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Author Topic: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.  (Read 1618 times)

Offline katie

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Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:30:39 PM »
So I'm currently painting the box set... and I was wondering -- who are the halflings supposed to be? The name "Boche" suggests the German tribes, but I also get the impression in various places that they're supposed to be English hooligans...

Also; Does anyone know what the pack consist is of the figures being sold by Caliver? The pictures appear to show a lot of variants (eg; there seem to be 8 poses Roman orcs, but there are only 4 in the base set). Are they a random pick of the available poses?


Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 07:47:14 PM »
I have always imagined the Boche as a cross between ancient Germanic Celts and skin-head football hooligans.

I think anything else might be a little too stereotypical!

I have tried seeing the  packs on the Caliver site, but was not able to get an image.  Sorry

You are better off going to the Minifigs site - they have images.
http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?ScaleID=19&CategoryID=56&SubCategoryID=287

I hope that this helps

Tony

Offline katie

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 08:23:27 PM »
Ah, it was those images I was looking at....


Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 09:23:53 PM »
OK. Then in that case the Orc Legionaries are different versions of the same four models, painted differently some with shields and some without, some with spears and some with swords - simple conversions.

The Halflings are the same - just different versions of the base Boche.

Cut away the spears or swords and you have most of these. Add shields ad you have a whole posse of variation.

There was plans for some more archers, but I'm not sure we will ever see them.

I hope that this helps.

Tony

Offline katie

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs. Update on figures!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 11:20:36 PM »
Threadomancy!!

OK, So I ordered a bunch of the figures. And from http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/PAX03.jpg I got #2 (x2), #6 (x2) and #8 (x2). There were also two figures with pila -- #9 (which I also got in the base set) and also #5!!.

Which I suspect means there are actually more than just the four poses. #4 and #7 are clearly repeats of #1. But I think #1 and #3 will turn out to be available as original metals as well... There's definitely 5 different poses out of that row so I would think the other two are extant as well.


Even more of a surprise are the Boche. I ordered 4 packs of the 5 figure warband, which I suspected would be a random pick from the figures in http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/PAX14.jpg which includes figures from the basic box and some others... and so they seem to be. But some of them are open-handed and they come with weapons sprues!! There's a bundle of swords, spears and axes to glue on to get more variety. And I have a suspicion that the chap at the far right in green trousers has the possibility of a fairly easy conversion to be an archer.


Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 08:06:44 AM »
Yup I have the orcs, there are in the 24 I have excluding 2 charactors, 7 variants

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 08:26:42 AM »
This is an image of the ful box set;



It might help.

Tony

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Pax Bochemannica Qs about background & Caliver figs.
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2015, 08:27:17 AM »
I really should get around to painting them.....

Tony

 

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