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Author Topic: Pete's in the Dark - update 10/11/20 14th Century Pavisers Claymore Castings  (Read 1728 times)

Offline PeteW

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Well my first Victrix Dark Ages figure, and having bought a sprue each of Saxon and Viking warriors for a fiver each I am impressed with their quality and value.



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« Last Edit: November 10, 2020, 08:33:18 PM by PeteW »

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 05:32:13 PM »
Nicely done  :)

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 06:28:04 PM »
Looking good!
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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 07:33:39 PM »
Nice work.

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 07:30:54 AM »
Nice, yet to begin mine
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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 08:40:26 AM »
Nice painting. They are brilliant figures. Looking forward to the Normans.

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 06:41:47 PM »

Cheers all for the kind words

Nice painting. They are brilliant figures. Looking forward to the Normans.

Cap'n they are great figure aren't they, and a joy to paint. The Normans and the archers both look to be of the same high standard.

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 07:34:39 PM »
Very nice work
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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 08:35:38 PM »
Nice work  8)

Are you planning on mixing and matching the Norse and Saxon bits on some of the models?

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 02:08:55 PM »
Nice work  8)

Are you planning on mixing and matching the Norse and Saxon bits on some of the models?

Most likely as there appears to be very little difference between either set other than the Vikings have more hair. The plan is a create a small Saxon shield wall, and then have individual character Vikings.

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 02:28:37 PM »
Most likely as there appears to be very little difference between either set other than the Vikings have more hair. The plan is a create a small Saxon shield wall, and then have individual character Vikings.

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Historically speaking, depending on the century in hand, there would have been little difference between them at all in terms of armies. I think I've mentioned it before but I remember having a phone conversation with a certain miniature manufacturer famous for their 'Dark Ages' offerings where we cam to the consensus that is it not beyond the realm of possibility that King Harald Hardrada's army in the invasion of England 1066 might well have used kite shields. Why not? If your life might mean keeping up with military technology?

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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 07:46:30 PM »

an update on the Saxons, but these are going to take a backseat to the amazing Claymore Castings that I have just got ahold of. I was not aware of this range of figures until last week but they are some of the best 28mm figures I have come across - but first the second Saxon





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Re: Saxons - Victrix
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 07:49:01 PM »
... and the Claymore Castings figures - to start with I have got hold of 12 pavisers plus 4 men at arms, who will be Genoese mercenaries, and which in time I hope to add some crossbows to.

These figures are stunning, and a delight to paint



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Terrific job,claymore are fine minis :)


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Terrific job

Definitely  8)

claymore are fine minis :)

The best Late Medieval miniatures out there IMHO.

 

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