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So you want a few Huns.....

Posted by Ochoin on 18 Oct 2021, 08:13

I certainly do so I sampled the three sources available for our scale.

I bought Newline ones and whilst they're serviceable, they're also a bland.
And the horses are the usual, not overly attractive Newline mounts.
Worth getting? Yes..... but their passive poses won't excite.

The HaT ones. Better but detail is a little fuzzy and the horses are not very good at all. Also the riders seem to perch on them rather than ride them. Worth getting? Yes...... I like variety in my armies but they are certainly not HaT's finest.

Tumbling Dice arrived today.
They're great. The twisted bodies show effort with the bow or lance. Lots of variety in figures in terms of dress, weaponry, armour, pose. They are really top-notch figures. The Command pack has a figure that will make a good Hun commander (Attila?) and you also get a large quantity of banners, flags, shields, various weapons and....severed heads. TD's Hun ponies are possibly a little large (but noticeably smaller than their Roman/Goth chargers) but definitely attractive models.

Worth getting? I have no doubts they'd please virtually anyone.

The first two manufacturers have easily accessed photos of their work. TD don't which is a pity.
Once I've cleaned them up (a small amount of easily removed flash), I'll post some photos.

I'm really looking forward to painting them - they've jumped the queue to be my next task.

donald
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Posted by Peter on 18 Oct 2021, 10:28

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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Oct 2021, 10:48

I did look at these but they're, frankly, awful.

Too awful at any price.

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Posted by Ochoin on 20 Oct 2021, 06:46

This will give you an idea of the mounted archers:

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8 figures & there's 6 different poses!
I will undercoat tonight.

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 20 Oct 2021, 09:37

Nice bases.
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Posted by Minuteman on 20 Oct 2021, 12:32

Thanks for posting the images of the Hunnic horse archers from Tumbling Dice. These look very good indeed. Will be good to see them once they are painted, based and charging about the table with their lethal composite bows.

PS: Yes, I agree with you regarding the awful Lucky Toys set...no more than toys, although they might have some sort of application in a Fantasy army perhaps ?
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Posted by Xantippos on 20 Oct 2021, 15:54

In my opinion, I love the Lucky Toys Huns! I bought them ages ago when they appeared, but apparently I lost one of the horses sprues while looking at them walking out of the shop! then by Christmas I received another box, and so I have now a double set. For me, they are the best Huns. Maybe a bit more Hsiung-Nu, more oriental, but excellent nevertheless. I am surprised as how they are so expensive, not so long ago they were still all around!

But is very interesting this about the Tumbling Dice Huns. Certainly not easy to find pictures of them. So, they come at about 1 GBP per mounted figure?
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Posted by Ochoin on 21 Oct 2021, 00:38

Xantippos wrote:In my opinion, I love the Lucky Toys Huns!


My apologies for my blanket condemnation. Just my opinion & based on them as opponents for the Late Romans.

I take your point about making them earlier & the enemies of the Chinese. Good idea.

The mounted TDs are a bit less than a pound a figure+ horse. What makes it an extravagant purchase for me is the P&P to OZ which not quite doubles the price.

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Posted by Xantippos on 24 Oct 2021, 14:27

Don't worry, we all have our hated and loved sets ;) .

I can imagine being a headache living in Australia for the shipping purposes. I struggle myself finding things with decent shipping cost that will deliver, living in Malta!
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