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Offline Stavros Banjo

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Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« on: May 27, 2011, 04:49:23 PM »
After a long break of many years I'm getting back into the wonderful world of fantasy gaming again. I've already got my rules sorted, got plenty of terrain from my other games, but what I don't have anymore are any suitable figures. Well, none that I really like.

So, what I'm looking for are suggestions for some 28mm figures to make up a small skirmish warband, say around 15-20 figures in total. The problem is I don't really know what I'm looking for other than I'll know it when I see it. Helpful, huh? I already have enough humans so what I'm really after is some sort of beasties that are a little out of the ordinary. I love Otherworld's Kobolds but they are a bit too small for my liking. Orcs & goblins are out because I've a shed full of those already. Don't want to go down the undead route either. I just want something different - Japanese armoured gerbils, Barbarian goats, ancient chaos pigs, mutant rabbits... just something different.

Anybody got any ideas?

...and what fresh new hell is this?

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 04:51:23 PM »
Have a look at Ohterworld miniatures, they have quite a few different types of fantasy (not your 'run of the mill' either), Cavalcade do some as well  :)

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 05:26:44 PM »
Reaper's Bloodstone Gnomes have a certain nasty charm to them:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/BloodstoneGnomes
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Offline Stavros Banjo

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 06:03:18 PM »
Thanks, chaps. Otherworld's pig faced orcs could be contenders. Surprised I missed them earlier  ::)

Reaper's Bloodstone Gnomes are pretty cool too, really liking those, but they are a bit too small. Would prefer something a little beefier size-wise.

I know, I'm an awkward bugger to please  :D

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 06:05:06 PM »
Or you can just trawl through the links posted in the Sources for cheap 28mm fantasy miniatures thread.

Otherworld hobgoblins, maybe? They're pretty cool.

Or go for some vintage Skaven - great models there!
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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 06:39:38 PM »
Or you can just trawl through the links posted in the Sources for cheap 28mm fantasy miniatures thread.

Thanks, but already trawled through that thread earlier. Discovered some nice figures but as usual they are mainly orcs, goblins, dwarves etc... Still searching for something different. The Skaven idea could work but to be honest I spent about 2 years painting GW clanrats & don't think I could stand the sight of another Skaven model after that lol

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 07:39:48 PM »
For something completely different, you could do worse than cast a glance at Eureka miniatures' amphibians range. 28mm and, well, different!


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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 08:05:24 PM »
Bederken Dwergs from King's Miniatures?



Some lovely stuff from Four A miniatures too -

http://www.fouraminiatures.com/page4.htm

Got some of the Sea Demons waiting to be painted still and the Death Cherubs are pretty cool too!

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 09:27:05 PM »
How about the Twilight range from Hasslefree?

No NOT bloody teen vampires!  >:(

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Offline Stavros Banjo

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 09:37:29 PM »
I've been tempted by the Twilight range before but unfortunately there's something about the feet that bugs me  :?  They are exactly along the lines of the sort of thing I'm after though.

So far, after hours of searching, it's looking like Otherworld will probably be getting my money. It's a toss up between the Bugbear Warriors, Pig Faced Orcs, Lesser Boglings or the diminutive Kobolds with maybe a Gnoll or two thrown in for good measure. They also raised a smirk or two when I noticed almost every figure has it's "gentleman's vegetables" on display  lol

My only reservation with the Otherworld stuff is that there is a limited number of variations of each & don't think it would work mixing them together. Wish they did more of each  :( 

Thanks for the suggestions. Some nice figures out there that I hadn't seen before. Especially love the Bederken Dwergs but can only find one UK source for those & they sure 'aint cheap!

Any more suggestions always appreciated  :)
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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 09:42:38 PM »
How about Samurai Dwarves from Cavalcade


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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 10:57:19 PM »
How about Samurai Dwarves from Cavalcade

Them's some nice dwarves but there's only six variations & I'd need about 15-20. It's the biggest stumbling block, found quite a few nice figures but there's only ever a limit number of versions. Serves me right for being so fussy I suppose  ::)

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2011, 07:58:06 AM »
Sea demons etc from FourA minis backed up by "deep ones" from Fenris games.
Loads of variation and some cracking sculpts t'boot!

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Re: Help! Suggestions needed for a new skirmish warband
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 08:07:53 AM »
How about Samurai Dwarves from Cavalcade


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I love those! It is a shame there are not more variants, but hopefully that will come with time.

Hmm, Bob Olley again. He da dwarf-man  lol

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