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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Model Hunter - January 10, 2022

Just perfect. Lets get them to production ASAP.

Great work again WA!

Red - January 10, 2022

The look a bit too ripped, looking like Space Marine recruits.

Also IMO, the close-up spearman and swordsman have awkwardly wide stances.

Daniel - January 10, 2022

One other thing, these are very New Kingdom era, if you wanted to make the kit just a bit more modular and useful for Middle Kingdom you could make that crotch armor a separate item to be attached for NKE or not for MKE. That piece is like a wearable shield made out of padded and stiffened linen and just like the torso armor was not universally used in the later period and not used at all during earlier periods. Perhaps just as common was a plain kilt with the ends tied off and hanging down between the legs.

BTW, i’ve seen tons of good comments on other social media, Several people have mentioned zombie or skeletal kitbashing and you might offer a separate zombie/skeleton sprue for conversion. I have a feeling these sets are going to be a great hit.

Y. Whateley - January 10, 2022

Oh, these look great! I didn’t expect to be interested in this set, but now….

I kinda want to grab a box of these and some goblins to kitbash and maybe some goths into some of those ’80s-vintage “pig-faced orc” goblin-men – the Egyptian arms, shields, and khopesh look about right, the Dark Ages Goth torsos would work great, and the goblin scimitars, spears, and heads are close enough to that old-fashioned orc aesthetic to work for me:

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But, I’ve got so many orcs already…. Still, if those shields were to be given a skull bolster and put on an accessory sprue with some shield arms, scimitar arms, some old-fashioned piggy orc heads, and maybe a few other suitable bits, I’d buy a few of those in a heartbeat! (Did I mention I’m a big fan of the accessory sprue idea???)

Nat Ye - January 10, 2022

Now to wait for New King/Fantasy Egypt Skeletons!

Jim - January 10, 2022

They look fantastic, and I can’t wait to place an order! I think an earlier point about including some more stationary poses is useful, unless a future army ‘unit filler’ box is planned (be still my beating heart!)?

Daniel - January 10, 2022

I am really excited about the First Empires range and these Egyptians look great. I love the variety of weapons, Khopesh, straight sword, different axes and they all look very good. To my eye the bows look like they might be a bit too fantasy. The variety of armor and unarmored figures is nice but I have to agree these fellows are a bit too buff for historical armies. I have seen images where the groin protection is as large as the ones on your figures but I have also seen many images where they are smaller or perhaps less pronounced. Of course I understand you might have to exaggerate size and proportion to have it show up on a 28mm figure. Variety of head dress is good but you might want to add a bare headed fellow with hair I think that is more common in the images I have seen than the bare headed. I hope you take these as a positive, constructive criticism you sculptor has captured the look of the late kingdom Egyptians.

My personal preference would be to include a marching or standing pose, these would be for massed battles over skirmish games and marching/standing would look much better ranked up than all in skirmish. My existing armies are the Foundry chariot wars figures so i’d buy more if they were close to that size and proportion.

Peter - January 10, 2022

I agree , they are looking too heroic/ fantasy. Would like to see more "classic"" cloth headgear. I am not sure about the beard either as they are not depicted on Egyptian only their enemies on the wall depictions.

Aitor Mancebo - January 10, 2022

Buenísimos, si sacáis carros junto con la infantería sería increible

Nick Darkk - January 10, 2022

Love it. I would agree their a bit too buff. Ive been waiting to do new kingdom Egyptians for years!!! Is there any way that the archers can be mixed in with the main box??

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