In a tent somewhere in the Ardennes, Colonel Marbles' and his General
Staff have compiled this handy list of links for the fantasy and sci-fi
miniature collector out there.
|A & A Miniatures
Small Northern Irish historical mini maker. Current range includes
some excellent Sassanids, Samnites and Celts. Highly recommended !
- Col. M
Company producing a small range of pewter fantasy miniatures. A little
Rackhamesque ? - Col. M
Small German Company producing a small range of promising fantasy
miniatures. - Col. M
Makers of the Flintloque game, with a new fantasy game & figure
range called 'Maelstrome' coming soon. - Col. M
Quality varies, but the Erin range is pretty good for Celtic myth
This UK company is now selling old Grenadier/Nemo figures ! Get 'em
while you can. Also taking over the early Dixon lines, as well as
QT, Garrison and Pendragon gives Amazon a large back-catalogue (over
3000 minis) of fantasy and historical figs. They're working on new
lines while the website tries desparately to keep up! -Doc
Spanish manufacturer of mostly large scale miniatures, now producing
30mm Romans and a Camelot range (3D Miniatures). Nice miniatures,
but actual sizes may vary within the ranges. -W.K.
UK company with a frankly odd line in sci-fi figures - think Spartans
with lasers. - Col. M
Nice German fantasy mini maker - some figs are quite good but some
are poor IMHO -Col.M.
They are available through Hobby
Products, with bigger pictures.- WK
Relatively new company by sculptor Mike Owen, concentrating on historical
miniatures with some really nice Medieval Moors. -WK
Another interesting German fantasy mini maker - more into one-off
sculpts than rank and file troops -Col.M.
New minimaker producing historical figures. The first release is Persians.
Formerly Harlequin, formerly Icon, UK mini maker with a massive range
of some good, some poor historical & fantasy figs. Recommend the
Zulu Wars range in particular and they do some good Skaven/Ver'men
U.S. manufacturer of Victorian age historical figures as well as steampunk
American Civil War "Gaslight" figures. -W.K.
Another purely historical figure company. Mostly 19th-20th c. stuff,
but some ancients and dark ages. -W.K.
|Bronze Age New!
Minimaker offering 25mm & 54mm scifi, fantasy and historical minis. Now in pewter! - WK
|Bronze Goat New!
New manufacturer of 28mm historical miniatures, designed to be compatible
in style and scale with the market leaders. - WK
UK manufacturer of some of the best wargame figures around. Currently
they're concentrating on Prussian Napoleonics (and being very thorough).
The link is to their US distributor. - WK
Swedish company producing two new 30mm ranges - 'Death Dealer' (fantasy)
and '1999' (sci-fi). Looks really promising, but its early days. Some
figures in the 'DD' range are plastics. -Col. M.
Wizards Of The Coast got into the tabletop miniatures game action
with this skirmish game and a nice line of figures. They are discontinuing
this range however so buy them when you can !! -Col. M.
Finally France's stunning miniature maker gets its own website. Simply
the best ? -Col. M.
Mark Copplestone's own line of mini's - excellent as always. Sci-fi
'Future Wars' range, Fantasy Halflings and Wizards and of course Return
To Darkest Africa! A new 'Back Of Beyond' range due soon. -Col. M.
Spanish company that has just started producing 28mm historical mini's
- first up is a 'War Of The Roses' range. -Col. M.
Mini maker with a line based on a fantasy Ancient Egypt setting -
some fabulous & very different figs here. They are planning to
give Ancient Greece the same treatment next!-Col. M
Another Foundry sculpter refugee (Mark Sims) sets up on his own -
producing great historical and innovative fantasy pirate Orc and Dwarf
"Bringing you the dark and violent world of Brom's creation in a premier
skirmish miniatures game." Sounds super promising ! -Col.M
"Extremely detailed miniatures for both miniature collectors
and gamers alike". Their first range is inspired by Larry Elmore's
A way-old manufacturer whose nice Dwarf and Undead figures are still
available at a very reasonable price. They do some rather iffy Sci-fi
and Fantasy adventurers too. -Col.M.
Strange figures indeed. Check 'em out ! -Col.M.
Another really old manufacturer whose figures have never been that
great, but the new Viking range is a lot better and there is a lot
of promise for the future. -Col.M.
French manufacturer of fantasy resin statues. These make excellent
giants for your armies. Some dragons too. - WK
Spanish mini maker in a very GW-style doing some truly excellent
figures - so far Orcs and Ogres. Latest news is they are going out
of business ! Buy 'em while you can !! -Col.M.
New! They are now being re-released by The
Tin Dictator -WK
UK company which is now producing the excellent old Grenadier range
of miniatures. -Col.M.
