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Baranovich Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

I've been waiting for years for the day when I could finally settle down and build a proper halfling army. Always been a dream of mine to add halfling allies to my Empire and Dwarf armies.

Even though GW never had halflings as an official army codex with Warhammer, they did have The Dogs of War which included stats and rules for Lumpin Croop's archer regiment.

However in more recent years with things like the Warhammer 9th Age project by Mathias Eliasson, Halflings now DO have their own complete playable codex which is magnificent!

After some extensive online research looking at quite a few halfling ranges I settled on two primary sources: Vintage GW off of Ebay, and The Battle Forge's halfling range. Admittedly I DID want to build part of my army from Westfalia's new halfling ranges as well, but their stock has been horribly sporadic to downright non-existent and most of their range as of this time is out of stock. Simply can't get it.

The Battle Forge has really characterful halflings. Maybe a bit too goofy for some gamer's tastes, but I think they work pretty well and have nice detail which allows for a lot of themed options:

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Here are some pictures of my own Battleforge halflings that I recently assembled. I chose a fairly modest force. I have two units of 20 models each, militia swordsmen and militia archers. I have a 5-model unit of horse cavalry, as well as a supply wagon and some personality models like a wizard and commandeers both on foot and mounted:

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I also supplemented the army with some vintage GW kits. I was lucky enough to find on Ebay two long-out of production GW boxed sets, they are becoming increasingly hard to find.

The first one was Lumpin Croop's Halfling archers. I found one brand new still in shrink wrap for $90. USD I also found an increasingly difficult to find Halfling Hot Pot for $25. USD The $90 USD for Lumpin Croop's regiment was pricey but I really couldn't pass up the opportunity.

I also wanted a larger unit than the 10 models that come in the Lumpin Croop boxed set. I found someone on Ebay selling 4 loose models from an original Lumpin Croop box as well as a 5th model that was a circa. 1992 Empire halfling archer. So I bumped up the total model count for the regiment to 15 models which is pretty decent:

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Here's my assembled 15-model unit of Lumpin Croop's archers and also my halfling hot pot which incidentally was a Citadel Finecast model:

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Bandolier Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Nice one.

Also check out both Effin Cool and Macrocosm halflings if you like the old school look without a 2nd mortgage on your house.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

The Assault Group ran a Kickstarter for the White Knight range of Imperial Halflings, which are great and match up very, very well with GW and Battleforge.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

Awesome work.

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