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The Last Conformist20 Mar 2023 2:02 p.m. PST

I was thinking about adding some Lurkio 15mm Mongols to my mostly Essex horde, so I'm wondering if anyone has any opinions, or comparison photos, how they fit together in terms of size and heft?

Redcurrant05 Apr 2023 5:07 p.m. PST

I sold off my Essex Mongols, and bought the Lurkio figures, so cannot give an accurate size comparison.

However, when comparing the Lurkio figures with other Essex ancients cavalry, such as Seleucids, I can advise that they (Lurkio) are smaller, both in terms of horse and rider. They are closer to a 'true' 15mm figure.

The reason that I changed over is that the Lurkio range has far more variants than the Essex one. There are well cast with little flash or mold lines needing to be removed.

The Last Conformist05 Apr 2023 11:12 p.m. PST


much smaller? Would you be hesitant to use them in the same army?

Redcurrant06 Apr 2023 1:54 a.m. PST

I would not use them in the same army. The difference in height would make them look out of place.

Just been measuring for you.

Based on a rider sitting upright on a standing horse, the Lurkio model is 21mm from the top of the base of the horse to the riders eyes. An average Essex figure is 24mm.

The Essex figure has a flatter base on the horse compared to the Lurkio one, which is why I measured from the top of the base of the horse.

The Last Conformist06 Apr 2023 3:49 a.m. PST

Thanks you again. That sounds like a bigger difference than I'd be comfortable with, yes.

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