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Author Topic: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility  (Read 7345 times)

Offline LeadLust

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28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« on: June 15, 2009, 02:51:27 AM »
Just discovered/registered for this forum.  Planning on getting back into miniature gaming after a lengthy absence and need opponents for my Anglo-Zulu War British figures from Black Tree and Foundry purchased several years ago.  I am considering using the plastic Zulus from Wargames Factory for the masses and Empress Miniatures metals for the leaders, characters, specials, etc.  I have never seen these Zulu figures in the flesh and hope someone can enlighten me as to whether figures from these two manufacturers could be mixed within a unit.  Would anyone know of comparison photos on the web?  I need roughly 400 figures and would hate to find out they wont mix after purchase.

Thanks,
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Offline JasonB

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 11:07:25 AM »
I have just ordered some of the WF Zulu so once they arrive I will compare them to the Empress ones and let you know.....

Offline LeadLust

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 03:11:44 AM »
Thanks Jason!

Offline Fuzzywuzzieswiflasers

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 12:06:05 AM »
Any update on the size comparison between empress and wargames factory plastic zulus? I would like to make the zulus using the plastics and the Empress stuff for special characters etc.

Cheers
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Offline Malamute

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 07:16:03 AM »
Any update on the size comparison between empress and wargames factory plastic zulus? I would like to make the zulus using the plastics and the Empress stuff for special characters etc.

Cheers
Fuzzy


Abou tthe same from what I have heard. They should blend ok.
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Offline chaplain severus

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 02:42:38 PM »
I am just starting my venture into this genre.

Here is a pictures with the manufacturers that I have had contact with

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/ChaplainSeverus/colonialcompare.jpg

Hope this helps some.


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Offline Darkoath

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 12:29:21 AM »
How do Old Glory or BTD Zulus match up with the Empress Zulu miniatures?

Offline LeadLust

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2009, 01:37:17 AM »
Thanks Chaplain.  Good comparison pic.  Glad to see the Wargames Factory British matched well with the Empress British.  Assuming the Zulus are accordingly scaled, I've got my answer.  Nice painting on the finished lead by the way.

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Offline chaplain severus

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009, 01:50:10 AM »
How do Old Glory or BTD Zulus match up with the Empress Zulu miniatures?

I don't have any Empress Zulus but I will assume that  the OG's will match up nearly the same and the Black Tree Design Zulus might be a tad bit taller/chunkier than empress.

I've got an Empress Brit and an OG Zulu & a BTD Zulu and they look pretty similar to me.

Check out the picture and decide for yourself.

Once they're painted and mixed in I can't tell the Old Glory Zulu apart from the BTD Zulu.


Offline Darkoath

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 03:45:13 AM »
Thanks for posting that picture Chaplain!  Quite useful! :D

Offline Darkoath

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 12:02:54 AM »
The lack of photographs of the BTD zulu and the Old Glory zulu at their own website is very frustrating.  How does a company expect to sell their product when they can't even invest in a digital camera and put up a couple of nice photographs?  It is really amazing how some of these companies are able to stay in business with the tough global economic climate! :-[

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 12:13:06 AM »
I think it is more of a question of bandwidth, mate.

Though, yea, I rarely buy miniatures unless I can see them first.

Offline archangel1

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2009, 07:33:17 PM »
If you want to see pictures of most of the Old Glory ranges, you have to hit their American site.

http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/

Here are their Zulus.

http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=243
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Offline Fuzzywuzzieswiflasers

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Re: 28mm Zulu Figure Compatibility
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 03:05:42 AM »
That's great! Thanks for posting the comparison picture. It looks like I can quite confidently mix Empress and Wargames Factory plastic.

Cheers

Fuzzy.

 

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