Sunday, August 2, 2009

SHQ & Kennington vs HaT, French Napoleonic Foot, Part 3

The photo above compares four HaT figures (in blue plastic) with three gunners from SHQ (unpainted metal). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Hat figures come from box 8171: “1805 French Grenadiers and Voltigeurs.”

The SHQ figures come from their Napoleonic range, and are designated “ART 2 Napoleonic French Guard Horse Artillery Crew.” The range is also available from Kennington.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
HaT – 21mm
SHQ/Kennington – 22mm

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
HaT – C (average)
SHQ – C (average)

Overall conclusions:
The 1mm difference in height can be seen when these figures are positioned side by side, but it disappears when the two types are marshaled in separate units. It would be very hard to find any objection on those grounds to having them on the same table. These particular samples may not be a good fit in terms of period, but they do illustrate once again that SHQ and HaT figures can be deployed together.

Other notes:
The HaT figures were kindly supplied by the manufacturer.

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