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In a tent somewhere in the Ardennes, Colonel Marbles' and his General Staff have compiled this handy list of links for the fantasy and sci-fi miniature collector out there.

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News and Views

Sites offering latest releases and industry news or information on back-catalogues.
The Miniatures Page
This premier news site is updated almost hourly - if its news in the historical or fantasy/sci-fi world, you'll find out about it here! -Col.M.
The Warp
Another good general news site on all the main sci-fi and fantasy table-top miniatures systems. - Col M.
New Wave Miniatures
US fantasy and sci-fi mini online shop with a decent news section updated fairly regularly - Col.M.
Archangel Games
An Australian site that seems to get interesting mini news that other places don't ! Well worth checking out. - Col.M.
Dragon Paints Cave
An Italian site but always a good source of news, often scooping New Wave especially regarding historical and/or European lines -Col.M.
Stuff of Legends
A very cool miniatures site! - Col.M.
Their stated aim is to "...list and eventually show every fantasy or science fiction miniature that has ever been released, as well as many of the ones that were never released." Frothers indeed! - Doc.
The Society of Ancients
Check in here for all the details on manufacturers of ancient and medieval historical miniatures -Doc.
An excellent French fan site into Confrontation, often updated scoops of pics of new mini's. -Col.M.
Fictional Reality
Excellent FREE Pdf downloadable mag's that froths over mini's of all colours & creed. And they are free, did I mention that? -Col. M.
Miniatures Atlas
Oh boy! A tremendous site hoping to catalogue all available mini's on the web - ambitious folly or true genius? - only time will tell, but either way we salute the attempt... -Col. M.
Miniatures mad Mike Siggins writes some excellent articles on the state of the miniatures scene (published in Wargames Illustrated) and all his articles are archived here. A true frother! -Col.M.
His links section is excellent too, a review for every link! And if Mr Siggins says its good, thats good enough for us -Doc.
The Robert L. Bowling Painting Service offers up a gallery of Bob Bowling's fantastic professional output, helpfully catalogued by manufacturer. Come here for inspiration, to check out figures that don't appear on their manufacturer's website(!) or to commission the RLBPS to make your figures look like the ones in the magazines! -Doc
Chronofus' Australian Wargames Page
A small wargames page devoted to matters Australian in the 25mm wargaming world. This sites seems to have new releases from different miniature manufacturers up for review before we're even aware of them. Good site with many pictures -W.K.


The people who make the figures ! Now organised alphabetically !!

A & A Miniatures
Small Northern Irish historical mini maker. Current range includes some excellent Sassanids, Samnites and Celts. Highly recommended ! - Col. M
Company producing a small range of pewter fantasy miniatures. A little Rackhamesque ? - Col. M
Small German Company producing a small range of promising fantasy miniatures. - Col. M
Alternative Armies
Makers of the Flintloque game, with a new fantasy game & figure range called 'Maelstrome' coming soon. - Col. M
Quality varies, but the Erin range is pretty good for Celtic myth stuff. -Doc
This UK company is now selling old Grenadier/Nemo figures ! Get 'em while you can. Also taking over the early Dixon lines, as well as QT, Garrison and Pendragon gives Amazon a large back-catalogue (over 3000 minis) of fantasy and historical figs. They're working on new lines while the website tries desparately to keep up! -Doc
Andrea Miniatures
Spanish manufacturer of mostly large scale miniatures, now producing 30mm Romans and a Camelot range (3D Miniatures). Nice miniatures, but actual sizes may vary within the ranges. -W.K.
UK company with a frankly odd line in sci-fi figures - think Spartans with lasers. - Col. M

Nice German fantasy mini maker - some figs are quite good but some are poor IMHO -Col.M.
They are available through Hobby Products, with bigger pictures.- WK

