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22 Oct 2016 2:19 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Apr 2016 2:40 p.m. PST

What factors are important when selecting your next fantasy army?

Mute Bystander30 Apr 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

That it be compatible with my 1970s/1980s figures for Dwarf/Goblin figures. Gnomes are a minor secondary/allied/subjugated by the Dwarves army, Elves are small hunted outcasts in war bands at most, There are no Humans. War between there Goblin Republic and the Dwarf Empire is continuous.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 3:41 p.m. PST

I'm interested in the beliefs of my historical lead warriors. My ancient Greeks didn't believe in goblins, but they did believe in centaurs and fauns. My Vikings do get trolls. I was interested in the recent discovery of early dynastic era demons which I could use with my ancient Egyptians (should anybody ever make them).

Cyrus the Great30 Apr 2016 3:47 p.m. PST

The figures must have a "cool" factor.

Jamesonsafari30 Apr 2016 3:53 p.m. PST

Arms and armour need to be believable.
They have to fit into the images in my head from reading Tolkien.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:05 p.m. PST

Not that into fantasy but the Perry sculpted lotr stuff fits well. Most figures have realistic enough armor and weapons. And orcs don't look cartoony

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 4:12 p.m. PST

"Cool" here as well. Prefer believable armor, don't like grotesquerie.
But all must be 10mm!

chuck05 Fezian30 Apr 2016 6:05 p.m. PST

I need to enjoy painting the figures. They must also be fun to play.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 6:11 p.m. PST

These days: will these work in Hyborea?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 7:24 p.m. PST



Atomic Floozy30 Apr 2016 8:35 p.m. PST

Whatever the army, it has to have options for female figures.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2016 8:46 p.m. PST

I'm with Atomic Floozy. Any fantasy army has to have hot Taraakian female warriors.

nickinsomerset30 Apr 2016 11:30 p.m. PST

I am a fan of the old GW stuff and have just finished a chaos army made up of old, new and the superb Eureka stuff. In addition ,I am busy working through hundreds of the LOTR range which are superb,

Tally Ho!

sillypoint01 May 2016 2:24 a.m. PST

Nice figures.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 May 2016 5:27 a.m. PST

Whatever the army, it has to have options for female figures.
Female ratz are more strategic fighters than male ratz.

I thought that was a given.

Chalfant01 May 2016 6:16 a.m. PST

Fast cavalry, strong infantry. Same as I would want for most historical armies. Dragons are nice too :)


JimSelzer01 May 2016 11:15 a.m. PST

completeness must be combined arms

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut01 May 2016 3:29 p.m. PST

The most important part of a fantasy army be that ot allow me to use what *I* want to represent the troops involved. Frostgrave is good for this. Hordes of the Things is good for this. I have been led to understand Kings of War is good for this.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

I'm afraid that only my Amazon army has female figures:^)
On the other hand, it's my largest fantasy army!

altfritz01 May 2016 4:56 p.m. PST

Unfortunately, for Tekumel gaming, one is restricted to no cavalry*. No Elves, Dwarves, or Orcs, either. So cool aliens to take their places though: Shen, Ahoggya, Pachi Lei, Pe Choi, and Hlaka, for example.

* unless one introduces them, of course. I liked the Parroom Station cavalry but no longer available, I fear. :-(

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2016 10:00 a.m. PST

Definitely personality, mutual attraction, and sense of humor. Looks are important, but not the most important factor.

Wait.. what kind of "fantasy" are we talking about?

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2016 2:23 p.m. PST

Not Gothic, or overblown, or with oversized bodies and weapons.
As has been said above, it should fit with my idea from reading Tolkein.

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