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16 Jun 2020 11:47 a.m. PST
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gundog Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 7:25 p.m. PST

The title says it all, I'm looking to get sucked into 10mm civil war and asking the experts. Any thoughts welcome, thanks in advance

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2020 10:17 p.m. PST

Define "best."

I've got a few from a number of different manufacturers but most of my minis are Old Glory because I like the infantry on strips.

tabletopwargamer29 May 2020 3:59 a.m. PST


Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP29 May 2020 7:35 a.m. PST

We've got quite a comprehensive range these days, drop me an email if you'd like some samples sending out:





ChrisBrantley29 May 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

Pendraken are excellent and I also like Good Ground Miniatures, which has 10mm ranges for both the eastern (Plank Road) and western (Cracker line) theaters.


The Plank Road range is built on the former 10mm Starfort range acquired from Langton.

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 10:19 a.m. PST

Pendraken is the gold standard.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 10:36 a.m. PST
John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2020 5:21 p.m. PST

I own GHQ, AIM, 10 High and Old Glory. I think AIM are very nice and the other two are also good. Don't own others so can't really comment on them. 10 High were some of the 1st 10mm Acw released.



korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 4:01 a.m. PST

Lancashire Games….

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 6:15 a.m. PST

I've 400 of the Good Ground and really like them.

Personal logo gaiusrabirius Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

Those are terrific diorama images, ACWBill.

Rjvonline03 Jun 2020 3:52 a.m. PST

12mm rather than 10mm, but for the same or better price: check Kallistra.

Heedless Horseman19 Oct 2020 8:13 a.m. PST

In the UK, Pendraken are an excellent choice. The 'NEW' range offers a selection of poses with great detail, yet, easy to paint. The combination of sculpting style and metal makes the figs very robust and stands can survive dropping pretty well.
My only quibble with the 'new' ranges for C19 armies is that the musket/rifle is a little 'short', rather than 'oversize'. In this scale, however, this is only noticable in close-up pics…on the table they are fine! The pose variation means that you do not have to mix manufacturer within a unit, which might show this up more.

Having said all that, MY partially done ACW forces are mainly from the 'old' Pendraken ACW range…with some Minifigs and others mixed in. Personally, for Horse & Musket period, I prefer a rather 'uniform' pose, (advancing with weapon 'presented'), instead of the 'mini diorama'bases that are so popular nowadays. If I ever get back to finishing them, they will do me fine for 10mm.

arthur181521 Oct 2020 5:54 a.m. PST

Some of the new Pendraken figures for the War of the Pacific in kepi and havelock might also be suitable for the early ACW.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2020 11:50 a.m. PST

We make early war militia, both in kepi and kepi with havelock.



kodiakblair10 Nov 2020 12:11 p.m. PST


BW195926 Nov 2020 4:21 a.m. PST

GHQ has an extensive range and wagons

von Schwartz07 Dec 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

I'm a little disappointed that NO ONE, including me, took the title of this post and turned it into a lengthy NSFW running gag, with numerous raunchy references to the Kardasians and the 2020 SI Swimsuit Edition.

bobm195913 Jan 2021 5:02 p.m. PST

Pendraken are nicely sculpted but the majority of their marching figures have their weapon on their left shoulder.

EJNashIII07 Feb 2021 10:44 p.m. PST

really nice pictures ACWbill. One change. in the picture with the line of soldiers marching down the road, the infantry flag goes in the center of the regimental column, not the front. A common mistake.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2021 5:11 a.m. PST

This was taken during a game using Fire & Fury and the flag must be at one end of the line or another. It is not a mistake.

DOUGKL16 Jun 2021 6:11 p.m. PST

I like the Pendraken cavalry the best. For infantry it's Good Ground\Crackerline or Pendraken depending on the sculpt. I started with Old Glory and they're fine and the price helps if you're building both armies. I also have some GHQ and they would be my 4th choice.

Buildings in Turmoil Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2022 5:46 a.m. PST

GHQ are the most realistically proportioned, and my favorite for dioramas, but too expensive and brittle for gaming. For wargaming, I think the Old Glory strip are the best and most practical. Inexpensive
and they dont bend or break easily. In between those two, I would choose Crackerline Miniatures. Very nice sculpts for dioramas and gaming! Good price and nice sculpts!

Regulars25 Jun 2022 7:30 p.m. PST

Cracker line, Pendraken, GHQ. I have them all and they are great and I don't have a favorite. Since the Langton 10mm line was bought by Bill he has probably the most comprehensive line. As to service and responsiveness to customers both Leon and Bill are real gentlemen and a pleasure to do business with.

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