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    A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Hi all, I've been working on my own game idea, Age of Bronze, for a few years and though I was thinking of 28mm I've recently been toying with the idea of starting in 40mm scale so I thought I'd grab a handful of minis just to see what they are like. I am also kinda tempted to make a whole SAGA force in 40mm so this should give me enough time to get the painted before Salute incase I decide to pick up more minis.

    Anyway, though my own game is set in the early european bronze age there aren't any minis available anymore; Monolith Designs did sell some but they have since ceased trading. In the end I decided to grab some of the England Invaded minis from Hoka Hey Wargaming. I ordered the Pict Noble and a pack of Saxon Warriors; the customer service was brilliant, Alan is a great chap.

    So my plan here is to check out the scale and then if I like them, actually try to sculpt some minis of my own for Age of Bronze. First things first though, I need to build and paint my new 40mm minis.

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    AS you can see I've already started on the Pict Noble. The casts are great with only a bit of pitting on the horse, which will be covered by the rider anyway, so that will actually help the glue bond. I can already see the minis have a great sense of presence; interestingly though the noble towers over
    the Eldar Guardian and the Wargames Factory Numidian (both 28mm scale(ish)) he's pretty much the same height as a Stormcast mini (not shown). So 40mm is GWs new fantasy scale...?

    My next step then is to finish building these fellas up then I can crack out the paints.

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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Egg View Post
    So 40mm is GWs new fantasy scale...?
    I imagine so... I look forward to seeing these painted.
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    What the Modsticker said.

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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Codsticker View Post
    I imagine so... I look forward to seeing these painted.
    I was gonna say 40mm sounded too big, but that doesnt shock me that GW Has scale-creeped that far...

    Im excited to see them painted up!

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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Well, progress is slower than I'd like...

    The Pict Chieftain has a couple of little hollows in the casting I had to fill with GS, I also had to fill in some dings in the hands. The saddle kinda floated so I used GS to help ground it to the horse. The chieftain's sword was missing a pommel so I had to GS one.

    The Saxons have been tidied up and as with the chieftain I slapped on a bit of GS to hide the integral base they came with. Hopefully this week I can get all the weapons fixed and start painting.

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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    *thumbs up*
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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Nice

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    Re: A Brief Diversion into 40mm scale Dark Ages

    Thanks guys.

    Things are moving a little slow right now as I've been sculpting up a new spear to replace the javelin...it looks more like a Roman Pilum to me so I thought I'd go with another spear. The spear head is sculpted I just need to finish the hand then pop it in place. The rest of the minis have been built so once the spear is done and bases sanded I can undercoat and get the paints out, fingers crossed by the end of the week.

    So far I'm enjoying working on these chaps and am a little tempted to build up a couple of small forces using mostly Sash & Sabre minis from Old Glory. But, if I want to collect them at Salute then I only have just over a week to decide so they can be ordered up in time.

    Now GW have said they are gunna release Shadow War: Armageddon which is kinda the 40k game I've been waiting for so I'm a bit torn...

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