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Offline rumacara

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #105 on: May 03, 2018, 08:22:25 PM »
Gentlemen, i think this chat, chat is getting us nowhere, dont you agree?

We are discussing here if we liked or not the series and if we can have some crazy ideas for hour games so stick to that and dont change the subject and the propose of this thread please. :)

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #106 on: May 04, 2018, 07:34:12 AM »
If I were to run a Troy game, building 2 factions in 28mm which manufactures would I be looking at?

I'd prefer plastics over metal, but that would probably leave me with nothing but Victrix greek...


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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2018, 10:08:21 AM »
I have large amounts of the Foundry range and !I've them apart from the crazily thick shields. Some are even painted!
Recently however I have been toying with games set in a more mythological possibly Hollywood version of the ancient world. So have been buying all sorts of ranges that a few years ago I would have scoffed at for being fantasy.
Crocodile games for Amazon's, priests and spellcasters.

Offline bong-67

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #108 on: May 04, 2018, 10:08:57 AM »
Hi,
One of my friends and I built Warhammer Ancient Battle Armies for the Trojan war about 20 years ago.  He used the Redoubt Mycenaean figures for his Greek army and even after 20 years they are still really nice figures.  The range is here:  https://www.redoubtenterprises.com/product-category/ancients/trojan-wars/
It's quite comprehensive and includes heroes and Helen.
I built my Trojan army to have a different look.  At the time, Redoubt were the only manufacturer of Trojan War figures and I didn't want to use them because then we'd have two armies with the same look.  I mostly used Wargames Foundry Hittites (https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/hittites-turkey-and-syria-1400bc-850bc) with some allied Cananites and Lybians (https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/mitanni-hurrians-syrians-canaanites-and-hyskos-1500bc-1000bc and https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/the-libyans) and some Redoubt Lukkans.  My rationale was that since Troy was a city in Asia Minor it might copy the style of the major power of the region at the time, the Hittites and being a wealthy city state would also recruit mercenaries from across the near east.
Of course if you want to have a Mycenaean look for the Trojans, there are now more manufacturers doing Mycenaean figures.  Wargames Foundry have a nice range (https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/myceneans-minoans-and-the-trojan-war-1600-800bc) and Eureka have a new one just out (http://www.eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=87_126_865&page=1&sort=3a).  I saw these at this year's Salute and they are lovely.
Another decent range of Mycenaeans at a very affordable price is by Newline at https://newlinedesigns.co.uk/product-category/newline-designs-28mm-ranges/newline-designs-28mm-ranges-biblical/newline-designs-28mm-ranges-biblical-mycenean/
They also do other Biblical ranges including Hittites, and these match the Wargames Foundry ones very well.

I really enjoyed Troy:  Fall of a City.  Sadly my friend died a couple of years ago but I inherited his lovely Greek army.  Now I own both armies I plan on reviving my Trojan war gaming.  I've already tried using Chariot Rampant, the Bronze Age variant of Lion Rampant and it works really well.
Hope this helps,
All the best,
George.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 10:11:14 AM by bong-67 »

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #109 on: May 04, 2018, 10:49:28 AM »
Also worth checking Black Tree Designs range. They are very nice.

About plastics im afraid you only have Victrix and Warlord Greeks. But i think their equipment is much later than the period in question.

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2018, 11:13:53 AM »
I heard something about bronze age plastics for ghost archipelago

Offline swiftnick

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2018, 11:21:42 AM »
If I were to run a Troy game, building 2 factions in 28mm which manufactures would I be looking at?

I'd prefer plastics over metal, but that would probably leave me with nothing but Victrix greek...

There is a plastic range in 20mm but not in 28mms I am afraid.

Offline rumacara

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #112 on: May 04, 2018, 11:32:09 AM »
You mean Hat and Caesar plastics for 20mm?

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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2018, 12:47:29 PM »
Yes that is them.


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Re: Troy : Fall of a city.
« Reply #115 on: May 04, 2018, 10:36:01 PM »
The Victrix Greeks would be too late for the Trojan war.

Though I suppose it depends if you're playing Trojan Wars or The Illad. :)
Homer's descriptions of the fighting reference the phalanx which wouldn't have been a tactic of the Trojan era.
Bloomin' artistic types, why can't they just stick to the historic facts?  :D

My OGAM forces feature Minotaurs, Gods and Harpies. And Crusader Greek hoplites. :o
« Last Edit: May 05, 2018, 07:46:13 AM by TWD »

 

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