Bit of a ramble this week, but do keep reading...
Sheffield is the home of Baccus 6mm and we are steadily changing our packaging to proudly feature the coveted 'Made in Sheffield logo.
It’s a city inextricably linked with the Steel industry and the manufacture of cutlery. If your only contact with Sheffield is the wonderful film, ‘The Full Monty’, then your impressions will be of a depressed and run-down place of grime and despair. However, the truth is very different, as our home town is a vibrant bustling place and surprisingly green. Very green indeed, with the highest ratio of trees to population of any city in Europe. If you don’t believe me, try looking at the place on Google Earth.
All of which brings me to the point of this ramble, as driving to work this morning, it’s very apparent that the green leaves are steadily changing colour to a riot of oranges, browns and yellows. Yes, Autumn is upon us, and for the UK at least, that means that the busiest time of the year is upon us.
Between now and December we have five wargames shows over a period of just nine weeks. And that is why you will read posts from me repeatedly asking you to get your orders for collection in to us, preferably in good time. It helps us, as we can make sure that we cast things that will sell, and you because we have things to sell that you want. As the saying goes, ‘What is there not to like?’
We have a full slate of new releases to come over the next few weeks, but before more news on that it’s belatedly the time for this week’s magic order number, which stands at #25538.
So. what’s new? The first set of releases will be the GNW Russians. We’ve nearly completed all the required moulds in anticipation of their debut at the Partizan show, but here’s a couple of previews as we introduce some dismounted Dragoons in Kartuz and the Russian Generals. These really are gorgeous sculpts, full of character and animation.
So what comes next? Staying with the GNW theme, the sculptor is already hard at work on a some cavalry to complete the Ottoman range, and these are expected to appear later this year or early 2024. However, before then, our long-term programme of improving older ranges continues. This time it’s the turn of our dependable, but elderly Successors figures. As is our policy, we’ll not just be replacing the older sculpts, but adding to the existing codes. I will be posting some previews in the coming weeks, and I don’t think you will be disappointed.
As you saw in last week’s post the WW2 range is set for additions and we’ve just had some masters arrive for the next tranche of aircraft. In addition to all this, there is a surprise little project waiting in the wings and, wonder of wonder, a brand new addition to our Polemos publications stable.
All of this, and we’re already well into planning for 2024…