Friday round up

Helloooo again my dears, back from the beyond I bring thee new items. Though, where were my grapes and flowers, boys? Hmm?

We are really excited that we have new World War Two wooden buildings in 28mm. We are, as you might have guessed, completely besotted with these buildings. We loved the wild west ones and we love the world war two buildings just as much, if not more.

Also we now have lots, and lots of Strelets items. We have in our catalogue  125 items, though demand means we might not have all in at exactly the same time. The range covers some really unusual wars, and if they cover a conflict, boy do they cover it.

 

New from HaT , we have Zulus, tank riders, Dervishes, Indian Infantry and Highlanders in 1/72 and the 7 Years war Prussians in 1/32.

And ideal for Christmas presents and to stick on your list, Airfix Starter Kits. They come complete with paints and cement, and even a brush. So you have everything you need to start on Boxing Day. And let’s face it, it isn’t as if there’s anything to watch on television…James Bond for the 50th time? Eastenders Christmas depression? Anyone…anyone? No, thought not. No, you need this. This and a tin of biscuits. That’s Boxing Day sorted out.

A bit of a short round up, not because we haven’t got much…but because we’ve got so much new stock in we’ve got to find somewhere to put it.

 

This week long ago: Please may I have some Moor please sir?

The Battle of Tours or Battle of Poitiers took place on October 10 732.

The battle has two names from its site at Moussais-la-Bataille which is located between the two. Charles Martel led the Franks and Burgandian forces against the Moorish caliphate of the Umayyad dynesty led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi.

Charles Martel in the battle

The battle is often characterised, particularly by historians of the nineteenth century (in the heat of muscular christianity and the regrowth of catholicism) as being a decisive moment in the Christian defence of Europe. In the less religiously inclined twentieth century the battle has been interpreted more as the first step in the increased political power of the Franks and the setting up of the initial stages for Carolingian Empire.

The battle itself happened after a build up of seven days worth of skirmishes. In the cold French October the Franks had an advantage (clearly no-one had told the moors to pack their woolly jumpers) of knowing what to expect. The Umayyad forces also underestimated the strength of the Franks and did not sufficiently scout the forces.

Post the defeat the Moors retreated over the Pyrenees.

If you wanted a Franco-Moorish face off though we don’t sell the exact belligerents there are a few chaps in the HaT ancients range, the Strelets Normans and some other ancient chaps could perhaps be suitably amended. Have you recreated this battle? What did you use?

Friday round up

New Items

Rapid Fire’s Monty’s Desert Battles is now available. Monty’s Desert Battles by Richard Marsh. 80 full colour pages packed with information. Illustrated orders of battle including all the British tank units at El Alamein and a complete guide to Panzer Army Afrika. 8 scenarios, a gaming/modelling/painting guide, special ‘Alamein’ rules and information on tactics and formations.

From North Star we now have the BSAC Mounted Troops. Troops who were involved in a last stand with the Matabele .

In our Vallejo Range we have increased our range upto 96 colours

From our own ranges we have Dead Wood…Great scenery for terrestrial and alien landscapes

And from Warlord we have Bren Carriers , Cromwell Tanks , Stug III of which we have currently sold out already! and the Imperial Japanese Army 

Restocks

Hat-We have almost the full range of hat items in stock now, over 180, and ever increasing.

Airfix-we have a fairly comprehensive range of military and soldiers and are extending our airplane range.

Revell 

Tamiya-from Monday we will start to carry the full range of 1:48 and some of their weathering kits and paints.

Steve’s Weekend

This weekend past Steve had plenty of gaming fun. On saturday morning he was at the Flames of War Grand Tournament where he watched some of the 100 players.

Then in the afternoon he played a retro wargame in his local village with 30mm plastic figures. The game was was based on the rules from 1969 rule book  Charge!: Or, How to Play War Games using Spencer Smith plastic models.

Sunday was spent at Partizan, where he was very impressed and we should make a special mention of PMC Games. Though we don’t stock their products Steve uses their scenery on his Binghay games table.

A little aside…

We thought it was worth mentioning again the two shop process that Arcane Scenery operates on. Most of the links, that we use in the blog, you will notice, will link to our products on our eBay shop. Historically we have operated the Arcane Scenery store and the eBay store almost separately to ensure that we don’t inadvertently run out of popular products by having them in two places at once. However, we are increasing our stock holding significantly and so soon will be linking more equally. There will still, from time to time, be items that are exclusive to one or the other. For UK shoppers spending under £10 the shop is post free too!

A further little aside…

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American fortnight: Product Highlights

Since this is American fortnight (North and South, but mostly North, and umm mostly USA focussed (sorry Canada)) we thought we would show you some of our American focussed stock, of which we are especially fond…

We have mentioned the Western Buildings before, but we thought they were worth another mention…we like them *that* much

The office set are painted up to Steve’s vision of all things western, but these intricate little buildings could just as easily be a Mexican frontier town as a Texan one.

And since no Western town would be complete without some gunslingin’ cowpokes, rustlers and maybe even a sheriff there are cowboys available  from Artizan,  or if y’all need slightly bigger guns there are the 54mm Weston, and  Timpo chaps.

But if your American interests are a bit less O.K. Corral; we have some less desert cactus and more bloody fights for freedom models…

From Perry Miniatures the American Civil War Infantry.

From Hat the Zouaves, there are also Perry Miniatures Zouaves too.

Other Americana available in store includes:

Perry Miniatures North American shop
Artizan Mexican Infantry
Crusader True Grit Marshall
Call to Arms Union Infantry
Italeri Union Cavalry
Imex Alamo Mexicans
And lots and lots more

Friday Round Up

Its been a pretty quiet week in terms of new stock, but we have some great restocks…

Hät…we have lots of Häts…currently we have the most complete range we have ever had with nearly 200 different lines in stock…and some even have hats.

We have also restocked on Airfix and ‘and as well as our comprehensive military vehilce selection,  we are gradually building up a substantial range of aeroplane kits…including the Focke Wulf 189 and Ilyushin Sturmovik, which are classics from Steve’s childhood.

Hobby Boss stock has also been replenished including the Dana tank (cue Dana jokes)…

And finally, we have added more of the fabulous Revell military kits and soldiers, all in 1/72nd scale.