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    Historical Figures

    Hey all im just starting a list of historical figure makers as suggested. Ill start off with the companies i have bought figures off. Hopefully people will add more . All companies are done by alphabetical order.

    1st Corp. makes various ancients as well as ACW.
    http://www.1stcorps.co.uk/

    Ab miniatures do a big range of napoleonic figures from french to austrians and some of the smaler states. Can be found on this website with other companies there too. http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/AB also produce figures and tanks in 20mm models for WW2.
    AB Figures

    Alban Miniatures offer 28mm metals for British, Austrian and French Napoleonics.
    Alban Miniatures

    Armorum and Aquilla Miniatures as their name suggests, produce 28mm Ancients including Carthaginians Sassanids and Numidians.
    Armorum and Aquilla

    Artizan designs do 28mm figures of ancients and WW2 of a very nice quality. http://www.artizandesigns.com/default.asp

    Askari Miniatures concentrates on colonial armys and their opponents in 28mm.
    Askari Miniatures

    The assault group another company that makes nice 28mm figures for alot of periods. http://www.theassaultgroup.com/

    Aventine miniatures produce 28mm figures for the Republican Roman period, including Etruscans, Italian hill tribes and the army of Pyrrhus.
    Aventine Miniatures

    Battlefield Miniatures manufacture 20mm WW2 minitures as well as selling the Blitz range of figures for the same period.
    Battlefield Miniatures

    Battlestandard Miniatures is (I believe) a US compamy that manufatcures 15mm ACW minis as well as 28mm Greeks, Macedonians, Persians,Normans ans some 40mm.
    Battle Standard Miniatures

    Baccus 6mm, for Ancients, medieval, Napleonics, ACW plus others in 6mmm!
    www.baccus6mm.com

    Black Scorpion Miniatures produces some moderns, pirates, and fantasy football minis.
    Black Scorpion

    Black tree designs do alot of 28mm figures for lots of periods including fantasy, doctor who , ancients and zulus plus alot more.
    Black Tree Designs

    Blue Moon Manufacturing offer a variety of ranges in 28mm and 15mm including ACW, AWI, The Marlburian Wars, Old West and others.
    Blue Moon Manufacturing.

    Bolt action miniatures do a wide range of 28mm WW2
    http://www.boltactionminiatures.co.uk/

    Brigade Games offer an extensive 28mm WW1 collection as well as a variety of other 20th century miniatures.
    Brigade Games

    Brittannia miniatures do 20mm and 28mm figures most of which are for WW2 onwards (afghanistan and special ops etc) http://www.britanniainkerman.com/bri...introindex.htm

    Calpe Miniatures produce 25mm Napoleonic minis.
    Calpe Miniatures

    Captain MiniaturesManufacture 18mm Napoleonic Naval crews as well a a small range of 28mm Pennisular French and Spanish.
    Captain Miniatures

    Castaway Arts manufactures a wide range of Ancients in 28mm with an emphasis on bronze age westen Asia.
    Castaway Arts

    Cavalcade Wargames produce 28mm minis for Ming Dynasty, as well as some moderns and far east themed fantasy miniatures. Based in the US, they also sell Kingsford miniatures which is a Canadian company that manufactures Samaurai miniatures exclusively.
    Cavalcade

    Companion Miniatures Not a huge range yet, but some very nice Caesarian Romans, and they have many more on their plate. A nice alternative to Wargames Foundry.
    http://www.companionminiatures.com

    Company B have a a large range of WW2 and WW1 miniatures in 1/56 as well as some Moderns.
    Company B

    Conquest Games is a new company that specialises in medieval miniatures, their first release being plastic Normans which are getting positive reviews.
    Conquest Games

    Crusader Miniatures He has a wide variety of ranges, including WWII, Pirates and loads of Ancients and Dark Age troops.
    http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/

    Cutting Edge Miniatures make 28mm figures for the early-late bronze age with plans to expand into the early iron age.
    Cutting Edge Miniatures

    Dixon Miniatures, makes wide variety of 28mm historical, mainly 18th/19th century and some 15mm.
    www.dixonminiatures.co.uk/

    Ebob Miniatures does Mongols, Western and 13th.-14th. Scottish Medievals.
    http://www.ebobminiatures.com

    Elhiem Figures manufactures WW2 and Modern miniatures in 20mm.
    Elhiem Figures

    Empress Miniatures, Anglo Zulu Wars, SCW and Moderns in 28mm.
    Empress Miniatures

    Essex Miniatures manufacture 15mm and 25mm Historicals for everything form ancients right through ACW.
    Essex Miniatures

