- 03/05/2020 at 19:51 #135807irishserbParticipant
I haven’t done any fantasy gaming since my daughter lost interest in it (first sports, then off-road vehicles replaced gaming). So, I have two painted (more or less) armies of old (mostly late 1980s-early 1990s) GW dwarves and orcs, and an unpainted Tom Meier elf army, plus a hodge-podge of sci-fi critters and am considering bringing fantasy gaming back to the table-top. In thinking about this, I’ve come up with a few questions. I thought I’d pose the questions here first, rather than just starting with blind searches, so here goes:
My old GW orcs have some siege weapons/war machines, but no way to actually move/transport them. Who might make figures that would work size/style-wise with old GW orcs and what might they be? I figure some ogres, but am not sure what other sorts of beasts they might use. Any suggestions? I would expect to have to do some converting, and scratch-building of the war machines in travel mode, just looking for a starting point with the critters.
A second consideration would be to replace the orcs with a different orc army. I really prefer the style of the old 25mm ral Partha orcs and goblins, but at 25mm, I don’t think I can make them work with most of my other figures and the terrain and buildings I have. Are their any other good lines of orc and goblins, maybe that have a bit of that old Tom Meier/Ral Partha orc flavor?
Who might be a manufacturer of 28mm hobbit/halflings ? Looking for some villagers, maybe with a few stout halflings who might have a thought of defending their home.
What are my options for late 28mm Romano-British or Authurian type figs? They could be true historical or fantasy/myth oriented figs.
Same question for Anglo-Saxon and Danes, who makes them in 28mm?
In general, what are my options for 28-30mm fantasy figure manufacturers? Some 32mm might work, but as you get into the 32-35mm miniatures, it just gets too big for some of the other stuff that I’ll be using (both figures and terrain).
My general thoughts about the setting are loosely Tolkien-like. I’d prefer metal figs, particularly for human and smaller sized figs, but resin or plastic exceptions can be made, particularly for bigger items. And for what its worth, I don’t mind paying for quality figs, but can’t justify $15-30 a piece GW leader/commander/hero figures.
Thanks, I greatly appreciate any suggestions or thoughts that you might want to share.
irishserb03/05/2020 at 20:09 #135808
I will have a proper think later, but for now you could trawl this?03/05/2020 at 20:17 #13580903/05/2020 at 20:27 #13581004/05/2020 at 01:08 #135817EtrangerParticipant
Try Gripping Beast/SAGA for Romano-British, Saxon & Arthurian stuff. There’s also a horde of plastic multipart sets available for the Frostgrave game, along with character packs. All of them will be cheaper than GW…04/05/2020 at 02:26 #135819irishserbParticipant
Thanks for the suggestions and links. I’ll start checking them out.
Regarding the war machines, I figured the same about most of the labor being the “orcish grunt power”. I though it would look nifty to have a mix with some ogres and some sort of brutish four legged critters. Boars would be perfect. Maybe some of those plastic ones from the GW orc chariots from a few(? , maybe 10) years ago. Was also considering that some could be human slaves, though not sure what figs would work.
Thanks again.04/05/2020 at 15:12 #135856Mike HeaddenParticipant
Warmonger Miniatures (https://www.warmongerminiatures.com) have a heap of old-style GW-esque Orcs, halflings, etc.
I believe it is traditional for Dark Lords, Necromancers and such to employ ogres, trolls and fell beasts to pull/ push siege engines. 🙂
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