Draft release schedule 2020/21

While the UK and much of the world remains on lockdown, I’ve been busy planning and researching future releases, and I thought it would be good to share some early thoughts.

At this point I have to stress that this is strictly a draft list and subject to many variables, we’re living in uncertain times and I really don’t know how things are going to play out at this point.

So, at this point I’m going to plan around UK restrictions being gradually lifted with some sort of return to as close as normal by July of this year.

Draft release schedule 2020/21

CodeDescriptionRelease date
TW32C04Trooper, 17th Lancers, Amiens 1918June 2020
TW32AL06Sergeant, 167th US Infantry, St Mihiel 1918August 2020
TW32051Sergeant, 4th Bn Kings Own Yorkshire LI,
Havrincourt 1918
August 2020
TW32052Private, 4th Bn Leicestershire Reg,
St Quentin 1918
August 2020
TW32CC052021 Collector Club Special TBANovember
2020
TW32S0610 year anniversary special TBANovember
2020
TW32053Private, 28th Bn, Canadian Expeditonary
Force, Mons 1918
March 2021
TW32054Private, 1/9 Bn Hampshire Reg, Russia 1919March 2021
TW32C05Mounted figure, TBCJuly 2021
TW32S07Vickers Machine Gun, Hervilly Wood 1918July 2021

The schedule currently takes us through 2020 and up to the rescheduled World Expo, I’ll also aim for more releases later in 2021.

I’m currently researching and developing French equipment including weapons and the Adrian helmet. This will lead to the development of French releases, possibly late 2021.

More German releases

Those that watch Tommy’s War carefully may be aware that a portion of the figures in the range were from the purchase of masters from an Italian Collector. I still retain the option of purchasing his final 6 WW1 masters which (funds permitting) I’d like to release for World Expo 2021. These comprise;

CodeDescription
TW32CP18Wachtmeister, 5th Hussar Regiment, Macedonia 1917 
TW32CP19Oberleutnant, 3rd Light Infantry Reg, Udine October 1917
TW32CP20Musketier 48 Infantry Regiment, Mons 1914
TW32CP21Unteroffizier, Motor Transport Column, Macedonia 1916 
TW32CP22Shutze, 27 Light Infantry, Battle of Helsinki, April 1918 
TW32CP23Musketier, 701st Inf Bn, Nazareth October 1918 

If everything comes together then that will take Tommy’s War up to 101 of Nino Pizzichemi’s figures as individual releases (including Collector Club Specials and those unique to the specials range) plus five mounted figures.

That’s certainly a great achievement for the 10 year anniversary of Tommy’s War and I hope that we can continue that long into the future!

Bases

One of the most common requests are for the scenic bases which have been out of stock for some time now. There are a number of reasons for this (which I won’t go into at this point) but it is something I’m working on with my caster.

I’d hoped to have them available for World Expo in July, with the postponement of that even to 2021 I’ve put the release of the bases back to September 2020 and Euro Militaire (if that can go ahead).

My aim at this point is to release the German 3 part trench section, plus the 5 x 5 individual bases plus some new ones which will display some of the newer figures.

I sincerely apologise for the delay getting these products back into stock.