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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2009 12:25 p.m. PST

So at the moment there are (I think), four companies producing plastic figures in 28mm for the Ancient/medieval periods -

Warlord Games – Romans
Wargames Factory – Romans, Celts and Vikings
Hat – El Cid Spanish and Moors
Games Workshop – Lord of the Rings range

Are they all compatible with each other? Has anyone done comparison photos?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2009 12:46 p.m. PST

I have some of the warlord games and wargames factory figs sitting right here. They are almost exactly the same size.

I'm looking at WLG celts vs. WF zulus for exactness.

GreatScot72 Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 2:32 p.m. PST

A HaT comparison with other 28mm metals for a point of reference.
Scroll down a bit.

Katzbalger Inactive Member08 Aug 2009 4:34 p.m. PST

The Hat El Cid figures are close in size (and heft) to the GW plastic LoTR figures--the LoTR figures are a little thicker over all, but not by much. At least, that's my impression (I've got both figs here and I do plan on using them in the same games, but not in the same units as the figure styles are somewhat different). Of course, I use GW Cadians and Rackham AT-43 figures in the same game, so what do I know.


Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2009 5:36 a.m. PST

Here are some comparison pictures


28mm Celts and Barbarians
Foundry Viking, Crusader Viking, Wargames Factory German, Wargames Factory Celt, Warlord Celt, Gorgon Druid
(The Foundry figure īs shorter and has a washer under the base.)

28mm Romans and Greeks
Foundry Gladiator, Warlord EIR Roman, Wargames Factory Roman, Gorgon Centurion, Gorgon Spartan, Wargames Factory Numidian, Gorgon Spartan (The Warlord figure is noticably too small.)

28mm Dark Ages
Perry Crusader, Wargames Factory German, Artizan Viking, Crusader Viking, GW LOTR Rohan, Artizan Carolingian. (The Foundry figure īs shorter and has a washer under the base.)

28mm Berserker Types
Foundry Viking, Wargames Factory German, Crusader Viking, Warlord Celt, Wargames Factory German.


Personal logo ThorLongus Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2009 6:20 a.m. PST

wow very helpful,mick. thanx

Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2009 6:25 a.m. PST

Dear Thor,
I noticed something very interesting when I sorted out the figures for this. The early WF Roman figures are similar in size and proportions to Foundry. The new WF Germans (and viking sample bodies) are similar in size and proportions to the Perry metals and to the newer Artizan ranges.

Warlord Romans are very small but the Celts are a good match to other ranges. However, all of the Warlord Celts poses are very exagetated which makes them a problem to base in units.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2009 7:04 a.m. PST

That is great, I think you've answered my question.

Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2009 7:06 a.m. PST

you are welcome

adster10 Aug 2009 6:33 a.m. PST

Really useful comparisons. Interesting to see how much Wargames Factory have inproved rom their really dreadful Celts to the rather good Germans.

Personal logo ThorLongus Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2009 7:09 a.m. PST

I think the small warlord romans were done on purpose to accentuate the fierce barbarity of the celts…yes I have had the same problem with ranking up warlord celts…I was contemplating a regiment of surfing gauls if I could find surfboards in that scale. as a few of the hunched over gauls would make perfect surfers

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