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 Smokestack wrote:
The pose kind of reminds me of those previewed feral shadowkesh they showed a while back. Maybe updated concept or related?


That could be it, I'd forgotten about them.

 
   
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some info on what minis can be used on the WGA horses from a reviewer that they shared on Facebook for those that don't indulge

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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:



some info on what minis can be used on the WGA horses from a reviewer that they shared on Facebook for those that don't indulge


Very useful information, but good heavens, all the info in this 26-minute video could have been a 5-minutes-to-read blog post with good-or-better resolution pictures.

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 Eilif wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:



some info on what minis can be used on the WGA horses from a reviewer that they shared on Facebook for those that don't indulge


Very useful information, but good heavens, all the info in this 26-minute video could have been a 5-minutes-to-read blog post with good-or-better resolution pictures.


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 Eilif wrote:
Very useful information, but good heavens, all the info in this 26-minute video could have been a 5-minutes-to-read blog post with good-or-better resolution pictures.


On the flipside, people won't watch it when it's that short either (and quite often subsequently tell you it should be longer, much longer) .

I feel like we need a generic dark age cavalry body or something to take advantage of those horses. We've all got plenty of spare arms and heads- it's the bodies we need!

Maybe there's some 3D printing stop gaps we could use to put our extra bits to use?

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
 Eilif wrote:
Very useful information, but good heavens, all the info in this 26-minute video could have been a 5-minutes-to-read blog post with good-or-better resolution pictures.


On the flipside, people won't watch it when it's that short either (and quite often subsequently tell you it should be longer, much longer) .

?


Maybe? Tabletop Minions seems to do well and half his videos are half the length of that.

At 5 minutes I might actually watch it, but I'd still rather skim through a blog post in 3 with actual pictures I can zoom if they interest me. I'm not the target demographic though, so I'm sure the author knows his audience.

All that said, nice to see them painted though. As far as my quick click through showed, he's got skills.


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The new OOh Rah pics are out.

The leg straps don't look as goofy as I thought on some of the pictures.

But.....the heads look out of proportion with the bodies. Dunno....maybe they need shoulder pads?

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 Eilif wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
 Eilif wrote:
Very useful information, but good heavens, all the info in this 26-minute video could have been a 5-minutes-to-read blog post with good-or-better resolution pictures.


On the flipside, people won't watch it when it's that short either (and quite often subsequently tell you it should be longer, much longer) .

?


Maybe? Tabletop Minions seems to do well and half his videos are half the length of that.

At 5 minutes I might actually watch it, but I'd still rather skim through a blog post in 3 with actual pictures I can zoom if they interest me. I'm not the target demographic though, so I'm sure the author knows his audience.

All that said, nice to see them painted though. As far as my quick click through showed, he's got skills.



If anyone would know what kind of mini review videos get watched and what gets skipped, it would be Highlord Tamburlaine. Plus it's not like you need to watch the last 15 minutes of the guy test fitting different manufacturers to the models. I didn't, but I'm really glad that info is there for if I had some riders sitting around

Can't wait for the Oo Rah to release, need those helmets for the Bulldogs based IG I'm currently working on.

Preview pics from twitter:
Spoiler:




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I think its the helmets looking big as they're actually designed so the bare head would fit (unlike space marines and similar)

 
   
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The head in the doonie hat looks comically massive, the others look fine.

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On Facebook, @Hudson Adams said these are for death fields but also for something else TBA... So its sounds like there is a game these are being made for. So these and the alien bugs may be for a specific thing...



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 Kalamadea wrote:


Preview pics from twitter:
Spoiler:





Wow, those look great. Will be looking forward to seeing the sprue shots. I agree that the boonie hat head looks comically large, but that's about the only nit I can pick with these.

At this point, I think we've got our sci-fi troopers well covered, but if these had been available last year I'm pretty sure my son and I would have bought them instead of the Stargrave plastic troopers. Not to say the Stargrave troops are bad at all, but these have a more hard-edge that my son (a Halo Fan) would really like.

Of course they're both swimming in "Aliens" waters but these figures very much seem like the spiritual successors to the Copplestone-sculpted Future Warriors Troopers, now sold by EM4 as "Future Skirmish" Troopers.

image from here: https://www.crookedstaff.co.uk/2011/02/

In that vein, it strikes me that for most of 2 decades, the 1990's EM4 plastic troopers were about the cheapest sci-fi troops you could buy and the only non-GW plastic troopers.
https://em4miniatures.com/collections/science-fiction-near-future-miniatures/products/troopers-scifi-plastic-miniatures
Technically they still are, but after purchasing even the cheapest parts to replace the horrible rifles...
https://em4miniatures.com/collections/science-fiction-near-future-miniatures/products/troopers-command-conversion-kit
... they are almost exactly the same price as the very nice sci-fi infantry sets that WGA has been releasing. Really points to what a golden age of affordable wargaming we are currently in.




