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New Ultima Ratio Figures

Posted by MABO on 24 Mar 2017, 22:46

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Posted by PhilC on 25 Mar 2017, 08:40

Hi Mabo, thanks for the info, I missed these previews on PSR.
I will probably buy the two rerefences. They are a welcome addition to the miniart Swiss, and It may become possible to build a 15th century swiss army.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Mar 2017, 10:53

The standing on guard pose is very good for perhaps Gateway, Bridge and Battlement display.
The fantasy figure with flag,pointed ears and horns is a rare oddity,that I suppose few would care to use so perhaps a hot pin head-swop under local anesthetic is possable. :eh: " EH!"

They all look to be very clean cast figures,that I`m sure will be a delight for many to mix in with other active makes of figures. I just recently bought the Strelets English Longbowmen & the English Men at Arms figures so it seems medieval figures always a clear favourite to many are on the up again in the hobby.
Although here one has to buy two boxes for a full set of figures,as there is only 24 figures in each box. So double the money for the extra cost of one cardboard box which is a very good mark up in profits for the producers,and fat cat E Bay Sellers of high priced boxes of Postage Included. Which is a total rip off for those wanting to buy several boxes of each.

I will shop at Moddle Hobbies,to get a much better deal. BB
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Posted by tom s on 25 Mar 2017, 16:38

i like figure sets from this period,and i will get a few boxes.but having 9 out of 48 total figures be flagbearers,or drummers seems a little much.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Mar 2017, 21:15

Moddle Hobbies have both sets £8.99 each box ____________plus one postage charge on any order of £3.55
So these are very pricey! BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Mar 2017, 21:17

:mrgreen: Opps! Model Hobbies,_______________________it`s an age thing! ;-) BB
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Posted by carlosfaro on 26 Mar 2017, 12:35

Actually i was not so excited about this release, but sculpts and moulding quality aré quite good. I will get them and try to sell the extra standard bearers in eBay. The hornead guy will become a nice curiosity
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Posted by sprinkles on 26 Mar 2017, 14:22

They look like the style that would be good for fantasy projects......( cue mind whirring....).
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 26 Mar 2017, 15:07

"The fantasy figure with flag,pointed ears and horns is a rare oddity,"

I believe it is a genuine representation of an actual standard bearer from that period. I seem to remember that the Funckens did an illustration of one in the 70's, and they took it from a contemporary illustration. I may have mis-recalled this but I am pretty sure the figure is kosher.

Overall I like this set, some useful figures.
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Posted by MABO on 26 Mar 2017, 15:50

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Posted by tom s on 26 Mar 2017, 16:08

thats always a nice site to visit.
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Posted by Mai Strac on 26 Mar 2017, 16:19

Not my period, but very nice figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Mar 2017, 19:14

Well,i never. I have learnt something today. Thank you for the horned ears explanation however 3 of them? BB
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 26 Mar 2017, 19:27

And you get to paint them in multiple colours.

Thank you Mabo for the illustration - from George Gush's Renaissance Armies
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Renaissance-Ar ... 0850596041
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Posted by FredG on 26 Mar 2017, 20:10

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He had more than one helmet

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Posted by tom s on 26 Mar 2017, 21:31

more nice images,thanks.
does anyone know if swiss pike are planned by this company as well?
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 27 Mar 2017, 21:53

Well! Apparently, accoording to Matelot on Strelets the figure is not authentic. And these images are based on 19thC images - and the lord knows I have cursed the Victorians enough times over the years.

If you read this Matelot, I would love to see the images you have posted previously, so that I may learn the error of my ways.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 28 Mar 2017, 04:11

It is easier to believe that horned guy is a flight of fancy as opposed to something that actually appeared on a real battlefield. Thanks to all who labored over the issue in this thread, interesting stuff, I say.
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Posted by Susofrick on 28 Mar 2017, 07:45

Beano Boy wrote::mrgreen: Opps! Model Hobbies,_______________________it`s an age thing! ;-) BB


I thought it was your local shop in Fiddlewood, Moddlewood. :-D

I like the figures, but I will have to wait before I buy them.
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Posted by Ash on 28 Mar 2017, 14:17

Susofrick wrote:I like the figures, but I will have to wait before I buy them.

I've heard that they're planning to produce only limited number of these sets so don't wait for a long time :)
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