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Queen Catherine15 Nov 2016 4:32 a.m. PST

I checked out their site, and they are supposed to be distributed by Warlord.

I checked out Warlord, but don't see them there at all.

Anyone know?

Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Nov 2016 5:26 a.m. PST

We'll be rereleasing them in a new format next year.

DHautpol15 Nov 2016 5:57 a.m. PST

Good to hear.

I bought a few boxes some years back as the beginnings of a grandiose project. The project has been scaled right back, due to space considerations, but I will still need to pick up a few more cavalry to round off the army.

My tip is to use Ebor Miniatures for officers and drummers rather than making them up from the components which can then all be used for rank and file men. As can be seen on the Ebor website, the figures have masses of character and are a joy to paint.

21eRegt15 Nov 2016 7:27 a.m. PST

@Paul at Warlord Games – Can you give us an idea what the "new format" might look like?

Queen Catherine15 Nov 2016 10:43 a.m. PST

I'm especially interested in what "the new cost" might look like, as one of the great things about WF plastics was the price tag…

John Leahy15 Nov 2016 10:56 a.m. PST

I agree about the price!

rxpjks115 Nov 2016 12:19 p.m. PST

My guess will be 24 figures for $25. USD. Of course you will have some new, pretty box art.

Waco Joe15 Nov 2016 1:35 p.m. PST

I'm hoping I can buy horse sprues by themselves. I a bunch of hte riders bought off of hordes o bits but need horses!

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2016 1:41 p.m. PST

Just hope they're not the same "new format" as the Zombie survivors got when they became part of "Project Z". Same price for less than 1/2 the number of figs and some game cards..

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2016 3:22 p.m. PST

Caliver may still have a stock… link

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2016 6:17 p.m. PST

Good news – I have lots of infantry but had not got to the artillery or cavalry yet

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

I THINK I HAVE SOME OF THE CAVALRY I MAY NOT USE NOW IF YOUR INTERESTED. I HAVE LOTS OF THE FOOT TOO BUT WILL DEFINATELY BE USING THEM.

JimDuncanUK17 Nov 2016 2:24 a.m. PST

That's loud!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2016 4:06 a.m. PST

Shhh, be wewy wewy quiet, I'm hunting a waw of Spanish succsewion box

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2016 10:51 a.m. PST

Eek sorry for SHOUTING!

Truls if you still have those Footsore Swedish Cavalry you don't want maybe we can do a swap?

Queen Catherine22 Nov 2016 10:49 a.m. PST

I have to admit that part of my checking into it is to see if I will go thru on my WSS plastic 25mm project. Have to admit that I'm still flip-flopping on doing it with these plastics I have [5 boxes infantry, 2 cavalry and 2 artillery] or selling them off and switching to 6 or 10mm.

Ah, decisions, decisions…

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2016 2:03 p.m. PST

That's easy--do both! I have 10mm(mostly Old Glory strips--makes for fast painting) for the big battles. But I love the uniforms,and would like to get some 25mm,especially Ebor. Maybe enough for a dozen or so units per side.

dave00177623 Nov 2016 1:15 p.m. PST

will be interesting to see the price of these when they re-appear as the obvious attraction was the ability to build up large forces at a low cost.

Part time gamer30 Nov 2016 11:38 p.m. PST

Personal thoughts, for myself 10 not to mention 6mm is just too small. But I have to admit, if you want to refight any of histories "massive" battles, (Gettysburg, Waterloo) you cant beat those micro scale figures, as I call them.

But 28mm 1/56 scale just looks better on the table I think.
As for the WSS sets..

Paul at Warlord Games
We'll be rereleasing them in a new format next year.
That will be very interesting to see what they do. I know they do list WGF 'Saxon Fyrd' by the sprue, but not the complete box set.

Clays Russians09 Dec 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

I want to use them for a imagination "all the Kings men" project. 24 foot, 12 horse, one gun and crew, (but I do not like the gun, she's ugly…..). Looking forward to it, all shiny and chrome"

Queen Catherine15 Dec 2016 2:27 p.m. PST

yeah, I hear ya about the figure size. At the moment, 25mm is for me the new 15mm, and 40mm is the new 25mm – a product of aging and desire to do more public demos that "pop" to the observer.

Ok, so I've decided, I'm going to sell the entire lot of 4 infantry boxes, two cavalry and two artillery boxes:
144 foot,
24 mounted,
4 guns with 4 mounted officers.
anyone with thoughts on pricing, please LMK what you think.

Cheers!

Anton Ryzbak Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2016 5:53 a.m. PST

Queen Catherine please send me an email, I am very interested in working out a deal on those figures,

daftrica89@yahoo.com

Queen Catherine24 Dec 2016 1:12 p.m. PST

Anton, email sent. cheers!

Queen Catherine24 Dec 2016 9:42 p.m. PST

@ DHautpol
The Ebor minis look great. But would they mix directly in with the 1/56 plastics?

