Sunday, August 20, 2017

Forgotten Glorious: New Confederate and Union Command

Forgotten Glorious released these new Confederate Infantry Command Standing in Frock Coats with Caps & Kepi and Confederate Mounted and Foot Officers in Hats miniatures.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Warcradles Studios: New Wild West Exodus Plastic Cor Caroli Nyx Cohort Miniatures GenCon Preview

Warcradle Studios: Plastic Cor Caroli... Shown for the first time at GenCon.

Pen and Sword: A Wargamer's Guide to The Desert War 1940 - 1943 Book Discounted

Pen and Sword discounted the useful A Wargamer's Guide to The Desert War 1940 - 1943 book by wargame author Daniel Mersey.

Continuing this exciting new series of guides for wargamers, Dan Mersey gives a wargamer’s perspective on the North African campaign of World War II. Dan gives an overview of events from the opening British successes against the Italians, to the famous duels between Monty and the Rommel (the Desert Fox), right up to the US-led invasion of Operation Torch and the eventual defeat of the Afrika Korps, and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. 

Daniel Mersey discusses factors to consider when choosing an appropriate set of commercially available rules, or devising your own, to best suit the scale and style of battle you want and to capture the flavour of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and vehicle models are also reviewed. Analysis of the forces involved, organization, tactics and strategies will help with building your armies and there are interesting scenarios included. Whether this is a new period for you, or you are looking to refresh your existing interest in the period, this handy guide is sure to hold much if interest for you.

Check this title in the A Wargamer's Guide series here and grab it at a discounted price along with the other three titles available. Venture into the explored wargame periods and recreate and replay these interesting historical events in miniature.

Stand To Games: Forager - Tabletop Napoleonic Skirmish Game and Miniatures Kickstarter

Stand To Games: A fast fun Napoleonic tabletop skirmish game where players command several individual characters to complete scenarios and play games.

We now offer our new rule set Forager, which supported by a new range of high quality 28 mm high quality metal figures. The rules allow you to play a fast, fun Napoleonic Skirmish game. We have designed and produced a 'Command' of six British and six French skirmishers with their very own character cards for playing with the rules. For the Kickstarter, we have also produced an Kickstarter exclusive miniature of a Spanish Guerrilla leader, and other Spanish Guerrillas will be available through Stretch Goals. Check the miniatures, rules information here at Kickstarter

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Fantasy Flight Games: Star Wars™: Legion is a miniatures game that invites you to become the commander of an infantry army in the Star Wars universe. Every round, you'll select orders for your units, harnessing your commander's charisma to cut through the fog of war and impose your will on the battlefield. Tactical planning and careful positioning is essential if you're going to lead your troopers to victory!

Epic warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars™ universe, and you can lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion™, a two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine.

So far Stormtroopers and Rebels Troopers have been previewed along with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker character at GenCon. The miniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted. The game rules will not be based on the RuneWars gaming engine but will be more like a proper tabletop miniature wargame with individually based and moving miniatures. The miniatures supplied will be of the original trilogy for the time being. The $90 (£70) core set alone will pack in 33 plastic figures, including Stormtroopers and Rebel Troopers, plus vehicles in the form of two 74-Z speeder bikes for the Empire and an AT-RT walker on the Rebel side. In fitting with the original trilogy setting, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be the first commanders for each side. The figures will be 28-32mm scale. Coming Late 2017 - Early 2018 Pictures by @BoardGameGeek and @WatchItPlayed Twitter

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Fantasy Flight Games - Star Wars: Legion Official News

Shouts and screams echo around you—the din of pitched battle. The air smells acrid from blaster fire as lasers hiss past your squad. A scout trooper roars past on a 74-Z speeder bike, weaving between trees and firing at someone you can’t quite see through the underbrush. You raise your blaster and fire in the same direction, hoping to avoid any shrapnel. Ahead, you see Darth Vader, towering over a group of fallen Rebels strewn across the forest floor. He flicks his lightsaber forward, and your platoon charges…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Star Wars™: Legion, a new miniatures game of infantry battles that invites you to join iconic heroes and villains, lead your troopers into battle, and battle for the fate of the Star Wars galaxy. With Star Wars: Legion, you can build and paint a unique army of miniatures. You can command your troops in battle and devise masterful tactics. And you can conquer your opponent’s army to bring victory to the light side or the dark side!  With thirty-three unpainted and easily assembled miniatures, and all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and terrain that you need for battle, the Star Wars: Legion Core Set is the perfect way to bring Star Wars battles to your tabletop. If you’re here with us at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis, head to our booth to get your first taste of Star Wars: Legion, but in the meantime, read on!

Charge into Battle

Star Wars: Legion casts you as a commander in the heat of battle, pitting the Empire’s finest against the ragtag forces of the Rebellion. You’ve received your objectives from high command, and the tactics that you execute in battle will determine if you can restore freedom to the galaxy or crush the resistance of the Rebel Alliance forever. The heroes, villains, vehicles, and squads of troopers that you command are the heart of your army, and each round, you’ll command your units to press your advantage. Whether your unit is a squad of Stormtroopers or a salvaged Rebel AT-RT, each unit can take two actions to march across the battlefield, launch a devastating attack, take careful aim, dodge away from enemy fire, take a moment to recover, or hold their action until the optimal moment. Movement in Star Wars: Legion is fast and organic as you maneuver your troops around the battlefield using jointed movement tools. Unlike many miniatures games, you don’t need to measure movement for every miniature in a unit! Once you’ve measured movement for your unit leader, you simply pick up the other soldiers in the unit and place them in cohesion with the unit leader.

