I just sent what I think is the penultimate version of Feudal Patrol to the play test group and Sally 4th for review. I am awaiting the graphics for the production cards from the artist I use. Once I have those, I can place them into the example images instead of images of my play test cards. Then the rules will be ready for final layout. I am hoping these will be in print by March or April.
Come and play some Feudal Patrol at Cold Wars (in March) in Lancaster, PA. I am also hoping to get to England for work in April and will try to attend either Partizan or Salute to demonstrate the rules. Nothing definite yet, however.
It’s the first Friday of 2020, and thus also our first new release of the year. We’re starting with a pair of new buildings in the Small Scale Scenery range from the Middle-East.
The first is a larger mosque with four minarets – this isn’t based on any particular real-world prototype, but instead is a more generic model. The main body is resin, the minarets are separate metal pieces.
The second model is the Roman fort of Qasr Bshir (also spelt Bashir) in Jordan. This fort, known as Mobene back in the day, was part of a chain intended to protect Arabia from nomadic tribes. The original is in surprisingly good condition given that it’s roughly 1700 years old!
SSS-8146 – Grand Mosque – £2.50
SSS-8147 – Qasr Bshir Fort – £2.50
Happy New Year to you all, I trust you have all had an enjoyable festive break and I hope 2020 will be kind to you and only bring small problems!
So what's the plans for 2020?
Scheithers Feikorps have gone for casting and that will bring to an end the figures required to support Charles Grants book on small actions of the Seven Years war. It will be my intention to sell units for each of the actions at a discounted price both for Charles' rules and for Sharpes Practice
After that the main focus for Richard Ansell will be sculpting models for the French Indian War - the French Marines are done and next up will be the Hurons followed by the Mohawks. I hope to have the full range finished by year end.
I am hoping Andy Stadden will return to full form this year and this will see the completion of the Saxons and quite possibly the start of a new project!!
Digital sculpts - these continue at a pace with the Austrians and Hungarians now complete - Dan is on with the Prussian Jaegers to be followed by the Grenz.
I have done test casts of all the figures in 28mm and feel a little more work is required before I release.
The 40mm project is still ongoing albeit slowly, there is a major decision to be made on how to fund this project if it is to go in production.
Other scales - I am in conversation with a couple of other people regarding producing the figures in other scales - if this does happen it will most probably be private commissions. There is also the possibility of releasing figures in resin for those that desire.
So a full year - in between all this I would still like to get the charging French infantry done and probably charging British and French horse!
I will also return to looking at releasing a small range of casualties as a lot of customers have asked for them to use as markers.
As always I am open to comments and suggestions.
All the best.