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ironregime

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  1. I hit the Like button on a buch of earlier comments, but I just want to give a +1 here to some of the recent ideas in this thread that I whole-heartedly endorse: Sets of various historical/cultural troops in multiple poses... Conquistadores, Meso-Americans, Inuit hunters, Japanese spearmen/ashigaru, Colonial British troops, etc. Loads of Terrain that is not Fantasy Specific, market stalls and wares, campsite, tents, cooking spit, wagon, scatter terrain for modern/steampunk/scifi Outdoor decor for themed settings such as Forests, Ruins, Jungle, Snow, Egyptian, Gothic buildings, Tower, Lighthouse city buildings, village cottages and ruined versions of them
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm pleased that Reaper continues to offer such an affordable entry-point every couple of years. Bones 5 is a no-brainer for D&D players who don't have very many miniatures,. Me? I'm not in that demographic. Like Piata and others, I simply don't need more D&D monsters and adventurers. I've been collecting for decades and already have 20 of everything. (Cyclops? I've got a bucketful. Centaurs? I can field an army. Elementals? Uncounted heaps. Harpies? The place is lousy with 'em.) So I'm really just here to pick and choose among things that are harder to find, particularly non-fantasy stuff.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    You know, if they offered a couple sprues of modern/sci-fi weapons, then I wouldn't mind all those fantasy figs littering the current KS so much, as I could simply mod them into sci-fi aliens and post-apocalypse mutants...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    My observations have been that fantasy roleplayers are the dominant audience in Reaper's kickstarters, by a wide margin, followed in distant second by non-gamers (collectors, painters). Wargamers and non-fantasy roleplayers appear to be a tiny fraction.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'm right there with you. I like the fact that they often break out the Core set, so I could theoretically create a unit by ordering multiples of just one or two sculpts. However, I don't believe they break out the figures in the $50 expansions, so it would be more difficult or expensive to create units from those.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Do tell! I'm always interested in good terrain options...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Or Otto Rahn...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Oh yeah! And there was a ruined temple in Bones 4, too, right? Sadly I had dropped out of Bones 4 early on, so I had no idea the Scenics set was even a thing until recently.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Good ideas! Also bedouin warriors, pack camels, tents, a couple obelisks and ruins, and some generic middle eastern buildings. Maybe toss in a squad of Afrika Korps soldiers and a German command car for good measure.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Regarding price comparisons of sailing ships, I have a feeling the final price Reaper sets will have more to do with economy of scale than amount of plastic. I have no idea how many ships WizKids produced in their production run, but if Reaper's production run exceeds that number by some multiple, the cost per ship goes way down. And Reaper has the advantage of having the immediate attention of 15,000 customers who will all be placing their orders in a short window of time.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I respectfully disagree. The barge was far too specific to generate mass appeal. A "generic" sailing ship, on the other hand, would have much broader utiilty for roleplayers, wargamers, diorama modellers, etc. Furthermore, the requirement for multiple molds can actually work in their favor, since they can design the ship to be modular, e.g. remove the center section for a small ship, for example. Dragons Don't Share was a perfect example of a multiple mold set that allowed for modular construction. My only real worry is that they make sure to use the type of bonesium that is rigid/non-warping.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I'd just paint a black "doorway" on the part of the wall that is normally hidden by the statue's wall segment.
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Rather than wishing for this or that figure, what I'd REALLY wish is that Reaper's kickstarter was organized in such a way that all the roleplayers could still get the usual wide variety of stuff, but us army-builders could buy "Wargamer Bundles" that simply included multiples of selected figures from the other sets, without all the kooky monsters and such. Examples: SHOGUNATE BUNDLE: 12 Japanese spearmen (6 each in 2 poses), 2 ashigaru gunners, 3 assorted ronin, 2 samurai on foot, 2 mounted samurai, 1 daimyo, 1 ninja, 6 unarmed peasants (pack bearer, scribe, priest/monk, farmer, geisha, and fisherman), bamboo bridge with lanterns CASTLE SEIGE BUNDLE: 12 assorted siege operators, 1 ballista, 1 catapult, 1 trebuchet, 4 pack horses, supply wagon, barrel of ballista bolts, pile of catapult stones, 1 commander, 1 spy CASTLE DEFENDERS BUNDLE: 12 archers (6 each in 2 poses), 12 soldiers (6 each in 2 poses), 3 mounted knights, 1 lord, 6 unarmed servants (stablehand, scullery maid, lady in waiting, cook, chaplain, and herald), gatehouse with drawbridge, 2 castle walls (with removable section that you flip over to become rubble pile) PHALANX BUNDLE: 12 Greek hoplites (6 each in 2 poses), 6 skirmishers with missile weapons, 3 companion cavalry, 3 heroes/leaders, 1 king, 4 unarmed citizens (orator, oracle, philosopher, and priestess), Greek temple with statues
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    ...along with living, human Asian-themed peasants, nobles, spearmen/guards, geisha...
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    Reaper Bones 5 : Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I realize I'm in the minority here, but is anyone else getting tired of fantasy? I'm looking forward to the rumoured Greek expansion, but I have a feeling it'll mostly be D&D monsters. I guess that's where the money is? Meanwhile, there's a whole world of historical time periods and cultures I'd rather see. Aztec warriors, priests, kings, jungle rope-bridge Native American villagers, hunters, chiefs, teepees Late Renaissance mercenaries, fops, courtiers, baggage train African tribesmen, chief, clay huts and walls Ancient Chinese soldiers, villagers, merchant, emperor, litter/palanquin Pacific Islanders, palm-frond huts, divers, canoes, whale Ancient Egyptian soldiers, workers, pharoah, queen, nile barge, cat, obelisk Inuit hunters, sod-and-whalebone huts, igloos, polar bears Roman citizens, senators, servants, gladiators, Caesar Roman fort, footmen, cavalry, centurion, chariots Wild-haired celts, half-clothed picts, germanic tribes Age of Discovery sailors, conquistadors, arquebusers, pack animals Ancient Greek hoplites, citizens, scholars, statues, free-standing columns Anyone? No? Am I the only one who already has too many dragons and "adventurers"?
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