This blog post takes a look at minis from a new figure producer, Bloody Miniatures.
|A first command group created using the new range from Bloody Miniatures - 28mm|
Bloody Miniatures (link) is a new figure producer that has just released (March 2021) their first range of miniatures. These are aimed at the War of the Three Kingdoms (English Civil War) and the Thirty Years Wars. The initial release contains four packs, each of four different figures and is focused on equipment and poses especially suitable for forlorn hopes, storming parties and other smaller ‘actions’. The figures have been sculpted by Nick Collier, who Bicorne and Renegade fans may remember was the designer for those early ranges. In common with Bircorne etc. these are on the larger side of 28mm figures, and are supplied in one piece metal castings (the figures armed with pole arms have separate weapons).
I was lucky to spot the announcement of the Bloody Miniatures range on Facebook on the release day. I was so impressed with the pictures that I immediately ordered all four packs. The figures arrived in a couple of days and were very nicely boxed. I especially liked the red tissue paper used in packing which goes well with the company name!
The figures are really nice sculpts, with lots of crisp details. This initial release are great representations of dismounted cavalry and infantry equipped for close quarters fighting. This makes them ideal for smaller skirmish games, or as specialist assault units in larger games. I have chosen to make some slight conversions to the first four on to my painting table as a command group.
|The first four figures from Bloody Miniatures on my painting table|
|A custom 2p movement tray from Warbases to take 2p bases|
|The movement tray with figures added.|