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28 Apr 2018 1:37 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Oct 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

Which company is leading the way with its releases?

Sysiphus Inactive Member03 Oct 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Kingdom Death!

TKAndrews Inactive Member03 Oct 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Annie Norman of Bad Squiddo Games and her ranges of credible females. The Women of the Home Front are an excellent recent example. Take a look :)

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Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Crann Tara. For bringing the name "Stadden" back to wargaming.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 6:29 p.m. PST

Perry;s..for making complete lines of miniatures w. Command and all the little extras..along w/ great pricing and service to go with quality figures.

Neal Smith03 Oct 2017 6:48 p.m. PST

I would say I'm impressed by the Wargame Exclusive stuff.

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

Raging Heroes

Gone Fishing03 Oct 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

I'd have to vote Bombdhell Minis; some superb offerings there!

KSmyth03 Oct 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Perry for historicals and Pulp Figures for just plain fun.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 8:04 p.m. PST

So much innovative work going on!

Eureka Miniatures: continues their long-running streak; looking forward to seeing the Maximillian '34 gear.

Impact Miniatures with both fantasy football teams and chibi adventurers.

Dragon Bait Miniatures: breaking new ground with VSF figures.

Brigade Models: upgrading their aeronefs in grand style.

Stoessi's Heroes: continues with great character models.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2017 8:07 p.m. PST

I like Kings Mountain for the conversion possibilities with the separate heads.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member03 Oct 2017 8:20 p.m. PST

I'll throw out Micro World Games for its stretching of the fantasy boundaries for 6mm.

Minibeady04 Oct 2017 12:10 a.m. PST

For anyone interested in Ultra-Modern stuff, hands down Special Artisan Services Miniatures. Mainly SF types, with other operators, and a phenomenal line of vehicles that are getting larger every day.

Chokidar04 Oct 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

Wargame Exclusive certainly produce some of the best toots – but that was not the question was it!!!

John Armatys04 Oct 2017 2:19 a.m. PST

Another vote for Annie of Bad Squiddo.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 3:04 a.m. PST


Mick in Switzerland04 Oct 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

If I look at what I have bought in the past two or three years.

Perry plastic medievals (Agincourt & WOTR)

Spectre moderns

Empress for moderns and WW2

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

Blue Moon Miniatures has created excellent ranges of 15/18 figures with wonderful matching buildings and accessories.

johnbear4404 Oct 2017 5:34 a.m. PST

I second Empress for their new WW2 range. Looking forward to the winter Germans they have coming out.

I also want to give shout out to Lon at Brigade Games, his new WW2 Germans and American are pretty ACE as well

chaos0xomega Inactive Member04 Oct 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

Apparrently people all ahve very different definitions of the term "innovative", because the vast majority of what is being listed here is anything but.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member04 Oct 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

I would certainly agree about Bad Squiddo, in so far as innovative means going against the, uh, "thrust" of female figure design.

Ran The Cid04 Oct 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

victrix – its now possible to build many ancients armies strictly from plastic

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

I'm not sure if it qualifies as 'innovative' but we've released 1000 new 10mm products over the past 5 years…

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

I really like the new Bad Squiddo home front figures, I ordered them, and I hope there are more. However, I must put Bob Murch's Pulp Figures as the company with the most, most innovative figures. His Black Sun range is suburb and innovative in concept when the whole plan is considered. The Crucible Crush Cthulhu range is certainly innovative. Flint and Feather range is excellent for early American wars.

Personal logo Grey Heron Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Steve Barbers 19th century Europe range,

Perry Miniatures WW2 desert range, and

Pulp Miniatures Black Sun Range.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Oct 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

I agree with Winston.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

The key word here is "innovative." Old Glory and others were doing seperate heads 30 years ago. Making a new range is not "innovative" in and of itself. Plastics have been being made since forever -- so I really see nothing that has been "innovative" for many years now?
Perhaps a range of 25/28mm ACW -- HOW about 25/28 mm Vikings???? These have never been done ????? 🤔

Russ Dunaway

Henry Martini05 Oct 2017 5:45 p.m. PST

Well, if you mean figures that have never previously been realised in lead, I'd propose Black Pyramid Gaming; interesting and unusual VSF/Steampunk/alternative 19th century odds and ends, and in due course, the 'Outback' range: 'the land down under' in history and mythology (black and white).

Chokidar06 Oct 2017 2:27 a.m. PST

I would suggest that Avanpost qualifies for the fineness and elegance of their sculpts and the detail on them. It is surely innovation to take the trend towards anatomical correctness to its next level and add rather than lose detail. The subject (Napoleonics and TYW) is not innovative perhaps – but the execution is.

Bad Squiddo Games Inactive Member15 Oct 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Oh wow, that's made my day! Yay! Off to innovate more!

I should vote too – Stoessi is another one to add – Stoessi's Heroes. We're doing very similar things with WW2 – him with men, me with women! Shining a light on actual people.

In terms of manufacture, it's got to be GW plastics, they're doing things we can only dream of!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 10:24 p.m. PST


LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Oct 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

' it's got to be GW plastics'………we all have different dreams, one persons dream is anothers nightmare :)

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