Posts Tagged ‘salute 2017’

Anvil Industry Newsletter

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

There we some pictures of their stand in my own Salute 2017 overview

To say months of preparation goes into preparing for Salute, one of the biggest wargaming shows in the UK, would be an understatement. This year was no exception, what had started as a bit of a joke developed into a mad plan to have a demo game in the back of a sci-fi Land Rover Defender!
Read More in our Blog
Image courtesy of Tony Emerson.
We used modular scenery kits from Laser Terrain Co. with custom made LED lighting to create this sweet colour changing game board, perfect for the Technician’s experimental laboratories…
We 3D printed this med-bay for the show and will release a kit soon.
Kind regards,
The Anvil Team
Copyright © 2017 Anvil Industry Ltd, All rights reserved. 

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A ‘Sorry we’re closed for a bit’ discount offer from Hasslefree Miniatures…

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It’s Salute Rest Time!
Salute is over, well put a mini report in our first proper newsletter but for a few days at least it’s recovery time. We not only have to personally recover but we have to put the entire unit back together!

As that will take 2 or 3 days easily, the sale code will run until until Wednesday at the earliest, possibly a day or two longer depending on just how broken we are.

Here’s the details…


Closing Dates & Sale Code!
Any regular orders currently placed won’t go out now until after Salute. So at least the 26th April.
As a reward for the delay there is a 10% code now active until that date. Details on that below. As always we take care of anyone who’s placed an order just before a code is announced so there’ll be a freebie in your order etc.***

The code this time is a bit odd, normally we use the gimmestuff code becase I get to use the baby meme that I consistently find amusing but we passed 10,000 likes on faceboook and did nothing for it!. We’ve been so busy with other things, and my surgeries over winter, that we didn’t even notice it happen :(

The code for orders while we are away is therefore ‘YAY10K‘ 😀

Use this code on the ‘confirmation page’, the last one before payment, to get 10% off your order.

***Basically if your order doesn’t get posted until after Salute, you’ll get something for the delay/missing the code :) 


And Finally…
Someone left their pre-order on the table at Salute, PM us on Facebook so we can sort it for you?

If anyone sees any photos of our stand, or the Random Platypus demo games, on any blogs or websites or facebook etc then please let us know in this thread (Or email us if you’re FB allergic). We’re rounding them up.

As always, keep an eye on Kev’s artist page on FB. He’s almost free of KS commitments now and has started mixing in more random stuff and anatomy practise, which is always interesting :)
I am unlikely to answer emails, FB messages, semaphore or smoke signals for a bit other than the easiest ones. I am mostly asleep. For a while.
Go nuts with the code, you deserve i! 😉
’til next time,

Arty.

Learning Curve: Salute 2017 (Mainly Pictures!)

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hey all!  So we’re back from Salute and fully recuperated!  It’s surprising how tiring just wandering around taking pictures and speaking to people is!  Some […]

Salute 2017 – The Pics (A Looong Post!)

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Its Sunday night and my feet still hurt!
Yep I’ve got to admit it, it was bloody knackering walking around Salute all day!
Postie, Dave and myself left early, unlike last year I actually remembered the tickets this time!
So upon arrival to the Excel centre, me and Postie abandoned Dave to the Salute queue and if you’ve ever been to Salute you’ll know the pain of the Salute queue!
Yes, that does mean we had a press pass once again. yee haw! So we got in nice and early around 8.30ish. After an hour of wandering around I called BigLee to see where he was. He wasn’t best pleased when I told him we were already spending our hard earned dosh and had been for an hour or so. He called me a few names, none of which I can repeat here, but he did include a photo
see below!
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he he!
Anyway on with the SHOW!

Dalauppror – Fort Mosquito 1654
Sweden v Dutch Wars in the New World
Top marks go to Michael and Gang, this was my favorite game of the show!

Col Bill, giving it large!!!
 Warbases and Col Bill still setting up.
My first purchase of the day was at Midlam Miniatures
Some very nice lit torches……what the hells he talking about, I hear you say.
All will be explained another day.
The ddddreaded queue…..

Warlord – Inverlochy 1645

Still setting up…..

WI – Celebratory Deathmatch

Society of Ancients

Gatehouse Gamers – Encounter at Pearson’s Farm ACW

Barry & Toggy looking all glam!

Herts Volunteers Gamers Club – Sword Beach 6th June 1944

Hornchurch Wargames Club – WotR

A bit blurry, but these ship were bloody awesome!!

