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and home to The Woodbine Design Company.
28mm metal & plastic miniatures, accessories, building, rules, paints, t-shirts, hammers and just about everything else.
If you're looking for Musketeer Minatures, they are currently at their own site here! .

For information about Postage & Packaging and general info about ordering from The Beast take a look here PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING .

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Byzantine Emperor
Super new paint job by Darren Linington on SZ07 Byzantine Emperor. Unpainted (boo!) versions available here!

Musketeer Miniatures and Gripping Beast 10.09.14
Please read this important announcement from Bill Musketeer:

Hello All,

Its been a number year since Lord S and Darren at Gripping Beast took over the reins of running Musketeer Miniatures, and in that time we have seen many changes both for myself personally, and for Gripping Beast. I now find myself in the position of being able to take over the day-to-day running of Musketeer once more, and enable Gripping Beast to concentrate their efforts on their many new projects which are keeping them very busy. I'd like to send Lord S, Darren, Roger and Martin my immense gratitude and thanks for helping to keep the Musketeer ranges alive and kicking during this time, and making my move to the US possible. I couldn't have done it without them all so thank you guys.

Musketeer will be opening up in the US as soon as the logistics of transporting molds have been dealt with. The ranges currently available will be released one at a time as production molding takes place over time. I plan to continue production in the UK and this is being worked on at the moment too. Due to the logistics of this part of the reorganization, there may be a period when Musketeer ranges won't be available, but we hope to keep this time as short as possible depending on circumstances. Until then all Musketeer ranges will be still available from Gripping Beast until Sept 28th 2014.

This will be a large reorganizing and we'll announce more when there are firmer details available. We would like to thank our many customers for their patience during this time.

All the best
Bill Thornhill
Musketeer Miniatures

Everyone at Beast Towers wishes Bill the best of luck and it was a pleasure to stoke the engines of the SS Musketeer while Bill got settled in the States.
If you have any questions, please ask!

SAGA The Crescent & The Cross NOW AVAILABLE!!
SAGA The Crescent & The Cross is now available to order! Hourrah!
The full range of Crusader & Saracen warbands and blisters plus the first few Dogs Of War releases are all up in the Products lists. Take a look in the new catagories here!

New from Renedra, ideal for games set in the Middle East.......(!)

Flock! Now with working link.....
Brand new section on the Product List full of lovely basing materials from 4GROUND and The Army Painter. There is a fantastic selection of static grasses, tufts, gravels and two types of snow!
Pretty up your bases here!

SAGA Hero Of The Viking Age - Roland
New Frankish hero available now here!. This one sports a super paint job by Mystic Spirals.
SHVA11 Roland (1) £3.50

Raiders for Dux Britanniarum
New - fresh off the Lard Island ferry, a new expansion for Two Fat Lardies' Dux Britanniarum rules. It introduces three new factions to the game; the Irish, the Scotti and the Picts as well as rule variations for the British Kingdoms of the North, the Gwyr Y Gogledd. This supplement includes a 44 page book which features rules to cover the new factions, as well as beautiful colour maps of Ireland and Scotland along with campaign rules for the Raider nations. This also includes a complementary expansion card set fully compatible with the original Dux Britanniarum decks to allow you to game with these new factions. (you do need the original rulebook and cards though). Get the expansion here!
We have also introduced two new Army Deals to cover this expansion - The Irish/Scotti and the Picts. Get them here!

Gladiators Ready!
JUGULA range now available here!
Currently out of stock (already!) of the playmats - more on the way, shouod be here end of next week.
Distributers and stockists will be getting everything later this week.

UPDATE - Familia Two figure set coming shortly!

New Shieldwall Miniatures Packs
Released at SALUTE, the new Chubby Warlord and Raiders packs are now on the web-site.
Available here!

New Plastic Arabs AVAILABLE NOW!!
Just before we leave for SALUTE, we've put the new Plastic Arab Spearmen & Archers live on the website.
We will be adding more pictures early next week.
Click here for bigger picture!

Inside you will find parts to assemble 40 plastic Arab warriors. You can make a combination of up to 16 archers, 16 javelin men or 40 speamen. The box also contains extra parts to build some of your figures as horn blowers or swordsmen. Box also contains Renedra plastic bases for all your figures.
Get them here!
Transfers for your plastic Arabs figures here!

SAGA Tapestry Site
Here is an excellent site dedicated to SAGA. Loads of interesting articles to keep you busy all lunch time and beyond...in fact, probably better not start reading at work, you'll redefine lunch hour....
SAGA Tapestry here!

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SAGA Forum
here and a take a look at the SAGA Forum (and it's in English!). It's a friendly and active forum and you will find SAGA author Alex Buchel and Mike Hobbs (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of GB) lurking ready to answer your questions.

US Stockist
Don't forget that Architects Of War are the GB stockists for the US & Canada. They have an ever increasing selection of GB, TWDC & Musketeer products including SAGA with all the goodies!
If they haven't got it in stock, the friendly staff at AoW will order it in for you.
Are you a US or Canadian store? Why not get in touch with Barb or Ernie at AoW and get your SAGA stock direct from them?

Australian Stockist
War And Peace Games are our stockists in Australia. They carry loads of our stuff including all SAGA products & the WW1 Gallipoli range from TWDC. Visit their site for full details.

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