Miniatures Directory Definitions


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The Directory is organized by Category to make it easier to find and compare different products. There are currently 249 different categories and subcategories:

Name of CategoryDescription
Aerial Battleships
Aerial Cruisers
Aerial Destroyers
Aerial Frigates
Aerial Patrol Vessels
Aerial Torpedo Vessels
Alien InfantryNon-human infantry.
ArgentinaSecond-largest nation on the continent, stretching from the sub-tropics to Tierra del Fuego.
Argentinian BattleshipsArgentinian warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Argentinian CruisersArgentinian ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Argentinian DestroyersArgentinian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Argentinian NavyNaval forces of Argentina.
AsiaWorld's largest landmass, bordering with Europe to the west.
Assault StarshipsCombat vessels designed for invading an enemy world. May carry troops, landing craft, or special armament.
AustriaMountainous Central European nation.
Austrian BattleshipsAustrian warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Austrian CruisersAustrian ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Austrian DestroyersAustrian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Austrian Light CruisersAustrian ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Austrian NavyNaval forces of Austria.
Austrian Pre-DreadnoughtsAustrian armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Austrian Torpedo BoatsAustrian ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
BrazilLargest nation of South America, with one-third of the land mass and half the population of the continent.
Brazilian BattleshipsBrazilian warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Brazilian DestroyersBrazilian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Brazilian Light CruisersBrazilian ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Brazilian NavyNaval forces of Brazil.
ChileCountry which runs along most of the Pacific shoreline of South America.
Chilean CruisersChilean ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Chilean DestroyersChilean ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Chilean Light CruisersChilean ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Chilean NavyNaval forces of Chile.
ChinaLarge nation of eastern Asia.
Chinese CruisersChinese ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Chinese GunboatsChinese ships of gunboat class, being small lightly armed vessels.
Chinese Light CruisersChinese ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Chinese NavyNaval forces of China.
Chinese Pre-DreadnoughtsChinese armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Chinese Torpedo BoatsChinese ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
Commercial StarshipsNoncombatant starships, usually carrying cargo or passengers.
Confederate NavyThe sea-going and riverine forces of the Confederate States of America.
Confederate StatesThe Confederate States of America (the "rebel" side in the American Civil War).
Defense BasesOrbital fortifications, often placed to keep hostile warships away from friendly worlds or installations.
Dutch DestroyersDutch ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Dutch Light CruisersDutch ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Dutch NavyNaval forces of The Netherlands.
EuropeThe sixth largest continent - well, actually, a vast peninsula of the Eurasian landmass. Separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains and the Black Sea.
FightercraftThe deep space equivalent of aircraft - often launched from space stations or carriers, usually short ranged.
Figure BasesPlatforms designed to provide a stand or base for a figure.
FranceWestern European nation, bordering the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.
French Aircraft CarriersFrench warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships design to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
French BattlecruisersFrench warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
French BattleshipsFrench warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
French CruisersFrench ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
French DestroyersFrench ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
French Light CruisersFrench ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
French NavyNaval forces of France.
French Pre-DreadnoughtsFrench armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
French SubmarinesFrench submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
French Torpedo BoatsFrench ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
GenericItems or models which can be used by many nations, factions or groups.
Generic NavalNaval items or models which can be used by many nations.
German Aircraft CarriersGerman warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships designed to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
German BattlecruisersGerman warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
German BattleshipsGerman warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
German CruisersGerman ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
German DestroyersGerman ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
German GunboatsGerman ships of gunboat class, being small, lightly armed vessels.
German Light CruisersGerman ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
German MinelayersShips designed to "lay" (create) minefields at sea.
German MinesweepersShips designed to "sweep" (remove) minefields at sea.
German Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
German NavyNaval forces of Germany.
German Pre-DreadnoughtsGerman armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
German SubmarinesGerman submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
German Torpedo BoatsGerman ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
GermanyMountainous nation of Central Europe.
Grav VehiclesVehicles propelled by grav (also known as anti-grav) technologies.
GreeceCountry occupying the southern end of the Balkan peninsula, in south-eastern Europe.
Greek CruisersGreek ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Greek DestroyersGreek ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Greek Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
Greek NavyNaval forces of Greece.
