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40K-wise, there are a few builds that you can do that are relatively cost effective. Any of the marine variants tend to get you a full army for the least cash. Xenos armies tend to have much cheaper point cost units that are still equivalent to Marine cost in cash money. Of the marines, Space Wolves and Grey Knights are probably the cheapest to build. ...


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Sealing a model means applying a coat of a transparent and durable protective layer after painting. Normally this is a clear varnish. After leaving your painted model to thoroughly dry, you brush or spray it on. This helps prevent chipping and flaking of your paint job during subsequent transportation and gaming. You have a basic choice of gloss or matte ...


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Quick rundown what I think would be some good options from a modelling perspective: Warhammer Fantasy: Skaven Battalion - Something like 70 models in the box. Fur and "raggedy cloth" are pretty easy to learn to paint to a nice standard, good for starting out on. Plus you get two Rat Ogres which are nice big mean-ugly models that are a lot of fun to ...


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The last expansion for the game was Lords of Madness in 2010. The release of the Dragon Collector's Set this December -— a 5-figure fixed set -- suggests that the future of the line will be in the arena of figures to assist the play of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. This evidence supports the idea that the "popularity trend" for this game is declining, if ...


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We used to play Necromunda years ago--I'm not sure if it's still around. Like Warhammer it is/was a Games Workshop game, but I think it could suit your purposes. It came with enough "terrain" in the box to support a game. It would be well suited to a multi-player game (think of an urban gang-fight free-for-all). Only a few miniatures were needed so that ...


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It is incredibly obvious when this feat will be used. In competitive games it will most likely be turn 2 if the Cygnar player went first, or MAYBE turn 1 if you went first, so plan for it and know that your second turn will be spent largly doing nothing. Play that turn defensively, cast defensive spells and back up, or duck into terrain. Depending on your ...


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I have used Quickshade and the much cheaper but equally effective Minwax polyshade on roughly one hundred miniatures. This pictures most definitely are not Photoshopped, but it's not quite the magic bullet as it seems. While it certainly is a way to quickly finish a large number of models there are a few disadvantages: 1) It leaves a gloss finish on your ...


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I usually have the exact opposite problem, I can never keep mine from cracking and peeling. If the model wasn't sealed, you could have tried pressing some masking tape over the decal and peeling it off. That may take off the decal with out taking off the paint underneath. Once the model is sealed, I don't think there's a good way to get the decal off ...


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Savage Worlds Savage Worlds is an RPG system - but contains a strong game of miniatures combat! The rules are "Fast! Furious! and Fun!" as advertised. You can learn the game from the book in an evening and teach it in minutes. You can use all your minis, tiles, and terrain. You can choose an existing setting or create one yourself. Unlike many ...


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I played "pure miniatures" in Battletech extensively in 1995-1999. The game shop I played at had a large sand table (sandbox on stilts) that added a lot to the game. We used model railroad terrain and buildings, which added a lot to the fun of the game. It was not difficult to play, although there were a few rules modifications that we made to make play ...


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Assault on Black Reach. This starter set will provide you with a large number of Marine and Ork units, which will give you a variety of different unit sizes and types to paint, and even simply arrange in a suitably dramatic diorama if you so choose. If you decide to actually play, Assault on Black Reach comes with everything you need to get started, and ...


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If cost is your primary concern and which army is a secondary concern, consider a local dealer-sponsored auction or eBay. One local dealer has 2-4 auctions a year where local players offer armies they don't play anymore or armies they started but never finished. Some models offered are already painted, some are not. I understand that a product called ...



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