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Monday, 18 June 2018

South East Asian Buildings added.

We've recently been developing a small range of stilted huts for use in South East Asia. The style and construction of these buildings have changed very little over time allowing you to use them for a very wide range of periods, right up to the current day.

Possibilities include (but are not limited to) World War 2 such as Burma, more modern conflicts like Vietnam or perhaps even Samurai type games too.

We have four stilted huts in our initial release for this range, each given a traditional name for such dwellings in this locale. The features of these huts include woven palm panels, shutters and the unique stilted construction, for protection from Monsoon weather conditions as well as snake infestation.

We have added to this range another couple of kits that, while useful in South East Asia, are by no means exclusive to the area, hence you'll also be able to find them in other sections of our website too.

You'll be able to find all these kits in the South East Asia, under the buildings tab on the main bar, but for convenience, this link will take you directly there. 

Our next show will be Claymore in Edinburgh on the 4th of August. Our code for pre-order discount is CLAY10 which will expire at midnight on the 27th of July, full details are available on the SESWC Website. We hope you have a great summer until then and are able to make it along to see us there.

Thanks for reading, we hope the new offerings from Warbases inspire you to get the paintbrushes out and the dice rolling. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

New Ranges added - Sci-Favela and Street Furniture.

With the re-release of Necromunda, we thought we could do a range of buildings that were a little different to the usual array of walkways and platforms that you usually see associated with this game.

We came up with the idea of a Favela type terrain - self built units, often utilising scavenged materials. Some of these kits feature actual household junk, in the form of 330ml aluminium soft drink cans. Please note that while the drink cans are featured in the kits, we do not supply these - you will need to source these yourself, but as literally millions of these are used every day, I did not imagine that they would be very difficult to find.

We have left all the kits unpainted at this stage so you can see what it is that you're purchasing. We expect to be adding to this range quite regularly over the next few weeks and months, so please check out our website for new releases.

As part of this range and also for use in modern gaming, we've also made up a few items of street furniture for cluttering up the streets - ideal for creating blockades, hiding loot or a weapons cache, as objectives or simply to bring a table to life.

Obviously the Perry's Billman is a bit out of context in these photos, but it will give you a better idea of scale for the products.

These can all be found in the Sci-Favela section of the website or on a stand alone page here

Builder's skip. Cheap, simple, functional.

Dumpster, with 2 working lids. Stash loot, weapons or just hide the bodies, it's up to you!

Set of 3 cable drums. Tip; you could wrap some old wire around them to add to the realism.

Crate or Tea Chest. Sold in packs of 2 .

Modern plastic street barriers as used by utility people that dig up roads. Sold in packs of 6 barriers.

Roadblock Barriers - sold in sets of 2.

Street Lights - sold in packs of 4 lights.

Biohazard signs, sold in pairs. We are working on designs for many more variations of this product.

Pallet Set, containing 2 large and 3 small pallets.

These items are all available for purchase now at  

Everyone at Warbases would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best wishes of the season for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

New products added to the website.

So, I must apologise. I must admit it has been a hectic few months for us all at Warbases HQ, and the blog somewhat has been left behind.

But after a hiatus we are back and as we've been very busy recently, making lots of new products and forging new links with partners, we thought we'd let you know what's new and where you can find it.

We recently took over as the show stockist of Daemonscape resin bases, but the deal we have also allows us to sell these online. A painted example is shown below, but you can click the link to view our entire range of these amazing creations. Daemonscape Resin Bases

Really Useful Boxes (RUB) are a widely used storage solution for the wargamer. We've recently added our version of inserts and trays to the website to allow you even more flexibility and capacity for these popular items.
 Above is a Deep Tray Box which is intended for use with a 4 litre RUB. You can fit 2 of these into a 9 litre RUB.
 Above is the Shallow Tray Box, this is pictured with an optional 20mm diameter liner (other versions are available). This comprises a single layer of MDF to allow you to place figures individually into the tray box. These tray boxes are carefully designed so that 2 will fit into the 4 litre RUB or 4 into the 9 litre version. These are extremely useful for small scale gamers whereby you'd be able to pack an entire army into one RUB.
The Tray Boxes have been created with cleverly castellated tops and bottoms to allow safe stacking. As you can see from the above picture, they are very versatile even outwith a RUB, and could be easily used for storing paints or other equipment tidily away.
Finally, we have a simple tray to fit into a RUB. There are only a few variations of this tray currently, but we'll be adding many more as customers request them. Please see our entire range of inserts and trays here.

We were recently contacted by a customer requesting a very special building. This was to be for the village of Benouville of Pegasus Bridge fame. The building in question is a Railway Station which stood opposite the Cafe Gondree. We have produced this in 28mm scale, which you may find suitable for any WW2 game such as Bolt Action or Chain of Command among others. Now available for purchase here.

We've also added the 28mm version of the Roman City Gates and Walls to the website due to popular demand. These items are based loosely on the reconstructed fort gate at Arbeia in South Shields. In keeping with the real items, we have tried to make these as intimidating as possible while retaining usability and practicality for the gamer. All the doors and gates are working items and internal floors and roofs are all removable for ultimate flexibility. You can find these items here.

Finally for today, we also added something of a 'heritage' product. Back in 2003 one of the very first rule sets published by Too Fat Lardies was Kiss Me Hardy! and we've only now got round to adding the turning circles to the website for your naval exploits. Available now from our web shop here.