Greek Pre-DreadnoughtsGreek armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Human Bionic InfantryTroops which have been so modified by bionic implants that they can no longer be considered ordinary humans.
Human InfantryTroops which are, more or less, of standard human stock.
Italian Aircraft CarriersItalian warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships design to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
Italian BattleshipsItalian warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Italian CorvettesItalian ships of corvette class - small, fast warships.
Italian CruisersItalian ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Italian Destroyer EscortsItalian ships of destroyer escort (DE) class, being a small destroyer optimized for convoy escort duty, anti-submarine warfare, and similar services.
Italian DestroyersItalian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Italian Light CruisersItalian ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Italian Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
Italian NavyNaval forces of Italy.
Italian Pre-DreadnoughtsItalian armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Italian SubmarinesItalian submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
Italian Torpedo BoatsItalian ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
ItalyLocated on a boot-like peninsula of Southern Europe. Modern Italy became a united kingdom in 1861.
JapanNation occupying an archipelago off the eastern coast of Asia.
Japanese Aircraft CarriersJapanese warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships designed to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
Japanese BattlecruisersJapanese warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
Japanese BattleshipsJapanese warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Japanese CorvettesJapanese ships of corvette class - small, fast warships.
Japanese CruisersJapanese ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Japanese DestroyersJapanese ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Japanese Escort Aircraft CarriersJapanese warships of the escort aircraft carrier (CVE) class - smaller aircraft carriers designed to provide air cover for convoys and other small forces.
Japanese Light Aircraft CarriersJapanese warships of the light aircraft carrier (CVL) class - smaller than full aircraft carriers.
Japanese Light CruisersJapanese ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Japanese MinelayersShips designed to "lay" (create) minefields at sea.
Japanese Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
Japanese NavyNaval forces of Japan.
Japanese Pre-DreadnoughtsJapanese armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Japanese Seaplane TendersJapanese warships of the seaplane tender class - designed to transport, deploy, and recover seaplanes.
Japanese Submarine TendersShips belonging to the submarine tender class - ships designed to supply and maintain submarines.
Japanese SubmarinesJapanese submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
Japanese Torpedo BoatsJapanese ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
KoralonAliens from the Void game universe. Blind, snake-like lifeforms, often improved through alien biotechnology. They also "improve" captured soldiers and return them to the battlefield in mutated form.
MarkersModels or items used to represent ammunitions, weapons, morale, fatigue, losses, or other game values.
Miscellaneous Aerial Ships
Miscellaneous StarshipsVessels which fall into none of the other categories.
Mutant InfantryTroops which were formerly human, but have mutated (or are mutating!) into alternate lifeforms.
North AmericaThird largest continent, generally considered to consist of all land (including islands) in the Western Hemipshere north of the Isthmus of Panama.
NorwayScandinavian nation of Northern Europe.
Norwegian NavyNaval forces of Norway.
Norwegian Pre-DreadnoughtsNorwegian armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Norwegian Torpedo BoatsNorwegian ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
Patrol StarshipsMinor combatant vessels, designed for light duty such as police and escort work.
PolandCentral European nation which has repeatedly fought for its independence against powerful neighboring states.
Polish DestroyersPolish ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Polish NavyNaval forces of Poland.
Robot InfantryInfantry of a mechanical type, directed by artificial intelligence.
RussiaNation of eastern Europe and northern Asia.
Russian BattleshipsRussian warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Russian CruisersRussian ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Russian DestroyersRussian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Russian Light CruisersRussian ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Russian MinesweepersShips designed to "sweep" (remove) minefields at sea.
Russian NavyNaval forces of Russia.
Russian Pre-DreadnoughtsRussian armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Russian SubmarinesRussian submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
Russian Torpedo BoatsRussian ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
SF APCArmored Personnel Carriers, also known as APC's or "battle taxis", are designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.
SF AccessoriesParts intended for use with other figures or models.
SF AircraftVehicles which fly. (For ground-skimming vehicles, see grav craft or hovercraft.)
SF Anti-Aircraft VehiclesVehicles dedicated to the role of shooting down hostile aircraft.
SF Anti-Tank VehiclesVehicles intended as tank-killers, but which lack the heavy armor or versatility of tanks themselves.
SF Armored CarsCombat vehicles with 4 or more wheels.
