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 Post subject: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Whilst playing a Poles v Turks game this afternoon I noticed that the Sipahi figures seemed to be bigger than the Pancerni figures.

Was it my imagination or are they a bigger model?

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 Post subject: Re: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:00 pm 
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The Ottomans are 18mm figures and the Poles looked like 15mm even though they were all Wargamer sculpts.

I suspect either different sculptors or that one range is old and the other more recent.

Very few makers actually make figures in the scale they claim them to be. But when you buy figures all from the same source you expect the size to be internally consistent.

Will Wargamer be re-sculpting their older ranges?


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 Post subject: Re: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Guys,

Small differences in miniatures size is normal. All producers have the same situation here. Check Battlefront, Old Glory or Essex products. Our line is not an exception here. Exactly as you mentioned we have few sculptors and some models were crated 6 years ago and some now.

Process of resculpting has begun few months ago. Firstly we turned attention on Cossacks, after that we take care about Swedes. Other armies later. Entire process would may take years. We have more than 100 sets of models 7-15 different models in each set.


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 Post subject: Re: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:23 am 
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And I like the variety!

Cool beans on the rescuplting.

Thankfully the figures seem to be relatively the same across the scope of each nationalities line.


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 Post subject: Re: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:17 am 
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Which one is "current" - the larger or the smaller?

(For what it's worth, I can't tell the difference on my models)


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 Post subject: Re: Poles v Turks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:30 am 
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I would say bigger models, more "massive" is a present trend. Compare Danzig musketeers with old sculpts of new type infantry or new pikemen with old sculpts. Artillery crew (Sweden) is bigger than old one and MUCH superior (poses, details etc.).

Muscovites infantry seems like 5% smaller than Swedish but overall all models looks ok when facing each other on a field (especially if You use different bases than Wargamer offers).

In most cases it is not even a matter of how tall models are. New models are just better, more 15mm like sculpts. Weapons are a bit bigger (out of scale but do not bend or break anymore), arms thicker, faces has more details.


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