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« on: 16 February 2015, 10:21:43 PM »



Slightly earlier than planned, but Pendraken Miniatures are delighted to announce that we have purchased the rights to the Blitzkrieg Commander family of rulesets from Pete Jones, including Blitzkrieg Commander, Cold War Commander and Future War Commander.

Since its launch in 2004, Blitzkrieg Commander has become the most popular ruleset for gaming WWII in 10mm scale.  Pendraken’s WWII ranges are the most extensive available on the market, covering 10 nations with over 600 codes, so it made perfect sense to combine these rules with our miniatures.

Cold War Commander was launched in 2006 to cover the post-war period through to the modern day, and with our recent expansion into these areas, it will be great to have a ruleset to accompany these new ranges.

Future War Commander was the final release of the three rulesets, adding a Sci-Fi version to the family.  Pendraken have some ranges already in place, but we’d like to work on these in the coming years to really expand and complement this excellent ruleset.

The sale to Pendraken also includes the BKC website and forums as well, including the Battlegroups Online service.  For the time being, we will be keeping everything in place as it is, so people will still be able to visit the Blitzkrieg Commander website (http://www.blitzkrieg-commander.com/) and enjoy the fantastic resources and forum hosted there.

The rulesets are currently out of print, but over the coming months we will be doing some work on them in preparation for a new print run towards the second half of 2015.  Keep checking on either the BKC or Pendraken forums for more news on this as we progress.

For those wanting to purchase the rules in the meantime, we will be keeping the Lulu print-on-demand service up and running for those who are looking to get a hardcopy of any of the three rulesets.  Unfortunately the pdf versions will no longer be available through the Blitzkrieg Commander website (due to the new pdf legislation), but they will soon become available through Wargame Vault.  Again, keep an eye on either of the forums to hear more news on that.

Finally, all of us at Pendraken Miniatures would like to place on record our thanks to Pete Jones, not only for offering us the fantastic opportunity to acquire these rulesets, but also for the time and effort he has put into growing 10mm as a popular scale for gaming the 20th Century and beyond.

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« Reply #1 on: 16 February 2015, 10:27:31 PM »

Good stuff. It does make sense as for WW2 I think most people used Pendraken minis

I wonder when we will be seeing Pendraken miniatures plc?
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« Reply #2 on: 16 February 2015, 10:30:21 PM »


I wonder when we will be seeing Pendraken miniatures plc?


Beginning to look like that isn't it Wink
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« Reply #3 on: 16 February 2015, 10:32:03 PM »

Didn't spoil your suprise did i?  Embarrassed

A little, but we weren't expecting it on BKC either, we were hoping to do a synchronised announcement later on this month.
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« Reply #4 on: 16 February 2015, 10:34:42 PM »

Beginning to look like that isn't it Wink

And then they could start opening shops round the country where you could buy miniatures but obviously only use Pendraken miniatures to play games  there
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« Reply #5 on: 16 February 2015, 10:35:30 PM »

And then they could start opening shops round the country where you could buy miniatures but obviously only use Pendraken miniatures to play games  there

And then pretend no one else makes miniatures...
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« Reply #6 on: 16 February 2015, 10:41:29 PM »

A little, but we weren't expecting it on BKC either, we were hoping to do a synchronised announcement later on this month.

True that, half of the people frequenting the bkc forum frequent this forum too, so i was just the first of many that would have noticed  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: 16 February 2015, 10:42:43 PM »

And then pretend no one else makes miniatures...

Other people make miniatures?   Shocked  
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« Reply #8 on: 16 February 2015, 10:45:41 PM »

Other people make miniatures?   Shocked  

I would love to comment but I've just been served with a "Cease and Desist" order on behalf of one: D. Arklord, whoever he is. Sad
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« Reply #9 on: 16 February 2015, 10:58:21 PM »

Thanks Leon for finally putting that "cease and desist" on getagrip, i was about to say something uncivil

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« Reply #10 on: 16 February 2015, 11:01:21 PM »

Introducing 'Warband' rules, revamping the fantasy range, now WW2 and Cold War, also Sci-Fi, my question is simple - What next?   Undecided

I wonder when Pendraken are planning to move into new premises, perhaps Pendraken are eyeing up a certain place in Lenton, Nottingham.   Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 16 February 2015, 11:06:08 PM »

...my question is simple - What next?   Undecided

A day off!  

This lot will be keeping us busy for the next 12 months at least, so we're not taking on any more big projects until we've cleared our plate a little!
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« Reply #12 on: 16 February 2015, 11:19:20 PM »

Congratulations and best of luck Wink

Having a Pendraken Rules section in the forum now makes more sense
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« Reply #13 on: 16 February 2015, 11:35:33 PM »

Excellent news Leon!  Will we be seeing an expansion to the sci fi ranges?
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« Reply #14 on: 17 February 2015, 12:09:36 AM »

Excellent news Leon!  Will we be seeing an expansion to the sci fi ranges?

Potentially, we've not got any plans in place just yet.  We'll want to go through all 3 rulesets properly and make sure we've got as much as possible for the various army lists.  Sci-Fi expansion is certainly a possibility, but it's a case of 'Watch this space' for now.
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