Saturday, April 19, 2014

Warlord Games: Pike & Shotte Engineer Working Party Released

Warlord Games: Out today is the hard-working Engineer Working Party for Pike & Shotte, standing ready to build your siege lines and earthworks.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brigade Models: New British Spaceships Released

Brigade Models has recently released these new British spaceships.

Warlord Games: Medium Retainer Infantry and Archers Released

Warlord Games: New recruits for your growing Bronze Age Amorite forces – Medium Retainer Infantry and Medium Archers. These are the regular infantry or shock troops of the Amorite City-States, such as the Sabum Kibitum. They were the backbone of the armies of the Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian Kingdoms. They are armed with an axe or sickle-sword, throw-sticks, javelins and an Amorite Shield. The regular early Hyksos Retainers, who were also probably Amorites, would likely have dressed similarly.

Ares Magazine: Win a Vintage Magazine Signed by Best-Selling Sci-Fi Author

Ares Magazine: Mission Viejo, California (April 17, 2014) – One Small Step Games announced a contest to give away a free copy of SPI’s vintage Ares Magazine signed by bestselling science-fiction author Timothy Zahn, who wrote a short story featured in the 1983 issue.

The contest coincides with the premiere of the first issue of OSS Games’ Ares Magazine, which shares the same name as the vintage 1980s publication but proclaims a new vision—one updated and streamlined for today’s reader and tabletop gamer. The first issue of the science fiction magazine with a standalone tabletop board game in each issue comes out next month.

“Many of those who have shown support for our venture have fond memories of the SPI magazine,” says OSS Games owner and Editor-in-Chief Michael Anderson. “This contest is a way of both honoring the past as well as celebrating our vision for the future.”

The contest features issue #13 of the vintage science fiction and gaming magazine that was published in the early 1980s by SPI, a popular game publisher at the time. Zahn’s short story, “Damocles Mission,” appears in that issue. The six-week contest runs through May 31, culminating in a drawing for the autographed copy on June 1. People can increase their chance of winning through options like posting about the contest on social media and referring others to the contest. Subscribers to Ares Magazine, which launched after its successful Kickstarter in January, get an additional chance to win.

While Anderson appreciates the nostalgia for the vintage magazine, he is looking forward to getting his own magazine into the hands of subscribers. The first issue features nine original science fiction and fantasy stories, an interview with game designer and author Bruce Cordell, and an article on singularity written by best-selling science fiction author William H. Keith (who also writes under the pseudonyms Ian Douglas and H.J. Ryker). The issue also includes Bill Banks’ War of the Worlds, a two-player game of conquest and survival that pits the military forces of Queen Victoria against Martian forces under the command of the evil Martian overlord. The game also includes a rule book, die-cut playing pieces, and a large map. “All of that wrapped up and delivered to subscribers next month,” says Anderson.

Contest information, rules and the online entry form are on the website of Ares Magazine. To enter the contest, go to here. To subscribe to Ares, go to here.

Khurasan Miniatures: Cormorant Medium Lander Released

Khurasan Miniatures: Our store's back up and offering a new model, the Cormorant Medium Lander.

Osprey Publishing: Easter discount - 20% off all books!‏

Osprey Publishing: For this weekend only, we have knocked 20% off all books on our website, including all series and general titles. Epubs and PDFs are also included, and Gold and Silver membership discounts will be stacked on top of the 20%. The offer will last until the end of Easter Monday, so get cracking and make sure you take advantage! We wanted to make Easter extra special this year, so as well as our discount we have decided to have an egg hunt for our fans.

Being publishers, our egg hunt will substitute books for eggs! We will announce quotes from four different Osprey titles on Twitter and Facebook, every evening at 6:00 PM UK time from Good Friday to Easter Monday. If you can find the book that the quote is from – you're in with a chance of winning it! Use the Google Search function, or set up camp in any local bookshop that sells Osprey titles, ready to leaf through their collection. The first person to email with the correct title for each quote will win. Happy hunting!

Perry Miniatures: Signed copy of Masters in Miniature Released

Perry Miniatures: The book is a combination of 6 months photography on our part, years of painting on the part of the many painters and a frenzied couple of months on Atlantic’s part, mostly by Henry Hyde who excelled himself in putting this book to ’bed’. 160pp hard cover with nearly 400 colour photos! There is a forword by Rick Priestley and a (would you ‘Adam and Eve it’!) a brief biography by Henry at the end. All the figures in the book are from Perry Miniatures ranges and are covered in by chapter in chronological order.

• The First Crusade 1096-1099
• Agincourt to Orleans 1415-1429
• The Wars of the Roses 1455-1487 and European Armies 1450-1500
• Samurai Armies 1550-1615 and Choson Korean Army 1592-1598
• The English Civil Wars 1642-1651 and the Border Reivers of the 1580’s
• The American War of Independence 1775-1783
• Napoleonic Armies 1809-1814
• Napoleonic Armies 1815
• The First Carlist War 1833-1840
• The American Civil War 1861-1865
• The Mahdist Uprising in the Sudan 1881-1885
• World War II 1939-45

Kromlech: Armoured Orc SMG Squad and Bunch of Bits

Kromlech has released these new miniatures and bits.

Northstar Miniatures: IHMN Sleeping Dragon Supplement Pre-Order

Northstar Miniatures: Taking pre-orders now for the next 'In Her Majesty's Name' supplement. We also have it on a special pre-order...China, the greatest empire the world had ever known, is weak and divided after a series of humiliating defeats in the Opium Wars, and the divine Empress’ court harbours many who deeply resent the westerners who inflicted and now take advantage of these losses. 

Japan, on the other hand, has embraced the West with open arms. After centuries of isolation the Japanese now march forwards and accept technologies that, a few decades before, would have been regarded as witchcraft. 

Possessed of the East’s most modern army, Japan now looks avariciously towards its neighbours. The next decade will decide whether the ancient empires of the East survive or are washed away, and every one of the Great Powers wants their slice.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Ion Age: Malig Madness Releases at The Ion Age‏

The Ion Age: Space Goblins are trouble, vicious, verminous and expendable...get yours today! We believe this is the largest ever collection of 15mm Space Goblins with 39 poses and a vehicle now in our ranks. Read on about these new miniatures here.

This is a unique vehicle in 15mm scale which while based on a historical military and science fiction design from the real world is very much in the space opera and classic fun style of wargaming the Ion Age wants to achieve. Space Goblins are trouble, vicious, verminous and expendable...the Infernus a ball of fire and death makes them awesome on your gaming table. More information about this awesome vehicle here.

Space Goblins are trouble, vicious, verminous and expendable...get yours today! Putting the space opera classic fun into wargaming. We present a full Ordos (Platoon) of miniatures which includes a free unique miniature only found in this code! This is our first of many platoon packs. An Ordos of thirty two Space Goblins (Maligs) composed of four Tesserans of eight Maligs plus one 'Senga' a female Malig. Each platoon pack will contain a unique miniature. A full force for your wargaming table. More information about these vicious creatures here.