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Postby Athos » Tue May 13, 2008 11:40 pm

kibosh wrote:Why are brown horses so rare I wonder?


Part of it is brown was introduced a few years later than white or black. So there were already more black and white, when the first brown was introduced.

Then it was rare for a set to have two or more of the same colored horse (and I can't think of a set that came only with a brown one), so for each brown that was available, it came with at least one black or white.

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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Tue May 13, 2008 11:41 pm

kibosh wrote:
Lamanda2 wrote:but need more brown horses.


Why are brown horses so rare I wonder? I've been inventorying all my castle minifig related items, including horses. I have 20+ each of white and black horses, yet only 2 brown. If you would have asked me before I started counting, I would have sworn they were all equal.


I'm wondering the same thing. I don't have that many horses overall, but I do have three brown horses. Why so rare?
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Postby wobnam » Wed May 14, 2008 12:13 am

Athos wrote:Then it was rare for a set to have two or more of the same colored horse (and I can't think of a set that came only with a brown one), so for each brown that was available, it came with at least one black or white.

Hmm, for this to make sense, there'd have to be a lot of sets with only one horse, and the lone horses had to be either white or black, not brown. Right?

There's a bigger difference between the number of sets with a black horse (47) and a white horse (33), than between the sets with white and brown (26). Conclusion: sets with only one horse (mostly smaller sets) sell lots more than sets with multiple horses (mostly bigger sets). (?)

Anyway, to kick this thread back on topic; I got my first two Crownies today, with the Crossbow Attack set.
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Postby Sir Robbo » Wed May 14, 2008 3:28 am

hello all, I have 450 crownies at last count. Hopefully soon i will have a pic for you all. I am trying my hardest to marshall up my troops (1000+), i hope you will like.
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Postby Lewa Rocks » Wed May 14, 2008 7:53 am

Sir Robbo wrote:hello all, I have 450 crownies at last count. Hopefully soon i will have a pic for you all. I am trying my hardest to marshall up my troops (1000+), i hope you will like.
Woah! That's crazy! I would love to see a pic. I bought more sets today so I now have 8 Crownies due to two 7090 and two 7091 sets.
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Postby melonkernel » Wed May 14, 2008 7:59 am

Sir Robbo wrote:hello all, I have 450 crownies at last count. Hopefully soon i will have a pic for you all. I am trying my hardest to marshall up my troops (1000+), i hope you will like.


Wow. that is a huge army.
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Postby HenrytheV » Wed May 14, 2008 3:30 pm

Doing a quick count, I end up having 16 Crownies. I don't really collect them though. Haha, you can tell that just by looking into my BL Store and counting them for yourself. :P

I guess I don't like the Crown Kinghts because I just don't like the Chrome/Silver look. I prefer the KK1 and Crusader looks much more.

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Postby Lord Eor » Wed May 14, 2008 7:18 pm

Well, sorry to say, yet maybe not, but I have ZIP! My brother has 1, but I collect the lion knights and such. but still don't have that many. only about, 30. :cry: And I agree with Henry The V, I don't really like the crome and metalic either. :wink:
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Postby DaleDVM » Thu May 15, 2008 1:33 am

450 :shock: and I thought I was a loony! :wink:

What was your main method of obtaining such a large number? I am always looking for more cost effective ways of army building...
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Postby Lord Eor » Thu May 15, 2008 2:09 am

well, basicly I just bought the groupes I could afford off of ebay. I bought them off of a seller called (thehatdude) if u wunt 2 no.
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Postby Lamanda2 » Thu May 15, 2008 3:12 am

"hello all, I have 450 crownies at last count. Hopefully soon i will have a pic for you all. I am trying my hardest to marshall up my troops (1000+), i hope you will like"

Sounds great to me! I would love to see a picture when you reach your 1000+ goal.
None of us could truly call our Crownies an army side to that! 1000- Now that is a true army. 8)

"Why are brown horses so rare I wonder? I've been inventorying all my castle minifig related items, including horses. I have 20+ each of white and black horses, yet only 2 brown. If you would have asked me before I started counting, I would have sworn they were all equal."

Well, I have a good number of used Brown horses which we've had forever, but it's the new reddish brown ones, with the black straps (For lack of official name) on the faces which I just love!

Currently, the only set I've gotten with one in it is the Prison Wagon. All the others I have gotten have white horses (Including the $30 Indy set I bought).

White must be the prefered color.. But I don't know. I'm much more taken to the reddish brown.

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Postby Sir Robbo » Thu May 15, 2008 3:51 am

oops sorry....i ment crownies and others in the total 1000+ ie 300 Black falcons, 170 scorpians, 50 yellow Dragons, 50 unicorns......and heaps more (i should be posting in the other topic)

Its taken me a lot longer than expected to set up, i was aiming for the end of castle month at eurobricks.

i have sore fingers from building the figures..lol ....but i must say 60 crownie mounted knights look very impressive.

looney yes..crazy must be.....i love lego.

These were from sets ...1 chess set...no battle packs. all on sale 15-20% off (dont worry..there are still some sets on shelves)
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Postby Lewa Rocks » Thu May 15, 2008 5:03 am

Sir Robbo wrote:oops sorry....i ment crownies and others in the total 1000+ ie 300 Black falcons, 170 scorpians, 50 yellow Dragons, 50 unicorns......and heaps more (i should be posting in the other topic)

Its taken me a lot longer than expected to set up, i was aiming for the end of castle month at eurobricks.

i have sore fingers from building the figures..lol ....but i must say 60 crownie mounted knights look very impressive.

looney yes..crazy must be.....i love lego.

These were from sets ...1 chess set...no battle packs. all on sale 15-20% off (dont worry..there are still some sets on shelves)
Sounds hard to believe that there are sets left on the shelves. :lol:
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Postby Jojo » Thu May 15, 2008 10:59 am

Hello!


I got 40 Crown knights.
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=652812


(And 48 recent ones, the figs you get when buying one copy of each set, kings and mounted knights included.)


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Postby Lewa Rocks » Thu May 15, 2008 5:58 pm

Wait those are crownies? I though these where crownies/crown knights?http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Hewkii/MoCs/KnightsCatapultv2/knightscatapultv2_001.jpg
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