A review of 6mm Wagons and Carts
I have slowly been collecting samples of wagons from different manufacturers over the years and now I have created this page to help others who are after wagons for their games. The list of wagons from the manufacturers is not exhaustive but I think it will help to get an idea of the options and how well they compare.
At the moment I have covered the 3 main 6mm manufacturers and a reasonable spread of history covered. As noted in the comments below a lot of the wagons can be used across a lot of wargames periods, and most of the models are pretty generic. The individual pieces of the wagons are also useful as limber and horses can be easily swapped between different wagons, and the crew can be modified or removed. Some of the pieces can be repurposed with the drivers useful as civilians and the animals used for farms and other rural settings.
As I buy more wagons over time I plan to add to this page. If you know if any others to add please contact me.
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Heroics and Ros Napoleonic - MSN7 Ox Carts
These are nice wagons and useful across a wide range of periods. Also the Oxen are well sculpted and I will probably end up using these as cows and the wagons on terrain bases. To enhance the wagons it would be good to add some materials to the wagon (eg sculpt some straw/wheat/supplies using greenstuff).
Irregular ES16 2 horse and 4 wheeled wagons
Some nice models which typically for Irregular, don't look very good unpainted. Each product code comes with a number of different models and here I got a solid wheel and a spoked wheel wagon. I prefer the spoked wheel model as it is a nicer model but the wheels on one side are cast better than the other.
Irregular vs Heroics and Ros
Here are some pictures showing Irregular vs H&R. You can see that the wagons are very similar in size and would work together. However the other picture shows the thick base typical of Irregular and the base of a H&R model would need to be built up to match the thickness, or the Irregular base filed down.
Irregular vs Heroics and Ros vs Baccus
Next is a comparson of all three brands. While HR are similar in size (not so much in style) to Irregular, Baccus are much larger and wouldn't mix together very well. Baccus and H&R have a similar sculpting style but the size difference is considerable, so I think they would not mix well especially on the same base.
Overall I think that all 3 brands can be used on the same table, but not on the same base. In the future I hope to get some more Baccus wagons and update this review, to provide a more complete comparison.