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Scott MacPhee25 Sep 2008 6:57 a.m. PST

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Short review: they are decent figures, if a bit ugly. The horses are great.

aecurtis Fezian25 Sep 2008 7:13 a.m. PST

You chose well!

But I don't think you picked the Numidians from the Caeasr's Gallic War range; those are pig-ugly, like the Balearic Slingers and Creatn archers:

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Yours appear to be PRR-07, Auxiliary Light Cavalry, from the Imperial Roman range:

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These are the only Old Glory "Numidians" I would recommend, so I think you got the right ones! IMO, they don't go too badly with the Foundry Numidians--wich are from their Caesarian range.

Nice blog article! Thanks for reinforcing the point about ethnic origin!

Allen

Scott MacPhee25 Sep 2008 7:58 a.m. PST

Well, I ordered the Numidians from the Caesar's Gallic War range, but you're right; they are definitely the figures from the Imperial Roman line. Whoops. I'll update the blog post.

aecurtis Fezian25 Sep 2008 8:13 a.m. PST

Not your "whoops" if they were packaged that way!

Allen

Gwartizan25 Sep 2008 9:47 a.m. PST

Maybe it was a lucky break then?

IGWARG1 Fezian25 Sep 2008 12:00 p.m. PST

I am painting Numidian army now and specificaly ordered from both ranges. They sent me the same figures even though some were marked "Auxillary Light Cavalry" and some "Numidian Cavalry".

I also disagree about ugliness of the figures. I like the figures a lot although they look ugly before painting.

aecurtis Fezian25 Sep 2008 12:59 p.m. PST

Maybe Old Glory has come to the same conclusion about the figures in the CWG-26 pack, and is substituting the better figures! Count yourself lucky if you got the good ones in both packs, Igor. (And I agree with you about the ugliness; I like the PRR-07 figures--as long as you don't look to hard at the arms and legs…)

You caught the labelling typo! The oldglory25s site at least doesn't call the PRR-07 pack "Auxillary" like the oldgloryminiatures site does. Although they do call the other range, variously, "Ceaser's Galic Wars" and "Ceaser's Gallic Wars". And "Sarmations". And my perpetual bugaboo: "Lybians", as in "New Kingdom Lybians".

Get down off the roof, Professor Kirke. I won't say "New Kingdom Lybians" again; I promise.

Allen

Scott MacPhee25 Sep 2008 1:15 p.m. PST

Yeah, I like them once painted. Before I got pigment on them they didn't look quite human, but a little paint does wonders.

John the OFM25 Sep 2008 4:30 p.m. PST

After telling me at Historicon which Old Glory figures that only an idiot would buy, I wonder why Russ does not simply pull them from the catalog, or have them resculpted.

aecurtis Fezian25 Sep 2008 4:39 p.m. PST

Because there are idiots spending money?

Allen

Scott MacPhee25 Sep 2008 7:45 p.m. PST

Well, only an idiot would buy them having seen them. I don't know if the images on oldgloryminiatures.com count as seeing them.

Now that Old Glory is starting their second edition, maybe we'll see some new sculpts. I wonder if they're planning on redoing any of their ancients. The new hard plastic Marian Romans, imperial Romans, and Celts might seize some of Old Glory's market.

aecurtis Fezian25 Sep 2008 9:00 p.m. PST

"I wonder if they're planning on redoing any of their ancients."

I believe there have been rumors to that effect. Probably need to wait for the second edition releases already announced to get out though; so probably next year at the earliest.

But Old Glory ancients scuplted by as dab a hand as the second edition ACW? Oh, mama!

Allen

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