Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Ion Age: New Cold Climes Planetary Militia Miniatures

The Ion Age: The Ion Age makes all of its releases for the month with twenty six new poses of 15mm space opera science fiction miniatures. The Cold Climes Planetary Militia who do the work of the regular Planetary Defence Forces in places where it is too chilly for standard Aketon armour. 

Two squads and a command element as well as all of this in a platoon plus with an extra free unique to it female sniper. Great for use in Patrol Angis (see IAB03 The Khanate Return) or any 15mm system. Click through for full details plus part one of a short tale and lots of pictures of close up and action shots from our own playing in the snow. Thank you for your support and all orders will begin shipping immediately worldwide. GBS

First Command Games: Wars of Insurgency: Skirmish Warfare in the Modern World Tabletop Rules

First Command Games: With Wars of Insurgency, players contral 3-5 squads that can range in size from 3 figures or one vehicle to a dozen men. Each miniature represents one man. The rules can easily be used for 15mm, 20mm, and 28mm scales without modification of ranges. The rules are meant to give the flavor of modern infantry firefights without being overwhelmed by complexity. First Command Wargames rules are meant to provide a fast, easy-to-learn game for the new or veteran player. Available at The Wargame Vault here

"Rise up and free your country from its oppressors!"

Simple fast-play rules for man-to-man, modern skirmish warfare with complete campaign system allowing rival factions to war for control of their fictional or historical country. Special rules & descriptions for 6 faction types drawn from 20th - 21st century History and a point system allowing balanced battles between Elite, Regular, or Militia troop types. Three sample scenarios and guidelines for adapting historical actions along with political scheming, Permanent Institutions (like radio stations), & more!

Cool Mini or Not: Wrath of Kings - Kraken and Characters

Cool Mini or Not: New Wrath of Kings from House Teknes and House Hadross.

Shieldwolf Miniatures: War is Coming: Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter - Free Bear Cubs!

Shieldwolf Miniatures: So, after consideration we decided to alter the form of promotion for those who backed first (and eventually encouraged others to join the project). We had explained that we didn't want people supporting us to be penalized because of their place of stay and having them to wake up at 03:00 in the morning just to make it on time to grab an Early Bird. Thus we tested not providing any Early Birds this time but instead a one-for-all 24-hours pledge reward. Check the Kickstarter here

According to our estimates prior to launching this project, we would have received 300 backers which we would have had to reward back. Since this didn't happen (but it's still well within our logistics), we are extending the offer to the first 300 all the same (as you can see on the image above). That way it's also going to be easier to know whether you're entitled to the reward or not!

Side Note on the Bear Cubs - If you ask previous backers, they'll be telling you that they had been asking for baby bears during the entire Shieldmaiden Kickstarter (our previous funded project). This didn't happen as it wasn't even a thought at that time (let alone a sculpt!), so we considered it would have been a nice surprise to have them in the next one. Moving on through the 2nd day - A warm welcome to all the new backers that have joined our project. 80%+ funded after 30 hours is awesome, we appreciate a lot your support and looking to have an exciting 3 weeks in front of us all!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Modiphius Entertainment: Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Miniature Game Pre-Order Previews

Modiphius Entertainment: We're aiming for the Pre-order to include the following items. There maybe some changes still and some items added in so use this as a rough guide, in particular some of the creatures, scenery and robots may be available separately outside of the retail sets. 

Two Player Starter Set
Sole Survivor Character Set
Brotherhood of Steel Faction Set
Brotherhood of Steel Character Set
The Survivors Faction Set
The Survivors Character Set
Super Mutants Faction Set
Super Mutants Character Set
Wasteland Scenery Set
Wasteland Creature Set
Wasteland Robots Set
Red Rocket Scenery Set
Red Rocket Gaming Mat
Settlement Expansion Deck
Acrylic Tokens Set Upgrade Set
Acrylic Measuring Stick Upgrade Set
Nuka Cola Bottle Cap Set
Wasteland Modding Sprue

Tech Dusk: New Post Apocalyptic Tech Dusk Skirmish Game

Tech Dusk: A year has been working out an ambitious project, a skirmish wargame in the post-apocalyptic world - Tech Dusk. Soon the first starting set comes out, in this connection the authors decided to tell the story about the project to a large number of people.

