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drasen09 Jan 2010 12:12 p.m. PST

Hello (I am new here). I have begun to collect 15 mm minis (I come from larger scales) and have focused on ancient and medieval times. I am interested on getting catalogues and eventually purchasing some Pass of the North miniatures (I have seen some nice photos in the web). I am finding it difficult to fins any information about PotN in the web. I would also acknowledge any comment on the quality of the sculpt and casting of these miniatures (I am thinking specifically of the Late Roman range, but any hint of their best miniatures is welcome).

aecurtis Fezian09 Jan 2010 12:18 p.m. PST

Well, the info here might be useful in obtaining a listing and samples:

TMP link

Stephens12309 Jan 2010 12:33 p.m. PST


Never heard of Pass of the North. Did some poking around and found this site:


Have you seen this site?

Prince Alberts Revenge09 Jan 2010 12:39 p.m. PST

I have ordered from Mr. Caruso (PotN) and had very good service. The figures are also high quality. I plan to order again at some point…

Ivan DBA09 Jan 2010 12:42 p.m. PST

They don't really have a website or catalogue. That Fanaticus page is as close to an official page as they have, at least as far as I know.

I ordered from them 3 times in the last decade, each time service was great.

They are very nice figures, with very clean, well-sculpted detail, and nicely cast too. My personal favorites are their ancient Spanish, but the quality on all the ones that I've seen has been great.

drasen09 Jan 2010 1:07 p.m. PST

Thank you all. The fanaticus page will certainly help. I have also realized that there is an email listed in the TMP link for this manufacturer (I tried a different an obviously too old one that I found in another webpage but the message did not go through). The few figures that I have seen in the web seem really nice. By the way, I have read in one webpage that PotN minis are made in a light (lead-less) and harder alloy, can anybody confirm this? Thank you again.

Jeff Caruso09 Jan 2010 1:40 p.m. PST

POTN here. Thanks for your interest drasen and for the generous comments from others. The LIR is one of my favorites.

I'm not producing figures right now. Couple of hospitalizations and surgeries since Historicon (last one just before Thanksgiving), then a concussion the 17th of December to boot, have kept me from working on my casting machine which wasn't working to begin with. I think I'm going to have to buy new machinery before trying to cast again. And that a long ways off.

A shame since I have an excellent start to a new 15mm Mongol range. Even picked up a new Mongol unarmored horse from the sculptor in El Paso over Xmas.


ashill09 Jan 2010 2:22 p.m. PST

I am in the UK. A couple of years ago I ordered Carthaginian veteran spear plus Late Roman cataphracts plus Goth cavalry and foot – about 70 figures in all. Payment was by PayPal. The figures arrived exactley as ordered and only a few weeks after the order was placed. I found this very satisfying considering that Mr. Caruso is, essentially, a one-man-band when it comes to taking orders, casting and sending. The PayPal payment went through with no problems. Oh yes, the figures were of a high quality – and I speak as a wargamer/figure collector in 15mm and 25/28mm scale of over 30 years, who has bought ancient/medievals from most of the manufacturers out there. The only reason that I did not buy LIR foot was because I already had all I needed from other makers. Several years ago, at a show in the UK, I bought some POTN Ancient Spanish. These, too, are very good figures. It is a pity that Mr. Caruso's figures are not more widely available. For instance, he is one of the few makers who do a really good armoured Celt/Galatian foot warrior. These are great if you want to distinguish foot warriors who are above the average Celt/Galatian, eg DBM Warband Superior or the equivalents in WRG, DBMM, FOG, Impetus etc.

vtsaogames09 Jan 2010 3:41 p.m. PST

Hey Jeff, heal well.

Ivan DBA09 Jan 2010 6:10 p.m. PST

Get well soon Jeff! Can't wait to see more Mongols!

drasen09 Jan 2010 7:36 p.m. PST

Thank you Jeff for the information – and of course all the others that have contributed to answer my question. Get well soon and let us know when you are in business again. All the very positive comments that I have read in this board about PotN miniatures have further excited my interest on this range. I will contact you over the email (, is that right?) to give you my coordinates so as you can drop me a message when everything is in good shape again. All the best for the new year.

ashill10 Jan 2010 11:32 a.m. PST

Jeff, sorry to hear about your woes, get well soon as we need manufacturers of your quality.

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