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More Wargame Terrain – sales to date

Posted on September 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Earlier this week book number 75 was ordered and posted. There are now only 25 signed and numbered books left of this limited edition publication. Should you wish to order a copy, please go to this link where you can also read a number of rev…

New 15mm Desert Buildings

Posted on September 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Since we released them a few months back, the Munitions Bunker and Primitive Dwelling have been some of our most popular 6mm buildings. So it’s only natural that we’d want to upscale them to 15mm, and here they are. They were painted with t…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part four

Posted on September 17th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

The painting of this small group of Todoroni is now finished. My next post will show them varnished and flocked.Most of the work was detail painting, the Flintloques and general touching up. As stated in earlier updates, these Toads are great fun to pa…

Atlantikwall

Posted on September 17th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Continuing our range of 2mm buildings, I’ve decided to have a crack at some more modern fortifications. I’ve been working on some Normandy Atlantic Wall items to allow a refight of D-Day (don’t forget we already make Normandy rural ho…

The XIV Legion invade Droitwich Spa, Worcester

Posted on September 15th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

This weekend Sue and I visited the Droitwich Spa Saltfest, a living history and salt heritage display that is held every year in the town centre and Vines Park. The highlight for me was the Roman Military Research Society and their display of warmachin…

Airship Sheds

Posted on September 15th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

A model we’ve had kicking around for a while but which we haven’t been able to release is our 2mm scale airship hangar (only partly caused by Phil somehow managing to lose the masters for the metal parts…). The design is based on that…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part three

Posted on September 12th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

The painting is moving along apace. I have finished most of the uniform, detailed the shakos and even painted the bases. I choose a Red/White feather for the plume as this works well with the Green cockade – giving the Red-White-Green of the modern Ita…

Docking Bay 26

Posted on September 12th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Need somewhere to park your spaceship while in town? Docking Bay 26 is suitable for every class of vessel from tramp freighter to executive shuttle, and with our reasonable rates and level-3 security systems you’d be mad to leave it anywhere else…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part two

Posted on September 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Progress has moved on quite quickly with this group of Toads. I choose to paint the miniatures in a dark Bottle Green tunic with Orange/Red epalletes and uniform turnbacks similar to the 3o Bella Manicotti featured on Rob Alderman’s You Tube feature, s…

BLAST – TASTIC less than a month to go

Posted on September 10th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Less that a month to go before the first ever Blast – Tastic show in Bristol. Full details can be found here.Blast – TasticFilton Community CentreElm ParkFiltonBristolBS34 7PSSaturday 4th October 201410.00 – 4.00Admission £2.00See you there….

Late Arrivals

Posted on September 9th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

We did promise last week that there were more new releases due in the 15mm Mercenary Brigade range, and here they are. Three more new models to round out your force and give you plenty of combat options. The first of the three is the powerful Ontos tan…

Napoleon – The Campaign of Russia

Posted on September 9th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Yesterday – the Freeview TV station is showing a two part documentary called Napoleon – The Campaign of Russia on Thursday 11th September at 10.00pm. For details go to this link and here.Tony

On-Line Build for September – Todoroni from Alternative Armies

Posted on September 8th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

My On-Line Build for September is this group of eight Todaroni from the 3o Bella Manicotti Limited Edition box set from Alternative Armies. I have supplemented the miniatures I have with an officer Toad from the 56505 Todoroni Militia set.The…

Mercenary Reinforcements Available

Posted on September 5th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

The first thing to say this morning is that we’ve finally caught up with orders again, and (apart from ones that arrived yesterday/overnight) the order queue is empty (happy dance … ). We previewed more additions to our Mercenary Brigade a …

Warhammer Online – the collector’s edition

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Sue saw this boxed set at a local charity shop and bought it for me as an  anniversary present. I had not been aware of this until I saw the box and was very surprised at the quality of the presentation.The hard card box contains the video game (u…

LOTR Statue

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Another new month and another new terrain model, this time a Lord of the Rings statue that was picked up at a bring-and-buy. I think it is part of a pair.The model was slightly modified, adding a cocktail stick hammer handle and re-mounting the hammer …

Carrier Support

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

As promised last week, today we’re releasing the Indonesian carrier and fighter to complete the initial wave of their fleet. The fighters are scaled down versions of the existing Squadron Commander models, the Kampak and Pedang. SFSP-1402 –…

More Wargame Terrain book one month on

Posted on August 31st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Sales of book two are proceeding well with 57 books being sold of the limited edition, signed and numbered 100 books. I have also been pleasantly surprised at the number of orders I have received for the re-print of book one.Thank you to everyone who h…

Away-Day Parabellum, Birmingham

Posted on August 29th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

Image taken from the WebI am now back home after a great day out at Parabellum, Birmingham where over some tea and cakes I met up with Mark, Craig and John to talk about wargaming, model making and the new book.I also came away with some Flintloque Toa…

Des Res

Posted on August 29th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Today’s new release is another very useful set of 2mm buildings in the Small Scale Scenery range. These are larger detached houses, useful as country houses, rectories, larger town houses, even inns or small hotels. The sort of house that the Bri…

Celtos – The Saga Continues

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

The slow but steady progress on the new Celtos rules continues; we held another round of playtesting a couple of weeks ago and, at the end of it, had very few notes or changes to make. Which is very good news, since it means that if we came up with so …

Pin-Head Ogres

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

These are a couple of Pin-Head Ogres from the Monster in my Pocket miniature sets. I picked these up from one of the Pound Shops last year and they have been kept in my to-do box ever since. The figures are hard plastic figures that come with their own…

Indonesian Spaceships Released

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I’m back from my holiday and straight into the swing of things again. Phil has been mould-making like mad while I’m away which means we have lots of new stuff to bring you in the next few weeks. Today sees the first part of the launch of ou…

The Commandery, Worcester

Posted on August 23rd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Sue and I have lived in Worcestershire for over thirty years and this week was my first visit to The Commandery Museum Sidbury, Worcester. Over the years I have visited the museum shop and even peaked over the fences, but this was my first ever visit t…

Platoon – Advance !

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

As a little something while I’m away, we’re launching a series of Platoon Packs for our 15mm range. Platoon packs are a great way to build up your forces quickly and save money into the bargain. They contain three tanks, along with a pack o…