Looking for 28mm historical miniature figures?
This blog is a database of manufacturers showing who makes what. I am also adding photos showing figures from different makers side by side.
The 'Directory' tab has a list of manufacturers showing what ranges they make and a link to their website.
The other tabs list what figures are available for that period.
A new company formed in 2017, at the moment they produce a small line of British, French, and Spanish Napoleonic figures. The poses are particularly suitable for skirmish gaming, and obviously intended to complement Stand To's own skirmish ruleset called Forager.
I have now completed the listing for the 20th Century.
It does not include WW1 and WW2 as these are so popular that they have their own lists. But if you are looking for figures for the Vietnam War, for example, or the Spanish Civil War, this list will point you in the right direction!
I have now completed the detailed listing of First World War figures. This shows who makes what. So if, for example, you want early war Germans in spikey hats, this tells you which manufacturers you need to look at!
Rifraf Miniatures used to produce a couple of small ranges of Spanish Civil War figures and WW2 Greeks. However, their website has been down for quite some time.
A quick search around the web suggests that both ranges were purchased by Burns Miniatures, who don't appear to have a web presence either!
Enter Templar Wargames And Scenery . Among the many products they supply are 28mm figures for the Spanish Civil War and WW2 Greeks, listed as (Burns Miniatures). It would seem that these are the old Rifraf figures! As Templar say on their site that they produce all their items themselves, it implies that Templar now own Burns Miniatures.
Interestingly though, Templar also sell the 28mm Indian Mutiny range from Mutineer Miniatures. On the Mutineer Miniatures site there is a message that Templar will be stocking the Mutineer 28mm range, but the Mutineer 20mm range has been sold to Templar. This suggests that Mutineer still own the 28mm ranges, but are the figures actually produced on their behalf by Templar?
Anyway. If you are looking for Rifraf figures you know where to go....
Although principally a fantasy and sci-fi company (which is how I managed to miss them out!), they also make a small range of historical figures. These include Far Eastern subjects, French and Indian Wars, and modern Somali pirates!