Welcome to the new Calpe Website. The purpose of this website is to maximise the information available about the figures I produce, accompanied with as many images as possible. First of all, I would like to thank Martin Kelly for his sterling services running the old website. It was Martin, through the old website, who taught me what I would need in this new website. We are now officially moving into the shopping online era with shopping cart facilities to make ordering figures easier for you. It is early days with this website and we may not have got everything right. If there are any glitches or improvements you think are necessary please leave a comment in the contact section of this website.
You will notice that it is only the new figures that are displayed on this website. There is 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. I will talk more about this system in the future. As those of you who have followed Calpe for some time will know, until recently I run Calpe on a part time basis; the 'System' has been developed over the last couple of years since I started running Calpe full time. It is designed to produce more figures at a faster rate. Although this might not be evident at present I hope it will become so in the near future.
The figures in this range are designed to be suitable for the late Empire period, 1813-15. Although the Bardin regulation uniform is often described as the 1812 uniform, very few formations received these uniforms before 1813.
These figures in this range are suitable for the Prussian army from 1807 to 1815. They wear the new uniforms adopted after the 1806 debacle.
The figures in this range wear the uniforms adopted in 1810 when the Saxon army was reorganised. They are suitable for the period 1810 to 1815.
I have had to revise my planned schedule of releases for this year as a result of the re-organisation of my workshops which I have discussed elsewhere. My priorities for the rest of this year… Continue Reading »
Unfortunately, I do have one piece of bad news. I bought a consignment of metal recently and was shocked at the price I had to pay - an increase from £13.50 to £16.20 per kilo. Over the last … Continue Reading »
The Saxons are back on my sculpting table. It was the Saxons I was working on when the infamous machine problems struck me a few years ago. It is the thoroughly unpleasant memories I have of … Continue Reading »
Calpe Miniatures make high quality 25mm wargames figures for gamers and collectors. Calpe Miniatures started in 1994 after experiencing years of frustration collecting Napoleonics. No set of figures was ever complete, musicians and NCO’s were often overlooked and key formations were labelled 'not financially viable' and never made. I decided to 'put my money where my mouth was' and started sculpting.