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Title: July 2017 Newsletter!
Post by: Leon on 28 July 2017, 12:28:12 AM
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Welcome to the Pendraken Miniatures newsletter!

First off, welcome to the July newsletter!  It's been a while since our last one and there's been a lot happening at Pendraken HQ recently, so we won't waste any time and get right into it!

We've purchased TB Line!

Our big news is that we've recently purchased the rights to all of the TB Line 10mm ranges!  The moulds are here at Pendraken HQ and we'll be starting to check them over in the next few weeks.  There's likely to be a lot of questions, so head over to the Forum for the full Announcement (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16334.0.html)!

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New Website!

As many of you will already have noticed, we launched a new website a couple of months back as the old one was getting a bit creaky.  We've spent a lot of time tweaking the new one and ironing out a few bugs but we're pretty much there with it now.  The new site has a lot of extra features, including a Show Pickup option, Guest Checkout feature, bigger images, more information about our ranges and lots more.  If you've not seen it yet, go and have a look! (https://pendraken.co.uk/)  One important note, we weren't able to bring over the accounts from the old site, so you'll need to register a new account for the new site.


Blitzkrieg Commander III

We're continuing to work on the revisions to BKC-III and we're aiming to have it all done soon.  The majority of the army lists have been done, so we'll get those finished off in the next week or two and then we can work through the revisions to the rules themselves.  We know a lot of people are waiting on this but we want to get it done right.


Latest Releases!

There's been lots of new goodies hitting the website, including:

> Napoleonic flags (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,15854.0.html) - We added new flagsheets for the Austrians, British, French, Prussians and Russians.
> ACW Buildings (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16146.0.html) - These are fantastic models and look great painted up.

(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4040/SCN-ACW8c.jpg)

> WWII (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16274.0.html) - We've got another 27 new models for the WWII gamers, with a mix of new items and revamps.
> Markers & Haystacks (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16278.0.html) - Ironclad have done us some handy artillery markers and a set of haystacks as well.
> Epsilon (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16353.0.html) - Another batch of releases arrived from Escenografia Epsilon.


In The Pipeline!

As well as the new releases we've also had a load more sculpts arrived here at Pendraken HQ!

One of our main ranges for this year is the Korean War and we've had the first two batches through, including the North & South Koreans (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16075.0.html) and also the Early US troops (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16317.0.html).  

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Our other big job is the upcoming Risorgimento Italians and we've had the last batch (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16072.0.html) of these arrive as well.  The only items missing from this range are the artillery pieces and we're hoping to have these soon.

Martin has been busy working on the vehicles and a large box of Post-War/Modern vehicles (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16346.0.html) arrived with us last week.  There was also a French staff car (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16318.0.html) from one of our other vehicle guys as well.

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Elsewhere, we've had ECW crews and Marlburian dragoons (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16074.0.html), ECW Scots crews and WWII Late Brits (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16345.0.html) arriving, plus some new 1860 Austrian (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16073.0.html) revamps!

The releases schedule has been heavily delayed while we're working on BKC-III but as soon as that job is complete we'll be working overtime to catch up on the backlog.


Shows!

The shows have calmed down for the summer break but it all kicks off again in a little over a week's time as we head up to Edinburgh for the excellent Claymore (https://seswc.co.uk/2017/02/09/claymore-2017/) show on Sat 5th August.  There's a little time to get your pre-orders in for this one, but we'll need them sending through by midnight on Friday 28th please.  You can now order through the website, choosing the Collect at Show option from the dropdown list.

After Claymore we'll have a few more weeks off before we hit Border Reiver (https://sites.google.com/site/borderreiverswargamessociety/Home/border-reivers-show) on the first weekend of September.


Minibits Corner!

Things have been equally busy on the Minibits side of things, with our big release being some 28mm Fantasy/Medieval (http://www.minibits.net/Red-Vectors-MDF-Designs-c10/28mm-Fantasy-sc129/) buildings for anyone playing Mordheim, Frostgrave or similar.  These are excellent models and more info on them can be found here. (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,15524.msg237294.html#msg237294)

(http://www.minibits.net/ProductImages/RED-28F-04.jpg)


And we've also had some new buildings through from Escenografia Epsilon (http://www.escenografia-epsilon.com/) so check those out here! (http://www.minibits.net/Escenografia-Epsilon-c27/)


Website Photos!

