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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:25 pm

I have all those things...my models still look bad. -_-
Dude, I'm gonna go full-on realtalk mode here, ok? When I look at the pics of your models, I'm impressed. Yes, I can tell you're new at it and are still improving, but you're a lot better than you realize. When I see pics of a couple of your models together I see a coherent color scheme, I see attention to details, I see really cool scenery, and I see an army that looks better than armies I've seen painted by people who have been doing it longer than you have, bro. Keep at it, you're further along the path than you give yourself credit for.
That said, great work! ^_^ They look awesome. And dang, 5k? That's going to be huge. XD
Thanks! And yeah it's a big force. I think I can barely reach 5,000 now but I still have a few hundred points' worth of models to paint so that I can have options. I'm working on rehabilitating a Land Raider now and taking progress pics.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:38 am

Dude, I'm gonna go full-on realtalk mode here, ok? When I look at the pics of your models, I'm impressed. Yes, I can tell you're new at it and are still improving, but you're a lot better than you realize. When I see pics of a couple of your models together I see a coherent color scheme, I see attention to details, I see really cool scenery, and I see an army that looks better than armies I've seen painted by people who have been doing it longer than you have, bro. Keep at it, you're further along the path than you give yourself credit for.
Thanks Arctic...I didn't mean to go emo-kid there, I'd just finished base coating my Forge guard and was...not entirely pleased with the results. :P
Thanks! And yeah it's a big force. I think I can barely reach 5,000 now but I still have a few hundred points' worth of models to paint so that I can have options. I'm working on rehabilitating a Land Raider now and taking progress pics.
Is this an apocalypse game, or just a really big one?
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:17 pm

It's an apocalypse game, which is good because there's no way I can stick to the FOC and still field that many points.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:49 am

Ooh. Fun times. XD I've watched a few apocalypse battle reports, and it seems like that's when the crazy stuff get's brought.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:04 pm

I don't have any crazy stuff in my army yet (though I almost bought a unit of centurions for $45 on Saturday) and I kinda prefer it that way. I like to win or lose through my tactical acumen, and not win because I used "broken" units.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:00 am

I was thinking more of the bigger models I love the gargantuan or titan models in 40K. :mrgreen: Seems like Apocalypse games bring those out in spades.

Though...I do love the Centurions too, and I can see why they could be broken. They are the way Terminators should be.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:16 pm

I thought about getting some but I refuse to spend $75 for a box of 3 brand new. That's why I was so tempted to get that unit for $45.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Wintercross » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:34 am

I'd love to get a warhound titan, just because I love the look of the model, but alas It's hard to justify that kind of expense when you have a family =P

It's also hard to convince the wife when you still have some unfinished models....
She said I have to finish the ones I have before I can buy anything new =P

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Thamerwaste » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:57 pm

I had collected Lord of the Rings Warhammer for years, including the magazine series.

Ended up giving up due to not having anyone around to do anything with, as in rural New Zealand, people are more concerned with other things.



I have been recently looking into historical miniatures, and might start a World War 2 collection, as it will probably hold my interest for a few years.

Anyone had any experience in WW2 miniatures? Which brands are good? Seems the 2 main brands I can get are Bolt Action and Warlord.

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:30 pm

Anyone had any experience in WW2 miniatures? Which brands are good? Seems the 2 main brands I can get are Bolt Action and Warlord.
Bolt Action is the 28mm WWII game created by Warlord Games in England. It's great if you're used to that scale, which LOTR is very close to.

The other big one is Flames of War, which is a 15mm WWII game by Battlefront. That one's good for much larger battles. They're actually based in New Zealand so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding games!

I have small Soviet armies for both, but I've never actually played either one yet.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Thamerwaste » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:48 pm

The other big one is Flames of War, which is a 15mm WWII game by Battlefront. That one's good for much larger battles. They're actually based in New Zealand so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding games!
Just looking at the range of Flames of War, it has a nice variety. Some of the items I might just look into for the novelty of it. I like the rail based units, and the Mine Flail Tank. Looks like a good set to just make a giant battlefield diorama.

Decently priced too, which is a problem for some things in this country.

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:54 pm

The other big one is Flames of War, which is a 15mm WWII game by Battlefront. That one's good for much larger battles. They're actually based in New Zealand so you shouldn't have too much trouble finding games!
Just looking at the range of Flames of War, it has a nice variety. Some of the items I might just look into for the novelty of it. I like the rail based units, and the Mine Flail Tank. Looks like a good set to just make a giant battlefield diorama.

Decently priced too, which is a problem for some things in this country.
Not only that, but there are other manufacturers who make WWII miniatures in 15mm scale which work perfectly fine with Flames of War, and are even cheaper. I have a few T-34 tanks from Battlefront and from a less expensive manufacturer, and there's slightly less detail, but the tank is still perfect for the tabletop. The cost was bout 1/2 what the Battlefront ones cost.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Thamerwaste » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:02 pm

Not only that, but there are other manufacturers who make WWII miniatures in 15mm scale which work perfectly fine with Flames of War, and are even cheaper. I have a few T-34 tanks from Battlefront and from a less expensive manufacturer, and there's slightly less detail, but the tank is still perfect for the tabletop. The cost was bout 1/2 what the Battlefront ones cost.
I might not be able to do that, as I am rather particular about strange things. If I mixed makers and the details were slightly off, it would bug me... :lol:

Also, while looking at other manufacturers, I found something else interesting http://www.forgedinbattle.co.uk/index.p ... uct_id=250 Miniature battle of Trafalgar ships. They are very much what I am into. Would be interesting to do a naval battle on table top.

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:50 pm

That's really awesome!

I have a copy of the starter set for Sails of Glory. I don't know how the scale compares with the one you found, but I think SoG is bigger (meaning bigger ship models but smaller battles)
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Thamerwaste » Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:14 pm

That's really awesome!

I have a copy of the starter set for Sails of Glory. I don't know how the scale compares with the one you found, but I think SoG is bigger (meaning bigger ship models but smaller battles)

Sails of Glory seems to be 1/1000, the ones I linked are 1/3000, so 3 times smaller.

Would make for a very challenging scenario with a full board of 1/3000's.


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