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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #425 on: December 17, 2010, 05:17:31 AM »


I thought this was interesting...

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/249221/

because of the mention of them making kits of metal Swiss & Tudor heads. Could be of use for Empire players. (Beyond the existing potential of the plastics.)


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #426 on: December 17, 2010, 05:35:46 AM »
Swiss?! Yes! :)

I have foundry swiss halberdiers, and some salets and kettle helms from Mirliton for conversions. I know Artizan is doing Swiss to go with his Landkesnchects, but honestly, who knows when those will be ready.

I have the Artizan halberiders on the way though. With head swaps they'll be my Swiss Papal Guard. ;) I still need a good Pope/Lvl4 Wizard though. ;)

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #427 on: December 17, 2010, 05:54:53 AM »
In the same vein, anyone know any good suggestions for Free Company stand ins?

Two weapons is not an easy thing to find in historicals, outside samurai. ;)  I was thinking maybe the new WotR mercenaries might be nice bodies and heads, but I'd probably have to use mordheim/freecompanies arms to get any left handed weapons; I reckon the gw plastic sprues are too big, but I just got the first Bills and Bows box, so maybe I should go open that up and check it out. 

I've just re-read the rules (I only have 6th Ed Army book so far, dunno if it has since changed), and I think they could be fun. For somereason when it came out I got it in my head that they were even worse than our beloved 3-across-the-board empire state troop, but on second look I see that they have the same stat line, but just get 2 weapons. For a point less than average?! Helllloooo skaven clan rats!   Anyway, they seem like they're worth having a unit of perhaps, or at least some detachments, but I've never really like the floppy hat / quasi pirate look of the free companies boxes.

So. . . . any suggestions??

My other though is that if I can't come up with a useable number of 2-weapon troops, maybe just go with the fluff - that they count as 2-weapons overall, but in reality they are all mixed. That would free me to use a lot of different grunt-level rennaissance or late medieval style troops. Some swords, some bucklers, some bills, some extra hand weapon.  That sort of variety might be quite fun to model.

We shall see.  :closed-eyes:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #428 on: December 17, 2010, 12:57:15 PM »
My boxes arrived yesterday ...................

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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #429 on: December 17, 2010, 01:42:28 PM »
In the same vein, anyone know any good suggestions for Free Company stand ins?

Try Warlord Games "Clubmen" or any other company that produces such things. Given the description of Militia, they are a randomly armed rabble and so you can actually use all sorts of figures in there for them.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #430 on: December 17, 2010, 04:31:43 PM »
  I was thinking maybe the new WotR mercenaries might be nice bodies and heads, but I'd probably have to use mordheim/freecompanies arms to get any left handed weapons; I reckon the gw plastic sprues are too big, but I just got the first Bills and Bows box, so maybe I should go open that up and check it out. 

I went and checked this out last night, and I was correct. The gw plastics are completely incompatible with the perry WotR plastics. Arms would go past their knees. :)

I'll keep thinking on it. Thanks for the Clubmen suggestion Uryens, if I go with the peasant rabble idea, those might be a great fit. :)

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #431 on: December 17, 2010, 09:36:53 PM »
I have also seriously considered the clubmen to be the best fit for count as Free Company minis.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #432 on: December 18, 2010, 09:01:37 AM »

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #433 on: December 18, 2010, 01:44:18 PM »
Wow. I didn't expect that!

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #434 on: December 18, 2010, 02:00:58 PM »
Wow. I didn't expect that!

 :engel:

Nobody does .............
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #435 on: December 18, 2010, 03:40:34 PM »
I like those!
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #436 on: December 19, 2010, 09:40:02 PM »
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I like those!

Indeed, and the Imperial Noble looks pretty nice too.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #437 on: December 20, 2010, 10:17:51 AM »
Indeed, and the Imperial Noble looks pretty nice too.

Oh yes, didn't think to mention him as I've had one for so long now. The little monkey is great too.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #438 on: December 20, 2010, 12:05:48 PM »
It is a superb figure isnt it.

wish GW would give us more stuff like this.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #439 on: December 20, 2010, 09:48:41 PM »
Oh! What a nice character fig it would be in a unit!
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #440 on: December 21, 2010, 05:51:11 PM »
GOOD NEWS

Black Tree finally sent my outstanding blister set ...................... from June 3rd Order.


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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 #441 on: December 21, 2010, 10:27:59 PM »
More Good News:

http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php?CatID=24

Their new Saxons are ready - release date 24th Jan.

44 Figures will cost you £20
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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 #442 on: December 22, 2010, 09:27:22 AM »
More Good News:

http://www.grippingbeast.com/shop.php?CatID=24

Their new Saxons are ready - release date 24th Jan.

44 Figures will cost you £20

Told ya  :icon_wink:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #444 on: January 01, 2011, 03:07:13 PM »
Scibor miniatures warrior priests:



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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #445 on: January 01, 2011, 10:07:52 PM »
This is by far my favourite thread on the forum, I especially love being informed of all the other beatiful figures out there.

I love everything from Scibor miniatures - I really want the dwarf in the bunny suit on a chain as my army mascot!

My plan for 2011 is to increase my scenery collection, specifically stuff with an Empire/Mordheim theme. I have GW/FW/Tabletop World stuff, but was looking at CT-Scenery, Stronghold Terrain, Resina Planet and Grand Manner.

Has anyone got any feedback on these companies? - or indeed any other recommendations?

ps: (long shot) any recommendations for 28mm scale scenery for Mongolia circa 1920?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #446 on: January 02, 2011, 12:26:24 PM »
You need to jump on a train on April 16th and come up to London for Salute. I know there are lots of other shows around the country, but I doubt any of them have as many exhibitors as Salute.

There are loads of scenery sellers/suppliers as well as all the minis stands.

I tend to look at the traders lists some time beforehand, (and their websites) and the layout map and then mark up the stands I want to see.
In previous years I have tended to go and blitz buy a particular range of minis - last year I had a much more sedate browse and bought several individual blisters/packs from some 14 different suppliers.

Generally when you are looking at things on a website, they are pictured at their best, and it is not until you get the bare mini in your hand that you see exactly how good it is, or how much you like or dislike it.

I have an aversion to some manufacturers as I think the bodies are badly out of proportion ( heads mainly) and I will not buy them - even though some of the webpics look good.
Scenery is the same - until you see it close up, you are not sure if it is strong enough, or good enough for your own levels.

I am also realistic about my ability to recreate the quality level of the supplier pics .................... :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?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #447 on: January 04, 2011, 05:37:19 PM »
More photos of the Perry pike, crossbow & handgun figures, plus new metal Swiss heads. (Or is that Swiss metal heads?)


http://theminiaturespage.com/news/817537/



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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #448 on: January 04, 2011, 06:51:14 PM »
These plastics are awesome...  :smile2:

If I was starting all over again I might breeze over the GW miniatures for these, they are wonderful. I had a chance to see them up close a month or so ago and was thinking about converting over.

I love the Tudor and Swiss heads. They look neat!
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #449 on: January 05, 2011, 10:53:05 PM »
They are great. Have assembled my box and painted the firdt five.
Have ordered another box already. They are great DOW troops
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!