Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mantic Games: Dark Horse Comics Hellboy Character Preview

Mantic Games: Today we're unveiling the first mini from the upcoming Hellboy game! Also, reply with a pic of your best painted Mantic mini before March 29th & we'll pick our favourite to win a resin Hellboy to paint (and keep) ahead of the Kickstarter launch Dark Horse Comics Hellboy.

Bears Head Miniatures: Wilderness Encounters Kickstarter - Owlbears, Beastmen and More Fierce Creatures

Bears Head Miniatures: Owlbear versus grizzly. Part of my Wilderness Encounters Kickstarter, launching later today. Just check out the Grizzly, Owlbear and Tiger, they look simply superb!

FG MiniZ: Free Shipping and ACW Miniatures Previewed

FG MiniZ launched their free shipping offer until the 25th of March 2018 and has also previewed some of their upcoming American Civil War miniatures.  Looking splendid!

Pwork Wargames: Official Osprey Games Fantasy Frostgrave Gaming Mat Released!

Pwork Wargames: Pwork Wargames and Osprey Games present the official Frostgrave gaming mat: Frostgrave! The fantasy skirmish wargame of epic wizard battles now has a battlefield of election: the official Frostgrave gaming mat!

Play your battles on the remains of a small town, now in ruins and partly covered by a blanket of white snow, among collapsed snow-covered buildings and and on a cobblestone pavement cracked from cold and ice. The mat is a perfect fantasy setting for battles among the ruins of an ancient abandoned frozen city! Check Pwork Wargames here

Deano C. Ware: Journey To The Overland Solo Tabletop Roleplaying Game Now Funding On Kickstarter

Deano C. Ware: Journey To The Overland is a new Solo Tabletop Roleplaying game that allows you to enjoy the fun and adventure of a role-playing game all by yourself in the comfort of your own home! Check the Kickstarter here

Journey To The Overland is a game published by Overland Games and inspired by Dwarfstar’s Barbarian Prince but also includes elements of games like Lone Wolf and Magnunmund, Dragonquest, Conan the Barbarian and of course Dungeons and Dragons.  In short, if you like Gloomhaven or enjoyed Legacy of Dragonholt you will love Journey To The Overland!

Journey To The Overland is a completely solo game played on a numbered hex map that allows you to create a character, travel and adventure throughout the world of The Overland in search of Five Weapons of Power.   Journey To The Overland features open ended tabletop role playing that allows players to:

• Seek News and Information
• Seek An Audience with the Town Mayor
• Seek To Hire Help in a town or castle
• Obtain new Skills and Advanced Skills
• Earn and Spend Experience Points
• Become a Knight, Samurai or Gladiator
• Travel and explore new lands
• Gain NPC friends and comrades
•  Hunt for food
•  Gain Experience Points and Level up

In addition,  in lieu of totally open ended play, characters can also attempt to fulfill one of several pre-set thrilling game objectives which include:

• Obtain The Five Weapons of Power
• Overthrow King Overlord
• Acquire Gold to Raise Your Own Army, or
• Defeat the Wizard Morcai at his Castle

In addition to a rules manual and over 100 game cards Journey To The Overland also features a full color 2′ x 2′ numbered hex map gorgeously rendered by artist Robert Altbauer.  Backers of this new Second Edition will also be able to obtain a new completely reorganized, revised and expanded rulebook together with event, encounter and weather cards previously unreleased. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

ResInAere: Gravetides, an Undead Fleet for Naval Fantasy Wargaming Kickstarter Inbound

ResInAere: Gravetides, an Undead Fleet for Naval Fantasy Wargaming Kickstarter launches on the 23rd of March! Check the unique resin cast vessels below and master the high seas!

We are two Italian brothers with a passion for gaming and modelling, and we’ve finally decided to do our very own Kickstarter, hoping to find some support to further develop the projects we have been working on for a long time. Among all the games we have played in the past, we have a soft spot for naval wargaming played with fantasy warships with strange powers, that allow to field bizarre and greatly characterized vessel models. Our Kickstarter offers an undead naval fleet composed by resin hand sculpted models, that strive to recapture the look and the feeling of the miniatures of the last two decades of the past century, that in our minds remains the ‘golden age’ of tabletop wargaming, without renouncing to an original touch.