In the 5 months since we last spoke we have been to 10 shows and released a number of new products such as our 15mm Roman buildings and our new 28mm Russian Tram but we are still working on more goodies, some of which can be seen at our up and coming shows. You will be able to find us at the remaining events in 2017;

29th of October we will be at Fiasco in Leeds at the New Dock Hall, part of the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

4th of November we will be on the continent for a jolly to lovely Antwerp for the Crisis show held at Hangar 29.

11th of November we have another "local" show at Kirriemuir High School for the Targe show.

18th and 19th of November we can be seen in Reading for the Warfare show at the Rivermead Leisure Centre.

25th of November we will be attending Battleground in Stockton-on-Tees which is held at the Queens Campus Sports Centre.

As ever with all our shows pre-orders are always welcome and discounts will be given to all orders received a week in advance for collection. Just drop us an email at or order through the website with the discount codes shown in our show diary.

We hope to see you at some of the shows throughout the remainder of the year and don't be afraid to pop by and say hello.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May the fourth be with you

Ok so it's a terrible pun, but we thought it might be an appropriate day to post news of our latest developments. Especially given the subject matter - Science Fiction.

Now, we've practically ignored this genre for our entire existence with little or no good reason for doing so, but the time has finally come to rectify this.

So below we have some prototype designs for the beginnings of this range. We expect these to be available around or about our 10th Anniversary which occurs in June. Please note that this range is designed for 15mm scale miniatures.

Below are a selection of habitation pods, with the addition of a little signage, we might make these as commercial pods too for  bars, stores and the ilk.
The crates and pallets that we've scattered around the pods would be suitable for modern era Zombie games too.


All the roofs are removable for access to the internal of the pods. The satellite dishes are cunningly planned and placed to make the process of roof removal simplicity itself.
We've also designed this missile silo for the all important defense of the colony. As you can see the doors on the silo open and close as you require.
We have also been working on this hexagonal control tower. The final version of this may or may not feature the additional acrylic parts that you see here. My plan is to place an LED tealight inside the tower to light up the windows, thereby creating a certain ambiance.
We'll be at Carronade in Falkirk on May 13th at the usual venue of Graeme High School and the following Sunday, May 21st, at Partizan at George Stephenson Hall, Newark Showground. If space permits, we hope to have a few of these prototypes with us for your perusal.

That concludes today's ravings. Please remember that the items you see here are prototypes and the final designs may differ. Thanks and kind regards, Martin.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Veni Vidi Vici (part 2)

Well it's that time of year again when the wargaming world begins to turn it's gaze towards the Excel Centre in keen anticipation of the biggest event on our calendar. I am of course talking about Salute. We'll have our customary limited edition casualty marker which is a little bit special this year. This is free for anyone spending £10 or more at the stall. If you spend £25 or more, you'll also get a free Rasputin figure, which we designed to be complimentary to our Eastern Europe range of buildings, but it also fits in nicely with the Salute 2017 theme, the Russian Revolution.

In 2017 we have several new releases which will be only be available on the day, and in some cases in very limited numbers. We will not be making these items eligible for reservation and therefore they will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that all prices quoted below are inclusive of UK VAT at the standard 20%.

The majority of our building releases are for the Veni Vidi Vici range of Roman buildings. We have a brief glimpse of these below.

Our first release is the late Roman Church, which features many of the aisles and apses that you would immediately associate with a building of this stature. This kit is priced at £21.

Next is the Waterthorne Villa. This is along the same lines as our current Hurlingstone Villa, but utilising our Medium Stores and a Villa Gate to create a walled courtyard. Price for this is £40.

Next is the Oakdene Villa, which is similar to the Waterthorne, however we have used the Large Stores and added a Villa Pool to this bundle. Priced at £45 for the set. 

 Above is the Barrack Block - version A. This has the rooms at the end for the Centurion and one room for a Contubernium. Price is £18 for this kit.

 The Barrack Block - Version B as above has three rooms, each for one Contubernium. Price is £15 for the Barrack Block B kit.

 When you place block A and B side by side, you get quite an impressive range.

 The Stable Block is a necessity for those auxiliary cavalry units and this modest design features an internal floor to create a hay loft, as well as separate rooms for horses and equipment. Priced at £15.

 The Stone Granary above features a raised floor and large buttresses while retaining a compact footprint. Retail price for this handsome kit is £18.

We also have a more rustic wooden version of the granary. Based loosely on a reconstruction at Lunt, near Coventry, this granary sits on high stilts to deter rodents. £15 for this one.

 Moving out of the fort and into the Vicus and surrounding area, our Mansio has an internal floor for added effect and also has a store and stabling to the sides. £30 purchases you this elegant kit.

 The Vicus House above has additional features such as the timber framing and stone foundations. This kit is £15.

 The Vicus Shop has a canopy and multiple working doors for excellent access. Priced at £15.

 The final building to be released at Salute is our Vicus Workshop. This is a long narrow building in the style of the strip houses found outside Roman forts - this kit was inspired by watching a Time Team dig at Papcastle in my native Cumbria. This kit will be available for £18.

As mentioned above, we'll only have 10 of each of these kits available at Salute, and as we're not able to take reservations for these, you might have to be quick in order to get one on the day. We will add these to the web store soon after our return from London, for those of you not able to get to Salute this year.

As usual, thanks for taking the time to read our blog and until next time,