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  • Grubby Tanks
    soft forage cap camo smock and a small rucksack The detail on this model is excellent and I am sure it will paint up wonderfully The second figure is crouched low leaning forward and pointing again a finely detailed model although I think it leans forward a little too much for comfort The third guy is lying prone cradling a pair of binoculars His head is covered with a camo cloth and what seems to be a schmeisser lies next to him From above this is a very nice model and that if the position he is likely to be most often viewed but some detail is lost around the face and arms when viewed from the front The sniper models are again modelled with some thought and imagination The first lies prone peering down his scope the body position is natural and the camo smock is covered with lose foliage and excellent model The second model has the shooter kneeling wearing an infantry blouse and soft hat I am not sure with this figure whether the sniper is representing a female sniper as the detail around the face indicates long hair although it could be a camo veil The

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Grubbytanks/grubbytanks1.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Amazon Miniatures
    perhaps not The 25mm model is of a female gladiator and sturdy well built young woman she is too A retarius wielding her trident overarm this lady seems to mean business The model is well detailed with the galerus shoulder armour and net clearly defined It is interesting to compare this model with the range of female gladiators currently released by West Wind this lass looks far better prepared for

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Amazon/amazonminiatures.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Lancashire games
    barbarians the Dacians had an advanced and cultured society based on trade agriculture and metal working and had developed a number of strongly fortified cities it was these that provided the main defence against the Roman invasions in the early 2nd century Each civilization seems to have a weapon that is seen as strangely their own The English longbow the Highland Claidheah mor the Japanese katana For the Dacians it was the falx a vicious two handed cutting weapon the heavy curved blade fixed to a wooden handle and wielded by tough energetic mountainmen could easily hew limb and heads from the unhappy enemy The figures sent for review contain the usual mix of poses and dress provided by Lancashire Games enabling the wargamer or diorama maker to ring the changes in their units making non regular units look far far more realistic All the models are of the solid chunky style that marks out Lancashire Games figures obviously based on the handsome and muscular frames of typical Northerners The detail is good and deeply cut if not as finely defined as on much more expensive models but then these are figures for the average wargamer seeking to build good looking armies at a decent cost If I have to point out a fault it is that the casting on some of the bases was faulty making it difficult to get the figures to stand alone and in one case that part of a foot was missing But really these are minor grievances The models themselves depict spear or javelin men in the act of casting their weapons and a very nice mix they make There are also a whole range of falx men wielding their favoured weapons in a variety of different poses These men are also in a

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Lancsgames/LGDacians.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • B
    Russian Revolution and Civil War figures Received for review are a small selection of the 20mm Samurai range and what a joy they are The first is the dismounted command group SAM 10 retailing for 1 60 which consists of three figures and an accessory The first is a warrior thrusting with sword which is beautifully detailed and the pose is also excellent portraying the deadly grace of a master swordsman The second a kneeling warrior holding his sword again lovely detail though this needed some slight filing of the base to make it sit correctly Both of these figures are wearing the stiff winged Kataginu robe The third figure is also kneeling with hands clasped across its stomach Accompanying these chaps is a display of full armour with an excellently detailed masked helmet and body armour resting above a hasped chest This group would look equally striking based up for the wargames table or lovingly painted in a display cabinet The second group SAM12 retailing for 4 50 portray a massive war drum resting on a heavy wooden frame and being beaten by two hefty musicians The drum itself comes in a two piece casting and took a minor

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Misc/b&bsam.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Brooks Miniatures
    it may be that these chaps look overloaded with equipment but speaking from personal experience I know that the loads shown are accurate All the casting received were neat and required only the minimum of filing on the base Some gentle adjustments were needed for some figures to stand unaided but this is no real problem The range includes riflemen equipped with the controversial SA80 heavier fire from Light Support

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Misc/brooksminiatures.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Brooks Miniatures
    models were cleanly cast with no mould marks or flash even on the bases and remember these models were taken direct from stock not especially prepared for review and all are impressive My personal favourite though is NNA10 Dutch Belgian Artillery Officer This proud moustachioed character stands left hand defiantly on hip sword drawn and chest thrust forward The very epitomy of the Napoleonic warrior excellent NN64 is another superb example of the model designers art this Nassau Grenadier in finely detailed fur colpack complete with tall plume and decorative cords The other models seen representing a pair of Flanquers a fusilier and a carabinier are of the same remarkably high quality and are equally highly recommended The range now available is complete and covers all arms and personalities NNP1 the Prince Of Orange portrays the man himself shouting encouragement to his troops and raising his plumed bicorne above his head and would make a superb addition to any Waterloo Army or centrepiece for a collectors vignette Individual figures retail at 80p each with horses at 1 15 but savings can be made by purchasing battalion packs at 17 95 for 24 infantry 21 95 for 12 cavalry and 13

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/FRank/FrontRankNN.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Lancashire Games
    art produced by Anthony Barton or by Foundry Lancashire Games products may not shine overbrightly However for the average wargamer and particular for those starting in the hobby or interested in building large or varied armies Lancashire games are a lifesaver They produce good well detailed figures covering a wide range of periods and they sell they at a remarkably cheap price that reduces as the quantity bought increases The ranges themselves are continually increasing and being redesigned in accordance with customer requests and feedback Lancashire Games are also enthusiastic supporters of shows and are to be seen up and down the country on a regular basis The figures sent for review are from the new Crimean War range and represent Russian infantry and artillery All the casting are well detailed and should paint up very well There is some cleaning and filing required before the figures are ready for priming particularly at the end of the rifles and on the bases But once this is removed these chunky little warriors are ready for the paint brush The figures received included variants wearing the universal porkpie forage cap and the high crowned spiked helmet I particularly liked the officer in

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/Lancsgames/lancashiregames.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Westwind Productions
    models received for review reflect a number of the Gothic Horror ranges The horrifying pumpkin headed killer scarecrow delighted my son who immediately laid claim to it for his collection leading to a tug of war on the stairs I won and was able to photograph this creature although strangely he has disappeared from his storage box back to the mists of Transylvania perhaps Villages from the Headless horseman range show imagination and flair in design and execution and although primarily designed for fantasy type games I hope to see these figures appearing in a number of historical displays In this case the villagers would look great in an American Revolutionary game Finally a range of figures from the Jack The Ripper range Now I have to admit here to being a bit wary about the subject matter I am not sure that I see the attraction of a game based around the perverse and horrific actions of a Victorian murderer who preyed on the weak and exploited of society That said the figures themselves are wonderful and the Holmes and Watson models would well painted grace anyone s collection Westwind are continually expanding their ranges with Science Fiction based

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