Monday, 24 April 2017

Troup Hurt House from Good Ground LLC

Coming soon to our Between the Lines range of models from Good Ground Miniatures. More 10mm goodness from Mike Randles. I am pleased to present the Troup Hurt Home, which was in the middle for the fighting, literally Between the Lines, during this vicious battle. As always, this model will work well in 10mm or 15mm, as it is a rather large building. More to come on release dates for this great piece.

Good Ground LLC

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Park Day 2017 Success

Park Day 2017 Success

Thank you to all participating sites and volunteers for helping to make our 21st Park Day a success! Park enthusiasts of all ages joined site stewards and preservationists at many Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, including: Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, and Ninety Six National Historic Site and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.

Of course, it was all hands on deck at the Princeton battlefield. The Princeton Battlefield Society and the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club gathered volunteers to clear invasive species just in time for the spring and summer season. State Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora even showed up to lend a hand at the battlefield our thanks to both!

At the Kettle Creek battlefield in Georgia, volunteers spent the morning learning about the battle before rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Participants enjoyed a history talk and learned the whereabouts of Revolutionary War gravesites. Afterward, they raked over 4 miles of hiking trails, cleaned mold and dirt off interpretive signs, and removed trash from the vicinity.

A record-breaking 138 battlefields and historic sites associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War participated. To all volunteers, thank you for your hard work!

If you have any photos of the events, remember to enter our Park Day Photo Contest. You’ll help us document this year’s success and be eligible to win a special prize! Keep checking back to vote for your favorites.

Washington's Immortals

In our new video, Patrick K. O'Donnell, author of Washington’s Immortals, discusses the importance of Mordecai Gist and his Maryland Troops at the Battle of Brooklyn, and how their involvement may have shaped the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

Heritage Tourism at Princeton

We aren’t the only ones who are excited about the prospect of summer! The folks at the Princeton battlefield are gearing up for a fresh, new season. Learn more about the historical, cultural, and entertainment options available in Princeton, NJ.

Battle of Pensacola

Some of our Standard Bearers will be heading to Florida for an event in Pensacola later this week; Pensacola became a pivotal strategic location during the War of 1812, and the victory led by Andrew Jackson aided in the future American victory at New Orleans.

Washington's Charge at Princeton

Battlefield land at Princeton is unique in its historic significance. Thanks to an unprecedented agreement, we have the opportunity to preserve the site of Washington’s victorious charge at Princeton. You can help to protect this American treasure, forever.

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia opening - April 19, 2017

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia will open its doors to the public on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of “the shot heard ‘round the world.” Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical moments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

New Napoleonic Flags from Pendraken Miniatures

In between packaging stock, prepping orders, and cramming it all in the van, we've managed to get some last minute releases ready for Salute!

With our expanding Napoleonic ranges we've been wanting to add some new flag sheets for some time, so we turned to the talented Tony Hughes to help us out!  This first lot covers the Austrians, Brits, French, Prussians and Russians, with some other nations planned for the future.

Napoleonic Flags

PNFL501   1792 Austrian

PNFL501   1792 Austrian

PNFL502   1806 Austrian

PNFL502   1806 Austrian

PNFL503   1815 British, type 1

PNFL503   1815 British, type 1

PNFL504   1815 British, type 2

PNFL504   1815 British, type 2

PNFL505   1815 British, type 3

PNFL505   1815 British, type 3

PNFL506   1804 French

PNFL506   1804 French

PNFL507   1815 French

PNFL507   1815 French

PNFL508   1808 Prussian, type 1

PNFL508   1808 Prussian, type 1

PNFL509   1808 Prussian, type 1

PNFL509   1808 Prussian, type 1

PNFL510   Prussian Landwehr

PNFL510   Prussian Landwehr

PNFL511   1803 Russian, type 1

PNFL511   1803 Russian, type 1

PNFL512   1803 Russian, type 2

PNFL512   1803 Russian, type 2

PNFL513   1803 Russian, type 3

PNFL513   1803 Russian, type 3

All priced at £2.50 per sheet

We hope you like them!

Forum Discussion
Pendraken Miniatures

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Wargaming Company Now Offers Battlescale Buildings

The Wargaming Company now offers Battlescsale products in North America!

Battlescale offers highly detailed and excellent castings of 6-10-15mm resin buildings for America and Europe.

The Wargaming Company Now Offers Battlescale Buildings

The Wargaming Company

New 10mm BTR60PB & Recce BMP For Salute

Our latest 10mm Cold War 84 models, the BTR60PB and BMP M1976/2, will be released at Salute on 22nd April. We will also have plenty of the new Soviet Motor Rifle Infantry available.



BMP M1976/2

BMP M1976/2

The BTR60PB and BMP M1976/2 both retail at £4.00 GBP.

We will also have some pre-production examples of our 198Os British infantry on show.


Help Us Meet the Demand for Field Trip Funding

Help Us Meet the Demand for Field Trip Funding

As a supporter of the Civil War Trust, you know the results of our work together are permanent. The land we save will be available for future generations to appreciate, use, and cherish. But our work doesn’t stop there. We understand that in order for the next generation to care about our country, young people need to visit the lands where American history happened.

This is precisely why we created the Field Trip Fund at the Civil War Trust. This fund helps send kids on class field trips to battlefields, and it was created for students who would not otherwise make a trip to experience our history first-hand. These class trips are instructive and powerful experiences for kids. And we receive wonderful feedback from teachers and students year after year. Just $20 will cover the cost to send one student to a battlefield or a historic site.

Over the years, this fund has helped send more than 11,000 kids in 18 states out of their schoolrooms and onto the outdoor classrooms battlefields that tell the story of our great country. Students receive first-hand tours from guides and get the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors. These real-world learning experiences are powerful and can become life-changing events in a young person’s life it gives them an opportunity to appreciate the history that you and I know and admire.

Today, will you please help give students the educational experience they need and deserve? We have already approved 50 more field trips for 2017 with 3,500 students but still have an unmeetable demand for field trip funding. Please support our Field Trip Fund so students across America can experience these sacred American spaces.

Please support the Field Trip Fund today to give students across America the opportunity to visit our battlefields.

The Civil War Trust

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Aotrs Shipyards April 2017 Release: BMP-2D

Aotrs Shipyards is a webstore on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.

Okay, so between all the various issues this month (through the operation wasn't as incapacitating as I might have suspected, given that I'm posting today!), as I said before, we are dipping into my back catalogue this month. So this time, we have for you the BMP-2D and its associated swimming version in 144th!




BMP-2D swimming

BMP-2D swimming


(There won't be a sci-fi release this month, but probably one early next month in time for Partizan.)

Again, with things being up in the air at the moment with commissions and whatnot, I don't know what May's release will be; it depends on how things will be going.

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards