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Author Topic: Decent bit of terrain - not keen on his figures though  (Read 4568 times)

Offline Doc Twilight

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Re: Decent bit of terrain - not keen on his figures though
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2009, 05:33:31 AM »

  You're right, Doc. Not enough interest in the Jewish revolt, but other figures can be adapted for use. I like the Biblical-era ancients in 15mm, but most people want to fight Romans vs. Gauls in 25mm. Or the Spartacus Revolt - another great era! We can always hope one of the manufacturers will take notice of the interest. Now if I could only get the idea out of my head for making the Siege of Masada in 6mm I'd be set, but now that I've seen this gentleman's Temple......

Well, for what it's worth, it's something I'd consider as a future line in 28mm, or maybe 15mm if I could find a 15mm sculptor, but that's a bit down the road.

The main issue with the Great Revolt seems to be the appearance of the Jews. We know a lot of anecdotal stuff, but nobody seems to agree about just "how they should look." In my personal opinion, most Jewish ranges out there for any period look a bit too much like they're made up of rejects from a ZZ Top video (too scraggly and wild looking), or they are basically just adaptations of other ranges (Ie: let's turn these Hittites into Jews). It would be great to see a little more creativity in that area.

On the other hand, they just aren't as popular. The DBX rules never gave much attention to the revolt (took six Legions to crush it, but Barker felt it was "inconsequential"), compared to things like the Gauls, Britons, etc.

I do think Masada or Jerusalem could be fun to do, given the right scenario and the right miniatures. You could probably do them in a variety of scales.

This temple is definitely tops. Would be a heck of a skirmish.

« Last Edit: March 17, 2009, 05:37:22 AM by Doc Twilight »


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