22/09/2014 at 00:42 #9063AnonymousInactive
Two Hour War Games has published with a “bridge” set of rules to go between the Swordplay/Joust level of play and Rally ‘Round the King using historical armies lists – 3000BC to 1500 AD RRtK Historicals – for really big battles/campaigns. The rules are Captains and Kings http://www.twohourwargames.com/caandki.html
Sooooo…. Since I only have a handful of generic “European” 25+ mm human figures for Joust/RPG type games and don’t want to store any more of that size, I need some idea of where to look for affordable good 15 mm human 9th to 13th Centuries figures for games please.
That’s all, just 15 mm 9th to 13th Centuries suitable humans.
Where should I start?
No, I don’t have a smaller focus because I want to see what is available in 15 mm miniatures before I pick a historical focus area. Who knows, I may go Vikings raiding the Irish/Saxons/whoever or Byzantines/Bulgarians fighting invading Arabs or a “1066” campaign or the First Crusade or the Reconquista or something I have no knowledge of at this time…
To get an idea of what this means for relative numbers of figures I will need:
Captains and Kings – Medieval Warband combat in the 9th to 13th Centuries – Each 6 to 12 figure unit represents 40 – 60 actual combatants.
Thanks in advance.22/09/2014 at 00:47 #9065kyoteblueParticipant
Essex has some nice 15mm figures but only one or two poses per pack.22/09/2014 at 01:29 #9073CatalystMinisPaintingParticipant
War & empire is a huge 15mm line coming out from the kickstarter that you should check out. awesome figs
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Have a look at http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/historicalindex.html24/09/2014 at 04:48 #9285LogainParticipant
Splintered Light has an excellent range with lots of character -Picts, Irish, Saxons, Normans, Vikings. Check them out.24/09/2014 at 14:35 #9316ShandyParticipant
I can highly recommend Khurasan. But their horses are considerably larger than most other manufacturers, so they will not mix in units. Looking good though, with varied and dynamic poses. If you need single figures, Donnington are quite nice (you want their ‘new era’ figures). Both go together, I use single Donnington to add some variety. Essex depend, most are fine if a bit bland, and as has already been said the poses are limited. For some ranges, Museum Miniatures might work. Baueda do some quite specialized Dark Ages figures which are nice.
Gosh, there’s so many 15mm manufacturers out there… I’ve got figures from most, but only very few ranges, mostly Normans and Vikings and early medieval Spanish/Andalusian.
Oh, and not to forget Peter Pig: I’ve got their Wars of the Roses figures, I like them a lot, they have some great poses; however there are people that don’t like them as they look a bit ‘well fed’. They are a bit smaller than other manufacturers.
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