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What is your opinion of Mantic's products? (multiple choice)
What's a Mantic? No idea/No opinion
I like their models
I like their rules
I do not like their models
I do not like their rules
I like their fantasy stuff overall
I like their sci-fi stuff overall
I do not like their fantasy stuff overall
I do not like their sci-fi stuff overall
I only ever buy games workshop products
I intend to start collecting their sci-fi range
I intend to start collecting their fantasy range
I already collect their sci-fi range
I already collect their fantasy range
I wont be getting any of their sci-fi range
I wont be getting any of their fantasy range
I might get some of their models, but only for conversions/spare parts
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Da Big Mek






London, UK

Mantic are pushing Warpath hard, I just thought I'd see what people think of them. Bit of a messed up poll - this is more like 5 polls mashed in to one big multi choice poll

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I only ever buy Games Workshop. Too brand-loyal to consider any other miniatures game as anything but a knockoff (even if they aren't)

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Staying on target.....

I certainly like their models, got a couple of ghouls free through wayland games and they are very nice, but I'm not gonna start another wargame lol

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Agreed with CuddlySquig, although they have some nice models.

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I just don't like their fantasy range. Some of the mini's look really cheesy.

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Wales

A couple in my gaming club have been using them as a cheap rank-filler for GW games, and I do remember liking their Orcs, but I don't know much about them. For infantry blocks, I already have my Druchii.

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I use there undead models for my Vampire counts, after years of playing games-workshop with the prices raising all the time it got hard to play i got a 3000 point army list for about 140 dollars .when i play against people they love the models. Dont get me wrong games-workshop models are amazing its just hard to get them with out a job
   
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England

90% of Mantic models are absolutely hideous and from a purely aesthetic perspective I wholeheartedly wish they didn't exist.

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Wales

A Kvlt Ghost wrote:90% of Mantic models are absolutely hideous and from a purely aesthetic perspective I wholeheartedly wish they didn't exist.


Really? Sure they're no Games Workshop quality, but GW have two decades of experience on top at least, and I find the Orcs and Undead models to be rather appealing.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Nuremberg

I am a fan of their fantasy plastics and some of their metals or resin/plastics. Their undead and orc ranges are especially good, and their dwarves are alright for the price. I also like the KoW rules. I have an Undead force from them.

I am not as keen on the sci fi stuff I've seen. I think the production issues they are having are limiting them quite a bit and I think their rules scaffold isn't as well suited to a sci fi game. I will wait and see, but currently I am not inspired by thier sci fi lines.

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Don't like their models, haven't read their rules.
   
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I'm sure their models and rules will get better, but as they are now I'm not a fan.

The hard truth is that even if I did like their games I still wouldn't bother with them. I'm not going to invest in a game where I can't readily find opponents.
   
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legoburner wrote:Mantic are pushing Warpath hard, I just thought I'd see what people think of them. Bit of a messed up poll - this is more like 5 polls mashed in to one big multi choice poll



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Newcastle, OZ

Death Gear wrote:I just don't like their fantasy range. Some of the mini's look really cheesy.


As opposed to that other-company-from-Nottingham's stuff? With the huge heads and hands?

I'm fine with their fantasy stuff. So are several guys in my club - all of whom would NOT be playing 8th ed if it weren't for Mantic, so that's 5x rulebook+army book sales that GW wouldn't have made (even indirectly).



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Courageous Silver Helm




Amsterdam

I am not a big fan of the current mantic minies but I do think the company is good for the tabletop gaming scene and even GW. Although my guess is that GW does not agree with me.

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Oxfordshire UK

I love Mantics miniatures. Even the much maligned Elves, with the possible exception of the Dragons, which are hideous.
The Fantasy range is great value and I'm seriously considering buying one of thier great army boxes to use in games of WHFB...£67 will get you a good solid WHFB army, ok, it's not the same scale. But that's because GW mini's are heroic scale and not true scale, like Mantics.


 
   
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I liked the idea of cheaper minis, but I just don't really like the way they look. Which is a shame as I'd love to expand my Dwarfs but don't have the cash for GWs prices and don't like the mantic stuff :(

Although I do think the zombies look cool.

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Somewhere In Time And Space

I like the look of their stuff tbh, but have no idea of the rules for them. I'm certainly considering buying a few bits and bobs to convert and/or paint, and considering its Alessio Carvatores baby, I'm not surprised why I'm drawn to it!

Kudos to you Alessio for doing something away from the GW fold


Also to people who say they won't start a system to which they can't find regular players: If you don't start it for those reasons, your creating a vicious cycle. Now I'm not saying start mantic stuff for the sake of it, I'm saying if you like their models, give their rules a try and start playing, even if you managed to get hold of a starter set and got friends over to try, the whole peer influence thing is going to bring people over to trying it out at the very least. its how I got started with GW stuff tbh.

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Australia

I'm thinking of picking up some Raiders for cheap Orks, and maybe playing some of their Warpath alpha rules using my SMs and Orks.

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I never bought them but was looking at their ghouls just yesterday. I guess I am more loyal to GW for 40k, but as for Fantasy I am not.

GW has great elite units, and I love their daemons, but Mantic beats them on price, Orks, and undead.

Not to mention Mantic gives you free Battle Foam, free travel case, and free rule books!!! GW makes half there income on stuff like that.

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Adrian Fue Fue wrote:I never bought them but was looking at their ghouls just yesterday. I guess I am more loyal to GW for 40k, but as for Fantasy I am not.

GW has great elite units, and I love their daemons, but Mantic beats them on price, Orks, and undead.

Not to mention Mantic gives you free Battle Foam, free travel case, and free rule books!!! GW makes half there income on stuff like that.


Yeah GW has never exactly been people friendly...

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Love their fantasy lines (With the exception of elf drakon saturday morning cartoon riders), and I like their scifi ranges (Especialyl the stormrage vets, ooooh they're purty. Although I wish they'd release more Marauder/Ork foot units though).

As for the rules, KoW is wonderful and I'm never touching 8th again (Ick. L6 spells and Steadfast. Likely not using WHFB ever again now that I have a good alternative). Warpath is close to KoW-quality, but not quite, mainly due to slowed movement from lack of movement trays and BFG LOS issues. Other than that, like it just as much as KoW and can't wait for more official army lists and models.

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KoW is quite good game with few very innovative rules like that casualties aren't removed from units. It's not as good as WHFB, but sometimes it's fun to play with slightly different rules.

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I like the look of their products, but, not going to get into another system right now. Between my two finished 40K armies (IG/Orks), Dystopian Wars, and Malifaux, I am not in the mood for building, painting, playing, or storing another game system.

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I like their models. Never seen the rules though.



 
   
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I like their fantasy stuff a little. Mostly the dwarf stuff. I'd probably buy some just to put together and paint.
   
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I have never played either of their tabletop games, but I purchased a load of their undead for my vampire counts army and I like the models well enough. They are a bit monopose, but when you put 30+ in a unit you can't tell.

Plus they were wicked cheep, (67.50USD for 60 skeletons, 30 zombies, and 20 ghouls) which is always nice.


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I like the foundation of their rules and the Undead ghouls and zombies.

I don't like what they've done with that foundation, I think most of their models are fundamentally flawed, and I hate that they're another non-historical manufacturer that gives women a raw deal.

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