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Set 23

Ancient Scenery

All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released 2003
Contents 1 figure plus accessories
Poses 1 pose
Material Resin
Colours Grey
Average Height 23 mm (= 1.66 m)

Review

During their quite short life MIR certainly produced plenty of surprises. 'Ancient Scenery' does not really give many clues as to what this set might contain, although those familiar with the rest of the range will not be surprised to find a corpse, and sure enough, one corpse is delivered. This one looks like a republican Roman, but this is about the only thing about the set that might be considered 'ancient'. Next to our fallen warrior we have a small mound (50mm long and about 6mm high) with a branch and a wooden wheel resting on it. Try as we might, we just couldn't review such an item. As mounds, branches and wheels go, these are, well, OK.

The second picture is by far the most interesting of the pieces, though that is not saying much. It seems to be a broken column laying next to its base and with a short wall round it. If this is all there was of the column, then it wasn't very tall when it was whole, but other pieces may be lying nearby, or perhaps there was once a statue at its summit. The low wall suggests it may have been a fountain, or at least surrounded by water. Though it could pass as ancient, it could just as esily be used for any period, particularly if the column itself is removed.

The final piece is a low (10mm high) wall of stones. Another tough piece to say anything about. Like the rest, it suffers from a warped base and is a bit rough at the edges, though for items such as this that hardly matters.

So, for 'scenery' read 'accessories', and you will have a rather better title for a set that almost defies labelling. However, whatever you choose to call it, we can't see it setting the world on fire.

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