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Offline Mathi Alfblut

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1350 on: June 18, 2012, 06:28:21 AM »
Those hussars had me smiling. I am dreaming about creating a swedish 30-years war army that I could use as an Empire army aswell.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1351 on: June 25, 2012, 06:10:50 PM »
Hello there, i would like to start empire army based on Perry minies, i know they are bit smaller than regular gw pijama troopers but i wonder if anyone seen http://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_34&products_id=2476 those, can they be fielded as empire cannons?.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1352 on: June 25, 2012, 08:43:11 PM »
Yes they can. They are a bit small, yes, but they look fine.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1353 on: June 26, 2012, 04:31:39 AM »
The Empire cannons are almost more like big siege guns compared to most historical cannons. Although the Perry cannons might look a bit smaller, I think it's perfectly clear what they are supposed to be if used in the game.

Honestly, I think the entire Perry range is well done and would make a good alternate Empire army... sort of like a "historical" Empire army from the past, before they got all puffy & slashy.


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1354 on: June 26, 2012, 07:30:26 PM »
On a side note: them Perrys are expanding their italian range even further - new stuff added to the metal workbench. My Marienburger army may be forced - yes, forced! - to hire more Tileans.   :closed-eyes:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1355 on: June 28, 2012, 07:51:31 PM »
Artwork for Conquest Games new Norman infantry

44 figures a box for 20



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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1356 on: June 28, 2012, 07:57:08 PM »
What's with the guy in the lower left corner?

Like a medieval photobomber.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1357 on: June 28, 2012, 09:05:31 PM »
Artwork for Conquest Games new Norman infantry

44 figures a box for 20


 :-o I need 10 boxes!!
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1358 on: June 28, 2012, 11:27:08 PM »
Cool!

Now, for those of us not  blessed to live in the UK, just got this in from foundry:

A total review of Foundry's pricing policy

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Dear Sir/Madam,

While you may not have noticed yet, things are changing at Foundry and we are the middle of a process of restructuring and reorganisation. This will include bringing back some old ranges and reintrodcuing some old packs that were inexplicably removed from others. This will all take some time but we want to return to being the company we once were. As a symbol of this we have reintroduced the English Civil War and Thirty Years War ranges.

Although some of these things will take some time to put into place, one immediate change we have made is to make sure that those ordering from outside of the UK will pay the same price as everybody else. It was a particularly bad policy that we have rectified as of today, no matter where you live in the world you will not pay more than our domestic customers.

Watch out for further changes in the future.

yours faithfully,

Neil Littlewood

I can't see how this is a bad move for us...  :biggriin:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1359 on: June 29, 2012, 01:10:10 AM »
Just got the Foundry email. My first thought? "Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse?" If GW  prices go down next, I'm going to start preparing for the end.  :wink:

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1360 on: June 29, 2012, 04:07:43 AM »
Oh dear. My Order-in-Waiting just dropped from 300+ Euro to 250+. Do I dare wait for a sale, or do I strike? Price drops may mean no more big sale before christmas.

Offline Midaski

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1361 on: June 29, 2012, 09:55:35 AM »
I get the impression Foundry are struggling.

They still have some nice stuff from their older ranges, but compared to Perrys, Artizan, TAG, and even Crusader for example they seem very overpriced.
The only time or way to buy is during sales and/or their bulk deals, and even then their 'sale' price is still more expensive.

Artizan Landsknechts 9.60 for 8 figures   ( 4 models x 2 of each)


Foundry Renaissance 12.00 for 8 figures  (2 models x 4 of each)
 

More variety gets you 6 models for the same 12.00


The owner - Brian Ansell ? - has supposedly been trying to sell it for some time, and I think there is a lot of agreement that their new stuff is quite poor.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012, 09:59:53 AM by Midaski »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1362 on: June 29, 2012, 12:00:54 PM »
They are certainly still expensive. But those renaissance orcs are just too damned good. I just thought, if they are indeed struggling - and yes, I think they are - do I dare to wait for a sale? They may go out of business....

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« Reply #1363 on: June 29, 2012, 07:52:03 PM »
If you like them try this guy - he's a reputable show trader who I have dealt with for many years.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop/FANTASY-SCI-FI-/_i.html?_fsub=312412819&_sid=175535339&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

He bought vast stocks of old blisters of them, and nowadays has limited models from the whole range which Foundry have revamped, but you may get some in your collection at a better price.

