Empress Miniatures: Spring is a wonderful time of year when for many of us thoughts turn to sunnier days, flowers blooming, lambs frolicking in the fields and, perhaps most importantly, new releases from Paul Hick's brilliant Mutton Chop World War One range. We are very pleased to present some of the best figures yet with some particularly threatening looking BEF 1916 trench-raiders and rather sharp German Jaegers. These sets have all of the character, animation and detail you'd expect from Paul, this being one of his favorite periods.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Vexillia Limited: This is to let you know that on Thurs, June 01 the shop will be taken offline for stocktaking and site maintenance. During the time offline we will be also be reorganising the business.
If you need anything for an army or current project please order in the next week to avoid an unnecessary delay. When the shop returns you wont see wholesale changes to the look of the shop; there will be some changes but they will be subtle. The main changes will be in the "back office" and the systems that control the stock and run the web site. I hope to have everything done by July 01 at the latest. I think we can do everything much quicker than that but it depends on how many snags we find.
Empress Miniatures previewed these upcoming German U-Boat crew members sculpted by the talented Paul Hicks. These miniatures will serve on the already available Empress modular U-Boat.
MOM Miniatures previewed these new fantasy miniatures including a demon warrior, dwarf figher, human knight on barded horse and what looks to be another horse mounted character.
Casting Room Miniatures: We are having a 20% May discount sale on everything on our Casting Room Miniatures website including Congo from now until midnight on 31st May. Enter 20%MAY at checkout to receive 20% discount on all purchases.
Hollandspiele: Sean Chick's Horse & Musket is a simple tactical game system covering musket warfare from Vienna in 1683 to Appomattox in 1865. This first volume in the series, Dawn of an Era, covers warfare in the west from 1683-1719, which saw matchlock muskets and pikes give way to flintlocks and bayonets. Ranks became thinner and battles more linear as firepower and infantry discipline became the deciding factors.
Double-sided terrain tiles and thirteen armies not only allow you to recreate the twenty historical engagements contained within the scenario book, but also any number of battles both real and imagined. This is the era of Marlborough and Eugene, of Catinat and Luxembourg, of William III and Charles XII, of Peter the Great and Rob Roy Macgregor: loyalists and rebels, Georgians and Jacobites, the Grand Alliance and the defiant Bourbons.
Designer Sean Chick has taken a simple core system and embellished it with nuanced special rules for differences in infantry doctrine and armaments without depriving the game of its elegant, primal simplicity. And for folks who want added depth and complexity, there are a number of optional rules for facing, formation, nationalities, and more that will allow you to tweak the game to suit your own playstyle and preferences. The result is a big, splendid game for a big, splendid era.
Horse & Musket: Dawn of an Era
Game design: Sean Chick
Art: Ilya Kudriashov
Solitaire Suitability: High
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Hex Number: 12
Theme: 17th Century, 18th Century
Series: Horse & Musket
Osprey Games will be relasing a new medieval skirmish miniature wargame ruleset named Outremer: Faith and Blood set during the Crusades. Check more details on the author's blog here
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Diehard Miniatures: New units shambling your way this October! Diehard Miniatures will be bringing you undead fantasy and sci-fi in their next Kickstarter.
The Immortal Realms: The Shattered Shards range will be cast in resin.This is the 150mm diameter shard. GW mini for scale only. Twitter @immortal_realm
Wayland Games launched the discounted pre-order for the new Warhammer Age of Sigmar Sigmarite Mausoleum which contains twice the content of the old Garden of Morr scenery kits! Check your new miniature graveyard table here
Footsore Miniatures released these new brigand miniatures.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Eureka Miniatures previewed these upcoming The Crutchy Push miniatures. Intrigued? So were we and so we’ve updated this colourful gang to the 1930’s to fit in with our Australian pulp world “A Right Bloody Mess”.
We provided sculptor Alan Marsh with a real challenge – one legged men. Those with missing limbs distribute their weight very differently and Alan has managed to capture this beautifully, in our opinion. We hope you agree. The Victorian police that will accompany these 28mm figures will enable customers to re-fight the street battles between the Crutchies and The Terrible Ten using “Brutal”- a new set of rules coming soon from Mana Press. Check their history here
Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the new Privateer Press Hordes Grymkin Faction! Check them here and field Hordes of Grymkin!
A perfect entry point for new players and an amazing value for seasoned vets looking to start a new faction, this All-in-One Army Box contains everything you need to quickly field a complete and competitive army suitable for every battlefield engagement—from casual games at home to organized leagues and tournaments. The conveniently sized rulebook containing the full core rules, along with the included strategy cards, will equip you with all you need to lead your army to victory! 1 50-point Grymkin army including: 1 Heretic, 1 Skin & Moans Heavy Warbeast, 1 Gorehound Light Warbeast, 1 Cage Rager Heavy Warbeast, 1 Hollowmen & Lantern Man Unit (11), 1 Piggybacks Unit, 1 Dread Rots Unit (10), 1 Lord Longfellow Solo, 1 Wytchwood Solo
Games Workshop: New Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Skirmish Game, Sigmarite Mausoleum and Skirmish Warbands
Games Workshop announced the long-awaited pre-order for their new highly anticipated Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Skirmish Game along with cool plastic Sigmarite Mausoleum scenery and skirmish warbands.
