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Re: The Halfling File
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2019, 12:59:28 AM »
Pledged for one set of the halflings, not much interest in the others.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2019, 02:07:14 PM »
Kickstarter suspended that halfling pledge drive.  The figures can still be purchased on pre-order on the company's internet site.  Think I'll wait.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2019, 04:58:56 PM »
I saw that. He also mentioned that they're at the "early bird" price at the moment if you buy direct

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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #79 on: June 12, 2020, 09:26:52 PM »
Just thought I would add a few comments to this thread.

I did get some Warlord Games / TTCombat halflings and a box of the Wargames Atlantic ones.

Pretty disappointed with the Warlord ones.

Firstly they are different proportions to Westphalia - they are about the same height, but the heads are much larger. They are more in keeping with the later GW ones - the guy with the sword and chicken drumstick and the large feather in his hat.
Westphalia halflings are generally human proportions just shorter.

They are also chubby and the bows on the archers are just stupid and 'toy' looking.
The resin seems a lot softer, and therefore more bendy and the weapons are flimsy.

And they need a lot of cleaning up - loads of excess resin supporting 'pipework'.




The Wargames Atlantic ones are plastic and are ok - not as detailed as Westphalia, but passable.
 
40 figures per box.
8 sprues with 5 x One piece body, and overall somewhere in the middle, or even closer to Westphalia proportion wise.

Lots of heads (15) loosely from different time periods if you want to theme your troops.

You cannot make 40 figures of the same weapon type though.
 
Your 5-man sprue has the following choices of weaponry with hands/arms
2 x Pike
2 x Polearms
2 x Bows
2 x Slings (Unusual)
1 x Short Sword
1 x Musician Horn

so you can multiply that by 8 to see your maximums.
 2 Boxes would get you a decent varied small force.
 
Now I have a pic host I will try to knock up a comparison photo at some stage.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2020, 08:42:49 PM »
Found this page which is very useful for all the older stuff.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=298495


Essex (Bob Olley), Warploque, Games Workshop (OOP), Games Workshop (OOP) Blood Bowl, Black Tree Design Harlequin Archer of Greenwood, Games Workshop Loopin Croop, Reaper, Last one …shizzle I forget lol.



L to R: Black Tree LOTR, Marauder (OOP), Red Box Games, Citadel C11 (OOP), Citadel C11 (OOP), Grenadier/Copplestone, Games Workshop (OOP), Battleforge, Warploque, Reaper and Games Workshop LOTR.



Left to right, Heresy, Heresy, Heresy, Reaper, Citadel LOTR (OOP), Citadel C11 Solid Base (OOP), Citadel C11 (OOP), Marauder (OOP), Black Tree Design Harlequin, Ral Partha.


Left to Right, Ral Partha, Black Tree LOTR, Red Box Games, Grenadier, Wizrards of the Coast, Grenadier, Wizards of the Coast….missing GW LOTR.


I will add my newer pics as soon as sorted









Just one of a few pictures and the info of the models is on the page.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #81 on: June 13, 2020, 08:47:56 PM »
Interesting ... most of them all seem to have the chubbier GW look to them.

I have a bunch of the GW figures, yet prefer the Westfalia look.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2020, 05:42:02 AM »
Per the pics, Black Tree have two very different ranges of halflings. Ral Partha and Reaper can also vary a lot too.

Thanks for the info on Warlord & Wargames Atlantic, I've been considering both lately.

I'd honestly prefer to get the all of the figures I want from Westfalia (favorite sculpts by a longshot!) but my orders either seem to arrive all messed up or not at all!
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2020, 06:45:56 AM »
Per the pics, Black Tree have two very different ranges of halflings. Ral Partha and Reaper can also vary a lot too.

I don't think the Black Tree LOTR halfling line is alive. Haven't seen those minis on their website in years.

I think Reaper has two distinct fantasy scales: the 90's 28mm, and the 2000s 30-35mm, which is also the scale for all new bones plastics that are not a remolding of a 90's metal sculpt. The lines are named differently, so it's easy to differentiate them. (ATM can't remember just what the names were...)

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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2020, 11:08:11 AM »
If I can draw myself away from various other hobby obsessions, I'll show you comparisons of the halflings I have (for example I have both kinds of Black Tree halflings - very different indeed.)
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2020, 03:58:43 PM »
Ok - here are some size comparison pics.
I have used one Westphalia figure (WES) -  and one GW figure from early 1990s era.

