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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!

Napoleonic Peninsular ranges released!

Peninsular Naps released!

After a tumultuous couple of Covid years we’re finally able to release our Peninsular Napoleonic ranges!  Including Brits, 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 as well, which we’ll have released in the next two weeks.

Peninsular Napoleonic
NPB1   Centre Company, march attack   £6.00
NPB2   Centre Company, firing line   £6.00
NPB3   Flank Company, march attack (16)    £3.20
NPB4   Flank Company, firing line (16)    £3.20
NPB5   Line command   £6.00
NPB6   Mounted Officer in bicorne (5)    £2.00
NPB7   Light Infantry, advancing inc. command (16)    £3.20
NPB8   Light Infantry, firing inc. command (16)    £3.20
NPB9   Rifles   £6.00
NPB10   Highlanders, centre company, march attack   £6.00
NPB11   Highlanders foot command   £6.00
NPB12   Dragoons/Dragoon Guards in bicorne   £6.00
NPB13   Light dragoons in Tarleton helmet   £6.00
NPB14   Hussars   £6.00
NPB15   6pdr with line crew (3)   £6.00
NPB16   6pdr with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NPB17   9pdr with line crew (3)   £6.00
NPB18   9pdr with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NPB19   5.5″ Howitzers with line crew (3)   £6.00
NPB20   5.5″ Howitzers with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NPB21   Limber with line team / out-riders (2)    £6.00
NPB22   Limber with horse team / out-riders (2)   £6.00
NPB23   Ammo limber with line team / out-riders (2)    £6.00
NPB24   Ammo limber with horse team / out-riders (2)   £6.00
NPB25   ADC’s/Generals   £1.50
NPB-AP   3 x NPB1.  1 x NPB3, NPB5, NPB12, NPB15.   £36.00
PNFL519   British flags   £2.95

NBK1   Jager in jacket, march attack inc. command   £6.00
NBK2   Jager in jacket, firing line inc. command   £6.00
NBK3   Scharfschutzen, inc. command   £6.00
NBK4   Hussars   £6.00

NPP1   Line infantry in barretina   £6.00
NPP2   Line command in barretina (15)    £3.00
NPP3   Line infantry in stovepipe shako   £6.00
NPP4   Line command in stovepipe shako (15)    £3.00
NPP5   Mounted officer in barretina (5)    £2.00
NPP6   Cacadores in barretina, inc. command   £6.00
NPP7   Cacadores in stovepipe shako, inc. command   £6.00
NPP8   Line Cavalry in crested helmet   £6.00
NPP9   6pdr with barretina crew (3)   £6.00
NPP10   6pdr with stovepipe crew (3)   £6.00
NPP11   9pdr with barretina crew (3)   £6.00
NPP12   9pdr with stovepipe crew (3)   £6.00
NPP13   5.5″ Howitzers with barretina crew (3)   £6.00
NPP14   5.5″ Howitzers with stovepipe crew (3)   £6.00
NPP15   Limber with mule team (2)    £6.00
NPP16   General Beresford   £0.75
NPP-AP   2 x NPP1, 1 x NPP2, NPP3, NPP4, NPP6, NPP8, NPP9   £36.00
PNFL220   Portuguese flags   £2.95

