Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tsuba Freikorps Werdenfels

     On 15 October 2012, Tsuba Miniatures announced their latest releases, five sets of Freikorps Werdenfels and a sixth code for the appropriate flags as printed by Flags of War. The figures retail for € 7.50 per set or, € 35 for any 5 sets. The flag sheet retails for € 2.50 per sheet or is free with the Werdenfels 5 set deal.


     Let me just state the obvious, these are simply phenomenal figures! They are sculpted by the Talented Paul Hicks whose work you will recognize from such companies as Crusader MiniaturesEmpress Miniatures, and Musketeer Miniatures. The figure poses are all quite dynamic and well suited to either individual, or multi-figure basing. Again, the pictures speak for themselves.vSome poses do have that hint of storefront-mannequin awkwardness that all figure designers seem to struggle with, but their craftsmanship is well above average. In retrospect, a bit of off-balanced appearnace is inevitable if the poses are to represent motion and energy.
     Tsuba Miniatures is a small venture that has already brought to the 20th century gaming community a spectacular range of Russo-Japanese War figures for that 1904-1905 conflict. I say with great happiness, Tsuba has announced a desire to expand the Freikorps range with the addition of enemies and civilians too. There is the risk in any miniatures venture that you are either entering too low of a demand market, or a market that is already being satisfied by another manufacturer. Either way, the subject is of great interest to myself, and I will certainly purchase any and all of their offerings in their entirety.

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