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Wargames Atlantic have revealed the kepi option


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Are they going to add any trim or bling to those hats?

   
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The kepi blanc is pretty plain.
https://www.britannica.com/topic/French-Foreign-Legion/media/1/213365/228643
The officers do get some braid & "scrambled eggs"; hopefully they'll provide a few officers' heads.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/622200504745261716

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Le Boudin - March of the French Foreign Legion (vidéo officielle)

Edit: Changed link to the Official Légion étrangère video of Le Boudin. Better close-ups of the uniforms
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Are they going to add any trim or bling to those hats?

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The rest of the trooper is not slaved to historical accuracy. A line of miniatures designed to capitalize on GW's aesthetics should not skimp on what makes GW's aesthetic successful.

   
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The blank kepi is fine. Cramming it over a gas mask...is not.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:
The blank kepi is fine. Cramming it over a gas mask...is not.


The kit comes with both gaskmadk wearing and non gasmask wearing heads with kepis

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I guess at this point the design is finalized, but I feel those kepis could benefit from having a bit more detail. The actual FL ones are very plain and cylindrical, but on a model that looks kind of artificial and 'fake' to me. I think a very slight taper, a rounded lip on both the upper and lower edges, and possibly even a slight wrinkle might make them look more like cloth. Also, I think they would look better with chin-staps (either under the chin to hold them in place or over the brim) and those neck-curtains (not sure what the real name for those is; the piece of cloth that hangs from the back of the kepi to protect the back of the neck from sun. Not even sure if they are part of the kepi or something worn under it, but it is a very iconic foreign legion look).
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Apparently you can win two boxes if you join Wargames Atlantic's new Facebook group.

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I am interested in seeing more of the Persians please.....

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 Easy E wrote:
I am interested in seeing more of the Persians please.....


This is what we got so far:

https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wssnews/exclusive-preview-wargames-atlantic-persians/

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Did the Wargames Factory Persian releases end up at Warlord Games, or just disappear? They had a small range of Persians prior to changing business priorities. Either way, useful for a lot of people I'd imagine.

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I think they just disappeared. They were decent multipurpose figures, but had some issues like weird limb sizes and the neck connection being different between the infantry and the cavalry.

I'm excited to see some other Persians show up in plastic, but like most historical kits, I wish they were just a tad larger.
   
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 Gallahad wrote:
I think they just disappeared. They were decent multipurpose figures, but had some issues like weird limb sizes and the neck connection being different between the infantry and the cavalry.

I'm excited to see some other Persians show up in plastic, but like most historical kits, I wish they were just a tad larger.


The new kit makes me hopefully for a good replacement for my WGF horde.

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There is a set of the Ramujagers in my local hobby store. A tad tempted by them. Want to see more of this “Death Fields” game of their’s
   
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I find it very interesting that their current ranges - SciFi Germans, Persians and Greek-themed Skeletons - are identical to those of former Wargames Factory, yet the sculpts themselves are completely new (and better) from what I can tell.
   
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Cataphract wrote:
There is a set of the Ramujagers in my local hobby store. A tad tempted by them. Want to see more of this “Death Fields” game of their’s


I don't know that there is a game in development, I think Death Fields is the name of the sci-fi range. There are some sci-fi Napoleonics on the way, and some space dwarves.

I may be wrong about the game!

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 Dr Mathias wrote:
Cataphract wrote:
There is a set of the Ramujagers in my local hobby store. A tad tempted by them. Want to see more of this “Death Fields” game of their’s


I don't know that there is a game in development, I think Death Fields is the name of the sci-fi range. There are some sci-fi Napoleonics on the way, and some space dwarves.

I may be wrong about the game!


I think initially it is just a setting to explain why their output is sci-fi themed versions of military from across the ages.

Aliens like seeing humans fight and lift them from time to do so, hence laser weapon Napoleonic/ WWI French Infantry and WWII paratroopers get to have a barney!

   
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Preview of Les grognards is up.

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Quite interesting.
   
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They look okay. I know they're trying to showcase the various bits in the cover art, but I hope you can build a squad with each head, etc. If it becomes "20 guys in the box, and you get 12 bearskin caps..." it'll be pretty ruinous for collecting.