NSP1   Fusiliers in 1805 uniform (c1807)   £6.00
NSP2   Fusilier command in 1805 uniform (c1807)   £6.00
NSP3   Grenadiers in 1805 uniform (c1807) inc. command (16)   £3.20
NSP4   Mounted officer (5)   £2.00
NSP5   Cazadores in 1802 uniform, inc command   £6.00
NSP6   Cazadores in 1805 uniform, inc. command   £6.00
NSP7   Fusiliers in irregular 1805 uniform (c1809-1810)   £6.00
NSP8   Fusilier command in irregular 1805 uniform (c1809-1810)   £6.00
NSP9   Grenadiers in irregular 1805 uniform (c1809-1810) (16)   £3.20
NSP10   Provincial Volunteers/Militia in civilian clothes (c1809)   £6.00
NSP11   Provincial infantry in Chistera hat (c1809-1813)   £6.00
NSP12   Provincial infantry command in Chistera (c1809-1813) (15)   £3.00
NSP13   Line infantry (c1812-1814)   £6.00
NSP14   Line infantry command (1812-1814) (15)   £3.00
NSP15   Guerillas, inc. command   £6.00
NSP16   Line Cavalry   £6.00
NSP17   Dragoons   £6.00
NSP18   Hussars   £6.00
NSP19   Cazadores a Caballo   £6.00
NSP20   Garrochista lancers   £6.00
NSP21   4pdr with line crew (3)   £6.00
NSP22   4pdr with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NSP23   8pdr with line crew (3)   £6.00
NSP24   8pdr with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NSP25   12pdr with line crew (3)   £6.00
NSP26   7″ Howitzer with line crew (3)   £6.00
NSP27   7″ Howitzer with horse crew (3)   £6.00
NSP28   Limber with mule team (2)    £6.00
NSP29   Limber with team / out-riders (2)   £6.00
NSP30   ADC’s/Generals   £1.50
NSP-AP   2 x NSP1, 1 x NSP3, NSP16, NSP17, NSP23. ½ x NSP2   £36.00
PNFL221   Spanish flags 1   £2.95
PNFL222   Spanish flags 2   £2.95

Napoleonic Mischttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/misc-619-c.asp
NPX13   Mediterranean civilians   £6.00
NPX14   Mule train (6 mules + driver)   £3.00
NPX15   Small cart with mules (2 per pack)   £4.00
NPX16   Wagons with oxen (2 per pack)   £6.00

1809 Duchy of Warsawhttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/duchy-of-warsaw-603-c.asp
NDW15   Polish General in czapska   £0.55

1809 Frenchhttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/french-600-c.asp
NPF61   French ADCs/Generals   £1.50

1813-15 Prussianhttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/prussian-618-c.asp
NPR21   Prussian ADCs/Generals   £1.50

And some pics:

British Centre Company, firing line

British Dragoons/Dragoon Guards in bicorne

British ADCs/Generals

Portuguese Cacadores in barretina, inc. command

Portuguese Line cavalry in crested helmet

Spanish fusilier command in 1805 uniform

Spanish Cazadores in 1802 uniform

Spanish provincial infantry in chistera

Spanish Guerillas

Spanish Garrochista lancers

Spanish ADCs/Generals

Mediterranean civilians

French ADCs/Generals

Arab-Israeli ranges released!

Arab Israeli ranges released!

We’re really ticking off these 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.

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 hiding in our other ranges (mainly the Modern Vehicles and Vietnam ranges) but we’ll be adding all of the relevant vehicles into the new Arab-Israeli range pages over the coming days, so you’ll have everything you need in one place.

And for the Cold War Commander 2 players, we’ve added the Arab-Israeli army lists for you to download from the Army Lists page here: https://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,21713.0.html

EGP1   Advancing with AK47   £2.00
EGP2   Advancing with Port Said SMG   £2.00
EGP3   Advancing with RPD machine gun   £2.00
EGP4   Standing, firing AK47   £2.00
EGP5   Standing, firing Port Said SMG   £2.00
EGP6   Kneeling, firing AK47   £2.00
EGP7   Kneeling, firing Port Said SMG   £2.00
EGP8   Prone RPD machine gunner   £2.00
EGP9   82mm mortar team (3)    £2.00
EGP10   SG-43 Goryunov MMG team (3)    £2.00
EGP11   Sagger team (3)    £2.00
EGP12   Kneeling, firing RPG-7    £2.00
EGP13   Sapper/Engineers   £2.00
EGP14   Radio operator   £2.00
EGP15   Officers   £2.00
EGP16   Casualty markers   £2.00
EGP17   Artillery crews    £2.00
EGP18   37mm AA gun with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP19   40mm Bofors AA gun with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP20   6pdr AT gun with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP21   57mm AT gun with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP22   25pdr gun with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP23   122mm Howitzer (M-30) with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP24   122mm Howitzer (D-30) with crew (1)    £2.95
EGP25   152mm Howitzer (D-20) with crew (1)    £2.95
Army Pack: 2 x EGP1, 2, 4, 5.  1 x EGP6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15   £27.00

