Sunday, 18 November 2012

Rare Limited Edition Cadian Standard Bearer for sale

I currently have a very rare Limited edition Cadian standard bearer listed on Ebay (link in top right of this page while auction is active). this miniature is brand new, and is taken from an army box set I purchased in 2003. Pictured below are the item for sale (left) and a painted example (right).

 Cadian Standard BearerCadian Standard Bearer

Woody's now selling Games Workshop products

If you play Warhammer Fantasy or 40K and live in the Mid-Sussex area (or just fancy a trip to Burgess Hill), then you'll pleased to know that Woody's in Burgess Hill, are now selling this range.

Woody's is an independent retailer situated in the Martletts Shopping Centre in Burgess Hill, Sussex, UK. The Martletts is 2 minutes walk from the railway station, and also has lots of car parking. the owner is a guy called Peter Woodhams. He is very friendly, and will give you all the help and advice you need for whatever hobby you enjoy.

Mention my name or "petesminiatures", and Woody's will give you a 10% discount.

Independant Wargames Shops

Woody's, a thriving model/gaming shop in Burgess Hill, Sussex
Sadly, these have almost become extinct over the last 10 years. A lot of this was due to the mentality of gamers who thought it acceptable to look at the products and use the game tables in the smaller shops, but do all their actual purchases online. The same gamers then moaned whenever "their" local shop ceased trading!

Thankfully, some of the larger manufacturers and distributors have changed their supplier agreements in the last couple of years. In many cases it is not possible to sell certain ranges (Warhammer being an example) through an online shop, unless you also have a physical "bricks and mortar" store. Many suppliers also restrict the levels of discounts available online. This is a good move, as it now means physical (and ofter smaller) independent stores can now be viable again. Its just a shame that big companies like GW took several years to realize that although online sellers with no overheads could sell masses of product on narrow margins, the lack of physical stores killed of the next generation of gamers (example - most kids get into Warhammer by visiting and playing games at a local store).

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I'm back!

Well I'm slowly getting back into the hobby after a few months out - mainly caused by work and uni study. To kick things off, I've started offloading surplus items on Ebay. But I've hit a little snag. They are restricting the number of items I can sell until I get some recent star ratings. So for the next few weeks, expect a small number of auctions ;-(

But, they will be bigger items....