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Saturday, January 21, 2012
We interrupt this starship campaign ...
... to bring you another miniatures bargain from Half-Price Books:
Last fall at the used bookstore, I started eying this Warhammer introductory boxed set as a source for Hordes of the Things miniatures, but I didn't snap it up at the time. It was still on the shelf around Thanksgiving, and I thought about snagging it during Half-Price's post-Turkey Day sale (an extra 40% off), but I didn't feel like leaving the house on Black Friday. There was another sale after Christmas, but the game was gone. So I was pleasantly surprised to stop by HPB on the way home from work yesterday and fine this box back among the merchandise. I didn't want to let opportunity slip away again, so I took it to the cash register.
But before I bought it, I went through the box with the cashier to make sure nothing was missing. As you can see, the package holds a lot of stuff, including dice, cardboard buildings, measuring sticks--and 88 miniature figures, the real reason I wanted this game. After sorting through everything with the helpful store employee, it turned out that while all the miniatures and dice were there, the game was missing a couple of booklets: the Warhammer Rulebook and the Warhammer Battle Book. Since the game was incomplete, the clerk was nice enough to knock the price down from $75 to $30. That's 34 cents per figure!
So now I've got enough figures for two complete HotT armies:
12 Bretonnian Knights
24 Bretonnian Bowmen
20 Lizardmen Saurus
32 Lizardment Skinks
More stuff to paint, but I'm not complaining. By the way, which elements should I base these as? The Bretonnians are easy: base the knights as Knights and mount the bowmen as Shooters. I'm thinking the Skinks would make good Hordes elements, but what about the Saurus? Blades, or Warband? Or something else? I also need to hit the dollar store for some toy dinosaurs to use as mounts. Add another project to the to-do list.