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Rotundo13 Aug 2022 6:31 a.m. PST

Bought thier "Age of Penda" line. Simply one of the finest 15mm line anywhere, any time period. I cannot wait to paint these up. Still working through some Saxons. Then some Irish. Gearing up for Fall-In. Anyway a big thumbs up!!!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2022 9:40 a.m. PST

Never heard of them. Are they closer to 15mm or 18mm?

Rotundo14 Aug 2022 1:44 p.m. PST

18mm. Meaty too. Try North Star figures then look for the Wiglaf prompt on the side menu.

English Thegn14 Aug 2022 1:56 p.m. PST

Yes, I completely agree-Wiglaf Miniatures are the best figures that I've ever seen in either 15mm or 18mm. I love the fact that the Saxons are all sculpted with their trademark Seax in addition to their primary weapon. The Readwald figure in his Sutton Hoo helmet is exquisite. Dan's Age of Penda rules are pretty good too, and make Dark Age warfare a lot more interesting.

Archon6416 Aug 2022 9:37 p.m. PST

Is their Age of Penda range suitable for Alfred the Great?

English Thegn17 Aug 2022 12:35 p.m. PST

Archon64,

Dan Mersey says that he commissioned his Wiglaf Miniatures range specifically for the 7th Century AD, and the shields and helmet styles do seem to back that up. E.g I don't think the Sutton Hoo and Roman-style helmets worn by the Raedwald and Penda figures were still in vogue in the 9th-10th centuries. In any case he knows far more about the period than me, so I'm more than happy to follow him. I did ask Dan whether his Age of Penda rules, as opposed to his Age of Penda figures, could be used for Alfred and Athelstan's wars and he said yes.

Rotundo18 Aug 2022 1:13 a.m. PST

I am using them, but I am not committed to history. I just love the minis….

Archon6418 Aug 2022 8:42 p.m. PST

Thanks, English Thegn. Hopefully he'll do 9th-10th Century English as well. Rotundo is right about the figures though.

English Thegn19 Aug 2022 3:55 a.m. PST

My pleasure Archon64. Yes, it would be great if Dan expands his range one day. I agree, Rotundo is spot on-I'm sure many will use Dan's marvellous figures for all sorts of games.

Dave Crowell25 Sep 2022 4:00 a.m. PST

I am anxiously awaiting cavalry. The figures are excellent and the rules fun.

longspear03 Nov 2022 3:46 a.m. PST

I talked about this at Partizan and next are the Anglo-Saxon cavalry and then Welsh and Irish.

Rotundo08 Nov 2022 4:28 p.m. PST

Oh man, I need to make some room on the painting desk.

Atheling08 Nov 2022 11:19 p.m. PST

If you're interested in Wiglaf mini's then I would suggest popping over to James Morris' Mogsy Makes blog here:
mogsymakes.net/2022/01/17/near-far-away-part-2-wiglaf-miniatures-18mm-saxons-preview

There are four parts to the Wiglaf Miniatures 18mm project and well worth looking at.

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

longspear10 Nov 2022 8:57 a.m. PST

I saw some of your other minis Atheling. Great stuff. Are you not tempted with these Wiglaf Minis?

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