I agree that there are good models to represent may of the 'historical' armies that form an important part of LW I did a bit of research a couple of months ago, I even managed to find some nice 15mm Eskimos for ice barbarians. I don't know if this would encourage Mongoose or not it does mean that they could probably approach a third party mini producer and sort out a rebadge very quickly. I agree with you one hundred percent on the availability of good fantasy proxies for Magnamunds more unusual types. The 15mm goblins and orcs that I have seen just don't cut it as Giaks and I haven't been able to find anything that works as Drakkarim either. The pictures of Drakkarim in the Darklands with very skull like helmets have really grown on me and that is the kind of thing I would like to see for a Drakkarim force. Bor is the same, no 15mm dwarves with guns.Winter Wolf wrote:Anonymous wrote:There isn't much need to have boxed sets of all the armies. Dever created his world with historical counterparts.
For example, in the information he sent to me he said that the Summerlund army was based on 12th century English, The Euran were 13th century Italian, Lencian 13th century French and the Vassagonians were Ottoman Turks. These troops could be obtained from other historical lines. The BIG need is for Darklord stuff: Giaks, Drakkarim, Helghast, Gourgaz, Kraan, Doomwolves, dark magicians and also the kingdom of Bor.
Yes, the main area of need is definitely bad guys. For years I have looked for suitable smaller scale figures to represent giaks, doomwolf riders, Drakkarim (death knights) and several others. There isn't anything suitable out there--goblins on wolf figures do not look like giaks.
Personally my grudge with 25/28mm is the cost. I can get approximately 4 to 8 15mm figures for every 25/28mm figure. I also do not paint, so I contract most of my work out. I pay anywhere from $1.50-$3.00 for a 15mm paint job, it is about $4.00-$6.00 for a 25/28mm.
I'd welcome any rules, converting to a particular scale is no problem. In my KK rules It was written for 15mm, but for 25/28mm you just double all distances and for 6mm use centimeters. That solves the need to print up extra charts and allows all collectors to play with any scale miniatures they have.
However, given that MP has a 28mm line of LW out it would be reasonable to continue it. I have to say that the large size and potential cost has made me not buy any. I still hope for a smaller scale.
I would not be interested in any skirmish stuff--I'm a battle man and if I don't have a table covering with minis I get grumpy!
An alternative to us that wish a smaller scale is to use Eureka Miniatures P300 plan. We'd have to get consent, but any figure can be made there if there is at least 600 preordered and 12 interested persons. The figure would then be made with at least 3-4 variations--good way to make the giaks and deathknights.