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28 Dec 2012 10:21 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 5:55 p.m. PST

Reversing a Commissioner Decision to do RANGES next week, I have decided not to string them out.
Dear Editor has segregated these nominating Poll Suggestion threads into their own sections, and they will NOT fall off the Front Page until Bill is good and ready for them to! Huzzah!

This Poll Suggestion Nominating Topic is for "Best Historical Range of 2011".

The rules are simple.

A "Range" means a discrete group of figures that have a rational connection. There should be the possibility of more than 2 discrete figures.
It can be a brand new project from a company tied to a rules system, or not.
It can be a new group or army within that project, such as "Bavarians" within an already established historical project.
It can be a new box of plastics that allow you to make a large variety of characters.

I would hesitate to nominate a pack of something, because that is probably covered in the "figure" thread.

It can be in any scale, or size.

It can be metal, plastic, resin, anything that is a solid physical opject.

Finally, it must have first gone on sale, anywhere in the world, in the calendar year 2011.

To make it to the Round One Poll, a "range" must be nominated on this thread. It will do no good to complain that your favorite range is not listed if it has not been nominated.
I cannot help you if you have "Poll Suggestions" turned OFF.

If something falls between the cracks, post it anyway. Either Da Commish or Dear vEditor will put it wherte it belongs.

Personal logo Sigwald Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 6:16 p.m. PST

Perry's plastic beja!!

Some other name Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 6:35 p.m. PST

Pendraken AWI

CPT Jake Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 6:58 p.m. PST

Can we nominate fantasy figures we've used in a historical army?


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 7:12 p.m. PST

I am ignoring you…

corporalpat Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 7:21 p.m. PST


Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 7:53 p.m. PST

It's not 2013 yet.

Isn't this a bit early to be asking?


That being said, I nominate the "New", Ainsty, 25mm/28mm Pirate Ships range: Sloop, Merchant, and Man of War.

Granted, they are ex-Dixon, but Andy bought the rights to them, and resurrected them from a watery grave, by cleaning them up and making new molds for them, since they'd been unavailable for quite some time.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 8:00 p.m. PST

Sorry, they don't count either, for exactly the reasons you give.
Besides, they would be in the "Large Vehicle" category to come out in a few days.


This is like nominating Mahler's 9th Symphony for "Best Hip Hop performance by a Blind Lesbian Duo in 2011".
They just do not qualify, no matter how nice they may be.

Arteis Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

Empress Miniatures "New Zealand Wars" 28mm metal range. Unusual, well-sculpted, characterful, accurate.

I can confirm they came out in 2011.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 8:42 p.m. PST

Okay John;
Knuckleduster 1812 Canadians and Americans, not previously nominated elsewhere, for the best range of historical minaitures, especially those for a bi-centenial period mostly aptly capturing the glory or the period AND spanking The Doodles from taking Upper Canada.

Detailed enough, eh?


Some other name Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 9:03 p.m. PST

Oh, and Pendraken 10mm WWII French.

whoa Mohamed Inactive Member08 Feb 2012 9:12 p.m. PST

Elhiem Modern ranges from today to Nam really really nice figures and always expanding….Mikey

McKinstry Fezian08 Feb 2012 9:35 p.m. PST

Pendraken 10mm AWI

Old Glory's 18mm Blue Moon ACW

scomac08 Feb 2012 9:36 p.m. PST

Fife and Drum 28mm AWI

Rhino Co Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 9:58 p.m. PST

I second Knuckleduster 1812 Canadians and Americans

miniMo Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2012 10:36 p.m. PST

Baueda 15mm Normans

Mick in Switzerland Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 2:42 a.m. PST

Perry WOTR

Empress Modern British
(I think the Empress US Army & Taliban were done in 2010)

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 2:50 a.m. PST

Another vote for Perry WOTR.

No interest in mediaevals at all, but this range made me go up into the loft and rummage around for my old copy of "Kingmaker" and play it with my sons.

NigelM Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 3:17 a.m. PST

Pendraken 1809 Napoleonics, if we have to choose between them I would go for the French rather than Austrians but it's close;



Some painted examples here (and evidence that they were released in 2011)


Lowtardog09 Feb 2012 3:29 a.m. PST

I`d say Empress Newzealand Moari wars range

RavenscraftCybernetics09 Feb 2012 3:33 a.m. PST


thunderbolt mountain french and indian wars figures

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 5:05 a.m. PST

Definitely Empress Miniatures "New Zealand Wars."


