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  1. Most welcome to it and I like them as well. In fact we thought they were all about the most unique part of the faction other than the army wrecking Elemental that is. 1. We would like more units that are distinct to the faction like cavalry units like pony or dog mounted Halflings. 2. Also this faction has a very low average MAV, RAV, and DV average. 3.The Goliath guard figure is one of the easiest to kill units in the game, its DV of 7 means that even a 1 RAV or MAV will hit 50% of the time. A 1 attack should never have an even chance to hit, this figure also has only 1 track. I can honestly say this will never be used in combat. Ever. In fact in MAV Halflings are the lowest in every category except to Tembrithil that has 3 casters, and one ranged elite, two of which have DR/1. 4.There is one unit that has a 13 DV for the faction. 3 other units if you include the alternate Roddy Warlord and Elite have a 12 DV, 2 more units including the other warlord and the most expensive soldier model have an 11 DV. Everything else is lower, some by a lot. In fact in category Halflings are either last or second to last. 5. The one uptake is they are the least expensive faction in the game. But they also do not have a lot of very good units either so maybe more of a wash.
  2. So using your army builder Dark Horse I built a Halfling army and ran it against Humansquish and David in a 3 front battle. Sir Roderic {Warlord) +Mithril shirt Brave Sir Roddy & Glitter +Magic Weapon Olivia +Familiar 4x Sky Guard 6x Halfling Skirmisher Troop 2 Storm elemental Battle Totem Luck stone It was a pretty thorough butt kicking for my opponents. They weakened each other pretty bad but that is a lot of first strike and I used it to first kill some archers then kill a couple of elites from Dark Reach. While this was going down the Storm elemental was wrecking a Bloodstone force that had taken some lumps from the Dragon Dark reach have. Seriously it took 1 point of damage and did nearly 300 points of straight up kills many of them from chain lightening. We think the Dodge /1 is just too much on the model. I may try it again sometime but have my friends plan for it and see if it is a problem even then. The Roddies actually were not too bad even though first strike on anything is a bit much but they move too fast and we will pull the flying speed down a bit. Other than that there is not much to the halflings though. Pretty lackluster over all definatly an unfinished faction. We will have to test more.
  3. 1 Dinosaur Knights of different types, not just human knights on an Allosaurus, 2 some goblins riding a pteranadon with a small bow and pouches of arrows, 3 some Dwarves riding an armored Triceratops with a Huge turreted crossbow, 4 Elves riding feathered velociraptors with lances forward and feathered cloaks and armbands, 5 A skeletal Tyrannosaurus ridden by a Lich in a high backed chair, 6. A brachiosaurus with a small wooden house and a bunch of hobbits with slings on it and a small staircase on its tail, 7. Orcs with axes standing on some small platforms balanced with ropes on both sides of a Stegosauriod with some reins leading to each side and the head and neck protected with an orcish helmet, 8. A Lizard man with small attack raptors attached to leashes, 9. Giants riding Dinosaurs like they were horses 10. Mermen buckled to a Mosasaur with some armored plates at various points of its body, 11. Horned Monster men on a small stake fort built on the back of an anklyosauriod 12. Kobolds Riding a Pachycephalosaurus armed with hooks, and hammers to follow up on its ramming attacks. 13. Mounted figures of all types, Humans on Horses, and camels 14. Elves on big cats, 15. Dwarves on Bears and Mountian goats, 16. Halflings on Warthogs and Dogs, 17. A fairy riding a cat maybe, 18. More people riding Giant figs like kyra and Lavarath, like Hrolfgad Loftsaddle the Dwarf Griffon rider, 19. Following the success of the awesome Giantesses More Awesome Fighting Females that actually look like they can take the fight to their opponents, and of all races Dwarven women that look badass without cleavage windows, elven women that have huge shields, and swords about to carve some holes into something huge, Ogre women in heavy armor and a Hammer the size of a volkswagon. Fighting females. Not posing pretties. 20. Eagle riders maybe in an attack pose with talons outstretched and a lance with the rider, 21. a NotSandworm rider 22. Wyvern riders, 23. People riding Giant insects like beetles and Bee's 24. A Giant Tarantula or Scorpion Battlewagon unit with several figs on it and maybe a catapult or Ballista Maybe even a Roman Scorpion ;) 25. Goblins in crazy little carts while wearing goggles 26. Orcs on Sabre toothed cats and Wargs 27. Valkyries on Winged Horses, 28. Dwarves, Goblins, Orcs and Elves in respective magic powered armor, Dwarves In metal plated walkers, goblins in unweildly wooden Seige Towers covered in spikes, Orcs in Dragon Scale Plated Bone armor, Elves in Evil Tree armor. 29. Mermen riding Dolphins with Harpoons out like lances, 30. Seige weapons of all typesPeople wearing Barbaric animal skins with the head as a hat to denote their tribes, Wolf Tribe, Bear Tribe, Anubis .. I mean Jackal Tribe, Eagle Tribe. 31. Raptor Riders 32. War Elephants 33. War Mammoths 34. People wearing Barbaric animal skins with the head as a hat to denote their tribes, Wolf Tribe, Bear Tribe, Anubis .. I mean Jackal Tribe, Eagle Tribe. 35. Rhino Riders 36. Giant Sea Horse riders 37. Unicorns and Pegasus 38. Mermaids and Selkies 39. Shark Riders 40. Various Gods of Ancient Pantheons Zeus, Hephaestus, Thor, Odin, Hel, Hulk (How did he slip in there?), Shiva, Brahma, Durga, Ganesh, Anubis, Set, Osirus, Thoth, Ra, Hou-Yi, Menshen, Guan-Yu, Sun-Wukong... Ok I need to stop. 41. Other cultures Dragons, Japanese, Chinese and, South American (Feathered Serpent) 42. Seige weapons of all types 43. Wing mods for figures. 44. Steam punk stuff!!!! 45. Adjustable saddles and figures to place on them as an easy add on for previous large figures. 46. Weapons on turrets mountable to large figures
  4. And who is this? Although I would have to say if anyone was a chump this week it is this guy.
  5. We need to try and have that huge fight in warlord. I will shoehorn Argent on to a giant base with mossbeard, you can use Rauthuros and Narglauth as maladorn. Maybe get the giant skeleton dragon as a giant skeleton and the zombie dragon as a bone horror. Make people stare at our outrageous game of enormous monsters.
  6. Actually I am liking Argent more than the Traditional Capstone type figure we had been thinking of getting during the kickstarter. Why you ask? Well 2 reasons. 1. I like big Dragons and have few. This will be the first time I get a big dragon that does not have 5 heads. This guy is a nice majestic posed huge dragon that could just look amazing. 2. He is not 60 Dollars. This is huge for me. 60 dollars is 4 or 5 other things in this great kickstarter and just about everything in it is pretty spectacular. So not having a $60 Capstone eating away at all the smaller but still awesome stuff is just fantastic for me. On another note. I like the Morloc cavemen guys but I think some Prehistoric Dwarves to go with the Prehistoric Elves would have been a little more interesting to me. But they still look good.
  7. I would just say I disagree about Po. He is a glass cannon and an interesting spell caster but even for a normal spell caster he is fragile, while the other two are Melee monsters at the height of toughness and with features that can protect them from damage even when they are targets. The other two are better warlords. Even to get the most out of His warlord ability you will need to have more fragile units in concert with him to use the poison function. I also do not like his lists too much, even the special reptus Affliction spell is just magic blowthrough but you have to roll against the often much higher MD value. He is not a bad unit, just not as devastating as the other two can be. Maybe if he had another list this would be different. There are only 19 pike units true, but there are 42 first strike units, and 6 quick strike units. This is 67 units out of 634. More than 10% of all units can kill these literally before they can do anything at all. This is actually a pretty common ability. Plus doing the calculations per DT Pike on soldier units costs 13.43 per track, First Strike 18.27, and Quick Strike is 11.75 for the 2 soldier units that have it. This is not as expensive as the Nagendra themselves are. I will take your word on that since I am completely unfamiliar with the running of the figure myself you are actually the first person that has stated its use to me. This does raise him slightly on the scale of warlords. Your average numbers for Mav includes the 34 Soldier Ranged units and the near universally pitiful MAV they have. If you use just the MAV from Melee units, the Actual MAV average is 4.12, Which is actually raised by 1 soldier unit with range, the icingstead spearmen. The average DV of all soldiers including dodge is still only 9.55 though which functionally means they are perfectly average on MAV. Their DV with Dodge runs from Average 10 to 12 for the Warriors which is average to above average that is nice but they are still around average cost but on a DT basis they are at twice the 14.74 pt average per damage track per figure, which with the figures from above means Pike, and QuickStrike units average up to less than average and First Strike is only a little above average this adds up to is on a per point basis the use you get out of these is below average, all the skill combinations even the ones that are from other figures, and Doctrines add up to average kind of numbers for a unit with below average long term utility. They are glass cannons. They are still useable. This does not mean they are particularly good. If you are using Po I would say you almost have to try and use some of these things just so his WL ability does not go to waste, but other then this one type of build they have to be among the least efficient units in Warlord. Even in the Bad unit game above even terrible goblins were killing them in job lots. Only the spike shell warriors were still playing the last 2 turns, due nearly entirely to their DR/1. Now I will say the AOE/2 Spitter Nagendra can be very effective. The others are something you hold back to try and get a charge on something with before dying messily.
  8. I have to agree as much first strike as was in that force makes it quite strong. I will have to say I was quite impressed with how fast the Yummies died. The Nalila's were crazy effective with their Rune Weapons turning into Mighty quite often. You have to love the Rune Weapon.
  9. I agree with Sirithiliel. I love this Kickstarter. Probably love it too much as there is a lot I want and very little money for it. But i did see several notes about how DoD was not the capstone. But for pledge dollars on an individual item it was? So I was confused at the end. I was also releived, a $60 item was would have been more than I can cover. But I will still spend a ton of money. That being said I think such unfulfilled promises are weird, and out of character . I take it as a mistake but I wonder about the last 3 days or so. There was a rapid pledge buildup but the kickstarter seemed to actually wind down with some 100k+ goals pushed out but seemed to be a coast to the finish. Much of this I wonder was the kickstarter crash, but still odd.
  10. This seems like it will be similar in price retail to the expansion they come from. I cannot forsee the large mammoth, shark, and snail being cheap and the 3 toads at 2.50 each are nothing to sneeze at when taking out of the price of the expansion. I myself keep hearing a carnival show announcement with a terrible megaphone "and now a HUGE Dwarf!!!. Let me introduce Steve the Terrible!!!" I laughed so hard at this reveal. I want more now.
  11. I don't know if I can agree wholly with you Shakandara. I want to like them but they seem to me to be intentionally weak to counterbalance many of the exceedingly capable units that make up a good portion of a reptus force. 1. To get the abilities you speak of you have to spend 128 pts and use a specific warlord that is inferior to the other two warlords by a good amount. And Use a specific Faction Doctrine. Which seems to be a very hard start to use a 1 track unit that does not even have the ability to hang around longer with tough, damage reduction, or displaced. 2.1 attack in return is still quite likely to kill them and there are a lot of units with pike and first strike that could kill these instantly without anything else special to add. In fact Reptus has a unit in the same price range that has first strike for about the same points and a pike unit that is less than half the points, the poison ability is also not useful against units with construct or undead SA's. 3. I am not sure Po gives the same ability of instant poison on defensive strikes. The ability mentions Attack, which I think removes it from defensive actions. This term I would think would mainly be used to let a unit use the ability with ranged attacks as well. 4. The rather average Mav of 4 on these units hurts their OSK ability and in many cases may require a trade of 1 Nagendra for 2 less expensive units to get an even trade on just points which reduces the above Rush attack scenario to a potentially losing trade. All is not lost though, the number of units that have provoke, bludgeon, and disable can make these a very good integral part of a force as long as you hold them back and protect them well. Nothing says lame like an archer killing one early in the game.
