Monday, September 3, 2012
New Roman Veteran Unit WIP and a slight rant
One thing I did forget is that, I really don't care for how these models stand. You will notice also that I have clipped many of the bases as they are obnoxiously huge for a 20 mm base. The guard stance is the worst of the models with the left arm molded to the body and the legs spread so far apart that they practically do not fit on a 20 mm base. Warlord Games in my opinion, while having nice looking products is a bit inconsistent and lack in their control over things. The scales are wonky. This kit is barely 25 mm from foot to head. They are consistently the smallest miniatures that I see at the tourneys. And they often use a very lame excuse for that mistake.
I also picked up some of their slinger Legion metals, for a bit more variety. I once again reminded myself of why I do not like metal, its the fixing and filing of the flash. Its much easier to remove flash from plastic. I bought the slingers from mail order, they come with three different poses and a number of arms from actual slings to throwing pilums. Most all of the pilum arms were junk. The gladius arms have blades that are so thick, that they look like a slab of metal, poor quality. The good news is that the plastic kit has enough extras to replace that crap. The kneelers are nice, they should have done a plastic like that. The pose throwing the Pilum is not quite right, I had to bend the arms as the normal pose has the poor Roman throwing the pilum into the ground probably an imaginary 5 feet in front of him, once again just poor. So for the one I put some apoxie sculpt under the base to raise him up a bit, and not only that the pose barely fits on a 20 mm base. Once again their scale is messed up as the metal minis are taller than the plastics just ever so slightly, its very odd.
The overall kit is nice, but beware of the scale. Also note my review of their plastic auxiliaries in comparison. That kit truly sucks in comparison, and the models look like giants alongside the legion.