Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Newline vs HaT, British Colonial Infantry

The photo above compares three metal Zulu War British regulars from Newline Designs (A,C,E) with a trio of plastic Indian regulars from HaT (B,D,F). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The Newline Design figures come from their Zulu War Range. The specific poses are

ZW6: British Infantry at Ready, (A,C)
ZW2A: British Advancing Firing (E)

The Zulu War range from Newline includes 25 different codes for the British side (some with multiple poses). Coverage include infantry, cavalry (mounted and dismounted), command and artillery.

Figures Characteristics

Height (from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
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. In addition, the firm offers larger volume deals, such as 24 packs for £9.50, or 100 figure packs for £29.50.

Note: At the time of posting, Newline is having a 20% off sale across all its ranges.


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The HaT figures come from box 8023 “Colonial Indian Infantry” which includes 48 figures in 8 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm.
Body Build: Average.

Availability and Cost:

This set is a recent release from HaT, and can be easily found. For instance, Dragon’s Cave sells the set for €6.95

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