Monday, December 31, 2012

Newline 20mm vs Coates & Shine 1/72, Ancient Greek foot


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

Newline Design offers a very large range of figures representing conflicts in the ancient world. Its Greek line includes 22 different types, both foot and mounted, while the Persian range is only slightly smaller with 21 types.

Figure Characteristics

ANG 3 (Greek) Height (to eyes): 20mm
ANG 3 (Greek) Height (to top of head): 22mm
ANP 14 (Persian) Height (to eyes): 20mm
ANP 14 (Persian) Height (to top of head): 22mm

Availability and Cost (as at October 2012):

Foot figures are sold in packs of four, for £1.90. In addition, the firm offers army deals at significant discounts.

The Newline website is here:


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures come from set 8129 “Theban Army.” The set is branded “Coates and Shine” and distributed by HaT Industrie. The box includes 52 foot figures in 10 poses, as well as 8 cavalry figures (with 2 rider poses and 2 horse poses). The set fits into the very side range of Ancients available from HaT.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured to eyes): 21mm.
Height (measured to top of head): 23mm.

Availability and Cost:

This set was originally released in 2007, and is widely available via HaT.