Poll: Favorite Miniatures Line for D&D
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Poll: What company line is your favorite to use with D&D?

Grenadier AD&D Gold line 29%       29%  [ 6 ]
Ral Partha official AD&D line 24%       24%  [ 5 ]
Heritage Dungeon Dwellers 10%       10%  [ 2 ]
Citadel AD&D line 10%       10%  [ 2 ]
Reaper 10%       10%  [ 2 ]
TSR AD&D line 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
WotC metal D&D line 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
WotC plastic D&D line 5%       5%  [ 1 ]
Ral Partha pre-official AD&D line 5%       5%  [ 1 ]
I don't use miniatures. 10%       10%  [ 2 ]
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:18 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:29 pm 
 

IO does it again with an above/underwater setup that is amazing!

http://www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?id=884

We need to get IO back here again...  :wink:

BTW, if I missed any great other lines of fantasy minis please let me know.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:36 pm 
 

Only 2 lines I would say is Asgard and Dragontooth. Not particularly my favorites but they seemed popular at one time. Honestly not sure if those were product lines or manufacturer's...so may not be important   :)

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:39 pm 
 

dathon wrote:IO does it again with an above/underwater setup that is amazing!

http://www.dwarvenforge.com/dwarvenforums/viewtopic.php?id=884

We need to get IO back here again... :wink:

BTW, if I missed any great other lines of fantasy minis please let me know.


That's the best thing I've seen in ages...

As for favorite D&D line, that's tough. These days a lot of the miniatures we use are from such companies as Foundry & Copplestone, for the Back of Beyond and Darkest Africa lines; and for monsters the plastic WotC figures serve just fine. Their dragons don't come apart when I drop them... Of the historical lines, the Ral Partha 11 series were superlative; the Citadel AD&D line is beautiful but sadly difficult to find; O it is a tough question, for sure.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

I absolutely love the Grenadier line.  What is it about them?  Maybe it's their charm.  It's certainly not the detail.  I use them whenever possible.

I started out collecting Ral Partha when I was a young player.  Box sets like Skeletons and Goblins.  I really like them, too.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:40 pm 
 

It doesn't look like the software will let me edit the poll... I should have added an "other" category...  :(

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:17 pm 
 

No question, the official Ral Partha 11 series were high quality, good representations of the MM pictures and included great versions of the major Characters.

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:34 pm 
 

Well, I do not collect minis....yet, but I must say it is good to see that I/O little castle has survived.  Being that he hadn't posted here in such a long while I had begun to wonder. :)


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:41 pm 
 

Ral Partha, although I do cherish the old and crude Grenadier minis.  Got boxes and boxes of them from when I was a miniature collectaholic.  Still find myself lured in once in a while.  I always told myself I'd paint them all once I retired. :)  A lot of the new minis are well done too.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:42 pm 
 

AD&D Grenadier Gold Box, hands down. Nostalgia value alone.  We use a mixture of these, and Reaper miniatures. Reaper mini's are the figures of choice in my circles for PC figures.  NO PLASTIC ALLOWED!  Nothing like handling pure lead and wondering if you will have poisoning somewhere down the line.... :lol:

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:41 pm 
 

I like the old Minifigs D&D line from the late 1970's (the pig-faced Orcs and Hobgoblins are straight out of the blue basic rulebook).

The Grenadier 'solid gold' line was a favourite at the time, but the look pretty basic now compared with later stuff, the Ral Partha 11-series was very good, although some of the monsters looked a bit 'delicate', and the character poses were pretty wooden.

Of all the 'official' lines of D&D/AD&D miniatures made, I consider Citadel's to be the best, hands down!  The 3-stage characters were superb, and the variant heads/weapons on the monsters made collecting the range a great challenge, and they were very faithful representations of MM & FF artwork too.

If anyone is interested in more info about the Citadel AD&D Range, I have a website which catalogues very nearly all of the range, at http://www.otherworld.me.uk

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