Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FireforgeTeutonic Knights!

Once again, Maelstrom Games has exceeded expectations - not only are their prices unbeatable, their delivery is super fast. I just ordered these guys a week or so ago. I also picked up a command pack of Warlord's Russian Napoleonics.
Here are the types of sprues that come with the set:
The horses are similar to GW Bretonnian types -the tails can swivel if not glued directly to the bodies.
The Great Helms are really nice - who can resist the fantastical crest these guys are normally portrayed wearing - whether historically accurate or not! It is very cool that the capes are separate and can be left off if desired.
I promised someone on TMP that I'd post comparison shots of these figures with Gripping Beast and Mirliton. Fireforge are larger overall, but if you have them based in a unit, they should be okay. Note that the Gripping Beast horse is an older model - I understand that they re-sculpted most of the horses, which may be a bit larger now.
Head on, I bet they blend in even better. They even have separate ailettes which can be added - the guy with the couched lance has them.
A very nice set of late-13th to early-14th Century knights. The plastic seems very sturdy and durable - the same as the Perry plastic Napoleonics, I think.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pics. Fireforge have been advertising these pretty heavily the last few months, good to see them delivering on the hype!

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  2. I know I shouldn't, but I really want these. I too had seen them advertised and that they looked awesome!

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  3. I have been wondering what they're like and voila you answer some of my questions....

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  4. Gentlemen:

    I think you will all be suitably impressed with these. They are easy to put together, sturdy for gaming, and excellently detailed/sculpted.

    Best, Dean

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  5. Cheers for the review, I was wondering like most if they were up to to the hype. Good to hear they are.

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  6. I'll be giving some size comparison shots also versus Perry's and other Normans.

    I'm very impressed with this kit, absolutely love them, and cannot wait for the release of their other lines at the end of April.

    They come out of Renedra, and do appear to be the same plastic as Perry's, Gripping Beast Plastics, Warlord Games, and Conquest Games.

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  7. Thanks for the review and they do look nice!

    Christopher

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  8. Many thanks for the posting. I see now that they would make very effective 'unadorned' knights for my mid-thirteenth century project now that I see the cape can be removed. Extremely useful review.

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  9. And don't forget that with two sprues of 10 helms each, you can cut off the horns, etc. from some if you want too. Dean

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  10. Very nice looking models. Thanks for posting!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  11. Loved the 3-ups I saw at Crisis. If I only I could find a use for them!

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  12. Good looking models - though horses'the tails should be inside the caparisons rather than sticking out of a hole.

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  14. Picked some of these up for christmas, I was very impressed!

    cheers
    matt

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