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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:03 pm 
 

I like most of the old minis. My favourite has to be this one 'cos one just like it was the first character I ever played in D&D. Looking back I spent far too much time being the DM. I should have enjoyed being a PC more.

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I was lucky enough to buy three of these about a year ago, all unpainted but only this one in ints packet. They are still one of my best eBay wins.


This week I've been mostly eating . . . chicken and wild rice soup.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:04 pm 
 

Now, I'll tell you, despite my crowing about my Grenadier #5009 win I go almost exclusively with Reaper minis these days.  I have about 60-80 Citadel plastics (WHFB regiments): skeletons, zombies, black orcs, standard orcs, goblins, Bretonian Militia and Empire Regulars and some skaven and they do fine for massed armies but for characters, some monsters and central bad guys I say Reaper all the way.

Firstly, to my eye, most Grenadier minis and their contemporaries are as ugly as sin.  I find them to be bad sculpts overall.  Grenadier's quality didn't start to pick up until they were out of the TSR license, to be frank.  (Which is weird because Sandra Garrity and a few others at Reaper are ex-Grenadier.)

Reaper covers the gamut.  If you're some addlepated "dungeonpunk" fanatic, the spikey, curvelinear armor and huge swords are present in some Reaper sculpts but they have a lot of "old school" style monsters, characters and so forth.  Look at their Fire Giant, for example.  It looks like a 3d representation of Dave Trampier's drawing in the Monster Manual!  Their line of "templar" fighter types would (assuming a consistent 28mm scale for all parties) look fantastic in a Chainmail battle!

Additionally, Reaper has been pulling out a lot of the old books (I think) when it comes to monsters in general: dark creepers, duregar, derro, a purple worm and a whole lot more cool old-school looking monsters have recently cropped up in their line.

So I'm a Reaper man.

Oh, and someone else in the thread mentioned Dwarven Forge...let me just say that you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't get your hands on even a few sets of this amazing stuff.

Go Reaper and go DF! :)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:06 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:I like most of the old minis. My favourite has to be this one 'cos one just like it was the first character I ever played in D&D. Looking back I spent far too much time being the DM. I should have enjoyed being a PC more.

I was lucky enough to buy three of these about a year ago, all unpainted but only this one in ints packet. They are still one of my best eBay wins.


I just picked this one up in a lot I grabbed from a local comic shop. Of the 100+ heritage I grabbed this was the only non-Heritage one I bought. I rerally liked the look as it's probably the only fig I have seen 2handing what looks like a bastard sword...plus for the 25 cents I couldn't go wrong. :)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:24 pm 
 

Daimajin wrote:I just picked this one up in a lot I grabbed from a local comic shop. Of the 100+ heritage I grabbed this was the only non-Heritage one I bought. I rerally liked the look as it's probably the only fig I have seen 2handing what looks like a bastard sword...plus for the 25 cents I couldn't go wrong. :)

They also produces exactly the same fig holding a two handed spiked mace in exactly the same pose. I guess that one was the cleric.


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