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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 9:48 a.m. PST

Warlord is by anyone's measure an extremely successful company. They've achieved that status both through the creation of Wargame Rules and multiple successful lines of miniatures.

If you've ever worked with their high quality plastic sets then you can be excused if you occasionally find yourself asking "Bleeped text!" when it comes to their metal miniatures.

Complaints include:
Lack of same detail as the plastics,
tiny/ impossible to glue parts,
flash, flash and more flash,
mold lines beyond what's normal,
broken parts like weapon barrels.

Are these complaints too whingy or does Warlord need to bring their metal minis up to the level of their plastics?

Please include a current rating of 1-10 (10 is best) for how you would rate Warlords metal minis in general.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

Agreed. Maybe a 5 or 6. I found their quality slipping after they acquired and/or expanded the original Bolt Action line. I went to Artizan and other metals for my WW2. Just my personal experience and opinion.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 11:02 a.m. PST

Not sure if its an issue of poor execution, worn out moulds, or poor QC…

David O Brien27 Jan 2022 11:05 a.m. PST

My experience with them is lots of mould lines and flash but even worse is weak ankles on their horses. I've had four break off from their base and that was just while I was painting them I'm too nervous to actually game with them.

Lazyworker27 Jan 2022 12:15 p.m. PST

Depends on the range and condition/age of the mold used.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 12:17 p.m. PST


Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 3:48 p.m. PST

Warlord's Seminole Range (née Conquest Miniatures' Seminole Range) surpass almost any other metal figures you can find, so definitely a 10+. Though I am not as familiar with them, I imagine I would say the same for their French and Indian War figures.


HansPeterB28 Jan 2022 7:48 a.m. PST

Agreed that a lot depends on the range and age. Their WW2 guys are pretty good (7-8), but suffer in comparison with Empress and some of the other terrific ranges out there. Basically the same issue with their fantasy ranges, which are not bad (7), but there are frequently better alternatives. The epic ACW metals are quite good (9) and after a little clean up match their plastics very well. And, yeah, the Conquest FIW range is great.

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2022 9:11 p.m. PST

Id say 5 at best.

Ive recently purchased figures from their Bronze Age and Caesarean Ancients line, WWII and Judge Dredd and at the best I was mildly pleased (WWII) and worst I wont buy them again (BA Ancients). Didn't used to be this way.

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