These figures are listed as "Martian Citizens", reflecting a local town or small city levy, and are sculpted in loose trousers and loose vest/tunic. I plan to use mine as hired company troops in the Hesperian Basin on Mars.
The figures are displayed on a 1" grid, with two RAFM Space:1889 Martian Colonial Infantry flanking for size comparison purposes. As the reader will see, they match up nicely, being of a similar size to Askari Miniatures.
|28mm Martian Citizen Musketmen (MAR 05) from Ironclad Miniatures|
Of the three sets, I like the musketeers best. They have some good animation and detail work. There are four poses, and the buyer receives one of each.
Martian Citizen Musketeers
Overall: 4 out of 5
|28mm Martian Citizen Spearmen (MAR 06) from Ironclad Miniatures|
Also in four poses, with spears and shields included, the spearmen struck me as a little stiff - although how much animation does one need from a fellow holding a spear? I'm also not very fond of white metal spear shafts, and plan to remove the nicely cast spear head and mount on piano wire. The addition of the shields is greatly appreciated.
Overall: 3.5 out of 5
|28mm Martian Citizen Command|
Finally, the command figures - I like the drummer a lot, and am somewhat less fond of the officer. His pose seems a bit static to me - possibly he's new to the job and a little reticent about shouting orders? Having a bit more variety-of-pose for these would be welcome.
Overall: 3 out of 5
All in all, a welcome addition to the Martian armies, and a nice change from the dominant RAFM offerings.
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