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mkirschenbaum27 May 2024 12:11 p.m. PST

Looking for any 28mm ranges dedicated to 17th century Colonial American, i.e., English, Dutch and French. Also period-specific Native Americans. I'm aware of the ranges from Flint and Feather and Brigade. Both are excellent, but limited. Others?

Not looking for Conquistadors.

There are of course a very wide range at 17th century ECW or 30YW figures that could be subbed in, but again, I'm wondering if I'm overlooking any dedicated ranges.


BillyNM27 May 2024 2:13 p.m. PST

How about Brigade Games' range, King Philip's War?

TimePortal27 May 2024 2:24 p.m. PST

Stockades in the eastern USA were a lot smaller than movies lead us to believe. The procedure by 1810 was to assign a West Point graduate at each stockade to plan the walls and train militia.
Stockades were no wider than the musket range. So a man on a far all could reach the nea wall to hit the enemy trying to climb over. I have seen the core only 50 feet by 50 feet. Though cabins and tents would be place outside the main wall.
Aimed fire with long rifles are a bonus in effect. Rifle range was not a primary factor but musket was.

mkirschenbaum27 May 2024 3:26 p.m. PST

BillyNM: As I wrote in my original post, I am aware of the Brigade KPW figures. They are very good, but there are not many of them.

TimePortal: "range" in this context means a product line of 28mm figures.

TimePortal27 May 2024 4:40 p.m. PST

Sorry about that. My mind was stuck on range and stockades.
You might check the Blood and Plunder range of castings. They cover all of the nations mentioned.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2024 6:42 p.m. PST

Pulp Figures. They have French and English. Wide range of Native Americans. Under there other store Crucial something?
Name will be on their site.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2024 6:45 p.m. PST

I was mistaken. They are on the Pulp Fiction site under Huron/Iroquois Wars. Very nice figures.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2024 8:27 p.m. PST

King Phillip's War would make an excellent variant for The Sword & the Flame rules. Just the right level of conflict and interesting mix of troop types.

mkirschenbaum28 May 2024 7:34 a.m. PST

The Flint and Feather range I mentioned in my original post is the one from Crucible Crush and distributed by Pulp. I have them all.But looking for what else is out there.

Dennis28 May 2024 9:30 a.m. PST

Wargames Foundry has a handful of "Early American Indian" figures in its Horse and Musket range (3 groups of 6 figures each, marked as Northern Tribes, Southern Tribes and Iroquois) that are listed as usable for the 16th through early 19th centuries-albeit the wars they list for which the figures would be suitable run from the "Powhaton War 1622-44" to the "Yarnasee War 1715-16." As for size, I "think," but am not sure, that these are Foundry's older "large 25mm," rather than Foundry's 28mm or large 28mm figures-if figure size is important to you, then try to find some size comparisons as Foundry figures vary in size a bit depending on when they were sculpted.

I also have a vague recollection that Foundry once had a few matchlock armed settler types in civilian clothing that would be usable for 17th century colonial warfare, but I can't find them on the Foundry website now and I could well be mistaken.

Some of the Foundry Pike and Shot range (Elizabethans etc.) might serve your purpose, though they look a bit too uniform and European to my eye for colonial warfare. And the Foundry 17th century stuff (Marlborough etc) look too modern for your purposes, but YMMV.

FilsduPoitou28 May 2024 9:55 a.m. PST

Eureka Miniatures has Powhatan Indians wielding bows as part of an 8 miniature set.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2024 12:19 p.m. PST

Bloody Scottsmen Games has some character figures that you could use in their "Devil in the Wilderness" line.


I also used Old Glory and Wargames Foundry ECW figures, but I am collecting more for the Witch Trials part of history.

mkirschenbaum28 May 2024 1:37 p.m. PST

Thank you, especially Dennis for that detailed reply. The Eureka Powhatan set looks like a great complement to the Flint and Feather Huron/Iroquois. Does anyone know how they are size-wise compared to other ranges?

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