Saturday, February 14, 2009

Douglas vs Emhar, Crimean foot

The photo above shows British Crimean foot figures from Douglas (the painted ones) alongside unpainted samples of Emhar’s French figures. From left to right the Douglas models are: an artilleryman (partly painted) an infantry ranker, and an officer. The officer figure came with both the artillery set and the infantry, but here is painted as an infantry officer. Click on the images for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The plastic Emhar models are from box EM 7211 “French Infantry, Crimean War & Franco-Prussian War.”

I don’t have the listing for the metal Douglas figures, but I expect to have it soon.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Emhar French figures – 21mm.
Douglas British models – 23mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Emhar – C (Average)
Douglas – B (Slender)

Overall conclusions: A 2mm difference in height does not sound like much, but the image shows that it is in fact easy to spot. Perhaps it is exaggerated in this case by the taller headgear on the British figures. These two groups of figures are not going to be fighting in the same unit, but even as separate battalions, the height discrepancy will still be noticeable to some gamers.

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