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Ultima Ratio Musketeers

Posted by MABO on 03 Dec 2017, 22:29

Hello folks around the world, I have just found the announcement of these great new sets:

UR009 - Medieval Gunpowder Castle Artillery
UR010 - Italian Militiamen 1260-1392
UR011 - Musketeers of the King of France
UR012 - Guards of Cardinal Richelieu

Finally there are some great musketeers and fabulous ladys. I am sollecting money! :yeah: :-D

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Posted by Fire at Will on 04 Dec 2017, 08:27

Yes, the musketeers look great
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Dec 2017, 08:29

Can only agree, the musketeers (even though they are more than three) and guards look very good!
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Posted by Michel on 04 Dec 2017, 08:58

Tjhe figures looks great, Jan...!
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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Dec 2017, 10:26

They look much better than the equivalent from Mars and for sure they do not break as BUM stuff..Nice addition with Richelieu himself ,Milady and other Damsels...
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Posted by Kekso on 04 Dec 2017, 13:29

Really nice figures. Not my period but I wouldn't mind to have them in my collection.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Dec 2017, 14:15

The Musketeers & the C Guards, look real nice.
32 in a box reaches my target area for value that`s for sure. BB
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Posted by Konrad on 04 Dec 2017, 16:59

This new figs looking great!
Years ago i painted this musketeers from GerMan.

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Posted by carlosfaro on 04 Dec 2017, 19:23

Those GerMan figures look good!
Indeed they were a beautiful set, sad that the swords broke so easily
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Posted by Konrad on 04 Dec 2017, 19:29

carlosfaro wrote:Indeed they were a beautiful set, sad that the swords broke so easily


I know the problem.
Had replaced the sword with pins. ;-)

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 06 Dec 2017, 08:15

Quite excited by the release of these figures - awwww who am I kidding? Girlie SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Posted by bilsonius on 06 Dec 2017, 16:15

The ladies and even the King can be used generically, but what is one supposed to do with all the surplus but unmistakeable Richelieus (Richelieux??).
New sequel - "Attack of the Cardinal Clones"?
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Posted by carlosfaro on 09 Dec 2017, 11:27

For me any extra repeated figure is always a gift.. it makes new conversion options while keeping at least one original safe!
The cardenal clones can be converted int different officer figures just by an easy headswop.. And a changed cardinal head can be placed on a monk or priest body (poenty of them from other sets) or even on another mounted xvii c officer...
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Dec 2017, 20:17

Wonderful GerMan figures and wonderful paint job on them. :drool:

Well done, Konrad. :yeah:

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Posted by Mai Strac on 09 Dec 2017, 20:54

Looks goods for me and christmas are coming. ;-)
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Posted by santifernandez on 10 Dec 2017, 19:24

I imagine a spectacular scene with the musketeers and my lady ..... in a beautiful Versailles garden.
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Posted by StellarX on 07 Jan 2018, 20:46

My Musketeers set arrived yesterday, and a lovely set it is, too. My set was made in the brick red colour that Richelieu's Guards are shown as, above. The mould appears to be improved on prior Ultima Ratio sets - there was zero flash, which is a real bonus. My only comment is the number of poses. What we get is very good - sculpting and scale are perfect so no complaints there - but the set feels more like a 'command sprue' repeated four times rather than a core troops set. The sculpts capture the essence of the main characters from the 1970s films perfectly - but do I really need 4 D'Artagnans, 4 Athos', 4 Aramis', 4 Porthos', 4 Dukes of Buckingham, 4 Queens of France and 4 Constances?

I suspect the same will apply to the Richelieu set - but at least multiple generic guards will be useful. One suspects multiple customisations are in the offing.

Overall - what we get is superb quality - just wish we had more variation in the set, which would have made it amazing.
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Posted by Ochoin on 08 Jan 2018, 03:14

StellarX wrote:Overall - what we get is superb quality - just wish we had more variation in the set, which would have made it amazing.


Minor conversions eg head changes & some arm changes, are possible but the darned cloak makes major mods rather difficult.

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