My latest additions to my Early Byzantine LADG force

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.

Stay safe folks.

Keith and Adam

Posting and CV19

I was unaware of any restrictions on posting around the world until this morning. The link below takes you to the Royal Mail site where details on overseas posting are published.

Please check your location for the latest position.

If you are in a country that cannot receive at present we will refund the order upon your request, if you want we will hold the order until things ease.

Stay safe.


Keith and Adam

Current state of things Aventine

Folks I work from home so will not be slowed by this disaster that has fallen upon us all. Today was St Patricks day so no post here but I will be out tomorrow with the boxes.

Adam is also busy on the next wave of Byzantine infantry. He is finishing the archers, they will come in several forms, rear rank unarmoured, light armoured and skirmishing.

We are also pondering separate heads for them as this will increase the span of years and region they will suitable for(even Late Romans).

Anyway, stay safe and look after each other.


Keith and Adam

New Store has begun.

I have started the long and boring task of adding the contents of our 11 year old on line store to the new platform. To date I have added the Republican Romans and Early Byzantines (I cannot take anymore I will be keeping both the old store and the new one running together until the entire shop has move across. There will be slight changes in the posting/shipping rates as the two systems are not quite the same.

If you want a look at the fleggling store have a gander at

and click on the store. There isn’t a lot on store front yet but you will see the way we hope to go.

Any errors spotted please let us know, thanks.

Keith and Adam

Problems sorted with Paypal

I managed to resolve the issues with the Paypal Module and our store. Time has caught up with the software and we will be replacing the current store with a new one. That will take time and I will do the prep. work behind the scenes. When it is ready I think running both at the same time may prove the way to go as we cannot transfer the data bases to the new system, there are just too many changes to make that an easy option.

Anyway the thing is working as it always did for now and we carry on as usual.

Work is progressing on the unarmoured Byzantine infantry and it now looks as if the archers will be first to appear.


Keith and Adam

Problems with our site and Paypal

From Sunday morning the online store and paypal have had a falling out. An order reaches Paypal and payment is taken but when the customer is returned to the store it says the opposite, a notice stating that Payment was not verified and to try again. We receive the payment and an email telling us that our account has been credited. The problem is that Paypal doesn’t tell out store that and thus the erroneous message. We have the details and the payment and can process the order, it is all so confusing.

I have been trying to find out why this is happening as we changed nothing on our site.

I am exploring a new more modern online store at present, this will take time to establish.

We have printed all the current orders and will progress them as usual. If you want, email us and we can do it the old way.

Sorry but I am at a loss at present as to what is going on.