Monday, 23 June 2014

Mutton Chop WW1 Two different sizes!

 New (left) old (right)

If there is one thing I hate about wargames ranges it's the variance in scale you often get in 28mm figures.  For example, a few years ago I bought some Perry ECW figures having got lots of Renegade ones and they didn't match at all.  I can't understand these people who say well people are different heights so it doesn't matter.  It matters to me!

Now I have got used to different scale (which is, after all, what they are) figures between different manufacturers but when the figures are different sizes within a range I get really annoyed.  Yes, Warlord Games and your Romans and AW Miniatures Indian Mutiny figures spring to mind.  This is usually the result of using different sculptors.  However, what is the excuse for figures in the same range, by the same manufacturer and sculpted by the same sculptor being different sizes?

This is exactly what has happened with Mutton Chop Miniatures WW1 range by Paul Hicks.  I ordered the first two packs of British and very nice they were too.  Tall enough to be used with my Renegade figures without too much problem.  When I saw that there were two more packs on sale I ordered them only to find that they are much smaller than the first two packs.  In particular, the legs seem shorter and slimmer and the heads and hats are smaller on the new ones.  A difference in 2-3mm foot to eye I reckon.  Now why would this happen?  Fortunately the rifles are the same size and the packs nearly so but, still, how annoying.  They offend my artistic sensibilities!