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    Sane Max
    Sane Max
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    One of my ‘must do that some day’ projects is a fairly painless one – bolt the card-based Magic Phase from 4th edition WAB onto ‘Hail Caesar’, and use the rules for a ‘Hail Conan’ game. Most of the Conan countries are high mediaeval pastiches of one kind or another, add a few wizards and an Iron-thewed Barbarian and Bob (Howard) is your uncle.

    However the one scale all my mates have historical armies suitable as proxies for the era is 15mm, and really I would like some monsters.

    does anyone do either 15mm monsters, or monsters in other scales suitable for 15mm? I saw the range Kallistra carry, but it’s not really got all I need. any ideas?

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    #76212
    Mike
    Mike
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    The Directory lists 14 entries for 15mm fantasy, I reckon you will get some inspiration there.

    Do share the Conany Goodness

     

    and Bob (Howard) is your uncle.

    LOLz

     

     

     

    #76215

    Gone Fishing
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    Splintered Light has a great selection: http://www.splinteredlightminis.com/  Nice people, too!

    Khurasan has some neat offerings, but they seem to spend much of their time closed these days. Ooh, just checked – they’re open! http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/   Their Cthulhu-ish items would fit well into the Hyborian eldritch horror theme.

    So there’s a start. Let us know how you get on. And post piccies!

     

     

    #76249
    Rhoderic
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    Given the Hyborian Age context I’m assuming you’re after something else than griffons, hippogriffs and the like, which (to me at least) don’t quite suit the setting.

    If you don’t mind a cartoonish look, consider the Demonworld range from Ral Partha Europe, especially the Icelords of Ishtak subsection. There’s some giant beastmen, snow trolls, crystalline daemons and other stuff in there.

    A different style of snow trolls can be had from the Copplestone Castings Barbarica range. Also giants.

    Other than apish/trollish creatures and vaguely Lovecraftian daemons, the most obvious monsters for a Conan setting that come to my mind are giant spiders, snakes, scorpions and other creepy crawlies. There’s probably a lot of alternatives for manufacturers here but they slip my mind right now, except Copplestone Castings which makes excellent spiders under the High Adventure – Lost Worlds category.

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    #76254

    Gone Fishing
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    Natural creatures of unusual size definitely fit the setting. Not in the NCoUS catergory, but I love these apes: https://www.oldglory25s.com/view_product.php?product=15DDA-121

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    #76264

    I use the beast from the Dark Alliance goblin packet as my 15mm mega-monster. Most other monsters in my possession are RalPartha\Demonword or 1/72 Dark alliance figures as 15mm stand-ins.

     

    Beast

    #76284
    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
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    Alternative Armies have some nice 15mm monsters including some very unusual ones in their Sengoku range.

    http://www.15mm.co.uk

    For giant beasties (snakes, centipedes, scorpions and the like) I tend to just use 28mm scale normal sized ones. The 28mm giant versions become humongous versions for 15mm.

    Magister Militum have an extensive 15mm Fantasy range too

    https://www.magistermilitum.com

     

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #76286
    Sane Max
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    I use the beast from the Dark Alliance goblin packet as my 15mm mega-monster. Most other monsters in my possession are RalPartha\Demonword or 1/72 Dark alliance figures as 15mm stand-ins.

    Beast

    I have that Troll, from Caesar, and he is bloody big even for 20mm…. maybe as a Giant…..?

    Hmmm Caesar Orcs as trolls perhaps?

    #76322

    It was only for a game where I wanted a behemoth –  (I thought he was from Dark Alliance for some reason so thanks for pointing that out).

    For 15mm I do use the 1/72 Orcs as Trolls – There are one or two figures in the Dark Alliance Orc kits that suit as the odd figure has no shield or is armed with a club like weapon. (Their half-Orcs don’t suit)

     

     

     

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