Good news! The proposition has been accepted and approved by the judge. Bastion 2.0 is born, with a new investor. There will be quite a lot of changes, but it can only be for the good of Ex illis! We will be finalizing our battle plans and we will come back to you on thursday about what will be Bastion 2.0
There are no details available of the plan, the new investor or what the specifics of the deal were. Its unclear when production will begin again on new Ex illis figures and when product will begin shipping again.
This is the first miniature in what will become the Recon-squad (pack).
The final pack will consist of four figures on three bikes, the one shown here, another solo rider on the “Norton Scout”, and then the “Norton-Commando” bike which i the long-range 2-man bike with a new stowage-pack. There will also be weapons-pod options for each of the bikes.
Not yet for sale as we are waiting for the other bikes and figures to complete the set, but as he’s panted-up I thought it was worthwhile showing some images.
The figures comes on a tab which extrudes from the Rider’s left knee, so he can be placed right onto a slotta-base for those who want a simple fitting. However, the figure was designed to indicate speed-turning and manoeuvrability, so if the tab is removed the figure can be pinned through the length of his though, from his knee. That angle of pinning allows you to rotate the miniature about an angle which raises or lowers the way that the figure is pointing the Gauss-Carbine: in other words you can alter the angle of turn, and the angle the weapon is firing, by rotating the entire miniature about a single point.
Baccus have posted photos and details of their newly released 6mm range of Norman miniatures.
From their website:
I take some personal pleasure in announcing that our Normans have been added to the Early Mediaeval range. This is an incredibly useful little group of figures as they will do service as ‘Franks’ covering the armies across western Europe. Their list of enemies ranges from each other, the English, French, Italians, Byzantines and Sicilian Moors while of course they make perfect forces for those of you wanting to recreate the first Crusade. Not bad for just six codes!
Before we get to the pictures though I just wanted to say something about the Vampire bike: Yes, it is very big. It was always intended to be big, very big…
What we were trying to show with both the Vampire and Werewolf was fledgling technology “anti-gravity” requiring brute force and raw power for it to function, these weren’t to be refined, sleek machines like the Norton Scout and Commando (jet bikes), they were ugly, brutish, stupidly powerful and highly dangerous. You didn’t ride these bikes so much as cling-on for dear life while praying, indeed calling them “bikes” may be a terrible case of bad labelling… but it seemed appropriate.
Adding to their growing Gothica Miniature range comes Agent Lefebvre.
The beautiful and deadly Agent Lefebvre, a femme fatale and agent of the non-living Emperor Necropoleon. With her crew of elite gendarmes she scours the Lamentation Coast for arcane relics using her feminine whiles, her fighting skills and her mastery of intrigue all with equal aplomb.
I wanted to drop you all a quick note to let you know that we have six new releases in our Online Store along with the latest issue of Game Forces Magazine – Issue # 20.
We have the following new releases:
GRRM Masterworks – Hodor, Bran, Meera & Jojen Reed Combo pack that includes their standard individual bases along with a special bonus diorama base that Tom Meier created that allows all of the characters to be positioned together in a conversation.
GRRM Masterworks – Hodor and Bran – Sculpted by Tom Meier
GRRM Masterworks – Jojen Reed – Sculpted by Tom Meier
GRRM Masterworks – Meera Reed – Sculpted by Tom Meier
Easley Masterworks – Male Combat Monk – Sculpted by Jeff Grace
Easley Masterworks – Female Paladin – Sculpted by Jeff Grace
Game Forces Magazine # 20 – English Edition
I have also now gone through all of the painted picture submissions that have come in from around the world and posted up the pictures on their appropriate product pages on the Dark Sword site. Far too many to list out…But they are all updated so keep those pictures coming in folks!
Tons of new sculpts to post up in the weeks ahead – lots more GRRM goodness and more critters including an all new Sad Panda 2 and his Red Panda Traveling companion. Lots of great stuff sure to make great additions to your personal collections.
In this episode, Pat sits down with Brian Maddox and John Galbreth from Brookhurst Hobbies. The guys discuss the recent WAB Tournament at OrcCon (Strategicon LAX) and upcoming historical and WAB events. Also information about a new Orange County based Historical Wargaming Club is announced. The guys talk about the strengths of the Carthaginian army list in the Hannibal and the Punic Wars Supplement under WAB 2.0. In the last segment, the guys discuss the new Orc & Goblin Army Book for Warhammer 8th Ed. There is a little bit of everything in this podcast. We hope you enjoy.
Gamers are in all walks of life. But if your an executive of a major corporation, traveling constantly, how can you find time for gaming and your family? We interview Angelo Lombardi, the COO of La Quinta Inns and Suites, to find out how this die hard gamer finds time to do it all.