Mini maker concentrating solely on medieval historical figures. Great
Esperia Editrice is an Italian manufacturer producing some nice historical
Lombards and Franks as well as a (not very good) new range of fantasy
A large range of minis, from fantasy to WWII. Be warned that Essex
are are passing some terrible lumps of misshapen lead as saleable
miniatures, particularly in the older (10 years+) fantasy ranges.
Pics are scarce on the website, so view before you buy, but the newer
ranges (Dark Ages) deserve a look. -Doc
Good quality Australian historical, fantasy & Sci-fi figs. The
range is ecclectic to say the least, with fezzed winged monkeys, pennyfarthing
colonial British, seven year wars teddy bear picnics, and many more...
German fantasy & Sci-fi figs. Better in the flesh than in the
poorly painted examples online I find. Their stall was mobbed at Salute
last year... -Col. M
New site for the company that now owns the 'Chronopia' & 'Mutant
Chronicles' lines - many new minis are promised ! One to watch...
Historical mini company that do some nice ancients -Col. M.
French manufacturer of resin fantasy and scifi minis. - WK
These guys do a small range of pewter fantasy figures. -Col.M.
The news page of the UK fantasy/historical miniature maker - nice
figures, shame about the price... -Col.M.
Damn their consistently high standard of design and manufacturing!
A new German sculpter, Werner Klocke, doing a small range of excellent
fantasy figures.- Col. M.
Great quality, low priced UK historical miniature maker. Really good
'War Of The Roses' range. -Col.M.
New! They're currently working on their
own, fully illustrated website here.
This company recently started producing 25mm miniatures. Currently
focussing on historical minis. Some are poor, but they seem to be
getting better. - WK
Fantastic fantasy (Leviathon) and Sci-fi (Kryomek) mini's produced
in metal and resin by this Scottish Coy.
War machines, monsters and 'Aliens' are excellent -Col.M.
Historical manufacturer of 28mm Crusader and Hun ranges so far -Col.M.
Great historical figures manufacturer well up their with Foundry.
Norse, Sassanids, Saxons etc can all be used in fantasy armies too
with a little imagination. Crusaders are next in line. Just a shame
their official website is very poor at the moment - the link is to
a great fansite -Col.M.
Superb UK mini-maker from an ex-GW employee - lots of good personality
figures including a great Minotaur! -Col.M.
Boiler Suit Company
Producers of some incredible miniatures, specialising in prehistorics,
colonials and 19th-20th c. minis. Funny site too, though pics are
in short supply... try RLBPS (above) to see the figs -Doc
Barmy new range of miniatures featuring giant cats, apes, insects
and, for some reason, Samurai. Bonkers. - Col. M.
Makers of the superb VOID sci-fi & Celtos fantasy minis. Excellent
quality, but New Wave have all the news on their new releases usually
months before their own site! -Col. M.
One of the older UK-based companies, making figures in different scales. - WK
French fantasy mini-maker I know very little about I'm afraid. -Col.
The game is called "Le Retour des Dieux" and many more figures, including
elves, are on the way. -W.K.
A small range of miniatures and vignettes, some great, some less so,
including some Egyptian dwarves. Currently producing new figures for
Pinnacle's "Deadlands: The Great Rail Wars". -W.K.
Not the greatest mini's here but they do some cracking pygmies! -Col.M.
Strange fantasy figures from this new-ish company -Col.M.
& Laser New!
Company making fantasy and scifi minis. - WK
A new Aussie manufacturer doing a tremendous range of fantasy stone
age amazonian types. Great stuff! -Col.M
A small and eclectic range of mainly resin figures, including a nice
Mammoth and some warrior monks. A bit different anyway -Col.M
German outfit producing a small range of cracking personality figures
Original Manufacturer of a nice range of Tolkien LOTR figures - Col.M.
A UK company doing a small range of quality horror figures. -Col.M.
An old '80's German range of figs resurrected recently by Dark Ages
Miniatures. Some aren't too bad - the monsters and halflings are cool!
Dark Ages regularly (re)release more new and old minis. - WK
This is a great source of Romans and other ancients - they did send
me a free sample and their catalogue is very good - the site doesn't
do their miniatures justice though - bAz
A UK manufacturer designing a range of figures for a world of their
own creation - first indications are mixed, but well worth checking
out!! -Col. M.
My favourite supplier of budget historicals, Newline's figs are cheap
enough to fill out the ranks of your army, but cool enough to stand
alongside your Gripping Beasts and Foundry figs. -Doc
Wave Miniatures New!
