Here you will find updates, news and general ramblings on what is happening at Boot Hill Miniatures.

15/07/17  Just to advise I am on holiday from Monday 17th July until Monday 31st July. Any orders received during this time will not be processed until my return. When I get back I hope to be able to list the new packs in the on line shop.

Nick 

 10/05/17  I am pleased to report I have taken delivery of the Greens for "Crockett's last stand" and the Mexicans carrying and scaling ladders. I will post photos in due course here and on the Lead Adventure Forum and they will go into production later this month, so expect to see them in the online shop in June.

Nick 

18/02/17 Apologies for the lengthy delay in posting any news. We are still here! Progress has been slow this last six months with real life stuff getting in the way.With Matthew's other commitments he has also been overly busy. He promises me we will see the greens for the latest figures within the next two months, fingers crossed in time for Salute. These will include "Crockett's last stand" and Mexicans carrying and climbing ladders.

 Nick

 11/07/16 We are away from 12th - 27th July. Any orders received during this period will not be processed until we return on 28th July. Hopefully when we return will have some news on the next releases.

Nick 

 

02/04/16 I will be at Salute this year, not trading, but manning the Oshiro Models Dorset Smugglers game Table GG11. If anyone wants to collect any figures to save on postage then drop me an email, or just come and say hello then please do.

 
Nick
 
21/12/15 A Merry Christmas and good tidings to all. The four new packs are now live in the shop. 

Nick

 27/10/15 Photos up of the latest greens in Greens Gallery Two. Four packs which will go into the online shop soon. We are already planning the next releases - Mexicans climbing and carrying ladders and an Alamo last stand pack.

Nick
 

26/08/15 Matthew has advised me this morning he will have the latest figures finished by the end of September. Many apologies for those of you who have been waiting for such a long time for these figures. Real life has conspired against us on too many occassions this year! I will get them into production as soon as I can with photos of the greens posted the minute I get them!

 
Nick.
 
 
13/02/15 Matthew is pressing on with the latest releases. These should be ready sometime mid-late March. These will be followed by the long awaited Mexican infantry carrying scaling ladders along with some Texian sentries.
 
Nick
 
 
06/10/14 The latest packs are now listed in the online shop. Matthew is now working on the next batch. These include US army deserters, Tejano volunteers and mounted/dismounted versions of Sam Houston and Santa Anna.
 
Nick
 
 
11/08/14 Photos up of the latest greens posted in Greens Gallery two. These three new packs will be on sale in early September.
 
Nick
 
12/07/14 Please note I will be away on holiday from Monday 14th July until Monday 28th July. Any orders received during this time will not be dealt with until I return.
 
Nick
 
12/06/14 The latest packs are now listed in the online shop. Matthew is working on the next releases. These include Texian casualties, more Texian command and Alabama Red Rovers.
 
Nick
 
22/03/14 Photos up of the latest greens in Greens gallery one and two. Three packs which will go into the online shop soon. More great sculpts from Matthew.
 
Nick
 
15/03/14 Its March already, where did the last three months go?! I am hoping to have the latest set of greens within the next couple of weeks. They should then be ready in time for Salute 2014. If anyone wants to collect figures on the day and save on postage drop me an Email and we can sort it out. I'll post photos of the greens as soon as I have them.
 
Nick
 
17/12/13 Sadly Matthew has run out of time to get the latest greens completed before the Christmas holidays. I expect to meet up with him sometime in January, so will post an update then. In the meantime I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
Nick
 
22/07/13 The Texian command pack is now live in the online shop.
 
Nick
 
29/06/13 I will be on holiday from 3rd July until 14th July. Any orders placed during this time will not be processed until after I return.
 
Nick
 
14/06/13 I have just received the greens from Matthew for the Texian command pack. Four splendid looking character figures. I will post photos of the greens over the weekend. They will go off the casters shortly and will be available in a couple of weeks. Up next Texian artillerymen.
 
