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quidveritas16 Sep 2009 12:02 p.m. PST

I know I already posted this once and got some good input. Now I'm expanding the search area.

I need some 25mm to 28mm cattle suitable for ancient Gaul or Britain.

The Megaminiatures figs are modern cows and calves. This would be about my last choice.

There is a guy that makes a 28mm Aurouch but wants $18.00 USD a fig for a single model. As I will need 12+ models, this isn't going to be cost effective. I'm also worried about the sheer mass / weight of a bunch of these.

So . . .

What I'm looking for is resin or plastic cattle with horns (NOT Texas long horns).

Can anyone recommend something?


Tsunami16 Sep 2009 1:32 p.m. PST

If you're in the US, I'd try looking for any suitable Farm playsets. Ertl used to do a ton of that stuff in roughly 1/64 scale, and I seem to recall seeing something that would have been roughly 28mm in a Tractor Supply store.

Or this thread

TMP link

The War Event16 Sep 2009 1:38 p.m. PST

I don't see the problem. That's only $216.00 USD for 12 models.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.


Ferrous Lands16 Sep 2009 2:07 p.m. PST

Vendel Miniatures sells long-horn cattle, which might do alright for aurochs. I don't think they are meant for Texas cattle.

quidveritas16 Sep 2009 11:24 p.m. PST

Vendel Cattle look like the type run by Zulu's. Just the same they may do. The Gripping Beast Highland cattle may be more modern but might do as well.

I'm going to see if I can get a green done and what it would cost to do some cattle in resin. I got a feeling lighter is going to be a big plus.


Stronty Girl Fezian17 Sep 2009 5:47 a.m. PST

Could you use African cape buffalo and do a conversion on the horns to make them more aurochs like?

Amazon make them, but their website says they are sold out. Not sure who else makes them.

Or Steve Barber has a bull in his animal range that looks aurochs-like: link

Ermintrude17 Sep 2009 8:27 a.m. PST

Have you looked a Foundry? They do some oxen. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's the best I can do.


Edit: How about Gripping Beast: link

Come In Nighthawk31 May 2013 3:04 p.m. PST

Seems that Vendel Miniatures were bought out back ca. 2008 by Stafford Games(?), which in turn were then bought out (or at least some, though perhaps not "all" of the Vendel Miniatures line-up was acquired?) in 2010 by Sgt. Major Miniatures.

SGMM seem to still carry the long-horn cattle. Been looking for something like this myself for a while. The Foundry "Livestock" . The only "long horns" I could find were Dixon's which are "stampeding" (Dixon have watched too many Westerns!), and they sadly no longer have a US distributor… apparently.

BTW, the Foundry blister DA118, "African Cattle," also found in the blister DA134, "Livestock," are NOT southern African Nguni cattle. Nguni are hybrids of Zebu (Bos indicus) and Bos taurus, the European and indigenous African hump-less African cattle that originated in East Africa. Zebu are descended from the Indian subspecies of the Aurochs, but the Aurochs did not posses the large characteristic hump, suggesting the Zebu developed in NW India where storage of fat was a plus.

I've thought about getting some Foundry GPR005, "Oxen," which might do. Maybe next time I order… money Mean-when I think I'll try to get a couple packs of the old Vendal long-horns from Sgt. Major Miniatures…

Mitch K01 Jun 2013 12:41 p.m. PST

The cattle from Irregular Miniatures I used here
are relatively "primitive" looking but would be below the size generally cited for the aurochs. Would O gauge model railway cattle have the size and heft to be aurochs in 28mm?

Come In Nighthawk16 Sep 2016 6:38 p.m. PST

Eureka does a small "herd" of an Aurochs "bull," two "cows" and a "calf."

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 9:53 p.m. PST

yeah, I'm looking at getting some oxen to use with Roman carts from 4Ground. Probably also need a dozen or so. I want to make a train of refugees and troops to use in a couple of scenarios from Boudicca's rebellion.

bobm195923 Sep 2016 3:34 p.m. PST

Try Warbases….they do an assortment of 28mm animals

Hafen von Schlockenberg23 Sep 2016 6:42 p.m. PST

This seems a rather drawn-out conversation. . .

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