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Offline KindledAshe

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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2019, 10:00:31 PM »
What are Goldswords? Tried to google but couldn't find it

Offline Gargolock

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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2019, 11:06:28 PM »
Goldswords refer to the plastic greatswords kit, they are called Goldswords because of their price per model being so outrageous.

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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2019, 11:52:52 PM »
The plastic great swords kit really is quite the package.  At the time I was appalled at the price, yet as inflation has driven up other costs, I snapped up a kit this past weekend for 41.25 barely hesitating.

Think I have two unopened great sword kits currently, maybe three.  And I have at least one unopened huntsmen kit, maybe two.
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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2019, 03:12:33 AM »
They were a fantastic kit which, if you remember came out with the plastic "Goldswords" and the furore that followed.
Along with a lot of others I suspect, it was the beginning of the end of my love affair with GW, and the time when I started looking at all the other manufacturers out there.

Same. But I already had some much I have found it hard to buy much from elsewhere either.
Black Orcs and Minotaurs also fit into that category for me at being too expensive for what you get.

Cost aside, they are really great kits (goldswords and huntsmen that is)
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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2019, 06:38:22 AM »
@GamesPoet  - it's gonna be a challenge as they've been a direct only item for at least a year. Maybe check some brick and mortar stores, maybe there's a box somwhere out there, sitting on a back shelf?

@Atchman - there's a lot of alternatives, but unfortunately very few things match the heroic scale of citadel. The proportions and height of the Warlord's, Perry's and other historical miniatures just looks way off (at least to me). I'd have to start a whole new army, using nothing but the historical models and that's not what me and many others are after - which is expanding our current forces. That is going to be more and more difficult over time.

You say that but I have a mixture of Marauder models and other models which were HUGE compared to others.  Racticus and I have been looking at the pikemen models and they are 28 mm but sculpted with normal sized hands.  If I find a picture I'll post it up.  My personal opinion is GW messed up our game and while I have thousands of their models, I won't buy anymore unless I just can't find a replacement.  So many great companies now that make fantastic looking models. 

I did trade some Kislev Winged Lancers for two boxes of Stormvermin.  There are some 3D printed ones that look okay, but I would like most of my army to look decent since it is my tournament army. On the other hand I have a complete unit of Blights (Plague Monks) that are Marauder models and HUGE compared to my plastic ones.  On the table though it doesn't make the much difference. They both look good out there. 

Right now I'm painting "Empire" Pikemen to match my Empire Middenland Force.  They are some Hinchcliffe models I got in the 1970's.  They look great on the table alongside my GW models.  They are the same height but they aren't as bulky as the GW figures.  Unless you are playing in a place that uses only GW models, why go through the expense? I'm using them in my Middenland/Middenheim Kings of War army.  I even get to use my War Wagon! 

For all you Empire refugees you should try Kings of War. I was able to use all of my Empire models without any modification. 
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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2019, 11:05:55 AM »
I saw the Kings of War rules being sold in a store, and might pick them up at some point.

I'm all for using other companies figures, yet I like the looks of the old GW one's too.  Planning on picking up as many Empire kits as I can find, and probably some of the others, before they are no longer being sold by GW.  It is probably just a matter of time.
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Re: Lots of empire stuff on Last Chance to Buy
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2019, 04:08:06 PM »
Games Workshop sicken me, all plastic shite, AOS - what is it anyway, sorry for the rant, it's all so wrong
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