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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 1:45 a.m. PST

Put up a similar post on a couple of "General" boards yesterday but wanted to post this here specifically targeted to 19th Century gamers in general and my fellow Colonial gamers in particular…

Wargames Foundry has just given their website a major revision and along with it they seem to have made all their old historical ranges available at the same time, and not only in arbitrarily created, "collections."

Looks like you can now buy all figures from the c.1840 China and/or First Afghan War British, Sikh Wars British, Indians, and Sikhs, Indian Mutiny, Zulu War, North-West Frontier, and Boer War ranges, no individually but at least in rationally composed packs of 8 or 6 infantry, depending on the range, and 6 command or artillery crew, or 3 cavalry w/horses, for 12GBP, which at current exchange rate is about 16USD -- or about $2 USD to $3 USD per 28mm figure, which IMHO is not cheap, but also not extremely overpriced compared to a lot of the competition.

I also found a number of Foundry's very useful old painting and campaign guides available on the same catalogue page as the related historical figure range.

Of course many new companies have sprung up in the years since these figures were first sculpted, among them Perry Miniatures, founded by the Perry brothers who used to sculpt for Foundry, and the "state-of-the-art" size of 28mm figures has grown a bit bigger, but IMHO many if not all of these figures can still hold their own compared to the newer competition.

Those of us outside the UK will have to add Foundry's postage fees, which are not cheap, but overall I think this is still a very welcome change that will make some great older figures available to new buyers, and also some old buyers -- like myself -- who'd like to complete or enlarge older units.

Needless to say I am in no way affiliated with Wargames Foundry, other than as an old-school customer who, over the years when their business practices had changed a bit, sometimes found myself pining away for the "old" extremely user-friendly Wargames Foundry. Hopefully that version of the company is back for the long haul, so to speak.

Here's a LINK for anyone interested in checking out the recently revised website:

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 2:48 a.m. PST

Good news – I wish them continued success.

coopman17 Jul 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

If they didn't reduce their prices, they didn't make enough changes.

Winston Smith17 Jul 2017 5:08 a.m. PST

Is the shipping still free over 80GBP?

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 5:50 a.m. PST

Yes, free shipping over 80GBP is still listed under Shipping and Delivery.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting, Mad Guru. That IS good news. Like you, I'm an 'old school' gamer and have quite a few old Foundry figures in my Boxer Rebellion army.

Winston Smith17 Jul 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Then if the shipping is still free over 80GBP, the price is comparable with just about everybody else, except Old Glory of course.

I never understood why Foundry had a clever plan to withdraw whole ranges from sale. That was nuts.

General Disorder Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 10:36 p.m. PST

So I'm assuming there is no way to still get the special deals they use to have…ie: X amount of packs get you some packs for free??

I'm in New Zealand and the exchange rate is hideous!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2018 10:29 a.m. PST

Badger Games here in the US sells some Foundry.

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