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The Empire Militia Box ...
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:50:48 PM »
So ... the Empire Militia Box ... do you still have some?

I was going through unpacked boxes of hobby stuff from my last move, and I located an unopened Empire Militia box.  Believe I have another one, maybe more than one, hiding somewhere else as well.

Plus I have some sprues left over from a battalion box I have somewhere.  And a bunch of bits hiding out, too.
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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
During End Times I bought a box I haven't built, and when Death, Destruction and Chaos had a load of stuff go to Last Chance To Buy during the first year of Age of Sigmar, I bought another box, again not built.  Best Empire box ever, but pre-empting it's possible discontinuation I got quite a few bits and pieces I thought might go during that period.

Offline Gankom

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 04:18:30 PM »
I still have plenty of bits in my box, but I would figuratively kill for some more of the militia kits. They were hands down some of my favorite. I bought two when they went out of stock and still wish I bought more.

So many options! I'm more sad that they don't go as easily with the new parts. Everything these days seems to be a lot more ball joint or curved pieces that fit together. Or maybe that's just the kits I've gotten recently.

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 01:38:13 PM »
There were and still are some excellent kits beyond the Militia Box ... Huntsmen, Pistoliers, Outriders.  However, the Militia Box is missed, and thank goodness I have some to use in the future.

The whole concept of using the various bits to make various figures, in combination with themselves or other bits form other kits, this is what makes the box so versatile.
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Offline Zygmund

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 01:01:04 PM »
Yes, I do have some, unbuilt and semi-built. And a couple of them even stand on the painting table atm.

It was a great box for sure. Frostgrave and Perry plastics (with several command sprues) seem to be quite similar these days, althought with a little less options because of the one-part torso & legs. The new Northmen in the Fireforge KS could be the closest equivalent regarding the 'heroic' proportions. But they all have almost identical torsos. But add one or two spruefuls of bodies and arms from the Folk Rabble box (due to later), and you have a very nice collection of bits for ragtag fighters.

At the present, with an overflowing market of historical/fantasy multipart plastics, it's surprisingly easy to not mourn the withdrawal of the Militia/Free Company/Mercenaries box.  :smile2:

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 01:45:51 PM »
Thou shalt worship thine holy militia and flagellant box sets for the possibilities are endless :engel:

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 11:47:46 AM »
The Flagellants are a great set too, very true. They are exactly what I wanted when I heard of plastic flagellants way back when. Opposite of the plastic minotaur bodybuilders, which I was prepared to but lots of but was brutally disappointed and never bought any.
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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 05:50:35 PM »
I think one of my favorite things about the Flagellant kit is the way I've bought it multiple times and almost never actually used it to make Flagellants. The kit can be used to make so many different things. Especially lots of different wizards.

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 12:47:31 PM »
I think one of my favorite things about the Flagellant kit is the way I've bought it multiple times and almost never actually used it to make Flagellants. The kit can be used to make so many different things. Especially lots of different wizards.
Same here. I find all manner of things to turn them into. A pity you only get ten in a box

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2019, 02:34:57 AM »
I've got some militia bits and can probably build about 10 more figures. But knowing that I can't get them anymore, I'm hesitant to use them unless I have a really brilliant idea! Strange, given the humble nature of the subject. I'd love to get my hands on another box or two, along with the additional Mordheim bits.


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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 04:34:45 PM »
I was in a panic this morning when I couldn't find all of my free company troops.  Then I found a box by itself VIOLA!  Forty fully painted free company and forty handgunners ready to go to battle!
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Offline KTG17

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2019, 03:02:32 PM »
Does anyone know if the militia box came first, or Mordheim? They are the same sprues. But I was wondering if the militia came from using the Mordheim sprues, or the game was using the already existing militia. This was before my time!

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Re: The Empire Militia Box ...
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2019, 03:05:08 PM »
Mordheim was first