Napoleonic Figure manufacturers in 15mm
This Madaxeman.com's directory of suppliers of 15mm Napoleonic Figures.
If you are looking for a comprehensive review and listing of 15mm Napoleonic wargaming figures to use for FoG:N, Lasalle, Shako, Blucher, Piquet, To the Sound of the Guns, Grand Armee, Volley & Bayonet, Empires and Eagles, General de Brigade, L'Empereur, Napoleonic Principles of War, Black Powder or any other Napoleonic ruleset you've come to the right place, as this page has information about all of the ranges carried by ALL the 15mm Napoleonic suppliers.
To search this page to find out for who makes figures for a particular nation, press CTRL F on your keyboard to pull up a text search box in your browser
Each manufacturers individual listing has details of the nationalities they make, taken from the list of nations explicitly mentioned on their websites - these include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Polish (including Grand Duchy of Warsaw), Bavarian, other minor German states (Saxony & Rhine Confederation, Wurttenburg, Hannovarian, Hessian, Saxon, etc) Italian/Neapolitan, Dutch/Belgian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, and Turks. Many also have generic equipment and dead and wounded ranges too.
I don't actually own any Napoleonic figures myself, so any opinions that might seep out in the descriptions below are not really mine - the are simply what I've soaked up from TMP and other forums when I''ve been researching and compiling the list of manufacturers - this is why I also don't have any pictures of any these figures, but there is a comparison page on Deep Fried Happy Mice with actual reviews and pictures of many of the ranges listed here. The world of online 15mm Napoleonic figure reviews and discussions appears from the outside to be a rather passionate, opinionated and dogmatic one, with rival camps regularly opening up with well rehearsed salvo's of the pro's and con's of why their particular favourite manufacturer is actually definitively the best and all others are either misshapen lumps of badly cast lead, so fragile they cannot be exposed to daylight without breaking, or are wearing entirely the wrong uniforms - so my recommendations would be that if you are starting up, take anything you read online with a huge pinch of salt and have a look at the manufacturers own photos before you buy.
For each supplier there is also an indication of whether they are making "15mm" 15mm figures or "18mm" 15mm figures as in broad terms manufacturers are either 15mm or 18mm and figures should mix well in terms of height within these two broad categories. Figure height seems to be a big issue in Napoleonic gaming for some people (which seems odd in a period where all of the figures wear huge hats and the greatest military figure was 5'6" tall, but each to their own I suppose). It also has details of how they package and sell the figures (singles, packs of 8 etc), details on how you can order from them and a link to their site. The information on this site was hopefully correct when I created it, and I do try to keep it updated but please check shipping rates and quantities yourself when ordering. If you see anything that needs changing, please tell me via the email link at the bottom of this page
Some of the manufacturers will have separate ranges for the two main era of Napoleonic warfare - broadly speaking Bicorne and Shako - and also Winter and Summer campaign dress but I haven't (yet..) gone into that level of detail I'm afraid, so this listing just shows which nationalities each company has a named range for.
You can also rate any of the manufacturers - please do vote on those you have figures for as this may help other gamers decide what to buy - or at least what to look at! Almost all of the manufacturers have a pretty comprehensive set of photos of their figures on their website, often in plain metal, so you have plenty of opportunity to form your own opinions too.
The ratings on this page are all separate to those in the Ancients Directory and Renaissance Directory, as there are different norms and standards in the Napoleonic gaming community - some of the biggest and most highly regarded manufacturers don't have equivalent Ancients or Renaissance ranges to benchmark against, and there seems to be more of a preference for 18mm-sized figures as well - so make sure to vote here for your Napoleonic favourites, as well as on the Ancients Suppliers Page and Renaissance Suppliers Page.
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The 15mm Napoleonic Figure Manufacturers Listings
- AB are always featured in any Best Napoleonic Figures?" discussion, and are made by Eureka in Australia and sold in the UK as well.
