Monday, September 23, 2013

Well, well, well. Look what we have here.

'Shun!
So, after teasing you all unmercifully with hints on reception commites and so on, they have arrived.

I had been talking on and off for months about acquiring these from an enigmatic and doubtless wildly eccentric gamer, rules writer, raconteur and general man about town. It was a long dance, but finally we took the plunge*, and I certainly am delighted to welcome these and other figures to my own ancients collection. I will be doing a few more posts on the RM collection as we go on, so watch this space.

Today we have a neat little phalanx of Rospak Greeks. I've been an admirer of the "Rospak" plastic ancients for some time and am glad to say they look as good in the flesh as they do in various images I have pored over in the on-line world. So far as I understand they were only relatively briefly available in 1981-82 from Heroics and Ross and are therefore fairly difficult to find nowadays.

*OK, I finally extracted my finger...

8 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Extremely pretty, de Latte, old boy, but can they fight?

VOn Tschatschke

Bloggerator said...

I daresay thay can von Tschatschke, old boy. I daresay they can.

Give me a week to get some more based up and my webcam installed and we'll see what we can do.

de L

Conrad Kinch said...

A fine looking body of men.

Bloggerator said...

... their bronze armour gleaming in the early morning sunshine.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

ooh new bases! and new spears, all straight and with proper points on them by the look of it! The boys will be pleased!

Nothing makes a mercenary happier than being fussed over and given free, high quality gear. Makes their families back home feel good too.

Bloggerator said...

The MoD decided to standardise on the L3A8 spear to simplify logistics at the Lochos level. Sadly, climate change has led to a more arid environment than the troops are used to operationally; nonetheless they seem to be adapting well.

Greg

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

I forgot to mention, that chap in the 2nd file, 3rd rank carrying a red shield with a black emblem? that's actually a portrait of my 1st dog, Yoda the Black Lab. He sat for the portrait so its very accurate.

Bloggerator said...

Bucking for promotion is he?