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TheSustainableCenter
15-08-2012, 20:02
Was wondering if anyone could point me towards some other models in the market that I could use form I.G. troopers. Links would be greatly appreciated!

Nurgling Chieftain
15-08-2012, 21:01
Here you go! (http://www.plastic-army-men.com/product_info.php?products_id=2427)

Fugazi
15-08-2012, 21:29
Here you go! (http://www.plastic-army-men.com/product_info.php?products_id=2427)

Ha, love it.

Some of the Dust Tactics stuff is good. The Wargames Factory Shock Troops are not great, but not awful. Mantic Games: Corporation army in the Warpath line. If you're looking for particular parts (heads, weapons, etc.) to switch out and make your IG more unique, then there are tons of options out there for those willing to google.

Gutlord Grom
15-08-2012, 21:40
Pig Iron make some rather sweet looking Kolony Militia and Heavy Troopers.

tiger g
15-08-2012, 21:50
Forgeworld

Gutlord Grom
15-08-2012, 22:13
Forgeworld

well, sorta. But I think he's trying to politely imply he doesn't want to pay two arms and a leg. Or at least sacrifice a smaller number of limbs.

tiger g
15-08-2012, 22:21
well, sorta. But I think he's trying to politely imply he doesn't want to pay two arms and a leg. Or at least sacrifice a smaller number of limbs.

I thought he wanted variants. Also depending where he lives (not listed in the OP) forgeworld might be cheaper for guard figures so not sure why you think IG figures from forgeworld are extra expensive. (they are for vehicles and planes).

Gutlord Grom
15-08-2012, 23:19
I thought he wanted variants. Also depending where he lives (not listed in the OP) forgeworld might be cheaper for guard figures so not sure why you think IG figures from forgeworld are extra expensive. (they are for vehicles and planes).

Well, a single squad of Krieg troopers is dramatically more expensive than a box of Cadians, at least in the U.S. I'm curious where'd you'd find them for cheaper, but nonetheless: the rule of thumb is that Forgeworld is going to be more expensive.

agurus1
15-08-2012, 23:22
Well, a single squad of Krieg troopers is dramatically more expensive than a box of Cadians, at least in the U.S. I'm curious where'd you'd find them for cheaper, but nonetheless: the rule of thumb is that Forgeworld is going to be more expensive.

probably cheaper in Australia :rolleyes:

Gutlord Grom
15-08-2012, 23:25
probably cheaper in Australia :rolleyes:

Ah, well there I go. Shutting up now.

tiger g
15-08-2012, 23:32
Canada also

chromedog
15-08-2012, 23:38
Defiance games UAMC marines (24 for under $30) multi-part and pose plastic 28mm human infantry.
They have "German" paratroops coming as well as "bugs" on the way.
http://www.defiancegames.com/

Pig Iron Productions.
eM-4 has plastic (troopers) which are cheap and showing their age on the sculpt (early 90s).

TheBearminator
15-08-2012, 23:58
Is this about Australian prices really true? Forgeworld krieg troops cheaper than Cadians? How's that possible?

agurus1
16-08-2012, 00:42
I was just guessing but I hear bad things about GW prices in Australia. Recently an Australian kid moved into our local area and he has horror stories about the prices of plastic kits over there. Something like a Rhino there is similarly priced to a Land Raider in the US or something crazy.

ehlijen
16-08-2012, 00:43
More or less all entertainment products in Australia are more expensive simply because companies chose to charge more. FW, not having an Australian arm, simply sells at UK prices online. Because the difference is more than just shipping and taxes, ordering online from the UK is cheaper than buying retail here. That's why GW stopped interregional online ordering from its webstores.

Supposedly higher minimum wages in Australia justify this somehow (I'm not an economist), but it seems to be a pretty bad case of economic globalisation hypocrisy to me.

For more details, check the 'GW pricing feedback' thread in GW General.

On topic:
DUST tactics does some neat miniatures, including some human battlesuits not too unlike the XV-15s for gu'ela themed armies. Their footsoldiers are preassembled though, so not very conversion friendly.
If non heroic scale is acceptable the Infinity and MERC ranges might have something to offer?

agurus1
16-08-2012, 00:48
infinity's scale would be closer to reality yes? like humans are smaller than space marines?

Chem-Dog
16-08-2012, 01:15
If price isn't too much of an issue and you're looking to build a really individual army, you could do worse than peruse Victoria Lamb (http://victoriaminiatures.highwire.com/)'s selection of conversion bits. I think, before shipping (and thus largely dependant on where you are), her metals comes in at about the same price as GW plastics.

