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28 Oct 2019 10:54 a.m. PST
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Wayniac28 Oct 2019 5:38 a.m. PST

Hi all,

My group has tossed around the idea of changing our basing after doing a big "kickoff" demo game of Black Powder since two ranks of 3 look better than the 2 ranks of 2 we were going to do. THis would facilitate changing the number in a unit to approximately 36 models to keep the 6 stands (going up to 45mm x 40mm from 40x40) each with 6 figures.

I, having impulsively purchased the Warlord Games starter army, would be short some 36 figures (3 units of 24, so 12 each to make them 36). I've been looking at metal manufacturers to see about bulking them out. I've been looking at Front Rank and Perry, and I came across Essex having 28mm as well.

I've heard the Essex figures are smaller, possibly due to being older models. Has anyone used them alongside Warlord plastics and could give me an idea of how they compare or point me to a resource that compares them? A slight variation is fine (people are different heights after all) but if it will be noticeable then I'll discount them as an option.

Any help would be appreciated.



nickinsomerset28 Oct 2019 5:48 a.m. PST

Essex, whilst nice, are smaller and a different sculpting style to Perry and Warlord. I have mixed a few in with my old Foundry stuff which are more comparable height wise,

Tally Ho!

Wayniac28 Oct 2019 5:49 a.m. PST

Hmm, that's what I was afraid of. Are there any manufacturers that I'm missing who are of similar scale and style to Warlord/Perry?


MajorB28 Oct 2019 12:10 p.m. PST

Essex are fine. Just don't mix them in the same unit as Perry or Warlord.

Wayniac28 Oct 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Ah see they would be in the same unit. The goal is to bulk the 24 man units from Warlord to 36 so I can base them 2x3 instead of 2x2.

Thus far however, the cost of getting 12 metal figures is nearly as much (possibly more, factoring in shipping from the UK) as it would cost me to just buy a box of Perry plastics and write the Warlord ones off as a loss.


waaslandwarrior29 Oct 2019 11:55 a.m. PST

Eagle Miniatures is very close to Perry, sizewise and stylewise.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

Consider contacting Warlord and order sprues to complete your unit. They have occasional offers on individual sprues as well.

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