IDF1   Advancing with FN FAL rifle   £2.00
IDF2   Advancing with AK47   £2.00
IDF3   Advancing with FN (GPMG) (5 pairs)    £2.00
IDF4   Standing, firing FN FAL rifle   £2.00
IDF5   Standing, firing Uzi from waist   £2.00
IDF6   Kneeling, firing FN FAL rifle   £2.00
IDF7   Prone, firing FN (5 pairs)    £2.00
IDF8   Prone, FN FAL on bipod   £2.00
IDF9   FN GPMG in tripod team (3)    £2.00
IDF10   52mm mortar with slung Uzi   £2.00
IDF11   81mm mortar team with slung Uzi (3)    £2.00
IDF12   .50cal HMG team (3)    £2.00
IDF13   Kneeling, firing RPG-7    £2.00
IDF14   Blincidide bazooka team (3)    £2.00
IDF15   Rifle grenadier   £2.00
IDF16   Radio operator   £2.00
IDF17   Officers   £2.00
IDF18   Casualty markers   £2.00
IDF19   Artillery crews   £2.00
IDF20   M40 recoilless rifles with crew (3)    £2.00
IDF21   40mm Bofors AA gun with crew (1)   £2.95
IDF22   25pdr gun with crew (1)    £2.95
IDF23   122mm Howitzer (M-30) with crew (1)    £2.95
Army Pack: 2 x IDF1, 2, 4, 5.  1 x IDF3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17   £27.00

SRN1   Advancing with AK47    £2.00
SRN2   Advancing RPD   £2.00
SRN3   Standing, firing AK47   £2.00
SRN4   Kneeling, firing AK47   £2.00
SRN5   Prone RPD machine gunner   £2.00
SRN6   82mm mortar team   £2.00
SRN7   120mm mortar team   £2.00
SRN8   SG-43 Goryunov MMG team (3)    £2.00
SRN9   Sagger team (3)    £2.00
SRN10   Kneeling, firing RPG-7    £2.00
SRN11   Sapper/Engineers   £2.00
SRN12   Radio operator   £2.00
SRN13   Officers   £2.00
SRN14   Casualty markers   £2.00
SRN15   Artillery crews   £2.00
SRN16   122mm Howitzer (M-30) with crew (1)    £2.95
SRN17   122mm Howitzer (D-30) with crew (1)    £2.95
SRN18   152mm Howitzer (D-20) with crew (1)    £2.95
Army Pack: 3 x SRN1, 2, 3.  1 x SRN4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13   £27.00

And some pics:

Egyptian, advancing with RPD

Egyptian Sagger teams

Egyptian 37mm AA gun with crew

Egyptian D-30 122mm Howitzer with crew

Israelis, advancing with FN FAL

Israeli, firing Uzi

Israeli officers

Israeli 40mm Recoilless rifles

Syrian, firing AK-47

Syrian 120mm mortar with crew

Syrian Goryunov MMG team

Syrian M-30 122mm Howitzer with crew

Pendraken 30th Birthday Bash!

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 here 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.

We’ll have refreshments available on the day and will be looking at some catering options too, depending on numbers.

For those coming from further away there are hotel options within a mile or two (Premier Inn is currently £41 for the Friday night) and if there’s enough folks staying over we’ll organise a meal out like we did for our 20th Birthday.

We’ll have some more little treats coming which we’ll announce over the coming weeks.

For our customers further afield who can’t make it, we’re going to look at setting up cameras above each game table and streaming the event live online.  We’ll also have offers running on the website so you’ll be able to take advantage of any bargains too.

And finally, if you’d like to run a 10mm Birthday game in your local area or club, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

As always, any questions just let us know and we’ll hopefully see some of you here!

Cold War Commander 2 now available!

Cold War Commander 2 was launched this past weekend at the Partizan show and the response has been amazing!

The rules are available for a special launch price of £20 until midnight on Sunday 29th so make sure to get your copy before then.  We’ve also got a PDF version available through Wargame Vault so if you prefer your rules in a digital format then head over and download a set here.

