miniature, n. a small model or figurine, usu. made out of lead, used in wargaming and in role-playing games; miniatures are often painted and otherwise decorated for artistic effect. Also lead, mini, lead figure, lead figurine, lead miniature, 25mm miniature, 25mm lead. [GJ1]

Addendum: The creation, collection, trading, alteration, and painting of lead miniatures is an entire hobby in and of itself, usually in addition to gaming. Wargamers and RPGers may own thousands of leads. Miniatures can also be manufactured from plastic or PVC. Leads representing figures are usually at 25mm scale (2.5 cm = 5 feet). [GJ1]