Victrix 28mm hard plastic figure sets
Victrix manufacture 28mm hard plastic British and French Napoleonic figures. Buy direct online, quality Waterloo or Peninsular war miniatures. We also have 54mm British and will be adding French soon. To date we have 11 plastic boxed sets including Highlander, Grenadier Guard and British Napoleonic Foot Artilery. The plastics are fully backed up with a full range of metal figures and flag sheets.
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We are getting really excited at Victrix as we draw ever closer to the release of our 2 new sets ’Greek unarmoured hoplites and archers’ and ‘Greek Pletasts, javelin men and slingers’. We expect them to be on release in April in time for Salute 2014
The boxes are done.
First test shots of the sprues will be appearing in March.
Steve is busily working on new shield transfers.
These new sets are going to be more expensive than our previous sets retailing at £29.95 for 56 figures. This equates to each figure being around 53p. Which I am sure people will agree is a very reasonable price for a well sculpted high quality miniature.
Our older sets will remain at their current prices but we have had to increase the price of the new releases due to increased manufacturing and tooling costs. We are happy however that we are able to keep the cost down to around the 50p mark in line with some of the Perry twins latest releases but below the prices per figure of Warlord Games and Fireforge. We feel comfortable that we can continue to create new sets and expand our ranges with this new price whilst still giving the customer good value for money by packing our boxes with lots of figures with plenty of variety.
We are really pleased to announce the release of our 54mm resin French Napoleonic Foot Artillery, 54mm resin British Light Battalion heads pack and our new 28mm resin British Peninsular War ensigns and officers. These along with the 54mm French Napoleonic standard bearers we released a month ago are the beginnings of a resin range we intend to produce to compliment our 54mm and 28mm plastic boxed sets.
The detail is crisp and sharp, the resin is light and very flexible (more so than plastic in some respects allowing a bit more forgiveness for clumsy fingers!) You can glue the resin with superglue. If you are gluing to metal or plastic use superglue also.
The 54mm French Napoleonic foot artillery is an 8 pounder Gribeauval with 5 crew figures. The whole set is full of great detail and character and will look fabulous on your gaming table or display cabinet. This set is priced at only £44.95 (you will be hard pressed to find 54mm Artillery models of this quality for this price)
Next we have the 54mm resin British Light Battalion heads pack. This pack contains 16 heads (2 x each head displayed) giving you enough to convert a whole box of Victrix 54mm British flank company to Light Battalions such as the famous 51st, 52nd and 45th to name a few.The pack is priced at only £8.
(To round off your British Light battalion you could look at buying the British Light battalion officer and sergeant pack we released recently.)
Lastly we have our new pack of 28mm resin British Peninsular War ensigns and officers. We created this pack to give you really characterful look to your British battalions. Figures with bandaged heads, waving hands, holding hats and carrying haversacks for more of a campaign look will add even more individuality to your Victrix plastic sets. Also remember that this resin is really easy to cut s you can convert these figures very easily with plastic parts from other figure sets. This set of 8 highly detailed miniatures is priced at only £9
And don’t forget we are a running a 25% off all plastic sets at present until November. So now is a great time to get some early Christmas shopping in for yourself! Or a friend.
At present we are working on quite a few new sets. Greek Peltasts/Javelin men and un-armoured Hoplites with archers and slingers to go in each box. Republican Romans in chainmail, square pectoral armour and Latin allied legionaries in mixed style armour and helmets.
Now these are taking a bit longer than we thought. The technology we are using to create these new sets is still a bit new to us! So we are still learning as we go but things are all slotting into place nicely. We should have images of the full Greek sets to show in about 3 week’s time. However we do have a few more sample components to show you.There are a load more heads in the set and the neck joints will be added to create a universal neck to accomodate all heads. Weapon hands, crests and sheilds will be shown in a week or so plus the other 2 body positions. The archer pulling an arrow from his quiver on his back will have an alternate arm position loading an arrow,
Initial thoughts had been to start cutting metal in October but this is slipping to November and release will be after Christmas (Hopefully as early in January as possible) So a bit of a delay on the new stuff but all still looking good on the new releases front.
As a reward for all our customers’ patience we are running a 25% off! all our plastic boxed sets, bases and movement trays.
(NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO OUR MUTI-BOX DEALS WHICH ARE ALREADY DISCOUNTED AND POST FREE!, SO WELL WORTH LOOKING AT IF YOU WANT A 10 BOX DEAL SENT TO THE USA OR AUSTRALIA!)
We are really pleased to announce the release of our new movement trays and basing system for infantry and cavalry that will take combinations of Victrix single, 2 man, 4 man and cavalry bases.
We designed the system to be very flexible allowing you to create a multitude of formations including lines, columns and squares.
It is easy to deploy from column to line or snaking column to square.
The base of the trays is polished to assist in sliding on textured surfaces and also easy to pick up which helps prevent gamers from damaging spears and flags.
