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Saturday 30 January 2021
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Sunday 17 January 2021
Steel Fist Miniatures English Civil War 15mm range stock has arrived.
We are delighted to announce that the stock arrived form the mould-maker this week and Simon is going to commence processing Kickstarter orders then pre-orders next week. The figures are already available on the website if anyone wants to order them but the orders will not be processed until the Kickstarter orders are done.
As some of you may know these are the first 11 packs of what we hope will become the best 15mm range on the market. We have endeavoured to put the detail of 28mm figures into this range here are a couple of pictures of the castings that I have inked up, we are really happy with the quality, Griffin have done a great job in capturing the detail and you will be able to achieve grand scale collections with very fine detail. Over the coming year there will be artillery, characters and many more troop types added. The next packs should be out in March.
Saturday 16 January 2021
A free PDF catalogue (249 pages) of the ‘Forms of War 1600-1815’ exhibition, currently in the Bavarian Army Museum, can be downloaded here:
Thursday 14 January 2021
|Sir Bevil Grenville's regiment 1643 Maksim Borisov|
As a Westcountry-man the Civil War in the West has always been of great interest to me so this book I looked forward to immensely. Suffice to say I was not disappointed. The author Laurence Spring is rapidly becoming a go-to author on 17th century armies. This one is excellent and perfectly suitable if like me you like English Civil wargames as this book is perfect for recreating Hopton's forces at Lansdown, Cheriton or Roundway down. The legendary Cornish Foot are examined something I was very interested in with great colour plates by Maksim Borisov. There are chapters on clothing, arms and armour, pay and casualties but the main thread is on the 3 armies Hopton commanded. Very in-depth and very interesting.
Sunday 10 January 2021
These are really great in my opinion. My kind of scale.
Neville says 'First outing, a la lockdown solo game, for some 54mm SYW figures. A Prussian force tries to take a walled enclosure from a force of Saxons backed by Austrian Cavalry'.
As far as who made the figures Neville has this to say
there is a mixture. Most of the Prussian's are Hat. I think these are very nice figs, and pretty good value too. Command, Musketeer, Fusileer, and Grenadier are available. The Saxons are some Armies in Plastic AWI pretending. These are not so good and paint doesn't adhere so well (the'll do though). There are some Armies in Plastic AWI Cav as well but these are a bit hidden. Most mounted are Del Prado and again we are pretending a bit, many being a bit earlier or latter than SYW. A man in a Tricorn on a horse is tricky to find! Some minor conversion on generals. Hat has been promising some SYW Austrians since shortly after the war ended.'
Let's hope Hat doesn't take too long for the Austrians/.
Friday 8 January 2021
Italy, Piedmont and the War of Spanish Succession 1701-1712 is now available to buy on our website.
✨Save £7 until Sunday 17th January ✨
Buy it here: https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/italy-piedmont-and-the-war-of-spanish-succession-1701-1712-.php