Friday, 10 December 2010

Prince August Bonus Starter Kits released.

Prince August has introduced 4 new type of starter kits, which proved very popular in our Visitor Centre in Cork. Two are Irish Wild Geese Soldier kits, and the others are The Brave Tin Soldier Kit and Fairy Starter Kit.

These are larger than the regular 22.50 Euro starter kits. Prices start at 30 Euro.
The difference is these kits contain 2 metal clamps (instead of elastic bands in the smaller kits), paint brush and 10 pots of paint. They also contain the relevant moulds, casting ladle, support boards and 1 bar of metal that the other kits contained. These are more comprehensive for gifts.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Mithril Miniatures video review by Friday Afternoon Figures.

I discovered this little gem via google. I wish they had contacted me directly.
Still it was a good review and from a outside perspective.
Apart from thinking we are in the U.K. its fairly accurate.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Mithril LOTR The White Council release: November 2010.

Amazing!, Stunning!, Incredible! Words fail to describe how wonderful the new Lord of the Rings miniature box set released in November 2010 by Mithril Miniatures is. Filled with detail lovingly crafted by our whizz sculptor, Chris Tubb. There are 5 characters, Gandalf the Grey, Saruman the White, Elrond, Galadriel and Cirdan, as well as 8 chairs, a large inscribed base and a matching table with 4 legs. It will be packed in a beautiful blue box. All for just 64.95 Euro.

The website has loads of photos from different angles and a downloadable pdf assembly guide (also included in the box).

"The White Council was formed in the Third-age to counter the re-emergence of the Dark Lord in Middle-earth. Its members comprised the Istari and the Wise amongst the Elven folk and Saruman was appointed as its head. Its first meeting was called by Galadriel in order to decide how best to discover the identity of the Necromancer of Mirkwood. By its second meeting in T.A. 2851 Saruman had already been corrupted by the Dark-lord through use of the Palantir and he blocked Gandalf's proposed attack on Dol Guldur.

The diorama depicts this second meeting of the White council in which Gandalf is proposing the attack to an unbending Saruman, while Galadriel, Elrond and Cirdan look on."

Thursday, 11 November 2010

November release of 10 more Warzone Mutant Chronicles miniatures

Prince August has been working on many new releases as Christmas approaches like a out of control locomotive, and one of these are available today. 10 MORE warzone mutant chronicles 28mm scale metal miniatures that enhance the battle grounds of the Warzone game collectors everywhere.

Many are specialists that enhance and add sparkle to a squad, like a sniper or medic but one of the rarest figures in the Warzone universe is finally available. It has never been available on before so its sure to get players excited. The Gray Ghost (or is it Grey Ghost?). This loner goes behind enemy lines to make their lives hell, and does it exceedingly well with Infiltrate and Camouflage as just two of her skillsets.

This is the last Warzone releases in 2010. If you missed out on any of these in blister format, you can at least get them in plastic bags now. However, as always, these are limited in quantity. So they can sell out at ANY time. If thats not a reason to do your Christmas shopping early I don't know what is.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Toy Soldier Factory Halloween Family Fun Day Review

Prince August Toy Soldier Factory ran on October 31st 2010 their 2nd Family Fun Day.
Hundreds of people turned up, and many children enjoyed the Cast and Paint Workshops as well as the re-enactment battles.
I made a video of one of the battles that occured during the day. The World War 2 soldier re-enactors are showing what happened late in the war when the Germans were looking for fuel for their war effort. The British are defending a fuel dump from the German riders.
The children around me had a positive reaction to the experience, cheering and laughing and generally finding the day memorable. What more can any event hope to accomplish?

