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Offline BZ

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2021, 10:01:37 PM »
https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/the-winners?utm_campaign=emailmarketing_114089885794&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shopify_email

LANDSKNECHT OGRES! WTF? What is the world coming to.
Come on, dont be like those whining kindergartners in the comment section! It was a poll, it had a winner, if You didnt like it, move on.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2021, 12:10:18 AM »
Come on, dont be like those whining kindergartners in the comment section! It was a poll, it had a winner, if You didnt like it, move on.

Not complaining. Just surprised. Of all the things it could of been.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 06:45:05 AM by armchairgeneral »

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2021, 01:34:38 AM »
https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/the-winners?utm_campaign=emailmarketing_114089885794&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shopify_email

LANDSKNECHT OGRES! WTF? What is the world coming to.

I have a feeling maybe you missed the past 30-40 years of Warhammer Fantasy? 



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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2021, 01:37:17 AM »
I have a feeling maybe you missed the past 30-40 years of Warhammer Fantasy?

Haha,nearly choked on my tea :)
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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2021, 05:52:11 AM »
I have a feeling maybe you missed the past 30-40 years of Warhammer Fantasy?

Fantasy wargaming? Whatever next? Science Fiction wargaming? (cough, splutter, snort) Feel I need to withdraw to my club to recover from the shock of such radical notions! lol
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 06:51:35 AM by armchairgeneral »

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2021, 09:50:45 AM »
Quote
It was a poll, it had a winner, if You didnt like it, move on.

I agree with that, but I too was surprised with the result.
Of the finalists, that was the one I would not buy. My tastes
are varied, but that choice does not float MY boat. Good luck
to all who voted for it, & please enjoy them. I look forward to
the company doing the poll thing again.

Offline Ninefingers

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2021, 11:09:22 AM »
Fantasy wargaming? Whatever next? Science Fiction wargaming? (cough, splutter, snort) Feel I need to withdraw to my club to recover from the shock of such radical notions! lol

Well, they have announced that they are Landschneckt Ogres with sci-fi options...

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2021, 12:10:33 PM »
That is a surprising result for sure.  Although none of the sets in the final really grabbed me I thought one of the sci-fi options would come out on top. Landsknecht style Ogres seems very specific, are they a good army for 9th Age or something?

Offline Elbows

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2021, 05:30:04 PM »
Landsknecht Ogres are simply a nostalgia nod to Oldhammer, and games like Mordheim, etc.  I know several metal/resin manufacturers already produce some.

I'd assume they could be used for GW's current games - maybe?  I'll be honest - do I think it's a smart investment?  Not so sure, but people voted and I'm happy for that small market segment to get the reward.

A cursory google search for "Empire Ogre" turns up some conversions and alternate model ranges.











I don't play Warhammer Fantasy or much Mordheim nowdays, but it seems like there is a decent chunk of fan support for this kind of thing.  I also saw some references to 9th Age (which is what - current fan-made Warhammer Fantasy?), etc.  So, happy for these folks to get a small nod!

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2021, 06:07:57 PM »
Quite apart from Warhammer, one thing to be said for Landsknecht ogres is that they're a reasonable fit for the traditional idea of an ogre (from Perrault, as in Dore's illustration below):



And they're not a million miles away from this sort of thing:



I remember thinking the same way back when Marauder brought out the first (I think) Landsknecht ogre for Warhammer.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2021, 09:35:20 PM »
A plethora of those already on the market. Mom Miniatures e.g. makes some nice big and cheap ones:

https://en.momminiatures.com/product-page/griffin-ogres

Surprising choice, but hey, if the market demands...
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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #56 on: May 19, 2021, 06:28:07 AM »
I have a hard time seeing it a big seller. There is a part of me that thinks the participants in the election process represent a vocal minority. I thought it would come down to Apocalyptic survivors or western characters such as deputies and cowboys 

On the other hand we don't really need more Napoleonics or WW2 Brits/Germans/Americans on the market.

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #57 on: May 19, 2021, 08:01:24 AM »
It occurs to me that there aren't any (or many) non-GW plastic kits for 'large humanoids', so it will be interesting to watch how this goes. I wonder if Wargames Atlantic will do something like they did for the lizardmen (which are brilliant): lots of different heads and arms to allow the creation of radically different figures.

With ogres, that could allow a range from generic medieval/Renaissance to full Landsknecht finery. So arms with puffed sleeves, but also bare arms or tattered sleeves. At ogre scale, it's probably easy enough to keep the hats separate (as some 28mm historicals do).

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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2021, 09:36:56 AM »
I have a hard time seeing it a big seller. There is a part of me that thinks the participants in the election process represent a vocal minority. I thought it would come down to Apocalyptic survivors or western characters such as deputies and cowboys 

On the other hand we don't really need more Napoleonics or WW2 Brits/Germans/Americans on the market.

Considering how many people have been vocally supportive of Landsknecht Ogres on various platforms I think they will sell more boxes of them than they have of the Dark Ages Irish (which I love by the way but are rather niche).

As for more Napoleonics…. plastic French Light Infantry and Ottomans please.
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Re: Wargames Atlantic pick next box poll
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2021, 01:30:45 PM »
... and Ottomans please.
They do seem to be left behind.

You could very well be right. When you look at the last round of voting I think all but two of the options were fantasy or sci-fi.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 01:35:20 PM by Codsticker »

 

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