Friday, December 26, 2014

The Northern Federation

Good Ol Santa, suitably bribed, came through with a last box of Garrisons. A few Midlish Hobilars, some peasant levies, reinforcements  for the Great King: cataphracts, clibinari and peasants, and some Hyrkanian horse archers.
The last of their kind.

There was the usual quiet chorus of burbling "yes....yes yes" until I hit the Hyrkanians and thought "Damn, I knew I should have ordered dozens!"

Of course I hadn't because I don't really want a whole army of Huns-by-any-other-name. I wanted some horse archers to flush out the Federation or Alliance of "Barbarians" in the north.
A variety of old Valdurians surrounding one of the new horse archers.

I haven't got the details sorted but the Federation exists to provide a home for a battered mix of Celtic/Saxon/Fantasy figures, primarily early Valdurians from my college days. I had started to think of a Gothic sort of army but then remembered my old Rohirrim horse archers that I had de-armoured. I'm also minding that I have Prince August molds for "barbarian" infantry as well as a few left over Valdurian Celts.

 So there we have the basis of the next player in the campaign. An army of Noble Heavy Cavalry backed by levies of warrior farmers,  horse archers and a handful of Valdurian tribesmen, driven into the mountains generations ago by waves of invaders.



6 comments:

  1. Wonderful figures, it's a shame to see them out of production now though they certainly had a good run.

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    1. They are but its not the first time they've been out of production.......

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  2. Great figures,is there still not a window of possibilities re their continued production or is it just wishful thinking on my part?

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    1. There is always hope but I ordered what I need for current plans. I have enough Garrison & RAFM figures and PA molds to keep me going for 5 years or more at current rates. After that is too far away to think about!

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    2. The 'hope' in that sense is the following: 'Regarding next year, there will be limited sales to past customers as I've already said; this blog and the email address garrisonminiatures@gmail.com will be the only points of contact.' and 'One option I will be considering to to continue some limited 'general' production beyond 2015, but if I do it will probably just be the 20mm Ancients and 25mm S&S Ranges. I'm still producing 'new' 20mm figures and have several new ones I will be doing for myself, including several Persian and Mede figures.'

      Mostly, it's a matter workload and trying to wind things down rather tan come to a full stop.

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  3. After painting modern figures, I must admit for a certain longing to work on units in the style of the nicer figures from the 70s. There are a few old Garrison figures in my original fantasy collection, but not in units, unfortunately.

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