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Well, it's been nearly two months now since we opened this new website for business. We hope that all of you have found it much pleasanter to use than our old one.
When we brought in the new site, we dropped our prices by £2 while simultaneously withdrawing our (quite generous really) discounts for army buyers.
This was a chance to see where our customer’s preferences lay: lower prices overall or discounts available for relatively large orders.
However, the result has been interesting: almost all the communications we have had have been from customers saying that they much preferred the old prices along with the big army discounts.
So, that is what we will shortly do.
We will be reintroducing the old army discounts and putting our single pack prices back where they were.
While we are going back to our previous system we will also be reducing our postage charges down to £4 to the UK and £6 to the rest of the world.
We are considering a bigger discount on really large orders for club purchases etc: we may do a trial at some point.
As of today we are reintroducing two of our army deals (see below) and bringing in the new postage prices, while continuing with our current £10 pack prices for the next four weeks. This will give you the best of both worlds for a short while! The buy 16 get 6 free deal will be restored when prices return to their previous levels.
1. WHEN YOU BUY THREE IDENTICAL PACKS:
YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA IDENTICAL PACK FOR FREE.
2. WHEN YOU BUY ANY EIGHT PACKS FROM THE SAME RANGE:
YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO EXTRA PACKS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THAT RANGE FOR FREE.
List which extra packs you’d like in the comments box when you place your order. Otherwise, we’ll make sure that we choose something appropriate for you.
The official list of ‘Ranges’ that qualify for our Discount Army Deals can be found HERE.
Regrettably, you can’t combine offers, or count packs that are bought as part of a deal such as a collection. However, we will be happy to supply you with as many different offers as you like!
We will be providing FREE SPEARS with appropriate models. We’ll just stick them in your box for you.
BORING WEEKENDS?...... WARGAME AT FOUNDRY!
We have a reasonable amount of gaming activity here at Foundry now: most Saturdays we seem to have something going on. Some largish events are planned for later in the year.
However we would really like to have something more like a regular wargames club running here. We have loads of space and lots of tables and it would be great to see continual gaming activity through the weekends. Currently we open every Saturday: people wander in, have a look at whatever gaming might be going on, a bit of a chat with the other visitors or with Foundry staff, perhaps buy a few packs of models or of paints, have a cup of coffee and then wander off. We are enormously happy to have visitors, but what would really be marvellous would be to see loads of gamers turning up with their armies and actually fighting battles.
We've been trying for some time now to find a group, or groups, of gamers who would like to use us as a regular (or semiregular or occasional) venue. That's probably all we need to get things rolling. We haven't been successful as yet.
As a general thing we would be most comfortable with eventually finding a group of people who are not connected with Foundry in any way, other than being model soldier or gaming enthusiasts, to run things.
We think it might be a bit claustrophobic if what is after all a commercial organisation was figure heading and organising everything. We really don't want it to be the Wargames Foundry club. We really do want it to be a proper wargames and any other sort of gaming you fancy sort of club.
The last thing that we want is for people to imagine that we have set something up where people can only use Foundry models and/or Foundry rules, or particular scales, or periods, or whatever, including: Wargames Research Group, Warhammer, Napoleonic, Bolt Action, Rules with No Name, Colonial Skirmish, Talisman, Saga, Mantic Games... and whatever else you can think of.
We could certainly run a number of clubs and/or events here separately but simultaneously: we have loads of space and tables and facilities and whatever: Even tea urns!
So, if any of you would like to come and use our venue, as a one-off, or the beginnings of a more permanent arrangement, just get in touch and come along. If two of you, or four of you, or eight, fancy fielding your armies on a nicely terrained table that is much bigger than you could fit in your house, then we have the ideal venue and the ideal table (and tea and coffee). Evening gaming can be arranged with no problem, it just needs to be organised in advance as our insurance requires us to have members of staff on the premesis.
We are on the lookout for suitable display cases to keep our toy soldiers in. There are two types that we are after:
Small Display Cases
These would be the size of a picture that you might hang on the wall. We would use them to hang on the wall at home, at Foundry in Nottingham and also to hang up on our new show stand alongside the thousands of blisters of Foundry Miniatures hung on hooks. The most likely ones we have seen were on Watsons eBay site, we will get hold of a sample from them soon. We would be very interested to hear your recommendations.
Big Display Cases
These would be permanent fixtures: either standing on the floor or hung on the wall. We have a few of these already, but they are older items that previously served either as drink cabinets or in chemists shops. We are wondering if there is a relatively economic modern alternative.
As things stand now, most of our toy soldiers are hidden away in many drawers or wound up in tissue paper and taped into cardboard boxes. It would be really nice to get everything out on display.
There has been wild talk of publishing books of photographs of all our Foundry models and all our 80's Citadel stuff. Perhaps we will sort that out once we have all the models to hand.
We have been reading about how the recession has caused barter organisations to spring up all over the place. My father has vague memories of this happening during the recession in the 70s. One of my aunts works for a brewing company and gets free meal vouchers for her family at restaurants: who must then be trading back for the sort of goods that a brewing company can supply.
There are domestic level barter organisations where you can swap toys, or swap a bed for a sofa. Then there are corporate level barter organisations where you can swap meals in restaurants, or nights in hotels for your staff, or refrigerating machinery against lorryloads of overstocked paper towels or corrugated boxes.
Foundry doesn't really fit into either of those categories (though we do have use for both paper towels and corrugated boxes as it happens): we don't really have anything that a conventional manufacturer or supplier would have any need for. However, this bartering thing seems like it might be a good idea. So, if you have something that you manufacture or supply that you think we might be interested in swapping for toy soldiers: get in touch on a strictly "no hard feelings if we can't do a deal" basis. Email Marcus@wargamesfoundry.com if you fancy a swap.
Kevin and Marcus
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OUR EBAY SITES
We still have the two eBay sites where we are selling packs that have been discontinued here at Foundry.
FLYTE OF FANTASY
Has large numbers of Goblins, Undead, Amazons, Gods, Greek Heroes, Victorian Adventurers and Characters, Beastmen and a quite improbable quantity of Rangers (we have no idea why there are so many Rangers).
Also some Demons, Halflings (in the style of early Perry), an odd selection of quite Strange Models from Tim Prow.
There are some Very Fine Trolls Indeed. Also some rather nice Minotaurs.
There is a wide selection of chariots for the Beastmen, Goblins, Heroes, Undead and Amazons. The hang gliding Goblins are rather nice.
CASTING ROOM MINIATURES
Has more Victorians and Old West, then some interesting vignettes and groups of civilians and characters.
Also 34 packs of our Ancient Persians. A handful of Marlburians. And a dozen or so packs of Zulu Wars.