The army lists for CWC-2 will all be free downloads through our Forum, with 18 lists available to get us started.  You can download those here and we’ll be adding more lists over the coming weeks.

There’s also a Quick Reference Sheet available here and we’ll be uploading a series of Optional Rules to the Forum too.

So, head over and grab your copy of CWC-2 from our website and we hope you like them!

Cold War Commander 2 available for pre-order!

We’re extremely pleased to announce that Cold War Commander 2 will be released at Partizan on 22nd May and you can pre-order your copy now!

We’ve reduced it down to £20 for the launch as well, so head over and place your pre-orders here: https://www.pendraken.co.uk/cold-war-commander-1076-c.asp  All pre-orders will be shipped out on Monday 23rd May and you can also choose to collect your copy at the Partizan show as well, by simply choosing the ‘Collect at Show’ postal option.

If you’d like to order anything else at the same time, no worries at all.  We’ll get the rest of your order ready and everything can ship out one the rules have been launched.

Cold War Commander 2 will cover the period from 1946 through to around 1990 and will contain 3 example army lists to get you started (British, Soviet, USA).  Further lists will then become available as online downloads, as well as a wide variety of Optional Rules and a Quick Reference sheet.

We’ll be updating everyone with more info on the new rules in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for that.

Pendraken Shop Opening – Sat 26th March!

We are very excited to announce that the new Pendraken shop will be opening on Saturday 26th March, exactly 12 months to the day since we got the keys to our new building!  We’ll have a wide selection of Pendraken products available, as well as all of the MDF bases, RedVector buildings, Vallejo paints, decals, grasses and scatters, modelling tools, books and more!

We’ll be running a 10% discount on everything in the shop during the opening event and you can also pre-order for collection on the day to receive the same 10% discount on your order, using code PENDRAKENSHOP at the bottom of the Basket on our website.  So if there’s something specific you need, that we might not have on the shop racks, get your order in to us and we’ll make sure it’s ready for you to collect on the day.  Finally there’ll be some bargain clearance items that we’ve accumulated during the past 12 months, so keep an eye out for those.

To help us launch the new shop we’ll be joined by a couple of local games groups, with Dave Docherty/Old Guard bringing a 10mm ACW game and the Redcar Ironbeards bringing a 28mm Stargrave setup as well.

Opening times for the shop will initially be 11am-6pm Monday-Friday and then 12pm-5pm on Saturdays.

So, if you’re in the north-east of the UK and fancy coming along to see what our new place looks like, get yourself along on Saturday 26th!

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!

Fantasy Buildings released!

It’s Day 10!  After 9 days of releases spread around 2500 years of history we jump to Fantasy for our final release, with a set of 10mm ruined buildings now available.

These have been rescaled down from our larger 15mm and 28mm sets so that they fit perfectly with our 10-12mm Fantasy ranges.  They should be OK for the Medieval and Renaissance period as well.  Sizes vary from 45x40mm upto 110x80mm.

We’ll be releasing some more 10mm MDF buildings soon, with some more rescaled Fantasy and WWII ruins next on the plan.

RED-10F-01    Fantasy Ruined buildings pack x 6    £16.00

And that’s the end of our ’10 Days of 10mm’!  We hope you’ve found something useful over the past week and a half, and we’ll have some more new stuff coming early in February for you.

Ancients Casualties released!

On our penultimate day of releases we head right back to our earliest periods and continue a bit of a theme, with more casualty markers released for almost all of our Ancients ranges.

GRE12    Greek casualty markers (10)    £1.85
PER23    Persian casualty markers (10)    £1.85
ARR12    Republican Roman casualty markers (10)    £1.85
ACR15    Carthaginian casualty markers (10)    £1.85
ASP10    Spanish casualty markers (10)    £1.85
AIR13    Imperial Roman casualty markers (10)    £1.85
AGA9    Gallic casualty markers (10)    £1.85
ADA8    Dacian casualty markers (10)    £1.85
ASA7    Sarmatian casualty markers (10)    £1.85

And some pics:

Greek casualty markers

Persian casualty markers

Republican Roman casualty markers

Carthaginian casualty markers

Spanish casualty markers

Imperial Roman casualty markers

Gallic casualty markers

Dacian casualty markers

Sarmatian casualty markers

Our final day will be a bit of scenery…

WSS Casualty marker released!