This is an area we're wanting to really improve with the new website and we've started pretty well!  There's now new images up for:

> Ancient Gauls (https://pendraken.co.uk/ancients/early-imperial/gallic/) and Romans (https://pendraken.co.uk/ancients/early-imperial/imperial-roman/) - Courtesy of Matt Jones!
> SYW Brits (https://pendraken.co.uk/18th-century/seven-years-war/british/) and Prussians (https://pendraken.co.uk/18th-century/seven-years-war/prussian/) - Courtesy of Kev Rouse!
> WWII British vehicles (https://pendraken.co.uk/world-war-ii/british/vehicles/) - Courtesy of J.A.D Designs!

(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/673/SYP1.jpg)


Top 10 Requests!

We've gone through and updated all of the requests lists so it was time for a brand new Top 10 Requests (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16373.0.html) list!  Head over and have a look to see how your suggestions have fared.


Great Wargaming Survey!

Wargames, Soldier & Strategy (https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/wss-mag) are once again holding their annual Great Wargaming Survey to see what's going on with the hobby today.  Make sure to head over and give it a go, as the more information they get the easier it'll be to see the trends and work out what all the cool kids will be playing over the coming 12 months!  The survey can be found on the WSS page here. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KLNMFL5)


And Finally!

We've not made much of a big deal about this as our priority is getting BKC-III all finished up, but we celebrated our 25th birthday this month.  So, Happy Birthday to us!

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And that's everything, we've got a lot of work to do so we'll leave you there!  Enjoy your summer and we'll see you online!


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: paulr on 28 July 2017, 12:46:34 AM
Happy Birthday Pendraken <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Techno on 28 July 2017, 07:41:36 AM
Hear, hear !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: fsn on 28 July 2017, 07:45:07 AM
Happy birthday Pendraken!


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Leman on 28 July 2017, 08:21:48 AM
And a Happy Birthday from me too.  <:-P <:-P =D> =D> =D>  IIRC I made my first (FPW purchases) somewhere around 1993.


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: slugbalancer on 28 July 2017, 08:47:04 AM
Happy birthday x 3.  One for each of the copies of the newsletter I received. :P


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2017, 08:52:35 AM
Hoppy beer date!


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 July 2017, 10:05:56 AM
How did you survive this long ?


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Roy on 28 July 2017, 10:53:17 AM
Congratulations on the business milestone. Did you get any presents?


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: skywalker on 28 July 2017, 12:20:03 PM
Happy Birthday and here's to the next 25 years  <:-P <:-P :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: fsn on 28 July 2017, 01:03:22 PM
200 ranges, 3500 items in the first 25 years. What will be left to make in 25 years time?


LoA grenadiers pondering if they are on the right side, and would they have been better turning their coats last night?

Sherman M4A1E1GH6.1?

Full range for the Anglo-Zanazibar War 1896?

They might even have to release the Aztecs.


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Roy on 28 July 2017, 01:19:06 PM
Full range for the Anglo-Zanazibar War 1896?

This gets my vote. Leon add it to the list!


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: DFlynSqrl on 28 July 2017, 02:10:24 PM
Happy birthday!!   <:-P


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 July 2017, 02:12:14 PM
Full range for the Anglo-Zanazibar War 1896?

But it only lasted 2 hrs


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Wulf on 28 July 2017, 02:45:33 PM
But it only lasted 2 hrs
Early and late ranges?


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2017, 03:08:44 PM
Only casualties were 6 French advisors. Sign me up!


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Germy on 28 July 2017, 03:45:34 PM
New Website!

As many of you will already have noticed, we launched a new website a couple of months back as the old one was getting a bit creaky.  We've spent a lot of time tweaking the new one and ironing out a few bugs but we're pretty much there with it now.  The new site has a lot of extra features, including a Show Pickup option, Guest Checkout feature, bigger images, more information about our ranges and lots more.  If you've not seen it yet, go and have a look! (https://pendraken.co.uk/)  One important note, we weren't able to bring over the accounts from the old site, so you'll need to register a new account for the new site.

My little picture from the front page is gone :'(
oh well time marches on and all that ...  ;)


Title: Re: July Newsletter!
Post by: Leon on 28 July 2017, 04:34:57 PM
My little picture from the front page is gone :'(

I'm sure we'll find a use for it again at some point!