If anything you could see if the bodies/heads work with a choice of resin-aftermarket arms. Some bits on them, namely the rifles, look really poor.

If the bodies/heads/backpacks are good it could be an okay kit. It's not as impressive looking as I was hoping, but I can't really complain if the price is right and it gives a good shoving off point.

 
   
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There will be only 3 of these per sprue, instead of the 4 per sprue of the Raumjager. So there is probably room for plenty of heads. But that might also mean these will come in a box of 18 instead of 24.
   
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The Raumjagers only had 3 of the good heads and three las guns for every four bodies. I really hope there are three masked, bearskin-hatted Vostroyan heads per each three-man sprue. At least they seem to have other enclosed heads on the sprue.

These guns don't look grimdark sci fi enough. A good "Pancor" barrel would have saved them. Maybe it'll be easy to snip the tip at an angle...

As for scaling with third party parts, they are halfway between GW heroic scale and true scale. The arms looked ok, if large-handed, on Mantic plastics. They'd probably fit well with Dreamforge parts, but I haven't had the time to dig some DFG bits out and test them. On the Raumjagers sprue, the capped female head seems to be in a noticeably "truer" scale than the masculine heads, and it still looks good on the RJ body, although her clothes look relatively bigger and thicker.

   
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 Albino Squirrel wrote:
There will be only 3 of these per sprue, instead of the 4 per sprue of the Raumjager. So there is probably room for plenty of heads. But that might also mean these will come in a box of 18 instead of 24.


It has been confirmed on the Facebook group.

3 of each head style pictured (bearskin gasmask, bearskin non gasmask, kepi gasmask, kepi non gasmask, WW1 gasmask, WW1 non gasmask) per sprue
.3 bodies per sprue

Box of 24 figures


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 Elbows wrote:
They look okay. I know they're trying to showcase the various bits in the cover art, but I hope you can build a squad with each head, etc. If it becomes "20 guys in the box, and you get 12 bearskin caps..." it'll be pretty ruinous for collecting.

If anything you could see if the bodies/heads work with a choice of resin-aftermarket arms. Some bits on them, namely the rifles, look really poor.

If the bodies/heads/backpacks are good it could be an okay kit. It's not as impressive looking as I was hoping, but I can't really complain if the price is right and it gives a good shoving off point.


1. see my above post on the head situation.

2. Why is the rifle poor?

3. Im quite stoked for these. The greatcoats are quite good.

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The lasrifles held up have different barrel tips than the lasrifles held down or shooting. It's the Mantic Dwarf Ranger sprue all over again.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The lasrifles held up have different barrel tips than the lasrifles held down or shooting. It's the Mantic Dwarf Ranger sprue all over again.


They all look the same to me?

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Look closely. The two guys in front middle have guns with little nozzle-barrels, whereas the others have barrels that end in thicker, blunter cylinders, like flashlights. Also, the shooting barrels seem to have less verticality there.

We're these hand-sculpted?


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PS: I think they are using Simpsons-style Nobel Peace Prizes for bayonets. Ironic.

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The WW1 helmet is the M15 Adrian helmet. If one needs more, Anvil Industries stocks them, with and without gas masks.

Clever of Wargames Atlantic to package this set with multiple head choices for three different "periods". Probably they can't afford to put out 3 different boxes so this is a workable compromise.

Any word on the price?

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 Ancestral Hamster wrote:
The WW1 helmet is the M15 Adrian helmet. If one needs more, Anvil Industries stocks them, with and without gas masks.

Clever of Wargames Atlantic to package this set with multiple head choices for three different "periods". Probably they can't afford to put out 3 different boxes so this is a workable compromise.

Any word on the price?


Hudson mentioned $35, like thier not-steel-legion

For 144 heads and 24 bodies, not a bad kit.

Also, they are probably going to have multi box deals

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I wonder how the Maelstrom's Edge plastics would scale if you really want to go wild kit bashing...

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
I wonder how the Maelstrom's Edge plastics would scale if you really want to go wild kit bashing...


I'll dig some of those out, too. Thinking back, The Broken seem to share a similar heroicality of scale.

   
 
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