Nick
 
02/04/2013 Matthew has told me I should have the new greens delivered to me at Salute this year. Sadly they won't be cast in time. I won't have a stall there this year, but will be helping out on my usual game. If anyone wants to collect figures then drop me a line in advance or, if you wish to stop by for a chat and see the new greens then let me know. On the assumption I have the greens at Salute then they should be avaible towards the end of April.
 
Nick
 
 
19/12/12 Sadly Matthew was involved in an accident last week when he fell off his bicycle. As a result he has broken both his arms!. OUCH! Get well soon Matt! We will therefore not have any new releases until probably February. In the meantime we have added another customers gallery showing some beautifully painted figures by the talented Michael Fisser. Thanks Michael!
 
In the meantime seasons greetings to all our friends and customers.
 
Nick
 
13/11/12 Still hoping to have the latest figures released in time for Christmas. In the meantime we have uploaded some photos to the gaming gallery of my Zorro game taken a this years British Lead Adventure Meeting.
 
Nick
 
20/09/12 A quick update to advise unfortunately Matthew has been unwell this last couple of months, so the new releases have been delayed. I hope to have production back on track in October.
 
Nick
 
04/07/12 Just to advise I will be away on holiday from the 13th July - 20th July. Any orders received during this time will not be processed until after my return.
 
Nick
 
27/06/12 The new castings are now available and up for sale in the on line shop. More new figures to come in the summer.
 
Nick
 
09/06/12 Finally got the Mexicans in summer uniforms organised and off to the casters, so should have first castings for sale in the next two/three weeks. Matthew is well under way with the latest greens so hope to be able to show photos soon. I have just acquired a wonderful new book "An alter for their sons" by Gary Zaboly. It has some stunning illustrations, which have got me thinking about some new Texian figures. I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in the Alamo period.
 
Nick
 
13/04/2012 I have just picked up the greens for the Mexicans in white summer uniforms which include four marching figures plus command inc officer, Sargento, drummer and standard bearer.I will post photos over the weekend. These will go off to the mould makers soon but will not be avaialble until May. I have just asked Matthew to start the next four packs and these will include Texians in shirtsleeves, Texians in tail coats, Texian artillerymen and the first Texian command pack.
 
Nick
 
20/02/12 Photos of the new greens are now up in the greens gallery. These will go off to the casters this week and should be available in a couple of weeks time.
 
Nick
 
15/02/12 I have just picked up the greens for Crocketts Tennessean's, Texians in buckskins, Texians in frock coats and the mexican sappers. A little later than anticpated, but I hope you will agree they have been worth the wait. WOW!!!  Matthew has pulled out all the stops with these they are lovely.. I'll post pictures at the weekend. the Mexicans in summer uniforms and the Texian head set will be along in a week or two.
 
Nick
 
 
28/11/11 I am expecting to collect the latest greens from Matthew within the next week or so. I will endeavor to have the figures available before Christmas if possible. These should include Crocketts Tennesseans, Texians in Frock coats, Texians in buckskins, Mexican Sappers, Mexican infantry marching in white summer uniforms with command and a set of spare Texian heads in assorted headgear.
 
Nick
 
 
30/08/11 I will not be trading at Colours this year, but will be at the show on sunday if anyone wants to place an order for collection on the day. Email me if you are interested.
 
Nick
 
26/08/11 The four new packs will appear in the online shop over the bank holiday weekend and will be available to order then..
 
Nick
 
28/07/11 New greens of Mexican sentries, casualties and New Orleans Greys now in the gallery.
 
Svennn
 
25/07/11 I am away on vacation from 27th July - 8th August and will not be processing any orders received until my return. I am still awaiting the lastest sculpts from Matthew and will hopefuly have news of these in due course.
 
