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Citadel Miniatures Limited is a company which produces metal, resin and plastic miniature figures for tabletop wargames and was formed as a division of the British game company Games Workshop in early 1979.

Star Trek associationEdit

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Star Trek figurine spread in the 1980 Red Catalog, and the starship miniature page from the 1986 catalog on the right

The company issued in 1980 a line of licensed – as indicated in its Red Catalog of that year – Star Trek 25mm gaming figurine miniatures, capitalizing on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by tying in on the multitude of aliens seen in the background in that feature. The gaming figurines were Citadel originals, not FASA derivatives, contrary to the hereafter mentioned starship miniature line which was.

Citadel released for the UK market in late 1985 as a sub-licensee the starship miniatures, derived from the gaming materials originating from the FASA gaming miniatures and dutifully indicated on the packaging. As far as the starship miniatures were concerned, apart from being mounted on different style cards, the models differed from their US counterparts in that for many models less construction was needed and that they were more detailed, due to the fact that the pewter had a higher tin content. Although that made the metal more brittle, it also made the metal harder than their relative soft US counterparts and thus more susceptible to retain detailing. Eventually, Citadel only released fourteen out of the eventual 34 models FASA produced (in essence following their numbering, which explains the gaps in Citadel's numbering), when the latter lost its license in 1989. Citadel never had a direct license from the franchise for this line; the moment FASA lost its, so did Citadel. It even seems that the Citadel sub-license was short-lived at that, as the starship line had only been advertised in the company's Citadel Journal Spring 1986 catalog (specifically mentioning the sub-license in the byline), as far as can be ascertained. [1] Being the rarer one of the two releases, the Citadel variants usually command higher prices in collector circles on such second-hand markets like eBay.

Star Trek releases Edit

Star Trek gaming products
1980/81 Figurine models (licensed)

ST01: Captain Kirk (two poses)

Citadel ST02 figurine

ST02: Mr. Spock (two poses)


ST03: Dr. "Bones" McCoy (two poses)

Citadel ST04 figurine

ST04: Scotty & Chekov

Citadel ST05 figurine

ST05: Sulu & Willard Decker

Citadel ST06 figurine

ST06: Uhura & Christine Chapel


ST07: Ilia (one of two poses) & Janice Rand


ST08: Enterprise Crew

Citadel ST09 figurine

ST09: Security Guards


ST10: Vulcans


ST11: Deltans


ST12: Klingons (one shown unpainted, one painted)

Citadel ST13 figurine

ST13: Aaamazzarites


ST14: Kazarites


ST15: Betelgeusians (spelt "Betalgeusians")

Citadel ST16 figurine

ST16: Arcturians


ST17: Zaranites

Citadel ST13 figurine

ST18: K'normians


ST19: Rigellians

Citadel ST20 figurine

ST20: Rhaandarites


ST21: Shamin Priests


ST22: Megarites


ST23: Saurians


ST24: Andorians (spelt "Andoreans")


Alternate poses: Kirk, Ilia

1985 Starship models (sub-licensed)
FASA-Citadel ST01 RPG miniature USS Enterprise 1985

ST01:refit-USS Enterprise

FASA-Citadel ST02 RPG miniature USS Reliant 1985

ST02:USS Reliant

FASA-Citadel ST03 RPG miniature Klingon battlecruiser D7 1985

ST03: D7 class

FASA-Citadel ST04 RPG miniature Romulan Bird of Prey 1985

ST04: Romulan Bird-of-Prey (two pieces)

FASA-Citadel ST06 RPG miniature USS Enterprise 1985

ST05: USS Enterprise (Old design)

FASA-Citadel ST09 RPG miniature Klingon D-18 Destroyer 1985

ST09: Klingon D-18 Destroyer

FASA-Citadel ST15 RPG miniature Romulan Winged Defender 1985

ST15: Romulan Winged Defender

FASA-Citadel ST16 RPG miniature USS Chandley 1985

ST16: USS Chandley Frigate

FASA-Citadel ST17 RPG miniature USS Excelsior 1985

ST17: USS Excelsior

FASA-Citadel ST18 RPG miniature Klingon L-42 Bird of Prey 1985

ST18: Klingon L-42 Bird of Prey

FASA-Citadel ST19 RPG miniature USS Grissom 1985

ST19: USS Grissom

FASA-Citadel ST20 RPG miniature Deep Space Freighter 1985

ST20: Deep Space Freighter

FASA-Citadel ST21 RPG miniature Romulan Graceful Flyer 1985

ST21: Romulan Graceful Flyer (two pieces)

FASA-Citadel ST22 RPG miniature Orion Wanderer 1985,jpg

ST22:Orion Wanderer (two pieces; one of only two FASA designs elevated to canon status)

Citadel Miniatures Star Trek RPG miniature blisterpack back, 1985

Generic blisterpack back

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