Vic Wertz wrote:If you look through pretty much *any* thread about minis sets, you'll find people asking for more PC-types and few or no monsters, and you'll find people asking for more monsters and few or no PCs.
Yup - BPorter, to prove Vic's point, I'm your opposite. As someone who is a collector, I have almost every D&D mini from the beginning through 4th edition.. and then pathfinder battles. That means I have about 1070 unique sculpts of D&D miniatures plus every pathfinder battles miniature to date. If I never get another generic human or elf again it will be too soon. Once you count doubles, I have over 2,000 human or elf miniatures (and that's not counting reaper bones) . Why would I need another one?
Every time I see a human previewed I sigh and think "well there's another spot that could have been used by a monster that has never gotten a miniature, but instead another (insert class) with (insert weapon or spell effect)" Trying to find 'something suitable' for things like tatzlewurms or reefclaws was painful until they came out in miniature form. I mean, how do you find something to put the right mindset into your players when they see a basidirond?
If your party is facing a fighter with an ax or a fighter with a sword..... 90% of the time it will last less then 3 rounds, so as long at it looks martial no one cares.
And that's great... unless you're just starting to collect minis. Also, the "last 3 rounds" argument doesn't hold much water. A rare monster will last just as long and have far less utility and frequency of use.