Welcome to the final installment of Screaming Heretic for 2012. Its been a great year for us and we’re very grateful for all of the support from the cumminity and our fans! We’re looking forward to 2012 and the great things it’ll bring. Have a great new year!
Final news from us for 2011 – lots of new bases added to various ranges, including the 120mm “Ark” base shown here. We’ve also added to the Rubble City, Woodlands Path, Granite Flagstone and Dungeon Tile ranges this last month, and there are lots of other assorted bits and pieces new to the shop, too.
There’s still just about time to squeeze in Loyalty Card purchases, too – full details on our website.
Fantasy Flight Games found errors and omissions with their initial release of Mansion of Madness sets and has set up a page to help fix the problem.
From the announcement:
Last week, it came to light that our initial shipment of Forbidden Alchemy, the recently released Mansions of Madness expansion, contained some errors affecting playability.
We have now concluded an audit of this product and have prepared a full list of any found issues, along with accompanying errata, in the Forbidden Alchemy FAQ (pdf, 1.5 MB). FFG will offer free replacement parts to any customers affected by these errors.
Hasslefree Minis following customer suggestions have added some new shapes and a new range to their selection of die-cut magnetic basing materials:
From their website:
Following customer suggestions we have added some new shapes and a new range to our selection of die-cut magnetic basing materials.
The new shape added is 25mm diameter hexagon (25mm diameter flat side to flat side, not point to point).
The hexagon is available in both 0.75mm thick magnetic rubber and also 0.4mm thick ‘Ironflex’.
Currently in adhesive-backed magnetic rubber we stock discs in 20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 40mm and 50mm diameter. Square tiles in 20mm and 25mm diameter. Tape in 8mm and 20mm diameter.
The new product ‘Ironflex’ is stocked as the new 25mm Hex, 25mm and 50mm discs and 25mm and 50mm tape.
‘Ironflex’ is a flexible ferrous-based rubber which is adhesive-backed like the rest of our range. It is attractive to both A/B and North/South magnets and magnetic materials. It cuts easily with scissors and unlike steel sheet there are no nasty little annoying cuts and scratches!
The magnetic basing range is one of our most popular ranges and we hope that this investment into alternate die-cut shapes will prove popular so that we can invest and add to the range, or we may never listen to our customers again!
The new items are now in our shop (look for ‘New Stuff’ at the top of the accessories section) and if you want to find our more about the range then please visit our forum or post your questions here.
Today in our preview of the new Galactic Guardians set we visit the 31st century. Here we meet the former Avenger Wonder Man (who has lived over 1,000 years thanks to his ionic energy body) and is now known as Hollywood!
Run for Your Life! (pdf, 5.9 MB) is bonus downloadable content for Cadwallon: City of Thieves that adds a new high-stakes timer to the game. Featuring new map tiles and locations along with the variant rules to use them, Run for Your Life! brings even more variety to nightly illicit activities (this variant requires The Inn, Cry Havoc!, and A Gamble in the Dark, which are each available on our support page).
This book contains 12 company level scenarios for 6–15mm that chronicle the USMC involvement in Guadalcanal from August to November of 1942. Although intended for Micro Melee, it will translate well to other rules of comparable scale.
Project Good declares its War!!… and it just got a whole lot nicer:
From their post:
Nice: the Expansion continues the theme of any Genre, any scale & any miniatures. With over 50 new powers, more scenarios, more miniature bonuses, vehicle rules, civilian rules, even new ways to play!
No miniatures? No problem – The rules still allow you to have a cucumber and a croissant in a pitched battle to the death! Available in their online store (www.projectgood.co.uk/store.html) or from Wargame Miniatures’ Online Store (www.wargame-miniatures.co.uk)
I’ve got some great shots of our new Villain. We wanted some muscle for our Super Villain figure, so we thought about who you would have to go through to get to the master mind. Someone with a lot of muscle seemed like a great answer, so Soapy gave us a lot of muscle.
I picked these three heads to give a lot of variety. There is a set of Ram horns, a hockey mask, and a freakish head for a slightly ghoulish look. These should offer you chance to represent different power levels with the same guy. I personally can’t wait to paint a few of them up in different colors to see how that changes the look and feel of the figure.
Rounding off our Bolt Action paint sets are these covering the forces of the Third Reich. Whether your force comprises Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjäger or Heer, you need look no further than these handy paint sets.
After a long delay, the new Miniature Building Authority products will be here on Tuesday. We will be unpacking them and preparing them for shipment next week. All the pre-orders should go out before the weekend next week.
In our website, we have included new ship data cards for the Dutch Navy and the Chilean Navy. Now you can refight boardings with the Napoleon allies, the Dutch Navy, and the wars for the independence in the Pacific against Spain, with the Chilean Navy. Find it all at:Close Quarters
For the Dutch Navy we recommend to use the French Navy references of the 18mm naval napoleonic Capitán Miniatures range and for the Chilean use the US Navy Officers for deck officers, and British Lieutenant RN003 for Marine officer, and the Spanish Marines SN005 & SN006 for Marines and Sharpshooters.
Impact Miniatures launches the Kickstarter for their new game project Passing Shot: Dice Tennis Game.
From their announcement:
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
“QUIET, please!” … The whole Stadium goes quiet. Tossing the ball and getting to the perfect trophy pose. You unleash the a breath and accelerate the raquethead and hit the ball just right. The serve radar reads 139 mph and the ball catches the service line before flying past your opponent. Ace! 15 – 40. Now if you can make just three more. It’s only the beginning, the first game, and you are already in a deep hole. No matter you. You step up to the basline and get ready to toss the ball…” Continue reading →
Foodmachine runs lots of events to raise food and support for people in need. The event ends on Sunday and there is still time to help support.
From their site:
Official Foodmachine events end this Sunday, BUT, here’s a way you can win a fully painted army and support the cause without leaving your computer. Read about the Project: Orange Crush Hunger army:
For every dollar donated ($10 minimum), the donor receives one chance to win per dollar. (Be sure to include your name and an email when you donate so we may contact you if you win!)
During Templecon 2012, a winner will be randomly selected via random.org with Privateer Press staff on hand to verify the result. The number rolled will determine which dollar is the winning one, starting with the first dollar donated to the site. Continue reading →
Beasts of War has posted the last On the Table episode for 2011, their year in review On the Table episode:
From their website:
This is a special half hour clip show just right for watching in front of a warm fire on these cold winter nights. We have stories from across the series covering products from no less than 33 companies.
D6 Generation posts up their 94th epsiode, which covers the best moments of 2011, Warhamachine Wrath, Warhammer Badlands, and Mercs.
From their website:
In episode 94 the third chair is filled by Owen Staton. Owen Staton is a Welsh Storyteller, actor and writer who has been a Gamer for 28 years. He has been a long time contributor to the D6 Generation through his segments “Words from Wales.” Recently he published a CD of his own Stories from Welsh folklore called “Tales from the New Inn”. He is handsome in a rugged sort of way and has a morbid fear of Taxidermy. It’s been awhile since we disucess miniature games so we decided to discuss three new miniature releases that have been active in our local gaming groups. Russ discusses his thoughts on Warmachine Wrath (with a few comments on Hordes Domination), Owen shares his thoughts on the Warhammer Fantsay Battles campaign book “Badlands” and Craig gives us his thoughts after a couple plays of the new miniature war game Mercs. But first the crew discusses their top gaming related moments of 2011. Continue reading →