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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2011 3:24 a.m. PST

If there are any out there. Im completely oblivious, hence the poll!

doc mcb08 Jun 2011 4:02 a.m. PST

Does medieval include dark ages?

And what does "fantasy" mean with respect to humans?

Splintered Light's humans have historical prototypes: Arthurian Romano-British, early Saxons, Picts, etc. And the Robin Hood line.

RobH08 Jun 2011 4:40 a.m. PST

But every thread you make these days is phrased as a question and crossposted to "poll suggestions". Looking to make bigtime on the free memberships?

RudyNelson08 Jun 2011 7:11 a.m. PST

The Ral Partha 15mm mounted and dismounted princess in plate armour was always a set that I liked.

Black Raven Foundry human Rangers were good but nothing special. Their humans in the Generals and Wizards packs were very good.

Sorry Doc I love the Splintered Light guys but I do not regard Dark Ages as Medeival. Though the personalities will work for less civilized groups.

doc mcb08 Jun 2011 9:13 a.m. PST

So, plate armor but not chainmail? But what makes them FANTASY?

Landorl08 Jun 2011 1:46 p.m. PST

I use Old Glory a lot. Their dark age and early medieval line work pretty well.

Legio Heroica makes some great medieval armies and fit very well with the Old Glory link

doug redshirt08 Jun 2011 2:59 p.m. PST

I prefer real historical ranges compared to the silly armor you get with fantasy ranges. I wished the armor on fantasy races was just as historical looking, instead of the funny looking shields and pointy armor.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2011 8:04 a.m. PST

"Looking to make bigtime on the free memberships?'

Lol, I make a healthy living. I could care less about the TMP "membership fees". I consider it a privilege to be a member here and I will gladly pay the right to do so when Bill requires me to do so. I just do the Polls for my own interest/knowledge expansion or pure fun.

@Doc Mcb good question as to what makes something human fantasy different from human historical medieval. I guess I was looking for some human figures in 15mm that were along the lines of the LOTR movies that were inspired by historical periods but fit no actual historical races/ countries.

Here is another line of "fantasy" human minis (albeit in 28mm) that are the kind I am talking about but looking for in 15mm:
TMP link
Hope those give you a better idea of what I was looking for as opposed to just generic dark ages or medieval minis painted differently to be "fantasy" troops.

@Doug Red Shirt, yes, I prefer historical a million times over anything fantasy but between the LOTR films, Game of Thrones on HBO, and having played "Empire of the Petal Thorne" as a kid (which has recently been revived), I have a hunger to paint up and play some non-traditional mini wars.


doug redshirt09 Jun 2011 4:58 p.m. PST

I understand the desire for something exotic in how the troops looked. I remember when I was trying to find figures to do LOTR in 15mm going more off the books then what Jackson did. To be honest I really didnt like how the armor turned out in the movie.

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