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15mm Miniatures for 19th Century European Wars

(Updated 9 April 2018)

While I prefer to game in 25/28mm, the sheer size of many of the European battles of the 19th Century requires smaller figures to fit the average wargame table-top and wargamer's pocketbook. They also work better for the grand-tactical rules which are the mainstay of wargamers doing this period. For this reason, the following listing offers an overview of available 15mm and 18mm figures. It holds only dedicated figure ranges concerned with the following 19th-Century European conflicts:

I am excluding colonial conflicts (although it is not always easy to define the term) and I am excluding many post-Napoleonic 19th Century conflicts which were essentially European in style but did not take place within Europe or the nearer part of Asia which concerned the European powers of the day (that is, outside the Balkans and south-eastern Russia). Also, some minor conflicts (i.e., the Swiss Civil War, the Belgian Revolution) have been ignored as simply a bit too obscure.

Further, this list includes only dedicated ranges aimed at these conflicts, although many other ranges will have suitable figures. Notably, any Napoleonic or ACW range will have figures which are useful, and many companies make French Colonial figures (and other colonial figures) which are also directly useful. Listing out all of these ranges is not the point of this exercise, although I may extend it to cover these in the future.

I cannot claim that this list is exhaustive - I have tried my best to locate all of the manufacturers and ranges, but I'm sure there are some I've missed. My thanks to the Blood and Iron Yahoo! Group for some useful pointers. If you see any errors or omissions, please contact me at: ilg21@yahoo.com.

I have supplied at least one current link, usually to the figure manufacturer, and sometimes have supplied additional links for UK, European, and/or US distributors. Note that Prussian ranges typically cover Bavarians, and sometimes some of the other North German Confederation states.

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