even if it's horse-sized.
Not straight fits here too, although Mage Knight might have more fitting ones that I do. I may just use Dire boars (Harbinger or the uncommon mounted version)
If you know cheap prepainted miniatures that work well as buffalos, or you know a half-scorpion miniature (I know I've seen one, probably in Mage Knights) please let me know!