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Friday, 5 April 2013

Warlord Caesarian Romans


















Here are some photos and a short review of the new Warlord plastic Late Republican Romans (Caesar's Legions). These figures are armed with gladius rather than pilum and you get twenty four figures in each box, regardless, including command. 

Only the head, right arm and scutum has to be glued to the torso, so assembly is very straightforward. There is also an option on the arms for sling rather than gladius, if that appeals. The only tricky part in putting these together is cutting out the hilt, grip and pommel of the gladius from the scabbard and some care needs to be taken when doing this to avoid injury! 

I've used LBM shield transfers sized for Foundry figures that I already had and these were a perfect fit on the Warlord figures. Looking at the comparison shots below, all on the same bases, you can see that that they're surprisingly compatible height wise with the Foundry figures being just a tad beefier. In summary another great plastic set from Warlord that is compatible with the best existing metal ranges like Foundry and Companion.






 
 L to R Wargames Factory , Companion, Foundry, Warlord and Foundry



Side view of the same figures


Warlord figure R in a Foundry cohort (Cornicen is Gripping Beast)

23 comments:

  1. Very nice army, tranfers on the shields are just perfect, and painting style excellent!
    Phil.

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  2. That was quick; they are very nicely painted, too.
    Cheers, Simon

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  3. Thanks Phil and Simon, they're quick to put together but took a while to paint!

    Mike

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  4. These look very nice indeed, I like the compatibility

    Ian

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  5. Thanks for posting, they have come up really well. I'm thinking of buying Warlord's new metal command figures to go with my next project, a whole load of Companion Miniatures Caesareans; there are plenty of legionaries, but not enough commander types. Your comment about the size comparison was really useful!

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  6. Thanks Ian and Caliban, I think the Warlord, Foundry and Companion will mix well and all are great ranges.

    Mike

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  7. cool.
    Well, they'll be on my to-buy list then.

    cheers

    Seb

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  8. Thanks Seb, they're great figures.

    Mike

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  9. Beautiful work Cyrus. The paintwork looks perfect!

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  10. Nicely done - I do like the previous plastic Romans from Warlord and these appear to be in the same tradition. I would have preferred that each box of 24 had both gladius and pilum figures rather than 2 separate boxes of 24 each, but that's a relatively minor quibble.

    Miles

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  11. Very nice work & delightful figures- good to see comparisons with other makes . Personal fav figures for Caesarian Romans are Foundry but these look just as tasty

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  12. Thanks Rodger, Miles and Dr Evil, the Foundry Caesarians are pretty hard to beat.

    Mike

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  13. Superb looking unit. I have the Foundry figures so very handy to know they are a good comparison. Thanks for sharing Mike.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  14. I'm not big fan of plastics but these look very good painted up. Now we need something to add some weight to them :-) Beautiful unit...

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  15. Thanks Pat and Mike, overall I still prefer the Foundry and Companion Caesareans but the Warlord figures are pretty comparable. The bases on them are pretty heavy!

    Mike

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  16. Thanks for posting this Cyrus! Always helpful to see comparisons. Looks like they are near enough to my existing wargames factory plastics to be able to mix them on the same table.

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  17. No worries John, the WF paint up OK but the Warlord are much nicer figures and both can definitely be mixed on the same table.

    Mike

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  18. Wow - these look great. Hard to believe they're plastic. Warlord continues to impress and inspire. Best, Dean

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  19. Thanks Dean, they are excellent figures a bit taller than their EIR range.

    Mike

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  20. Thanks for the comparison shot. I have stacks of Foundry, but now know I can make use of the Warlords characters :-)

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  21. Thanks Stephen, the Foundry figures are superb but will mix OK with Warlord.

    Mike

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