So Your Players Like Fighting Horror, eh?

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So Your Players Like Fighting Horror, eh?

#1 Postby warrenss2 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:00 am

I was able to snag quite a lot of THESE. I got them because at the time I was running a Post Apocalyptic miniatures game and these were all part of a mutant horde to combat (200+ miniatures strong mutant horde).

Now that Savage Worlds has dragged me back into RPGing I plan on using them.

I like being able to put a miniature on the table and have the player NOT go, "Oh. Another zombie/vampire/werewolf/whatever." It adds a slight mystery and apprehension to the game. The great unknown.

They cost a lot less than metal minis (for the most part), but are a b!t#h to debase sometimes.
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#2 Postby DHRDawg » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:34 am

Cool, thanks for the heads up. I'm gonna try to pick some of those up they looks really cheap.

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#3 Postby Count Zero » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Just bear in mind that removing the bases from Dreamblade miniatures is a nightmare. The scale is all over the place too, but there's a lot of useful stuff in the line. Good link!
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#4 Postby DHRDawg » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Count Zero wrote:Just bear in mind that removing the bases from Dreamblade miniatures is a nightmare. The scale is all over the place too, but there's a lot of useful stuff in the line. Good link!

I've only removed the bases from Heroclix and Horrorclix, what makes these so bad? Do they use a lot of glue or something?

I'm not too worried about scale because I would use some of these as ghosts or demons in a Ghostbusters game some of them look like they would be good for that, some just look really weird.

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#5 Postby warrenss2 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:56 am

Some of the bases and figures are one part. They are not always a miniature glued on to a base. This is okay if the miniature is standing up right on two "feet", but if it's a broad-based bottom... you're going to have a hard time with it.

As far as the scale issue... I've always reasoned since they were mutants/monsters the were sometimes larger, or maybe even smaller, than their opponents. The only time I nit-pick about scale is when it's two creatures that are alike... i.e. two humans, two zombies, etc... but even then, not always an issue.

I have a miniature from that line, the Nevret Warmaster, that I painted up to look like Micheal Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné. Hes a little bit tall... looking to be about 7 foot tall next to a "normal" sized mini (and he has a pistol). But hey! He's Melnibonéan!

I do draw the line at unexplainable size differences. 15mm mini man next to a 25/28mm figure.

I'm sorry, Count Zero. Don't mean to sound like I'm busting your chops. That's NOT my intention. I guess what I'm trying to say is it's never been a biggie with me (sorry, pun...) if the miniature is of an odd/unusual creature... nightmarish and/or dinosaurs creatures, etc... is not quite to scale.

@ DHRDawg - I want to hear all about these Ghostbuster adventures!!! I've committed to running a 50F game. But I came super close to doing a Ghostbuster's game (with a touch of Hellboy and Cthulhu). Jordan made up a GREAT conversion there.
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#6 Postby Other Mike » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:56 am

A razor saw might come in handy on these. I used my metal snips to cut most of the base away, then the saw to get it close, and finally a sanding block to get it ready for a new base. I've not done this with many of them, because of the time an effort.

Scale CAN indeed be an issue with some of these, but many are fine.
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#7 Postby DHRDawg » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:32 am

warrenss2 wrote:@ DHRDawg - I want to hear all about these Ghostbuster adventures!!! I've committed to running a 50F game. But I came super close to doing a Ghostbuster's game (with a touch of Hellboy and Cthulhu). Jordan made up a GREAT conversion there.


I will post pictures when we start playing Ghostbusters, using Jordan's pdf's as rules of course. Some awesome stuff there! Just gotta finish up our Savage Star Wars game.


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