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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Researching options for collecting a small affordable Praetorian Guard force. As opposed to paying the ungodly Ebay prices for the originals, can anyone suggest some substitute options?

Im assuming VSF or converting Wargames Factory Brits would be the best way to go? I welcome all input. Cheers.


MajorB21 Dec 2012 10:39 a.m. PST
Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 11:18 a.m. PST

@Mar, those are in Praetorians! Howver, im looking for these guys Bro:

Samulus Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 11:19 a.m. PST

Could try Spartan Games Dystopian Legions

doublesix6621 Dec 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

these might be of use (warlord Zulu brits) if you can get a hold of some sci fi guns


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 11:26 a.m. PST

I have converted some of the Wargames Factory Zulu war Brits using las guns, flamers and heavy bolters from the bins box – be pleased to share a photo or two

Jason O Mahony21 Dec 2012 11:39 a.m. PST

These should cover what you are after:


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 11:41 a.m. PST

Thanks Samulus. Hadnt heard of them.

@Fred, PM sent Sir.

@Jason, very cool! Thanks!

Xintao21 Dec 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

Frederick, pls post pictures. That sounds cool.

Regreting selling my Limited Edition Praetorian Box set at Historicon flea market, Xin

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 2:32 p.m. PST

GW could make a lot of money by putting these guys back out.

But they would rather just increase the prices on their normal stuff.

Could also make a lot of money by bringing back the Squats.

But we are talking about GW and doing the smart thing is not something they are known for.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 4:37 p.m. PST

I still have of few of the GW ones left. Pm me.

Charles Marlow Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

I've thought about just using the heads from my Wargames Factory Zulu War British. I'd just add the pith helmet head to the regular Cadian body and paint the mini in Zulu War British colours. I'd paint the helmet, body armour & whatever gear I wanted to use (grenades, canteen, knife etc.) off-white, red tunic, blue pants & grey/black boots. You can buy cheap boxes of WF Zulu War Brits from Miniature Market. You could also follow Jason O Mahony's suggestion and buy what you need from Victoria Lamb. Her stuff looks great and the price isn't ridiculous. I don't like the lasguns that Lamb has on offer but I'm picky, also, I have everything I need to try my simple head-swop & paint plan.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 10:20 p.m. PST

Who sells just separate British heads?

CHANTYAM Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 3:29 a.m. PST

Off the top of my head -Empress Minitures,Curious Constructs,Victoria Lamb (see Jasons link) Secret Weapon Miniatures and theres another I acnnot remenber that has them in resin

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2012 12:49 p.m. PST

Cheers Chanty.

Space Monkey Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 11:59 a.m. PST

Hmmm… I've got that limited Praetorian box… unopened blisters. I wonder what I could get for it nowadays… how many Slann I could trade it for…

Cyclops Inactive Member23 Dec 2012 3:15 p.m. PST

I've seen GW arms added to WF bodies and it doesn't look right IMHO. Arms are way too stocky. I'd go with Charles Marlow's idea and just use head swaps on Cadians.
You could go to town adding just the weapons to WF arms but that would be a lot of work, especially for the support weapons.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2012 5:09 p.m. PST

A.B, any idea which heads from the above list fit best with Cadian bodies?

CHANTYAM Inactive Member24 Dec 2012 3:54 a.m. PST

uk-for sure the Victoria Lamb and Curious Constructs (because I have them and I think Secret Weapon because Robs the bloke behind Curious Constructs and I think he did thiers).
The Empress ones I think are more "true" in the scaling so would be small on a Cadian Torso.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2012 9:03 a.m. PST

Cheers Mate!

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