Artizan Designs
Relatively new company by sculptor Mike Owen, concentrating on historical miniatures with some really nice Medieval Moors. -WK
Another interesting German fantasy mini maker - more into one-off sculpts than rank and file troops -Col.M.
Battlestandard New!
New minimaker producing historical figures. The first release is Persians. - WK
Black Tree
Formerly Harlequin, formerly Icon, UK mini maker with a massive range of some good, some poor historical & fantasy figs. Recommend the Zulu Wars range in particular and they do some good Skaven/Ver'men -Col.M.
Brigade Games
U.S. manufacturer of Victorian age historical figures as well as steampunk American Civil War "Gaslight" figures. -W.K.
Britannia Miniatures New!
Another purely historical figure company. Mostly 19th-20th c. stuff, but some ancients and dark ages. -W.K.
Bronze Age New!
Minimaker offering 25mm & 54mm scifi, fantasy and historical minis. Now in pewter! - WK
Bronze Goat New!
New manufacturer of 28mm historical miniatures, designed to be compatible in style and scale with the market leaders. - WK
Calpe New!
UK manufacturer of some of the best wargame figures around. Currently they're concentrating on Prussian Napoleonics (and being very thorough). The link is to their US distributor. - WK
Cell Entertainment
Swedish company producing two new 30mm ranges - 'Death Dealer' (fantasy) and '1999' (sci-fi). Looks really promising, but its early days. Some figures in the 'DD' range are plastics. -Col. M.
Wizards Of The Coast got into the tabletop miniatures game action with this skirmish game and a nice line of figures. They are discontinuing this range however so buy them when you can !! -Col. M.
Confrontation (Rackham)
Finally France's stunning miniature maker gets its own website. Simply the best ? -Col. M.
Mark Copplestone's own line of mini's - excellent as always. Sci-fi 'Future Wars' range, Fantasy Halflings and Wizards and of course Return To Darkest Africa! A new 'Back Of Beyond' range due soon. -Col. M.
Corvus Belli
Spanish company that has just started producing 28mm historical mini's - first up is a 'War Of The Roses' range. -Col. M.
Mini maker with a line based on a fantasy Ancient Egypt setting - some fabulous & very different figs here. They are planning to give Ancient Greece the same treatment next!-Col. M
Another Foundry sculpter refugee (Mark Sims) sets up on his own - producing great historical and innovative fantasy pirate Orc and Dwarf ranges. -Col.M
"Bringing you the dark and violent world of Brom's creation in a premier skirmish miniatures game." Sounds super promising ! -Col.M
Dark Sword
"Extremely detailed miniatures for both miniature collectors and gamers alike". Their first range is inspired by Larry Elmore's artwork. -Col.M
A way-old manufacturer whose nice Dwarf and Undead figures are still available at a very reasonable price. They do some rather iffy Sci-fi and Fantasy adventurers too. -Col.M.
Strange figures indeed. Check 'em out ! -Col.M.
Another really old manufacturer whose figures have never been that great, but the new Viking range is a lot better and there is a lot of promise for the future. -Col.M.
Dolmen New!
French manufacturer of fantasy resin statues. These make excellent giants for your armies. Some dragons too. - WK
Spanish mini maker in a very GW-style doing some truly excellent figures - so far Orcs and Ogres. Latest news is they are going out of business ! Buy 'em while you can !! -Col.M.
New! They are now being re-released by The Tin Dictator -WK
UK company which is now producing the excellent old Grenadier range of miniatures. -Col.M.
Mini maker concentrating solely on medieval historical figures. Great stuff! -Col.M.
Esperia Editrice is an Italian manufacturer producing some nice historical Lombards and Franks as well as a (not very good) new range of fantasy Orcs -Col.M.
Essex Miniatures
A large range of minis, from fantasy to WWII. Be warned that Essex are are passing some terrible lumps of misshapen lead as saleable miniatures, particularly in the older (10 years+) fantasy ranges. Pics are scarce on the website, so view before you buy, but the newer ranges (Dark Ages) deserve a look. -Doc
Eureka Miniatures
Good quality Australian historical, fantasy & Sci-fi figs. The range is ecclectic to say the least, with fezzed winged monkeys, pennyfarthing colonial British, seven year wars teddy bear picnics, and many more... -W.K.
German fantasy & Sci-fi figs. Better in the flesh than in the poorly painted examples online I find. Their stall was mobbed at Salute last year... -Col. M
New site for the company that now owns the 'Chronopia' & 'Mutant Chronicles' lines - many new minis are promised ! One to watch... -Col. M.
1st Corps
Historical mini company that do some nice ancients -Col. M.
Fenryll New!
