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04 Nov 2017 9:05 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Peter pig vs blue mooon" to "Peter pig vs blue moon"
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    04 Nov 2017 5:51 p.m. PST
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charles popp04 Nov 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

I know not in same unit but are they close enough
In size and detail to be in the same table?

charles popp04 Nov 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

I know not in same unit but are they close enough
In size and detail to be in the same table?

Alcibiades Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 6:27 p.m. PST

I would suggest not. While I really like both manufacturers, they are at pretty much at opposite ends of the size range for 15s. The difference will be noticeable.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

Peter Pig are true 15mm figures. It's one of the reasons I like them so much and have a few hundred in my Sudan collection. Blue Moon, while beautiful figures, too, are not really 15mm figures. They are much bigger, taller. I wouldn't mix them on the tabletop but YMMV.

RudyNelson04 Nov 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

As the others said no close size. Blue Moon is a hefty 18mm. Peter Pig is regarded in many of their ranges to be a slight 15mm.

Red358405 Nov 2017 1:36 a.m. PST

I've used them both (in separate units)…never thought there was an issue.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 5:14 a.m. PST

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Martin, unfairly has called it "propaganda" as some of these PPs are out of production and have been replaced with slightly, ***slightly*** bigger models. Too bad, I love his work and undoubtedly there's a fair number of the old ones out there that didn't magically upgrade themselves to the new designs.

But, by all means buy all the Peter Pig you can, they are wonderful.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

I did mix them. Especially for irregulars who can have personnal weapons, it makes for small and big guys.
It os the old glory awi line which is way bigger even than their other figs, that can only for a few huge guys , be mixed.
Besides you can easily cheat with a bit of carboard under the small guy to raise him.

Early morning writer Inactive Member05 Nov 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

I "do" mix them on the table. Yes, they are different sizes. So? These are gaming pieces. Unless you are a purist and willing to live in a world of fewer choices, buy from whatever ranges you feel like in order to maximize variety.

I have Peter Pig, Blue Moon, Freikorps, Minifigs, Essex, and Warrior at a minimum for my French and Indian Wars. The only real limit to what you use is your own predilections.

I have yet to see someone walk away from a game because one unit's figures are smaller or bigger than another unit. As long as the figures are pained, bases are textured, and sealed – and the game is interesting and playable – people are happy to push the figures around.

Full disclosure, the vast majority of my AWI are from Musket Miniatures with some supplemented from Peter Pig – and some of the above list as well. I was done collecting AWI before the Blue Moon range arrived. Plus I prefer a more 'regimented' look for the period and the Blue Moon have more pose variation per pack than I wanted. But others love that variation.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

In different units it never hurts, but in same one it sometimes looks odd.
One of the killing things for regulars: if the muskets are of different length.
The worst would be with WW2.

bruntonboy05 Nov 2017 12:02 p.m. PST

I would keep them in separate units myself. OTOH if starting afresh I would just buy Peter Pig exclusively as they cover just about everything, they also fit very well with the Essex range if you must add another manufacturers.

rvandusen05 Nov 2017 2:52 p.m. PST

I have the Peter Pig AWI and Blue Moon AWI Continental riflemen on the painting table now. While it's true that the other PP ranges are smaller, the AWI range seems to fit fairly well with Blue Moon.

Side-by-side, the riflemen are the same height, but the P.P. seem ever so slightly more slender. They have the look of youths next to B.M., but I like that look. The weapons are fairly good together also.
Other figures from both that I already have painted are the Woodland Indians. These seem to me to be a near perfect match in height and heft for the most part. Strange to say, Blue Moon, Peter Pig, and OG15 Indians all look fine together, but the OG15 line troops seem huge in comparison to the others.

Alexja Inactive Member20 Feb 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

for me it is peter pig all the way

Virginia Tory20 Feb 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

I mix Blue Moon and Peter Pig. Apart from the Peter Pig figures looking a bit "beefy," they seem to mix OK (not in the same regiment) on the table.

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