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Offline vodkafan

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Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:59:21 PM »
Do the Kingmaker miniatures (now owned by 1st Corps) match with Front Rank? I cannot find any comparison pics.
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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 01:11:42 PM »
No idea but you just reminded me I have the old Kingmaker board game in my garage....spend many a lazy day at School playing it.....great game!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 02:14:58 PM »
I did a quick search on the net and found these pictures; the first two are from left to right- Perry Kingmaker and then Front Rank

Although not showing any Kingmaker Miniatures- I thought I'd post the third pic in the event you might need it.

Offline HappyChappy439

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 02:43:56 PM »
Seconding Atheling's post, I've not found many Kingmaker/Front Rank comparisons, but from what I've seen Kingmaker are a hair taller than the Perry medievals, which are themselves a hair taller than the Front Rank ones.

Quite a few Front Rank poses seem to have bent knees or 'advancing' posture, so it shouldn't be too jarring at a glance!

Offline Cerdic

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 04:01:11 PM »
Plenty of leeway with size differences for anything pre-industrial.

All kit was made as a 'one off'. No such thing as standardisation.

And as for variation in humans...well, just google some images of re-enactors. Or any group of humans for that matter...

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 04:13:06 PM »
Thanks all. I had suspected that the Kingmaker seemed a tad taller, but they also seem to have the beefiness I like that will match with Front Rank quite well.

Offline levied troop

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2020, 04:28:10 PM »
I’ve mixed both Kingmaker and Front Rank quite happily, sculpting styles are similar and the height variation is slight enough to be acceptable.  I wouldn’t put Perry’s in the mix.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2020, 04:48:29 PM »
Seconding Atheling's post, I've not found many Kingmaker/Front Rank comparisons, but from what I've seen Kingmaker are a hair taller than the Perry medievals, which are themselves a hair taller than the Front Rank ones.

Quite a few Front Rank poses seem to have bent knees or 'advancing' posture, so it shouldn't be too jarring at a glance!

HappyChappy is quite right. I would add, although it's not quite visible in the photograph, Front Rank tend to be chunkiest of all the (quality) Late Medieval Ranges.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Kingmaker medievals compatibility
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2020, 07:19:37 PM »
I’ve mixed both Kingmaker and Front Rank quite happily, sculpting styles are similar and the height variation is slight enough to be acceptable.  I wouldn’t put Perry’s in the mix.

 Exactly my own thoughts! I aim to follow your advice to the letter in this regard....

 

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