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    Default Eldargals List of Alternative Fantasy Miniature Companies

    As I've written a couple of little recommendations of companies that produce various fantasy models suitable for use in WFB, I thought I'd make a post to compile them all (and add more). Feel free to post recommendations (or PM me if you prefer) but try and post opinions of specific companies in the relevent topic.

    The forum topics are where I discuss my opinions of the models and post some pictures, not exactly a review, just my impressions.

    For the record, not that anyone has brought it up, I receive absolutely no incentive for including any company on the list nor giving a positive review. Most if not all are in complete ignorance of the fact I'm doing it as far as I know. These are all companies I like, have experience with and/or have had recommended.

    In each forum topic I only post a sampling of picture, please don't judge the entire range by that, visit the websites!

    Themes:
    Dragons

    Figures:
    Warhammer Forge - Forum topic
    Alionas Miniatures - Forum topic
    Avatars of War - Forum topic
    Ax Faction - Forum topic
    Bane Legions - Forum topic
    Black Chapel Miniatures - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Black Scorpion Miniatures - Forum topic
    Black Tree Design - Forum topic
    Brigade Models - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Bronze Age Miniatures - Forum topic
    Brother Vinni's Miniatures - Forum topic
    Cavalcade Wargames - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Cipher Studios - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Crocodile Games - Forum topic
    Clockwork Paladin Miniatures - Forum topic
    Dark Sword Miniatures - Forum topic
    Degra Miniatures - Forum topic
    Dungeons & Dragons Collectors Series - Forum topic
    Dwarf Tales Miniatures - Forum topic (Back up and running 19/4)
    Enigma Miniatures - Forum topic
    Fenryll Miniatures - Forum topic
    Freeboother Miniatures - Forum topic
    Gamezone Miniatures - Forum topic
    Gribbly Miniatures - Forum topic
    Guild of Harmony Miniatures - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Hasslefree Miniatures - Forum topic
    Heresy Miniatures - Forum topic
    Lead Adventure - Forum topic
    Mantic - Forum topic
    Megalith Games - Forum topic
    Otherworld Miniatures - Forum topic
    Raging Heroes - Forum topic
    Reaper Miniatures - Forum topic
    Red Box Games - Forum topic
    Scibor - Forum topic
    Spellcrow - Forum topic
    Tabletop Art - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Tale of War - Forum topic
    Titan-Forge Miniatures - Forum topic
    Trollforged Miniatures - Forum topic
    Ultraforge Miniatures - Forum topic
    Valiant Enterprises Miniatures - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Warploque Miniatures - Forum topic

    Terrain:

    CT Scenery - Forum topic
    Custom Kingdoms - Forum topic
    Dungeon Castings - Forum topic.
    Dwarven Forge Terrain - Forum topic
    eBob Miniatures - Forum topic
    Fat Spider Casting - Forum topic
    Gale Force Nine - Forum topic (submitted by Brakkart)
    Grand Manner Terrain - Forum topic
    Hirst Arts - Forum topic
    Kobblestone Miniatures - Forum topic
    Manorhouse Workshop - Forum topic
    Mini Monsters - Forum topic
    Monolith Icon - Forum topic
    Pardulon Models & Terrain - Forum topic
    Stronghold Terrain - Forum topic
    Tabletop World - Forum topic
    Ziterdes Terrain - Forum topic

    Conversion Bits, Bases etc.

    Maxmini - Forum topic

    All companies will produce 28mm scale figures compatible with WFB, though there may be some slight differences in scale such as smaller heads and hands due to them not following GWs 'heroic' scaling. The difference is not usually that noticeable on the tabletop but be aware of it.
    Last edited by eldargal; 10-02-2013 at 12:24 AM.
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    Thanks for this Edargal, its really useful to know who else is out there. As a general question, how well do you find these models fit with their equivalent GW conterparts? I get they are the same scale and they obviously have similar appearance, but are they correctly proportioned or do they look a bit out of place, like Gorkamorka orks would in a 40k Ork army, if that makes sense.
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    It varies, Avatars of War is heroic scale as well so they fit in well, Reaper varies between heroic and regular 28mm scale but you really don't tell. As to Mantic, well, some mix better than others. The undead are fine but the dwarves and Elves are really too aesthetically different (and damned ugly in my opinion) to mix well. I've been told the Mantic Orcs mix decently thogh I've not seen it in person.

    Red Box miniatures are finer, with smaller heads and hands, not at all heroic scale. But for female sculpts (which they do superbly) this heightens their femininity. For male sculpts, well, they can't all be ridiculously butch. It isn't a problem in my opinion, the sculpts are so beautiful you can forgive it if they have small hands.

    As to Titan-Forge I've not bought from them yet so I couldn't say, and Ultraforge do big things so it doesn't matter.

    Generally I will try and post things whch I do believe are compatible with WFB, so no 54mm/30mm/20mm scale figures etc. unless they are sold in addition to suitable 28mm scale stuff. Actually I'll put a disclaimer to that effect in the first post.
    Last edited by eldargal; 10-09-2011 at 06:21 AM.
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    Don't forget about Maxmini, at maxmini.eu

    You'll have to do some sorting to find the fantasy bits you want, but they do have some great heads, wings and beasts for use in fantasy.
    It is not the combat I resent, brother. It is the thirst for glory that gets men cut into ribbons.

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    I'm not sure I will add maxmini as they are primarily a bits manufacturer and I want to keep this list for whole model purveyors. I'm not even sure about adding Scibor despite their whole figure range.
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    You could always divide the producers up by: 'Full Models', 'Conversion Bits' and 'Terrain and Structures'

    And, well, it's the wrong scale (30mm), but Hell Dorado makes mini's that would be great for Chaos (any chaos monsterous infantry, champions/lords, important daemons [haralds, princes, etc.]).

    I mean, tell me this wouldn't be a great Chaos Lord
    Last edited by Old_Paladin; 10-09-2011 at 08:45 AM.
    It is not the combat I resent, brother. It is the thirst for glory that gets men cut into ribbons.

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    Fair point, I'll do that then.

    Over the next week or so I'll create some threads for Mantic, Reaper, AoW etc. then start expanding the list. I don't to spam WFB General so I'll do it at a fairly relaxed pace.
    Last edited by eldargal; 10-09-2011 at 08:42 AM.
    Ask not the EldarGal a question, for she will give you three answers, all of which are puns and terrifying to know. Back off man, I'm a feminist. Ia! Ia! Gloppal Snode!

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    Trollforged also has a Fantasy line, although 40K is their main focus.

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    Dwarf Tales is where I got most of my heroes for my Kislevites. Fantastic sculpts. Scale is close.

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    Nice Faultie; the hassars in that link are truely awesome.
    It is not the combat I resent, brother. It is the thirst for glory that gets men cut into ribbons.

 

 
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