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July Newsletter!

Welcome to the latest Pendraken newsletter!

Welcome to the latest news at Pendraken HQ!

We’ve got more new releases for you this month along with all of the info and offers for our big 30th Birthday Bash!


Saturday 16th July is our 30th Birthday!

We’re not far away from our big 30th Birthday celebrations now so we hope to see some of you here.  We’ve got 7 Games booked in (details below) and we’ll have special offers running in the shop, as well as food, drink and cake!  The Birthday Bash will be open from 10am – 5pm (or until the games have finished!)

We’ve activated a discount code for anyone who wants to place pre-orders to collect on the day, so simply enter BIRTHDAYBASH in the checkout to get 10% off your orders.  We’ll get them ready for you to collect from Pendraken HQ.

For those further afield, we’ll be running a similar 10% Sale during the whole 30th Birthday weekend (Sat 16th/Sun 17th July) so make sure to grab yourself a bargain and help us celebrate 30 years in the industry!

We’ll be running Workshop Tours during the day so keep an eye out for further info on these.  We’ll take you through the different aspects of our business and show you how a sculpt becomes a metal casting, as well as our laser and 3D machine setups.

For all of the details, head over to the Forum here and if you’re a Facebook user you can add your interest to our Event page here.

Confirmed Games:

Attack on Wimentun Village (Baron Wars 1215-17) by Prince Bishops Wargames Club
Race to the Channel (France 1940) by Border Reivers/Under the Bed Painting Service
Battle of Teplitz (Seven Years War) by the Old Guard Wargames Club
Gunfight at Pendraken Gulch! (Wild West) by the Brompton Bankers
Somewhere on the Aragon Front (Spanish Civil War) by the Border Reivers / Northumbrian Painting Services
Eastern Front (WWII) by Durham Wargames Group
Stargrave (Sci-Fi) by Redcar Ironbeards


Arab-Israeli ranges released!

We’re really ticking off the big projects at the moment and next to be completed is our eagerly-awaited Arab-Israeli ranges!  We’ve got Egyptians, Israelis and Syrians online, covering a wide selection of infantry, support and artillery too, so head over and have a look here!

These ranges have been designed for the 1973 Yom Kippur War but many of the codes will work for the 1967 and even 1956 conflicts too.

We’ve got a lot of armour for these conflicts in our other ranges so we’ve added these to the new categories to make it easy to pick and choose everything you need.

And if you’ll be playing Cold War Commander 2, we’ve added the Arab-Israeli army lists for you to download from the Army Lists page here.


Books for Sale!

A quick reminder to everyone that we’ve got 3500 books for sale that aren’t available through our website.  You can find the full lists here and to order anything, just drop us an email and we’ll get them ready for you.


Claymore in Edinburgh!

Just a quick reminder that our next show is the excellent Claymore event taking place up in Edinburgh on Saturday 6th August.  We’ll need any pre-orders sending through by midnight on Friday 29th please.


Important Dates

Sat 16th July – Pendraken 30th Birthday! (more info coming next month!)
Sat 6th August – Claymore in Edinburgh (pre-orders by Fri 29th July)
Sat 10th September – Colours in Newbury (pre-orders by Fri 2nd Sept)
Sat 17th September – Border Reiver in Gateshead (pre-orders by Fri 9th Sept)
TBC – Carronade in Falkirk (awaiting confirmation)


Thanks for reading, we hope to see you at our Birthday Bash!

June Newsletter!

Welcome to the latest Pendraken newsletter!

Welcome to another round-up of the latest news at Pendraken HQ!

This month we’ve got a big release for the Napoleonic gamers along with details of an important birthday…


Peninsular Napoleonics released!

After a tumultuous couple of Covid years we’re finally able to release our Peninsular Napoleonic ranges!  Including British, Portuguese, Spanish, Brunswickers and more, there’s almost 90 new products here covering everything you could possibly need(!)

As well as the Peninsular ranges we’ve also added some ADC/General types for our French and Prussians, along with mediterranean civilians, wagons and more.

There is a full buildings range to go with these, which we’ll have released in the next week or so, probably after the upcoming Phalanx show.

These ranges can all be found on our website here!


2022 is a big birthday for us so we’re having a party!

30 years…!  To celebrate our 30 years in the hobby we’re going to be having a big 30th Birthday Bash on Saturday 16th July, up here at our new premises in Middlesbrough.  We’ll have games, offers, cake and more, running from 10am until around 5pm (or until the games have finished!)

The Birthday Bash will coincide with the opening of our new Games room as well, so we’ll have 6 game tables with a variety of display and participation games.  We’ll also be running tours of the workshop during the day so you’ll be able to see how we take a sculpt through to a metal casting, as well as our laser and 3D machine setups.