£70 for this ship which I thought was a bargain
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I had a chat with Graham & son from Crann Tara

Essex Warriors – 7YW Battle of Prague 1757

The Old Guard – Raab 1809

A beautiful castle for sale at Rendra.

7TV 

2 Fat Lardies – Sharpe’s Practice
Had a quick chat with Sidney Roundwood!

Bit blurry but……….

???

Peter Pig – Vietnam

Shattered Void

The Walking Dead

More 7TV

Crewe and Nantwich Wargames – Fall of Philippines Battle of Marong 1942

Batman

???

Scareb Miniature – Italy 1917-1918

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society – Soviet counter-attack near Rogochev 1942

Wyre Forest Gamers – Battle of Kalisz 1706 

Pike & Shot Society – King Philips War 1675

Pedion Terrian – Operation Uranus WWII
Beautifully made terrain tiles!

Bexley Wargames – Jurassic Park 

Muskets & Tomahawks

Simon Miller – Raphia 217BC

 The Continental Wargames Society – Meet me at the Trocadero

 

Real Time Wargames – 

Learn to Paint the Army Painter way

Battle for Neustadt 6mm

The river that never was……

League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists – Carry on up the Volga, Russian Civil War

ACW – ??

??

Congo

Gripping Beast

Pirates – ??

??? 

  
                                              Von Jrinkenessen Chronicles – Italian Wars

North London Wargames Group – 

I found this reprobate fast asleep in a chair.
Of course I riffled through his bag and ate his sandwiches!

Bet they were hot!

Not at hot as him though! 

Ard Hamma Pinhail – 2nd Sino-Japanese War

???

Friday Night in Crawley – Palestro 1859 – Franco Prussian War

Love the town!

Fran woulda loved this one!
Oshiro Terrain – Shiro O Kogeki

??? -The Battle of Lodi Vecchio 1239

Kallistra – Battle of Cambrai 1917

And that’s about it
hope I didn’t bore you too much?
If anyone can fill in any of the club or game names I’d appreciate it?

Salute 2017 – An Overview

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I spent Saturday of this week at the ExCel centre in London at the Salute show where I spent both an enjoyable few hours…and too much money…Here’s an overview of the event primarily in photo form…many photos in fact so you might have to be a bit …

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A final bit of Salute news from Hasslefree Miniatures…

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It’s Salute Time!
We’re up to our necks as usual the days before Salute. We’ll be there though, bright eyed and bushy-tailed (or bleary eyed and caffeine-filled, one or the other, place your bets!).
It’s too late for pre-orders now so if you’re coming then at least have your lil scribbled note with ya 😀

If you can’t make it to Salute, then a) We’re very sorry, it’s great! and b) to make up for it, there’s the below 😉 …


Closing Dates & Sale Code!
Any regular orders currently placed won’t go out now until after Salute. So at least the 26th April.
As a reward for the delay there is a 10% code now active until that date. Details on that below. As always we take care of anyone who’s placed an order just before a code is announced so there’ll be a freebie in your order etc.***

The code this time is a bit odd, normally we use the gimmestuff code becase I get to use the baby meme that I consistently find amusing but we passed 10,000 likes on faceboook and did nothing for it!. We’ve been so busy with other things, and my surgeries over winter, that we didn’t even notice it happen :(

The code for orders while we are away is therefore ‘YAY10K‘ 😀

Use this code on the ‘confirmation page’, the last one before payment, to get 10% off your order.

***Basically if your order doesn’t get posted until after Salute, you’ll get something for the delay/missing the code :) 


And Finally…
As always, keep an eye on Kev’s artist page on FB. He’s almost free f KS commitments now and has started mixing in more random stuff and anatomy practise, which is always interesting :)
I am unlikely to answer emails, FB messages, semaphore or smoke signals for a bit. I will be at Salute and then I will be asleep. For a while.
Go nuts with the code, you deserve i! 😉
’til next time,

Arty.

