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Gen_eV
26-01-2006, 13:35
Now, TWB's had a brilliant idea in the form of Forgeworld making Necromunda gangs in the same sort of fashion as they did the Elysians. Now, everyone in that thread seems pretty in favour of the idea, but I was wondering how many people would actually go for it. If we get a nice positive response on this, maybe one of the guys over at FW will pick up on it. We live in hope, after all

So, a poll has been born.
The "multiple gangs" option is more aimed at those amongst us who've always wanted an Escher-based IG army. You know who you are! If you're one of these mad individuals (myself included), I'm sure Forgeworld would be very happy to take your money if you wanted a big force. Myself, I'd want plenty of Cawdor to act as Inducted IG for a Witch Hunters force in 40K. That's already a mimnimum investment of twenty-five models, not to mention the guys I'd be hiding in all my =][= retinues.

Sai-Lauren
26-01-2006, 14:03
The "multiple gangs" option is more aimed at those amongst us who've always wanted an Escher-based IG army. You know who you are! If you're one of these mad individuals (myself included), I'm sure Forgeworld would be very happy to take your money if you wanted a big force.
[French Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail]I've already got one. It's very nice!
[/French Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail]

Not to say I wouldn't buy more (a 2nd company is currently under way ;)), plus I've also got an Orlock/Delaque/Van Saar guard army, and a Goliath LaTD army either in progress or planned.

So yes - Eschers, Orlocks, Delaques, Goliaths and Van Saars please. Not that I'd be upset if Cawdor, Redemptionists, Ratskins, new Spyrers, Arbites, Pit Slaves, Guilders and other underhive residents appeared at the same sort of time.:p

Ubik_Lives
27-01-2006, 04:17
I've been making a Tau Human Aux Army with the Spyre suits scattered around the place. If they decided to redo the Spyre Suits (especially fat man patriach) then I'd get them in a flash.

Arbedark
27-01-2006, 04:49
I find its easy enough to convert good Necromunda models from other ranges.

The Tau Firewarriors make very good malcadon spyrers with the right adjustments.

And IG catachans make good Orlocks with some GS and a bit of thought.

I wouldn't buy FW models, since I find it easy enough to convert good looking stuff from other GW plastics...

Forgotmytea
27-01-2006, 17:28
I find its easy enough to convert good Necromunda models from other ranges.

The Tau Firewarriors make very good malcadon spyrers with the right adjustments.

And IG catachans make good Orlocks with some GS and a bit of thought.

I wouldn't buy FW models, since I find it easy enough to convert good looking stuff from other GW plastics...

Ditto. Plus the current range is nice enough :). In general, what with driving lessons, uni coming up etc. I rarely buy anything from FW.

-Forgotmytea

ghost21
27-01-2006, 19:38
i can only hope that this does happen i realy would love a esher ig army (i would love them to be a rough rider biker babe type thing so im hoping for easaly converable ones

TWB
28-01-2006, 00:34
I've been making a Tau Human Aux Army with the Spyre suits scattered around the place. If they decided to redo the Spyre Suits (especially fat man patriach) then I'd get them in a flash.

OOh, I'd forgotten about Spyrers, Given that they are supposed to be Tau made and given how spanking FW's Tau stuff is, they could be very exciting. But the spyrer special characters are an abhorent mess and should be forgotten.

Needless to say, I'll be up for a whole load of my Girlies in a gang anda Guard army.

I fear that unless we get 100's of people signing up to the first 2 options FW will not be interested.

Haarken
28-01-2006, 01:04
Might I suggest moving this to a forum with more traffic, I imagine not everyone checks this forum and yet they might still be interested :)

Chem-Dog
28-01-2006, 03:30
The Day Cawdor Gangers are released by forgeworld is the day I'll receive my order for an entire IG company's worth. I'll even order Hellhounds and Heavy flamer Chimera turrets just to overstate the flameryness of them :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

Unless, of course, they want to make me some loverly Chem Dog models.

thunderwolf
28-01-2006, 03:54
I'd consider a gang, at least. I reckon I'll be graduated and minting it by the time FW get round to this, though, but if they look good and I can find opponents mark me down for some.

OT: the height of my exposure to Necro has been from leafing through the original books I got off Ebay, but I got the impression that the Spyrer suits were ancient; Tau, on the other hand, are not. How can they be responsible for them?

TWB
28-01-2006, 04:55
Depends on your intepretation of Ancient. The Tau have been around for a couple of thousand years by now.

The Hint is given in the Tau Codex (the first one) has a short list of translations of Tau words.
J'kaara = Mirror
Mal'caor = Spider
Or'es = Powerful
Y'eldi = Winged one
These words coincide with the name and nature of the Spyrer suits,
Jakara: Armed with a mirror sheild.
Malcadon: Equipped with web spinners, able to climb walls etc.
Orrus: Big crushing fists the most physically powerful spyrer rig.
Yeld: Has wings.

Arbedark
28-01-2006, 10:11
Depends on your intepretation of Ancient. The Tau have been around for a couple of thousand years by now.

The Hint is given in the Tau Codex (the first one) has a short list of translations of Tau words.
J'kaara = Mirror
Mal'caor = Spider
Or'es = Powerful
Y'eldi = Winged one
These words coincide with the name and nature of the Spyrer suits,
Jakara: Armed with a mirror sheild.
Malcadon: Equipped with web spinners, able to climb walls etc.
Orrus: Big crushing fists the most physically powerful spyrer rig.
Yeld: Has wings.



