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Title: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Luddite on 31 January 2015, 10:30:12 PM
Hi all,

Posted some reviews on my blog of the new army packs and a few of the new figures.  http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,5320.msg144919.html#msg144919 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,5320.msg144919.html#msg144919)

Cheers
Ludd
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Womble67 on 31 January 2015, 11:58:25 PM
Great review

Take care

Andy
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Upgraydd on 01 February 2015, 04:05:21 AM
Nice reviews and excellent pictures, Oh, and now following your blog  :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 01 February 2015, 09:08:14 AM
Great reviews
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Nosher on 01 February 2015, 09:14:00 AM
Nice one!
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Subedai on 01 February 2015, 09:34:03 AM
All the shinies look good.
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: jambo1 on 01 February 2015, 11:59:50 AM
Good grief, I have a tonne of stuff to do for my other projects and now this comes out!! Excellent reviews and the figures look lovely, all its done though is make more work for me and more awkward conversations with the missus!1 :'(
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: nikharwood on 02 February 2015, 01:40:13 PM
Yep - top-notch review & pics - thanks, Luddite  8)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: jchaos79 on 02 February 2015, 01:56:10 PM
thanks for the review
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Maenoferren on 02 February 2015, 02:03:56 PM
pleased my dwarves and goblins will fit in with these updated ones :)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: cbr3d.com on 13 February 2015, 10:05:57 PM
Luddite - Thanks for the reviews.  I am really looking forward to getting hold of those Fire Elementals and painting them - and I do not think of myself ever having been into 'Fantasy', or should that now be 'I never used to be into fantasy!   ;)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Fairoaks024 on 15 February 2015, 01:29:04 PM
Great review, definitely be getting a few army packs when they are available

Regards

Jim
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: jchaos79 on 15 February 2015, 09:01:37 PM
I am going to make an order for getting warband rules and some bases ( I ran out my bases, oh lord)..

Should I  wait to March because will be fantasy new items, or the revamp will came later and then I could go for the rules now?

Any idea of what will have the revamp besides hill dwarves and goblins?

thanks in advance
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Leon on 15 February 2015, 10:46:17 PM
Quote from: jchaos79 on 15 February 2015, 09:01:37 PM
I am going to make an order for getting warband rules and some bases ( I ran out my bases, oh lord)..

Should I  wait to March because will be fantasy new items, or the revamp will came later and then I could go for the rules now?

Any idea of what will have the revamp besides hill dwarves and goblins?

The new Fantasy will be coming within the next 7 days, so you will be able to buy those very soon.  The rules will be available through the main website by then as well.

We'll be making new figures for all of the army lists currently in the rules, so there will be 12 revamped ranges to come.  The first two will be the Hill Dwarves and the Goblins, and then we're hoping to release another new army every month.

8)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: getagrip on 15 February 2015, 10:55:53 PM
Love it; looking forward to seeing the new Dark Elves  ;)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: cbr3d.com on 17 February 2015, 08:51:55 PM
In the rulebook the Goblins and Orcs are grouped together as one army and since you have just revamped the Goblin figures will you be revamping the Orcs as well?

Also will the Orcs still be available seperately as an Army Pack?

Also will all the other non-Warband listed Pendraken Fantasy ranges still be available?

(By the way love the Goblins and Hill Dwarves.)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Leon on 17 February 2015, 09:02:53 PM
Quote from: Fig.ht on 17 February 2015, 08:51:55 PM
In the rulebook the Goblins and Orcs are grouped together as one army and since you have just revamped the Goblin figures will you be revamping the Orcs as well?

Also will the Orcs still be available seperately as an Army Pack?

Also will all the other non-Warband listed Pendraken Fantasy ranges still be available?

The old Orcs will still be available for the time being, but they won't get a revamp for the new rules.  The other armies in the lists will be revamped versions of the current ranges.

As we get the ranges revamped, we'll start removing some of the older ranges from circulation.  Things like the old Hill Dwarves and Goblins will go quite quickly, as the new ranges contain the same figures, but with a lot more variety and detail.  Some of the ranges not included in the new rules, like the Gnomes or the Hobgoblins, will be taken out of the catalogue completely, whereas ones like the Amazons, Halflings, Ratmen or Orcs will probably get brand new sculpts done instead.
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 February 2015, 09:34:38 PM
Quote from: Leon on 17 February 2015, 09:02:53 PM
The old Orcs will still be available for the time being, but they won't get a revamp for the new rules.  The other armies in the lists will be revamped versions of the current ranges.

