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Guthroth25 Aug 2019 1:57 a.m. PST

I'm just dipping my toe into 1/72 – 20mm Colonial. Can anyone tell me do the Hat and Esci 1/72 scale together OK ?

Am I right to think that 20mm metal are somewhat 'Chunkier' than plastic ?

Does anyone do Dervish/Mahdists 1/72 mounted in Plastic ?


kinsnevatt25 Aug 2019 4:01 a.m. PST


Have a look at plastic soldier review easily found with a google search. Should get a good idea from looking on there. 👍🏻

Umpapa25 Aug 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

HaT and Esci and Waterloo and Revell and Ceasar work together perfectly.

Metal 1:72: Elhiem, CP Models, Early War Miniatures work with plastic 1:72 perfectly.

20 mm metal (AB) are a bit chunkier, andwork best with Plastic Soldier Company.

dwight shrute25 Aug 2019 6:51 a.m. PST

the waterloo 1815 set are wonderful

N Drury25 Aug 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

These 20mm metal figures are far less chunky proportions than most 28mm and could probably mix with plastics. – link

Pauls Bods25 Aug 2019 7:40 a.m. PST

They do mix. Esci Muslim Warriors, Hat Dervish Warriors and Caesar Arab Camel Riders and Bedouin.
There´s also Waterloo´s 1815 Dervish Infantry
Mounted. Hat Taaishi Camelry and the Hat Hadendowah Camelry.
For cavalry I used Airfix aong with Hat Numidian cavalry set with head swops from Caeser Arabs and Escis Muslims

John Leahy26 Aug 2019 11:38 a.m. PST

Waterloo 1815 also will fit with Ral Partha Colonials. I use Hat, Waterloo 1815, Partha and Esci. The Waterloo 1815 Egyptians are also VERY nice. Running another game this Friday.

FearAndLoathing26 Aug 2019 1:46 p.m. PST

HAT and Esci work fine together. Waterloo dervish are excellent, as are their Egyptians. I've used the classic old 25mm Ral Partha's as well, especially gun crews, flag bearers, musicians, etc. Also used some of the RedBox offerings (not so nice) for mounted Brits, though now HAT has begun offering them as well. Best thing about 1/72: you can create a large army for next to nothing. Be sure you seal your completed plastic figures with a white glue wash though.

companycmd07 Oct 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

We are also dipping into 1/72 – 22mm colonial, NOT 20mm.
20mm is 1/76 if you look at Airfix.

And btw when I say colonial, I mean everything BUT zulu essentially meaning everything prior to just the beginning of WW1, and set as an adventure game with some military. Follow our actions in the coming months at

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