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#1 Mestre dos Magos

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

Well, it is as simple as that.

Those minis look terrible, why not proper minis? I know GW is a weird company and most probably it is afraid those minis would be used as proxy in their miniature wargame… is that it?

 

Anyway, I dont like them…

 



#2 zefert1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

 FFG isn't allowed to make warhammer minis; so as not to compete. (based on their contract)

So instead they are forced to make busts, which are a little odd. But, seeing as warhammer has large amounts of minis to chose from; replacement proxies won't be that hard to come by.



#3 Mestre dos Magos

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

That´s what I thought, although we did have minis in Chaos in the Old World, and to some extent, in Horus Heresy.

I know I am bickering over small details, but I wanted better looking ones, those Busts look so weird

 

 



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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:31 AM

As above, I read somewhere that FFG isn't allowed to do minis in the same scale or type so as not to compete in some way with "real" game. 

I kinda like them, at least they're different.



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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

Mestre dos Magos said:

That´s what I thought, although we did have minis in Chaos in the Old World, and to some extent, in Horus Heresy.

I know I am bickering over small details, but I wanted better looking ones, those Busts look so weird

 

 

 

In both games they didn't have "true" minis. For example, I Horus Heresy, all the mini's had multiple figures on the bases; while the single figure primarchs were cardboard busts.

While in Chaos in the Old World, the demonic units were busts, while the cultists went the way of Horus Heresy by having multiple figures on the same base.

That in mind, I would have even preferred cardboard busts, like the primarchs in HH. But, still looking like it will be a great game.



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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

All of the minis you need will be easy enough to proxy from W40K…


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#7 JerusalemJones

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

 Well, one looks like a Battle Sister, so I'm happy.



#8 superklaus

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:36 AM

I think the current relic minis are nice. Refreshing and different than another 30mm run of the mill adventurer.



#9 Wheelockian

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:06 AM

 I also find the busts the be a refreshing change. 



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:07 AM

I think they are kinda cool. . a change from the GW stuff, and you can always pick one of the zillions of GW models and play with if you want.


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#11 Machinegod

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:10 AM

The busts looks awesome, I'm looking forward to painting them!



#12 Alpha Chaos 13

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:24 AM

I like the old Talisman miniatures. They had some really unique characters that were outside of the scope of "proper" Warhammer, such as the gladiator, leprachaun, and astronaught. It would have been nice to see the same for 40K. Oh well.



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:43 AM

zefert1 said:

 FFG isn't allowed to make warhammer minis; so as not to compete. (based on their contract)

So instead they are forced to make busts, which are a little odd. But, seeing as warhammer has large amounts of minis to chose from; replacement proxies won't be that hard to come by.

Wait a minute. Doesn't the current version of Talisman come with miniatures?



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:51 PM

Yes, but Talisman isn't based on the Warhammer IP.


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#15 Marcin Przybyłek

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 11:28 PM

 Are you kidding? I LOVE those minis! And I find it awesome they do not look like GW minis! I am truly looking forward to painting them, and the only question is: how big they are? The idea of busts is really brilliant, I like it a lot! 



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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

 Personally I think the miniatures are great. It makes a change from the usuals and I think they'll look great painted up. After all - if you really want a 28mm full-body miniature of a Space Marine or any other character from the 40K universe we are hardly short of options.



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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:29 PM

+1

I love the look of the busts



#18 Alpha Chaos 13

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:38 AM

talismanisland said:

Yes, but Talisman isn't based on the Warhammer IP.

Actually, it is. The current version of the game might have moved away from this origin but the original game, which I played a LOT, definately had its roots in Warhammer. Some of the characters, such as a Chaos Warrior and a Space Marine (Timescape supplement), were iconic & had their own miniatures. Granted this was when the game was produced by GW, but its roots lie in the Warhammer mythos.



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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:56 AM

Well, the old GW version had the following characters across it's various expansions:

Minotaur, Valkyrie, Archeologist, Astronaught, Astropath, Chainsaw Warrior, Cyborg, Scientist, Space Marine, Space Pirate, Centaur, Ninja, Orc, Samurai, Soldier, Warrior of Chaos, Witch Doctor, Woodsman Amazon, Barbarian, Gladiator, Halfling, Hobgoblin, Knight, Leprechaun, Merchant, Necromancer, Philosopher, Pilgrim, Ranger, Rogue, Satyr.Assassin, Druid, Dwarf, Elf, Ghoul, Minstrel, Monk, Priest, Prophetess, Sorceress, Thief, Troll, Warrior, Wizard.Conjurer, Dark Elf, Inquisitor, Gypsy, Highlander, Martial Artist, Pirate, Saracen, Scout, Sprite, Spy, Swashbuckler, Swordsman, Zulu, Dragon Priest, Dragonrider, Dragon Slayer, Questing Knight.

 

Almost none of these are truly Warhammer-based. They are simply standard fantasy archetypes. The only ones that are GW IP are the Warrior of Chaos, the Space Marine and the Chainsaw Warrior. 



#20 talismanisland

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:40 AM

Alpha Chaos 13 said:

talismanisland said:

 

Yes, but Talisman isn't based on the Warhammer IP.

 

 

Actually, it is. The current version of the game might have moved away from this origin but the original game, which I played a LOT, definately had its roots in Warhammer. Some of the characters, such as a Chaos Warrior and a Space Marine (Timescape supplement), were iconic & had their own miniatures. Granted this was when the game was produced by GW, but its roots lie in the Warhammer mythos.

No, it is not.

The 3rd Edition was reduced to being a total Warhammer related dumbed down version, but the original was a totally generic fantasy adventure game.

A Space Marine was brought in to bulk out the science fiction/40K inspired Timescape along with the Chainsaw Warrior and other 40K themed characters, and any other "nods" to Warhammer were in expansions, not the original game.


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