SF Army SetsPackage deal usually designed to provide a complete army, or at least the "starter set" for one.
SF Artillery VehiclesVehicles designed to fight from a distance, using the traditional artillery weapons of large guns or rockets.
SF BeastsAlien or strange animals.
SF BikesVehicles with fewer than four wheels.
SF CavalryTroops trained to fight while mounted.
SF Command VehiclesCustom vehicles, often armored, used for transporting key commanders or staff members.
SF Engineering VehiclesCustom armored vehicles use by military engineers for constructing fortifications, laying minefields, removing obstacles, conducting repairs, and other engineering tasks.
SF Fleet PacksSets intended to provide an entire fleet, or at least the core around which to build a fleet.
SF Hovercraft (GEV)Vehicles which achieve high speeds by riding on a cushion of air. Also known as Ground Effect Vehicles (GEVs).
SF InfantryThose troops which do their fighting "on foot."
SF Infantry Fighting VehiclesVehicles designed to transport infantry on the battlefield, and allowing them the capability of fighting from within the vehicle.
SF Missile VehiclesCombat vehicles which have tactical missiles as their primary armament, and which are intended to fight on the battlefield rather than bombard from a distance.
SF PlanesAircraft which derive most of their support from wings (or look like they do!).
SF Scout VehiclesCombat vehicles designed for a reconnaisance role - typically fast, but lightly armed and armored.
SF ShieldsIndividual shields.
SF Tanks"Armored fighting vehicles" (AFVs) - heavily armored vehicles with big guns. Often run on tracks, but not always.
SF Tracked VehiclesVehicles with tracked propulsion systems.
SF TransfersTransfers, also known as decals.
SF VTOLAircraft capable of flying vertically as well as horizontally (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or V.T.O.L.). Includes rotorcraft.
SF Vehicle CrewFigures intended for use as crew members of large vehicles.
SF VehiclesMobile war machines of all types.
SF WeaponsIndividual weapons, often intended for use with other figures (to replace weapons, or add spare weapons on a belt).
ScenicsItems intended to be placed upon the gaming terrain, such as ruins, buildings, fortifications, etc.
Scout StarshipsStarships specializing in the role of scouting.
South AmericaFourth largest continent, connected to North America at the Isthmus of Panama.
Soviet UnionFull name: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Successor to the Russian Empire, created as a result of the Russian Revolution (1917). Disbanded 1991.
Space InstallationsStarbases or facilities, often orbital, including starports, repair facilities, and defense sites.
Space StationsLarge, general-purpose space bases.
SpainA nation of southwestern Europe. This small Christian kingdom rose to empire as a result of exploration and colonialism, but fell into a long decline (including the Spanish Civil War).
Spanish BattleshipsSpanish warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
Spanish CruisersSpanish ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
Spanish DestroyersSpanish ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Spanish GunboatsSpanish ships of gunboat class, being small, lightly armed vessels.
Spanish Light CruisersSpanish ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Spanish NavyNaval forces of Spain.
Spanish Pre-DreadnoughtsSpanish armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
Spanish Torpedo BoatsSpanish ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
Star BattleshipsMajor combat vessels, bristling with guns and armor. The centerpieces of any fleet.
Star CarriersStarships designed to convey and launch fightercraft.
Star CorvettesFast, lightly armed starship, smaller than a destroyer.
Star CruisersCombatant starships, smaller than the battleship class.
Star DestroyersSmall, fast, highly manueverable starships. The workhorses of any fleet, destroyers are often used to screen larger ships, escort convoys, or undertake long-range patrols.
Star FrigatesCombatant starships intermediate between destroyers and cruisers. Often used to escort larger vessels or merchantmen.
Star PiratesVessels used for interstellar piracy.
StarshipsAll vessels capable of interplanetary or interstellar flight.
The NetherlandsPopularly known as Holland. Small nation of North-Western Europe with a strong naval heritage.
TurkeyNation which spans the Bosporus, the strait dividing Europe from Asia.
Turkish BattlecruisersTurkish warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
Turkish DestroyersTurkish ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Turkish Light CruisersTurkish ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
Turkish NavyNaval forces of Turkey.
