Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ACTA vs Newline, British Colonial Infantry

The photo above compares three plastic figures from A Call to Arms (A,C,E) with three metal miniatures released by Newline Designs (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, (D,F)
ZW2A: British Advancing Firing (B)

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.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The A Call To Arms figures are from box 57, “British Infantry, Zulu War.” The box contains 32 figures in 8 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
Body Build: Average.

Availability and Cost:

ACTA’s figures are currently available and can be found at hobby shops and online retailers. For instance, Michigan Toy Soldiers sells the box for $13.99.

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