Beginning in April, Osprey Publishing will host the first-ever, “Historical Miniature Showdown”. We are inviting all makers of 28mm historical miniatures to submit their best figure released in 2008 or 2009. These figures will be matched up in a bracket-style tournament format, and then we will ask you, the voting public, to decide which figure should advance to the next round.

 We hope that the Showdown will prove a fun way for the whole industry to come together, show off some of its best figures and engage in some light-hearted banter.We have already contacted a number of manufacturers to participate in the Showdown and have recieved a great response. But now we want to open it up to all the companies that produce 28mm historical* miniatures.  For more information or to join the Showdown, please email [email protected].

*We define “Historical Miniature” to mean any figure with a historically plausible set of equipment from the dawn of time to the present day. It does not have to represent any particular soldier, army, or period but it cannot include any fantastic or science fiction elements, nor can it be overly anachronistic (so no Spartans with SMGs).  Also considering the size variation within the industry, we will accept any figure that is advertised as being in the 25mm-32mm range.