Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Rampaging Romans

Is it just me, or has anyone else got the impression that there seems to be a fair bit of interest in the Romans and their barbarian adversaries lately?

King and Country produced a number of Roman and Barbarian figures a few years ago, now retired, and Conte Collectibles and East of India are still producing varied ranges of similar models, however, more recently a couple of other big names have chosen to follow their lead

First Legion have recently embarked on a series, already referred to in a previous post, depicting the Roman Legio Minervia and their well documented clash with the Early Germanic tribes, and it was news of that series that initially caught my attention and got me thinking

Since then I've noticed that The Collectors Showcase are due to release a similar range of figures, pitching the mighty Romans against the Britons, and set around the time of Boudica's famous revolt. There's no mention of it at the moment on the company's website, but here's a brief look at some of the initial releases, set to be out some time in July or August, together with some information from Brian


TCS is proud to present the Claudian invasion of Britain! Once again the Roman Legions descend upon the barbarian, witness this last attempt to subdue the Celtic horde! From war elephants to catapults, from Celtic chariots to scorpions there has never been a Roman release quite like this. With our now infamous sculpting and connoisseur paint you’ll get more of the action you’re looking for

TCS takes sculpting to a new level with these little beasts. Each piece moves like the wind. Every paint stroke convinces one that the pieces are alive. Our new Roman release is due out in 45 days with many other goodies: Slated for the July catalogue we know you're gonna love ‘em. We’ve started the series at the eye of the storm and will work out from there

Pricing: no change.

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Tally Hooo!!!
Best regards,

Renowned for the movement that they depict in their figures, these beauties are no less dynamic

If you like the look of these, then you're not alone. I for one think that TCS are a company that has grown in stature lately, and if you take a look at the Treefrog Treasures toy soldier forum you can spend a good few minutes reading the many excited, and tremendously congratulatory, comments posted about these figures. If they look as good in the flesh as they do in the photos, they're certain to fly off the shelves

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