Indeed, the artillery kits from Historex are identified on the box as 1/30th
scale, so presumably the 54 mm figures are the same.
As for compatibility of figures and scale vehicles, you could just set the
figure next to a scale rule and decide if he's useable. Some Verlinden figures
are around 6'7".
<< The mm scale for figures is a traditional standard
that goes way back to the old toy soldier days.
In actuality, it is *not*
really a measure of scale.
It was used as a guide for display space requirements.
In addition, the manufacturers used a lot of leeway
in defining *their*
interpretation of a particular
size, in this case 54mm. Some manufacturers would
base it on the distance from the ground to the
figure's eyes. Others from the ground to the top
of the figure's (unadorned) head. Still others
would measure to the top of the headdress.
Even today, company A's 54mm figures may not be
the same scale as company B's 54mm figures.
54mm-ish figures are *about*
1/32nd scale, just keep in mind that the mm scale
is no more than an approximation of the actual
A good example: Many of Verlinden's aftermarket
120m heads, are actually TOO SMALL for the Series
77 90mm figures! These classic 90mm figures were
often "stumpy" in anatomy. If *corrected*
proper proportions, they often would size out to
be bigger that the *accepted*
Another example: The old classic Historex, was
to be 54mm, but they are/were closer
to 1/30th scale; a tad *bigger*
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