In any case, PAR was built, for nostalgic reasons, from a few boxes each of recent production runs of Airfix Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood figures. When I was a 10-year-old getting started in this hobby, that was pretty much all there was for inexpensive medievals figures, and I had what I then considered to be quite a few of them. So, using them again as an adult was a deliberate nostalgia choice, made despite the fact that significant numbers of probably better sets were available in 2001 (let alone what you can get today...) After running the game for a couple of years, they have been shelved since 2003, so I didn't think I'd be missing out on anything by repurposing them. I originally mounted them as individuals on pennies or larger washers for the horsemen, and I had a few problems getting some of the foot back off. Nevertheless, I was able to assemble the group shown below, of six mounted stands (either riders or knights--I enjoy Hordes flexibility...), a stand of blades, a cleric, four shooters, and five hordes (or warbands, if one is inclined to be generous about their fighting ability.)
I set this aside for a week for the hurricane, but got the basing finished off this morning. I hope to try them against Norman's Dinotopians this weekend, and I'll post some pictures if we do that.
|Blades stand from Sheriff of Nottingham figures|
|Friar Tuck as, what else, a cleric|
|The flag is somewhat the worse for years of wear, but this should be the general stand|
|A rider or knight stand|
|Shooters, with warband or hordes in the background|