For Day 8 of our releases we’ve got a handy little casualty marker for the WSS range.  This one was commissioned by mollinary, who was very patient while we got it moulded up!  We might do a quick tweak to this for the SYW further down the line.

18th Century
MAL23   Casualty markers (10)   £1.85

Day 9 will see a similar batch of options for the Ancients ranges…

WWII Italian 65mm mountain gun released!

We’re at Day 7 of our 10 days worth of releases and it’s just a small one today, with the WWII Italians getting a 65mm mountain gun.  We’re going to do some work on the Italian artillery options later this year as well, so keep an eye out for those.

ITA29   Mle 1906 65mm mountain gun with crew (2)   £2.95

Tomorrow will be a useful little release for the Marlburians…

New Medieval codes!

We’re into Day 6 of our ’10 Days of 10mm’ and today we’re heading back to the Medieval period to add some knights in bascinet helmets (pig-faced/dog-faced) along with a handy monk and nun figure as well.  Thanks to fsn for commissioning these!

European Late Medievalhttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/late-european-558-c.asp
ELM43   Dismounted knights in bascinet, sword/hammer   £5.50
ELM44   Dismounted knights in bascinet, spear/halberd   £5.50
ELM45   Mounted knights in bascinet, sword (5)   £1.85
ELM46   Monks (10)   £1.85
ELM47   Nuns (10)   £1.85

And the pics:

Tomorrow we’ve got a little addition to the WWII Italians…

New ACW Flags!

Day 5 of 10mm releases sees us move away from figures and into some flags instead, with a full selection of brand new ACW flags now available!  We’ve been wanting to replace these for a while now and we took the opportunity to expand the designs at the same time.

Huge thanks must go to Rob Berends and Tony Hughes for all of the research and design work that went into these.

And as a special bonus for anyone that has ordered any of the existing flagsheets over the past 3 months, we’ll replace your old flags with these new ones, free of charge!  All we ask is that you pay the postage cost on the replacements (£1 UK / £4.50 elsewhere).  Drop us an email and we’ll get that sorted out for you.

PNFL601    US National flags (generic)    £2.50
PNFL602    US States, sheet 1 (NY/PA/IL)    £2.50
PNFL603    US States, sheet 2 (IN/NJ/MA)    £2.50
PNFL604    US States, sheet 3 (OH/CT/MI/WI)    £2.50
PNFL605    CS National flags    £2.50
PNFL606    CS Battleflags (generic)    £2.50
PNFL607    CS Battleflags, sheet 1 (ANV)    £2.50
PNFL608    CS Battleflags, sheet 2 (Other armies)    £2.50
PNFL609    CS States    £2.50

And some pics:

We’re jumping back over 500 years tomorrow for some new figures…!

WWII Casualties released!

It’s Day 4 of our releases and we’re heading to WWII for some handy casualty markers!  We’d already got a selection dotted about the various ranges so these will fill in the gaps and make sure that almost every nation/theatre has got a marker now.

AMF33    Airborne casualty markers (10)    £1.85

BRF60    Infantry casualty markers (10)    £1.85
BRF61    8th Army casualty markers (10)    £1.85
BRF62    Airborne casualty markers (10)    £1.85

GRF83    Infantry casualty markers (10)    £1.85
GRF84    DAK casualty markers (10)    £1.85
GRF85    Para casualty markers (10)    £1.85

ITA28    Infantry casualty markers (10)    £1.85

SVF31    Summer casualty markers (10)    £1.85

And some pics:

American: Airborne casualty marker

British: Infantry casualty markers

British: 8th Army casualty markers

British: Airborne casualty markers

German: Infantry casualty markers

German: DAK casualty markers

German: Para casualty markers

Italian: Infantry casualty marker

Soviet: Summer casualty marker

Tomorrow will be something for the ACW fans…

League of Augsburg Hussars released!

Day 3 of 10 and this time we’ve got a little release for the League of Augsburg with these very nice Hussars!  Suitable for the later 17th/early 18th Century, these have been made quite generic so will suit most armies.

