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Please check back to this front page regularly, as important news and updates are posted here as frequently as possible.
NOTE ON PRICES FOR ALL NON-EU CUSTOMERS:
At present, all prices on the store are displayed INCLUSIVE OF VAT - we don't currently have the option to display the ex-VAT prices for non-EU customers, though we hope this will return as soon as we can sort it out; in the meantime, all non-EU customers please rest assured that the VAT will be deducted for you at the checkout stage, and the ex-VAT subtotal will be displayed at that point on all orders.
UPDATE - TUESDAY 12th May 2015:
SALUTE over and done, and TRIPLES almost on us.....
Sorry about the lack of any follow-up news posts after SALUTE - it went off very well, a thoroughly enjoyable day meeting a lot of customers old and new and selling many ships, figures and vehicles! The launch of the new-print FT LIGHT free rules went very well, and the big FT/BSG demo game by the MECHWORLD crew was very popular!
After getting back from Salute and unloading everything, I spent a week getting all the outstanding mailorders back up to date, then was going to start stock production ready for Sheffield Triples when I was struck down by a nasty cold which pretty much wiped out a working week for me (it's not a great idea to be slinging molten White Metal around while your nose and eyes are streaming so much that you can't see where you're pouring it....). I'm well on the mend now, still coughing well but at least able to work again, and I hope that by the time I head off the Sheffield this Friday I will be back to reasonable stock levels on most things that I normally bring to the shows. I've actually been able to keep up with mail order in the last few weeks, so there is no backlog - but please be aware that anything ordered from today onwards MAY not get processed and mailed until early next week.
The main casualty of my lost time has been in getting the SALUTE releases up on the webstore - rest assured they will be done as soon as possible after I'm back from Sheffield.
SHEFFIELD TRIPLES - 16th/17th MAY at the ENGLISH INSTITUTE OF SPORT
This is the furthest North we go for a show these days, so if you're up in that part of the country then please come and see us! The EIS is a good venue, very easy to get to (come off the M1 at the Meadowhall junction, follow the signs for the city centre and you'll see the EIS well signposted on the left after a couple of retail parks). We will be in the same spot as last year, in the smaller of the two halls used for the show (the Badminton Hall). Hope to see a good number of people there!
UPDATE - SUNDAY 19th APRIL 2015:
Less than a week to go now till SALUTE, and still lots to do - but it's getting done.....
PLEASE NOTE that I have a number of mailorders in that I simply won't have time to cast, pack and dispatch before the show.
While I am dealing with all that I can, there will inevitably be some that I'll have to catch up on in the week following the show. Please keep this in mind if you've placed an order in the last week or so, or intend to place one in the next few days. I WILL get round to them all as soon as I possibly can.
"FREE RULES AT SALUTE"
One new item that we WILL definitely have at the show (I have a large box of them here right now!) is a new 6-page full colour version of the "FULL THRUST LIGHT" intro rules booklet! The rules are still the same as the black-and-white version we've been giving away for the last few years, but with added examples and lots more diagrams and graphics, making an already easy system even easier to pick up and play!
As with the previous version, we will be giving these away COMPLETELY FREE, so come and see us at stand TB03 and pick up a copy! We'll also have plenty of the FT INTRO PACK fleet sets, with the usual special deals if you buy two packs - so if you've never tried FT (still one of the most consistently popular Starship Combat games around, after 24 years!) then buy a couple of Intro Fleets, grab your free copy of the rules and give it a go!
At SALUTE, we will have the team of great guys (and girls) from MECHWORLD in Germany putting on a Full Thrust display game (actually a Battlestar Galactica themed variant, to show the versatility of the FT system) - come by and have a try!
More news in the next few days - not long to go now......
UPDATE - FRIDAY 10th APRIL 2015:
"SALUTE" - SATURDAY APRIL 25th!
Just TWO WEEKS TO GO now before SALUTE, our first and BIGGEST show of the year - as always, I have a massive amount of stock to make in the next fortnight, and while I will be doing my best to keep up with mailorders at the same time there will inevitably be some delays - if you have placed an order recently and haven't yet had a notification of dispatch, then please accept my apologies and the assurance that I will get to it as soon as I possibly can!