The setting of the wargame is based on an original story, in the not too distant future, humanity due to the augmentation experiments will cause uncontrolled mutations of people and an epidemic of infection. In the end, people unite in cities-fortresses and will fight with mutants for survival. A detailed description can be found on the wargame page. Now you can see representatives of three factions, Anarchy band, Flesh Collectors and Technocracy Argant. Soon, beta testing of the rules of the wargame will begin and TD will invite the war game lovers to take part in the project. Thank you for attention and beware of the flesh collectors! Check their Facebook here

Alternative Armies: Iron Maiden and The Wall Packs Released!

Alternative Armies: Two packs released into the TOR Torture Chamber range at Alternative Armies. The Iron Maiden and The Wall both useful for wargaming, roleplay, dungeon crawl and more.  So if you are just hanging around or a door is closing and you would like another to open please click through here and have a look at these classics. They are 25mm scale and white metal and you can get sets or parts from the sets as with all the TOR codes.  Thanks for your time. GBS

Shieldwolf Miniatures: War is Coming: Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter - Beast Tamers and Sister of Wolves Vehicles

Shieldwolf Miniatures: So, we are rolling along nicely with almost 2/3 of the funding required in less than 24 hours. The faster we commence unlocking stretch goals, the faster we get to even more interesting stuff! So, this update is going to be divided in 2 parts First part is sci-fi and has to do with the vehicles of the Sisters of Wolves and second part is fantasy with a nice little surprise for the Shieldmaidens Let's go! Check the Kickstarter here

Vehicles of the Sisters of Wolves - We would like to start immediately by clarifying that the vehicles are not exactly the same and only varying by their -light or heavy- weaponry. There are two types of vehicles, first is Transport and the second is Combat. While these might look the same from the front, they have differences on the rear, see for yourselves. Also, items like the shields and furs are removable pieces. The enscriptions for these vehicles however are not. Like we have said on various forums, there's a very nice number of variations we have prepared for those of you who wish to assemble the vehicle differently. Here are some of them available below. ...and plenty more to follow! Now, let's be fair and see what we also got in store for our supporters on the fantasy section, something we didn't manage to unlock the previous time! (for those who might remember...)


Shieldmaiden Beast Tamers - In the lines of the Shieldmaiden Culture, there are those criminals who are condemned to death, and this punishment isn't lenient nor swift (usually quite brutal to be precise, to serve as a lesson to the rest). These criminals are given to the Beasts; to be mauled by the great ice warbears or to be trampled by their Mighty War Elephants. Tradition has it that should the criminal somehow manage survive her destiny, then it's a clear sign that the Gods have favoured her and forever bound her soul to the animal. For this reason a special bond is created among the beast and her, their lives tied together; one of the many strange things that have still to be explained in the ice cold north...

Studio Capitan: Kampfgruppe Commander III - Grand Tactical World War Two Battle 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 deal 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. Available at The Wargame Vault here

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. 

Oakbound Games: New Factious Waste - Tabletop Wargame Miniature Preview

James Holloway previewed this new Oakbound Games Waste miniature - A Corp agent leaps into the scrapyard, hunting Trashrunners. From upcoming Oakbound Games Factious Waste game. Twitter @gonzohistory

Victrix: Early Imperial Roman Cavalry and Free Shipping

Victrix: Free worldwide shipping for 6 days code=September 2017. Image is 3rd EIR Cavalry Figure. EIRA TBR end of month.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

White Tree: New Post Apoc Afterglow Muscle Miniature

White Tree released this Post Apoc Afterglow Muscle Miniature.

