Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Favorite Figures - The Empire General from Warhammer

Love 'em or hate them, Games Workshop has, in my opinion, has had the biggest impact on the miniature gaming industry in the last 20 years. The way they market and package their core games has set the standard for the industry. Not only did they take the lead in hard plastic miniatures, but the Warhammer Fantasy rules have evolved into a fun, playable set of rules for historical wargaming. In fact, Warhammer Ancients are my rules of choice for gaming the Late Roman Period.

One of the armies from the Warhammer Fantasy universe is the Empire. Loosely based on the Holy Roman Empire of the Renaissance, the Empire is an extremely colorful and unique looking fantasy army.

Speaking of hard plastic miniatures, one of my favorite items is their multi-part kit of an Empire General. With the kit you can actually make two characters with quite a bit of options available - one on horse back and one on foot.

This guy looks like an Army General; definitely a member of the upper nobility on his noble steed. The mace is a nice touch and something different.

For the foot figure, I decided to go with the "ole hard-bitten veteran" look again.

Having held some swords that are the size proportionate to this figure, I can tell you that they are heavy. Obviously ate his vegetables when he was younger.

In retrospect, I'm not pleased with the size of the pistol. Early pistols were big, but not that big.

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