Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Italeri vs Newline, ACW Infantry

This photo compares Italeri Union infantry ( the larger figures in silver plastic) with Newline Design Zouaves (in bare metal). Click on the images for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The plastic figures come from Italeri’s set 6012 “Union Infantry with Zouaves.”

The metal drummer and standard bearer, in the fez , are from Newline Designs set ACW 79 – ACW, Zouave command in Fez. The officer in kepi come from their set ACW 75 – ACW, Zouave command in Kepi.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Italeri figures – 22mm.
Newline Designs zouaves – 20mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Italeri – C (Average).
Newline Designs – C (Average).

Compatibility of uniform, equipment, etc: Since the figures represent different units (regular infantry, zouaves), there are no obvious incompatibilities.

Overall conclusions: The Italeri and Newline figures are not that dissimilar. With a complementary build and no great difference in height, the Newline models could be used to provide some short men for an Italeri unit. Used in separate units, the two types of figures should be able to work together for many wargamers.

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