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Author Topic: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)  (Read 29364 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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Hello LAF friends :)

Well, after 40+ years wargaming, painting, modelling, criticising from the safety of the sidelines, and vowing never to become a wannabe lead baron, Iíve finally succumbed lol.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my new (distinctly bijou) line of 28mm figures for the English Civil War - Bloody Miniatures. (How could I call it anything else? ;))

Itís a range conceived to bring a dash of added personality to existing ECW / TYW collections, or provide characterful figures for skirmish games.
 
Bloody Miniatures are the work of the brilliant Nick Collier, original sculptor of the enduringly popular Bicorne and Renegade ECW ranges.  If thereís anyone better than Nick at capturing the character of fighting men of this period, I havenít come across him. The brief was pretty much to make them ooze with character. I think he's risen to the task.

Those existing excellent ranges contain huge numbers of rank and file models in a variety of drill-type poses - perfect for recreating big battles set in that era, but perhaps slightly less suited to the minor scrimmages, sieges, raids and sallies which typified warfare of the period. Bloody Miniatures complement these existing ranges perfectly, providing a seamless fit in size, style and stature, with extra helpings of charisma and period flavour  8)

They're designed with the ECW in mind, but TYW arms, armour, and dress were broadly the same. The figures are also eminently suitable for New World colonial conflicts like the Powhatan and Pequot Wars of the 1630s - 1640s, and for C17th 'folk horror' settings / rules like 'Witchfinder General'.

The first four packs are available now at bloodyminiatures.co.uk. The next four packs are already in the pipeline, and more will follow.

I've been known to criticise wargames manufacturers' websites (:D) for a dearth of decent pictures and clear info, so hope I've managed to do a better job myself!

Here are a few pics. I hope you like them :)

(And a size comparison shot against various other manufacturers).


Pack BM001 - 'The Mortuary Men': Hard-bitten swordsmen





Pack BM002 - 'The Forlorn Hope': A hand-to-hand assault crew






Pack BM003 - 'The Pistoleers': Pistol-armed close quarter fighters





Pack BM004 - 'The Dismounted Troopers': Dismounted harquebusiers getting stuck in





Pack BM005 - 'A company of wolves': All of the above




Size comparison...




And a few tasters of the figures in action (lots more on the website :))...









The open handed Forlorn Hope figures are also quite adaptable to carry other things - here's one who has picked up a standard (the finial and flag cords are by Front Rank)


« Last Edit: April 29, 2022, 08:14:08 AM by Captain Blood »

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 01:54:26 PM »
Awesome!
These are definitely on the Wants list!
Xander
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Offline Silent Invader

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2021, 02:04:42 PM »
Awesome, indeed! Congratulations and best of luck with your new endeavour  8)
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Offline Malamute

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2021, 02:09:54 PM »
They are truly stunning, superbly animated, believable poses, a breath of fresh air to see such dynamic movement in miniatures. :-* ;D

I hope they prove extremely popular and you take your place among the finest of the Lead Barons. :)
« Last Edit: March 21, 2021, 02:54:51 PM by Malamute »
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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2021, 02:42:02 PM »
Awesome, indeed! Congratulations and best of luck with your new endeavour  8)
Seconded!  8)


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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 02:50:58 PM »
Small order on the way! Just a couple of packs but I can't order more for the moment!

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2021, 02:56:05 PM »
They are just what was needed, a great idea to go with skirmising figures! Totally agree about Nick Collier's sculpts for the period. The size comparison with other ranges is extremely useful too. Bicorne and Renegade are my favourite ECW ranges and these will compliment them perfectly.

I can't wait to see the range develop.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 03:00:05 PM »
What a great idea :-*

I hope that you are successful with this.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2021, 03:04:08 PM »
Thanks chaps  :)

Small order on the way! Just a couple of packs but I can't order more for the moment!

Thank you Antonio. Iíll get them out to you this week, and hope you wonít get caught up with import duties etc, and the post Brexit mess  ::)

Offline Stuart

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2021, 03:06:31 PM »
Great website too, really clear information, easy to navigate and some lovely eye candy and clear images of the figures. Itís the little things that make a difference and itís obvious youíre fully aware of that.

Very best of luck, youíre off to a great start and Iím sure itíll grow from strength to strength

Offline vexillia

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2021, 03:32:18 PM »
Good luck with your new venture.  Your web site still needs a few things to make it DSR compliant but other than that it looks very professional.

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2021, 03:39:39 PM »
Brilliant!
 :-* :-*

Best of luck with this, Baron Richard the Bloody, although you probably wont be needing it judging by the first releases.
 :)

You also have the added bonus of having a pretty decent painterly type to colour them in for you.
 ;)


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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 03:47:37 PM »
Lovely minis
Top PJs
Nice, clear website
And a major 'hats off' for taking the possible risk by putting your own hand in your pocket to get these released rather than going down the ubiquitous Kickstarter route  8)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2021, 04:19:34 PM »
Thanks lads  :)
Appreciate the support.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2021, 04:30:17 PM »
Not really into ECW but these are fantastic! Might have to grab a pack or two! Good luck in your new enterprise!

 

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