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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

The Mauryan Empire established itself from 322 B.C. until its demise around 185 B.C. and was one of the largest empires during its time. After the defeat and death of Alexander the Great the Mauryans expanded westward defeating the satraps that were left behind. The Mauryan Empire existed during the same time as the Chinese Warring States and Qin Dynasty making it a great potential enemy to the existing product range that we already offer…"

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JMcCarroll Inactive Member01 Mar 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Figures should be very nice. These figures fall under the Classical Indian DBA army II/3 for those that care.

goragrad01 Mar 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

Interesting, but wrong scale.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Lovely! Perfect scale!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)


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JJartist02 Mar 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Are these 28mm… I couldn't find any scale info. Nice to see new Indians.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

28mm I believe, JJ, (based on their other release). Nice artwork. The elephant legs don't look quite right- too thick- otherwise very promising!

colin knight02 Mar 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

Have not seen any reviews on their Chinese range. Wonder if they slim or thicker style.

WatchfulIStudio Inactive Member02 Mar 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

Hello everyone and thanks for your comments. We are a 28mm miniatures company at the moment and don't see that changing any time soon but the wonderful world of digital sculpting can make it quite easy to change our scales rather easily. Its just the cost of tooling all the molds and casting that can be problematic.

Our miniatures are true scale but some of the weapons will be a little beefier because we ran into some issues when casting weapons in our Chinese range. They look great but are a little flimsy. We are correcting that issue over time and the Terracotta army as well as the Mauryan range will have thicker weapons.

Keep in mind the concept art gives you the impression of what we will try and sculpt but we are very particular about scale and proportions so hopefully we will nail the elephant for you. :)

Hope that answers your questions and I am happy to see you enjoy the look so far. We will have a fantasy range to compliment the historical Indians and that art is currently being worked on.

Thanks,

Joe

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

I have a fantasy India project on the backburner and I think these would be a nice infusion of a different look for that.

Madan Mitra03 Mar 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

I've been collecting fantasy Indian types for years, this will really help in building it up. Really looking forward to them, thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Best of Luck Joe!!


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Mars Ultor03 Mar 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Thanks, Tango. That was a real treat. Very nice.

For those ignorant of Indian military development, do the Mauryans differ significantly from what came before, or could they be used just as well for the armies that fought Alexander? My guess is "yes".

WatchfulIStudio Inactive Member03 Mar 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

Mars – To my understanding the military became more organized but yes, you could use the miniatures to fight against Alexander and even his Successors. That was one of the considerations when selecting this project. :)

Thanks everyone for the kind words and more to follow very soon.

Joe

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 9:43 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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JJartist04 Mar 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

"For those ignorant of Indian military development, do the Mauryans differ significantly from what came before, or could they be used just as well for the armies that fought Alexander? My guess is "yes"."

-----> Yes. The illustrations support troops that would have been in Porus' army. One of the things Indian army figure lines lack are often characterful Generals and officers. These illustrations look nice and some different units will always help my Newline, 1st Corps, and Old Glory force grow.

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