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Author Topic: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges  (Read 3360 times)

Offline NickNascati

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All,
      Thinking about re-visiting Darkest Africa gaming.  Can anyone offer a size comparison between the above three figure ranges?  I would expect Copplestone and Foundry to be a good match, but I'm not sure about Northstar.

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Offline italwars

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 02:19:04 PM »
All,
      Thinking about re-visiting Darkest Africa gaming.  Can anyone offer a size comparison between the above three figure ranges?  I would expect Copplestone and Foundry to be a good match, but I'm not sure about Northstar.

                                                                                           Nick
Hi
Recently bought some Tribesmen Archers from North Star..they mach nicely side to side with same types from Foundr DA range

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 06:40:09 PM »
My collection has figures from all three ranges and they go together with no problems IMHO. My figures are based as individuals so slight variation makes no difference. I also have Empress figures which I would say are slightly smaller, but again nothing to drastic in my eyes.

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 06:59:54 PM »
How would the plastic Wargames Factory Zulus fit? Also the Perry plastic Ansar?  I am looking to do the native tribes inexpensivey if possible.

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 08:53:01 PM »
I have the Ansar and I think they work well alongside the rest of my figures, don't own WF Zulus sorry. I suppose I can type all night but beauty is in the eye of the beholder so to speak and what works for me may not work for you. All I can say Nick is that I don't see any vast difference in size between any of these figures and I'm quite happy to mix them all.

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 09:19:34 PM »
Not a very good photo i know but i hope it helps Nick.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 09:24:27 PM by Jeff965 »

Offline NickNascati

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 11:38:06 PM »
Jeff,
        Very much, thanks!  What make is the explorer?

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Offline Atheling

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 04:43:27 AM »
Not a very good photo i know but i hope it helps Nick.

Would I be correct in assuming that two of the mini's are on 3mm bases and two on 2 mm?

Obviously this would slightly distort the size comparison.

Darrell.

Offline Jeff965

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »
The explorer is a Northstar figure, he and the Ngoni warrior are mounted on a 2mm thick base the Ansar and the Foundry musket man are both mounted on UK pennies which are 1.5mm thick.
For me the height difference is no problem, when it comes to mixing figures I'm more concerned with the style of the figures.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Figure Compatibility - Copplestone, Foundry, Northstar Africa Ranges
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 03:21:17 PM »
The explorer is a Northstar figure, he and the Ngoni warrior are mounted on a 2mm thick base the Ansar and the Foundry musket man are both mounted on UK pennies which are 1.5mm thick.
For me the height difference is no problem, when it comes to mixing figures I'm more concerned with the style of the figures.

Thanks for that. I often find that unless miniatures have a huge difference in hight and bulk that once painted up the relative difference become less obvious anyway.

And I've painted a huge amount of lead in my time  lol

Darrell.

 

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