Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Khadrin's Miniatures: Adventurers and Dwarf Clan - Aventuriers et Clan Nain

Khadrin's Miniatures: Very soon, Khadrin's Miniatures will add a new set to his line. It will not be a villager set but instead a set of adventurers. In this set you will find the 4 typical archetypes for Role Playing Games, a fighter : a female wood elf ranger, a healer : a male dwarf cleric, a magic user : a male high elf mage and a rogue : a female human thief.

After that will follow the beginning of the Dwarf Clan, a new project that will be built with time. First it will be sets of dwarf troops clad in chain mail and wielding axes, hammers and shields. This sets will please skirmish players, role players and wargamers too !

Trés bientôt, Khadrin's Miniatures va ajouter un nouveau set à sa gamme. Ce ne sera pas un nouveau set de villageois mais plutôt un set d'aventuriers. Il sera compsé des 4 archétypes classiques du Jeu de Role médiéval fantastique, un combattant : rangère elfe des bois, un guérisseur : clerc nain, un jeteur de sorts : un mage haut elfe et un roublard : voleuse humaine.

Ensuite et assez vite, ce sera le début du Clan Nain, un nouveau projet qui grandira avec le temps. D'abord ce sera des sets de troupes naines vêtues de cotte de mailles et armées de haches, marteaux et boucliers. Ces sets plairont aussi bien aux joueurs de Jeux de Roel qu'aux joueurs de règles d'escarmouche et aux wargamers !

The Ion Age: Artist Nic Evans Imagines The Ion Age

The Ion Age: Four new pieces of art by IonFan and artist Nic Evans giving his take on the knights of the Prydian Civil War as found in Patrol Angis. Click through to see the pictures and my own take on what each one of them conveys. Classic science fiction styling and I have to say I have never seen the Retained depicted like this before. Enjoy! GBS

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reclusive Phoenix: Slumbering Oblivion: Cthulhu Inspired Game Miniatures Kickstarter

Reclusive Phoenix: Creature miniatures inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos and first step in a new sci-fi and horror based tabletop war game. Check the full Kickstarter here

Welcome to the Slumbering Oblivion Kickstarter! The intent of this Kickstarter is to raise funds to fully realize a new line of highly detailed Lovecraft inspired gaming miniatures. The introductory miniatures are a group of 5 Elite Deep Ones and once they get funded there are many other creatures that can also be made a reality as part of this Kickstarter. The miniatures planned are a mix of both creatures mentioned in the works of HP Lovecraft and also many original concepts inspired by his works. 

The miniatures vary in size but are scaled for 32mm, are made of resin and come unpainted and unassembled. These miniatures are part of a developing science fiction and horror miniatures based tabletop war game called Slumbering Oblivion.  As such, many will have futuristic weapons but since some backers may want to use these as proxies in other games, most also come with alternate low tech weapons. These are included with each miniature so you can equip them as you see fit. Nothing additional to buy to make them one way or the other.

Breaking! Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Frostgrave Female Soldiers Previewed

Northstar Miniatures: You will have noticed there's no plastic box set for The Maze of Malcor. There is a set in the moulding process at the moment. Titled 'Frostgrave Soldiers II', this is a frame of figures very similar in layout to Frostgrave Soldiers I, except all these Soldiers are female. Look for a Nickstarter pre-order program for them in October 2018. Check the preview picture below.

Alternative Armies: 10% Off Fantasy Warlord & HOTT Armies

Alternative Armies: We have made all our releases for the month but we have two cracking whole range deals this week for you. The classic 28mm Fantasy Warlord figure range and all of our excellent 15mm scale HOTT 24AP armies which come with all needed element bases. Ten percent of everything in both ranges until Sunday midnight GMT. Click through for more information. Thanks as always for your time. GBS

Friday, May 18, 2018

Studio Capitan: Kampfgruppe Commander III Wargame Rules

Studio Capitan: Kampfgruppe Commander maintains an emphasis on command and control, but uses entirely new, and fast-playing, game mechanics. We have built in a great dea of historical flavor with rules that foster constant back-and-forth action. At conventions, Kampfgruppe Commander has consistently played in half the time of other rules sets. Our local gaming group of a dozen people runs evening games that start at 7:30 and end at 10:00 sharp. These rules allow large battles to be fought to a decision in two-and-a-half-hours.

