In this unbagging video, we’re taking a look at the new hard plastic, multi-pose Norman Infantry from Victrix. This large and bulky bag allows for the construction of sixty 28mm figures in total.
The text below is a transcript of the video, for those who prefer to read rather than watch.
As with other Victrix packs, and unlike those from most other manufacturers, you are provided with instructions for what bits go where on the figures.
There are two different frames in the pack; Main and Command. The Command frame includes a bugle and lances which could be used as flag poles. The varied and dynamic poses are immediately noticeable in both frames.
You will find a total of 14 different bodies in the set, all of which display great detail and energy. Subtle twists in the body and leg positioning make for an ‘on the attack’ look to the figures. And the shocked or aggressive facial expressions add to that feel.
There are 23 different heads in total, plus a further 15 helmets, which can be fitted to the bodies that come complete with heads attached.
It’s interesting to note that some of the helmets are of the Phrygian style, generally favoured by wargamers for actions involving Normans in Italy. Other heads come with mail coifs attached or loosened, and some are bare.
Here’s our finished standard bearer, wearing scale armour, with a hand axe attached to his belt and protected by a flat kite shield. The frame includes a further six curved kite shields, for that more exotic look seen on the famous Arnold of Brienz shield.
This shot shows a new Victrix Norman on the left and his ancestor; a Conquest Games plastic Norman on the right.