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WARGAMES FOUNDRY: 1976 - 2014. The largest range of model soldiers in the world.

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OUR SHOP IN EAST STOKE IS OPEN ON WEEKDAYS and SATURDAYS FROM 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
and if you phone ahead during the week we can usually also open on Sundays for you.

NEWS

Many thanks to Dave and Phil for organising the War and Conqest tournament here this weekend just gone (even if Dave's dice didn't always roll as high as he'd hoped). A quick report and some photos to follow shortly.

We enjoyed having the York group here too; unfortunately we forgot to take any photos. If they are reading this perhaps they will send some in: maybe even a game report? 

 


We hear that The Oldhammer Community have decided a date for this years Massive Event; more news shortly!
See below the Indians for photos of last years event

FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN THE WORLD OF FANTASY MINIATURES
KEVIN ADAMS & BRYAN ANSELL HAVE BEEN WORKING ON their RANGE of NEW and Remarkably Strange FANTASY MINIATURES for a few months now.
Actually, Kevin has been doing most of the actual work:  Bryan generaly chucks in the occasional primative
concept sketch/bad joke before falling back to sleep.
We have been putting images up on our Warmonger Miniatures Facebook site if you fancy a peek. The presentation takes 8 or 9 minutes.
https://www.facebook.com/warmongerminiatures/timeline?ref=page_internal.
It may be a while before they actually see production: perhaps February.

A Rediscovered Range of American Indians from the 1980's!

After a question on Facebook we rummaged about and rediscovered our moulds for three packs of ( Alastair Morrison sculpted ) American Indians dating back to the 1980s .
They are suitable from the 16th Century all the way through to the 19th.
At last you can conquer Roanoke or take your stand with the Last of The Mohicans!
For a while, these brave lads can be found here: Early American Indians

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Many thanks to the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp. We had a great time at Crisis.

  
Wargaming at Foundry and Oldhammer 2014
Over the last few months whilst we've grown into our new home we've had a few events take place and we thought it'd be nice to showcase these. One of these was Oldhammer 2014 in August - photos of which can be found  here OLDHAMMER! and here Oldhammer 2014 Report Continued; and the other was a much quieter, but just as much fun game that took place a couple of weeks ago - Wargaming at Foundry.

WEBSITE PROBLEMS
A few weeks ago we had problems with this website going down. All seems to be well now, but should it happen again you can ring us on  0115 841 3000 or email us at customers@wargamesfoundry.com we will take your order and charge you either on your credit card or through Paypal.
In fact we are are always happy to hear from you over the phone either to take orders or answer your questions.
 

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God of Battles Fantasy Wargames Rules half price SALE! Massive battles using vintage Citadel Models at Oldhammer Weekend Communications Reopened, Visiting Wargames Foundry, Orders, Recruiting, Pricing and Discounts

Wargames Foundry are Relocating 
 
 

Fixing Our Website Problems

Our web site has been somewhat erratic and often terribly slow for a while now.  We can only apologize to everyone who has had to struggle with it and wait forever for a purchase to be enacted. Many customers have resorted to ringing as up with their order, which is entirely fine for us, but we understand that it can be inconvenient for you. The pages often show the wrong currency which must be disturbing: but we do charge you the right amount when we process your order .

We are looking for someone local who can build new sites for us and be available to sort out our future problems when they arise. We have a Concrete5 site, which we have been very happy with until our recent problems.  We have been told that this might have been  caused by unskilled interference with the programming. It has been suggested that we might also have had problems because of the sheer weight of images that we have loaded up with. 

We actually have about 14,000 different packs of models in our moulds at Foundry, but we only have about 7000 of those up on this site.  (We are always happy to cast up models for customers from the "missing" moulds (as long as we can find them).  You just have to ring us up: it can take some days for us to cast your models .)

We are building two new sites, one for historical and the other for fantasy. This may take a while. However, as soon as we get enough material up to make a visit worthwhile we will open the unfinished  new sites up to you.  We hope to be able to reinstate our old features and articles as we go.With luck we will start getting the articles up soon

Incorrect currency problems

Meanwhile, we know that there is a particularly Irritating problem on our site where prices periodicaly appear in the wrong currency.  This is enormously embarrassing to us.  All we can do is assure you that when we make up your order and dispatch it to you we will absolutely always bill you for the correct amount of your own currency.

Sculptors and Painters

We do not currently have credits displayed for the sculptors and painters of our models.  We have been intending to correct this for some time.  Of course, we do know who (nearly all) of the sculptors are, but we aren't too sure about many of the painters.  So if you are one of the painters, or a friend of a painter, please let us know so that we can start giving appropriate credit.


