We have to be upfront and report that the level of orders placed with us is still massive. The result is an increase in the time between orders being placed and them being shipped. I would guess that an order placed today will not be shipped for 3 weeks as we have enough orders already to fill that time. Adam is back helping out but that has an effect on the Byzantine Cavalry, he cannot be in two places LOL. The horses are nearly done and work on the unit will start soon.
If this delay is too great for anyone please email us and we will arrange a refund.
On another issue, delays due to CV19 are popping up around the world. We track some orders but even that doesn’t help when a package reaches somewhere that is in lockdown as it just disappears until they get a chance to enter it into their systems again.
Hi folks, we have had another rush of orders, Adam has had to stay at home to assist his wife who sadly fell and broke her leg, leaving me to do all the casting. The large number of orders received has resulted in a delay between time of ordering and shipping of around 10 working days at present. Shipping times are starting to vary a lot, one order took 2 full weeks to get from Northern Ireland to England and depart for Europe, some get through in days.
Today Scotty got the latest restock of the armoured Indian Elephant bodies and heads to us, they are back in the store now. There is limited stock of the ELA03 Hercules left, just saying. lol
The Byzantine cavalry is getting ever closer, Adam showed me the greens and they are well on their way to completion, hoping for the first packs in around 2 weeks if all goes as planned.
Just a short update on the current situation at Aventine. All is well, Adam is working away on the cavalry for the Byzantines, the unarmoured horses are complete and he is working on the armoured versions. Once they are complete he can start on the riders(we need to be able to test fit them on the production horses first).
We are also making new moulds for the EIR packs, when they are done I will be putting them back in the store. Adam is taking this opportunity to fix the bases and a few small changes he thinks will improve the figures.
Keep an eye on the Facebook page for some really lovely paint jobs.
Still working away on my own, Adam is producing the Byzantines with 2 more commands to be added today. I have been getting a lot of emails as to when packages will arrive, the answer is I do not really know but it appears to be around 7-10 days within the UK(sometimes much quicker), 3 weeks to Australia, New Zealand and the US with European orders around 14 days all from date of posting.
Production is running around 5 working days behind date of order being placed, this varies given the amount coming in and the necessity to create the new moulds which takes hours away from casting etc.
If you have any concerns I will do my best to answer them.
I am working on my own due to the current advice. There have been record orders received. I am doing the posting on Wednesdays and Fridays to reduce the times I must leave the house. This will result it delays that I can do nothing about. I will do my best to get the figures out to you asap.
New packs will be added when I get the time to do so.
I took to painting the shields as Steve at LBMS just has not had any free time at all to add new sets to the 3 we have for the large scutums(Packs BYZ01 to BYZ06). After a phone call with Adam the other day, we have decided to make a new shield that will take transfers that are already available. Once we have the shield in production and stock of the transfers we will add a pack to the store offering them together. Not perfect but for those like me who are not the best at the old painting lark, a necessary provision for now.
Adam has now completed the unarmoured bodies for the archers, both rear rank and light foot, the standing and advancing spearmen along with the officer packs.
We will add the packs over the next couple of weeks once he has the production figures ready for the mould.
Anyway here are the photos of the second phase line infantry.