Jingle Bells…

It’s Black Friday today – welcome to scuffles in the aisles over cheap TVs and grannies bashing each other over the head with handbags to get at the bargains in M&S !

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We don’t do Black Friday sales, we never have. But what we do have is the Brigade Christmas Sale ! This year we’ve changed the timing a bit, so that the sale starts today (so it sort of is a Black Friday sale, it just goes on a bit longer …) and will run until the end of Wednesday 23rd December. It will not run over the Xmas-New Year week this year, so that we can hopefully clear all of the orders by the time the holiday period starts. It also means that you have more chance to get the orders delivered in time for presents.

It’s the usual format – a blanket 15% off everything that we make (tanks, spaceships, figures, buildings etc). It doesn’t cover anything that we don’t make ourselves (dice, bases, rulebooks, Shapeways 3D printed items). Full details are here.

We’ll post plenty of reminders as the end of the sale approaches so that you don’t forget and miss out. We won’t be releasing anything new during the sale, but we will be posting previews of some new releases for the start of next year on the blog.

And of course, don’t forget the Imperial Skies Kickstarter – if you haven’t pledged yet, get over to Robin’s KS page and treat yourself.

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It rained today … boy, did it rain !? The Brigade workshop was in danger of turning into the Brigade Ark at one point, as I started leading 15mm tanks in two-by-two 🙂 However, despite the hammering on the roof I managed to clear the decks of orders and make a start on a restock for Scale Creep Miniatures.

One light in the gloom was an email from Shapeways announcing free worldwide shipping until the 30th of this month (Sunday*) for orders over US$35 (very roughly around £20). So it’s another good chance to pick up a Pegasus Bridge, some moisture collectors or even a few little planes on the Brigade Shapeways shop.

*UPDATE – the offer has now been extended to Monday with no minimum order.

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Shapeways – Free US Shipping

For the whole of June, Shapeways are offering free US shipping for new customers. So if you’ve been put off in the past from buying one or two bits by the shipping charges, here’s your chance to try out 3D printed products.

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Here’s the text, straight from their e-mail:

For the first time ever, we’re offering Free US Shipping for all new Shapeways customers this month. That’s right – whether they’re making their own products or buying from your shop, shipping to the United States via USPS is on us with promo code FIRSTFREE.

So, click on the logo below to go to the Brigade Shapeways shop see what we have to offer – just remember to enter the promo code when you check out:

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Last Chance Saloon

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It’s the last day of our sale. 24 hours to bag a bargain, the sale comes off the website at midnight GMT today. This is your last chance to get 15% off our spaceships, 6mm or 15mm SF vehicles, Aeronef, Land Ironclads, 2mm Buildings, Celtos, WW1 Belgians, Magpie miniatures or Squadron Commander.

On Thursday things go back to normal – but of course this means lots of new releases again, and here’s a preview of things to come…

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Xmas Sale 2014

So, here we are again – it’s December, which surely means the Brigade Christmas Sale !

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As in previous years, it’s a straightforward 15% discount off everything that we make – no minimum order, just 15% off everything. There are one or things it doesn’t apply to – essentially anything that we don’t make ourselves (so dice and bases, any rulebooks, the Shapeways range) on which our margins are much narrower. Full details are on our website.

The sale will run until the end of the month – midnight GMT on December 31st – so there’s no rush, you have a month to get your orders in.

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If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you might want to refresh your browser (hit the F5 key or -> reload/refresh on most Windows machines) just before you add the first item to your shopping basket. The shopping cart code is carried in a Java file which can be cached (ie an old version retained) by your browser and in this case the discounts won’t be applied correctly – refreshing the page will force this file to be updated. We are checking every order that comes in and if this does happen to you then don’t worry, we will manually refund the correct discount to you as soon as we can.

Stocking Up for Broadside

Broadside if just a few days away now, so we’re finishing our preparations. The UPS man arrived this morning with a delivery from Shapeways to replenish our stocks of 3D printed power pylons, comms masts, Tesla towers etc …

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As well as that I’m alternating between days at the workshop casting metal items, and more resin casting – today it’s Apollo and Shaman hulls (one a new release, the other a big seller), 2mm power stations and hangars and 6mm towers.

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We’re going to have a couple of special offers on the day. Firstly, we going to be repeating the offer we ran at Salute – if you buy any set of 15mm rules (Strike Legion:Platoon Leader, Gruntz or PMC-2640) you’ll get 10% off any vehicles and figures you purchase at the same time.

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The second offer is on the 6mm Strike Legion series. We’re creating a bundle of the Strike Legion main rulebook and the Genome Gambit and Skunk Works supplements for £35 – buying the three books separately would normally set you back £45, so that’s a £10 saving.

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