Everyone knows the U.S. online store (for good or bad), but they also
produce a small line of fantasy miniatures. -WK
Old Glory have an enormous range of historical figures and a fair
few fantasy figs. They only sell in bags of 30, but for most ranges
represent the best value figures on you can get. -Doc
Another sculptor goes solo as Bob Olley starts his own range. Dwarves
are out and there are many preview greens on the site. - WK
An odd but excellent range of sci-fi steampunk Victoriana type figures
if you get my drift. Well worth checking out! - Col. M.
|Peer of the Realm New!
Brand new company making highly unusual fantasy figures. - WK
The Perry twins represent a kind of gold standard in mini sculpting.
Their new Samurai range is just itching to be used in a fantasy style
Army of Nippon ! Crusaders are upcoming apparently -Col. M.
Small-scale producer of off-beat Bloodbowl and fantasy Ice Hockey
(Slapshot) teams . Excellent ! -Col. M.
Maker of Deadlands, Savage Worlds and Weird Wars to name a few. Miniatures
for Geat Rail Wars and 50 Fathoms. - WK
A brand new range of highly detailed 1/48th scale (36mm) pewter figures
set in a secret history of World War Two. - WK
Astounding Amazing Miniatures by Bob Murch, the two fisted sculptor
of choice for manly adventure gamers around the globe. Well that's
what he says anyway, and I'm not inclined to disagree.. -Col. M.
Another company that's been around for ages. Some of there stuff is
great, some looks dated. They have a new website. -W.K.
Mini-maker with their own cool 'Fantasy Armies' line, as well as the
old FASA fantasy (Crucible) and sci-fi (VOR) lines of figures. The
site lacks pics, but the figures are well worth checking out -Col.M.
Also see Iron Wind Metals
if you're in the U.S. -W.K.
Great Yank mini maker - they are doing some tremendous stuff at the
moment - however I think they are more for collectors and RPG'ers
than wargamers. -Col.M.
Another manufacturer of historical minis. Some are poor, others are
good. Catalog could be better ilustrated -WK
Excellent new historical UK mini maker - they do some nice Celts -Col.M.
Saber Castings New!
US manufacturer of excellent 25mm & 40mm ranges of the "horse
and musket" era. If you're into SYW, Napoleonics or ACW, this
might be for you. - WK
This Australian manufacturer only makes female figures for some reason-
but what great figures..! All sorts of sci-fi and fantasy figs to
mix into your units for more colour and variety, and a couple of cracking
Gridiron teams that'll do great for Blood Bowl! -Doc
New range of fantasy miniatures by sculptor Steve Buddle. They are
distributed by CMON and the first few miniatures look amazing. -W.K.
|Steve Barber Models
Manufacturer of 10mm, 15mm, 25mm and 42mm ranges with historical and
fantasy themes. -W.K.
Producing 2 new miniatures based games. One is called 'Invictus',
a fantasy gladiator type thing and 'China Town' a Chop Socky type
game. First mini's look good.-Col M.
New company making near future and scifi miniatures. First out are
some SWAT style CQB figures and high-tech criminals. -W.K.
Where snowmen, elves and penguins battle it out with heavy fire arms
in "Christmas Wars", stout individuals stalk their prey in "Vampire
Hunter$" or small rodents wage war in "Critter Commandos". -W.K.
Nice new Italian historical maker doing a cool line in figs for the
'Northern Crusades' - excellent for fantasy 'Men/Empire/Brettonian/Averaign'
type armies -Col.M.
Assault Group New!
Aka TAG aka that company peteb and waxfive don't talk about. Specialising
in ultra-modern gaming miniatures. -W.K.
Good range of Arthurian type personality figures - Col.M.
New! Most of the range has been re-released and a new
range of elves is in the pipeline -W.K.
Mini maker from the same people behind 'Gripping Beast'. The Norse
Dwarfs are superb and the Goblins are not far behind. Ancient Greeks
and Persians recently released. Good prices too. -Col.M.
Manufacturer of large scale minis, including some fantasy models in 120mm or more. Think 'giants'. - WK
Excellent fantasy figs from the makers of the 'Corvus Belli' historical
Battling Steampunk 'bots are the background for this new range of
interesting mini's. -Col.M.
Oldtimer manufacturer of fantasy and historicals. Many of the ranges look dated, but you can't beat the price. - WK
Gothic Horror, Superfigs, Cobalt Sci-fi, Cowboy Wars, Samurai Wars,
Gladiator Wars and a new fantasy 'Dwarf Wars' range of figures are
all made by this cool manufacturer. -Col. M.
Another UK-based manufacturer of historical miniatures. Price is decent
and some of them are quite nice. -WK
A new company in the minibusiness, making... zombies! The first few offerings were poor, but the new stuff seems to be getting much better. -WK
Russian company making plastic minis. Zvezda recently moved into the
realm of 28mm multipart plastic fantasy regiments. Good stuff, lots
of small pieces to glue together. -WK
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