The Winners!

The Winners!

We have a winner! After thousands of entries and votes and narrowing it down to the Top 12 we have our winner: 

LANDSKNECHT OGRES!

This entry was submitted by Michael Stockdale who wins 12 sets of Wargames Atlantic miniatures. Congratulations Michael! 

The other Top 11 finalists will receive a box of their choice. In some cases, multiple people submitted the same or similar ideas so we took the person who entered it first. The 11 Runners Up are: 

 Death Fields Space Pirates
Sandy Wake
Multi-Species Alien Set
Matthew Spey
Apocalyptic Survivors
Kyle Bentley
Sci-fi Civilians
Derek Strachan
Modular Robots
Derek Hodge
Insurgent and Irregular Moderns
Christine Child
Cyberpunk Corporate Security
Alexander M Rawlings
WWI Italian Troops (Infantry, Arditi, Bersaglieri, Alpini)
Fabrizio Ferrara
Hooded/Robed Monks/Cultists
Nathan Flanders
Modern Military Generic Infantry
Joe Cox
Medieval European Peasants/Townspeople
Axel Schudak

 

Congratulations to all the winners! We will be emailing you to find out what you'd like for a prize. 

But...that's not all..now begins the "Follow Along" part of the contest. We're going to speak with Michael about his entry and what he envisioned and discuss some ideas before we present this to the community. We'll be accepting your feedback and begin to show some designs as we move the Ogres into development.

But wait, there's even more: there is one last GIANT prize to award! One participant in the contest - either someone who submitted an idea or who voted and left their email - is going to be chosen to pick a second plastic set for us to develop.  First we have to get the Ogres into production but once they are off to tooling we will turn our attention to picking that last, big winner. 

So sit back and we will start the process with the Ogres and include you all in each step. Thanks to all of you who submitted ideas and voted! 

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Comments

Y. Whateley - May 14, 2021

Regarding the civilian kits, I like that sort of thing as an role-playing gamer for various sorts of NPC characters, and for the kit-bashing potential. They also make great outside-the-box armies for fantasy, sci-fi, and pulp wargames.

For example, I kitbashed a box of the Frostgrave Cultists with some WWII shotguns, rifles, and revolvers, and a few fantasy daggers, spellbooks, and that sort of thing, along side some Lovecraft monsters from Reaper and CthulhuWars, to build up a ‘30s pulp Lovecraft cultist army to pit against some of the French Resistance that I’ll be converting into pulp investigator types (detectives, gangsters, government agents, or the like.)

A hooded monk/cultist set sounds like it would make a fun wargaming unit for fantasy, pulp, modern, and even sci-fi wargaming, and I’d gladly grab a box just for their utility in making fantasy RPG characters.

As a D&D gamer, a box of “medieval” civilians would be useful to make a civilian NPCs, or a peasant militia or angry mob, or I could kit-bash some fantasy weapons or staves or spellbooks or whatever to make unique, every-man ad-hoc adventurers – or alternatively, bandits, or other sorts of villains and “monsters”. (I can’t wait to see what kitbashing possibilities might be opened up by the spare heads from that hypothetical multi-species aliens kit!)

If I were a historical gamer, those “medieval” peasants sound like something that could be cooked up pretty easily via kitbashing into a conscript army, for example, or into a band of deserter bandits, freebooters, pirates, or the like.

I like thinking outside of the box on the assumed era for historical and other kits – to me, “medieval peasants” is a suggestion that allows a great deal of flexibility… hopefully Wargames Atlantic provides the parts and clothing styles that would make such a kit just as useful whether I use the characters in a medieval game, or the Dark Ages, or late Roman Empire, or Renaissance, or even later on – some peasant clothing styles are timeless, and might work for workers/ditch-diggers, camp-followers, conscripts, slaves, prisoners-of-war, refugees, bystanders, and anything else that a gamer might imagine – and I’m reminded of accounts from the American Civil War in which civilians gathered on hilltops to picnic while watching the battles unfolded… civilians of all sort might get embroiled even in a historical wargame as obstacles, objectives, opponents, allies, or anything else that real-life civilians might have done to get involved in war, voluntarily, accidentally, or against their will. (I recall there was a famous battle I read about recently in which the tide of battle was changed when what appeared to be a mob of helpless slaves drew weapons and attacked a more powerful army on a new front….)

