It's well past time to upgrade the front end of the website, moving from Joomla! 1.5.25 to Joomla! 3.3.

I migrated everything over from the old site, so nothing is lost but much is gained. There's now a much nicer look to the site with lots of photos. The only drawback is that the new Joomla! 3 doesn't have the built-in simple polling feature that I've been using. All the polling add-ons are quite complex. As I get time I'll test some and see what might work for this site.

There are now pages featuring many of our ranges. Over time I expect to add stories, game reports, photos and research sources.

The web store/shopping cart feature hasn't changed. You can still get there directly, by clicking the menu at the top of the Home Page or now also by clicking the button at the bottom of the Home Page.

I'd be happy to have your feedback on what you like or don't like.

I've just put out a new poll for 2014. Thanks to all who answered last year's poll and provided emails and ideas.

To get a good start to the New Year, yesterday I loaded five new Painting Guides to the webstore.  These include Chasseur Alpins, Chasseurs d'Afrique, North Africans, Senegalese and Algerian Tirailleurs.  They join the Zouave, Spanish Foreign Legion and Russian Infantry guides.  Some of these were previously on a web page and one (the North African guide) was a text file.  They are now all in a consistent pdf format.