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PostSubject: Cheap Halflings?   Fri 29 Oct 2010 - 20:32

Hullo! I'm trying to start a Halfling/Goblin campaign in the near future, and was wondering if anyone knew of any cheap halfling miniatures that a person can buy. They don't have to be GW, but I'd prefer if they were:

~28 mm (or on the big side of 25)
~Come in wide variety (this is for warbands of 20 warriors, so 3 poses won't cut it.)
~Cheaper than GW (why? 'cause I'm stingy. If they cost more, I'll just go to GW)

Details aren't my number one concern. Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Fri 29 Oct 2010 - 20:58

Black Tree Designs has a fair number of reasonably priced Halflings: http://www.blacktreedesign.com/northamerica/home.php
The caveat is they are not the most responsive or speedy of folks to deal with.Check out vampirekhaine's post to see if you are up to the experience:
http://boringmordheimforum.forumieren.com/fantasy-wargames-f15/black-tree-design-t4270.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Sat 30 Oct 2010 - 12:41

Reaper has a bunch of halflings, and I imagine they amount to less than GW figs and have much greater variety. They're a slightly different style, though, and will probably lack some of the character and rotundity of GW's halflings.

On a sidenote - what halfling miniatures does GW still produce? I thought they were pretty much all OOP.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Sat 30 Oct 2010 - 12:48

Here's a link to Reaper's Halflings: http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/halfling
They range in price from 2.99 to 4.99. What a Face

Myntokk wrote:
On a sidenote - what halfling miniatures does GW still produce? I thought they were pretty much all OOP.

The last ones G.W. had we're Lumpkin Crop's Rangers. Since they dropped all the rest of the Dogs of War minis, I would imagine they bit the dust also...bummer. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Sun 31 Oct 2010 - 6:05

Like deaf said, the halflings that black tree eventually delivered are really great! Somewhat smaller then the GW figures (especially in the head-region) but great quality and back-for-the-buck value is super.

I found this site to be rather helpfull as well:
Halfling showcase
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Mon 1 Nov 2010 - 15:54

I just found Mirliton SG's 25/28mm "Half-Men", which aren't too far off from GW-style halflings. A tad thinner and somewhat longer legs, but otherwise a decent fit. The price looks like a bargain, although I don't know how they'll scale up to the GW halflings. They may be quite short in comparisson.

Mirliton SG Half-Men
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Fri 5 Nov 2010 - 19:37

The latest Reaper Halfling, Dorl Luckrock:



He was just too silly not to post. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Mon 8 Nov 2010 - 9:01

Thanks again, guys..

I'd probably go with the black tree, depending on what I fielded... for example, the Robin Hood might be too hard to pass up for Halfling Foresters.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Tue 18 Oct 2011 - 5:37

if you go to the GW site and click on warhammer > Collectors > Empire you can still get the hot pot catapult & The lumpin croops fighting cocks. Also, the specialist games part you can still get the bloodbowl team.

I like the ones from Heresy miniatures Personally.

Tritex games have a selection of them too
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Wed 19 Oct 2011 - 15:15

I think this is the place to be for halflings:

http://www.thebattleforge.co.uk/category/1st_Edition_Halflings,i.html?sortBy=FeaturedDesc#.Tp893XI9mSo
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Wed 19 Oct 2011 - 15:34

I don't know how cheap they're gong to be, but Reaper has announced that there will be an Halfling expansion army/faction to their Warlord Game...this should mean accompanying minis. eeexcellent!
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Sat 22 Oct 2011 - 14:17

I keep thinking Cassanunder from the discworld miniatures range would make a good halfling mini
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Sat 22 Oct 2011 - 17:06

Black Hat Miniatures

The Halfling Elvis is hard to resist.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Tue 25 Oct 2011 - 13:22

The battleforge ones are quite a bit taller than GW halflings...not the greatest sculpts either, serviceable but somewhat lacking.

Pretty decent prices though.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Tue 25 Oct 2011 - 14:40

I actually quite like the Battleforge halflings. Too bad they're a tad tall to match with GW halflings, but I've always thought that aesthetically they're a nice match.

I've considered them for a long time now, good to know they're a bit tall though. If I do get them, I'll try to build my warband out of Battleforge only to maintain a consistent size.

Also, I know the OP was a long time ago, but just to add to the thread I recently stumbled across Warploque Miniatures, who do a decent halfling line. No idea how they would scale with GW figures, though.

They also have some nice-looking undead pirates coming soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Tue 25 Oct 2011 - 15:47

I've got a whole box of GW LotR hobbits lying around, for the same purpose, I like the fact that they're not that fat, and got a wide collection of looks, though armed roughly the same, but for a modeller, that isn't much of a problem I'd reckon. They are however priced quite like GW would price all their miniatures... /captain obvious out.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap Halflings?   Fri 28 Oct 2011 - 12:21

http://whiteknightminiatureimperium.blogspot.com/search/label/all%20goblin%20greens

this guy just announced he will make halfling heads to fit these goblin bodies to allow them being used as halflings.
It's also really worth it to check his other stuff
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