Sunday, March 7, 2010

Newline British vs HaT French, Napoleonic Foot

The photo above compares three metal Highlanders from Newline (B,D,F) with three plastic French figures from HaT (A,C,E). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturer's Designation and Number of Poses:

The Newline Design figures come from their 20 mm Napoleonics range. They are from pack BR03 “Highland Command Advancing/Marching.” This pack includes four figures: the three shown above, plus a double of one of them, which varies by pack.

The Napoleonics range from Newline Design is extensive and covers all major participants. For the British, Newline has 89 different codes in their catalogue, some of which (such as the one illustrated here) have multiple poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 19mm.
Body Build: Average.

Availability and Cost:

Newline Design figures are currently in production, and can be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Foot figures are sold in packs of four, for £1.75.


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures come from two sets:

A: 8034 “French Young Guard”
C, E: 8095 “1808-1812 French Line Infantry.”

Box 8034 includes 48 figures in 8 poses. Set 8095 is larger, comprising 100 figures in 17 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

8034 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
8095 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm.

Body Build: Average.

Availability and Cost:

These boxes are currently available from HaT, and can be found at hobby shops and online retailers. For instance, Woodrow’s War Store has box 8034 for sale at $8.38 (CDN).

Notes on the Samples:

The HaT figures were donated by Mike Epting.

General Notes:

See the side panel lists for websites of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers mentioned above. To convert cost figures to your currency, use a site such as, also listed in the side panel. More detail on the plastic figures can be found at the Plastic Soldier Review website.


EY said...

Do all of the HaT Young Guard have such small heads?

Plastic Hussar said...

Yes. Especially the officer and the marching pose. Check it out at PSR: