Wyrd’s Malifaux, McVey’s Sedition Wars, Incursion, Mercs, Rum & Bones, Anima Tactics, Dark Age Apocalypse, Infinity, Hell Dorado, WarCanto, Nemesis, Dust Warfare, Freebooter’s Fate, Eden, and a big etc.

There’s been quite an invasion of skirmish fantasy/sci-fi mostly character driven miniature games for the last 3 or 4 years. They have a lot in common like faction starter sets, most replacing the classic army roster for cards with model information and bookkeeping, some of them with free online rules, most tackle some kind of metagame resource management, most are aimed at painters as well as gamers.

There is little doubt Warmachine/Hordes will remain king in this niche of miniature gaming for a few years to come. I am one to think it has absolutely nothing to do with GW’s style of games, therefore no point in thinking PP will “replace” them whatsoever. But still the question lingers: how many of these games and miniature lines will survive the next 3 or 4 years?

P.S.: I understand some of these games have been around for a while, like Infinity or the original Dark Age. But it seems the fight is on right now in the overpriced skirmish miniature market.