New: Bolt Action Italian Autoblinda AB41 armoured car available from Warlord Games

Warlord Games gives the Italians some mobility with the release of their new Autoblinda AB41 Armoured Car.

From the release:

During World War II, the Autoblinda AB 41 operated in North Africa, the Balkans, Italy, Hungary, and on the Eastern Front. It proved highly suitable for reconnaissance, escort and security duties. The AB 41 could be quickly adapted for operation on any terrain. Sand tires could be fitted for desert work and it could even run on railway tracks. The rail-converted vehicles were primarily used in anti-partisan patrols in the Balkans.

Final Day for WarGods of Olympus on Kickstarter, Helen of Troy unlocked

Crocodile Games is in their final Day for their WarGods of Olympus Kickstarter. They’ve unlocked Helen of Troy and have plenty more unlocks to go.

From the campaign:

Great news! We have smashed through the $125,000 goal, and Helen of Troy has now been unlocked! THANK YOU to you, and all the rest of our backers, this is a great achievement! Her miniature will now be added to all reward levels of $160 or more.

Games Workshop taking pre-orders for new Apocalypse 40k pieces

Games Workshop has started taking down names of those of you gamers who want their new Apocalypse 40k gear as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with these new figures and terrain pieces when they’re released.

Graven Games posts Tsunami Portable Missile Launcher Review

Graven Games posted up a review of the Tsunami Portable Missile Launcher piece made by Bitspudlo.

From the review:

In today’s review we are looking at the Tsunami Portable Missile Launcher available from Bitspudlo, a mean looking heavy weapon system suitable for use in 28mm sci-fi wargames including Warhammer 40k. We’ve already reviewed Bitspudlo’s larger vehicle mounted version the Torquemada Launcher, so we were interested to see how this portable version compares, and the various ways we could use it in our games.

Clever Mojo Games launches Monsters and Maidens Jump Start City campaign

Clever Mojo Games has launched a Jump Start City campaign for their dice and card game, Monsters and Maidens.

From the campaign:

The Maidens of the kingdom keep disappearing. As an aspiring Hero, your job is to rescue them. You must battle the Monsters that have been capturing the Maidens. But you are not the only aspiring Hero trying to rescue the Maidens. Can you rescue the most Maidens and become the Greatest Hero in the kingdom?

Monsters and Maidens is a fun, easy-to-learn dice game with 9 fully customized six-sided dice. Players play the role of the Hero trying to rescue the Maidens from the Monsters.

By rolling the dice and comparing the results, players determine the success or failure of their mission. Players may have some rescued Maidens but decide to push their luck and roll the dice again in an attempt to rescue even more. If they aren’t careful, though, they will be overtaken by the Monsters and lose some or even all of their rescued Maidens.

Dark Lance Designs launches sci-fi corridors Kickstarter campaign

Dark Lance Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund new sci-fi corridor terrain pieces.

From the campaign:

The Sci-Fi Corridors line of terrain kits are designed to be used with 28mm scale figures in table top wargaming, RPG games and some board games. Most kits include the laser cut plywood parts needed to make at least 2 corridor or room sections and the rare earth magnets used to join the completed sections. Some kits also contain additional accessory parts such as ladders, markers or doors. A few specialty kits contain only accessory pieces such as extra doors or markers. Kits come unpainted and require some assembly.

Raging Heroes previews the Lulus for Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter

Raging Heroes is previewing the artwork for The Lulus over on their Kickstarter campaign.

From the update:

We have just passed the $450,000 mark, and this deserves something special!

So for this milestone, this week-end, we are unveiling the Lulu’s, opening a Paypal option, enhancing the higher pledge levels with additional free stuff, and by popular demand, announcing a new higher tier reward level which will be launched Monday, complete with Early Bird Specials!!!

Fractured Dimensions previews more greens and art in Kickstarter campaign

Fractured Dimensions shows off some more greens and some new artwork over in their Infernal Miniatures Kickstarter.

From the update:

Every backer at the Duke of Hell level and higher will get a free Troll Deity. Sculpted by Sandy Garrity he stands roughly 52mm tall. This miniature will be available to all backers for an additional $18.00 or 20 points.

Gleipnir Games posts up Previews for thier Upcoming Board Game: The 8th Day

Gleipnir Games is showing off the first previews for their upcoming board game The 8th Day.

From the preview:

Gleipnir Games is posting up previews from their Upcoming boardgame The 8thDay and beginning their Facebook campaign that leads up to their Kickstarter. Like their page to increase the freebies given out to each persona at the base pledge level.

Force20 Fine Scale Miniatures Releases 3 New Ranges

Force20 has three new ranges available for your minis needs: Swat-X, Tauregs and Port of Call.

From the announcement:

Force20 Fine Scale Miniatures has three new ranges in heroic 20mm scale. They are SWAT-X, Amazons, and Tuaregs. Force20 has also released DS-01 Port of Call, a WWII era historical vignette in true 20mm.

Final day for Kaosball on Kickstarter

Kaosball is in their final 24 hours over on Kickstarter. If you’ve been waiting until the last minute, that time has pretty much come.

