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  • I had originally expected Ogres to be rather specfic models out of which it would be difficult to make units, but was proven wrong.There are a few ranges that are very detailed and colourful and should make a lovely army.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from The Ogre Stronghold and am very grateful to all the people there and their collective wisdom.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.




    CORE

    Hobgoblins
    Ogre Ironclad Warriors
    Ogre Clansmen

    SPECIAL

    Deformed Outcast
    Ogre Gunners
    Ogre Mercenary
    Ogre Cavalry
    Sabretooth Tigers
    Yethee Tribe

    RARE

    Giant
    Wheeled Catapult
    Wheeled Cannon
    Horned Auroch
    Wooly Mammoth

    CHARACTERS

    Blood Shaman
    Fire Shaman
    Ogre Warlord
    Ogre Tracker

    I also recommend looking at Hordes Trollbloods range, Titan Forge Bloodsail Island range, Scibor Ogre range, Werewolf Miniatures and their Ogre Mercenaries, the Shieldwolf Miniatures Ogre range and a search for ogre or giant on Reaper website.
    Also check out the thread on Ogre Stronghold from which I take most of my alternatives. [Read More]
  • An message rather than an alternative model list, for which I apologise. :(
    The armies are almost complete, there are only three that I have not not finished and this blog is catching up fast with the Blogger one. This however means I should get super busy finishing those three if I want to maintain my one army a day routine and have less time for updating the existing lists. I am writing down all your suggestions and please keep them coming, I'll add all the models you are pointing out to me and more as soon as I can. (I already have some more links noted down and want to go once more through most of the companies - once I finish at least the basics.) [Read More]
  • The Reptilians are an army where I had more problems than I expected at first, quite the opposite from Ratmen. I knew Reaper had a ton of stuff plus there were many dinosaurs in toyshops at least, but it was hard to find much else that would fit. I have not yet found any alternatives for the Anurid High Priest and dinosaur platforms and will continue to look.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various sources and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.


    CORE

    Saurus Totem Warriors


    Skink Braves/ Skink Hunters- they should be smaller than humans, so I tried to find some largish 15mm models


    SPECIAL

    Maceosaurus


    Snake Swarms


    Chameleons - maybe it would be possible to chop off tops of their weapons to create blowpipes?


    Saurus Raptor Riders


    Skink Sky Riders Riders


    Croxisaurus


    Saurus Shrine Guard


    RARE

    Spike Lizard


    Fire Lizard


    Spinosaurus


    Triceratops


    MOUNTS

    Tyrannosaurus


    CHARACTERS

    Saurus Ancient


    Skink Captain


    Skink Ritual Priest


    Anurid High Priest


    I also recommend going through the Shadowsea Draconid range , Crocodile Games Typhon and Sebeki ranges, Battlezone Lizardmen, Mirliton Lizardmen range, the Stray Ones range from Hell Dorado (if it's still possible to get those minis, look for Squamatta models) and doing a search for Reptus (or Lizardman) on Reaper website. Splintered Light Miniatures make a box of 20mm Lizardmen and Blood Dawn make =59625]15mm Lizardmen that are supposed to be rather large, both hopefully useable as skinks. Hordes Minions range have some lizard-like models that could maybe work as well. There are "real" miniature dinosaurs (such as these or these), but what I recommend the most are toy lines made by Schleich and Papo. Tabletop art are doing Lizard City bases, which fit the theme very well and with some creativity could maybe be used to build structures and platforms for the Anurid High Priest and the dinosaurs and Grendel have some Aztec/Olmec stuff in their 28mm scenery section. [Read More]
  • There are great many undead models by great many companies. Most of them are quite old and there is not much interesting you can do with a generic skeleton model anyway, so I am not linking all of them, limiting this selection to the models I like or find good value for the price. Instead, I link many alternative miniatures lists at the bottom of the post, so you can find more alternatives there.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.



    CORE

    Ghouls


    Undead Hounds


    Skeleton Warriors


    Zombies


    SPECIAL

    Bat Swarm


    Barrow Knights


    Cadaver Wagon


    Ghoul Monstrosities


    Great Bats


    Ghost Horde


    Barrow Revenants


    Burning Reapers (mounted)


