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#18445
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Just bought my copy of the latest Warhammer Fantasy Battles box, containing a large number of dwarves and goblins — 34 dwarves, a cannon and a grudgy pony, and a multitude of goblins, spider riders and a gruesome troll! Really the perfect armies for my Dwarven Forge collection!

I haven't had time to study the rules yet, so I will not comment on the game, other than mentioning that they have made an outstanding job in making all of the figures stand out as individuals, even though they are almost all made as single pieces.
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#18446
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Willy -

Your post might(!) actually get me to go look at a WFB set - and I'm a confirmed GW hater!
Oh well, as long as they stop trying to sell plastic at metal prices. I HAVE to admit (although I hate to do so!) that their sculpts are getting better.

See ya!

Jim
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#18447
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I haven't played WH in years but when I did, I loved the game. This goes back to the late 80's/early 90's before they started making certain units obsolete and coming out with new Codex books every freakin' week (it seemed like).
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#18448
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Actually, I much prefer GW's Lord of the Rings Goblins of Moria set. Also usually one piece, though sometimes the shield is separate. The sculpts are superb, and they are perfect for my vision of goblins.

I picked up a set of 20mm round bases from a company in England about two years ago that fits perfectly with the goblins. They're one of my next painting projects, now that I'm painting again.
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#18449
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I regularly play small scale Warhammer Skirmish games using DF. It's a fun and easy way to play a small wargame in an evening if you don't have the time or energy to roleplay. I love the GW range of figures, I don't mind what people think about their questionable marketing/pricing strategies, they do make some of the best figures on the market. I am fortunate enough to have slowly built up 3 large painted armies back when figures didn't cost about £2/$4 each and more. The Dwarves vs Goblins in the DF Caverns is a particular favourite battle of mine.

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#18450
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
GW's Lord of the Rings plays really well in DF. No need for a ruler - just count the squares. We've had a lot of fun with it.

I have to confess to being a bit tempted by the new WFB boxed set - but not that tempted - I'd sooner put the moeny towards more DF...

:D

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Medieval Buildings Set, Caverns x2, Cavernous Passages, Room and Passage, Deluxe Room, Octagonal Room, Narrow Passages, Advanced Builder, Wicked Additions I, Wicked Additions II, Traps I, Traps II, lots of individual pieces. I want Cavernous Rivers, and Cavernous Lakes, and Cavernous Ledges. Can you tell that I like caverns?
 
#18451
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I like the idea of Warhammer Fantasy Battle, but I paint like glaciers move. I tended to like Mordheim, which was a skirmish level game based off the same rules and setting. Plus it had the fun of exploring a ruined city and duking it out with other warbands.

I first used a Possessed warband, which allowed me some fun conversions. The 40K Chaos cultists were a good choice to use for the warband.

My next warband was Skaven, with the rat ogre and the Skaven assassin painted up as Pinky and the Brain. Much fun there, though the Skaven with the flail never hit once! He had a Fear aura, but that darned flail never connected.

I got to use the Skaven minis in an Iron Heroes campaign, on an assault on a farmstead. Much fun!
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#18452
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Guys,

If the GW moguls would take a page out of some other companies books, and price their products to SELL, instead of trying to re-conquer the Colonies with each container shipment that comes West, they would wind up selling a LOT MORE products here in the US - and Lord KNOWS they sell plenty already!
As it is, their sculpting quality is improving steadily; only their price-gouging mentality keeps me out of their stores.

Sometimes it gets so damn frustratin'!

See ya!

Jim
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#18453
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Actually, considering the time it takes to paint each figure, any GW game is really quite inexpensive when you divide the time you spend painting each miniature with the price of purchase... A lot cheaper than the movies, for example, or quite a few other hobbies... :-)
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#18454
Dwarves and goblins in the dungeons 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Well, if I bought the figures at the rate I paint them, I'd be flush with cash. I paint well, but I paint like glaciers move. :P

I do feel good about getting out my paints again. I'm going to start some LotR goblins next, now that I've unpacked them, and some old Ral Partha kobolds from the 11 series. Sandra Garrity sculpts, yay!
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