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benglish Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2014 7:54 p.m. PST


Hoping you can help. Have never seen any 6mm Irregular figures in person. I am particularly interested in seeing pics of their WWI Middle East British/Arabs/Turks (painted if possible).

Any help appreciated. Feel free to email me directly at


monk2002uk19 Aug 2014 9:43 p.m. PST

There are several photos on the Great War Spearhead Yahoo Group but you have to join the group to see them:


They are posted in the Irregular Miniatures/Take4 and Take5, as well as the Shaiba albums. IM have the only range of 6mm in this area. It is a good range and the figures are fine. I particularly liked the Arab irregulars, the cameleers, and the Ottoman MG teams. IM stuff always looks poor quality when you first unpack the figures. They paint up well though, far better than you might first expect. The figures are solid and stand up well to the rigours of gaming. The only exception has been the early war French Zouaves. I have no problem recommending the Middle East British, Turks and Arabs though.

I don't use IM vehicles. Try Heroics and Ros instead, for example the Rolls Royce armoured car.


Lee Metford19 Aug 2014 10:44 p.m. PST

Baccus have a range of early WW1 figures but no Turks as yet! However, from their forum, there is future plans to produce a Mesopotamia range.
I'm in a dilemma (well inpatient) as to whether wait for them to be produced (hint! hint! Baccus) or to chose another manufacturer.
I never seen Irregular's miniatures (in the 'flesh') but from other reviews of their figures they seem to be quite chunky compared to other 6mm figures

monk2002uk19 Aug 2014 11:04 p.m. PST

The Irregular Miniatures figures are more chunky and larger than the Heroics and Ros figures. This makes them more robust. The figures are mounted on a heavy stand too, which makes them the same height overall as Baccus figures. There isn't any big difference visually between Baccus and IM on the table for the infantry – the artillery is noticeably larger for Baccus guns though.

One of the advantages of the Baccus figures is that they lack the often complex (to paint) back packs. This makes the figures easier to paint up.


benglish Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2014 7:29 a.m. PST

Thanks for the help, gents. I have a line on a big lot of IM from a friend, but I've just been iffy on that line -- plus feeling the pull of 10mm from Pendraken because they look so good. If Baccus had their Mespots line out already, I likely would have just gone that way. IM's stuff doesn't look great to me, and I'm assuming they put their best on the website.

monk2002uk20 Aug 2014 7:39 a.m. PST

Don't be put off by IM's website. The Middle East stuff is quite ok. Tough decision though. Pendraken is very good.


monk2002uk23 Aug 2014 3:19 a.m. PST

Brian, I have updated the Irregular Miniatures photos on the GWHS Yahoo Group for you. The pics cover Ottoman infantry and MGs, Arab irregular infantry, cavalry and camelry (plus El Awrence), EEF Camelry and the H&R Rolls Royce armoured car.


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