- The AB & Eureka Ranges are sold in the UK by Eureka UK and in the US by Eureka US.
- The AB figures are sold as "large" 15mm scale, so are really very much at the 18mm end of the scale.
- The designer Tony Barton sculpted the ranges, and still earns a license fee per figure, which - along with the Australian dollar FX rate - contributes towards their "pricey but worth it" reputation. "Sometimes the bayonets can be fragile" also crops up occasionally in online discussions.
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British (Peninsular and 1808-13), Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Polish (Warsaw & Vistula), Bavarian, Brunswickers, Wurttemburg, Saxony, Dutch/Belgian, Portuguese, Ottoman Turkish
- They also have limbers and caissons
- They are sold as single figures. Eureka have also offered packs designed for Lasalle. Eureka have a well put together site with pictures of unpainted minis for all ranges.
- Blue Moon are a sub-brand of Old Glory (the 25/28mm manufacturer) and sell 18mm figures (actually marketed as 18mm, which is honest but unusual!) for the Napoleonic period as well as a growing range for other periods. They have quickly gathered a very enthusiastic following especially for their animation and paintability, and are sold in the UK by Old Glory. They are generally regarded as being compatible with CGM, AB and the other "18mm" manufacturers in size, and when bought as part of Old Glory's discount deals can work out as some of the best value figures in this period.
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, French Revolution, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish and Minor Nations - the ranges are still expanding.
- They also have a generic equipment range
- The website has nice pictures of all the figures in the bare metal
- They sell in biggish packs (20-30) but with lots of variety in each pack - there are even some nice looking Civilians in the Pirate range that may sneak into this period
- The US site takes Paypal and credit cards
- Essex have a vast range of 15mm figures and in many other periods are regarded as the baseline for other manufacturers - however in Napoleonics there is a tendency for some of the more popular manufacturers to sneak towards 18mm, so Essex are the standard for those who prefer their figures to be a little closer to true 15mm. IMO their figures are always to a good standard, take paint nicely but are sometimes accused of lacking a little in personality or animation. Very good consistency and compatibility throughout all of their ranges.
- Essex are in theory progressively redoing their Napoleonics – their website says that Nassau and Westfalia were being renewed in 2014 (which is kinda getting to be a while ago given this page was updated in 2020).
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Polish, Bavarian, Nassau, Westfalia & Gerg, other minor German states, Dutch/Belgian
- They also have generic equipment and dead and wounded ranges
- The range of poses seems more limited for the minor nations - making it difficult to mix the single-pose packs of "kneeling with musket pointing up", "standing and firing", "standing to attention" and "standing at the ready with sloping musket" in one unit for example. This isn't such an issue for the "Big 5" French/British/Austrians however where there are more subtle variants on offer
- Essex sells figures in packs of 8 foot or 4 mounted - for Napoleonics there tends not to be much/any variation within a pack.
- The brand-new and updated Essex website has a full listing of figures, with a very complete set of pictures of all the figures, almost all painted but some in bare metal.
- A huge range of all the usual suspects from Old Glory 15's, in both the Battle Honours and Old Glory 15's ranges. The figures are available from Timecast in the UK
- Old Glory 15's are actually produced by 19th Century Miniatures, a separate company to the Old Glory who make 25/28mm - Old Glory 25/28mm actualy sold the ranges over a decade ago. However just to be confusing, the Old Glory 25/28mm company has recently started producing it's own 15mm (actually 18mm) range under the Blue Moon brand. Which have nothing in common with either OG 15's or Battle Honors.
- The Old Glory figures are slightly above the 15mm end of the scale, broadly compatible with Essex although some people will rate them larger, and many take a paint job excellently despite sometimes looking a little crude in the bare metal. The horses can tend to be cruder than the riders, but again paint up well. Battle Honors are a little smaller, despite being designed by Tony Barton (of AB Figures fame) and may be tough to mix with OG 15's. The OG figures have a number of additional variations in each pack than most other manufacturers, which can give OG units a little more "life" than the "toy soldier" effect created by using identical poses.
