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jeeves04 Jun 2023 6:19 p.m. PST

If you were building (or have built) a Scythian army in 15mm in June 2023, which models would you choose and why?

Gray Bear04 Jun 2023 11:15 p.m. PST

I like tge 15mm Irregular Scythian horse archers. They come in numerous variants, are in a dynamic pose, and are one piece castings.

Swampster05 Jun 2023 1:41 a.m. PST

As it happens, I (mostly) finished my 15mm Scythians last week.
The bulk of the figures are War & Empire. Most of the range is fantastic – some of the best that they do. There is a lot of animation in the horse archers and the infantry. The spear armed cavalry are less animated but they do have a fair range of different helmet types to add variety.

The Lurkio range is mostly based on figures originally from Falcon. They are an extremely good match for War and Empire in both style and size. Their heavy cavalry has a lot more variety than W&E and from those I have I think they are more suitable for earlier periods and/or those areas with less cultural exchange with the Greeks – fewer Greek helmets. The problem is that for various reasons they are not easy to get. I am still waiting on an order placed in March.

Xyston are a a bit bigger – I wouldn't mix them on the same base but they didn't stand out when I was using them on the table. If nothing else, the slightly different size and style makes it easier to distinguish units. They are also very nice figures with a good deal of variety. The female figures are particularly nice and, being a bit smaller, fit in even better with W&E. Xyston also do the Mountain Indians who will be handy if you want to combine them with your Skythians. If you want to use them with early THracians, Xyston's are some of the nicest 15mm Ancient figures I've seen. For later Thracians. W&E are also good.

BillyNM05 Jun 2023 3:20 a.m. PST

The Essex 15mm Scythians are particularly nice but if you like 'beefy' figures there's the Z range from Museum Miniatures.

Swampster05 Jun 2023 4:26 a.m. PST

Are the Z range beefy in the flesh? I have only seen the Normans and the Indians and they are less exaggerated than they look in the photos.
I probably would have added some of the Museum figures if I hadn't already bought so many W&E in the kickstarter.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2023 7:39 a.m. PST

My 15mm Scythians are mostly War & Empire, beautiful figures, and the balance were Minifig from my old Persian army. Would definitely recommend the War & Empire range.

batesmotel3405 Jun 2023 4:16 p.m. PST

I have a number of the Donnington 15mm Scythians and quite happy with them or variety and quality. Acquired those back in the early 90s so haven't looked at newer figures since then.

Frostie06 Jun 2023 11:26 p.m. PST

Agree War ands Empire are now my go to ancient figures

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