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Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2015 6:18 a.m. PST

Hello Folks
I am new to this board and have recently started doing ECW in 10mm.
I am using Pendraken, Minifigs, and some Old Glory figures, all of which have their charm, but is anyone familiar with any other manufactures?
I realize that 10mm is far from the most popular scale but budget and space decided for me. It would be neat to add a few more poses to my growing armies, so I would appreciate ANY help -- Thanks!

randy51 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2015 7:32 a.m. PST

The only other one that comes to mind is Irregular Miniatures.

You can always search for more in the Manufactures Directory found on the left side of the TMP main page under their Table of Contents. Just type in 10mm in the search option.

BTW, 10mm is an excellent choice to game in. You get the appearance of mass but with more detail than 6mm.

Supercilius Maximus04 Sep 2015 8:01 a.m. PST

The current crop of 10mm have the detail of past 15mm ranges, but the size allow you to give more depth to your formations – pike blocks especially just don't look right with just two ranks, but cavalry also benefit from this.

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2015 9:58 a.m. PST

I love 10mm, they are brilliant, I am also doing ECW, just started out, so far all my figures have been Pendraken, what are the OG ones like?

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2015 11:32 a.m. PST

Thanks Randy51, I'll look into Irregular Miniatures and thanks for the tip on the manufactures list – had not noticed that yet!

Yes, SM – I only have a table top that can handle a bit over a 15 sq ft playing surface – and for some reason – my wife insists on using the same table from time to time! The 10mm don't look crowded even in that small space. So – very pleased with them. For a variety of reasons I only double rank the pikes, however agree they look better with three ranks.

jambo1 – the OG foot is cast in five figure strips and are not particularly animated – also you supply the pikes. I cut the strips and mount as I would all other figures. OG horse are individual, however, also with separate horse and rider which is great. I started a blog when I began working in 10mm and the following link will take you to comparison pics if you're interested:
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And

picture

Is a pic that shows OG musketeers completed and combined with Minifigs pikemen. The ensigns are OG pikemen and the drummers are cut from the OG foot command strip.

John Leahy04 Sep 2015 12:11 p.m. PST

AIM had a 10mm range that was pretty complete. I have a load of them. I quite like em!

Thanks,

John

kodiakblair04 Sep 2015 12:19 p.m. PST

Nicely done.

jambo1 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2015 2:11 a.m. PST

Excellent stuff Guillame, your blog is a great inspiration, answered my questions very well indeed. Many thanks.

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2015 6:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments and encouragement gentlemen!
I am going to figure out a representative order from Irregular Miniatures to
see how they fit with everything else.
John – Now that I have used the search feature I see that there have been other discussions of 10mm figures where you have made several very useful comments – thanks! Having pretty much been out of tabletop miniature wargaming for neigh on thirty years it took me a while to connect that AIM is Minfigs ( uh – I think :-) )

John Leahy05 Sep 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

I believe it is. Robin sold the line to Tom Dye years ago. I was buying them while the original owner still carried them. I also bought some packs of their 10mm fantasy and ACW range as well. I believe that 10mm is a great choice. My 10mm ACW painted figs are about 1200-1300 strong. A mix of 10High, Old glory, AIM and some GHQ.

My ECW are mainly AIM and Old Glory. My buddies convinced me to do ECW in 28mm as they prefer the scale. I like the figs. But am more of a smaller scale kind of guy for mass armies. I sold off all my 15mm ECW and 30YW figs long ago as I liked 10mm better.

Thanks,

John

Dave Arrowsmith Inactive Member05 Sep 2015 7:22 p.m. PST

GdeG, I strongly suggest you check out minifigs 10/12mm range of ECW mini's. I bought a couple of packs for a project that I was planning and really liked them. I don't know if they have a rep in the U.S but they are worth looking in to. Dave

Dave Arrowsmith Inactive Member05 Sep 2015 7:24 p.m. PST

GdeG, just been for a look at your blog and found that you already know about Minifigs, sorry about that, Dave.

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2015 8:45 a.m. PST

Dave, thanks for checking out the blog. I would have to say that Minifigs foot are probably my favorite. I like their proportions – a little fuller than the Pendrakens. I get both Minifigs and Pendrakens directly from The UK, OG is of course local (about 80 miles from where I live).

N Drury Inactive Member17 Sep 2015 2:20 p.m. PST

Irregular are slimmer and slightly shorter than Pendraken but a few can be mixed in and the smaller horses might be OK for dragoons and some Scots. They also do some very useful transport and animals, and a horse with dismounted horseholder.

The OG gunners (which are on individual bases) are useful as Pendraken don't do many poses. OG cavalry look rather large next to Pendraken.

Guillaume deGuy Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2015 5:49 p.m. PST

N Drury – thanks for the additional info on Irregular Minatures – especially the notes on some of their more specialized figures. My samples are due to arrive momentary so I'll probably put up a pic comparing figures. I'll look into the OG gunners – finding varied poses in 10mm is difficult – sort of like the earliest Airfix days -cool- I'm reliving my youth!

Lancer58 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

Got a ECW range coming out later this year.
link

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