The folks at Ral Partha Europe who are looking after the Demonworld range of 15mm fantasy miniatures are doing a pretty good job. Their Blighthaven range of composite warbands drawn from the extensive range available to them make fantasy skirmishing games a breeze to get started with.To quote RPE: “The Demonworld range of miniatures are in our opinion some of the best 15mm figures currently available.” I agree full heartedly. There are others out there that are also very very good but Demonworld are easily up there in the top three.
Whilst the below troops have been supplemented by other miniatures from the range, the core Blighthaven set is well rounded and hold together very well. Many people on the forums ask for direction to 15mm Warhammer Fantasy proxies – look not further than here.
Personally I have a lot of Demonworld miniatures but have also gone with the Blighthaven stuff before. So far painted are the Thain (Barbarians) and the Dark Elf Ronin. Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins, Beastmen, Undead and more Humans to come as well as a dozen other “unofficial” skirmish forces based around the Demonworld miniature range (for example this Centaur ‘herd’).
It wouldn’t surprise me if Ral Partha Europe do the following;
- Now that most of the ‘core’ warbands that would be expected have been pulled together, the range will expand to include more unusual/specialised warbands (see Centaurs above or these Dark Elf cavalry).
- They produce a set of Blighthaven rules that support the growing range and can take on the likes of Mordheim, Frostgrave, Open Combat, Otherworld, Song of Blades and Heroes and the dozens of other meritorious skirmish rule sets out there.