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Huh. That dwarf design is actually not bad. Curious to see more.

   
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Plastic Vostroyans? Hope they don't get a tersely worded letter.

   
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I don't think that is a dwarf but a viking.
Also, I don't think GW can come after them for Napoleonics in space.
   
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The new box sets from Wargames Atlantic are with us today!
We'll be shipping the pre-orders tomorrow.
http://northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=278&page=1


these now seem to be hitting normal retail in the uk

 
   
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Ah, if only those had come out about 10 years ago, it might have been just what I was looking for. I ended up making my own Napoleonic guardsmen: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2010/09/painted-renegade-imperial-guard.html
   
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Ah, if only those had come out about 10 years ago, it might have been just what I was looking for. I ended up making my own Napoleonic guardsmen: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2010/09/painted-renegade-imperial-guard.html


I remember seeing those make the rounds a while back, very cool!

   
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Luckily they should be safe from GW, because space-Napoleonics is nothing they can really clamp down on. As someone who likes Vostroyans but didn't have the funds to dump $500 for a playable force when they came back for production, I'd be keen on a quality set of stand-in fellows. However, I have to say the previous page's Guard troopers are a bit underwhelming to me, so I hope the Napoleonic-Space-Guard are a bit better.

EDIT: As someone who still dabbles in 2nd edition, I'd also consider squats...again if done well.

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Anvil Industries has Grenadier bearskins with and without gasmasks. They also have turban heads should you want an East Indian Company or Indian Sepoys of the British Raj. Have not purchased from them, but I like the idea of Brodie Helmet Gladiator heads + Gothic Void torsos as the base for a Rogue Trader marine unit. The Tesla Disintegrator looks suitably weird science as well.

Victoria Miniatures has male and female ushanka heads which work for Valhallan IG (i.e. WWII Soviet army), but not the taller headgear of the Vostroyans (Czarist Russian army?).

It might be possible to use either Perry or Warlord Games plastic Zulu War British Infantry as a basis for a Praetorian Guard army. Both the above companies have enough sci-fi weapons to make converting simple. (It's something I have thought about, as I do like the Praetorian Guard but never bought the box back in the day. Have some heavy weapons teams that were on sale prior to GW closing out the line.)

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Luckily they should be safe from GW, because space-Napoleonics is nothing they can really clamp down on. As someone who likes Vostroyans but didn't have the funds to dump $500 for a playable force when they came back for production, I'd be keen on a quality set of stand-in fellows. However, I have to say the previous page's Guard troopers are a bit underwhelming to me, so I hope the Napoleonic-Space-Guard are a bit better.

EDIT: As someone who still dabbles in 2nd edition, I'd also consider squats...again if done well.

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Wargames Atlantic have launched a Facebook group called The Wargames Atlantic legion.

They posted these teaser pics of the French. 6 head options. 3 gaskmasked, 3 non gasmasked. Old guard bearskin, WW1, and the one not pictured yet is apparently a hardcap kepi Blanc based on the foreign legion.





24 infantry per kit for $34.95 USD, with preorder deals apparently.

The kit will come with enough of each head option to cover the entire 24 man complement.

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They do look like a nice option for alternative IG models. A potentially easy/good way to get not-Vostroyans or not-Death Korps onto the table.

They've also got a potentially nice halfling and Persian kit coming this year as well:

https://wargamesatlantic.com/blogs/news/halflings-and-persians-and-paint

I like their slimmer, more 'realistic' armored halflings, which look similar to Westfalia's amazing sculpts.

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Those 'grognards' look excellent. Even if I don't make an army of them, I'm going to at least buy a box just to paint. Very tempted to make an army though.

   
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So I got a box of the skeletons and I have to say I'm a lot less thrilled with them in person. The legs are chunky like previous GW skeletons but the torsos and arms are more 28mm truescale slender, so the figures end up looking like they have elephantiasis.

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Agreed. Will want to see the foreign legion option first, as that's a higher priority for me than the "Old Guard", even though I started mini wargaming as a French Napoleonics player. The French foreign legion is only available as metal 28mm, while one can get Old Guard Grenadiers in plastic for conversion fodder. (IIRC, some one on Dakka Dakka did just that for their personalized 40k Guard army.) Will not make an army regardless, but Kill Team, rather likely.

As for the Halflings. I do like the more serious and professional look as opposed to the comic look. Yes, Halflings are not a warlike culture, but they are not stupid either, and trying to fight off orcs and goblins with a turkey leg and a steak knife is ing stupid. Ironically, I suspect Halflings in a more dangerous fantasy world would resemble the pre-WWI British Royal Army. Few in numbers, but highly trained professionals with incredible marksmanship skills.

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Those 'grognards' look excellent. Even if I don't make an army of them, I'm going to at least buy a box just to paint. Very tempted to make an army though.

