So let's start with that which is dearest to all of us.. the figures! I think for this project I am wanting to go 20mm or 25mm as my eyes are no longer up to 15mm, I can paint them, but when you have to put on your reading glasses to see them on the table in all their glory then enough's enough!
If I did go 15mm though, then Peter Pig would have have been it without a doubt... There is a possibility that when Old Glory UK start selling the Blue Moon 15mm range (that's to the eyes, so 18mm, really) they may just hit the spot, so I'm not rushing in to a decision yet, but the following was the result of a lunchtimes enjoyable browsing...
I already know that some of these are not going to be for me... I'd need a fourth mortgage for the Empress figures as beautiful as they are... at the other end of the scale, the Warrior, while super cheap, are very (very) basic... What did surprise me was the (relative) affordability of the Perry figures - cheaper than Minifigs?
Been in touch with Sean at Newline Miniatures and he has no plans for a range.. shame, as that would have been a "no brainer" for me...
There will be no plastic.. full stop... it's an aspirational thing and now burned into my psyche.. so trust me... no plastic...
Click on the images (which are links to the manufacturers own images/page) for a bigger view, click on the makers name to go to their relevant page..
|Tin Soldier UK||1||£1.00||£1.00||-||-|
|Empress Battalion Pack||28||£39.00||£1.39||12||£40||£3.33|
|Dixon (Battalion Pack)||24||£29.95||£1.25||12||£39.95||£3.33|
No mistaking these..!
Remarkable value but I'm not sure these are ticking my box...
|Old Glory UK||30||£25.00||£0.83||10||£25.00||£2.50|
The SHQ website is perhaps one of the clunkiest I've ever come across... not only do you have to guess how many figures come in a pack, but they also have no pictures of any of this range, so this was nicked (hopefully with his blessing) from the Figure Painting Therapy [clicky] blog.. superb painting... another possibility....
|Redoubt Regiment Pack||24||£30||£1.25||-||-||-|
|The Plastic Pellise... can't argue with the prices, and the figures are elegant... I have some samples on the way...|