League of Augsburghttps://www.pendraken.co.uk/league-of-augsburg-570-c.asp
LOA43   Hussars   £5.50

Tomorrow we head forward a couple of hundred years…

New Fantasy Monsters!

Day 2 of our releases sees some gribbly Fantasy additions, with some Giant Snakes and Tentacled Behemoths now available.  Some will recognise these from our old ranges but Techno has added some conversions to give us more variety in each pack.  The Snakes stand around 20mm high and the Behemoths are a similar 20mm long.

FAN-MON34   Giant snakes (x6)   £3.00
FAN-MON35   Tentacled Behemoths (x6)   £3.50

Day 3 takes us back to our historical ranges…

Day 1 of 10: New AWI British released!

It’s the start of our ’10 Days of 10mm’ and the first release of 2022 is these new codes for our AWI British range.  We’ve got skirmishing infantry in round hats, roundabout command and Ranger command as well, all courtesy of the talented Clibinarium.  These were commissioned by one of our customers so thanks to them as well!

AWB47   Cutdown coat and round hats, skirmishing   £5.50
AWB48   Roundabouts command, marching (16)   £2.95
AWB49   Queens Ranger command (16)   £2.95

Tomorrow we jump to a different genre entirely!

Plans for 2022!

2021 was a bit of a mixed bag for our plans with some big things ticked off and others lagging by the wayside.  But with our new premises almost complete, the show calendar almost back to normal and a pile of releases sitting here at Pendraken HQ, 2022 looks a lot brighter!

I’ll run through our new ranges/releases plans in a roughly chronological list:

Peninsular Napoleonics
This is one of two main priorities for this year and with the Portuguese pledges all sent out last week we’ve started well.  The Spanish are being sculpted at the moment and we should have the first batch of those with us before the end of the month.  We’ll pop some pics up for everyone to look at and then they’ll be going straight into the moulding queue.

The Spanish was a big batch of sculpts so it should be 2-3 months work for Tony and then that’s everything completed finally.  We’ll get them moulded asap and I’d hope to have the final batch of packages sent out in March/April.

And then we can get the ranges on general sale as well!

Cold War Commander II
Priority number 2 is the new edition of Cold War Commander, which is also making some good progress finally.  The edits have all been done to the document so I’ll be sending it out to all of the proofreaders/playtesters later this week.  We’ll be looking at a 2-month feedback period and then aiming to go to print at the end of March.

Sadly with Salute cancelled this year our big launch plans have been scuppered somewhat so I’ll need to have a think about what else we can do.

New Releases
There’s been a whole load of odds and ends stacking up over the past 6-9 months so I’m planning to do 10 days of 10mm releases, starting on Saturday 15th January.  There’s all sorts in there so keep an eye out for those…

In between work on the Peninsular project we’ll be starting to mould all of the Arab-Israeli figures, with a rough release target of April I think.  You can see pics of all the sculpts here: https://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,21386.0.html

Sci-Fi Expansion!
This one was missed last year but it’ll definitely be arriving this year!  The vehicles are being designed digitally and we’ll be starting to mould those around April/May I think, and then we’ll just need to get some infantry sculpted to go with them.  Potential release is probably summer time, so June/July I’d expect.

More Fantasy
Another one that was missed from last year was our new Fantasy ranges, with Ratmen, Amazons and Fomorians on the cards.  We started work on these in 2020 but they’ve been back-burner’ed a few times unfortunately.  We’ll get back on track with them soon and aim for a release towards the end of the year probably.

TB Line
The TB Line Mongols are a small range but a big job, so these will probably get squeezed in once the shop is open and I can do the clean-up work while I’m sat behind the counter.

The Ancients ranges will be a longer-term fix as we’ll need to get those down to Techno to do some tweaks to them and make moulding a lot easier.

Korean War Supplement
We’ve shelved this temporarily but we’ll revisit once CWC-2 has been released.

New Army Builder Software
The new Army Builder was severely impacted by Covid but we’re back on with our weekly meetings now and aiming for April as our launch point.  Again we’d hoped to do something for Salute but with that gone we’ll need to do something else.

