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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2011 2:19 a.m. PST

Who currently makes the best metal or plastic medieval/ dark ages period fantasy human miniatures?

LeadLair7608 Jun 2011 3:43 a.m. PST

I always like Red Box Games

altfritz08 Jun 2011 3:47 a.m. PST

medieval/dark ages – RBG

Scorpio08 Jun 2011 4:34 a.m. PST

Reaper! The Dark Heaven line is the bee's knees.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2011 4:38 a.m. PST

I like Hasselfree, but the range is so very, very small

Probably Reaper would be my vote

Goldwyrm08 Jun 2011 4:45 a.m. PST


mweaver08 Jun 2011 4:46 a.m. PST

Reaper still has some nice old figures available, but most of their newer fantasy releases are done in a style to look like the art in the D&D 3.0/3.5/4.0 and Pathfinder rule books, which is very cartoony (weird armor, strange hair, and goofy over-sized weapons). I would go with Red Box Games and Dark Sword. As Frederick noted, Hasslefree makes some really nice figures, but not a lot of fantasy so far. For monsters, Otherworld is very nice – particularly if you like the old 1st edition AD&D look.

Terrement08 Jun 2011 5:48 a.m. PST


Backyardpatrol08 Jun 2011 7:34 a.m. PST

Another vote for Redbox.

jpattern208 Jun 2011 8:11 a.m. PST

Grenadier/em-4/Mirliton. The old Grenadier Fantasy Warriors Barbarians and Fighting Men, sculpted by Mark Copplestone. Beautiful fantasy Humans.

Mick in Switzerland08 Jun 2011 9:12 a.m. PST

I just bought some figures from Otherworld. They have interesting D&D style fantasy figures.

UberTek08 Jun 2011 9:41 a.m. PST


Elric Of Melnibone08 Jun 2011 11:16 a.m. PST

Spyglass / Eolith, small range but very special.

Neotacha08 Jun 2011 11:23 a.m. PST

The problem with questions like this is that 'best' is a very subjective term. What I find to be outstanding you may think is only slightly better than what a six-year old could do with play-doh.

I like early Reaper, Thunderbolt Mountain's very limited humans in the 30 mm and their terrific Arthurian range. Redbox is very nice. Eolith I find too out of proportion somehow. Hasslefree is nice. Mirliton has revived a lot of Grenadier molds.

religon08 Jun 2011 6:05 p.m. PST

Mirliton (Grenadier) would be my choice.

elcid109909 Jun 2011 5:07 a.m. PST

Games Workshop – LOTR Range – Superb

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2011 6:16 a.m. PST

About the only one I'm familiar iwth so far is the GW LOTR range mentioned by ElCid, and ohhhh….soooo expensive, I cant imagine doing big battles with those chaps!

Re: "Red Box Games", sound promissing. From the quick Google search I did I liked what I saw as well. How do they compare to other well known 25/28mm medieval miniature makers (Perry/Old Glory, etc…)?


Shadyt09 Jun 2011 6:26 a.m. PST

Mithril are my favorite.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2011 5:55 p.m. PST

I enjoyed the looks of these though I never picked any up:
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28mmMan09 Jun 2011 6:07 p.m. PST

Red Box Games puts out some seriously favorable miniatures to be sure.


@uesugi…the selected choices are always fun to look at, because they are so different, but I am somewhat smitten with the last one


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2011 1:01 a.m. PST

The paint job and deatil of poses on those Tekumel minis are indeed enticing.

If you are interested in learning more about the background behind them 28mmMan check these out:

richarDISNEY10 Jun 2011 8:55 a.m. PST

Dark Sword

elcid109913 Jun 2011 5:04 a.m. PST

UK – Get your GW LOTR on Ebay. Unbeatable value.

mgaffn113 Jun 2011 9:06 a.m. PST

My vote goes to Reaper for selection and affordability.
& per other responses, I prefer the older Reaper figs – except some of the new Goblins, which look very Brian Froud inspired…

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