These WF figs have the more slender build and the hands / faces correctly proportioned to reality – most sculptors enlarge them to give them more 'pop' at the yard / meter at which they're normally viewed.

Just thinking aloud here if I decide to keep them.

My alternate plan is that I switch to making one side out of the plastics, and the other side out of someone else's metal. I don't think there'll be a problem with them being on the same table, just wondering about in the same unit.

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2016 6:15 a.m. PST

Hi Queen Catherine. I mix manufacturers pretty freely in my Great Northern War range. For my Saxons I use Wargames Factory foot with Ebor command, mainly because I don't like the way the command go together from WGF. I think they look just fine. Lots of pictures on my blog and example below. gapagnw.blogspot.co.uk
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Wargamer Dave27 Dec 2016 8:49 a.m. PST

RogerC – those look fantastic!

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2016 12:11 p.m. PST

Cheers Wargamer Dave, the basic WGF figures are great figures, adding some nice command and in this case Ebor and Warfare Casualties just rounds them out a bit.

thehawk27 Dec 2016 9:22 p.m. PST

QC, I have about 10 boxes of these. I don't think the proportions are good enough. especially the leg length/width and muskets, to mix them with other figures.

DHautpol28 Dec 2016 5:30 a.m. PST

As can be seen from RogerC's beautiful Saxons, the Ebor command figures work very well with the WGF rank and file. I don't assemble the WGF figures as command figures for the same reason as RogerC.

To some extent, I agree with thehawk about the leg length but feel this can be 'disguised' a bit. I commented on this aspect on the thread about the Danish Foot Guards a bit lower down on the Discussion page. I've repeated my comment here:-

"I've painted a few units of these myself and found a way of reducing the effect of the rather short thick calves on the figures. Rather than depict breeches and stockings, I opted to paint them as if the stockings were being worn over the top of the breeches like gaiters; the single colour has the effect of slimming and lengthening the legs.

A friend of mine re-enacts around this period and tells me that it is much more comfortable to wear the stockings outside like gaiters as it prevents them getting bunched up under the breeches."

RogerC has done the same thing with his Saxons.

General Kirchner Inactive Member05 Jan 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

anyone else still have their WGF Spanish sucession they don't want? I would be happy to work out a deal. PM me.

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

OK so daft question, how do I find the place to PM General Kirchner as I do have WGF WSS I am looking to move.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2017 8:43 p.m. PST

PM Bill and ask.

Queen Catherine09 Jan 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

I've got someone interested in my 8 [4 inf, 2 cav, 2 gun boxes] but you can email me at my G-mail

queencatherineblogger
AT
etc

Clays Russians10 Jan 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

What IS the latest rumor (rumour) on these. Any updates?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

I just sent them an email, so we'll see what they say.

RogerC Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2017 1:03 a.m. PST

General Kircher you can email me on rojcas@hotmail.co.uk just cavalry available at the moment from me

Griefbringer06 Feb 2017 3:29 a.m. PST

Apparently Warlord is releasing them soon, possibly re-branded as "Marlborough's Wars". There is already a starter army boxed set available for pre-order:

link

The contents seem to be equivalent to 5 WF boxes, plus banner sheets, for £85.00 GBP

JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy06 Feb 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Heh.

And me just starting the period in 15mm….

I wish I had seen this a couple of months ago!

Griefbringer19 Feb 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

On another note, the recent Warlord newsletter shows cover art for the individual boxed sets. Looks like the infantry set has been reduced to 24 figures.

There are also two versions of the cavalry and infantry boxes. I presume that these will contain appropriate flag sheets, like the Warlord ECW plastic sets.

Queen Catherine19 Feb 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

yep.

I can beat that price.

JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy22 Feb 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

Yikes.

Mrs. Martin ordered me two of these ex-Wargames Factory starting sets for my birthday. I hate to hear that they have reduced the figure count in the boxes.

Ah well.
This still gives me a good start on a pair of armies for the period. Although I'm tempted to use all the plastic infantry for an Anglo-Dutch force and spring for Ebor and/or Front rank for my French. (the whole "belly box" thing)

General Kirchner Inactive Member23 Feb 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

i am glad they are getting re released. they might not be the best looking in the world, but they are cheap and decent.

plus I have already started my period in the figs, but in 18 unit battalions. it would seem 24 would be hard to fit except on a really big table.

Musketier Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

Martin, General,
I still have several of the old boxes, untouched. If interested, let me know at
armchairgeneral AT hotmail DOT com .

JoJo the Idiot Circus Boy27 Feb 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Martin, General,
I still have several of the old boxes, untouched. If interested, let me know at
armchairgeneral AT hotmail DOT com .

Email sent.

Queen Catherine02 May 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

Hard decision, but I'm going to put my WSS project up for sale, also:
link
sigh – I need to be retired so I can spend more time in IMPORTANT things like, well, gaming.
:)

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