Thursday, August 25, 2016

Scibor Miniatures: New Massive Cthulhu Creature Awakens

Scibor Miniatures previewed this massive Cthulhu.

Dust Models: New Dust 1947 - Babylon Middle Eastern Abandoned Compound

Dust Models released this new scenery set for their Dust 1947 tabletop miniature wargame set in a weird world war two setting. This set is scaled 28mm, supplied unpainted and retails at £45.00.

Crescent Root Studio: New Pre-Painted Historical Buildings

Crescent Root Studio released this new 28mm buildings to their 28mm Series 3 - scenery line! Available in six colors and optional damaged sections.

Gorgon Studios: New Norse Undead Draugr Warriors Released

Gorgon Studios released these new highly-detailled 28mm norse zombies also known as Draugr. Prepare your warriors as winter is coming!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DGS Games: DGS News and Designer’s Blog September 2016

DGS Games: DGS News and Designer’s Blog September 2016 - Jon Cleaves here, lead designer, to tell you all about the goings on Freeblades and Faelon. 

Our most recent releases are the Falkaaran Shadow Hunter and Jhenkar.  The Shadow Hunter is a caster of spirit magic who specializes in hunting demons and closing witchgates.  A Jhenkar is a demon bonded to a Shadow Hunter to help him in his quests.  The Shadow Hunter brings a new spell list into play that is a version of the one already used by the Haradelan Fist of Vidunar.  Players will recognize some of the spells but the new ones help the Hunter reveal hidden models and move in and out of the Spirit World.   Rules for these models can be found in the Freeblades Rules Companion.  Speaking of the Companion…

The FRC is a $6 downloadable pdf, purchased through our webstore. When you purchase the FRC, it will become a permanent download in your DGS Games website account. So, as we add new models and rules, all you need to do is go back in and download the latest version of the FRC to have everything in one place. $6 for a full color rulebook as a pdf that you can load onto your tablet or other device, that contains everything you need to play the game that is not in the core rulebook. And you get all the updates to the FRC for free once you have purchased it one time. We think that is a great deal and we think you will too!

The pdf is interactive. This means that rules, page references and index are hyperlinked to the appropriate section of the product. Models in the stat summaries are hyperlinked to their entry in the webstore. Our next release is the Haradelan Bear of Bretan.  This model comes with pieces such that it can be assembled as a High Questor or Questing Knight.  His rules are already in the Companion 1.3, so you will not have to download an update when he becomes available October 7.  You can go check him out now.

Speaking of October, we are going to deliver the Traazorites early!

As you may know, we successfully funded our Traazorite Crusaders Kickstarter in March.  Very successfully!  Check your rulebook and the Faelon section of our website for more information about this dangerous new addition to the Freeblades game line. Dinosaur-riding religious zealot legionnaires? Why yes, please!

This project created the starter set for the Traazorite Crusaders faction and reached four Stretch Goals.  In addition, two of our backers chose the make a model reward level, so the project ended up creating 11 models: all of the nine initial models for the Traazorite faction, the Daklos Ravager – a Traazorite warrior mounted on a Daklos, basically our version of a War Pterodactyl – and the Nightwhisper, the first model of your new Eclipse faction.  The Eclipse is the codename for a secretive group of female warriors and casters rebelling against the Traazorite Empire.

We are going to be able to deliver the Traazorites starting October 1st, which is more than a month early from their projected delivery date.  Now, the rules for the Traazorites will be available at the same time the Traazorites are released to the public.  We feel very strongly about taking the time to get the rules right.  The good news is, these rules will be in v 1.4 of the Freeblades Rules Companion, so you can have them the day the rules come out by downloading them from the website.  If you already have 1.3 or if you got a FRC as part of your reward, it will be free.  If not, it’s only $6, so a good deal there.  And you get a month to paint your models before anyone can play with them anyway!

-What else are we working on?

• Eclipse Nightwhisper
• Traazorite Daklos Ravager and Ravager
• Faeler Swordsman
• BrightSword (our RPG) playtest version 7.5 (7.4 is in the download section as an open playtest).
• A new Freeblades Campaign – the Six Barons - league games linked by a story and new options.
• Our website.  We are bringing a new forum online, upgrading the imagery in the webstore and making other improvements.  
Thanks for your patience.

– Our next Con is Tsunami Con in Wichita, 7-9 October, where we will release the Bear of Bretan.  Hope to see you there! Spike and Win!

