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Author Topic: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review  (Read 1594 times)

Offline eilif

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Thanks folks!  It's great to have a good sized group involved in the campaign.  I think we're at 5 players with KoW size armies and 2 or 3 who may dabble in the skirmish side of things. 

We're definitely looking to the release of the rules compendium especially in includes siege rules.  Thanks for that link, I'd not seen the teaser of the siege stuff.  I was looking at adapting the first edition siege rules, but we'll probably wait til the new book arrives.  We've got two castle options.

First, a number of Mage Knight Castle sections which haven't seen the table for quite a few years.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2014/09/quake-mourn-campaign-report-session-5_26/


Also, one of our most artistic members is working on an enormous completely hand drawn/painted nesting castle made of mounting board.  Picture of just two small sections below.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2022, 12:00:35 AM by eilif »

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Finally got the battle report up for our refight of the Battle Of La Maisontaal Abbey "now with 33% more evil".
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/09/aar-la-maisontaal-now-with-33-more-evil/
Really was a great game, though I learned a few things I should have done differently as far as adapting the scenario for KoW.   I think it was also a nice last low-stakes KoW game before the campaign that started last week. 





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Re: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/20 La Maisontaal AAR is up!
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2022, 09:29:51 PM »
Finally got the first of my WGA Sprue Reviews up. The first one is Halfling Milita. Basic review, suitability for conversion and scale comparisons.

https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/09/cheap-sprue-review-wga-halfling-militia-and-a-classic-hobbits-roundup/

Teaser pic...


Eccentric Miniatures parts are used in the review. Just ordered a few more sprues and they'll get a separate review shortly.

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Re: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2022, 01:09:59 AM »
Finally got the battle report up for our refight of the Battle Of La Maisontaal Abbey "now with 33% more evil".
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/09/aar-la-maisontaal-now-with-33-more-evil/
Really enjoyed reading the report, and looking forward to more!

Finally got the first of my WGA Sprue Reviews up. The first one is Halfling Milita. Basic review, suitability for conversion and scale comparisons.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/09/cheap-sprue-review-wga-halfling-militia-and-a-classic-hobbits-roundup/
The side by side comparisons are great, not just the height of miniatures but their differences in width was surprising.
If my wife asks, I only spent half as much as I wanted to...

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Re: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2022, 04:19:54 AM »
Really enjoyed reading the report, and looking forward to more!
The side by side comparisons are great, not just the height of miniatures but their differences in width was surprising.
So glad you enjoyed the posts!  There will definitely be more BatReps and more reviews in the same format.

I agree that differences in bulk between subs of the different Halflings was a surprise. Quite a variety.

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Re: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2022, 03:34:26 PM »
Thanks for putting together the review of the halflings, thatís some very useful info. You saved me some money and frustration, too. I was considering buying some Mantic halflings, but those are way too large for my taste! I really donít understand what Mantic did there - did their digital sculptor leave the settings at the wrong size when the files were sent to the mould maker?

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Re: Kings of War and Other Fantasy Fun in Chicago. 9/22 WGA Halflings Review
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2022, 05:22:46 PM »
Thanks for putting together the review of the halflings, thatís some very useful info. You saved me some money and frustration, too. I was considering buying some Mantic halflings, but those are way too large for my taste! I really donít understand what Mantic did there - did their digital sculptor leave the settings at the wrong size when the files were sent to the mould maker?

You're very welcome.    They really are quite huge.  There aren't alot of scale comparison pictures out there. Here's one I found on Dakka with other Mantic figures

Given the size and the bulk, I think they might be bigger than Mantic Dwarves (interesting that dwarves arent' present...) which seems wrong.   A shame, because I generally like the style and the dog riders and was considering picking a few up, maybe for a warband or an allied unit for another army.   Seems like Mantic seems to regularly have these sorts of unforced errors (Remember the men-at-arms...), but to come up with hulking halflings that are bigger than dwarves seems a bit silly.

One more bit of irony, this fellow shows that WGF halflings look better with Mantic figures than their compatriots.
https://blog.untilsomebodylosesaneye.net/2019/12/sometimes-half-is-enough.html

 

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