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February 1, 2005 8:11 PM - Posted by Alan - Category: Feeding the habit

Regular readers will already be bored by our new found enthusiasm for Blitzkrieg Commander (see the 100 other pieces on this subject). I’ve started to acquire some figures and have noticed a strange phenomenon.

Some companies that sell the figures are very impolite. I have tried Navwar and Scotia Grendel. Navwar sent me only half my order, claiming I had tried to order obsolete figures discontinued in 2002 (this was underlined in the unsigned compliments slip, just to show ahat a fool I am I suppose). But I obtained the codes from their web site. It seemed reasonable to me. Scotia Grendel absolutely refused to confirm the total cost of their order to me so that I could send the right amount by paypal. Their emails consisted of 2 word grunts, very unhelpful.

I’m sure Irregular will be ultra helpful, and I will try them out.

Anyway, I bought some Belgians ( as a little encouragement for Bart) from Scotia, and these make up a fine force.

I am now painting up a 1940 German army, which can serve to wipe out Bart’s brave Belgians and also fight on the Russian Front (a future project). I will have two armoured regiments, one with Czech Pz 35 and 38s (to give Bart’s guys a chance) and a nasty one with Pz III and IVs.

Watch out for photos, as I’m on the verge of buying a camera.

Comments on this entry

I’m sorry to hear about the bad customer experience you had at Navwar and Scotia. FWIW, I have found Irregular to be very helpful and customer minded in the past, and they have won ‘Best Mail Order’ awards at one of the big UK shows several years running, so that should be a more pleasant experience.

Of course, any manufacturer that refuses to sell you miniatures that will be used to beat up the Belgians is a good one in my book :)

February 1, 2005 8:22 PM - Posted by Robartes