    Vampiric Monstrosities


    Vargbeast


    RARE

    Dark Coach


    Vampiric Knights


    Burning Reapers


    Necrotic Engine


    Titanic Bat/ Zombie Dragon


    Angels of Death


    MOUNTS

    Monstrosity


    Floating Court


    CHARACTERS

    Vampire Count


    Necromancer


    Strigoi


    Wraith


    Wailing Spirit


    Barrow King


    I also recommend Mantic undead army, Heresy Miniatures undead range, Mirliton undead range, Black Tree undead range, Lords of the World undead section, Old Glory Vampire Wars range, Titan Forge Drakskull's Menace section (for undead Orcs), Rafm Necro Drake Lord's Bone Warriors and a search for undead, vampire (especially for characters, there are tons of them and everyone can have different taste), ghost or skeleton on Reaper website.
    You can also find more inspiration in the Carpe Noctem official alternative models thread, this list (for zombies, there are also skeletons and vampires) or these lists for core, special and rare. [Read More]
  • Skeletons are easy to find, but I expected the rest of Tomb Kings army to be very specific with their Egyptian feel. Luckily Gamezone does an extensive range and Crocodile Games and Reaper also have quite a lot of models. It should also be possible to search for historical Egyptians for stuff like chariots and converting them with some skeletal horses.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.




    CORE

    Skeleton Bowmen


    Desert Chariots


    Skeleton Light Cavalry


    Skeleton Cavalry


    Skeletons


    SPECIAL

    Great Vultures


    Battlesphinx


    Pyramid Knights


    Sand Stalkers


    Pyramid Guard


    Sand Scorpion


    Scarab Swarms


    Shabtis


    RARE

    Spirit Tomb


    Soul Colossus


    Necrotitan


    Dreadsphinx


    Skull Catapult


    Angels of Death


    CHARACTERS

    High Death Priest


    Pharaoh


    Tomb Harbinger


    I also recommend going through the whole Crocodile Games Aegyptus range (starting with, but not limited to the undead section, they also have separate shields and accessories that can help modify any other models), Gamezone Roal Tumuli Guardians range, Eureka Miniatures Chaos Egyptians range, Dark Art Studios mummies and doing a search for Nefsokar and Egypt on Reaper website. Grendel does some Egyptian scenery that could be also helpful.
    And for even more suggestions, you can have a look at this list (I took most of my alternatives from there) and this one. [Read More]
  • There are many dwarf models and complete ranges out there, some of them old but many of them very pretty. The army as a whole is very simple, with no nasty surprises or anything complicated in the units and even the warmachines, while numerous, are relatively straightforward. In the end the biggest problem for me was the fact that most of the units look almost the same to me. I guess this is where my elven background shows. There are probably many more companies making dwarves as well.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.




    CORE

    Dwarf Warriors


    Dwarf Veterans


    Dwarf Shooters


    SPECIAL

    Dwarf Ballista


    Honour Guard


    Copter Burner


    Deathseekers


    ]Runeforging Anvil


    Forge Fathers


    RARE

    Copter Bomber


    Open Field Machine

    Dwarf Cannon:


    Dwarf Catapult:


    Close Quarter Machine

    Dwarf Volley Cannon:


    Dwarf Fire Cannon:


    CHARACTERS

    Deathseeker Elder


    Dwarf King


    Guildmaster


    Runic Smith


    Dwarf Lord on Shield Bearers


    I also recommend Scibor dwarf section, Gamezone dwarf range, Mantic dwarf army, West Wind Dwarf Wars range, Hasslefree dwarves, Black Tree Design dwarf range, Avatars of War dwarf section, Lords of the World dwarves, Mirliton dwarves, Black Chapel Miniatures Dwarfs, Ral Partha Dwarves by Kev Adams and a search for dwarf on Reaper website.
    There is also a great list here.

    for the missing units, see the entry on my Blogger blog. [Read More]
  • The army from which I expected the most problems. Surprisingly, there are two Skaven ranges, one made by Mirliton and an extensive one by Black Tree Designs. I have zero experience with either company, I have however heard some bad things about Black Tree and their long delivery times, so proceed with caution. I have also heard something about Mantic working on a Skaven faction for their Kings of War, so maybe we're getting nicer models soon.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various sources and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.



    CORE

    Ratmen Warriors


    Giant Rodents


    Ratmen Infiltrators


    Ratmen Underlings


    Ratmen Elite


    Plague Warriors


    WEAPON SPECIALISTS - most of them would probably have to be converted, but I tried to find at least the weapons

    Tunnel Machine


    Noxious Mortar


    Gatling Gun


    Warp Flame Thrower


    Meat Grinder


    SPECIAL

    Ratmen Ninjas


    Plague Flail Bearers


    Ratmen Grenadiers


    Cluster of Rats


    Monstrous Rats


    Firing Squad


    RARE

    Rolling Doom


    Mutated Monstrosity


    Plague Catapult


    Weaponized Monstrous Rats


    Lightning Cannon


    MOUNTS

    Doomsday Wagon


    Plague Wagon


    Ratmen Brute


    Ratmen Palanquin - would probably have to be converted, but hopefully shouldn't be too hard. And I haven't been able to find it on GW site either.


