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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Same old same old- all over again.

You know it must be just me. I wonder how many times you have to say the same stuff to the same people. Has the internet age made people thicker- seemingly almost by the day?
 This goes for all walks of life not merely wargaming- though it does seem to happen an awful ot  here. I'm still quite often stunned by the total lack of basic knowledge people have about stuff that supposedly interests them. Simple things such as Napoleonic  wargamers not having the foggiest about basic troop organisations- companies in a battalion and the difference between centre and Flank companies  and that sort of basic stuff.
 Now to be fair some of this is because they come from the fantasy/gaming end of the hobby rather than the knowing stuff/historical end as I do  but sometimes the urge to scream
 is almost uncontrollable. But of course you don't. You explain yet again how it actually was as well as you are able. You try to point them in the right historical direction and hope that the "game" they wish to play does not utterly mangle the history as is so often the case these days and that just possibly in time the poor chap will get a glimmering of understanding and hopefully enjoy the bits of the hobby that do not involve dice rolling.
 But the repeating yourself- well It is just like dealing with a government department (only a little easier than that continuously onerous and thankless task. Where DO they get the staff? No that is not fair either . The staff are usually helpful if you can talk to one but the actual organisation makes actually contacting the correct department on the correct web page almost impossible. It is as if they want to discourage you.. but that HAS to be wrong. Doesn't it? )
 Now granted my cynicism knows no bounds based upon actual experience but you do sometimes wonder .....

Any how Salute is less than a month away so things should brighten a bit as the 14th April approaches. As usual I probably won't get to see much  as I will be far too busy on stand TB16- make a note of it chaps ! (PLUG) We will be taing all of our usual show ranges including the fantastic new Blue Moon Italian Wars range. In addition to those I have in stock already I am expecting a second tranche of another 10 or so packs. Arquebisiers, Crossbowmen and the frst of the Spanish . Needless to say I will let you know both here and on my Facebook pages.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Italian Wars and other arrivals

 Finally after a week stranded in Gateshead my  latest shipment from the USA has arrived. Aside from the restock I needed it contained the first tranche of Blue Moon's new Italian Wars range.
 Now biased as I am these are a bit special. So far I have perhaps 20 packs out of a 60 plus pack range and I hope to get the next release in stock before Salute.
 These are large 15mm - so 18mm really by today's nomenclature. The couple I have actually measured are 17mm from base surface to eye level.
 The list with photos of the available packs will appear on the website  under the Blue Moon section in the next few days as soon as the Web Mistress  does the deed. US prices are a little higher than the standard packs so these will also have to be a tad bearer- so a 30 fig pack will be £15.00 inc VAT other packs in proportion
 So far I have both Landknects and Swiss  .Command and pikemen and artillery crews. More news as I dig them out of the crates.

 I also have the first of the Blue Moon French Napoleonic Imperial Guard- Old Guard Grendiers and Chasseurs a Pied. together with an American 6 pdr for the War of 1812

All of these new packs are now activated and available 21 packs of Italian Wars(more to come) 2 packs of French Imperial Guard and a pack of American 6pdr guns for the Warv of 1812.