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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Jan 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

I have some 28mm figs painted up that represent British Celts and EIR. Problem is that I did these well over a decade ago and I don't know what figs they are.

I'm going to work up an OOB for Boudicca rebellion. I'm needing to about double the size of things, so looking for suggestions of what to get. These are larger metals, and I'm assuming they are either Black Tree or Foundry.

Can I get some recommendation on what might go with these best?

I have a lot of Aventine Successors, so wonder how well those might work.


Benvartok Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 11:59 p.m. PST

Pictures? Be easy for someone to ID.

I have EIR Romans from foundry and they are on the small side, almost true 25mm. Same goes for their celts, both sculpted by the Perry's a while back. Foundry do a nice Boudicca figure though!

Maybe they are black Tree?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

If larger, they are likely either Black Tree or the larger Foundry range; these ones?


idontbelieveit05 Jan 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

The Aventine early imperial romans are incredible figures. I have a few units of them and keep thinking of going into those big time.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Yes the Aventines are superb, and a similar size to the larger Foundry range.

Mars Ultor05 Jan 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

Black Tree is selling right now for 50% off their historical figures. As you probably know, BTD has an incredible range of EIR poses, both legionary and auxiliaries. Not sure about their cav – Warlord makes some really good ones for EIR. Probably some others that I'm overlooking.

Their celts seem pretty good too, for Britons, though adding some more variety would be no bad thing. Their cav seems good for British type (smaller horses, probably less heavy cav), but they're not 50% off and you could probably do better elsewhere for cav and chariots,etc.

Victrix is soon to release their Celts, infantry and new cavalry, which look fantastic. Will they fit in with larger figs? I don't know, but people come in different sizes, and they'd probably look alright. If not, you can keep the different manufacturers as separate units.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jan 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

I have pictures of the Celts I have here -

Likely I used the same figure line. I will get up pictures of my Romans tonight. My Romans are similar in size to Aventine Successors and Republican Romans.

Unfortunately, I talked with Aventine via email and they said theirs would not be best for the Boudicca time period. So I'm looking at the pre-Trajan period around AD 60

I did get a few plastics painted, but they are all smaller than my lead. Really too small to be on the same table.

idontbelieveit05 Jan 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

Are there any early imperial roman miniatures ranges that are from earlier than Trajan's column? I'd be a little surprised, pleasantly so….

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 4:29 p.m. PST

Not in 28mm, although I like to mix in Caesarian minis with my EI Romans for variety.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

War and Empire do earlier Imperial Romans than Trajans' Column in their 15mm lists, including some very nice Augustan Auxillia, in 15mm.

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