Post by justpassingby on Jul 11, 2019 11:02:30 GMT
My orcs are also based on EM4 minis. They come in bags of 50 miniatures at 7.70£. These are monopose and fantasy. But they cut easily with a knife and fuses very well with superglue. So I convert them. It takes a bit of time, but I like the crafting part of this hobby. I also like that in the end no two minis are alike.
These miniatures may not be for everyone. They are 25mm and will seem very small compared to the GW ones. However, I find that once the dice start rolling, I really don't care. Also we use them for family games, and our story is that these are teenage orcs, who have had it with being bullied around by the bigger ones, and have formed their own group: Mobs of angry teenagers. With guns. And they are orcs. That sound pretty scary to me.
- I don't know whether to worry about how fast the kids embraced that story as a just cause .
Most of these we have converted to fantasy, but I just started a Grimdark version. Not painted yet, and it was difficult to get the phone to focus, but I hope they are visible:
A Warlord. Ten orcs with pistols, one upgraded to heavy machine gun. A Truck and a Goblin Walker. The latter are mainly made from cardboard.
Ten orcs with carbines, one updated with a rocket attachment. Their truck is faintly visible behind them.
Out of the bag the minis look like this:
I don't know whether these qualify as "cool" miniatures. But at this price level there is a freedom to experiment: Arming ten orcs with pistols is kind of useless with 12" range (which I realized while making them), but the ten of them will have cost me 1.54£ and a day of work. Also the kids can always have a handful of miniatures to convert and paint all they want. To me that brings the fun back in to the hobby.
.......wow, thanks for the heads up. I want to do a Human Defense force house army just for GDF - I don't plan to ever play IG over in 40k...so that EM4 line looks really REALLY interesting. I am about to buy about a dozen of those 5 packs of troopers. :-D
Thinking again ... The five of them are armed with two rifles, two pistols, and the commander has a slightly larger pistol and a bowie knife. You are probably better off with the GCPS troopers from Mantic games / warpath. They are 19.95£ for 20 troopers, but then you get to use all of the minis.