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#21 [url]

Sep 15 10 4:58 PM

Where wolf.
There wolf.
There castle.
But otherwise I'm flexible.

-pinky-narfanek

Roll roll, roll in sie hay! Roll roll, roll in sie hay!

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Sep 15 10 5:39 PM




@sagh: ha! thats funny! 

@Tony
Zombies are currently super popular, the question is popular with whom? The trendy too school for cool kids have been making groining noises of a different sort when they hear zombies mentioned in new products. Zombies may still be infecting the masses but how long can their quickly decaying attention span hold out?

Luckily these days we are all nostalgic for last week. As soon as zombies are no longer popular they will become hip and irreverent all over again!

thats why Victorian werewolves are a sure bet, their steam punk monocled monstrosity is sure to be whats crunk-a-badunkadunk in two months.
 

oh i also forgot to add pirates and MAYBE ninjas to the played out list



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Sep 15 10 9:16 PM

I wouldn't count the big C out.  Aside from the Strange Aeons minature game, there are five roleplaying games out there firmly enmeshed in the Mythos.  WF mentioned the Walking Dead and WWZ stuff coming out.  Guillermo del Toro is working on At the Mountains of Madness.  I would hope for a resurgence of interest in Lovecraft.

An Eldertich creature kit could be used by Tyranid players, or science fiction gamers looking to add some extra tentacles to their game.


yeah, but we'll be back again in another 10000 years ...

-sagh

"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." - Robert E. Howard

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Sep 15 10 10:05 PM

Fishmen!  Or Rather Squidmen!!

"Don't try to make babies with your own roleplay character - it always ends in pain & shame" - Advice I never thought I'd have to give once, let alone TWICE!!

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Sep 16 10 6:27 AM

I fear I will never understand the hype on zombies or skeletons. I simply feel nothing for these. Well, as long as they sell...

Imho before weired fantasy races get their due, a shock of 15 and 6mm historical miniatures (at least the prototypes) should be done to test the waters - then concentrate on what sells. Naturally this here is the fantasy threat, so I will push forward what happens to be overseen (probably due to size):

Halflings.

Have not been made in plastic, and even metals are far and few between. On the same road, not many will build a full army with these.


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Sep 16 10 7:53 AM

I've always thought Halflings should be a mix of Pike and bow/sling. Imagine the little guys with pikes about 6 x taller than them!

-wargamesfactory

I always thought of halflings fighting like the Sung Chinese; few cavalry, so few in fact they're mainly used for scouting and as a "fire brigade' unit in battle, but relying overwhelmingly on infantry fighting from prepared defenses, taking advantage of their plowed fields, fences, hedges, their underground dwellings, etc., to act as a defensive barrier to neutralize enemy mobility advantages and force them into prepared kill zones for the halfling slingers and archers to riddle them like colanders, with melee troops armed with long boarspears to stall enemy charges in the gaps and protect the missile troops.

Throw in a friendly wizard as a sort of artillery and some human or other mercenaries to add some extra muscle, and if I were an orc tribe on the prowl, I'd think twice about tacking a halfling community head-on that had spotted our mob on the move and had time to prepare their customary reception...

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Sep 16 10 8:50 AM

I wouldn't count the big C out.  Aside from the Strange Aeons minature game, there are five roleplaying games out there firmly enmeshed in the Mythos.  WF mentioned the Walking Dead and WWZ stuff coming out.  Guillermo del Toro is working on At the Mountains of Madness.  I would hope for a resurgence of interest in Lovecraft.
An Eldertich creature kit could be used by Tyranid players, or science fiction gamers looking to add some extra tentacles to their game.

-pclapham

D&D 4E players would also buy them.  The new Cosmology has a thing called The Great Beyond, which is basically a place where Cthulhu and others come from, and empower Star Pact Warlocks.  Every so often, something from there arrives on the campaign world, and every so often the PC's end up in the Great Beyond...

John

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#32 [url]

Sep 16 10 10:50 AM

HOBBITS!

Drop this 'Halfling' rubbish.  Think of how many you could get on a sprue...even a mini-sprue!  As a staple of the fantasy genre, they've been sadly under-represented in fantasy miniatures - even in LOTR based lines.

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Sep 16 10 12:01 PM

HOBBITS!Drop this 'Halfling' rubbish.  Think of how many you could get on a sprue...even a mini-sprue!  As a staple of the fantasy genre, they've been sadly under-represented in fantasy miniatures - even in LOTR based lines.

-kieron

Hobbits... in space!

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#35 [url]

Sep 16 10 1:33 PM

If you do haflings don't forget the dreaded geese herders!

"Don't try to make babies with your own roleplay character - it always ends in pain & shame" - Advice I never thought I'd have to give once, let alone TWICE!!

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#37 [url]

Sep 16 10 5:33 PM

Hobbits on the half shell.....On the spit with an apple.....OPPS...sorry, I think it's time to have my evening snack.  A hobbit warband or three just might be fun.    SAYeeee....will, will there be AMAZON Halflings??angel

I am therefore I think....OR....I think therefore I am...OR...I think I am therefore I am!!

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#38 [url]

Sep 17 10 7:26 AM

Halflings with pikes make sense. They certainly work together and have a good sense of cohesion. On the same note, they will probably try to keep the enemy as far away from real close combat as possible, so pikes will form a defensive line backed by slings and archers. They might have combat dogs to do the infighting, and barded cows or goaded boars for break up enemy formations. They will certainly have a good element of light infantry. Cavalry will be few (perhaps only selected characters), riding ponies. 
I still have the old halfing firepot from GW, which might be a good hint on the amount of their artillery.

On the defense they will probably use earthworks with pittraps as much as stakes, and rely on their archery to keep the enemies away. Resistance against any serious army will not be substantial, though I am sure they can then raise a hell of a guerilla war.

In terms of miniatures, we would need lightly armed fighters with pikes, slings and bows for staple units - perhaps with the odd shieldholder with some kind of pavise to protect against enemy shot. Heads should be bare or hooded, with the odd pothelm (or just pot) and leather cap. Specialist units would be herders with animals (bulls, boars, dogs, goose), sneaky scouts with knifes and the odd and rare fighter. Don't forget the marketenders, so that we can field some real nasty berzerk halfling (if you come near their rations).

I would really love to see them, though I doubt that these would make to the major selling army of the year.


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#39 [url]

Sep 17 10 9:45 AM

Halfling Pikemen, Archers and Slingers, plus a Pony Cavalry.  Artillery could be a large slingshot with two "pullers" and a rock loader.  Four sets and you have a whole Halfling army worthy of the Battle of the Shire ;-)

John 

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