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Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #45 on: September 18, 2019, 02:03:01 PM »
Thankfully, all is not lost, as the great - and not remotely evil - empire that is Games Workshop has stepped into the breach and announced a Battle Rhino. Do they know what we want, or what?

Offline Cyrus the Great

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2019, 05:26:25 PM »
I just got an email from them this morning. They're saying,
"Because Les Grognards are actually four French teams that have combined over the centuries, there will be four unique head types (with open face and gasmask versions of EACH for ALL figures in the box).

These will be quickly followed this year and early 2020 with our Persians, Dark Age Irish, and three new historical sets that we've been working on along with another addition to the Classic Fantasy range."

Offline Wiegraf

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2019, 02:43:13 AM »
It's a great time to be into the Persians.
With both Wagames Atlantic and Victrix with persians in the mix, there will be some amazing armies out there.

That and I think for those of us with tons of Wargames Factory minis, they'll fit in roughly a similar scale. Shall be excellent!

Offline Andrew_McGuire

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2019, 02:35:27 PM »
Numbers aren't everything. Ask Xerxes.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2019, 07:20:50 PM »
I wonder what their other historical sets are going to be?
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Offline lord marcus

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2020, 04:08:19 AM »
I wonder what their other historical sets are going to be?

Hi there,

My forum handle is Lord Marcus. I'm one of the moderators on the Wargames Atlantic Legion group, and generally help out with the various wargaming forums on an unofficial basis.

currently up for pre order are the persians,

there is a set of colonial era afghan warriors in development, with test sprues having made it to headquarters.

there is also a dark age Irish kit close to going on pre-order.

finally, there are some world war 1 germans in development in the render stage.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2020, 10:29:20 PM »
The Wargames Atlantic Persians are nice. They have five bodies per sprue with a lot of heads. The sculpting is quite well done. Assembly is similar to other plastics.
I expect to post more details on www.ancientbattles.com soon.

« Last Edit: January 28, 2020, 10:31:21 PM by Jjonas »
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Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2020, 03:25:32 AM »
They do look good...wonder how they will compare size wise with Victrix 

Offline lord marcus

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2020, 03:27:36 AM »
I will try to get you a scale shot

Offline wmyers

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2020, 05:51:00 AM »
And some people complain about painting Celts ...

Those are very nicely painted, by the way.

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2020, 06:51:07 AM »
I will try to get you a scale shot

Thankyou  - much appreciated
And some people complain about painting Celts ...

Those are very nicely painted, by the way.

Seconded....In my rush to ask about scale I omitted to compliment the painting....I surely can’t be the only one here trying to learn and understand about ancient Persian textiles in readiness for both these and the Victrix figures...because I foresee a LOT of taking it to the limit brushwork in the offing

Offline lord marcus

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2020, 08:14:55 PM »
Thankyou  - much appreciated
Seconded....In my rush to ask about scale I omitted to compliment the painting....I surely can’t be the only one here trying to learn and understand about ancient Persian textiles in readiness for both these and the Victrix figures...because I foresee a LOT of taking it to the limit brushwork in the offing

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=639642803471966&id=204695273633390&sfnsn=mo

Scale shot at this link

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2020, 08:47:48 PM »
Thanks for the link...they do indeed look good alongside the Victrix figures

Offline Wiegraf

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2020, 08:59:09 PM »
Awesome, seems they'll work well with War-games Factory and Victrix. I pre-ordered three boxes, splitting half with a friend, so looking forward to seeing these lads

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians - Wargames Atlantic
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2020, 11:05:12 PM »
The trick with Persians is do the front ranks and sides with the more ornate designs, and gradually taper it off towards the middle.

Attached is the full size scale comparison image in my glass case.

These figures will fit with most 28mm figures including Victrix and Warlord. I do not have any of the old Wargames Factory Persians (because they were too generic).

Thanks for all the compliments!


« Last Edit: January 29, 2020, 11:07:21 PM by Jjonas »