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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

So I'm not knowledgeable enough about 1st Century BCE Germans and later Dark Age Germans to know what the major differences between the two are.

My question is, if I just changed the Heads on the Gripping Beast D.A figures to have the appropriate hair style would that make them close enough to represent the Cimbri & Teutones or would that be reaching?

If it would work, where could I get appropriate heads to work on the G.B. bodies?

Sorry if this has been discussed before. My search came up with no related results.



Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

The bodies might be OK but the shields would be wrong- possibly also the spears. Perhaps look at the Warlord Germans?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

I forgot the shields! Although I suppose those could be converted too.

I've seen the Warlord range. I don't think it's their best range. The skirmishers look pretty good but the infantry and cavalry sets don't excite me.

I'd certainly go with them if I couldnt find anything better!

wmyers06 Jul 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Take a look and see if you can find the Warlord Games 'Ancient Germans'.

The Warlord set is merely their Celt set with some metal heads.

Ancient German Warband

TMP link


Ancient German Cavalry


There are lots of extras: heads, shields, weapons, instruments, banners, so you would be able to use the extras to try to convert some other figures.

If you are interested, please feel free to message/email me. (can you do pm's on here?)

wesley.myers at usask dot ca

gisbygeo Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 2:16 p.m. PST

@wmyers, you mean Wargames Factory.

wmyers06 Jul 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

OOPS! I was thinking Wargames Factory but I typed Warlord Games by mistake …

Yes, Wargames Factory Ancient Germans (good thing I added a couple pictures and a link …).

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