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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2011 12:59 p.m. PST

Is there anyother out there besides Dixon.

I was at first thinking of doing it with perry 28mm, but they are expencive and hard to paint. It might be more forgiving to do it in 15mm, it also take less room.

At first I was planing on doing Impetus, very basic very basic, just 8 figures on each base.

But I got killer katantas II, at first I was planing on just useing the historic info in the book, but I think I prefer the rules to Impetus.

But unlike imputes the rules take more demand on figures and space, so the logical choice is 15mm.
But dixon on the few pictures I've seen, seem gnomeish.

504trooper18 Apr 2011 1:03 p.m. PST

There is a company called Two Dragons which had much nicer figures but, I see that they are now owned by Dixon.

Connard Sage Inactive Member18 Apr 2011 1:03 p.m. PST

Google bust again? Or just needin' spoon feedin'?

Old Glory
Tin Soldier (you won't like those…)

setsuko18 Apr 2011 1:15 p.m. PST

If you want something easy to paint, I'd actually recommend you to check out Baccus 6mm samurai as well. They are really easy to paint. 10mm could be an option as well, like Pendraken.

Colonel Bogey18 Apr 2011 1:40 p.m. PST

Peter Pig

SonofThor Inactive Member18 Apr 2011 1:41 p.m. PST

Old Glory's are really nice but they're a bit smaller than Dixon's samurai.

Terrement Inactive Member18 Apr 2011 1:59 p.m. PST


RudyNelson18 Apr 2011 2:17 p.m. PST

My competitive army is all two dragon.
Connard mentioned a few.
I have seen a few odds and ends from the Falcon UK/Quatermaster range. I find them real nice. I have also seen the Lancashire, Naismith (much smaller than Dixon)
Feudal Casting/ LKM does nice castings as well.

War In 15MM Inactive Member18 Apr 2011 3:02 p.m. PST

I purchased the bulk of my 15mm Samurai figures a decade or more ago, and it is primarily Two Dragon but when Old Glory and Peter Pig came out with their figures I added a few Old Glory and quite a few Peter Pig to my collection. You can see them in diorama form at just click on Samurai Gallery. Richard

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2011 3:07 p.m. PST

The Peter Pig ones are really nice

Volstagg Vanir18 Apr 2011 4:48 p.m. PST

What's this about Dixon now owning Two Dragons?
Did I miss something?

Does that make 'em easier to find now….?

Super Mosca Inactive Member18 Apr 2011 5:01 p.m. PST

Eureka has a nice range in 15mm by Mike Broadbent



Ivan DBA18 Apr 2011 7:15 p.m. PST

I think the Dixon and Two Dragon lines are the same. My impression is that they started out with Dixon (along with Dixon's 28mm line of Samurai), became a separate company--Two Dragons, but now are back with Dixon.

Also, Old Glory samurai are a lot bigger than Two Dragons'.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member19 Apr 2011 1:31 a.m. PST

Feudal Casting/ LKM does nice castings as well.

We dropped the LKM name a couple of years back, we are QRF (Models) now. Samurai range is hidden away here: link with photos :-)

RobH Inactive Member19 Apr 2011 7:06 a.m. PST

Ivan DBA….you think right.
Same figures, I still have as bunch in the original Dixon packets that I need to get round to painting.

Connard Sage Inactive Member19 Apr 2011 8:17 a.m. PST

I still have as bunch in the original Dixon packets that I need to get round to painting.

Me too. Not very animated those early figures…

Dixon produced the original figures back in the late 80s. Then Two Dragons (was the owner the sculptor for Dixon?) acquired the range and extended it, now it appears that Dixon have taken it back in house.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2011 9:40 a.m. PST

"Google bust again? Or just needin' spoon feedin'?

Google won't tell me what people think of the diffrent ranges.

Looks like peter pig is the way to go for me.

ancientsgamer19 Apr 2011 11:23 a.m. PST

Yes, I can confirm that Dixon used to own the Two Dragon's 15mm line as I own all Dixons from about 1990 or so. Some are still in the original packaging.

Old Glory are actually quite nice.

Essex has nice ones too.

You didn't mention period. The Dixon stuff is really Renaissance era. Old Glory and Essex have lamelar & laced armor.

Have not seen Peter Pig but the rest of their line is great.

For pre-Feudal, Khurasan figures are excellent.

My favorite period would be the early Edo period with the establishment of the first Shogunate. Yoshistune came out of this period and is considered the human embodiment of Hachiman, the god of war. Doesn't get any cooler than this…. Plus you have a nice cival war with the Taira in red armor against the Minamoto Clan.

phil bagnall20 Apr 2011 2:54 a.m. PST

Agree that Peter Pig are a good match with Two Dragons, at least for the ashigaru I've done so far. The sashimonos are smaller and cast-on for PP – makes them a bit cheaper overall if that's a factor as opposed to buying them separately for 2D – I think the mix of size is a good thing on a base! The yari are modelled better on the 2D figures, just a plain spear on the PP ones..

Mike O20 Apr 2011 2:07 p.m. PST

My favorite period would be the early Edo period with the establishment of the first Shogunate. Yoshistune came out of this period and is considered the human embodiment of Hachiman, the god of war. Doesn't get any cooler than this…. Plus you have a nice cival war with the Taira in red armor against the Minamoto Clan.


Surely you mean the end of the Heian and the start of the Kamakura periods in the 12th Century when the first shogunate was formed under Minamoto Yoritomo after his forces defeated the Taira clan?

Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2011 3:00 p.m. PST

Gempei war is really cool and colorful, but the Edo period is the Tokugawa shogunate (1600-1868). You mean the Kamakura shogunate.

I do love the look of Taira forces in red versus the Minamoto in White. The late Sengoku Jidai gives you the Date in blue versus the Sanada in red.

Yes, I'm building forces for all 4 clans.

Tony Aguilar23 Apr 2011 2:29 a.m. PST

The Peter Pig figures are wonderful. See some examples of my painted figures on my blog:



Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2011 9:34 a.m. PST

WOW, just WOW, those look fantastic, the detail is amazing.

Great paint job

Lion in the Stars24 Apr 2011 6:09 p.m. PST

Tony, those look great!

I feel inadequate in my painting skills (again)…

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART26 Apr 2011 6:49 p.m. PST

I use 2 dragons as they were one of the few games in town back then in 15mm. Good stuff but if I were to do it again, 6mm hands down. You won't get the kimono/lacing detail but the feeling of mass more than makes up for it!

vojvoda Inactive Member23 Jul 2011 6:43 p.m. PST

I love the Two Dragoons, Essex, Peter Pig and Old Glory I have a ton of all of them. I do not mix them in units but each have some fantastic figures and you can field a great army from those four.
James Mattes

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2011 4:15 a.m. PST

Old Glory make an excellent range of Sengoku period samurai/ashigaru:
I use the Pter Pig range to flesh out the leader/general figures.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART23 Aug 2011 7:41 p.m. PST

Since I am building up my 15mm Samurai, those old glory look very tasty. You like the P-Pigs too Uesugi?

Please,give me a rating…..

Komorigumo Inactive Member25 Aug 2011 10:47 a.m. PST

This is a great thread – thank you to everyone who commented. I just recently picked up some Eureka! 15mm samurai and was thinking about how well they might stack up against the other 15mms out there. While comparison photos would be nice, some of the comments helped a lot regardless.

Speaking of Edo… top on my wishlist is for someone to release a pack of non-armored samurai both with katana out and with sheathed.

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