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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

Offline Akbar

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1364 on: June 29, 2012, 09:04:45 PM »
Thanks, that was helpful - I found a couple that is not even on the Foundry webpage! Anyway, I did just go ahead and placed a large Foundry order. Hope they dont let me down....

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1365 on: July 05, 2012, 10:37:44 AM »


This model is so much better than the GW Mask of Slaanesh. This makes me want to play a demon army.

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1366 on: July 05, 2012, 03:55:38 PM »
If you like them try this guy - he's a reputable show trader who I have dealt with for many years.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/The-Dave-T-Shop/FANTASY-SCI-FI-/_i.html?_fsub=312412819&_sid=175535339&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

He bought vast stocks of old blisters of them, and nowadays has limited models from the whole range which Foundry have revamped, but you may get some in your collection at a better price.

I wonder if he has any of their Elven Spearmen...I do like them but as has been said, they are still too pricey.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1367 on: July 06, 2012, 08:22:03 PM »
More interesting news from Foundry:

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Dear all,

Its been another busy week here at Foundry, with our great reorganisation process well under way.

One immediate issue weve been looking at are our postal prices and we were pleased to find that shipping abroad has dropped phenomenally in the last few years. So much so that as of today we can announce that the basic international postage rate has been dropped to 5.00. UK customers also benefit from this price review with p&p rates halved to 4.00. While this is a good start, were going to be putting a lot of effort into making it even cheaper in the future.

We can also announce that we have rereleased the massive Malburian and Franco-Prussian War ranges in their entirety, to sit alongside the complete English Civil War and Thirty Years War ranges. This represents literally thousands of models, with the Franco-Prussian range alone numbering 128 packs! It may take a little time to track down some of the more elusive moulds, but we plan on bringing back our entire back catalogue.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Neil Littlewood, Whirling Plenipotentiary.

www.wargamesfoundry.com

I don't see how this could be a bad thing for the hobby!  Now, if they only stopped charging international customers VAT on their orders, it would be near-perfect.  :engel:  I like a lot of their stuff, so I hope the re-structuring works out for them.  :biggriin:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1368 on: July 06, 2012, 09:26:26 PM »
Good to see they're continuing to take steps in the right direction!  :eusa_clap:


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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1369 on: July 07, 2012, 07:49:02 AM »

Fireforge's new plastic Teutonic knights.  :icon_eek:


Studio Miniatures' new plastic Nazi zombies.

I... think I've finally recovered from the Warhammer Bug. Why pay double/triple for GW's hit-or-miss models? Other than the fact that Warhammer has a significant number of players unlike every other wargame...  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1370 on: July 07, 2012, 05:42:07 PM »
I just had a very good experience with Fire and Flames. I bought the wrong thing and they were super good about sorting it out. I recommend these fellows as being excellent examples of customer service.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1371 on: July 07, 2012, 09:34:20 PM »
I just had a very good experience with Fire and Flames. I bought the wrong thing and they were super good about sorting it out. I recommend these fellows as being excellent examples of customer service.

I've met him - Paul is a very nice guy, and I have several of his halflings ...................

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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?

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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1372 on: July 08, 2012, 11:15:05 PM »
Just came across these guys http://www.sbarber-models.clara.net/main.html - there might be something there someone finds interesting.
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Re: Other Manufacturers
« Reply #1373 on: July 08, 2012, 11:55:08 PM »
Just came across these guys http://www.sbarber-models.clara.net/main.html - there might be something there someone finds interesting.

I'd love to check them out, but my work computer blocks the site.  Reason: "pornography."  What kind of figures are those, Darknight?   :wink:
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« Reply #1374 on: July 08, 2012, 11:59:12 PM »
They aren't what would commonly be called pornographic, is the short answer! :)

They are just general sorts of figures - he has some Napoleonics, some ancients of various sorts, some scenery, lots of 25-28mm and some 10 and 15s.

But a distinct lack of bare boobies, to be honest. Bare boobies is, in my view, one of the pre-requisites for something being designated as pornography. YMMV, of course.
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