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SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 2:43 a.m. PST

Wanted to get in to Colonial Africa wargaming and Artizan's seems to be the only game in town for French Foreign Legion, (Unfeasibly is totally sold out) so I got a nice big army. Troops, mule team, mounted commanders…

The big native force is on deck, but first was a force of Colonial German Schutztruppe. I ordered them from Askari Miniatures.

They came today and this happened:

The Askaris are TINY next to the Artizans.

I lined up everything I had. All so-called 28mm.

I've seen lots of size comparison photos like these, but few with Artizan figs. Foundry seems a good match, but Empress and Warlord Games look dwarfed.

Does anybody else make miniatures that match Artizan?

mjkerner14 Dec 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

Those Empress are actually Eureka. And yes, Artizan are a touch bigger.

BorisTheSpider14 Dec 2019 7:20 a.m. PST


Travellera14 Dec 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Pulp figures
Old Glory
Foundry(had one pack of FFL for the 1930s)

willthepiper14 Dec 2019 10:51 a.m. PST

Brigade Games has a good selection of WWI-era Africa, which can provide your Schutztruppen:

As mentioned above, Pulp Figures for Germans, British, French:

Old Glory has traditional, PC Wren style Foreign Legion:

Castaway Arts has a good selection of 19th-century miniatures, including British and French. These are a bit slimmer, closer to Askari in size:

WarWizard14 Dec 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

The Old Glory range are also smaller than Artizan.
I use Artizan for my FFL forces, and Old Glory for my Arab forces. I really like the Old Glory Arab poses. But I would not mix the two ranges in the same side, there would be noticeable size difference, IMO.

SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 1:54 p.m. PST

Sorry, yes, I meant Eureka. Thanks for catching that.

SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 5:48 p.m. PST

Okay, re-did that photo with proper labels:

SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 5:56 p.m. PST

I tried Pulp Figures. I think their "German Colonials" may have the same sculptor as Askari. They fit perfect with Askari.

SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

Man, I haven't posted on here in a while, is the photo bucket logo usually that huge?

SpaceNinjaJetPilot14 Dec 2019 6:29 p.m. PST

Old Glory minis do look great. They're listed as 25mm but I imagine they'd probably work well with some of the smaller 28mm minis shown above.

I did pick up some Copplestone minis and they do work great with Artizan.

Basha Felika15 Dec 2019 10:01 a.m. PST

Copplestone, Brigade and Pulp are all ‘close enough' to Artizan IMHO.

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