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$190 EB for two prepainted starter sets, the minimum you need to play. At 1.1M each set will have five additional miniatures.

 

Let's just say I've asked Reaper to add a prepainted Barbarian on the LE request thread...!

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The prices are a little puzzling. Some look like great deals, like five medium minis or three mounted minis for $35, or an oliphant for $25. But then the individual man sized minis are also $25, which seems way out of proportion.

 

I doubt I'll back this, but I hope it does well in any case. It would be nice to eventually pick up a few of the large creature add ons.

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I may be missing it but as far as I can see there's no 'EU Friendly' sticker.

A potential extra $50 in customs & fees.

So thanks but, no thanks...

 

Edit: it sure lacks the Oompfh of other mini projects that gather 2,000 backers and $1M in the first 3 minutes :)

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Just thinking....for the same price I can get a bunch of Raging Heroes stuff.  Hmmm....  Or even more Mierce!  I'll wait a few days and see how things are going.  But only about 150 backers in 2 hours does not make me confident that this is really going to take off.

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The prices are a little puzzling. Some look like great deals, like five medium minis or three mounted minis for $35, or an oliphant for $25. But then the individual man sized minis are also $25, which seems way out of proportion.

 

I doubt I'll back this, but I hope it does well in any case. It would be nice to eventually pick up a few of the large creature add ons.

Maybe the heroes come with cards and tokens. Outside of that I can't see a reason for that price.

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Starts during GenCon ... free miniatures for backing at the booth? That's something I'm not very enthusiastic about.

And: pre-painted minis? Sorry, I can deface my miniatures myself ... bit of a pity, the miniatures look nice.

There's unpainted pledge levels available to, it's kind of mixed in there.

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So...almost 5 hours now and not even 20% toward funding.  And one of the few comments pointed out that for $190 2 set pledge, at $1,175,000 that will get you an additional 10 models.  But you can also spend another $365 for individual add-on models in that same range.  Not feeling it....

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I love Conan and they have some nice artwork and designs, but this campaign doesn't look like it's for me. The number of minis (and even more importantly, the number of unique sculpts) is quite low for the price they're asking I think, so it seems to be targeted towards people for whom the prepainted aspect is a great benefit. I guess one could argue that it's foremost a game they're selling, and not a collection of miniatures, but there doesn't seem to be that much information on the game mechanics etc either. Probably they're planning on dumping some more info later on in the campaign, but right now I can't really see anything that says that this would be a great game to play.

 

The people behind the campaign are veterans, but the feeling I'm getting is that they are just not miniature gamers but have looked at the CMoN campaigns and decided to strike at the prepainted angle. I dunno, they're marketing it as "mass combat" which to me sounds like quite a few minis should be involved, but in my eyes this just clashes with the monopose miniatures. I mean, the Bossonian Archer is an OK mini (if a bit static), but I don't think a whole unit of that sculpt would look all that exciting. Likewise, the Poitainian Knight on the rearing horse is a cool design, but a whole unit of that miniature? Sure, if this would reach millions of dollars there will be a bit more sculpt diversity, but if not I mean.

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As a pre-painted enthusiast this is up my alley, but I'm going to pass for various reasons.  

 

Cost being one of them, variety being another, low cash flow being the main reason.  I think if I had the cash, I'd be on it though.  

 

There's a lot of wonki-ness, like getting 3 cavalry for almost the same price as a single Conan the King alternate is weird.

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