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Author Topic: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry  (Read 922 times)

Offline dadlamassu

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My Republican Roman Infantry are Agema (early) and Wargames Factory (later) plastics and I would like to add some, ideally plastic, cavalry to each force.

If I added Victrix Republican Roman cavalry and Numidian light cavalry to them would they be compatible?  If not compatible any suggestions?

I have a mainly Warlord Games EIR Legion and found that Victrix cavalrymen are giants in comparison. 
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The Victrix Roman Cavalry are giants compared to the Numidians.  However the Greek Light cavalry are a better option.  I converted them by cutting the torso from a Victrix Italian Legion figures and adding it to the cavalryman along with an Italian style helmet.  Sadly the images I posted of the conversions were lost in the photobucket fiasco.

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Yeah, Victrix cavalry tend to be much bigger than other ranges, especially the horses themselves.
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So I if I understand what you are saying the Numidians should be OK with Agema/Wargames Factory infantry and that I would be best using converted Greek light cavalry for the equites?

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That is what I heard as well.  I am curious as well, because I want some Republican Roman cavalry, and have an all Victrix army.  However, I do find the cavalry are too big for my tastes anyway....
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They're beautiful off by themselves, but when they're next to anything else the horses are almost like small elephants  lol

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Do they have to be plastic? As gripping Beast do a compatible size though they are lead.

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If looking at metals I can recommend those produced by Aventine Miniatures.

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Here's some pics so you can judge for yourself...

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Re: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2021, 08:34:54 AM »
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Re: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2021, 08:38:05 AM »
so I'd say  1st Corps and Field of Glory are smallest

Aventine and Warlord games  - medium

Victrix and Gripping Beast Plastic - biggest.   I'm doing some Aventine horses now so I'll post pics of them soon too.  ( but hardly as big as an elephants! ) 

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Re: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2021, 01:49:31 PM »
Thanks, those are really useful.

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Re: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2021, 02:44:10 PM »
Very useful size comparisons there. 

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Re: Compatibility Victrix Roman cavalry - Agema & Wargames Factory infantry
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2021, 04:31:04 PM »
So I if I understand what you are saying the Numidians should be OK with Agema/Wargames Factory infantry and that I would be best using converted Greek light cavalry for the equites?

The Greek cavalry figures are slightly large compared to the Numidians (which are the best Victrix set - size wise) but still fit in with the Agema figures.  I also converted some Wargames Factory Gallic Cavalry to be Republican Romans, with a change of head (I used some boetian helmeted heads) and shields.  They match perfectly but the Wargames Factory horses are the ugliest beasts on the planet.   :? :?

I have to say however that since the cavalry will be in separate units as long as you are sensible just about every other manufacturor mentioned in the thread will match your figures  - except Victrix.  :( :(

 

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