New products for 2016, after our success in 2015 with our range of resin bases we decided to take the next step. We will be adding a new 20MM Modern Warfare Range to our list of products !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Indian Mutiny range now available from our Show Stand!!!!!!!
We are now able to offer our customer Indian Mutiny 28mm figure from Mutineer Miniatures.
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 refers to a rebellion in India against the rule of the British East India Company, that ran from May 1857 to June 1858. The rebellion began as a mutiny of sepoys of the East India Company's army on 10 May 1857, in the cantonment of the town of Meerut, and soon escalated into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to present-day Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, northern Madhya Pradesh, and the Delhi region. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to East India Company power in that region, and was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858. The rebellion has been known by many names, including India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, the Rebellion of 1857, the Uprising of 1857, the Sepoy Rebellion, the Indian Insurrection and the Sepoy Mutiny.
Spanish Civil War range now available in our Webstore!!!!
We are now able to offer our customers Spanish Civil War 28mm figures from Burns Miniatures.
The Spanish Civil War 1936 - 39
Spain in the 1930s was a deeply divided country, politically torn between right-wing Nationalist and left-wing Republican parties. The Nationalist party was made up of monarchists, landowners, employers, the Roman Catholic Church and the army. The Republicans consisted of the workers, the trade unions, socialists and peasants.
Following the abdication of the King in 1931, governmental politics swayed back and forward across the political spectrum, thereby creating a disruptive and incoherent form of government for the next five years. In 1936, when the left wing Republican’s came to power on a mandate of army reform and greater rights for workers, the scene was set for a period of war that would throw the country into civil war for three years which ultimately led to the establishment of the nationalists as the only political power in Spain until 1975.
Though a purely Spanish affair instigated over political and religious ideals, many see it as the first battle of World War 2, with the right wing dictatorships of Germany and Italy supporting the nationalists whilst those against them found support from volunteers across the globe wishing to fight fascism.
WW2 Greeks range now available in our Webstore!!!!
We are now able to offer our customers WW2 Greek 28mm figures from Burns Miniatures.
Greece entered World War II on 28 October 1940, when the Italian army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian War. The Greek army was able to halt the invasion temporarily and was able to push the Italians back into Albania. The Greek successes forced Nazi Germany to intervene. The Germans invaded Greece and Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941, and overran both countries within a month, despite British aid to Greece in the form of an expeditionary corps. The conquest of Greece was completed in May with the capture of Crete from the air, although the Fallschirmjäger suffered such extensive casualties in this operation that the Germans abandoned large-scale airborne operations for the remainder of the war.
Greece itself was occupied and divided between Germany, Italy and Bulgaria, while the King and the government fled into exile in Egypt. First attempts at armed resistance in summer 1941 were crushed by the Axis, but the Resistance movement began again in 1942 and grew enormously in 1943 and 1944, liberating large parts of the country's mountainous interior and tying down considerable Axis forces. However, political tensions between the Resistance groups resulted in the outbreak of a civil conflict among them in late 1943, which continued until the spring of 1944. The exiled Greek government also formed armed forces of its own, which served and fought alongside the British in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy. The contribution of the Greek navy and merchant marine in particular was of special importance to the Allied cause.
Mainland Greece was liberated in October 1944 with the German withdrawal in the face of the advancing Red Army, while German garrisons continued to hold out in the Aegean Islands until after the war's end. The country was devastated by war and occupation, and its economy and infrastructure lay in ruins. Greece suffered more than 400,000 casualties during the occupation, and the country's Jewish community was almost completely exterminated in the Holocaust. By 1946, however, a vicious civil war erupted between the British and American-sponsored conservative government and leftist guerrillas, which would last until 1949.