In an earlier blog post last month I wrote a shortish piece on the issue of Scale/Size discrepancies between different manufacturers of wargames figures. It was well received by those visitors who kindly took the trouble to leave a comment in reply, so heartened by this I thought I would return to the issue briefly if you will indulge me.
In part my reflections on the Size/Scale issue have stayed fresh in my mind largely because I have recently completed a unit of Sepoys for the 1st Native Cavalry regiment of the Army of Pendawar (see previous post if you missed them). Those figures by AW Miniatures were sculpted I believe to fit with the Redoubt Enterprises' Wellington in India range, so are on the stout end of the figure spectrum, a bit like me sadly. They were certainly much heavier than the Perry Miniatures or Foundry cavalry I've already painted for this project!
In the picture below I've composed three units here in GHQ awaiting varnishing: Perry Miniatures infantry in the foreground; Trent Miniatures British Light Dragoons in the left rear; and lastly AW Miniatures Sepoys of the Native Cavalry in the right rear. You are seeing these three units at the same distance you would see them if you were here playing a game with us in GHQ, as wargames figures are meant to be seen of course. Certainly if you allow for the somewhat enlarged turban the Sepoy cavalry sported I really think you'd struggle to notice any significant difference, especially during the heat of battle!