There WILL be quite a few NEW ITEMS to launch at SALUTE, but I probably won't have time to preview them all here before the show - so please come along if you can to see what is new on the day!
As to the show itself, as usual it is at the ExCel Centre in London's Docklands, on SATURDAY 25th April.
You can find all the information on the show's website here: www.salute.co.uk
We (GZG) will be on stand TB03, which is a slightly different location to that of the last few years - instead of facing the main central avenue of the show, we are in the first avenue of stands nearest to ExCel's main central concourse. From the floor plans, it appears that the entrance queues for this year's event will not be out on the main concourse as previously, but instead in a "queuing hall" at one side of the actual event hall - as you come in through that entrance, turn immediate left and you'll find us at the end of the first island of stands!
As always, please direct any questions or comments to me (Jon) at the show- the rest of the stand crew will be volunteer helpers for the day, so please go easy on them! ;-)
Please note that again, all purchases at the show will be CASH ONLY - I hope to start taking card payments again via Paypal at the shows soon, but SALUTE is so incredibly busy that it is not the show to try this out for the first time…..
If anyone wishes to place a pre-order for collection on the day, please contact me by email as soon as possible - the absolute cut-off date for any pre-orders must be FRIDAY 17th APRIL.
Note that, as with all shows in the last few years, we will NOT be bringing the 25mm and 6mm (DSM/DF) ranges to the show - the 15mm and FT Starship ranges are now so large that we don't have room in the van for anything much else!
Please check back here regularly over the next two weeks, I'll post any further show info and mailorder updates as and when I can.
Thanks, and hope to see a lot of you at the show!
ADDITIONAL UPDATE - FRIDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2015:
NEW FT STARSHIP RELEASES NOW AVAILABLE!
Four NEW codes of Merchant Ships (or "targets", as some of you like to consider them...): the FT353A Bergen Starlighter is the first of an all-new design, which will shortly be joined by several variant codes with different cargo modules; FT338C, D and E are new variants of our popular "Tradewind" class ships with different cargo module loads AND an all-new drive module - this new drive unit will also now be supplied with the original Tradewind class ships (FT338A and B) unless the old design is specifically requested on ordering.
Click on the pictures at the foot of this page, or just go to the "Merchant, Civilian and Support Ships" page in the store.
UPDATE - FRIDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2015:
NEW 15mm RELEASES NOW AVAILABLE!
As promised in yesterday's update, the new releases (in 15mm) are now up on the store and fully available. We have some lovely little Drone UAVs, designed and sculpted by MMG, in two types - a fan-drone with quad fan nacelles (V15-106 A to D), and a Grav drone with quad lift vanes (V15-107 A to D) - so you can pick whichever type best suits your army's tech level. Each drone is available in FOUR different weapon load variants - a heavy autocannon, a Plasma cannon, a pair of four-round missile packs or a pair of heavy machine-guns. Either click on the pics in the new products section at the foot of this page, or go to the "Drones, Remotes and Bots" page of the 15mm listings.
In addition to the eight versions of drone, we also have SIX new packs of 15mm troops - one (SG15-C20) for the Colonial Defence (CDF) of troopers with short assault-carbine or autoshotgun type weapons (as already used on the command and weapons crew packs for the CDF); the Pan-Africans (PAU) get a pack of MOUNTED SCOUTS (SG15-P17), with all-new riders on terran-stock horses. Last but not least, the FSE COLONIAL LEGION gets FOUR long-awaited new packs: with figures in Helmets we have a Command and Comms pack (SG15-F14), a RAM Mortars pack (SG15-F15) and a Plasma Cannons pack (SG15-F16), plus one pack of Plasma cannon teams with crew in Kepis (SG15-F26).
Further updates, Sunday 23rd November 2014:
NEW RELEASES - OUT NOW!
The four new 15mm packs that were released at WARFARE last weekend are now on the store here and available to mailorder! Check the Stargrunt 15mm PAU and Japanese pages, or simply click on the pics of latest items shown at the foot of this page!
