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PostSubject: Discworld Miniatures   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 4:12

OK, maybe this has been introduced in this forum already, but here it goes in case it hasn't.

I've been looking for more civilians and special characters for my collection and came across these beauties on the Internet:

http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/discworld-miniatures-c-48.html?str=50

Not the cheapest things on the planet, but there you go...














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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 4:34

I LOVE Discworld & Terry Pratchett's take on Fantasy in general; SO I was prepared not to like the minis. HOWEVER, Micro Art did such a fantastic job with all the characters that even the price of the minis isn't totally off putting, although they're still on my "someday" list. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 11:33

I love the terry pratchett minitures, Im determind one day to make a Night watch warband using some merk rules. I just need to be able to hire a troll with a crossbow Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Mon 20 Jun 2011 - 11:43

While I am a big fan of TPs books and have like 20 of them here, I was never too fond of the covers. And this stretches to the minis too now, it seems. I cannot really point to what it is, maybe the slim, comicy stile, I do not know.
What I like are the Andrew, Conan and Librarian minis though thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 9:34

I actually quite like those models, too bad they're a tad pricey and seems like they'd also be a bit big for Mordheim. Still, they look like fun to paint up, and that top mini in particular would make an excellent witch hunter if anyone was so inclined.

I haven't read Discworld, although it's on my list.
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 9:52

I like them too, although I hear what Grimscull is saying about the comic style of the minis.

I would really like to get some of these, but now that you mention the size, I should investigate exactly how big they are. I wouldn't like to get another bad experience of buying cool-looking minis only to find them to be too big for my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 12:47

I LOVE Discworl! I actually got all of the books in my collection and read them all, too Very Happy

It's true about the comic style, but I think it fits nicely, and is also in line with the movies they made. Like them a lot, too, and it's always interesting to see how other people imagined the character you spent hours and hours of fun with Very Happy

Actually, there was an Ankh Morpork Night Watch warband list for Mordheim somewhere on the net. I think it did stretch the usual conventions a little far, but might still be fun to play. Nightwatch vs. Unseen Academy, or the Witches Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 13:23

Nightwatch vs assassins guild Very Happy

You could use Reiklander rules due to the additional BS (for all them Burleigh and Stronginthearm Crossbows Very Happy)

Im tempted to do this as my next warband. Hmm... Using the empire greatswords bodys with x-bows and brettonian flat heads.

Just found the rules for it Teh Rules. Purple is mordheim.

Will probably still use Reiklander rules.

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 15:42

Ah yeah, these are the rules. A little on the strong side, everybody in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Tue 21 Jun 2011 - 16:06

Cool!

As for the miniatures, does anyone have any of the Discworld ones? If so, could you take pictures of them along side some conventional 28mm models (GW, for example) for size comparison purposes?

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 12:48

OH MAN OHMAN OMAHNOHAM! That's really cool! Very Happy Not really exactly how I envision them, but pretty darn nice and I could tell who all of them were! Took some figuring on the Duckman and Greebo though. ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 14:13

JoaoS wrote:
Cool!

As for the miniatures, does anyone have any of the Discworld ones? If so, could you take pictures of them along side some conventional 28mm models (GW, for example) for size comparison purposes?

Joao

I do not have a comparison pic, but was at the local store today, where they have some of the minis (well, most). Lady Sybil for example is pretty exactly 40mm in hight, so way too tall for most purposes.
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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 15:07

Hey Grimscull, thanks for the info. That's definitely a huge miniature when compared to the average 28mm models... That's really a shame, as I was looking forward to get some of these minis for my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Discworld Miniatures   Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 2:25

Use her as a female ogre bodyguard with some conversions! Laughing

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