The Blue Mule website has a pictorial record of some of the early figures in fantasy gaming. I’m showing my age, but I remember a lot of these figures from when I was in high school and college.
David Ferris provides the answer to one of the most-asked questions in miniature wargaming: What plastic figure scale should I use with my 25mm wargames figures?
S Scale is the railroad scale that most nearly approximates the 25mm – 28mm figure scale. Unfortunately, until recently it has been rather obscure, difficult to find at even the best stocked hobby store. This website has a vast list of S scale resources.