Color Us Excited...No, Really.

Color Us Excited...No, Really.

It may not seem like the most exciting thing to you...but today we are showing off a new shield sprue that's hot off the injection press: 

Now this may not seem all that exciting as a new sprue announcement but think of it this way: 

 

And this particular set of shields will be getting quite a lot of use for us in both the Decline and Fall and Blood Oaths ranges (and maybe a fantasy thing here or there as well). We'll be doing more sprues like this to cover items that get used over and over. This way we can save that room on the new sprues we do while still giving enough parts to cover everything you need. Onward! 

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Comments

David Edgington - February 21, 2022

I would love to see shields for the lizardmen. Either tortoise shell shields or some sort of woven reed shields like the Persians used.

Ultravanillasmurf - February 5, 2022

Drawing a veil over historical accuracy, a range of different shaped shields can really differentiate between (plastic) armies comprising what are basically the same figures (for an example see the BBC/Netflix series The Last Kingdom where the armies’ shields are shape coded for your convenience – Danes have the classic round shield, the Britons have a strange round topped square bottomed shield and the Saxons have some other shape – rectangular? – it has been a while since I watched it. The extras were just issued the side of the day’s shield).

Kris - January 29, 2022

Chiming in to agree with Craig as well as Alistair’s thoughts .
I would absolutely love to see some heater or kite/reverse teardrop shield sprues. Would buy a few in a heartbeat, especially if you did a mixed sprue of the two (a generic “Medieval fantasy shields” of some sort?). Maybe even pavises?

You guys are doing an awesome job and I’m watching your space intently. Looking forward to many of your future releases.

Preston - January 28, 2022

As someone who does a massive amount of conversions I find shield sprues to be quite exciting indeed! Also, love the space efficiency gained for your other sets this way.

Axel - January 27, 2022

I have to agree with Craig that some minor variations between the shields (diameter, bumb, backside?) would go a great way to make the horde-compatible.

I would have autobought these if they would have been compatible with the LBM-decals they made for the Victrix Vikings and Saxons. If I NOW want them I have to buy the shields with attached fighters.

David Phillips - January 25, 2022

glances at tray full of shields from the time I bought 3 sets of Irish… is this just included with sets that need it or is it a separate purchase?

Craig Welter - January 25, 2022

Seems like there should be some variation there, as I’m sure there would be historically. They weren’t mass produced in a factory. Seems like a missed opportunity here, having them all be identical.

Alistair McMillan - January 25, 2022

A box of non-specific low level unamoured fantasy/dark age human bodies – Torso and Legs only, would be a boon to the hobbyist/kit-basher, to soak up the spare arms, legs and heads of other kits. Other period torso types could appeal widely too.

Alistair McMillan - January 25, 2022

A box of non-specific low level unamoured fantasy/dark age human bodies – Torso and Legs only, would be a boon to the hobbyist/kit-basher, to soak up the spare arms, legs and heads of other kits. Other period torso types could appeal widely too.

HM - January 25, 2022

Things like this make WGA a very exciting company to follow.

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