Saturday, October 20, 2018

Black Pyramid Gaming: New Steampunk Rebecca ‘Becky’ Sharp and Fencibles Miniatures


Black Pyramid Gaming released this ‘Becky’ Sharp and Fencibles miniatures.





Element Games: Discounted Games Workshop - Warhammer 40000: Speed Freeks Pre-Order


Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the new Games Workshop - Warhammer 40000: Speed Freeks boxed tabletop game. Grab your own discounted copy now here

Engines rev, power cells whine, saw blades spin and loading mechanisms snap chunky shells into deadly experimental weapons. Meks make last-minute adjustments with hammers and wrenches. Da Speedwaaagh! is on! Speed Freeks is a game for 2 or more players. Each player commands a Speedmob of Ork wagons and warbikes in high-speed adrenaline-fuelled combat. You’ll need to kustomise your vehicles and pull off daring manoeuvres to win, but that isn’t easy when your team consists of velocity-addicted greenskin maniacs. Players take turns picking models to move, shoot and attack up close, aiming to destroy their rival racers and become the greatest Speedmob in the galaxy! Speed Freeks includes 8 multi-part plastic vehicle miniatures, along with a set of barricades used in-game - check the full content here

Make sure to use our exclusive Wargame News and Terrain TIM940 code for double loyality points upon the already discounted Warhammer 40000: Speed Freeks boxed tabletop game! Da Speedwaaagh! is on!

Element Games: Discounted Games Workshop - Warhammer 40000: Speed Freeks Pre-Order

Friday, October 19, 2018

Pwork: New Dust Town - Fantasy Gaming Mat!


Pwork: Dust Town! Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!


Warlord Games: New Bolt Action British Expeditionary Force 1939 Blitzkrieg Starter


Warlord Games: Keeping true to their word, the British jumped into the conflict against the invasive Germans and are ready to give them a bloody good fight. Check it in the store here



Hexy Models: Hard City Board Game Kickstarter - Coming Soon: The Story of Aaron "Lucky" Kaufmann


Hexy Models: Attention, Officers! The Hard City Police Department wishes to inform you that we are only seven Hard Sets away from unlocking the second stretch goal and including movie star Aaron "Lucky" Kaufmann as a playable character in the game. Read the full update if you want to know his story!


The Ion Age: Commander Murdos Taranis Tank and Rewards Programme Update


The Ion Age: Every customer of The Ion Age has an account with us and the only purpose of this account to be able to give you Reward Points when you make purchases. We have updated the reward options in line with Sloyalty who run the programme. Click through to read about the five reward levels and redeeming your points for discounts and special free 15mm codes too. Includes in these is the mighty Commander Murdo's Taranis Tank a variant MBT which you can purchase as normal or get for 2000 points. As well as this a two page article to download all about the tank. Thanks! GBS


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crooked Dice: Awesome 7TV Apocalypse Kickstarter Launched


Crooked Dice: The apocalypse will be televised ... Our second kickstarter is now live - We hope to fund a brand new 7TV boxed set - 7TV:Apocalypse - to expand our cinematic skirmish rules into the post-apocalyptic (PA) genre. This is supported with over a hundred 28mm miniatures.

Crooked Dice already publish 7TV - wargaming in the world of cult tv. These fun and flexible skirmish rules allow you to recreate any type of cinematic action on the tabletop. For the past eighteen months, we have been working on expanding 7TV into other settings - and the first is the wide-ranging post-apocalyptic genre! As the scope of 7TV:Apocalyspe is so broad, miniatures are not included in the boxed set. However, we are supporting the campaign with over one hundred 28mm post-apocalyptic miniatures. There are ten different sets (casts) to choose from and more unlocked as the campaign progresses. Check the full Kickstarter here


Deep-Cut Studio: New Official Butchers Guild Ball Pitch


Deep-Cut Studio: New game mat – Butchers pitch for Guild Ball has just seen the light of day. Mean and painful are those guys and some say that a whole lot of unlucky souls became a decoration for their bloody turf. After all everyone around are just weak, tender, soft meat…  Check this new release at www.deepcutstudio.com – home of game mats.


Hexy Models: Hard City Board Game Kickstarter - First Stretch Goal Unlocked and More


Hexy Models: First stretch goal unlocked, new stretch goals and add-ons announced. And even more good news! Attention, Officers! The Hard City Police Department comes back to you with a 48h report. First of all, we would like to thank again all our great backers and congratulate you on unlocking the first stretch goal. 

