January Newsletter!

Started by Leon, 15 January 2023, 10:13:31 PM

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Welcome to the latest Pendraken newsletter!

Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you've all had a good Christmas and you're ready to hit the new year full of new ideas and motivation...!  Or a pile of unfinished projects and leftover Christmas chocolate!

How did we do and what's coming?

2022 was a very productive year and we ticked off a lot of our plans, including new ranges, our shop and games room, more website photos and our 30th Birthday celebrations.  We've put up a full review of the year over on our Forum here.  On the releases side of things we managed a record number of new products with 324 items added to our catalogue.  You can see a full list of these here.

Looking forward we've got equally ambitious plans for the next 12 months with more new ranges, new product lines, events and more, so head over to the Forum again and see what's coming here.

More Soviet IFVs!

Our final release for 2022 was another batch of Soviet IFVs to add to our Modern Vehicle range.  This included an assortment of BMP/BRDM/BTR-60 options and ticks off some very popular vehicles for the 1970's/1980's period.

Next up will be some British kit...

Wire spears and pikes now available!

Our first release of the new year is a very useful addition for multiple scales, with wire spears and pikes now available in various sizes.  These are made from 0.8mm coated steel wire and are extremely strong, so won't get bent during use.  They're also very sharp so watch your fingers when you're picking up your units!

We've got the flattened spear tip versions in 40mm, 50mm, 80mm and 100mm options.  And then we've also added rounded pike tip versions in 40mm and 50mm, which will be perfect for smaller scale figures.

These can be found in the new Weapons section of our website here.

Painting Competition 2023!

It's that time of year again!  The Pendraken Painting Competition is back so get those figures finished, grab your camera and get them entered!  The 2023 competition will open to entries on February 1st and will be running all the way through until the end of the month.  As always you can enter anything that's been painted over the past 12 months, so we can't wait to see your entries.

Closing date for the competition will be midnight on Tuesday 28th February and we'll then open up the voting threads for everyone to decide our winners.

All of the info on the competition can be found here.

Big Book Sale!

For anyone in the north-east, we'll be having a Big Book Sale on Saturday 28th January, at our premises here in Middlesbrough.   We'll have 100's of military history titles available, all reduced to £5 or less!  So head along to Pendraken HQ and spend some of those Christmas pennies!  More info can be found on our Facebook event page here.

Unfortunately this sale won't be available online.

Pendraken Gamers!

Just a quick reminder to anyone who wants to keep up to date with the latest events at Pendraken HQ, you can now join our Pendraken Gamers Facebook group.   You can organise events, find other local gamers, or simply book a table to play with some friends.  If you're a Facebook user and in the north-east of the UK, then head over and join the group here!

Pendraken Catalogue 2023!

The 2023 Pendraken catalogue is now available as a pdf file, containing all 324 of our releases in 2022.  We'll update this file during the year so you can always get the latest version and browse to your heart's content...!

Head over and get your copy here.

Important Dates

Sat 28th January - Big Book Sale at Pendraken HQ
Sun 5th February - Vapnartak at York Racecourse (pre-orders before Fri 27th Jan)
Sat 4th March - Hammerhead at Newark (pre-orders before Fri 25th Feb)
Sat 12th March - WMMS at Alumwell (pre-orders before Fri 3rd Mar)

Thanks for all of your orders in 2022, we really appreciate it.  We hope you'll join us in 2023 as well as we plough ahead with loads of new stuff!

www.pendraken.co.uk - Now home to over 7000 products, including 4500 items for 10mm wargaming, plus MDF bases, Battlescale buildings, I-94 decals, Litko Gaming Aids, Militia Miniatures, Raiden Miniatures 1/285th aircraft, Red Vectors MDF products, Vallejo paints and much, much more!