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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1500 on: October 17, 2012, 07:05:26 AM »
Mounted Crossbows are ace the rest is not my cup of tea.....the horses look half asleep.

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« Reply #1501 on: October 17, 2012, 08:47:44 AM »
I like 'em all. Once I get this next batch out of the way, I reckon they might be up for sale. I think I am accidentally making a whole new army (done this several times as RP or merc' company collections suddenly hit the point at which I might as well go the whole way and make them into an army.)
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« Reply #1502 on: October 20, 2012, 08:09:11 AM »
A friend pointed these out to me. Has the site been linked to yet?

http://www.fireforge-games.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=12&Itemid=95

Certainly good news for any cavalry based army. My Brets might have to get dusted off
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« Reply #1503 on: October 20, 2012, 01:18:29 PM »
A friend pointed these out to me. Has the site been linked to yet?

http://www.fireforge-games.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=12&Itemid=95

Certainly good news for any cavalry based army. My Brets might have to get dusted off

Wow that's amazing .....................


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« Reply #1504 on: October 20, 2012, 03:18:15 PM »
A friend pointed these out to me. Has the site been linked to yet?

http://www.fireforge-games.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=12&Itemid=95

Certainly good news for any cavalry based army. My Brets might have to get dusted off

Wow that's amazing .....................


Not the figures - we discussed them 20 pages back ..............


But that Shav has a friend ...............................


 :biggriin:
Your wit is surpassed only by your age, surely, sir.

Has anyone bought them yet? Are they too small?
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1505 on: October 20, 2012, 03:44:37 PM »
I have all three sets and intend to buy the infantry set due next month.
They are similar to Perry stuff both in scale and style - real life rather than heroic, not as chunkys as GW - they wouldn't mix with Bret knights in a unit, but fine independently.

There were several painted units at Salute back in April - and they looked stunning.

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« Reply #1506 on: October 20, 2012, 05:10:45 PM »
They do look really good.
And using GW knights, for example, as Grail knights, you can use the templar knights as KOTR and the Teutonic knights as... well... something else (too ill to think at the moment. To be quite truthful, I sneezed this morning and my left ear has went deaf).

I have Perry miniatures (I think) from the war of the roses. They're quite good too.
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Offline arjunstc

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1507 on: October 21, 2012, 07:01:08 AM »
I use Perry WOTR as an Empire army, but had these been available when I started the project, I would be uing them for a Bretonnian army instead.

Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #1508 on: October 21, 2012, 01:08:01 PM »
I like the Teutonic figures being produced by Fireforge.  They do seem to have more of a Bretonnian feel though.

From the picture on Fireforge's site, the infantry have 6 options for bodies, with 8 bodies per sprue, yet two of the bodies are duplicates.  Kind of like they were running up against some internal deadline, and didn't bother to make all 8 of them different.  With Perry's WotRs and Euro Mercs, granted they're of a different time period, but they've provided 12 different bodies on a sprue, and that doesn't include the one's on the command sprue.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1509 on: October 29, 2012, 06:16:30 PM »
A wild unsubstantiated rumor appears!

Just read on the Wargames Factory forums that Dwarfs with blackpowder weapons are "coming next week". Post is dated 17th Sept, so they should be here now, but release schedules can be iffy.

In any case; wild rumor is wild. WGF stuff is generally speaking about $20 for 30 figures, and they are multipart and fun.

I dislike Dwarfs myself, BUT if they are interesting and characterful they could be good for certain armies.
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Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #1510 on: October 29, 2012, 09:10:20 PM »
Is there a link to where the dwarf statement is?
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« Reply #1511 on: October 29, 2012, 11:20:52 PM »
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Offline Quickbeam

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« Reply #1512 on: October 30, 2012, 01:04:35 AM »
I'm afraid that is from 2 years ago...
Look at the date at the bottom of the announcement post
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« Reply #1513 on: October 30, 2012, 01:55:12 AM »
Yep, only the most recent post of 10/29/2012 is after all the other posts done in 2010.

