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Finally got the first of my WGA Sprue Reviews up.

The first one is Halfling Milita. Basic review, suitability for conversion and scale comparisons.

https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/09/cheap-sprue-review-wga-halfling-militia-and-a-classic-hobbits-roundup/

Eccentric Miniatures parts are used in the review. Just ordered a few more sprues and they'll get a separate review shortly.

Einherjar review is up next and almost complete. Squat content incoming....

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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.


My simple understanding is that big shields are used by soldiers in a tighter formation, like Hoplites, while smaller shields are used by soldiers who are not in a tight configuration, as well as cavalry.

   
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By the time of the Late Roman Empire, there was also three basic military forces, the Imperial Army which was a rapid response force and went where the Emperor needed them and was often led by the Emperor, the Dux/Commitatus (sp and ?) army which was the local response force, and the limitanes (sp) which were basically the border soldiers.

The quality of their respective gear, training, leadership etc. tended to go down the closer you got to the border. Therefore, the Limitanes probably had a different set of kit than your standard Imperial Army soldiers. The most obvious difference was access to cavalry, but also arms and armor as well. After all, the response armies and the border guards had very different jobs!

Of course, I am going a bit from hazy memory so there you go.....I could be 100% off!

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https://wargamesatlantic.com/collections/all/products/ooh-rah

Ooh rah up for preorder


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This box set includes enough parts to build 24 hard plastic soldiers that can be equipped with standard infantry rifles with underslung shotgun/grenade launcher, carbines, sniper rifle, pistols, shotgun, flame unit, and squad support weapons. Five headgear choices allow you to customize your forces.

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Yup, ooh Rah on preorder.

if anyone is only looking for a partial kit, see my thread for details on sprue preorders.

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Intersting, my first instict would be scotts?

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Intersting, my first instict would be scotts?

But are they the real world or s-f ones?
   
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 Shadow Walker wrote:
Not Online!!! wrote:

Intersting, my first instict would be scotts?

But are they the real world or s-f ones?


Does it matter? They are scotts or irish?
Knowing wga and the Kits from them i got you get your moneys worth regardless.

Alas i 'd say with the oh-rahs and bulldogs they would be back on a historical kit.

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Apparently some Australian and Canadian regiments wore Tam-o-Shanter style bonnets too, and similar caps were common throughout Europe in the early modern period, so there's a huge variety of different historical kits which those heads could theoretically fit. I'd put my money on WW1 Scots though.

   
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Don't forget WGA is producing the figures for Grey for Now's WW2 spec ops game 0200 Hours. It could be a SAS commando expansion booster for that game. That said, it seems more likely that it is a historical WGA kit for their own line.

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
Don't forget WGA is producing the figures for Grey for Now's WW2 spec ops game 0200 Hours. It could be a SAS commando expansion booster for that game. That said, it seems more likely that it is a historical WGA kit for their own line.


They also have a tendency for including several different head options on their world War I and world War II kits.

Information on boats and shipping just dropped. I believe this was in response to a Facebook thread that got out of hand earlier today. Unfortunately I missed most of that information.

https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/updates-on-shipping-and-production

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Did they delete that FB thread?

   
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 Kalamadea wrote:
 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!


Thanks for clarifying that mate.

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I just assembled my first Einherjar and my first GW Votann. A good bulk of my Votann army will be Einherjar. Good news, the Einherjar look great, and their heads look great on the Votann bodies. Bad news, they are a tad too short ( about 3mm shorter) and don't have enough "bulk". Adding backpacks really helped give more volume.
   
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 cuda1179 wrote:
I just assembled my first Einherjar and my first GW Votann. A good bulk of my Votann army will be Einherjar. Good news, the Einherjar look great, and their heads look great on the Votann bodies. Bad news, they are a tad too short ( about 3mm shorter) and don't have enough "bulk". Adding backpacks really helped give more volume.


Any pics you can share?
   
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 cuda1179 wrote:
I just assembled my first Einherjar and my first GW Votann. A good bulk of my Votann army will be Einherjar. Good news, the Einherjar look great, and their heads look great on the Votann bodies. Bad news, they are a tad too short ( about 3mm shorter) and don't have enough "bulk". Adding backpacks really helped give more volume.


Sounds like a cool project! I'm working up a review of the Einherjar for my blog and I'd you'd be willing, I'd love to include a comparison shot of Einherjar and Votaan, with credit to you of course.

I've got all manner of Squats and space Dwarves photographed, but no comparisons with Votaan.

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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Did they delete that FB thread?


Just was speaking to my trade rep. It may have been deleted by the original poster. WGA did not delete it themselves

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From Facebook

“the first set will have two types of bugs and we may add some big boys later”

“… they're deceiving actually depending on which legs you use they can fit on 25mm-50mm bases. Some of the standing legs really compact the overall body down”
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Well those are... competent, but nothing that would make me run out to buy them.

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 Smokestack wrote:
From Facebook

“the first set will have two types of bugs and we may add some big boys later”

“… they're deceiving actually depending on which legs you use they can fit on 25mm-50mm bases. Some of the standing legs really compact the overall body down”

I like that quite a bit! Especially in the standing high pose. Sounds like it will be a kit with a good bit of flexibility.

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I dig 'em. Maybe they'll bash well with gaunts???
   
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I'd definitely try a sprue.


 
   
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They look highly vulnerable to slick surfaces, but I've just come to accept that the " they walk on the points!" Thing isn't going away. Insects are able to do it because they have tiny microscopic hairs on their feet, which just doesn't work at the scale of these bugs.

That being said:

I quite like them! I'll be buying a box or two for sure. They look great as opponents for the Marines.
   
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I do wonder what kind of attachment mechanism will be at the end of those claws to make a strong connection with the base? Hopefully there will at least be the opportunitiy to leave a bit of the sprue in place to plug into a hole drilled in the base. Otherwise we'll have bugs that come off their bases quite easily.

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 Eilif wrote:
I do wonder what kind of attachment mechanism will be at the end of those claws to make a strong connection with the base? Hopefully there will at least be the opportunitiy to leave a bit of the sprue in place to plug into a hole drilled in the base. Otherwise we'll have bugs that come off their bases quite easily.


I find pinning higher up the leg and making it look like the leg moving is splashing up mud/dirt works well.

Wargames atlantic doesn't normally include bases, but I'm sure they took stability into account.

I'll be painting a box up for the store, and will provide sprue pics when my stock arrives.

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Anyone know the count for the bugs (how many per box)?

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 privateer4hire wrote:
Anyone know the count for the bugs (how many per box)?


That Information has not been released yet.

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That running fellow from the teaser does certainly put off predator vibes to me. Not sure if that is a rope or pipe on its loin plate. And it seems to have some king of quill/scaley keratinisation on its upper outer leg. Orc bezerkers do not tend to get that sort of thing.

   
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I'm loving the female resistance fighters teased in this week's WGA email!


 
   
 
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