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westphalia19 Sep 2005 8:38 p.m. PST

I hate double-postings, so I'm sorry to do this, but has anyone seen the Sea Peoples now being offered by Crusader (they used to be under another brand name, but it escapes me)? Could I mix them with Foundry's Sea Peoples, specifically within the same unit, just for variety's sake?

Thanks for any help rendered.

Alxbates19 Sep 2005 10:39 p.m. PST

And pictures, too, if you've got 'em! I'm thinking of getting some more Sea Peoples, too (I've already got some Sherden…)


westphalia19 Sep 2005 11:02 p.m. PST

There are plenty of pictures of Crusader's Sea Peoples on their website. I'm just curious to know if they would mix with Foundry.

Alxbates20 Sep 2005 3:01 a.m. PST

I guess what I meant to say is, it would be great to see pictures of figures from the two ranges next to each other.

One person's idea of "Oh yeah, those are compatible ranges" might be different from another's.


CooperSteve20 Sep 2005 4:20 a.m. PST

I have one pack of FOUNDRY Philistine archers; they are quite a small 25mm. I can't comment on CRUSADER's.

John the OFM20 Sep 2005 7:37 a.m. PST

CooperSteve, that is rather misleading. I would call some of Ral Partha's smaller fgures "Small 25mm". I would call Foundry Sea Peoples "true 27mm".

This is the problem with subjctive measurements, of course. "28mm" was first used to descrie 25mm figures that got too big for their britches. The Foundry Biblicals are a perfect example of this. Nowadays, we see 32mm figures blandly passed off as "28mm". And so it goes.

And just to confuse things further, Ral Partha "25mm" Biblicals are compatible with Foundry 28mm. As are Newline.

Let's face it. XXmm has never been all that accurate a description, anyway, even back in the late 70's. Minifigs 25mm were smaller than Hichliffe 25mm. Heck, Hinchliffe didn't even have consistency. Then along came Essex, which were huge at the time, but now are even considered small, certainly not what is currently passed off as "28mm", even though they are.

for what it is worth, the OFM sez… Ral Partha, Foundry and Newline mix well together.
Black Tree mixes with Foundry well, but not with Ral Partha.

crhkrebs20 Sep 2005 7:46 a.m. PST

Hi John,

Good posting on a confusing topic. Who, besides GW, makes 32mm figures?


John the OFM20 Sep 2005 10:59 a.m. PST

Redoubt, for starters. Sold as 28mm, of course.

Cacique Caribe20 Jul 2008 2:22 p.m. PST

Good deals here:

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mashrewba20 Jul 2008 2:33 p.m. PST

These look interesting but I've no idea on the size.

colin knight20 Jul 2008 3:25 p.m. PST

Same size as Foundry with slimer features.

Cacique Caribe02 Jun 2009 11:54 a.m. PST

Those MDS ones look interesting:



Come In Nighthawk31 Jul 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

I am confused. Was there a time when Crusader Minis had a line of "Sea Peoples?" Because there are no such figures on their website now.

Codsticker31 Jul 2018 11:24 p.m. PST

I have never known them to sell Sea Peoples figures so it must have been many years ago.

battle master01 Aug 2018 2:38 a.m. PST

Sea Peoples compatible with Foundry by Cutting Edge/Warlord


Marcus Brutus02 Aug 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

I would not agree that Foundry and Cutting Edge/Warlord are compatible. Stylistically, they are very different. Foundry Sea People are bulkier whereas the CE are slim, slightly elongated figures. Both are very nice but I prefer the Foundry figures. True gems. Crusader has never had a NKE/Sea People line. Perhaps the reference is meant for North Star's Kadesh line, which looks interesting if incomplete. Not sure about size compatibility.

Teklea201803 Aug 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

Crusader bought the Hourglass Miniatures NKE and Sea Peoples line. Mark decided not to expand the range and sold them to Amazon Miniatures, who then went belly up. I have no idea where the molds for the figures are now, although I have an idea that I saw a company listing them a couple of weeks ago, but there were no images, so couldn't be sure.

Come In Nighthawk03 Aug 2018 3:49 p.m. PST

I have an idea that I saw a company listing them a couple of weeks ago, but there were no images, so couldn't be sure.

Any follow-up?

Marcus Brutus03 Aug 2018 7:12 p.m. PST

I have followed closely and purchased Crusader figures for many years and never saw any evidence of the figures you describe Teklea. On the other hand, Crusader's War of the Roses line was not sculpted by Mark either so perhaps I missed the NKE.

Teklea201804 Aug 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

Nighthawk – I had a look again for them last night but couldn't find anything. I remember thinking at the time that it was lucky to stumble across the listings because I thought they were gone for good (they still might be, as I said, I may well be mistaken).

Marcus Brutus – I sculpted the figures and sold the ranges to Mark at Crusader, so they were there, I promise you!!! :-)

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Teklea201804 Aug 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

Click on the Hourglass Miniatures link at the top of the page for more evidence!!! ;-)

colin knight20 Aug 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

Minifigs have them. Look under Miniature Designs Studio. Lots of very nice ranges in there as well as Sea People.

Teklea201820 Aug 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

Minifigs have the MDS figures, you're right Colin, but Crusader had the earlier Hourglass Miniatures figures.

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