Welcome to the Ground Zero Games Online Store
Please check back to this front page regularly, as important news and updates are posted here as frequently as possible.
Welcome to the recently updated GZG online store - though it looks different, most things should still work the same way as the old version; the reason for the changeover is that Cubecart 4, which ran the old store, is now obsolescent and so we've upgraded to Cubecart 5. Some things about this new version may still need a little tweaking over the coming days, if you find anything that doesn't work for you then please let me (Jon) and Paul (web admin) know via the "contact" section.
NOTES while we get the new store version up and running:
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 - THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER 2014:
READY FOR WARFARE SHOW!
Almost ready for heading off to WARFARE; we will be bringing good stocks of FT Starships plus our 15mm infantry (SG15 and TW15 ranges) and vehicles (V15 range), including the recent releases shown below; we will also have four more new packs hot out of the moulds, which will be available for mailorder as soon as possible after the weekend for those of you who can't make it to the show. These new items are:
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)
WARFARE will be our last show outing this year, and possibly the last until SALUTE 2015 next April - so come along and see us if you can; we're in the same location as last year, halfway up the first aisle on the left side of the hall. Hope to see many of the usual faces, plus maybe some new ones, at the Rivermead Leisure Centre on Saturday and Sunday!
UPDATE - MONDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2014:
WARFARE at Reading (The Rivermead Leisure Centre) is now less than a week away - this coming weekend, 15th/16th November - so this week will be pretty busy with making stock ready for the show - as of last Friday we were 100% up-to-date with all mailorder dispatches, including the very large number placed in the last day of the Halloween sale offer, but I hope you will understand that there may now be some delays on orders placed since then, as I have to try to fit them in between the show casting schedule; any that don't go out this week will of course be dealt with as quickly as possible once we're back from the show.
More news as the week progresses.....
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)
UPDATE - MONDAY 13th OCTOBER 2014:
Back from the show....
All safely back and unloaded after the SELWG show on the 12th - the day went off very well, plenty of old faces plus some new ones, and a good day's trading. Now back to normal for a couple of weeks before the run-up to WARFARE starts! After unloading the van this morning I set to on the outstanding orders, and a whole bunch of them went out in today's mail - most of the rest should go tomorrow, then things will be back to the usual quick turnround.
More news in a few days, please keep checking back here for new posts!
UPDATE - SUNDAY 5th OCTOBER 2014:
Apologies for some delays to orders.....
I'm right into the stock production ready for SELWG on the 12th (see post below), and unfortunately this means that some orders placed in the last few days and for the coming week may be delayed by a short while - I can't break into the stock casting schedule too much or I'll never be finished in time for the show, so some orders won't be dispatched until every item on them has been made for show stock (then I can pick the whole order from that stock). Orders that contain items that we don't take to the shows, particularly those for 25mm and 6mm items, may take several days longer than normal because I won't be casting those codes as part of the schedule, and have to find extra time to fit them in.
Thanks in advance for your understanding and patience, and everything will be back to normal as quickly as possible after next weekend!
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!
UPDATE - MONDAY 8th SEPT 2014:
I've just realised how long it's been between news updates here....thought I'd better let everyone know that I'm not dead! There has been a lot of Real Life (ie: non-GZG related) stuff going on over the Summer, but I've been keeping up with all order dispatches (there has still been a steady stream of incoming orders, despite the lack of new releases or news, for which I'm extremely grateful to you all!) and I'm now finally in a position to start the new stuff flowing again - more news on that VERY shortly!
I have also realised that I never published the details of where the donations (see 6th July update below) for this year's Armed Forces Day pledge went to: as last year, some was donated to both "Help For Heroes" and "Combat Stress" (both of whom are very important charities doing excellent work), but this year I also sent a donation to a relatively new charity - Hounds For Heroes (houndsforheroes.com) - as a dog owner myself, this seems a wonderful idea to support, please take a look at their website - if that brings them a few more donations on top of mine then that would be great!
UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 18th JUNE 2014:
Sorry that things have been a little quiet since Triples, orders have been coming in steadily and going out as rapidly as possible, but I haven't had a lot of time to devote to new stuff due to a number of things out there in Real Life(tm) - getting back on track now, and I've just uploaded to the store TWO new 15mm INFANTRY STARTER DEAL PACKS - one for the UNSC/H Hardsuit marines, and one for our very popular new-sculpt NSL PANZERGRENADIERS! These pack have been on sale at the last couple of shows, but they are now fully available for mailorder; each pack contains a good force of infantry, heavy weapons teams and scout bikes (grav bikes for the UNSC/H, and the new FanBikes for the NSL), and gives you a great starter core for your army at a discounted price compared with buying the packs individually.
You'll find the new packs in both their respective 15mm infantry categories AND on the 15mm starter deals page, or simply click on the relevant entry in the new products list at the bottom of this page.
10/6/14: NOTE RE "PENDING" ORDERS LEFT ON THE SYSTEM:
Just some information and a small request: if you create an order on the store but then stop before making the payment (which is fine - we understand that this is helpful to get things like shipping costs, and sometimes you may want to try several permutations of an order before finalising it) it leaves the order as "PENDING" on our system. If you then go back to it later and make the payment, it becomes a "live" order with a "PROCESSING" status, but if this doesn't happen then the pending order just sits there on the store and periodically I have to go through and clear them out to avoid confusion with the live orders. If customers would be kind enough to take a moment and CANCEL any such orders that they don't intend to complete, then this will certainly help to avoid any misunderstandings. Of course, if you're leaving an order pending with the intention of returning and finalising it in a day or two, then that's fine - and I certainly don't want to cancel an order from this end in case that is what someone is planning to do with it; in addition, if I clear an old "Pending" order from the system it generates an "order cancelled" email to the customer, which can sometimes cause confusion by being mistaken by the customer for cancellation by us of a later live order!
This isn't a big problem, but just a simple request that if you could cancel any pending orders that you don't intend to complete, that is a great help to everyone - and if you DO get an email from the store telling you that an order has been cancelled, please check whether it was a simple clearing of an old pending one before thinking that something has gone wrong with a later order you've placed and paid for! Many thanks!
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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