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Wealdmaster Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

I am contemplating building either a TYW or 80YW force in 15mm and have really enjoyed the elegant realism of minifigs from their WSS range which can be a little addictive yet I fear the reality of this dream will meet with the prospect of flash on these minis. I got some Minifigs TYW pikemen off of ebay that are unusable since they have the dreaded mold damage which results in globs of metal filling in over critical areas like the face. Not sure if I should risk an order from Dave Ryan on this range as I'd hate to get a box full of that stuff. Khurasan on the other hand seems to have a compilation of two ranges for TYW, and they look good but don't have the same "je ne sais…"as the Minifigs.

The Khurasans done by Clibanarium for the 80YW look better and might even match up with the minifig late 16th c. range if that range has good clean working molds left.

If anyone has experience with this I'd appreciate advice.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Khurasan should be bigger. Might just still work for a few of one mixed with the other.
K horses are huge ( not the Turks though);. TYW I have.
but much better than Minifigs.

The Waving Flag12 Dec 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

Don't forget Donnington:



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YogiBearMinis12 Dec 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

Donnington and Testudo TYW match up well, and supposedly the Khurasan were sculpted to match Testudo. Donnington are chunkier but still look fine mixed in.

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

I recently received two orders of Minifigs ECW, the figures are great, very clean. I believe that Dave is working from new molds and has great quality control, not to mention that they are easy deal with and quick and accurate even though I am ordering from the U.S.

Wargamorium12 Dec 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Totentanz Miniatures in Spain have the best range in my opinion and they provide a nice set of rules as well.

You can see some pictures on the Wargamorium Blog



Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

I also like newly cast Minifigs from Dave Ryan. However, the sculptor for the WSS may be different from the sculptor of the ECW figures.

Also, there are QRF/Freikorps and Gladiator (fka Black Hat) to consider. I prefer the QRF myself.

15mm ECW has a lot of choices for the miniature gamer!

bruntonboy13 Dec 2018 3:52 a.m. PST

If you want to go for the smaller end of 15mm you could also try QRF/LKM (old Frei Korps 15), Minifigs, Ireegular and Essex all of which are largely compatable (the Peter Pig mounted may be slightly smaller).

Wealdmaster Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Yes Wargamorium, Totentanz are the cream of the crop so to speak very similar to the Xyston for the Pike and Shot era if you get my drift. Still, part of me is sort of in love with a little less detail and more style (this kick got going with the Minifigs WSS). To paint all that detail on Totentanz is of course possible but I'm not sure the end result is exactly what I'm looking for. And like I found with Xyston 15mm Punic Wars, other ranges don't mix well with them. Thus, you've got to rely on only that range.

dbf167619 Dec 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

How to Totentanz and Khurasan match size-wise?

Gallocelt29 Mar 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

Sorry about the late response! If you go the 80 Years War direction you'll find the Clibanarium sculpted Khurassan miniatures are quite compatible with the Minifigs late 16th century range. Clibanarium figures are often more like Minifigs in size and that would include Irish and Scots. I bought several packs of Khurasan late 16th century figures, mostly Germans and was delighted that the landsknecht pikemen in pluderhosen were so well matched to my 15mm Minifigs of the same period.

If you decide on TYW I'm afraid the Khurasan figures aren't designed by Clibanarium and are probably more like Testudo, rather heroic in size.

I agree that the quality of Minifigs 15mm that are now being manufactured are much cleaner cast than those I purchased more than a decade ago.

Condottiere15 Apr 2019 1:16 p.m. PST

Totentanz Miniatures in Spain have the best range in my opinion and they provide a nice set of rules as well.

If you can actually receive their products. I ordered 4 months ago and made inquiry twice with no products--no response.

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