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Tango0119 Jun 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

"Given the impact that the newly united Spain had on European and World events in the 16th century it is remarkable that there had been so little coverage in this hobby prior to this series from RedBox. Their first set concentrated very well on those armed with the arquebus or musket, plus some very nice command figures, and was a great start. However edged weapons continued to be the more important for much of the century, and this second set introduces us to a collection of men with sword, spear or halberd, which would constitute a large part of most Spanish armies of the day.

Our top row showcases the swordsmen, and something of a mixed bag they are. The first figure advances with sword held directly on the top of his helmet, an impossible and absurd pose, and we were not keen on the rather static second figure either. Number three brings some much-needed depth in a decent pose, and number four is the pick of the bunch to our eye as he nonchalantly rests his sword on his shoulder, which also explains why his shield is not being held up. As in other sets the non-combat pose is much the best, partly because such relaxed figures are easier to sculpt well…."
Full review here


Bill N19 Jun 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

Not as good as Caesar's set.

HighlandSamurai 1987 Inactive Member20 Jun 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

Well for one they appear to be a slightly later period than Caesar's and this is also one of a number of sets being released for the spanish whereas caesar only released one.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

They are filling a major gap for anyone wanting to game the Italian wars in plastic. Now I can give my old Revell Conquistadors some support.

bilsonius20 Jun 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Review of Set 3 also up:


Tango0120 Jun 2017 11:16 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend.


Puster Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 1:47 a.m. PST

game the Italian wars

I dare say these are too late for the hot phase of the Italian wars, read: 1495 to 1530.

Good for later campaigns, but not quite for Pavia, Naples or the Siege of Vienna. As there are no alternatives out there in plastic, however, nobody will complain.

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