Befreiungskriege 1813-14

Painting and modelling 28mm Napoleonic wargaming miniatures

Brand new Calpe website

Posted by Martin on March 16, 2013

New Calpe Miniatures website.

New Calpe Miniatures website.

When Peter F and I first put together the Calpe Miniatures website more years ago that I care to remember, the fact that a wargames miniatures company (let alone one run by sole trader) had a website at all was something special in itself without worrying about what people could actually do with it. But time has passed and customer expectation has grown exponentially: more pictures, online ordering, more frequent news updates and so on…

Over time, keeping up with that has been harder and harder to do – especially since my “real world” commitments have grown and mean that I no longer have the time and resources to devote that the Calpe website deserves. For some time now, Peter has been exploring ways to solve this conundrum and the result is that we’ve moved the Calpe website to a new place with new functionality and new ways of keeping it up to date that will make life easier for Peter and better for his customers. It also means that I will no longer need to worry about looking after the website because the new one provides tools for Peter to do that himself.

The observant among you will notice that many of the older Calpe ranges are not on the new site. Fear not, there’s a plan for them. To quote from the introduction on the new site: “There [will be] a link to the old website where you can still purchase the old range of Prussian figures. From now on, the old range will be known as the ‘Calpe Veterans’, while the new figures will come under the title of ‘Calpe System’ figures.” That’s still being set up at the moment and I’ll let you know when it’s available.

Lastly, this doesn’t mean the end of my involvement with Calpe Miniatures and you can still expect to get advance inside information from Calpe Towers right here. The next report is likely to be in the immediate aftermath of Salute 2013 (if not sooner).

So go and emjoy the new site and all that it offers!

7 Responses to “Brand new Calpe website”

  1. rob kenny said

    Lots of interesting little nuggets of information. It will be very interesting to see what new items show up. It’s nice to see mention of the french artillery and the Prussian March attack musketeers. Hopefully the new Prussian dragoons and some fusiliers with the new shako are also forthcoming!

    Rob

  2. Damn & blast.

    http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/ has been off the air (website not found) for several days down here in NZ and I was hoping that transitioning to the new website was the cause of the outage. The good news is that the new website is the cause, the bad news is that I still cannot get into the site. Hopefully the changed site details will ripple their way around the world soon and I’ll be able to have a looksie.

    Salute
    von Peter himself … bereft!

  3. Phew & Hurrah, I’m now able to enter the new Calpe site. I’m off for some investigating! 8O)

    Salute
    von peter himself

  4. Simon said

    Good news about the new website, online ordering is so much easier. The downside is it seems to raise peoples expectations of when the figures will arrive. I’ve sold stuff on eBay and had buyers contact me three days after the auction ended to say the figures hadn’t arrived!
    Surprised to read the current Saxon range is due to be withdrawn and replaced! I thought it was a very good set of figures and worry that redoing the existing figures will limit new stuff and extend the waiting times.
    Best wishes,
    Simon

  5. Phil said

    Yeah, what was wrong with the Saxons he already did?

    Also, I can’t find the link to the old website? Is that someplace obvious that I’m just missing?

    Nice to see the French in March Attack becoming available! That’s great news actually!

    • Martin said

      As I said in my posting, the veterans site is still being set up, so that’s why the link isn’t there yet. As for the Saxons situation: I’ll find out more when I meet up with Peter at Salute 2013.

  6. Kawe said

    Peters new site looks great, and it’s true that regular updates help getting sales on track. Good job @ everybody involved. I was very happy and a little surprised that the Saxons kick back in. But I was really speechless to read that the Musketiers would be removed first…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: