Conquest Norman Knights Review
I just finished painting up a15 Norman knights and sergeants boxed set put out by Conquest Games.
This package comes with 15 mounted knights.
I had pro’s and con’s regarding this set. First off it is nice getting 15 knights for the cost of 12 as in other sets. Once opening the box though I discovered one of the miniatures is a casualty. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t really have a need for a lot of cavalry casualties on my table top.
Also 14 miniatures don’t fit in my army O.O.B. and I doubt if they will for any others. I think most gamer’s use their miniatures in groups of 6 or at least divided into 3’s.
In Day of Battle units are on a single base. I started out using 4 mounted cavalry figures per base but now as my collection grows I am using 5 figures per base. Thus if you do the math a box gets me 2 bases worth of troops with 4 mounted figures left over plus the 1 casualty figure.
What I have been doing lately is adding a foot figure or 2 to a base to round out the odd mounted figure that I am missing. I also use the casualty figure in the box occasionally for the fifth figure however I don’t want to many of these bases in my collection.
Also I didn’t care for the saddles. They were part of the rider and very poorly molded into his lower body, with very poor detail.
I did like how they assembled. The horse tail was molded as part of the body so no seam or separate piece to glue on when assembling. The figures themselves are very nice and though I have a few things I mentioned above I would (AND HAVE) still buy these 🙂
How I Assemble My Plastic Miniatures.
I have pretty much gone over to plastic in my 28mm armies. When putting them together I use Plastruct Plastic Weld for assembly. This stuff is great. This product comes with an applicator and just brushes on. It has the consistency of water and does not cause strings or other flash. It actually melts the two plastic surfaces together. It only works on plastic.
This purchase was destined for my Day of Battle armies but once I painted them I decided to march them off to my Lion Rampant army. I base these using the new basing scheme that Lion rampant uses and you will see this when you look at the pictures.
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