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Offline GamesPoet

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Scale of Battle Master Knights? And other info ...
« on: March 02, 2019, 02:22:23 AM »
Were the plastic Battle Master Knights with lances on horse 28mm in scale, heroic 28mm, or something else?
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 02:28:10 PM »
The ones in my collection are the same scale as the Empire knights of the time

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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 02:44:59 PM »
Yeah, the knights are 28mm or close to it.  Definitely not heroic 28.

The infantry is noticeably shorter than 6ed State troopers, though.  I keep them in their own regiments.   :dry:
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 02:52:28 PM »
Good news on the knights, thank you gentlemen! :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 08:37:44 PM »
Don't forget that there was a size creep with Empire figures;

Metal figs in the 1990s were more 25mm and the early Soldiers of the Empire Box plastic figures were smaller than the Militia/Free Company box.

I think the Battlemaster horses were those galloping white plastic ones? They were quite a good size, where I think we all agreed the Empire Barded Horses were a bit on the small size - compare them to the last sets of Bretonnian Knights and their barded ( with comparison ) horses.

I always felt that the Battlemaster knights were closest to the original Bretonnian Plastic knights set and which were in the 5th Edition (?) box with Lizardmen. 
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 06:23:11 AM »
I did a whole review on these GP, the unbarded horses are somewhat smaller, less well built.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 06:26:42 AM »
Not sure what horses are being shipped with the six I bought.  Picture had them unmounted with Empire horses displayed with them.  We'll see.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 06:32:51 AM »
The battlemasters knights on barded horses are the same size as the regular empire barded horses. The ones on unbarded horse are somewhat smaller than the standard Bretonnian horses. I think they're okay though, maybe just poorer knights riding smaller palfreys.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 10:52:29 AM »
Were they packaged at different times with different horses?
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights? And other info ...
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 05:10:18 PM »
Not as far as I know.

Here is a battlemasters barded horse with the standard imperial warhorse.



Here is the Bretonnian horse with the smaller battlemasters type, its shorter and thinner but still useable. Like I said maybe a smaller palfrey or rouncy.


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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights? And other info ...
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 05:40:48 PM »
The two styles of barded war horses shown above were what I'd always seen provided with the GW Knights kit.

Only the one war horse shown above with the Battle Master Imperial Knight is what was in the picture of the figures I bought.

Picking the package up today at the post office, and will update when possible.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 06:57:25 PM »
I like the battlemasters knights, they're simple and paint up quickly. Some may dislike the fact that there is only one pose per type. However I actually like this, as it allows me to explore a plethora of color variations on the same model.
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights? And other info ...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 04:41:13 PM »
By the way ... my package had both types of the horses that also came with the Imperial Knights kit.

Looking forward to turning these six knights into some sort of Chapter of one kind or another.  I like the idea that they are different than the figures possible from the Imperial Knights kit.
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Re: Scale of Battle Master Knights? And other info ...
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 06:03:29 PM »
I think they are good value, look forward to seeing what you do.
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