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trailape Inactive Member04 Jan 2018 12:22 a.m. PST

Hi Guys
Can anyone recommend a manufacturer of 15mm Trojan War 'Heroic' type miniatures?
I have a mix of Chariot Miniatures, Essex Miniatures and even some Black Hat and Museum Miniatures but none of them seem to produce a 'General's' pack.
Rank and File types i have aplenty. I'm looking for some individual 'Hectors' and Achilles' types.
Any suggestions?

madaxeman04 Jan 2018 2:47 a.m. PST

Depending on the gaming system, if generals are "markers" rather than fighting units it's always possible to use 28mm figures for the really "heroic" look …

This is a Xyston 28mm general with some 15mm Greek foot.

trailape Inactive Member04 Jan 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Ummm,… no.
I'm after individual figures that can be used to represent hero's such as Hector and Paris etc.
Not interested in giants

GurKhan04 Jan 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

Have you looked at Old Glory 15s? They have an MY01 "Command" pack – link

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 4:05 a.m. PST

I was going to suggest the same source as GurKhan. Depending on your view of the Trojan War, the Sea People and Hittite command packs might also produce useful heroes for the siege of Troy.

jim197304 Jan 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

Depends on how you want to game the war, historical or Homeric? OG15 is in my opinion one of the better historical options. Homeric is a bit more difficult. I haven't found a great Geometric range, which probably represents Homer's view better. Mick Yarrow miniatures didn't quite hit the mark for me, nor Essex. Shame, as there are so many Early Hoplites out there. Just a few more with a sword and a dipylon shield to stck on. That would probably do the trick.

Jim

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

Hmmm. 15mm common louts, and 18mm heroes?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Madaxeman

Is that one of the Nephilim? :)

Dan

mad monkey 104 Jan 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

He looks more like Hannibal.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

I think the dismounted Museum Miniatures charioteers which come with Dendra panoply and shields make excellent command figures. You can paint the same figure mounted and dismounted

firebase2012 Inactive Member04 Jan 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

I have all the heroes in 15mm all converted head swops slung shields added plumes with green stuff and wire weapons can be done with a little bit of imagination. good luck.

trailape Inactive Member04 Jan 2018 5:30 p.m. PST

I have all the heroes in 15mm all converted head swops slung shields added plumes with green stuff and wire weapons can be done with a little bit of imagination. good luck.

and the miniatures you used to do that were,…. ?

Dave Crowell04 Jan 2018 7:40 p.m. PST

When I did my 15mm Trojan War Homeric Hack project I think I ended u using mostly Gladiator (Black Hat) for my heroes. They are chunkier and have some great personality so they stood out a bit from my rank file who were from other companies.

It was a fun project and I used a mix of every Late Bronze Age range (and a few others) I could get my claws on.

Swampking11 Jan 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

Look at Donnington's 15s.

They're a bit bigger and a little bit older (meaning not Bronze Age) but they have a lot of character. That's what I'm going to go with once I stop buying books!

Dave Crowell has a great suggestion too. Black Hat (the old Gladiator line) has some awesome figs that are chunkier and somewhat taller than Chariot and Essex, though they mix in pretty well (depending on the figure) with OG15s. For that matter, OG15s mix pretty well with Museum.

Also, Mag. Milletum (the old Chariot line) have shield packs in 15mm, so you can convert Assyrian or other figures to heroes just by adding a shield. Also, if you look at the Spanish in the 'Roman Enemies' by OG15s, you'll find some cool figures as well that can be used.

Mick Yarrow's figures are a bit too 'static' for me, but he has some cool Minoan priestesses.

Swampking12 Jan 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

This is the guy I was thinking of for a great Trojan or Trojan ally hero:

link

If you take a gander at their Villanovan range or some of their other nations within "The Great Wars in the Mediterranean" range, I'm sure you will find something. For the Acheans and their allies, I would say Museum or OG15s. Some of the OG15s command figs have great character potential.

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