Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pikemen Comparison

So one of the projects I have gearing up in the wings is to build some armies for the Italian Wars.  As I have progressed in time in doing this hobby, I have learned to do more pre-work on finding figures I like and that blend well together etc...  I know most of you out there already do this and this is really a head slap moment for me.

So in prepping for my Italian Wars I've bought several manufacturer's pikemen in 10mm.  I have Old Glory, Pendraken and a new company (at least to me) Warmonger Miniatures who did a Kickstarter campaign for their new line of Renaissance figures.  Since Pikemen are a large part of these armies I decided to pick those for my comparison.

So the first two pictures here are a decent closeup of the Pendraken figures on the left and the new Wargmonger Figures on the right.  Lots of good detail on both.

These pictures show the Old Glory figures on the left, Pendraken in the middle and Warmonger on the right.  The old glory figures lack a lot of detail.

Again the Old Glory figures are on the right and Pendraken in the middle and Warmonger on the left.  Height wise the Old Glory and Pendraken are fairly similar.  The Warmonger figures are a little taller and have a little more heft to them.  The pikes of the two companies are fairly the same size too.

After spending sometime looking at these I'm not sure if I will blend them into units.  I may not even use the Old Glory ones.  Not sure......


  1. Very nice figures. The smallest I've painted was one DBA army in 15mm. I can only imagine how small these must be to the naked eye!

  2. Well, of course I approve of Italian Wars armies! I would think that 10mm scale, alloy pikes would be very fragile/prone to bend/break/corkscrew. Even in 25mm, this is a significant issue. I definitely use wire (florists wire)

  3. I'd not heard of Warmonger minis before, but they look very nice, I think using 10mm you'd quite easily get away with using all three manufacturers, but I do like the Warmonger minis!!!