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Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #275 on: August 06, 2010, 01:29:58 PM »
He he I knew they were metal but I don't know what hmm "metal sprues" are called? Just models? :)
Either way, tanks for the pics, I guess it means I have to buy the flag as well? Who is the standard bearer and do I need to buy some kind of standard pole. the thing the banner i hanging on?
The standard bearer just has a gap in his hand to place the pole on, and then afix the banner to that.
I will take some pics of them next to GW models.
Possibly not until sunday, as I do have a life to live. (and work to go to :( )
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Offline Donnachaidh

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #276 on: August 06, 2010, 07:26:56 PM »
Yeah I read it wrong.
On the box it says "12 Multipart plastic" which is as far as I got,  :icon_rolleyes: and I should have continued to read "and metal"

The horses are plastic, the riders metal, and I think some of the arms are separate.

As we discussed above - I am wary of WG's metals and their habit of mixing.

Take a look at Renegade Miniatures (www.renegademiniatures.com) - 9 all metal Cuirasiers for 12 if you buy the regimental packs


Other ranges include Chinese Waring states, late Saxons, and Punic Wars Early Republican Romans, Carthaginians, Celts, Spanish, Libyans and Numidians

Infantry regimental sets normally have between 20 to 24 figures for 11.95 including command.

These figures are on the large side and may actually be bigger than some of the GW figures


Also, the Conquest Games website is now up and running for plastic 28mm Norman goodness. Figures due for release next month
http://www.conquest-games.co.uk
Without so much as a damn your eyes for the inconvenience

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #277 on: August 06, 2010, 10:20:20 PM »

Yeah, Renegade is definitely one of the few manufacturers making cavalry to rival the size of GW. I don't have any of the ECW, but here's a shot of one of their Celts, along with a few other figures ( a couple GW)






Offline GambitGriffin

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #278 on: August 08, 2010, 04:29:22 PM »
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The standard bearer just has a gap in his hand to place the pole on, and then afix the banner to that.
I will take some pics of them next to GW models.
Possibly not until sunday, as I do have a life to live. (and work to go to :( )

That would be very nice indeed! Thank you kind sire!
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Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #279 on: August 08, 2010, 04:40:49 PM »
MY colleagues great grandad is dying, so I am covering his shift.
I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #280 on: August 09, 2010, 04:05:12 PM »
Hope it turned out okey, looking forward for some pictures.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #281 on: August 09, 2010, 04:23:17 PM »


Next to a Flaggie



Next to a 6th swordsman.

They are quite tall, although that is partly due to their base, the round metal bit at the bottom of their feet must add a good few mm.
You can also see the middle model is the banner bearer, with a hole in his hand (that you cant really see) for the banner pole.
I really want to paint these now. Sexy as hell models.
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Offline Nicholas Bies

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #282 on: August 09, 2010, 04:27:11 PM »
I really want to paint these now. Sexy as hell models.

They look like a lot of fun to paint!
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« Reply #283 on: August 09, 2010, 04:31:40 PM »
Yes.
The moulding is really crap though, much much worse than GW.
I desperately need a file, and cba to buy one...
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« Reply #284 on: August 09, 2010, 04:35:42 PM »
I was going through some of my Rackham figures today going "they'd be fun to paint" I also want to nab Konrad von Carstein. Really like that model.
The greatest form of control which can go on forever until it is exposed is a tyranny you can't see, touch and taste (unlike totalitarian Govts). When you sit in a prison cell but can't see the bars, because people don't rebel against not being free when they think they're are.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #285 on: August 09, 2010, 04:53:34 PM »
Thanks Finlay! The size looks good and I think they will mix quite well with the new goldswords, if not I can run them as an independent unit. In the worst case if none-GW models is banned they were at least cheap so I guess I have nothing to lose:)

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #286 on: August 09, 2010, 04:57:31 PM »
Yes I think they will mix with the new goldswords too, as they have gone back to a more traditional empire theme of Puff and Slash, as opposed to the disgustingly shite 7th edition state troops.
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Offline GambitGriffin

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #287 on: August 09, 2010, 05:25:40 PM »
I just placed my order:) I must say it was very easy without any stupid unnecessary register things:)

Its mostly the stupid poses and faces that bother me right now. At least halberds and spearmen looks okey imo. 

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #288 on: August 18, 2010, 07:13:22 PM »

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #289 on: August 18, 2010, 09:20:31 PM »
I think Fandir has some of these?

Are they like Warlord - one basic sprue and then different head/helmet options between the Classical and Spartan boxes?

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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #290 on: August 18, 2010, 09:23:28 PM »
My understanding from the web page and email are that these new sets will use some of the existing plastic sprues, but also use some new plastic sprues. So no mixed metal & plastic, like Warlord.

Only the first set has been released. I'm exited about these, because they're from the later period, as opposed to the earlier period for which the first kit was more appropriate.


Offline Midaski

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« Reply #291 on: August 18, 2010, 09:37:38 PM »
I refuse to pay attention to them   :engel:

- I have no interest in that earlier period 
- I have far too many Romans and Barbarians already.

 :engel:
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #292 on: August 19, 2010, 12:01:32 PM »
I quite like the plastic Greeks. But really, what am I going to do with them?


I've ordered the new men-at-arms from Perry Miniatures. I expect them to be awesome.
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #293 on: August 26, 2010, 10:23:44 AM »
I've posted this in my Ramblings thread, but it deserves a mention in this thread.
You may be familiar with this

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat480008a&prodId=prod1120095&rootCatGameStyle=

Now look at this

http://www.dwarftales.com/galleries/5

Look at the female squire/ranger and click on the image for a full set.


« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 10:26:40 AM by Midaski »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #294 on: August 26, 2010, 11:06:49 AM »
I refuse to pay attention to them   :engel:

- I have no interest in that earlier period 
- I have far too many Romans and Barbarians already.

 :engel:

Keep repeating it Mids...


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #295 on: August 26, 2010, 08:04:32 PM »


I'm not crazy about a lot of the more recent Foundry stuff. Their quality (both sculpting and casting) seems to be on the decline, while their prices continue to climb.

BUT... I just saw these in their e-newsletter and admit that a few (mainly the plague doctors) have caught my interest...

http://wargamesfoundry.com/fantasy_ranges/collections/fantasy/undead/witch_craft_plague_doctors_and_witch_finders_collection_bcund002/?sector_id=

The witches and hunters look pretty bad, though.


Offline Finlay

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #296 on: August 26, 2010, 09:03:02 PM »
The aritzan landsknechts are so fun to paint!
bit of puff and slash, bit of metal, bit of skin, and a hat. BOSH
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #297 on: August 26, 2010, 09:10:10 PM »
Wargames Factory have some new Plastic Persians on view.

http://www.wargamesfactory.com/AnnouncementRetrieve.aspx?ID=35106




« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 09:20:21 PM by Midaski »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #298 on: August 26, 2010, 09:22:30 PM »





I quite like the look of those ............

mmmmmmmm ..... more plastics
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Mecha Coby

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #299 on: August 26, 2010, 09:31:36 PM »
meh, They don't seem as nice as their Romans. But if they are doing Persians are they doing Spartans?

Has anyone seen the Celts (would make great Albions) and the Modern Zombies, of which I own 10 boxs that are to make my 40K Nurgle Daemons (Fydae Strain).

I think they are one of the better independent companies out there at the moment.
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