26 Apr 2010

FoG Renaissance sneak peak...

I picked the 2010/11 Osprey catalogue up at a book trade event recently, and it had this advert in it for FoG Renaissance.
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The Mystery Men identified

Looks like they are from 1st Corps / Kingmaker Miniatures.

25 Apr 2010

Help! Figure Identification needed

Anyone got any ideas which manufacturer these figures are from? They are 28mm ECW.TYW cavalry, and the rider is cast together with the saddle. I bought them 2nd hand, and have got 10 of them but need 12 - but I'm not sure where to look ! Any ideas just drop me a line at the usual address....


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20 Apr 2010

Warlord Games Renaissance Figures

I'm part way through painting some Warlord Games 28mm plastic ECW figures as TYW Imperialists - first up is a Spanish Tercio. Here's a sneak peak at a unit that might feature in a battle report later this year.

13 Apr 2010

Pics of new Xyston Spanish and casualties

Xyston have sent me a few samples of their latest releases - an ancient Spanish range and some Greek hoplite casualties. As usual the figures have the cleanly cast, angular look of Xyston's typical style, but in a new innovation (to me) some of the Spanish have been cast with separate arms to allow greater variety in sword poses
The figures are not as huge as some Xyston ranges - maybe a concession to compatibility with other ranges, but the Spanish would still struggle to mix well with Corvus Belli's market-leading set.

It will be interesting to see if the casualty figures are a one-off, or whether Xyston will be building a range to compete with Donningtons large range of dead guys - but starting with hoplites must be a good idea, as I;ve always found that protected spearmen get disrupted very easily!

12 Apr 2010

Cheap FoG & WAB Books, Warlord Games Plastic Figures


Iain Hicken has closed his UK wargames business, The Hobbybox, and now has a limited amount of stock still left to shift at greatly reduced prices - which he asked me to share with visitors to Madaxeman.com... so you can potentially pick up a bargain! The list of stock (as of 11/4/10) and Iain's contact details are available here. The items on sale include FoG army lists, WAB rules and lists, and loads of Warlord Games metal and plastic figures. 

11 Apr 2010

Badcon Match 4 -The End !

The 4th and final match from Badcon 2010 finally makes it to the site. See Al'Shearers comment on his Fatimids vs the Early Hungarians.

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