Monday 15 April 2013

Eastway National Armed Forces - using ArmiesArmy British

I just received a large bundle of the new ArmiesArmy British forces as a thank you from Keith for designing their logo. Wow! These figures are great. They have convinced me to put away my 28mm Greek army and get back to my 15mm Scifi world. A big sorry to those who have followed the blog and have missed the regular posts.

At first look I was sure that these guys would be perfect as additional forces for my Eastway City Militia faction. The have the same rounded helmet style that the Rafm/Traveller figures have. I even painted one up to see how it looked in the same colours. I was very happy with the way the figure came out. "Perfect!", I thought.

Then I got some of the Rafm minis out of storage. And the size difference is very noticable. I knew Rafm have suffered from a couple of decades of scale creep, but I hadn't thought it would be quite as bad.

But... to be honest, the new figures from ArmiesArmy are so good that I may just retire the older rafm minis and focus on the new mini range.

Anyway, here is the 1st of the new minis, and some of the Rafm ones so you can judge for yourself how they compare....


Kull said...

Don't retire the old RAFM figures!

Just pretend the newer ArmiesArmy troops to be genetically-engineered "Nu-men" made taller and stronger by DNA-splicing and resequencing.

The smaller, lighter humans would just be militiamen: civilians drafted into service after a modicum of training...

ArmybitsUK said...

It took me a second to remember they were the commando troops as opposed to the infantry packs. Id thought you had done a head swap...doh

really nicely done. Really like the helmet/gas mask detail


Jay said...

Ditto, Kull's comment.