The movement trays are suitable for many periods and rules systems that focus on frontages of 20mm such as ‘Black Powder’, ‘Clash of Empires’, ‘Warhammer Ancient Battles’ and ‘War and Conquest’.
The trays are very solid and made from high impact plastic so will not warp when exposed to water-based paints and basing materials. The purposely thin walls and low height make the trays visually unobtrusive on the tabletop. We also factored in 2mm extra space into the internal measurements to allow for basing material overhang which sometimes prevents bases from fitting in the trays properly.
We have a number of news items that can be viewed by clicking on the announcements in the column to the left of this text.
The first item is an update on our release schedule for this year. This includes news of the latest digital technology we are road testing that will enable us to speed up our output of new products.
(If you go to the news item in the left hand box you can read about some of the new projects we are working on involving traditional sculpting, scanning and computer generated modelling.)
The next item relates to the deals we will have on offer at Salute 2013 and to ease the mad crush on the day we are encouraging purchasers to e mail us with their Salute pre orders.
We will again be running our 54mm Napoleonic participation game at Salute this year. When we ran the game last year it was a huge success. It was a fast, fun and bloody game and involved players of all ages young and old, male and female.
It really opened quite a few people’s eyes to the possibility of gaming in 54mm.
The rules being used are our own home-grown 54mm rules which are in development at present and not far off being ready to publish. The participation game gives us a good player perspective on how good the rules are and we always welcome player feedback.
The game has been expanded to include a unit of French Dragoons and French Hussars. And what Spanish peninsular game would be complete without a unit of the 95th Rifles to keep those French officers’ heads down!
So please feel free to come along and have a game or just watch. You can talk to Dale who wrote the rules and will be running the game. Also come along to chat to Steve and Julian at the Victrix stand TE09 about future Victrix products and plans.
Our latest boxed set VX0016 ‘NAPOLEON’S MIDDLE IMPERIAL GUARD’ is almost with us. The boxes are with the printers and we expect to start shipping orders by 12thNovember. You can start pre-ordering this fantastic set of miniatures from 29thOctober. Anyone who pre-orders this set will receive a great new transfer sheet (designed by Steve Hales of Little Big Men Studios) to apply to the cartridge box covers and shako covers for every box they order.
Who were the Middle Guard?
In 1806 Napoleon decreed the formation of 2 new Guard regiments, the ‘Fusiliers-Chasseurs’ and ‘Fusiliers-Grenadiers’. They were junior to the Old Guard Grenadiers and Chasseurs but not in fighting quality. Their uniforms were very similar to the Old Guard, however they wore shakos instead of Bearskin headdress. The main difference was the Fusiliers-Grenadiers wore white Epaulettes instead of the usual red worn by Grenadiers. (This looks very striking on the dark blue greatcoat!)
Unlike the Old Guard who were often kept in reserve, the Middle Guard took part in many actions. They distinguished themselves at Heilsberg against the ferocious Russian assaults in 1807, helped suppress the Spanish uprising in Madrid in 1808, and in 1812 heroically held open the lines of retreat for the army against the advancing Russians at Krasnyi during the Russian campaign.
The shattered regiments were rebuilt in 1813 and were heavily committed during the Leipzig campaign. They formed the cornerstone of the defence of France during 1814. Wherever they fought they won and helped steady the raw French conscripts.
What do you get in this boxed set?
You get 60 figures wearing campaign dress of greatcoats and covered shakos. There are pose options of marching, advancing and firing line, Plus there are officers, drummers and standard bearers (2 figure options for each command type). There are 64 heads in covered shakos showing the variety and character of expression you have come to enjoy and expect in Victrix sets.
What else can you use these figures for?
This figure set has a lot of versatility. We designed the heads to have the thistle shaped plume rather than just the pom-pom. This gives the figures a lot more flexibility to make other units of Napoleon’s Elite infantry on campaign. All you do is remove the top of the tuft to make the Middle Guard, Turin Velites and some units of Line Chasseurs. By leaving the tuft on you can make line Grenadiers, Line Voltigeurs, Tirailleurs, Chasseurs and Carabiniers. Below you can see some examples painted for us by the very talented Toby from Artmaster Studio.
You will receive a free transfer sheet with every box you order on pre-order from 29thOctober to the 12thNovember. This applies to individual boxes or purchasing Middle Guard as part of multi-box deals. (Please note that all multi-box deals are post free worldwide!)
Due to the fantastic response we had to the Free postage on our multi-box deals during August, we have decided to implement this on a permanent basis.
All Multiple box deals (Including the new Greek Hoplite sets) are now post Free worldwide. This covers our 3, 4,5,7 and 10 box deals.
In most cases you will save at least 10% and then the FREE postage on top!
Please note the Free postage only applies to the multiple box deals. If you order individual items they will be charged postage. Also if you order a Multi-Box deal plus some extra none deal items, postage will be applied to these items but the deals will not be charged postage.
Stephen Hales & Julian Blakeney-Edwards