Kampfgruppe Commander emphasizes aspects of World War II combat typically left out of, or not given enough emphasis in other rules. Tired of the same old line-them-up-and-shoot- them-down tank-to-tank battle? Kampfgruppe Commander has placed just as much thought into infantry, artillery, and support asset tactics as it has armored combat. Because of the command system, units of all arms have personality. And infantry gets into the action just as quickly as the tanks. The rules also represent flanking fire tactics, scouting, falling back to reduce casualties, the creeping barrages of Soviet artillery, Force Morale that decisively ends games if one side has become too battered, and much more.

Scales: One height level equals 50 feet; one turn is equivalent to 30-60 minutes. In base scale, 1 inch represents 100 yards. This scale is used throughout the rules. However, Kampfgruppe Commander can also be played with an "ex-tended scale” at the players’ preference. The base scales work for figure sizes from Micro to 10mm. Some players, however, with large tables might want to use the Extended scale for 15mm or 20mm figures.

Kampfgruppe Commander organizes a player’s forces at two levels.

1.Units: are typically made up of two to four stands each. In most cases a unit corresponds to a historical company. Generally, a unit consists of a number of stands equal to the number of platoons in the historic company. However, this guide line is frequently relaxed to accommodate units that are over- or under-strength. A unit’s stands need not be kept touching each other. At all times, however, each of a unit’s stands must be within 2” of another stand within the same unit. Assets do not count as unit stands.

2. Formations: all units must belong to a formation. This formation’s commander is used to activate actions of units belonging to his formation. Each formation has one stand to represent the commander. Formations typically correspond to historical battalions. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Warlord Games: New Konflikt '47 Italian Heavy Infantry Preview

Warlord Games previewed these new Konflikt '47 miniatures.

Victrix: New Plastic Dark Ages Miniature Range Preview

Victrix announced that they are working on a new Dark Ages miniature range in hard-plastic! We have been asked many times why Victrix has chosen to create a Dark Age range when there are so many other manufacturers that already have extensive ranges of Vikings, Saxons, Normans etc established in the wargames market.

This is very true but the way our design team have developed over the past 2 years we really believe we can add a new positive twist to this very popular period. We should have the first Viking renders ready to show in about a week. These are based on the concept sketches illustrated below this text. Attention to detail such as natural body positions, fabric textures, the way hair looks and hangs, the character in the faces and may other details is what we will focus on to make sure our Dark Age range really stands out. Of course they will also look terrifying.

Initial work has stated on The Vikings and initial thoughts are a set of between 48-56 figures. This would comprise both armoured and unarmoured warriors plus command figures to include nobles, standard bearers, musicians, bersekers and champion figures. Again the command frame would include lots of head, weapon, arm options. LittleBigMenStudios have committed to producing an extensive range of shield transfers and banners. 

Alternative Armies: 28mm Seven New Bits Codes Released

Alternative Armies:  New 28mm bits and sprues codes now on the Alternative Armies website!  Seven new brings us to nearly thirty different lots of items to personalise your miniatures, to add to your bases or to add sparkle to terrain items too.  

Click through for our last releases for May 2018 and information on the whole range too.  Clay Pots, Toadstools, Amphora, Horns & Bugles, Labouring Tools as well as Trolkin Hand Weapons and Ogre Rifle & Blunderbuss for Flintloque fans.  There is also a note on our data policy as well.  Thanks for your time and your custom as always.  GBS

Eureka Miniatures: New Mana Press Publishing Renaissance Civilians Previewed

Eureka Miniatures previewed these new 28mm Renaissance Civilians for the upcoming Mana Press Publishing 'Brutal' wargame rules. The miniature range will also include dueling gentry and thugs.