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 Eilif wrote:
In that vein, it strikes me that for most of 2 decades, the 1990's EM4 plastic troopers were about the cheapest sci-fi troops you could buy and the only non-GW plastic troopers.
https://em4miniatures.com/collections/science-fiction-near-future-miniatures/products/troopers-scifi-plastic-miniatures
Technically they still are, but after purchasing even the cheapest parts to replace the horrible rifles...
https://em4miniatures.com/collections/science-fiction-near-future-miniatures/products/troopers-command-conversion-kit
... they are almost exactly the same price as the very nice sci-fi infantry sets that WGA has been releasing. Really points to what a golden age of affordable wargaming we are currently in.
Agreed. One is spoiled for choice, and with many 3rd party manufacturers making bits for 40k, kit-bashing has never been easier! And both Northstar and WGA kits leave you lots of leftover bits so getting some extra torsos and legs from say, Victoria Miniatures or Anvil Industries gives you even more options.

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Some sort of vehicle or a base? This looks like it is intended to interface with other pieces, which leads one to imagine a set of sci-fi walls

   
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 lasgunpacker wrote:
Some sort of vehicle or a base? This looks like it is intended to interface with other pieces, which leads one to imagine a set of sci-fi walls


Grumpy Gnome pointed this out.

One of the preview pics seems to show a OOH Ra vehicle.

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New set announced by WGA

New Set Announced: Unarmored Late Roman Infantry!
Following up on the first two sets in this range: Late Roman Legionaries (1): Lorica Hamata and Goth Warriors we have been working on a set of unarmored Roman infantry for this later period!

This set will allow you to build a variety of troop types armed with spear, spatha, or plumbata including options for full command. Additional light troops are being readied for release as well.

There is also a new shield sprue as part of this set so that we can fit more useful parts on the frames of this and future Decline and Fall sets!

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 Smokestack wrote:
 lasgunpacker wrote:
Some sort of vehicle or a base? This looks like it is intended to interface with other pieces, which leads one to imagine a set of sci-fi walls


Grumpy Gnome pointed this out.

One of the preview pics seems to show a OOH Ra vehicle.



That's an old modular resin Heavy Tractor kit from Ratgard. Looks like Ratgard isn't around anymore, but unless WGA bought the files and copyright (which is possible), then it's just an old kit for set dressing. That said, I'd love a plastic Heavy Tractor kit!

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 Kalamadea wrote:
The head in the doonie hat looks comically massive, the others look fine.


I think the helmet heads look like 1 step too large, but maybe with shoulder pads or something....( I feel the same about the stargrave guys)

The baseball cap guy looks perfect.

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Victrix is also coming out with Late Roman unarmored dudes too.

These companies must have their market research done by the same people!

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 Easy E wrote:
Victrix is also coming out with Late Roman unarmored dudes too.

These companies must have their market research done by the same people!


or they are competing and wargames atlantic has faster production?

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Romans look sharp af but sadly I have no use for them. Maybe a base for a Mordheim gang?

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Romans look sharp af but sadly I have no use for them. Maybe a base for a Mordheim gang?


SPQR could be a potential use. you could also start a late roman army project. They can be rather fun to paint in batches.

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Those unarmored guys have such a universal style that they're pretty much a blank slate for whatever sort of project you want them to be.

I've turned some of the new Goths into chaos cultists, mutants, other ancient armies with just a simple head swap, farmers, and peasants. There's lots of fun potential there.

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 Smokestack wrote:
From Facebook


That looks like terrain and reminds me of Whiskey Outpost from the ST film. Although looking at stills from the film, the actual set was even more shoddy than I remember, while this thing looks fairly nice.

   
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Anyone know if the very large shields are historically accurate? That's not a veiled criticism; I honestly have no idea.

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 Vermonter wrote:
Anyone know if the very large shields are historically accurate? That's not a veiled criticism; I honestly have no idea.


Yes. Scutum ranges in size based on manufacture, and these may be slightly larger than normal for detail purposes and thickness, but the oval scutum are accurate to the period.

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Ok I'll Bute.

Why don't the late Roman's have armor?

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Ok I'll Bute.

Why don't the late Roman's have armor?
This looks like an overreliance on Vegetius' statement that Roman soldiers of his day were weak and did not want to wear armor. Vegetius was not a professional military man, but an armchair general and according to the wikipedia article, had probably misinterpreted a special case as overall practice. In wikipedia, they state that the pictorial record shows late Roman soldiers wearing armor (usually mail), and the archaeological evidence supports this as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Roman_army#Armour

Tried to get more detail from my Encyclopedia of Military History, but it only covers strategic and organizational changes in the late Roman army, not tactical details such as use of armor and what type like the wikipedia article.

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