Even if our fleet can be used with any in-print and out-of-print fantasy naval rules, they are also part of our Gravetides project, our own naval rules still in development, where the classic fantasy races and different undead reigns wage war among each other, and against a sorcerous parasite from another plane of existence, in a dying world were naval battles, due to the relentless rising of the seas level, are more and more prevalent. If this Kickstarter is a success, we plan to create more fleets, and actually try to publish (in a form or another) the Gravetides core rules. The Kickstarter will go live on the 23rd of March. Find the Gravetides Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ResInAere/

Drifting Mausoleums are a daunting and terrifying sight: constructed from the carcasses of a giant abyssal fish or some other marine creatures, they bring into battle an imposing mausoleum that hosts - guarded by a circle of necromancers - the phylactery of a mighty Lich, whose magical energy is channeled by the sorcerers to fuel the ship movement, and to create the defensive aura of decay that surrounds its massive bulk. In addition to its magical powers, the Drifting Mausoleum is heavily armed with batteries of catapults capable of firing on every side of the vessel, giving it a massive firepower that makes it a formidable warship.

Alternative Armies: Talking About Games Reviews 5026 Death in the Snow Book

Alternative Armies: Talk About Gaming channel returns with a deep review of 5026 Death in the Snow for Flintloque 3rd Edition. This fifty minute video follows up on his review of the 5024 Escape the Dark Czar beginners set and earlier scenarios walk through and Fantasy review too. 

Click through to watch the video and find links to others. Enjoy! Additionally you can get this book in print or as a download or a shilling pack with miniatures. The Elves fight the Undead in the snow...chilling! Plus our weekly deals are 10% off Ganesha Games 28mm Sci-fi range plus the whole USEME Range. Lastly a link to an unboxing blog article about Bier and Bones. All of our news for this week in one place! Thanks. GBS 

Breaking! Fireforge Games: Fantasy Forgotten World Plastic Miniatures, Wargame Rules and Setting

Fireforge Games shared some more information with Wargame News and Terrain about their upcoming Fantasy Forgotten World Kickstarter campaign to fund no less than six different plastic boxed sets for their Fantasy Forgotten World setting, miniatures and rules.

The campaign will allow the production of six different plastic boxed sets for their newly announced Forgotten World fantasy range. The Kickstarter will contain two different factions, the stout Northmen and another not further revealed plagued human faction. The actual goal for the Kickstarter will be the creation of a fantasy starterset which will contain the above mentionned miniatures along with fantasy rules. The previewed pictures show the digital renders for the Northern Infantry which will be one of the available miniature kits. 

Fireforge Games Plastic Fantasy Forgotten World Northern Infantry

The picture below shows the scale compatibility of these upcoming Fireforge Games miniatures alongside miniatures from their historical miniatures and fantasy miniatures of Games Workshop. As you can see these fit in great and will allow you to use parts from different manufacturers and Fireforge Games to create even more unique miniatures for your miniature collection.

Fireforge Games Plastic Fantasy Forgotten World Northern Infantry Scale Comparison

The Forgotten World Kickstarter will be launched when all the miniatures are ready, so the date isn't set in stone yet but is planned for this summer. I can imagine that these new plastic miniatures will be very popular due to their very nice design and scale compatibility with both Fireforge Games miniatures and those of other popular manufacturers such as Games Workshop's Warhammer miniatures and Northstar Miniatures' Oathmark and Frostgrave miniatures. As always keep updated through Wargame News and Terrain and get your daily wargame news direct from the tabletop miniature frontlines!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fogou Models: The Razorback Shack and Barrow Entrance Scenery Reviewed!

Today we will check out some Fogou Models scenery pieces from their lovely post-apocalyptic, historical and fantasy scenery ranges which feature all sorts of really nicely detailled tabletop miniature terrain pieces. In the following review we will take a closer look at the Razorback Shack and the fantasy Barrow Entrance.

Fogou Models is the new tabletop wargaming venture of owner and creative modeller, Christopher. Fogou Models currently sells both post apocalyptic and fantasy scenery although the latter is also suited for historical settings and other purposes. The terrain range is designed and produced to fit with both 28mm and heroic 28mm miniatures catering for the two most popular wargaming scales currently available on the market. The scenery pieces are cast in Jesmonite, which is a composite of gypsum powder and acrylic resin. This is very strong and can be carved, filled, drilled, sanded as with other resins and plasters. If I'm not mistaken Christopher was also the previous owner of Pardulon Models which sold all kind of neat wargame scenery and miniatures. The Pardulon Models range was recently sold to Crooked Dice Games and looks like Fogou Models is the new creative outlet for the former owner.

