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The Shadow12 Oct 2019 8:43 a.m. PST

I'm about to buy minis for my warbands, but i'd like to mix figures from different producers. I have no experience with any of these. V&V, Crusader, Fireforge, Gripping Beat, 1st Corp and Reaper. Are any of these much smaller or larger than the others, so that they would stick out too much? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

Try Old Glory right made here in the States.

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 11:15 a.m. PST

I happily mix most 28mm figures. I am familiar with Crusader, Gripping Beast and 1st Corp in my 13th century army. When it comes to medieval armies I almost go with anything.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

From the minis I own, these companies are compatible.

The detail of a V&V resin beside a Fireforge plastic may stand out, but from 20cm away you won't notice.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

V&V are more anatomically correct with more realism than most of the others.
They will look slim and delicate next to crusader etc.

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

I tend to overlook scales and modelling differences if it is exceptionally well modelled.
It's our spectrum* obsession that we focus on height uniformity.
Get the, painted, put them on the table, exchange banter, roll the dice, move terrain around to annoy the host…

*Spectrum from Lord Maximus Farquaad to Shrek, we sometimes oscillate between the two.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 8:42 p.m. PST

Reaper, especially newer Reaper figures, tend to be larger than Gripping Beast metal figures or Old Glory. On the other hand, you can get away with the odd very tall fellow, like King Edward IV of England (1442--1483), who was 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Grelber

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 5:32 a.m. PST

Old Glory medieval are very very nice, and can mix well with Perry.

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