    Eureka Minitures manufacture an eclectic range of minis from 10mm fantasy to 28mm WW2 touching on just about every time period in between.
    Eureka Miniatures

    Fire and Sword produce 15mm minis for their game of the same name which focuses on the wars of the Lithuanian Commonwealth during the 17th. century.
    Fire and Sword

    Fireforge Games is a very new company with plans to carry an extensive medieval range centred on various crusades. They are currently awaiting release of their plastic Teutonoic Knights set.
    Fireforge Games
    Forged in Battle manufacture 15mm WW2 minis as well as 1/3000 Napoleonic naval minis.
    Forged in Battle

    The Forgotten and Glorious Company of Art are a French company that offer 28mm metal WW1 minis for the various combatants.
    Forgotten and Glorious Company of Art
    Front Rank Figurines do a wide range of napoleonics and other later ancients such as ACW. http://www.frontrank.com/index2.html

    Gamodls produce 15mm WW2 minis for a variety of forces.
    Gamodls

    Gripping beast do ALOT of VERY nice figures for ancients in 28mm including romans, barbarians, el cid and much much more.
    http://www.grippingbeast.com

    Gordon and Hague are a US company that produce a "Wargame in Box" called Severed Union which is American Civil War game in 10mm plastic (!). They also sell pre-painted armies of the same.
    Gordon and Hague

    HaT manufacture 1/72 soft plastic toy soldiers for a wide variety of time periods.
    HaT

    INDUS Miniatures produce 28mm models for the War in India. Currently a small range but expanding.
    INDUS Miniatures
    Irregular Miniatures offers a huge range of minis in 2mm, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 28mm 42mm, 54mm and 75mm form hust about every historical period.
    Irregular Miniatures

    JFTM Enterprises manufactures 1/56 WW2 vehicles in resin.
    JFTM

    Khurasan Miniatures produce a large range of historical figures in 15mm including obscure armies such as Tibetans.
    Khurasan Miniatures

    Knuckleduster make War of 1812 and Western miniatures.
    http://www.knuckleduster.com

    Little Big Men Studios produce decals and transfers for a wide range of Historicals in 10mm, 15mm, and 28mm.
    Little Big Men Studios

    Magister Militum specialise in 10mm ancients but also offer extensive ranges in 15mm and 25/28mm.
    Magister Militum

    Milicast Models manufacture 20mm WW2 tanks and figures in resin as well as selling products by a couple of other producers.
    Milicast Models

    Miniature Design Studio, offer a wide range on ancients including Biblical.
    http://www.miniaturedesignstudio.co.uk/

    Muskateer miniatures do 28mm figures for ancients
    http://www.musketeer-miniatures.com

    Navwar do a wide range of small scaled ships for many periods. http://navwar.co.uk/nav/default.asp

    Newline Designs manufacture 20mm and 28mm for a variety of ranges including Dark Ages, Biblical, Napoleonic and Samurai.
    Newline Designs

    Northstar Military Figures sell a wide range of m inis by various manufacturers as well as pro9ducing their own range of 19th. century african minis.
    Northstar Military Figures

    Offensive Miniatures have a small range, offering 28mm WW2 Elite units as well as 28mm Napoleonics.
    Offensive Miniatures

    Old glory do 10mm, 15mm and 28mm figures of lots of periods including WW2 and ancients. http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/

    Old Glory 15's is a different manufacturer than Old Glory, specialising in 15mm.
    Old Glory 15's

    Pendraken do a wide range of WW2 10mm armies and are cheap. Also more historical stuff including 10mm ancients, napoleonics and more. http://www.pendraken.co.uk/

    Perryminiatures do lots of 28mm figures covering alot of periods. http://www.perry-miniatures.com/

    Peter pig also do alot of 15mm figures covering alot of perods ncluding WW2 - can be expensive though. http://www.peterpig.co.uk/

    Quick Reaction Force have an extensive range of 15mm historicals for both ancients and moderns as well as 1/2400 naval.
    Quick Reaction Force

    RAFM Miniatures produce 28 miniatures for ACW as well as more obscure ranges such as French and Indian Wars, Plains Indian Wars and the Riel Rebellions (?!?).
    RAFM Miniatures

    Raiden Miniatures manufacture 1/285 aircraft and carriers as well as 1/600 aircraft.
    Raiden Miniatures

    Rebel Minis produce Modern and some Ancients inn 15mm and 28mm.
    Rebel Minis
    Redoubt Miniatures produce 25/28mm minis for many periods including Renaissance, and horse and musket.
    Redoubt Miniatures

