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historygamer26 Aug 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

The Perry and other larger lines of figures are wonderful. For a number of reasons, I ended up using mainly Blue Moon 18mm figures. Just curious how many others out there using the smaller figures to game AWI these days?

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

15mm (primarily frontier and polly oliver, with some old glory, and lancashire)

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 7:28 a.m. PST

15mm here Minifig and Musket. Have them set up for Warfare in the Age of Reason, but seriously thinking of doing Fire & Fury.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 7:51 a.m. PST

15mm, Old Glory and Stone Mountain mostly….set up for the old Rally Round The Flag rules.

KevinV26 Aug 2021 7:56 a.m. PST

I have 15/18mm Blue Moon, Lancashire and Old glory, in various stages of painting. I like them all. My plan is Battle of Monmouth for July 4th 2022, using Regimental Fire and Fury.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 7:57 a.m. PST

Another vote for 15/18mm. We are using a variety of brands, mostly Blue Moon (although I think Musket makes the best looking cannons). We can also use our 15mm ACW scenery, buildings, fences, stonewalls, etc.

shameless plug: we are building regiments for demo games of our "SARATOGA SOLDIERS" AWI rules supplement of the Gettysburg Soldiers ACW Rules.


miniMo26 Aug 2021 7:58 a.m. PST

Not my collection, someone else in the group does that; but it's the scale we use.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

Locally we play a fair bit of AWI.
We use 15mm figures. We don't tend to mix them with other sizes such as 18mm.
Mostly PP along with some other maker's stuff.


Milgame26 Aug 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

I game AWI in both 15mm (Old Glory, Polly Oliver, Lancashire Games) and 28mm (Perry, Foundry, Old Glory). 15mm for larger battles, 28mm for smaller engagements and skirmishes. I have not tried the Blue Moon, as I'm painting up 28mm armies now, but they look good.

Mirosav26 Aug 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

I mainly use Blue Moon with some other manufacturers mixed in.

John Leahy26 Aug 2021 8:47 a.m. PST

I do 1/72 – 20mm, 28mm and 54mm. Had 15mm Minifigs many years ago but traded them off.



Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:18 a.m. PST

A poll on the scale people prefer would be interesting.
I'm a 25/28mm dude myself, but friends with 15mm also do games.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:20 a.m. PST

I sell a ton of the Blue Moon and Freikorps ranges over at So it's a pretty popular period in 15mm.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:31 a.m. PST

No, I use Bacvus 6 mm, I like the sense of space on the table this gives and I like the terrain options in this scale.

But I do use Blue Moon 15 mm for skirmish FIW.

huron72526 Aug 2021 10:44 a.m. PST

Yes 15's

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:38 a.m. PST

I have a large 15mm collection from the 80's and 90's. Frontier, Musket and other 15mm ranges represented.

Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 11:46 a.m. PST

It's funny that Musket/Stone Mountain have been held up as the best 15mm rolling stock out there to be purchased for over twenty years. Excellent products, sturdy and well designed.

Jeffers26 Aug 2021 1:47 p.m. PST

I started with Stone Mountain. I still think they are great figures.

Blasted Brains26 Aug 2021 5:26 p.m. PST

Yep, me too, 15 mm. Infantry mostly Musket Miniatures, Cavalry mostly Freikorps (much from SYW range) but also have Peter Pig, Stone Mountain, Minifig, a bit of Polly Oliver, another range long gone but very nice figures. Maybe some other stuff that snuck in along the way.

My rules of choice: Rank and File.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 4:16 a.m. PST

I really liked the old Washingtons War figures (can't remember the manufacturer, but they are very nice). Long out of production now.

Swampking27 Aug 2021 9:57 a.m. PST

BTCTerrainman the old Washington's Wars figures were manufactured by Jeff Valent Studios (Jeff was the sculptor if I remember correctly). I loved that line!

It's such a shame that that line and the Musket Miniatures line have gone. I would've thought that someone would've gotten Jeff to sell off the line. Frontier made some great AWI minis as well.

I don't game AWI but I've used the minis for other armies of the same period.

In 15mm there are a ton of choices, each with their own unique charm:
Peter Pig
Old Glory
Miniature Figurines
Stone Mountain (
I think all of these mix together quite well. Although the OG15s are a bit 'bulky' to be on the same stand as the others.

The ones that are OOP at present are:
(a) Polly Oliver (aren't they back? I saw something on TMP about this range a while ago)
(b) Musket Miniatures (Kris Kaonis never seemed to find the right groove with the business, although I'm sure it's hard as everything having a 'day job' and doing another business on the side)
(c) Washington's Wars (Jeff Valent Studios)
(d) Frontier (again great little minis)
(e) B and D Miniatures – on their website it looks like the minis are great. I have no idea if they are still available.

Hey Eric, I might just contact him; however, I still live in Poland and I believe I'd get a heart attack paying the tax on all the molds, etc. coming from the States for that line. Also, I don't have a place or the technical knowledge to cast minis. Finally (and most importantly), the wife would have a fit if I 'wasted' money on more "little metal men"! ;)

DinOfBattle227 Aug 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

@Swampking, Jeff is running a printing business in NY call Superior POD. SPOD.

I bet you can chat and see if he will sell the rights to his line of Washington's Wars figures. They are some of my favorite too.


Swampking27 Aug 2021 10:23 a.m. PST

For those interested, below is the site for B & D Miniatures:


michaelw989 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 11:53 a.m. PST

15/18 because of flea market and blue moon figures. If starting over would probably due 28mm, Perry, Sash and Saber for the detail

Blasted Brains27 Aug 2021 12:53 p.m. PST

Washington's Wars, that was the range I could not remember! Polly Oliver had a resurgence but I think they are (or were pre-COVID) only selling at shows in the UK. I was able to get an order in while they were back.

I don't think I have any Essex, I know I don't have any Lancashire or Old Glory for AWI – figured they wouldn't mix to well with what I already had. And I don't need to add anything else, for sure.

Anyone had any experience with the B&D range? Look nice but no idea how they might mix with any of the other ranges.

Swampking27 Aug 2021 3:49 p.m. PST

Blasted Brains,
I never ordered from B&D but from what was discussed on TMP when they were released they are 'true 15s' – so, akin to Essex, Peter Pig, Musket Miniatures, Stone Mountain, Frontier and Freikorps 15 (QRF), so the 'smaller' end of 15mm.

I forgot to mention Blue Moon. I've never bought any of them either, as the '18mm' tag kind of threw me off. I've seen some of their other ranges (like the GNW) and they look good but I'm afraid they'll just be too big for what I have.

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