Monday, 2 September 2013

Oldhammer weekend: Old minitures back in production.

Still wading through pictures and spending time with the family so this is my first brief Oldhammer community post about  the Oldhammer weekend, for a more personal take watch the personal blog

As Steve has mentioned on his blog a number of classic citadel sculpts have been brought back into production.


There isn't much to add to Steve's descriptions of the minis he has done the comprehensive job we have come to expect from him so do go check out the post, it has loads of nice pictures of which I've nicked one. I should be able to offer a comparison shot to some of the originals when I get time.

However I think it worth considering what has happened. Would foundry have released these without the enthusiasm being shown within our community? Well maybe, they are going through their old ranges but I don't think Foundry themselves ever released these guys. It would perhaps be fair to say that even if they were lined up for some future release our show of support allowed them to be bumped up the queue. I was too busy buying them to think to ask.

Steve also pondered what other treasures wait to be found in the Foundry's stock of old moulds, perhaps a show of support and a few good purchases of the current re-releases would encourage the Foundry to go looking for these hidden gems. Sales talk people!

As it is anyone collecting empire or norse has some much needed relief from eBay prices and even the Brettonian collectors have something to smile about. Well other than the stacks of feudals already available. We can only wish that some of the goblinoids had migrated to Foundry.

6 comments:

  1. Can you imagine if the militia and the dogs of war that were released at the same time were also found? And don't get me started on the villagers... :-)

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  2. They must have, I'm sure someone mentioned there was more in the wings. I hadn't realised these were some of the ones that migrated because to me they have always been warhammer figures not really historicals.

    Brilliant timing anyway because I'm just starting on my pre-90's empire army. I'm beginning to wish I'd bough another say five packs at the time.

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  3. Brilliant news,
    I'm suprised too, but looking forward to getting some. I have a few of them from the 1980's, but a few more will be great. Interesting to hear there might be more releases.
    Might end up painting up my old Empire army now :)

    Erny, I look forward to seeing you 1980's Empire Army.

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  4. great paint job. My favourite is the looter models with the sword and the bag.
    Great to have some models back in production as most of them are very rare here in Germany

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  5. Fella's - this is a great site - congratulations to you for reviving what was a great time for wargaming!

    I've got a ton of this vintage stuff but sadly it doesn't get used :-( - even got a good copy of the 2nd edition rules and the ravening hordes supplement!

    Good luck with keeping this alive.

    Roy

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