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|6sided ||06 Jul 2012 10:54 p.m. PST|
So what we all really need is for someone to actually release plastic Persian sparabara and light horsemen, then we can actually afford armies to fight all the plastic Greeks and Macedonians!
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|Griefbringer ||07 Jul 2012 2:50 a.m. PST|
So what we all really need is for someone to actually release plastic Persian sparabara and light horsemen
You mean like the ones released by Wargames Factory a while ago?
They are even having a special discount on the Persian infantry sprues at the moment:
|6sided ||07 Jul 2012 3:06 a.m. PST|
"You mean like the ones released by Wargames Factory a while ago?"
No I mean ones that are absolutely nothing like the ones released by WF.
I am thinking of Warlord of Victrix releasing some quality plastic Persians to accompany their Greeks and Macedonians, rather than making do with inaccurate, ill-fitting, poorly posed, million part nonsense :-)
| Dom Skelton ||07 Jul 2012 8:58 a.m. PST|
Just picked up some Athenians at the local shop, and really looking forward to the Spartans arriving – they're very nice indeed.
|10thFoot||08 Jul 2012 5:03 p.m. PST|
"These figures rock, and y'all need to buy them by the skip full. These bearded nutters are the really hard men of Ancient Greece, and can be used to fight the Persians and other Greek states during the Peloponnese War."
Are you 12?
| Gecoren ||09 Jul 2012 12:18 p.m. PST|
I received our review sample this morning. These are very beardy Greeks! Must admit I'm impressed.
|JJartist||10 Jul 2012 10:40 a.m. PST|
I received my Victrix "Athenians" just this weekend. Very nice figures
I have more Foundry and excellent Gorgon Spartans in metal than I will ever need, but still I am tempted. I am more looking forward to the other Theban set with their unusual helmets. I think they did a superior job with these sets.
They are supremely good wargames figures and I can tell they are going to paint up as nice as any I have in my collection. Their shields are well done, and in the correct scale, plus they are separate which makes the figures more useful. Not only that but LBMS did a great job on their Athenian shield designs-- not as cartoonish as some in their sets-- sticking more to Athenian vase styles. These plastic figures put all the rest into another lessor category-- for example my other box of a competitors plastic hoplite set is now relegated to the extra bits bin, I can make javelins out of those spears, and markers out of those shields.
A group that wanted to make a larger purchase could even convert the two models with Thracian helmets and feathers into Macedonians with little extra effort. But I hope they will soon have a sprue set for this as actually all is needed is smaller shields, and spear points and butt spikes that folks can attached to wire rods. It's easy enough to make your own shield strap out of edging tape.
That would be much better than plastic pikes, which over the years I have found to be too brittle. Plastic spears are brittle too, but in an age where players protect their figures on magnetized bases this is less an issue than the bad old days of spaghetti spears plopped into an old canvas sack
Hopefully I get some time to do some of these up soon, especially in comparision to Gorgon and Foundry, that sounds like real fun!
|STEVE LBMS ||12 Jul 2012 6:38 a.m. PST|
I nearly choked when I read the line Julian had left in about these figures rock! It was a joke line he put in to wind me up before I went on Holiday. Unfortunately the daft so and so mixed up the files that he sent out as the news letter.