WG = Warlord Games (TTCombat)
WA  = Wargames Atlantic


GW, WA, WG, WA, WG, WES


GW, WG, WES, WG,  WG,  WA


WES,  5 x Midlam, GW 

One or two could have been posed at a better angle, but I think you can see what I meant about the 'proportions' on the Warlord Games/TTCombat ones.
They are probably not as bad as I thought originally now I have cleaned them up, but the soft resin means I have had some broken weapons.
The Wargames Atlantic ones are better in my opinion, and not immune to some criticism: the pike was a devil to line up with the left (handless) arm, and there is a right arm with an arrow, to combine with the bow left arm, and the arrow is incredibly thin. One broke just clipping it off the sprue, and some of the other weapons are a bit flimsy.
 
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2020, 04:12:18 PM »
While I had the camera set up, I took a few more of other Halflings I have.
Padre mentioned the Harlequin?Black Tree ones of which I have a few.

Again I used a Westphalia and GW Figure to help the size comparison.


Harlequin/ Black Tree - small


Harlequin/ Black Tree - larger


These have 'Mark SIMS' on the tab - he of Crusader Miniatures, but I think these are from a previous 'job' and may have ended up at Black Hat, and again moved on? Simple but a nice size fit for rear ranks.


Old GW - 1980s


More Old GW - 1980s



More Old GW - 1980s


More Old GW - 1980s


More Old GW - 1980s  but with one of the Mark Sims figures at the far right.

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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2020, 04:24:50 PM »
Lastly some 'Lord of the Rings' figures and I am not sure of the source though I suspect one is actually the GW game.


They have Merry, Sam, and Frodo on the tabs (in that order L to R ) but nothing else.

Edit - Also now includes 'Bilbo' from the unidentified set below - between the Valkyrie and Ral Partha figures.


These I suspect are from the GW game - they have the films 'look'.


and lastly I cannot identify these either - two of which are beyond tiny  :biggriin:


On the right they are small and skinny.

Somewhere I also have some other manufacturers' halflings.

Copplestone - couple of sets - some old ones, and some more recent.
Arcworlde Halflings of Hobbleshire set

and I have done 4 KS and included sets of Villagers of ...

Midlam Miniatures

and mustn't forget ... ...

White Knight's - loads of  :engel:
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #88 on: June 14, 2020, 04:55:05 PM »
Really like those Midlams.
The ‘quaterlings’ seem a bit small.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2020, 05:41:33 PM »
Sound like quite the collection.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #90 on: June 15, 2020, 02:48:08 AM »
I think the Mark Sims minis are from the old Shattered Isles range, now being sold by Bridge Miniatures.

https://bridgeminiatures.com/product-category/shattered-isles-fantasy/shattered-isles-fantasy-halflings/




and lastly I cannot identify these either - two of which are beyond tiny  :biggriin:


On the right they are small and skinny.

Ral Partha. Old. They had some tiny cavalry, too.

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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #91 on: June 15, 2020, 02:53:39 AM »
I don't think the Black Tree LOTR halfling line is alive. Haven't seen those minis on their website in years.

Scroll through the Men of Averaign figures for the smaller Black Tree halflings.

https://eoeorbis.com/collections/fantasy/range_men-of-averaign


The larger ones used to be in their own category, but now that seems to display the smaller ones from the range above instead.

https://eoeorbis.com/collections/fantasy/range_halflings



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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2020, 07:54:44 AM »
I have sort of identified the figure in the middle now (between the Valkyrie one and the Ral Partha.

I think it belongs with the three LotR figures pictured with the names as I think it says Bilbo on the tag.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2020, 02:55:43 AM »
Not sure if it was mentioned here before but I cam across this on reddit:
https://theassaultgroup.co.uk/product-category/fantasy/

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Re: The Halfling File
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2020, 09:18:56 PM »
nah, just chonky
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #96 on: June 18, 2020, 09:44:52 PM »
They were a follow up on White Knights Halfling ranges, which he sold to TAG, so they match the puffy pants and sleeves of the Imperial look, but I must admit for some reason I have never really liked the 'chickens' or roosters as mounts just generally as a concept.

Realistically they would have to be mutant chickens anyway as their relative size to the halflings are silly. Big pigs or even largeish goats are mor realistic by far.

Having said that I have some, and some of the new 'armoured' ones, but I think that says more for the stupid 'collector' in me, than for the aesthetic.
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Re: The Halfling File
« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2020, 07:51:01 AM »
I just can't get into them.
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