It’s Ronnie here! In the UK we’re now in the third week of lockdown (I think it’s week three – they’re all blending a bit together at the moment!) and I hope you are all adjusting to these incredibly difficult times. At least for us hobbyists it finally gives us a chance to start, or finish, those projects we have had on our to-do list for so long, and I hope you’re keeping busy with some extra hobby time.
I wanted to give you an update on the measures we’ve taken at Mantic to keep you and our staff safe since the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with government advice, we have kept our online portal open to ship any web orders and have reduced the free shipping minimum to £25/€30/$50. I do think playing, painting and planning your next game or army is a fantastic distraction and way to while away a few hours.
I know I have got more hobby and gaming in than I have in many years – and I have just seen my 16-year-old son pick up a paint brush for the first time in four years! And it wasn’t because I was making him paint the shed. The team at Mantic, both those working from home, and those who are in the warehouse are doing an incredible job keeping everyone engaged and supported, be it through free rules, new podcasts or getting you some models, games and kits for your hobby time. I thank all the team here for being so fantastic!
I find it really interesting (and frustrating) that some UK-based game companies are able to stay operational with overseas selling and shipping and others *cough Games Workshop* are not – especially when they have a warehouse in the US.
In any event, I’m definitely glad to hear Mantic is still able to sell and ship product while keeping their employees and customers safe during the pandemic. On a side note – I just picked up my Abyssal Dwarfs and couldn’t be happier – crackin’ good models!
For the full update, check out Mantic’s Facebook post.