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Viking Battle Hollywood Style by Eidolon1 Viking Battle Hollywood Style by Eidolon1
It looked so much like a staged fight oh a Hollywood movie set thaty I had to photograph it. The models are 25mm Historical miniature Vikings.
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Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
very very nice!
uchuujinx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Awww cool. What are these? They don't look like Warhammer figs.
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of them were made by Miniature Figurenes (minnifigs). I have also used Essex ,Old Glory, Britania, Hinchcliff, and Ral Partha. Most of them are made in UK. Old Glory is the only known American manufacturer for Vikings, with the rest made in the UK or out of business.
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a list of manufactures. I used mostly those of Miniature Fiureines (minnififs) UK when they were made in the USA. I also used Essex (UK), Old Glory, Britania, Hinchcliff and Ral Partha when they were in exisatnce.
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The following manufacturers offer miniature figures suitable for ancient and medieval wargaming. Manufacturers with product news, samples for review, and/or who would like me to add or update a link can contact me at with details. That should give you a good start. ... Eidolon1


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25/28/30mm Miniatures
(aka Heroic Scale)
1st Corps (U.K.)
25mm Persian Wars (Greeks, Early Persians, Late Republican and Early Imperial Romans, Germans, Celts, Spartacus, 12-13c Samurai). Retailers: Wargames Forum.

A & A Miniatures
25mm Alexandrian Macedonians, Middle Imperial Romans (3d Century), Sassanians (3d Century), N. Italian Celts, and Samnites.

Amazon Miniatures (UK)
Offering 25mm ranges previously sold as Sabre/QT Minatures and Garrison/SKT, including Biblical, Greeks, Macedonians, Roman (Early-Late, Gladiators), Celtic Tribes, Pyrric, Seleucid, Carthaginians, Palmyran, Galatians, Dacians, Thracians, Sarmations, Scythians, Early Byzantine, Chin Chinese, Dark Ages , Arab Conquest, Early and Later Crusades, Hundred Years War, Samurai, Renaissance, and English Civil War Also former Dixon Mongol, Asiatics, Avars, and Han Chinese, as well as Amazon ranges of Tang, Amazons & Scythians

Alain Touiller Figurines (France)
25mm Romans, Gauls and Crusaders. Sources: Campaign Game Miniatures and Goodwin Painting Service.

Artisan (UK)
28mm Vikings by Mike Owens.

BattleStandard Miniatures (US)
28mm Achaemenid Persians and forthcoming Romans, Macedonians and Normans.

Bish's Biblicals (Australia)
25mm Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Syrians, Mitanni, Libyans, Nubians, and Sea Peoples

Black Tree Designs (U.K.)
Former Harlequin range of 28mm Celts, Early Germans, Hoplites (Athenians, Trojans, Spartans) and Egyptians, plus new ranges including Normans and Saxons.

BloodAxe Miniatures (US)
Carved by Lance Runolfsson. 25mm Hawaiians. Licensed to Historifigs (North America) and East Riding Miniatures (Europe). [Reviews]

Britannia Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Anc. Brits, Republican Rome, Carthage, Skythian, Vikings, Monks and horses. Available in U.S. through Combined Arms.

Bronze Age Miniatures
25mm Vikings and Greeks, plus various 54mm collectibles

Bronze Goat Enterprises
28mm Early Macedonians/Hellenistic range.

Castaway Arts (Australia)
25mm Sumerians, Old Kingdom Egyptians, Midianite Arabs/Camel Nomads, Gladiators, Zagros Highlanders/Gutians, Early Hebrews. Retailers: Brigade Games (US) [Reviews]

Chiltern Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Vikings, Carolingian Franks, Crusaders, Saracens, Early Byzantines, Huns, Late Romans, Franks, Goths, and Saxons. (former Whitecross Games ranges).

Colour Party (U.K.)
25mm Medievals

Companion Miniatures (Glasgow, UK)
28mm Caesarian Romans carved by Mark Coppelstone and distributed by NorthStar.

Crusader Miniatures (UK)
By Mark Sims. 28mm Ancients (Republican Romans, Anc. Spanish and Carthaginians), Dark Age (Vikings, Normans, Byzantines, Saxons, Irish, El Cid Spanish) and War of the Roses English.