Our website: 
Facebook: DGS Games, Freeblades Players
Twitter: @WorldofFaelon

Nexus Miniatures: New Sword Wielding Major Caprican

Nexus Miniatures: Ooh, some new pics of the finished Major Caprican!

Bombshell Miniatures: Upcoming Tabletop Babes III Kickstarter Announcement

Bombshell Miniatures previewed these new work in progress miniatures for their third Bombshell Babes Kickstarter. Looking to succesfully expand their range with more beautiful female figures.

From Bombshell Miniatures: "We have the Babes 3 project set up on Kickstarter and will launch September 19th. Visit the preview page and select to be notified when the project goes live. Pics of the sculpts will be posted as they are ready between now and the launch date. Below is a sample of some of the sculpts in progress. Check the preview page here

Gringo40s: New 28mm Gendarme de Elite Kettledrummer

Gringo40s released this Napoleonic 28mm Gendarme de Elite Kettledrummer.

Hawk Wargames: New Dropfleet Commander Starter Boxed Set Pre-Order Announcement

Wayland Games has launched the discounted pre-order for the Hawk Wargames Dropfleet Commander starter boxed set. Lead your epic space fleets to victory on the tabletop!

It is the year 2672, a time of war on a galactic scale. The mighty battlefleets of the United Colonies of Mankind are ranged against those of the alien Scourge, vile overlords of humanity's once great homelands – the seven Cradle Worlds and Earth itself. The Colonies are on the offensive, the will of an entire species bent on vengeance. This grand endeavour is known as the Reconquest; the greatest military enterprise in the history of mankind. Thousands of ships and millions of soldiers battle for victory in the void and on land.

You can now play your part in these war-torn times. Fight for noble humanity or the dreaded Scourge in orbital battles for supremacy, played with finely detailed miniatures. You will command fleets of colossal warships, unleash strike craft and deploy your ground forces in strategic naval battles above a war-torn planet. Prepare your vessels; the battle for mankind's future has begun!

This 2 Player set contains absolutely everything you need to get started in games of Dropfleet Commander, including two starter fleets, a 3'x4' gaming surface, fastplay aids and a wide selection of tokens. This incredible boxed set also includes the full sized Dropfleet Commander rulebook, a 224 page full colour tome containing immersive background, the game rules, complete fleet lists for all 4 factions and hundreds of lavish images. Available at Wayland Games or Hawk Wargames.

The complete contents of this boxed set are listed below:

  • UCM Starter Fleet: 3 cruisers (typical length 107mm) and 4 frigates (typical length 65mm). These multi-part, hard plastic, lavishly detailed 1:9150 (0.2mm) scale miniatures can be assembled as a wide variety of different classes.
  • Scourge Starter Fleet: Consists of 3 cruisers (typical length 112mm) and 4 frigates (typical length 58mm). These multi-part, hard plastic, lavishly detailed 1:9150 (0.2mm) scale miniatures can be assembled as a wide variety of different classes.
  • Note: All ships are provided with a multi-part Dropfleet flight stand, designed to track in-game status without the use of tokens. Miniatures supplied unassembled and unpainted.
  • Dropfleet Commander Rulebook: 224 Page, full colour. Contains in depth background, the game rules, fleet lists for all 4 factions and captivating imagery.
  • 3'x4' Gaming Surface: 2x A1 double-sided posters. One side features a planetary surface; both posters can be joined to create a 4'x3' gaming surface. The reverse features stunning artwork.
  • Scenery: 8x Card Cities and 8x Card Debris Fields, allowing a wide variety of game scenarios!
  • Tokens: 102 punch out card tokens for fighters, bombers, ground forces, city sectors and much more!
  • Gaming Tools: Retractable keyring tape measure (1m/38" length) and ten 12mm black D6 dice
  • Fastplay Aids: UCM and Scourge reference sheets, turn sequence prompt, Activation Sheet and starter scenario

Rebel Minis: The Dark Hold Goblin Adventures - Savage Worlds Kickstarter

Rebel Minis: Dark Hold Goblin Adventures is a Fantasy RPG setting for Savage Worlds in which players use Goblins as Player Characters!

Dark Hold Goblin Adventures is dedicated to the small groveling races which scratch out an existence in the dark catacombs through which other heroes stride like unto gods. Can you survive as one of a lost culture of Goblins living in the abandoned tombs of a long forgotten empire?

