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The Wanderer
15-11-2014, 23:51
I'm trying to decide how to run my PHIG, and don't really want to use the SA models. Torn between a Napoleonic style force, a modern force, a scifi up-armored force like the anvil industries stuff, or the Warzone minis. For ref, I need about 200 IG, including heavy weapons. Help me decide?

Althenian Armourlost
16-11-2014, 07:42
Look at the wargames factory stormtroopers. They are cheap, easy to paint, have higher-tech guns than IG, have heavy weapons teams and are compatible with every kind of head-swap imaginable.

Some of the arms are goofy, but on the whole they are fantastic models and if you buy them as a bundle, remarkably cheap.

SirBlackmane
16-11-2014, 08:03
The old Warzone minis were the same scale as Warhammer, but from what I understand the new ones are 30mm scale. I haven't seen any of them side by side a GW model, but I'd be careful of getting am army where the guardsmen are potentially beefier than the Marines.

However, if someone can reassure me that it's the same scale I'd probably pick up a few of the new Warzone models myself.

Still Standing
17-11-2014, 09:48
I'll be using my Vostroyans. Oh the irony.

Barbarossa
17-11-2014, 12:42
I'll be using my Vostroyans. Oh the irony.

I want a "Like" button for this.

AndrewGPaul
17-11-2014, 12:49
The Solar Auxilia aren't the sum total of the Imperial Army; they're the "best of the rest" - the elites of the non-augmented human military forces, so don't feel you need to follow their organisation and doctrines if you don't want to.

For me, it's the weapons and items of kit that make Imperial Guard look like Imperial Guard. For example, take the six regiments available in 2nd edition - Catachans, Cadians, Valhallans, Tallarns, Mordians and Praetorians. They all had wildly different uniforms (and were sculpted by a couple of different sculptors with different styles). However, it was the common equipment that tied them together, especially the lasgun. The same is true for the 3rd edition regiments, the plastic Catachans and Cadians, the Steel legion, Tanith, Vostroyans and the Last Chancers, which demonstrates the same thing in a single unit.

With the lasgun, it basically boils down to the muzzle shroud at the tip of the barrel; Forge World show that you can vary the rest of the gun and that bit still shouts "lasgun". Get a supply of those to add to whatever you choose and you're halfway there. :)

Prince August in Ireland still sell the original Warzone Mutant Chronicles minis, by the way: http://shop.princeaugust.ie/warzone-mutant-chronicles-wargame/

Here's a couple of scale comparisons:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/601639.page
http://genesis40k.blogspot.com/2013_11_01_archive.html

The Wanderer
17-11-2014, 14:16
The Solar Auxilia aren't the sum total of the Imperial Army; they're the "best of the rest" - the elites of the non-augmented human military forces, so don't feel you need to follow their organisation and doctrines if you don't want to.

For me, it's the weapons and items of kit that make Imperial Guard look like Imperial Guard. For example, take the six regiments available in 2nd edition - Catachans, Cadians, Valhallans, Tallarns, Mordians and Praetorians. They all had wildly different uniforms (and were sculpted by a couple of different sculptors with different styles). However, it was the common equipment that tied them together, especially the lasgun. The same is true for the 3rd edition regiments, the plastic Catachans and Cadians, the Steel legion, Tanith, Vostroyans and the Last Chancers, which demonstrates the same thing in a single unit.

With the lasgun, it basically boils down to the muzzle shroud at the tip of the barrel; Forge World show that you can vary the rest of the gun and that bit still shouts "lasgun". Get a supply of those to add to whatever you choose and you're halfway there. :)

Prince August in Ireland still sell the original Warzone Mutant Chronicles minis, by the way: http://shop.princeaugust.ie/warzone-mutant-chronicles-wargame/

Here's a couple of scale comparisons:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/601639.page
http://genesis40k.blogspot.com/2013_11_01_archive.html
I had actually planned to use PA's big bag of 80, which I think is to scale, but correct me if I'm wrong.

SirBlackmane
18-11-2014, 06:40
Prince August in Ireland still sell the original Warzone Mutant Chronicles minis, by the way: http://shop.princeaugust.ie/warzone-mutant-chronicles-wargame/

Thank you for this. This neatly answers the question for me on where to get some of the cool models they had produced without going through Ebay wackyness

MrKeef
22-11-2014, 02:07
I'll be using my Vostroyans. Oh the irony.

Haha, that's hilarious!

Every single game is just someone new invading their home planet. :P