Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Assault Group Appreciation

I mentioned the shirt in my last post as a good thing that happened in June. Something else that I really appreciated, beside Fran's awesome shirt, was this magnificent little 28mm pasha/sultan guy that came in the post from The Assault Group.

I can't recall how I learned about it, but I participated in The Assault Group's recent promotion (still running, as far as I can see from their website), to like them on Facebook and receive a free mini of one's choice in return. This sort of marketing is done all the time by big corporations, but for a small miniature manufacturer, it struck me as both creative, generous, and risky.

I wasn't familiar with TAG but, like everyone else, I can't resist a freebie and took part in their promotion. I had requested a German WW2 figure for my Weird War project, but I was delighted to get this fellow from their Renaissance range, as he will go well with an Ottoman army I started collecting some years back as an adversary for my SYW Russians. Besides, it seemed churlish to go back to TAG and say you sent me the wrong free figure. He'll do just fine.

Accompanying the figure was a letter from Pete at TAG, thanking me for my interest, and giving me a 10% discount good for one year at their webstore, or "indefinably" (I think Pete meant indefinitely) if I wished to contact him directly.

So thanks, Pete. I really admire what TAG has done with this promotion, I like what you've shown me of your products, and I will definitely buy some figures off you using your kind discount. I recommend TAG to the good readers of this blog.

Cheers, Mike


  1. Hmmm... Just yesterday I ordered a few US Vietnam blisters from the same guys... hopefully I won't end up with a squad of Ottoman Spahis!!!

  2. Now that's what you call a turban! He should look very cool painted up!

  3. Now THIS is too weird! I have an Ottoman army as well! However, mine is Napoleonic and includes some Nizam-i-Cedid regiments... in 15mm.

  4. Very nice - and very helpful too. It's been a while since I got anything from TAG but I've seen some nice Ultra Modern stuff for my War in Afghanistan piece, so I may invest again. And the promotion makes me think it's almost time to sign up to Facebook, just for the free mini. Thanks for the post and looking forward to seeing than impressive turban in full colour!

  5. Pete is one of the nice guys in our hobby. The Ottoman Officer looks grand and will look great once painted.

    Thank you for sharing the news.


  6. I got myself a Russian Orthodox priest to inspire my Napoleonic Russian force. Maybe he'll inspire them enough to get painted!

  7. The Assault Group are a great company to buy stuff from.

  8. That's going to be a fun paint job! If you ever want to do a Civil War/Old West related post, feel free to drop me a line!


Blog Archive