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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Review: Flintloque Gingerbread men!

In between various Christmas preparations, I managed to pull out a blister pack from my pile of Flintoque figures. It was no coincidence that I ended up with the (vaguely) festive Gingerbread Set.

Unopened pack


As with other Limited Edition packs from Alternative Armies, this set comes in an individually numbered blister, in this case pretty crammed full of lead. Luckily, the packaging can be pulled open without the need for scissors, a minor yet gratifying point I think!

Pack contents
The pack contains three gingerbead men, two dwarf assistants and an undead baker, equipped with magic spoon! As with other AA offerings, wooden bases are included. I wasn't too sure about these at first, being used to using either plastic bases or coins, but in practice they are just as good as anything else!

The figures were simple to prepare, with no worse than the smallest amount of flash to be removed. The Flintloque range generally consists of figures which are easy and fun to paint and these proved to be no exception.

The bakers!


The product!

The whole set.
This set can easily be painted in a day in a simple paint scheme. Note the different button colour combinations on the Gingerbread men for easy identification!

This is a great set of figures. I suppose the only question is how much use they are, but even if they don't form a core unit in your army, they certainly have function in festive scenarios, or perhaps a mini campaign. Until recently, a scenario was available online, but I believe you can still request it by email from Alternative Armies.

So I'm very happy with these figures. In fact my next post will be about the (real) gingerbread house I bought to go with them for a Christmas game, so you will see more of these fellows!

14 comments:

  1. Night of the Gingerbread men, Attack of the Baker, Revenge of the Nutcracker.

    Lots of fun stuff could be done with these. I bet some Copplestone Snowmen would flesh out the force nicely. Even better if you can get hold of a bad Santa figure.

    Look forward to seeing the house.

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    1. Didn't know Copplestone made Snowmen, that would be great. I'll have to check them out.

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  2. Eek! Heat up more cauldrons of milk!

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    1. There's no stopping them! In Flintloque, the Gingerbread men are pretty tough, but worse is that the dwarf assistants can heal them during the game!

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  3. Now that's wonderful - I just need to have these!

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    1. I believe there are still several sets available!

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  4. Great review Chris. Certainly Flintloque is rather exotic and some of its packs like this one are so off the wall they are hard to place all together. The scenario Sharkes Gingerbread can be had from Alternative Armies upon email request. I had a great time demo playing Flintloque with three packs of these against Sharke and his Rifleorcs at Salute 2012.

    GBS
    www.alternative-armies.com

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    1. You're welcome Gavin. I think the best Limited Edition packs are the ones which are more unusual and won't necessarily be used in most games! Something special!

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  5. Ho ho ho. I this something your parents have to look forward to!

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    1. Ho ho ho. No no no. We have something altogether different planned for your visit.

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  6. I need some gingerbread men! But I might wait until my children are old enough to know not to eat them. Then again, I'm probably the one most likely to try and have a nibble occasionally.

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    1. They can end up looking rather edible!

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  7. Ho Ho Ho - I'm the GIngerbread Man (Men).

    Tony

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    1. Indeed! Mr Tony Harwood deserves s special mention for creating this fine set of figures! Super job, sir!

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