- Nationalities explicitly covered by Battle Honors include: French, British, Prussian, Russian (1812-13), Austrian, Spanish, Polish, Bavarian, other minor German states (Saxony & Rhine Confederation), Portuguese. Apparently the Prussians and Spanish are slightly larger than the rest of the ranges.
- Nationalities explicitly covered by Old Glory 15mm include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Polish, Bavarian, other minor German states (Brunswick, Confederation of The Rhine, Hessian, Hannoverian, Saxon, Westphalian, Wurttemberg), Italian/Neapolitan, Dutch/Belgian, Portuguese, Swedish,
- They also have sappers, generic equipment and dead and wounded ranges
- OG often sell in packs of 50 foot and 16 mounted - with multiple poses per pack, but some ranges have more manageble 24's of infantry now. 50 was a chunky number and was alittle large for Ancients but is probably better for Napoleonics - with their discount schemes they are also among the cheapest on offer. They also have unit deals in FoG and Lasalle sizes.
- The US site is gradually adding pictures of unpainted packs for all the ranges (hoorah!). Ordering about 8 packs from the US recently I paid around $20 in postage, which is calculated at the end of the order process - shipping is claimed at 10-14 days from the US to elsewhere. They take Paypal and credit cards
- A venerable range of 15mm figures now owned and produced by Caliver Books in Nottingham.
- Minifigs have been around since before I was born (-ish) and some of the castings are starting to show their age. The lack of raised, dry-brushable/inkable detail on many of the figures looks very, very dated. A new improved website sees pictures on the increase throughout the site, with none for some ranges
- Supplied in the usual packs of 4 and 8 and at the 15mm end of the scale.
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Bavarian, other minor German states (Brunswick, Westphalia, Saxon, Lippe, Duchy of Warsaw, Wurtemburg), Dutch/Belgian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Turkish, American - and Pirates
- They also have generic equipment ranges
- Minifigs also sell the ex Dixon-Miniatures Two Dragons ranges, which are stylistically very different, but very 15mm. Two Dragons range is only for the British
- Campaign Game Miniatures are a Spanish company who sell a decent sized range - both in the number of figures, and because they moving towards (but not at) the 18mm end of the size scale as well. They are sold as 17/18mm and can be bought direct from Spain.
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French (1798-1807, 1804-1812 and just French), British (KGL, Peninsular), Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Nassau, Hanover, Brunswick, Orange Nassau and Nassau, Dutch/Belgian, Italy, Portuguese,
- The website has a mix of pictures, some painted, some not, and a gallery of photos too.
- They sell in reference packs of 8 figures with 4 variants with 2 of each (guaranteed - not randomly packed). Some ranges have up to 5 variants - photos of all of them on the website. They also sell in batallion packs. Cavalry packs are of 4 figs with 3 variants on average, also offered in 8 and 12 fig battalion packs including 3 command figures. The company prides itself on this variation, and tell me that a French Line infantry battalion of 36 figs will contain 24 different figures spread across three basic poses: Marching, Advancing & Firing Line
- The site takes a range of payment options including Paypal and credit cards. CGM will deduct 21% VAT from the advertised web price for any orders from outside the Euro Zone. The website is in English and Spanish, and the owner is a Brit who aims to offer a personal service and promises to answer customer queries himself -he's also personally researched many of the unforms from sources in both English and other languages
Stonewall Figures (formerly Warmodelling/Fantassin/Campaign Game Miniatures)
- Originally produced by Spanish-based manufacturer WarModelling / Fantassin, this big - in both the 18mm and that there is lots of it - range of Napoleonics has had a rather chequered ownership history, and is now sold under the Stonewall Miniatures banner by Stonewall Figures in the UK, although the owner of Xan figures has posted on various forums contesting their rights to do so. The current Stonewall website says the moulds are being remastered from the original masters (2020)
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, Neapolitan/Italian/German French Allies, Portuguese, Peninsular British, New (as of May 2013) British Waterloo Infantry & Artillery with Belgic shako & Covered Belgic Shako, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Bavarian, Grand Duchy of Warsaw, Dutch/Belgian, Swedish
- They also have generic equipment and dead and wounded ranges
- There are very few pictures on the site at present. The figures are also sold in packs of 8 foot and 4 mounted for around £3.50. i-currency pricing, and has lots of pictures of the ranges.
