The photo above compares three plastic figures from Waterloo1815 with a pair of metal figures from Rose Miniatures. 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:
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