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Elohim Inactive Member03 Mar 2012 4:18 p.m. PST

Having been taken aback by the sheer number of Napoleonic figures available out there (should I have been!?), I thought I'd turn to TMP for some recommendations.

I'm looking for 15mm figures to use in a skirmish project, either Sharp Practice or Song of Drums and Shakoes, and so would like a fair bit of character and variety to the models, rather than buying an 8 pack of the same pose.

With that in mind, who has suggestions of manufacturers (preferably UK, but am open-minded) who produce lively, varied packs of Napoleonic 15mm figures? As to what type of Napoleonics, probably British and French, though I haven't decided whether to go down a Peninsular or Hornblower-land-party route yet, so whatever TMP enjoys =]

SJDonovan03 Mar 2012 5:04 p.m. PST

If you do decide on the Hornblower landing party route Minifigs do a very nice set of British sailors:


Their infantry in firing poses are also very nicely posed:



They sell individual figures for between 40p and 55p: link

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 9:54 p.m. PST

For 18mm figures

AB in UK, Australia, USA. Can buy individual figures.

Blue Moon's expanding Napoleonic Line, no skirmishing figures yet but coming soon, see catalogue.
PDF link

Will be available in UK, see last comment
TMP link

AB has a RN/Marines landing party and Capitan Miniatures has recently released a host of Napoleonic Naval figures

gbowen04 Mar 2012 12:47 a.m. PST

Fantassin do a large range of Peninsular figures. In general they are 18mm and made of a hard (as opposed to bending easily) metal. There are at least 2 UK distributors. I believe that packs are random but you should expect at least 3 different infantry in each 8. The cavalry are all much the same

nsolomon99 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2012 4:09 a.m. PST

Another vote for AB.

Elohim Inactive Member04 Mar 2012 10:40 a.m. PST

Having gotten some MJ Falklands stuff in the past, I'm a little uneasy at the idea of getting 18mm stuff for 15mm gaming – although the Blue Moon stuff does look amazing… Enough to potentially move me to FIW! =p
Does anyone have any size comparison for Blue Moon stuff v standard 15mm?

Buckeye AKA Darryl04 Mar 2012 2:44 p.m. PST

I am a fan of the Thoroughbred Miniatures range of 15mm naval figures (found within their Sea Eagles range). They cover Brits, French, and Americans with naval crewmen and marines.




Not exactly landing party stuff, but some figures would be suitable. The service is very good as well.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2012 5:59 p.m. PST

The first two links compare Blue Moon Civil War vs other maufacturers. The third link speaks to several Blue Moon ranges and other manufacturers.



TMP link

Elohim Inactive Member05 Mar 2012 4:23 a.m. PST

Cheers guys!

That Thoroughbred stuff looks amazing, but I think the BM stuff is large enough that I'll only use them in separate periods to the rest of my stuff.

vonkluge Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2012 8:29 p.m. PST

Just wondering why one would not go with 25-28mm for Skirmish? 15mm looks great as "units" but as individuals leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the current ranges of 28s are just drop dead gorgeous and well posed for skirmish. Most people I know go this way and you will have a lot more opponents out there.

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