    Red Star Miniatures carry a small range of modern Russian soldiers, Chechen Rebels and vehicles in 28mm white metal.
    Red Star

    Relic Miniatures produces 28mm models for the Punic Wars and Hellenistic Wars.
    Relic Miniatures

    Renegade miniatures make alot of 28mm figures of high quality covering a range of periods. http://www.renegademiniatures.com/

    Riever Castings do a wide range of WW2 in 20mm as well as lots of cheap but detailed resin tanks. http://www.underbed.co.uk/

    Rod langtons do a wide range of naval ships which look very nice. http://www.rodlangton.com/

    Sash and Sabre cover the ACW, Naps and SYW in 25mm as well offering an extensive range of 40mm models for many different eras.
    Sash and Sabre

    Sgt Major Miniatures makes 20mm Modern and WW2 as well as 28 mm Ancients.
    Sgt. Major Miniatures

    SHQ make 20 and 25mm models for WW2, Vietnam, modern, ACW and Napoleonics as well as other periods.
    SHQ

    Skytrex make WW2 and modern minis in 15mm as well as a range of 1/400 WW1 aircraft and vehicles in 1/300 and 1/200.
    Skytrex
    Steve Barber Models Miniatures in 10mm, 15mm, 28mm, and 42mm, covering a wide range including ancients, biblical, WW1 and 2.
    Steve Barber Models

    The Plastic Soldier Company produces WW2 minis and terrain in 15mm and 20mm.
    The Plastic Soldier Company

    TQD Castings are a UK company that produce WW2 and Moderns in 20mm.
    TQD Castings

    Under Fire Miniatures manufacture resin 20mm figures and vehicles for WW2 and moderns right up to present day conflicts.
    Under Fire Miniatures

    Valiant manufacture 1/72(20mm) hard plastic models for WW2.
    Valiant

    Victory Force manufacture WW2 and pulp science fiction minis.
    Victory Force Miniatures

    Victrix produce hard plastic 28mm Napoleonic minis.
    Victrix

    Wargames Factory produce 28mm plastics for common ancient armies (Romans, Celts, Germans) as well as moving into SciFi and Fantasy and the Horse and Musket period.
    Wargames Factory.

    War games foundry do wide ranges of 28mm figures covering lots of periods.
    Wargames Foundry

    Warlord Games covers 28mm Celts, Pike and Shotte, Germans, Romans and some WW2 in plastic and metal as well as stocking other manufacturers.
    Warlord Games

    Warmodelling.com produce 15mm ranges for a variety of Ancients, Napoleonics, as well the Carlist Wars and the Spanish American war. They also offer 20mm WW2 miniatures.
    warmodelling.com

    Wartime Miniatures are an Austalian company that produce 20mm modern and 28mm WW2 minis as well as a selction of Horse and Musket.
    Wartime Miniatures

    West wind do alot of anceints as well including ww2 http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk...28793e5b7d4fd0

    Xyston produce 15mm ancients as well as some 25/28mm.
    Xyston Miniatures

    Zvezda have a very large catalogoue of plastic kits for many time periods in a variety of scales including 1/72 and some 15mm.
    Zvezda

    Ok ive put on alot but ive still got more to do. I will try to add a few more to the list every couple of days (including killshots useful suggestions.) If there is a period on the list not covered yet PM me and ill see what info i can give you.
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    Re: Historical Figures

    For WWII in 28 I'll plug Bolt Action Miniatures and Artizan Designs:

    http://www.boltactionminiatures.co.uk/
    http://www.artizandesigns.com/

    Also on the list with huge 28mm ranges of all kinds should be Foundry, TAG and Perry Miniatures:

    http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/
    http://www.theassaultgroup.com/
    http://www.perry-miniatures.com/

    For all your 15mm needs, you can try Peter Pig:

    http://www.peterpig.co.uk/
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    For more 28mm periods there is also renegade minatures and bicorne miniatures. Both are abit dear but they are superbly cast.
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    heres some and from these you will be able to find more.

    http://www.steve-dean.co.uk/sd-info/links.htm

    oh, and check out bill at musketeer miniatures. http://www.musketeer-miniatures.com/
    he has some kick **** saxons due out later this year.
    http://myrmidonstudio.blogspot.com/
    available for commisions.

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    Stickied as promised.

    Captain Pleb, if possible, could you periodically (now and then) Edit your original post so all the suggested companies (hopefully with links provided) can be compiled to a comprehensive list in the first post?

