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11 Aug 2017 1:00 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Jan 2017 8:50 p.m. PST

Do you have a favorite manufacturer of 10mm figures?

FABET0119 Jan 2017 9:03 p.m. PST

Copplestone Castings

DColtman19 Jan 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

Copplestone look great, but my go-to for the genres I game is Pendraken.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

Pithead are also very nice.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2017 10:14 p.m. PST

GWs Warmaster figures

Personal logo Schulein Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2017 11:37 p.m. PST

Second Pendraken

Texas Jack19 Jan 2017 11:54 p.m. PST

Another vote for Pendraken here. Great stuff!

Frostie20 Jan 2017 12:34 a.m. PST

Pendraken, their ranges are great, great variety and great value.

Ad their customer service is second to none.

gunnerphil20 Jan 2017 2:19 a.m. PST

Pendraken for me,

SJDonovan Inactive Member20 Jan 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

GHQ's ACW line is superb. I loved their Napoleonics as well but unfortunately they gave up on expanding the range.

Porthos20 Jan 2017 3:36 a.m. PST

Van Dijck (Trajanic Romans and WW I Germans and Belgians).

John Treadaway Inactive Member20 Jan 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

The Adler stuff is very nice


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KTravlos20 Jan 2017 3:58 a.m. PST


daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Jan 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

pendraken for all historical periods figures, magister militum for WW2 vehicles and artillery.

keithbarker20 Jan 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

For WW2: Minifigs, Pendraken and Pithead

mollinary20 Jan 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Pendraken, great figures and first class service.


BigDan Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 9:51 a.m. PST


Paint it Pink20 Jan 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

Dream Pod 9 for sf: giant stompy robots.

Pendraken for historical stuff.

Sloth1963 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Pendraken with Copplestone a close second.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

Old Glory

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

I love Old Glory's 10mm lines. I just wish they'd add to some of them.

Pendraken is really good, too.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

Pendraken all the time for 10mm.

Kallistra's 12mm are very nice too, just not 10mm.

Lascaris20 Jan 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

Interesting to see all the Pendraken kudos. I'm 23 days post order, 14 days post shipment, and no minis to be seen. I. Hoping they arrive sometime soon but compared to numerous other companies it doesn't seem like remarkable service.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

After GW's Warmaster, I would go with Old Glory. I think the idea behind 10mm is to have a real mass effect and you don't get that as much with single figures as with strips. The Old Glory ACW figures really look like a mass of guys marching shoulder to shoulder into combat.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 3:18 a.m. PST


That isn't anywhere near as bad as your timings make it sound.

You ordered while the company was closed for Xmas/New Year and it looks like they shipped within a few days of re-opening. That it takes 14 plus days to get to you is hardly their fault.

Not knowing where they are being shipped to I'd say you might want to check back and inform Pendraken that they haven't arrived.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 6:22 a.m. PST


BW195921 Jan 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

I'll second GHQ's ACW range

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

Hi Lascaris, apologies for the delay on your order. As Gildas Facit says above, we were closed for Christmas when you placed your order on the 28th, but we returned to work on the 6th Jan and shipped your order straight out that same day.

Unfortunately packages to the States can sometimes get held up at US Customs, so I'd suspect that's what's happened here. If you want to drop me an email at d.pengilley @ btinternet . com (without the spaces!) we'll get everything sorted out.

Lascaris21 Jan 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

I'm sure it will be here soon. I shouldn't have been so bitchy on my post. Stress at work = bad time to post on forums. I'll drop you a line if it's not here in a week or so.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

No worries, if it doesn't appear let me know asap and we'll get it sorted.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member21 Jan 2017 7:17 p.m. PST

I'll second Pictor's on the OG strips,especially for linear warfare armies. They look great en masse,as anyone who saw his Austerlitz game at Historicon will attest(I stopped by several times just to gawk).

That,and the fact that I don't like fiddling with all those single 10mm figures (though I do have some of yours too,Leon! BTW,why don't you do a two-wheeled Marbrock for the WSS? I really like the four-wheeled wagon--even if you don't provide a driver!)

And like darthfozzywig, I hope Russ will return to the 10's,once he finishes his Blue Moon lines.

Oh,and I like Minifigs WWII--especially the variety in the packs.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 8:30 p.m. PST

I'm not sure what one of those is to be honest! We do have a driver for the 18th C. coach so we can always send you some of those to drive your wagons.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member21 Jan 2017 8:54 p.m. PST

Hmm,perhaps I misspelled. I can't find a reference with a quick Google,but I mean this:


I may be wandering into a bog with this one,but I recall reading at least a couple of references to Marlborough adopting these as a standard baggage wagon,because of their nimblness,compared to the heavy four wheelers. WSS experts can correct me,but IIRC,they became so identified with him that they acquired the name.

OG promised a baggage train,but it never happened.

Hey, I do have four of your carriages,Leon! I'll check with you about extra drivers the next time I order. Thanks for the offer!

PS: What the heck are you doing awake at this hour?!

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

You could probably use the tumbrel cart from the ECW range for those, code EC29:


They come with a single horse but we can always supply more horses if you need them.

… and I'm off to bed now, just been doing some computer work!

And apologies to everyone for hijacking this thread!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member21 Jan 2017 11:14 p.m. PST

Hey, I never noticed those. I have ECW in 25mm and 15's, so I never looked. I'll keep them in mind.

And I doubt anyone will consider a 10mm maker's input on a thread about 10mm "hijacking" : )

UshCha22 Jan 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

AOTRS Shipyards, but that is for vehicles. UshCha for troops. Excellent prone troops not overly detailed, already based and Really, Really cheap. No need for diffrent troops for each nationality just paint diffrent Or cammo up and its perfect as they are indistiguishable from their surroundings, as they would wish on the battlefield. ;-).

Gennorm23 Jan 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

Pendraken, Magister Militum and New Line Design.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

Pendraken, Magister Militum, Bend Sinistr and New Line Design.

Old Glory for Artillery (but I dislike their strip figures)

AiM – loved their Napoleonics, but they are currently out of production.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

Copplestone Castings for his exceptional not-LotR fantasy range. Excellent levels of detail, but still easy to paint, and a perfect compliment to GW's all to briefly offered Battle of Five Armies 10mm line.

Next I will praise that same GW Battle of Five Armies line, one of the few understated sculpting efforts ever done by GW, and a welcome break from their typically overblown designs.

With that design caveat, I still do like much of GW's original Warmaster work. Fortunately at 10mm the excessive "skullz" addiction is necessarily curtailed, so in some ways you get a purer look, while still having the exceptional detail GW is noted for.

Eureka Miniatures also offers a nice 10mm fantasy line. I use their "wood trolls" as ents in my LotR gaming, and they're terrific.

And last, Kallistra, whose Orc line offers great stand-in units for GW, as well as some unusual units (Orc archers) which GW lacks.

As others have noted, I too much prefer strips to individuals for the true army ranks look and the ease of painting and basing.

I'll leave with my oft repeated request: Somebody do some Dwarf archers (yes, BOWS and ARROWS). The only ones ever available were from GW's BoFA line, and they're rarer than hen's teeth and apparently made of platinum at current eBay pricing.

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