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Hughes197002 Apr 2020 9:02 a.m. PST

i found 4 army pack (maybe DBMM) of Essex miniatures
bought in 1996/1998
but I don't remember the period
Can anyone help me ?
I have to start painting

P.S. I contacted essex but they don't know
I need a 15mm catalog Essex Miniatures from 1996
AA 515
AA 506
AA 501
AA 502
AA 417
AA 418b
AA 510

LaserGrenadier Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

The catalogs I have for 15mm Essex are from U.S. importers. The 1996-97 catalog from Wargames, Inc. does not have any AA codes.
The 1993 catalog from Wargames, Inc. has several AA codes for Visigoths, but not with three-digit numbers. They are:
AA1 – Light cavalry
AA2 – Visigoth spearman
AA3 – Visigoth archer
AA4 – Visigoth slinger
AA5 – Heavy cavalry
AA5A – Extra heavy cavalry
That is all I was able to find.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 1:21 p.m. PST

I don't remember ever having an Essex catalogue (and I've got a good collection of old ones) but bought loads of their figures, always at shows.

I only remember 3 figure codes I can recall were for horse & musket armies where lots of figures were generic so ranges with the same letter code stretched beyond 100 – but not to 400 or more.

It is possible that these are stock codes used by a distributor when assembling army packs or codes relating to moulds ?

khanscom02 Apr 2020 3:35 p.m. PST

I checked the listings in the EHQ 1996 catalog and all the
Essex AA listings are Dark Ages as LaserGrenadier indicated. The only Essex army pack that I have is marked with an RMA (ready- made army) code.

GurKhan03 Apr 2020 8:00 a.m. PST

So what do the figures look like? Can you identify them that way?

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

If they're or DBM then the code should correspond with the army list. The first number would probably be the army book number then the second two the army in that book.

Since DBM only had three books, (I think), they're probably for another system. Warrior perhaps?

Hughes197004 Apr 2020 3:27 a.m. PST

thank you guys for help
they shouldn't be Visigoths
i think war of the roses
yes Dn Jackson if possible another rules but I don't remember
if possible add pics on forum of my bags Essex ?

Hughes197004 Apr 2020 3:32 a.m. PST

my mistake not writing the code name
but they had been in a drawer for years
is that there are many for each bag and I would like to paint them
p.s.if I can't, I look for the photos on the siteweb Essex Min

Hughes197004 Apr 2020 3:44 a.m. PST


I hope I have done well

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2020 9:43 p.m. PST

With a prefix code of AA they might be armies for Armati

Hughes197006 Apr 2020 5:14 a.m. PST

you're right Dn Jackson if possible Armati Rules
can you see the photos add
should I find Armati's army list ?
i think WoR
many thx

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