MAKING (NEARLY) ALL OUR MODELS AVAILABLE AGAIN!

Regular visitors to this website will be aware that we are very keen to build a new, better, faster and  generally more wonderful website: well........

FOUNDRY EMBARKS UPON A RECKLESS SCHEME!

The wonderful website may take a while: but while we are waiting..,........ 

We’ve decided that we will attempt to offer all of our currently discontinued ranges for sale again SIMULTANEOUSLY!

We are working steadily towards a brand new extraordinarily efficient website that would include all our models, however, it’s hard to say how long that is really going to take, and now we have grown tetchy with the burden of long anticipation.  We know that it must be a tedious thing to our customers that many ranges are not available to them: it has been even more tedious to us.

So, we have cast caution to the winds and now will cast up anything that you want from the following ranges: Marlburians (Adam Gayford), Persians (by Martin Buck), Seven Years War French and Ancient Gauls (Rob Baker), English Civil War (Michael Percy), Zulu Wars (Ronnie made the Zulus and Rob Baker made the British) A huge range of 18th/early 19th C. armed Civilians also ElizabethansMedievals and Renaissance by Ronnie Shilton. Rob sculpted a fine selection of character groups/vignettes that have barely seen the light of day. See the mixed batch of photos below.

it's important to point out that some Previously Unreleased or Rereleased models may not be in the current sculpting style of our main ranges: in fact many of the sculptors involved have their own distinctive or even rather eccentric style.  We will let you know if ranges are not in our usual style: you are welcome to ask for a sample from whatever range you're interested in the next time you make an order with us!  [maximum one sample from three different ranges mind!] Email us to let us know you are interested and we will send you the pictures we have for the relevant ranges. You're very welcome to ring us up or email for more information or to make an order.

We don't actually have lists of many of these lost ranges at the moment, though we plan to get to that shortly, but we do have images for many of these ranges which we will email to you on request.

We should be able to offer these mostly unreleased ranges in the relatively near future. We will let you know when they become available: Hittites, Nubians, Ancient Spaniards, Bronze Age, Germanic Tribesmen, Chinese and Perry sculpted Odds and Ends . Also unexpected Gothickish Science Fiction from Tiny Tim Prow if we manage to get round to moulding them,some very nice Space Goblinz  and a good sized force of Imperial Troopers.

Some of these models that are in a sculpting style different from what you might expect from Foundry, probably won't end up on our new web site.  But if there is a reasonable demand we will eventually put them up on a site of their own.

This policy may well result a number of potentially irksome side effects:

It will drive our casters crazy as they will be stuck doing many short runs.

It will slow up our turnaround on orders somewhat.

You may end up in a queue for popular returning models.

We do not have catalogue pages for some of the unavailable ranges.

And it will probably create many other problems that we will all shortly discover, and of course our existing web site will meanwhile continue to be as cranky and inconvenient as ever. However, we still feel that we should give it a go! Ring us if there is anything in particular that you want to track down.

 The Kevin Adams Fantasy models will, in the foreseeable future,  have a new home of their very own . In fact we believe that the various male and female snotling/orcling/snorkling/snotling/goblin/orc/troll/ogre/troll male and female varients that Kevin is sculpting now are the best greenskins that the world has ever seen.  We will get photos of the greens up in the foreseeable future.

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Update: We have been able to add the following lost ranges to the current website, they were sculpted by Michael Bickley and Martin Buck, and all of them can now be found and purchased under the Ancients heading: Gauls, Saxons, Persians and Normans. Click on the text to go straight through to them

We have also been able to add to our Animals, Carts and Baggage ranges. There are a few individual packs that do not have images yet, we hope to be rectifying this soon. In the meantime, if you want to more information or to order on the phone, please get in touch.

MORE UPDATE: Ronny's most eccentric moment was probably his "mob" range. Some considerable time ago, Ronnie sculpted more than 200 Armed Civilians: they are usable for anything from the seven years war through AWI to Napoleonic.  There are men and women, horses, gentry and peasants and everything in between. Recently, we experimentally put most of them up on Ebay. We were surprised when three customers each bought most of the complete set, So we're going to sort out some photographs and put them up Somewhere on the web site in the foreseeable future.  We will come up with a list and photographs relatively shortly. Watch this space


Visiting Wargames Foundry

We are open Monday to Friday and on most Saturdays and we hope that you will come and see us.

