I pre-ordered 1 box of Plastic 28mm Archers from Conquest Games and have been keen to get my hands on them and I am very happy to share the news that they finally arrived. I assembled two archers to see how they look as soon as I could. The kit comes with shorter bows and longer bow options. these have the smaller bows. As previous releases the arms join to bodies just above the elbow. I think some arms will look odd if time isn't taken to check how they look on the bodies.
A great variety in heads are included in the frames
The main plastic frame. Kit comes with 4 of these.
1 frame that has a flag (same as Norman Infantry) and 2 frames with 1 body and more Bow arms.
Continuing the Perry Foot Knight Pike conversions here are some more creations. I made two armed with a type of short Pike. I read a description of Pikes being different lengths. I used a feathered head from the Light Cavalry set to give them that flamboyant flavour.
What started as just a few can now be used as it's own unit of well armoured Pike. The shorter pikes are actually a practical way to make sure the unit is easier to line up against other units when they make contact in games. I have two more spaces to fill. I did not intend to make an entire unit of these but I might as well now.
Next is an Arab Wizard made from Gripping Beast parts except the top of the staff. I am thinking I might find a different open hand instead of the clenched fist.
Cheers from Brendon
I have left over Perry Plastic Foot Knights so decided to make some of them have Pikes to add a bit of back bone to the lesser armoured Pike Infantry. You never know it might make them braver and pass a critical Morale test on the table. Basically it is swapping out Halberds for Pikes with shaved off hands from the Mercenary kit.
Next I have a couple of very simple ideas. The Arab standard bearer has arms from a FireForge Mongol set. Next to him is a Mongol Shaman. A simple addition to a spear with an old GW chaos spikey piece and a Gripping Beast Viking wolf cloak. With the usually downward shield arm rotated up the Shaman is letting out some kind of evil curse on his enemies.