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Set 27

Ancient Artillery Part 2

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released Unknown
Contents 1 figure
Poses 1 pose, 1 catapult
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours Dark Grey
Average Height 23 mm (= 1.66 m)


Another in the range of LW ancient artillery sets is this catapult, which comes with one figure. The catapult is a pretty simple model, and though there were no instructions it was not difficult to guess how the parts fitted together, We found that pegs were too large for the holes, so the latter had to be widened before they would fit. Once together the joints are not particularly precise, but neither are they particularly bad, and once coaxed into fitting none of them needed gluing to stay put. Needless to say this is a simplified model of the real thing, but it is adequate, and stands about the same height as the figure.

The packaging makes no mention of timeline for this piece, and even explicitly states that there is no crew. However LW sets are not always consistent, and it may be that not all copies of this one includes this figure. The man himself is heavily armoured, wearing scale armour on his body and plates of armour on his right arm, but nothing on his left. He wears greaves but appears to be bareheaded (it is difficult to be sure), and generally looks to be some sort of heavy infantryman. He appears to be shielding the sun with his hand, but is not interacting with the catapult in any way, so perhaps he is a 'bonus' figure rather than a crewman. Either way, not much use by himself.

As sets go this is pretty under whelming. The quality is fairly rough but there is not too much flash and there is reasonable detail on the figure. This is never going to be the centrepiece of anyone's collection, but it could still find a use.


Historical Accuracy 4
Pose Quality 1
Pose Number 1
Sculpting 4
Mould 6

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