French manufacturer of resin fantasy and scifi minis. - WK
These guys do a small range of pewter fantasy figures. -Col.M.
The news page of the UK fantasy/historical miniature maker - nice figures, shame about the price... -Col.M.
Damn their consistently high standard of design and manufacturing! -Doc
Freebooter Miniatures
A new German sculpter, Werner Klocke, doing a small range of excellent fantasy figures.- Col. M.
Front Rank
Great quality, low priced UK historical miniature maker. Really good 'War Of The Roses' range. -Col.M.
New! They're currently working on their own, fully illustrated website here. - WK
Gladiator Games New!
This company recently started producing 25mm miniatures. Currently focussing on historical minis. Some are poor, but they seem to be getting better. - WK
Fantastic fantasy (Leviathon) and Sci-fi (Kryomek) mini's produced in metal and resin by this Scottish Coy.
War machines, monsters and 'Aliens' are excellent -Col.M.
Griffin Miniatures
Historical manufacturer of 28mm Crusader and Hun ranges so far -Col.M.
Gripping Beast
Great historical figures manufacturer well up their with Foundry. Norse, Sassanids, Saxons etc can all be used in fantasy armies too with a little imagination. Crusaders are next in line. Just a shame their official website is very poor at the moment - the link is to a great fansite -Col.M.
Superb UK mini-maker from an ex-GW employee - lots of good personality figures including a great Minotaur! -Col.M.
Honorable Lead Boiler Suit Company
Producers of some incredible miniatures, specialising in prehistorics, colonials and 19th-20th c. minis. Funny site too, though pics are in short supply... try RLBPS (above) to see the figs -Doc
Hundred Kingdoms
Barmy new range of miniatures featuring giant cats, apes, insects and, for some reason, Samurai. Bonkers. - Col. M.
Makers of the superb VOID sci-fi & Celtos fantasy minis. Excellent quality, but New Wave have all the news on their new releases usually months before their own site! -Col. M.
Irregular Miniatures New!
One of the older UK-based companies, making figures in different scales. - WK
French fantasy mini-maker I know very little about I'm afraid. -Col. M.
The game is called "Le Retour des Dieux" and many more figures, including elves, are on the way. -W.K.
Jeff Valent Studios
A small range of miniatures and vignettes, some great, some less so, including some Egyptian dwarves. Currently producing new figures for Pinnacle's "Deadlands: The Great Rail Wars". -W.K.
Not the greatest mini's here but they do some cracking pygmies! -Col.M.
Knight Terror
Strange fantasy figures from this new-ish company -Col.M.
Lance & Laser New!
Company making fantasy and scifi minis. - WK
A new Aussie manufacturer doing a tremendous range of fantasy stone age amazonian types. Great stuff! -Col.M
A small and eclectic range of mainly resin figures, including a nice Mammoth and some warrior monks. A bit different anyway -Col.M
German outfit producing a small range of cracking personality figures -Col.M.
Original Manufacturer of a nice range of Tolkien LOTR figures - Col.M.
Metal Maniacs
A UK company doing a small range of quality horror figures. -Col.M.
Metal Magic
An old '80's German range of figs resurrected recently by Dark Ages Miniatures. Some aren't too bad - the monsters and halflings are cool! -Col.M.
Dark Ages regularly (re)release more new and old minis. - WK
Navigator Miniatures
This is a great source of Romans and other ancients - they did send me a free sample and their catalogue is very good - the site doesn't do their miniatures justice though - bAz
Newbold World
A UK manufacturer designing a range of figures for a world of their own creation - first indications are mixed, but well worth checking out!! -Col. M.
Newline Designs
My favourite supplier of budget historicals, Newline's figs are cheap enough to fill out the ranks of your army, but cool enough to stand alongside your Gripping Beasts and Foundry figs. -Doc
New Wave Miniatures New!
Everyone knows the U.S. online store (for good or bad), but they also produce a small line of fantasy miniatures. -WK
Old Glory
Old Glory have an enormous range of historical figures and a fair few fantasy figs. They only sell in bags of 30, but for most ranges represent the best value figures on you can get. -Doc
Olley's Armies New!
Another sculptor goes solo as Bob Olley starts his own range. Dwarves are out and there are many preview greens on the site. - WK
Parroom Station
An odd but excellent range of sci-fi steampunk Victoriana type figures if you get my drift. Well worth checking out! - Col. M.
Peer of the Realm New!
Brand new company making highly unusual fantasy figures. - WK
Perry Miniatures
The Perry twins represent a kind of gold standard in mini sculpting. Their new Samurai range is just itching to be used in a fantasy style Army of Nippon ! Crusaders are upcoming apparently -Col. M.
