Perry Miniatures: Here's the latest releases (those on the white background) which will be available later this week and a batch of 'greens' on the workbench. They are additions to the Fallschirmjager and Senegalese Tiraillieurs. Please note that the Paras will be supplied with the airborne version of the PzB 41 i.e. the one to the left of the picture. The standard version will be saved for the Afrikakorps. It'll probably be 2-3 weeks before those on the workbench will be available. These are 28mm metal figures.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Otherworld Miniatures: Matt Bickley has just sent me a photo of his latest sculpt for the Otherworld Miniatures range. It's another addition to the 'Wilderness Encounters' series, which will be WE7e - Weretiger. The photo shows the sculptor's green, very close to completion. It'll be available in around 4 weeks.
The Ion Age: Patrol Angis has been out for a couple of months now and its now all over the world and being played by 15mm science fiction wargamers. One person who has taken a real shine to the game system and has a lot to say about it is Chris Walkley who runs the Conflict Cornucopia blog. He has posted up a detailed 'After Action Report' an AAR which takes the reader through one of the scenarios in the book turn by turn looking at the mechanics and it features a good number of photographs as well. Its a good read and will be most useful to those considering the game for their own collection. Check for more information and the link here.
15mm.co.uk: The latest book from Ganesha Games written by Nic Wright is now in stock at 15mm.co.uk. This book adds to our range of Ganesha titles including Songs of Blades and Heroes and many others in print.
Galleys and Galleons is a standalone set of naval wargaming rules based on the Song of Blades engine. G&G allows players to fight out fast-paced naval battles without cluttering the table with charts or unnecessary record keeping. Easy to learn, fast to play. Games concluded in around one hour.
Use any miniatures in your model ship collection scale elastic. Flexible: each player commands up to 6-7 ships; fleet games are possible with multiple players per side. Additional rules cater for mythical beasts, submersibles and more. Expansive - includes rosters for 36 historic vessels plus numerous shore forts, monsters and more.
Alternative Armies: All of the miniatures you see on our websites and purchase from us pro-painted and based across Alternative Armies, 15mm.co.uk and The Ion Age are all painted with Pebeo paints which we offer on each of our websites. This short announcement is to let you know that we now have all colours of paint, all inks and medium along with support items back in full stock as of now.
White Tree has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Wspieram to fund a fifth faction for their Afterglow post-apoc game. After releasing fourth faction for Afterglow - Forge Towns, we have prepared a crowdfunding campaign on Polish crowdfunding platform Wspieram.to.
The main goal was Starter Set for the fifth faction - Wastelanders. After a week this goal was funded and right now we are going to the stretch goals - miniatures for all five factions. There are 19 days left. You can find the campaign here.
Campaign is in Polish but we've added English descriptions for the pledges so gamers and collectors from other countries could also support us to (PayPal payment is available).
Heroic Maps: Explorer: Wild Places 2 is a set of printable battlemaps compatible with any RPG/Dungeon-Crawl game.
Explorer: Wild Places 2 is a standalone set, comprising 8 10x12 battlemaps. Each tile depicts a different and unique wilderness area, idea for quick encounters when your party is exploring a hex, or travelling between cities and towns.
- Humid Swamp: Flooded ground and thick foliage make travel difficult.
- Shallow Falls: A set of small flat waterfalls, traversed by stepping stones.
- High Falls: A waterfall high up, the water tumbling hundreds of feet to the ground below.
- Riverside Cairn: An old and forgotten cairn burial mound sits beside a bend in a river
- Forest Pond: A small pond sits in a forest clearing.
- White Water Rapids: Water flows quickly through a small gorge, throwing up spray
- Lakeside Path: A track runs past a peaceful lakeside
- Foetid Bog: The air buzzing with flies, the ground is waterlogged and treacherous.
Please Note: These maps are not geomorphic, and not intended to match up perfectly with anything. They are intended as standalone battlemaps.
Fireforge Games: We still read a lot of comments on the internet after our last resin releases, of people scared because they think that we are not releasing new plastic sets.
We are always available to talk with our customers and fans, but it is difficult for us to answer to all their questions they post on each forum/blog/Facebook Group or page. We always answer when someone contacts us through our Facebook page, our forum, or by email.
We want to reassure everyone: We will continue to release plastic boxes. And we are currently working on new hard-plastic projects. But obviously, we can't reveal them until we will be ready for a market release. We can't do all our releases in hard plastic, due to the expected sales on what we make and the recovery of the production costs.
At the moment, we make many resin releases that allow us to expand our range. Note: If we make, for example, an Indian infantry set in resin, it doesn't mean that we will not in the future make an Indian infantry set in hard plastic. You need to see our resin and plastic sets as complementary to each other, offering you a larger range of different figures to obtain more variability in your units.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Long Face Games: Fast Play Medieval Naval Rules - For fleet actions, tactical battles and campaigns by David Manley.
