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Offline Midaski

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« on: February 27, 2005, 11:49:43 AM »
We are always having discussions about non GW miniatures from various manufacturers around the world. In fact our own Imperial Forge seems to spend most of his free time surfing on our behalf.

Lots of interesting stuff has disappeared into the depths of the back pages of the Electors' Forum, which is a waste.

It has been decided that it would be a useful addition to the forums to have one thread where we can allow members to post up pics of various miniatures for comparison.

The nicest and most helpful way to do this is to show minis from different ranges alongside each other. That allows for a direct view of size, detail and proportion.
For example: A Redoubt and/or Foundry Renaissance Infantry figure alongside a GW Spearman.
Similarly a Foundry Knight alongside a GW Knight.

Please do your best, when posting the images, to make sure that any pics do not affect the width of the whole thread. You can 'test' the appearance with the Preview button.

Please also add comments about your opinions of the models, and post a link to sites if you wish. Location, availability and cost may also be other things you may wish to point out.

Please can we also restrict this to a 'reference thread' and refrain from clogging it up with replies that just say things like 'Nice'
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005, 02:29:50 PM »
From t'other thread

Here we are - sorry for the blury shot, but there's too many buttons on this damned camera..!

GW Spearmen Vs Redoubt pike


Old Foundry late c17th Halberdier (on a par with Foundry ECW), GW plastic, and Foundry "Mercenary Pikeman"


GW Pistolier Vs Redoubt Cuirasier
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2005, 05:07:46 AM »
Gamezone (GZ) Miniatures www.gamezoneminiatures.com

GW plastic halberdier, GZ halberdier on std base, GZ halberdier on GW base.



GW plastic handgunner, GW metal handgunner oop, GZ handgunner on std base, GZ handgunner on GW base.



GW metal pistolier, GW plastic kit bashed pistolier, GZ pistolier.



And front views of the same models.



GW Pirazzo Lost Legion pike, GZ halberdier on std base, GZ halberdier on GW base.



Note on this last pic that the middle GZ halberdier is the same size as the old style GW pike, i.e. 25mm, while the GZ halberdier on the right is more 28mm in size.

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2005, 07:28:59 AM »
Some more comparison pics:


Non-GW-minis
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2005, 01:07:35 PM »
Those Gamezoneminis are the sh*t!  Any way I was looking for some new Helabadiers( no clue how to spell) Since I allready have a unit of Foundry Handgunners, these fighters will make my Bogenhafen army mor unique. . .by the awy Gamezone bretonians seem to by also quite good...
Anyhow, I really like GWminis, but in order to build a unique army, that will be remembered by all enemys, not only because of the beating they got, every one should add at least one or two not GW minitures/ conversions, e.g. champions, generals, mussicians. . .

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2005, 09:15:05 AM »
On the subject of other mini does anybody know were I can get some half decent Greek looking pike men?

I saw a great DoW army and might be some funn converting a greek theme through it,

btw id prefer if they were the same size as regular GW figs,

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2005, 01:59:09 PM »
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Those Gamezoneminis are the sh*t!


I quite like the pistolier one actualy.

Anyway, the post is just to say Imperial Forge's pics come up as a box with a red cross for me.

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2005, 02:51:40 PM »
I checked the GZ site and they do have many great models, but I could not find out how many miniatures you get per purchase, ie: €6.75 buys you how many halberdiers for example? Does anyone know where I can check in order to get this information on their site please?
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006, 01:00:31 PM »
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I checked the GZ site and they do have many great models, but I could not find out how many miniatures you get per purchase, ie: €6.75 buys you how many halberdiers for example? Does anyone know where I can check in order to get this information on their site please?


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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 11:50:00 AM »
Better late than never  :wink: Thanks alot!
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2006, 11:17:26 PM »
On the subject of other mini does anybody know were I can get some half decent Greek looking pike men?

I saw a great DoW army and might be some funn converting a greek theme through it,

btw id prefer if they were the same size as regular GW figs,

Cheers,

Beastmage

Black Tree Design has nice Greeks. Particulary Spartan Hoplites look great as pikemen. They are 28mm, so they should be roughly the same size as GW minis. They have some good Romans too.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2006, 11:28:11 PM »
The GZ halberds look a loot like vintage GWs, and the handgunners look decent as well, with a little conversion and an empire paint job itll be hard to tell the difference.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2006, 05:56:17 PM »
here are some weapons, the muskets are the best ones.


http://www.frontrank.com/nap_equipment_frm.html

at the bottom of the page there are a musket with bayonet that can be bought separately.

the minis are 28mm so they should have roughly the same size as gw minis.

there are allot of minis in different "ages" all from medieval to napoleonic ranges.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2007, 10:57:06 PM »


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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2007, 09:21:55 AM »



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EDIT: I think they were... Renegade miniatures, ECW range... the plastic pistolier, is Warhammer stuff mish mashed.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2007, 10:49:19 PM »
What brand are those last pistoliers? And what do they cost?  Or are they Dogs of War fast Cavalry?
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 05:24:44 PM »
Not really a comparison post as such but just to say Foundry are having a 20% off everything sale this weekend - 23rd to 27th of August - some good stuff there specially the Reinassiance Mercenaries - Perry Twins goodness !  :smile2:

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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2007, 01:07:08 PM »
Could anyone post a comparison between the old horses (barded and unbarded) and the new Pistolier/Outrider ones? I would appreciate it.  :-)

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2007, 09:07:56 PM »





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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007, 09:23:10 AM »

Bloody hell, they're the size of shire horses, look at the proper comparison:



This is the way GW is going(But with a full grown man):



See shire horse:
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 01:06:43 PM »
Thank you Soju.  :-)

I said to myself, if someone is going to post a pic, I bet it`s going to be Soju.
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2007, 08:54:47 AM »
Here's a 6'4" guy on a 16h1 Clydesdale (similar to the Destrier in build)



The important thing with horses is you need to be able to get on them.

And if you are un-horsed on a battlefield, you need to be able to get back on again quick smart.

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2007, 07:48:29 PM »
023 - cheers for that. I always wanted to see Old Glory and Foundry mini stacked next to GW stuff.

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