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#1 Fri, Dec4 2015 4:03am

Gavin
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Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Been playing a bit of Dungeons and Dragons over the last few years.

Got a bunch of Reaper figures to play D+D with. I also got some D+D prepaints. Then Reaper brought out their Bones range, so I got some of those. I ended up storing the old Reapers away somewhere for...oh some future reason which hasn't occured to me yet.

So, I have this collection of what I have designated "D+D figures" - The PA fantasy range, along with various cast figures, Reaper bones, Wizards of the Coast miniatures, Pathfinder miniatures and so on.

Only...what gets all the use? The various plastic "bouncy" figures such as Reaper bones et al. The old Prince August figures are lovely, but they don't really have that indestructable, disposable oh-hell-it-got-tossed-across-the-room  toughness of the Bones and the various prepaints. And I wonder...you think PA should actually just license their sculpts to someone who would recast the figures in something more modern?

I would totally buy the old PA range, redone in some other substance. Keep the old figures as collectors items; have the new ones as something to play with in D+D or Pathfinder.

But again, my general sense of weirdness that Prince August is not at the forefront of the contemporary miniature market goes on.

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#2 Fri, Dec4 2015 6:24am

Milo
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

PA business being also around selling tools for home casting, I doubt they would licence their sculpt to someone using more modern techniques. But I maybe wrong. It's worth to ask the company if such thing is possible.
By the way, Phaeton is something near to PA CH recasts, but not plastic, which may explain this range had no success with gamers..


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#3 Sun, Dec13 2015 4:38pm

Axel
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

I prefer metal where I can get them, and the metal Reapers are several degrees above their Bone variant in casting quality. I admit, however, that letting one drop will do more harm to the metal, but I try to avoid that in either case.
Whenever I intend to paint a mini, I rather get myself the metal version.

For hosts and hordes plastic is the new way, and you can create tons of variants with most modern kits. For characters, the CH available range is limited. I try to get my hands on the variants when I can, though I do not go so far to hunt them down like I did with some Mithrils.

As we are here, I just compiled the list. The CH part is in the Database, but the Fantasy army line is not. Perhaps someone can help me to fill the gaps:

OR    1    Orc attacking
OR    2    ?
OR    3    ?
OR    4    ?
OR    5    Orc with Scimitar and Shield
OR    6    ?
OR    7    Armoured Orc
OR    8    Orc with Standard
OR    9    ?
OR    10    Orc charging with Hammer
OR    11    ?
OR    12    ?
OR    13    Orc with Glaive
OR    14    Orc
GB    1    ?
GB    2    Goblin with stoneaxe
GB    3    ?
GB    4    ?
GB    5    ?
GB    6    Goblin Chieftain
HG    1    Hobgoblin
HG    2    Hobgoblin
MS    1    Minotaur
MS    2    ?
MS    3    Leprechaun
MS    4    ?
MS    5    Ogre
VL    1    Inkeeper
VL    2    Village Sage
VL    3    Juggler
VL     4    Blacksmith
BA    1    Viking Warrior
BA    2    ?
BA    3    Viking Warrior with Spear
BA    4    ?
BA    5    Female Warrior
UN    1    Vampire
UN    2    ?
UN    3    ?
UN    4    Sekelton Chamipn
UN    4    Liche
UN    5    Skeleton Standard
UN    6    ?
UN    7    3 Undead Zombies
FG        Knight with axe on barded horse
LC    4    Female Fighter
AN    1    Standing Bear
TR    1    Troll
DW    1    ?
DW    2    ?
DW    3    ?
DW    4    ?
DW    5    ?
DW    6    ?
DW    7    Armoured Dwarve with Axe
DW    8    Armoured Dwarve with 2handed Axe
DW    9    Dwarf Axeman
GL    1    Gnoll
GT    1    ?
GT    2    Giant
TS    1    ?
TS    2    Treasure Chests
RP     1    Reptileman
DE1     1    Fire Demon
DE2     2    Fire Elemental
DE3     3    Air Elemental
DE4     4    Nightmare

Included is the highest number known (to me) to exist and the description given in the old catalogs, the website or from the actual mini by me.

Last edited by Axel (Sun, Dec13 2015 4:39pm)

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#4 Sun, Dec13 2015 6:37pm

Milo
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Well Master Axel, I made some research few years ago and found almost everything known as PA cast miniatures.
So I am sure I can help. roll
I updated most of PA range here: http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lost … nce_August

I also managed to put my hands on every existing PA catalog + a 1985 price list which explains the RM mention. I will add details about it later.

Then, I have many spare PA miniatures. If needed just ask me for my trade list is alive (some + and many - every week).wink

Last edited by Milo (Sun, Feb7 2016 11:08am)


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#5 Sat, Feb6 2016 11:13am

Axel
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Thanks. I will check this :-)

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#6 Sat, Feb6 2016 12:20pm

Turambar
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Ah, concerning to this topic I can privide this picture . . . Seems to be: fantasy armies 620-Mailed High Elves.
(some people out there could recognize this figure . . . )

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#7 Sat, Feb6 2016 5:21pm

ddaines
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Turambar wrote:

Ah, concerning to this topic I can privide this picture . . . Seems to be: fantasy armies 620-Mailed High Elves.
(some people out there could recognize this figure . . . )

Click to close

Yes, purchased the moulds, then waited for the 'bad' guys, and waited, and waited!!!!! yikes

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#8 Thu, Jul21 2016 1:15pm

Gavin
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Re: Daft weird dream/idea - PA Fantasy figures

Those "mailed high elves" look very much like the designs of the Elves of Gondolin from the Tengwar magazine.

And I too was awaiting the 32mm Orcs mentioned (and was there some discussion of Dwarves and heroes too?)

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