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KoppiBlogger01 Apr 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

Today I will have a closer look at two miniature sets. Warlord Games Prussian Landwehr in 28 mm versus Hät's Prussian Landwehr in 1/72.
Report in German and english.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

Really well written and researched.

Above all very witty and entertaining. A subject of no great interest to me, I had thought, but I read this from beginning to end (well, the English bit anyway……..)

Thanks. I want to see more reviews like this

Littlearmies01 Apr 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

What a shame the figures are so 'ho-hum'. Thanks for the review.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

I would love to read this but don't see the translate drop down. Please help.

wrgmr101 Apr 2018 7:54 a.m. PST

davbenbak – keep scrolling down to the English translation.

All my Prussians are Calpe.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

Try again and press on to about 3/4 of the way down. German first, then English. No translate drop down I think….that is pretty hi tech to do!

Camcleod01 Apr 2018 8:36 a.m. PST

As Koppi mentions – looking closely at the Warlord Landwehr one wonders why only one of the six poses has a cartridge box. Seems kind of important for an infantryman.
Nice looking figures though.
Maybe they will get a correct figure on the third try ?

14Bore05 Apr 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

Its been awhile but think old 7YW cartridge boxes were used by Landwehr

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

"One wonders why..?"

Oh yes. Imagine the cost of tooling up for a plastic moulding release. Massive investment…OK then compensated by huge output at low cost. But you are relying on sales to recoup investment and then keep the wolf from the door.

One imagines Warlord is doing OK financially. But I have asked before, who, if anyone, is their uniform "expert".

How does he/she manage to produce almost every release with some serious error, that a few seconds of consultation/research would have identified. How does one keep one's job performing like that?

It is as easy to put the roll over the right as over the left shoulder on your cavalry,,,so why get it so wrong?

These new "Poles" are neither Vistula Legion nor Duchy of Warsaw. You cannot just stick a czapka head onto your existing French set and call it both! They are way off either.

The new British Heavy cavalry. Swap the heads they become Ponsonby's lads as easily as Somerset's Household, they tell us…er, no they do not. Funny how the box cover gets it right!

I have no problem with the dice-throwing fraternity, who just want to get their figures out there, to send to slaughter, and give not a fig whether the cuff slash should have three or four buttons (but even then….why not just take few seconds to get it right?)

But this is not a cheap range….and some of their work is superb.

They need some feedback from us. Has anyone from the company ever responded on this forum?

Three Armies06 Apr 2018 7:37 a.m. PST

This is just an example of where manufacture takes 100 times more priority over any historical accuracy. Feedback from gamers is totally irrelevant, these are sold predominantly to little johnny on the street who has no clue. The likes and opinions of you and I, are a total inconvenience.

Marc the plastics fan15 Apr 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Whereas HaT tried to get things right historically

Great review – who said the Germans don't have a sense of humour? That was a good read and didn't pull its punches, but was funny as well

Glad I do 1/72


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