Nick
 
19/05/11 Just a quick update to apologise for the delay in bringing you the latest releases. I was hoping to have them in time for Salute last month. Matthew my sculptor has been extremely busy with other committments and has unfortunately not been able to finish them on schedule. He is also getting married this weekend, so has rather had his hands full.! (Congratulations Matt :) ) Hopefully we will be back on track next month and look forward to providing more Texians for you in due course.
 
Nick
 
16/03/11 The new castings have finally arrived for packs Mex30 - Mex34 (skirmishing Soldados and regular cavalry, mounted and dismounted.) They will be appearing in the shop shortly.
Matthew is currently working on two packs of New Orleans Greys, Mexican sentries and Mexican casualties. I am hoping to have the greens in time for Salute.
Whilst I am not trading at the show this year I will be there helping a friend run a game. So if anybody wants to preorder figures for collection on the day drop me an email to discuss it.
 
Nick
 
01/02/11 The Gonzales "Come and take it" gun together with a nice peasant cart and set of barrels and sacks are now in the online shop. I am just waiting for the castings to come in for the new cavalry and skirmishing Soldados.
 
Nick
 
 
 17/01/11 Photos are in the Greens gallery of the latest figures. They are off to be cast up this week, so should be in the shop at the end of the month.
 
Nick
 
22/12/10 Unfortunately Christmas and the recent bad weather have conspired against me to get all the new releases into the webshop before the festive season. Rest assured come january it will be business as usual with lots of figures both in production and in the planning stage to further expand the Texas war and masked bandit periods. In the meantime seasons greetings to all my friends and customers.
 
Nick
 
 25/11/10 Photos up in the customer gallery of the "Come and take it cannon". The model will come with the barrel and accessories. Both have been sculpted by the very talented Laurent Duhamel. The flag bearer is a converted Isaac Freeman. (I will be producing a set of Texians to hold flags in due course.) I am just waiting for some castings to come in, so the gun should be in the shop in the next week or two. 
 
12/11/10  A quick update to advise Matthew is nearing completion of the Regular cavalry and skirmishing soldados. There will be four dismounted/mounted troopers an officer and bugler again both mounted and four skirmishing soldados.They should be available closer to Christmas.
 
 Up next will be a limited release of the Gonzales "Come and take it" cannon. If you are interested in one let me know. I will not making the model commercially available unless there is sufficient demand.
 
In january Matthew will be starting the Texian army which will take up the first half of the year. The first release will be New Orleans Greys followed by Crockett's Tenesseans. At the same time we will add specific packs to the Mexian army with casualties, sentries, pioneers and ladder carriers plus Santa Anna.
 
We will be returning to Alta California in the summertime with some civilian packs and a tax collector.
 
Nick
 
 
22/09/10 The new codes are now in the shop. I will add photos of the packs tomorrow.
 
Nick
 
 
14/08/10 Photos are now up in the Greens Gallery. These include four new packs: Cazadores, Cazadores Command, Artillerymen, Infantry Command. I expect to have the first castings available towards the end of august.
Matthew is now starting work on Mexican regular cavalry inc command both mounted and dismounted plus a pack of skirmishing soldados.
The final Mexican release will then follow with sentries, Alamo assault pack with ladders and pioneers, perhaps casualties and a Santa Anna vignette.
 We will start the Texian forces in the new year and return to Alta California with some more figures.
 
Nick
 
 
12/08/10 I have just collected the greens for the new releases and will post photos on the Greens page at the weekend. I am really pleased with Matthews efforts on these. They are probably my most favourite of the Mexicans so far.
 
Nick
 
 
28/07/10  I will be away again from saturday 31st July to sunday 8th August on another much needed holiday so will not be able to despatch any orders until Monday 9th August.  Again Apologies for any inconvenience caused. On my return I will be collecting the next batch of greens. These include two packs of Cazadores, Artillerymen and additional Mexican officers. Photos will go in the greens gallery as soon as I have them.
 
