Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thanks, Frank!

Lords and Ladies!

*Great* news from Minden for all of us wishing for such miniatures for their skirmish games and / or for characters of their Imagi-Nation: the 'Willie' from the 'Hunt' set, their 'Old school charm' notwithstanding, show the age (50 years) of their sculpting. And an enlarged choice is always good!

Ideally the very same minis should be available on foot and mounted, as was generally done for the 'dungeon adventurers' of old. Frank?

For us, perhaps an opportunity to get news of the Duchess of Saschen-Vindow and the (vile) Stagonian Queen Mother?

PS: Blogger does not adjust the photos to the size of the window? A new bug? Open the images in a new tab or window to see the whole of them. Grrrrr

12 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

During the six months of my chemotherapy I am hoping to be able to renew the enmity between Saxe-Bearstein and the vile Stagonians . . . with news of certain vile persons.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Cheers, Jeff!
And best wishes.

Jean-Louis

tidders said...

What a lovely addition to the range

-- Allan

Paul´s Bods said...

As I have said elsewhere..lovely sculpts
Cheers
paul

Soldadets said...

Strongly tempted to use certain of these beautiful minis for depicting my beloved Princess Elisenda... but what would a 28mm princess do anmidst a 15mm Principality? :_(

Der Alte Fritz said...

I would imagine that if people support this range by purchasing the civilians, then Frank would have the incentive to add even more. Now is the time to make your vote count: buy these figures once they go into production. I know that I will.

abdul666 said...

Lady Elisenda, dear Lisette for us in Monte-Cristo: truly, Her Highness is a larger than life character, but the Ancient way of translating such outstanding nature in art is no longer fashionable, unfortunately.

Salvador said...

Dear Soldadets, you see karma is pointing you to 28 mm, even if just for skirmishing. Thinking about that, we'd try begging Frank for a Miquelet-Mountain Fusileer few figurines (officer, standard, musician and 2-3 poses for fusileers, just like they did for Legion d'Hainaut).

tradgardmastare said...

We are flattered that you recall the Duchess of S-W with such enthusiasm and it is hoped that we hear more of her...

abdul666 said...

"Same character on foot and mounted" ^^
*Seriously*, Frank, such sets are extremely precious for adventure games.

Galpy said...

they look really nice sculps

abdul666 said...

A minor regret, too bad the 'lady riding sidesaddle' in the more 'generic' pose (and thus the more useful of the pair) wears a slouched hat. I know there are a few
contemporary portraits with such
(but none afaik of a riding woman) and of course Keira Knightley in 'The Duchess' sports one.
But all the 18th C. paintings of 'ladies in riding habit' I found on the web show a tricorne, except one (from a later date) with a jockey cap.

A tricorne would be far more typical, and is far more 'period specific', immediately 'tagging' a figurine "18th C.".