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 Groundh0g wrote:
Is the resin 'B' there used to judge scale? If so, how big is the 'B'?


I don't have the Cthulu stuff, but I did the kickstarter for the others. If you want the height of the others, just say the word.


Klawz-Ramming is a subset of citrus fruit?
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There's also "Pulp Cthulhu" rules to make it more combat heavy too! (more D&D like, less real, so the investigators can actually survive several fights)


Sure, use whatever system you and your group likes. My system is to fudge the dice so the characters live until the climax then let one or two survive.

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Interview with their art director




Interesting insights a bit basic but interesting.

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A new month, and new METAL

The special for this month is goblins



Perfectly serviceable and adequate ones at that, and hey you get two and their 'free' (with purchase) so no complaints there.

The line of civilians and townsfolk grows, there's a courtesan...



Or is she actually an assassin posing as a courtesan?



And a milkmaid, or is she a sorceress posing as a milkmaid?



A cooper, or is it a mass-poisoner posing as a cooper?



And finally a sage, or is it a necromancer posing as a sage?



A rarely-represented fantasy race gets their moment in the sun this month, with a lineup of new elves!
First up a rather heavily armored rogue.



Then an elf barbarian of indeterminate gender. You can see ze is a barbarian by zir's especially spiky sword.



Finally an elf necromancer with a scythe that weighs more than ze does.

Another solid month of releases from Reaper. I can certainly see the courtesan and sage coming home.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

When I saw the milkmaid I seriously thought

“ form of a bucket”
“Form of water”
Wonder twins activate

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?

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 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


Spoiler:


 Crimson Devil wrote:

Dakka does have White Knights and is also rather infamous for it's Black Knights. A new edition brings out the passionate and not all of them are good at expressing themselves in written form. There have been plenty of hysterical responses from both sides so far. So we descend into pointless bickering with neither side listening to each other. So posting here becomes more masturbation than conversation.

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Forcing a 40k player to keep playing 7th is basically a hate crime.

 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
When I saw the milkmaid I seriously thought

“ form of a bucket”
“Form of water”
Wonder twins activate


But, but while Zan could turn into water based things Zana could only become animals so who's turning into the bucket here?

It doesn't make sense!

Also is it just me or is the Milk Maid's arm really short? Maybe the angle?

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 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.

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 ingtaer wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.


You act a samurai though the cartoons of my generation aren’t up to today’s standards.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
 ingtaer wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.


You act a samurai though the cartoons of my generation aren’t up to today’s standards.


Thankfully I don't know todays standards, lets go for a few decades ago which makes as much sense now as it was supposed to then;


On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire.
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SoCal

If we are going to discuss kid shows that feature Reaper-worthy monsters, you simply can't beat this one:



   
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What's the difference between bones and resin/plastic/metal?

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You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
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Bones are made of a fairly soft PVC that is injection moulded when means they are fairly bendy, and won't snap. They are also formulated to allow painting (using Reaper paints, but it works with many other acrylics) without priming

the flexibility of the PVC also means you can have much more pronounced undercuts than in many other materials as it can be pulled out of the mould where a harder plastic (eg GW) would break

you can also make much bigger stuff than would be economical in metal

but the moulds are expensive (basically similar in cost to those for other plastics)

the disadvantages to the user are thin stuff (eg swords, spears, ankles) are very bendy, details tend to be softer as well, some solvents in spray primers can react badly with them leaving them permanently sticky

 
   
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I think, personally, Bones really shines with large models. In my experience I've ditched the few normal 28mm size miniatures in Bones, but have kept the larger monster creatures. They tend to hold better detail and are far more solid. I just find Bones to really suffer on the smaller minis. It's okay for me on some of the bigger ones like Bugbears and the Tre Manor Orcs, but for "human" sized 28mm minis...I can't get on with the stuff.

Creatures/monsters = superb material. Never had trouble priming/painting it so far.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:
I think, personally, Bones really shines with large models. In my experience I've ditched the few normal 28mm size miniatures in Bones, but have kept the larger monster creatures. They tend to hold better detail and are far more solid. I just find Bones to really suffer on the smaller minis. It's okay for me on some of the bigger ones like Bugbears and the Tre Manor Orcs, but for "human" sized 28mm minis...I can't get on with the stuff.

Creatures/monsters = superb material. Never had trouble priming/painting it so far.


It also works fine for complete mooks. I've painted the goblins and kobolds from bones one, and they work great.

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: Co. B, 37th Praetorian IG: 11,000pts
Cygnar: 350pts
KOW Ogres: 4500 points
Loyalist Emperor's Children: 2500 points 
   
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And speaking of Bones, a bunch more hit retail this week. Nothing on par with the Brain in a Jar, but still some decent stuff.

http://www.reapermini.com/




Mouslings must sell, not my poison but someone's sure buying them.





