Bones; anyone planning to army build?
Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:48 AM
I've just placed my order for the kickstarter bones pledge manager and have ordered seven additional sets of nova corp figures along with 3 sets of IMEF Marines with the current metal figures I already own plus the minis in the basic Vampire pledge level I'll have about 30 IMEF Marines and 50 Nova Corp minis. with the price point of the metal minis I would never have amassed this many minis of either faction but at the introductory price of $1.00 a figure I can. even if the price was $1.99 ( a guess based on human sized figures currently available) I'd still build these sized armies.
I look at the catalogue of minis especially in the chronocope line and I always wanted to buy the zulu and colonal British minis but the price point kept me away. I'd want at least 50 Brits and maybe 100 zulus but at about $5.00 a pop that's not going to happen. if they were $1.95 each well yea I could see myself actually buying them and building two armys. The same goes for the oppressor range in the chronocope line
The thing is I can't be alone here and if others are thinking like me Reaper might be in for a little surprise I mean at the local flgs the troop blisters like the aforementioned Brits and Zulus sit on the shelves I've always been interested in them but haven't bought any based on the price. if Reaper were to ever release them as bones I think they would fly off the shelf. perhaps Reaper would change from a company that primarily makes characters to one that is making whole army's for purchase. To be honest that's a move I would welcome. I'm a wargamer not a roleplayer.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:03 AM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:35 AM
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:46 AM
Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:34 AM
I have dwarf armies in Warhammer and Kings of War (pretty much the same armies - my group does not care where the minis came from), and a dwarf warband in Mordheim. The bones dwarfs will be heroes in all three games.
I have undead armies in Warhammer and Kings of War, and an Undead Warband in Mordheim. Again, the Bones will be heroes, though not as many (They are pretty solid armies already.)
The Warbands and the Armies in each share models.
The heroes have been Reaper minis in both armies and warbands for a long time.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:06 AM
Also, there are a few minis I think might fit into my Alternative Angmar (ie - anything except GW) force for War of the Ring.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:12 AM
The possibilities are endless.... too bad my storage space isn't. I think I'll need a new addition to the house in March.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:52 PM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:50 AM
Of course, there's a crossover with their traditional role-playing market; When you're dealing with 'horde' monsters like Goblins, Orks, Skeletons and Zombies, a box of ten miniatures, with seperate, poseable arms and heads would appeal to most GM's who use miniatures - Particularly as since each and every one can be assembled as a distinct individual, keeping track of which opponent's taken what damage is simple. While for wargamers the same boxes are building blocks for a planned unit.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:23 PM
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:58 PM
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:00 PM
And did I mention the calculated risk / "push your luck" game mechanic, rather than the boring "you move, I move" one?
Reaper said they make character mini's because that's what sells. DMs are reluctant to shell out money for monsters, while players will buy a specific mini for their character. No ideas exactly what issues Reaper would face if they moved to the GW "sell entire armies" miniatures model.
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