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Miniatures Adventure => Future Wars => Topic started by: Juan on December 14, 2014, 02:11:22 PM

Title: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Juan on December 14, 2014, 02:11:22 PM
I have painted recently this command group of the Boromite faction for "Beyond the Gates of Antares". Perhaps because Im used to the Haslefree Miniatures models, Im not too happy with these models from Warlord Games. I think they have a problem with the "finishing" of their models.

Nowadays, very solid figures, with a really particular look and a pleasure to paint.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/674/TK5S1C.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/674/OInknD.jpg)

Im going to paint some more of them, of course!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: cheetor on December 14, 2014, 02:19:49 PM


I like the style of the Boromites and your paint scheme works well with them.  Im looking forward to seeing more.

Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: stone-cold-lead on December 14, 2014, 03:04:32 PM
Very nice work, and good colour choices.

By 'finish' do you mean issues with the sculpt quality or poor casting? The Warlord stuff I've painted has been poorly cast.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Jonas on December 14, 2014, 03:05:52 PM
Those look really nice!
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Juan on December 14, 2014, 06:40:20 PM
Very nice work, and good colour choices.

By 'finish' do you mean issues with the sculpt quality or poor casting? The Warlord stuff I've painted has been poorly cast.

Yes, a not too good casting because the sculpt of many of these figures is very good (perhaps Im too used to Empress and Haslefree Miniatures  lol).
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: maxxon on December 14, 2014, 07:26:47 PM
They look like Dr. Who villains -- and I mean that in a good way.

Very nice painting.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: commissarmoody on December 14, 2014, 09:15:31 PM
They look like Dr. Who villains -- and I mean that in a good way.

Very nice painting.
If you think that, check out the 3d renders of the new Ghar faction for BGOA. Their description reminds me of Dialekts. But in a 3 legged, fully enclosed, armored and clawed type.

Aside from that. I love your Boromites. I have some on my hobby table right now and am trying to think how I want to paint mine.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: NurgleHH on December 15, 2014, 09:23:00 AM
Great paintjob, makes the miniatures better than expected. I have a real problem with this range, hope some new races can thrill me. The rules are nice, but the races needs getting used to it.
Your painting may help me a little bit.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Suber on December 15, 2014, 11:53:29 AM
They look nice to me, good job!
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Dentatus on December 15, 2014, 04:46:33 PM
What NurgleHH said. Nice job on those. I hope to pick up the rules (a free lite version/quick start set would be nice) and some of the Algoryn (Al Gore?) next year.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 15, 2014, 06:03:37 PM
Nice work.   I'll be looking forward to seeing them in action and hearing your opinions of the ruleset.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: The_Beast on December 15, 2014, 07:52:42 PM
They look like Dr. Who villains -- and I mean that in a good way.

Very nice painting.

You should see them in white and blue: VERY Eldrad.  ;)

Not to take anything away from yours, Juan!

Doug
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: NurgleHH on December 15, 2014, 09:02:44 PM
What NurgleHH said. Nice job on those. I hope to pick up the rules (a free lite version/quick start set would be nice) and some of the Algoryn (Al Gore?) next year.
You can download the beta-ruleset at the website (Warlord games). It is near to bolt action, simple and fast. Only thing is, that you should workout the weapons for other variations like 40K.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Dentatus on December 15, 2014, 09:44:47 PM
Better start saving my scratch - 2 Algoryn squads, a command group and one support weapon weigh in at over $110 USD plus shipping.  :o
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 15, 2014, 10:05:55 PM
Better start saving my scratch - 2 Algoryn squads, a command group and one support weapon weigh in at over $110 USD plus shipping.  :o

Are you referring to the Hasslefree or Warlord figures?  I don't recall the exact price, but I had a similar reaction when I saw the cost of the Warlord BGOA figures. 5-6 buck per fig infantry units, $16 resin commanders? I know this is a Preistly production, but are they really trying to be GW?