Not only does this make movement fast and intuitive, it lets you strategically position your troops to take cover from blaster fire or control strategic terrain. Sending your Stormtroopers charging into just the right place to line up a devastating crossfire or catching your opponent’s forces between Luke Skywalker and a powerful AT-RT walker are some of the game-changing moves that can turn the tide and decide the fate of the galaxy in any game of Star Wars: Legion! Movement and positioning are important, but you’ll need to send your troops forward if you’re going to defeat the enemy army. Combat in Star Wars: Legion is driven by the weapons each soldier wields—whether you’re firing blasters, throwing grenades, igniting vehicle-mounted flamethrowers, or drawing a lightsaber. For every attack, you’ll choose the weapons you want your soldiers to use, adapting to the evolving battlefield by choosing between a blaster and a rocket launcher, for example. Each of the four Rebel Troopers chooses to use an A-280 Rifle, contributing a total of four black dice to the attack. The 74-Z Speeder Bikes unit will roll a defense die for each hit. Just as important as choosing which weapon you use is choosing when to attack. If your opponent is taking cover behind terrain or prepared to dodge your attack, then it may be better to reposition your unit and maneuver your forces to create a better opportunity for your onslaught. The choices you make will govern the fates of your soldiers—but if you lead them wisely, then victory is assured! For more information about movement and combat, visit the Star Wars: Legion minisite and keep an eye out for future in-depth previews.

Command Your Troops

To win the battle, your troops will need to move and attack, but first they need orders—and that can be challenging at times during the heat of battle. Luckily, you have your army’s commander to ensure you can activate your units at the critical times. While every unit you control on the battlefield will activate each round, the command system for Star Wars: Legion presents you with the opportunity to outmaneuver and outthink your opponent. Adapting to the changing tides of battle is one of the things that separates truly great commanders from lesser officers.  You can find more details about the command system and ordering your troops on the Star Wars: Legion minisite and in future articles!

Build Your Army

Like other miniatures games, Star Wars: Legion also gives you the chance to build a unique army. Before the game begins, you’ll select the exact heroes, villains, troopers, and vehicles that you want to use. Within the Core Set alone, you already have choices to make with thirty-three miniatures, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rebel Troopers, Stormtroopers, an AT-RT, and 74-Z Speeder Bikes.

While the Core Set gives you everything that you need for your first battles, you’ll find even more options as you expand from there. You may choose to build an army that uses swarm tactics with large numbers of troopers, or you may focus on the improved armor and firepower of vehicles, but whether you’re planning a small-scale skirmish or a pitched battle between dozens of units, the game allows you to build an army that fits the way you want to play. The choices and customization don’t stop there, either. Every unit in Star Wars: Legion has the option for you to tweak it to fit your preferences and playstyle with upgrade cards. You may upgrade Darth Vader with the ability to throw his lightsaber, load a rotary blaster onto your AT-RT, bring heavy weapons specialists into your trooper unit, or equip your 74-Z Speeder Bikes with long-range comlinks. No matter how you upgrade your units, every upgrade card is another step to making your army different.

And of course, perhaps the most entertaining step of army building for many players is to paint and customize your miniatures! All Star Wars: Legion minis come unpainted, so after you assemble your army, you’ll be able to paint them to create a truly unique army and bring the Star Wars galaxy to your tabletop. Although you don’t need to paint your army, many players find it more enjoyable to play with a painted army—and we’ll have plenty of articles and video tutorials to support your painting in coming months, including help for beginners. Even if you’ve never played a miniatures game or painted an army before, the Star Wars: Legion Core Set is the perfect entrypoint to the hobby.

Build. Command. Conquer.

Your troopers’ boots are on the ground, and battle is about to be joined. If you’re with us at Gen Con 50 in Indianapolis, head over to the Fantasy Flight Games booth to be among the first to experience the infantry battles of Star Wars: Legion! Take command of your forces and give the order to charge—the Star Wars: Legion Core Set (SWL01) is scheduled to be released in early 2018. Head to your local retailer to pre-order your copy today, or you can place your pre-order with FFG here!

So this just happened: @FFGames announces #StarWarsLegions, minis skirmish game. Now setting up the demo space. Text - Pictures @D6gcraig, @TeamCovenant, @TheBoardello, @TheJodoCast and @hunterundcron Twitter

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Fantasy Flight Games: Breaking Star Wars - Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame!

Weta Workshop: GenCon - District 9 Boardgame Coming Soon

Weta Workshop previewed the following banner at GenCon announcing an official District 9 boardgame. Would be cool to have some plastic prawn and walker miniatures, fingers crossed! 

Weta Workshop: GenCon - District 9 Boardgame Coming Soon

Cool Mini or Not: A Song of Ice and Fire Tabletop Miniature Game - Miniatures Previewed and Late Pledge

Cool Mini or Not previewed these new A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures for their upcoming tabletop miniature wargame featuring dozens of 32mm plastic fantasy miniatures. The boxed set was succesfully funded on Kickstarter and also includes rules, cardboard scenery and plenty of tokens. You can still late pledge for the Kickstarter here

Element Games: Dark Souls Figure Boardgame Back In Stock!

Element Games announced that they've received some more discounted copies of the fantasy Dark Souls boardgame! Grab your own copy of this immensely popular boardgame here

The Dark Souls board game is a brutally hard exploration miniatures game for 1-4 players. Prepare to die. The game features a "fast set-up, long reveal" mechanism that gets you into the game quickly and builds the location as you explore. The sense of danger is palpable as you discover new locations and the monsters that inhabit these dark places. The core combat mechanism and enemy behavior system forces deep strategic play and clever management of stamina to survive.  Dark Souls includes numerous boss and mini-boss encounters — including one against the Dragon Slayer Ornstein and Executioner Smough — and utilizes an innovative behavior mechanism so that no two encounters are ever the same, thus giving the game near infinite replayability.