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News 07/12/19

Apologies for the lack of news posts lately.

So what is happening here an Vanguard lets see.

6-8mm You may have noticed that I have change the 6mm sections heading for both vanguard and troublmaker to 6-8mm, this is because on the whole both our respective companies 6mm products tend to be bigger than others and our human infantry are usually more like 7mm tall on average rather than 6mm. So it seemed best to reflect this on the website.

6-8mm new products, I have just released Troublemaker Games (TMG) new Feral Skinners sets with a few more to come a bit later. Also from TMG’s for imminent release will be the Novan Nuclear Wastes infantry sets.

6-8mm vanguard, recent releases have been the Skinners flamethrower tanks and “Phantom” ace fighter, and it should not be long now before we see the new Skinners leaders in heavy armour set. There are a few other Skinners products under development as well.

I also have several Novan Regulars infantry sets in the pipeline as well as more vehicles and new walkers.

Future plans, both the Novan Elites and Eloi will be seeing many new models in the coming year, infantry, tanks, planes and walkers are all at various stages of development for both these factions. I also hope to see a steady trickle of new Tainted products too next year.

There will also be further expansion for the 3mm range with new products for the Elites and Regulars and also a Wave 1 for the Skinners.

Terrain, both the 3mm and 6-8mm ranges will see new resin terrain products in the near future, I have an ongoing program of terrain items that will see many new releases over the coming months.

Starships, releases of new ships are slow and I must apologies for that but rest assured more vessels are being developed and we will start to see the new Zeus series of resin ships coming online early next year.

Wasteland Games studio, I have been unable to acquire a restock of their resin kits so once items are sold out that will be it for this range. Also Battlescene Designs terrain items are no longer available so those products once sold out will be gone for good as far as I know.

Troublemaker Games 15mm, I will be getting a restock of this product range in at some point and there are a few new products coming, but the Skinners leaders in heavy armour set has been discontinued and will be replaced a bit later and the Elites in heavy armour require remoulding so it may be a little while before we see those in again.

As you can see we have plenty of things going on here at Vanguard minis it just all takes time to design, fund and manufacture.

Kind regards John

Vanguards Birthday

Vanguard Miniatures is four years old tomorrow the 18th of September, I do not often choose to celebrate such business milestones but have decided to do so this year in order to thank all my customers old and new for their continued support and encouragement. And so to that end Vanguard will be having a 12% off basket discount event for one day only running from midnight tonight until midnight on the 18th. Enter the code “four today” to receive the discount when checking out.

Regards John

Quick news update

Skinners Infantry are at long last back in stock.

Other news of note is that the Helian fleet Dreadnought and Firedrake class cruisers re-stock will be arriving sometime tomorrow and so they should be back in store by weeks end if not sooner.

News 27/08/19

Another update for you all on what exactly is happening here at Vanguard.

6mm Skinners infantry set B will be remoulded late this week early next with new masters and so will be back in store by the end of September.

Plenty of new 6mm products are lined up including Skinners tank variants, new Skinners leaders in heavy armour, updated gobblers and a new fighter.

Also for 6mm are new Desert troops sets, a new IFV and heavy assault transport for the regulars, and possible a few new tanks too. Next 6mm release should be the Cybershadow combat automaton set 1 and there are still yet more Cybershadow units to come.

3mm hope to see the Elites gunships in production very soon now and Skinners sets should appear in a few months time. We will also be getting the 3mm terrain models back in stock at some point.

Starships, the Dreadnought and Firedrake are on order and should also be in soon. I have three more metal ship releases for the Elites, all these should be out before the end of the year. There are also a few secret project pieces to come for this range too, more on that as I near production.

Terrain, I have around half a dozen new resin cast terrain items coming for 6mm, most if not all should see a September release. We are also looking at adapting a lot of Troublemaker Games last kickstarter campaign stl designs into actual physical models for retail so potentially a lot of new terrain pieces to come in the future. Some of these may see a 3mm release as well.

As can been seen we have plenty going on in the background and plenty of new releases to come before years end.

Regards John

Another update

Thought I’d post an update for everyone.

Defeat in detail, more 6mm Cybershadows and Skinners miniatures in the pipeline plus a few odds and ends for various other ranges. Also on the cards a revamp of the desert sets to bring them more in line with newer set contents from other regiments. There will also be more 3mm items appearing later in the year.

6mm Skinners infantry needed a new mould so I’ve taken the opportunity to break the sprue up into single sided sprues which produce better casting results. This has meant a minor delay whilst I get the masters sorted. Should be back in stock next month.

Oh I also have a few 6mm resin cast terrain items in the works too.

Onslaught Minis, recently had a third restock batch in with yet more items outstanding, an order for newer releases will be submitted as soon as funding allows.

Gregster’s Lab, I have been informed that due to various reasons I will not elaborate on here that any restock from GL will also be later in the year.

Wasteland Games Studio, due to a failure to supply, I submitted an order over twelve months ago now and I’m still waiting, that what I have in stock now is likely to be it, and its not looking likely I will be getting anymore.