And they're bloody lovely to look at.

chromedog
16-08-2012, 01:26
Whilst they are a more realistic scale (you could realistically fit one into SM armour.), yes, and they would be a better match for "regular humans" v catachans and SM, they aren't that much cheaper on a model by model basis (compared to GWs old metal blister prices). To make an army of them isn't practical (Infinity isn't about "armies" it's about small units and police actions/black bag jobs).

@Ehlijen: It's about higher minimum wage ($15 as opposed to US $6 or so?), higher rents for storefronts (if you want prime storefront, you have to pay for it) especially in the malls and there's a whole lot of other stuff going on, also. FW is mostly cheaper on a model by model basis (infantry and regular sized vehicles - especially if they contain a GW plastic kit).

dijit80
13-09-2012, 19:29
I'd be tempted to get some Perry Napoleonic Penisular British Infantry and swop the muskets for lasguns.

The_Klobb_Maniac
13-09-2012, 19:39
http://www.defiancegames.com/

That's really impressive actually. By comparison it's roughly 150% better deal than Cadians (at least at MSRP), possibly a bit more.

Erwos
13-09-2012, 20:13
I've been using WGF Shock Troops, as, IMHO, they are the most 40k-like of the alternatives discussed and have heavy weapon teams available. There are two problems I've encountered:
1. GW-sanctioned tournaments won't let you use them. They're more flexible than they used to be, but I wouldn't depend on their generosity.
2. Lasguns are iconic... and not always cheap to find as bitz. If you're a WYSIWYG player, or you are in a group of such players, buying lasgun arms may largely erode your cost savings.
3. Heavy weapons will also require some conversions.

OTOH, novelty is nice, I don't do tournaments, and people seem to like them.

radical ed
13-09-2012, 20:46
http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/tg2420-1.html

80 decent qaulity sculpts for 16 euros

lthough for some reason i cant see a buy now button. wierd, i bought these about a year ago. have a hunt around the website, it must be there.

these are a great scale, and look really good. very ww1-esque. and cheap


edit: http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/index_warzone.html

here ya go. 19.95 euros. bargain

steevn
13-09-2012, 20:53
Dystopian legions?

http://www.spartangames.co.uk/games/dystopian-legions

http://www.spartangames.co.uk/galleries/dystopian-legions-gallery

Looks great :)

Price unknown :(

magath
13-09-2012, 22:53
I'd be tempted to get some Perry Napoleonic Penisular British Infantry and swop the muskets for lasguns.

I tried this. The lasguns are far too big IMO, I would think you are better sticking to the muskets, cut the bayonnets off and count them as laslocks (think its a dan abnett thing, they're in the gaunts ghosts books) I think of them as laser versions of the hunting rifle from fallout 3.

Definitely do this though, its a platoon for 25 once you add in the bases. Comms link is your drummer, special weapons I struggled to know how to do, heavy weapons/rough riders can be represented by the corresponding perry boxes which are available. I am planning (eventually) to do a 5-600 guardsman army using these models, as it wont require me to have a kidney removed.

The_Klobb_Maniac
14-09-2012, 00:49
I've been using WGF Shock Troops, as, IMHO, they are the most 40k-like of the alternatives discussed and have heavy weapon teams available. There are two problems I've encountered:
1. GW-sanctioned tournaments won't let you use them. They're more flexible than they used to be, but I wouldn't depend on their generosity.
2. Lasguns are iconic... and not always cheap to find as bitz. If you're a WYSIWYG player, or you are in a group of such players, buying lasgun arms may largely erode your cost savings.
3. Heavy weapons will also require some conversions.

OTOH, novelty is nice, I don't do tournaments, and people seem to like them.

Autoguns were always allowed before. Given taht they have the same profile and that you're not exactly bending the rules (by doing counts as); there's no argument for WYSIWYG provided you model everything reasonably.

ctsteel
14-09-2012, 22:21
Depending on when you wanted them, check out the DreamForge Games eisenkern troops in their kickstarter (link in my sig)

FashaTheDog
15-09-2012, 02:22
Warmachine, specifically Khador's Winter Guard (http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/khador/units/-winter-guard-rifle-corps) can provide you with some pretty sweet Guard alternatives. Between the Winter Guard units, some solos, and caster like Irusk, Sorscha, and Zerkova, you could have a cool army and a massive Khador force, easily over 60 points of just Winter Guard and have plenty of spare models for a friend to do likewise. You could also find some neat models in Menoth, Cygnar, Mercs, and perhaps even Retribution. Cryx might provide some Mechanicus, but is pretty heavily an undead theme, with and without pirates. You might also be able to get some good Ogryns out of Legion or Trolls.