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Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 5:17 a.m. PST

Back in the day, I remember that when GW released the Battle of the Five Armies boxed game, they also had a few blister packs in metal. What were the blister packs?
I think there were bats, spiders, giants, mounted elves and some dwarves, but I can remember what all of the packs were?

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Gigantic Bats, storm giants, hill trolls, elf cavalry, goblin guard, dwarf archers, spiders, and Smaug (dragon).
You can find suitable figs from other lines for these (I went 15mm for the bats and spiders), except for dwarf archers. NOBODY makes those, and they cost an arm and a leg and three more toes on eBay.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 7:27 a.m. PST

I have a bunch of these lying around somewhere. If I can find them I'll sell them off at a reasonable price to a fellow TMP member.

Black Hat Miniatures09 Sep 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

I ebayed mine a few year back and got between £35.00 GBP and £60.00 GBP for each one!

Mike

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

@Rdraf: Send me an e-mail using my TMP member name @aol.com, and maybe we can make a deal on a few blisters.

Bandolier10 Sep 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

Count me in too, Randy.

3AcresAndATau10 Sep 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

Actually, Pendraken does offer some Dwarf archers with normal bows as a part of its Hill Dwarfs range for the warband product line.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

Unfortunately, the Pendragon dwarfs are bulky and oversized, even compared to GW's Warmaster line. For some reason, they're sculpted at full 10mm height, same as a man, orc, or elf. That makes them more than half again as large as the Bo5A figures, which are small to begin with. I have Kallistra/Pendragon dwarf gyrocopters, but they work fine as they're suspended high above their ground brethren. Pendraken dwarf infantry might as well be 15mm. frown

Personal logo green beanie Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

BTW, how many hill trolls were in the blister for Bo5A? Thanks

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 1:44 p.m. PST

9 trolls for three stands of three trolls each. There are at least five different poses (not near my collection at the moment, but I had the rule book handy). As long as you pull off three stands worth, you're good with any substitute.

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