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So I got a box of the skeletons and I have to say I'm a lot less thrilled with them in person. The legs are chunky like previous GW skeletons but the torsos and arms are more 28mm truescale slender, so the figures end up looking like they have elephantiasis.


Can you take a photo and mark what you are describing, please?

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... (IIRC, some one on Dakka Dakka did just that for their personalized 40k Guard army.)....


I think that was me.

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Yes it is, and you even posted earlier in the thread! Anyway, where did you get the weapons?
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... (IIRC, some one on Dakka Dakka did just that for their personalized 40k Guard army.)....


I think that was me.


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For the regular guardsmen, they are just the weapons that came with the Wargames Factory Shock Troopers, which as far as I know are no longer being manufactured anymore, and I have no idea if anyone even owns the molds or rights to them. All I did was give them the heads from some Old Guard Grenadiers from Victrix miniatures.

For many of the conscripts, I just cut off the tip of the musket and replaced it with a lasgun tip to make a sort of las-musket. Many others have some very old Eldar guardian lasguns (from back when Eldar guardians carried lasguns). With a few other metal autoguns or lasguns mixed in that I scrounged up in order to get enough weapons for all 50 I did. Current (at the time) guardsman lasguns seemed much too big for them, but the old Eldar ones looked okay. There are more details here: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/05/renegade-imperial-guard-conscript.html
   
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 lord marcus wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
So I got a box of the skeletons and I have to say I'm a lot less thrilled with them in person. The legs are chunky like previous GW skeletons but the torsos and arms are more 28mm truescale slender, so the figures end up looking like they have elephantiasis.


Can you take a photo and mark what you are describing, please?


I'm away from home but really you can see the legs are disproportionate even on promo pictures if you know to look for it.

https://images.beastsofwar.com/2019/03/Skeleton-Warriors-Painted-Examples-Wargames-Atlantic.jpeg

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I can't unsee it now, which is a shame as these looked like a really good deal. Still love their spears, bows and shields though.
   
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I think it is a but of a tough dilemma with skeletons, if you make ones with thinner more realistic bones they get very fiddly and fragile very fast, particularly in the ankles (like Warlord's skeletons). If you go with thicker bones you get chunky 90s era GW skeletons.
It looks like WA went for a compromise with thicker legs, but a little bit thinner arms.
   
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 Gallahad wrote:
I think it is a but of a tough dilemma with skeletons, if you make ones with thinner more realistic bones they get very fiddly and fragile very fast, particularly in the ankles (like Warlord's skeletons). If you go with thicker bones you get chunky 90s era GW skeletons.
It looks like WA went for a compromise with thicker legs, but a little bit thinner arms.


And that's why I'm ok with it, honestly

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 Gallahad wrote:
I think it is a but of a tough dilemma with skeletons, if you make ones with thinner more realistic bones they get very fiddly and fragile very fast, particularly in the ankles (like Warlord's skeletons). If you go with thicker bones you get chunky 90s era GW skeletons.
It looks like WA went for a compromise with thicker legs, but a little bit thinner arms.


Skeletons are tricky. I am curious about the Wargames Atlantic ones, but I don't need any more skeletons right now. If I ever need some, I may pick up a few sprues and see how they compare. On the other hand, I ordered a free sprue of the halflings from the wargaming survey, and am interested to see how they turn out and what options they come with.

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Thanks for the reply. As for Wargames Factory, IIRC, Warlord Games has the rights, as the zombies and survivor were re-released in Project Z (with some new sculpts like a bike gang.) The Rising Sun line was the bulk of 1st ed. Test of Honour, and the skellies and orcs are part of Warlord of Erewhon. Now that Test of Honour is owned by someone else and in a 2nd ed, I don't know what happened to the Rising Sun line.

https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/project-z/products/project-z-the-zombie-miniatures-game
https://us-store.warlordgames.com/products/warlords-of-erehwon-quick-starter

 Albino Squirrel wrote:
For the regular guardsmen, they are just the weapons that came with the Wargames Factory Shock Troopers, which as far as I know are no longer being manufactured anymore, and I have no idea if anyone even owns the molds or rights to them. All I did was give them the heads from some Old Guard Grenadiers from Victrix miniatures.

For many of the conscripts, I just cut off the tip of the musket and replaced it with a lasgun tip to make a sort of las-musket. Many others have some very old Eldar guardian lasguns (from back when Eldar guardians carried lasguns). With a few other metal autoguns or lasguns mixed in that I scrounged up in order to get enough weapons for all 50 I did. Current (at the time) guardsman lasguns seemed much too big for them, but the old Eldar ones looked okay. There are more details here: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/05/renegade-imperial-guard-conscript.html

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It looks like the Rising Sun/Japanese stuff is now in the Pike and Shotte range. https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/feudal-japan-1467-1603
   
 
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