Later, we check out a a classic game in a new skin. Survive: Escape from Atlantis! What do Raef, Russ, and Craig think of this reprint from Stronghold games?
PK-PRO have added a new display base to their online store.
From their announcement:
PK-PRO release a brand new display base in a fantasy prison style. The base is 4 to 4 cm and 5 cm high. It comes in three parts. The ground floor, the wall part and the duct cover and is made out of the finest pressure-cast resin.
With many of you collecting our early war French range we thought it only polite to give you some real punch in the shape of the famous 75.
Arguably the best gun of the war during the early stages of the conflict it saw action in a wide variety of armies from the French to the Germans and from the XXX to the Polish. Indeed we now have a version of this gun available for Polish armies too.
Head over to our webstore and see what else you can add to your army as you try to stave off the vile Boche and their dastardly Blitzkrieg tactics.
We have started our special 20% discount, running for one week only. This effectively knocking the VAT off our prices!!
Starting on Sunday 27th Feb 2011 and ending Saturday the 5th March 2011 you can save 20% on the entire Relics range. Simply enter the following coupon code into the coupon field of the check and the cart will automatically knock 20% off your order:
coupon code: save20perc
This coupon is valid for order within the EU zone only.
In this episode of Play Unplugged Radio, Editor-in-Chief, Enrico Nardini is joined by freelance writer Scott Pyle to discuss team army building as a method to motivate you to complete your army building projects. Enrico and Scott discuss their latest project: Searforge Contract Armies. Enrico and Scott detail their army selections, painting scheme choices, and the benefits of building an army with a friend.
Well there it is, the production moulds are all done. The first casts made from these moulds show that they work well and output very good pieces. But as we mentioned earlier, we are using a rather innovative technology for the production of this miniature, which has the effect of producing very large moulds. So, there are still some minor adjustments required to eliminate flash lines of on some parts.
To fix this, our caster needs to use another clamping system for the two parts of the mould and a more powerful pump. Ordering these new parts has further delayed for a few days the Manticore production.
To help you wait, we had promised you a podcast in which our caster explains his work on this project. We have turned this into a webcast by adding to his interview many visuals that show every stage of the Manticore / Lamassu project. Hope you enjoy it.
Knucklesduster have posted information about some upcoming 1812 miniature releases.
From their website:
I’m about to release several new sets. At present, I am engaged in the tedious process of filing mold parting lines off master castings so they can be used to make production molds.
For 1812 I’ll be releasing US infantry in the ubiquitous “advancing” position (high porte, the classic French Napoleonic pose). It’s a versatile pose, working equally well for formed infantry and skirmishers.
I’ve finished four US General officers and staff. They include Brown, his aide Gardiner, Gen. Scott and Ripley. They will be released as two sets.
Two new 28mm Old West packs will be released as well. They include a new set of Fancy House Gals, which will vastly improve upon and replace the current set, and a set of six men at work (blacksmith, ditch digger, livery stable workers, etc.) which will replace the old “Onlooker” set. If you want either of these old packs, act quickly, because they will be disappearing within days.
Things are moving along. I know I said 12 but we are down to 11 new figs. 6 are at the painters shop, one is painted and shown below, two are at Griffin for moulding, and the other two are very very close to being done. The rules for the expansion book are done. Just waiting on a couple of pieces of art from Keith.
Now, sneak peek of new Drohne model by Andy Cooper of West Wind. Creepy! Painted and photographed by our Spanish secret weapon: Ruben Torregrosa. More paint jobs on the way from Tom Schadle shortly.
Pardulon have had to update their shipping terms and also have a new 28mm terrain release.
From their website:
Change of Shipping Conditions: the German Post has recently changed their shipping charges, and this is now reflected in the shop. Basically, nothing changes for Germans, EU customers pay slightly more and non-EU customers pay considerably less. Here are the exact details: Shipping conditions
I started a blog to explain my home made plastic injection molding. I have gotten a few questions from people thinking about it, so wanted to share my work with others. Also, I have a second building for sale on web store that is linked to by my blog.
Eolith Miniatures is now accepting pre-orders for their 30mm resin Zombie miniatures.
From their announcement:
I have a set of six 30mm resin zombies on pre-order just at the moment. There’s a whole complicated tale of them being limited edition and other such madness.
The set is £27 and, long story short, will be limited to a maximum of 100 sets.
For long story told long and all the gory details check out the front page of the Eolith site.
Figures are around 31mm to the tops of their heads in realistic proportions so on the smaller end of the scale for… err… scale. There’s a little girl zombie and she’s around 18mm tall but then she’d look silly if she was the same height as the others…
So, in resin and very nicely cast. They’ll enjoy eating the flesh/brains of your other gaming figures (so I’m told) or just chilling while you slap paint in their general direction.