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ferg98101 Sep 2019 9:44 a.m. PST

Good afternoon all

I have recently completed a review of Tundraworks 18mm Napoleonic French figures, which can be found on my blog here

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Tundraworks have just started producing figures, and would welcome any feedback from Wargamers regarding their figures

All feedback welcome

Regards

James

BillyNM01 Sep 2019 11:52 a.m. PST

These look awfully reminiscent of other figure ranges – some look very like AB and others like plastic figures – does anyone have a view or know more?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2019 12:06 p.m. PST

I do not generally work in this "scale" but these are very small indeed…very…for their claimed 18mm (even 15mm) presentation.

Bless any new company, but how can they get this so seriously wrong? It is simply crazy to produce figures that cannot stand with the current range. What does it cost ,other than metal and a bit of commonsense, to make them a bit bigger?

Reckless Pasta03 Sep 2019 3:27 p.m. PST

@deadhead they are 18mm tall, but much thinner. This is a design intention -- some people seem to love it, others not so much.

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Personally looking at a tabletop view like this, ours vs the very large og15s don't seem to drastically differentiated.

Keep in mind, as many of us must know, that the "18mm" range has very much crept up past 20mm. Having owned such figures I decided I wanted to do something different.

What I like most is that we can pack these as densely as 10mms (10 to base) while still being able to field them along side other 15mm/18mm.

I mean honestly my thinking has been that if I wanted something larger than 18mm I would rather buy actual 20mms, or perry 28s.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 1:09 a.m. PST

I might just take back what I said. I am obviously not admitting I might just have been wrong, but maybe I was only 49% right..


You make a very good point about scale creep and how stocky some figures do get. I recently read in another topic that is quite impossible in 28mm to model a British firing line remotely as densely packed as the real thing. In columns the "real thing" was shoulder to shoulder or riders boot to boot, at risk of crushing (or at least until the canister hit).


That is a very strong case you make for new figures with a lesser BMI. Good luck.

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