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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Plastic SYW, it will never catch on?

I picked this snippet up off the web tonight, which to be honest is exciting news, but also causes me a few potential headaches.
 Ebor Miniatures who sell some beautiful WSS. figures are looking to diversify into plastic and as the bumf says produce [ hopefully ] Seven Years War figures. If this actually happens then I expect them to be of the same top quality as their metal ranges. Now honestly I dont need anymore SYW figures, but there is a little nagging voice saying [ I need some] 21st Century wargamers have never had it so good, what with this potential release and the Warlord release of the Plastic Landsnects this year my armies will never be finished.


Ebor Miniatures has  commissioned designer Matt Bickley to  work on the first 3 up miniatures which should be ready somewhere this month. Below you can find some more information as posted by Ebor Miniatures - "Matt has done many plastic kits for numerous companies in the past and has a great working relationship with Renedra who will be producing the Kit. Initial thoughts are for a box set of around 36 figures but this will depend on how much can fit onto the sprue. The figures will be march attack with two or three different poses of fixed arms holding the musket and three loose arms to add variety to the poses. There will also be various loose heads and items of extra kit such as bags, boots and maybe the odd chicken to add more variety for those who like a bit of variety. My initial thought was for French which could be used for FIW as well as the European theatre but this can be changed as I am hoping that anybody interested will get in touch at nicholas.wragg@tesco.net to let me know which army they would prefer first so I can bring out the most popular first."

5 comments:

  1. I hope it does. Not that i want any but for the fact that it opens up another period to those on smaller budgets. it is another "big" period where troops need to be massed together to get the spectacle and not a "hundred or fewer" figure game period (unless you're in the FIW I suppose but even then Plains of Abraham needs a fair few toys).

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    1. Paul,
      Being very old school I cant break the habit of metal toys, but I still paint up the odd plastic unit and to be honest if I was starting again they would be my first choice. The material has come a very long way and the sculpting is first rate. Saying that I have always admired your EBOR WSS troops nad keep thinking about returning to the period. But that would be madness really.

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  2. so many variations but would be safe with English, Hanoverians, French or Austrians to start.

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    1. Colin,
      I suggested a generic Prussian or Austrian soldier for their first box simply because they can be used by the smaller nations of Germany. Exciting times.

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  3. Not that i want any but for the fact that it opens up another period to those on smaller budgets.



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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
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Austrian Grenzer

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