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BaronG Inactive Member13 Jul 2018 9:39 p.m. PST

Any one able to comment on how the Blue Moon ECW range compares size wise to Totentanz (foot only – Totentanz mounted are silly big) and Museum minis – the Blue Moon range looks nice on the screen but some of the size comparisons of their other ranges seem to show BMM as quite tall.

Also are Totentanz still available – I was getting mine locally but the distributor has not been able to get a restock order for quite some time.

Thanks for any comments.

takeda333 Inactive Member27 Jul 2018 11:35 p.m. PST

Can't comment on those other lines. All my ECW are Blue Moon and I think they paint up quite nice. Lots of detail if you want to invest the time.

BaronG Inactive Member30 Jul 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comment – yes they look excellent on the site.

BUT my problem is all of my existing minis are Museum and more recently Totentanz. I am looking to get Commanders mainly plus some cavalry – the Blue Moon range would be great IF they are reasonably size compatible. May have to bite the bullet and order a few to see how they compare.

Thanks again.

BaronG Inactive Member04 Aug 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Just a thought takeda333 – are you able to comment on the relative size of your Blue Moon minis to any other 15/18mm ranges – Essex?


KYPD3805 Aug 2018 2:01 a.m. PST

Blue Moon/Essex size comparison admittedly not from ECW ranges, from Napoleonic ranges Blue Moon are a full head and shoulders taller than Essex.

Google '15mm Blue Moon Essex comparison' brings up a number of images of different ranges compared (sadly no ECW comparisons) BM are consistently head and shoulders taller.

Try Madaxeman for a good comparison of renaissance figures (no Blue Moon though)

BaronG Inactive Member05 Aug 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Many thanks KYPD38. I have been procrastinating about buying some of the Blue Moon minis for just that reason – they look great but references I found all seemed to indicate they were on the bigish side.

I will need to look for other alternatives as my existing figures are much closer to Essex size – pity, the Blue Moon minis look so very good.

KYPD3805 Aug 2018 5:54 a.m. PST

My armies are Peter Pig, with a teeny bit of Naismith thrown in. I've also got a handful of Matchlock who aren't that much taller than PP and Naismith, but have much greater heft to them.

I've had a few Museum figures, mostly drovers from baggage train wagons. PP and Naismith are too small. You might get away with some Matchlock. Whilst the Matchlock are shorter their heft should allow them to mix in, without looking like hobbits.

Try Minifigs too. A lot of the packs are just wrong (musketeers in lobster pot helmets), but there are a few goodies in the line up.

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