If you missed out on this event, then you may wish to sign up to the Prince August Newsletter to avoid it happening again.
Prince August also has a facebook page, so if you are into this social network craze then become a fan today.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Halloween Family Fun Day: Includes World War 2 Re-enactment Battles

Event at the Toy Soldier Factory,
Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Co. Cork.
31st October 2010: 12 to 6 p.m.
Prince August is running a special event at the end of October, which includes 2 World War II re-enactment battles. Lots of events for all ages, especially young families.
Other FREE events include:
  1. Cast and paint workshops (prebook 026 40344 or email
  2. Fastest Machinegun Assemby Competition.
  3. Under 12 Fancy Dress Competition.
  4. Local Crafts.
  5. Facepainting.
  6. Refreshments.
We ran this event last year and it was a huge success, with hundreds of families visiting and everyone had a great time.

Not sure about what a WWII RE-Enactment battle is like. Have a look at this video of similar events.

Only 5 Euro per person at gate. Family Discounts available.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

10.10.10 Once in a Lifetime Date Celebrated with Massive Sale.

This Sunday, 10th of October, it will be a unique date in your calendar. The 10th of the 10th of 2010. Never will you see this kind of date occur again so Prince August is celebrating this with an exciting 27.1% off EVERYTHING they stock on their 3 websites: Prince August, Mithril Miniatures and Warzone-Chronopia.

All the discounts will be taken off when you go to the shopping basket checkout. The only requirement is your order is at least 30 Euro in value (excluding shipping). Considering the amount of discount being given this is very fair as it just keeps the final total above their minimum order requirement.

The sale starts on the 7th and ends at 10:00 GMT on the 11th of October.

One final note: Why 27.1%? Its an odd amount to have as a discount. But it is based on taking 3x10% off the customer's order (10% off initial order then 10% off that total, and a final 10% off the remaining amount.) which works out at 27.1%. Discounts are automatic so you don't have to wait.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

LOTR August 2010 Releases: Hurin The Tall & Dunlending Musician

Mithril has released at the end of August 2010 two new miniatures as part of the Fellowship club series. Hurin the Tall is the Warden of the Keys of Minas Tirith.

The Dunlending Musician used his carnyx instrument to signal orders to the Dunlending horde, as well as to demoralise the enemy and raise moral of their own armies.
Saruman stirred up a lot of racial mistrust and old hatred between the Dunlending wildmen and the people of Rohan, and during the War of the Rings they plundered and destroyed as they marched across Rohan before eventually being defeated.
As with all Fellowship miniatures released since 2005, these were suggested by club members and voted on in a monthly poll on the Mithril forum.
If you want your idea to become reality join the Fellowship club today.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

More Warzone Miniatures released in August.

Prince August has a treat in store for our Warzone Mutant Chronicles wargamers. 4 factions in this brutal universe have gained new allies, and we have a small amount of weapon packs for making your battlefield more authentic.

  • Brotherhood Assassin,
  • Brotherhood Inquisitor Majoris,
  • Brotherhood Trooper with Heavy Weapon,
  • Brotherhood Pilgrim Executioner,
  • Bauhaus Max Steiner,
  • Venusian Ranger Kapitan,
  • Weapons Packs (multi faction use),
  • Dark Legion Zenithian Slaughtermaster,
  • Necromutant with Tormentor,
  • Tribes of Earth 'Sons of Rasputin' Jaegar Commando Soldat

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

2 NEW LOTR Fellowship miniatures released.

Mithril Miniatures has just released 2 more 32mm scale metal miniatures based on the races of Middle-earth from the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books.
Narvi the Dwarven Stonemason was responsible for carving the doors of Moria. This beautiful miniature shows him diligently sculpting and carving away another pillar.

The Sindarin Bard is one of the ruling minority of Elves that reside in places like Mirkwood Forest. Legolas was a Sindarin Elf for example. Bards were honoured professionals amoung the music loving Elves, and with their long lives and massive history they were never short of material for their songs and tales.

Both miniatures are primed and ready to paint. Some assembly is required.
These were the February and March 2010's winning ideas from the Fellowship Club. They were suggested and voted on by the members of that club.
If you want to take part in the next months ideas then join the club today for only 20.90 Euro, and gain a free miniature (Aragorn and the Palantir) and 5 Tengwar magazines (filled with information on the Mithril vision of Middle-earth).

