Maybe two years ago, I purchased a box of TYW (Thirty Years War) lead by Testudo. So far it has sat on the shelf. The Testudo figures are very nice, about 17-18mm and very detailed as well as including plenty of variety (in part by having multi-piece castings). For example, I counted at least 6 variants for Scots Musketeer, 2 marching poses (both two pieces) two firing, and two reloading. Apparently Khurusan now have the moulds, but to date, there is no detail on when/if they will be re-released.
Out of the box ($200 originally IIRC) there has come an army for Thomo, Scots Covenanters for me, and I have now passed on at least enough lead for two more armies. Seems like a good deal.
There are a few bits and pieces I need to do to call some projects finished, but they seem to have a life of their own. Partially finished -
- CoC Brits, US & Germans
- DBMM Desert Rajputs
- DBMM WotR
- DBMM Ottoman Turks
- DBMM Alexandrian Macedonians
- 1/2400 WW1 Naval
- 15mm Sci-Fi
- 6mm Ancients, ECW, WSS and Napoleonics
- 1/1200 Napoleonic naval
- 15mm AK47 'African'
- 15mm Moderns Afghanistan
- 15mm Scots Covenanters
- And the rest - 6mm Cold War Russians, US & NVA for Vietnam, 6mm Cold War Brits, 6mm Desert Storm Brits, 15mm WW1 Desert British.. und so weiter..
So they might be best used for the late Desert campaign... except then I would need to source some 8th Army and some DAK infantry. You can see where that is going... use the stuff I have, which then means I need to get more stuff to round it off.. this way, madness lies.