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sneakgun19 Jan 2013 10:29 a.m. PST

We could put all those, does company x's figs work well with company y's, etc. all in one place.

Hydra Studios Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jan 2013 10:38 a.m. PST

Great idea since these are some of the most frequently asked questions.

GarrisonMiniatures19 Jan 2013 10:43 a.m. PST

Actually, probably is a useful idea…….

Paragonicnova19 Jan 2013 11:02 a.m. PST

And a chart with some of the most popular companies on it would be nice too

Martin Rapier19 Jan 2013 11:09 a.m. PST

Although doesn't this tend to be period specific?

I don't really care whether HaTs 1/72nd scale Carthaginians are compatible with PSCs 1/72nd scale WW2 Russians.

Leave in the period boards where it is now.

flooglestreet19 Jan 2013 11:31 a.m. PST

Not necessarily, Martin. Some people might want to match up obscure medievals with early moderns. For example medieval Mongols with interwar Chinese. Other matchups include SF flying saucers with 1/300 F 51 mustang aircraft.

CeruLucifus19 Jan 2013 12:08 p.m. PST

Most useful board suggestion I've heard in a long time.

Travellera19 Jan 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

I concur!

GarrisonMiniatures19 Jan 2013 1:17 p.m. PST

Rather than a chart with with the most popular companies, links to sites that give some comparisons would be useful.

John the OFM19 Jan 2013 2:16 p.m. PST

I don't think so.
What if someone never heard of this rather specialized Board? What if he wanted to ask if RAFM's and Redoubt's FIW figures were "compatible", and just posted to 18th C?
Technically, it's the wrong Board.
This gives some wise guy the inspiration to complain that he has posted "to the WRONG BOARD!"

It's not needed and redundant.
It reeks of the "meed" to compartmentalize in the proper box.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2013 2:16 p.m. PST

Seems like a good idea to me.

BigNickR19 Jan 2013 3:58 p.m. PST

this would be useful for cross referencing zombies with ANY era, SCIFI with any era, GW with any era (for those rascally "everything qualifies as imperial guard" players)

I like this suggestion

Coelacanth193819 Jan 2013 10:54 p.m. PST

About the best reason to keep hobby shops around anymore is so the hobbyist can see how big the figures are before he buys them.

/Stuck with a buttload of Reaper Highlanders.

Cerdic21 Jan 2013 6:25 a.m. PST

Funnily enough, I've been thinking along the same lines and have made a start here…

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 2:18 p.m. PST

The Courier magazine had a "Barrett" scale of actual height of the figure, with a small medium large weight description which was great for mail orderers.

badwargamer23 Jan 2013 4:30 p.m. PST

Is this 'size comparison board, going to be the male equivalent of the 'needs more boobies' board, or have I misunderstood?

Personal logo Dasher Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2013 2:11 p.m. PST

Great idea!
Or, 1!!! if that's the greatest interst level!

Valator05 Feb 2013 10:06 a.m. PST

There used to be a great blog with all sorts of comparison shots of all sorts of miniatures. I miss that site.

Altius05 Feb 2013 2:17 p.m. PST

In general, I feel that this forum has more boards than a lumberyard. But this is one suggestion that I would find actually useful.

Not trying to run away with your idea, but how about if we included bare-metal shots of figures that are not shown on manufacturer's websites? That plus the size comparisons usually determine if I want to buy something.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2013 8:55 a.m. PST

Great idea.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2013 10:54 p.m. PST

How about it?

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