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Stalkey and Co08 Aug 2022 11:54 a.m. PST

I have a bunch of nice Xyston hoplites, and want to add to that army. However, Xyston don't seem to be around.

What are the best, and most compatible figure lines for the Xyston?


Perris070708 Aug 2022 12:02 p.m. PST

Museum has some new 3d sculpted Hoplites that look pretty good.

RittervonBek08 Aug 2022 12:10 p.m. PST

Xyston are available from Scotia Grendel and Donnington. They are also in ultracast from Plastic Soldier.

Swampster08 Aug 2022 12:37 p.m. PST

The Museum hoplites are more 5th century whereas Xyston are 4th century – the mix of helmets changes.
As the Graf Ulrich says, Xyston are still available.

If you want a mix, Forged in Battle's later Hoplite Greeks have a similar mix of helmets to Xyston and the style is pretty compatible* – see link though to be honest this compares Xyston Macedonians and FiB Etruscans.
It helps that the shields are pretty much the same – the Gauls from each company stand out a lot more from each other as their shields are very different in size.

Redcurrant08 Aug 2022 3:45 p.m. PST

I have Xyston, Forged in Battle (Westwind), and Museum Miniatures Hoplites. They are all good figures but Museum and Xyston are slightly better. Some of the Xyston molds (for the metal figures) are showing their age and require a bit of work, besides the drilling of hands for the spears. The others come with them cast on.

It is best not to mix them in the same unit, but they look quite good in separate units.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2022 4:34 p.m. PST

Blue Moon just came out with a range of 15/18mm hoplites and Persians for Thermopolee

Russ Dunaway

Stalkey and Co08 Aug 2022 9:45 p.m. PST

I don't seem to be able to open Scotia Grendel's web pages my computer says they don't exist bizarre.

Donnington's web page does work for me. The shipping charge for a few boxes was 40 UK Pounds, or over $50 USD U.S., which nearly doubles the cost. I have nothing polite to say about that, but several foul-mouthed things.

Ideally, US distributors are best

Found out that Noble Knight Games has a bunch, for which I'm grateful, including some discounts and the cheaper DBA army boxes. Their stocking is a bit erratic, but I did find what I needed, and I got FREE SHIPPING!

Still, more US Distributors would be welcome…

Anyway, a shout out of gratitude to Noble Knight [who I forget even have miniatures most of the time] and to those who've made suggestions here altho they didn't work out.

Happy Hopliting!

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Aug 2022 11:43 a.m. PST

How much better, scupted, molded, and made in America?

Russ Dunaway

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