Here is our updated list of the best alternatives to Games Workshop Warhammer miniatures from independent third-party company releases!
They say competition breeds innovation and lower prices, which seems to hold for this industry.
Once again, it’s hard to deny that Games Workshop’s designs for miniatures have made a quantum leap in the last few years. Part of that is sure to stem from the new 3D computer design and printing technology out there. However, the competition has made similar advances too.
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Best Alternatives to Games Workshop & Warhammer Miniatures 2023
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Here is our latest list of the best third-party alternatives to Games Workshop and Warhammer miniatures!
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Sci-fi Alternative Miniatures To Games Workshop
Let’s take a look at our updated list of some of the best independent company miniatures for alternatives to Games Workshop miniatures and the tabletop hobby in general:
- Wargame Exclusive Alternate models for all factions of your favorite futuristic sci-fi factions
- Da-green-one Great alternate orc models.
- Cogmind Custom Bits
- Pop Goes the Monkey 3D Astartes Conversion Bits
- Gadgets Plus 3D Knight Upgrade Bits
- Hardcore Miniatures Fantastic Ork alternate models and more.
- Battle Bling focuses on amazing bits mainly for AI, but also plenty for 40k as well
- Liber Daemonica Ful kits, bits, and painting studio.
- Hexy Store: From bits to acrylic game aides for Sci-Fi and Fantasy games.
Imperial Iron Brother by Wargame Exclusive
- Zealot Miniatures awesome selection of fantasy minis and terrain.
- Anvil Industry Futuristic sci-fi soldiers and bit collections
- Deadly Print Studio has some of the best-looking 3D printable accessories for your models.
- Heresy Lab has amazing alternative designs for games like Warhammer 40k, Mordhiem, Necromunda, and more.
SpaceNam Plastics from Wargames Atlantic
- Wargames Atlantic Has some of the coolest minis on the market for insanely affordable prices.
- Modiphius offers some of the coolest games on the market, with many great minis that are usable in many game systems.
- Armorcast Terraform Terrain They have some amazing laser-cut terrain that will set your tabletop apart.
Magnum Packs From Liber Daemonica
- Conversion World Just about any alternate weapon bits you can think of
- Soul Dark Sci-Fi Primarchs & more
- Zinge futuristic bits, monsters, vehicles & more
- DreamForge-Games More alternate sci-fi models
- Creature Caster Amazing Fantasy Models
- Vanguard Miniatures Huge selection of scaled-down minis. Tanks & weapons!
- Star Wars Legion (AMG) Great line of Star Wars models
- Anarchy Models Painting tools and conversion bits
- SciborMiniatures Fantasy models and busts
- Kromlech (Bits of war) bits and alternate models for just about any setting
- Maxmini Alternate minis and upgrade options for your models
- HiTech Miniatures futuristic sci-fi models
- Bitspudlo Huge selection of conversion bits
- Reptilian Overlords They’ve got a whole line of futuristically dark models to spice up your collections with and other great conversion bits.
Muzzle Effects & Smoke Effects by Deadly Print Studio
- Nuclear Shrimp Games Titans of all sizes
- Dark Place Miniatures amazing Chaos-themed minis and demons.
- Ramshackle Games alternate mini selection for fantasy and futuristic games
- Puppetswar soldier and elite troops minis
- Raging Heroes (Also has fantasy minis listed below) insanely detailed female models of all shapes and sizes
- Forge Planet More conversion bits
- Pig-Iron-Productions futuristic soldier options
- Statuesque Miniatures great alternate character minis and more
Puppets War – Ork Walker (printed or STL)
- Blood and Skulls Industry More armor plates and alternate tank bits
- Mastercrafted Bits & Upgrades
- VictoriaMiniatures IG Male & Female Soldier models and bits
- Warlord Games Games, WWII, historical, and fantasy models
- Crooked-Dice historical/ futuristic sci-fi models and games
- mad robot miniatures Bits and accessories for all kinds of minis
- Legio Models Alternate kits for Knights
- Taro Modelmaker If you’re in the market for specific bits and one-off conversions for your Knight, these guys have an incredible selection.
- Iron Wolf Minis Keeping the focus on Knights a bit more, Iron Wolf Minis offers some very unique upgrades, especially for the helmet and weapons.
Legio Models Nuns of Battle Kit
- Heresy Miniatures Great fantasy minis!
- Copplestone Castings Soldier minis & more
- Hf minis Character alternatives!
- The Assault Group More character alternatives
- Mantic Games alternate army options. Great centerpiece models
- Infinity the Game Incredible futuristic sculpts perfect for characters/elites
- Taro Modelmaker has amazing-quality resin alternate bits for futuristic/sci-fi mechanical walkers like Knights.
- Fox Box This company is awesome if you’re looking for a bunch of specific bits. If you’re in the market for the things that are harder to find, Fox Box probably has them.
- Mortian Incredible futuristic tank options fit the bill for all kinds of battlefield roles in your games.
- Imperial Terrain Imperial Terrain has a huge variety of terrain options matching futuristic battlezones/town buildings as well as overgrown temples/ ancient ruins.
Kromlech Seraphim Knights Primary Conversion Bits
- Meridian Miniatures Historic Soldier options
- Blitzkrieg Miniatures WWII theme army options
- Secret Weapon Miniatures Great alternate bit options
- Tinker Turf Tinker Turf has some great options for tabletop terrain and even has some great options for some display board spice!
- Artel “W” Miniatures (Gothic Line pictured below)
Fantasy Alternative Miniatures To Games Workshop
- Tabletop Art Fantasy Figures
- Dark Sword Miniatures Fantastic options for D&D/fantasy characters
- Avatars-of-War has some of the coolest classic styles of sculpts out there!
- Reaper Mini
- Spellcrow One pic doesn’t do Spellcrow justice. They’ve got alternate bits for fantasy and futuristic sci-fi games as well as their own line of models.
Classic Orcs by Avatars of War
- Game Zone Miniatures Orcs, Goblins, Vampires, and more great fantasy options
- Raging Heroes
- Other World Miniatures
- Black Site Terrain These guys have the tech to fit all your terrain needs. From Sci-fi to nature, all the way to historical.
- Mini Monsters Alternate and themed Terrain
- Privateer Press Warmachine figures
- Lost Kingdom Miniatures (Fantasy Kickstarters & Direct Sales)
- Megalith-Games More Kickstarter fantasy factions
High Elves by Raging Heroes
- Mierce-Miniatures Fantastic alternate minis for fantasy games/ D&D groups
- Claymore Castings Medieval-themed Knight minis & more
- Victrix Limited Empire gunners in Napoleonic style, other historical models like Romans
Mierce Miniatures’ Mjagnir
There’s no doubt that plenty of awesome miniature companies are out there. And with all of these to choose from, take your time and explore what they offer to ensure you get exactly what you want from the Best Alternatives to Games Workshop and Warhammer Miniatures this year!
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What do you think about these Alternatives to Games Workshop and Warhammer Miniatures? Do you have a “go-to”?
Editor’s Note: Since we published the first article of this series over six years ago, we have received a lot of messages asking us why “XYZ” company wasn’t on this list, either by hobbyists who had used their products OR by the folks who owned those companies. To be clear, this is a list of folks I have personally worked with in the past or used their products, so, for the most part, I can say they “don’t suck.”
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