Thursday, 22 May 2008

Rengade v Great War Miniatures British

Renegade on the left. Great War Miniatures on the right.

I decided to order some figures from Great War Miniatures who have started an early WW1 range.

A couple of years ago, when they first came out, I ordered quite a lot of the Renegade Miniatures World War 1 figures. I wasn't very interested in the late war, with all that tedious trench warfare, but the early period with rapid manoeuvre and fighting retreats apppealed to me, especially as my Grandfather was in the KRRC in the BEF.

So I was very attracted to the new Great War Miniatures early war figures, even though I had been warned that they were not compatible with the Renegade figures.

Not so! I am very fussy about different scales but these seem fine to me! The rifles are more realistic and the details of the packs are more accurate but in separate units they would look fine and, when painted, maybe even in the same unit. I am now hoping that they will produce all the figures I want from an early WW1 range, which Renegade never did, such as French Cuirassiers and German Uhlans.

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