Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for one of the greatest products revealed at GenCon 2017, the Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Legion tabletop miniature wargame! Now available for pre-order here at Element Games.

Epic warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars™ universe, and you can lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion™, a two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine. Expected to release in early 2018.

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Check the the splendid miniatures and the stunning Star Wars: Legion demonstration tables at GenCon 2017 here in our previous coverage of this exciting new game! Can't wait for the release!

Footsore Miniatures: Gruesome Blood Eagle Objective Marker

Philip Hynes: With all the excitement for the new Saga rules. I've been digging out my Viking and Norman miniatures. I made this piece as an objective marker or scene dresser. It's also been picked up by Footsore miniatures, so will be available from them sometime.

Breaking! Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Oathmark Elves and Humans Preview

Northstar Miniatures previewed their upcoming hard-plastic Elves and Humans for their new Oathmark fantasy wargame. These miniatures will be sold as modular figures in boxed sets of 30 miniatures. Check below for more information!

The Elvish Warriors

Are the feathers fixed on the helmets? They're separate on the sprue, so bare helmets are entirely viable. The officer has a triple-feather option as pictured, the other crests are single-feather, if something less ostentatious takes your fancy. What's the size of the shown bases? 25mm bases - this is standard for figures in the forthcoming Oathmark rules (but as discussed previously - see the FAQ - most other basing options will also work) and wat's the estimated release date for the elves? April! Will there also be cavalry? That's the plan. More character-based figures, such as heroes, wizards etc. will be in metal (as the previously released Dwarf and Goblin minis), but core units in plastic - and, like the plastic infantry boxes offer warriors, spearmen, and archers, most kits will offer a few different unit types. 

The Human Warriors

The Humans are preparing for war! Will they stand with your forces, or fight against them? Here's a sneak peek at the Human test figure. Will the shields be separate? Shields will be separate on the plastic figures, so that's a simple switch if you prefer round shields. Is this miniature shown the final design? This model is a maquette for the plastic figures, it's not what you'll get in the plastic box set.

Check the previously released plastic Dwarves here in our thorough review. The new kits will probably follow the same sprue lay-out and weaponry options. These two new kits will expand the current range of Dwarves and Goblins with two more factions!

Antediluvian Miniatures: Fantasy Explorers/ Conquistadores

Antediluvian Miniatures: We're excited to reveal this little teaser of our forthcoming fantasy themed explorers/conquistadores! The wizard Leonardo and apprentice, and a menacing and slightly deranged captain (plagued by monkeys) and one of his men! Sculpted by Paul Hicks. we hope to have these available in a couple of months, once the range is added to.

We’re excited to reveal this little teaser of our forthcoming fantasy themed explorers/conquistadors! 
The wizard ‘Leonardo’ and apprentice, and a menacing and slightly deranged captain (plagued by monkeys) and one of his men! Sculpted by Paul Hicks. These are ideal for any fantasy role playing or skirmish war games, especially those in a Lost World setting , in particular the FrostGrave, Ghost Archipelago was in our thoughts when conceiving these miniatures. We hope to have a range of these, along with some adversaries available within a few months. They are 28mm scale like all our figures. We’re delighting with the work that Paul Hicks has done on these.

Infamous JT: Warsaw Rising Miniature Kickstarter Preview

Infamous JT: Latest update in from Dennis of Savage Forged Minis. He is the traditional sculptor we are using for this project alongside our digital sculptors at Vae Victis Miniatures. Kubus now has a crewman! And a second fighter in civilian gear is finished. 

We are on track for a february crowdfunder, and I couldn't resist showing you this. Kubus is waiting on one more component, and a clean up of the print. And we are waiting on one more miniature then we are good to go. We hope to have these images for you next week sometime of the finished pre crowdfunder miniatures. After that our fate is in your hands. We have shown an excellent Empress Miniatures' volksgrenadier for scale purposes as some of you asked. Please remember to like, comment and share this with your friends! As a young company we appreciate it!

