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    irishserb
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    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.

    irishserb

     

    #135808
    Mike
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    I will have a proper think later, but for now you could trawl this?

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    #135809
    Mike
    Keymaster
    #135810
    Mike
    Keymaster

    My old GW orc army had a few stone chuckers or something along those lines.

    I always got the impresesion the crew moved it around with orcish grunt power.

    If not then maybe some boars to pull it?

    #135817
    Etranger
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    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…

    #135819
    irishserb
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    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.

     

    #135856
    Mike Headden
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    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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