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#1 jouke1988

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hey guys and girls,

 

Question for you now. I am looking to add a force of Longbeards to my army but I am desperately looking for some old Longbeards but I can't seem to find them. Because of that, I am tinking about the new, plastic longbeards. What is your experience with them and do they have the same amount of character as the old, metal ones? 

 

Thanks for your assistance! 

 

 



#2 Kallstrom

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:19 AM

As a rule of thumb most old sculpts have way more character than the new ones. The old longbeards ooze of warmth and dwarfyness to me, while the new ones are cool in their own way. 

I think both kinds of sculpts (older metal longbeards, whichever version, and the new ones in plastic) are great in their own way, but I would try to keep it to the style of the rest of your army. Does the rest of your army contain older or newer versions of the other units?



#3 Alebelly_Cragfist

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:44 AM

Depends on what you mean by old longbeards - the first official longbeard models where the Marauder Miniatures ones, then many years later came the Citadel ones many refer to as the "old" longbeards. Both of these ranges have way more character than the plastics. But the plastics are far more in keeping with the look and feel of the existing range, if you already have a number of relatively current GW Dwarfs.

 

If all of your other dwarfs are from older ranges, then the plastics will look a bit out of place. A unified paint scheme would help this to a degree though.



#4 jouke1988

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:57 AM

As a rule of thumb most old sculpts have way more character than the new ones. The old longbeards ooze of warmth and dwarfyness to me, while the new ones are cool in their own way. 

I think both kinds of sculpts (older metal longbeards, whichever version, and the new ones in plastic) are great in their own way, but I would try to keep it to the style of the rest of your army. Does the rest of your army contain older or newer versions of the other units?

Most of the army is plastic but I tend to like the metal characters more so I've got a lot of those. 



#5 karak-ulo

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:45 AM

5 edition without a doubt



#6 jouke1988

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:09 AM

5 edition without a doubt

I don't know all the editions to be honest, do you perhaps have a picture? 



#7 Kallstrom

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:19 PM

If you want some cheap yet nice longbeards you could always buy these from Black Tree Design.
There are three different sets of 3x regular rank and file, and a command group in the bottom link.

They look like this, and are made out of metal:

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http://eoeorbisuk.co...iant=4539063427

http://eoeorbisuk.co...iant=4539063619

http://eoeorbisuk.co...iant=4539063811



#8 Booxi

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

This are not GW, Citadel or Marauder Dwarfs....

4/5 ed

http://www.solegends...ongbeardsc3.jpg

 

6 ED

http://vignette1.wik...=20110624021334

 

8 ED

https://www.games-wo...beardsNEW01.jpg

 

 

I have all of those 4-6 ed on square bases looking nice on my shelf, 8 ed plasticks on round pases playing AoS. Why ? Because 4 ed dwarfs look stupid compared to new Ironjawz / Stormcast and others. It is almost 20 years difference... that is too much



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:26 PM

http://www.the-ninth...ors-greybeards/






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