Friday, January 28, 2011

Musket Miniatures vs IMEX, ACW foot

The photo above compares three metal figures from Musket Miniatures (A,C,E) with a pair of plastic soldiers from IMEX (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.


Manufacturer’s Designation:

The metal figures come from Musket Miniatures’ 22mm American Civil War range. They are from code CWH125 “Infantry standing loading” which comes with 8 figures in 4 poses, and includes several head variations.

Musket’s range is very large, and contains more than 300 different codes.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 22mm.

Availability and Cost:

Figures from Musket Miniatures can be found on the company’s website:

They are sold in several ways. Individual figures can be purchased for 75 cents (US), packages of 8 castings cost $5.25 US, while a regiment of 20 figures, including command, costs $12.95.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures come from set 503 “American Civil War, Union Cavalry.” This box includes 11 riders in 5 poses, along with 11 horses in 3 poses, and 15 dismounted figures in 6 poses. There are two variants of this box in release, one of which substitutes a “bonus” figure representing George Custer for one of the existing mounted poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (from ground to eyes): 22mm
Height (from ground to top of head): 24mm


These figures are currently in production, and can easily be found.

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