Last Minute Additions

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Phil’s just emailed me to say he’s remade the mould for our long out-of-production Kerberos spacestation, so we’ll have several examples of that for sale tomorrow. The Kerberos is a three-spoked ring station which is a single-piece resin casting, and he tells me that the new ones he’s had out of the mould so far […]

Looking Forward to Salute

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Normally the two game shows I go to each year are Salute and Diceni but unfortunately Diceni has been put on hold this year due to […]

Stocked Up

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Firstly, an apology – Easter has played havoc with my normal weekly schedule, so I’m a bit behind in getting orders to the post office – not casting and buyfilling the orders, that I’m on top of, but there’s a big pile of them in the office that need to be posted. Hopefully I will […]

Anvil Industry Newsletter

Posted on April 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Some Salute news from Anvil Industry…

Unity Council Starter Set

Salute 2017 – April 22nd at ExCeL London (UK)

It’s that time of year again for our annual trip just down the road from our studio, to Salute at the London ExCeL.

We’ll be running demo’s all day on our awesome new game board, it’s not to be missed! We also have a retail stand where you can get up close and personal with a large selection of our kits and bits.

As a result of the show and the time we need to put into preparation, there may be delays of up to a week on all website orders, we’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Republic Starter Set

Show Collection

We can’t bring all of our range with us to the show, so if you are after something specific please pre-order on the website and select the option to “Pick up from the next show we are attending”.

The deadline for pre-orders is 10am on Thursday 20 April. 

Salute Show Plan

We are on stands TH03 and GH02. 

Show Stock List

The following ranges will be available on the day:
  • Afterlife kits and Starter Sets.
  • Regiments including new Trench Fighters.
  • Exo-Lord Conversion Bits.

We will not have any Black Ops kits available.

Kind regards,
The Anvil Team
Copyright © 2017 Anvil Industry Ltd, All rights reserved. 

Hasslefree Miniatures Newsletter

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The last lot of Salute news from Hasslefree Miniatures before the event itself on Saturday…

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Salute, Salute, Salute!
So this is the last ‘Salute’ newsletter, for those of you who can’t go (Which is most of you let’s face it) then you do at least get a sneak peek at what’s coming up from us after the show and also there’s a new release down below for regular purchase :)

As usual this time of year we are all over the shop, Salute prep is basically a full time job, and we already have one of those! Back to normal around middle of next week I’d guess.

We close on Tuesday 18th for mail, the website will still be open for orders etc but we won’t be posting until we get back. If you want your stuff in a hurry, order now, if you don’t mind the wait then wait until we close 😉

I’m very tired, I have hurt my neck and Jenn has been sick so if there’s more mistakes than usual in the newsletter then I apologise for nothing, NOTHING!

Right, on with the show…


Salute Pre-Order Final Countdown!
Last Chance to Pre-Order! Don’t be one of those people every year who rock up thinking this was some kind of dog and pony show only to find out we don’t have half their list with us or we sold out while they meandered around the bring and buy looking for cheap space marines.

Smart people pre-order!

As always there’s a nice freebie on offer for those of you who do order your Salute goodies in advance. You can pick from an extensive list of items (35 different codes from across our entire range!)

The code this year is the highly original ‘SALUTE2017‘, and please remember you enter it on the ‘confirmation’ page, which is the last one before payment details. There’s a box at the top of the page.
(Every code we get people writing it in the comments box, other than making me smile, that does absolutely nothing! :) )

Also if your order is over £60 then the chosen freebie will be dropped into a lil HF goodie bag, if you order over £120 it’ll be a double sized bag and so on!

The code wil be active until Tuesday the 18th of April!
We aren’t packing any pre-orders after that date, you’ll just have to bring your lil scrappy piece of paper with you and we can both struggle to read your writing 😉

FOR ANYONE NOT GOING TO SALUTE!

This is ‘not‘ a free delivery code, this is a ‘collection‘ code. If you use it to try and get free delivery it won’t work as we do ‘not’ see your address. Collection codes blank that for us so we couldn’t even accidentally send it to you :)

Any orders coming through this way will sit in a box until we get back from Salute and then we’ll email you to invoice for postage, it’s really not a good idea 😀

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE A PRE-ORDER

There is a secondary code ‘SALUTE2017B‘, you’ll have to select the collection gift and say in the ‘comments’ box’ the order number of your existing Salute pre-order, so we can make sure they are together.

(It only has 1 gift to select, so don’t think you can split your order ya cheeky monkeys!)


Why Pre-Order?
Well, it’s a good idea in general, you get a freebie and your particular goodies won’t sell out, but there are two specific groups of items that you really should consider pre-ordering if going to Salute.
1. Resin Masters. We do ‘not‘ take Resin Masters to the show* unless they are in a pre-order bag.
Don’t turn up looking for a Langley or a Francis, they won’t be there!