They have a thread somewhere that mentions waiting until the Liberty and Union League post gets beyond the 2% it currently has.  Which I suspect isn't anytime soon.  If the Liberty and Union League even exists anymore.  Its still on the website, but I ahve no idea if it has any meaning at this point.
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« Reply #1514 on: October 30, 2012, 11:29:50 AM »
Oooops! My bad, guys :(

But little WGF Dwarfs would be fun. They should totally do them.
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Offline GamesPoet

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« Reply #1515 on: October 30, 2012, 11:35:40 AM »
Probably yes.  Previous ownership wanted to make them and believe they had figures in design, but there's been a change and the current ownership doesn't seem to be interested at the moment.
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« Reply #1516 on: October 30, 2012, 11:56:01 AM »
Hippies.
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Offline Akbar

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« Reply #1517 on: November 05, 2012, 05:48:04 PM »
Update on my dealings with foundry (see above post 1465 and onwards):

I ordered all the re-released renaissance orcs/ogres. There was a minor cockup with my order; they could not find the moulds for some of the orcs posted on the website, 4 out of 16 I think. I was a bit disappointed of course, but my god was I compensated....in the end I received models for about 220 euros for free - all the orcs they could find moulds for and some other stuff. Communication was very good through the entire process, and I honestly think they went bit TOO far. They do have to make money after all.

In the future, I will order more stuff. I feel I have been treated very well by them.

Sadly, the re-released ones were withdrawn from the shop. This is because they did not want to risk any further incidents; they will be put back on. Below is part of an email from Marcus Ansell:

I took the orcs off the website again because some of  the ones that had been discontinued are either scattered around the factory randomly or the models themselves are on the wrong moulds. Iíll have to wait until I have enough time to spend a day at the factory sorting them out.
On the bright side, we found lots of masters of orcs that have never been released before. Itíll be a while before they are out but they will appear at some point. The same with the dwarves, there are at least twenty models made by Kevin Adams and Mike Owen which we will be able to release in the distant future.


So, all in all, Iīm very satisfied. Foundry handled this well, the orcs will reappear (AND more dwarfs!) and my army just grows and grows - their elisabethean spanish swordsmen goes well with the orcs...

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1518 on: November 05, 2012, 05:59:29 PM »
Wargames Factory (on whom I have a small mancrush) have announced the War of Spanish Succession artillery.

http://wargamesfactory.lefora.com/2012/11/03/bring-up-the-guns/

Box art (no pics of models yet);



Likely to be a $20 price point. Probably smaller guns than the Great Cannon, but may be useful.
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« Reply #1519 on: November 05, 2012, 06:40:18 PM »
Their publicist has seemed to confirm the rumors in that same thread.

Not sure how well these will really work for Empire, but perhaps they'll make a good addition to some WSS figures that I'm slowly working on.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1520 on: November 05, 2012, 11:23:54 PM »
Some new heroes / mordheim charachters from Raging Heroes, that I imagine will be pretty popular with some folks. ;)


Offline oak_prince

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« Reply #1521 on: November 05, 2012, 11:26:37 PM »
I got a lot ahold of a bunch of Darklands/Banelords figures. I give them a 8/10. The detail is amazing but the manufacturer made some questionable design/assembly choices. For instance, the making the banners and the banner poles single pieces. I also wouldn't recommend them to anyone who isn't comfortable heating/bending resin.
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« Reply #1522 on: November 06, 2012, 12:04:42 PM »
@cjp : There was a whole thread discussing those little pieces of fanservice here http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=44118.0
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« Reply #1523 on: November 06, 2012, 09:51:29 PM »
@cjp : There was a whole thread discussing those little pieces of fapservice here http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=44118.0


...fixed that...  :engel:

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« Reply #1524 on: November 12, 2012, 07:49:29 PM »
Ah ha! Sorry, missed the other thread. Thanks :)