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Why do they only have one plastic regiment when the orcs (released just before them) has many more?
Because there is less variation within the dwarven ranks, your core units are only Warriors, X-bows, Miners, Rangers and Thunderers. If these were all plastic then great but you'd loose on the detail, the metals are alot more detailed and thus will look better.
But I think GW are begining to turn towards more plastic units, they're bringing out plastic Plague Monks for RoS. So in the future, who knows?
I really prefer the metal models actually. I like knowing that when I pay GW a lot money for something, that I'm actually getting a nice heavy object. Not only that but the metal models are incredibly more detailed than plastic ones have been so far.
I really don't like the plastic dwarves they have out right now at all. I wish they would remodel them. The metal miners, however, are just awesomely detailed and so fun to paint. I'm also a big fan of the Longbeard models which are just as much fun to paint as the miners if not more.
On the other hand, the Hammerers and Iron Breaker models are great UNITS, but they aren't really all that well designed. Neither of them were very much fun for me to paint.
Most of the earlier races released had only 1 or two plastic sets,like elves,vampire counts,etc. Personnaly i like the metal miniatures alot better,if only they werent so damn expensive...
I actually like the look of *some* iron breakers. But I think the plastic dwarf regiment could look better
I suppose the warriors could be looked at, but I've got to say what exactly can you do with a unit that's half the height of the other races and is covered in beard?
I love the longbeards by far the best looking unit, then the slayers (something about orange haired nutters... :blink: ). IBs I quite like, yes lots of plate armour (but then what do you expect?) and the worse of them all are the Hammerers, with their "I can hold my hammer this high" pose.
I'd say better looking Hammerers and personally I don't like the rangers either, not forest-y enough for me. But both can be converted from various parts to make new unique looking units, I plan to make a unit of rangers from the dwarf plastics.
O.k I can see your point of liking the "superour" (sp) metal casts but surely some of you would love a box of plastic slayers, miners or ironbreakers?
It is also the cost of metal, off the top of my head I can think of at least 5 people who would play dwarves if they had some more plastics.
the choice of metal or plastic is simply based on how much money they will get from the player.
in a goblin army at 2000 pts you might have 120+ models.
in a dwarf army you have 60-80 models tops.
they dont want people to go to armies that would be cheaper in cost
Originally posted by Abbadon@Oct 24 2004, 16:40
Most of the earlier races released had only 1 or two plastic sets,like elves,vampire counts,etc. Personnaly i like the metal miniatures alot better,if only they werent so damn expensive...[snapback]236926[/snapback]
actully the High Elves are getting louds of new plastic stuff including a new repear boltthrower
Yes people i know that my spelling and punctuation is awful but I am product of British teaching pollicies so what can I do about it?
Since when where the High Elves getting PLASTIC rbt's?
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