SG15-P15 Pan-African Union weapons teams with Rotary Heavy Machineguns (2 teams each of gun, tripod mount, gunner and spotter, both in helmets)
SG15-P16 Pan-African Union weapons teams with RAM mortars (2 teams each of mortar, baseplate and two crew, both in helmets)
SG15-J15 Japanese Corporate Ashigaru weapons teams with Heavy Tribarrel Autocannons (2 teams each of gun, tripod mount, gunner and spotter, both in helmets)
SG15-J16 Japanese Corporate Ashigaru weapons teams with Multilaunchers (2 teams each of launcher, baseplate and two crew, both in helmets)
IMPORTANT NEWS RE OUR SG25 RANGE OF 25mm FIGURES:
As some of you may know already, we recently agreed with Eureka Miniatures the termination of our long-standing license production agreement which saw Eureka producing a selection of the GZG ranges (including our "old-style" FT starship fleets) for sale in the Australian/NZ markets.
The most important effect of this decision as far as our own customers are concerned is that we will be ceasing production of a number of the lines in our SG25 infantry range, because these figures were designed by or for Eureka and have been produced by GZG under a reciprocal licensing agreement.
The 25mm figure ranges that are affected are as follows:
All of the SGZ (New Israeli) range
All of the SGO (OUDF) range
All of the SGD (Dutch) range
All of the SGB (Indonesian) range
Part of the SGP (Pan African) range - figure codes from SGP-09A onwards
Part of the SGU (UNSC Hardsuit) range - figure codes from SGU-14A to SGU-20A
Part of the SGE (Eurasian) range: the Heavy Infantry only, figure codes from SGE-50 to SGE-71
Part of the SGA (NAC) range: the Gurkhas only, figure codes from SGA-61 to SGA-72D
Part of the SGN (NSL) range: the JAGERS only, figure codes from SGN-41 to SGN-62
The "EBH" Alien Bounty Hunters figures (EBH-1,2,3)
All other SG25 code figures will remain in production as normal, but as of December 31st 2014 all the items on the list above will be removed from our webstore, and will not be available from us even as special order items; they will, as far as I know, remain available direct from Eureka Miniatures for the foreseeable future.
So, especially if you are in the UK or EU, if you want any SG25 figures from the ranges listed above to complete your forces, and want to get them from us, you have just over one month in which to purchase them before they are gone from sale.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF OUR SG15 (15mm) FIGURES ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE - ALL THE 15mm FIGURES ARE OUR (GZG) SCULPTS!
UPDATE - MONDAY 27th OCTOBER 2014:
MORE NEW RELEASES...
NEW ITEMS - ALL AVAILABLE NOW:
For the Japanese Corporate troops:
SG15-J14 Japanese Corporate Ashigaru Command and Comms - in helmets (8 figures, 2 each of 4 different poses)
For the Pan-African Union (PAU) troops:
SG15-P14 PAU Infantry Command and Comms - in helmets (8 figures, 2 each of 4 different poses)
For the TOMORROW'S WAR Brazilian Hardsuit troops:
TW15-BZ04 Brazilian Infantry Command and Comms (8 figures, 2 each of 4 different poses)
Plus TWO new packs for the Colonial Defence Forces (CDF):
SG15-C18 CDF Autocannon Teams (2 weapon teams, each of autocannon, tripod mount, gunner and spotter)
SG15-C19 CDF Mortar Teams (2 weapon teams, each of mortar, baseplate and two kneeling crew)
EXTRA UPDATE - LATE THURSDAY 11th SEPT 2014:
NEW RELEASES NOW AVAILABLE!
SEVEN new 15mm packs plus one new vehicle - all in full production and AVAILABLE NOW - check the relevant pages of the store, or just click on the latest items displayed at the foot of this page!
THE NSL HEAVIES HAVE ARRIVED! Stomping across the battlefield (or soaring on jump-jets) in support of our recent NSL troops releases, we are very pleased to announce the all-new, resculpted NSL POWER ARMOUR TROOPS!
While similar in design to our original SG15-N03 pack, these all-new sculpts are significantly bigger and more imposing than the old figures, with the addition of jump-packs and a much wider weapons selection. Please note that the old N03 pack will remain available for those who wish to add to old units of them, but these new figures don't really mix with them.
