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PostSubject: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 11:56

I am just starting to get into Mordheim trying to start it up at my club.
So far I have chosen to make 2 warbands. Dwarves and Pirates.
All of my collections have only GW models in and I want to try and keep to that.
So.
Apart from the Dwarves Mordheim set and the Sartosa Pirate,
What models do people use for these 2 warbands?
For the Heros and the Henchmen
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 12:20

hi,

why is it that you want to stick with GW so bad ?
(just was following two other threads concerning female mini's and pirates on this site, but didn't see any GW pirates)
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 12:27

In the future I have plans to open a store for GW products in my area.
Theres alot of players and no store closer than an hour away.

The reason mainly is that I will want to use the models I have for display or gaming in the store
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 12:36

ah !
ok then
it's just that GW has nothing like my avatar, sooooooooooooo
I miss some stuff with them, and also find them rather expensive
plus I don't like their tendency to go more & more towards plastic

maybe your shop can carry AND GW AND other brands ?
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 12:46

I am a big conversion fan so plastic is good for me.
I havent found any other supplier that will have the same turn-over and quality that GW does in the UK
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 16:27

For pirates, I would stick primarily to Empire Free Companies (which incidentally, were originally released as Mordheim human mercenaries). The generally have a fairly piratey look about them (hats/bandanas, eyepatches, overcoats, big boots, etc.), and come with several weapon arms carrying cutlass-shaped swords as well as pistols. To further distinguish them you may want to do a little conversionwork on them, to the effect of additional hats, hook hands, etc. etc. I also really like the Highwayman model, although including him may confuse some opponents.

For dwarfs, just check out the Warhammer army - they've got a great selection of figures that should cover all of your needs as far as the warband goes. The biggest problem is that it's probably not all that easy to get just a few of each troop type - so if you want to look for individual figures or small groups I would hit eBay.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 17:27

While browsing the GW site, I noticed that Kal Jerico from the Necromunda range, while very expensive (partially on account of his scavvy sidekick), would make a very cool pirate model if you swapped his las-pistols for the more standard fantasy variety.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 18:17

Pirates--I second the recommendation to use the plastic free company, but I would also suggest searching a bits supplier for other piratical bits available in the newer kits as well.

Dwarfs--if you can find the old plastic dwarf warriors from 6th edition or was it 5th, buy them! Otherwise a box of the thunderers may provide everything you need. (Except slayers...) Many of the beginning dwarf warbands I see lately use the Battle of Skull Pass because you get a selection of dwarf warriors including a Slayer. Again a bits supplier would be handy, or just cruising e-bay.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Wed 23 Sep 2009 - 18:24

Von Kurst wrote:
I would also suggest searching a bits supplier for other piratical bits available in the newer kits as well.
That's true, you can often find the plastic kits "broken down" into bits on eBay (i.e. you'll find an auction for Goblin Wolfrider Legs x10 or something), I would also suggest hunting some of these down to enhance the piratey look of your pirates. It seems to me that the Empire Handgunners/Crossbowmen and Outrider/Pistolier sets are especially good for piratey stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Thu 24 Sep 2009 - 11:41

Thanks for all the advice. Starting to find some great models
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Thu 24 Sep 2009 - 11:47

just read a thread in the trading pit where to give links to several uk bit selling companies
if you want bits ...
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Thu 24 Sep 2009 - 11:49

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Thu 24 Sep 2009 - 13:25

HURRAY! I got word today that Armor Cast www.armorcast.com has purchased the rights to Olley's Armies Dwarf World & Dwarf Pirates:



The Pirates are available immediately AND, at $15, a bargain. The Dwarf World minis will be released in October & November. OH BABY!
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Thu 24 Sep 2009 - 13:42

DeafNala wrote:
HURRAY! I got word today that Armor Cast www.armorcast.com has purchased the rights to Olley's Armies Dwarf World & Dwarf Pirates:



The Pirates are available immediately AND, at $15, a bargain. The Dwarf World minis will be released in October & November. OH BABY!

Shocked Those minis are frickin' sweet! I wants 'em!
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Fri 25 Sep 2009 - 6:18

I recommend getting the Empire Outrider box, too, as there are loads of pistols in it. Also, the handgunners have some cool weapons and of course the little powder monkey.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 2:18

A NEW, SOON TO BE RELEASED [November] mini from Reaper...a Pirate I can TRULY identify with:


03445: Drunken Pirate
Matthew Bickley
November Release


Is that cool or what?
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 2:35

Hendybadger:Can you tell me about the shops in the UK, is there a lot of stores that sells other manufacturers than GW?? Because in Sweden there are none and my thought is to open a store that sells from other manufacturers to since they are nowhere to befound...

I also think that you are wrong about the quality about other manufactorers figures, just look at Reaper that has the greatest figures I have ever seen...

This one was very cool by the way...
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 3:03

I got The Pirates of the Dragonspine Sea 2 as part of a mini swap deal...VERY COOL minis. AND they can be purchased separately; PLUS there are several more that go nicely with the set.

@Trulsa: check out The War Stores Internationl Shipping: http://www.thewarstore.com/InternationalOrders.html . AND bear in mind, you DO have a friend in the US of A.

AND how's this for the Baddest Pirate that EVER sailed the Seven Seas?



03156: Turuk Stronghull, Minotaur ($22.49)
Jason Wiebe
This is my current ALL TIME favorite...it reminds me of Kapitan Hak & Skavenblight:



painted by Jen Kaufman
03353: Pirate King and Queen ($12.49)
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This Pirate Babe is due out in December:



50135: Raquel Blackrose, Buccaneer
Patrick Keith

AAAAAARRRGGH!
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 0:47

Your right Deaf! Skavenblight would make a good pirate!
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 3:37

These are all GW models (made by Dazza, from Flame on!)



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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 6:43

If you want to combine dwarves+pirates in the same warband, you can use the minis Deaf' showed, and Fenryll ones :
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 8:21

Those Guys are SO COOL! AND SO UNAVAILBLE outside of France...life can be SO CRUEL!
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 8:47

I can buy them for U and send them after if you want !
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 12:25

Lanyssa Ryssyll wrote:
I can buy them for U and send them after if you want !

An International Exchange program might just work.
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PostSubject: Re: Pirate and Dwarf minis?   Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 16:08

GW also produces the Long Drong Slayer Pirates.

While very cool in their own right, I think I prefer the Armor Cast dwarf pirates that DeafNala posted, and the Long Drong pirates are quite expensive. However, they're a lot of fun and since you mentioned that you're aiming to stick with GW minis I wanted to bring them to your attention.
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