MANUFACTURER: Forged In Battle / Westwind Productions
DESCRIPTION: War & Empire Macedonian Starter Set – Core Troops (WE-Box1)
SCALE: 1/100 / 15mm
SIZE: Foot – 17mm foot to eye, Horse – 19mm hooves to head
Reviewed by Pete Harris
Pewter core troop miniatures comprising:
1 x Army General (Alexander the Great)
12 x Macedonian Companion Cavalry (from WE-MA1)
24 x Macedonian Phalangites at the slope (from WE-MA3)
72 x Macedonian Phalangites, marching (from WE-MA4)
War & Empire is a extensive range of 15mm pewter figures covering the many nations connected with the ancient period. Each nation comprises varied troop types and include cavalry, chariots (where applicable) and even war elephants. The range is supported by a comprehensive list of accessories such as shield transfers, buildings, siege engines, scene/character packs and civilians. In addition, the figures are available in three levels of pack size. Individual unit packs for those wanting to build their armies from grass roots upwards. Starter sets provide the core troops, these include both foot and mounted units with a general. Finally the army sets for those who want to purchase their complete force in one.
The example provided here for review is the Macedonian Starter Set comprising 109 pewter miniatures. Presented in a cardboard box with printed outer wrapper, the figures are supplied in plastic bags for the various unit types listed above. Classed as 15mm, they actually measure just under 20mm and the foot to eye measurement is approximately 17mm. Metal quality and casting is very good and the sculpting detail is actually excellent. People who game in 15mm will love these and those who haven’t considered this size should really take a look. They’ll be pleasantly surprised at the impressive level of detail and variation of pose. Add to this the variety of unit types and armies available and you are on to a winner. Check out the website.