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Author Topic: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage  (Read 9559 times)

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 11:19:50 PM »
The oracles say:
"Woe the plastic spears, that do not bend, but when aged, break with the brittleness of a fast temper".

I love the plastic hoplite models we have access to now. Last weekend I used some that I have been building to play test another game (which shall not be implicated). A number of the lovely spears busted, as well as numerous plastic javelins. I realize that I live at the ends of the earth where desert dry conditions are common which exacerbates the problem, but it is a problem. The lovely sculpting of the blades and sauroter bits and the leather handle reinforcement are so well done, and for some models that do not get rough handling may suffice, but the rank and file will deteriorate before your eyes. Much like spears broke in reality.

Sadly making one's own spears is the best way out, or purchasing metal spears with already pounded tips. I'm certain I am indeed preaching to a well informed choir here. Maybe what is needed is to clamor that companies offer some well cast 28mm replacements for the inevitable breakage that will someday vex the owners of their magnificent hoplite collections.

By the way Gorgon Studios have some really well done and wellcast models for your showcase Spartans, for these new fangled skirmish games, just sayin.'



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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2019, 07:10:36 AM »
I love the Gorgon sculpts, I have 50 odd ready for the paint brush as I write. In respect of hoplite spears, I have now acquired the cast ones from Keith at Aventine Miniatures.

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2019, 02:05:28 PM »
How do the Gorgon ones compare in size with the Victrix and Footsore ones?

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 05:30:57 PM »
Victrix and Gorgon are completely compatible, I will assume that the Footsore are as well. The resins seem thinner to me.

Victrix plastic Corinthian, then Gorgon Studios metal Spartan, then Xyston metal Perikles all 28's. The Xyston 28's are nice too bad they did not make more!
« Last Edit: May 10, 2019, 05:34:35 PM by Jjonas »

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2019, 06:15:10 PM »
great thanks!!

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2019, 07:57:49 AM »
Nice collection my friend,

I do like the Foundry Greeks, one of the best ranges around IMHO.

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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2019, 08:20:58 AM »
I like Foundry Greeks a lot, but Crusader give you great rank and file models and match up perfectly to Foundry and Gorgon.

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2019, 08:47:55 AM »
I love the Gorgon sculpts, I have 50 odd ready for the paint brush as I write. In respect of hoplite spears, I have now acquired the cast ones from Keith at Aventine Miniatures.

The Aventine spears were the best hoplite spears I could find, short of raiding the plastic ones from the Victrix sprues (but that would leave the latter weaponless). The cast metal is also sufficiently firm that bendy spears are rarely a problem. I did trim the flanges of sarouter end as they were a bit too wide for my taste.
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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2019, 09:44:03 PM »
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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 01:29:52 AM »
I've got that figure undercoated and ready for splashing on a bit of paint. If I may be so bold Your Lordship, how did you find the figure to paint please?

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 07:49:47 AM »
Lovely work on the King  :-*


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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2019, 01:52:17 PM »
Lovely work on the King  :-*

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Lovely thread, I especially like the shield designs, good to see freehand painting rather than decals. :)
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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2019, 06:27:23 PM »
Mortal Gods Spartan Hoplites and Lochagos








Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2019, 05:40:57 PM »
Top work ! A great looking unit
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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2019, 11:22:11 AM »
Gorgon Miniatures do make exceedingly good Spartans