- Naismith/Roundway, formerly sold by Navwar but now under new ownership have a decent sized range at the 15mm scale, which mix nicely with Essex and similar ranges under the Roundway banner
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, Russian, Austro-Hungary, and some Polish
- Sold in Packs of 8 foot and 4 mounted, identical poses in each pack.
- Naismith/Roundway, formerly sold by Navwar but now under new ownership also have a "true 15mm" range of figures under the Naismith banner
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: Austro-Hungary, Bavarian, Brunswick, Duchy of Warsaw, Dutch/Belgian, French, British, Prussian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Again sold in Packs of 6 foot and 3 mounted, identical poses in each pack.
- Lancashire Games are the UK's "value" manufacturer with a lot of Napoleonic figures to bulk out your forces quite quickly. At the 18mm end of the scale, quality can be a bit patchy but they tend to paint up far better than they look in the bare metal
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British (including 1815 British Allied forces of Dutch/Belgians, Nassau, and Brunswick), Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Bavarian, Portuguese, Polish Duchy of arsaw
- They also have generic equipment and a range of Generals
- They come packed in two sizes - packs of 10 foot or 4 mounted or in even better value Battle Packs of 60 foot or 24 mounted - with lots of variants in each pack. At shows they tend to sell only the packs of troops bagged up in much bigger quantities. The figures are usually cast in a fairly soft metal - there are not that many photos on the site.
- The longtime home of the oft-overlooked Friekorps ranges.
- QRF have one range of their own that fits in this period of 1800-1899 Italians, and a few 1830's-50's ranges too
- Sold in packs of 8 foot and 4 mounted, they also sell bases and flags as well as other accessories.
- The website is good, with simple navigation, and pictures of nearly all the ranges - usually unpainted - that can be enlarged. The site uses Paypal for payment, and so also takes credit cards.
- Figures that can vary in quality but usually paint up better than they generally look.
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British, Austrian
- They do also do a wide range of animals, which are excellent for populating your baggage camp!
- Figures are sold individually. There are some pictures on the website that will give you an indication of these ranges, using painted figures - but not the full range by any means.
Xan Range (carried by Empress Miniatures)
- Another high quality Spanish manufacturer of 18mm figures, carried by Empress Miniatures in Europe and the US. There is a great picture on thne Empress site showing scale.
- The figures are sold in 4's and 8's by both comanies. They are designed and cast in Spain.
- They only have French at the moment, with Line and Light infantry from 1806-12.
- There are pictures of all of the figures on the Empress site and on the Xan site too.
The very clean Empress site runs its payments and ordering through Paypal, as do Xan themselves (in their Spanish-language-only site).
- Gladiator Games Napoleonics are now sold by Fighting 15s out of the UK, having previously been carried by Black Hat.
- Nationalities covered in the Gladiator Games Range are three fairly limited ranges of French 1809-15, British, and Prussians 1809-15. They seem to have some interesting figure poses, but not so many line troops
- They sell in packs of 6-8 infantry and there are often variants in packs
- Fighting 15's also have a Napoleon in Egypt range that is marketed as 18mm, and are the UK supplier (and now owner/manuacturer) of the Oddzial Osmy range of (originally Polish-cast, now made in the UK) Napoleonics: Russian, Austrian, Polish, Saxons
- The site takes Paypal and credit cards
- Museum sell 15mm figures cast in a pewter-like metal. For Napoleonics there are just a few ranges and figures - British, French and Prussian.
