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Author Topic: Victrix Persian Army Deal  (Read 828 times)

Offline Easy E

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Victrix Persian Army Deal
« on: July 19, 2022, 04:04:18 PM »
Greetings All,

I just got a nice email from Victrix letting me know about a new army deal they have released for the Persians.  It is 1 each of their Persians kits for 135 Pounds. 

The deal seems to go through July 26th.  So, if this is something that is of interest to you, head over to their site for I guess. 

Until next time.   

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 06:00:54 PM »
Bloody marvellous figures too.
I have a few packs. Superb.
Now only 0.80p a figure!

Negatives,
Possibly a few too many parts, so itís a labour of love to assemble.
(But finished result is stunning)

Some poses are difficult to rank up unless they are skirmishers or used in a more skirmish type game?

Massive fan.
Just wish they would bring out barded extra heavy cav.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2022, 06:05:46 PM by Tim Haslam »
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Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 06:04:40 PM »
Transfers are from Relic.
They fit Persian shields from the Wargames Atlantic range!

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 07:00:28 PM »
So tempting! Looking good Tim! 👍
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Offline Easy E

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 08:28:27 PM »
Yeah, the two part heads were/are a pain to assemble. 

Not-so-Pro Tip: Glue the heads pieces together first, then put them on the body.  Much easier.

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2022, 09:02:35 PM »
Iím going to post more pictures when my project is finished, Iím only about 12 hours away now. But itís getting those 12 hours in!

Iíve got a unit of Victrix Persian slingers that Iím particularly fond of, but boy, 7 pieces per model, and they donít even have a shield!

Still more positive thoughts than negative though.
Keep it coming boys.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2022, 09:06:29 PM »
Plastic figures have revolutionized the hobby. 3D printing is next. I don't like the assembly stage with plastics, but plastic figures do allow great flexibility, and potential for fantastic diorama displays.

I just have a few samples of these Persian figures. I am overwhelmed with lead figures going back to the 1970's. I do agree with some commentators that the horses are a bit large for ancient times. They seem more tuned for a heavy Cuirassier than a Persian horseman of the Greek wars. Persians did have larger horses, Niseans from Ferghana region in the north east. But these were a rare breed, and probably kept by the Great King as a Royal herd and doled out as rewards to loyalists.

That being said these figures are well executed and are a great place to start for a Persian force. Sadly these figures as well as Wargames Atlantic's figures just cover the Persian themselves and there are huge gaps in creating the multi-national soldiers that comprised the Persian hosts. When one reads the accounts of Marathon, or Plataea, or Cunaxa, one asks "where are some Sakae that fit with these?", "Where are the heavy cavalry with horse armor?", "Where are some Asiatic troops with different leggings?".... to answer that question one has to do a deep dive into other ranges and go into the time travel machine to find them. (Note the Footsore line has been releasing some of these pertinent allied figures for their skirmish Mortal Gods game).

But if I was new to this, I am fairly sure this is where I would start. But also look at the Wargames Atlantic Persian foot as they have some nice figures that may look more like Immortals from the classic Monvert book on the Persian Army by Duncan Head.


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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2022, 07:46:34 AM »
I can vouch for the Wargames Atlantic Persians too.
Another excellent kit, and a slightly less bothersome build time.
Plus the kit is far more flexible for conversion to the subject races and allies.

As Jeff says about the Immortals, Iíve actually used WA to build my Immortal unit.

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2022, 10:34:16 AM »
Fabulous looking figures. The thought of painting intricately patterned trousers en masse has always put me off.
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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Victrix Persian Army Deal
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2022, 06:03:30 PM »
Thanks Tim-
Here is my sample of the Wargames Atlantic figures, for anyone who may have missed them in the past:
https://ancientbattles.com/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_28mm/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_28mm.html

Sadly I haven't attempted my Victrix sprues yet. Too many other things in the way!
But I do want to do my side by side compare before they become obsolete :)

 

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