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  1. Yes, it was specifically addressing prepainted miniatures. Bones has certainly been able to do this with unpainted miniatures, to the point that WizKids copied the format.
  2. I would strongly suspect it has been discontinued. Given the lack of news regarding LE, the success of the unpainted Bones line and the number of competitors in the pre-painted market (abet most of them produced by the same manufacturer), it does not seem like a good market to get into. Further evidence might be WizKids move into unpainted miniatures with a D&D line, a Pathfinder line and their own generic fantasy miniatures and terrain. The LE line never really seemed to take off; it had something of a wide range of minis over a short time, but lacked depth (only single models of most mo
  3. http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/Road_signs_warn_of_zombies Is there something we should know about this? Maybe it explains any delays with Reich of the Dead....
  4. Oddly enough, I like much of the "fluff" of 4E...the new pantheon, the elemental chaos, the Shadowfell, the whole "points of light" thing. I like this all as a backdrop for a good game. I don't care for the "crunch" though. It's too different from what I've played for so many years as D&D; it's too Anime" with all the cutesy names for powers, too war gamey with all the "slide one square", etc. I don't care much for the idea of "daily, encounter and at-will" powers, or of making everything have them. I do like the greater flexibility in creating NPCs and monsters (the reduced stat block
  5. The gold dragon sculpt look svery much like an old McEwan miniatures dragon sculpt from the late 70's. I have two from way back in the day. They were the best looking dragon sculpt around in those days, at least our group felt so. I wonder if Heritage bought the rights to them from McEwan? When I got back into the hobby in the late 90's I tried to find more of them, but McEwan had been out of business for a long time by then. Regardless, that's a very nice find. And I must side with those who urge you to rip it open and put it together!
  6. Really, the D&D movement is just based on inches. A move rat eof 6 suares is just 6". You can easily just use a ruler and it works fine. We often do it that way in outdoor encounters, where we use large felt mats as a base (I have a green one for grass or woods, and a light blue one for stone, ice, water, etc). I then add different terrain effects to the felt (trees, towers, buildings, hills, etc). The original Reaper game (pre-Warlord) has details for all of the continent of Adon (sp?). I believe it is called Dark Heaven Legends, but I could be wrong. I have a copy, but just actually
  7. The one area DDM still has on Reaper is on size. Due to WotC strategy, they can make the large monsters really large (heck, size creep is taking over that whole line, actually, even standard minis are now 30mm+, rather than 28mm). While size isn't everything, it does add an impressive touch. The DDM ogres dwarf the Reaper ogre; I actually used my Reaper ogre as a leader for the DDM half-ogres, and it was still a bit smaller than those. I don't think Reaper is going to be able to match the DDM size wise, but they can beat them in sculpt & paint. That will likely have to be their niche
  8. Well, the PPM aren't intended to replace the metal for true believers. They're intended for the person who either doesn't want to or think they can paint, or who don't have the time; or those who want to spend the time painting a few special minis, and then buying these to fill out the ranks of minions and monsters. In this, I think they succeed. While I don't think the orcs are great looking, they're fine to throw out on the table for an encounter (literally, throw 'em out there, won't hurt 'em). The minotaur is clearly the best of the first batch (I own them all except the skeletons, I j
  9. This is a good example, and perhaps Reaper did choose well in making skeletons a first choice. As a long time (since Harbinger) DDM collector with nearly 400 of the things, I have way too many skeletons to consider buying more from Reaper. But I checked my favorite eBay site (Auggie's) and found he had no skeletons for sale in "Large Lots", where you can get 10 of a given mini for prices from $.15 to $.50 each (and he has a flat shipping rate of $3.50, regardless of how many or what type of mini you buy). In fact, the only skeleton I found he had was a burning skeleton for $1.39 each. He does
  10. You missed the "Go to the buy-it now site on eBay that sells common DDMs like skeletons for 10 for $3.00, buy 20, pay $3.50 shipping and get 20 for under $10". Yes, this is entirely possible, and not really difficult. I do it myself all the time. That's why I can't see myself buying things from the LE line like orcs and skeltons (maybe orcs for variety). I will buy stuff like ogres, minoturs, etc. though and would love to see them make townsfolk & some others that DDM doesn't make.
  11. Not to interrupt this seemingly endless and vital debate over PPM vs. metal, but http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=26918 has pix of the first Reaper PPM, in a showcase (not great shot but pretty clear). I think someof them look really amazing (they are masters, not production paints, though). I think, at least in these pix, it is very hard to tell the difference between these and metal Reapers. Some look nearly identical. Of ocurse, it isn't the same as having themin hand, but they make me excited. I can't wait to get my hands on some.
  12. SO, it is the week of ReaperCon....we want pix!! we want pix!! Please!
  13. ???? Reading? Math?? I thought this was supposed to be a hobby....
  14. "Drawing on Reaper's vast experience in miniatures and a catalog of 1000's of metal models to design Legendary Encounters™, Legendary Encounters™will quickly become the most popular prepainted plastic miniatures line on the market." Reaper's first statement on the LE line. This has been taken to mean there is the possibility the sculpts will be the same, although there have also been various takes on if you can use the same molds for plastic & metal (generally, most seem to believe the answer is "No"). To date, I don't believe Reaper has made an exact announcement, but given that the na
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