I should probably take my own advice and not judge a ruleset by the price of it's miniatures, but when I saw this it did bounce BGOA down a few places on the list rulesets I plan to spend some time investigating.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Dentatus on December 16, 2014, 01:57:04 AM
The Warlord "Cast to Order" metal figs. Two five-man squads, a crew served weapon and a three-man Command squad. I mean I like 'em, but I don't like 'em that much.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 16, 2014, 02:09:00 PM
I wasn't aware of that.  Does that mean that the price will go down if BGOA takes off and they go to mass production? 

I can't help but notice that there aren't any plastic kits in the line that would make it easy for someone to jump into this new game at a lower price point.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Brummie Thug on December 16, 2014, 04:34:16 PM
Its because standard metal sculpts are cheaper to produces than plastic kits. Especially as they cast there own.

The Kev White Merc captain for the game is an awesome sculpt. I've not seen the race for me so far. For this game They had a pretty cool board and the Derby show back in October.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 16, 2014, 04:59:56 PM
Its because standard metal sculpts are cheaper to produces than plastic kits. Especially as they cast there own.

Yep, I'm very aware of the cheap startup costs for metals. 

I was just pointing toward two things.  First, the oddity of such high prices from a company that makes such otherwise reasonably priced minis.  It's not as though this is a licensed product or a setting that already has a big following.   Second, for a game that seems to be of a scope similar to Bolt Action, and a company that is trying to break into the sci-fi market it is a bit odd that there isn't a plastic starter set.  Of course I could be getting a bit ahead of things, maybe they'll surprise us with just such a set when the rules reach their completed state.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Juan on December 16, 2014, 08:23:46 PM
These figures are really big and some of them, as the mercenary captain, are very good. But they are not cheap, and you need some of them because the five man squads die really fast!
I expect Warlord Games put better prices for them in the future because, I think, we dont need another Games Workshop.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Dentatus on December 16, 2014, 08:44:23 PM
I paid the extra scratch for the Kev White hansa nairobi fella. Pricey but worth it for an unusual and high-quality character fig, and I get inflation, cost-of-doing-business, etc, but not that kind of coin for regular five-man squads. Again, they're new and different but not that nice, IMO.

I have a full set of metal Tau Pathfinders I picked up on eBay that are as good/better sculpts and cheaper .
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 16, 2014, 09:12:35 PM
I paid the extra scratch for the Kev White hansa nairobi fella. Pricey but worth it for an unusual and high-quality character fig, and I get inflation, cost-of-doing-business, etc, but not that kind of coin for regular five-man squads. Again, they're new and different but not that nice, IMO.

I have a full set of metal Tau Pathfinders I picked up on eBay that are as good/better sculpts and cheaper .

Tau Figs are quite nice and translate well into settings not-GW.  I had the metal pathfinders for some time and I can attest that they are nice figs.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: maxxon on December 17, 2014, 06:19:18 AM
I wasn't aware of that.  Does that mean that the price will go down if BGOA takes off and they go to mass production? 

There really isn't a game at this point to jump into...

Once they publish an actual rulebook I'm sure it'll be supported by a more competetively priced miniatures launch.

Right now it's time to bleed the suck... early adopters dry.

Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: commissarmoody on December 17, 2014, 06:41:20 AM
They currently have the Beta rules for free download if any one is interested.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: eilif on December 17, 2014, 02:02:41 PM
They currently have the Beta rules for free download if any one is interested.

I downloaded those.  To be fair to Warlord. The rules look very well done with very high production values. It is a beta, but it has the look of a ready-to-go product.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Captain Blood on December 17, 2014, 03:30:46 PM
I like those. I don't know what they are, but they are strangely attractive  8)
Nice painting.
Title: Re: Boromite Command Group
Post by: Gibby on December 17, 2014, 06:05:09 PM
Agreed, they are ace. Fine paintjob for sure!