SG15-N31 NSL "PKaZ" (PanzerKampfanZug) Powered Armour Troops pack A: Hand Weapons £4.50 (£3.75 ex VAT)
Six figures with PA-modified Assault Rifles, plus over-shoulder grenade launcher racks on (optional) jump-jet backpacks. Pack contains 6 body castings (3 each of 2 different poses), 6 backpacks and 6 sets of separate arms to allow maximum pose variation. The back of each body casting is fully detailed to allow the figures to be assembled either with or without the jump-packs, to your choice.
SG15-N32 NSL "PKaZ" (PanzerKampfanZug) Powered Armour Troops pack B: Heavy Support Weapons £4.50 (£3.75 ex VAT)
Six figures with support weapons (3 each of Plasma Gun and Heavy SAW), plus over-shoulder grenade launcher racks on (optional) jump-jet backpacks. Pack contains 6 body castings (3 each of 2 different poses), 6 backpacks and 6 sets of separate arms to allow maximum pose variation. The back of each body casting is fully detailed to allow the figures to be assembled either with or without the jump-packs, to your choice.
SG15-N33 NSL "PKaZ" (PanzerKampfanZug) Powered Armour Troops pack C: Command and Missile £4.50 (£3.75 ex VAT)
Six figures: 3 command suits with PA-modified Assault Rifles and comms system plus sensor pod on (optional) jump-jet backpacks, 3 Multi-Role Missile operators with 4-round box launcher and jump-pack with sensor/designator pod. Pack contains 6 body castings (3 each of 2 different poses), 6 backpacks and 6 sets of separate arms to allow maximum pose variation. The back of each body casting is fully detailed to allow the figures to be assembled either with or without the jump-packs, to your choice.
The BRAZILIANS for TOMORROW'S WAR: sculpted to designs from Ambush Alley Games, publishers of the Tomorrow's War rules system (available from Osprey Publishing). Check AAG's website for more information on these figures and the TW rules!
Three packs out at present - more to follow if these are popular....
TW15-BZ01 Brazilian Riflemen, 8 figures with assault rifles £3.60 (£3.00 ex VAT)
Eight Brazilian troopers in combat hardsuits with "Cyclops" helmets and standard infantry assault rifle, 2 each of 4 different poses.
TW15-BZ02 Brazilian Support Gunners, 8 figures with SAWs £3.60 (£3.00 ex VAT)
Eight Brazilian troopers in combat hardsuits with "Cyclops" helmets and Squad Automatic Weapons (SAWs) , 2 each in kneeling firing and prone firing poses, plus 4 in advancing pose.
TW15-BZ03 Brazilian Heavy and Special Weapons, 8 figures £3.60 (£3.00 ex VAT)
Eight Brazilian troopers in combat hardsuits with "Cyclops" helmets, 2 each of 4 different poses: 2 poses with shoulder-fired rocket system (kneeling firing, and advancing), one pose of Marksman advancing with sniper rifle, one pose of Grenadier standing firing auto-grenade-launcher.
A new (and rather different!) addition to our very popular Colonoal Defence Force (CDF) troops range:
SG15-C17 Colonial Defence Force (CDF) Mounted Recon Scouts £3.00 (£2.50 ex VAT)
CDF scouts mounted on Terran-stock heavy horses, pack contains 2 horses (different poses) and 2 riders (also in different poses), both with assault rifles or autoshotguns. Good old-fashioned low-tech Colonial scout forces, extremely capable in bad terrain, long-ranged and low-maintenance - much more reliable than a grav bike!
Plus a new variant of the MRAP 4-wheeler, great for any colonial, low-tech or near-future forces....
V15-100D MRAP Open Cargo Truck variant £7.50 (£6.25 ex VAT)
A further variant of the MRAP protected patrol vehicle, this time with an open cargo bed - for logistics support, basic troop transport or ideal to fit any kind of weapon mount in the back to make a "technical" for colonial and irregular forces!
IMPORTANT NOTE ON NEW ISRAELI AND KRA'VAK STARSHIPS:
Please note that these two ranges of FT starships (the NI 15xx codes and K'V 4xx codes) are now suffering from significant mould wear, and in due course they will be withdrawn from sale pending the making of new moulds for them; if you wish to order any in the meantime we can still supply them for the moment, but on the understanding that some (especially the larger K'V classes) will need considerably more clean-up work (flash removal, re-opening mounting holes etc) that our normal castings. Thanks for your attention.
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