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I don't remember getting any skeletal dogs on my skeleton sprues. I'm gonna have to go double check...

 

And 3 Ups? Wha?

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I've got a few skeletal dogs from the Kings of War skeleton sprues I bought as an add on to Dungeon Saga.

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7 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

They are.

 

And the 3 Ups are (or were) on the site as well. (Giant rats the size of bears?)

 

The Auld Grump

I remember at the time they came out there was a lot of debate on whether they were skeletons of large dogs or giant rats. 

2 hours ago, Unruly said:

I don't remember getting any skeletal dogs on my skeleton sprues. I'm gonna have to go double check...

 

And 3 Ups? Wha?

3-ups were part of the production method Mantic was using, where the mini is sculpted at 3 times its normal size and then reduced in scale for the master sculpts to make the molds.

 

Due to incessant whining popular demand from some of their fans :ph34r:, Mantic decided to do a limited collectors series of 75 per sculpt of some of their 3 ups. This was back in their early years.

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This is just a small sample of the dozen or so that I have. They did a couple of elves, dwarves, several undead, an orc, and the dwarves throwing dog and undead dog/giant rat thingy.

After a lull of several years, Mantic recently offered a sci-fi soldier 3-up and a modern zombie 3-up.

 

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The skeletal dog/rat is on one of the Undead Skeleton troop sprues.

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We played the Capture the Giant scenario last night... Megan's Butcher Fleshripper (large command character) got killed by an incidental swipe by the Giant.... :blink: Killed as in taken out of the campaign, not just out of the battle.

 

This was our first game that is supposed to count for the League....

 

Megan's view was that it was better to lose the Fleshripper now, rather than later, when it would lose the XP.

 

So, next time I fight Megan's Night Stalkers in Kings of War, I will have a free giant for my Goody-Two-Shoes Undead.(Look boys! There's a kitten stuck in a tree! Go rescue it!) ::P:

 

Incidentally - the Mantic Giant placed next to the Bones Undead Giant... looks to be similar sizes.

 

The Auld Grump - the nastiest thing in her warband was easily the Scarecrows - the Mob rule makes a big difference. Sadly, that was the only thing running in her favor, last battle - her dice decided that they hated her last night. Who knew that d8s could be so cranky?

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By the way - the Night Stalker Phantom mini looks fantastic, when painted up.

 

A wraith, with skulls floating around, peeking out of its robes.

 

Thinking about the battle - I think Megan should have spent more of her Power, and getting the most out of her warband's special abilities. She was relying too much on the dice.

 

I was able to use Surge to keep her good models busy, and my necromancer weakened her Fleshripper at just the wrong time. (I wasn't thinking about the Giant - I was planning on swarming her with zombies. Instead... *SPLAT!* ) I kind of picture what happens in Skyrim when a giant kills something with its club....

 

I used up about half a cubic inch of green stuff on the giant, but am really happy with the way it looks - and need to get more green stuff.

 

I have been wanting to put in an order to Green Stuff World, anyway.

 

The Auld Grump

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We decided not to count my (and the giant) crushing Megan's warband as our first game for the League - she needs a few more games.

 

She just plain forgot about the Power Dice - until I used my own, and her Fleshripper had become a smear on the ground. (Capture the Giant is not an easy scenario - my tactic was going to be taking out most of Megan's warband, and focusing on the giant with ranged weapons only after her warband had been wittled down. I was going to Surge my zombies into her Fleshripper the next round, but the giant beat me to it.)

 

It feels like Night Stalkers and Undead should play in a similar fashion - careful use and support of your Grunts is the key.

 

Also... Blaine the Mercenary is 62 points?! I think he may be the most pricey character in the game....

 

Setting up the table for a few more games....

 

The Auld Grump

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Well, he sorta is the Predator, so unless they add in Jesse Ventura and Arnie, it makes sense.

 

Though I think a "Kill the Predator" type scenario would be cool.

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We managed to get in three games - and the last one, Megan managed to winkle out a victory, getting to the dead spy long before I was in the area. (I Surged my troops - but to engage hers, rather than achieve the objective. ::): )

 

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In Capture the Giant I was defeated by my own brain fart.

 

Grump had been spending power every turn, and somehow it never crossed my cranium that I needed to do the same.

 

Curse of Ages on my Butcher took all the wind out his sails, just in time to catch a club to the face,

 

I need to get another Butcher for my commander, I want to make it a her, with a pair of saggies.

 

Won't work on Grump, but I would bet that Dunc and Jon would avoid the model like the PLAGUE!

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7 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Won't work on Grump, but I would bet that Dunc and Jon would avoid the model like the PLAGUE!

Some may also wind up focusing fire on such a mini with that kind of reaction.... 

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18 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

In Capture the Giant I was defeated by my own brain fart.

 

Grump had been spending power every turn, and somehow it never crossed my cranium that I needed to do the same.

 

Curse of Ages on my Butcher took all the wind out his sails, just in time to catch a club to the face,

 

I need to get another Butcher for my commander, I want to make it a her, with a pair of saggies.

 

Won't work on Grump, but I would bet that Dunc and Jon would avoid the model like the PLAGUE!

Look at Dreadmere, my dear....

 

The Auld Grump - or the Gug in Bones III, which we already have....

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