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Models and Game Pieces
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:45:24 PM »
Hetairos: Model Ideas

This will be some advice on models and game pieces that you can buy for Hetairos.

Disclaimer: I do not have any links with the companies below, I can bear no responsibility for your purchases, nor do I in any way profit from them. These are just recommendations based on where I've found suitable gaming pieces for my own use. There's also no need to buy models, the whole testing run of games was done with a mini chess set plus a draughts set. I've recommended only 1/72 minis for the purpose as they're small enough to fit on a relatively not-too-vast map.


By Manufacturer

Eagle Games
This is the start point, as their Age of Mythology boardgame pieces can be ordered separately and
GREEK
http://www.eaglegames.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EGL700_08
The most important sprue - consider getting two. Contains 5 hoplites (NPC or PC hoplites), 5 greek archers (which could make decent Amazons), some spear-armed heroes which could be PC hoplites or myrmidons, a swordsman hero (myrmidon again?), heracles (cimmerian perhaps), 3 cyclopes, 3 gorgons, 3 hydras, 3 manticores, 3 minotaurs, 2 centaurs.There are 10 villager models which could be used as some sort of NPC or minion, and 5 horsemen which probably are the only non-useful bits of the lot.

EGYPT
http://www.eaglegames.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EGL700_07
Another good selection.

NORSE
http://www.eaglegames.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EGL700_09
This is the least useful of the three sprues, but the dragons and giants can still certainly be useful.


By Type

Heroes

Allies & Other

Small Monsters

Great Monsters

Cerberus
No idea, if you can find suitable 1:72 model please let me know!
Cockatrice
No idea, if you can find suitable 1:72 model please let me know!
Chimera
No idea, if you can find suitable 1:72 model please let me know!
Dragon
The Eagle Games Norse set has dragons, and the Egyptian set has Phoenixes which, given they look nothing like birds at all, can also stand in here.
Giant
An easy one - the Eagle Games Norse giants and trolls would be good here, or spare cyclopes from the Greek set.
Gorgon
There are some of these in the Eagle Games Norse set.
Lycan
No idea, if you can find suitable 1:72 model please let me know!
Manticore
Some of these are in the Eagle Games Greek set.
Minotaur
Some of these are in the Eagle Games Greek set.
Nemean Lion
No idea, if you can find suitable 1:72 model please let me know!
Sphinx
Some of these are in the Eagle Games Egyptian set.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 11:02:28 PM by Jubal »
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