This is a quick review of the multi-part plastic figures made by Gripping Beast. They are currently one of the biggest noises in the Dark Age period, and produce both metal and plastic figures.
There are two plastic sets available at the moment, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Both are similar and contain 44 figures. Extra weapons and heads are provided in each box so you can end up with a nice variety of figures. The main downside with these sets in my opinion, is that all the men wear mail coats making them high status warriors. An army is going to need more unarmoured troops than armoured, so a plastic set of less well equipped figures would really help to bulk out your force.
On the right of this photo is a Gripping Beast plastic Saxon. On the left for comparison is a Viking from Redoubt Enterprises.
Next is Gripping Beast compared with Crusader Miniatures.
This is Gripping Beast on the right and a figure from Foundry on the left.
A Renegade figure on the left this time.
Gripping Beast on the right and Artizan on the left.
Here are a couple of pictures of Gripping Beast Anglo-Saxons painted up.