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I did a batch of 18 of these little guys last year. Every time I think that I have acquired all the possible large lots of these things, more show up. Shortly after I finished those, I got fifteen more in an auction lot, and have finally finished them up this weekend. In the meantime, I found another cache of twenty of them...at this point, I think I have enough. Now, I have to say, by modern standards these are some sad little figures. There is little detail, and the faces are very vaguely sculpted. However, it does emphasize a point I make every once in a while. The expected use of these things was in mass, and viewed as part of a scene during a war-game, rather than as individual show pieces. Therefore, the fact that there isn't a lot of detail means that you can knock them up pretty quickly and get to your mass effect. At normal viewing distances, you get something more like this: The one blue tunic stands out, but you can't tell whether anyone's belt is slightly off, or even whether they are cross-eyed. I am always in awe of the serious painters around here. I don't have the patience to do much of that sort of work, so I have been gravitating back to this earlier style... On to some goblins today, I hope...
I'm digging into my Old School collection this weekend, with this batch of old Minifigs. I have the rather odd VFW19, armored woodlouse (aka sow bug), and a group of 18 elves from the Mythical Earth range. I believe the MEs were the first commercial fantasy range. They're certainly where my collection started back in 1974. 8 more to finish, still on sticks in the back, 6 down so far this weekend, and 4 from a previous session. After that, I have to decide how to base them, probably for use routinely with Dragon Rampant.