Afternoon all, this week’s blog tackles (or attempts to tackle) the question that I get asked on an almost weekly basis – namely something along the lines of “how do figures X and Y compare in size?” or “can you mix figures D and E in the same unit?”
Now, before we start, I want to make clear that I don’t have every single manufacturer of Napoleonic figures that are out there – there’ll be some notable ranges missing. I don’t have any Essex or Campaign Game Miniatures for example. I’m not endorsing or not endorsing any particular brand – there’s just some brands that I don’t have.
I’ve also not faffed about measuring unpainted figures from their base to their eyes or any of that nonsense. This is literally a comparison of how they look, side by side on the table. So here goes…
First up I’m going to do French Infantry – I figure that every Napoleonic gamer will have some of these somewhere.
Then I thought I’d compare Artillery and Cavalry – a lot less choice here I’m afraid
Finally, a comparison of manufacturers suitable for Spanish Napoleonic Infantry, which as you know is my biggest collection
Finally, I know you’ll ask, how do they all mix together in the same units? Now there’s some manufacturers I haven’t mixed, and some I have so the photos below will hopefully prove useful
As I’ve said, there’s plenty of ranges missing – if you have any suggestions about what may (or may not) fit alongside these ranges, then let me know!!