Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AvanPost Miniatures: New Thirty Years War Miniatures Preview

AvanPost Miniatures: First miniatures of the upcoming Thirty Years War expansion are finished: walking officer with partisan, standing pikemen, pikemen in battle line (3 rows). To be continued.

Crooked Dice: New Heroes and Scenery Previewed

Crooked Dice: This dashing fellow is ready for mastering. He will be part of new pack of Heroes out in April. Plus Lady Winterly and the Signpost is off too. Both sculpted by Ernst Veingart.

Punga Miniatures: Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter Launched

Punga Miniatures launched their Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter to fund their lovely miniatures. Special offer available only the first 55 hours - two teams of orcs (32 miniatures) includes two big guy and one star player + free shipping = 99 euros! Check the Kickstarter here

Alternative Armies: Fantasy Flintloque Tap Room Ogre

Alternative Armies: A new 28mm Ogre now released! 56116 Tap Room Ogre is a civilian miniature carrying a heavy barrel which is great in any fantasy system. We also have a free one page article giving new rules for play in our Valon game systems. Click through to see it and learn more as well as download the article. Thanks. GBS

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dark Age Games: New January Miniatures Released

Dark Age Games released these new miniatures.


Mad Robot Miniatures: New Space Police Miniatures

Mad Robot Miniatures released these new Space Police miniatures. Mad Robot has released their latest regiment, the Space Police. Lots of new parts and two new groupings; Combat Team & Riot Control Team. All the info can be found in their webstore

Eye for Design: New Setting the Scene Winter Wargaming Book

Eye for Design: Setting the Scene Winter Wargaming, is a self-published book that provides a guide to get you started in making and painting terrain, vehicles and figures for a winter setting. The theme is set in the winter of 1944 – the Ardennes – but it could be used for any winter setting.

Operation ‘Wacht am Rhein’ or ‘Watch on the Rhine’, more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge, was the German name for what would be Hitler’s last great offensive of the war. It took place in the Ardennes on the Belgium/German border during the late part of 1944 in freezing winter conditions and unsuitable terrain for such a large military undertaking.  

Setting the Scene tries to capture a little of the action and events of this conflict with painted 28mm miniature figures and vehicles fighting over commercial and scratch built winterised terrain. There are other informative and detailed books and websites out there on how to make winter dioramas for the modeller, but this book provides a step-by-step guide to making and painting what the wargamer needs to set the scene for a winter wargames table. Far from being a modelling master class for diorama building, this book is set at a more basic level for producing scenery that will cover a wargames table, whatever its size, that is interchangeable and flexible and straightforward to make, yet good enough to have that diorama feel to it.

Although the setting is based on the Ardennes, with a few minor changes of terrain and a swap of appropriate figures, you could be fighting on the Eastern Front during WW2 or carrying out a rear-guard action with a defeated French Napoleonic army during the retreat from Moscow. Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware River in the winter of 1776 to catch the Hessians off guard at the Battle of Trenton or a War of the Roses at Tewksbury are just a few of the many winter engagements you can now refight on appropriate looking terrain.

Hopefully, this book will help you in ‘Setting the Scene’ so you can get started in fighting some of your winter battles over a snow-covered landscape that looks cold enough to turn those little lead soldiers into ice.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Corvus Belli: New Infinity Knights Hospitaller Preview

Corvus Belli previewed these new Infinity Knights Hospitaller.

Gale Force Nine: New Firefly Adventures - Respectable Folk and Wanted Fugitives Miniatures

Gale Force Nine: Later this year, look for two sets of travelers to join the crew of the Serenity in GF9’s Firefly Adventures, Respectable Folk and Wanted Fugitives. Firefly Adventures will be in stores in Q1 2018.

Element Games: Age of Sigmar Nurgle Miniatures Pre-Order

Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the brand new  Games Workshop - Warhammer Age of Sigmar Nurgle Characters! Check below for more information about these new characters and their background within Nurgle lore.

