I have the second machine installed and the other machine has been repaired. Production starts again tomorrow but there are a lot of orders sitting waiting my attention. Please be patient I will do my best to clear the log jam.
I am taking a week off to show my youngest around London. I will be unable to answer emails or post until the week starting Monday the 6th April. All orders received during this time will be processed on my return, this will cause a delay.
Good news on the machine front, repairs are ongoing and will be completed by my return so only one day lost due to the broken arm.
Our casting machine has broken an arm and is need of repair, this may take some days and will result in a delay is shipping orders. We have a reserve machine and we making arrangements to get it to the workshop again this will take a couple of days to sort out.
We have added the packs SASS15-19 which will finish the Eastern or Sughdian unit, there is one pack that are Avars(SASS18) and we will add a second pack to use in an Avar Unit deal. The 18 and 19 packs are multi part archers, we have cast the bow with the hand as a separate piece as this allows the bow to be placed at better and more natural angles. As can be seen in one of the photographs they can be posed as a parthian shot.
In mixed units these will do for a whole range of Eastern warriors of the period e.g. Early Turks, White Huns, Khurasani, Ephthalites and late Saka warriors. They will fit perfectly into a late Sassanian army representing one of the Eastern units raised from what was a vassal state run by Turkish nobles and minor Iranian nobility of dihqans. Many Turks were now also living in eastern Iran and serving as mercenaries.
Charles kindly sent us the following photos of his work, feast your gaze on these.
We have been the target of some nice people who have either hacked into our server and sent emails or they are using our details as a return address or even both. The result is that some of your providers have listed our IP address as spam thus blocking our communications with customers.
We have ramped up our passwords and made sure we have done all we can to prevent this happening again.
Some of the service providers have unblocked us now and the rest will follow soon.
A real pain in the butt for all.
Thanks for your understanding.