Thursday, 14 October 2010
Warmaster Ancients Ramblings
It looks like 10mm is the popular option, so I've been looking into available early medieval ranges. These boil down to four front runners:
Pendraken - cheap, nice figures, good deals on ready made army packs
Magister Militum - more expensive, wider range, army packs very pricey
Old Glory - nice figures, limited range, only in bulk packs so wastage.
Kallistra - bigger than the rest, nice figures, fairly pricey but limited range.
As a starting point, I'm going to order some samples from Pendraken to see what they're like. Unfortunately, it seems that you can't mix figures ranges due to different sizes, proportions etc. However, there's no reason why individually we couldn't go for whichever manufacturer we liked.
There will have to be some mixing and matching using figures from various Ancient and Medieval ranges to fill in the gaps, especially for the Welsh, Irish and Scots, but these may not appear as armies anyway. I'm sure most people will go for Anglo Saxons or Danes / Norse, both of which are well catered for.
Anyway, if the early medieval option proves to be too restrictive, there are plenty of other options instead e.g. Late Roman, Imperial Roman, later medieval etc.
In the meantime, it's on with the VBCW Reds, followed closely by the Valiant Tommies...