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Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Dune anyone?
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:30:23 AM »
Having just seen the latest extended trailer for the upcoming Dune movie I wondered whether anyone is gaming this and what figures you would use. 
This movie should be a lot better than the David Lynch one (although I loved Sting in it).

Offline Inso

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 11:46:16 AM »
It's likely that anyone gaming this was using the Lynch style for their armies... and I'd guess that Necromunda Van-Sar were always a good fit for the still suits.

Mordian Iron Guard would probably be good for Atreides troops (with trimmed hats).

I haven't had a chance to look at the new film in any detail but It seems to look a bit more "modern military" in a lot of aspects (especially with the Fremen)...

I guess it all depends on what direction you want to take it... it would be great to play in 6mm with massed blocks of troops, giant carriers and air-to-ground attack... and the worms would be easier to include at that scale too :) .

Offline mkultra99

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 07:22:16 PM »
I believe there was an attempt made to bring teh Dune franchise to the world of miniatures wargaming. I believe I saw some prototype fremen and someone had build the walls around the atreides compound, rules were getting talked about... and then *poof* nothing.

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 08:06:58 PM »
Akula on the Forum is the man to ask. :)
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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 08:20:03 PM »
Well my build thread is here

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=54787.0

As for the greens/moulds from my project, they were bought by Hasslefree
     

Online OSHIROmodels

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 08:42:06 PM »
Loved the new trailer and there is some good potential there for gaming, either directly or as inspiration as the kit/gear is more generic  8)

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2021, 08:47:31 PM »
I reckon that Infinity Miniatures would be a great resource for a lot of the troops:

https://store.corvusbelli.com/wargames/infinity/miniatures

This one, for example :) :

https://store.corvusbelli.com/wargames/infinity/miniatures/murabid-tuaregs-hacker

Offline wtjcom

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2021, 10:49:29 PM »
If the movie is anywhere near as good as the extended trailer, a bit of a wait may also see some good miniatures coming onto the market. There has been a latent interest going back years.

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2021, 04:17:40 AM »
There is quite a nice range in 20mm. I think it was mj miniatures.

Offline beefcake

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 05:56:17 AM »
I'm looking forward to the movie!
Has Hasslefree produced these yet? I'm gutted I never got them when you (AKULA) were selling them.


Offline Booboo

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2021, 01:39:25 PM »
You are not alone, I only purchased a small subset of the more generic almost Cadians when that project came out, and would have loved to purchase the rest.   I emailed Hasselfree to inquiry, perhaps if others show interest to them they might be motivated to spin the molds again.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 09:05:56 PM »
There was a really good demo game a few years ago (possibly somewhere like Hammerhead?) with a set of rules that were on the verge of printing, lovely terrain and figures.... will see if any of the family can remember more details
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Offline Malebolgia

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2021, 11:12:13 AM »
So how do people game Dune? It's one of my favourite series, but seems a bit hard to game due to the way how shields work. Most fights in the books are skirmishes around the sietches and these involve a lot of melee combats.
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Offline Brummie

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2021, 12:04:44 PM »
Echoing Malebolgia

How does someone game Dune?

Lynchs style is so generic as to be only lightly related to the actual book; everyone was running around with guns.

Although there are a lot of references to ranged weapons, I thought Dune took the de-democratization of warfare route, with personal shields rendering ranged weaponry generally obsolete (with some exceptions). Instead it was a semi-medieval style of warfare where you had an Elite soldier class or Aristocracy that engaged in borderline ritualistic melee combat.

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Re: Dune anyone?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2021, 07:20:16 PM »
Echoing Malebolgia

How does someone game Dune?

Lynchs style is so generic as to be only lightly related to the actual book; everyone was running around with guns.

Although there are a lot of references to ranged weapons, I thought Dune took the de-democratization of warfare route, with personal shields rendering ranged weaponry generally obsolete (with some exceptions). Instead it was a semi-medieval style of warfare where you had an Elite soldier class or Aristocracy that engaged in borderline ritualistic melee combat.

The RTS games had a pretty good setup for it.

 

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