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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Newline 20mm vs Atlantic 1/72, Ancient Greek foot



THE METAL FIGURES

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. 

Figures 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 2013):

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:


THE PLASTIC FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures come from two sets originally produced by Atlantic.  The figure on the left is from set 1508 “The Greeks: Greek life in the Acropolis.”  The other figure comes from set 1509 “The Greeks: The Greek Army.”  Nexus has re-released the latter set as box ATL05 “Greek Infantry.”  The set includes 64 figures in 8 poses.  They have also re-released set 1508 which is now called ATL14 “Ancient Life.”  This set includes 42 figures in 7 poses, along with some other items. 

Figures Characteristics

1508 Height (to eyes):  23mm
1508 Height (to top of head):  25mm
1509 Height (to eyes):  23mm
1509 Height (to top of head):  25mm

Availability and Cost


These figures originated in the 1970s, and production ended with the close down of Atlantic in 1984.  The figures were unavailable for about a decade before Nexus obtained the rights and moulds, and started to re-issue them. In recent years, Nexus was purchased by Italeri, but the old Atlantic figures have not remained in production.