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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Warlord Macedonian Phalangites









Here are a few photos of the new plastic Macedonian Phalangites by Warlord Games. The command figures are by Foundry and Old Glory. I’ve painted this unit as Leukaspides (White Shields) rather than Chalkaspides (Bronze Shields), Argyraspides (Silver Shields) or Chrysaspides (Golden Shields)!

These figures are highly detailed and easy to assemble and paint. I particularly like the chunky butt-spike on the sarissa, the linothorax and engraved greaves on some of the figures. There are forty phalangite figures (actually twenty as the box size is too small fit to fit forty) and a sheet of forty water slide transfers per set. So with two sets of four metal command figures (yet to be released) you can make two units of twenty four figures in a six by four phalanx.

There are four basic poses on ten identical sprues with even more variations in the heads, and the arms attached to the pike. There are at least two variations in the arms and pike per pose, so with the back rank figures for example, you get two different poses shouldering the pike. The transfer sheet is a single sheet of black stars that requires each shield to be cut out separately. I’m sure LBM will be sizing transfers for these but in the meantime the LBM Macedonian/Successor transfers for 1st Corps and Gripping Beast’s Polemarch ranges would be a pretty close fit.







18 comments:

  1. Great figs, amazing great figs!

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  2. Oh they do look good! Thank you for bringing another temptation (much to the distress of my wallet!)

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  3. ooooo very, very nice sharp pointy things!!!!!
    Great work!!!

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  4. Thanks Christopher, Phil, kingsleypark and Ray. They're great figures and a lot of fun to paint.

    Mike

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  5. Very nice, it's good to see how these paint up; thanks for posting.

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  6. Thanks Paul, they're really excellent figures, definitely worth getting a box or two!

    Mike

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  7. Wonderful work Cyrus. Not really one of my periods but I could be tempted after seeing these.

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  8. Superb! You did a great job with them in record time. Best, Dean

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  9. Thanks Rodger and Dean. I think a lot of people will be tempted by these...

    Mike

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  10. nice mate, we should have a successor game soon!

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  11. Thanks Matt, maybe next Sunday might be an opportunity?

    Mike

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  12. Thanks les figurines de SPOCK, I think they're the nicest plastic set Warlord have produced so far.

    Mike

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  13. Thanks Silver Whistle, they're great figures to paint.

    Mike

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  14. I love the armies of Hellenistic and your figures only intensify. :)
    It is a pity that in my country, this period is not very popular ...

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  15. Thanks Telamon, there are so many great Hellenistic ranges around now, we're spoil for choice!

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