Victrix: Plastic Gauls and Early Imperial Republican Cavalry

Victrix: Gauls out 2nd week Feb. Post free deal on orders > £60.00. Code = Jan 2018. Officer figure for EIR cavalry now complete.

GCT Studios: New Bushido Wave 38 Miniatures Released

GCT Studios: All of the fantastic models for Wave 38 are now available to pre-order and will be shipped early February. Get across to the store to check out their profile cards and work out how they will help to shape your Warbands.

Osprey Games: Fantasy Kobolds & Cobblestones Rules

Osprey Games: Kobolds & Cobblestones' author explains the card-based mechanics of the upcoming fantasy skirmish wargame on the blog. Check it out here

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AvanPost Miniatures: New Thirty Years War Miniatures Preview

AvanPost Miniatures: First miniatures of the upcoming Thirty Years War expansion are finished: walking officer with partisan, standing pikemen, pikemen in battle line (3 rows). To be continued.

Crooked Dice: New Heroes and Scenery Previewed

Crooked Dice: This dashing fellow is ready for mastering. He will be part of new pack of Heroes out in April. Plus Lady Winterly and the Signpost is off too. Both sculpted by Ernst Veingart.

Punga Miniatures: Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter Launched

Punga Miniatures launched their Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter to fund their lovely miniatures. Special offer available only the first 55 hours - two teams of orcs (32 miniatures) includes two big guy and one star player + free shipping = 99 euros! Check the Kickstarter here

Alternative Armies: Fantasy Flintloque Tap Room Ogre

Alternative Armies: A new 28mm Ogre now released! 56116 Tap Room Ogre is a civilian miniature carrying a heavy barrel which is great in any fantasy system. We also have a free one page article giving new rules for play in our Valon game systems. Click through to see it and learn more as well as download the article. Thanks. GBS

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dark Age Games: New January Miniatures Released

Dark Age Games released these new miniatures.


Mad Robot Miniatures: New Space Police Miniatures

Mad Robot Miniatures released these new Space Police miniatures. Mad Robot has released their latest regiment, the Space Police. Lots of new parts and two new groupings; Combat Team & Riot Control Team. All the info can be found in their webstore

Eye for Design: New Setting the Scene Winter Wargaming Book

Eye for Design: Setting the Scene Winter Wargaming, is a self-published book that provides a guide to get you started in making and painting terrain, vehicles and figures for a winter setting. The theme is set in the winter of 1944 – the Ardennes – but it could be used for any winter setting.

Operation ‘Wacht am Rhein’ or ‘Watch on the Rhine’, more commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge, was the German name for what would be Hitler’s last great offensive of the war. It took place in the Ardennes on the Belgium/German border during the late part of 1944 in freezing winter conditions and unsuitable terrain for such a large military undertaking.  

Setting the Scene tries to capture a little of the action and events of this conflict with painted 28mm miniature figures and vehicles fighting over commercial and scratch built winterised terrain. There are other informative and detailed books and websites out there on how to make winter dioramas for the modeller, but this book provides a step-by-step guide to making and painting what the wargamer needs to set the scene for a winter wargames table. Far from being a modelling master class for diorama building, this book is set at a more basic level for producing scenery that will cover a wargames table, whatever its size, that is interchangeable and flexible and straightforward to make, yet good enough to have that diorama feel to it.

Although the setting is based on the Ardennes, with a few minor changes of terrain and a swap of appropriate figures, you could be fighting on the Eastern Front during WW2 or carrying out a rear-guard action with a defeated French Napoleonic army during the retreat from Moscow. Washington’s Crossing of the Delaware River in the winter of 1776 to catch the Hessians off guard at the Battle of Trenton or a War of the Roses at Tewksbury are just a few of the many winter engagements you can now refight on appropriate looking terrain.

Hopefully, this book will help you in ‘Setting the Scene’ so you can get started in fighting some of your winter battles over a snow-covered landscape that looks cold enough to turn those little lead soldiers into ice.