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I saw this used on the in flight report and I'm not sure if that means cutting from sprues and gluing, or some sort of popping in place without glue. Do we know yet?
 
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I saw this used on the in flight report and I'm not sure if that means cutting from sprues and gluing, or some sort of popping in place without glue. Do we know yet?


I always assumed that FFG was taking a similar approach to this as they did with X-Wing and Armada where everything is essentially pre-assembled and pre-painted. Those models just need to be snapped onto the bases right?
 
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Very good question.
 
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As the miniatures come unpainted I rather doubt it will be just snap-to-base... maybe it is a low piece count for each miniature like 3-5?
 
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It probably means some large miniatures will come in two or three pieces, but I doubt they will come in sprues. At least that is the case with Descent and Battlelore.
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In my view, the minimum implication of this description is snap-together, no glue required.

Pre-painted I would doubt, but if FFG could do that they would lob a bomb into the miniatures market.
 
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They aren't pre-painted, they aren't pre-assembled. The FFG site indicated: "Whether you assemble your figures according to the directions in the rulebook, or create bold new modifications and alternate paint schemes, the world of Terrinoth is yours to enter and enjoy when you start painting and creating your own army of RuneWars figures." Which would seem there will be enough assembly for customization to be a factor.

The line they are dancing is being able to appeal to minis wargamers who are quite comfortable with assembly and customization, and appealing to boardgamers & noobs who are not comfortable with anything beyond push-fit keyed joints.
 
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I'm sure it's easy as Robotech RPG Tactics minis ... they were described as "easy assembly"
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fightcitymayor wrote:
They aren't pre-painted, they aren't pre-assembled. The FFG site indicated: [COLOR=#FF0000]"Whether you assemble your figures according to the directions in the rulebook, or create bold new modifications and alternate paint schemes


I think "bold new modifications" are conversion... like something involving clippers, knives, wire, greenstuff, plasticard, etc... but I could be wrong ofc.
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fightcitymayor wrote:
They aren't pre-painted, they aren't pre-assembled. The FFG site indicated: "Whether you assemble your figures according to the directions in the rulebook, or create bold new modifications and alternate paint schemes, the world of Terrinoth is yours to enter and enjoy when you start painting and creating your own army of RuneWars figures." Which would seem there will be enough assembly for customization to be a factor.

The line they are dancing is being able to appeal to minis wargamers who are quite comfortable with assembly and customization, and appealing to boardgamers & noobs who are not comfortable with anything beyond push-fit keyed joints.

I suspect it will be like Imperial Assault. Smaller characters will be one-piece figures, and larger figures (like the AT-ST from IA) will be relatively easy to assemble.
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Hi folks!

All of the minis are multi part; most come in two or three pieces. They are pretty easy to assemble, come neatly packaged with a few of each mini type in its own bag, and they don't need cutting from a sprue. Whilst some could just be "dry fitted" most will need glueing together (I just used superglue).

The skellies are naturally quite thin in places (as they should be!) so a little care ought to be taken when fitting the pieces together.

Overall I like the character and variety of the figures!
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The skellies are naturally quite thin in places (as they should be!) so a little care ought to be taken when fitting the pieces together.

Since we've got someone here who has seen the models pit of the box, I've got a couple of questions.

1. Did you find any of the thin parts (skeleton bodies, spears, etc) to be bent or warped?

2. How difficult would it be to customize the stance of each model, to avoid having too many models standing exactly the same?
 
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Novacat wrote:
Sorastro wrote:
The skellies are naturally quite thin in places (as they should be!) so a little care ought to be taken when fitting the pieces together.

Since we've got someone here who has seen the models pit of the box, I've got a couple of questions.

1. Did you find any of the thin parts (skeleton bodies, spears, etc) to be bent or warped?

2. How difficult would it be to customize the stance of each model, to avoid having too many models standing exactly the same?


Hi Novacat!

1) The spears are all beautifully straight, but some of the arrows are a bit curved.

2) I think it would be pretty easy; If I was going to, I would probably use a small bit of green stuff at the joint (or whatever) to reposition to my liking. Having said that, with three or four variants of the basic troop types they do already have a nice "hoardy" look to them
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