|Yes, that general is riding an armored bear, and thus your argument is invalid....|
Following the success of our Halloween and Thanksgiving battle, the boy and I have been looking at doing some other fantasy games. (Mostly inspired by our reading/listening to The Hobbit over Thanksgiving break.) As the Elves are already done, and I did some Orcs and Goblins for Halloween, it is time to dive into the Dwarf Armies. These 15mm Fantasy projects are all a hodge-podge affair, as I pick up available collections from Bartertown and other Market Places. The result is a collection from multiple manufacturers. The differences in scale is notable.
|from L to R: Peter Pig, Black Raven, Reaper|
|Peter Pig Dwarf Warriors and Crossbows|
|Demonworld Dwarf Warriors|
|Demonworld Dwarf Cavalry on Ponies|
|Black Raven Dwarf Archers|
The Reaper figures are in a class by themselves. The detail is excellent, but they are huge even compared to my 20mm WWII collection.
|Reaper Dwarf Berserkers|
|Reaper command group next to SHQ 20mm Falschirmjaegers|
For basing, I have opted to go with larger single-unit bases. I have become quite fond of this basing structure of late, and it fits well with the types of games my son and I play. For rules, I am doing a fantasy knock-off of Command and Colors. The magic system will be similar to the Samurai Battles honor system, but with different 'spell effects' I am aware of the existence of Battlelore, however I really don't want to shell out $150.00 for the set. That, and I think it will be more fun to try and come up with magic and card designs with a soon-to-be seven year old.