Sarissa Precision: World War Two Airfield Control Car

Sarissa Precision released this Airfield Control Car.

Wargames Terrain Workshop: Post Apocalyptic Cars Preview

Wargames Terrain Workshop: Sneak peak at October's releases are two Post Apocalyptic cars.

Megalith Games: New Godslayer Ogre Huscarl Preview

Megalith Games previewed this Godslayer Ogre Huscarl.

Rory Crabb Games: Cavalier - Pike and Shot Wargame Rules

Rory Crabb Games: Cavalier is a set of miniature wargame rules for fighting large skirmishes from the age of pike and shot covering the period from the mid 16th century to the late 17th century. Available here at The Wargame Vault

The rules can be used to play battles from any of the many conflicts of this war-torn period such as the Italian Wars, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars. The game has been designed with 28mm miniatures in mind however there is the flexibility to use any scale with any system of basing. Games will usually involve small forces of 30 to 100 men or horse and can be played in a few hours. Standardised stats are included for unit types of the period giving players the flexibility to build any unit they wish be it fictional or historical. 

Wargames Foundry: New World War Two British Armored Car

Wargames Foundry released this new Armoured Car.

Lucid Eye Miniatures: New Savage Core - Age of Ice Characters

Lucid Eye Miniatures released these Savage Core - Age of Ice Characters.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bad Squiddo Games: New Daughters of the West Miniatures

Bad Squiddo Games: In a society that often treats them as a commodity or a mere plaything, some women have a strength of character that rejects a world of inequality at the barrel of a gun. Whether their former lives have been blighted by murder, servitude or dispossession, these “Daughters of the West” drive their own destiny in spite of the Old West’s misogyny and oppression. In a fight for natural justice, some may break the laws of men; in a fight for vengeance, some may break the laws of God. Boxed gang of seven Female Gunfighters including special rules card and bases. Models supplied unpainted.

Khurasan Miniatures: New 15mm Minotaur Previewed

Khurasan Miniatures previewed this 15mm Minotaur.

Shieldwolf Miniatures: War is Coming: Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter - Plastic Scifi and Fantasy Miniatures

Shieldwolf Miniatures launched their War is Coming: Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter to fund and produce plastic fantasy and science fiction female warriors along with deadly creatures and powerful vehicles. You can check the full Kickstarter here

This is a miniatures-only project and has been created in order to complement the Krumvaal Northern Alliance female army, which includes troop miniatures, cavalry and other (larger) goodies in hard plastic (HIPS) as well as other fantastic miniatures of this army in high quality polyurethane resin. After which, more female factions come into play like our Paladin faction who in the Shieldwolf World are the guardians of knowledge and protectors of faith, the Sisters of the Kingdom of Talliareum. And more to follow!

We start this project with the fantasy Wolf Wardens and sci-fi Sisters of Wolves; for each fantasy kit we unlock, Shieldwolf Miniatures will fund an alternative hard-plastic kit for the sci-fi version making thus new pledge levels available to its backers (i.e. new Raiding Parties, Starter Armies etc). These lovely fantasy and sci-fi female armies provide miniatures fitting for both skirmish and army gamers & collectors!

Breaking! Studio Tomahawk: Brand New Saga Wargame Rules - Epic Battles of Heroes Throughout History

Studio Tomahawk will be releasing a brand new version of their popular Saga, tabletop skirmish wargame rules allowing you to recreate epic battles of heroes throughout history.

Recreate the epic tales of Joan of Arc, Achilles and Beowulf to name a few on the miniature tabletop. A single rulebook for all settings and sourcebooks each detailling different periods including all their playable factions. Next to these book there will be also be a Book of Battles, a compendium of scenarios and additional rules. Muster your warbands the game of heroic skirmishes comes back! To be released in 2018 through Studio Tomahawk.