BROADSWORD MINIATURES

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

MINIFIGS KNIGHTS

 I think this may have been one of Joe Dever's oldest and perhaps favourite units. Originally 20 strong these red Minifigs knights appear in the battle covered on the Project Aon site, and also in a picture from Thistlewood, battling a wyvern in the distance. They were depleted to 14 when I took command of them and I'm going to get them back to strength. I just need 5 knights, either like the unpainted one shown, or the one with the horns which have been snipped off in Joe's unit. If anyone has these Minifigs AX knights in the UK, please get in touch.

I just love the simplicity of these Minifigs medievals and the way they are painted in enamels, possibly gloss enamel rather than being varnished.


Details of the foil pennants






Here they are in action battling a wyvern in the distance in White Dwarf 45

and fighting Chaos warriors about 1986 

and arrayed for battle in Joe's games room about 1986 with full complement of 20 Knights
on the right hand side.


I'm on the lookout for 5 more like this or with horns.

I've got horses for them ready and waiting

so if anyone can help,drop me a comment below please and help these aged knights get back into battle.


12 comments:

  1. Those are great looking knights - the enamels/varnish really give them that toy soldier look that looks so special on the tabletop. The pennants are also very nicely done.
    Unfortunately, I cannot help with the spares; but good luck with hunting them down.

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    1. Thanks.. fingers crossed. I've been trying out painting with enamels again... quite fun, but I have a dreadful habit of licking my brush which is a bad idea with any paint, but particularly unpleasant with enamels.

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  2. I had some of these but sadly parted with them about 20 years ago , I think Caliver still produce the Mini Figs range .

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    1. They do, but they want £3.75 a figure for them.

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  3. Mr Minifigs did make exceedingly good figures - just thought I'd mention that.
    Those knights really are very nice and I hope you manage to acquire more.

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    1. Indeed... probably my favourite manufacturer.

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  4. They really are lovely looking miniatures. I hope you manage to track enough of them down.

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    1. Time will tell, and then I have the fun job of trying to match 40 year old( at least) paint jobs.

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  5. Now that's how to avoid sculpting horse anatomy! :D

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    1. Mind you if you look at the unbarded Minifigs horses, the sculptor has avoided doing their anatomy too.

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