From the campaign:

Wow, it looks like Rumblefist will be rumbling your opponents, as we head into the last day! It’s looking pretty good for the Barbarians too! We’ve still got M.A.Z.E. to introduce to you though…

GCT Studios announces release date for 6th Bushido faction, posts artwork

GCT Studios has announced the release date for the 6th faction for Bushido, the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate, as well as showing off artwork for one of the pieces. Plus, a bonus preview of a new Temple model.

From the preview:

We at GCT Studios are happy to announce that Wave 13 will come complete with a brand new faction, the Silvermoon Trade Syndicate. These shadowy underworld crime lords are making a gambit for the Jwar Isles, will you help make their dark dream a reality?

Whats more check out the Fishermen for the Temple of Ro-Kan.

New Palmenthal Saloon 28mm PDF from Finger and Toe

Finger and Toe has another western-style terrain piece available with the release of the Palmenthal Saloon.

From the release:

Finger and Toe Models announces the release of the 28mm pdf model Palmenthal Saloon, a building on California’s Old West High Desert. The saloon comes with interiors and extra signage.

In the High Desert, saloons were the most common business with towns of 300-500 often supporting ten to fifteen saloons. Without zoning, it wasn’t unusual to see a church or school flanked by the establishments. Oddly, the Palmenthal Saloon became the rectory for the local Presbyterian Church.

Bolt Action Italian 47mm Elefantino anti-tank gun released by Warlord Games

Warlord Games gives you some Italian firepower with their new 47mm anti-tank gun release.

From the release:

The forces of Italy receive extra support this week with the release of our new 47mm Elefantino anti-tank gun!

Officially designated the Cannone da 47/32 M35, it quickly became know as the Elefantino (‘little elephant’). The Elefantino was produced under licence from the Austrian company Böhler and throughout the war would see action in the service of many nations including the Dutch, Soviets and Germans amongst others.

Mongoose Publishing previews new models for Judge Dredd Miniatures Game

Mongoose Publishing posted up some photos of some of the models they’ll be releasing soon for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game.

From the preview:

Planet Mongoose is currently showcasing forthcoming models in the Judge Dredd range, including War Marshal Kazan, Oola Blint, and the Mechanismo units.

Engineer Jeff reviews the Massive Voodoo Figure Art Book

Engineer Jeff takes a look at the Figure Art Book from Massive Voodoo and gives you their thoughts on the subject.

From the review:

Engineer Jeff received the Figure Art book from the Massive Voodoo Indigogo campaign and gives a review of the book and the additional items that were included in the pledge.

The apes at Massive Voodoo have announced that fans will be able to get this figure art book at retailers sometime in the future.

New Djinns by Shieldwolf Miniatures now available

Shieldwolf Miniatures has new Djinn models available over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

4 new models have been added to the Araves Race by Shieldwolf Miniatures. The company has also announced the incoming releases for the next 3 months among which the Dracantropii Race and Trolls, always in 28mm scale.

Guild of Harmony releases Steampunk Arielle

Guild of Harmony has a new steampunk model available over in their webshop. This one’s Steampunk Arielle.

From the announcement:

New release now available for the Guild of Harmony 32mm steampunk range: Steampunk Arielle.

Available in resin now from the Guild of Harmony online store.

“Hailing from the windswept North Atlantic coast, Arielle has always felt a deep affinity with the sea. This nautical connection has sparked late-night tavern lore that Arielle, in fact, comes from the sea itself; a conjecture that Arielle mischievously enjoys cultivating.”

WizKids previews 3 more X-Men for HeroClix

WizKids shows off another 3 models for the Wolverine and the X-Men set with a look at Psylocke, Beast and Rogue.

From the preview:

Greetings HeroClix fans!

Today we wrap up our week-long look at the X-Men: Blue Strike Force by focusing on three characters that are packaged with the team dial in Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men super boosters. These three characters can also be played as a 300-point force without the team dial.

TGN Review: Ascension: Rise of Vigil expansion

Ascension, by Stone Blade Entertainment, has been rather successful as one of the new genre of games, the Deck-Builder. Their most recent expansion, Rise of Vigil, came to me the other day (I was happy. I did a little dance). So here’s my review.

And here we go with Ascension: Rise of Vigil.

Rise of Vigil is the latest expansion for Stone Blade Entertainment’s Ascension deck-building game. The set continues the ongoing story of the world of Vigil and the struggle of good versus evil, the players picking up the mantle of heroes who must recruit others and acquire powerful constructs in order to defeat the monsters that threaten the populace.
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Bolt Action Sd.Kfz 233 Armoured Car released by Warlord Games

Warlord Games gives the Germans a bit of maneuverability and firepower with the release of their Sd.Kfz 233 Armoured Car.

From the announcement:

Released this week alongside our new plastic Blitzkrieg Germans is this new Bolt Action armoured car – the Sd.Kfz 233.

