Crann Tara is now part of Caliver Books/Partizan Press/ Matchlock Miniatures & Minifigs . Graham has done a cracking job in developing a successful range… in fact too successful as it had grown busier than he wanted in his retirement. The moulds are in the hands of some of the most experienced casters in the hobby and will be now be made in house to ensure a continual supply.
The figures on this site will also be listed on www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk to allow for combinations of orders across the many ranges we produce
You will all be aware from previous newsletters that the success of Crann Tara has brought with it it’s own problems for me, mainly the increasing demands on my time and also the ability to keep creating new product.
Dave Ryan the owner of Caliver Books ( https://www.caliverbooks.com) came to the rescue with an offer to buy the business and continue to take it forward, so as from the 1st July Dave/Caliver will take over the running of Crann Tara.
All orders up to the 30th will be processed by me and I ask ( if you can ) that you don’t place any orders today (30th June) as a lot of work has to take place to prepare for the transition.
All my stock and moulds will be delivered to Caliver in the meantime continue to place orders as normal from the 1st July and keep your eyes open as I know there are a lot of new releases coming very soon.
It has been 9 years since Crann Tara was created and it feels a bit like your child leaving home and the journey with many of you has been a good one. Thankyou for all your support and helping me develop this dream.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch
Starting from today until 25th June I am offering a 20% discount on orders over £45.00.
The sale doesn’t include unit deals, Hessians or the Fife and Drum AWI range as these are already discounted and it will be restricted to stock items only – no back orders.
Just enter the code Summersale21 at checkout and all should be taken care of – any problems message me.
I’m pleased to say that I’ve reached an agreement with Igor Karpov (Ratnik Miniatures) to cast his excellent 18th Century civilians in metal. Igor is casting and selling the figures in resin but we both agreed a metal alternative would be a good idea.
The first set of 10 figures are on their way to me, so I’m guessing end of July when Griffin have worked their magic and they’re available .The figures can be seen here https://cranntaraminiatures.blogspot.com/
They will be sold as complete sets of 10 figures. Once I have the first set they will be available to pre.order whilst Griffin are making the mould.
The bad news is that all the indications are that I may have to put prices up, metal prices are increasing significantly, any increase will be held to an absolute minimum and as always I will seek to offset as best I can through more deals etc. I haven’t worked out the increases as yet but I will post here and through the newsletter once finalised.
I have updated the Flags of War stock levels and revised codes where appropriate and added all the new codes.
There’s a couple of items I’m still out of stock but these will be ordered shortly.
Also I have started to stock the Flags for the French army, the first 20 codes are listed under the French Army. Unfortunately it also means the prices have gone up as Iain has also raised the prices to £3.00 a sheet.
I do have a number of the older generic Jacobite sheets left over so anyone who orders a clan pack will also get a random sheet for free until the old stock has gone.
Keep safe …..
As with the Hessians I have decided to no longer carry stock of the AWI range from Fife and Drum – again slow sales and money in stock brings me to this position. All stock has been updated and sale prices shown.
If you have any questions please ask.
Due to a number of requests from customers I have agreed that I will take orders on request for these figures. Provided minimum numbers are reached I will place a monthly order for them from Griffin, this will start in June.
The lists on the website will disappear and I ask you just e.mail what you want and a paypal invoice will be created.
Thanks for your continued support.
I have taken the decision not to restock the Hessian range. It is a slow seller takes up much needed space and resources. The figures have been reduced in price and once they’re gone they will only be available from Fife and Drum Miniatures in America.
First can I thank everyone who has bought the General Montcalm set, so far it has raised £415 and that has been sent to Richards widow.
As of today I have four outstanding orders and they are waiting for new stock of Montcalm. Hopefully they should be with me in the next 10-14 days.
I will be publishing a newsletter shortly announcing some changes , new figures and future plans.
In the meantime Happy Easter
I received the metal masters of the last set of sculpts Richard did for me. One set is General Montcalm both mounted and dismounted – I have decided that all the sales from this set will be given to his widow Coral.
It may not be a lot but I feel it is the least I can do and as this was the last personality he sculpted then it would be good if the figures were a recognition of his work.
Thank you for your support
Having completed a stock check on the majority of figures I hold and with no shows on the cards until July? I thought it was time to have an Early Spring sale. So starting today and until the 14th March there is 20% off all orders over £60.
As usual this does not include unit or army packs which are already discounted. Neither does it include the Fife and Drum range or Flags as a stock check is still to be done on these and I will hold another sale on the AWI range later in March.
Just use the coupon code EarlySpring2021 at checkout.
Any problems just e.mail and I will sort it for you.