Calpe future plans officially unveiled
Posted by Martin on May 14, 2007
Today is a big day: I’ve just updated the home page of the Calpe Web site with an official statement from Peter F. about his future plans.
As I’ve hinted here and elsewhere, there’s a mixture of things and, personally, I think there’s something for everybody in this announcement. I know that Peter has invested considerable time in making his decisions and I’ve had several conversations with him about the matter (as have other people in his circle of friends in the hobby). Ultimately, what stands out from this is that we all reached the same conclusion and we’re all really excited about it.
I’m not going to quote directly from body of the announcement here – if you’re a Calpe fan/collector, you really ought to read all of it for yourself because it’ll give you a genuine insight into the Peter’s philosophy for how he wants to operate Calpe. But I am going to mention details of the release schedule for the rest of the 2007:
- Late July: Prussian Line Musketeers in trail arms poses. These are new sculpts to replace existing figures in the range.
- September: Musketeers in charging poses. These are also new sculpts to replace existing figures.
- October/November: Prussian corps Command set and possibly a couple of the personality figures.
- December: Saxon musketeers in March attack poses.
I’m sure some of you and now busy re-assessing you painting and collecting plans – I know I am. Until now I’ve been loosely working towards assembling units for Yorck’s corps – mainly the 8th brigade commanded by Hunerbein. But now that Peter’s going to do Saxons, I’m strongly considering switching attention to Bulow’s corps or Tauentzien’s corps. Peter’s already painting for von Krafft’s 6th brigade, so I’m wondering about something to complement that. It won’t actually mean much switching around for me luckily, given the slow rate at which I paint. For now, I’ll finish up my command set and spend time reading battle accounts to see which units were engaged against the Saxons.