Genre games offer even more possibilities for kitbashing something like a “medieval peasant civilians” kit – for example, see many of the characters from the original “Star Wars” movies, which were dressed in outfits that aren’t far off from some flavor of “medieval peasant” costume: just add ray guns or laser-swords from another sci-fi kit, and maybe paint some of them in exotic colours like green or blue skin (and again, that kit of “multi-species aliens” would make a great kit to bash with!)

Consider the other odd kits already produced by Wargames Atlantic as well for one-off fantasy or sci-fi wargames: “medieval peasant” militia vs. giant spiders, for example, or “French resistance” vs. Lizard People… some 1950s “B-Movie” sci-fi Martians or robots would be fun mashup with historical soldiers and/or civilian police, scientists, g-men, or redneck militias….

Anyway, the kitbashing uses, especially for pulp horror, fantasy, and sci-fi, are what draw me to some of these odd kits, followed by the NPC character uses, and oddball player-character uses. If I were a historical gamer, I can easily think of uses for “civilian” characters as well, even though of course I understand that historical wargamers face more limits on what they can do than a fantasy or sci-fi gamer do.

To me, these sorts of models are more interesting for how they can be adapted to other uses and settings and eras, than they are for the purpose implied by the kit’s name and photos on the box.

YMMV, as always!

JTam - May 13, 2021

Wargames Atlantic, Thanks for contest. I enjoyed the process immensely. Was always excited to see and vote in each new round.

I don’t do Facebook so I’ll put out my wishlist here:
WW2 Italian Infantry
WW2 Romanian Infantry
WW2 Polish Infantry (saw that listed 3 times during the contest).
WW2 US Infantry in the Pacific (I.E. in HBTs).
You’d be the only manufacturer of plastics for all of the above.

Polish Winged Lancers (Good for historical, good for WFB, good for Deathfields?)

hüth - May 13, 2021

Here’s hoping the apocalyptic survivors show up at some point!

Shaun Gooch - May 12, 2021

Directed at Josef Lens.

Or, perhaps you are just going to have to learn the fact that you cannot always get your way.

The last thing I want to see is people’s votes not counting in order to artificially skew the vote to your desired outcome.

Sorry! But it truly irks me when I see this sort of attitude. “I didn’t get my way” . So somehow that has to remedied in order for my will to override the vote of the majority.

Perhaps, you need to live in the real world in regard to people’s choice for miniatures. By this, I mean that the number of fantasy and sci-fi kits sold globally is far in excess of those for historical.

This is why GW became the behemoth that it is. Not by producing historical kits, but by selling millions of sci-fi and fantasy kits over the years. Nor would it have if it only sold historical kits.

Further to this, WA have plans for many more historical kits. I’m 100% certain.

I’m not against historical kits either. I’ve collected kits since the 70’s having been born in the 60’s. My first kits were Airfix 00/HO (1/72nd scale today) and have done so with citadel and hundreds of others for decades. I own GW’s very first plastic kits, one of which is ultra rare version of the beaky space marines in green plastic. Not grey ,which came later.

If the outcome for the vote had been historical, I’d have been just as pleased for the winner as I am here for this kit.

Thankfully WA get to decide how the voting is decided upon and not you.

Long may it continue.

Keep up the great work and produce Crimean War British Grenadier Guards. Please.

Preston Cauley - May 12, 2021

Although the Ogres aren’t for me, I think folks are maybe forgetting the conversion potential such a kit offers with Warhammer, especially Age of Sigmar. Again, none of this is my thing, but I don’t mind it and I see how it would be greatly beneficial for folks who play those games to get a miniatures kit which is theme appropriate and doesn’t break the bank.

Lots of people use the Death Fields line for Imperial Guard stand ins, and I assume that’s how this kit will be used as well.

Jess - May 12, 2021

I’m curious about all the civilians kits. Three of the top twelve were noncombatants, and I find that fascinating.

I’d be interested in seeing peasants, scifi citizens and monks, just to look at, but I honestly don’t think I’d ever buy the kits. I simply don’t think I’d get much value out of them either for wargames or roleplaying.

I’d really like to know what people had planned on using them to build. Dioramas maybe?

Josef Lenz - May 12, 2021

Sad times for historical gamers. Probably, next time, there should be to 2 different votes, one for historical and one for SF/Fantasy

david phillips - May 12, 2021

I can´t be the only one who had to google LANDSKNECHT right it seems cool I just hadn’t heard of it before now

Sean Tighe - May 12, 2021

I hope you recoup on your costs with this subject?
It’s very brave of you. Good luck.

Jonathan Swift - May 12, 2021

When the contest began I put my selection down as sci fi civilians.

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