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

New LOTR Mithril Fellowship miniatures released in June 2010.

Mithril has added to its bulging website two more excellent additions to its legendary range based on the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books by J.R.R. Tolkien.
These are developed from ideas submittd by the Fellowship Club, a collection of Mithril collectors that submit new ideas monthly and vote on them.

These two ideas were from December and January, and consist of Eowyn, a shield maiden from Rohan, later responsible for the slaying of the Witch-King, the most powerful Nazgul that Sauron had in his dark army.
The second one is Hirluin, a lord that assisted Gondor during the War of the Ring. He came from Lebennin with three hundred of his men, who carried banners of yellow stars. Tall and proud he was to the sight of his men, and he wore a helm of great steel matched only by that worn by the Fountain Guard. Hirluin slew many orcs during the siege but he came to his doom when he was overwhelmed by the orc horde at the breaking of the door. Hirluin was buried before the gate at which he fell alongside Elfhelm and Forlong at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

If you love The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, then check out Mithril's Fellowship club today.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Free Shipping for Warzone & Chronopia in June 2010

June draws to a close but Prince August has added some new miniatures to the current huge range of Warzone miniatures. These 11 additions include the fearsome Unholy Carronade Cannon and Crew and the long sought after Cybertronic Atilla Variant and Imperial Rams Air Cavalry.
As a further incentive Prince August is offering free shipping until the end of June (12.00 BST).
The conditions are simple enough. Orders must be to the USA or to any E.U. Destination to qualify and must value at least 50 Euro (after tax deduction BUT before shipping).

So if the subtotal says 55 Euro before adding shipping you can choose the Free shipping option.
Prince August has also offered a generous 20% off shipping to all other destinations worldwide if orders exceed 100 Euro (same rule applies here as to the 50 Euro value). The shopping basket cannot show this, but the staff will deduct the shipping discount when processing the order.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mithril LOTR June Sale: 15% off Everything until 24th.

For many parents, teachers and students the last few months have been clouded with stress from exams and dealing with all its complications. Now those are drawing to the close we have a special one week sale on our Mithril Miniatures.
For every order over 35 Euro (excluding shipping) you gain automatically 15% off.
This is on top of your tax back if you are outside the European Union and on top of any current discount already available. Take advantage of our sale today and collect the best LOTR miniatures in the world today.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New 11 Warzone Mutant Chronicles Miniatures released in May 2010.

Missing those essential leaders and Specialists for your squads? Well now you have the opportunily to fill those gaps today and crush your foes. We have added a further 11 miniatures in plastic bags to all factions. Includes the monsterous Ezoghoul.
Bauhaus Venusian Marshal
Brotherhood Crenshaw the Mortificator.
Capitol Airbourne Rangers.
Cybertronic Scorpion.
Dark Legion Ezoghoul.
Imperial Blood Berets Sergeant, Berserker Chieftain
Mishima Shadow Walker, Tiger Dragon HMG Specialist and Samurai HMG Specialist
Tribes of Earth Crescentian Martyr

Two New LOTR Mithril releases: Gandalf & Gwaihir, Bolg's Standard Bearer

Mithril has released two new 32mm scale metal miniatures in May. These 2 releases were winning ideas from October and November 2009.

MS552 Bolg's Standard Bearer is based on the Battle of Five Armies from The Hobbit. Bolg was the chief of the Goblins (orcs) that attacked the Dwarven, Elven and Men of Dale forces. Wargs (intelligent Wolves) were the Goblins allies. These made up the 5 armies involved.
Bolg was accompanied with a Bodyguard unit of troops, including a standard bearer.
Beorn, the skinchanger, eventually slew Bolg and his bodyguards during the conflict, in revenge for their attack on Thorin.

