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Baltimore, MD USA

I am usually not a fan of Mantic's look regarding miniatures. There have been some exceptions, but not many. But... I really like the look of these halflings., I have been slowly building a Halfling army, using Wargames atlantic and some Westphalia goat cavalry. But since the Westphalia goats dont seem to be available right now, those doggos may just replace them.
   
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The plastic, armored dogs are a godsend to Sci fi gamers. Cybermastiffs? Add some lasting bits. Uplifted sapients? Add some robot arms. Space dogs? Add air canisters over the saddle of the closed-helm dogs. Aliens? They could already work as Vernor Vinge’s Tines, but a few spider parts or whatever open up even more possibilities.

   
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 Psychopomp wrote:
I like them, but I'd also like to see them next to various manufacturer's humans.

I'd like a better idea of whether they'd be halflings or three-quarterlings alongside my collection.


They look quite tall for halflings, if I compare them to their base size that's clearly 20 mm for infantry.

But yeah, would be nice to have a size comparison. We'll certainly have some when people receive their orders.
   
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Ireland

Just seen the Mantic price increase, we knew things were going up, but I am shocked to see €30 for 20 Skeletons. That kit is about 8-9 years old.

Vampire Lord was €9.99 when I bought it before the price hike, now €12.50

That is an increase of €2.50, a quarter of the original price.

I wonder if Mantic are having issues?

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 stonehorse wrote:
Just seen the Mantic price increase, we knew things were going up, but I am shocked to see €30 for 20 Skeletons. That kit is about 8-9 years old.

Vampire Lord was €9.99 when I bought it before the price hike, now €12.50

That is an increase of €2.50, a quarter of the original price.

I wonder if Mantic are having issues?


Base materials / shipping price increase, and not just for Mantic Games. For everyone.

Ronnie wrote a blog specifically for this : https://www.manticgames.com/news/price-changes-are-incoming/


Yep, it hurts but hey, just making me remember it's not just GW that's "evil" in this world.

More seriously, it was bound to happen at some time. At least they were clear about this. They know they have to keep maintaining that "gamer friendly" reputation if they want to retain their fanbase.

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Austria

 stonehorse wrote:

I wonder if Mantic are having issues?

they have, Ronnie explained some in a blog post, basically Brexit+Pandemic

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Ireland

I'm betting it is Brexit and Covid putting an ungodly amount of pressure on the supply chain.

I remember reading what Ronnie posted when this was announced, just shocked to see a 25% increase in some cases.

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 kodos wrote:
they have, Ronnie explained some in a blog post, basically Brexit+Pandemic


Hm, he didn't really specify it was the Brexit and Pandemic...more like a general base price increase affecting all other companies in the same field as well.

If plastic / resin become more expensive to buy, turns out you're profiting less from your miniatures made from them if you keep selling at the same price.


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 stonehorse wrote:

I remember reading what Ronnie posted when this was announced, just shocked to see a 25% increase in some cases.


Generally the "regiment boxes", I guess. All the "bundles" have been less impacted, though.

It's not that bad, IMHO. But yes, the comparison still hurts. Guess we'll do the same with the new halflings and I do expect them to slightly a bit more expensive, but that's the price of having good boy cavalry.

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Austria

Sarouan wrote:
 kodos wrote:
they have, Ronnie explained some in a blog post, basically Brexit+Pandemic

Hm, he didn't really specify it was the Brexit and Pandemic...more like a general base price increase affecting all other companies in the same field as well.

he mentioned that the new shipping costs are insane and they are, to rent a container to ship stuff has increased by a lot because of the pandemic

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I really appreciated the long warning at least, I used it to pick up a load of stuff for a new army

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At least let me stick it in as an allied Northern Alliance unit or something for Vanguard.

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This is an absolutely delightful army, would have made for a great Empire army in WHFB.

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2020: Games Played:34/Models Bought:562/Sold:471/Painted:200
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 Waaagh_Gonads wrote:
This is an absolutely delightful army, would have made for a great Empire army in WHFB.


That's true. I was surprised to see the halflings with guns instead of the classical bows you tend to see them with. I wonder if League of Rhordia halflings units won't change because of that ?

