The Empire

Another historical human army, the Empire can easily use any Landsknecht/Renaissance/30-year-war models. At the same time it has great many "big strange things" - the Luminark and Celestial Hurrikanum, War Altars and Steam tanks. I tried to find these as well as I could, but it's still possible at least some of these will have to be converted.

A few comments first:
  • The models listed here are not perfect and many are not on the same level as the original ones (those are usually way older than the current GW range). I am not saying losing GW models won't be a pity, if anything this work is making me appreciate them even more. I am just saying that a solution exists. The important part is, the models are out there.
  • This is not only my work. I have used ideas and suggestions from various places and am very grateful for the collective wisdom of the internet communities.
  • In many cases I was unsure about the size of the models and was forced to go on guesswork only. I hope at least some of them will work.
  • When possible, I have tried to link to groups of models and larger units, if only to show multiple sculpts at once. Most of the companies sell the individual models as well, should that be preferred.
  • I am quite a chaotic person and may have overlooked something awesome. I usually try to link sites that offer greater number of useful models or the ones I know I have not exhausted, but searching around the linked models might yield even more fruit.
  • If you know about something useful not linked here, please let me know and I will add it. This is by no means an exhaustive list and can never be, but I would like to list as many possibilities as possible. 

CORE

Archers

Lead Adventure Mercenary Marksmen
Wargames Foundry Elizabethan Archers

Wars of the Roses Infantry

Crossbowmen
Lead Adventure Landsknecht Crossbowmen (and more)
Perry Miniatures Italian Crossbowmen
Gamezone Imperial Crossbowmen

Free Company

Warlord Clubmen Militia
Reaper Village Mob
Old Glory Transylvanian Mob (and some more models)
Lead Adventures Kitchen Guard (and more)
Lead Adventure Metal Militia
Lead Adventure Mad Griet
Old Glory Revolting Peasants (and more)

Halberdiers

Gamezone Imperial Halberdiers
Lead Adventure Landsknechts (and more)
Freebooter Cazador Guard
Artizan Designs Landsknecht Halberdiers (and more)
Perry Miniatures Armoured Halberdiers/Pikemen (and some more models)

Handgunners

Brother Vinni's Landsknecht (and more)
Lead Adventure Landsknecht Arquebusiers (and some more models)
Warlord Landsknecht Arquebusiers
Freebooter Imperial Arquebusiers (and more)
Freebooter Asaltores
Wargames Foundry Handgunner Characters
Artizan Designs Landsknecht Arquebus (and more)
Artizan Designs Swiss Handgunners
Wargames Foundry Audacious Arquebusiers (and more)

Knightly Orders
Gamezone Imperial Heavy Cavalry
Wargames Foundry Renaissance Knights (and more)
Perry Miniatures Mounted Italian Command
Perry Miniatures Cuirassiers (and command)
Wargames Foundry Gendarmes

Spearmen

Brother Vinni's Spanish Pikemen
Warlord Landsknecht Pikes (and more)
Wargames Foundry Mercenary Characters
Artizan Designs Landsknecht Armoured Pikemen (and more)
Artizan Designs Landsknecht Unarmoured Pikemen (and more)
Artizan Designs Swiss Pikemen (and more)
Perry Miniatures Unarmoured Swiss Halberdiers/Pikemen (and some more models)

Swordsmen
Lead Adventure Landsknecht Swordsmen (and more)
Perry Miniatures Italian Light Infantry
Wargames Foundry Swaggering Swordsmen (and more)
Wargames Foundry Sword and Buckler Men

SPECIAL

Demigryph Knights



their wings can probably be removed:

D&D Miniatures Hippogriff
Black Tree Design Hippogriff
Ral Partha Hippogriff
Ral Partha Hippogriff
Mirliton Hippogriff
D&D Miniatures Arcadian Hippogriff
or use one of these:

Shieldwolf Siberias Lion Riders (and some more)
Scibor Dwarf War Bear Warriors
Reaper Guardian Beast
Hordes Praetorian Ferox
Reaper Brass Bull

Fenryll Dragon Horse Mounted Chaos Slayer

Flagellants
Reaper Krupp the Heretic
Reaper Pillory and Kids
Old Glory Brotherhood (and more)
Reaper Beggar
Brother Vinni's Girl in Stocks (and more)
Lead Adventure Rat Catcher and Angry Woman (and more)
Old Glory Revolting Peasants (and more)

Great Cannon

Gamezone Imperial Grand Cannon

Lead Adventure Cannon (and one more)
Lead Adventure Cannon Crew (and more)
Warmachine Commodore Cannon
Wargames Foundry Mercenary Gunners (and more)

