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Chiron
12-11-2009, 00:39
The Wars of the Roses 28mm hard-plastic infantry box is now ready for pre-order. It is on schedule for release in early December. We have received the 'first shots' of the main sprue from Renedra (the tooling company), with the command to follow.

From the Miniatures page (http://theminiaturespage.com/news/842495/)

Look great and should work as a substitute for the current crop of State Troops, perhaps even as Pikemen with a bit of converting

antin3
12-11-2009, 00:48
I really like them, alot, I know the Napoleonic mini's were too small for me to make Imperial guard. How do they measure up against fantasy mini's?

Chiron
12-11-2009, 00:51
Not been released yet but if there anything like the scale of there other minis they will be comparable to LOTR models in scale

SamVimes
12-11-2009, 02:06
I've been waiting for these to release since they put up the first greens!

Kendo
12-11-2009, 03:13
These are awesome. Could be squeezed into the Bretonians as well, but if the scale if off, it may be moot. I would gladly have these two work on the Bretonian Line if this is what they can do these days, unlike some of their lingering contributions to the GW lines...

Ubercarp
12-11-2009, 03:24
Forget WFB, where do I get rule for War of the Roses. Now that sounds like an interesting game.

Sandstone
12-11-2009, 03:25
These look great! I'd probably use the archers for my empire, just because the the description as being hunters and farmers would make the slight size difference passable when compared to the swordsmen.

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
12-11-2009, 03:36
Wow and wow. Those look excellent. Would anyone else be happy if WHFB and 40K moved further away from "heroic scale" and closer to these?

Horus38
12-11-2009, 07:36
No massive hat feathers?!?!?!?!?! :D

Looking good, the Perry Twins know what they're about in the historical/fantasy mini's realm.

Skywave
12-11-2009, 07:48
That's quite amazing! If they can fit in fantasy without being too out of scale, I will definitly be interested to get these for my new Empire army! I don't quite like the new state troops, so that would be a perfect alternative :D

sherman0815
12-11-2009, 07:55
Not Perry, but i think most of Warlod Games "Pike and Shottle" will fit into an empire army.

http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/28mm-pike-and-shotte-158-c.asp

EdFireborn
12-11-2009, 08:59
Forget WFB, where do I get rule for War of the Roses. Now that sounds like an interesting game.

I'm not sure if there are any rules for them... the War of the Roses is the historical title, so I think they could just be historical miniatures.

The Red Scourge
12-11-2009, 09:01
Not Perry, but i think most of Warlod Games "Pike and Shottle" will fit into an empire army.

http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/28mm-pike-and-shotte-158-c.asp

Wow! These are great.. Perhaps that DoW or Empire army will get a chance after all :)

Chiron
12-11-2009, 09:47
Wow and wow. Those look excellent. Would anyone else be happy if WHFB and 40K moved further away from "heroic scale" and closer to these?

I'd dance a jig and kiss my local GW manager

So for his sake, lets hope they dont :p

And some people havent seen Warlord Games before? :eek:

DarthSte
12-11-2009, 10:09
Some nice looking models. I was thinking that some nice war the roses models could make some good state troops.

Baggers
12-11-2009, 10:34
War of the Roses is aptly covered in one of the books (armies of Chivarly) in the warhamer historical range. Can't wait to start now. :)

Sparda
12-11-2009, 12:11
I don't know, these miniatures look great but only 18 Billmen? I would have rather had more Billmen then archers.

mweaver
12-11-2009, 12:35
I agree they look great. I will probably use them as Bretonnians.

Am I correct in thinking that the Mordheim human Mercs/Empire militia plastics are also Perry Sculpts?

Keller
12-11-2009, 13:08
These look fantastic! If they are of the right size, I may have to add some more halberdiers to my army.....

Thanks for sharing.

Chiron
12-11-2009, 13:18
I agree they look great. I will probably use them as Bretonnians.

Am I correct in thinking that the Mordheim human Mercs/Empire militia plastics are also Perry Sculpts?

You are, easily my favourite GW sprue of all time

ZeroTwentythree
12-11-2009, 14:04
Forget WFB, where do I get rule for War of the Roses. Now that sounds like an interesting game.


I'm not sure if there are any rules for them... the War of the Roses is the historical title, so I think they could just be historical miniatures.

Since historical miniatures are pretty universal, there's only one game I know of that has "official" miniatures required for "official" play. Otherwise you can use them in any rules system.

Some options include...

Warhammer Ancients: http://www.warhammer-historical.com/
DBA: http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/index.html
Field of Glory: http://www.fieldofglory.com/
Medieval Warfare: http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/books/medievalwarfare.asp

At one point, more people played fantasy games like this, before "officialdom" and exclusivity became the norm. :(



That's quite amazing! If they can fit in fantasy without being too out of scale, I will definitly be interested to get these for my new Empire army! I don't quite like the new state troops, so that would be a perfect alternative :D

I've mixed other historical/medieval figures with my Empire & DoW. Front Rank, Crusader, Foundry, Old Glory and Mirliton. While some of them don't look right mixed in units with GW, they've all looked fine in the same army. The scale difference is small. Also, real world people come in all shapes & sizes, so uniformity is actually a bit odd.

I've got a bunch of comparison photos here, and will add some pics of the Perry figures when I get them:

http://023.110mb.com/



I don't know, these miniatures look great but only 18 Billmen? I would have rather had more Billmen then archers.

For the price they're charging, you could use the 18 billmen, throw the archers away and still be cheaper than GW. ;)

I would have liked the option for different proportions as well (I'll be using them for Continental armies as well as English) but I still think they're going to be worth it. Plus they may be able to be easily converted since they're plastic. That will be one of the first things I figure out when I get to see them in the flesh (plastic.) :D

Lordsaradain
12-11-2009, 14:39
Nice! I might buy this for myself for christmas: :)

SonofBaharlu
12-11-2009, 17:00
15 pounds for this many figures is a steal.

Cypher, the Emperor
12-11-2009, 22:59
I prefer the Warlord games ones, personally.

ChaosVC
13-11-2009, 02:37
Warlord minis mixed with perry minis and some GW ones may make a unit of Halberdiers looks cool. My only problem is, they are halberdier... and empire doesn't have pikeman...they should have those!

ZeroTwentythree
13-11-2009, 05:46
Warlord minis mixed with perry minis and some GW ones may make a unit of Halberdiers looks cool. My only problem is, they are halberdier... and empire doesn't have pikeman...they should have those!

They have said they are doing a second set with pikemen, crossbow and handgunners. :D

Chiron
01-12-2009, 15:45
They are now taking preorders (http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html)... wish I wasnt skint :(