I want to build a Dwarf army, and it's GW
prices which are leading me to Mantic minis... I do have a few questions.
People have noticed a slight scale difference. How noticeable is this? I was planning on using GW
minis that I have from the battalion as front rank with their detail, but I don't want them to look too different from the Mantic minis.
How similar are they equipped for the sake of wysiwyg
for equipment is probably pretty good but they are quite different in style and size. Mixing in the same unit is going to look odd. You might be able to get away with units of Mantic and units of GW
in the same unit. Here's a pic from Total Wargamer showing what I mean. L to R: Avatars of War, Mantic, GW
If you want filler for your GW
regiments, I'd recommend EM4's plastic Dwarves (formerly made by Grenadier. They aren't going to look exactly the same, but they're much closer in size and style to GW
. Here's a picture showing a GW
plastic dwarf musician (from the former box set) in front with an EM4 plastic dwarf in back
and another height comparison. L to R: GW
, Converted EM4, GW
and EM4 unpainted
They are monopose, and only available in 3 different pose/types (Spear, axe and crossbow) but at 30 cents a piece, they're quite a bargain.
Do note that shields are sold separately for the EM4 dwarves. They're only about 2 bucks for 50, but just something to remember.