The Razorback Shack

Today we will take a look at the lovely The Razorback Shack from their growing post apocalyptic range which features several detailled shacks, scenic pieces such as barrels and junk barricades. The start of this scenery range allows you to build a small post apocalyptic hamlet or desolate space frontier town such as seen in Firefly and Star Wars to name a couple of iconic science fiction universes. As mentionned before this piece is scaled for both 28mm and heroic 28mm miniature ranges.

Looking at the received The Razorback Shack I was really impressed by the design, look and detail of the building. The shack really looks like a hastily made shelter, constructed from all sorts of materials such as corrugated steel sheets, concrete bricks and wood. As you might have noticed the piece is supplied in two pieces, the actual shack and the removable roof easily allowing you to place miniatures inside. The shack is therefor detailled at the exterior and interior allowing you to also use the interior for skirmish wargames and roleplaying adventures.  The mixture of the used textures will make the painting of the building really easy as you can easily drybrush and wash the detailled surfaces. The building is cast in the Jesmonite, a casting material that I hadn't handled before but actually really felt like a mixture between plaster and resin to give you an impression of the feel. Miniature shown in the pictures below is a 28mm sized Games Workshop Lord of The Rings Morannon Orc.

The Barrow Entrance

The other terrain piece I have received is the Barrow Entrance which can easily be used in multiple fantasy and historical settings but can also find its way on the tabletop battlefield serving as a primitive science fiction structure. The fantasy and historical range includes all sorts of natural stone build structures for which the creator used hand casted plaster bricks, sanded to shape to build the original master scenery pieces. Quite a labor intensive work but certainly worth the effort looking at the achieved details. Due to the use of individidual stones, the detail is superb and will again take drybrushing and washing techniques very well along with offering a great surface for practising some weathering techniques.

The Barrow Entrance is build out of these natural looking stones with three large stones forming the actual entrance to an underground structure. This specific piece is actually designed to be modelled into a hill to recreate a burial mound or dungeon entrance and I'm already looking forward in building such a cool scenery piece for my fantasy and historical scenery collection! The piece is also cast in the before mentionned Jesmonite material and comes with almost no visible airbubbles. Miniature shown in the picture below is a 28mm sized Games Workshop Lord of The Rings Morannon Orc.


Whether you're looking to recreate a derelict post apocalyptic hamlet, remote science fiction frontier post or a fantasy village. Fogou Models has scenery pieces that fit each of these tabletop settings with great ease. The overall quality of both the models and the actual casting is superb, while the number of buildings already available allows you to create entire villages without using the same buildings over and over again. So if you're looking for some nice scenery pieces for your tabletop miniature wargames, roleplaying adventures or figure dioramas make sure to check out Fogou Models here

Disclaimer - We received these scenery pieces for reviewing purposes from Fogou Models. 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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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Element Games: New Discounted Warhammer 40K Forgebane Boxed Set Pre-Order

Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for the brand new Games Workshop Warhammer 40K Forgebane boxed set which contains the mighty Adeptus Mechanicus and lethal Necrons.

Across the galaxy a fresh conflict is coming to a head between man and alien – or rather between factions that once laid claim to those terms, but have become entities far stranger and more deadly than beings of flesh and blood. Battle lines are being drawn on Amontep II, a planet rich in the mysterious substance that once held the tides of the warp at bay, and a hundred worlds besides. The Adeptus Mechanicus have become aware of a strange mineral bounty that lies within their domain, and are going to extreme lengths to secure it – but the Necrons who have long slumbered under Amontep II are rising. The stage is set for a war that could define the future of the Great Rift, and perhaps even the Imperium itself…

Forgebane is a great-value boxed set containing 2 armies split across the forces of the Adeptus Mechanicus – cybernetically augmented post-human soldiers of the Machine God – and the Necrons – an ancient, slumbering civilisation of soulless automata whose rousing is changing the face of the galaxy. You can use these miniatures to act out the scenarios described in the Forgebane book – 3 connected missions that recreate the desperate battle for Amontep II – and use them to expand your games of Warhammer 40,000. 

Grab your own discounted copy of the Warhammer 40k: Forgebane Boxed Set here at Element Games and make sure to use our exclusive Wargame News and Terrain TIM940 code at the checkout for double loyality points!