Cthulhu Wars unlocks new Mutant Collectors Miniature in Kickstarter campaign, posts green

Cthulhu Wars has unlocked their Mutant Collectors Miniature over in their Kickstarter campaign. Here’s a look at the green for it.

From the campaign:

We are really excited about this one! So much so, that we are going to show you the photos that Fenris Games sent us of the Mutant. It is, technically, not finished or molded but you can certainly see how terrific this model is going to look.

The Mutant is one of the Monsters available to the Opener of the Way. His Cultists are actually able to “grow” into a Mutant, and then, later on, the Mutant can grow into an Abomination, and so up the line.

Catalyst Game Labs posts new look into design of Shadowrun Crossfire

Catalyst Game Labs gives you some more look into the design of their deck-building game coming out soon, Shadowrun Crossfire, with this latest post.

From the post:

In previous articles we’ve told you about the mechanics within the Shadowrun: Crossfire deck-building game. Things like how to defeat an enemy and how to help your teammates. This time, we’re taking it to the next level and talking about one feature that makes Crossfire really stand out. On the first day of working on this game I decided I wanted to make a cooperative deck-building game. It fit the 1-hour play experience we were aiming for, it would have the flexibility and variability of an RPG, and with players working together, it would feel like being on a small team fighting through the tough life of a runner. There was still one piece missing—a connection to your character between games. I wanted something to carry over with the player from one day to the next or to the next week. My solution was to add stickers (upgrades). Using an experience system, I thought I could add abilities to the players’ characters as a reward for playing several games, which makes the next game more enjoyable because you get a fun new toy to try out.

Amera releases new North African Outpost terrain piece

Amera Plastic Mouldings has released their new North African Outpost terrain piece over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

Amera Plastic Mouldings have a new product, a North African Outpost.
launched today!! The model is a development of the former Airfix North African Outpost kit in vac form with minor changes. It represents the opportunity to create a realistic diorama typical of the North African campaign in WW11. It can be further enhanced with Amera Sand dunes M211 and the Airfix German Afrika Corps Reconnaissance Unit.

Zombie Horde Unleashed for Judge Dredd Miniatures Game

Mongoose Publishing has released their new Zombie Horde for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game.

From the announcement:

The Zombie Horde is now available to everyone who did not join in on the Kickstarter last year!

A zombie horde will almost always outnumber its enemies. It will prove amazingly resilient to damage, but do not expect a great deal in the way of tactical sophistication.

This set contains a complete force for the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, including;

Zombie Mistress
Zombie Judge
Plastic Mantic Zombies with additional Mega-City One parts x 6

Rack and Ruin Sample Party Added to Indiegogo campaign

Spiral Bridge Games added a sample party to their Rack and Ruin Indiegogo campaign so you can see what a player’s stats will look like all set up and ready to go.

From the update:

Spiral Bridge Games added some sample terrain, sample spells and a whole sample party on their Indiegogo campaign site today. The sample party, Order of the Crimson Rose, is also featured in new fiction that introduces the page.

Mantic Podcast Episode 9 posted

Mantic has posted episode 9 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Featuring the low-down on Deadzone, Mars Attacks, Deadzone and loads of Kings of War (including Ogres and Basileans!) Mantic Podcast Episode 9 features interview by Bad Dice’s Ben Curry with Ronnie Renton, Alessio Cavatore and Community Manager James M. Hewitt!

Listen to it on iTunes or the Mantic Blog.

The Shiny Model Syndrome posts episode 15

The Shiny Model Syndrome has posted episode 15 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

This week your favorite hosts – well, these hosts anyways – talk hobby, and lots of it. We talk about beginner to advanced basing techniques, gaming table construction, and conversions on your less modular miniatures. Be warned, it was very hot this week so you can totally hear the fan in the background. It was unavoidable. Enjoy all the same!

Topics include:

0:00:00 – 0:00:35 Intro
0:00:37 – What we’ve been up to
0: – 0: Oh, look at the shiny! – News, new realeases and rumors
Talkin’ Shop – Basing, tables and conversions
Outro

Have any questions, comments, or ideas for the show? Email us at smspodcast@gmail.com and dont forget to check is out on Facebook!

Queen Games has Dark Darker Darkest Kickstarter campaign going

Queen Games has been running their Kickstarter campaign for their new horror survival board game, Dark Darker Darkest.

From the campaign:

A cooperative board game where 2-5 “survivors” explore the secured house of Doctor Mortimer, working to stop the zombie apocalypse.

League of Augsburg blog looking for contributors

The League of Augsburg blog is looking for new contributors to help grow their community.

From the casting call:

The purpose of the League of Augsburg blog is to support the continued growth of Beneath the Lily Banners, the launch of Donnybrook, Warfare Miniatures, and the general promotion of the period of military history from 1660-1721 (give or take a couple of decades). There will be multiple authors and artists contributing to these pages and after we launch we will consider submissions from guests as well, creating an alliance worthy of the name The League of Augsburg. The plan is to present a wide variety of articles – history, wargaming, painting, terrain building, scenarios, and battle reports, as well as news for Warfare Miniatures, Wordtwister Publishing, and Quindia Studios.