Thanks to your support we will be able to include three extra Equipment cards in the game! Also, as many of you were encouraging us to show some more upcoming SGs, have a look below at what the HCPD has prepared for the next days of the campaign. The vote for a new SG character is now over and you have chosen movie star Aaron "Lucky" Kaufmann to be the next playable character included in the game for free if we hit the $35 000 stretch goal. Hyper Augmented Rescue Detective aka H.A.R.D.Man becomes now an add-on, available for purchase for $6. Check the full update for more news and information here


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Saddle-Goose Designs: New Cthulhu Themed Dice Bags


Saddle-Goose Designs: Featuring exclusive artwork from Martin Whitmore, three new Dice Bags from Saddle Goose Designs. Remember these are made from scratch so you can change the bag colour and add personalisation. Check them all here


Hexy Models: Hard City Board Game Kickstarter - Blast Police Dog and Character Choice!


Hexy Models: Hard City loved and funded, vote for a new SG character begins! Attention, Officers! The Hard City Police Department wishes to inform you that our game has been funded on day one and the first step to victory over Doctor Zero was made. Thank you very much for your support, you are awesome and we love you!

We did not manage to hit the First 24h Challenge, so Blast the Police Dog miniature becomes now an add-on, available for just $3 (a component upgrade only, Blast card and token are already in the box!). Get one and contribute to unlocking cool Stretch Goals! To get more stuff and defeat the evil mastermind once and for all, we still need more Officers on the task force!

Finally, we would like to invite you to take part in the first of the whole series of votes that are going to take place during the campaign. In each voting two new characters will be presented and you will be choosing your favorite. The winner will be included in the game box for free as a Stretch Goal and the other character will become an add-on. available for purchase as soon as the Stretch Goal gets unlocked. Sounds good? Okay, so who's your favorite in the first pair? Check the full update here


Alternative Armies: James Morris Erin Celtic Myth Collection


Alternative Armies: The legendary time of the Invasion Cycle in Ireland or as she was called Erin. Choose from the evil Fomori devils of the northern seas, the magical Sidhe faerie warriors of the deep ground, the Fir Bolg warriors of great strength, the Nemedians stag headed men of the forests or lastly the Milesians the human celtic who would come to populate all of Erin.  It is my pleasure to present to you the Erin collection of James Morris!  Enjoy the pictures and until the end of this week the range is 10% off all codes.  Thanks!  GBS


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Games Workshop: Next Week: Speed Freeks! Gorka Morka Style Tabletop Game


Games Workshop: A new chapter in Ork history is beginning – and Speed Freeks is its vanguard. Over the past few weeks, you guys have patiently waited as we’ve revealed the new Codex: Orks, new Ork buggies and Speed Freeks. Well, the wait is almost over – next week, Speed Freeks will be available for you to pre-order!

We’ve covered Speed Freeks before, but to recap, this high-orktane racing game pits you against a friend in brutal death races on the surface of Vigilus – or any other world where Orks, Meks and their madcap inventions can be found. In the box, you’ll find the rules, tokens and templates you need to play, plus six Warbikes and two of the new Ork buggies, exclusive to this set.

Speed Freeks is fully compatible with all the other new the Ork buggies, too, meaning you’ll be able to expand your game to feature Megatrakk Scrapjets, Deffkilla Wartrikes et al with ease. For the models inside alone, the set is a cracking deal – basically, it’s a great way to start collecting your Speedwaaagh!, with the added bonus of being a brilliant standalone game.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Pwork: New Industrial Ruins: SciFi Gaming Mat


Pwork: Industrial Ruins: SciFi Gaming Mat! Check it here


Hexy Models: Hard City Board Game Kickstarter Relaunched


Hexy Models relaunched their eagerly-awaited Hard City Miniature Board Game Kickstarter today and already made a great start with more than half of the initial funding goal reached!

The Hard City Police Department needs you! Here's why you should join the force - or become an evil genius - right now! By pledging... You're helping us bring an awesome game to life, and make Hard City better for everyone! You're getting a nostalgic ride with a robust, modern game engine under its neon-drenched hood! You're receiving everything in one package - others will have to hunt down Kickstarter bonuses separately! You're joining the ranks of people passionate about what made the 80's unforgettable, and a part of our culture forever!

