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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,

Martin.



Monday, 16 January 2017

VENI VIDI VICI

Roman Buildings Live.

Our eagerly anticipated range of Roman buildings have just gone live onto our website. Here's a brief view of some of the items we've listed, along with prices. Please note that all quoted prices are inclusive of UK VAT.

Here's the basic Villa. We've designed this with a cleverly hinged door so you can open and close it at your whim. Priced at £15.00 

There are two types of corner tower available, Small and Large. These are priced at £6.00 and £9.00 respectively.


There are also 3 sizes of Stores available for the wings of your Villa. These are Small at 100mm length for £6.00, Medium at 150mm at £8.00 and Large at 200mm for £9.00. We've pictured the Medium below. This one kit can be made up in either a left-hand or right-hand version for the opposing wings of the villa.

There are other details such as this wall section with a gate - again we've designed this with working hinges which are unobtrusive in their design to give you a working example without bulky appendages. This is priced at £6.00

Also available are individual wall sections to allow you to create enclosures or compounds - using towers at junctions for your villa complex. Lengths are 100mm, 150mm and 200mm and they are priced at £2.40, £3.00 and £3.60 respectively.

We've added a simple villa bundle for those wishing to make a starter purchase and included a small discount on the individual price. Hurlingstone Villa is available for £35.00

This is a selection of the initial release of this range of buildings, you can find the rest here. We hope you enjoy this new range and we hope to add to it in the near future.

Friday, 6 January 2017

New Year, Our Shows

Well folks, I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Here at Warbases we are well in to the swing of things again so it is about time we told you where you may be able to find us.

Vapnartak - York; Sunday 5th February
ROBIN - Nottingham; Sunday 12th February

Hammerhead - Newark; Saturday 4th March
Overlord - Abingdon; Sunday 5th March
Albanich - Dumfries; Saturday 11th March

Salute - London ExCel; Saturday 22nd April

Carronade - Falkirk; Saturday 13th May
Partizan I - Newark; Sunday 21st May

Phalanx - St Helens; Saturday 17th June

Claymore - Edinburgh; Saturday 5th August
Partizan II - Newark; Sunday 20th August

Border Reiver - Newcastle; Saturday 2nd September
Colours - Newbury; Saturday 16th September

Derby Worlds - Derby; Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th October
Skelp - Forfar; Saturday 14th October
Fiasco - Leeds; Sunday 29th October

Crisis - Antwerp; Saturday 4th November
Targe - Kirriemuir; Saturday 11th November
Warfare - Reading; Saturday 18th / Sunday 19th Sunday November
Battleground - Middlesbrough; Saturday 25th November

I have split the shows into months so that it is easier to view.

Some shows are still to be confirmed and dates liable to be moved. There may also be a few additions to this list in the coming months.

Anyway, we hope that 2017 is a good year for you all and we hope to see you at some of these shows.

Warbases Jr.