Why Marauder?


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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:15 pm

Why Marauder?

For all the folks that love Marauder Miniatures, what is it that makes that range so darn special?

Personally, I'm at a loss for understanding why collectors like many of the Marauder minis. While there are some gems, most of the models never sparked my interest.
To me, Marauder was the beginning of the end of the old-school. Overly comic models with chunky features, big hair & YMCA poses. The minis became a standard for 4th ed. & really had an era of their own.

So, what's to love? :D
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:22 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

When it comes to Marauder I love their MM25 Orcs, MM40 Trolls and MM90 Chaos Dwarfs but not too much else. Still not as bad as a lot of Iron Claw minis though.
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:33 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

funny thing you should say that, it's a great analogy; I've ben asking the same question to myself about the marauder range just like about Bob Olley. Then I got some minis and it's where magic happens, it's not better or anything spectacular, it's just different... don't know how to say it.
Iron claw miniatures are even more disturbing because Bob Olley has a very peculiar style recognisable amongst thousands. I really believe that there are models that one can only love when he has painted them and I believe they belong in this lot. General look doesn't make it all to me, the way it paints, little details you only see when you have it close with a brush, that's the little thing that make them valuable (this remains true for any other rane or sculptor for the matter).
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:33 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:42 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

DF is that picture supposed to be in support of liking or disliking Marauder ;) Those slayers are amongst the worst minis in my opinion - all leg & beard, no torso, neck. Get a shiver sown my spine looking at them. Could you put that picture behind a spoiler thing? :D
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:44 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

The marauder dwarfs are what got me hooked, but I also love their dark elves, chaos dwarfs, and quite a few of their humans and monsters. Especially for the dwarfs, I think the exaggerated proportions make them look more fantasy to me than many of the old citadels that just look like short humans.
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:45 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

Good thinking JJ. It's all about taste John, you apparently don't have it ;)
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:48 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

Ah much better - thanks DF :D Now I can continue following this thread without plucking my eyes out!
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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

Wow...tough question to answer...thats like asking why a certain guy prefers Redheads over Brunettes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

From my own point of view I love the way they paint up...As Assless mentioned...I like that the ranges are a little more cohesive in style when compared to the Citadel ranges...this allows for the creation of better looking units IMO. the individuals may not appear to have as much character (till you look closely) but they look better on the table top IMO. I like that some came as pre-made units...I loved those old Blister Boxes...very much like the older RoR (which I also Love).

Plus I think the "cartoony" style many mention as a detriment really fits my painting style very well.

Also...see DFs picture above! :D

But you and Just John are free to think whatever you like about Marauder....you party poopers... I would just like to say that they came out during 3rd ed...so they ARE Oldhammer! :?

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Post Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Re: Why Marauder?

Just John wrote:Those slayers are amongst the worst minis in my opinion - all leg & beard, no torso, neck. Get a shiver sown my spine looking at them. Could you put that picture behind a spoiler thing? :D


Now you are just trying to make me upset... :cry: :o :twisted: (have you seen the header of my blog!??... :lol: )

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