Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Russian Artillery Has Arrived!

I received a new shipment of castings from Griffin Moulds today and am pleased to report that the four Russian cannon: Shuvalov Howitzer, 12-pound Unicorn, 6-pounder and 12-pounder have arrived. I also received the new Austrian 2-wheel and 4-wheel ammunition wagons and can start shipping everything next week, after I take care of the Kickstarter backers first.

I have to say that sculptor Robi Baker did a fantastic job on rendering these models and Griffin Moulds did their usual excellent job of casting figures that HAVE NO FLASH ON THEM! I think that when you spend your hard earned money on Wargame figures, that you should at least expect the company to remove the flash and the metal spiders, etc. I hand pack each order myself and inspect every casting that I ship for flash and I remove any that I find on the figures. And Griffin does such an excellent job on their casting that usually there is not a single piece of flash on the models that I see when I open the bags of inventory.

Austrian and French artillery crew are also back in stock and I now have the missing andirons that are attached to the front of the Austrian 3 and 6 pounders and 7-pound howitzer. So I can start filling the rest of the Austrian cannon for Kickstarter backers.

I am out traveling for work and so I will have to wait until Friday to take pictures of the new models in the artillery range.


  1. "..inspect every casting that I ship for flash and I remove any that I find on the figures."

    That really is above and beyond. Well done Fritz.

  2. Ammunition wagons. . . Yes!

    Best Regards,


  3. Jim,
    Great news. Will be ordering a bunch of the ammunition wagons once you've got everything sorted out and the kickstarter folks taken care of. Regards,

  4. You can never have too many wagons. I know that are on my "to buy" list.

    I hope sorting everything out doesn't put undue strain on your wrist.



  5. Truly wonderful news. Looking forward to some pics - travel safely.

  6. Goody!! And I second what Conrad said! Cheers!

  7. Flash & spiders - one of the reasons I don't like the perry ranges.
    Jim you are obviously a man proud of his work. well done.