Beasts of Nurgle are slug-like monstrosities whose enormous bodies are weighed down with slime-slick muscle and blubber. Fanged maws yawn wide in their flesh, and an unspeakable reek wafts from their bodies – but for all their horrifying aspect, they are friendly and enthusiastic creatures. Their minds know nothing of malice or spite, and as they squirm into battle they do not seek to slaughter the enemy but to play with them. Beasts of Nurgle are always desperate for attention, and they hunt down new playmates with rambunctious glee. 

Putrid Blightkings that succeed in infecting 77 foes with a vile curse according to the Feast of Maggots are rewarded by becoming Pusgoyle Blightlords. Symbiotically connected to the Rot Fly that he receives, the Blightlord rarely if ever leaves its saddle. Between the powerful blows of the Blightlords themselves and the lashing limbs and biting maws of their mounts, a band of Pusgoyle Blightlords can shatter an enemy battle line in a single charge. Like a wound that admits a lethal infection, they tear open a gap for the rest of the Rotbringers to flow into and destroy the foe from the inside out. 

While the jokes and songs of Plaguebearers infected by the Chortling Murrain find little purchase amidst the glum Plaguebearers, Nurgle’s other daemons find the antics of the Sloppity Bilepipers hilarious. Unfortunately for their foes, this disease is incredibly infectious, and can cause mortals to laugh until their sides literally split. Despite their roles amusing the warbands of Nurgle as they march to war, the Sloppity Bilepiper is resigned to grim fate, eventually being reshaped into a set of pestilent gutpipes for the next victim of the Chortling Murrain to take up. 

A Lord of Blights is a brutish figure who creates and destroys in equal measure. Swollen with muscle, he lumbers into the midst of the foe swinging his bubotic hammer in thunderous arcs. Every impact shatters bone and ruptures organs, leaving his victims lying like bruised and rotten fruit on the ground. Yet this brutality has a purpose beyond simple murder – the Lord of Blights cultivates fine crops of death’s heads that he hands out to his warriors, enabling them to fling volleys of diseased projectiles. The Lord of Blights keeps the finest specimens for himself, hanging them from his gallowrack to hurl during battle. 

Interested in grabbing these new Nurgle miniatures for your army, make sure to grab them here at Element Games at a nice discount and with double loyalty points when using our TIM940 code.

The Lazy Games: New Industrial Battleground Mat Released

The Lazy Games released this brand new Industrial Battleground gaming mat. The entire table is an actual physical sculpt, which has been hand sculpted and hand painted, and only later digitalized. The resulting piece is the result of several hours of tweaking, fixing and blending, to offer the most refined final look.

Check this most excellent gaming mat and the Round of Fire wargame rules here at The Wargame Vault and engage in deadly combat using the unique wargame rules and splendid wargaming surface!

Round of Fire is a skirmish game that simulates the dynamics of battle through a unique activation system.The game rules are tailored around the Wheel, a solution to break from the concept of turns and to consider the battle as a continuous flow of actions.

The turns Wheel - Players must make decisions at every point in the fight to effectively coordinate and manoeuvre their troops. Miniatures of many styles and scales can be used with the system, with players controlling anywhere between a handful to two dozen figures each. Figures and weapons are profiled through statistics that affect their use in the game and on the Wheel.

Card types provided - The 94 pages of the Core Rules allow games in virtually any setting, covering mechanics for firefights and close combat encounters. The manual also offers profiles for near-future battles, covering five factions representing tropes that span countless settings from highly trained elite troops to desperate scavengers, fictional militias to insurgents, or even swarms of mindless robots, with fourteen customizable types of troops presented and over thirty weapon types. There are nine playable scenarios in the manual as well, both symmetric and asymmetric, to provide competitive setups and more story-driven encounters. Example profiles for medieval and renaissance units and weapons are also proposed. Cards are also provided to keep track of units and weapons satitstics during the game, and tokens to be printed and cut for the wheel. Download the free boards and tokens here, and the free fillable cards templates here.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Badger Games: Bob Olley Drantakh Sci-Fi Miniatures and Painting Contest

Badger Games: Badger Games is pleased to announce the rerelease of the fantastic Drantakh Sci-Fi range from Regiment Games sculpted by the incredibly talented Mr. Bob Olley. Badger acquired Regiment Games and the Drantakh after they had been out of production for some time. They have been remolded and greatly expanded and will continue to expand.

