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John Miller Inactive Member02 Sep 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

After several decade of playing only two periods I am branching out into Imaginations. Not dissatisfied with my two favorites eras just trying to interest a family member who is much younger than myself into pushing lead around the table. I have a few 25mm regiments that I painted up several decades ago and wonder about the practicality of using them in the same game with 30mm figures currently available. I am going to get the 30mm figures regardless, (they are to beautiful to pass up and I have some Stadden SYW Prussians I painted up in the sixties that I can now find a use for. Its been a while it seems.). But was just wondering if anyone had the experience of mixing the two scales in one game. As usual I can't respond for a few days so thanks in advance for any comments any one may care to make.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 4:15 a.m. PST

I'd go very carefully and check manufacturer by manufacturer. Real 25mm won't blend well with Staddens, but quite commonly "28mm" is a code word for ones that will.

WSS will often line up half a dozen different manufacturers' offering in a single line for a review. That's where I'd start. Or ask here line by line.e

Garde de Paris03 Sep 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Hello, John,

I "built" units of 30mm Staddens and Willies, starting in the 1960's and up to today – now using Victrix plastics for some of my units. They will all be based on 3 figures on a venetian blind slat 2 inches long, 1/4 inch thick, and 1 inch from to back. Thus the units "game well" together.

The stadden Waterloo British are truly 28mm, and the same size as the Victrix British, but true to human proportions. Friends say my Victrix troops look like Hobbits!

I mixed Willie Waterloo British with these Staddens, and they do NOT match But on the game table, I just don't care.

What 30mm figures are you considering? I recall seeing Stadden 30mm Pavlovski Grenadiers (Naopleonic era) used effectively in Lace War battles in books on wargaming years ago.


John Miller Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 3:50 p.m. PST

robert piepenbrink & Garde de Paris; Thanks for responding to me. I have recently acquired some Minden 30mm figures and was hoping I could use them in the same games with my old Minifig 25mm and Stadden 30mm stuff. I have never attempted to mix scales before however I recently saw a photo of a large Seven Years War game where it stated in the caption that the figures ranged from 25m to 30mm. I thought it would allow me to get some use out of my old stuff. I know they can't be mixed in the same unit. I am going to acquire the Minden 30mm figures and see how it goes. I like the 1/4" base idea and will give that a try too. Thank you both very much for your comments!!! John Miller

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