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18 Sep 2019 11:45 a.m. PST
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Desert Fox18 Sep 2019 6:54 a.m. PST

Which figure manufacturer has the most complete line for any of the 18th century conflicts?

I am going to begin gaming the 18th century but I have not chosen which particular conflict yet. Which 18th century war I chose will probably come down to which war has the most complete figure range available by the same manufacturer. I would like to chose a conflict that has the most complete line of figures available. I have never really liked mixing figure manufacturers, which is odd being an old 1/72 and 1/76 WWII gamer!

I am not interested in gaming small or skirmish size battles. I am interested in gaming medium to large size historical and fictional battles on a 6x4 foot table. Any scale will do, and any manufacturer will do, just as long as it is a complete line for the war in question.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 8:22 a.m. PST

Now that is a very, very broad question

I do SYW in 28mm and Front Rank has a very, very complete line – Old Glory does well and Crusader and Foundry have good although not complete lines as well

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 8:44 a.m. PST

What scale are you looking to do?

RittervonBek18 Sep 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

Freikorps 15mm may be what you want.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

We've got extensive 10mm ranges for the 18th century, especially the SYW and AWI: https://pendraken.co.uk/18th-century

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YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 10:38 a.m. PST

I you want large battles on a 6x4, I would go no larger than 15mm. Consider 6mm Baccus figures.

Rich Bliss18 Sep 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

I do full battles in 28mm using Front Rank figures primarily. Using Volley and Bayonet, you can get many battles on a 4x6 table.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Sep 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

Minden Miniatures has an extensive SYW range that includes Britain, Hanover, France, Austria, Prussia and Russia. The variety within each country is deep.

fifeanddrum-minis.com/index.html

Fife and Drum Miniatures ( owner of Minden) has a good AWI range of figures. Probably the most extensive AWI figure range is Perry Miniatures which are very nice figures.

Martin Rapier18 Sep 2019 10:59 p.m. PST

All my 18th century stuff is 2mm. The figures are so small that the 'range' is as complete as you can possibly get.

Brownand18 Sep 2019 11:41 p.m. PST

Although most answers are about the Syw or AWI there are of course other wars starting with Marlburian/GNW via the Was up to the French revolutionary wars in 1799. Answering the question is almost impossible it seems.
And then of course the scale from 2mm up to 40mm.

Personal logo Baccus 6mm Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 3:20 a.m. PST

Very, broad question. If you are looking at doing larger actions you need to go to smaller figures. As Leon has said, Pendraken have good coverage in 10mm and we can offer comprehensive ranges for WSS, GNW, FIW, AWI and SYW, as well as a great range of flag sheets for all of these periods. Have a look we've got pictures of everything we do, so no guesswork needed; https://www.baccus6mm.com/catalogue

Mike Broadbent19 Sep 2019 3:53 a.m. PST

Check out what Eureka Miniatures has to offer in 18mm. I have made a number of ranges for Nic that suit your purpose.

Mike

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

You say you want big battles, but do you want to paint uniforms? If so, pick 15/18mm at smallest. If having big battles with more figures is your penchant, then go with 6/10mm. 28mm are gorgeous, but are for people who really appreciate the painting and uniform research.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 5:22 a.m. PST

Here it goes my penny for 15mm manufacturers such as Minifigs, Dixon, Roundway, Essex, Warrior or Peter Pig (and I'm forgetting some). Hard to beat their joint listings – even harder if cautiously combined with 18mm products such as those from Blue Moon or Eureka.

advocate19 Sep 2019 8:38 a.m. PST

I'll second Pendrakken. A friend has extensive collection with regiments of 3 bases 30mm square. With them we play King of the Battlefield, which allows historical refights of SYW battles in a reasonable time.

Teppsta19 Sep 2019 4:53 p.m. PST

Warfare Miniatures are also worth a look

Steamingdave220 Sep 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

Can't go wrong with Pendraken 10mm if you want to fight big battles on a 6x4 with units that look like units. They are akso detailed enough to satisfy those who like to paint as much as play – check out some of the winners from Pendraken's painting competition in recent years. There was an AWI unit that made me weep with envy!

Steamingdave220 Sep 2019 1:10 p.m. PST

Can't go wrong with Pendraken 10mm if you want to fight big battles on a 6x4 with units that look like units. They are also detailed enough to satisfy those who like to paint as much as play – check out some of the winners from Pendraken's painting competition in recent years. There was an AWI unit that made me weep with envy!

von Schwartz20 Sep 2019 6:12 p.m. PST

If its 15s you're doing I'll have to second RittervonBek. Freikorps has the best selection I've seen to date. My Prussians and Austrians are all Freikorps, except for a couple cannon. About 8 battalions of my older French are Minifig but the rest of the French and all the Allies will be Freikorps.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2019 10:32 a.m. PST

If you combine minden and crann tara. You'll have a hard time not finding something you want.

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