Friday, 17 August 2012

First Legion Update

Hi folks. I've already posted information relating to First Legion's new releases this month but thought I'd share with you a small part of the extended newsletter that landed in my inbox a few days ago

Hello one and all from First Legion Ltd! We sincerely hope you are all enjoying your summer (or winter for those down under!) and getting in a bit of R&R with friends and family. It really is a wonderful time of year to relax and play with toy soldiers. That being said, after a July in which we shipped some 60+ new sets of figures, we’ve still managed to squeeze in  another 19 new sets for August as we gear up to make additional new product hopefully in time for the Chicago show

First we are very pleased to revisit our AWI range in the form of AWI058-AWI069 Haslet’s 1st Delaware.   It’s been a while since we’ve released figures for this range and it’s really a feast or famine situation as the long awaited 22nd British Foot should follow right on their heels in September

In addition, we’re also pleased to announce 3 different versions of BMW R75 Motorcycle Combinations for our WWII: DAK range with sets DAK015-DAK017. These are extremely detailed models that we’re quite proud of so we hope you like them as much as we do!   

And finally for August, we are pleased to officially announce our Vietnam War range and present the first four figures for pre-order, VN001-VN004 US Infantry of the 25th Infantry division. This is the third of our four new ranges for this year and this one is probably the one least expected but seemingly generating the greatest amount of buzz and feedback from you all   

We also have a few brief announcements to make. First, NAP0350 Archduke Charles has been enabled in our catalog for ordering again. The figure was returned to the factory for repairs and improved packaging after it was first released and that work is just about finished and it will be back in stock late August.  So consider this as basically a new pre-order for NAP0350. We know a lot of you have been waiting for this figure so we’re pleased to finally make it available again  

Second, even though this is the newsletter that announces our new Samurai as “in stock”, SAM024 is currently on back order until late August.  We have limited stock of the other mounted Samurai until late August as well when our full production run arrives at our warehouse

Third, we’ve had quite a few questions about the launch of the Seven Years War Range and we just wanted to update you that the pre-order will commence right around the end of this month or early September

Finally, for those of you who are concerned (putting it mildly!) about the Romans that are currently showing as out of stock on our website, these figures are not fully sold out and will be restocked later in the year 

In addition to all of the above announcements  First Legion have released 'sneek peak' images of two new figures for their range of medieval Crusaders, and here they are

I for one am particularly keen to see these two new figures. I've chosen to limit my 'military figure' collection to those depicting Germanic fighting men so the only FL crusaders I have at the moment are the three Teutonic knights they have released to date. So far I haven't bothered to buy any of the generic men-at-arms figures so I'm looking forward to the prospect of having these two fairly generic religious characters standing alongside them and spurring them on!

Until next time, happy hunting!

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