Friday, May 29, 2009

Atlantic/Nexus vs Irregular, Ancient Middle East

The photo above compares two Atlantic Egyptians (painted plastic) with two Assyrian figures from Irregular (unpainted metal). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Egyptian figures come from Atlantic’s box 1502 “The Egyptian Army.” They were later re-released by Nexus as set ATL-01, “Egyptian Infantry.”

The Irregular figures come from their Biblical Ancients range. They are NBA27 “Assyrian Cavalry” and NBA28 “Assyrian Heavy Spearman.”

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Atlantic/Nexus – 23mm.
Irregular – 20mm (foot figure).

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Atlantic/Nexus – C (Average)
Irregular – C (Average)

Overall conclusions:
Once again there is a significant height difference between Irregular’s metal soldiers, and the plastic figures reviewed. These figures would not mix easily on the same table.

Note: The paint on the Egyptians is starting to flake with age, not uncommon for figures that were neither undercoated, nor sealed after painting.

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