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Offline midismirnoff

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Wargames Factory Persians to come
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:15:17 AM »
It seems Immortal miniatures set the pace for the new trend. After Gripping Beast's hoplites announcement, Wargames Factory starts a "Legacy of the Greeks" range: first the Persians.

http://wargamesfactory.com/AnnouncementRetrieve.aspx?ID=35106
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Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 11:12:08 AM »
mmm not really convinced.
dunnno why, but they look a bit few detailed.
Maybe i'ts because it is the 3D,but they seems quite old style.

Maybe with a huge freehand painting and decoration they could look awesome... who know.

Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:19:49 AM »
Can't say I'm especially impressed either. Also, given the claims Immortal are making over new archaelogical evidence etc, I'd hold off on making a Persian range just now...
So many projects..... so little time.......

Offline Gibby

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 11:49:08 AM »
With the exception of the Sci Fi troopers, I've been consistently disappointed with everything Wargames Factory have come out with. Nothing looks "natural" and even the more positive reviews have a sort of "they're not THAT bad because..." tone to them. "Look guys, they're getting  better! Chainmail!"

My two cents. Don't mean to be harsh...

Offline FunkyBrush

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 01:46:05 PM »
I would rather wait for the immortel persians or maybe victrix (
if they decide to make some)
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Offline Aaron

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 01:59:27 PM »
Gorgon are coming out with some also I believe. http://www.gorgon-studios.com/

Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »
Gorgon is doing plastic persians? That would be three plastic-persian-announcement in less then three months!

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 02:09:56 AM »





Well Persians and Greek Hoplite armies are  natch for plastics. Lots of figures needed of a few individual types. Plus the gamers I've known wh owent in for them ahve gone into them with big armies. Surprised it's taken this long really.

I'm more surprised it's taking longer to do the Tricorne era...

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Offline P_Clapham

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 03:43:11 AM »
The Greatcoats have been the best figures they've made thus far.

Lately I've gotten back into putting together some of their ancient ranges.  I found the Vikings and the Ancient Germans scale pretty well with the new Lord of the Rings plastic sets.  The assembly on the ancients is still frustrating.  Having to glue the limbs as well as the weapons irritates me, I'm tempted to try out the Warlords ancient line. 
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Offline P_Clapham

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 05:44:06 AM »
Some of the scaling issues from earlier sets didn't crop up in the Viking set.  I found in the ancient German and earlier sets there were noticeable size differences between right and left limbs, particularly bare limbs.  Given that the Persians are fully clothed that shouldn't be a issue.

Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 10:44:50 AM »
The Greatcoats have been the best figures they've made thus far.

This tells a lot, tho. I prefer zombies, as being low-quality is ok in large hordes.

Lately I've gotten back into putting together some of their ancient ranges.  I found the Vikings and the Ancient Germans scale pretty well with the new Lord of the Rings plastic sets.  The assembly on the ancients is still frustrating.  Having to glue the limbs as well as the weapons irritates me, I'm tempted to try out the Warlords ancient line. 

You should indeed try Warlord for ancient germans and GB for vikings, if you want to stick to the plastic.

Offline Aaron

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 11:11:06 AM »
Gorgon is doing plastic persians? That would be three plastic-persian-announcement in less then three months!

No, I'm pretty sure Gorgon's will be metal. I'm one of those crazy gamers who doesn't care what they're made of as long as they look good.

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 01:01:12 PM »
Woah. Get back. That's just crazy talk! :D

Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2010, 07:54:51 PM »
No, I'm pretty sure Gorgon's will be metal. I'm one of those crazy gamers who doesn't care what they're made of as long as they look good.

Agree. Gorgon stuff is awesome. Isn't it the old Spartan range of Artizan plus some cool Etruscans?

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Wargames Factory Persians to come
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2010, 06:21:52 PM »
I had a chat with a friend in the mini making biz some time back and he opined that WF would be the biggest winners amongst the current crop of plastics manufacturers. Cheaper than Perry, Victrix and Warlord and their sculpting was constantly improving.

Seems he was wrong on the second count. Welcome to the future..... it's 1985 but this time in hard plastic.
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