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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

New preview pictures have been published by Victrix








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Glengarry531 Jan 2019 12:03 a.m. PST

The figures are from the Saxon set (the monk being a part of the command) but the sprues are those of the Vikings.

Glengarry531 Jan 2019 12:09 a.m. PST

You could use the Saxon figures for the 1st Crusades I would imagine.

Grunt186131 Jan 2019 2:05 a.m. PST

Is it just me or are the plastic miniature manufacturers involved in their own version of "Moore's Law" ? Where instead of processor speed, the quality of sculpting and design are increasing exponentially.

These look stunningly good and I look forward to them being front and center on my workbench soon.

londoncalling31 Jan 2019 2:25 a.m. PST

So are we saying there aren't actually any new figures here ?
Just repurposed existing stuff ?

Griefbringer31 Jan 2019 2:54 a.m. PST

So are we saying there aren't actually any new figures here ?

Depends on what you mean by new. Both Vikings and Saxons from Victrix are still under work, and will only be released later this year.

Just repurposed existing stuff ?

I would rather assume somebodys misinterpretation of the images.

You could use the Saxon figures for the 1st Crusades I would imagine.

My understanding is that Victrix is planning on doing also a set of Normans in future, which might be a better fit.

STEVE LBMS31 Jan 2019 3:57 a.m. PST

No we are not doing Crusades at present, it is just a misleading title from Tango.

Vikings are at the tooling stage and Saxon sculpts are being finished off. I am sure a few of them could be used for Crusades however.


tigrifsgt31 Jan 2019 5:03 a.m. PST

So Steve do you have a date for about the time the Vikings and Saxons will hit the market? I am only asking because my wife deferred a Christmas gift waiting for these to come out. TIG

Dervel Fezian31 Jan 2019 6:29 a.m. PST

The monks and the Normans (even some of those Saxons) are suitable for first crusade.

More so for Hastings. Looking forward to their release.

STEVE LBMS31 Jan 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

The Vikings are tooling now so I am really hoping they will be out before Salute. We always get test frames first to check the tool is balanced properly and everything is moulding correctly so this can sometimes cause delays. The Saxons will most likely be early Summer as the Command frame is still being sculpted then it goes tot he layup guys and then to tooling.


Griefbringer31 Jan 2019 6:39 a.m. PST

My understanding is that a wise plastic figure manufacturer these days avoids giving detailed estimates of a release date until the tooling is finalised. There is little to be gained by giving such dates early on, but a lot of damage to be had for reputation if the dates cannot be met.

tigrifsgt31 Jan 2019 8:29 a.m. PST

Steve while I have your attention. I have never bought any Victrix figures before. I have to say those chariots look great and I may have to buy them just to paint and put on a shelf. TIG

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!.


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