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Essex figure identifications?
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:44 pm
Can anyone help me out by spotting what figure references these guys are?
I'm 99% sure they are both Essex, but cant see the pics on their website
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:31 pm
The catafracts look to me like RO42 Catafractarii SHC in the late imperial Roman bit.
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:38 pm
I agree. I'm pretty sure the Cataphracts are RO42. The spearmen definitely look like Essex, but I don't know what they are.
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:58 pm
thanks guys - I did find the cataphracts on the essex ebsite under Romans, but I;d been using them as Greeks for the last 10+ years so had assumed they were in the Greek ranges!!!
FoG requires me to own more than 2 however ....
Still cant find the spearmen - maybe the essex site has some non-accurate pictures? Or they may even be Arabs ?
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:44 pm
Have you tried emailing Essex the picture and asking them?
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:58 pm
Might be Arab spearmen that is a good call.
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:27 pm
I couldn't see the photo in the Crusades section. There are similarities to the heavy Frankish spearman in the Crusader range but the photo above as a round shiled and what look like folds as of cloth under the shield edge.
Could it be a code that has been redone subsequent to the production of the figures? The pose looks quite old style.
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:07 pm
I believe the Infantry are from the Essex 15mm Medieval Range: Mer32 Isleman/Galloglaich, long tunic round shield, spear. There is a picture of the miniature on thier website on page 2 of the Medieval range.
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:22 pm
Yes I think is this miniature :
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:47 pm
I think you gentlemen are correct, that definitely looks like the figure in question.
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:42 pm
but better painted than mine ...
Thanks guys - now I can look forward to even sized spear units in the near future!