<Disposable Heroes: Western Set 1> is a 30 miniature set/service by Politically Incorrect games. Upon purchasing any Disposable Heroes product you will need to set up an account at www.pigames.net to access your minis and disposable heroes service. However, As <Disposable Heroes> is both a service with certain features and a product line of paper miniatures I thought I would detail exactly what each aspect provides.
The <Disposable Heroes> set allows me to customize a number of things in the way that my miniatures are presented. If I am in a rush and want to use the product quickly I can download a colour or black and white version of the miniature set. The miniatures are triangular with a flat base and two open sides when printed and assembled. This quick download approach provides you with a sheet of instructions, a list of included miniatures and one copy of each miniature with a shaded/black back (for facing purposes). This feature is extremely easy to use and serves as a default setting. Secondly, you could opt to click the preview customize option that allows for significant customization including:
- Selecting specific counters to be included
- Selecting colour or black and white
- Selecting the figure to have a mirrored back (there are black arrows on the front side.)
- Flat square counters or Standee miniatures.
- Selecting a single or multiple miniatures at a time (Armies)
- Print a full sheet of a single type or multiple types (Armies)
- Provide labels for a download set such as an army of 3 different types labeled <militia>
The customization is even greater if you have multiple sets of <Disposable Heroes> because the service allows another feature called <Mix and Match> customize that allows you can select up to 30 paper miniatures or 70 counters to print at one time. This includes printing armies. All miniatures are organized on this page by identifier code (which is stamped on all miniatures), name and set they come in. So using my list I could print up a sheet of Outlaws and Rough Riders (from this set), some cattle to rustle (from the Critters Set 2), and a moose for added scenery (from Critters set 1) if I needed them for my game quickly and efficiently.
Disposable Heroes features have been updated a number of times to suit the needs of users.
Western Set 1 is a 30 figure set of paper miniatures. There are 28 paper miniatures on one page and a second page with the last two miniatures in the default format. The miniature set includes the following figures: Bandito, Buffalo Hunter, Cowboy, Cowgirl, Gambler, Gunslinger, Marshall, Sheriff, Outlaw, Rough Rider, Woodsman, Trail Boss, Businessman, Clerk, Homesteader, Homesteader?s Wife, Drifter, Drunk, Proper Lady, Saloon Girl, Widow, Nosy Kid (male and female), Mexican Boy, Mexican Woman, Soldier, Officer, Brave, Chief and Indian Woman. The art is really well done and highly stylized with a cell-shaded/animation look to it.
The miniatures are very clear and evocative of their subjects without being too cluttered by details. This product is labeled to be used with the Coyote Trail roleplaying game that is also produced by Politically Incorrect Games, I do not possess a copy of the product so I can?t say how closely they over lap but the range of miniatures presented seem to cover most, if not all of the traditional western archetypes. This miniature set should be a must have for anyone who likes an animation style type of art and who is playing a western genre roleplaying game.
LIKED: Highly detailed miniatures.
Covers a full range of archetypes.
Disposable Heroes service is really handy at meeting specific mini needs.
Good and fast customer support from PIG to questions.
DISLIKED: I?m missing three miniatures I would like to see: a clergy member, an undertaker, and a fur trader/trapper (though I expect the Woodsman would cover this).
VALUE: Very Satisfied