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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 11:58 a.m. PST

In 15mm

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Also see the Liby-Phoenician Chariot

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Hope you enjoy!.

Amicalement
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Personal logo Rogzombie Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jun 2013 12:33 p.m. PST

I wish there had been more minis and info on Parthians when I made mine. I love the camels but I heard they were bad in combat because of their soft hooves.

(Stolen Name) Inactive Member23 Jun 2013 3:03 p.m. PST

Very small camels – most adult camels I have see are about twice that size – and yes I have ridden one!
If they do not kneel down there is a long way to jump!

goragrad23 Jun 2013 6:22 p.m. PST

Have to agree with the size comment.

For a company whose 15mm figures have been growing into 18s, those camels are more like 12s (or even 10s). I have seen bigger horses in their lines.

Delbruck24 Jun 2013 4:44 a.m. PST

Perhaps they made the camels smaller so that they could fit on the bases more easily. They also have regular Parthian cataphracts.

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Newly designed figures are somewhat smaller than the giants of a couple of years ago. I recently painted some of their newer Scythians, and they are beautiful figures.

I do have complaints with Xyston though. Their quality control appears to be non-existent. I have received packs of Republican Romans that were clearly miscast, with thick flash running all around the figure. And their comment that packs contain a random mix of figures may mean a random mix of exactly the same figures. This makes ordering single packs risky, as you might get four figures that you don't want.

But I guess one can overlook these problems when their figures look like this (not mine):

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Keraunos Inactive Member25 Jun 2013 3:43 a.m. PST

I think the scale creep was pretty much fixed after their Roman infantry came out.

its not been an issue with any figures I have seen since then.

I can't think of anyone with taller camels either.

What I would say though, is that it would be nice to get unarmoured camels on offer – I've seen some pretty heated debates about whether armoured camels were ever used in battle, so the option should be available.

And apparently, Parthyans and Parthians are not the same – I recall being corrected on this here a few years ago.

On the other hand, if the Parthian range does work – and it probably needs another paid of figures and a general at least to do that, maybe Xyston will do a Marian Roman range to fight them
- Coruvs' Marians, as we discussed, is far too small to be acceptable, and someone should fill the gap with quality figures.

Delbruck25 Jun 2013 5:30 a.m. PST

Xyston has an empty folder for Parthian commanders and infantry, so presumably we will get some of each. Also needed is a true Parthian horse archer. Currently, they only offer the Parthian pack from the Achaemenid range.

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