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What do you think the theme of the human army will be?

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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2011, 02:33:58 am »

OMG!  I used to have that model as a kid!  What I wouldn't give to have that thing back again, just for amusement's sake.
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2011, 11:23:02 am »

I think they'll go for a feudal knights. If I were Mantic, I would try to attract Imperial and Bretonian collectors. Besides, there are lots and lots of chances to develop both fire powered war machines and 'old' war machines like trebuchets and so on. So, they may base the new human army in a blend of those two WHFB armies with a touch of the nice Mantic's unique flavour.
The fluff can also be very attractive if they use the heroic adventures of humans during the crusades, etc.
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2011, 05:57:19 pm »

Well it was mentioned at the Open Day that the original human release might incorporate an existing plastic kit from a current historical range, possibly in a Norman style. 

So, I'm guessing either Conquest Games Norman Knights, whom I beleive are also planning on realising light cavalry and infantry boxes, failing that, it could be something from the Perry's WotR line, as Ronnie is a huge fan of the models and prices, or Warlord, as they are very close.

Even further afield would be Gripping Beast or Wargames Factory.
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2011, 07:08:27 pm »

Would be very interesting if it was the Perrys...those WotR look amazing... not sure what there employers would say about it though Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 07:31:40 pm »

not sure what there employers would say about it though Undecided

I assume you mean GW, and not each other?   Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2011, 11:32:39 am »

not sure what there employers would say about it though Undecided

I assume you mean GW, and not each other?   Tongue

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« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2011, 03:37:30 pm »

Samurai would be awesome - no-one makes any plastic feudal Japanese models that I know of.
I don't think the Germanic theme needs to be done any more, there's a  lot out there already that does this - I, like Robert, would like to see something more Game of Thrones inspired personally.
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« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2011, 08:34:14 pm »

Zvesda make plastic Samurai.


Of course, they are 20mm scale, and bendy plastic...   Grin
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« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2011, 09:06:37 pm »

Zvesda make plastic Samurai.


Of course, they are 20mm scale, and bendy plastic...   Grin

I painted a bunch of Zvezda stuff for 'Warhammer Ancient Battles'. They seemed like a cheap way to play miniature games. For all their faults (soft plastic, hard to glue, paint chipping) they weren't as bad as I heard they were.

But thank all the Gods that Mantic came along and made 28mm high quality fantasy models!

On the subject of Mantic Humans, I am wondering if Ronnie Renton is going to take into account the gear on the Undead Skeletons. If he is, then we will see early medieval or dark ages chain mail troops, which could be very cool! A Crusades style army as the 'Good' humans could be very nice!

On the other hand, who knows how long those skellies were buried? The armor might be centuries old...
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« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2011, 09:40:43 am »

Feudal, Medieval Humans would be nice - leave Dwarves with their new fangled technology and stick with peasants and knights.
Or give the knights guns...
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2011, 02:33:47 am »

Knights, peasants, wizards: arthur and the round table, Brettonia.

OR

Something really new that will sell like water: oriental themed army, with models that could be used as "count as" imperial armies...
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2011, 11:53:05 pm »

I think the game of thrones idea is great, would love to have the Stark's army of the north. Make some rangers, some knights, wildlings and all of that jazz. Hmm could do a Dothraki army instead. Horselords would be such a cool army. 

Oriental themes could be cool too; ninjas, samurai, peasant farmers.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2011, 12:05:55 am »

I think the game of thrones idea is great, would love to have the Stark's army of the north. Make some rangers, some knights, wildlings and all of that jazz. Hmm could do a Dothraki army instead. Horselords would be such a cool army. 

Oriental themes could be cool too; ninjas, samurai, peasant farmers.
Yeah, I completely agree.. I'd love to have a Lannister army... I'd paint them all blonde. Cheesy

Check out battles of westeros from FFG.. they already do have a ton of game of thrones models released in 25mm scale, albeit more as board game pieces than anything else. Still, I'm tempted to pick some up.

Then there's the 28mm dark sword models to cover the characters from the books. GRR Martin is pretty cool, he's into miniature collecting and funds the sculpting and painting of the models for his personal collection, which then go on general sale.
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2011, 12:59:44 am »

In the case of humans, the possibility to create multiple armies is very large. Particularly, I love the thirteenth century, gives many possibilities.
On the other hand, we are talking about a fantasy world, so the aesthetics of Game of Thrones is perfect, as are Rohan or barbarians like the Vikings or Huns.
I think you should follow the example of AD&D Forgotten Realms (for example) there are territories with different cultures and human technological or magical advancement, and that greatly affects the time to make an army.
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2011, 07:35:48 pm »

Hey Hofferber, thats because D&D alawys assume humanity is a "clay to be molded", they are always very generic and their cultures can go anyway...

That dont work very well in wargames (but can work) because a companie must make a range of miniatures for each different culture, and normally, add some special rules  for them too...

But would be great if we get a "generic human army" (game of thrones) and mantic started to add extra armies as add-ons kits: like chaos dwarfs and twilight kin, but with different human cultures Wink

Or even a bunch of different add-ons kits for cultures, and small rule changes for the human army... (like added units)
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