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WE ARE OPEN ON WEEKDAYS and SATURDAYS FROM
9.00 am to 5.00 pm. If you phone us during the week we can usually be open on Sundays for you.

We will be at CRISIS, Antwerp, Belgium, November 1st
We had a great time at both Derby and SELWG. A big thank-you to the organisers of the show from all at Foundry.

We are currently taking pre-orders for CRISIS, so if you'd like to guarantee getting exactly what you want contact us by email or phone and we'll get it sorted, and individually bagged for you to collect on the day.

NEW NAPOLEONICS & ORCS
We will be bringing 30 metres of show stand to Crisis, so we will have rather more stock than in the past. So we have taken the opportunity to bring more of our most popular fantasy items (including the much requested return, after quite a number of years now, of our Kevin Adams' Orc ranges), and a great number of our largely previously unseen Michael Percy Napoleonic models: Mike has obsessively created a huge range of Napoleonic models for the 1808 period including all those interestingly different Russian and Austrian uniforms and a suprising number of characterful Generals and other command models.
Also appearing (for the first time) is our Horse and Musket Blackpowder Revolutionary Mob range: featuring armed and enraged civilians suitable for the period from the American and French Revolutions, through the Vendee Uprising and on to the various unpleasantnesses in South America and through Europe.
 

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 LAST FEW DAYS! Giveaway model: Cliff Ansell 30 years in Business Souvenir  Communications Reopened, Visiting Wargames Foundry, Orders, Recruiting, Pricing and Discounts

Wargames Foundry are Relocating 
 
 

It is the 30th anniversary of Wargames Foundry on Monday 18th of August. This is also the birthday of our founder Clifford Ansell.  So we have an unusual giveaway for you: It's a model of Cliff . The Cliff model comes with four models of model soldiers. Cliff has had four careers in his life: coal mining, the navy, teaching maths and making model soldiers. We have sculpted four appropriate models of  model  soldiers to givaway as part of the giveaway .


WE KNOW THAT our WEBSITE IS (more than) A BIT RUBBISH

When the Ansell family returned to the Foundry fray after an absence of a few years, we found that we had inherited an ugly and uncooperative web site.  There were a lot of things that needed doing at Foundry and we have struggled along with the site for all this time.  We are sorting it our now.  We apologize for the irritations that we have inflicted upon you.

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.

God of Battles Fantasy Wargames Rules SALE!

These rules are now HALF PRICE for a limited period. 

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God of Battles is Jake Thornton's new fantasy wargaming rules, in which players command armies of model soldiers to battle against each other across Aren’s troubled lands.

Jake is the author of our own Tribes of Legend, as well as having written Dreadball, Dwarf King's Hold and Project Pandora for Mantic Games.  Jake has done design work for Warhammer 6th edition, managed Blood Bowl, Necromunda and Mordheim and was the editor for White Dwarf for two years.

The book has over 285 full colour pages, weighs over 3.2 lbs. and contains hundreds of exquisite Kevin Dallimore photos.

God of Battles Wargaming Rule Book

NOW ONLEEEEEY............... £12.50!


 

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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.

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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!

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Wargames Foundry 30th Anniversary Figure: Cliff Ansell
We have a new givaway model

LAST FEW DAYS> It is the the 30th anniversary of wargames foundry on Monday 18th of August. This is also the birthday of our founder Clifford Ansell.  So we have an unusual giveaway for you: It's a model of Cliff . The Cliff model comes with four models of model soldiers. Cliff has had four careers in his life: coal mining, the navy, teaching maths and making model soldiers. We have provided four appropriate models of  model  soldiers as part of the giveaway.  Every order will receive the miniature of Cliff and his four careers for the next month


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