I've always had a soft spot for the old Fantasy Warriors Dwarfs sculpted by Nick Lund, and in the late 80's I collected oh about a couple of dozen. The great Stuff of Legends site shows the original range hereand here. Then in the last couple of years someone invented Ebay and didn't put a warning label on it... The consequences are that I now have almost 450 of them.
I dug them out today and organised them into units. Yes, I know there are too many of them to play a sensible game, but i do love the massed units look.
These figures are back in manufacture by Mirliton of Italy and Em-4 Miniatures here in the UK.
This is the order of battle I came up with, based entirely on what i have, rather than any kind of sensible structure. It works out at 6,580 points without including tandards, msicians, leaders, hero's etc...!
I think i may have over done it...
12 Royal Guard (2 handed, x-heavy (inc lead, mus & std) (2)
2x 20 Dwarf Infantry, hand weapon and shield (inc lead, mus & std)
2x, 20 Dwarf Infantry, spears and shield (inc lead, mus & std)
8x 15 Dwarf Infantry, 2 Handed, (inc lead, mus & std)
3x 20 Dwarf Heavy Infantry, 2 Handed (inc lead, mus & std)
12 Hand Gunners (5)
20 Rangers/Archers (inc leader, musician (horn) & Standard Bearer)
60 Crossbow Dwarfs (no command) (2)
3 Giant Dwarf Cannon (12 crew)
20 Giant Crossbow (40 crew)
12 Bear riders with Axe (inc leader, hero, musician & standard) (7)
12 Bear riders with Spear (inc leader, hero, musician & standard) (7)
4 Giant Bat Riders (4)
1 Seer (1)
The numbers in brackets is the order i've just put in with Mirliton to fill out the remaining slots!
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So just 450 figures to clean, base, undercoat and paint...
... but then i haven't sorted through the Grenadier orcs and goblins i collected to fight against them....