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Friday, May 8, 2015

A nice little something in the mail...

Had a couple of packages arrive today. One from Simon Miller (and brilliant it is, too):


And another from Donnington miniatures:


Looks like I'll be able to get those RCW Romans done after all!

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    1. Always good to have a package arrive!

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  2. Has Donnington relaxed their overseas postage rates some or did you just bite the bullet and pay 50% postage?

    Nice score though! Love the coil binding on wargame books!

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    1. They're about 40% if you max out, I think. But I was curious to try their figures and my usual suppliers weren't quite what I was wanting this time (I needed some German cav for Caesar's side as well). They are great figures I must say. Very happy with them :)

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    2. I have a sizeable force that includes many of their Anglo-Saxons. I concur. They do look nice. The shipping is a poke in the eye though.

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    3. The shipping's not so bad if you think of it as just lead cost, so bare lead plus shipping works out at about 43-45p per figure, say GBP3.50 for 8 foot. That's less than Xyston cost for lead alone, so they are pretty good value if you think of it that way.

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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  3. Very nice, Aaron. Spiral bound rule books are the best

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    1. Yes, and a good set of rules too!

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  4. Ah yes good ole Donnington. I remember the days of Essex and Donnington 15's before I was shown the true faith of 25's. Nice to see that they are still around.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Pshaw, get thee hence with your 'true faith of 25s'! They're mostly 28s now anyway, aren't they? ;-)

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  5. Glad you like the rules, Aaron! Re Donnington, I wonder if it would be worth me buying from them and shipping on to you?

    I have an idea that I still have some unpainted Donningtons, somewhere in the loft...

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    1. Kind of you to offer Simon. It might be more cost effective for a really big order, but not worth the hassle for you to just save me a measly five or ten pounds!

      You never know though; if I do decide to put a big order in at some stage I might get in touch and see if we can't come to a mutually beneficial arrangement!

      Many thanks again for your generosity with the items accompanying the book :)

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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    2. Definitely worth bearing in mind Aaron- I might even be able to collect the minis at a show and save the postage at this end. I'm glad the other minis are useful! Best, Simon

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  6. What game's map is in the background ?
    looks some WW2 operational-scale, from roads forking from towns.

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    1. The game is Napoleon's Last Battles, by SPI

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