- Sizing is usually at the 18mm end of the scale, which can make some of the figures look a little lanky - but the website has a massive and good set of pics so you can decide for yourself easily enough.
- They sell in packs of 8 foot and 4 mounted, with many of the mounted coming as one piece castings of horse and rider - all the ranges are designed and cast in house. There are a few variants in some packs, but where they exist they are not usually wildly different.
- The website has pictures of nearly all of the figures, usually painted,
Napoleon at War from Cibo's Little Dudes
- Napoleon at War were a Spanish manufacturer who sold their ranges to Switzerland where they are now carried by Cibo's Little Duded. The figures are towards the 18mm end of the scale, and may be even larger than some of the overtly 18mm ranges, with some online discussions talking of them as being almost 20mm. They are sold in the US by Great Hall Games. They were almost certainly previously sold under the "NapoleoN" (capitalization intentional) brand
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British (and Allies), Prussian, Russian, Austrian and Minor Powers.
- They also have a generic equipment range
- The website has pictures of the cover art of the unit sized boxes
- They sell in unit packs and blisters at Regimental size
- The site is a full on well presented eCommerce site
- Small range of Napoleonic figures sold by Warrior Miniatures in Scotland.
- Figures are generally quite small , and are sold in singles or army packs
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Bavarian
- They do take Paypal and credit cards, but the site doesnot have a cart or secure ordering system
- Extensive Napoleonic and pre-Napoleonic Revolutionary Wars ranges in true 15mm which were (probably) known as Navigator Miniatures originally - sometimes a little skinny compared to other ranges
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, Prussian, Austrian (also for Revolutionary Wars) Russian, British, Bavarian
- They also have generic equipment and dead and wounded ranges, and sell JR Miniatures range of buildings as well
- Sold in packs of 8 infantry or 4 cavalry - and FoGN Divisional packs too
- The website is very good indeed, as is the online ordering experience
- QR Miniatures is a newly formed company making 15mm Polish figures - from Poland.
- Currently they have one range on the borders of the Napoleonic era - figures of the Polish army of the Kosciuuszko Insurection and the Polish-Russian War 1792 - 1794
- All are in packs of 8 foot or 8 mounted
- The figures come as one piece castings for mounted
- UK Manufacturer with British and French ranges
- These are the former MJ Figures range.
- Only one picture of these ranges, but they are true 15mm scale.
- The site takes Paypal cash and cheques. They sell in 8 foot and 4 mounted for £2.00
Battle Line Miniatures of New Zealand (formerly Wildly Inspired Miniatures)
- A manufacturer from New Zealand, formerly known as Wildly Inspired Miniatures - among other names.
- Some of the ranges are the former Tabletop Games ranges, and some were also known as Military Miniatures. The figures are on the short side of 15mm, and tehre are photos of unpainted figures for most if not all of the ranges on their site
- Nationalities explicitly covered include: French, British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian, Spanish, Polish and Bavarian, with guns and equipment for each.
- They have an online shopping cart on their site which takes paypal and they sell single figures about Euro 0.50 each.
- Peter Pig don't really do Napoleonics, but they have 4 packs of amusing figures to add to your army - French Old Guard running away, Scots infantry exposing themselves, and soon Russian infantry looting and British infantry cheating!
- They are propeer 15mm figures, so will not mix at all with the larger manufacturers. They come in packs of 8 foot and 4 mounted with 2-3 variants in most packs. There are pictures of them all on the website
- 15mm.co.uk have re-released a "true 15mm" range of British, French, Bavarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Austrians, Russians, Prussians and naval landing forces together with guns and other bits and pieces for Napoleonics, under the Brickdust banner. The website has pictures of unpainted figures for all of the range, which are sold mostly as singles
- These 15mm scale white metal range of miniatures were originally released in the 1980’s by Tabletop Games. You can also save 10% by ordering in multiples of ten.
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