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Hobhood402 Apr 2018 2:07 a.m. PST

No not a 3D map – but something which has no doubt been asked a million times before here.

Any ideas for good compatible figures for Alfred the Great period 15mm? This is my first foray into this scale. I've already got a load of Essex miniatures for my Welsh/British army. I started with Essex because I was simply very aware of their products have been around for so long and I liked the level of detail and the horse sculpts.

I'm happy to stick with these for the Welsh but need Vikings, Saxons and Scots/Picts. Some on-line comparisons indicate that Essex are on the small side for 15mm, and although the scale is small overall and differences less noticeable, I'd rather not have minis which are too chunky. This is putting me off Bueada for example. Also, companies seem to do migration period Saxons or late Saxons with long mail coats but little in between. Anyone know of any 15s with Coppergate style helms etc?

All help much appreciated.

RittervonBek02 Apr 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

Peter Pig has Vikings but I wouldn't know if they meet your specific period or match your Essex figures.

Porthos02 Apr 2018 2:51 a.m. PST

Perhaps Irregular Miniatures combines with Essex sizewise. They do have quite a lot of possible figures for the Darkj Ages.

sillypoint02 Apr 2018 3:34 a.m. PST


Not forgetting Museum Miniatures, Outpost, Chariot and Lancashire. Irregular I like for price.

Good place for research:

Good luck with new project.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

The Peter Pig dark ages range is specifically 9th century. Hence no Normans and the other popular later centuries viking variants. Essex are shorter in the leg but the same height overall as PP. PP are 15mm as opposed to 17/18/19mm types. The PP range has full picture coverage and shows the castings with no paint obstruction. Good luck with your project whatever you choose.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 4:18 a.m. PST

War and Empire (Forged in Battle) did these for their 2nd kickstarter
Their 3rd Kickstarter for Dark Ages has just finished and they will have some of the excellent later Saxons from this range due out at the end of the year.
If you're on Kickstarter search for their War and Empire III to view the pre production masters and some great buildings etc
Failing that they have a Facebook page with some videos of pre production figures.
Excellent figures with great character, compatible with Essex.
If you're not on facebook the videos are on UTube too
YouTube link

FABET0102 Apr 2018 5:41 a.m. PST

Splintered Light has early Saxons, Late Saxons, Vikings, Scot/Irish, Villagers…


Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Another vote for Splintered Light. Excellent figures.

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