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Alliance minis - some scale comparisons please?

Posted by zirrian on 08 Nov 2014, 23:12

A friend of mine convinced me to play some LotR with him, using 28mm minis. I'll get a few goblins, but problem is, they are pretty expensive, while the Alliance minis are pretty cheap compared to them. So I thought maybe using Dark Alliance orcs as goblins for 28mm, but I could not find a comparison pic between Moria Gobbos and any kind of orcs from the Alliance line. Can someone help the poor me out? My eternal gratitude would follow him or her :)
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Posted by SamSagace on 09 Nov 2014, 09:40

zirrian wrote:A friend of mine convinced me to play some LotR with him, using 28mm minis. I'll get a few goblins, but problem is, they are pretty expensive, while the Alliance minis are pretty cheap compared to them. So I thought maybe using Dark Alliance orcs as goblins for 28mm, but I could not find a comparison pic between Moria Gobbos and any kind of orcs from the Alliance line. Can someone help the poor me out? My eternal gratitude would follow him or her :)


If it's just for the size , I don't have pictures of comparison with some other gobelins.
I'm currently painting the Set 3 (Orcs) and I've painted the Half-Orcs (set 2) that's all.
But you can have some idea of the size (they are quite small) here: "Cheap Fantasy Minis"
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Posted by zirrian on 09 Nov 2014, 10:24

SamSagace wrote:
If it's just for the size , I don't have pictures of comparison with some other gobelins.
I'm currently painting the Set 3 (Orcs) and I've painted the Half-Orcs (set 2) that's all.
But you can have some idea of the size (they are quite small) here: "Cheap Fantasy Minis"


I found this site yesterday, but thanks :) Worst case scenario, I'll buy a box and see if they are okay. Price for one from Hannants is about 8 pounds, but I think I can get them cheaper if I order from Ukraine (they are my neighbours), so even if they aren't okay, I won't feel ripped off. And as I saw the contents of the boxes, I'm positively sure one of each will be more than enough to make a complete arms :)
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Posted by SamSagace on 09 Nov 2014, 12:40

Cheaper ? ALWAYS MODELS ! in $ but free or low shipping !
ebay : http://stores.ebay.fr/AlwaysModel/Alliance-/_i.html?_fsub=618701011&_sid=124770541&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 or better (5% discount) directly through his Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AlwaysModel/319356541574491

and there is new sets .... ;-)
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Posted by zirrian on 09 Nov 2014, 13:10

SamSagace wrote:Cheaper ? ALWAYS MODELS ! in $ but free or low shipping !
ebay : http://stores.ebay.fr/AlwaysModel/Alliance-/_i.html?_fsub=618701011&_sid=124770541&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 or better (5% discount) directly through his Facebook page :
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AlwaysModel/319356541574491

and there is new sets .... ;-)


Thanks! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Nov 2014, 14:02

I hope you find the more affordable ones you require, and have every success with them. My Motto when shopping on line is,"Ask for combined postage when buying!" BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 09 Nov 2014, 14:05

How big is a goblin or an Orc? It seems to me size varies & you'd have a fair bit of leeway.

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Posted by zirrian on 09 Nov 2014, 14:30

Considerably smaller, so a 1:72 orc could pass as a 28mm goblin. Thanks to SamSagace, I can get a box for cheap to check them (9 euros and free postage - beat that, Evil Empire residing in Nottingham!). Thanks for all the help - I'll post comparison pics here when I get them.
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Posted by 1Mac on 09 Nov 2014, 19:36

I have some Mines of Moria goblins and some Alliance orcs. They're about the same size. I can put together a comparison shot if you still need it.
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Posted by zirrian on 09 Nov 2014, 19:38

1Mac wrote:I have some Mines of Moria goblins and some Alliance orcs. They're about the same size. I can put together a comparison shot if you still need it.


I'd be grateful :)
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Posted by 1Mac on 12 Nov 2014, 20:25

Better late than never! Here's a Caesar Minias orc, and Alliance orc, a "Mines of Moria" goblin, and Sven the 1/72 scale comparison Viking.

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Posted by zirrian on 12 Nov 2014, 20:29

1Mac wrote:Better late than never! Here's a Caesar Minias orc, and Alliance orc, a "Mines of Moria" goblin, and Sven the 1/72 scale comparison Viking.

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Spot on, thanks!
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