Kadavar Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 5:05 a.m. PST

Pendraken 10mm acw

epturner Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 5:09 a.m. PST

Ged Cronin's 40mm Mexican-American War Line. The figures have presence, are beautiful sculpts, lots of character, and are a definite labour of love.


Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 6:01 a.m. PST

Baccus Normans.

PTCohn Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 6:39 a.m. PST

Another vote for Empress Miniatures New Zealand Wars.

benglish Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 6:54 a.m. PST

Definitely the Empress NZ wars range. Gorgeous.

Henrix09 Feb 2012 6:57 a.m. PST

The 15mm stuff from Plastic Soldier Company

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 7:56 a.m. PST


Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 7:59 a.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 8:19 a.m. PST

Another vote for Jim's Fife and Drum 28mm American Revolution line. If I wasn't so heavily invested in older "true 25mm" figures, I'd be buying some of his.


NigelM Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 8:26 a.m. PST

Spanner in the works is that PSC started releasing stuff in 2010 even limiting to 15mm doesn't work as the russian infantry were released in October 2010. Perhaps we can nominate the vehicles or the German or British range?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 9:12 a.m. PST

Perhaps we can nominate the vehicles or the German or British range?

It can be a new box of plastics that allow you to make a large variety of characters.

Vehicles, no. Vehicles, etc are a separate Poll, to be put up tonight.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 10:13 a.m. PST

Pendraken AWI

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

Along with previous endorsements I nominate Knuckleduster 28mm War of 1812 American and Canadians. KD War of 1812 range is a superbly sculpted series of figures that has constantly expanded throughout 2011 with two to three new groups of soldiers being produced every one to two months. At about $1.66 USD per figure these excellant are good value.

VonBurge09 Feb 2012 12:03 p.m. PST

Shout out for The Platic Soldier Company's WWII stuff!

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 12:11 p.m. PST

Baccus 6mm re-sculpts (not re-issue) of the Ancient Greeks line. link

The Thracians are especially cool.



Thomas Mante Inactive Member09 Feb 2012 12:26 p.m. PST

Pendraken AWI, excellent though it is did not come out in 2011. I remember seeing packs of figures for this range as far back as 2009 at Colours in Newbury. Not a new range but an excellent one.

For new ranges I would suggest the Empress 28mm First New Zealand War range. That did come out in 2011! The Knuckleduster War of 1812 is also a good candidate although as a range that is dribbling out I am unsure how long it has been around.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 2:46 p.m. PST

Aventine Miniatures Imperial Rome range

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 2:49 p.m. PST

Khurasan Miniatures Chaco War range. No more need be said.

monk2002uk09 Feb 2012 3:26 p.m. PST

Love them Maori fellas, eh cousie bro'. Some of the Tupuna (elders) look like they have had a few too many Lion Reds. Nice work, Empress.


War In 15MM Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2012 6:37 p.m. PST

Blue Moon 15mm/18mm French and Indian War gets my vote. It's a great figure offering. I hope it continues to grow. A scalping pack like those done by Redoubt in 28mm would be my suggestion for the next addition. Anyway, I love what they have done so far.

Kadavar Inactive Member10 Feb 2012 4:48 a.m. PST

Plastic solder 15mm range.

Scorpio Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2012 9:47 a.m. PST


Pulp Figures She Wolves 2

LTC Reinwald Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

Perry Napoleonics

Dashetal12 Feb 2012 8:37 p.m. PST

Knuckleduster War of 1812

Regulars13 Feb 2012 4:02 a.m. PST

GHQ American Civil War. 10mm (True N scale)

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

Victrix Austrians

vonLoudon Inactive Member16 Feb 2012 10:43 a.m. PST

Great War Miniatures Crimean War British and Russian.

Single pack- Briish Light Dragoons

Johny Boy Inactive Member16 Feb 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

A vote for Empress Miniatures Zulu War range, in particular their 17th Lancers at Ulundi, stunning sculpts and certainly on the to do list



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