Gisby's Gaming Blog

November 17, 2020

Old Glory Franks

Filed under: Ancients, Dark Ages, Old Glory Miniatures — gisby @ 11:48

A while ago, I saw an auction on eBay, someone was auctioning off a couple of packs of Old Glory Franks. (or Old Glory for more pictures) He had some very good pictures of the miniatures (far better than either Old Glory site has) and they were pretty darn nice. So I ordered a couple of sets.

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They have two Frankish sets, PLF-01 Infantry with axes, and PLF-02 Infantry with angon – both include command figures. All are dressed in tunics and trousers, some with cloaks or fur vests. Their hair is in various styles of Suebian knot.

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The sets come with a mix of large, Viking-style shields, and smaller (they call them Gothic) shields. I specifically asked them to supply the smaller shields.

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The Gallic Wars range also has a number of packs of Early Germans, most of which will work as earlier (or wilder) Franks, if you order them with the ‘Gothic’ shields. Have a look at CWG-31 Germans with One Handed Axes. (I did not use any here)

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I replaced all the spears with wire spears, and mixed the two packs for variety.

I was four figures short for the units, so each has two figures from PAA-02 Romano-British Infantry, which match well in size and style.

August 8, 2020

VBCW: Old Glory Militia

Filed under: Old Glory Miniatures, VBCW — gisby @ 12:30

I bought a pack of Old Glory Boxer Rebellion British Marines, because they looked like they’d make good-looking militia troops. With 30 figures in a bag, I would get 3 units.

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The first unit I painted in khaki, and they wound up looking like WW2 Home Guard. I really like the look of the unit. I gave the bugler a slung rifle over his shoulder, even though you can’t see it at this angle.

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The second unit is in RAF blue: they can be used as RAF ground troops, or as a citizen’s militia. There were only two buglers in the bag, so they don’t have a bugler.

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The third unit is in field grey: they can be BUF Auxiliaries, or more militia. Since there were only two officers in the bag, I had to convert a bugler into an officer.

I really like the look of these units. Although well cast, being Old Glory there are a few wonky head poses, and they arrived bent in every direction. But they straightened out without breaking.

EDIT: In response to some questions, here’s a comparison shot with stuff I had close to hand.

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Left to right: Moonraker, Woodbine, Old Glory, Irregular, Renegade.

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