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So, one of the characters in my AD&D game is a halfling fighter who has acquired a riding dog. While the character's mini is relatively easy (I'm using Bailey Silverbell, because close enough - armored halflings are hard to find, female ones worse, and specifically banded mail?), I've strangely been having trouble finding a mounted halfling, let alone a dog big enough to be a riding dog. (There's one 25-28mm halfling mounted on a dog that I can find, one of the Wizard's pre-paints).

 

So I'm looking for a decent-sized dog, although preferably not a mastiff (that's not a show-stopper) that's big enough to represent a decent mount relative to Bailey. I've looked at Garr and the guard dogs pack from Reaper, and Garr might work, but is a bit noble, and the guard dogs are too aggressive (the dog has so far been a bit of a lovable goof - more like the big dog from Kiki's Delivery Service, actually, than a Ferocious Attack Dog).

 

So, obviously, there's always leeway in trying to find the right figure for a character, and concessions are nearly always made. But anyone have any other options that might be doable, for a large dog - or know of someone actually producing mounted halflings that might work?

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The Stonehaven Gnome kickstarter had an armoured dog for their gnomes to ride. It should be available after the backers orders have been fulfilled.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087444096/gnomish-adventurers-box-set/posts

 

Olde world Miniatures kickstarter(15 hours left) also has a dog/wolf mount that's available to pledge for seperately.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1095811188/olde-world-miniatures-kickstarter

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Sounds a bit silly but dnd 4e tokens have cool pics and u just stand the mini on top of it to show that she's mounted

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Roderic Ambermead is a mounted halfling fighter that you could put on a dog.

 

He has the unfortunate... not exactly problem... of being a dude, while the character in question (especially given the figure we're using) is definitely a halfling of the female, if not feminine, persuastion... :;):

 

The Stonehaven Gnome kickstarter had an armoured dog for their gnomes to ride. It should be available after the backers orders have been fulfilled.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087444096/gnomish-adventurers-box-set/posts

 

Olde world Miniatures kickstarter(15 hours left) also has a dog/wolf mount that's available to pledge for seperately.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1095811188/olde-world-miniatures-kickstarter

 

That actually looks pretty cool... and the Stonehaven folks are local? Huh. I guess that's a reason to support them. I hadn't realized that before, or I would've been more likely to support that kickstarter (which I didn't only because fundage).

 

Sounds a bit silly but dnd 4e tokens have cool pics and u just stand the mini on top of it to show that she's mounted

 

As the DM, I'm really trying to get away from using the 4e pogs in my game - especially now that I have such a wealth of Bonesium in my collection of 28mm stuff (when I was using mostly old Grendadier and Ral Parthas, it was hard as heck to get ahold of some minis, so...).

 

Thank's for the suggestions, and comments, all! I think I'm going to get ahold of the Stonehaven folks, see what I can do there. I might have some suggestions for their next Kickstarter too, since they seem to like the little folks... :wow:^_^

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Oh, for halflings, Oathsworn is doing some for his next kickstarter. I don't know if he'll be doing girls, but he has said they'll be more of the Tolkien vein. Whatever though, I don't care if they tend towards chubbiness, his stuff is so amazing I'll buy it no matter what! He's got a profile on these forums too, "Love" something, darn my tiredness...

 

Edit: Lovejoy. He's an amazing sculptor, and his KS was totally awesome. He got everything finished shipping a month before it planned on starting shipping. That's got to be some kind of record for kickstarter.

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