WOW! Hehe and here I've been, making my Malcadons out of Tau Fire warriors without even knowing there was a relationship!

Man thats like...freaky...like GW subliminally sifted the message into my brain as a 3 year old...and then have waited 15 years to come out with the tau, in an effort for one man, me, to realise their full potential, and convert 5 Malcadons out of them...

Ok, a bit OTT, but this has excited me quite a bit, since I had no idea of the relationship between Tau and Spyrers, as I don't own the Tau codex.

Now, Looks like I'll need to convert 5 of the other 3 from tau. I was originally going to use Eldar for the Yeld, Dark Eldar for the Jakara and maybe the SM termies for the Orrus, but I'll have to re-think now...

mostholycerebus
29-01-2006, 01:35
I find that scouring miniatures from other manufacturers makes for interesting gangs, that all have an individual feel.

GROFAZ
29-01-2006, 22:27
I dont and wouldnt buy from FW. At least not until they lowered their prices or got some better quality control. I have put togeather FW products for friends and so far I cant say as I'm overly impressed with either their prices or their quality.

devolutionary
29-01-2006, 22:41
Oh yes, another person bagging on FW. Sorry dude, it's nothing new. My Vindicator is a thing of great beauty, and the challenge to construct is a wonderful change from the simplistic kits becoming propular these days :p

If they made Cawdor and Delaque, I would be happy. If they made Muties and Rebel Grots, I'd be happier :D

Wintermute
30-01-2006, 00:02
Where is the option for: No I wouldn't buy a gang, but its a good idea?

Wintermute

Sai-Lauren
31-01-2006, 16:22
Where is the option for: No I wouldn't buy a gang, but its a good idea?

Wintermute
How about the "I may buy something similar" option?

The problem with the Tau/Spyrer link is that virtually all the suits are predominantly close combat, and the Tau don't really do close combat. I'd also kind of expect to see echoes of Tau tech in Spyrer suits and vice-versa, and they're not at this time.

IMO, it's more that someone made a spurious link between Spyrer suits being of unknown tech, more advanced than imperial standard, and the Tau battlesuits, and it's kind of stuck in place.

sigur
31-01-2006, 20:37
on topic: I don't think that FW necromunda gangs are necessary (note: I don't play Necromunda at the moment, so active players might see that different), BUT I would really like to see FW-made single miniatures like Headhunters, maybe gang leaders, merchants, hostages, etc.

Those could be used in 40k (mission objectives, for example) easier than Necromunda gangs and are generally very versatile.

Easy E
31-01-2006, 23:01
I would consider buying 1 set of each gang, plus a few assorted odds and ends for campaigns.

I also feel that a range of civilians and civilain vehicles/architecture for 40K/Necromunda would be good as well.

Grimshawl
01-02-2006, 15:35
I would consider buying a gang from forgeworld, after all their prices are begining to be comparable to GWs what with all the price raises and I have liked what I've seen them produce for 40k, knowing I'm only going to need 12 or so models instead of 40 or 50 for a 40k force would make it alot easier to justify a little more expense I think.

talos935
01-02-2006, 16:12
You missed the "If I can efford some" option

I do love FW stuff, but value for money is in the eyes of the beholder. Really nice and detailed characters are great, but FW can cost a bit much at times

Arbedark
01-02-2006, 16:29
Just thought. Maybe the poll should be a joint Necromunda and Gorkamorka thing?

That way we can see how much support there would be for the 40k Specialist games from FW rather than just Necromunda.

Since I know I'd prolly buy some FW GM stuff, but not the Necromunda stuff since I like converting 40k stuff to Necromunda.

Although Necromunda sprues would be a very nice FW addition. With all the spangly bits.

Tomothy
04-02-2006, 01:47
I would buy multiple gangs. I'd love to see them put out accessories as well, world related stuff not just weapons pouches etc. I might even buy a blood bowl team (or two)

Quin 242
06-02-2006, 23:02
I say hell with forgeworld making them of resin... I want new metals/plastics :)

Gen_eV
07-02-2006, 15:47
Ain't gonna happen, especially with the way Specialist Games are going.
The standard metal minis are good enough for GW. The effort:profit ratio is too low - they'll be concentrating resources on new minis for the big three, with only the occasional little SG bit from now on it looks like.

Now if there were enough people out there interested in paying 35 or so for a necromunda gang, and ForgeWorld realised it, I reckon the gangs could end up being a very successful line for them. They don't need so many sales in order to reach a profit, so the reduced number of specialist games collectors wouldn't be as much of an issue for them.

They need to realise though, and I doubt the idea will occur to them any time soon, seeing as they're going mad over IG and nids at the moment. Still, the day they release multi-pose Eschers is the day they make a LOT of money. Sure, I'm more interested in other gangs, but I know there are a LOT of Escher fans out there who'd buy an entire IG army-worth of minis.

Chem-Dog
07-02-2006, 19:47
When Forgeworld are releasing four to six hundred pound terrain sets it's hard to see where they are thinking about profitability margins at least 60% of their stuff is entirely invented, it's not even as if they are picking items that aren't supported by GW, Fine the chapter specific ornaments are cool, but a Land Raider Helios, Why on earth did that need to be made? Sabres a gigantic searchlight most of what forgeworld produces must have extremely limited appeal, I can't see what FW would loose from producing these kits, but there have been problems between the various branches of GW, so I'm sure it's not entirely FW's say.

talos935
08-02-2006, 16:00
It'll hit a point when GW will only make models when WD runs a campagin