Gone To See The Elephant
On October 15, GTSTE went to press and has since been sent
to subscribers and early customers in the US, UK, France, and Australia. The printed Graphic Supplements, containing
the four game decks and pages of game counters, information and record sheets, accompanied the book, and for a number of
"Old Guard" subscribers, the limited edition 15mm castings of the Three Generals (Taylor, Scott, and Santa Anna) were also
included. As of this date (November 1), most or all of the domestically bound copies have been delivered, while most of
the overseas sets are still in transit.
At the same time, the 15mm Special Mexican Army Collection has officially
been released for sale. These excellent pewter are produced by our contract casters, Zombiesmith, and are exceptionally fine
renderings of sculptor Chris Ferree's most recent and, I think, best work. More items will be added to this range over time,
but good sales always make such projects proceed faster!
Again, my thanks to all those whose names appear on the "Roll of Honor" printed in the book, making it possible, and who
have also helped ensure the finished product is full, correct, and ready to be received by Mexican-American War afficionados.
Muchisimas Gracias, Senores!
"Perdicaris Alive, Or Raisuli Dead!"
The full initial stocks of the PAORD 15mm ranges have FINALLY arrived and are being sorted and
bagged even now. This range, after many twists and turns, is now available for immediate purchase, so go give the Raisuli
a visit, shake him by the beard, and romp with his Berbers, Imperial Germans, French Cavalry, and the Bashaw's Guard!
The long promised restock of the full "Rough Riders!" (RR!) range of 15mm miniatures
for the Spanish-American War in Cuba and the Philippines, plus those jungle joy-boys, the Moros, are now straining the shelves
in depth. Still the best priced and widest assortment of figures in 15mm, go take a look and see if you don't find yourself
itching to follow Teethadore up that hill!
New Card Stock Building Ranges!
With the invaluable help of first class gamer and modeler, Glen Allison, two new lines of inexpensive and easy to build
card stock models provided as PDF's are on the point of appearing on TVAG.
First, for fans of the Maori Wars of North Island, New Zealand, a distinct oversight has now been filled:
Wharenui, Maori houses and buildings in 25mm are now ready to add tactical
details to your table tops, and that crucial sense of time and place. Details appear on the page, but these authentic and
beautiful designs will add color and eye appeal to your games as no other accessories can.
There is even a Pa, the keystone of Maori warfare, which would otherwise be a major modeling undertaking, requiring
many hours and expensive materials to build, taking up major storage space, and being a major pain to transport to games or
conventions. And once made, it's permanent--it will always be the same Pa, same shape, same size, same time next game.
But TVAG's Pa model can be quickly assembled, easily stored and moved, and then be reused to any size and shape the
situation requires! And all for the price of a Starbucks' snack!
Not available in any other medium, and far more affordable than any could be, TVAG's Wharenui page is your next stop
after buying your Maori and Pakeha Armies!
Next, as TVAG continues to move in support of the growing numbers of 54mm miniatures war gamers and collectors,
Tudor Towne is now offered to provide a range of architecturally accurate card stock
designs of Tudor Style buildings as would appear in Britain and Northwest Europe from the 16th through early 20th Centuries.
Perfect for 54mm Elizabethan, English Civil, Seven Years, Napoleonic, and both World Wars, these detailed models provide more
tactical interest and make your painted miniatures look even better as you fight skirmishes to full scale battles, depending
on how ambitious you are!
Such buildings in other media could cost hundreds of dollars and require painstaking paint jobs, but these card designs,
self printed from the PDF's sold here, are permanent, sturdy, and anything but flimsy if built using foam core as all other
such TVAG designs encourage. Some items even come with genuine ECW era posters to mount on their walls!
If you do any British or European war games in 54mm, these will make your games better than ever.
After a series of maddening (are there any other kind?) delay, our Casting Master/Sculptor, Chris Ferree has brought
our vulcanizer back on line and has already created a number of new production molds for new product, and will continue to
be able to do so as long as I can keep him supplied with blank molds to press and cut! He already has a number of whole
15mm ranges completed, with new rules to boot, and these will be the main projects for 2018. However, we have many other
ranges finally ready to ride again.
The Rajah Brooke range of 15mm castings for use with The Kris And The Flame, will be re-released before the end
of this year, hopefully much sooner. New production molds are being made, including the original castings of Malay, Dyaks,
Ilunan, and Chinese Pirates, and Royal Navy sailors and landing parties. The existing range of inexpensive, easy to build
card stock ship models will be partially revised and released at the same time. We still intend to create new
war canoes and other models cast in either metal or resin to bring the line to an even greater completion than the original
Next, the old 25mm range of figures for Knights of The Pacific Northwest will
return. Inuits, Tlingkits, and Russians
("Oh My!") will once again rock 'n roll with each other off the Alaskan Coasts, this time with some new additions, and an updated
set of the rules.
There are so many more 25mm Colonial ranges to bring back--too many to list
here--but it appears the logjam that faced
the RR! and PAORD ranges has broken, and now the flow of old and new ranges can begin!
And now, we return you to the dance portion of our broadcast....