(This list contains only manufacturers of metal
miniatures whose ranges cover pre-1900 periods.)
German manufacturer of 1/72nd
scale figures. Napoleonics (Rhineland, British & Allies,
French, Prussian and Russian) and Ancients (Romans, Celts, Germans,
Punic Wars, Macedonians )
Aude Historica New
A small range of 20mm 1860 Garibaldini and Borbon troops.
14 Parkview Avenue, Jamestown, NY14701
20mm Napoleonic figures, in style reminiscent
of RSM. Distributed in the UK by Vandrad (see below)
Franco-Prussian War and Foreign Legion in
20mm.Well detailed and slightly chunkier than the old-timers,
but compatible height wise.
David A. Clayton
David Clayton has sold
the Hinton Hunt masters and moulds. The new owner has been in
touch and the figures will be available again in the future.
However, no timescale can be given at present.
Dayton Painting Consortium Ltd.
PO Box 24185, Huber Heights, OH 45424.
USA (513 237-9915)
Manufacturer of RSM figures under the banner RSM95. '95' denoting
when the last figures were added to the RSM 20 and 25mm figure lines.
Italian 1/72nd scale figures,
hand-painted and in a presentation box. Range includes AWI British
infantry and artillery, Roman Legionaries and Praetorians and
Teutonic knights. Nice looking figures but at around £5
a throw you’d expect so.
John now as the 20mm Marlburian figures back in production.
The Crimean range should follow in the near future.
German manufacturer of 1/72nd
scale ordnance, artillerymen and transport. Superbly detailed
(if a bit pricey) models of everything from balistas to gatling
guns via Congreve’s rocket tubes. Distributed by Kennington
Miniatures in the UK.
Frying Pan & Blanket Amalgamated
2283 Apache Street, Mendotta Heights, Minnesota
An extensive range of HO scale (22mm to top
of the head) figures covering the AWI and the War of 1812 that
also includes a couple of Great Lakes gunboats.
(Jack Scruby figures)
Email: HistoriFigs Sales
US company that produces the extensive Jack Scruby line. Scruby’s
25mm are the equivalent of British 20mm. His 20mm figures are
much smaller. Range includes Medieval, SYW, AWI, Napoleonics,
Mexican-American War, ACW, Crimean War, Franco-Prussian War
3 Apollo Street, Heslington Road, York YO1
Wide range of 20mm figures covering: Biblical,
Aztecs, Marlburians, Jacobites, French and Indian War, War of
1812, Napoleonics, ACW, Plains War and Mexican- America War.
The figures are nicely detailed but sadly much too small to
fit in with the older figures. They are probably compatible
with Newline (see below), though.
Rob Young purchased Garrison Miniatures from
Amazon and he as just about the entire Garrison 20mm range back
in production, including some from masters which may never have
been cast from before. Rob has also added some of his own conversions
to fill in gaps in the Ancient range.
Best known for WWI and WWII figures, IT also
has 20mm ACW and Napoleonic ranges.
IT Figures are now under new ownership.
The Ancient and Napoleonic ranges are available from S&A Scenics.
Telephone: 01524 733344
The WWI and Russian Civil War ranges are available from Lancashire
Games. Telephone: 01457 872212
K and L Company
PO Box 52281, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152, USA
20mm ACW range. Took over the Thomas Industries
range of figures which were first produced in the mid-1950s
Legio Heroica New
The company produce a small but growing range of Sardinian and Austrian troops
for the Italian First Independence War 1848. At present the range consists of infantry, artillery and
general officers. Cavalry for both sides is promised in the near future.
John now as the 20mm English Civil War and Marlburian ranges back in production.
Formerly Stone Mountain Miniatures, this
US company produce the Brigadier range of HO (22mm) ACW figures.
NapoleoN Miniatures New
A new manufacturer with a growing range of
Peninsular Napoleonic figures.
6 Ardley Close, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 7PL
An extensive range of 20mm Ancients (Numidians,
Etruscans, you name it), Napoleonics, ACW and Zulu War subjects
that are beautifully executed but unfortunately much, much smaller
than the old soldiers.
29 The Quantocks, Flitwick, Bedfordshire
1/72nd scale Ancients (Romans
and Celts), Napoleonics, ACW, Plains Wars and Zulu Wars. A nice
range of well-detailed figures that fit in well with the oldsters,
the pot-bellied Zulu induna is particularly good. We
believe that Qualitcast have ceased trading.
2 Bygot Lane, Cherry Burton, Beverley, Humberside
North West Frontier, Zulu and Boer Wars,
Sudan Campaign and Mexican Revolution. Sadly they are too big
and chunky to fit in with older figures, nudging more towards
what used to be 25mm in the days before that scale expanded
to encompass 30mm and beyond.
SHQ and Kennington Miniatures
The Potting Shed Flaxdrayton Farm, South
Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5LR (01460 241643)
SHQ are best known for their 20th Century
figures and have now added Kennington Miniatures to their range of products.
The Kennington brand includes a big range of Napoleonics, ACW and English Civil
War figures. Also nicely thought out ranges
of Romans, Gauls and Germans; Crusaders Seljuq Turks and Boxer
Rebellion. Some excellent figures (others are a bit chunky for
some tastes) that slot in very nicely alongside those of the
Spencer Smith Miniatures (Jacklex)
Spencer Smith now produce the Jacklex range of
colonial and ACW figures. The figures are now being produced from
centrifugal moulds which as improved the quality and speeded up
production. The figures can be ordered from the Spencer Smith
web site at spencersmithminiatures.co.uk
US company with extensive range of 20mm Boxer
Rebellion figures that includes everything from Japanese cavalry
to the Peking “international gun” via Chinese Imperial
96 Sandfield Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG45 6QJ
Normans, Vikings and Saxons, The Crusades,
War of the Roses, Burgundian Wars and the English Civil War
are covered as well as Great War and Arab Revolt.
–the ECW artillery is very good - that are veteran figure
compatible. New ranges of ACW, Early Samurai, Mongol and Crimean British
are now available, with Crimean Russians expected in the Spring of 2004. The
figures are cast in pewter and many figures have separate heads and/or arms which
allows variations within a wargames unit.
7 Marpool Hill, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3LJ (01395
278664 – after 6pm)
Manufacturer of 20:20 range of British Napoleonics
and personalities and the UK distributor of Bataillfleur. Have
not responded to email enquiries.