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Tango0104 Jul 2023 8:39 p.m. PST

"The question often asked when Newline 20mm miniatures are shown is how do they compare with plastics, namely the traditional 20mm being a tad smaller than 1/72 scale. However Newline sets labelled as 20mm over the years have veered closer to 1/72 and these Late Romans were specifically made as 1/72 despite being located in their 20mm Ancients page (for navigational convenience). The only way to know for sure if ranges and manufacturers are compatible is to physically compare the specific figures and make your own personal judgment.


Before comparing Newline and Hat I dug out the Hat cavalry sets, medium, light and cataphracts. I noted that the Hat miniatures themselves differ in size and sculpting style with the light cavalry being slightly smaller than the other 2 sets. As a side note I love the early Hat style of the cataphracts and the equivalent legionary set and again the medium and light infantry were of a softer cast…"


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