Lying forgotten in the Desert of Bones, the ruins of the spectacular ancient city Shadespire are brimming with untold riches and power, ripe for the taking. Though it is now a mere skeleton after being put to the torch by Nagash, the city's treasures remain, a morbid hint at the splendour that existed before Shadespire’s soul was torn away…
Take command of a small warband of warriors and put your skill, wit and determination to the test with Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Skirmish: a book containing the information and rules needed to fight Skirmish battles – including a hard-fought campaign amidst the ruins of Shadespire! Assemble a small warband of single models and take to the gaming table, building renown and adding to your warband with every glorious victory.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Skirmish
A set of simple modifications for the core rules of Warhammer Age of Sigmar that introduce skirmish battles – small-scale, intense fights between anything from a trio of models to a marauding band of fifteen models and upwards; Details of battling in skirmish formation – models fight as individuals, rather than groups, meaning each model is treated as a single unit. This alters the way certain effects and abilities work in a subtle way, and emphasises fast, aggressive, tactical gameplay; The General: each player chooses a general from the Heroes in their warband, who can use a command ability, artefact of power, and three new wizard spells from the tables supplied in the Skirmish rules; Battleshock: again, tweaked from the core Warhammer Age of Sigmar rules to encourage fast, brutal gaming, Battleshock can turn the tide of war in a single dice roll – you better hope your general is stoic in the face of slaughter! All-new command abilities, artefacts of power and mysterious terrain rules; Clarification regarding summoning and generation of extra attacks and hit rolls in Skirmish games.
The Shadespire Campaign
Included in the book is a linear narrative campaign, pitting two - or with some judicious tweaking, more – players against each other in a series of brutal skirmishes as your warbands fight bitterly over the incredible treasures of Shadespire. This campaign comprises six Battleplans representing a story from the murky dawn of your warbands’ first day on the outskirts of Shadespire, through to the climactic battle that decides the outcome of the whole campaign. Between games, your warbands can earn and spend renown – the more renown earned, the more glory-seekers will join your general on his quest for treasure – and discover Rewards of Battle: charms, glyphs and relics that enhance the abilities of your warband in new and interesting ways.
Skirmish Matched Play
The true test of a general’s mettle is the meeting of equally-matched warbands, where tactics and strategy outweigh sheer numbers when deciding how the battle ends. This book contains a guide to putting together your own Matched Play Skirmish battles, with included points values allowing you to assemble matched warbands from models representing each of the four Grand Alliances. Any Battleplan from the General’s Handbook can be used in a Skirmish Matched Play game. Please note, you’ll need a copy of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar core rules (available as a free download) to use this book.
New Warhammer Age of Sigmar Sigmarite Mausoleum
A great addition to your Warhammer Age of Sigmar scenery collection, this is a set of grim, dark, foreboding and ineffably mysterious plastic tombs, walls, gates and statues that bring an air of the sinister to your gaming table. The set includes six mausoleums; classic examples of gothic tombs, two statues of Morr and a series of walls and gates that surrounds them. These walls are of course studded with many, many skulls of the unfortunate, along with their wrought ironwork and mossy stones… While they can be set up together, they also work well as individual terrain pieces that can be set up across the battlefield, perfect for Skirmish games. This plastic kit comprises 84 components or two Garden of Morr sets in one!
New Warhammer Age of Sigmar Skirmish Warbands
Stormcast Eternals Hammerstrike Brethren - Start a Skirmish warband with this multi-part plastic kit. Contains two Easy-to-Build Retributors, three Easy-to-Build Liberators, three Prosecutors and a Knight-Questor. Ironjawz Weirdnob Warband - Start a Skirmish warband with this multi-part plastic kit. Contains five Brutes, five 'Ardboyz and a Weirdnob Shaman. Flesh-Eater Courts Nightfeast Hunters - Start a Skirmish warband with this multi-part plastic kit. Contains three Crypt Flayers and twenty Crypt Ghouls. Khorne Bloodbound Frenzied Goretribe - Start a Skirmish warband with this multi-part plastic kit. Contains three Easy-to-Build Blood Warriors, five Wrathmongers and an Exalted Deathbringer with Impaling Spear.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar - Battle Mat: Soulblight Necropolis
A great way to get yourself an instant, full-colour surface for your games of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, the Soulblight Necropolis Battle Mat is a high-quality neoprene rubber mat with a printed design, featuring a grim portrayal of a broken, lifeless graveyard. It doesn’t need to be painted, it looks fantastic with scenery pieces on, and can be placed on any flat surface for an instant place to play. No need to spend time and money assembling and painting a board on which to play. It measures 4’x4’ and is durable enough to be ironed flat! It’s double-stitched at the edges for even more (even more!) durability, and can be rolled or folded away for easy storage. Make your gaming table look spectacular in seconds!
Pre-order these new Warhammer Age of Sigmar rules, miniatures and scenery at one of your favorite online retaillers and save 15-20% Check Element Games here or Wayland Games here and save money to buy even more miniatures like a real wargamer!
