Sunday, March 31, 2013

Collecting Gierburg Miniatures

For my Gierburg setting I am collecting figures from all kinds of periods and manufacturers. The styles range from medieval to something like English Civil War; one big inspiration is the Brotherhood of the Wolf film. In this post I list all the figures suitable for the game, which I came across on the internet, thus making this a mix between a massive 'to buy' list, style guide and a source of inspiration.

Bondsmen, Bounty Hunters and outher Scoundrel

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Bounty Hunter ('Pirates of the Skeleton Seas' range, Model: bcbbhp1)Black Cat BasesT. List, Erwan
Highwaymen ('The ROBBERS' section and others)Outpost Wargame Services
Highwaymen ('Highwaymen & Pirates' range)Laughing Monk Miniatures
Highway Man (Hired Sword for Mordheim)Games Workshop
Sea Dogs - Yul Brinner, El Chameau, Seaman Staines ('Pirates' range, CCP001)Crusader MiniaturesT. Weiss
Venetian Citizens ('The Guild' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On

Assassins, Thieves & Rogues

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Various (e.g. Trucco, Apagado, Bonaccia)
('Brotherhood' faction for Freebooter's Fate)
Freebooter MiniaturesT. List, Bren
Noble ('Patricians' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Barnaboti man ('Patricians' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Capodecime ('The Guild' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Harlot ('The Guild' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
The Duque/The Duke('Independent Character' for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Rialto Assessin ('Independent Character' for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Master Spy (Pathfinder, 60087)Reaper Miniatures
Slipshadow, Thief (Dark Heaven Legends, 02653)Reaper Miniatures
Male Dual Wield Assassin ('Visions in Fantasy' range, DSM7424)Dark Sword Miniatures
Kurff The Swift (Dark Heaven Legends, 02034)Reaper Miniatures
RothMartyn of the DarkWold ('Aenglish' faction, RBG0116)Red Box Games
Slithe the Assassin ('Rusted Heroes' range, RHM4002)Fantization Miniatures
Khayle the Thief ('Rusted Heroes' range, RHM4001)Fantization Miniatures
Female Assassin ('Visions in Fantasy' range, DSM7415)Dark Sword Miniatures
Female Mantis Assassin (Limited Edition figure)CoolMiniOrNotT. List
Female Assassin - Easley ('Easley Masterworks' range, DSM4108)Dark Sword Miniatures
Thief (now out of production)Heresy MiniaturesT. List
Male Thief/Ranger with bow ('Visions in Fantasy' range, DSM7305)Dark Sword MiniaturesS. Bradley
Rogue 1Custom Made MinisT. List
Male Thief with sword and dagger ('Visions in Fantasy' range, DSM7104)Dark Sword Miniatures
Female Thief ('Visions in Fantasy' range, DSM7211)Dark Sword Miniatures
Dub Bullock, Rogue (Dark Heaven Legends, 03026)Reaper Miniatures
The Journeyman Gerard ('Aenglish' faction, RBG0166)Red Box Games

Jesters & Street Performers

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Jules le Jongleur (99060203103)Games WorkshopT. List
Mordheim Jester (unreleased Mordheim model)Games WorkshopRoman,
M. Dixon
Omoklon, Twisted JesterGuild of HarmonyT. List
Jesters (BRU-15)Lead Adventure
Male Bard with Lute ('Easley Masterworks' range, DSM4116)Dark Sword Miniatures
Alfred Redlute Bard ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02186)Reaper Miniatures
Alfred Redlute, Bard ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 03485)Reaper Miniatures
Minstrel ('Fantasy Villagers' range, HFV009)Hasslefree Miniatures
Town Guard (Musician model, '28mm Fantasy Miniatures' range, 28FM0101)Scibor Monstrous Miniatures
Minstrel (Talisman game)CitadelC. Clayton
Travelling Players (c46 Villagers & Townsfolk, The Travelling Players )Citadel

Merchants and Noblemen

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Merchants (Hansa Teutonica) (BRU-50)Lead Adventure
Merchants (Veneticum Mercatori) (BRU-51)Lead Adventure
Sandru Vhiski ('Pathfinder' range, 60148)Reaper Miniatures
Governor ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Governor ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Privateer Captain ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Privateers 1 ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Privateers 2 ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Noble Ludópata ('Patricians' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Butler ('Patricians' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Nobleman ('Pirates' range, bcbnmp1)Black Cat Bases
Bodyguard/Militia leader ('PERSONALITIES, SCENIC FIGURES' section, NHP6)Outpost Wargame Services
Diego the Rogue (now out of production)Heresy MiniaturesT. List
Swashbuckler ('Pirates of the Skeleton Seas' range, bcbsbp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Aristocrats ('18th Century Equipment, Guns & Civilians' range, GP3)Front Rank Figurines
Dr Frankenmuller, Mad Scientist ('Fantasy Miniatures>Heroes>Humans' range, UNDEAD017)Heresy Miniatures
Jailer and Torturer (now out of production)Heresy MiniaturesT. List
Governor's Daughter ('Pirates' range)Black Scorpion Miniatures
Barnaboti mujer ('Patricians' faction for Carnevale game)Vesper-On
Victim 2 - Her Ladyship ('VICTIMS' section, NHV2)Outpost Wargame Services
Dragoon Officer's wife mounted ('VICTIMS' section, NHV5)Outpost Wargame Services
Dragoon Officer's wife on foot ('VICTIMS' section, NHV6)Outpost Wargame Services

