These figures show their Viking heritage but have a decidedly Eastern/Slavic look. They are molded in a medium soft gray plastic with very crisp details. A good selection of shields and weapons is provided, a bit heavy on the archers to my taste but that is just one man's opinion.You could easily back-date these by swapping in more round shields and hairy faces from other sets of minis.I can barely wait to start converting these models.
once again the back of the box shows a photo of the very pretty painted minis,
one of these days the guys in marketing will realize that this would sell more boxes
not that there is anything wrong with the cover-art, very atmospheric
not at all like the tragic Wargames Factory cover art
let us get to the important bit of this, the contents of said box,
bases, minis and spears
you get five sprues of minis, side A
the same, but this view is side B
the detail is crisp and the poses are natural
back of the above figures, no flash and only the faintest hint of mold-lines
the weapons are cleanly cast and in scale to the minis
the spears are delicate and nicely done
but it is the faces that steal the show
my main concern is that I will not be able to do them justice
If you are a Dark Ages player these are a great addition to the available miniatures. The Rus hired out as mercenaries and fought as allies or enemies with all of their neighbors. This set is very versatile and well done. Highly recommended.