Turkish Pre-DreadnoughtsTurkish armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
UK Aircraft CarriersU.K. warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships designed to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
UK BattlecruisersU.K. warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
UK BattleshipsU.K. warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
UK CruisersU.K. ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
UK DestroyersU.K. ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
UK Escort Aircraft CarriersU.K. warships of the escort aircraft carrier (CVE) class - smaller aircraft carriers designed to provide air cover for convoys and other small forces.
UK Light Aircraft CarriersU.K. warships of the light aircraft carrier (CVL) class - smaller than full aircraft carriers.
UK Light CruisersU.K. ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
UK MinelayersShips designed to "lay" (create) minefields at sea.
UK MonitorsClass of ships named after the warship Monitor made famous in the American Civil War. Monitors generally have low, flat decks and one or more gun turrets.
UK Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
UK Pre-DreadnoughtsU.K. armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
UK Submarine TendersShips belonging to the submarine tender class - ships designed to supply and maintain submarines.
UK SubmarinesU.K. submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
UK Torpedo BoatsU.K. ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
US AircraftAircraft of the United States.
US Aircraft CarriersU.S. warships of the aircraft carrier class - ships designed to transport, launch and recover aircraft.
US BattlecruisersU.S. warships of the battlecruiser class - intermediate class between cruisers and battleships.
US BattleshipsU.S. warships of the battleship class - the largest class of warship, with heaviest armor and most powerful weapons.
US CruisersU.S. ships of cruiser class, being fast, long-range, medium-tonnage vessels, but less powerful than battleships.
US Destroyer EscortsU.S. ships of destroyer escort (DE) class, being a small destroyer optimized for convoy escort duty, anti-submarine warfare, and similar services.
US DestroyersU.S. ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
US DirigiblesMachines which levitate through the use of gas or heated air.
US Escort Aircraft CarriersU.S. warships of the escort aircraft carrier (CVE) class - smaller aircraft carriers designed to provide air cover for convoys and other small forces.
US GunboatsU.S. ships of gunboat class, being small, lightly armed vessels.
US Light Aircraft CarriersU.S. warships of the light aircraft carrier (CVL) class - smaller than full aircraft carriers.
US Light CruisersU.S. ships of light cruiser class, being less capable than full cruisers.
US MinelayersShips designed to "lay" (create) minefields at sea.
US MinesweepersShips designed to "sweep" (remove) minefields at sea.
US MonitorsClass of ships named after the warship Monitor made famous in the American Civil War. Monitors generally have low, flat decks and one or more gun turrets.
US Naval MiscellaneousShips not belonging to another category.
US Pre-DreadnoughtsU.S. armored ships of the late 19th Century. (Later eclipsed by the development of the Dreadnought-class ships.)
US Seaplane TendersU.S. warships of the seaplane tender class - designed to transport, deploy, and recover seaplanes.
US Submarine TendersShips belonging to the submarine tender class - ships designed to supply and maintain submarines.
US SubmarinesU.S. submersible ships, being able to operate at least a portion of the time while underwater.
US Torpedo BoatsU.S. ships of torpedo boat class, being small vessels primarily armed with torpedoes.
United KingdomFull name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Commonly known as Great Britain or Britain. A country of Western Europe, comprising England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. At the height of its power, the British Empire spanned the globe.
United Kingdom NavyNaval forces of the U.K.
United StatesFull name: United States of America. Located between Mexico and Canada. Former British colonies achieved independence in the American Revolution (1775-83).
United States NavyThe sea-going and riverine forces of the United States of America.
Victorian Aerial ShipsLarge aerial craft which are propelled through the air by means of Victorian super-science.
Victorian AircraftMachines which levitate by means of wings or similar flying surfaces.
Victorian DirigiblesMachines which levitate through the use of gas or heated air.
Victorian Flying MachinesAmazing contraptions which can carry a man through the air.
Victorian Science FictionImaginative alternate histories in which the 19th Century differed from the real world through the discovery of new sciences, new lands, or other changes.
WalkersVehicles with "walking" propulsion systems, using two or more legs.
YugoslaviaNation of the Balkans. Formed in the aftermath of World War One in an attempt to unify the region, but the country has been plagued by internal strife and tensions with its neighbors.
Yugoslavian DestroyersYugoslavian ships of destroyer class, being a small, fast, and highly maneuverable warship.
Yugoslavian NavyNavy forces of Yugoslavia.

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