Footsore Miniatures released these new Dark Age war dogs and handlers.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the new Warlord Games Doctor Who - Exterminate! - In to the Time Vortex Miniature Game. Check the discounted miniature game here
Two of the Doctor's most ancient and relentless foes – the hateful Daleks and emotionless Cybermen – clash as they seek to to fulfil their own nefarious ends in this fast-paced tabletop miniatures game. Amongst this titanic conflict, the Doctor protects the Time Vortex the only way he knows how – with ever-changing companions, the TARDIS, and a sonic device... Take control of either the Daleks or the Cybermen. Pit your wits against your adversaries as you attempt to gather resources vital to your plans before they fall into the hands of your opponents. Build your force from a variety of options and recruit other factions to your cause – whatever it takes to ensure you have the advantage over your foes!
Battlefront Miniatures announced that they will be producing their new Flames of War infantry and gun crew miniatures in a new flexible plastic material. Read more about this important change below and in the official announcement at Battlefront.
The new Desert Rats infantry and gun crew figures are pioneers – they are the first figure range to introduce a new casting technique and material we have been developing. Over the years we have produced infantry figures in various materials, each of which has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. In order to see how the new flexible plastic compares, let’s start by looking at the older materials. Check the written official announcement here
Pen and Sword Books launched the discounted pre-order for the new A Wargamer's Guide to the Early Roman Empire book by Daniel Mersey Grab your own discounted copy here
The Roman army of the early empire is one of the most instantly recognizable armies and enjoys a reputation for excellence. This and their many famous campaigns against a wide range of colourful foes makes this one of the most popular periods for wargamers. Covering the period from 27BC to AD284, Daniel Mersey gives a wargamer’s perspective of the many conflicts and offers advice on how to recreate these on the gaming table. Advice is given on 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 capture the flavour of the period. The relevant ranges of figures and terrain pieces and buildings 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.
By Daniel Mersey
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: A Wargamers Guide
Published: 31st July 2017
By Daniel Mersey
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: A Wargamers Guide
Published: 31st July 2017
Alternative Armies: Pre-order and promotions are now on for Furioso a brand new set of Renaissance wargame rules written by Steve Danes and being published by Alternative Armies. Save 20% on the print book and get 10% off every code in our 15mm Renaissance range. Click through to read about the rules in an article by the author and Furioso works with 6mm, 15mm and 28mm scales. Promotion ends and orders ship 5th June. We hope you like this new set of rules and thank you for your support. GBS
Shieldwolf Miniatures: For some of you this may not mean much but for us it does since Shieldwolf had never done any science fiction miniatures. Our research indicates that a lot of our supporters -even those who didn't back the Shieldmaiden project- would however be interested in us offering these in our next project. The change was very drastic and we will see where it brings us.
This project with your support allowed us to create not only the most affordable but also the only complete Female Barbarian fantasy army. With the augmented knowledge we received from this project, Shieldwolf Miniatures looks even higher and we mean to raise the bar like never before! A Female Paladin fantasy army, a Female Paladin space army and a Shieldmaiden Space army done in hard plastic and offering huge affordability has never been done before (to our knowledge at least) and we are more than happy to pick up the glove and attempt to make this into a reality. With your help it can be done!
As you know as an additional token of appreciation, we gave the backers of this project here the decision of what comes first. So, Wolf Wardens come first, just like you asked for. We are even considering to tilt our Warmaidens (who we are looking very forward to since it will allow us not only to create a very unique faction but also prove the super dynamic posing we can offer with our know-how) in favor of the Paladin faction as we mean to supply not only our supporters with a wider range but also commence supporting the Talliareum faction. We would like to know what you think of this.
Finally, the date of the KS-3 (we are calling it like that to abbreviate) was May 30th, but recent developments have resulted in that KS-3 launch date will be postponed, probably for the end of the Summer. We are all very eager to launch it and create more unique goodies, but we cannot allow backers from this project not to be dealt with first! Considering you might have been in their place -even if you happen to be among those who already have your rewards in front of you- we think you will agree with us.
Games Workshop and Forge World previewed these new The Lord of The Rings - The Hobbit Troll Brute and Gwaihir, Windlord. Check more details here about these upcoming miniatures.
First up is the hulking form of the Troll Brute. A towering slab of tortured muscle, this horrific war beast is unleashed by Azog’s Legion in the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies™, where it stomps and smashes its way through the Iron Hills army until Bofur the Dwarf takes matters into his own hands!
Our next exciting First Access release for Warhammer Fest is the brand new Gwaihir™ the Windlord, the latest addition to the burgeoning Middle-earth™ Character Series. This gorgeous model captures the king of the Great Eagles in the act of ploughing a Hunter Orc on Fell Warg into the ground. Gwahir’s mighty beak is open in a piercing shriek and his talons are closing in on the pinned Warg’s throat, even as the stricken Orc rider fearfully brandishes his sword. It’s a stunning visual that evokes the sudden fury of the Eagles as they rescue Thorin Oakenshield™ and his company from the burning cliff edge at the conclusion of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™.