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Title: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Condottiere on June 15, 2022, 04:09:28 PM
Didn't see any threads mentioning this KS... :-I

Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain: 30mm pewter miniatures sculpted by Tom Meier, and the 4th campaign book for the Chaos Wars setting. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ralparthalegacy/ral-parthas-chaos-wars-wave-4-thunderbolt-mountain?ref=user_menu)

I pledged for the 30mm Tom Meier "Humans"...

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Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: AndrewBeasley on June 16, 2022, 12:01:41 AM
The caricature style really does not work for me.


The OTT muscles on the barbarian, stupidly thin (with odd thigh gap) female, super tall dwarves and a direct rip-off from LOTR surprises me for Tom Meier.


Even the goblins are lack lustre and nothing new...


Strange commission TBH.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Condottiere on June 16, 2022, 01:29:13 AM
Bare metal and greens of the human figures: Realms of Men New Sculpts (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajmngywwb0jywl0/CWKS4-08-401%20-%20Humans%20-%20New%20Releases%20-%20PDF.pdf?dl=0)

The female barbarian looks better in bare metal and comparable to Wargames Foundry, while the male barbarian looks barely human. The wizard looks LotR inspired, but it's a magic user with a staff and there's only so much variation on this type - I've seen many Gandalf lookalikes. 
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Inkpaduta on June 16, 2022, 02:01:25 AM
Really like the top two knights as I am much more into Thunderbolt Mt's Arthur line.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Duncan McDane on June 16, 2022, 06:25:33 PM
Like the new Elves. The style of the new Dwarfs doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: armchairgeneral on June 16, 2022, 06:43:30 PM
Even the goblins are lack lustre and nothing new

There seemed quite a lot of new goblin sculps, just too big for me at 30mm scale.

The new troll sculps are welcome as being for me book faithful.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Hobgoblin on June 17, 2022, 08:41:27 AM
The new troll sculps are welcome as being for me book faithful.

Toes on the feet, though!  :o

They do look great - a modern take on some of the late-70s Meier classics.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: armchairgeneral on June 17, 2022, 09:56:39 AM
Toes on the feet, though!  :o

I think I can live with that!  ;)
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Abbner Home on June 21, 2022, 07:00:02 PM
I'm a raging TM fanboy so I'm biting my proverbial tongue re: some comments :)

Even so I agree with some posters on the dwarves - not my style. I prefer the Conquest and Vendel look. The goblins though, 1979 or 2010s, are sweet as honey IMO. I hope the elf range expands. I don't like my the GW LotR poses and the Oathmark figs are a bit average. I'd pay a premium for these if there were some cavalry as well.
Title: Re: (Kickstarter) Ral Partha's Chaos Wars Wave 4 Thunderbolt Mountain
Post by: Condottiere on June 22, 2022, 12:11:58 AM
I realize we're in the early days of the campaign, but compared to the Firelock KS, Ral Partha Legacy has been rather good with communication and hype. I hope it gets to $20k, so I could add the mounted warlord...

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