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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,


Monday, 16 January 2017


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.