For all of the details, head over to the thread here and if you’re a Facebook user you can add your interest to our Event page here.


Cold War Commander 2 available!

The release of Cold War Commander 2 has been incredibly successful with almost 700 copies sold in the opening month.  The rules are available as a physical copy from our website here and also in a digital PDF version from Wargame Vault here.

The Army Lists for the new rules are all free PDF downloads which can be downloaded through our Forum here.  We’ve got 31 lists available currently with another 54 planned in the coming weeks/months, so keep checking back for new updates.

There are also a variety of Optional Rules to add extra friction or make slight adjustments to your games, so keep an eye out for those appearing in the next week.


Arab-Israeli Wars!

Our next release will be extensive Arab-Israeli ranges, covering the Israelis, Egyptians and Syrians, which we’re expecting to have ready for release on Sunday 19th June.  These ranges will include all of the infantry, support and artillery needed, plus a nice selection of vehicles.

We’ll have some new vehicle releases coming shortly afterwards as well, including T-64s, BMP-1s and a selection of Israeli M3 halftrack variants too.


Important Dates

Sat 18th June – Phalanx in St Helens (pre-orders by Fri 10th June)
Sat 16th July – Pendraken 30th Birthday! (more info coming next month!)
Sat 6th August – Claymore in Edinburgh (pre-orders by Fri 29th July)
Sat 10th September – Colours in Newbury (pre-orders by Fri 2nd Sept)
Sat 17th September – Border Reiver in Gateshead (pre-orders by Fri 9th Sept)
TBC – Carronade in Falkirk (awaiting confirmation)


That’s everything for now, we hope to see you at our Birthday Bash!

February Newsletter

Welcome to the latest Pendraken newsletter!


First of all, thank you for all of the orders placed before our price increase on February 1st, we had over a month’s worth of orders in that final week so thank you for your support.

We are now working as hard as we can to get through all of them but in a perfect example of ‘Sods Law’ (as we’d say in the UK!) we’ve been hit with some staff absences that are affecting our turnaround times.  We’ve got one member of staff off with Covid, another with a separate illness and one more who’s had to take some time off to move house.

These absences are from our casting and packaging teams and we’ve got other staff members doing their best to fill the gaps, but sadly we’re not operating at 100% at the moment.

The good news is that we’re expecting at least 2 and maybe all 3 staff members back at work this coming week so we’ll be back to full strength soon and whizzing through all of these orders.


The 2022 Pendraken Painting Competition is in full swing and we’re getting some great entries coming in now.  Remember that the deadline for your entries is midnight on February 28th so make sure to get them posted by then!

You can enter anything painted over the past 12 months so get your brushes and camera out and have a go!  With over £500 worth of prizes available, it’s always worth a shot!

More info and the rules can be found over on our Forum here: https://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,21447.0.html


Cold War Commander 2

Cold War Commander 2 creeps closer and the rules are currently out with the playtest group for feedback.  We’ve set a deadline of March 12th for that and then we’ll go through the final edits and tweaks.

We’d originally planned to launch at Salute but with that cancelled this year, we’ll now be launching at the Partizan show in Newark on Sunday 22nd May.  We’ll have a demo game on the day and we’ll also be joined by our author Mark Fry, so make sure to pop along and see us there!


Pendraken Shop!

We can announce that our shop will be opening on Saturday March 26th!

We’d been hoping to do it a bit sooner but with the volume of orders we need to get through first, combined with us still waiting on the insurance company to fix the hole in our roof from Storm Arwen, we decided it was best to push the shop back a little bit and give ourselves time to get everything ready properly.

March 26th works nicely as that was the date that we got the keys to our building last year, so it’ll be exactly one year to the day since we moved in!

We’re hoping to have a couple of games running on the day, as well as some in-store bargains as well, so pop that date in your diary and come see our new home!


Peninsular Napoleonics

The Peninsular project is moving forward at a nice pace now and we’ve had the first batch of Spanish sculpts arrive at Pendraken HQ.  This is mainly cavalry and artillery crews, and we’ll get them photo’d and put up on the Forum asap.  Next we’ll be getting the first lot of Spanish infantry so keep an eye out for those as well.


Important Dates

Sat 5th March – Hammerhead in Newark (pre-orders by Fri 25th Feb)
Sat 26th March – Pendraken shop opens!
Sat 7th May – Carronade in Falkirk (pre-orders by Fri 29th Apr)
Sun 22nd May – Partizan in Newark (pre-orders by Fri 13th May)
Sun 22nd May – Cold War Commander 2 launch at Partizan!


That’s everything for now, we’ll get your orders out to you asap and don’t forget to make your entries to the Painting Competition!