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jeeves11 May 2022 11:03 a.m. PST

I haven't been able to find many comparison photos of these online. Could someone with actual experience tell me how these compare in terms of size to one another? Thanks.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 11:31 a.m. PST

Are you aware the Warlord figures are 13.5mm? Consensus is that Kalista 12mm is the closest metal figures produced by someone else. Apparently, Peter Pig cavalry is close enough as well. I don't have my Essex figures anymore but, if memory serves, I would say that the Essex figures are noticeably larger.

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 11:55 a.m. PST

I don't know about ACW but recently in bought some AWI Kalistra and put them next to my AWI Essex miniatures.

They are surprisingly close enough to work on the same table but I would not mix within units.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 12:01 p.m. PST

The Essex ACW would be a fair bit larger than the Warlord games ones based on the Essex that I have

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2022 3:28 p.m. PST

Here's a photo from a Google search, comparing a Musket Miniatures 15mm ACW soldier to various 10mm ACW figures:

The Kallistra figures are purportedly so close to the Warlord Epic ACW figures that they intermix without issue.

Here's a picture of some 15mm figures side by side, including Essex and Stone Mountain:

(Stone Mountain figures are essentially the same as Musket Miniatures.)

I would expect Essex and Warlord Epic figures to mix badly. Essex 15mm figures tend to be very chunky, with dwarfish proportions. The Warlord ACW figures are moderately more slender, and also a smaller scale, so they will probably look even smaller by comparison than their shorter height would suggest.

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