Dark Hold Goblin Adventures is a Savage Worlds compatible sourcebook (You will need a copy of the Savage Worlds core Rulebook) allowing players and game masters to run a campaign revolving around low level goblin characters. Check the Kickstarter here

Dragon Force Design: New Urban Rubble Base Sets

Dragon Force Design released these new Urban Rubble Sets!

Mantic Games: Mantic's Gaming Hall & Shop is Now Open...

Mantic Games: We have been busy preparing our own gaming hall and shop here at Mantic HQ and would like to invite you all to visit!

We have the store, gaming facilities and we are launching a Monthly Gaming Club too. Mantic Monthly Gaming Club – Saturday 3rd September, 10 - 4:00 pm - Our Monthly Gaming Club will be the first Saturday of each month, right here at Mantic HQ:

  • Gaming hall with a range of tables and scenery for you to play on
  • The Mantic shop, ready for you to recruit more troops for your forces, with exclusive offers and show only miniatures
  • Demo’s available, including The Walking Dead miniatures game
  • Free tea & coffee
  • We hope to run all kinds of events, campaigns and activities for both regular club members and those making a trip to Mantic HQ
  • The launch event is free, there will be a small charge in the future (to be confirmed). This will go towards maintaining  and adding to the gaming boards & scenery range, as well as tea and coffee and club events.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Newline Designs: New 20mm General Service Wagon

Newline Designs released this new 20mm General service wagon.

Northstar Miniatures: Warlord Bolt Action Rules - Free World War Two Miniature Offer

Northstar Miniatures: Buy a copy of Bolt Action now, and I'll add a free sample of an Artizan Design's WW2 German figure. 

CP Models: New German Kharkov Waffen SS Grenadiers

CP Models released these new German Waffen SS Grenadiers for the Eastern Front. Miniatures are casted in metal and scaled 28mm.

Empires at War: New Pre-Painted Normandy Buildings

Empires at War easy build 28mm Normandy building kits - We have now added the second batch of 5 kits bringing the total in the Normandy range to ten different buildings. These can be purchased individually or as value sets of 5. If you are outside the UK please contact us for postage. First set currently awaiting more stock and will post update when available.

Newline Designs: New 10mm Han Chinese Miniature Range

Newline Designs released these 10mm Han Chinese. The figures are supplied in packs of 30 infantry figures, or twelve cavalry, or three 4-horse chariots. 

Company B: Metal Jeep Vehicle Range Remastered

Company B has remastered their 1/56 metal jeeps.

MSD Games: New U.S. Air Force Post War Jet Night Fighter

MSD Games released this U.S. Air Force Jet Night Fighter.

Northstar Miniatures: Dreadball Sale - Half Priced Miniatures and More

Northstar Miniatures: Selling off our last Dreadball bits, all half price. While stocks last, not got a lot of some items left. Check them here

Spectre Miniatures: New Modern United States Rangers

Spectre Miniatures released these new modern United States Rangers, ready to take the fight to their enemies worldwide.

Westfalia Fantasy Battles: Upcoming Middle Eastern Fantasy Halflings Previewed

Westfalia Fantasy Battles previewed these new Middle Eastern Halflings, when you thought you had seen everything, Westfalia keeps surprising you with more cool unusual fantasy miniatures!

This time they have been creating some interesting fantasy halflings suited for skirmish and mass combat wargames set in the blazing deserts of Arabia. As with their other released halflings these miniatures will be scaled 28mm and will be casted in high-quality resin with splendid detail. I have their medieval halflings and they are top-notch regarding character, detail and overall quality. 

Looking to field an unusual army in Kings of War, The Ninth Age, Open Combat or other cool fantasy miniature wargames, search no further and field legions of these tough warriors.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Knight Models: Official DC Comics Suicide Squad Miniatures

Knight Models announced the release of a Batman Skirmish Game Suicide Squad Miniature Starter! In the aftermath of Superman's death as depicted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, intelligence operative Amanda Waller assembles Task Force X ...

Prepare your tabletop battlefield for epic destruction, carnage and savage mayhem, field your favorite superhero characters as highly-detailled 32mm metal miniatures. Who will you you field? Former psychiatrist Harley Quinn; elite hitman Deadshot; pyrokinetic ex-gangster El Diablo; opportunistic thief Captain Boomerang; monstrous cannibal Killer Croc; or the specialized assassin Slipknot!

Steamforged Games: New Guild Ball Character Pre-Orders

Steamforged Games previewed these new Guild Ball characters for their Engineer's Guild, Brewer's Guild, Mortician's Guild and Mason's Guild. Also available for pre-order here