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  • #143466
    Alex
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    Hi,

    I’m contemplating my first 6mm project and thought it might be interesting to go with Achaemenid Empire Persians. I’m after any and all suggestions you may have for suitable miniatures in 6mm – any ideas at all gratefully received!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #143467
    MikeMike
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    Hey it’s you!!

    😀

    I am sure a few do them, but I have a soft spot for Irregular Miniatures.

    http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

    #143468
    WhirlwindWhirlwind
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    Baccus do them.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #143469
    Alex
    Participant

    I knew keeping the same avatar would pay off

     

    The Battlepacks from Irregular look a really great value option to consider – will have to try the site next time I’m on the laptop as the phone version is a little cumbersome and I can’t find any pictures of what might be in their Persian selection.

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #143470
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Baccus do them.

    Are they open though?
    They only open the cart for a very limited window then close it again.

    #143471
    Alex
    Participant

    Baccus do them.

     

    thanks for the suggestion – will definitely consider the Baccus range, if/when the cart reopens(?).

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #143472
    Nic WrightNic Wright
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    I would recommend Baccus, but another viable option would be Rapier Miniatures.

    http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/

    #143473
    Alex
    Participant

    I would recommend Baccus, but another viable option would be Rapier Miniatures.

     

    Rapier is definitely new to me – will have a look at not just their Persians but have a browse through their other offerings too! Thanks for the tip!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #143476
    Mike HeaddenMike Headden
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    Rapier (https://rapierminiatures.com/) do Achaemenid Persians too. They fit well with the Baccus ones.

    Rapier and Baccus are on a par sizewise and in terms of detail.

    I find Irregular Miniatures 6mm Persians a bit “blobby” for my tastes, though I like much of their other stuff. YMMV!

    Heroics and Ros figures are smaller and slighter than Rapier/ Baccus and, though nice figures, don’t seem to be available from H&R at the moment. Ranges are being made available a few at a time at the moment.

    Can’t think of anyone else who does them in 6mm … which probably means I’m missing someone blindingly obvious! Hopefully, someone will fill in the gaps, if so.

    Leven Miniatures (http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/) are my “go to” for 6mm buildings. There’s a large range of Middle Eastern buildings and the Mycenaean/ Trojan city walls wouldn’t look out of place either.

     

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    #143477
    Alex
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    Rapier (https://rapierminiatures.com/) do Achaemenid Persians too. They fit well with the Baccus ones. Rapier and Baccus are on a par sizewise and in terms of detail. I find Irregular Miniatures 6mm Persians a bit “blobby” for my tastes, though I like much of their other stuff. YMMV! Heroics and Ros figures are smaller and slighter than Rapier/ Baccus and, though nice figures, don’t seem to be available from H&R at the moment. Ranges are being made available a few at a time at the moment. Can’t think of anyone else who does them in 6mm … which probably means I’m missing someone blindingly obvious! Hopefully, someone will fill in the gaps, if so. Leven Miniatures (http://www.levenminiatures.co.uk/) are my “go to” for 6mm buildings. There’s a large range of Middle Eastern buildings and the Mycenaean/ Trojan city walls wouldn’t look out of place either.

     

    Many thanks for the very comprehensive reply! And good advice on the buildings too!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #143478
    willbwillb
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    As noted Rapier and Baccus are similar in size and I have both in my army.

    #143479
    ian pillayian pillay
    Participant

    I would second or third Rapier Miniatures, they are great.

    Tally-Ho!

    #143483
    Alex
    Participant

    Thanks both! Looks like Rapier for me, with Baccus if/when I’m able to catch an open cart window that times with having the hobby cash!

    Alex (Does Hobby Stuff)
    tracking a journey through as eclectic a collection of wargames as possible

    #145633

    I used to have 6mm Achaemenids, mainly Heroics and Ros; liked them very much, though 10mm has long won my heart. But be warned about a few things that discouraged me with Irregulars: some things I’ve ordered have failed to arrive, as have the promised replacements, the figures come in inconvenient groups on heavy bases, and detail leaves much to be desired. In 10mm, their stuff often has flimsy ankles and tiny heads, and very much higher prices than better figures from other companies, so for me they’re very much a last resort.

    #145743
    Guy FarrishGuy Farrish
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    I know its a pain when someone does this, and I am not suggesting that what happened to you didn’t happen, but in 30+ years of ordering from Ian at Irregular I’ve never had anything not arrive. His service has been superb, and his turnaround has always been the fastest of any manufacturer I have bought from.

    I’m sorry you had a different experience but I can only say I’ve never heard that criticism levelled at Irregular before.

     

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