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#11620
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 6 Months ago  
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#11621
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Too bad the board has been hacked. Otherwise, one should be able to check on previous posts on DF minis. By appearance, they are the BEST. However, they can be improved and there are some problems with them.
First, the base is too small. This problem is even worse with the DF stamp. Often I had to fill in puddy to make the stand more steady.
Second, they are too light and brittle. Yes, that means that they have to be handled with care not like the plastic DDM.
Third, in the past, they were too expensive.
I am glad that others take an interest in DF minis as well. Too bad that DF did not expand the miniature line further and develop a game system to go with them.
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#11622
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Wildger -

Not to be a smart-@$$, but DF DID develop a game system to go with them.

It's called "Any miniatures game that uses fantasy figures; especially the one we imagine."

In other words, Stefan (at first) and Jeff (a little later on) used a smart business model called "DON'T Fight City Hall" and decided that their niche was dungeon/cavern/Sci-Fi Terrain. Too MANY companies were making medium-to-high-quality figures, and trying to compete with them, as well as create, manufacture, and market MASTERCRAFT-Quality terrain as well as minis would only lead to bankruptcy and dissolution.

So much for minis.

Sorry if I sound like a wise-guy, but it's a battle I've fought here on the forum many times. It's why, even though I'd like to see a US-Based company doing furniture and accessories of the quality of Grendel, I'm not really complaining about DF NOT seriously entering that market, either.
I'd rather have DF-grade terrain to put Grendel goodies and WotC/Reaper quality (or better) figures into, than have paper and cardboard JUNK to put WotC D&D minis in.

Am I making myself clear, or have I totally screwed up the message? I do that, sometimes, when it's something I'm passionate about.

See ya!

Jim
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#11623
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
jkratzer, when DF brought out the minis, wotc only had chainmail which did not go well. None of the figures from chainmail, confrontation and reaper are ever prepainted and you cannot really make the comparison. Indeed, I am not aware any company who produces a whole series of prepainted figures for one particular battle system. There will be an exception with Rackham's AT 43 coming out this x'mas.
I understand quite well why the administrators did not venture further in their miniatures. Indeed, they should not even produce them in the first place. Even if they did expand the production line, they would like lost money given the potential drawbacks on the minis. However, I can always have the wish that they did.
Yes, I'll appreciate if you dont try to be a smart-@ss again.
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#11624
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
jkratzer being a wisearse is one of my favortite things here!
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#11625
Only DF Orc Miniatures are REAL!! 8 Years, 5 Months ago  
Thanks blairgb, I guess.
On the other hand, it's possible wildger misunderstood me a little. But that's okay, even though it DOES put him in company of both my ex-wives! Which is punishment enough, so let's not beat on him further.
Anyway, what I was saying is that DF wisely decided to avoid fighting what would probably be a losing battle, and concentrate on what they already owned, lock, stock, and barrel; THE BEST 3D gaming terrain (indoor and underground) available ANYWHERE!
And I may have misled wildger, in that I never specified pre-painted miniatures. Of course, now, WotC has the D&D Minis, AND Star Wars Minis, and who knows WHAT'S coming out next week?

Wildger, I apologize for the mislead, if not the semi-tragic comedy.

See ya, guys!

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