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Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

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Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

Postby Kurgan » Monday August 2nd, 2021 8:16pm

So I never owned this set back in the day, not being a resident of Merry Olde England. However, I had seen pictures on the Inn which appeared to depict the evil Wizards as being in black (in reality they were a kind of midnight blue, even darker than the Ogres in the EQP). But then there were the elusive "wall bases." I had gotten some 3d printed replicas of these that were in black (it was either that or gray). However it turns out I saw a picture on Ebay of someone selling them (for an absurdly large price of course) but they are on the same sprue tree as the wizards, meaning they are the same shade of blue!

Pics included. Also I was able to obtain some of the "Men at Arms" and see they are a blood red color, different from the color of the Heroes (I always figured it was the lighter red that the ATOH Ogres were, but no, it's more of a blood/brick red, compared to the ketchup red of the NA Heroes, different from the bright neon red of some of the European heroes). The NA miniatures seem to be darker colors in general (not counting the EQP/BQP that are a kind of pastel blue in all the pictures and videos I've seen and box shots). There were two sets of red mercs though, one for the Wizards of Morcar and another for the Hero Quest Advanced Edition set (with the Dark Company poster quest only released in the EU). So there might be another variation with a lighter red color.

And we all know about the infamous black minis released as beta-types (?) at conventions or taken home as souvenir from the factory but not sure if the wall bases ever had a black variant.

I guess there were different sprues as well (others have shown the "simpler" furniture pieces and such), but let's assume the below is a typical example for the Mercs, that would mean six sets of each type of weapon, for 12 mercs (if two sprues each in WOM and HQ: Advanced Edition). The BQP had gray mercs and fewer of them so I'm guessing 1 sprue with the same denominations.
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Re: Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

Postby HispaZargon » Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 2:24am

Hi, I own a Spanish Edition of WoM expansion set since the 90s and I can confirm you that those colours and sprues content are the same as in my original set.
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Re: Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

Postby lestodante » Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 9:18am

man-at-arms sprues are the same featured in the BQP (grey).
The WOM/Dark company Men-at-Arms are brown or red. As for the heroes the pigments of color in the plastic may slighty vary causing small differences in the tones.
The four evil Wizards are in dark blue like the Ogre Command group in Against the Ogre Horde. And also with the brown Ogres I have noticed slighty variations in the colors.
The 3D printed wall stands are totally different from the original pieces, they've been resculpted to look similar but are different.
The pic below can show some color variants for the heroes.

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Re: Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

Postby HispaZargon » Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 10:04am

lestodante wrote:The four evil Wizards are in dark blue like the Ogre Command group in Against the Ogre Horde. And also with the brown Ogres I have noticed slighty variations in the colors.

About Against the Ogre Horde set miniatures colours, I found some days ago this advertisement. I am quite surprised about this (maybe) manufacturing deviation which switched the official ogres colours as follows:

Ogre Warriors in Dark Blue:
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Ogre Bosses in Dark Red:
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Re: Wall Bases and WOM Sprues

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday August 4th, 2021 11:00am

I'd seen red variants of the "Ogre Bosses" before, but not such a nice photo! A mix-up at the factory would be pretty easy to understand, or maybe it was a standard variant in some territories! A lot of toys for time immemorial have said on the boxes "colors may vary."


Variants of the Ogres also exist in Gray, according to photos I've seen (not just painted). I'm guessing there are black versions of all of the figures out there somewhere.

I was going to use the "red" figures as hire-able mercs and the black and gray/blue for bad guys (or npcs). Then again the colors could also be used to distinguish who belongs to whom (I've still got the colored tokens for that purpose though).


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