2. Red Box (or other non-HF items, like Gamezone or Accessories). Our retail stock is far more limited than our HF stock. If you don’t pre-order and you aren’t one of the first to reach us then you could easily find yourself out of luck for that special Njorn Ravager or Aenglish Thug!

*See the one exception in the ‘And Finally…’ section at the bottom of this newsletter.


Where are We?
If you’ve been to Salute at the Excel before, then you know where we are :)
Once again we are in ‘Hasslefree Corner‘, with the new queueing and entrance system in the next hall (represented by the two arrows on the right) then we are at the back left corner after entering the hall.

Our stand number is TM02 and we are also running two participation games (1 Sci-Fi, and 1 Fantasy), in concert with the Random Platypus community, ably manned by Matt ‘McFonz’ Canning and ‘Wait, What’, on GM01.

We’ll take a closer look at those in the next two sections. Come have a game? :)

(If you click on the map, it’ll pop-up larger, in case you can’t see the red circle at the bottom left 😉 )


Random Platypus – Sci-Fi Game
All they wanted was what they were owed, but when Jarek von Drumpf betrayed them, the crew of the Unfulfilled Pledge must fight through the forces of the evil Prodosian empire, and the hell their experiments have unleashed, to escape the UFKS Ayveepee before it disintegrates.

You’ll just have to rock up and see what that’s all about 😉
(Plus ask him why there aren’t more anthropomorphs on board!)

You can follow the progress on that gaming board HERE.


Random Platypus – Fantasy Game
Dwarves clash with the Evil Sorceress Taxxis and her band of Greenskins and Hogmen over a spilled wagon of their magical ale!
You can follow the progress on the gaming board HERE and as you can see there’s a dwarf hold under that mountain! 😀


Salute Pre-Release Metals
Ok, it’s close enough that most of these are in and checked. So here are the relevant facts…

a) You can’t buy them through the site or pre-order them, you have to come see us and pick them up in person,

b) They will be limited in stock, some in ‘very’ limited stock, so first come, first served and…

c) At the start of the show we should have the following available…

Grond
Apprentice Raisa
Archmage Raisa
Cara
Seren a Delyth
Ariniel
Daev
Lord Karghoul
Lucy
Foster
Pulse
Larran Jax
Immortan Drumpf
Archbaron Drumpf

Some of them will not be available through the site until June, the Drumpfs may not see metal again for quite some time!.


Resin Master – Steve
Steve‘ is another escapee from the hybrid experimentation factory that spawned H4, Smudgester and Chipster. Attempting Hybrids to operate on hostile swamp planets they used an extinct Earth mammals DNA.
Since their escape, Steve has banded with Chipster and is outfitted in similar custom-designed amour, with an IR-Win cyber-eye, and is armed with a railgun of unknown origin.
(~32mm minimum, this is a human/animal hybrid, not a modified Platypus :) )

Available now on the site, and for Salute Pre-Order.


Metal – New Releases
Of course we’ll also have our newest metal releases with us at Salute, and available now through the site…
Modern – The Alpha Team of the international mercenary outfit G.I.D. consisting of Ekaterina Rowen, Ryan, Danica and Alex H.
Fantasy – Jakevim’s Brood, consisiting of Jakevim, Yllsa, Ynjen, Arkein, Angme and Kule. Their direhound Chip is also available in regular and armoured form, but currently only as a resin master.
Sci-Fi – Chipster, in both armoured and spaceclad form.


CDA – Paint Restock
Another Big Paint Restock has arrived and fills us up again!
You can also find some empty pots for mixing your own colours in there now :)


Red Box – Restock & New Releases!
Ok, the restock is in, everything has an updated image and a thumbnail!
With the restock has come a number of new Red Box releases ‘and’ there’s some pre-orders in there that will arrive by Salute (I am tracking them inbound, due on Tuesday :) ).


Kickstarter News
We will have all the finished sculpts (as resin masters) and painted studio copies of the Kickstarter Minis at Salute.

The pledge manager will run from the end of April (We had a final skype meeting with Backerkit last week) so if you’d like a look in person before late pledging then feel free :)

Fulfillment is expected around late July but any last minute issues with the final remaining sculpts or moulds will of course affect that. We’ll keep everyone updated via the KS page.


And Finally…
Even more metal restocks have arrived, mostly of our older minis but a lot of those are still popular (As I can tell by the constant badgering of when they are coming back! 😉 ). So if you were waiting for something then best to have another check, it might be back in.

