Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Figures for MicroDux - part 3

So here is the current final installment from my last order of figures from H&R.  I have some more H&R stuff  coming in the mail, and also plan to pick up some Irregular figures later this month to see how well they fit together, as I like both ranges.
In this installment there are a number of ranges like the Huscarls that with their kite shields are not suitable for the "Dux period".  These will go into storage for some future later Dark Age project.

On with the show!
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MD3 - Saxon Huscarls
First up those Huscarls that just don't fit the period I'm chasing at the moment.
Nice Command stand figures:

Infantry strip:

The code consists of the command strip plus ten of the infantry strips.

MA12 - Visigoth Infantry
Another code that really doesn't fit will with the current project.  I picked it up taking a punt on barbarian-type codes.
Single command strip consisting of two standard bearers, plus ten five-man infantry strips.

 Detail on the standard bearers:
 They obviously need a little flash removed.
And the infantry strip:
I'm not particularly familiar with the Visigoths, but this almost looks earlier roman in style?

MA14 - Gothic Cavalry
One standard bearer, plus seven three-horse strips.
 Detail on the standard bearer:
 Detail on the cavalry:
This code may find a place in my Dux forces yet.

MD54 - Heimskringla Longship Command pack.
These are interesting figures.  As you can see from the detailed figures below, they don't have bases as they are designed to be mounted in the Heimskringla range of ships.  They are nice figures but are larger than standard Heroics and Ros (more on that later).
The bag of MD54 that I received had two each of the poses below:

MD53 - Saga Warrior Crew Pack
The other figure set from the Heimskringla range.
I received 21 figures from 4 unique sculpts as per below.

Detail of the 4 sculpts.

Comparison of Heimskringla to Heroics & Ros
As you may have noted, the Heimskringla figures are much larger than the H&R ones.
Below is a comparison shot between some figures from the the H&R Viking pack and the Heimskringla figures.

As you can see, the Heimskringla are a lot bigger by comparison. I assume they probably come close to some of the larger 6mm ranges however.  Due to the size difference, I won't have a lot of use for these figures, but I may use one of two as champion figures for my Saxon forces.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting these pics I was looking to buy some of the ships and crew from H&R as well as some of their 'regular' Viking and Saxons. Thanks for showing the comparison.