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Offline Stormwind

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Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« on: September 16, 2013, 11:04:56 AM »
Hello - thought I'd post the topic here.

BOFA is gone - and I never played it, and am not familiar with the rules or the model ranges that appeared and disappeared. 

Therefore, I was wondering what your recommendations would be for someone starting an army for Good and Evil.

http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FAN

These guys seem the best bet for the basics - lovely looking models - more LOTR era than BOFA era I guess, though?  And lacking in Dwarves.  Of all the dwarven ranges out there, is Eureka the best? Pendraken ones look a bit ungainly and exaggerated to me.

Any pointers?
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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 01:36:16 PM »
for middle earth dwarves I like the look of magister millitum

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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 11:21:40 AM »
Thanks, I'll suggest them.  I think he is so invested in 28mm now it will be hard to turn his head though. =-<
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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 06:50:07 PM »
OK I'm looking and the Magister Militum stuff looks good!  The Dwarves look right and the Elves look absolutely perfect for the LOTR / BOFA proxies.
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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 08:39:00 PM »
I was looking for good Gondor Cavalry proxies:

http://www.greathallminis.com/Ancient_10mm/images/oldglory/BZZ-107.jpg

http://www.greathallminis.com/Ancient_10mm/images/oldglory/SVN-300.jpg

Can't seem to find anything that really looks distinctly ahistorical or matches the movies.  These seem to be pretty good options.

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Just been looking at the Kalistra knights.  Been looking all around for specific comparison shots with GW but not finding so much.   Wondering if I could use the High Elf cavalry from Kalistra as Gondor cavalry, and the Silver Helms from GW as Knights of Dol Amroth...

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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 08:39:15 PM »
Be aware that Kallistra cavalry is big. At least as big as Empire knights, so a lot bigger than Silver Helms.

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Re: Trying to get the attention of a friend into Warmaster via Tolkien
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 10:48:26 PM »
For evil goblins look for steppe goblins coming soon . There is also lots of figures from magister militum coming out .
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