Thursday, December 19, 2013

First Paraguayan War Painted Unit

Giles posted photos of his first Paraguayan infantry unit on Tarleton's Quarter blog. What a great job he has done. Thumbs up!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Sale



The Xmas sale will be running until December 20th. For every five packs ordered you get to choose one free. Due to stock availability orders may take sometime to post.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Asalto a Curupayty


A very interesting article on the Juegos de Historia blog  about the allied bloody assault on the Paraguayan defences at Curupaity during the Paraguayan War. 

Once there are enough figures on the range it will be possible to game the battle.

Friday, September 20, 2013

DERBY WORLD WARGAMES


Hi,

Empress Miniatures will be attending DERBY WORLD WARGAMES next weekend, 28th & 29th September 2013.

There will be a little thank you gift for anyone that buys three or more packs of Kingscarbine Miniatures.

Cheers,

Nuno

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Empress Now Stocking Kingscarbine Miniatures

Empress Miniatures are now the UK stockist for Kingscarbine Miniatures.

"These excellent figures sculpted by Steve May are full of character and will cover a woefully under-represented conflict. If you fancy something a bit different but fascinating and absorbing then this could well be the range for you!"

Paraguayan War "Kingsstarter"



Hi,

There's no release date for the Brazilian infantry yet as I decided to have the Line Infantry (Fuzileiros) done first. So, the next packs will be:

-Fusiliers, marching (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
-Fusiliers, skirmishing (w/ kepi; barracks cap)
-Fusiliers Command (2 officers, 2 standard bearers, 2 musicians)

Starting now I'll accept pre-orders for the miniatures as a form of crowdfunding. The miniatures for both armies will be sculpted based on stretch goals and on the amount of pre-orders raised. Basically for every three packs I'll need to raise £2000 for sculpting and production. As soon as that goal is reached the figures will enter the production line. For every £6000 achieved  a mounted command pack will be released (free for pre-orders). If you change your mind you can request a refund. All pre-orders are post free.

Cheers,

Nuno

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Tarleton's Quarter

Hi,

Still on holidays but will be back soon. A photo of 3 nicelypainted test figures is available on Tarleton's Quarter blog. Hope to have more painted figures from Steve May in a few weeks. Enjoy. 

Tarleton's Quarter

Friday, July 26, 2013

Holidays

Hi,

Thanks all for the support. I just want to say that I'll be on holidays until August 16. All orders received after today will be mailed after that date.

Figures will be available again in September. Unfortunately due to  production costs I'll have to revise prices and will update them by the latter date.

Cheers,

Nuno



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Paraguayan Infantry Available!

Hi all,

First packs are available on the Paraguayan War Range page. Prices already include shipping costs so you just have to chose your location.

I hope to have a better e-commerce site in the future.

Best regards,

Nuno

Saturday, May 25, 2013

War games: never just child's play

A new exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood explores the history of playing at war.

The exhibition's earliest exhibit is a simple German board game, based on fox and geese, called the Art of Beseiging, from the start of the 19th century. Children played at war before then, but this period marked a dramatic change. Games have always mirrored technology, and real war was changing fast. Gunpowder weapons had become too powerful for armies to practise on manoeuvres as they once had. Leaders came up with solutions. In 1780, an adjutant to the Duke of Brunswick wanted to create a new version of chess that reflected contemporary battle conditions. His board had 1,617 squares, rather than 64, with varying terrains and many new pieces. This kriegsspiel (literally "war game") was very popular, and over the next decades the Prussian general staff developed their own variants. Superior generalship is widely agreed to have been one of the main reasons for Prussia's defeat of France in 1870-71, and gaming was, by then, a big part of Prussian leadership training.

Paraguayan War Range Preview

First packs ready for casting. Photos on the Kingscarbine Miniatures page.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Shop Now Open


I've set up the Shop page on the blog. This way it's easier for you to order the book. 

Cheers,

Nuno

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Book P&P Update

Hi,


I'll have to update P&P because I've been paying more for postage than I charge and with the PayPal commission it's a substantial loss.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

The book is £20.00. P&P UK - £2.00Europe - £4.50; Rest of World - £8.00Please send payment and delivery address to PayPal account: kingscarbine@yahoo.co.uk 

Best regards,

Nuno

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Beasts of War - Salute part 2

The Beasts of War website has a Salute film.  At about 28 mins into the interviews there's the Perry Mins stand and a shot of the booklet.

http://www.beastsofwar.com/salute/salute-2013/ultimate-guide-salute-2013-part-2/

Friday, April 26, 2013

"All Honour Is Lost"

Thanks to everyone that ordered and/or bought the book at Salute. The book continues to sell well and it's a great incentive to continue researching and collecting information for a second volume. 

For those still undecided or wanting more information the book has 82 pages and is packed with maps and photos of miniatures. The scenarios are historically based with OOB and notes on how to translate them to your chosen rules.