  12. I think I might as well to be honest
  13. So I like lost valley it seems to cover a lot of ground with, dinosaurs, cavemen, elf cavemen, dwarf? cavemen, mumak guy giants and more. This is very interesting. Wish there was a add on saddle to make it so there was a dino rider or two.
  14. Yes get it and maybe even do a quick rough paint job and give it to a kid in your family, maybe a friend or neighbors child. I think some of mine will be done like that. I just have no use for some of the core at all but kids love stuff like that as a little gift.
  15. Just did some quick math and I could get what I want from the core for $78 Yet still incorporates a large amount of junk I am not a fan of. This set was broken down a bit odd. Might just have to keep core anyway and give my daughter a bunch of junk to paint purple and pink. At least she will be crazy happy with everything.
  16. Ouch rough hour. 0 backers and -$193 can't have too many like that left. Hope it was the final lull before the avalanche.
  17. Shhh don't tell them i like them big!
  18. That is the best looking set of female Giants I have ever seen. Dynamic poses, clothing and armor that is actually appropriate, and effective. I am getting giants this Kickstarter after all. Hell I may just add another set in the pledge manager just for my daughter. Good job! I am stoked for how awesome these are
  19. I am very curious what is going to be in that final 48 hour blitz. I hope a lot of the things we have asked for.
  20. See I know they had updated figures as the goal in this Kickstarter but Narglauth is definitely an upgrade in every way upon the fire demon thing, taller, wider, broader, more detailed, menacing, muscular, and posed wayyy more dynamicly. I would say closer to rathauros there. Pretty much everything a godlike spirit of fire given over to destruction should look like. I guess I just thought more GM's were like me and had some badass bosses on the way to a crazy deadly god like encounter with something like Ma'al. Which funny enough was where a campaign I was running in MERP was heading before real life butted in.
  21. I entered my 4 keepers at the ESPN team info. I hope that is enough. If not let me know. Thanks guys
  22. Narglauth is similar to another Demon? Do you mean Rathauros? Also I don't know why you couldn't use a very well sculpted huge Demon in a game. Guess you just play against little demons? I completely agree about the ghouls though. Featureless humanoids has to be a rather niche market.
  23. So far I am a lock for: 1. Narglauth 2. Wraiths 3. Rocky (my wife and Daughter) 4. Dragon Turtle 5. Dance with Death Maybe: 1. Core I still only see about $50 to $60 of actual value to me here. 2. Dreadmere: Lots of variables here but I may just replace core set with this. 3. Darkreach this is unfinished so I could see this still being quite fun when done. 4. The Hut. My wife likes this and I think she could make it look pretty fantastic. 5. The Eagle. LotR fan and would love to make a scene with it, but this kickstarter is starting to get expensive. 6. The paints. The value is here, but I may have to bite the bullet on these and pass. Nope: 1. The hill giants. Neckbeards.... 2. Highrollers. Meh too expensive to use as toys. 3. The Tree. I may just try and sculpt one with my wife. It sounds fun. 4. The scenics. I really wish I played games that could use them they could be really cool. But I don't 5. Chronoscape. No one IT factor, but otherwise a very strong add, but again I don't forsee their use. But these are my opinions so not really a definitive end all be all review. YMMV
  24. Not even a little. Except maybe for my wallet.
  25. Well the Lord of the Rings theme continues with Great Eagles to add to the Wizards, Balrog, Tolkien Goblins, trolls, a couple of halflings, and of course the wraiths.