Deep-Cut Studio: New Guild Ball Farmers Team Game Mat

Deep-Cut Studio: New game mat release! Farmers will reap what you sow and there is no stopping them on their new dedicated Guild Ball pitch. Official, licensed, top quality playmat just became available on our website and at retailers near you. Check it out at www.deepcutstudio.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Warlord Games: Royal Wedding Regiment Deal - Free Command Miniatures!

Warlord Games: Celebrate the union between America and the UK. Parade your armed forces in their full regalia this weekend! Buy an infantry box set and get a command blister pack for free! Only in selected collections only.

The Ion Age: Patrol Angis Create a Cold Climes Force Article

The Ion Age: Hello from The Ion Age! A free six page article for you players of Patrol Angis all about creating a Cold Climes force written by the author of the game system. Four platoons, four pre-filled rosters and a lot more to see and read. Infantry, Battlesuits, Portable Weapons and Vehicles. Click through for this and more information on the rest of this month and our mailing list. Thanks. GBS

Breaking! Ebor Miniatures: Plastic Seven Years War French Infantry Kickstarter Launched

Ebor Miniatures launched their Kickstarter to fund their first plastic boxed set of Seven Years War French Infantry! The plastic kit will be sculpted by Matt Bickley and produced by Renedra, the UK's leading independent hard-plastic miniature tooling company!

The aim of this project is to manufacture a box of high quality 28mm hard plastic miniatures for the French Infantry of the seven years war. The box will contain 30 marching musketeer figures, two officers two officer ensigns a drummer and NCO. It will also contain heads for grenadiers in bearskin bonnets and Tricorn's with moustached faces to create marching Grenadier figures. To achieve this I have employed a world class designer in Matt Bickley who has worked for numerous companies to create top quality plastic miniatures over many years. Check the Kickstarter here

Also I have agreed with the world leading plastic miniatures manufacturer Renedra that they will manufacture the kit. The expertise of both Renedra and Matt are second to none and it was their agreement to help me create this kit that convinced me to go ahead with this project.. In an ideal world I would have the resources to create this kit using my own finance but as a one man company I don't have the resources so I decided to try and finance the kit through Kickstarter.

Hexy Models: Hard City Board Game Kickstarter Cancelled

Hexy Models cancelled their Hard City Board Game Kickstarter because lack of funding progress. The good news is that the Hard City Board Game will return to Kickstarter later this year!

Dear backers, we are sad to tell you this, but we have decided to cancel the Hard City Kickstarter and end the campaign today. The main reason is that, after really great first two days, the project suffered a setback and no further progress was observed in the next few days, despite our efforts to boost it.

We think that you deserve the best, and we would like to release a game as awesome as possible, so we will be looking for more funding soon. We would like to express our utmost gratitude and respect for over 500 backers from all parts of the world, who trusted us with their money and contributed to the awesome result of fully funding the game in less than 7 hours.

You also provided us with tons of fantastic feedback, both about the campaign and the game itself. We will take all your suggestions into consideration and re-work the campaign to make it even more appealing and attractive. Don't worry, soon we will meet again on the streets of Hard City! The project will re-launch, with the game better than ever before! Yours, Hexy Studio Team

Great Escape Games: New World War Two Miniature Range

Great Escape Games: So, WWII is a bit of a theme for us this year. Very soon we will be releasing another range...

Privateer Press: New Golab - Hordes Legion Heavy Warbeast

Privateer Press: Landing on shelves this Friday - Golab! With a gargled shriek, the unclean beast Golab dives from the heavens to feast on the flesh of the dead and the dying. A favored pet of the ogrun seer Anamag, Golab is a terror to behold in battle.