Become a police officer and enter the rainy, neon-lit streets of Hard City. Stop the evil mastermind Doctor Zero, shoot mutants, rescue civilians, and blast some cool synth music really loud, while driving your Chevrolet. You will be given a whole arsenal of weapons and various items that will help you withstand until reinforcements arrive. Or become Doctor Zero himself, send your minions to the streets of the city, fight the officers, and finally take control of the whole metropolis! Who will survive on the streets of mayhem?


Protect the innocent civilians of Hard City while the nefarious Doctor Zero and his Mutant henchmen cause havoc across the city. Play as the outnumbered but brave Hard City Police Department to halt the Mutant menace and defeat Doctor Zero in Hexy Models latest board game now funding on Kickstarter here!


Playing Hard City - The Miniature Board Game

Hard City is an asymmetrical miniature board game of tactical conflict on the mean streets of a mutant-infested town.  As Police Officers players spend Action Points (yes, AP markers are shaped as donuts!) to move, shoot, tackle hideous mutants in close combat, and to evacuate hapless civilians. 

Each turn only one Officer is activated. Then the devious Doctor Zero gets to act, playing cards to command his mutated horde. Cards from his Chaos deck can always be used in one of two ways: either to apply their text or to use their Basic Actions printed on the bottom of the card.  This allows the not so good Doctor to spawn and move his mutated minions, attack civilians, and Officers, and to perform special actions like Garbage Throw, Sinister Laughter or Evil Masterplan. Too far out to appear on the board himself, Doctor Zero has a card or a mutant for any job! 

The streets of Hard City are dangerous, but the HCPD Officers are a bunch of tough guys and gals. In fact, they are way too tough to die! If an Officer's Hit Points are reduced to 0, he or she is just knocked down until the next round, but also gets an It's Not Over Yet! card, which means things will be more difficult for this character in the future. Each knockdown also brings Doctor Zero one step closer to victory, but our heroes have some tricks of their own up their sleeves! Each time a total of 10 Mutants are eliminated, the Officers not only score on the Victory Track but also level up and gain an awesome Skill Card.


Oh, did we mention that the game is divided into episodes, which all have a different setup, special rules and winning conditions? They collectively tell the full story of radical action and adventure in Hard City! Filled with Easter eggs and cinematic references, Hard City will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last episode! And even if our heroes beat Doctor Zero, he may still return for a sequel!

Speaking of cinematic awesomeness, you will find it not only in the art and style of the game but also deep within the mechanisms of Hard City! To make your experience even more cinematic, we created a unique cutscene mechanism that the Officers may use while fighting mutants!  

Each Hard City episode comes with a selection of cutscenes, visualized on a separate track and representing crucial moments in the plot. The events in each cutscene are triggered once per game after the Officers have met the scene's requirements. You may choose any scene that is further on the track than the current one, but remember to choose wisely. Once you go ahead, you can't go back!



The Hard City Heroes and Villains Miniatures!

The Hard City Board Game contains plenty of cool miniatures, skill cards, equipment tokens, chaos cards, folded game board, 4 exciting episodes and more than 60 other illustrated tokens representing donuts, civilians and scenery! The Hard City Board Game contains 24 plastic 32mm scaled miniatures featuring 4 unique heroes of the Hard City Police Department starring Captain Nails Miranda Casey, Sergeant Donathan Johnson, Furious Nurse Jenny Takabura and last but not least the tough-looking Marcellus Hammer facing no less than 20 of Doctor Zero's Evil Mutant Henchmen in four different sculptures! 

When I first saw the preview pictures of the Hard City Board Game, I was truly impressed by the quality of the artwork and the digital sculpting of the miniatures. Which is simply superb with these cool miniatures oozing with character and sculpted in great-looking dynamic poses worthy of any 80's B class action movie cast - beat the living heck out of those Mutants with Marcellus Hammer!


Check the Hard City Board Game Kickstarter here for more information and make sure to pledge today if you want the free 'Blast' Hard City Police Department Dog Companion! Let's together unlock some cool stretch goals and make Hard City The Board Game a great miniature tabletop industry success!


Alternative Armies: New Personalities Pack and Singles!


Alternative Armies: Alternative Armies makes its only October 2018 15mm release in the HOF science fiction range with a new pack for Security Force Alpha!  Personalities great for many settings and adding to the huge SFA choice in the range already.  