The Ion Age: Celesta Lament An Umpire Driven Patrol Angis Scenario by Vic Dobson

The Ion Age: Celesta Lament is a two player umpire driven scenario for Patrol Angis written by Vic Dobson (he of USEME fame) which sees a powerful force of Prydian Army knights and muster conducting a rearguard action against the alien Shia Khan. 

Things might go very wrong and a mighty Taranis main battle tank may well have a lot to do with it. Click through to download it free. Additionally we have sold out of printed copies of Patrol Angis but more are on the way! Lastly there is a week to run on our Mullo AFV and APC offers buy three get the forth free! The month long special offer is 25% off the Afara Strider light mecha. Thanks and keep on wargaming in the true scale 15mm! GBS

Warlord Games: 15% Off Romans This Weekend Only!

Warlord Games: The mighty legions of Rome - divided into late Republican (Caesarian) Romans clad in chainmail and early Imperial Romans (which, despite the name, came later!), with their distinctive banded armour and rectangular shields. Now 15% off, check them here

Pigeon Guard Games: New Telephone Kiosk, Control Centre Equiment and Village Deals!

Pigeon Guard Games: Pigeon Guard Games are back with two new products and some hot bundle deals to help you escape from the Village.

Telephone Kiosk - You are new in town, the digital age has yet to happen, so no mobile, and you need to make an urgent call. Then head over to the Telephone Kiosk, pick up the high tech cordless phone and press for information, but remember..........local calls only! This mixed media kit will enable you to add some attractive street furniture to your spy- fi layout, As part of the kit you get an additional logo backboard option free, so you can make one of two styles of Phone Kiosk. Telephone Kiosk £5.99

Control Centre Equipment - Super villains have big egos, and for that you need a big chair. To manage a huge evil empire you also need a high tech control console. Luckily this set has both, it also has somewhere for the minions to sit. This mixed media kit will allow you to make an operations centre for your spy- fi layout. The console itself requires very little painting and has various printed sections including the control surfaces like switches, buttons and lights. The resin Globe chair can be positioned at various height levels using the plinths supplied, right up to maximum intimidation level! An mdf base and two resin Tulip chairs are also provided. Control Centre Equipment £11.99

Village Bundle Deal 1

Telephone Kiosk
Control Centre 
actual price £46.96  Deal price £40.00  (saving £6.96) post free

Village Bundle Deal 2

telephone Kiosk
Control Centre
Actual price £21.97 Deal price £17.50 (saving £4.47) post free

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jaye Wiley Design: Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes! Kickstarter

Jaye Wiley Design: Rocket engines blaze to life. Lasers light up the formless void. Galactic Empires clash. A lone hero rises up to fight for the resistance. Welcome to the world of Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes!  

In Galactic Heroes, or GH for short, you’ll take on the role of a Hero or Villain, leading a scruffy pirate crew looking for adventure, or maybe a troop of faceless soldiers of the Empire in search of bringing order to the galaxy. It’s really up to you! Galactic Heroes allows you to play a small-scale wargame in the far-flung future, a galaxy, far, far away, a grim, dark future 40,000 years from now, or a certain Red Planet where swords and ray guns reign supreme. Whatever you think Sci-Fi looks like, from your favorite Space Opera to gritty Pulp epic.  

Like all the Fistful of Lead games, you’ll only need 5 or 6 miniatures per player. You can play 1-on-1 games or larger skirmishes with up to 6 or 8 players. Galactic Heroes can be played with whatever miniatures you already have in your lead pile.  These rules contain all the information you need to play a game, including rules for building your forces and how to set up the table for different scenarios. Most players will pick up the game mechanics quickly, even people who haven’t played a wargame before. The rules can be learned in a couple of turns, and the fast-paced game play keeps everyone engaged. If you’ve played Fistful of Lead before, a lot of this will be familiar.  

What separates Galactic Heroes from most tabletop miniature games on the market, is the unique card driven turn mechanism. This leads to snap decisions and tense moments where all the players are involved. The play is fast and furious, with a Hollywood flair, while record keeping is kept to a minimum. The original Fistful of Lead has been around for a decade with a small, but loyal fan base. Galactic Heroes expands the line of western gunfight rules into outer space, because what else is a good sci-fi movie other than a western set in space?  Finally! The long awaited, highly anticipated Fistful of Lead: Galactic Heroes has arrived. Check the Kickstarter here

Wayland Games: New Wild West Exodus Buildings Released

Wayland Games and Warcradle Studios released these new Wild West Exodus buildings to support their Wild West Exodus - Weird West Skirmish Game. Grab your new buildings here