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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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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.

Brian R. Van De Walker - January 12, 2022

Good, this will look nice, and I think they look fine as long as it isn’t Herioc.

GM Moles - January 11, 2022

Looking good. I’d not put that rope detail on the bows…? I would lengthen the cloth headdress a bit the weapon shafts a tad thicker and plainer spears, the arrow points much smaller. I do like the muscle details and the padded linen armour they fit well with the dynamic looking poses. Great work.

Carlos - January 11, 2022

A good start. I can only re-iterate what previous posters have said, the models are too strongly muscled, the quiver position is impractical/unhistorical, and the loin piece is too big/prominent and should be more sparsely used across the set.

In terms of head and weapons options, I don’t think you can make everybody happy. However, I do like the approach Oathmark have taken allowing the user to build all models with sword and shield, spear and shield, or with bows. Separate quivers, like in the Oathmark kits, would alleviate the quiver-placement issue as well, leaving it up to the individual if they prefer the more Hollywood-style placement on the back or the more realistic olacement on the hip/lower back.

Andy - January 11, 2022

The bodies are too muscular but otherwise very nice miniatures

Nick - January 11, 2022

Looking awesome!

Super excited to see the first empires range ring fleshed out.

You know you have to make a seperate sprue combing these weapons, shield with skeleton arms for your classic fantasy range…

It’s to good of an opportunity to miss

Joe - January 11, 2022

Agreed on the “buff” look. Just doesn’t look right at all.

And the suggestion to make the linen front piece modular is terrific. Really expands the usefulness of the figures.

That said, I’m grateful for the willingness to produce them.

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