These officers and dogs are the fourth release in conjunction with prolific wargamer Fred Richards who has a vision of space colony warfare in the near future which we are in on!  Click through to see and learn more about these new white metal poses and the rest of the SFA.  You can get a pack or chose from the pack as singles. Additionally this week the entire HOF Range including this new release are our weekly 15mm deal with 10% off all codes in the range. Thanks.  GBS


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hexy Models: Star Scrappers - Cave-in Card Game Reviewed!


Today we have the pleasure of reviewing Star Scrappers - Cave-in, the first card game to be released by Hexy Models. Become a galactic entrepreneur, a ruthless mining boss carving his domain in a fast-playing card game of merciless mining! Explore this new card game and our own game experience during our review.


Game Overview

Star Scrappers Universe is space western setting where countless alien species explore the galaxy in search of wealth and glory. Last interstellar war between Terrons and Hy'drans broke out fifty years ago and since then peace treaties are in power. Trade routes are set, civilizations flourish, and new sources of unlimited power are discovered. New space nations arrive to influence history - cybernetic Bioss and mechanical Metanels. Old inhabitants of ancient planets - Weedlocks and Minneglers are pursuing their mysterious goals once again. Can fragile peace be maintained in the galaxy of endless adventure? 

In this cool futuristic setting, you take control of a mining company in a race to excavate the precious Xendryd crystals from the dangerous space mines of the known galaxy. Recruit experienced mercenaries and collect powerful artifacts in a search for the highly-praised Xendryd crystals. While competing with ruthless rivaling mining crews attempting to bribe your crew and snatch your bonus in this tactical “discard building” card game!


Game Components

The Star Scrappers - Cave-in card game by the Filip Miłuński and the Polish game design studio, Hexy Models contains an astounding amount of high-quality and nicely illustrated cartonboard components, much more than I had initially expected! In the box you can find all the necessary cards, accessories and tokens to play games for 2-4 players. In the following short summary we will take a quick look at all the different game components excluding the well-written 11 page rulebook.


First of all we have the 78 Mercenary Cards, 13 colored and beautifully illustrated cards for each mercenary faction of Star Scrappers. Each of these cards has a number of one to four representing their level along with their special skill which can be used during the game. The higher the mercenary level, the better its special skill and general usefulness during the game. Next to the Mercenary Cards we have the valuable artifacts that give the players extra benefits during the game or award more Victory Points at the end of the game. There are 12 Artifacts Cards available, each containing two artifacts allowing you to choose from 24 artifacts during the entire duration of the game.

The most important tokens of the game are the precious Crystal Tokens, the main source of Victory Points during the game. The game contains 60 Crystal Tokens divided in four levels of mining difficulty (1-3-6-10) and each token contains up to four symbols and values. As mentionned before the mining difficulty levels, faction symbols, Victory Points and Cave-in symbols. Following the Crystal Tokens, we have the Command Cards of which six are included in the game. One for each of the available Star Scrapper factions: Minegglers, Terrons, Hy'Drans, Metanels, Biosses and Weedlocks. These cards represent your given faction and a useful summary of the game turn sequence on the back.

Six Faction Totems are also included in the game again representing each available faction as a cartonboard token mounted on a clear plastic base. The control of these Faction Tokens are worth extra Victory Points at the end of the game and also give you an important discount on mining crystals during the gameplay. Last but not least is the Game Board which is the foundation of the Star Scrappers game. The Game Board is placed on the table and all other game components are laid around this foundation with the Mercenary Cards being placed above the board, the Crystal Tokens beneath the board and the Artifact Cards on top of the Game Board. The Game Board is also the place where you track the number of Cave-ins, when the Cave-ins reach a certain level the game is ended, Victory Points are calculated and the winner is declared.



How to Play

We played the Star Scrappers Cave-in card game with two players although the game can be played with up to four different players. Note that the described sequence as written down below, doesn't include all rules and features but gives a good impression of the gameplay.

Easy and Quick Setup

The setup of Star Scrappers - Cave-in is very quick and straight-forward yet this doesn't translate in a short summary but in the following rather long description of all the necessary steps. The most important step is to sort out all the necessary cards and tokens in an orderly manner to further speed up the game setup. Note that you need both sufficient space above, next and under the Game Board on your tabletop so keep that in account when placing the Game Board. First of all you separate the Crystal Tokens in four stacks according to their mining cost and then shuffle each stack separately. Then you place some of the crystals under the Game Board, creating a reversed pyramid with the low level crystals at the bottom and the highest level crystals at the tip.