Civilians & Townsfolk

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Clubmen Militia ('Pike & Shotte' range, WGP-EC-48)Warlord GamesS. Bradley, Benbow
Clubmen with Pike and Muskets ('Pike & Shotte' range, WGP-EC-49)Warlord GamesS. Bradley
Garolph, BlacksmithGuild of HarmonyT. List
Female Hostage ('Pirates of the Skeleton Seas' range, bcbhctp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Wench ('Pirates of the Skeleton Seas' range, bcbwctp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Inn keepers Wife ('Scenery>Space>Space Bases' range, bcbikwp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Tavern Cook ('Scenery>Space>Space Bases' range, bcbcscp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Inn Keeper ('Scenery>Space>Space Bases' range, bcbikp1)Black Cat BasesT. List
Fishwife ('Fantasy > Civilists' range, 101-010-03)Alionas MiniaturesT. List
Apple-seller ('Fantasy > Civilists' range, 101-010-04)Alionas MiniaturesT. List
Village Kiddies ('Fantasy Villagers' range, HFV008)Hasslefree MiniaturesT. List
Medieval Kids ('Fantasy Humans' range, HFH044)Hasslefree MiniaturesT. List, Picster
Kids! ('Civilians' range, CIV05)Gripping Beast
Frenzied Mob (Miscellaneous for Mordheim, 99111102056)Games Workshop
Civilian wagon drivers ('18th Century Equipment, Guns & Civilians' range, GP1)Front Rank Figurines
Civilians (1 in smock with shovel, 1 walking with pick, 1 carrying sack, 1 walking) ('18th Century Equipment, Guns & Civilians' range, GP2)Front Rank Figurines
Civilians (1 soldier on crutch, 1 maid with basket, 1 old hag, 1 clergyman preaching) ('18th Century Equipment, Guns & Civilians' range, GP4)Front Rank Figurines
Bar 'wench' ('PERSONALITIES, SCENIC FIGURES' section, NHP1)Outpost Wargame Services
The Barkeep ('PERSONALITIES, SCENIC FIGURES' section, NHP2)Outpost Wargame Services
The Blacksmith ('PERSONALITIES, SCENIC FIGURES' section, NHP4)Outpost Wargame Services
Townsfolk I ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02583)Reaper Miniatures
Townsfolk II ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02584)Reaper Miniatures
Townsfolk III ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02655)Reaper Miniatures
Townsfolk V ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02825)Reaper Miniatures


Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Sarah the Seeress ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 03073)Reaper Miniatures
Sarah the Seeress ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 02030)Reaper Miniatures
Anzen Contar, Mystic and Familiar ('Dark Heaven Legends' range, 03596)Reaper Miniatures

Other figures

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Falknerin ('Battlefield Babes' range, BFB001)Battlefield Berlin

Wagons, Coaches & Carts

Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
Kinder Nacht Wagon ('Kindernacht' range in Gothic Horror, GHK0005)West Wind Productionstbroadwater
Gentleman's Coach ('Empire of the Dead:Requiem')West Wind Productions
Hansom Cab ('Empire of the Dead:Requiem')West Wind Productions
London Omnibus ('Empire of the Dead:Requiem')West Wind Productions
Stage Coach Set ('Mordheim' range, 99111102047)Games Workshop
Stage coach ('Old West' range, STG1c/STGIa/STGlb)Dixon Miniatures
Peddler Wagon ('Wagons Ho' range, BMM1304)Blue Moon/Old Glory
Doctors wagon ('Wagons Ho' range, BMM1308)Blue Moon/Old Glory
Roman Travelling Coach ('Hail Caesar' range, WGH-IR-76)Warlord Games
Pike & Shotte General's Coach ('Pike & Shotte' range, WGP-EC-56)Warlord Games


Name of Miniature/RangeProducerSamples
25mm round DS Innsmouth Cobblestones (FGDBSET25)Fenris Games
10x Cobblestone bases ('Empire of the Dead:Requiem')West Wind Productions

Further Reading

Setting Sail: Collecting Ships for Tabletop Games - An extensive reference of 25-28mm ships
Collecting Pirate Miniatures - A list of 25-30mm pirate figure manufacturers, plus a 'Legends of the High Seas' miniatures reference
Terrors of the High Seas - A list of sea monsters and using tentacles in pirate games


  1. Impressive -and inspirational- list!
    But... NO BS 'Governor's daughter'???

    Hasslefree Barwench, strumpet... would fit.

