A pre Christmas offering for The dear readers. As is usual this news bulletins was started literally weeks ago but for a number of probably not very good reasons not completed. But undeterred von Peter himself has bravely tarted it up for a pre Christmas treat. You’re welcome. 😃
Unbelievable as it may sound von Peter himself is well on his way to completing some “projects”. As a result it is quite possible that this may not be the last post before Christmas … or New Year … or shortly thereafter!
Calpe Miniatures news
Welcome news out of Calpe Towers …
For family reasons I have to close down for December. All outstanding orders will be sent out but no new orders will be accepted until 1st January 2020. Please do not send your orders in during the closure as this creates a daunting backlog on my return.
I am well aware that there have been few updates to the website in 2019. This was mainly caused by a neccessary update to the site to make it compatilbe with mobile phone and tablet orders as some of these were not reaching me. Hopefully this has now been sorted! Updates have also been on hold as I am having to learn how to update the website myself. Chris Bodley who designed and run the site for me is now gainfully employed and can no longer do this for me.
Design work on the Saxon range has continued despite the website problems. The light infantry sets in march-attack and firing line/skirmish poses are complete, the third and final set in advancing poses will be ready by the end of January 2020. Also complete, but not yet in production moulds, are the Saxon Guard Grenadiers in march-attack poses and campaign dress. I intend to release all four sets at the end of January 2020.
Once these have been released, I will go on to work on the Saxon light cavalry – the Uhlans and the Hussars. I will also sculpt the horse artillery and hope to have the caissons, limbers and artillery train ready by the last quarter of 2020.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for your continued support.
The bad news is that if The dear reader is planning on a quick pre Christmas Calpe order then good luck with that. The good news is that new Saxon figures are on the horizon.
Perry Miniatures news
For lovers of Perry Miniatures, lovers of plastic figures and especially lovers of Perry Miniature plastic figures there are some pre Christmas delights available …
Plastic French Napoleonic Infantry ready for PRE-ORDER!
We’re expecting to receive both French Infantry sets by mid-December but you can put your pre-orders in, although be aware the Christmas postal service might affect the arrival.
FN 250 French Infantry Battalion box; this will include a 36 man battalion that allows all the fusiliers and elite companies to be posed marching or attacking. This set will also include 8 additional Elite companies skirmishing. All figures are in the pre-1812 long tailed coat and overalls.
FN 260 Elite companies, French Infantry box; this set contains the same frames but in a different mix, designed for the skirmish wargamer. So the mix is heavy on the skirmishing Elite companies’ frames
A full (A3) painting guide covers French, Swiss, Kingdom of Italy and Neapolitan troops.
We should be getting the command frame in early next week so we’ll show it on our Facebook page when we have it in. Renedra have been working very hard to get these sets out for Christmas.
We also have up for pre-order two metal sets of bicorned heads, one for Fusiliers and the other for Elite companies to convert the plastic infantry for the 1805-07 period (although some regiments still had them).
We have a few lovely painted examples from John Morris and Francesco Thau on our Facebook page but there will be more shown as we build up to the release.
Alan and Michael
Quickly followed by a …
French Infantry OUT NOW!
We’re pleased to announce the New Plastic French Napoleonic Infantry are now out. Pre-orders started going out today.
Renedra surprised us all by hitting the deadline 2-3 days early!!! Thanks Renedra!
We have a few more painted examples too from the like of Maurizio Amadori, Chris Adcock Aly Morrison and Alan (P). These can be seen on our Facebook page.
Also you may have noticed we have won the Wargames Illustrated ‘Best Manufacturer 2019’!
A big thank you to all who voted for us! It really was a surprise!! We just make the stuff we’re interested in and we’re very glad people seem to like it too.
Alan and Michael
TooFatLardies audio Advent Calendar
The TooFatLardies have taken it upon themselves to enrich – pun intended on Lardy Richard Clarkes name – the run down to Christmas 2019 with an audio Advent Calendar. Listen here at your peril.
The end off an institution is nigh
For lovers of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast bad news is afoot.
In the event that this should be the last post before Christmas 2019 then Merry Christmas to all of The dear readers. And subsequently should this be the last post before the New Year then Happy New Year to all of The dear readership. We’ll all have to wait and see.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself