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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 3:08 p.m. PST

If you play 28mm Dark Ages, would like to, or you use 28mm Dark Age figures for other uses, what multi-part plastic set would you MOST like to see released next.

As an aside, I leave what constitutes "Dark Ages" up to each individual voter.

My first pick would be a "Welsh" box that covered both upper and lower class infantry.

My Runners Up would be Irish Infantry, Sassanid Super Heavy and Heavy cavalry, Bulgar Cavalry, Rus Infantry and later Scottish Thegns and lower class infantry.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

Carolingians, though a Welsh or Irish box would be equally welcome!

Glengarry529 May 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

Wargames Atlantic is coming out with a plastic box of Dark Age Irish complete with hounds.

Captain Carter29 May 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

Picts and Scots

Glengarry529 May 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

Carolingian cavalry for me.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2019 5:13 p.m. PST

2nd for Picts and Scots

Nick Bowler29 May 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

I will also ask for Carolingians

Henry Martini29 May 2019 7:52 p.m. PST

A couple of years ago I suggested to GB that they do a Dark Age Celtic Warriors set usable as Picts, Irish, Scots and Welsh for the whole late classical/early medieval period (circa 300-1100AD).

On each sprue the bodies would be bare-legged, there would be sufficient heads to cover all options, there'd be a two-handed axe or two for later types, and one each of the two main Pictish square shield styles would be included with the usual circular shields.

thehawk29 May 2019 8:03 p.m. PST

Eaters Of The Dead from 13th Warrior

Royston Papworth29 May 2019 10:51 p.m. PST

Picts and Welsh for me!

although a good, Early Saxon box, with no short sleeve coats, a mix of armoured and unarmoured figures with plenty of small saexs and a few larger ones would be great too…

if not, some Byzantine infantry and cavalry would be nice (yes I have seen the plastic Byzantine infantry out already, but they look incredibly wooden…)

Also, can they not be sculpted by Bob Naismith. while his stuff was good, there are now better sculptors out there…

Pan Marek30 May 2019 6:35 a.m. PST

Byzantine cavalry- light, medium and cataphracts.

Fireforge already does Byzantine spearmen and auxiliaries.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2019 7:47 a.m. PST

Pan, although GB do have Byzantine Foot, the Byzantine period was a LONG historical period with lots of army types ranging from Late Roman to Later Medieval in appearance. So you can never have too many Byzantines!!!

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP30 May 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

Franks. The army of Charles the Great. Cavalry, preferably.

Have yet to see a good Francisca, too, though that would mean late Saxon. Catalaunian fields call me.

That said, I would prefer a good seat of peasants.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2019 1:44 a.m. PST

More Vikings, I mean there are like 20 plastic sets of French napoleonic infantry.
And only 2 or 3 for Vikings. So at least 15 more Viking sets.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

I almost forgot, I think Tang Chinese Foot & Cav boxes would be very useful/ popular.

Michael Farley Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2019 3:03 p.m. PST

Just looking through my copy of "The Armies and Enemies of Ancient China" and thought a line for "The Five Dynasties" would be cool.

JimSelzer06 Jun 2019 6:51 p.m. PST

1066 Hastings as a starter set

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2019 10:14 p.m. PST

I'd be down for that!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

Khazar Heavy Cavalry seems long overdue.

Aethelflaeda was framed18 Jun 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

peasants, civilian and armed. Females, monks and kids. Armed or not.

Henry Martini18 Jun 2019 3:09 p.m. PST

See the forthcoming set from Fireforge in its fantasy range, Aethelflaeda.

Keifer11311 Mar 2020 2:26 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Wallachians, Moldavians, Transylvanians
Khmer, Siamese, Cham

Doc Martens from Canada11 Mar 2020 6:56 p.m. PST

The Dark Age civilians (townsfolk/villagers) would be good.

Carolingians would be good.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Mar 2020 4:41 a.m. PST

The Dark Age civilians (townsfolk/villagers) would be good.

Unarmoured multi-part dark age combatants make good civilians.

And even without multi-part, there are some easy conversions, like a spear without a head is the Mk1 Mod0 "stick" – good for ferrymen, shepherds, farmers, the elderly, government officials, etc. Bend the head down and it's a reasonable hoe. Putting a small piece of stick across the top of a long piece of stick makes a rake. A small bit of paper makes a long stick into a shovel.

MartinDG11 Apr 2020 2:37 a.m. PST

Well GB does listen…the greens are done for Dark Age Welsh,Scots/Irish and Picts. Probably the Scots/Irish coming first, though there is no set date as yet.

Henry Martini11 Apr 2020 3:35 a.m. PST

Following on from my earlier post on this thread, it's good that they're finally getting around to them. Presumably the Pict box will also allow for Welsh; or will that be a separate set?

MartinDG13 Apr 2020 12:50 a.m. PST

Yes the Welsh will have their own box.

dapeters14 Apr 2020 8:50 a.m. PST

Not dark ages but Medieval Almogavars

mrinku29 Apr 2020 8:17 p.m. PST

Carolingians also. With sufficient head options to allow either preference of helmet.

Fireforge have recently brought out a set of villagers for their Forgotten World fantasy line. But generic medieval enough to be good for Dark Age through Renaissance. Sprue of six has two female bodies, a bow option and various tools (forks, spades, scythes, axe). Appears to be a handy utility kit all-in-all.

Atheling08 May 2020 2:27 a.m. PST

Horse archers. They would have to be fairly generic but with additional heads/equipment to do Avars, Alans, Khazars, Cumans and even Magyars are not beyond the realm of possibilities given some good research and planning.


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