I’ve bought quite a bit of miniatures for Stargrave through creating that list and creating this YouTube series. I wanted to do a scale comparison for a while, as it was a much-requested feature. Painting all these minis is turning about to be quite the project, so I apologize that not all the minis shown below are painted, based, etc.

Let’s get to the Sci-Fi & Stargrave Miniature Size & Scale Comparison!

Size & Scale Video

Each Mini will contain (links included):

  • Brand
  • Game (where applicable)
  • Specific Model
  • Size/Scale

All pictures also include a Space Marine (not Primaris) for size reference, as we mini painters have most likely handled at least one during our journey. Space Marines are 28mm Heroic scale.

Bases are not all the same; I used what I had, or what the minis came with.

Northumbrian Tin Soldier

The first size & scale comparison consists of (left to right):

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CP Models, Corvus Belli – Infinity, Hydra Miniatures, Nemesis Board Game, Wargames Atlantic – Eisenkern Stormtroopers, Warhammer 40k – Deathwatch Space Marine

CP ModelsScum & SmugglersSCUM01 Hammer – 28mm

Corvus BelliInfinity Monstruckers (Submachine Gun) – 28mm

Hydra MiniaturesRetro RaygunZenithian Trooper – 30mm

Awaken RealmsNemesis – Soldier (Base game set) – 32mm

Wargames AtlanticIron-CoreEisenkern Stormtroopers – 28mm

For Size & Scale Reference:

Games WorkshopWarhammer 40,000Space MarinesDeathwatch Kill Team – 28mm Heroic

All of these minis work pretty well together. The Nemesis at 32mm is definitely large for a human, but I’d be fine with it, myself.

The second size & scale comparison consists of (left to right):

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Warlord Games – Strontium Dog, Bombshell Miniatures – Counterblast, MERCS Recon, Copplestone Castings – Rogue Stars, North Star – Stargrave, Warhammer 40k Deathwatch Space Marine

Warlord GamesStrontium DogBuild-a-Mutie – Between 28mm – 28mm Heroic

Bombshell MiniaturesCounterblastLancers– Lanceguard (no longer for sale, check eBay!) – 32mm

MERCS – MERCS: Recon – House 9Bedouin – 28mm

Copplestone CastingsRogue StarsThe Rogue – 28mm

North Star Military FiguresStargrave Stargrave Crew – 28mm

For Size & Scale Reference:

Games WorkshopWarhammer 40,000Space MarinesDeathwatch Kill Team – 28mm Heroic

Once again, all these mesh well, even the Shark Lanceguard at 32mm.

The third size & scale comparison consists of (left to right):

maelstroms edge khurasan zombiesmith zombicide invader mantic deadzone rebs warhammer 40k space marine stargrave scale comparison 28mm
Spiral Arm Studios – Maelstrom’s Edge, Khurasan Miniatures – Federal Army, Zombiesmith – A7D12, Zombicide Invader – Mantic – Deadzone, Warhammer 40k Deathwatch Space Marine

Spiral Arm Studios – Maelstrom’s Edge – Broken Units – Broken Infantry – 32mm

Khurasan MiniaturesSci Fi 28mm28MM-FED-SAW Federal Army Infantry Riflemen – 28mm

Zombiesmith A7D12 Random Aliens Passing ThroughJau Dauoni – 28mm

CMON Zombicide InvaderOrphans Gang – 28mm Heroic

Mantic Deadzone Rebs Rebs Faction Starter / Booster – 28mm

For Size & Scale Reference:

Games WorkshopWarhammer 40,000Space MarinesDeathwatch Kill Team – 28mm Heroic

The third set, also, works well together. The Zombicide Invader Orphan is supposed to be a teenager, but he’s about the same size as the Deadzone Reb. Other Zombicide Invader humans may be larger.

The fourth size & scale comparison consists of (left to right):

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Alternative Armies – Alternate Stars, Knightmare Games, Reaper Chronoscope, Wargames Atlantic – Einherjar, Warhammer 40k Deathwatch Space Marine

Alternative ArmiesAlternate StarsAS000 Boudican System Trooper With SMG – 28mm

Alternative ArmiesAlternate StarsAS008 Fomor Space Raider With Laser Rifle – 28mm

Knightmare GamesSpace RaidersChaos Orc 4 – 28mm?

Reaper MiniaturesChronoscopeAndre Durand, Time Chaser – 25mm Heroic

Wargames AtlanticDeath FieldsEinherjar – 28mm

For Size & Scale Reference:

Games WorkshopWarhammer 40,000Space MarinesDeathwatch Kill Team – 28mm Heroic

This gets a little interesting. The Alien Fomor, and Orc have huge heads, but that’s expected for their design. The Chronoscope mini is 25mm Heroic, and is quite big compared to everything else we’ve seen so far. He’d easily fit in that Space Marine armor. More with him, later. Note that the Einherjar is small because he is a Space Dwarf.

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Core Space, Diehard Miniatures, Warhammer 40k Deathwatch Space Marine

Battle SystemsCore Space – Purge (Starter Set) – 32mm

Battle SystemsCore Space – Jace (Starter Set) – 32mm

Diehard MiniaturesSci-Fi MiniaturesLillith – Bounty Hunter – 28mm

For Size & Scale Reference:

Games WorkshopWarhammer 40,000Space MarinesDeathwatch Kill Team – 28mm Heroic

The Core Space minis work great with everything. Diehard Miniatures say they are 28mm, but they are HUGE. Large heads and long bodies. Take a look below.

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The Rogue, Stargrave Crew, Lillith, Andre Durand, Space Marine

As you can see, the Diehard Miniatures, and Reaper Chronoscope are both much larger than the Rogue Stars, and Stargrave Crew. I think the Chronoscope can blend decently with everything else, but the Diehard Miniatures mini, unfortunately, does not. You can see Lillith if standing up straight, would be as tall or taller than the Space Marine., Her head is pretty gigantic.

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Lanceguard, Bedouin, Eisenkern Stormtrooper, Lillith, Andre Durand, Space Marine

More with Diehard Miniatures and Reaper Chronoscope to emphasize my point; I think Chronoscope works, but Diehard doesn’t if size & scale matter to you. Not to say, I won’t paint, and use my Diehard Miniatures in:

  • Stargrave
  • Star Breach
  • Five Parsecs From Home
  • Zone Raiders
  • Horizon Wars
  • Space Weirdos
  • Rogue Stars,
  • & other mini agnostic, Sci-Fi Games

Diehard Miniatures will stand out, because they have large, exaggerated features. I’m still going to use them because they are some of my favorite mini sculpts out there. But, you have been warned.

I hope this size & scale comparison helped you decide what sci-fi miniatures to buy for Stargrave, and other Sci-Fi miniature games!

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