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Well long story short I'm going to be getting an empire army started in the near future, and fortunately my store has a few of the old empire battalion box sets, which is perfect for me because I've been planning on using the older handgunners and State Troop models (the ones w/the round shields) since I think the newer ones look like crap. Just a few questions about them and thnx for the help:
*Will I be able to make either Swordsmen and Halberd's also or do the old state troop models only comes as spearmen in the old empire battalion box set?
*Does anyone else know where I can buy the older box sets of state troop models or any websites were I can order them from besides ebay (already looked).
*Are the knight models the same as the newer ones or the older ones a bit different?
I think the old empire state troops had those wonderfull wide puffy pants and upper arms ( I have no idea what to call those things, those weird spanish looking pants decorations ) which are a joy to paint, and perfect for washes as well, too bad they don't use that a lot any more. The new state troop box is awesome too, but too bad their unitforms are now pyjama's.
I am pretty sure the knights weren't replaced.
The term is "Slash and Puff" for the clothing.
Halberdiers and Swordsmen could be made from the Empire soldier regiment box, but Spearmen could not. So if the battalion box has spearmen, you're stuck with spearmen, barring conversions.
If you're in Canada, you might try Great Canadian Minis, they might have some.
The newer greatswords still have the slash and puff outfits, and so do the artillerists. Too bad about the core staties, their outfits don't look that horrible...but I could certainly use more uniformity. State troops shouldn't look like the village militia. I wish I could get some of those old ones...It'd be fantastically hillarious to make a unit of halberdiers up as swiss guard, and give them a priest clad all in white with a greenstuffed mitre and crozier.
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Well its not that I really matter about there clothing, I person just like the older ones better because they look a lot more disciplined and look like actually State Troops. Not like the new ones that look like a bunch of rabble and just look plan retarded. Does anyone know where I could buy some or is there anyone here with a bunch of old ones that they are willing to sell?