Curtey's Miniatures (UK)
28mm Sung Dynasty Chinese (13th century), Mongols, Chin (Qin) and Han Dynasty. Also available through Outpost Wargames Services.

Dixon (U.K.)
25mm Samurai, Mongols & Ottoman Turks. Retailers: Spirit Games (UK) and Wargames, Inc. (US).

Elite Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Republican Romans and Celts.

Essex (U.K.)
Extensive ranges of Ancients, Dark Ages, Medievals, Renaissance in 25mm. Is offering DBA 2.0 edition army packs with options, contact Essex for details. Retailers: Wargames, Inc.. [Reviews]

Eureka Miniatures (Australia)
25mm Assyrians, Elamites, Dark Ages, Amazons. Retailers: Brigade Games (US)

Falcon Figures (U.K.)
25mm South Dynasty Chinese (5th C.). Retailers: Quartermaster (USA). [Reviews]

Falcon Miniatures (U.S.)
25mm Ancients. [Reviews]

Feudal Castings (Scotland)
25mm Scots. Acquired by LKM. [Reviews]

The Foundry (U.K)
(a.k.a. Wargames Foundry)
25mm Republican and Imperial Romans, Dacians & Sarmatians, Celts, Late Romans & Arthurians, European Bronze Age, Greeks, Germans, Franks, Saxons, Normans, Vikings, Picts, Assyrians, Egyptians, Nubians, Canaan, Syria, Mitanni, Hykos, Hittites, Sea Peoples, Persians & Pelopponesian War Greeks), Baron's Wars, Hundred Years War, and War of the Roses. 15mm Medieval (Italians, Burgundians, War of the Roses). See also this Foundry Appreciation Page. [Reviews]

Front Rank (U.K.)
25mm War of the Roses and Hundred Years War. Retailers: Campaign Game Miniatures and Wargames Forum.

Frontier (US/UK)
25mm Romans, Barbarians, Vikings and Medievals. Retailers: House of Stuff (U.S.).

Griffin Miniatures (U.K.)
28mm Crusaders.

Gripping Beast (U.K.)
25mm Dark Ages and Feudal/Medieval

Helion & Company (U.S.)
25mm Late medievals. On-line catalog courtesy of RLBPS.

Hinchcliffe (U.K.)
25mm Anc. Britons, Ach. Persians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, Goths, Huns, Indians, Palmyra, Rome, Sarmatians, Sassanians, Samurai, Vikings), Late Byzantine, Dark Ages/Norman, Robin Hood, generic Medieval, War of the Roses, Renaissance, Landknechts of Pavia. Produced by Ellerburn Armies. U.S. distributor: Colonial Connection.

IrRegular Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Ancients and Medievals. Including DBA compatable army packs. Retailers: Silver Eagle Wargaming Supplies (U.S.A.) and Wargames Forum (U.K.). [Reviews].

James Finn Miniatures (U.S.)
Small sets of (painted or unpainted) 30mm Roman, Gallic and Carthaginian flats (a.k.a. German Zinfigguren).

John Jenkins Designs (U.K.)
Chinese Warring States (including DBA army deal) and Japanese scenics.

Lamming (B&B Miniatures) (U.K.)
25mm Egyptians, Greeks and Persians, Assyrians, Sassanids, Gauls and Barbarians, Byzantines, Indians, Romans, Dark Ages and Medievals.

Lo.Hobbi.t.Studio (Italy)
28mm Medieval English and Crusaders.

Miami Miniatures
30mm Vikings, Normans, Saxons and Knights (c.1200 AD). Available through CR Hobbies.

Miniature Figurines (Minifigs) (U.K.)
Miniature Figures USA
Wide selection of true 25mm Ancients, Dark Ages, Medievals, and Pike and Shot. [Reviews]

Mirliton S.G. (Italy)
25mm Greeks, Etruscans, Samnites, Apulians and late Middle Ages Italians. 15mm Communal and Condottieri Italian, Teutonic/Crusaders, Etruscans. Distributors: Vexillia (UK) and MirlitonUSA [Reviews ]

Molniya Miniatures (USA)
25/28mm Qin/Ch'in Chinese, Timurids plus forthcoming Khitan Liao, Post-Mongol Russians, Golden Horde, Serbians.

