Gripping Beast Saxons

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Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by nreinwald » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:16 pm

I'm building armies for Dux Bellorum and I was wondering:

1. If Musketeer Miniature Saxon personalities are compatible with Gripping Beast Saxons (recently purchased Aelle and standard bearer).

2. Is the plastic Gripping Beast plastic Saxons suitable for Early period Saxons?

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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by EvilGinger » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:37 am

1 Yes both are the larger end of the 28mm scale

2 Yes thought you might want to swap the shields which are medium for small or bucklers if you believe the bucklers hypothesis for very early Saxons

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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by janner » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:42 am

I'd think about mixing in some of their plastic unarmoured 'Dark Age Warriors' for earlier Saxons :D
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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by nreinwald » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:02 am

Ginger - Thanks!

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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by EvilGinger » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:02 am

The Dark-age warriors do very nicely for Saxons and will take head & so helmet swaps with the Saxon Theigns. The only let down is that all the Dark-age warrior heads are bareheaded so you get no pygian caps & you will have to swap the supplied medium shields for bucklers if you believe the buckler hypothesis.

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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by Atheling » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:48 am

I've got a stack of metal bucklers if you need any?

In general, Musketeer miniatures mix very well with Gripping Beast, especially the newer Norse types.

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Re: Gripping Beast Saxons

Post by EvilGinger » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:15 am

I would agree both Gripping beast & Musketeer are at the larger end of the 28mm size range and they fit together rather well. Artizan designs also fit in with them but are a little shorter over all but not so much they look wrong as do the ones by West wind which are of similar size and build to Gripping beast.

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