After Phil and I had busted a gut getting ready for Salute, I thought I’d take it easy and have a Brigade-free weekend; no casting, packing, painting, modelling, accounts, website, e-mails or anything else. Instead I’ve spent four days with the Brigadieress doing nothing at all related to toy soldiers. Well, not entirely – I did pick up a good book on the Naval Airship Station at Kingsnorth, Kent and watched a couple of documentaries on WW1 – one on the British attempts to counter the Zeppelins* and another on tunnel warfare under the Somme.
But it’s back to normal again, and this week the focus is firmly on getting the rest of the Salute releases onto the website. At least it will be after we’ve got through the pile of orders that have appeared in the Brigade inbox over the long weekend – it seems that the items we put on the website last week were pretty popular!
The target is to get all of the new items up by the end of this week – however this will require some fairly concentrated painting on my part, so some of it may spill into next week. We still have some pretty major items to go like the 15mm Neo-Soviets, the colony base, 2mm, 15mm and 6mm buildings and more.
And then it’s on to more new releases. There are still an awful lot of models in the Brigade backlog, something round the hundred mark, and we’re always full of ideas for other new bits. We plan to come up with a weekly release schedule – and, more importantly, stick to it. The schedule will almost certainly not be published (we retain the right to change our minds!) but the important thing is that there should be a steady flow of releases from the Brigade foundries over the next few months.
Apologies to anyone who’s e-mailed us lately and is waiting for a response – my first task today before heading off to Brigade Towers is to empty the inbox.
*UPDATE – just found out that the National Geographic programme London’s Zeppelin Attacks is to be repeated in the UK at 4am on Sunday 27th of April, so set your Tivo/Sky+/PVR/VCR/Betamax accordingly !