As we get the ranges revamped, we'll start removing some of the older ranges from circulation.  Things like the old Hill Dwarves and Goblins will go quite quickly, as the new ranges contain the same figures, but with a lot more variety and detail.  Some of the ranges not included in the new rules, like the Gnomes or the Hobgoblins, will be taken out of the catalogue completely, whereas ones like the Amazons, Halflings, Ratmen or Orcs will probably get brand new sculpts done instead.

Noooo! Not the Gnomes  :o

The Gnomes are cool  :D
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 February 2015, 09:38:57 PM
They'd be even cooler with some missile weapon sculpts  ;) 8->
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Luddite on 17 February 2015, 10:48:13 PM
Quote from: LeonAmazons, Halflings, Ratmen or Orcs will probably get brand new sculpts done instead.

Ooh..nice.  I'm glad the ratmen will make the cut.  They're a lovely little range which i've had my eye on for a while.  And if the halflings get some love too that's great.   :-bd
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Leman on 17 February 2015, 10:56:55 PM
Hope the league of Ratsburg are staying.
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Fenton on 17 February 2015, 10:59:49 PM
I admit that I would love to see is some

not steam tanks and some other bits and pieces that look a bit like stuff that was done for Warmaster

and some  Dwarf Great Cannons and undead Mammoths and Goblin War Giants like Grenadier produced many years ago
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: getagrip on 17 February 2015, 11:01:54 PM
Quote from: Fenton on 17 February 2015, 10:59:49 PM
I admit that I would love to see is some

not steam tanks and some other bits and pieces that look a bit like stuff that was done for Warmaster

and some  Dwarf Great Cannons and undead Mammoths and Goblin War Giants like Grenadier produced many years ago

Agree with that  ;)
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: jambo1 on 18 February 2015, 05:50:04 AM
Quote from: Leman on 17 February 2015, 10:56:55 PM
Hope the league of Ratsburg are staying.

Me too!! :-bd
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Bodvoc on 19 February 2015, 10:39:51 AM
I would love to see some new Amazon sculpts, especially clothed, slightly less buxom ones. A Scythian looking horde of Amazon horse archers would be good!
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: getagrip on 19 February 2015, 10:54:07 AM
Quote from: Bodvoc on 19 February 2015, 10:39:51 AM
I would love to see some new Amazon sculpts, especially clothed, slightly less buxom ones.

Agree with that; they're just a bit too..."silly" for me.
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: Chieftain on 19 February 2015, 11:01:03 AM
Quote from: Bodvoc on 19 February 2015, 10:39:51 AM
I would love to see some new Amazon sculpts, especially clothed, slightly less buxom ones. A Scythian looking horde of Amazon horse archers would be good!

Nice idea. 

Mix it up with some 'Bactrian' style as well to add in camels, mammoths, some 'Mongolian Worm' type monsters and they'd slot in alongside the current Barbarian warband.
Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: cbr3d.com on 19 February 2015, 11:04:46 AM
According to Herodotus when the Amazons fought the Scythians the Scythians at first thought they were fighting young men and it was only after examining the corpses after a battle that they realised the enemy (the Amazons) were actually women.  The Amazons dressed like men generally, so apart from the chests being slightly more buxom there would really not be much difference from normal 'male' warriors of the period.

Title: Re: Warband army packs - Hill dwarves and Goblins
Post by: getagrip on 19 February 2015, 11:09:53 AM
Quote from: Fig.ht on 19 February 2015, 11:04:46 AM
According to Herodotus when the Amazons fought the Scythians the Scythians at first thought they were fighting young men and it was only after examining the corpses after a battle that they realised the enemy (the Amazons) were actually women.  The Amazons dressed like men generally, so apart from the chests being slightly more buxom there would really not be much difference from normal 'male' warriors of the period.



Also, people were MUCH thinner and, consequently women considerably less buxom.  I'm sure armour would flatten things too!

However, this is a fantasy army so...meh