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  • Grubby Tanks
    paint exceptionally well Pride of place though goes to a small group depicting an anti tank rifle team The weapon resting on a cast metal rock outcrop with a helmeted kneeling crew member aiming the monstrous barrel the third part of the group is a crew member leaning on the rocks holding a fresh magazine which he is about to press into place All in all a very very nice

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Grubbytanks/grubbytanks2.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Amazon Miniatures
    men Additions to the Stalingrad range these fellows are certainly unusual and I am sure will find their way on to many wargames tables Both are cleanly cast nicely detailed and certainly full of character The first STAL0901 is a Priest with cross and PPSH machine carbine a Greek Orthodox priest with the high headdress and full beard is certainly eyecatching The second STAL0902 is listed as Crazed Monk with

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Misc/amazon3.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Chiltern Miniatures
    I love this model Supplementing the officer are an NCO in field cap and a infantryman in winter clothing with balaclava and fur cap he is armed with a rifle All these figures are in a chunky 28mm scale with exceptional facial definition and equipment detail All of the casting is clean with sharp undercuts on the detail that should make them an absolute joy to paint Accompanying the German were a pair of US Grunts from the Vietnam Range Again the models are sturdy 28mm and again the detail is exceptional These are big powerful guys and they have to be to carry the loads they are humping around The first model has a field officer standing speaking into a radio hand set the second had a rifleman advancing warily with his M 16 held ready at waist height Last but by no means least there is a familiar Napoleonic Rifles officer stood bareheaded in a heavy greatcoat in his scarred hand he carries a wicked looking heavy cavalry sabre and could be wearing French cavalry overalls I should say at once he looks nothing like Sean Bean but is altogether chunkier darker and more menacing every inch a

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Chiltern/chilternminiatures.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Renegade
    of the First Word War he stands firing his rifle The heavy greatcoat is wrapped round the sturdy chap whose finely detailed face includes an impressive moustache A very fine figure indeed The two British Tommies the first marching with slung rifle the second advancing with rifle ready are also very well detailed and have the same character in their design but somehow are not quite as impressive as the previous model They somehow seem slightly smaller in scale But now I am being overly picky they are both very good models indeed The designer of the World War 1 range is Mike Owen The three English Civil War models seen are superb that is the only way to describe them The pikeman in plumed morion at the charge is beautifully modelled with every detail carefully and clearly defined The only problem is that some bending of the arms is needed to get the guy to hold his weapon properly The musketeer in soft hat is raising his musket to the ready at chest height a strange position perhaps but if included as part of a mixed pose unit will look brilliant The mounted trumpeter wears a plumed cabacet and holds his instrument at perhaps a slightly strained angle but the detail is again first rate The horse too is cleanly cast and finely proportioned although this mount is clearly a thoroughbred and no farmyard hack A single American Civil War infantryman stood at ease in kepi was included in the pack and is a very fine figure with the sculpted character of the face clearly defining the period An excellent model The two Civil War Ranges are designed by Nick Collier For me the final figures in the pack skirmishing Celt bowmen were the most disappointing of the selection

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Renegade/renegade.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • West Wind Productions
    a bit of a problem when reviewing a range of models sold as historical figurines The models reviewed are pack ZSW 4 Pillars of Buddah 2 The pack consists of four models with each of our heroes fighting mounted and on foot All fo the models are chunky fellows with detail deeply engraved and undercut Certain of the weapons like bow naginata scabbards are provided separately and need to be epoxied to the model This is a simple task and the weapons look fine when fixed in place The foot figures look fearsome foes one wielding two swords in a way that really means business whilst the other holds his bow as he reached for fresh arrow Both are clad in laminated armour which is clearly defined Their faces are hidden behind grotesque masks which are perhaps not so finely detailed The mounted figures are not to my mind as impressive First of all the horses Everything I have read indicates that Samurai warriors were mounted on small sturdy pony like creatures These chaps are perched on the backs of tall stringy hunters with strangely shaped heads The mounts just look wrong and one of the riders looks uncomfortably perched

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Westwind/SamWars.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Baccus 6mm
    you want to fight really big battles on a reasonable size table if you want to represent the depth of a battlefield beyond the reach of an outstretched arm if you wish to enjoy the excitement of grand tactical manouevre then you really should consider investing in these superb little men Forwarded for review is a selection of the new Napoleonic Russian range and the older but essential French opponents The models are purchased in packs of 20 infantry bases 15 cavalry bases or 4 artillery The bases consist of 4 3 and 1 figures respectively A full range of troop types are available with Russian infantry in both shako or kiwer The cavalry types are cast in the uniforms of 1803 1808 or the later issue And for those of you doubting Thomas s who believe that the figures are so small you could not tell the difference you are wrong The detail on these figures is superb and when painted with acrylics the engraving really stands out as well if not better than on some 15mm ranges The French range is also extensive though there are perhaps a few gaps in the range such as lancers That said

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Baccus6mm/baccus6mm.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Hordes and Heroes
    finely detailed with the folds of cloth or other ephemeral material deeply cast and simply thirsting for a wash of acrylic Excellent Accompanying these denizens of the spirit world is some very heavy metal in the form of a pack of Dark Elf cavalry Riding on barded horses and carrying hefty long bladed lances these impressive characters will add real umph to an army of Chaos I asked my son

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Misc/hordes.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Review of Crusader Miniatures
    Part of the weight of his shield is taken by a strap over his right shoulder Dismounted knights with axes I have seen two of these The first is in a knee length hauberk with coif over a tunic with a spangenhelm with nasal on his head He grips a Danish axe with both hands at 45 degrees over his right shoulder and advances on the enemy with a grim expression on his face His shield is slung over his shoulder on a strap His companion wears a more complete hauberk covering him to his knees and wrists and the simpler helmet with a single comb ridge His legs have cross gartered leggings He holds his axe in both hands slightly more upright than his companion He leans forward behind his shield carried on his left arm Crossbowman This figure is wearing a short hip length hauberk over a tunic and a cloth hood under a simple helmet with nasal He is advancing holding his crossbow at waist height leaning forward He has a sword on a waist belt which also carries his bag of bolts on his right hip Armoured spearman He has a hip length hauberk over a tunic with the cloth hood and helmet like the crossbowman He has cross gartered leggings He holds his shield close to his left side supported by a strap over his right shoulder He carries his spear horizontally in an overarm grip His waist belt supports his sword on his left and a small pouch on his right hip Unarmoured spearmen The first has a tunic cloth coif and spangenhelm with cross gartered leggings A sword hangs from his waist belt He stands with his weight on his left leg his shield held close in front of him He is thrusting

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Misc/crusader1.htm (2016-02-16)
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