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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #350 on: September 14, 2010, 06:20:16 AM »
Looks like an excellent hobgoblin except for the slab for a shield.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #351 on: September 14, 2010, 09:18:35 PM »


Thought I'd share a link to a recent entry on a blog I follow. Foundry & Mirliton used as Swiss, beautifully painted. Great banners, too.

http://menix-miniatures.blogspot.com/2010/09/early-swiss-some-more.html


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #352 on: September 17, 2010, 03:06:47 PM »
I've just had a Foundry email where they state they are now stocking some GW stuff :icon_exclaim:

I know there's a fair amount of history between the two companies, but I find this hard to understand. Rumours that Foundry are not particuarly profitable have been around for a while, but is this a positive step.

On the other hand a cynic might say the two most overpriced manufactuers in the industry getting together is not surprising ..............  :engel:
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #353 on: September 17, 2010, 08:37:39 PM »
I got the same email, and it surprised me too.

Mind you Foundry, while they have some lovely stuff, seem not to have noticed a LOT of other people now do stuff just as good for a LOT less cost, and while fantasy gamers might pay over the odds, historical gamers wont...and the Foundry stuff doesnt have the difference in quality it used to.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #354 on: September 17, 2010, 09:05:39 PM »

and the Foundry stuff doesnt have the difference in quality it used to.


Definitely not. And in fact, I'd say their most recent figures (past few years, at least) are not as good as the competition. (At least some of which is offered by some of their own previous sculptors!)


Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #355 on: September 20, 2010, 04:38:28 PM »
Northstar has announced the new Artizan Landsknecht Halberdiers - but no picture yet.

http://www.artizandesigns.com/prod.php?prod=1822
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #356 on: September 21, 2010, 11:12:48 AM »
Northstar has announced the new Artizan Landsknecht Halberdiers - but no picture yet.

http://www.artizandesigns.com/prod.php?prod=1822

That's good news.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #357 on: September 23, 2010, 12:12:09 PM »
Oooh I like this - no high heels either ..................

http://www.dwarftales.com/

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #358 on: September 23, 2010, 12:23:29 PM »
Looking good!

Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #359 on: September 24, 2010, 11:37:18 AM »
I've just had a Foundry email where they state they are now stocking some GW stuff :icon_exclaim:

I know there's a fair amount of history between the two companies, but I find this hard to understand. Rumours that Foundry are not particuarly profitable have been around for a while, but is this a positive step.

On the other hand a cynic might say the two most overpriced manufactuers in the industry getting together is not surprising ..............  :engel:

My take on it is that Brian Ansell is trying to keep Foundry solvent so the books look better to a prospective buyer for Foundry than would otherwise be the case. If the figures on the ledger drop away then so does his asking price. ;-)
Ansell has been trying to flog Foundry for around 5 years now.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

He's French. Since when do his plans have to be feasible?

Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #360 on: September 28, 2010, 08:49:04 AM »
I'd have thought a better option for him would have been getting a deal with the likes of Maelstrom going to sell foundry stuff...it might make it affordable, even if P&P is a sensible price!
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TAG puffy sleeves
« Reply #361 on: October 03, 2010, 11:27:35 AM »
I don't recall seeing these maximilian guards from TAG here:



http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/product.php?productid=1319&cat=125&page=1

Very "Marienburg". Looks like I'll need to add them to my next order.

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« Reply #362 on: October 03, 2010, 11:59:13 AM »
Oh, they have useful papal guard too, in their Italian (~Tilean) range:



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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #363 on: October 03, 2010, 04:46:00 PM »
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Sounds like they will have some at SELWG on Oct 17th
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Re: TAG puffy sleeves
« Reply #364 on: October 03, 2010, 07:27:57 PM »
I don't recall seeing these maximilian guards from TAG here:



http://www.theassaultgroup.co.uk/store/product.php?productid=1319&cat=125&page=1

Very "Marienburg". Looks like I'll need to add them to my next order.

I bought a pack of those, just to see how they were. Also a pack of Italian handgunners and Italian pike. They look just slightly leaner/smaller than the Foundry figures. I'll post pics in the B&P when I get some cleaned up and at least primed, if not painted.

Both the Maximilian and Papal sets seem to be possibly based on the same set of 4 dollies, from the poses of the legs  (though the arms are different.) But I find the difference in head size between those two pictures to be a bit... odd.  :|


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #365 on: October 03, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »
I was looking through TAG's Ottoman range just last week as I'm currently working on my Araby army. Unfortunately my army is based around an early medieval look rather than renaissance so I can't really mix in any Ottomans without them looking somewhat out of place. (A couple of cannon may be the exception).

However ... if anyone else is thinking about an Araby army (using the Empire list), these are definitely worth a look:


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #366 on: October 04, 2010, 12:05:18 AM »
Change the turbans into fur hats, and you have Kislevites. :)

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« Reply #367 on: October 05, 2010, 07:39:45 PM »
I'm looking to get a whole bunch of plastic halberd wielding infantry cheaply and I live in the US.  I like the perry miniatures War of the Roses infantry, but you only get 18 billmen (which I would use as halberds), and 18 archers, which are basically useless to me.  Maybe I could just add halberd arms to the archer bodies and stick them in the back?

I was/am a fan of the Zvezda Royal Infantry from the stickied mini comparison thread but I'm getting the impression they are out of business (or at least that those minis are out of production), and it seems they'd be difficult to get in the US.

Any suggestions for good manufacturers or carriers?

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« Reply #368 on: October 06, 2010, 12:30:05 AM »
Not sure you will find much in the 28mm range for plastic halberdiers if you are looking a landschneckt type scheme.  warlord games has their pike and shotte range - the pikes could be converted to halberds.  Otherwise, you could convert minis from their viking or roman ranges.  The same goes for wargames factory.

I would suggest getting the perry miniatures troops and try to find some 5th ed halberd arms for converting the bowmen.  Otherwise, look for used minis.

How cheap are you looking for?  Artizan just came out with some beautiful metal halberdiers at about 1.13 GBP per figure, compared to 1.5 GBP per figure for the crappy empire plastic state troops.  If you want it much cheaper, I would look for used stuff.

Artizan halberds:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #369 on: October 06, 2010, 05:52:42 AM »


I agree.

You'll not find many other plastic halberds beyond the ones you mentioned (Perry, Zvezda.) But as Timbor mentioned, many of the metal historical figures are available at a similar (or less) price to GW's plastic.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #370 on: October 06, 2010, 05:21:39 PM »
are there any manufacturers with a halfling / hobbit range?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #371 on: October 06, 2010, 05:43:09 PM »


Mirliton
Goblin Factory (don' t know if they ever posted pics of their halflings, but I've got some photos)
Black Hat
Black Tree Design (with the usual warning that your figures may take anywhere from 12 days to 12 months to actually show up)

Those are the ones I can think of quickly.

Offline Midaski

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« Reply #372 on: October 06, 2010, 05:56:04 PM »
I've got several of these .......

http://www.thebattleforge.co.uk/halflings_11.html

... they're 'ugly' style, so they should suit you.  :engel:
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« Reply #373 on: October 07, 2010, 10:32:33 AM »

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #374 on: October 08, 2010, 10:36:56 PM »
Donnachaidh tells me that Gripping Beast - following the release of their Vikings back in April at Salute - have some plastic Saxons due out around November time.

I have hunted their site for evidence of this, without success so far, but the wily Scot is rarely wrong.

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