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Offline cram

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Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« on: March 10, 2018, 03:22:07 PM »
A quick heads up for you guys!

Just read on their Facebook page that they will be starting on Dark Ages  next! No more details as to what exactly.

Good news though  :) :)

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 04:07:32 PM »
If this happens, the Gripping Beast dark age plastics are suddenly not going to look so good...

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 04:08:36 PM »
Great news.
Gripping Beastís last few plastic sets have been extremely disappointing as far as Iím concerned. With the bare minimum components and uninspiring figures.
Victrix sets on the other hand, seem to have been getting better and better, so Iím really looking forward to seeing what theyíre going to come out with.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 04:29:00 PM »
I'll post when I hear more. They just finalising the ancients their currently working on before switching to the Dark ages. I'm hoping we will see the first set by late summer! Not that they've said as such.

They planning on returning to do ancient Germans, Dacians and Napoleonics at a later date.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 04:30:52 PM »
Looking forward to these sets....:)

Victrix is doing a very fine job lately.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 05:21:29 PM »
It's nice that the Dark Ages are receiving some love from manufacturers. Between GB, Footsore and now Victrix, we are going to be spoiled for choices

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 05:27:39 PM »
That is good news. Following them on facebook now. I don't have any Victrix kits as they don't do any of the areas I've been interested in, but their quality has always looked excellent.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 08:11:07 PM »
I see you guys had similar reaction as me... :D

And I was just about to restart my Viking project, sounds promising.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 08:49:34 PM »
Should be good  8)

Offline Charlie_

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 09:07:15 PM »
I've long since admired Victrix plastics, but haven't really been into ancients. If their Dark Ages sets are notably superior to the Gripping Beast ones, it would be perhaps enough to get me into a new era!


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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 10:36:53 PM »
The Victrix plastics are imo the best historical plastic sets. Imo better than Perry HYW/WotR. Certainly better than Fireforge, Conquest and Gripping Beasts.

I wonder what their first sets could be. Normans, Vikings and Saxons are already available, but I am certain Victrix could do better.

Offline Garanhir

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 11:15:12 PM »
"Victrix Dark Ages"

That sounds positively yummy.
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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 08:46:11 AM »
Given how they've pretty much set the standard for chainmail, nude and light cloth in ancients, this was a pretty natural expansion. I can only see this being a good thing for everyone but competitors. I hope they may add in some picts and arabs of some kind.

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2018, 09:21:38 AM »
This is good news, but I do feel like dark age plastics have been done quite well now.
That said, there's always room for better and better figures, even if they do tread a well trodden path.

Hard to imagine what they could do that would be 'new' without it being too niche for plastics - most European armies of the dark ages wore pretty much the same and those who didn't could end up being too niche and not sell enough for the investment in tooling up for plastics.

What might be good, rather than just a box of unarmoured warriors and a box of chainmail clad thanes, is to have a good mix in a pack.
In effect, making it an army pack (much like GB's plastic army boxes, I suppose).
If they did this, and made them a high standard, then I think they'd sell better.

Erm, but either, it's not a bad thing. I've not seen many Victrix plastics because the plastics ranges they do are of no interest to me, so if Victrix quality is better than that of others then that's a good thing and I'll be interested to see them.

Hope they don't use cast-on plastics spear though. They are begging to snap off. I'd sooner them be cast as a clenched fist (no, not open handed) so I can drill them out and put in a wire spear. Are you listening, GB - I'm looking at you!

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Re: Victrix Dark Ages anyone??
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2018, 09:59:10 AM »
Had hoped they would squeeze in some Germanic Tribesmen before moving to another period... Ah well, what's another few years?

Enthusiasm for a new range really depends on what it'll entail. If just a few sets, we're likely looking at things mostly covered quite well by some plastic sets and many, many ranges of metals. Less well-trodden ground like plastic Irish or Carolingians would be great however. But I doubt we'll see them anytime soon. Some more unarmoured folk could still be useful though, especially if armed with bows!
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