The Wide World of World War II Miniatures

Unlike some miniatures games, Bolt Action is manufacturer agnostic, you can use models from any company you like. No matter the Nation or force you choose to represent, someone makes minis for it.

Latest Updates

  • Brigade Games – Added – Sept. 4, 2022
  • Westwind Productions – Added – April 13, 2022
  • Kick Ass Mail Order – Added – Jan. 14, 2022
  • Victory Force – Added – Oct. 26, 2021
  • Baueda – Added – Oct. 14, 2021

Infantry

Artizan DesignsMetal

  • France – Foreign Legion, Moroccan Goumier
  • Germany – Grenadier, Army, Afrika Korp, Fallschirmjäger, Army (Winter)
  • Italy – Army
  • Partisans – Infantry
  • Soviet Union – Scouts, Army, Army (Winter), Naval Brigade, Snow Suits
  • UK/Commonwealth – 8th Army, Commandos, Commonwealth, SAS, Army
  • US – Airborne, Army, Army (Winter)

Empress MiniaturesMetal

  • Germany – Volksgrenadier, Late War Army
  • Italy – Army, Colonial Infantry, Army (North Africa)
  • Romania – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – Army (Late War), BEF, Naval Infantry
  • US – Late War Army

Footsore MiniaturesMetal

  • Partisans – Infantry

The Assault GroupMetal

  • Germany – Army (Late War), Army (Winter), Grenadiers
  • Japan – Army
  • Soviet Union – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – Chindits, Ghurkas
  • US – Marines

Offensive MiniaturesMetal

  • Germany – Defense of Berlin, Fallschirmjäger, Afrika Korp, Army (Winter), Waffen SS
  • Italy – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – Airborne, 8th Army, LRDG
  • US – Airborne

Brigade GamesMetal

  • Germany – Army
  • Soviet Union – Army, Mongolians
  • UK/Commonwealth – Australians
  • US – Army, USMC

Eureka MiniaturesMetal

  • Japan – Army
  • Soviet Union – Army, Factory Workers
  • UK/Commonwealth – Australians

Gaddis GamingMetal

  • France – Army, Alpine
  • Finland – Army (Summer), Army (Winter)
  • Germany – Early War Army, Late War Army, Fallschirmjäger, Waffen SS, DAK, Army (Winter)
  • Italy – Army, Bersaglieri, Alpine, Army (North Africa)
  • Japan– Army
  • Partisans – Infantry
  • Soviet Union – Army (Summer), Late War, NKVD, Army (Winter)
  • UK/Commonwealth – Army (Late War), Chindits, Sikhs, Gurkhas, Australians, Airborne, Commandos, 8th Army
  • US – Rangers, Airborne, Marines

Crusader MiniaturesMetal

  • France – Senegalese, Army (Early War), Calvary, Dragons Portés
  • Germany – Army (Early War), Cavalry, Cossacks, Fallschirmjäger, Army (Winter)
  • Partisans – Infantry
  • Poland – Army (Early War)
  • Soviet Union – Army (Early War), Army (Winter)
  • Romania – Army (Early War)
  • UK/Commonwealth – Army (Early War), Army (Late War), Airborne
  • US – Army, Airborne

Copplestone CastingsMetal

  • Soviet Union – Mongolian Calvary, Cossacks, Army (Interwar)
  • China – Army, Calvary, Warlords

Pulp FiguresMetal

  • China – Warlords / Militia
  • France – French Foreign Legion
  • Germany – Kriegsmarine, Colonial Troops
  • Japan – Naval Troops
  • Partisans – Sailors
  • UK/Commonwealth – Sikhs, 8th Army (Early War), Highlanders
  • US – Sailors, Marines (Early War)

Gorgon StudiosMetal

  • France – French Foreign Legion
  • Germany – Fallschirmjäger, Gebirgsjäger
  • Norway – Army
  • Partisans – Greeks
  • Poland – Black Brigade
  • UK/Commonwealth – Army (Winter), SBS Commandos

Kromlech HistoricalMetal

  • Poland – Army (Early War), Cavalry, Black Brigade

Perry MiniaturesMetal and Plastic

  • France – French Foreign Legion, Senegalese, Vichy
  • Germany – Army (DAK), Fallschirmjäger
  • Italy – Army (North Africa)
  • UK/Commonwealth – 8th Army, Sikhs, SAS, LRDG, Cavalry
  • US – Army

Stoessi’s HeroesMetal

Individual ‘character’ models including:

  • Finland – Army
  • Germany – Army, SS, Tank Crew
  • Japan – Army
  • Partisans – French Resistance, Russian Partisans
  • Poland – Airborne
  • Soviet Union – Army, Tank Crew, Scouts
  • UK/Commonwealth – LRDG, SAS, Airborne, Army, Canadians
  • US – Airborne, Marines, Army

Wargames FoundryMetal

  • Germany – Fallschirmjäger, Army, Sentries, Calvary
  • Japan – Army
  • Partisans – French Resistance
  • UK / Commonwealth – Chindits, Commandos, Home Guard, Airborne

Great Escape GamesMetal

  • Denmark – Army
  • Germany – Army (Summer), Army (Winter), Battle for Berlin
  • Greece – Mountain Infantry
  • Italy – Alpini, Bersaglieri, Army
  • Hungary – Army (Summer), Army (Winter), Calvary
  • Romania – Army (Summer), Army (Winter)
  • Soviet Union – Army (Summer), Army (Winter)

Bad SquiddoMetal

  • Soviet Union – Female Weapons Teams, Scouts, Snipers, Tank Crew, Infantry
  • UK/Commonwealth – Female Home Guard, WRN, Civilians, RAF
  • US – Female War Correspondents

Heer46Metal

  • Germany – Fallschirmjäger, Gebirgsjäger, Army (Winter)
  • Soviet Union – Snow Suits

Rubicon ModelsMetal and Plastic

  • Germany – Tank Crew, Army
  • Soviet Union – Tank Crew, Army, Scouts, Tank Riders
  • UK/Commonwealth – Tank Crew, Army
  • US – Tank Crew, Army, Tank Riders

Black Tree DesignMetal

  • France – Army
  • Germany – Gebirgsjäger, Army, DAK, Fallschirmjäger, SS
  • Italy – Army
  • Partisans – Soviet Partisans
  • Soviet Union – NKVD, Naval Brigade, Army (Winter)
  • UK/Commonwealth – Commandos, Airborne, Army
  • US – Army, Airborne

Wargames AtlanticPlastic

  • France – Army
  • Italy – Army, Bersaglieri
  • Germany – Panzer Lehr
  • Partisans – French Resistance

Bohemian TroopsMetal

  • Czechoslovakia – Army (Early War)

Anzio Miniatures

Metal

  • China – Army

Victory Force MiniaturesMetal

  • Germany – Army, SS, Gebirgsjager, Grenadiers, Fallschirmjager 
  • Partisans – French Partisans
  • Soviet Union – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – Army
  • US – Army, Airborne

Wartime MiniaturesMetal

  • Japan – Army, SNLF
  • Hungary – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – Australian Army, Australian Commandos

Westwind ProductionsMetal

  • Germany – Army, SS, DAK, Grenadiers
  • Japan – Army
  • Partisans – French Partisans
  • Soviet Union – Army
  • UK/Commonwealth – 8th Army, Army
  • US – Army, USMC

Warlord GamesMetal and Plastic

  • Pretty much everything.

Model Comparisons

Infantry Scale Comparison

Scale comparison of the various model companies I have in my collection. Note, the Footsore ones are taller, that model is bent forward running (I should have picked a better example).

Scale comparison of Italian Infantry from three different companies. Note this includes both metal and plastic models from Warlord Games.

Vehicles

Rubicon ModelsMetal and Plastic and Resin

  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • UK/Commonwealth
  • US

Kromlech HistoricalResin

  • Poland

TrenchworxResin

  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Soviet Union
  • US

Blitzkrieg MiniaturesResin

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • UK/Commonwealth
  • US

Wargames FoundryMetal

  • Germany

Perry MiniaturesResin and Metal

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • UK/Commonwealth
  • US

Mad Bob MiniaturesResin

  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary

Terrain

Baueda

  • Wide variety of resin sandbag emplacements, trench systems, objectives and barriers.

Were to buy in the US?

The majority of World War II minis are manufactured in the UK / EU. For us over here in the States, here is a list of vendors that sell these incredible model ranges without the international shipping.

  • Badger Games – Artizan, Bad Squiddo, Copplestone Castings, Crusader Miniatures, Warlord Games, Great Escape Games, Offensive Miniatures, Perry Miniatures, Kromlech Historical, Heer46, Wargames Foundry
  • GCmini – Artizan, Bad Squiddo, Great Escape Games, Offensive Miniatures, Warlord Games
  • Michigan Toy Solider – Warlord Games, Trenchworx and pretty much every hobby company imaginable.
  • Age of Glory Miniatures – Empress Miniatures
  • Kick-Ass Mail Order – Bad Squiddo, Great Escape Games, Rubicon Models, Wargames Atlantic

Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments or shoot an email to Andrew at ChicagoDiceTeam@gmial.com.

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