    CHARACTERS

    Grey Prophet


    Ratmen Overlord


    Ratmen Assassin


    Plague Prophet


    Ratmen Engineer


    Vermin Daemon


    I recommend going through the whole Black Tree and Mirliton ranges and Black Hat Rat Men Pirates section. Black Scorpion makes a bloodbowl/fantasy football team, which might be useful as well. There are also rat heads as conversion bits, both plain and with gas masks (and some wearing Samurai helmets for those into such things). These can be put onto any model, probably including some steampunk or WWI ones. Steampunk weapons for weapon team conversions are by Curious Constructs. [Read More]
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    Daemons are a very colourful army with many models that are easy to find, but they also have quite a lot of strange things and warmachines I found almost impossible to replace. However, the nature of Chaos means great creative freedom in how to portray each unit, so don't feel constrained by my (very limited and based on GW) choices or even the original models.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.




    CORE

    Slaughters


    Sirens


    Horrors


    Tallymen


    SPECIAL

    Furies


    Hellhounds


    Crusher Cavaly


    Igniters


    Screamers


    Siren Chariot- I would take the seeker models and combine them with any chariot, like this one:


    Mounted Siren


    Plaguelings


    Pestilent Beasts


    RARE - Ok, difficult stuff here, so please bear with me

    Blood Cannon


    Blazing Chariot


    Clawed Fiends


    [lexicon]Shrine of Temptation


    Blight Flies


    Daemon Engine


    MOUNTS

    Daemon Throne of Wrath


    Disc of Change


    Palanquin of Pestilence


    CHARACTERS

    Scourge of Wrath


    Weaver of Change


    Prince of Lust


    Father of Pestilence


    Daemonic Prince


    Harbinger of Wrath


    Harbinger of Change


    Harbinger of Lust


    Harbinger of Pestilence


    I also recommend Gamezone Chaos range, Avatars of War Apocalypse and Demons range, the Hell Dorado Demons range, a search for Demon or Succubus on Reaper website, Mierce Miniatures Infernii range, Demons by Creature Caster, Ultraforge Demon Lords and Greater Demons, Titan Forge Daemonic Kingdom range, West Wind's Lucifers War range, Crocodile Games Nekharu range and the new Raging Heroes TGG2 kickstarter. [Read More]
  • There are tons of different barbarian miniatures (I didn't even link all of them), Gamezone has a full Chaos range and Avatars of War have some very nice models, including a few units as well as many different heroes. The challenging part were things like Dragon Ogres, warmachines and big strange things in general.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.



    CORE

    Wasteborn Chariot


    Barbarians


    Warhounds


    Wasteborn Fallen


    Wasteborn Warriors


    Mounted Barbarians


    SPECIAL

    Wasteborn Knights


    Waste Ogres


    Battleshrine


    Favoured


    Dragon Centaur


    Maulerbeast Chariot


    Warp Trolls


    Blight Reavers / Wrath Reapers


    Mutant Spawn


    Bloodbrute


    RARE

    Chimera


    Giant


    Elder Dragon Centaur


    Warpscream Cannon


    Vortex Fiend


    Crushers


    MOUNTS

    Warp Daemon Steed


    Manticora


    Warp Dragon


    Disc of Change


    CHARACTERS

    Chosen Lord


    Chosen Sorcerer


    Daemonic Prince


    I also recommend Russian Alternative Barbarians of Wasteland, Gamezone Chaos range, Avatars of War Apocalypse and Demons range, Red Box HelsVakt and Mierce Miniatures Ysians range and the new Raging Heroes TGG2 Kickstarter. [Read More]
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    Beast Herds were one of the armies where I expected more problems and what saved the most when compiling this list were the amazing Mierce Miniatures (I am just worried about the price tag for such an army). Other than that, Crocodile games were very helpful and Reaper and Gamezone seem to be the best sites for anything.

    There is now a discussion thread about the models here.

    A few comments first:
    • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
    • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from The Herdstone and am very grateful to all the people there and their collective wisdom.
    • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
    • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
    • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
    • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible.






    CORE

    Feral hounds


    Shorthorn Herd


    Raiding Chariot


    Mongrel Herd


    SPECIAL

    Longhorn Herd

    Centaurs

    Gargoles

    Minotaurs


    Razortusk Herd/ Razortusk Chariot


    Briar Best

    RARE

    Minotaur Bloodbeast

    Cyclops

    Giant


    Jabberwock

    CHARACTERS

    Beast warlord


    GnarledSoothsayer


    Minotaur Warlord


    I also recommend going through the entire Mierce Miniatures shop, especially the Fomoraic section, Crocodile Games, especially Khemru and Hyberborea section, a search for Reven on Reaper website (plus the obvious ones like beast, minotaur, giant and so on) or the Hordes Minions range.
    And of course the alternative model threads at the Herdstone, from which I took many on this list: here and here. [Read More]