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123Mac17 Jun 2014 12:38 p.m. PST

As a proponent of 1/72-20mm fantasy gaming, I'm always looking for fantastical figures to adapt to my chosen scale. I occasionally read complaints about 15mm lines that are considered too large for the scale; this is a case where one man's lament is another man's encouraging news.

Some such lines I've heard about include Blood Dawn, Old Glory, Eureka, and Black Raven Foundry. Any thoughts on these lines? Are they in fact not quite big enough to be adapted to 20mm, even by a liberal standard? Are there other such lines I haven't heard about? Thanks!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2014 12:46 p.m. PST

Blue Moon, although I think they are strictly historical. Very large "18s."

Sondergaard17 Jun 2014 12:49 p.m. PST

Most 1/72 figures stand around the 23mm-24mm mark rather than the often stated 20mm. Doesn't sound much but it's a big difference. Even a large 15mm mini would not work. Proportions are different as well.
This assumes you are talking about average humans.

cloudcaptain17 Jun 2014 2:27 p.m. PST

See this thread:

TMP link

ordinarybass17 Jun 2014 3:05 p.m. PST

I was about to suggest check the Splintered light "Splintered Lands" series of woodland warriors, but then I checked and they're now listed as 20mm Woodland Warriors, so there you go. They also have a line of 20mm fantasy that were originally designed to go with the woodland miniatures.

UpperCanada17 Jun 2014 4:08 p.m. PST

I'd say the Eureka Wood Elves are very large, and much better to use in 20mm than in 15/18. I bought a bunch, hoping they'd fit in with Splintered Light and Khurasan Miniatures fantasy 15/18mm….but they are way to big. Very nice sculpts though.

Who asked this joker18 Jun 2014 7:33 a.m. PST

SLM 20mm fantasy works well in some cases. link

I have the Dwarves and Bug Bears. Both work with other 1/72 scale figures. Bug bears can be used as a kind of an Orcish race if you like.

Blood Dawn miniatures Dwarves also fit nicely with other 20mm (1/72 scale) figures. link It is a pretty deep range of figures including the odd Dwarf riding a flying Sabertooth tiger.

Umpapa18 Jun 2014 10:22 a.m. PST

I love Your blog, 123Mac.

I share Your interests in ahistorical 20 mm.

Let me help repay You for all Your great ideas…

15 mm sf figures suitable to play as 20 mm:

1.Khurasan Miniatures:
- Space Demons (comparison shots at my blog: link )
- Ti-Monids
- Soriogs.

2. Ground Zero Games
f.e.x 25mm GZG powered armours … scale.html

3. Clear Horizon APEs

4. MicroPanzer Krystrial:

5. Mad Robot Miniatures had been producing some 20 mm humans, TMC Jump Troops


but had sold the moulds, I dunno what now with the moulds. Maybe he could sell you some remnants..

6? Maybe Oddzial Osmy newest space-winged-hussars:
TMP link
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In case You didnt seen, You may found it interesting:

Abberant Games Post Apo


MJ Figures: vampirere war, desert planet,cosmicportal

Undefire ultramodern

Ehiem, many:

Stan Johansen

OOP Colonial Wars

Wargame Supply Dump

123Mac18 Jun 2014 9:10 p.m. PST

Excellent suggestions, everyone! I had forgotten about Blue Moon. They have a horror line that has promise for fantasy gaming.

Umpapa, thanks for the kind words. That's an awesome list!

nukesnipe19 Jun 2014 5:25 a.m. PST

I can attest to Black Raven Foundry's Amazons, Wizards, and Specters being too large for 15mm – even if you go the "heroic" route and consider 18mm to be 15mm. They'd probably fit quite well with 20mm.


Scott Chisholm

TwinMirror19 Jun 2014 12:43 p.m. PST

Check out East Riding Miniatures ERM 15 range. Pretty much all the chaos creatures, plus all the monsters work great in 1/72 scale.
These cave trolls are exactly 1/72 human height:



They actually have nicer detail in real life than the pictures here suggest.

The frogfolk are also good:


They come out as about shoulder height to 20mm figures, which I think looks really good.

Plus Tony from ERM is an excellent bloke and provides great service!

chironex20 Jun 2014 2:16 a.m. PST

HALO Micro action?
The MacFarlane website claims them to be 15mm, but even given the characters superhuman status I do not see it…



chironex20 Jun 2014 2:17 a.m. PST

Yes, that's a Battlefront figure.

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