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Carlovonsexron0121 Oct 2017 7:52 p.m. PST

Maybe everyo e here is familiar with it already, but there is a big HYW game beibg kickstarted that features minis at the 15mm scale. Huge numbers of generic western european troops of various levels of and armor seems like it would solve any collectors needs. They also have some fantasy elements that might be of interest to some. At the moment the buy in is $120 USD for 238 miniatures in the core set, along with another 106 "free" due to achieved stretch goals. So at about 30 cents a figure ( which will get even better value as more goals are unlocked ) seems pretty good. the link

It's funded already, which is also really nice.

Todd63622 Oct 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

How to you figure out shipping cost? (to US)

DinOfBattle2 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

This looks like a really good kickstarter and they just added the Siege expansion, which looks amazing.

nevals22 Oct 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Mr Carlo, I officially hate you. Why did you do this to me? I was so fine without knowing about this thing. Now I know and when I know , I can't stop thinking about it. Thanks a lot.
Other than that, I looove it.

Warspite122 Oct 2017 3:13 p.m. PST

The link does not work. Can you repeat a working link?


nevals22 Oct 2017 3:28 p.m. PST
Carlovonsexron0123 Oct 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

@Nevals: I totally understand! I resisted 9 days before caving in. It was the promise of the Gascon serjants at arms that did me in, and indeed that goal was hit and surpassed.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Anyone know if someone boght the Corvus Belli 15mm ranges? Wonderful 100YW range.

Warspite123 Oct 2017 6:11 p.m. PST


That link still refuses to work. Does it require membership or something?

Warspite123 Oct 2017 6:12 p.m. PST


Corvus Belli:


Carlovonsexron0123 Oct 2017 7:54 p.m. PST


I'm not good at linking stuff (obviously) ;)

But going to the kick starter homepage and searching for Time of Legends: Joan of Arc" should do the trick.

nevals24 Oct 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Funny. I checked it from another pc and it worked for me. But, what Carlovonsexron said.

uglyfatbloke24 Oct 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

Are all the figures fantasy types?

Carlovonsexron0125 Oct 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Most are historical actually

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Does anyone know if these are hard plastic figures that are paintable, I was trying to find an answer on the kickstarter but there are literally thousands of comments.

redben01 Nov 2017 3:19 a.m. PST

If by hard plastic you mean the stuff that GW use then no, it's not that type of plastic. It's a high quality PVC plastic which is firm and holds the detail. They used it on their previous KS, Mythic Battles, which is shipping now. They are proper miniatures, for want of a better term, and they can be painted.


redben01 Nov 2017 3:22 a.m. PST

I haven't done the maths on this myself, but someone has who has reckons that if you took just the historical minis out of the core Maiden pledge and ignored all the fantasy minis and all of the other game components, it'd work out cheaper than buying the equivalent amount of minis from Essex. Like I say, not verified this myself.

uglyfatbloke01 Nov 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Carlovonsexron….none that I could see were suitable for HYW; am I looking in the wrong place? is there another site?

redben01 Nov 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Whereabouts are you looking? If you're on the KS page then it's the right site. There's loads of HYW minis on it.

uglyfatbloke01 Nov 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

I can see lots with over-sized fantasy armour and weapons and a fantasy William Wallace figure, but nothing much (if anything at all) that'd be suitable for the HYW.

Carlovonsexron0105 Nov 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

That's indeed the one!

It's got only 4 fays left to go, so if you're interested theres not so much time left :)

As for suitability- at 15mm scale, my own opinions is that tje historicals are perfect in design for painting and identification, both far more important than steict realism for a gaming piece, but to each thier own!

uglyfatbloke06 Nov 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

OTH if you want to play the HYW there's not much point in the figures being easy to paint and identify if they're only suitable for fantasy. And what on earth is William Wallace doing in the HYW anyway? And wielding a late 15th-16th Century sword to boot?

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa07 Nov 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

To be honest I wouldn't pick it up for historic gaming per say, but a number of characters and civilians look really nice and I fancy one of the angel models at least for my 15mm gothic sci-fi project. But I'm guessing the figures won't be available separately

uglyfatbloke07 Nov 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

I liked the bishop.

Zephyr107 Nov 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

Was tempted, but money's short & realistically it would stay in the box and never be played… :-(

Carlovonsexron0108 Nov 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

Almost the final 48 hours!

@bloke- I honestly think it comes down to what system your using. If you're playing a dbx clone sure, you know basically at a glance whatever your stand of guys is. But playing something more skirmish oriented or scalable in nature and those weapons being a little easier to see FAR outweighs strict accuracy.

For me at least its part of what attracts me to the figures. The detail plud ease of ID at a glance has finally attracted some of my friends curiosity to the world of 15mm.

@Zephyr- contribute a dollar bow, and add tonyourbpledge in Jan or Feb in the pledge manager? The only thilngs youd miss oit on are the Gog and Magog figures, which for me are some of the least interesting.

uglyfatbloke08 Nov 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

It's not a question of rules Carlo; the figures just are n't suitable for HYW – fine for fantasy of course. It's not a question of 'strict accuracy' so much as one of being 'valid in any sense' …rather like the 'Braveheart' figures that were popular for a while. They may have been nice to paint, but what were they useful for unless you were making a game of the film? They certainly were n't any use for medieval Scottish armies. The William Wallace figure encapsulates this perfectly. In addition to being utterly irrelevant to the HYW, he's carrying a sword made at least 150 years after his death! it's like giving automatic rifles to the Old Guard.
Fortunately there's plenty of companies make good figures for the HYW.

Carlovonsexron0108 Nov 2017 11:00 a.m. PST

What beyond weapon size and Willam Wallace (AKA John Stewart from battle of the herrings) makes them unsuitable for HYE?

uglyfatbloke08 Nov 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

The over-sized fantasy-style armour and weaponry maybe? Seriously Carlo, there's really nothing much for the HYW history player.

Carlovonsexron0108 Nov 2017 8:58 p.m. PST

Oversized armor?

On what figures?

Seriously bloke, I think your grasping at straws over details that are essentially not noticeable to anyone but your minds eye, or are helpful to at least some if not many people looking for things to dislike.

You're welcome to your opinions, but if you're going to state it as fact, it's not like larger scales of miniatures havent suffered from similar stories (lets take for example foundry, and thier somewhat stylised sense of proportion) and yet they are perfectly acceptable to many.

I actually enjoy the larger weapons for reasons already mentioned, and as an armor owner and wearer and general re-enactment enthusiast any proportion skew falls to my mind withing acceptable limits for plastic toy soldiers ;)

uglyfatbloke09 Nov 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

As an armour-wearer (and I've done a fair bit of that myself) you are welcome to your opinion. As a well-qualified medieval military historian I'm entitled to point out that very, very few of the figures in the range are at all suitable for the HYW – I do like some of the civilian types though; especially the bishop.

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