In the run up to Salute, Resin Masters will be the most last-minute releases. If you want to keep up to date with any of those last minute creations, then keep an eye on Kev’s artist page on FB. Anything he gets finished before the show stands a chance of showing up, and in fact these last minute minis will be the ‘only’ Resin Masters we bring!

The musical episode of Flash wasn’t as good as I’d hoped, Buffy is still the gold standard for a muscial episode :) I think I’ll catch up wth Agents of SHIELD after Salute. I’l need something to watch while I have a very long lie down :)

’til next time,
Arty.

Upgrading the Federation

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

When I mentioned yesterday that we’d reached the end of the new items for Salute, that wasn’t quite true (turns out that I’d got my order of publishing posts mixed up !)- although we really are almost done now. Today’s offering is a set of upgraded models for our European Federation spaceship fleet. This will […]

Salute 2017 Offers

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well Salute is rapidly approaching us this month so its time we put out a list of some of the offers to be had at […]

Squadron Commander (2)

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This might (or might not) be the last of our Salute previews – you never know. Following on from the previews of the new British Squadron Commander models, we’re offering some opposition in the shape of two Neo-Soviet fighters. Like the Brits these are reworkings of the smaller models from the Spaceship range. The models […]

Sarissa Precision Newsletter

Posted on April 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Some Salute news from Sarissa Precision…

Salute pre-orders end today….

Take to the seas with our Japanese ‘Wako’ Ship – Although inspired for fishing village raids by Pirates in your Test of Honour games it’s got so many other uses.
Yatai Stall #1 – comes in a pack of (2)
Yatai Stall #2 – comes in a pack of (2)
Some Rice Carts, comes in a pack of (2) and great for scatter terrain or objectives.
Copyright © 2017 Sarissa Precision Ltd., All rights reserved. 

Squadron Commander (1)

Posted on April 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Our Squadron Commander range has been static for a while, but it’s had a revival in sales recently, partly we suspect because of ‘gamers using the models as air support for 6mm ground games (the models are the same scale). So it’s time we added some new models, and today we have two British fighters. […]

Alien Big Brother

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

There’s a bit of an alien theme pervading our Salute SF releases this year – we’ve already previewed our first 6mm Yenpalo models and then followed them up with some nifty 15mm support weapons. Well, having made the 6mm tank, did you really think we wouldn’t make a 15mm version ? And now it has […]

Good: Friday the Giveaway Continues

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

A little while ago I revealed that we’re having a really Good giveaway at Salute courtesy of the Nice (I see what you’re doing here […]

Yenpalo Support

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A couple of days ago we previewed the first of our Yenpalo aliens which have been scaled down to 6mm. Today we return to their 15mm cousins, who are gaining some heavy firepower in the form of crew-served railguns and automatic mortars. Each comes in a pack of two teams consisting of a two-part weapon […]

Orange Order

Posted on April 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The airbrush was out yesterday on various models, which gave me the chance to put the final touch on a new building in our Research Base range. I used another of the Anarchy Models stencils to add some warning letters to the main door of this large garage block as a last flourish – which […]

Alien Nation

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Today was a rather glorious one weather-wise – the sun was shining but it wasn’t too hot, ideal for sitting out with paint and brushes putting colour on some more new models. Next up in our Salute preview series are some new 6mm items. The first is a set of Yenpalo infantry, expertly scaled down […]

Ten-mil Towers

Posted on April 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We try to have a spread of new releases across as many ranges as possible for Salute, and today we’re showing off two new 10mm SF buildings that we’ll have available on the day. They are small towers from the Desert Domes which have been scaled down from the 15mm range (or up from the […]

Salute 2017 – Blogger Meet up???

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

With Salute 2017 just around the corner on Saturday April 22nd, its time to drum up some support for the Annual Blogger meet up.Strangely enough it’ll be at that big red spot again at 1pm.So if you fancy meeting up for a quick chat please come along.It…

Terminated

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s been longer than planned (mainly due to delays getting things painted), but it’s time to unveil the next of our Salute releases for this year. It’s based on the hull of our recently released 15mm Vombat tank, but features a new turret fitted with four missile tubes and two tri-barrel gatlings as the ultimate […]

Learning Curve: Blood Bowl vs Guild Ball

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve got a bit of an obsession with Blood Bowl and others might have seen the odd mention […]