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manchesterreg Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 7:28 a.m. PST

How do AIP mix with metal figures, say from Britains??
Many thanks

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 12:30 p.m. PST

I believe you'll find the AIP's significantly larger all around, and definitely taller by far (assuming you mean "original" Britains).

My early 20th Century Britains are, to my taste at least, totally incompatible, at least within the same units or close proximity on the table/lawn.


CorporalTrim Inactive Member09 Jan 2013 7:17 p.m. PST

When it comes to 54mm (1/32) metal figures, manufacturers tend to have their own idea of what constitutes the right scale.

Yes, the old figures like Britains tend to be smaller but it never hurts to compare if you see something you think might work.

Botch B17 Sep 2013 8:08 a.m. PST

We (Skirmish Wargames Group) have just played a 54mm 1/32nd Napoleonic game at a show. The table had figures by every current plastic figure maker and some not so current, along with many metal figures too (eg Britians, Del Prado) so they covered the whole spectrum of makers' interpretations of the scale.

Did any look out of place? Did any look 'wrong'? Did anybody actually notice that they were 'mismatched' figures on the table? In one word NO. Everybody who saw the game just heaped praise on it as the most visually exciting game at the show.

Did the players notice this terrible error? Did it mar their enjoyment of the game? See above!

I never cease to be amazed at people's pernictyness (sp?) over mixing figure makes when they are probably going to paint them in parade dress and then use them in battle. Go figure (no pun intended). ;-)

Marc the plastics fan07 Oct 2013 4:31 a.m. PST

Totally agree Mike – and in this size, we sometimes have to accept what is available and "move on".

And the game looked nice by the way. is it doing any other shows?

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