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Offline Athiuen

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #825 on: November 20, 2011, 07:15:39 AM »
Any more news on the mantic humans?
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #826 on: November 20, 2011, 11:01:59 PM »
An excellent quote from the SOE in Albania says they felt like they parachuted into the 14th century...

Anyway, further east in Europe it was common to see knights still wearing crusader armour in the 16th century and 15th century German knights were poor landsmen wearing handed down armour from the previous century.

I have no problem in seeing knights from a poorer province in out of date armour
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #827 on: November 21, 2011, 10:03:58 AM »
Anyway, further east in Europe it was common to see knights still wearing crusader armour in the 16th century and 15th century German knights were poor landsmen wearing handed down armour from the previous century.


That sort of thing still happens today ...... I mean go to Yorkshire and you see lots of stuff London and the South East of England gave up using last century .............   :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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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #829 on: November 21, 2011, 12:46:25 PM »
Anyway, further east in Europe it was common to see knights still wearing crusader armour in the 16th century and 15th century German knights were poor landsmen wearing handed down armour from the previous century.


That sort of thing still happens today ...... I mean go to Yorkshire and you see lots of stuff London and the South East of England gave up using last century .............   :engel:

Yeah

Civility, politeness, manners, good sense, honesty...washing, eating with your mouth closed...  :biggriin:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #830 on: November 21, 2011, 03:07:41 PM »
That sort of thing still happens today ...... I mean go to Yorkshire and you see lots of stuff London and the South East of England gave up using last century .............   :engel:

Yeah

Civility, politeness, manners, good sense, honesty...washing, eating with your mouth closed...  :biggriin:

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Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #831 on: November 21, 2011, 03:59:53 PM »
Yeah - Uryens    :eusa_clap:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #832 on: November 21, 2011, 06:31:39 PM »
I have no idea about UK cultural geography, but that still made me laugh.

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« Reply #833 on: November 21, 2011, 07:37:05 PM »
It was a great reply and highlighted qualities I would like to believe exist all over ....

............................ but then I am reminded of something called a "Leeds United Football Fan"  :engel:

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Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #834 on: November 22, 2011, 12:09:33 PM »
It was a great reply and highlighted qualities I would like to believe exist all over ....

............................ but then I am reminded of something called a "Leeds United Football Fan"  :engel:

Its ok, even LUFC fans think they are a blight on humanity...they are like the Millwall of the the North...
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #835 on: November 22, 2011, 12:12:52 PM »
Woo! Manchester United!  :happy:
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Offline Timbor

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #836 on: November 22, 2011, 12:32:06 PM »
Foundry has released a greek mythology line (in addition to their greek heroes):

http://wargamesfoundry.com/historical_ranges/single_packs/ancients/greek_-_mythology/?sector_id=

Again, not entirely impressed.  The sculpting is so-so on lots of them, and many of the paintjobs don't help, especially on the centaurs...


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #837 on: November 22, 2011, 12:44:42 PM »
When I was in England, I did like the north better - less crowded, friendlier, more nature, it seemed.
Looks like whenever they need a 'manly man' or 'down to earth' type character on British TV shows/movies, he or she is from Yorkshire or thereabouts.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #838 on: November 22, 2011, 01:40:23 PM »
Foundry has released a greek mythology line (in addition to their greek heroes):

http://wargamesfoundry.com/historical_ranges/single_packs/ancients/greek_-_mythology/?sector_id=

Again, not entirely impressed.  The sculpting is so-so on lots of them, and many of the paintjobs don't help, especially on the centaurs...

Yeah, I'm not terribly impressed either.

I don't know if you, or anyone else who may be interested, has noticed, but in tiny print on the main Foundry web page they have an announcement about their new fantasy website:

http://www.foundryfantasy.com/


Offline Uryens de Crux

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« Reply #839 on: November 22, 2011, 02:10:01 PM »
Slightly more realistic shipping costs...
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Offline MiB

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #840 on: November 23, 2011, 01:29:32 AM »
Not impressed by the Foundry Condottiere figures I've seen so far  :icon_sad:

Offline Justnorth

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« Reply #841 on: November 23, 2011, 06:40:07 AM »
Foundry are drifting by the wayside, I can't see Brian Ansell getting his asking price for the business any time soon.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

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« Reply #842 on: November 23, 2011, 07:08:15 PM »
Camel Cavalry.
Other than Gripping beast who else is out there offering something titillating for a chap putting together a list of Fantasy based Araby?
I am looking to build at least one unit of Camelry with minimum 8 models.
It's probably going to end up being two units with at least 8 models each, one with sword and shield and the other with spears.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #843 on: November 26, 2011, 06:38:06 PM »

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #844 on: November 26, 2011, 07:08:30 PM »
Camels

Not got any of the Warlord ones, because I thought they looked a bit out of proportion to the riders - a bit thin.

I do have:

Black Tree in their historical Warriors of Islam range - decent size. My favourites of what I have bought and/or seen.

A&A do a variety - I think some in their Roman erange and others in their Palmyran - one sort has grooves on the camel to accept the matching rider legs, but it's fixable if you want to use your own riders.

Magister Militum do some - the unbarded ones are not good because the hump has no saddle, it's just a narrow dome, and the riders they supply look ridiculous perched on it.
They do have some fully barded ones that are much better ref: HO15 - Padre has some pictures up in his army reports I think.

I got some others from Northstar recently in a sale - an Italian company he was discontinuing because I got the impression they'd gone bust, but nothing special.










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Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #845 on: November 27, 2011, 08:21:41 PM »
Does anyone have any feedback on the Gripping Beast Camelry cav?
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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Offline White Knight

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #846 on: November 27, 2011, 10:59:55 PM »
I included one in a size comparison picture years ago:


Offline Justnorth

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #847 on: November 28, 2011, 07:12:06 AM »
They have some newer Camels with riders now as well in their range.
GW can pucker their skanky lips and suck my arse.

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

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #848 on: November 28, 2011, 05:19:33 PM »
A bunch more empire stand-in stuff coming from Ratnik via Lead Adventure:























Offline Uryens de Crux

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #849 on: November 28, 2011, 05:23:47 PM »
My bank balance has started to cry.
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