Dear Forum Members, Friends, Customers, Browsers, Lurkers
I just wanted to say thank you for supporting this site, the forum, Warfare Miniatures, Wordtwister Publishing and the LoA gaming weekends. I don't get nearly enough time to dedicate to the hobby as I'd like but the encouragement that comes through your support here and with the products, and reading the stuff in the mag and being nice to us all at shows, makes it all very worthwhile.
This has beeen a super douper year for Warfare particularly. I am really happy with the splash we've made with the range and sales have truly been strong, strong enough in fact to allow me to make continuing substantial investment in new sculpts.
2013 will be a further big year with loads of new stuff wagons, carts, siege equipment, more artillery, more cavalry, French infantry, Horse and dragoons, GNW Foot and Horse to name but some.We'll have loads more flags too not just for the core period but Clarence will pull a few rabbits out of his many hats!
We've been a bit quiet on the publications front but not idle. I think we'll manage 2-3 books in 2013.
I also want to say a big thank you to Clibinarium who is a first class sculptor, pleasure to work with and all round nice guy. Steve Shaw has produced some lovely minis for Warfare this year and is working on new stuff for 2013. I have known Steve for about 20 years and am proud to own and be able to sell some of his sculpts. Our casters Pendraken Leon, Dave and Alan are a 'can do' bunch who really get things moving and their efforts managed to get product to us at very short notice during the year.
Ade Howe Bob Talbot and Dave O'Brien have become the New Age League of Augsburg Team and are fantastic company as well as talented chappies in their own right. Bob particularly is very good at putting my feet back on the turf when I am being an eedjit. Mr Stuart Mallan is the man behind the website.
Last, but not least a big thank you to my best remote friend on the planet Mr Clarence Harrison whose creativity keeps my creativity at peak levels. He is a perfect partner for wargaming projects and his graphic/artwork is outstanding.
I know that sounded a bit like some kind of Oscar speech but it was really a way of recognizing all of the influences, supporters and contributors and mates who keep me buzzed up to do things in our wonderful hobby.
A final word... just to remember the genial and carefree spirit that was Spencer Warner. Spencer was inspired by BLB to commission a range of minis and I got in tow through my knowing him via forum, Static Games and BLB. Spence sucked me into Warfare and I became his partner before taking over the range totally in August 2011. Without his initial enthusiasm, I would never have bothered working on a figure range. I am sure he is looking down on it now and is quite content to see that it has grown into something successful and substantial. Thanks Spence... good call to bite my ear at the Tron Cafe and get me to throw my dosh on the table!!!
A real tragedy you left us so soon.
Merry Christmas to everyone and keep those dice rolling!