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Any one use Heroics and Ros for IG? (or alternatives)

 Post subject: Any one use Heroics and Ros for IG? (or alternatives)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:39 am 
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I have been looking in to (finally) getting myself a few IG to make up a more RL inspired force (Much less grim dark, far more gritty dark)

I'd like to go for a WW1 English troop theme, whilst using both WW1 vehicles and WW2 tanks to get close approximations to the real life inspiration for the 40k mechanised units.

The H&R's figures seem great value- especially the vehicles themselves. Pack of around 48 minis is only £2.50, and around 40p for a Mark V tank.

I understand from my Google searches that they are actually a bit smaller then GW (around 5mm) but being standard non-genetically enhanced humans I thought that they would probably look the part, especially as they will be up against my orcs, which bar one or two home made mega orcs and a couple of the new EA character sculpts, are all the old style small plastic ones, which are a fair bit smaller then a lot of the epic range.

I know Irregular do a range of 6mm WW1 as well, and as I am considering placing an order with them any way to fill in some missing gaps for my fantasy goblins as well as some models for a start of a chaos dwarf army(for Mayhem) I could always fill in any gaps with them.

Is there list about of the 40k tanks that shows there real life counterpart or is it all guess work?
Will the Size of H&R's look terrible against other epic counterparts?

My other option was order from baccus and use the COLONIAL WARS minis for a Praetorian Guardsmen force (which I was always fond of, from the big games day display from '97)
(but after 2 weeks I'm still waiting for my parcel from them! :nooo )
Way more expensive, and you need to order double amounts of each style of troop, per pack. But they do look awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Any one use Heroics and Ros for IG? (or alternatives)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Yes, try DRM, Exodus Wars and GZG's Infantry ... GZG's Vehicles tend to be a bit small, but their Infantry is fine ... But the DRM and Exodus Wars models are prefectly compatible with Epic ...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Yeah H&R too small. Exodus Wars and Dark Realm are great though.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:04 pm 
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Baccus are doing a ww1 army this year, I'd wait for that, exodus
Are going to do 7 more human factions also.
Irregular chaos dwarfs are around their best figs in 6mm, along with
Amazons and high elves. Goblins/ orcs stink apart from man orcs=ok IMO.
MIcroworld orcs and goblins are best around. I'd go with exOdus was infantry or gzg,
Some gw tanks and 1Omm ww1 ferrets etc mother will be the size of a gw liviathan...
Or Adler ww2's are ok with 4O,000 era IG, I use Italian commanders as guard h, inc alternative
Vox dude. H&r are too small to be a fun forc, even a cinc tiger is smaller than a rhino!

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:23 pm 
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thanks for the answers guys. Shame really, as H&R had fantastic prices for infantry and tanks that I could have spent hardly anything and got a good haul! Oh well, at least I know that their there if I ever decide to do historic small stuff ;D

Lawhock76 wrote:
Baccus are doing a ww1 army this year, I'd wait for that!


Thats fantastic news. Just got my first order from baccus and I was impressed, other then one missing bolt thrower (which I guess I should email them about) and having less goblin wolf rider command lines then advertised on the site, the minis them selves are fantastic. Im more then happy to wait till they come then!

Thanks for the prompt on irregular too, I was intending to grab some of the scenery and an army of Dark dwarfs as well as some of their lesser goblins, to finish off the start of my mayhem table, as well as give my goblins some one to hit! So I think I will have the IG drop to the bottom of the list for now, and concentrate on the fantasy stuff.

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