Foundry is situated somewhere around the middle of England, in a small, attractive village called East Stoke. East Stoke is on the old Fosse Way, which runs parallel with the new A46. It is a few miles south of Newark upon Trent (home of Newark Castle and birth place of Citadel Miniatures). When you travel through East Stoke, you will see a rundown old restaurant in the middle of the village, opposite the old restaurant is School Lane. Turn into School Lane. You will drive past a few houses at first,  then there will be fields on both sides of you.
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You are passing the battlefield of East Stoke on your left (last battle of the War of the Roses, bloodiest battle in British history (we host tours of the battlefield which are organised by Julian Humphries the military historian: we also provide the food here at Stoke Hall) there is a good book by Michael Bennett called 'Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke'.
 
At the time of the battle, Stoke Hall was a leper colony. We have a statue of St 'Leprosy' Leonard embedded in one of our walls.

It won't be long before you reach the main gates of Stoke Hall situated on your right. Drive past the gates: you are headed further up the road. Next, you will pass under our bridge.

 


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                 Drive past these gates                                                        Go under the crumbly bridge                         
 
Go under the bridge and close by you will see another set of gates on your right: these are also labelled as Stoke Hall, this time you turn right and drive through the gates, along a muddy drive, go past the Church towards the big blue gates and park up. It looks like La Haye Saint doesn't it. Ours was built in 1812: I don't know about La Haye Saint.
 
You have arrived.

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  Go through these gates        Go past the church                     Foundry is through these big blue gates

Three hundred Irish warriors are supposed to have been hung alongside the church after the battle. Naked Irishmen are supposed to haunt our property, but no one that we know has run into into them as yet.

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 Our shop is in our 110 foot long stables

 Click here to go straight to a birds eye view of the new Foundry premises. It is the big courtyard structure.

 

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elizabethans

The link in this picture actually goes to our paints. If you would like to see the 1983 Perry sculpted Wars of Religion/Elizabethan range click HERE.

All the models on this page were painted using Foundry Paints.kevin1.png

The Foundry painting method uses three shades of each colour: building up in layers from dark to light to easily achieve a realistic three dimensional shaded effect without the need for blending.  The three layers of colour give real depth and subtlety to your work.  You will be able to start painting in the Foundry style straight away. With a little care you will soon be producing very fine, high quality models that would grace anyone's model soldier collection. We have arranged the colours in sets of three; each set provides a main colour, partnered with the shade and highlight colours that we would choose to use ourselves. 

All our paint pots contain a whopping 20ml of paint, and we have range of 288 different individual colours organised in matched sets of three. You can also purchase our pots individually.

ARMY DEALS

1. WHEN YOU BUY THREE IDENTICAL PACKS:
YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA IDENTICAL PACK FOR FREE.

2. WHEN YOU BUY ANY EIGHT STANDARD PRICE PACKS FROM THE SAME RANGE:
YOU WILL RECEIVE TWO EXTRA STANDARD PRICE PACKS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THAT RANGE FOR FREE.

3. WHEN YOU BUY ANY SIXTEEN STANDARD PRICE PACKS FROM THE SAME RANGE:
YOU WILL RECEIVE SIX EXTRA STANDARD PRICE PACKS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THAT RANGE FOR FREE.

List which extra packs you’d like in the comments box when you place your order. Otherwise, we’ll make sure that we choose something appropriate for you.
The official list of Ranges that qualify for our Discount Army Deals can be found HERE.
 
Regrettably, you can’t combine offers, count the same packs twice towards different ranges, or count packs that are bought as part of a deal such as a collection. However, we will be happy to supply you with as many different offers as you like!

We will be providing FREE SPEARS with appropriate models. We’ll just stick them in your box for you.

Click here for the Foundry News Archive. It's really just a list of most of the email newsletters we've sent out in the past. If you are interested in that sort of thing then we would recommend signing up for our email newsletters for releases, offers and other goings on here at Foundry when they are first announced.

Unfortunately many of the images in our news archive don't work any more. In thefuture we plan to work through and restore them, but for the time being: sorry about that!

SHIPPING is FREE on orders of £80.

 If you spend £80 on an ARMY you get Free Bonus Packs!

We Have an Email Newsletter!

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CLICK ON THE GENTLEMEN BELOW & AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO VISIT THEIR VARIOUS RANGES!

FRANCO PRUSSIAN WAR

WORLD WAR ONE


Go to Our Franco-Prussian French Range
Go to the First World War
The Pig Theft

Every customer gets a FREE model from the 18th Century TOWNSFOLK PACK; excpet this week's gift is The Pig Theft of 2 figures! Only available till this Sunday or the boy thief escapes off the page. Click them to see them all. Rob Baker's 18th Century Characters range is one of our finest, so we decided to draw some attention to it!

CLICK ON THE GENTLEMEN BELOW TO VISIT THEIR VARIOUS RANGES! 

Greeks & Macedonians

Seven Years War



Click to visit our Macedonians
Visit our Seven Years War Prussians