Saturday, October 13, 2012


Hi awesome readers as most of my readers seem be from the UK I thought this post most poinent a few days ok the below OH FUCK, OH FUCK WE'RE OUTTA MONEY!!! email arrived in my inbox below. Now I stopper using Maelstrom a while back for a few reasons.

Firstly: Orders take for fucking ever to get to New Zealand.

Secondly: Re-stocks move slower that contenintal drift

Thirdly(not really a word): They're liars. Remember some time back when they went all anti Battlefront and stopped selling the most popular WW2 toy soldier game in the world and blamed it all on BF? Well that email/excuse was a page full of lies and they did come crawling back to BF on bloodied knees, probablly something to do with Wayland Games taking all that sweet sweet toy soldier money.

Anyways the below says to me HI, WE'RE FUCKED, CAN I HAS YOUR CREDIT CARD? lol what fuck off mate. Anyways smart readers as always use my link and shop Wayland Games I have no complaint of product from them.

Here at Maelstrom Games we have decided to clear as much of our hard-earned stock as we possibly can over the next few days - and therefore generate some much-needed cashflow - in order to ensure we can fulfil the orders that you, our valued customers, have placed over the last few weeks. To that end, we have decided - in consultation with our trading partners - to sell our remaining stock of Battlefront Miniatures (at 25% off), Perry Miniatures, Victrix, Plastic Soldier Company, Artizan Designs, Gripping Beast and Great War Miniatures (all at 30% off). All other ranges' stock will now be sold at 40% off UK RRP - we hold good stocks of Gamezone Miniatures, Dark Age, Cool Mini or Not and Scibor Miniatures, and there's a fair bit of Privateer Press and Malifaux left too. As well as that, from this moment onwards we have decided to stop any customer from placing orders for items that are not in stock, simply so that we can clear the orders that have already been placed.

We have not made this decision lightly, and please note that we have absolutely no issues with any of the above manufacturers or suppliers; we are simply trying to sell off stock in order to clear older orders and ease any worries our customers may have regarding the speculation that is currently rife on the internet. As well as that, we believe that our retailing model must now change to selling products that are in stock at the time of purchase, and as such that will continue to be in place in the future, once our orders are cleared and our stock is sold.

I would ask all of our customers to remain as patient as they can with Maelstrom Games and, indeed, our staff, for we will use the money generated by the sale of our stock to ensure all of your orders are fulfilled in their entirety as quickly as possible. We remain committed to servicing our customers first and foremost and will continue to do so in the future.

Your Stock Clearance Sale Voucher
To recap, we're clearing our remaining stock of Flames of War products at 25% off UK RRP, and clearing Perry Miniatures, Victrix, Plastic Soldier Company, Artizan Designs, Gripping Beast and Great War Miniatures at 30% off UK RRP until this Friday, 12th of October 2012 at midnight (GMT). All other products are at 40% off bar Templar's Forge products, which are being cleared at 50% off UK RRP, please note.

These kind of sales do not occur very often and we would hope that you take advantage - and remember, our stock will be sold on a first come, first served basis so you will have to decide what you want very quickly as we suspect it will sell very quickly!

Your voucher code is: WAREHOUSE-MOVES

To use this voucher simply register on the webstore, (if you haven't already), copy and paste the code into the Voucher field in your basket when you have selected the items you want, press 'REDEEM', and the webstore will do the rest. You are not limited to one purchase and, indeed, we would ask you to recommend us to your friends with this voucher!

Remember though that this voucher is intended for the webstore only.

Happy Ordering! "

Saturday, October 6, 2012

50 shades of panzer grey

Hello again readers and than you for popping by and having a read and a looksee you're probably wondering "Hey WTF happened to Daniel, he used to blog a lot and now it's just the same shit and no new pictures!"

Well first off I apologise yes I have been tardy with my updates. However this does not mean I've stopped painting and playing ,goodness no, if anything my wargaming and hobby mind has been expanded it was like I took the red pill and it's been pretty fucken awesome.

 Since I've been gone I've helped start a wargaming club in here in West Auckland known as T.C.O.W (That Club out West aka Those cunts out West) it's been running quite successfully for about 3-4 months now, if you live in West Auckland and want to show up or join just let me know.

Now with great gaming club comes new games and I have played and seen a few Zombiecide, Super Dungeon Explore, X-Wing, Malifaux, Song of Blades and Heros, Warmahine, New 40K and some more Flames of War.

Next thing we needed was a forum for all this awesome shit Facebook is a great tool but it's not as good as a nice organised forum turns out the folks here forgot who actually owned it long boring story short, didn't like what they were doing and is turning it into a generic NZ or Auckland wargaming site, so lots of cool stuff going to happen there.

I also got a promotion and although I never let work interfere with play I have been tired as my underlings are a tad shit and half them don't show up not to worry there's always someone who will work harder for less.

"But Dan all we see is a wall of text whatcha painting?" Well I was on the verge of finishing a commission for a nice gentleman in Australia had a few decals to slip on and little touch ups on some planes when all of a sudden I couldn't find the first platoon of brit infantry I painted. So I've conceded and brought another blister fortunately I paint Infantry pretty quickly but I HATE LOSING SHIT!

I'm sure there's a ton of other stuff I've missed out on oh yea yes I filled in for Damian in a game of 40K in a biggish tourney it was the first time in 15 years that I'd played and my opponents weren't even born then I CRUSHED THEM here's some pics of the crushing the children (doubles tourney) apparently seizing the initiative gives you the first turn or something..
That robot machine spent the rest of the game facing that wall. Y'all wanna see my painting desk?
RAAAAAW Red things anyways that's enough for now stay frosty people.