To celebrate this rerelease, Badger is running a painting competition with what we feel is a unique take to it. The contest and rules are described below:

1.) Applicants are asked to contact Badger Games directly at fromthebadger@gmail.com.

2.) The first 50 contacts will receive the pictured miniature and a Litko base shipped anywhere in the world for free. This miniature and this base must be used to qualify for submission. We consider it a gentleman’s/gentlewoman’s agreement that the miniature will be painted, based and returned for participation in the contest (this is not just a “free Miniature” deal). No Miniatures will be shipped after February 15, 2018.

3.) Miniatures are to be painted and based by the contestants themselves.

4.) The winner will be decided by a blind vote (identity of the painter unknown) by the attendees of Adepticon 2018 in Schammburg, IL (suburban Chicago). All with have equal position in a Plexiglas display case at the Badger Games Booth in the Exhibitor’s Hall at Adepticon and voting will be allowed once per voter/attendee for the entire convention. Number of votes will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

5.) Miniatures may be delivered directly to our Booth at Adepticon by 11:00 AM opening day (Thursday, March 22, 2018) or alternately must be delivered to us by Thursday, March 15, 2018 via the postal service). Entrant is responsible for postage if required.

6.) All miniatures submitted for judging become the property of Badger Games LLC (that is the gamble of the contest). All entrants who submit a painted and based miniature (must be painted and based) will receive a $10.00 gift card good for use towards the purchase of any Badger Games merchandise.

The Prizes:

1st Place: A $200.00 Badger Games gift card and your painting scheme will be used by our house painters for an entire Drantakh army to be displayed at the 2019 Adepticon.

2nd Place: A $100.00 Badger Games gift card.

3rd Place: A $50.00 Badger Games gift card.

The Ion Age: Khanate 15mm Attack Orbs and 5th Tesseran Four Packs Released

The Ion Age: Grab your 15mm sci-fi gaming by the Orbs! New small alien vehicles! Now online and on early supporter offer until Monday 29th January are our new Ion Age releases. 

All early orders save 15% off release price on these new codes and there are bundle options too with even greater savings. All orders gain you Reward Points and you can use your existing Reward Points to get discounts on these offers. Thank you for your support and click through for the new codes, for details, pictures and scale shots too as well as rules for Patrol Angis. We present the three different Shia Khan Empire Attack Orbs and a new pack of Legionaries too! GBS

Mantic Games: New Hellboy Board Game Announcement

Mantic Games: Mantic Games is pleased to announce it has entered into a licensing partnership with Dark Horse Comics for the worldwide rights to produce a game set in Mike Mignola’s inspirational Hellboy comic book universe.

The Hellboy board game will be a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic BRPD members, such as Hellboy, Abe Sapien and Roger the Homunculus, before exploring gothic locations and uncovering ancient artifacts.

Set to make its Kickstarter debut in April 2018, the Hellboy board game will feature stunning, pre-assembled plastic miniatures that accurately capture the look and feel of Mike Mignola’s world famous comic series. “Hellboy has a great cast of characters, diverse locations and legendary monsters from the pages of folklore and myth,” said Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. “The comics provide a fantastic foundation on which to build an immersive, fun and fast-paced co-operative board game that will let players experience some of their favorite moments from the series.”

“Dark Horse is excited to work with Mantic Games on a Hellboy board game,” said Dark Horse Comics’ Chief Business Development Officer Nick McWhorter. “Mantic is not only a leader in the Miniatures Board Game category, but also have a thorough understanding of Hellboy and the BPRD storylines and how to integrate them into a game. We’re confident they can deliver a board game that fans of Hellboy and miniatures games alike can appreciate!”

Hellboy has appeared in graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, two animated features, two live-action films, toy lines and all manner of merchandise. Neil Marshall’s forthcoming Hellboy film is currently in pre-production, starring David Harbour, Sasha Lane, Ian McShane, Penelope Mitchell, and Milla Jovovich.

Victrix: Plastic Greek Light Cavalry and Roman Cavalry Preview

Victrix: Greek Light Cav frame and 3rd Rep Roman Cav figure.