Monday, March 25, 2013

The ideal Imagi-nations miniatures?

Stepping out of character for a few moments here to promote something really quite special...

Nic Robson from Eureka Miniatures has been kind enough to let me preview their new range of 28mm miniatures coming out in a couple of months time. The range is being advertised as "28mm Marshal Follies: SYW", sculpted by Gennady Stupin.

There are plenty of ranges of fantasy historical miniatures out there but many of them go too far and enter the realms of silliness. These are different. I think you'll agree they are absolutely lovely, packed full of character and animation but without going over the top. I can't wait to get my hands on some for my guards...

From the promo literature:

100MFS01 SYW Musketeer at attention (4 variants)
100MFS02 SYW Musketeer NCO at attention (1 variant)
100MFS03 SYW Musketeer Drummer, at attention (1 variant)
100MFS04 SYW Musketeer Standard bearer ,at attention (1 variant)
100MFS05 SYW Grenadier at attention (4 variants)
100MFS06 SYW Grenadier NCO at attention (1 variant)
100MFS07 SYW Grenadier Drummer, at attention (1 variant)
100MFS08 SYW Grenadier Standard bearer ,at attention (1 variant)
100MFS09 SYW Mounted Officer
100MFS10 SYW Canon and three crew

Figures are sold individually unless a set is indicated. The number in parentheses denotes the number of available variants for that product code. Variants are supplied randomly, but Eureka Miniatures will always endeavour to supply a representative sample.


  1. More than a touch of Goscinny & Uderzo in the characters' DNA; Asterix le Marechal, perhaps?

    1. Haha! I hadn't thought of that but you're right. The grenadier sergeant could do with a few extra pounds to complete the image perhaps...

  2. I was sent this by a friend who has been trying to get me interested in SYW forever. I have resisted--until now. I hope that Eureka will make a figure that resembles my life-long hero, the most eminent Baron Munchausen. I'm in and wait with bated breath for the release.

  3. Very nice ! I quite like those.


  4. And I might add, because they are caricatures and perhaps more in the vein of archetypes (although the examples look fairly Prussian to me), for me they ease one of the main objections to doing imagi-nations.

    That is, the sacrilige of turning a perfectly good army of ______ (insert nationality) into something other than what they were intended to be with fanciful flags and uniform colors. While that's probably not a big deterrent for many, it's something that's always bothered me a bit about going the imagi-nations route.