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imported_The Paper General
04-19-2003, 03:20 PM
Hello all. While surfing the web, I came across a neat miniatures website(new to me, but probably well known in the community)Gripping Beast. The only problem is, that this site has a notice saying 'under redevelopment'. Actually it's been that way for a while now. Does anyone know if this company is defunct, or just taking a long while to rebuild their site? I've been looking on the London Wargamers site, which has some pretty outstanding painted figures from Gripping Beast..drool, drool :D , and hoping to be able to purchase some soon.
Here in the wilds of Canada, there seems to be a lack of miniature manufacturers, or shops that sell quality figures. Just want to get a hold of some of those figures. Anyone with any info about the G.B. site, or where in the Toronto area I can find a shop that carries them, give me a shout. :confused:
Alexander aka Saxon Dog
04-19-2003, 04:40 PM
Does anyone know if this company is defunct They were at Triples in Sheffield, so I know that they are still trading.
04-19-2003, 07:36 PM
As far as I know Gripping Beast are still trading (they are advertising in the latest Wargames mags here) and yes their new website is taking a long time to get set up it seems. You can email them on email@example.com. I can recommend their Late Roman and Hun ranges in particular - I had photos of their Late Romans in my army essay on the Patrician Romans on this site recently.
04-20-2003, 04:15 PM
Gripping Beast is still in production and busy introducing new ranges. It is only their website that has been under construction for so long.
If you visit the "under construction website" it also has GB's e-mail address.
Without knowing what you are looking I would also recommend a new 25mm manufacturer:
Their figures are slightly smaller than GB and considerably cheaper (free postage over 55 UKP). Whitecross figures have lots of character. They mix well with GB. I would not put them on the same base, but they are fine in the same army in my opinion.
04-20-2003, 06:17 PM
Go here : http://www.londongamers.co.uk/GrippingBeast/GB.asp
for pics of Gripping Beast figures.
Several gamers in the Denver area have armies of Gripping Beast figures and I haven't seen any that I don't like.Too bad they are all 28mm and not 15mm.
04-21-2003, 04:59 AM
There is a new distributor for Gripping Beast in the US and I have forgotten who it is. I think that they are casting here in the US. The molds are all new and the figures are crisp and beautiful. I have just bought a few dozen figs.
[ April 21, 2003, 07:06: Message edited by: Ed Dillon ]
04-23-2003, 06:44 AM
Gripping beast are alive and well, the website is a LONG term project that has slowed down somewhat due to the new ranges of figures they have been producing recently - like the Punic wars stuff.
GB have a couple of highly talented new sculptors on board, their figures are very animated and defined. You can bet they will be at Salute and I know they do a huge amount of mail order. Not sure on the US distibutor though - I see battlestandard.com is selling off some stock at sale prices though...
Personally I love the GB ranges and I paint very little else, apart from Vendel and any Foundry I find in the bargain bins. The Vendel range is very complementary being of earlier periods, Greeks, Persians, Indians and macedonians.
I have quite a few pics of the GB range of Moors and Numidians if you want to see any.
04-28-2003, 02:00 AM
I think that the US distributors are Steve and Steve at Battle Honors.
04-28-2003, 04:44 AM
Old Glory 15's also sells Gripping Beast in the USA, as does Grandiosity Historical Miniatures and Military Books.
imported_THE ORIGINAL STUBBYBRUSH
04-28-2003, 08:19 AM
I saw/visited your game a few times during the day. Did you ever stop! Your set-up was quite impressive for a one-man-band.
I noticed a very nice looking young lady playing, now that's what we need in this 'hobby'
The Original Stubbybrush :cool:
imported_THE ORIGINAL STUBBYBRUSH
04-28-2003, 08:22 AM
SORRY POSTED MY PREVIOUS MESSAGE TO THE WRONG SITE
THE ORIGINAL STUBBYBRUSH :mad:
04-28-2003, 01:29 PM
I noticed the cross post, found it any how!
The young lady was my wife, apparently I am the envy of many wargamers. I have a wife who plays (often beating me), paints very well and will even accompany me to the shows with a game!
Interestingly enough the demo game next to us had three ladies taking part, looks like there could be a ladies movement gathering pace.
I am basically a one man band, I am getting support from the PAWS group now and I think I may try to start off a loose group of UK based 25mm DBAers for irregular meetings.
I will hopefuly be at Bovington, maybe with a thermopylae game if I can get the scenery done in time.
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