I’m Gary Bogan, lead (currently only) sculptor and proprietor of Attica Games www.atticagames.co.uk . The last year or so has been crammed full of minis-based activity, from learning to sculpt to planning a range, finding a caster to setting up a back-office, from website design to dealing with the tax man all culminating in the launch on 1 September 2012 of Attica Games, a pewter miniatures manufacturer and seller (and soon, I hope, games company too).
Now I’ll confess, I am a far from a comfortable entrant to the blogosphere, but my best chum and best man David McGuire (Pulitzer Super Dave) himself a super-keen gamer, terrain designer, part-time writer for Wyrd Games’ Malifaux and regular blogger www.incunabulum.co.uk/blog suggested that as well as a good way to drum up some interest/recognition for Attica, this stuff might actually be of interest to gamers, modellers or sculptors as a sort of fly-on-the-wall look at the development and launch of a miniatures company.
In addition, I have come to realise that this is about the only way, whether Attica sinks or swims, that I will have a contemporary record of this period – or at least this part – of my life.
I am going to use this blog to report on progress with the launch of Attica and work on our future ranges and also to reflect, on the off-chance it may be any use to anyone, on the experience of creating and launching a miniatures range and a minis business.