For whatever reason, most wargaming miniatures are not sculpted to scale. They are far too broad for their height. I suppose this makes them look a bit more like toys that people might play with.

Lately though, there seems to be a movement afoot to sculpt miniatures to more realistic proportions, and nowhere is this more evident than in the new modern figures from Empress Miniatures.

I was lucky enough to acquire a couple packs of these miniatures during Overlord in Abingdon a couple weekends back.

So what can I say that the photographs above and below don\'t already convey? These figures are simply superb. Incredibly realistic with natural posses, these figures are described as 28mm, but it would probably be more accurate to assign them a modelling scale instead.

Of special interest is the extremely fine detailing on the weapons, probably the most accurate the industry has ever seen.

So if you are looking for realistic modern soldiers, these are probably the ones for you. Right now the line only has SAS and Taliban forces, but I have it on good authority that the range will soon be expanding.