Dungeon World
The unfortunate Dungeon revamp has been bumped for a few years running now but I’m determined to sort it out this year.  We’ve had some new Dungeon pieces designed digitally so we’ll get those into production around April/May time and then we’ll make some new moulds for all of the monsters and furniture.  The rules just need some fine-tuning and they’ll be good to go.

Red Vectors
There’s still about 70 new MDF products waiting to be put into production so we’ll be talking to our design guys to get those all checked over and ready for release.  There’s a huge amount of stuff in there, from 10mm to 28mm and Medieval to Sci-Fi, so we’ll just get it all done asap.

Moving on to other areas:

Pendraken Shop!
Work is ongoing in the shop and we’re getting close now.  The counter needs a top and the stock is being produced by the guys at the moment.  Then we just need some branding/header boards adding in and we’re good to go!  We’d like to do some kind of an opening day but with Covid it might not be possible to do much sadly.

Painting Competition 2022!
The Painting Competition will be back again in February so get your brushes out and get those entries ready!  As usual the competition will run throughout February and we’ll have some Pendraken prizes on offer for you.

Website Photos
We’ve currently got 396 products awaiting photos but there’s 98 new photos coming later this week, so that’s 25% of them done in one sweep!  We’re mainly missing WWI ranges now so that’s where the focus will be and we’ve got several of the ranges away with painters.

We’ll also be continuing to send various ranges off to our painters to add painted pics to the website as well.

Pendraken 30th Birthday!
And finally, this year is our 30th birthday!  For our 20th we had a big party in a local hotel but with the pandemic ongoing I’m not sure what we’ll be able/allowed to do, so we’ll have a look at the options in a couple of months time.  We can certainly run an big open day here at Pendraken HQ with some games and then maybe have something elsewhere in the country as well.  We’ll have a think…

So, I think that’s about it but I’m sure I’ll have missed something in there somewhere!  Give me a shout if there’s any queries and we’ll get busy!

Price Increase coming on February 1st

There will be a price increase coming on February 1st, affecting most of our 10mm metal historical ranges, plus a smaller increase on paints, bases and flags.  As you all know we don’t like doing this at the best of times, but sadly it’s unavoidable at the moment.  I’m sure some of you have seen other companies having to do similar recently and unfortunately we’re no different.

Since the start of the pandemic, material costs have risen sharply with metal now 78% more expensive and MDF 48% higher.  This has been largely down to limited production levels across the globe along with increased demand, forcing prices up everywhere.  We’ve also got an increase to the UK minimum wage coming on April 1st, along with National Insurance, adding another 9% to the annual wage bill.

Combined, these increases are hitting us for around £35,000 extra per year and as a result we’ve actually been running at a loss for the past few months.  We’re hoping that the metal and MDF prices will peak soon and start to reduce slightly, but with no firm indication of when that will be, we’ve had to make the decision to adjust our pricing.

Prices on standard infantry, cavalry and artillery packs will go from £5.50 to £6.00, taking us to a round 20p per infantry figure and 40p per cavalry.  There will be no change to our vehicle pricing or the WWII+ artillery packs.  Pricing on custom orders will remain at current rates as well.

Vallejo paint prices have gone up similarly so we’ll need to take these from £2.35 to £2.50 per pot,  and MDF bases will go from £1.25 per pack to £1.30.  Our flagsheet prices haven’t changed in about 10 years so those will go from £2.50 to £2.95 per sheet.

To summarise:

Regular 30 foot / 15 cav / 3 gun + crew packs = £5.50 –> £6.00
10-man infantry packs = ££1.85 –> £2.00
Army packs = £34.00 –> £36.00
Vallejo paints = £2.35 –> £2.50
MDF bases = £1.25 –> £1.30
Flagsheets = £2.50 –> £2.95

From a quick look around these changes will keep us competitive among the other 10mm manufacturers so I hope that folks still feel that they’re getting value for money.  We’ve got a lot of plans for this year and beyond, with more new Pendraken ranges and more requests ticked off.

There’s about 3 weeks until the increase, so make sure to get your orders in before Feb 1st to take advantage of the current prices.

As always, let me know if there’s any queries.