Phigs Miniatures
Small-scale producer of off-beat Bloodbowl and fantasy Ice Hockey (Slapshot) teams . Excellent ! -Col. M.
Pinnacle Enterprises New!
Maker of Deadlands, Savage Worlds and Weird Wars to name a few. Miniatures for Geat Rail Wars and 50 Fathoms. - WK
Project X New!
A brand new range of highly detailed 1/48th scale (36mm) pewter figures set in a secret history of World War Two. - WK
Pulp Figures
Astounding Amazing Miniatures by Bob Murch, the two fisted sculptor of choice for manly adventure gamers around the globe. Well that's what he says anyway, and I'm not inclined to disagree.. -Col. M.
Another company that's been around for ages. Some of there stuff is great, some looks dated. They have a new website. -W.K.
Ral Partha Europe
Mini-maker with their own cool 'Fantasy Armies' line, as well as the old FASA fantasy (Crucible) and sci-fi (VOR) lines of figures. The site lacks pics, but the figures are well worth checking out -Col.M.
Also see Iron Wind Metals if you're in the U.S. -W.K.
Great Yank mini maker - they are doing some tremendous stuff at the moment - however I think they are more for collectors and RPG'ers than wargamers. -Col.M.
Redoubt Enterprises New!
Another manufacturer of historical minis. Some are poor, others are good. Catalog could be better ilustrated -WK
Excellent new historical UK mini maker - they do some nice Celts -Col.M.
Sash and Saber Castings New!
US manufacturer of excellent 25mm & 40mm ranges of the "horse and musket" era. If you're into SYW, Napoleonics or ACW, this might be for you. - WK
This Australian manufacturer only makes female figures for some reason- but what great figures..! All sorts of sci-fi and fantasy figs to mix into your units for more colour and variety, and a couple of cracking Gridiron teams that'll do great for Blood Bowl! -Doc
Spyglass Miniatures
New range of fantasy miniatures by sculptor Steve Buddle. They are distributed by CMON and the first few miniatures look amazing. -W.K.
Steve Barber Models New!
Manufacturer of 10mm, 15mm, 25mm and 42mm ranges with historical and fantasy themes. -W.K.
Stone Circle
Producing 2 new miniatures based games. One is called 'Invictus', a fantasy gladiator type thing and 'China Town' a Chop Socky type game. First mini's look good.-Col M.
Tactical Miniatures New!
New company making near future and scifi miniatures. First out are some SWAT style CQB figures and high-tech criminals. -W.K.
Team Frog Studios
Where snowmen, elves and penguins battle it out with heavy fire arms in "Christmas Wars", stout individuals stalk their prey in "Vampire Hunter$" or small rodents wage war in "Critter Commandos". -W.K.
Nice new Italian historical maker doing a cool line in figs for the 'Northern Crusades' - excellent for fantasy 'Men/Empire/Brettonian/Averaign' type armies -Col.M.
The Assault Group New!
Aka TAG aka that company peteb and waxfive don't talk about. Specialising in ultra-modern gaming miniatures. -W.K.
Thunderbolt Mountain
Good range of Arthurian type personality figures - Col.M.
New! Most of the range has been re-released and a new range of elves is in the pipeline -W.K.
Mini maker from the same people behind 'Gripping Beast'. The Norse Dwarfs are superb and the Goblins are not far behind. Ancient Greeks and Persians recently released. Good prices too. -Col.M.
Verlinden Productions New!
Manufacturer of large scale minis, including some fantasy models in 120mm or more. Think 'giants'. - WK
War Crow
Excellent fantasy figs from the makers of the 'Corvus Belli' historical figures -Col.M.
War Machine
Battling Steampunk 'bots are the background for this new range of interesting mini's. -Col.M.
Warrior Miniatures New!
Oldtimer manufacturer of fantasy and historicals. Many of the ranges look dated, but you can't beat the price. - WK
West Wind
Gothic Horror, Superfigs, Cobalt Sci-fi, Cowboy Wars, Samurai Wars, Gladiator Wars and a new fantasy 'Dwarf Wars' range of figures are all made by this cool manufacturer. -Col. M.
Whitecross Games
Another UK-based manufacturer of historical miniatures. Price is decent and some of them are quite nice. -WK
Zombiesmith New!
A new company in the minibusiness, making... zombies! The first few offerings were poor, but the new stuff seems to be getting much better. -WK
Zvezda New!
Russian company making plastic minis. Zvezda recently moved into the realm of 28mm multipart plastic fantasy regiments. Good stuff, lots of small pieces to glue together. -WK


If we missed out your favourite miniatures links, or theres a manufacturer we should be featuring, why not let us know? E-mail the Colonel's Command Crew or post it up on the Miniatures Forum....

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