Monday Knight Productions (USA)
25mm Aztecs, Conquistadors and allies.

Musketeer Miniatures (UK)
28mm Armies of the Caliphates and Early Saxons, including DBA army offers.

Naismith (U.K.)
25mm Ancients/Medievals, Renaissance and Samurai. Retailers: NavWar. [Reviews]

Navigator Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Polybian Romans, Carthage (including Spanish and Numidians), Celts, Alexander's Successors, Parthians, Samnites, Cassius' Romans, Greek Mercenaries, and Frankish Crusaders.

Newline Design (U.K.)
25mm Punic Wars, Germans, Dacians, Greeks, Persians, Thracians, Parthians, Romans, Cathaginians, Numidians, Spanish, etc. [Reviews]

Old Glory (U.S.A.)
25mm Biblical, Ancient Italy, Hellenistic/Punic Wars, Imperial Rome & Enemies, Fall of Rome, Age of Arthur, Vikings, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Medieval Seige Equipment, 100 Years War, War of the Roses, Italian Wars/Renaissance, and Samurai ranges. Retailers: Brookhurst Hobby, Grandiosity and others. [Reviews]

Outpost Wargames Services (U.K.)
25mm Athenians and Spartans, plus 1/3600 ancient galleys and 1/1200 medieval cogs. [Reviews]

Parkfield Miniatures (U.K.)
25mm Italian Wars (1494-1544).

Parroom Station Miniatures (U.K.)
Expanded Heroes of Nippon range based on Ral Partha.

Perry Miniatures (UK)
28mm Samurai and First Crusader ranges by Michael Perry.

Qualiticast (U.K.)
25mm Medievals (generic knights/peasants, Robin Hood, Scots/Borderers, Saracens). Retailers: Brookhurst Hobbies. [Reviews]

RAFM (Canada) 25mm Ancients (Hellenistic period, Macedonians, Romans and enemies).

Redoubt (U.K.)
25mm Trojan War, Vikings, and Late Renaissance.

Renegade Miniatures (U.K.)
By Steven Saleh. 25mm Warring States Chinese, Punic Wars (Republican Rome, Anc. Spanish, Celts, Carthaginians, Libyans, Numidians), and Dark Age Anglo-Saxons.

Roundway (U.K.)
Late Medieval/Renaissance. Retailers: NavWar (UK). [ Reviews ]

Skyraider Miniatures(U.K.)
25mm Macedonians, Thracians and Huns. (formerly Corvus Miniatures.)

Steve Barber Models (UK)
25/28mm Arabian Nights, Greek Mythology, Knights at Tournament, Mongols, Cumans, Medieval Polish, Gladiators, Prehistorics and Animals.

Tradition Scandinavia (Sweden)
30mm Medieval. Retailers: CR Hobbies.

Vendel Miniatures (UK)
28mm Hoplite Greeks, Persians, Macedonians and Indians.

West Wind Productions (U.K.)
28mm Samurai Wars and Gladiator Wars ranges.

Whitecross Games Miniatures (U.K.)
Acquired by Chiltern Minaitures


Last Updated: 20 July 2010

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uchuujinx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Cool, thanks! I'll keep these in mind if I ever get into historical minis. I remember the Perry samurais were particularly good sculpts.
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I too have several Warhammer armies. Back in the old days of the 2nd and 3rd edition they also had Viking and Samuri armies as well. I was very dissapointed when they ncut them out of the warhammer world. So are you into Warhammer Fantasy of 40K? They now have a set of Warhammer Ancient rules too.
uchuujinx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
IIRC there's still a way to play Norse warbands... and Nippon army is always a rumour running around, y'know like Dark Eldar were until they got updated :XD:
I like collecting Space Marines every now and then but there's so little time and room for painting them up lately for me :(
Eidolon1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to hear from you again. I am now working on a barbarian hill fort. I intend to post a picture of it when it is done.
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