    Makes things easier rather than having to trawl through an entire thread to find that one link you think you remember seeing that one time
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    For napoleonic naval or Dutch wars naval or ancient naval can I suggest Rod Langton's most excellent 'Langton minatures' He also does a great rule set too as well as other stuff that I can't recall but all lovely
    What do you mean 'Flash Gordon approaching'?

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    if you are looking for a web site with a list of figure companys try Tring wargames club or Newark Irregulars.Both are Uk clubs

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    wooo this is soo cool... i'm slowly checking out every one of them... my eyes are drying up lol.

    Thank you mods (especially Lord Lucifer for making it sticky - errrr kapai choice? only think i remember from my primary school days X_X THANKYOUS ANYWAY!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Lucifer View Post
    Stickied as promised.

    Captain Pleb, if possible, could you periodically (now and then) Edit your original post so all the suggested companies (hopefully with links provided) can be compiled to a comprehensive list in the first post?

    Makes things easier rather than having to trawl through an entire thread to find that one link you think you remember seeing that one time
    Ill get right on it.
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    West Wind Productions just released a line for the Age of Arthur supplement for Warhammer Ancient Battles. The minis come with seperate heads and they sell additional head packs.
    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk...28793e5b7d4fd0
    -oh yeah, they also have WWII stuff.

    Crusader Miniatures He has a wide variety of ranges, including WWII, Pirates and loads of Ancients and Dark Age troops.
    http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/
    U.S fans will be even more happy to know that the Crusader U.S site accepts the Old Glory Army Cards for a discount of 40%. So the $16.00 packs are roughly $9.60.
    http://www.crusaderminiaturesusa.com/

    Companion Miniatures Not a huge range yet, but some very nice Caesarian Romans, and they have many more on their plate. A nice alternative to Wargames Foundry.
    http://www.companionminiatures.com/

    Renegade Miniatures Some very nice ranges from this company. I have not purchased any, but it is my understanding that the miniatures are larger than most other historical companies out there.
    http://www.renegademiniatures.com/

    Front Rank Figurines They don't really have miniatures in time periods that I game, but they have some beautiful Napoleanic figures.
    http://www.frontrank.com/index2.html

    If you are going to purchase any Wargames Foundry miniatures, get it done before April 12th because they are going to have a "significant price raise."
    http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/newsletters/news131.htm
    -Foundry is owned by the same parent company as GW......

    Gripping Beast is not expensive! Their packs cost $2 USD less than most other manufacturers here in the U.S.

    captian pleb333 I suggest that you put the list in alphabetical order.

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    Right ok i will also copy and paste your post into mine to make it all easier to find. I said gripping beast was a bit expensive only because you can find cheaper. They are still my favourite ancient manufacturer.
    I also thought it would be better to organise them by periods rather than by alphabet.
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    Re: Historical Figures

    I'll add to the curiousity that are 15mm models (at least around here ) - some have other scales as well.

    Manufacturers I tested personally

    Essex has next to everything in viable quality


    Corvus Belli has a small selection in great quality


    Xyston likewise


    Donnington is so so, but has nice artillery pieces


    It seems to be 50/50 whether one likes Outpost Wargames Miniatues or not

    I would post link to another miniature manufacture ressource page at www.Fanaticus.org , but the site is down since yesterday.
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    Re: Historical Figures

    Maybe dividing them up by scale and/or period would be helpful?

    Also I'm old and my eyesight must be going as I'm finding the dark blue on black hard to read, yellow would go well with the forum's general colour scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revford View Post
    Maybe dividing them up by scale and/or period would be helpful?
    The problem is many of the manufacturers do multiple scales and periods. Bolt Action is the only one on the list that does a specific time period (WWII).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killshot View Post
    The problem is many of the manufacturers do multiple scales and periods. Bolt Action is the only one on the list that does a specific time period (WWII).
    Fair point, maybe I was blinkered a bit there by being such a big Bolt Action fan. :-}=

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    Fanaticus is up again, so here are their listings of manufacturers (by scale)

    http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/Bazaar/minisources.html

    and of retailers

    http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/Bazaar/shops.html
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    Re: Historical Figures

    This has already been done.

    The Miniatures Page has a Manufacturer's Directory which lists every company that makes toy soldiers of any description.

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    Mainly 28s is good too:

    http://mainly28s.com/Ooooer.Welcome.html

    But it's nice to have a list here on Warseer.

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    I think alphabetical is best way to go as pointed out most companies do more than one period or scale. Besides it only takes a minute to scroll down the list.
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