Aventine figures are consistently well sculpted and finely cast. This makes them dreams for painters. I have many of them, and I am always pleased with how they turn out. Sadly the only problem is I don't have enough time to paint all of them- yet! Specifically, this order, which included the new elephant (which is a joyous crazy thing), was mainly to see these spiffy new Thracians. Now I have many (some might say too many) Thracians in my collection going back 40 years. These new ones are indeed impressive. The casting and attention to detail are superb, but the real bonus with these is a number of very nice action poses, not over the top, but very relevant to these wild dudes with their big blades. Super additions to my Ptolemaic or Seleucid or Lysimachid or Antigonid armies!