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#12591
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
Anyone out there looking for inexpensive, but good-looking figures?
Try Arion Games:
www.arion-games.com/

Granted they are only paper figures, but they are good-looking and come in two separate formats that can be made into three different figures formats - flat, A-Frame and Triagonal.

I use them for stand in characters that I need a fair amount of, but cannot buy that many in metal either due to ridiculous prices or plain simple OOP problems.
Arion comes out with a new set approximately every 6 weeks so far.

You fantasy and historical players are at the advantage so far since he only has two sci-fi sets out against a whole slew of fantasy and historical sets.
Take a look!
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#12592
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
Yeah, not really into paper minis, kinda takes away form the overall feel of the game to me. I did get lucky though, my local hobby shop had all their Warhammer miniatures on sale for 70% off...so I bought a whole lot of 'em!

cannot buy that many in metal either due to ridiculous prices or plain simple OOP problems.
What does OOP stand for?
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#12593
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
OOP = Out of Print
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#12594
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
At the craft store, I buy 1" wooden discs and a 1" hole punch.

Then I shrink any image I want down to about 3/4 inch, copy and paste it however many times I need, print it out on an Avery self-adhesive sheet, punch out the images, and stick them onto the discs. Since I can produce as many as I want (within reason), we can mark them to keep track of damage. (I like to stick an image of a skull on the back, for when we flip over the dead foes.)

In L5R, we once faced an army of undead samurai pogs!
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#12595
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
OOP = Out of Print
Thanks Sadyan.
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#12596
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
OOP = Out of Print
That is valid for a book.
What defines overall is "Out of Production".
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#12597
Inexpensive figures 8 Years ago  
At the craft store, I buy 1" wooden discs and a 1" hole punch.

Then I shrink any image I want down to about 3/4 inch, copy and paste it however many times I need, print it out on an Avery self-adhesive sheet, punch out the images, and stick them onto the discs. Since I can produce as many as I want (within reason), we can mark them to keep track of damage. (I like to stick an image of a skull on the back, for when we flip over the dead foes.)

In L5R, we once faced an army of undead samurai pogs!

I can see how one would go this way; I did so myself a few times over the years and especially before PCs were commonly available.

What this method cannot provide though is accurate rear, left rearward and right rearward views that accurate flat/A-Frame and Trigonal paper minis can provide.
With Arion, if y'all took a look, the product provides accurate depictions of the these three views.

I can see how paper figures are not for some who can afford otherwise, but I personally do not for those who cannot afford a plethora of metal minis.
Paper minis cranked out on a half-way decent printer using decent weight paper can be a great asset for the financially challenged among us.

The nice thing about a .pdf file mini set, you can copy the illustration out into software like WP Presentations or MS Powerpoint and make exactly how much you want of each figure; you do not need to waste paper and ink on hundreds of "useless" figures.
Arion even gives the instructions how for MS Powerpoint; I can provide them for the more advanced WP Presentations program.

Yeah, not really into paper minis, kinda takes away form the overall feel of the game to me. I did get lucky though, my local hobby shop had all their Warhammer miniatures on sale for 70% off...so I bought a whole lot of 'em!
I know some guys that think like this.
My thing is that I would rather have a paper figure that is what it is supposed to be than having a metal figure that really is not.

An engagement can be fairly hot in the zone, and I like seeing what is really out there.
What I [i][u]REALLY[/i][/u] hate are people who us a figure of a fairly innocuous soldier-type for a serious bad boy that they either have not bought yet or the company has not manufactured yet.
It is visually disarming and IMHO, quite purposely deceptive and darn close to willful cheating.
I do not mind honest deception in combat; conflict thrives on it.
What I hate is a wanna-be doing it simply because of laziness and/or "legal" cheating.
WYSIWYG cuts down a great deal of willful dishonesty.
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Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
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