More 28mm plastics have arrived- more Gripping Beast Vikings and the new Saxons as well as 3x boxes of the new Conquest Normans- I now have a serious backlog of 28mm figures to paint for my Dark Ages project!
I'm pretty impressed by the Normans- plenty of poses, in fact enough figures for 15 cavalry per box (only 12 horses though) and they will be used for a number of armies.
The GB Saxons seem pretty good too. I've so far based up 6 just to see what they look like and they make a nice shield wall. The two sets of GB plastics should interchange quite nicely for even more variety in poses.
My only disappointment with the GB Vikings in that I have just finished a base of metals and some plastics and there is a very noticeable difference in height, the metals stand taller than the plastics (some of whom are hunched over.
Vikings on the left, Saxons on the right.
The closest figure in a BG plastic viking, the taller figure beside him is a GB metal viking.
From another angle, again the figure closest to the camera is plastic the other visible ones are metals- and much taller- although he squat pose on the plastic may account for some of the discrepancy! The flag comes from Ray's excellent collection at Don't throw a 1.