Its only Toy Soldiers
A blog covering all aspects of the wargaming hobby, well the bits of it I'm interested in anyway.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Plastic Giant in 2006
Found this posted on a couple of forums that I frequent, yep an all new plastic giant coming out for Warhammer sometime in 2006.
Got to say that I like it a lot though I'm not so sure about that colour scheme.
You can see more pictures - including ones of the sprue over on TWF.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Now this is a nice idea. Ebob Miniatures have produced a set of horse blanks so you can sculpt and cast your own horses with the minimum of fuss. Given that horses seem to be one of the things that are the hardest for sculpters to get right - have you seen some of the Gripping Beast offerings, hopefully this will improve miniature quality allround, though of course you have to get over sculptor ego, don't see GW using them for some reason.
Personally I think they look good enough to use on their own, just stick a rider on top and you are all set to go, especially for things like pistoliers etc.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Following on from the new Dwarf releases does anybody actually pay the full price for anything anymore? There are a slew of online retailers more than willing to give you GW product at less than you would pay in the store.
Sure there is something immensely satisfying about going into a GW store (making sure you go at a time to avoid all the munchkins of course) and taking figures down from the racks, piling them up on the counter and pulling out the credit card but when the assistant says that will be £X and would you like a White Dwarf with that, the wallet always cringes.
But which online store to use?
Well my personal favourite for GW stuff at the moment has to be Maelstrom with 10% off and free shipping.
For non GW stuff (and aparently Maelstrom have plans to move into non GW stuff in the near future) I've always had good service from Gamers Quest especially at sourcing stuff from the smaller manufacturers like some of the french companies.
Both are highly recomended, though if you have another favourite why not let me know about it
Stone and Steel
So if you are into Warhammer you can't have failed to notice that next month sees the release of the all new dwarfs - well not that new, more a revision that an all new army - but they do have a lovely set of new miniatures coming out, and as we know, GW is all about selling miniatures.
Release dates are as follows
Dwarf Army Set £120
Army Book £12
Battalion (32 warriors, 16 thunderers, 1 x Cannon) £50
Warriors (x16) £18
Grudge Thrower £18
Master Engineer £5
Josef Bugman £6
Lord with Great Weapon £6
Thunderers (x16) £18
Slayer Command (x2) £6
Slayers (x3) £6
Slayer Lord £6
Lord with hammer and shield £6
Bolt Thrower £12
Lord Thorgrim Grudgebearer on throne £20
18th Mar Dwarf Lord with Pistol & Axe £6
There are pictures all over the web, this thread on TWF is as good as any at collecting them all together