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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garrison vs Revell, Saxon Warriors on Foot



The photo above compares two plastic figures from Revell (A,C) with a metal warrior from Garrison (B). Click on the image to see a larger version.

THE METAL FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:


The metal figure is from Garrison Wargames Figures and comes from their 25mm Medieval range. Garrison uses the code “HS 10” to describe this figure, which they call “Saxon fyrdman with throwing axe.”

The Medieval range from Garrison includes 12 Saxon poses, 11 Normans, and 14 Vikings (2 of them mounted).

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 23mm.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 26mm.

Availability and Cost:

The metal Medievals retail for £0.60 each, and can be ordered directly from the Garrison website:

http://www.garrisonminiatures.com/index.asp

Notes on the Samples:

The Saxon figure was kindly provided by Rob Young at Garrison.

THE PLASTIC FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:


The Revell figures come from box 02551 “Anglo-Saxons, 1066.” This box includes 40 foot figures in 15 poses, along with a pair of mounted figures in individual poses. Revell has also made a Norman set for this period.

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:

According to PSR, this set was first released in 1989. It is currently in production at Revell, and can be found online and at local hobby shops.

Notes on the Samples:

The Revell sample was kindly donated by Liam Sullivan.

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