    Since 'Brotherhood of the Wolf' is a major part of your inspiration, some lesser known minis 'with tricorne':
    - Hasslefree Pirate Captain;
    - Eureka Pirate Ladies (the cutest is also sold by Irregular minis as PS19 / PS21);
    - Foundry female Revenant Elves do have a 18th C. 'look';
    - Fenryll 'chasseur de sorcière', Flying Frog minis for 'A Touch of Evil'...;
    - Valiant (Magnificent Egos) Pilgrim & Pilgrim reincarnated;
    - Enigma Katherine;
    - Black Hat (Cobalt) Female Duellist (sic)...


  2. Thanks a lot for the input, abdul666! I remember seeing your threads over at LAF.

    Yes, the Governor's Daughter... I think I unintentionally left her out because she's much "more" than a civilian, yet not a proper fightin' gang member. And maybe because I have two unpainted copies (1 resin, 1 metal) of her already... ;) Nevertheless, she definately belongs in the list!

    The strumpet is a good catch. She's actually in a different category which is not yet included at all: 'The Syr' (a gypsy kind of gang).

    Looks like Galloping Major's upcoming FIW AAC3 Anglo-American Settlers Defending Command & Characters pack will have a number of suitable minis. Two of their 'Soldiers Free' characters are also quite nice.

    I also just realized that I completely forgot to include Versper-On's Carnevale minis. D'OH!

    Will have to update the list right now. :)


  3. - Warlord Games also have armed settlers (and a pair of jesuits).
    - Historically a little later, but West Wind 'Headless Horseman' range includes suitable minis; gypsies, armed priests and monks in other 'Vampire Wars' ranges, and even some 'thralls' for Victorian EotD would not look out of place.
    - Rattrap had a 'Characters of Gévaudan' set -don't know about its current availability, and the slouched hats look more '3 Musketeers' than 'Lacepulp' (conversion?).
    - Moonlight Minis do offer (¿?) a few potential 'living' characters.
    - Micro art Sudios Esme is in 18th C. costume, but unfortunately the Discworld minis are reportedly close to 36mm?

    - Oh, and I forgot Fiendish Fabrication 'Mother Mutton' ^-^

    For the gypsies / spies GW plague cart could be converted (with plumes / feathers added to the horses & the 4 corners of the wagon - and another driver!) to a kind of 'mobile theatre'; a goof excuse to use Fantasy 'bards', more generally dancers, musicians and singers in 'outfashioned' / 'exotic' / skimpy costumes (what about -slightly converted- Fantasy Football cheerleaders?).

    Now, as demonstrated with "Gerrard, Bondsmen Leader", the mere addition of a tricorne does marvels to 'tag' a miniature '18th C.'; applies not only to males, but potentially to many 'female fighers' (Darksword, Reaper...). Wargames Factory 'War of Spanish Succession' plastic sets are an abundant and -relatively- inexpensive source of tricornes & other accessories.

  4. Hi again,

    cool stuff! Thanks for all the interesting links. I hadn't seen the Characters of Gévaudan for Gloire before. I'll definately put them on the list.

    I recently watched The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. That too totally reminded me of the Mordheim Carnival of Chaos Plague Cart.

    One big issue for me is that the figures must not only match in style/theme but also in quality. If you have e.g. Dark Sword and Black Scorpion minis on one hand then you can hardly combine those with... erm... Old Glory or Blue Moon. So yeah, I am a bit picky. :)

  5. I fully understand: I prefer to have female minis (at least those supposed to be comely / cute) better sculpted than male ones; major characters better sculpted than hirelings; noble duelists better sculpted than tavern brawlers... Badly sculpts minis are often bulky, and thus suggest brute strength but certainly not bright intelligence (re. the Foundry SYW Gardes Françaises who look more orcish than human).
    Hence the variable quality of sculpt / anatomical correctness of style, instead of being an embarrassment, could be used as a playing aid reflecting both the IQ / education / sophistication of the character AND his / her social status / rank in the hierarchy of the 'gang'. Within limits of course, to work it has to stay at almost subliminal level.

  6. That's a totally interesting take on the issue. With a beautiful paint job being capable of pulling the best out of any figure this may indeed work in some occasions. I guess a problem (for me) is that usually less experly sculpted figures are also often presented with a suitably "medium" quality paint job. If all figures get an equally talented brush treatment things may be evened out a lot.


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