Monday, October 26, 2015

FireForge Arab Armoured Arachers and VIP Tsubodai

I have been fortunate enought to get a blister of the new FireForge Arab Armourde Archers. Really nice minis casted in resin, I havent painted resin minis before so this will be a first. I like the minis very much, nice an d fine casts with good details and not to much casting flesh. Best of all at least for me was the lose heads, easier for me to Westernize them a bit as i will use them for my baltic Crusade project. :)

One thing I been asking my self lately are way all the plastic bases are included in the plastic mini boxes I buy from Perry, FireForge, Gripping Beast, Wargames Factory and more manufacturers,...I never use them... can´t imagine anyone does, just a waste of our hard earned cach...please stop include the bases and cut the price instead as most gamers anyway get their own prefered bases.

I also got my hands on a VIP picture of Tsubodai 1175–1248 that was a Tuva Turkic general, and the primary military strategist of Genghis Khan and Ögedei Khan. He directed more than twenty campaigns in which he conquered thirty-two nations and won sixty-five pitched battles, during which he conquered or overran more territory than any other commander in history... Quite a nice leadr for your forces, victory are sure... The mini will be released in december by FireForge.


  1. Looking at those resin archers, I worry about the lack of a base, and them snapping off,

  2. NICE! Looking forward to the Mongol superboss!

  3. NICE - and "hear hear" on skipping the extra bases in the boxed sets!

  4. How strong are they ??? I would be concerned they will snap at the ankles

  5. Excellent review again Michael.

    I was wondering how brittle (or not) the resin was? Can you cast any light on this question please?


  6. Give me some days and ill glue them together and ill tell you how it turned out.

  7. They look very nice Michael. What size 28mm are they, please, what do they stack up against?

  8. Last evening I put the archers together and I thought the resin was quite sogt, was no problem cuting and cliping it. was not afraid for any snap damages, I havent much experience from resin but the one I have are from my Viking shops and theu was made out of very hard resin.

    Hope that helped.

  9. Tsubodai mini is awesome, archers are not bad either. Which troops they are going to present in your Baltic crusade?
    By the way, you can get Mongol beta armylist from FF for playtesting if you email them and ask for it.

  10. Ohh nice Michael.

    I have thought about getting these for my Crusader project but I have soo mutch unpainted miniatures that I havnt got around buying these yet.

    So are you planing to "Russiafy" these or whats the plan? Tartar mercenarys for your Sweds in you Pikemans Lament ?


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