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    small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    After years in 40k I was looking into trying epic, but the price of the GW miniatures has turned me down a little.

    There are some alternative to GW miniatures in this scale?
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    Re: small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    I think Baccus makes some.
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    Re: small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    Exodus Wars, Dark Realm Miniatures, Baccus, Brigade, GZG, Irregular, CinC, GHQ... the possibilities are endless, though I prefer the two linked companies. Exodus Wars in particular I've had very good luck with, with their models making up most to all of two of my armies.
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    Re: small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    also worth checking ebay..... some OOP stuff goes for stupid money, but there are so many orks, space marines and imperial guard on there it's silly.....
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    Re: small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    I can also vouch for Exodus wars, if you’re building an Imperial Guard army. They also have infantry that works well in Necron armies.

    I think GW’s plastic infantry boxes give you great points-for-the-dollar, but no, the tanks don’t. It’s not that easy to get good deals on eBay either, especially because a lot of those models don’t come with bases. Keep in mind that the models have changed over the years. Tanks from 1st or 2nd edition might be cheaper, but the designs are a lot more basic and sometimes smaller. Epic 40k had the highest quality metal miniatures (multi-part, different looks) but some of the models changed in appearance when Epic: Armageddon came out. The ones I can think of are Space Marine tanks, Eldar titans and superheavies, and Imperial Guard Valkyries/Vultures.

    All the GW metal flyers are underscale. Some people like it that way. Others prefer the Forgeworld resin flyers that they made for Aeronautica Imperialis. They’re up to twice the size, more in-scale with all the ground vehicles. Depending on your exchange right, some other Forgeworld Epic stuff may be worth a look (like Shadowswords).

    There are some people on the Tactical Command forums (in the "6mm" forum) who can help you find alternative models if you message them from there, including figures for armies that GW doesn't sell anymore.

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    Re: small scale non-GW sci-fi miniatures?

    There are quite a number of 6mm manufaturers out there - remarkably very few are either at a price point, or sculpt quality (for infantry at least) that is better than GW's. Your best bet (as mentioned above) is ebay though. For Orks, Marines and Eldar you really can get a bucket load dirt cheap. Img guard and Chaos normally go for just a tiny bit under full retail and Tyranids can go for ridiculously high prices. It really is the cheapest (and to be honest only) GW system (for mass battles) to buy new if you wanted to.
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