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Whoooo....

Well, the weapons are probably similar, and from what I remember from the sprue I got, there should be enough gubbinz and bitz to approximate any items you might need.

But as for the scale, the Mantic dwarves are about 50% taller if not more, approximately a head shorter than a GW Empire/Brettonian human but just as wide as a GW dwarf. The models look fantastic, but I have a strong suspicion it would be very visually jarring to see them mixed in a unit like that.

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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 MisterMoon wrote:
I want to build a Dwarf army, and it's GW prices which are leading me to Mantic minis... I do have a few questions.

People have noticed a slight scale difference. How noticeable is this? I was planning on using GW minis that I have from the battalion as front rank with their detail, but I don't want them to look too different from the Mantic minis.

How similar are they equipped for the sake of wysiwyg?


WYSIWYG for equipment is probably pretty good but they are quite different in style and size. Mixing in the same unit is going to look odd. You might be able to get away with units of Mantic and units of GW in the same unit. Here's a pic from Total Wargamer showing what I mean. L to R: Avatars of War, Mantic, GW

http://www.totalwargamer.co.uk/blog/?p=1395

If you want filler for your GW regiments, I'd recommend EM4's plastic Dwarves (formerly made by Grenadier. They aren't going to look exactly the same, but they're much closer in size and style to GW. Here's a picture showing a GW plastic dwarf musician (from the former box set) in front with an EM4 plastic dwarf in back

and another height comparison. L to R: GW, Converted EM4, GW and EM4 unpainted

They are monopose, and only available in 3 different pose/types (Spear, axe and crossbow) but at 30 cents a piece, they're quite a bargain.
http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Copy_of_Fantasy.html

Do note that shields are sold separately for the EM4 dwarves. They're only about 2 bucks for 50, but just something to remember.

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 darkPrince010 wrote:
Whoooo....

Well, the weapons are probably similar, and from what I remember from the sprue I got, there should be enough gubbinz and bitz to approximate any items you might need.

But as for the scale, the Mantic dwarves are about 50% taller if not more, approximately a head shorter than a GW Empire/Brettonian human but just as wide as a GW dwarf. The models look fantastic, but I have a strong suspicion it would be very visually jarring to see them mixed in a unit like that.



There's a slight height bump in the mantic line, but it's no where near 50%...

http://brimstone-abyss.blogspot.com/2011/09/dwarf-comparison.html

   
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Pullman, WA

Ah, my mistake. I was going off of mental remembering of my brother's GW dwarves rather than any actual models.

Imagine the feeling when you position your tanks, engines idling, landing gear deployed for a low profile, with firing solutions along a key bottleneck. Then some fether lands a dreadnought behind them in a giant heat shielded coke can.

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Hmmm, looking at the ones that I have - they are about the same size as some of the older plastic dwarfs by GW, but larger than the current crop.

I suspect that mixing inside of units would be more noticeable than just mixing inside of the army.

That said - I have a mixed unit of AoW and KoW berserkers... yeah, pretty noticeable. The styles do not blend as a unit. (The KoW berserkers are ugly-fat - like weight lifters gone to seed. I like them quite a bit. But I also like the AoW berserkes....)

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morfydd wrote:
Forgefathers did it for me and non-cartoon orcs...

Amen to the non-cartoon orcs. I've been waiting so long for non-silly orcs. Oh, and the Forgefathers are pretty sweet looking too.
   
 
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