Greatswords

Gamezone Imperial Swordmen

Lead Adventure Landsknecht with Greatsword (and more)
Avatars of War Great Broadsword
Artizan Design Landsknecht Dopplesoldiers (and more)
Old Glory 2-Handed Swords

Huntsmen
Warlord Hunting Party

Mortar

Gamezone Imperial Mortar
Warlord Mortar

Lead Adventure Death Bell Cannon

Outriders/ Pistoliers
Gamezone Imperial Light Cavalry with Gun
Warlord Imperial Harquebusiers
Wargames Foundry Petronels
Perry Miniatures English Civil War Riders

Reiksguard Knights

Gamezone Imperial Heavy Cavalry
Wargames Foundry Renaissance Knights (and more)
Perry Miniatures Cuirassiers (and command)
Perry Miniatures Mounted Italian Command
Wargames Foundry Gendarmes

RARE

Celestial Hurricanum

Warmachine Storm Strider
Reaper Heinz Stargazer

Hellblaster Volley Gun

Warlord Scots Multi-barrelled Frame Gun

Mantic Dwarf Ironbelcher
Black Tree Design Dwarf Organ Gun

Hellstorm Rocket Battery
Titan Forge Life Shreader
Mantic Katsuchan Rocket Launcher

Luminark of Hysh

Warmachine Storm Strider

Steam Tank

Warmachine Gun Carriage
Ramshackle Games Chimera Traction Engine
Ramshackle Games NR2 Brass Coffin
Grendel Thunder Hammer Tank
Ironclad Miniatures Medium Tank (and more)
Ironclad Miniatures Armoured Steam Carriage (and more)
Tobsen77 A7Wood
Black Army Da Vinci's Tank

MOUNTS

War Altar

Perry Miniatures Carroccio
Warmachine Vessel of Judgement

Mechanical Steed

Richard Dallimore Mechanical Steam Horses (on Kickstarter)

Imperial Griffon

Gamezone Veteran Griffon
Titan Forge Griffon Lady
Reaper Griffon
Titan Forge Grandmaster of the Lion Order

Imperial Dragon


Reaper Silver Dragon (also in Bones)
Reaper Narthalyssk
Reaper Blightfang (also in Bones)
Ultraforge Dragon
Reaper Pathfinder Red Dragon (also in Bones)
Reaper Cinder (also in Bones)


Imperial Pegasus
Reaper Paladin on Pegasus
Gamezone Pegasus of Light

CHARACTERS


Arch Lector/ Warrior Priest

Lead Adventure Warrior Priests
Lead Adventure Archbishop
Scibor Knight
Black Chapel Warrior Priest
Avatars of War Warpriest of Rayviel
Gamezone Inquisitor Magnus
Gamezone Warrior Monk

Battle Wizard

Avatars of War Cirlean Imperial Wizard
Tin's Bits Fire Mage
Reaper Ezren
Reaper Dr Orontius
Reaper Arcanamirim Wizard
Shadowsea Luthor Firebrand
Reaper Cadarius
Reaper Lamann
Reaper Darkasp
Gamezone Imperial Wizard
Gamezone Venerable Thaumaturge

General/ Captain

Raging Heroes Mounted Brunhilde (with shield)
Raging Heroes Brunhilde
Black Chapel Altreich Captain
Freebooter Cazador Comadreja
Freebooter Jarrono
Freebooter Captain Garcia
Freebooter Captain Leon
Avatars of War Lord of Castria
Avatars of War Great Broadsword
Avatars of War Major General of Lusia

Master Engineer

Raging Heroes Hildegard
Black Chapel Altreich Engineer
Black Chapel Steamheim Engineer
Black Chapel Steamheim Veteran

Witch Hunter

Raging Heroes Gretchen
Scibor Vampire Hunter
Avatars of War High Redemptor of Rayviel
Shadowsea Templar Witch Slayer

Grand Master

Gamezone General of the Empire
Gamezone Carolus
Raging Heroes Brunhilde on War Steed

I also recommend Brother Vinni's Rennaisance section, Gamezone Empire range, Lead Adventure Bruegelburg range, Warlord Thirty Years War and other Pike and Shotte ranges, Freebooter's Fate Imperial range,Wargames Foundry Renaissance infantry, knights and artillery and their Elizabethan range, Avatars of War Cirlea, Perry Miniatures European Armies range,  Artizan Designs Renaissance range, The Assault Group Renaissance range and Old Glory Italian Wars range.

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