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Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« on: February 8, 2014, 11:14:43 AM »
They're enough to make me want to collect them again for the first time since the 5th edition era.

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #1 on: February 8, 2014, 12:17:01 PM »
Excluding there stupid cost?
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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #2 on: February 8, 2014, 12:20:22 PM »
Well, except that...I'm not made of money.  :P

How much can such kits cost them anyway?  Surely things should be getting cheaper ?  But that's another topic for another discussion.

In short I think they are fantastic models but are just too dear for me.

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #3 on: February 8, 2014, 12:31:29 PM »
I really like some of the new minis. Especially the Longbeards with 1h Weapon + Shield which are going to be my Ironbreaker proxies. Don't like the Hammerer's heads. Can't say much about the rest since i don't buy the WD anymore. From what i've seen in rumour posts, the Gyrocopter/bomber looks a bit silly and the Characters are a bit unimpressive.

The new Irobreakers/drakes might be cool but i won't judge them before i've seen them in reality. Since i already own a pretty decent collection of Dwarfs, i'm mostly looking forward to the book and will add a couple of new minis to my existing collection, depending on how much i like their looks. Atm it seems as if I will have to get like 3-4 boxes of Hammeres and Irobreakers just for the minis. Don't know what types of units they're going to represent though.
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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #4 on: February 8, 2014, 01:06:09 PM »
Might as well post some pictures of them:

Grimm Burloksson, Belegar Ironhammer, Runelord, Dragon Slayer, Hammers/Longbeards and the Gyrobomber/-copter.

According to the latest white dwarf, they wanted the fliers to look like ships.  I can see that in the design.  And the magazine describes dwarfs as like slow burning coals in character...cold looking on the outside but raging with fire on the inside among other things.  Damn, they make them sound awesome.  I'm falling for the sales pitch.  :P
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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #5 on: February 8, 2014, 03:52:35 PM »
Dwarves for me have always been an army of interest because of the back ground but always put off by the models of old with their rosey cheeks and oversized hands.

These hold much more promise and i really do like the new models.   I wont be starting a new army any time soon but here's hoping I might generate a few commissions of the new stuff so I get a chance to paint it at least.

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #6 on: February 9, 2014, 01:18:12 PM »
If I could get anybody around here to actually play Fantasy, I'd be all over this. As it stands, I try not to look as it just makes me sad.

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #7 on: February 9, 2014, 01:51:12 PM »
If I could get anybody around here to actually play Fantasy, I'd be all over this. As it stands, I try not to look as it just makes me sad.

I know that feeling. Don't get me wrong I love 40k but I'd love to build an ogre army and be able to play. This is mainly the reason I too won't be buying the new dwarves asuch as I do like them

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #8 on: February 9, 2014, 02:18:26 PM »
Me too.  Fantasy players are scarce as hens teeth in my neck of the woods.  Then again, I do get a kick out of just collecting.  I'll definitely keep plans for a new dwarf army on the list.  It would be great to have them again for the first time in like ten years.  My army from back in the day was red with white trim.  This got funny when it came to painting the old metal thunderer with the Santa hat.  The 'poleglass Santa Claus' my friends called it, after a violent car and gun crime ridden neighbourhood in my area.   ;D
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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 12:52:53 AM »
the new models look sick. i love all the celtic/runic detail all over the place. they do make me want to start a dwarf army, but as stated price will stop that lol.

on the other hand, im kind of dissapointed that they havent made new models for slayers. they still look way outdated to me, and it just seems lazy on GW's part. Oh and same with the older models for lords and thanes, especially the slayer king!
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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2014, 08:26:07 AM »
Price be damned.  I'm collecting a new dwarf army!  In the summer....I'm broke at the moment.  :P

As for new slayer models, you never know.  They could be just around the corner!  I sure hope so too, because as you say they're very dated.  I think they're old enough to drink in most countries now.  ;)

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Re: Thoughts on the new dwarf miniatures?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 04:11:36 PM »
Personally i like the Slayers a lot. And if you don't like the old or current Slayers, there is the Berzerker Box from AoW which is an awesome Deal. I believe they could also mix really well with the GW Slayers.

I'm gonna get like ~20 Drakes, ~30 Ironbreakers with Shields which i will use as Clan Warriors, some ~30 Longbeards with Shields which will be my Ironbreakers  :P alongside the metal Longbeards/Hammerers/Slayers. Also gonna use Bugmans guys as X-Bow guys with 2handers. A couple of Bombers too i think. I'll also try to get enough of those Shields that the new Ironbreakers have, so that i can equip my whole army with those!!

I'm really looking forward to get back to my Dwarfs!  ;D
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