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I didn't think we'd make it before I got up.. awesome! I think I'm going to have my grandkids paint the mouslings and make them into Xmas ornaments..

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Oh gosh, that minotaur lord is going to be (no pun intended) an absolute beast to paint. So many gorgeous tiny details. And buckles....

 

So many buckles...

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

Must be a Garrity or Klocke. Both seem fond of buckles.

It looks computer-generated to me. Do either of them do computer sculpting?

 

I don't know, but I've only ever seen that many buckles on their sculpts.

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So I asked my resident gaming expert* about the word "grognard."

 

He says so far as he knows it refers to very old-school tabletop wargamers, the ones long ago who played Napoleonic games and were offended that D&D introduced *fantasy* to wargaming.

 

So it does not seem quite appropriate to apply it to D&D afficionadoes. Nor does it strike me as an accurate description of people on this forum.

 

(I will confess, D&D has rarely been my main focus. I gave it up quickly upon reaching college when I discovered other, better written, less shambolic systems and other genres. For decades I played mostly homebrew systems as well as Runequest, Champions, Paranoia, Teenagers from Outer Space, etc., and was I will confess a little snobbish towards D&D. Then we took it up again when our children reached the age of reason because the rules were easy for them to grasp.)

 

Oh, and he pronounces it "gro-NYAH" too.

 

 

*My husband has been playing since D&D was a three pamphlet supplement to the Chainmail tabletop wargame.

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Hey Onyx... noticed a few mistakes

 

 

 

Oh thank goodness, another set of eyes. I made the changes you suggested. For most of them we were using Bryangles and a ruler to make a guess. It's one of the reasons that I am hoping people pick up on the "best guess" part of it.

 

I'm not sure what I was thinking with Mashaaf. Since she was the last one, and I ate food just after that, maybe I was thinking "foooooooood" at the time? Anyway, I moved her to huge+

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I'm not sure what I was thinking with Mashaaf. Since she was the last one, and I ate food just after that, maybe I was thinking "foooooooood" at the time? Anyway, I moved her to huge+

 

Hopefully she'll fit on a 120mm base. Kaladrax didn't. ::(:

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I'm not sure what I was thinking with Mashaaf. Since she was the last one, and I ate food just after that, maybe I was thinking "foooooooood" at the time? Anyway, I moved her to huge+

 

Hopefully she'll fit on a 120mm base. Kaladrax didn't. ::(:

 

 

Yeah, with some of the bigger ones I'm just popping them on the biggest base we have at the moment. And then there's stuff like the dragons, who fit on some of the bigger bases, but you might want even larger bases. Ugh, math, too early, thinking... it's time for some tea.

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I'm one of those who is glad the mouslings are not included as core. I only own two, and those both came from Reaper Con goodie bags. I don't hate the mouslings, and if anyone can make rodents cool it's Gene, but I generally don't have any interest in them. Now if I ran a game of Mouse Guard, I can totally see needing them.

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"So many buckles" he he he I laughed at that post.

 

I love the barbarians, just finished my Sword Maiden from Bombshell babes last night.

http://bombshell-miniatures.highwire.com/product/sword-maiden

 

I have no problem with the helmet on the male or the uncovered boob, which pales in comparison to the Wrath of Kings boobies (aka Wrath of Boobies!). Expansion 2 is ridiculous!

 

Imagine not checking forums and the Kickstarter page until noon tomorrow! It would be an interesting will power challenge, but watching the Reaper Kickstarters for me is more fun that actually getting the minis.

 

 

 

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Am I the only one who's buying the minis only for the pleasure of painting them?

 

I never used a mini for playing (my last trial with a board game was as a master of D&D).

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He says so far as he knows it refers to very old-school tabletop wargamers, the ones long ago who played Napoleonic games and were offended that D&D introduced *fantasy* to wargaming.

That is certainly the style, but keep in mind the word itself has been used in this context for decades. The D&D/fantasy RPG players who used to refer to Napoleonic wargamers as grognards now are the very old school gamers.

 

From my own experience, Ive never even come across any Napoleonic players to have heard them referred to... Every instance Ive heard somebody called a grognard, or call themselves a grognard, in the last 15 - 20 years has been somebody who is a RPG player or modern-style wargamer, most commonly D&D or Warhammer.

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I'm one of those who is glad the mouslings are not included as core. I only own two, and those both came from Reaper Con goodie bags. I don't hate the mouslings, and if anyone can make rodents cool it's Gene, but I generally don't have any interest in them. Now if I ran a game of Mouse Guard, I can totally see needing them.

Mouse Guard is great, but doesn't need minis. The combat is all cinematic (PRAISE JEEBUS!).

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Am I the only one who's buying the minis only for the pleasure of painting them?

 

I never used a mini for playing (my last trial with a board game was as a master of D&D).

 

Well I tend to buy minis with the pretense of playing games with them, but I game so infrequently that I'm really just painting them.

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