Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 126 – Freebooter’s Fate

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Welcome to Episode 126 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast

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In this show, hosts Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs review the Fantasy Pirate skirmish game: Frebooter’s Fate

We hope you enjoy the show

Freebooter’s Fate Homepage

Freebooter’s Fate Miniatures

Freebooter’s Fate PDF rules @ Wargamesvault.com

3 Comments on Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 126 – Freebooter’s Fate

  1. moocifer // May 14, 2014 at 13:38 // Reply

    Fabulous miniatures.

  2. A good episode. It was a nice change to hear about a game that is actually available to purchase. The game sounds interesting, but it’s a shame about the prices, which I’m sure have put most potential buyers off. The figures would be expensive at half the price, and £60 or so for the full rules is just ridiculous. In a game where figures are provided with cards, the full rules should be available in a single volume, much cheaper than this. I found Mike’s comment about mitigating the high cost of the figures by buying the starter boxes amusing, as the starter boxes bring the price down to about £5-6 per figure. Bargain !:)

    • I agree to an extent. I mean how big are the warbands in FBF, something like six to eight miniatures maximum?

      Pricewise they are pretty much in line with other games of their generation and target audience and it seems to work. I mean look at Infinity. Their prices also went into “somewhat rather steep” territory in recent years. (and Infinity’s as well as FBF’s minis look really nice. Top that off with FBF minis coming with custom base toppers). Most people get into wargaming via GW these days and are willing to shed out a lot of money for their rules set specific miniatures. It’s a whole different world than a historical or generic rules system for which you choose the miniatures you want. Of course one could argue that this is a world in which the power of the consumer is severely lowered but then there are several of these games around.

      And if we look around at suppliers of generic single fantasy figures like say Hasslefree minis (whose minis are about equally pretty), Heresy or Reaper, they aren’t that much less expensive these days.

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