After placing the Crystal forming the actual mine, you can now lay-out the recruiting base for your mercenaries named the Mercenary Docks. You first randomly choose 4 out of the six command cards which will become available during the game. The other factions are placed next to the Game Board. You then separate the Mercenary Cards according to their level and form 4 stacks above the Game Board, the stacks will be used to replenish the Mercenary Docks during the game. After this step you form another pyramid but now above the Game Board using the Mercenary Cards. The foundation is formed out of four level 1 Mercenary Cards and is topped with a single level 4 Mercenary Card.

To finish off the initial setup you place the Cave-in marker on the Game Board and place three four card stacks of open-faced Artifact Cards on the Game Board. The only thing left to do is to give each player two level 1 Mercenary cards and one level 2 Mercenary Card forming their starting hand along with a randomly given Command Card and according Faction Totem. Then the player who has most recently watched a Steven Seagal movie, may start. If nobody dares to admit to such atrocity you randomly choose the starting player. Must admit that, this rule generated some laughter among us!

Dangerous Race for Crystals, Mercenaries and Artifacts

During an intense game of Star Scrappers you have up to three different phases during each player's turn: the Starting Phase, the Action Phase and the Clean-up Phase which will be shortly described below to give you an impression of the possible actions and turn sequence.

The Starting Phase is the first phase of the players turn and is used to activate powerful Artifacts and special skills from your Leader if possible. During the first turn of the game, each player will skip this phase as none of the players starts with playable Artifacts or Leaders as these can only be acquired during the Action Phase.

The Action Phase is the most exciting phase of the game in which you may perform two out of four actions or can forfeit your actions and raid the enemy base and possibly steal your opponents Faction Totem! The possible actions are recruiting more mercenaries from the Mercenary Docks, mining Crystals from the Mine, collecting precious artifacts or using Mercenary skills and last but certainly not least you can forfeit all of the above and simply raid the enemy base!

The Clean-up Phase is as the name gives away used to clean-up the tabletop board and replenish the Mine and Mercenary Docks with fresh Crystals and Mercenaries from their stacks. You then also place all the played cards from your turn in their played order in the Base, the top card of the Base acts as your Leader during the Starting Phase. If there are more than seven cards in your Base, you remove the last cards being the ones that have been in the Base the longest.

Declaring the Winner

The game ends when the mine finally collapses, exhausted from the continuous delving for the rare crystals and intense power struggle of the rivaling mercenary factions. The collapse of the mine is tracked with the Cave-in marker on the Game Board and depends of the number of players involved. In our game the mine collapsed in turn seven so after seven Cave-ins. Cave-ins are caused by mining certain crystals weakening the mine or when stacks of artifacts are depleted by mercenaries. Note that when the mine collapses each player may still play their turn so each players has played the same number of turns. After the collapse, Victory Points are calculated, based on crystals, artifacts, faction totems and so on. The player with the highest amount of Victory Points wins the game and fame!




Game Experience

When I first opened the box and saw all the wonderful and colorful game components, I was overwhelmed with the sheer amount of them and though this is going to be difficult. But after careful reading through the rules and playing our first games, we quickly changed our mind as the game is in fact very simple to learn and also surprisingly fast to play. Star Scrappers - Cave-in is a tactical card game in which thinking ahead of your turn is very important as you must carefully plan your own strategy to anticipate and overcome your opponents actions. Although this sounds quite straigh forward, it might be more difficult than you think as the turn sequence is very fast and the number of strategic options is surprisingly large when taking into account the full amount of possibilities.

The core of the game is to collect the highest amount of precious crystals, this is best achieved by gathering mercenaries of the same color as the crystals you want to mine. The best approach is to recruit your motley crew of mercenaries based on which crystals you want to mine but taking into account the actions and mercenaries of your opponents. A useful feature is to raid the enemy base and steal his mercenaries, causing some serious mayhem in the strategic planning of your opponent. This last option in most cases includes some swearing by your opponent, resulting in laughter and great fun as players try to restore their carefully planned strategy and tactical options. Another cool feature are the Cave-in's that occur in the game when you mine certain crystals or empty artifact stacks. These Cave-in's are very important as they cause the ending of the game and counting of the victory points. You can influence these events, delaying or prolonging the end of the game when this suits you the best.