Mantic Games's vision of halflings is closer to D&D rather than GW's (ie plump little guys) and they wear boots as well.

I'd like to see a size comparison picture to see how tall they really are. Next to a good old basilean man-at-arms would be nice.

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the Halflings might be a result of the "don't chase GW" thing Ronnie talked about a while back, as well as their success with selling to the RPG market

and I guess the League will keep the current units while the Shire list will get others

and those making a nice Empire Army, well TOW is coming and the Moot was a thing (and doubt GW will make some anytime soon)


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Sarouan wrote:

I'd like to see a size comparison picture to see how tall they really are. Next to a good old basilean man-at-arms would be nice.

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 kodos wrote:

and I guess the League will keep the current units while the Shire list will get others


I was wondering because from what Mantic Games showed, it doesn't seem bows are an option in the plastic box. Ranged units seem only with guns. It seemed odd to me they'll keep the halfling bowmen in League of Rhordia if their official miniatures aren't armed with them.

Maybe it will be a metal / resin update pack sold separetely, like the Northern Alliance pack hunters ?

Otherwise, from League of Rhordia's fluff, it would make sense halflings would fight with guns, given they tend to be more advanced than "mere Kingdom of Men", IMHO.

But you're right, we'll see when they'll release the lists !

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Resin upgrades will make the other unit options, released later. It's not possible to fit everything on the plastic frames.
   
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Austria

good to know

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 mattjgilbert wrote:
Resin upgrades will make the other unit options, released later. It's not possible to fit everything on the plastic frames.


Thanks for the info !

So halfling bowmen won't disappear, nice.
   
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Are there bows on the frames, or just guns?

It would be a pain to need resin upgrade kits just to have halfling archers.
   
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Australia

I like that they are the same height and the same proportion wise as the Goblins. Means if you want to mix and match, you can buy both kits and kitbash from one to the other. There is more than enough weapon options on both sprues to be able to do so.
   
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 Fenriswulf wrote:
I like that they are the same height and the same proportion wise as the Goblins. Means if you want to mix and match, you can buy both kits and kitbash from one to the other. There is more than enough weapon options on both sprues to be able to do so.


I think it's possible to tinker something with 28 mm human arms holding weapons, like Warlord Miniatures plastic kits or even some GW kits (mostly the older Empire ones). Maybe the halfling plastic kit is compatible, but I'll have to wait for having the Mantic kits to see what's possible to do.

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Beta Halfling list released this morning: https://t.co/xrIGdbCrpf?amp=1

Final rules to come in Clash of Kings 2021

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SoCal

Now I can’t wait to find an excuse to use “Beta Halfling” as an insult.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Now I can’t wait to find an excuse to use “Beta Halfling” as an insult.


I'll wait for the Sig-Halflings who ride lightning , no need to build an army just to have it invalidated by larger better proportioned halflings that were years in the making

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
Beta Halfling list released this morning: https://t.co/xrIGdbCrpf?amp=1

Final rules to come in Clash of Kings 2021


Ouch. I smell the ranged infantry units will have that cute *


Thanks for the size comparison picture, Kodos ! Very interesting...I believe some specific human arms should be very compatible from what I can see !

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It is cool to see Mantic really branch out into doing its own stuff, and with reasonable quality.

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Sarouan wrote:
Thanks for the size comparison picture, Kodos ! Very interesting...I believe some specific human arms should be very compatible from what I can see !

just from the picture and my past trails with converting Mantic Goblins, the old (5th/6th) Edition Empire Bodies and Arms should fit well

also buying some Goblins (or bits) for plastic Bows should work

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 kodos wrote:

also buying some Goblins (or bits) for plastic Bows should work


Yes, but the goblin arms have a "wilder" feeling. Would rather keep my halflings civilized.

I think basilean men-at-arms should fit too with the crossbows (technically, it has the "bow" word in them, right ? ).

Then...if Mantic will make a update pack specially for halfling bowmen in resin and the price is fair...would be a shame not to use it.

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Austria

I can see the Halflings that stayed with the League to be less civilized

but at the moment I think more about having some Undead Halflings with Bows
you know that one Vampire needs support from his kind

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