Wargaming Miniature Sizes

We have classified wargaming miniatures into sizes (Tiers) by the general size and role of the model.  We use these sizes to help give you an automatic estimate from Artists when you're looking for a commission painting project.  For reference on which models are which base size, please look at this guide.

Infantry

Infantry are the core of the wargaming experience.  We classify infantry as any rank and file model which is relatively common, comes in higher quantities and require less attention to detail than more elite models.  In Warhammer 40k/Fantasy, these models tend to be classified as troop or elite choices.

25mm Infantry refers to infantry with a 25mm-wide base

32mm Primaris Intercessor

32mm Infantry refers to larger infantry with a 32mm-wide base or larger.

Characters

Characters are the leaders of your forces.  Characters play a leadership role in your army and may be named.  Characters are expected to have more time and effort put into painting them as a centerpiece of your army, and are usually sculpted to a higher level of detail than infantry.

25mm Character refers to a Character with a 25mm-wide base

32mm Character refers to a Character with a 32mm-wide base

40mm Character refers to a Characters with a 40mm-wide base

28mm Bikes/Cavalry

Bikers and Cavalry are larger models and have a larger footprint than infantry.  Because there is both a mount/vehicle as well as infantry component to one of these models, some artists may choose to charge a higher price per-model than standard infantry. 

50mm Medium Models

Medium Models are those who have a 50mm-wide base.  It tends to be used for very large infantry.  Space Marine Centurions, Chaos Obliterators, and Tyrant Guard are all examples. 

 

60mm Large Models

Large Models are those who have a 60mm-wide base.  It tends to be used for Monstrous Creatures or Characters with a massive footprint.  Carnifexes, Deff Dreads, and Penitent Engines are all examples. 

120mm Massive Models

The 120mm base, otherwise known as a large Oval, is the base for some Flyers as well as some other truly massive non-vehicles like Logan Grimnar on a Stormrider.

Small Vehicles

Small Vehicles include anything above the size of Bikes to Troop Transports.  Any tank or carriage at the size of a Rhino is considered "Medium" or "Large."  We'll leave the exact delineation and pricing up to the Artist.

Medium Vehicles

Medium Vehicles include anything at the size of conventional Troop Transport, Skimmer, or Medium Tank.  Any tank or carriage larger than a Leman Russ is considered "Large."  We'll leave the exact delineation and pricing up to the Artist.

Large Vehicles

Large Vehicles include anything above the size of a medium vehicle (troop transports or medium tanks.)  Any tank or carriage larger than a Predator is considered "Large."  We'll leave the exact delineation and pricing up to the Artist.

Titans/Superheavies

These rare beasts are only present in Apocalypse and Armageddon style matches, where huge quantities of units are present.

 

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