In my opinion, Star Scrappers - Cave-in's attractive high quality components also really enhance the game experience, immersing you in the cool space western setting with a lovely design and colorful artwork. Nothing beats some sturdy quality cartonboard tokens and lovely illustrated cards. Our game experience was very good, as we love quick and simple games with some serious strategic thinking involved and Star Scrappers - Cave-in ticks all of these boxes!


Conclusion

To conclude our review of the Star Scrappers - Cave-in card game, we can certainly say that we highly recommend the game to all players looking for some fast-paced, strategic gaming in a cool and interesting science fiction setting. The gameplay is easy to learn yet hard to master due to the immense amount of strategic possibilities and the quality of the game components is superb. The Star Scrappers - Cave-in card game can now be bought directly from the Hexy Store here for only €30 as an Essen Spiel Convention pre-order or for €34.78 as a regular purchase. Another cool thing is that you can also buy the Star Scrappers characters as miniatures from Hexy Models, that's just awesome!

Disclaimer - We received this game from Hexy Models for reviewing purposes. Please note that this doesn't influence our review as we always strive to supply you with our own independent and honest opinion about the wargame products reviewed.

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Hexy Models: Hard City - Miniature Board Game Kickstarter Pre-Launch Preview - Police Heroes vs Supermutants!


Hexy Models will be launching their revised Hard City Board Game Kickstarter on the 15th of October. Join the Hard City Police Department in their epic struggle agains the nefarious Doctor Zero!

The Hard City Police Department needs you! Here's why you should join the force - or become an evil genius - right now! By pledging... You're helping us bring an awesome game to life, and make Hard City better for everyone! You're getting a nostalgic ride with a robust, modern game engine under its neon-drenched hood! You're receiving everything in one package - others will have to hunt down Kickstarter bonuses separately! You're joining the ranks of people passionate about what made the 80's unforgettable, and a part of our culture forever!


Become a police officer and enter the rainy, neon-lit streets of Hard City. Stop the evil mastermind Doctor Zero, shoot mutants, rescue civilians, and blast some cool synth music really loud, while driving your Chevrolet. You will be given a whole arsenal of weapons and various items that will help you withstand until reinforcements arrive. Or become Doctor Zero himself, send your minions to the streets of the city, fight the officers, and finally take control of the whole metropolis! Who will survive on the streets of mayhem?

Hard City is an asymmetrical semi-cooperative game in which a team of officers plays together against one villain. They use the action point allowance system to perform actions, such as movement, attack, escorting civilians, using equipment, etc. After killing a total of 10 mutants, the whole team levels up and each officer gains an extra skill card. Doctor Zero plays differently and uses Chaos cards, allowing him to spawn new mutants, make moves, attacks and use special actions like Sinister Laughter or Unnatural Strength. The game is scenario-based and forms a complete story, with each scenario having unique winning conditions and different versions of setup.



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wartorn Studios: Dungeon Architect - Build a Dungeon in a Day Kickstarter


Wartorn Studios: A set of 3D printable tools designed to speed up building wargames terrain, using unique tools designed for XPS foam and polymer clays. Check the Kickstarter here

Welcome one and all to Dungeon architect - Dungeon in a day. The aim of this project was to quite literally build a playable 28mm scale dungeon in a day, detailed, textured and painted. Took a while but I can honestly say we got there. Now it’s time to let you all in on the secret too. In this Kickstarter you will find a unique set of tools, all ready to 3D print on a standard fdm printer, not requiring any special modifications, not needing and special plastics, just plain old pla filament. 


I’m sure we’ve all spent many an hour drawing brick patterns into dungeon walls, or days and days printing out enough tiles to make a room or two? I know I have and it’s verging on soul destroying. Fancy a set of tools that can be printed out in a few hours and from there enable you to build a playable dungeon in an evening or two? I did too so I sat down at the computer and made them. Using designs simple enough to leave a good detailed impression on XPS foam and holding a second level of detail fine enough to be used on polymer clays and air dry clays.

The key to the system lies in the wall roller system, not a rolling pin designed for clays, a one handed roller designed specifically for XPS, letting you texture a linear meter of wall in under a minute. Imagine doing that with a biro. Fancy a wharf, or wooden walkways? Roll them in seconds on air dry clay, and just trim them to length.


