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warhammergrimace
23-11-2009, 12:23
I've been wanting to start a Brettonian Army for some time, but unfortunatley I'm not that keen on the GW minis for this army. So I've not got around to building one, then I saw that Perry Miniatures are releasing in time for Xmas War of the Roses troops in plastic.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/pics/2009/nov/842495b.jpg

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/pics/2009/nov/842495b.jpg

My first reaction was, they'd make great alternatives to the current Brettonian minis, and at 15 for a box of 40 with command, I could put together a huge infantry army, a far cheaper price than with GW infantry.


The box contains 40 infantrymen, including four fully armoured command, and parts to allow you to build up to 30 archers and up to 18 billmen. Archers can be constructed shooting/nocking or advancing, whereas billmen can be either standing ready or advancing/attacking. There are also a random selection of flags in each box, eight for either the battle of Wakefield, Towton or Bosworth. Unit bases are included, as well as a guide to liveries plus 26 shown in colour.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/pics/2009/nov/842495c.jpg

I still plan to use some of the GW Knights, such as the Green Knight, Battle Pilgrims, Trebuect and Brettonian Lord with great weapon.

I was wondering if anyone else had seen them and had similar thoughts, I could also make use of them for historical wargaming as well.

Once Bitten
23-11-2009, 12:33
I love the idea. Are they the same size as GW?

mweaver
23-11-2009, 12:42
Close. They are a little more slender than the current Bretonnian infantry. But overall I think they will mix fairly well. (Assuming that the new WotR range is the same size as their current 100YW range). Of course with cavalry we will probably see more difference.

I'm buying some!

warhammergrimace
23-11-2009, 12:48
Yeah, they the same as the metal range, which is 28mm.

Gillburg
23-11-2009, 23:36
I am exactly the same, I also wanted a Horde Brettonian army with 2 units of knights

3 Boxes with be perfect.

What would you use as defensive stakes?

Idle Scholar
24-11-2009, 00:08
Twigs? That you put through a pencil sharpener?

Gillburg
24-11-2009, 00:36
Twigs? That you put through a pencil sharpener?

ohh yea good idea. Lick of paint, Dip and a non matt Varnish and they will last forever.

Now i will go and look stupid walking around a field looking for twigs that are thin enough for my toy solders.

Petey
24-11-2009, 02:02
sweet, where do we order these, I couldn't find a link to buy them.
Also do you know if the twins do any chinese figs?

ZeroTwentythree
24-11-2009, 04:23
The WotR figures are still not out yet, but are supposed to be released in December, IIRC.

Anyone interested in using these for Bretonninans might check their metal range of Hundred Years War figures, too. They're not the same (historically) but if you're using it as a fantasy army anyway... ;)

They don't make Chinese. In the same region, however, they do make ranges of Koreans and Japanese in metal. Very nice figures.

ZeroTwentythree
24-11-2009, 04:26
ohh yea good idea. Lick of paint, Dip and a non matt Varnish and they will last forever.

Now i will go and look stupid walking around a field looking for twigs that are thin enough for my toy solders.

If you don't feel like using twigs, you can buy a wood dowel from either a hardware shop or a craft store. Should be very inexpensive. That's what I used.

Before the paint:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a195/ZeroTwentythree/burgord/burg09.jpg

In use:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a195/ZeroTwentythree/burgord/17.jpg

Petey
24-11-2009, 04:46
The WotR figures are still not out yet, but are supposed to be released in December, IIRC.

Anyone interested in using these for Bretonninans might check their metal range of Hundred Years War figures, too. They're not the same (historically) but if you're using it as a fantasy army anyway... ;)

They don't make Chinese. In the same region, however, they do make ranges of Koreans and Japanese in metal. Very nice figures.

Do you have links to their site?

ZeroTwentythree
24-11-2009, 04:50
Perry Miniatures (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Perry+Miniatures)


;)

Petey
24-11-2009, 04:56
Thank you sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Lord Dan
24-11-2009, 04:59
That's easily the funniest thing I've seen all month. Bravo 023. Bravo.