Warlord released their plastic Macedonian Phalangites kit this week. The box contains figures to make 40 Phalangites, all from a single sprue with 4 bodies, 6 heads, 4 shields and 6 pikes. The sculpting is first class with sharp detail all around & no noticeable flat areas from the steel molds. There is no flash on the figures & mold lines are very minor. Figure size is small – matching well with Gripping Beast metal Phalangites and Immortal plastic Hoplites. For comparison, a model from the large end of 28mm, the Gorgon Etruscan Hoplite is included in the photos.
#1 by Flower of Battle on February 23, 2012 - 5:54 am
Thanks for the comparison shots and for sharing your initial impression! If there is any way for you to post pictures of the Warlord phalangites next to Immortal/Warlord hoplites that would sure be appreciated.
#2 by chicagoterrainfactory on February 23, 2012 - 9:57 am
I don’t have any of the Immortal/WL Hoplites, but I was able to compare the two against a friend’s unit. The figure torsos from the two kits are very similar in height with both having a slim body compared the metal GB figure.
Are you thinking of mixing parts from the two kits?
#3 by Flower of Battle on February 24, 2012 - 5:01 am
I see, thanks for the clarification.
Well, it might be too much of a hazzle to mix parts between the kits (and with the Perry Sudanese, which is a favorite bit box of mine) since the arms are fastened in a totally different way. But its always nice to know that they could potentially work together.