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zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 2:20 p.m. PST

I saw that there was some discussion of Polly Oliver 15mm AWI figures being back on sale in 2014. The discussion tales off and it looks like the website was only active a few months. Did they go under again?

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 2:38 p.m. PST

The link is working for me:

pollyoliver.co.uk

I think in 2014 they had a different URL which has changed to the above.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 5:13 p.m. PST

Yeah I found that but everything is from 2014. I emailed them to see.

Early morning writer29 Oct 2016 9:44 p.m. PST

I know I successfully bought figures from them a bit over a year ago. Not sure of their current status.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 10:33 p.m. PST

They are in Sheerness which is within easy distance of Salute. I expect they will be at salute in April?

martin

SJDonovan Inactive Member30 Oct 2016 12:45 a.m. PST

I bought from them about a year ago and the website looked just the same as it does now. I think it just hasn't been updated in a while. Their service was very good. I put in an order online and the figures arrived the next day.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2016 4:08 a.m. PST

The only thing: big bags of 24 of essentially 1-2 poses.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2016 6:34 a.m. PST

So no website updates in a year or more, plus no one has ordered or heard from them in that time? Go with Blue Moon.

KPinder30 Oct 2016 12:41 p.m. PST

Blue Moon is rapidly becoming the Borg of 15mm. Look at their stuff. Look at everybody else's. Compare the prices…

Resistance is futile.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2016 8:41 p.m. PST

I emailed them and they responded instantly.

SJDonovan Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 2:35 a.m. PST

I'm glad to hear they are still going. I was very impressed by their figures and their service.

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse31 Oct 2016 2:58 p.m. PST

Did they ever remake their horses, which were always the weak part of their range? (Ironically, just like Blue Moon.)

SJDonovan Inactive Member01 Nov 2016 12:28 a.m. PST

I don't think so. I bought a couple of commander figures and the horses they came on were so bad they made the Blue Moon ones look good (with both ranges it looks like the sculptor was working from a child's drawing of a horse rather than the real thing).

Does anyone make decent 15mm AWI cavalry? Even with Minifigs, which is my range of choice, the cavalry is the weakest part of it.

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse01 Nov 2016 5:44 a.m. PST

Does anyone make decent 15mm AWI cavalry? Even with Minifigs, which is my range of choice, the cavalry is the weakest part of it.

A good set of reviews from our very own deepfriedhappymice:-

link

(Warning: the artillery has been "up next" for a few years now. Just sayin'……)

SJDonovan Inactive Member01 Nov 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

Thanks SM,

I'd forgotten about Extra Crispy's site. Having checked it out I have to say I don't think any of the horses look particularly good (with the possible exception of the Jeff Valent ones, which as luck would have it are the ones that are no longer available).

I generally stick with Minifigs for everything and I don't mind their AWI horses (which seem to have been designed to look like 18th century prints, with small heads and big bodies) but the riders do look like they are sitting a bit low in the saddle.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2016 4:49 a.m. PST

You might also consider newer ranges such as the Peter Pig range (300+ sculpts). the PP cavalry are one piece, which is great for rider integration.


martin

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse02 Nov 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

Sorry – forgot about the PP range.

And very well researched and designed it is, too!

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2016 12:33 p.m. PST

Yes it is but I cannot release the name of or researcher, it is top secret.


martin

toomanyfigures Inactive Member18 Sep 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Had Polly Oliver closed again

Supercilius Maximus In the TMP Dawghouse18 Sep 2017 9:27 p.m. PST

I believe that someone else has now bought them.

kabrank21 Sep 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

Hi All

Magister Militum has purchased the AWI range and moving towards bringing them into production.

Go here:-

link

kabrank22 Sep 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

Hi All

Now in production and awaiting your orders!

link

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