Monday, July 14, 2014

Advice Solicited: Miniatures

Terrain by Legendary Realms; awesome stuff
And thus do I throw open the gates wide and ask for your advice and opinions, my faithful readers.

With the advent of 5th Edition, I'm going to be starting a new campaign, and I have resolved that I would like to do so with the aid of miniatures. Sounds simple enough on the surface? Ah, but no...

First off, I'm not a particular fan of 28mm "heroic" scale. I prefer 25mm if I can have it.

Secondly, I haven't bought any figures larger than 15mm since Clinton was President. I'm suffering a bit of sticker shock. I remember when Ral Partha was selling figures for $1.25 each, and you could get a box of 12 Grenadier figures for under $10.

Third, I'm not sure I have a lot of time nowadays to spend painting. I've seen some of the newfangled prepainted plastics, and they don't look half bad. That would be a really nice thing, if I can swing it, but I am certainly capable of slapping paint on a figure if needed.

So this is where you come in, my friends. Recommendations, suggestions, arguments to and fro, please, let me know what you think. Is there a source of true 25mm prepainted plastic figures that are dirt cheap? (I am quite certain the answer to that is "no".) If not, what are my options? What are your preferences?

Opinions sought.