The photo above compares three plastic figures from Esci with a pair of metal figures from Rose. 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 British Esci figure comes from box 212 “Zulu War, British Infantry Soldiers” and was also issued in box 232 “Indian War Kiber Pass British Infantry.”
Box 212 included 50 figures in 15 poses. The set was later re-released by Italeri as box 6050, “British Infantry, Zulu Wars, 1879.” The Italeri version of the set included only 40 figures.
Box 232 added three new poses, bringing the total to 18, while keeping the number of figures steady at 50.
The Zulu figures were released in box 213 “Zulu War, Zulu Warriors.” It was also released by Italeri as set 6051, titled “Zulu Warriors, Zulu Wars, 1879.” Both versions included 48 figures in 12 poses.
212 Height (measured to eyes): 21mm. 213 Height (measured to eyes): 21mm. 212 Height (measured to top of head): 23mm. 212 Height (measured to top of head): 23mm.
Availability and Cost:
Esci no longer exists, and Italeri is not currently producing these sets. However, the figures can be found fairly easily in second-hand shops and online auction sites.
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