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Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 12:13 p.m. PST

I'm not a regular visitor to these boards so apologies if this has been posted before, but has anyone played this?

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If so, what did you think? How big / paintable are the miniatures?

King Monkey01 Aug 2020 12:48 p.m. PST

It's Warlords Dr Who Game

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Not added any new miniatures to the game for must be nearly 18 months although they keep promising them.

wmyers01 Aug 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

The best review comments are from 2017. They go down after that:

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Here is a pretty comprehensive review:

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The H Man02 Aug 2020 1:38 a.m. PST

As far as the figures go, it was an uphill battle from the start.

Warlord (we may assume) had to avoid 28mm due to black trees licence, so made them much larger, although more realistic, as is the modern way (unlike not having to paint on nonexistent/too fine to cast detail, apparently that's ok??).

They also had the baggage of the new series. This may have been ok, when people were still watching.

Now there is just a thin smear of not much. Old Cybermen (only the box with several generations) and Daleks are basically not there. No classic zygons or ice warriors. You also have buy modern tat to get the classics you want in stupid boxed sets (or vice versa for, those, people).

Bit of a fizzer I'm afraid.

Carrion Crow02 Aug 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

If you're a fan of the new series, the plastic daleks from the game are usuable with standard 28mm AND can be bought as separate sorues from the Warlord site. The Cybermen, being 32mm, are just about usable, if you just consider them to be bigger 'because'.

Depends on which era you wish to collect and/or play with. Warlord does mostly NuWho, but is 32mm, so not in scale with anything else. Not a problem if you've not got any other Who figures.

Black Tree Design do Classic Who figures in 28mm, but some of the sculpts aren't brilliant and you don't get any NuWho figures.

Option no. 3 is what I do – take the best of the 28mm Black Tree figures, supplemented by a few of Warlord's plastics… and then add a few choice figures from other 28mm manufacturers or make your own. That way you get the Doctor Who you want, rather than the Doctor Who that the BBC thinks you need…

wmyers07 Aug 2020 4:48 p.m. PST

I would think option #3 would be ideal.

Then you could always just put cardboard and garbage bags on other figures to make classic Dr. Who monsters.

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