A collection of fast play rules covering individual ship actions, major battles and featuring an extended campaign system , “Lord of the Sea” is centred set primarily on naval actions in Northern European waters in the 13th to 15th centuries. The rules have been written with 1/1200 scale models in mind, their inspiration being the models designed by Outpost Wargaming Services and others. Now at the Wargame Vault.
Upcoming from Osprey Games, kindly borrowed from the author's blog Mersey Books: The Pikeman´s Lament is our forthcoming adaptation of the Origins Award-nominated Lion Rampant skirmish rules. Where Lion Rampant focuses on bringing medieval combat to life on the tabletop, The Pikeman´s Lament helps you to refight battles in the Seventeenth Century (broadly 1611-1721, spanning conflicts such as the British Civil Wars, the Thirty Years War, and the Great Northern War).
|Mock up cover - not the final version|
Written as a collaboration between British Lion Rampant designer Daniel Mersey and Swedish Lion Rampant demonstrator and Pike and Shot gamer Michael Leck, we combine the simplicity of the original medieval rules with the feel of pike and shot warfare. The core rules remain similar to Lion Rampant, but new troops types and additional special rules provide period flavour. We include plenty of new scenarios and a personality-led campaign system suitable for the period, along with sample army lists to help you get started. More here on the author's website.
Northstar Miniatures: The cover to Dragon Rampant, the fantasy version of the popular Lion Rampant medieval game from Dan Mersey. Out later this year.
Crooked Dice: Here's a preview of our next release - the mighty and terrible Weed. This vengeful vegetable stands approximately 80mm high and has been sculpted by George Fairlamb. It's a resin cast and was painted by Andrew Taylor. Once we have the office move sorted out we'll make this available - so maybe out later this month if everything goes to plan.
Wargames Terrain Workshop: This month we're off to the wild west with three cowboy models, and a pack of paupers graves which work well as wild west graves. Then we're back off into space with a large leaf alien tree.
Wargames Terrain Workshop: Miniaturemen are proud to announce their first kickstarter, Orc Cowboys. The masters were sculpted by Dave Stone at Wargames Terrain Workshop and are cast in white metal. There are seven different models available separately or as a set and aiming to ship by October this year. Check the Kickstarter here and grab some greenskin gunslingers!
Warlord Games: For those of you partial to a little Black Powder-fuelled action, we have a treat in the form of our new plastic Napoleonic Portuguese Line Infantry – available to pre-order from today!
Warlord Games: This week sees further reinforcements sighted in the Antarean universe – the recently released Freeborn see their ranks bolstered with the inclusion of four new units…
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Fantasy Flight Games: Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Return to Hoth, a new expansion for Imperial Assault!
The secret Rebel base on Hoth has been discovered by the Empire. Imperial Star Destroyers blockade the planet from above and Imperial forces descend the surface, led by Darth Vader, and bringing the battle to the entrenched Rebels. As the Rebel heroes flee from the icy planet of Hoth, they have no idea that events ahead may force them to make a desperate gamble and return to the dangers of Hoth!
Return to Hoth is a new expansion for Imperial Assault, offering new content for both campaigns and skirmishes. A brand-new full-length campaign invites you to escape the aftermath of the Battle of Hoth and protect a colony of Rebel refugees from the depredations of the Empire. Meanwhile, four new skirmish missions bring your forces to the icy expanses of Hoth and new rules for four-player skirmish games invite you to experience massive, multi-fronted skirmishes with up to three opponents!
Whether you’re playing a narrative campaign or a fast-paced skirmish, the addition of thirty-seven double-sided terrain tiles invites your heroes to travel the snowy wastes of Hoth and race through the claustrophobic corridors of Echo Base. Sixteen sculpted plastic figures also arrive for you to command in campaigns and skirmishes – three new heroes, six Snowtroopers, two Wampas, four HK Assassin Droids, and a SC2-M Repulsor Tank! With new Agenda cards, Class cards, Deployment cards, Item cards, Mission cards, and Supply cards, Return to Hoth expands every game of Imperial Assault.
In addition, four new Ally Packs and Villain Packs correspond with the Return to Hoth expansion, highlighting the most iconic characters introduced in this expansion and offering new cards and missions for campaigns and skirmishes. You can command Imperial forces across the sector with General Sorin, seek a diplomatic solution with Leia Organa, fight bravely with the Echo Base Troopers, or punish your foes as the deadly bounty hunter, Dengar.
Battlefront Miniatures: Welcome to an exclusive sneak peak at the new Flames of War era. Back in February JP talked about Cold War Gone Hot as the new period for Flames of War this year, well it seems details are starting to come out and we have a name for this exciting new period. It's called Team Yankee.
Note not sure why modern tanks (or even older tanks) would go into close combat ...