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Preview Picks Of JUGULA Familia Two
The packs for the Familia Two release for JUGULA are now up in the JUGS section. They will be available from Studio Tomahawk at the CRISIS show in Antwerp on 1st November, from the GB stand at the Warfare show in Reading on 15th/16th November and then on the web-site the following week. Take a look here!

Buildings back in stock!
A delivery from the Resin Fairy means that all the buildings are now back in stock!

All dice back in stock! Hourrah! 17.10.14
All the flavours of SAGA dice are now in-stock. Get them here!

Early Crusades & Outremer11.10.14
Just uploaded (most) of the packs & photos for our Early Crusade & Outremer range. These are the figures that we use in our SAGA The Crescent & The Cross Crusader range but packaged for customers who want particular sets of figures. For example, there are 16 different Mounted Knights in the pool of available figures for pack SCD02 Mounted Crusader Knights but in the Early Crusade & Outremer range, these 16 figures are divided into four packs with specific content - get it? Take a look at the range here!

Not long until there's a CRISIS!
1st November 2014 at Hangar 29, Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen (that's Belgium!)
Always a fantastic show, we'll be there assisting the Studio Tomahawk team run their stall and putting on demos of SAGA The Crescent & The Cross, JUGULA and a brand new, forthcoming WW1 game that will challenge you to think differently about tabletop wargames.
New releases previewing at CRISIS will be Wave 2 of SAGA C&C releases (include the Mutatawwi'ai and Military Order factions, warbands and reinforcements) and Familia Two for JUGULA - we will be releasing pictures of all the new miniatures between now and the show. Just to start it off, here is a picture of the new Mutatawwi'a Mounted Warlord painted by the ever awesome Darren Linington.

Wave Two of C&C factions and JUGULA Familia Two will go on general release at the Warfare show, Reading, 15th/16th November and will be with our distributers and stockists during the following week.

Lion Rampant Now In Stock 07.10.14
It's not all SAGA, SAGA, JUGULA, SAGA here at Beast Towers (although it is most of the time.....) Recently we have been enjoying Lion Rampant (11)......
"Take Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Gamelyn, William Wallace and other legends from the colourful, dangerous medieval period to the tabletop with Lion Rampant a new set of rules designed for fighting medieval skirmish games. Ideal for players who wish to collect medieval miniatures and paint the pageantry without wanting to muster huge forces or spend time learning complex rules, this game allows players to game actual historical battles or to delve into the archives of Hollywood to embark on more over-the-top pulp style clashes."
For this and other rulesets which we quite enjoy (but not as much as SAGA & JUGULA, obviously,) go here!

Derby Worlds Wargames Show last weekend!! 07.10.14
Congratulations to the Leicester Phat Cats for winning Best Participation Game at Derby Worlds last weekend with their SAGA Zombies game.

After an easy raid on an Irish monastery, Gunnar Egilsson and his crew find themselves trapped by an army of the Walking Dead summoned from the Netherworld by deranged Hag! Can the Vikings hack their way to freedom through the Hordes of the Dead? Will they succumb to the clawing hands of the corpse army and be dragged down into a Celtic hell? It's zombie apocalypse circa 820 AD. Click here for bigger Zombies picture!

Viking Dice Back In Stock! 01.10.14
Fresh off the Knorr, Viking dice are back in stock. Others not far behind!

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

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!

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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