More pin-headed armored good guys. Useful as Paladins, and um... uh... LARPers? Who play Paladins maybe?



Remember that burger you had? Now the cow is back, and she's mad!



Interesting that in the Reaperverse dwarf beards are apparently part of the skull.



They never should have called him shorty.



I assume that Copper Dragons enforce speed limits, bust loitering Wyverns and catch Robber Dragons.



The sphinx glares down on you and you must answer her riddle! "How do I put my shirt on in the morning when my hands are lion claws and I have these honking huge wings sprouting out of my back?"



I just love everything about this ogre, from the rusty armor to the jail door shield. Everything.



And double for the Ogre Matriarch



Great goblin squad, filled with character.



At last! A dwarf jester model! Did you know there is a Jester Character Class? They can control the results of a Wand of Wonder! True story. Now you have the mini for one. Provided you want to play a Dwarf Jester. I imagine his repartee involves a lot of short jokes. A lot.



War pugs! And with a simple conversion you can make your own Pug Dredd!

Spoiler:




I can use this mounted dwarf battle mage to finally start my campaign where a dwarf wizard travels to a village of hill giants to recruit Bigbo on a quest to destroy a magic bracelet (which the giant would end up wearing as a ring).



So there you go, there's more on Reapers site of course.



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Soo... is there any rhyme or reason to reaper's releases schedules for their Bones KSs to retail? There are a few goons I'd really like, but I'd prefer to get them in the lighter material (for simple projects, I prefer the cheap durability over pricier pieces with edges that wear faster).


My painted armies (40k, WM/H, Malifaux, Infinity...) 
   
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The April Dungeon Dweller is up



A 3mm scale giant, also suitable as a 15mm human, 28mm halfling or 54mm quarterling.

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/previews/latest/07004

$10 or free with a $40 purchase.

 
   
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And we're back!



First off Reaper announced that the much beloved size notches are a thing of the past, the new hotness is the 1/4" B or M (for Bones or METAL).

With that mystery solved let's jump into their April releases!!!!one!!




First up is a new fantasy faction that seems to be land version of the iconic Idoneth Deepkin or perhaps a fantasy take on the Aeldari. We'll see if they have legs.



Speaking of which I'm not sure about this one which is described as half of an elf rogue if I'm reading it right. Does she come apart at the waist? Or maybe her back is missing? Or maybe she's only an elf rogue half of the time, like a Jeckle and Hyde werewolf sort of thing? Who knows. Not sure what market there is for half elf rogues.



Pragmatically dressed woman with too much gear.



I really like this fellow from the pose to the roosters on his shield. Not sure I like worth $10, but I do like it.



As a native of the northern wastes Ankoa knows well the dangers of hypothermia and frostbite. That's why he's always careful to put on legwarmers before battling the frost giants.



Or Dire Penguins. DIRE PENGUINS! OMG I need an army of Dire Penguins for my Batman Returns table.

On balance I'd call this release a win, some neat middle of the road figures and DIRE PENGUINS! What more could you want?

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Japan

I used to use RP spray primer until I got tired of how heavily it went on, obscuring the details of my models. Reaper apparently hasn't reached that stage yet.

Now showing Frostgrave Barbarians and Shieldmaiden archers!

Painting total as of 12/06/2018: 207 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and fifteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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MN

You know.... we really need more "Dire Animals" in our fantasy games. The possibilities are endless.

Dire Shrews
Dire Badgers
Dire Kittens
Dire Clams
Dire Sparrows

What if we even moved away from just animals?

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow

This could lead to some unprecedented RPG adventures.

Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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Albany, NY

OH MY FAKK DIRE PENGUIN?!

Somehow I just found this year's thread, been missing out on IMO some really solid releases - minotaur skeleton and the BIG Eldritch critters top it for me, but also dig them tiny Bones gribblies for horde work. Also unexpected penguin is unexpected!

- Salvage

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Portugal

 Easy E wrote:

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow



So, mimics?


"Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of this world! Surrender to these truths, you pigs in human clothing!" - Satsuki Kiryuin, Kill la Kill 
   
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Arlington, va

My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.

 
   
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 TheDraconicLord wrote:
 Easy E wrote:

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow



So, mimics?

DIRE mimics

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SoCal

You guys are missing the obvious choice. Which encounter will bog down your players in a sticky situation?

The Dire Rhea.

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Oh, you just had to trots that one out, eh.

Dire Penguin is ~1.5", which is a nice size. Do like.

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Albany, NY

I could have sworn there was actually a Dire Clam in Bones 4 ... Though I was reminded of the Dire Crab, Dire Boar and Dire Crocodile coming down the pike. "Dire Consequences" indeed

Also worth noting in light of recent GeeDubbery:



- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Posting before someone accuses Reaper of stealing the 'flying' Dragon Turtle idea from GW's new Idoneth sea aelves.

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