Whatever Happened to the Old Heritage 15mm Historicals?

I used to love the old Heritage/Empire Miniatures 15mm Napoleonic and ACW lines.  The first metal horse & musket miniatures I bought were 15mm Heritage British fusiliers looking natty in their bearskins to face a few strips of the old first generation Minifigs.   At the time the Heritage/Der Kriegspieler figs were the best on the market, but over time they were eclipsed by other, newer manufacturers.  These new figures dwarfed the old Heritage figures, and the scale creep that took place over time along with lack of availability forced these figures into retirement.

Years pass, and while other old ranges make comebacks, the classic Heritage figures never return.  Now I know why:

The historical figure lines of Napoleonettes, Confederettes, and
Classics are owned by Mark Blackmon and were made by a company he
called Empire Miniatues. They are no longer in production and are not
likely to ever be again. I am told by those who have contacted him,
that he wants way to much for the rights, and still wants a say in
their marketing and production after selling. All these lines were
well done, and popular, but the lack of production drove away buyers
to other companies.

Damn.

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11 Responses to “Whatever Happened to the Old Heritage 15mm Historicals?”


  1. 1 chris April 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I have a bunch of these I may be willing to part with.

    • 2 Bart May 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      I’m not looking for any at the moment, but if you’re looking to sell them I’m sure you’ll find willing buyers at either TMP or Bartertown.

    • 3 Chris May 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

      I am looking for Heritage 15mm!!! My email is dosmill09 AT gmail DOT com. Let me know what you have and are willing to sell!

    • 4 Loren Schwendeman June 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

      Have you got any Prussian ussars, Swedes or Prussian reserve infantry in stovepipes for sale?

    • 5 Tony Salinski August 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

      Hi Chris,

      What–if anything–do you have left? Painted? Prices? I’m always looking for old 15mm Napoleonettes.

      Regards,

      Tony Salinski

  2. 6 Pamela August 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I have access to any of the historical figure lines of Napoleonettes, Confederettes, and Classics. Drop me an email if you’re interested.

  3. 10 Pamela Stewart August 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Tony, I have a full inventory of everything you are looking for. Sene me an email with your list and I’ll get you a price. virtualwmn@yahoo.com

    • 11 francesco March 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      I have some french and english units of heritage 15 mm. They are partialy painted or overcoatted. I could send a list and foto. if you are interested to buy. I write from interland of Milan, Italy.
      Cordiali saluti.
      Francesco


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