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WillPhillips19 Dec 2017 10:25 p.m. PST


I'm considering taking the dive into 6mm for a pike and shot set of armies and am curious about size comparisons between Baccus and Irregular.

I've read that H&R is noticeably smaller than Irregular's minis, but how does Baccus compare?

With limited selection for models suitable for the late sixteenth century, I'd like to be able to mix and match if the miniatures are comparable in size.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 10:59 p.m. PST

At 6mm, are you still measuring to the eye or to the top of the head? :)


Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

I've found that Baccus – both old and new -- are "chunkier" than Irregular figures. Whereas I have H&R mixed in with Irregular for my ancients, the difference doesn't appear too odd. But then they're all barbarian war band style figures with 40 odd per base. Sticking Baccus figures in with them looks really odd.

It's the same with Adler and Baccus. Facing each other on the table I think they look fine, but mixed together it looks odd. The figure heights and body sculpts don't match.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 6:28 a.m. PST

I'd agree with Narratio. I have mixed figures from Baccus, Irregular & H&R in my HotT armies but not on the same base. In my Italian Wars/Renaissance armies I mixed Irregular & H&R but tried Baccus and they didn't look good together.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Fram Baccus FAQ:


WillPhillips20 Dec 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

Looks like I may need to consider a combination of Irregular and H&R then.

steamingdave4720 Dec 2017 10:17 a.m. PST

H+R ACW are the only true 6mm figures that I have, I also think they are the best proportioned. Baccus and Adler are closer to 8mm and are slightly oddly proportioned, particularly Adler with their big heads. I had some Irregular (old figures from the 80s) and they were rather nondescript blocks; have they improved since then?

Martin Rapier20 Dec 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

As above, Baccus (and Adler and GHQ) are huge compared to Irregular and H&R.

Irregular Infantry strips are roughly the same height as Baccus, but only because they have a thick moulded on base.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

They may all be listed--these days--as 6mm, but I tend to think of H&R and Irregular as one scale and Baccus and Adler as another.

That said, in moderns, I'll happily use Irregular tanks with Adler infantry. Moderns for me ate a bit more symbolic.

WillPhillips21 Dec 2017 9:45 a.m. PST

When it comes to Irregular and H&R, are they okay to intermix into the same unit and look (reasonably) visually consistent?

I ask because I'd like to mix them together, if possible, given the limited number of figure poses in 6mm.

WillPhillips21 Dec 2017 4:09 p.m. PST

And to throw in another question, where does Microworld's historic line fit in with the above?

They look to be fairly robust figures, so do they mix and match with Baccus?

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