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Warlord and DHL

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I'm not sure I am tracking the company stratagy here at Reaper minis. There are 2 fantasy miniature lines going but only one is usable with the Warlord rules?

 

I understand that the DHL are more of a generic line but I don't understand why they are not all standardized to be used with the ruleset they publish. Seems like a waste of a marketing opportunity to me.

 

Why not incorporate DHL into Warlord? (aside from the handful they currently have)

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We already do incorporate the DHL line into Warlord - by allowing players to use any DHL mini to represent any Warlord mini (except the Warlords themselves).

Here is our Official Proxy rules: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=25000

 

Most of the DHL line are variations on a theme, so there would be no reason to make Warlord Datacards for every DHL mini (I can't begin to imagine how I would make 50+ unique datacards for an Orc Warrior :wacko: )

 

With ~400 unique data cards, I can't imagine you'll find too many DHL models that don't have a datacard that's already pretty darn close to what we would make it look like anyway. ::):

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The DHL line is older and is a more generic line which I personally use for role playing. I like that I can open the package, slap some paint on, and plop the results on the table without having to worry about a base. Also, I've been reluctant in teh past to buy a mini that is from a 'game' line of miniatures. I just don't think to look there as much as I think to look through a generic line of minis that I see as role playing figs. Just my opinion for what it's worth. I suppose different marketing strategies work for different groups of people.

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Reaper's liberal proxy rules make incorporating DHL into Warlord quite easy, for those who want to do so.

 

There are some other differences not already mentioned -

 

- Warlord figures come with a tab and plastic type standard base, while the DHL ones are usually intergral.

- The DHL ones are more often single piece models, while the Warlord ones are more often multi-piece models.

 

It's really no different than GW having seperate figure lines for Necromunda and 40k, or WFB and Mordheim.

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