The book is £20.00. P&P UK - £2.00; Europe - £4.50; Rest of World - £8.00. Please send payment and delivery address to PayPal account: kingscarbine@yahoo.co.uk 

Contents:
  1. FOREWORD
  2. INTRODUCTION & DESIGNER’S NOTES 
  3. ARMIES & TROOP RATINGS 
  4. SCENARIOS 
1. NASAR and ASARTA (29-12-1833)
2. VIANA (4-9-1834)
3. ROAD to LOGROÑO (21-10-1834)
4. ALEGRÍA (27-10-1834)
5. MENDAZA (12-12-1834)
6. ARQUIJAS (15-12-1834)
7. ORMAIZTEGUI (3-1-1835)
8. LAS AMÉSCOAS (19–24-IV-1835)
9. MENDIGORRIA (16-7-1835)
10. SAN SEBASTIÁN (5-5-1836)
11. LUCHANA (24-12-1836)
12. ORIAMENDI (16-3-1837)
13. HUESCA (24-5-1837)
14. BARBASTRO (2-6-1837)
15. GRÁ/GUISONA (12-6-1837)
16. ZAMBRANA/ARMIÑON (21-7-1837)
17. VILLAR DE LOS NAVARROS/HERRERA (24-8-1837)
18. ARANZUEQUE (19-9-1837)
19. RETUERTA (5-10-1837)
20. PERACAMPS (24-4-1840)


Some of the feedback:

"Just received my copy in the office post. Absolutely superb - high production values - lovely design and good-quality printing. The text looks very interesting and helpful too. A+
Congratulations on an excellent product."

"Just received my copy in the same post as some more figures from Perry. Possibly the best £20 I've spent. A fantastic effort. Can't wait for volume 2."

"Got mine today too. Really impressed spot on sir."


"Picked mine up today. Excellent quality and an interesting read. Good work, Nuno."


"Just received mine – excellent quality content, high production values – extremely good value for money.
Oh, and the packaging was incredibly robust – puts Amazon to shame.
Highly recommended – I'm hoping Nuno is tempted to produce some similar guides for other periods if he can match this quality."

Monday, April 22, 2013

Salute 2013 - Kingscarbine Miniatures


First figures and manikins have arrived from the caster. These two Paraguayan officers are the first of the range but lots more to come in the near future. Now that Steve has the manikins and equipment things will go much faster.

Salute 2013 - All Honour is Lost


I had a great day at Salute. Met many people personally -always good to put a face to a name- chatted with fellow gamers and made some new friends. 

The book sold well and I was overwhelmed by the positive feedback of the buyers. Thanks must go to the Perry brothers and Steve May for having me there. Those guys are A-OK.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kingscarbine Miniatures - Paraguayan War Range

Hello,


Thanks to Steve May the first greens are ready for the mouldmaker. These Paraguayan officers will try to arrive for Salute in time. More news later. Stay tuned.

Best regards,

Nuno Pereira

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Pre-Orders



In order to be able to ship orders during April and have some copies ready for Salute 2013 I'm accepting pre-orders. The book price is £20.00. It will be 80 pages long and include 23 scenarios. Please send payment and delivery address to PayPal account: kingscarbine@yahoo.co.uk

Books will be posted in the UK so please add P&P to order total. You can also buy it at Salute from the Perry Miniatures stand.

UK - 12% of order total
Europe - 17% of order total
Rest of World - At cost.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Press Release



Hi,

I'm working with Stephen May on a 28mm Paraguayan War range. I hope that this is the first of many projects coming out from Kingscarbine Miniatures (KCM) in the future. My aim is to concentrate on 19th century African, European and South American conflicts and provide the best 28mm figures for gaming the period.

My many interests range from the late 16th century until the early 20th century so you can expect some interesting and surprising ranges in the future. 

More news soon. 

Cheers,

Nuno 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

TAG - Tudor, Valois and Habsburg Wargames Project

The Assault Group (TAG), would like your help to start the mid-Tudor period as a new wargaming period, with hundreds of new miniatures.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scenarios Book Update



Hello all,

And thank you for your interest in the book. I've been working with the printer to make the best possible copies for gamers, within my budget and free-time.
We decided that the wiro/coil binding is the best option so I'm sending this message to know if people that requested the other binding option are still interested.

Work is still progressing and I hope to have all done by the end of the month/beginning of April.

There may be some design changes to the cover and pages but not too much from what I've shown.


Best Regards,

Nuno

Thursday, February 14, 2013

First Carlist War Scenarios Book


Hello all,

Like the title says, I'm writing a scenarios book with a brief intro about the war and designer's notes for rules adaptations. There will be 15 to 20 scenarios with photos, illustrations, maps, OOBs and rules/game suggestions.

I'll add more information as to final page count, format, colour, expected publication date, etc, in a few days

Pre-orders will be available soon(ish). Those interested in a copy please send email to: kingscarbine@gmail.com

Best regards,

Nuno






Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Figures on sale for... The Sudan


Perry Miniatures 28mm Ansar from the Sudan range. More photos on the Waterloo to Mons page.  £30.00.

SALE - "The Last Stand"

Gripping Beast 28mm Hiberno Norse figures painted as Dark Ages Irish. The banner is hand-painted. £40.00. More photos on the Dark Ages page.