Gods, the meltdown of Wargames Factory was brutal
. I am glad that I bought the Shocktroopers when I did, since I will not
be doing business with the new owners. (A hostile takeover by the plastic molding company.) By the accounts that I have chosen to believe some pretty dastardly tactics were used. (As for why I choose to believe the old owners... the new spokesmonkey keeps changing excuses, and can't even keep his scales straight.
The old WgF folks are setting up shop at Defiant Games.
Back to elves on critterback - I am breaking down and getting the eagle rider too - the owl was every bit as pretty as it looks in the picture.
Mantic has some pretty decent undead cavalry out, in a weird resin/plastic material.
While an odd material, the stuff holds paint quite well, and I like them. I used them for the Wild Hunt in a game I was hired to run around Thanksgiving (which reminds me, I should put their FC stats up in the NPC section... I did the scenario up for both Pathfinder and FC). Horse poses are a bit repetitive, but the miniatures are fairly dynamic.
For a Christmas present for myself I picked up some Ultra Forge minis. I am afraid that I will not be buying from Ultra Forge again, any time soon. I now have them all.
Very nice stuff, though youcould
use the Tree Woman as a Truly Massive Root Walker, well....
You probably should not use Cha as a dump stat.
Also Truly Massive is their Mercenary Giant -
Him, you probably can use Cha as a dump stat.
Their Pleasure Demon is also quite nice, but is not safe for work.
What I have not been able to find are good minis for Steampunk, aside from Wargames Foundry's Victoriana line, which is mostly historical.
For those who would rather have near future gang violence (*cough* Fallout *cough, cough*) Heresy has a bundle of their Trenchcoat gang, some of which I am already using as mages in Steampunk...
15 figures, all in nice poses, for 50 Pounds. Pricey, but good. I will be getting them for Fallout.
The Auld Grump