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Warlord Armored Pikemen: A Review

By Michael Cannon / September 14, 2012
Warlord Armored Pikemen - a review

Warlord Armored Pikemen - a reviewI few weeks ago, I had a friend drop me line who was looking for some Covenanters to flesh out the force he was building. I happened to have an extra bag of Old Glory Covenanters in my storage room, so I pulled them out and we made a trade with me getting his Warlord Pikemen. The numbers were roughly equal – he got 30 figures, I got 24 in 3 packs of 8. What’s nice about it is that both of us could be happy because we both then had a full unit of miniatures to use.

I was pleased with the contents of the figure packs. Each one of the blisters contained eight figures in a mix of poses with four poses offered. One was kneeling, one had an angled pike while standing, another one was a charged pike, and the fourth was the pike at rest. What was nice was that in each one of the blisters there were steel pikes, about 100 millimeters long, included. These worked well with the brass pikes with which I’ve already equipped my other miniatures units.

Warlord at Left, Perry, then Old Glory

Some thoughts about the miniatures and their quality…. The size of these miniatures are similar to those produced by the Perry twins. They’re more slender than the ones you see from Old Glory or from other manufacturers like Front Rank or Renegade. They were done well and the casting quality was pretty good. There was a little bit of flash, but not much. One of the things that did bother me was that the bases on the bottom were not flat, and I had to trim a number of those in order to get them to actually sit on the bases and to put them on the painting stands I use for myself.

All in all, however, I am pretty pleased with the quality of these miniatures. You can see a couple of the first test pieces I have in the photo to the right. These are going to be done in a yellow color scheme, and I dipped then using the Army Painter dip.

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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