Update on New Kingdom Egyptians

Update on New Kingdom Egyptians

Sculpting work continues on the New Kingdom Egyptians. Still some work to do but we were interested in receiving feedback on them. The plan is to have a box of archers and a box of spearmen/hand weapons. These will be part of our First Empires range.

 
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Steffen - January 19, 2022

@Pierre Lerdou-Udoy
carrying arrows in the hand and putting them into the ground was a thing durring the old and middle Kingdom period.

H - January 19, 2022

I see alot of people saying these guys are too muscular, and maybe that’s true. But If you guys do Sherden (and I hope you do) I hope you make them with the physique on these guys. Those were mercenaries, invaders and guardians of the pharaohs- I think the Sherden should have the muscularity shown on these models for sure.

Pierre Lerdou-Udoy - January 18, 2022

I’m glad to see that a number of our comrades find that a back-quiver is historically a nonsense.

Worn on the shoulder, a quiver is only intented for transporting a large number of arrows, just like a general ammunition box. The arrows are not really and immediately accessible, due to the natural sliding movement backwards.
To prepare the fight, archers had to take out arrows and carry them in the (bow-)hand, on the belt, or plant them in the ground.
The hip-quiver, the under-arms quiver and the belt-quiver are the only ones historically – and universally – attested by iconography. Exceptions are rare.
And everything else is… cinematic bullshit, until the appearance of the three-points quiver straps (20th century).

A lighter separate quiver model (under-arm quiver), with a thinner strap, would be welcome (cf. Tutankhamun’s painted wooden chest in Cairo).

The G-Man - January 18, 2022

They look cool, but we need to see how well they can rank up on a tabletop, on square bases. As with the other posters, I agree with the idea of being able to place the quiver at the hip, and they seem a mite too heroic in their physical proportions, and those loin-thingies look like some sort of impractical armour plate. Other than that, they look pretty sharp.

RTSminiatures - January 16, 2022

Dear Sir/Mme,
It is extremely unlikely that the quiver (arrow sheath) was worn like you have shown in the pictures; being the typical hollywood film style. Please make the quiver seperate from the body so we the consumer can glue them where we think best.

Thank you

Loren - January 15, 2022

If kind of like some undead options for them, but I dare say an undead upgrade frame would likely work (and if you guys aren’t already thinking of doing a frame off doing a frame off Zombi, ghoul, and wight heads, arms and details you really ought to be). But that’s just my 2 cents.

Axel - January 15, 2022

I certainly do not need these, but I also certainly will get me a couple of boxes :-)

I assume chariots are in the pipeline? Nubians, Sea People, Hetites?

Gary Hughs - January 15, 2022

They look very interesting, but a bit too muscular and the quivers look like they could be in the wrong place. Hope there will be chariots too. Also hope for more in the range, Trojan Wars would be my preference, but Sumerians would be my second option.

Abe - January 12, 2022

I’m really looking forward to these. I bought some metals a while ago, but the flexibility of plastic is really exciting. Do you have a tentative date for the range please? Thank you

Colin Knight - January 12, 2022

These are truly exciting. Been waiting and hoping for plastic Egyptians for years. They are so characterful which makes figures look great. The heroic look is wonderful. Small skinny figures are out for me these days.
I imagine chariots are planned and will be awesome. Sea Peoples and Cannanites can use same bodies in many cases. Looks like the start of a very exciting range. For me this is the most exciting news since Perry biblicals.

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