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Sylvain Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

here is a little preview of some goblins sculpts, coming later this year from Aenor Miniatures ( https://www.aenorminiatures.com/en ), there should be enough for a warband or even a small army if the reception is good




I'd be interested to hear from a gamer perspective what kind of weapon options you'd like to see, if you prefer to have the shield cast with the mini or be optionnal, etc…
I guess those would be used in skirmish games with small warbands, but you could use them to build regiment as well if you prefer mass battle game
let me know what you think!

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

Optional shields. Always optional shields.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 11:00 p.m. PST

Those.are very nice.

John Treadaway
Miniature Wargames magazine

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 2:42 a.m. PST

I like them

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

Nice sculpts. I like the shields optional also.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

Nice sculpt. Optional shields---the halberd would look even better if there were no shield on the other hand.

Mick the Metalsmith05 Jan 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

Very evocative. I will buy them either way although the casting process often makes separate shields more realistic in the way they are held but induces a weak glue joint

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Very nice – I like optional shields as well but agree with Mick that shields that are glued on can fall off over time

Recovered 1AO Inactive Member05 Jan 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

Not my size figures but very interesting figures.

Redroom05 Jan 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

optional shields

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

I think they have a lot of character; well done.

Sylvain Inactive Member05 Jan 2017 2:35 p.m. PST

thanks for the feedback!

I expected a lot of people would prefer optional shields.

However I think that with this kind of detailed miniatures separate shields wouldn't fit as well as on more old school minis. You couldn't have handles or straps like on the models above.
I don't think I can make those ones have optional shields in a satisfacting way but I'm going in this direction with some new models. I may also do conversion of those with the optional idea in mind.

Do you think it would be fine to have some minis in the range with casted shields and some with optional shields?
This way you could chose what you want for skirmish games.

Do people use shields on goblins in the popular mass battle games?

what do you think about some of them holding a weapon with 2 hands like the middle one? I know it's not a good idea for WFB but it may be ok in other game and of course you could just count it as a single hand weapon

Mick the Metalsmith05 Jan 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Yes, goblins could/would use shields. There are lots rules out there that aren't WFB. 2 handed weapons too. The pole armed type would not use a shield, but if it were a pike or long spear he might. Clip off the side blade and it is perfectly plausible, but with fantasy I wouldn't get too hung up on it because the pole arm sculpt looks so bloody cruel!

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

I'd just cut off the blade and make it a spear – keep the shield – my favourite fig.

Sylvain Inactive Member06 Jan 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

tbh honest the halberd blade is just for the cool factor, I planed to have him along spearmen. Goblins use whatever thay can find and have mismatched equipement ;)
I'll leave it that way, if someone want to cut the small blade to make a proper spear it's very easy.

my question about shields is not if they could use it, but if players actually use this option. If in some of the most played regimental games the shields are a sub-optimal option then having them optional is more important. For skirmish a few ones with optional shields should be enough?

Mick the Metalsmith06 Jan 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

I think there are plenty of rules where taking a shield is optimal. SoBH/2HW comes immediately to mind. Figure options based on what just one set of rules use or weight is not an approach I would concern myself over.

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