Monday, February 23, 2009

Jacklex vs Waterloo 1815, British Colonial Infantry

The photo above shows a pair of Jacklex Highland colonial infantry (one painted and one partly painted) alongside three figures from Waterloo 1815 (unpainted plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Waterloo 1815 figures are from box AP 013 “Anglo-Egyptian Army.”

The two Jacklex figures come from their Colonial Range, and are designated B16, “Highland Infantry Marching.”

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Waterloo 1815 – 22mm.
Jacklex Highlanders – 23mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Waterloo 1815 – B (Slender)
Jacklex – C (Average)

Overall conclusions: The Waterloo 1815 figures are somewhat flat, which is why they are rated as “slender” on the body build compatibility item above. Depending on which angle they are viewed from, they can also appear “average.” This partial two-dimensional aspect, plus the slight difference in height, make them an awkward match with the Jacklex figures. However they are not so different that they could not appear on the same table together.

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