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#1 ghalahad

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:02 AM

A while ago, I asked the community if FFG would come up with mini's for the lieutenants. I received mixed answers, but eventually my prayers are heard! :D
Now I wonder if FFG would come up with mini's for the familiar's, especially because they never released such mini's before and with lieutenants they did ( 1st edition).  I'dd love to hear your arguments/vision about this topic. Is it a better idea to wait or to proxy?



#2 Lilikin

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:20 AM

I was thinking this myself, maybe even some for villagers but they would be expensive due to tiny quantities

You know it!


#3 rfisha

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:21 AM

A heroquest skeleton might work for the Necromancer's familiar.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:22 AM

Villagers are not always treated like a figure in quests, so it may actually become more difficult to maintain



#5 Engrimm

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:24 AM

Would be great if they did but dont really think it's going to happen.  I recently got a wolf and a skeleton which are the perfect scale to match Descent models, not sure what I'm going to do about the Geomancer's stones though lol, and that's also a reason why I dont think it'll happen. How many people are going to spend cash on a bunch of stones?  I know I would get them but I'm also sure many wont.


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#6 Engrimm

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:25 AM

A heroquest skeleton might work for the Necromancer's familiar.

Tried that already, they're too big.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:19 AM

How many people are going to spend cash on a bunch of stones?  I know I would get them but I'm also sure many wont.

 

Pick a few from the garden might do the job :P

 

 

 

A heroquest skeleton might work for the Necromancer's familiar.

Tried that already, they're too big.

 

 

Damn... Thanks for the heads up.  Can I ask what figures you used?



#8 Robin

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:40 AM

A while ago, I asked the community if FFG would come up with mini's for the lieutenants. I received mixed answers, but eventually my prayers are heard! :D
Now I wonder if FFG would come up with mini's for the familiar's, especially because they never released such mini's before and with lieutenants they did ( 1st edition). I'dd love to hear your arguments/vision about this topic. Is it a better idea to wait or to proxy?

It depends which familiar we are speaking of.
Some - and that is the generic rule - are not figures, so they shouldn't be represented by figures,.
Otherwise, why not, but as they are linked to a specific hero, I am not that sure that producing a familiar figure independently from its hero would make a lot of sense.
I would go the way of proxies.

Edited by Robin, 28 February 2014 - 05:40 AM.

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#9 Engrimm

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:51 AM

 

How many people are going to spend cash on a bunch of stones?  I know I would get them but I'm also sure many wont.

 

Pick a few from the garden might do the job :P

 

 

 

A heroquest skeleton might work for the Necromancer's familiar.

Tried that already, they're too big.

 

 

Damn... Thanks for the heads up.  Can I ask what figures you used?

 

I got them off ebay, and was lucky enough that they were the correct size.  According to their descriptions the reanimate is from Dungeons and dragons, while the wolves have a grenadier reaper tag.  Still need to paint them properly. The skeleton will be better once I make his base as thick as the descent heroes bases.

 

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#10 Steve-O

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:49 AM

I'm not going to say it's impossible that FFG would consider making familiar/villager figures.  Mainly because most of the times I've said that in the past, FFG has proven me wrong. =P

 

That said, I doubt I would buy such figures myself.  I'm actually happy with the familiars as tokens anyway, but if I decided I wanted more, I have plenty of proxy figs from other sources to draw from.

 

Plus, like Robin said, familiars/villagers aren't always treated as figures, so having a figure would only cause confusion in cases where they aren't really figures.  Especially villagers, unless you wanted to keep the tokens as well and alternate between figures/tokens as required by quests.






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