We launched in September 2017, bringing back to the Wargames 25mm scale market brands that have been lost for several years.
Initially we are introducing the following ranges on our site: Pendragon and ‘Early’ Dixon figures, in addition to these we have the rights to QT, Amazon, and some SKT figures. Our aim is to bring these additional brands back to the market in the coming months.
The ranges include many popular genres of Wargaming; from pre-historic (Dinosaurs and Bronze Age Europeans – shades of Raquel Welch?), through Classical History (Greece, Rome & their enemies; Alexander or Caeser perhaps?) to the Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance, Colonial (Zulus), World War 2, on to Pulp Action, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
For the Dungeon Delvers amongst you we have Pendragon with Wizards, Monsters, treasure packs and Dwarves. The Early Dixon Range brings more Dwarves (& some Elves) and starts our historical ranges, with Chinese, Arab, Vikings, Medieval, Renaissance (including Flodden), Mongols, Moghuls, Huns, Avars, Pechenegs and baggage animals.
In short order, we will be releasing our animals range, which are good for baggage, dinosaurs (remember Ms. Welch?), QT ‘Multipart 25’ range, which includes even more Dwarves and fills in many of the gaps in the Renaissance and Ancient periods. Finally, we move into the area of Pulp Action with our Zombies, the Santa Claws gang and the infamous Amazon Miniatures ‘Guns and Girls’.
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Amazon Miniatures brought together a number of previously out of production brands and then went on to produce their own ranges. There were some historicals such as Chinese Han and Tang, Border Reivers and some WWII, however their Pulp ranges of Guns and Girls and various street gangs undoubtedly got the most attention (good and bad!). But finally it was the animals: African animals, farm animals, prehistoric animals which made them the essential accessories for almost every wargamer.
Dixons Miniatures are of course still ever expanding their figure ranges. Amazon Miniatures took over the early ranges from Dixons because these miniatures fitted in well with the QT ranges that they had already acquired.
The QT 25mm multi-part miniatures were originally designed and produced by Dave Hoyle (Museum Miniatures). The range covered ancients through to American Civil War. The interchangable heads and weapons led to great possibilities for customisation.
QT passed on to Sabre Miniatures for a short time before being acquired by Amazon Miniatures under whom there were new additions and variants added.
Inferno was loosely based on L'Inferno, by Dante Alighieri and cast by RAFM. The game was designed by Marco Pecota and released in 1996. The setting also spawned the RPG Abyss (1997), In 2002, after the demise of Global Games in Canada, the rights to the Global Games Europe figures were acquired by Amazon Miniatures who soon started adding some modified miniatures.
The Legions of Steel miniatures game was created by Global Games and originally released in 1992.
Sculpted by Barry Minot but put out by Pendragon Studios Ltd, the range includes many accessories used in role play to fantasy wargames
When Amazon passed over the Garrison Miniatures, well ..., to Garrison Miniatures other Greenwood & Ball ranges also went with them such as Admins, Rose, and SKT. Except for the Zulu Wars. To reduce confusion then these got re-branded to be Amazon Miniatures Zulus and further accessories and some non-historical females were added to that range.