Nick
 
 
08/07/10  Please note that as of today I will be away on a much needed holiday and will not be able to despatch any orders until my return on Monday 19th July. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
Nick
 
30/06/10 We have added a pdf download to the webstore. It is a three page document that contains two A4 pages with a total of twenty four different flag designs for use with our miniatures for 1830's Mexico and various Texian  flags used during the 1836 Texas war of Independance. The third page shows a "how to" in text and photographs. More images in the Greens Gallery. Sv

26/05/10 The first  Mexican infantry castings are now in stock and listed in the webshop, including  special regiment deals for twenty figures.

Matt tells me he is well underway with the next release. These will include two packs of Cazadores inc command, an artillery crew and some more dismounted officers.

Nick

05/05/10  Some new photos up in the San Antonio De Bejar gallery of several of the latest buildings and terrain pieces I have made. The town is slowly getting bigger...

Nick

26/04/10  It a pleasure to meet with those of you who travelled from Europe to Salute and collected their pre orders.Its always nice to meet people face to face and chat, rather than communicate via email!

 The good news is I received the modified greens from Matthew ( to include fixed bayonets) These will go off to Griffin Moulds this week and should be cast up and in the webshop in about two to three weeks.

Nick 

14/04/10  I will not be trading at Salute this year. However I will be at the show all day helping a friend out with his display game. If anybody wishes to buy and collect any of the figures at the show then drop me an email and we can sort it out.

The Mexican soldados will not be ready in time as they are still being tweeked....not long though til they are in the shop.

Nick

4/04/10  The Mexican infantry greens are now up in the Greens Gallery. These are going to be tweeked by adding bayonets so it will still be a few weeks before they appear in the store.

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16/03/10 Ok, so as you may have gathered by the absence of pictures that I am still awaiting delivery of the Mexican infantry Greens. Matthew is still putting the finishing touches to them, so sadly they will be a little while longer. I'll keep you posted as soon as I know more.

Nick

23/02/10  Just a quick update to let you know I am due to collect the greens for the first of the Mexican infantry packs on saturday 6th march (How ironic/appropriate is that date?!)

These will comprise four different soldados in march attack, four different soldados in charging poses, four different command figures in march attack and four different command figures in charging poses. Assuming all goes well and I collect them on that date then they should be in the webshop by the middle of march. I will post photos of the greens as soon as I have them.

Viva Santa Anna, Viva Mehico !!

 Nick

05/02/10  The four new Texian packs are in the online store and available now. Photos will be posted of each pack in the next couple of days.

Nick

12/01/10. Great News...!  I have the greens for the next eight characters. Each of these has a mounted version. As previously mentioned they include; Bowie, Travis, Bonham and assorted Texians. They have been photographed and are in the gallery this weekend. Then they will go straight to the casters, so should be available in the online shop for the end of January/early february.

Matthew is going to start work in the next week or so on the first of the Mexican army. Four packs of soldados in march attack and charging poses including command figures. I anticipate they will be available end of Feb/early march.

Nick

10/12/09. New pictures of a Peasant Jacale added to the San Antonio gallery page.

Nick

08/12/09. Unfortunately I have been unable to collect the greens this week as originally suggested. I should be able to collect them towards the end of next week. Its therefore unlikely I will be able to offer them for sale this side of Christmas. I will upload photos of them as soon as I have them in my hands just to wet your appetites:)

Nick

24/11/09. The latest greens are nearing completion for the next 8 characters. These include James Bowie, William Barrett Travis and other assorted Texians including a US army sergeant deserter, several backwoodsmen and other adventurers. All will feature mounted versions. I anticipate collecting the greens next week and they should be available in the online shop mid december.

 Next up for the new year will be the Mexican army. I intend to start with four packs of infantry comprising basic soldados with command figures including officers, sargentos, drummers and standard bearers. Followed by Cazadores- light infantry armed with Baker rifles together with Mexican regular cavalry both foot and mounted. That lot should keep us busy until the spring/early summer!

 Nick