As a 3D printed part these rollers have been modelled to fit to a wallpaper roller as these are strong, super cheap (I pay £2 gbp) and easy to find. I’m aware roller dimensions may vary country to country but I’m on that, As the internal dimension is exact you can just scale them in your slicer to fit. I’ll even do a video on how for anybody that needs it. To compliment the rollers there is a selection of floor tiles designed to imprint onto a foam floor, and again with the second level of high detail for clays. These can be used as a basis for further sculpting, matching a models base to the dungeon you’ve just built, floors for buildings, plazas on a games table. Since printing the first prototypes out I’ve lost count of the things I’ve used them for. 

Finally there is stick on door frames and removable doors to make sure your dungeon is no cakewalk. Add to that a little scatter terrain and you’ve got all the detail of a printed dungeon without the weeks of printing, and all the fun of a foam build with out all the soul destroying tedium of scratching in brickwork and floor tiles.


Warren Paul Barnard: 28mm Wargame Water Mill Kickstarter


Warren Paul Barnard: Welcome to my new Kickstarter to supply the first of my 28/30mm wargame buildings. In this campaign I am offering a 28/30mm Water Mill with Main House, the Mill has 4 levels, each with a single room and staircase between levels. An additional 2 story building with external stairs is attached via a covered walkway.

The Kits includes deep and wide etched stonework and floorboards ready to easily paint, 4 pieces to simply glue into recessed window openings to make up each leaded window, hinged doors, and roof tiles allowing you to build a working model, display or centre piece. The kit is made from lasercut MDF, greyboard, Resin card and acetate. 



Wayland Games: New Warhammer 40K Kill Team: Commanders Expansions Discounted


Wayland Games: Kill Team: Commanders brings the deadliest warriors of the 41st Millennium into the fray! Grab your own Discounted Games Workshop Kill Team: Commanders now here

With a total of 41 different psykers, champions and lieutenants, every single Kill Team faction has a commander or two to choose. Each has a wide wealth of specialisms, customisable traits and, in some cases, psychic disciplines to choose from. With so many options each commander can be designed to match your play style, from solo assassins to heroic leaders and even bloodthirsty front line troops.

The Kill Team: Commanders expansion box features new missions, an expanded Psychic phase and the most in-depth character customisation ever from Games Workshop. Containing the rules and all required tokens and cards, this set allows you to easily include Commanders to your games of Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team. Pre-order yours, with 15% off RRP, today. We also have the Kill Team: Commander sets up for pre-order, with 20% off RRP. Each set includes a powerful hero, exclusive Tactics cards and a unique specialism. You can add these commanders to open new gaming opportunities with existing Kill Teams - they also the perfect starting point for a new team!



Element Games: Discounted Mantic Games Kings of War - Vanguard Skirmish Game and Miniatures


Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the long-awaited Mantic Games Kings of War - Vanguard Skirmish Game. Vanguard is the new skirmish game coming from Mantic. Stunning new model sets at an amazing price point. 

Element Games: Discounted Mantic Games Kings of War - Vanguard Skirmish Game and Miniatures

Element Games: Discounted Mantic Games Kings of War - Vanguard Skirmish Game and Miniatures

Grab your own Kings of War - Vanguard miniatures and game rules now here at Element Games at a discount. Make sure to use our TIM940 code for double loyality points at the check out. What's not to like discounts and double points!

Warlord Games: New World War Two Bolt Action - French Defence Force 1939 - 1940


Warlord Games: French Defence Force 1939 - 1940 - The German war machine thunders across the French countryside, sweeping aside everything in their path. The stalwart French army stands ready to give their all in defence of their homeland. 


Friday, October 12, 2018

Element Games: Discounted Games Workshop Warhammer Underworlds - Nightvault Expansions Pre-Orders


Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the new Games Workshop Warhammer Underworlds Nightvault Expansions. Grab own expansions now here at a discount! Don't forget to use our TIM940 code for double loyalty points!


Games Workshop: Orktober - New Speed Freeks Ork Vehicles


Games Workshop: To celebrate #Orktober, we’ve revealed and named some of the amazing new Ork vehicles that will be featuring in the totally Waaagh!some new Speed Freeks game and as datasheets in their own right in the eagerly anticipated Codex: Orks. Here’s a refresher of what we’ve seen so far.