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How Big is your God? Miniature scale in “Of Gods and Mortals”

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So they say. Well, the same can be said for scale too! This post and these pics were in the pipe for attention later but I’ve jumped the queue because of a very related post regards scale regards Mortals, Legends and Gods in Andrea Sfiligoi‘s Of Gods and Mortals.

I’ve only played a couple of games so far – one defeat and one catastrophic stuffing – but remain undeterred as at least the first game was fun (the second lasted 10 minutes).

We chose to go down the 15mm route for mortals (no surprise there!). Plenty of choice for foot, chariot, cavalry and the like be they fantasy based or historical. This kind of means Legends could be anywhere from 15mm up to 28mm if you allow for a bit of literary/saga/legend/folklore license. Then Gods, in my minds eye, 28mm and upwards depending upon the God. The more impressive the better.

Not yet used in OGAM, I plan to make use of some of the minis obtained via the High Heavens board game I recently posted about. Various legends ‘off scale’ could include the 20mm Hercules from the Age of Mythology board game sprues of which I picked up a few years ago for useful legendary types from Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology (happily the same pantheons used in High Heavens).

A few relevant blog posts:

But here are the ‘Gods’ on active duty at the moment, although Orion has yet to take to the field.

Triad of GodsIf anyone can help identify the Thor (Frost Giant), I think from Reaper or Grenadier, would be interesting.

Of Gods and Mortals Thor Frost Giant Reaper Of Gods and Mortals Thor Frost Giant ReaperAs an ‘alternative’ I painted up the High Heavens Thor at the same time with the same colour palette – just for fun.

High Heavens board game Thor Norse mythology 28mm High Heavens board game Thor Norse mythology 28mm High Heavens board game Thor Norse mythology 28mm High Heavens board game Thor Norse mythology 28mm High Heavens board game Thor Norse mythology 28mm next to Frost Giant ReaperLittle and Large together. It is when you see the High Heavens miniatures close up AND next to a detail metal miniature you can see how soft the detailing is. At 2 feet (table-distance) they look fine though.

One of Wargames Foundry’s iterations of 2000AD’s Warped Slaine in spasm-beserk-mode. As Crom Cruach.

Wargames Foundry SLaine in Spasm beserk mode as Crom Cruach Wargames Foundry SLaine in Spasm beserk mode as Crom Cruach Wargames Foundry SLaine in Spasm beserk mode as Crom Cruach Wargames Foundry SLaine in Spasm beserk mode as Crom Cruach Wargames Foundry SLaine in Spasm beserk mode as Crom CruachOrion, The Wood Elf King – long OOP Citadel. Back in the day I really wanted to get this model but for some reason (money? justification?) I never did. So I was well please when I picked him up at the Claymore Bring and Buy last year for £6. True, he was missing his right hand and trident but I’m happy enough with the replacement I cobbled together. As far as OGAM is concerned, he’ll be the Celtic Cernunnos.

Citadel Games Workshop Orion The Wood Elf King Citadel Games Workshop Orion The Wood Elf King Citadel Games Workshop Orion The Wood Elf King Citadel Games Workshop Orion The Wood Elf KingI’ve focussed purely on Gods here. If I start on about Legends and Mortals this post would never get done and be far too long. Maybe another day if there’s interest.

Parting shot, a few side-by-side group shots to show scale comparison with 15mm and 25/28mm ‘Mortals’. In both cases, the trio are clearly ‘God-like’.

Triad of Gods with 15mm mortal to show scale Triad of Gods with 28mm mortal to show scale

4 thoughts on “How Big is your God? Miniature scale in “Of Gods and Mortals””

  1. I’m pretty sure that the Thor with the zappy isn’t a Grenadier model. I have a couple of their catalogues in the house that I remember looking through on a regular basis when I was younger and it just doesn’t look familiar.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Andy, even if it’s to rule out a possible. Life will continue without knowing after all… it’ll just be full of unanswered questions!

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