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Rick the Grumpy Gnome24 Jun 2021 9:18 p.m. PST

I am a big fan of Wargames Atlantic after trying several of their sets.

A more detailed exploration of my opinion and photos available on my blog.

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But what do you think?

Were you surprised by Landsknecht Ogres winning the customer design competition?

gavandjosh0225 Jun 2021 2:02 a.m. PST

thanks

Augustus Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2021 6:07 a.m. PST

The fact the Eisenkurn are significantly smaller than the original Dreamforge soured me really fast.

I likd the Raumjager but not enough head variants in kit (not enough cap/goggles!!). Bummer.

The historical sets are always useful.

The Landsknecht Ogres sounds like rigged vote. The set is 100% useless to me. The cost of the ogres set seems counterintuitive to recouping the investment. Seems like a loss. A one-off character I get, but a whole lot was a tremendous waste. How many ogre armies does one need versus a (boring but sensible) kit that attributes to a historical or other scifi purpose.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine25 Jun 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

I got some of their Afghan tribesmen and to be honest I wasn't impressed soft details, odd poses and for some strange reason the kneeling figure was much smaller than the standing miniatures.

Having said that some of thier sci-fi sets look interesting.

Fabianthedelayer25 Jun 2021 11:35 a.m. PST

The spiders are very good value

Glengarry525 Jun 2021 12:20 p.m. PST

I have not been impressed by what I've seen thus far (albeit mostly in photos) although I do have hopes for the Conquistadors set.

TC Strauss25 Jun 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

I'm currently working on their Spider set and like them alot. My opinion, they seem to rank in quality just below the companies like Vixtric, Oathmark/Frostgrave but above Mantic, older Warlord and much better than Wargames Factory(original or re-issued by Warlord).

*note only comparing to plastic sets I own.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2021 5:31 p.m. PST

I agree with the above, I got the Afghans and found them ok, but ended up getting Perry plastics, which they mix well in.
I couldn't figure how Landsknecht ogres won either, sounds incredibly niche!
The Conquistadores/Aztecs wet my appetite too, these are the sort of sets that need a plastic option!

Rick the Grumpy Gnome25 Jun 2021 8:46 p.m. PST

TC Strauss, I agree with your assessment. The latest Victrix Vikings and Saxons are brilliant. Such Sharp sculpting!

Prince Rupert, Yes the Afghans are soft compared to the Perry Afghans but for me the more important point is the ability to mix in well for more diversity.

As for Landsknecht Ogres, I can only guess Warhammer Fantasy has more fans than I thought. A big enough niche will win against a group of more widely liked sets that split the votes I guess? Maybe people are anticipating the announced relaunch of Warhammer Fantasy?

OSCS7426 Jun 2021 5:34 a.m. PST

I bought the Afghan box and liked them better than Perry Afghans.

Martian Root Canal28 Jun 2021 5:30 a.m. PST

I have all the fantasy and historical stuff. The Dark Age Irish are a great value. They fit right in with my Gripping Beast Irish, assemble and paint quickly, and are clad/armed appropriately. The skeletons are great – I bought them for Mortal Gods Mythic. I'm using the Giant Spiders for Stargrave (armed with guns). The WW2 Partisans sot is very useful as well.

Rick the Grumpy Gnome29 Jun 2021 8:09 a.m. PST

I have been tempted to get into some Pulp Gaming and those partisans look useful for kitbashing but so far I have resisted. The WW1 French might just be too tempting though.

Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2021 10:12 p.m. PST

Like most of the WA sets. The Afghans do mix well with Perry which is a plus. Not too thrilled on some of the sprue makeup but can say the same for Perry ? Way too many extra weapons with no open hands for them ?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2021 4:28 a.m. PST

Imho Wargames Atlantic offer quite some some good value for the money, especially when you can mix them with other sets. The down on SOME sets is the limited amount of poses, as with the Persians. On their own you cannot create usefull Persian units with them, but mix them with the Victrix and Wargames Factory (if you have them) and they make some great minis.

They definitely have different 3d-scultpors, as some sets are a bit bulky while others are more on the realistic side.

I have around half of their releases, starting with the fantastic Halflings of which I got myself 5 packs for an army (no problems with poses here), and have not regretted any buy.
BTW: Their WWI Germans mix finely with their French Partisans, making some nice 20/30ies civilians or Freikorps.

They definitely push out a lot of kits, and I would rate them just below Victrix or Perry. If the topic and sprues look tempting, give them a shot.

MSchwab06 Jul 2021 11:34 a.m. PST

I think with time they will develop their own more consistent style.

Both Wargames Factory and Warlord had teething problems with their first sets.

The Wargames Atlantic sets I have match well with contemporary 28mm figures. They also allow kit bashing with Other plastics.

Anton Ryzbak08 Jul 2021 8:26 a.m. PST

I absolutely love them!

Aside from a few (easily corrected) flaws they are accurate, detailed, easy to assemble and affordable. Add to that the fact that they are covering subjects that haven't been hashed-over a dozen time already. The soft, easily glued, plastic cries out for modification and the TONS of spare bits swap over to other sets and other ranges. I can't wait to get my hands on the WW1 French

Scooba09 Jul 2021 8:57 p.m. PST

I'm loving the spiders and I got a grognard and a halflibg sprue from somewhere – the one halfling I've assembled looks like he'll be fun to paint. WA gets 2 thumbs up from me.

Grandrod10 Jul 2021 7:39 p.m. PST

Love their figs!! have the irish, germans, afghans,persians & partisans. I won a set of their ww1 french also.

Brandock Daha25 Jul 2021 4:16 a.m. PST

I haven't tried them as yet but am considering buying several packs to use as old school necromunda gangs. Yes I still play the Yak tribe rules and love them.

All of the Deathfields miniatures would work well for gangs and the (not squats) would fit in with my large squat army of originals, Bob Olley figs, and other ranges. I have had a good deal of success against Elder with these (loads of Bob's Flyers).

I will put these on my suggestions for Christmas to the family and see what comes my way.

Fiveocommando25 Jul 2021 5:35 a.m. PST

I love the Halflings. The detail is decent and the weapon options are nice. I do wish that they were a little bit more customizable but overall I'm very happy with them. They paint up well, too.

Rick the Grumpy Gnome07 Nov 2021 10:32 p.m. PST

It is great to see such a relatively new company do so well, grow so quickly and be so responsive to customers.

I like all of their kits. It is really just limits on my time to make them that stops from getting all of them.

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