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GARS190022 Dec 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

I'm looking at 15mm Italian Wars, and I'm thinking Blue Moon is the best choice for me overall. However, for a unit of Swiss pike, I kinda like Khurasan's range. How would miniatures from these two manufactures work together in the same army? They will be in separate units, but I'm worried the sculpting might be too different. I've heard Blue Moon's sculpting style is kinda chunky, while Khurasan's is rather slender. Do you all think they would work together?

Condottiere22 Dec 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

… but I'm worried the sculpting might be too different. I've heard Blue Moon's sculpting style is kinda chunky, while Khurasan's is rather slender.

I have both. That's a correct assessment--Blue Moon are chunkier and noticeably taller. i like both styles and think Khurasan have more realistic proportions. Certainly not in the same unit, but when next to each other even if in separate units, the differences will be noticeable.

Do you all think they would work together?

While that's a matter of judgment, I would not think they work together.

Alcibiades22 Dec 2018 8:35 p.m. PST

I agree with Condottiere. Khurasan's Swiss would look tiny next to Blue Moon. A better mix for Khurasan would be the recently re-released Venexia range which used to be the gold standard for Italian Wars and are now available from Lancashire Games.

Swampster23 Dec 2018 3:46 a.m. PST

I agree with Condottiere and Alcibiades.

Old Glory are closer to Blue Moon in style though still a bit smaller.

GARS190023 Dec 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

Ok, thank for the input folks.

ancientsgamer25 Dec 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

You should be looking at Mirliton

I like Old Glory 15s too.

Swampster26 Dec 2018 5:37 a.m. PST

Mirliton's Swiss are Burgundian Wars, so wouldn't look right for most of the Italian Wars. They are also small compared to Blue Moon.

Having said that, Blue Moon's Swiss and their Landsknechts look like they are from different parts of the Wars. The Swiss would probably even work for Burgundian Wars apart from some of the helmets in the armoured packs. The BM Landsknechts have very big trousers so probably Pavia or later.

Venexia's Swiss also look quite early. Their Landsknechts have some slashing and bagginess to the trousers but would work for mid-period and possibly pretty early.

Midlander6504 Jan 2019 4:03 p.m. PST

I think the Khurusan Swiss are just right for the 1510s to 1520s. I used them for my Swiss, mixing in a few Minifigs that I already had, though these aren't as nice.


The downsides with the Khurusan figures are cost in the U.K. and that they are a bit fragile if you don't ground the end of their pikes for 3 point contact.

Venexia are worth a look – some of their figures are excellent, others not so much. I've not seen their Swiss in the metal but at only £2.21 GBP for a pack of 10 from Lancashire Games, they must be worth checking out.

Blue Moon look far too early to me for most ofthe Italian Wars.

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