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  • #117259
    vtsaogames
    vtsaogames
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    Have you seen both? If so, your opinion please. Even if you’ve seen just one. This would be for DBA, maybe a double DBA army.

    https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

    #117266
    Mike
    Mike
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    I have a selection of Xyston 15mm, and by that I mean 17mm.
    I like them though.
    Not sure what period as they were gifted, but they are decent enough.

    TLDR: I like the Xyston I have.

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    #117309
    vtsaogames
    vtsaogames
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    Hmm, 30 pounds minimum postage across the pond is making Khurasan look better.

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    #117310
    Mike
    Mike
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    Yikes. You are ordering loads ?

    #117326
    vtsaogames
    vtsaogames
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    Oh, that’s for 2-3 kgs. Maybe I should calm down. I have also seen posts where folks say you have to drill out the hands, a tricky feat with 15mm.

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    #117328

    OB
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    Have you considered Old Glory 15mm?  I have some of their Parthians and they are good.  No international postage either.  Poor Draco standards though imo, and you would have to drill the hands.

    Also do have a look at Outpost Wargames Parthians.  Good price, nice figures and you won’t have to drill hands.  I think they may have a USA supplier.

    Khurasan look fine although I don’t have any of their Parthians.  The pics make me think they are 15mm as opposed to 17mm or whatever.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #117333

    Looks like Noble Knight carries Xyston in the US:

    https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147451621/Parthyaian-Horse-Archers

    Still expensive, though  (IMO).

    OB, you’re talking about the figs from Old Glory 15’s/ 19th Century Miniatures, right?

    https://oldglory15s.com/Parthians_c413.htm

    I mention it because it’s been  a cause of confusion for years, ever since Old Glory sold their 15mm line to them. The advent of Blue Moon from Old Glory probably hasn’t helped.

    BTW, speaking of expense, the Old Glory 15’s option is the cheapest way to go, especially if you can get a $400 order together — 40% discount. Not difficult to achieve, given the vast numbers of figures they make, and the fact that  (IIRC) the  $400 is the pre-discount total.

    Oh, and the drilling-out-hands problem is what’s kept me away from Old Glory’s 10mm ancients. “Drilling”?  On 10mm? Seriously?

    #117385

    OB
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    I am Hafen and you’re right it can be confusing.

    No more drilling hands for me too, ever.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #117403

    I don’t mind drilling on 25’s or 40’s, as it’s usually confined to colour-bearers. I can’t recall having to do it for 15’s, though it’s been a while.

     

    Hey, wait a minute! You’re not Hafen —  am! 

    #117441
    Sane Max
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    Lurkio’s  (lovely figures btw) Sassanids required me to drill out their hands.

    That is why I morphed them into Parthians and bought the rest of the army from Peter Pig.

    It’s a shame, as their figures are gorgeous, especially their elephants.

     

    Pat

     

    #117455

    OB
    Participant

    I should have used a comma, Hafen.  No confusion intended!

    Yeah, I drilled 15mm hands on Old Glory and Donnington New Era never again.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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