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PostSubject: Alternative models?   Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 7:02

Hi guys and gals,

I'm brand new to this game and planning on creating Chaos and Skaven warbands to play with my 6.5 year old son. Nothing competitive, but looking to build around figures that we like the look of. I'd love to start with a Rat Ogre for the Skaven, but noticed that you can now only buy them as part of a pack. I guess I could get use out of the other figures, but I know that you can only field one Rat Ogre. The second one in the pack would be redundant. Are there any other models worth looking at? I'm based in the UK so would rather order within the UK.

Secondly, what size model should I use for a Possessed? I love the look of the GW Gutrot Spume model, but it's on a larger base. I'm assuming that it's of a similar scale to a Rat Ogre? Would this be too big? Again, what other suppliers could I look at for different models?

http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Gutrot-Spume

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 7:53

You can still get the MH Rat Ogre on Ebay, though he is expensive (The MH Skryre Rat Ogre's prices are insane) There is a Rat Ogre in the Warhammer Starterbox many people resell seperately, also in the Screaming Bell box that isn't needed if one builds the Plaque Furnace.
The only alternative I remember would be to use a blood bowl Ratogre like this one:
http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=ratmen_profile&id=RM_WRT1
A Possessed is on a 25mm base. Both Gutrot and a RO are on a 40mm base, though Gutrot clearly seems smaller. I bet you could fit him on a 25mm base, if you make the stone his left foot stands on leap over the edge a bit. otherwise, a model simular to Gutrot that definitely fits on a 25mm base is this chaos general:
http://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/Chaosgeneral-des-Nurgle
But since you play with your son "only" (that's a cool thing btw) maybe the "wrong" basesize doesn't matter much as long as you can field all the cool models?
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 8:19

Popping onto eBay and searching for Rat Orgre should get you lots of cheap individual rat ogre options.

As for the Possessed, Gutrot does come on a 40, but he'll fit on a 25 without much problem at all. The other Blightkings would also make good Possessed. Really for them your imagination is your only limit, probably the most fun thing about that warband as far as I'm concerned.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 8:52

Thanks guys, I wrote a longer reply but it disappeared! Anyway, lots of options, thanks for the advice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 9:10

For some nice, reasonably priced minis you might try Mirliton's rereleased Grenadier minis:

Chaos:
http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=fantasy-2528mm-chaos

Ratscum
http://www.mirliton.it/index.php?cName=fantasy-2528mm-ratscum

These were among my favorite minis when they were produced by Grenadier way back when & they are still cool pieces. † clown
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 15:11

Okay, I've been looking into models that I could use for the Cult of the Possessed warband and have this as an idea:

Magister - GW Warriors Of Chaos Sorcerer lord
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Warriors-of-Chaos-Sorcerer-Lord

Possessed - GW Chaos Spawn x2
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Chaos-Spawn;jsessionid=82DAAB8A229ED4BD537B4A83B01F7874?_requestid=1496778

Mutants - Gutrot Spume & Nurgle Chaos Lord
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Gutrot-Spume
http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Nurgle-Chaos-Lord

Would the Chaos Spawn work as Possessed figures?

Dark Souls & Brethren - any suggestions?

Thoughts appreciated Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 19:18

The chaos spawn sprue has been an inspiration to many Possessed warbands. So yes it will work.

If you are going GW, the bretonnian men at arms and archers or the Empire Archers are often featured as a base for Brethren/Dark Souls as are the Empire Flagellants.

Reaper Miniatures has many models that will work, including some nice cultists.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 0:15

Otherworld's Evil Acolytes are also excellent Brethren:
http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/product-category/men-of-evil/
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 2:44

Cheers guys. I'll probably go for the Flagellants boxset, but might throw this moodel into the mix as I think it's awesome. I'd love to find more like this but am struggling:

http://miniature-heroes.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=487_502&products_id=27879
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 3:02

Oooooh... this sorcerer looks more in line with the possessed theme:

http://www.avatars-of-war.com/eng/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&prodcode=23&prodname=Sorcerer+of+Pestilence+with+familiar&mediumcast=&id=118&Itemid=143
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 11:56

how about these?
http://titan-forge.com/sci-fi_miniatures_demon_slayers_demon_assassin_squad

http://puppetswar.eu/product.php?id_product=22
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 14:27

Captain Bernhardt wrote:
how about these?
http://titan-forge.com/sci-fi_miniatures_demon_slayers_demon_assassin_squad

http://puppetswar.eu/product.php?id_product=22

If he's playing with his wee son, I don't know if he'll want models with taps aff and boobs out.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sat 7 Mar 2015 - 15:13

Wow, amazing figures. Maybe I can add a PG cloak for when I play my son Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sun 8 Mar 2015 - 8:21

Okay guys and gals, I've made a shortlist of the types of figures I'd like for my Dark Souls. I like the hooded / cloaked look/ I'm sure I could get away with some of the obviously not evil figures with a suitable paint job. I was hoping to go for an all female group, but that Master Tormenter looks too good to pass up Smile

Have you got any other suggestions for models that will fit in with this style?

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sun 8 Mar 2015 - 9:39

I really like your choice of miniatures. While their heavy armor may be a problem for Mordheim, the twisted nature of the Skorne makes them perfect for the Dark Souls. The loveliness of the Ladies makes the perverse nature of the Dark Soul even more so. GREAT STUFF!†† thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sun 8 Mar 2015 - 9:58

The ones Captain Berhardt pointed out are cracking as well. I think a bit of greenstuff to create a low cut armoured breastplate or leather cloth could be an idea as well:

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sun 8 Mar 2015 - 10:02

These Skorne figures could make great Brethren as well:


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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Sun 8 Mar 2015 - 14:05

I'm debating going for a female Magister to go with the female Dark Souls:

My favourite so far I think, great looking model. I'd probably remove the scythe head and handles and convert it into something more staff like...











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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 4:03

Really? why is it every time someone posts a naked boob on the internet people have to freak out about it. Your kid will be much more hurt by the deamonface mask than a naked body /end rant
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 7:48

Didn't notice anyone freaking out Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 12:33

Legion hex hunters?

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 12:50

Yodhrin converted some excellent brethren (from empire bowmen I believe?). I would like to try my hand at them myself when I get around to making one of those warbands.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Mon 9 Mar 2015 - 21:38

if you can find them, some of the Necromunda Redemptionist minis make awesome Cult of the Possessed members
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative models?   Thu 12 Mar 2015 - 2:30

Anyone used these guys used for an Empire / Mercenary warband? I can't see anything on them that looks sci-fi, seeing as they're from Warmachine... the figures look great though...

http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/units/10127-arcane-tempest-gun-mages-box-resculpt

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