The photo above compares plastic figures from HaT (A,C,E) with a pair of metal soldiers from Rose (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.
THE METAL FIGURES
Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The metal figures are from the Rose Miniature range, currently manufactured and sold by Garrison Wargames Figures. This figure is from the 20mm range, which also covers Napoleonic, American Civil War and First World War subjects. Garrison uses the following codes for these figures: ROSEAW1 “British private standing firing” and ROSEAW24 “Zulu Running with Assegi and Shield.”
Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm. Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 22mm.
Availability and Cost:
The Rose figures are sold for £0.50 each, and can be ordered from the Garrison website:
The figure on the left was featured in box 8208 “Hadendowa Camelry.” The box includes 3 foot figures in this pose, along with 12 camel riders in 3 poses, and 12 camels in 2 poses. The foot figure comes with a separate arm that can be positioned at any angle, and the riders have a choice of weaponry.
The other HaT figures come from box 8023 “Colonial Indian Infantry” which includes 48 figures in 8 poses.
HaT has committed to building a wide range of figures for colonial conflicts; they have a number of interesting sets which are under development, or have been recently released.
8023 Height (measured to eyes): 22mm. 8023 Height (measured to top of head): 24mm. 8208 Height (measured to eyes): 19mm. 8208 Height (measured to top of head): 21mm.
Availability and Cost:
Both sets are recent releases from HaT, and can be easily found.
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