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20 Mar 2012 9:13 a.m. PST
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Durando20 Mar 2012 4:41 a.m. PST

Can anyone tell me how Sash and Sabre figs would look next to Perry Miniatures, I note S&S are given as 25mm note 28mm ..?



Ken Portner Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

I have both manufacturers ACW figures. S&S are noticeably larger, stockier in build. They are also more animated and varied in sculpts.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 5:19 a.m. PST

As bede19025 said perrys are not as stocky and the style is very different, separate units ok, but I dont think they will line up very well next to each other, the contrast is to stark. They both make fine figures in their style, I have Dixon, sash&sabre and the odd few from other manufactures but no Perry acw they look just to much out of place.

Ken Portner Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 5:57 a.m. PST

If you're in the market for 25/28 mm ACW, I'd also suggest you take a look at Old Glory's 2nd Edition line.

As I understand it they are sculpted by the same person who did the S&S figures. Oddly enough, the OG 2nd Edition are more in the Perry style (slighter of build) then they are the S&S figures. One of the best features of the OG 2nd Edition though is their price, especially if you're a member of their "Army Card" program.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 6:15 a.m. PST

Bede19025 is correct – Chris Hughes, who owns Sash and
Saber and does the sculpting for his line, also sculpts
many of the masters for OG's 2nd edition.

I've some older Perry's (flea market) in my ACW army
and as Bracken says, the two lines are fine in separate
units, but not to mix.

As far as 25/28mm goes, the S&S are taller than older
25's, and actually mix well with old Scruby 30's (not
known for scale accuracy, but those are after all
almost 50 years old…)

floating white bear Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

I am curious about this topic as it has come up several times. The only Sash and Sabre I have are some dismounted Confederate cavalry and a Sickles command figure. Both types are decidedly
smaller than OG 2nd and Perry. Rob.

Personal logo Scott MacPhee Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 6:22 a.m. PST

In the summer of '10 I painted two large ACW armies made up of Sash and Saber, Old Glory 2nd, Crusader, and Perry Miniatures. They all mixed together very well.


sma1941 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2012 6:48 a.m. PST

I put Perry, S&S and OG 2nd Gen in the same units and they look great together. If you look at photos of the time, people came in all heights and sizes even back then.

spontoon20 Mar 2012 2:51 p.m. PST

I find S&S huge! And all my units recruit by height!

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member20 Mar 2012 9:23 p.m. PST

Another vote for the OG 2nd edition figures. Fantastic sculpts.

Here are some I painted earlier


link to more pics


The S&S models are also great.


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