Pen and Sword Books: Wargame Scenarios: The Peninsular War 1808-1814 Discounted

Pen and Sword Books: The enjoyment of wargaming is greatly enhanced if the battles (games) are played within well thought-out scenarios. Instead of simply lining up evenly-matched armies and fighting to the death, the players can have realistic objectives (such as the capture of a vital piece of terrain or delaying a superior enemy to cover a retreat) and be confronted with more challenging tactical decisions. Devising such scenarios can take a lot of effort, and more critically, time, which is always in short supply. This book is designed to take the time and effort out of organising fascinating and challenging wargames set in the Peninsular War. 

In addition to 20 carefully devised scenarios of varying size and complexity, this book contains a concise introduction to the theatre of operations and an integrated chronology of battles and campaigns, showing where the scenarios fit into the wider events. The scenarios and orders of battle are intended for use with Pen & Sword's own Napoleonic wargame rules, Grand Battery, but they are easily adaptable for use with other leading systems. 

Kerberos Productions: Free 3D Printable Science Fiction - The Pit Board Game Kickstarter Miniatures

Kerberos Productions: Kerberos Productions, the makers of the classic 4X Space game Sword of the Stars, have launched their new tabletop division with a unique promo campaign: free 3D miniatures for your home printer.

The Pit: The Board Game is the team’s first project for the tabletop gaming market, a science fiction dungeon crawler with cooperative play and custom minis. To promote the crowdfunding campaign for the game, the team has made 3D print files for their colorful sci-fi characters available for free on Thingiverse. Check the free miniatures here

Today’s free files are a squad of four Space Marine minis, featuring a variety of creative Army Men poses, including the classic Prone Rifleman and Kneeling Rifleman from the Tim Mee toys of the 1960's. Kerberos artist John Yakimow has translated the lively characters and monsters of the original video game into board game miniatures using a FormLabs Form 2 (3D) printer for prototyping.

The Pit Board Game Kickstarter is currently ongoing, and offers a Base Game with four custom miniatures, 32 custom dice, over 700 cards, and a variety of other game pieces for CAN$65, a little over USD $50 or €42. The full collection of 3D print files for all Characters and monsters in the game can be added to the Base Game for USD $118/ € 93. Check the Kickstarter here

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hexy Models: Hard City Miniature Board Game Kickstarter - New Co-operative Mode and Social Stretch Goal!

Hexy Models updated their Hard City Miniature Board Game Kickstarter with a new social stretch goal and the new playable co-operative mode. Check the Hard City Board Game Kickstarter here

A new day is dawning over Hard City, no one has to be the bad guy anymore... We are very proud to announce that our game will also feature a fully co-operative gameplay mode, which so many of you requested in the comments. So now Hard City is both a 1 vs All and full co-op game, and yes, we are also thinking about solo!

Secondly, we have another Social Stretch Goal for you. The first one got unlocked yesterday, so instead of black and white comic book art on Skill cards you will get it in full color. Thanks for sharing our FB post over 50 times!  You wanted alternative Civilian sculpts, so come and get them! Go here, leave a comment and tag a friend. After 50 comments, we will include four male and four female Civilians in each Hard Set. Deal?  

On the top of the campaign page you may also see the full content of the Hard Set pledge now, even the items that have not been unlocked yet. We want you to see what is still to come, but to be able to actually include all these goodies in the game, we need more recruits! So please share the link to our campaign and FB fanpage, spread the word and tell your friends how awesome Hard City is. And how more awesome it will get with them on board! Check the Kickstarter for the Facebook links

Alternative Armies: New Free Dark Czar Collection Article

Alternative Armies: The tenth free article following his adventurers in Flintloque by Andy Jefcoate is now online free to read at our blog. Mount Up! This time zombie cavalry and more muscle for the Dark Czar following up on last month when artillery was on the menu. Click through and enjoy the read and pictures. If you want to begin in Flintloque visit this page on our website for free materials and the box set.

Games Workshop: New The Lord of The Rings - The Hobbit Characters and Soldiers Miniatures

Games Workshop: Wondering what’s going on in the world of Middle-earth? So were we – so we popped into the Middle-earth seminar to find out more. Turns out there are some new models on the way!