MS553 'Gandalf and Gwaihir', is from The Lord of the Rings books, when Gandalf was imprisoned on the Tower of Orthanc. Gwaihir, the Great Eagle, rescued him and carried him to safety.
Interesting Note: While most illustrations show Gandalf on the Eagles back, sculpting it successfully in that pose was not seen as a workable solution. A 2D illustration can hide a lot of detail in feathers, including how you ACTUALLY ride an Eagle.
Since Mithril had released these Eagles previously in different poses, they could not suddenly have a gigantic version the size of a full Dragon like Smaug (also unrealistic for an Eagle). So it was impossible for Gandalf to SIT on Gwaihir's back and look even remotely feasible. Nor can Gandalf hang-glide on the back of the Eagle, or hang from his claws (it would look awful).
So this shows Gandalf after being rescued and thanking Gwaihir.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mithril Fellowship Sale: 25% off until April 29th.

The Mithril Fellowship Club gives collectors of LOTR miniatures a unique opportunity to submit their own ideas for future releases and vote on the monthly ideas. The winning ideas are then made.
Now Mithril has cut the entry price to only 9.99 Euro (was 20.90 Euro) and you will gain full benefits, including a free miniature (Aragorn and the Palantir) and 5 Magazines about Mithril.

The sale includes most of the MS and Christmas figures, including the one shown in the picture below, Tom the Troll, one of the famous trio that were featured in The Hobbit book, that captured Bilbo and the Dwarves before being tricked by Gandalf.

If you are not already a member then you should seriously consider joining today as this is opportunity only comes once or twice a year at most. Other club members will welcome your ideas and sketchs for future projects. If you are up to the challenge of finding characters that we have not already produced then join today and your ideas can become reality.

Spring Sale on Prince August until April 26th.

Many of our Prince August Moulds and Kits have been cut by 50 percent. Combine that with tax back and new shipping rates and you cannot afford to miss this sale.

Monday, 19 April 2010

NEW Mithril Releases for April 2010: Arvedui and Haldir

April has showered our Fellowship members with two new releases.
These are Arvedui, the last king of Arnor, and Haldir, the Guardian of Lorien.

Both of these are 32mm scale and pre-primed.
These were the winning ideas in August and September 2009.

Any Club member who wishes to buy a duplicate of these will receive a discount too.
Click on any of the images to go to the Fellowship website today.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Lower Shipping Rates to the USA. More than 50% off

The shipping to outside Europe has always been troublesome for our customers but we have finally gotten an alternative choice to getting 2kg+ parcels to the USA (Still looking for cheap rates to every other destination outside E.U.)
Shipping is by Emerald Freight Express and we can offer shipping of a 2kg to 3kg parcel for just 20 Euro (was 40 Euro). So if our US customers want casting starter kits, metal or moulds but were put off by the cost of shipping then PLEASE review it today. This is the best shipping EVER.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

'An Unexpected Party' Vignette Mithril Miniatures release

An Unexpected Party from Mithril Miniatures.
This March Mithril has finally released the largest release in many years, An Unexpected Party, which contains 15 separate miniatures including Gandalf and Bilbo.
This 32mm scale miniature set is unassembled and unpainted and comes in a big blue box.
An Unexpected Party shows the scene where Gandalf and all 13 Dwarves turn up in the Shire and drop in to Bilbo. Gandalf wants to recruit him and with all the fine stories told by the Dwarves, Bilbo commits in the heat of the moment on a journey that will change his life forever.
Only 100 of these sets are available however so order early to acquire this masterpiece.
The painted example was painted by Joe Fahey.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Warzone & Chronopia miniature 25 percent off Sale.

Warzone Mutant Chronicles and Chronopia, War in the Eternal Realm miniatures and wargames are now on sale this January from the 15th until the 28th.
All orders valued over 50 Euro (excluding shipping costs) will automatically gain 25% off. Combine that with the tax back that all Non E.U. customers can get and you are talking MAJOR savings.
And if that was not enough Prince August is offering a FREE bag of 80 plastic soldiers (contains Imperial and Bauhaus troops) on all orders that value over 100 Euro after discounts have been applied (excluding shipping costs of course). One bag per customer.
If you like these games then take advantage of this sale, it does not happen often.