Germantown Board Game Review posted on Play Board Games

Germantown gets themselves reviewed by the zoning commission… I mean game-reviewers over at Play Board Games.

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From the review:

Germantown: Washington Strikes Back! is a war game that reenacts the Battle of Germantown. One player is the Americans and the other is the British.

8 days left in Gordon & Hague’s Gettysburg: The Valley of Death Kickstarter

Gordon & Hague is in their final week (plus a day) for their Gettysburg: The Valley of Death Kickstarter campaign.

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From the campaign:

This Game covers the 2nd day’s fighting action at Gettysburg. We focused in on the southern end of the battle from the Emittsburg road east to the Round Tops. This includes notorious fighting areas like: Devils Den, the Wheat Field, Rose Woods, Houck’s Ridge and Little Round Top. Some of the most brutal and chaotic fighting of the entire war took place in this valley over the course of only a few hours on July 2nd, 1863. Now its your turn take command and lead your troops back into the Valley Of Death!

MiniatureModeler posts Valley of Death Review: Gameplay and Rules

MiniatureModeler wraps up their Valley of Death review with a look at the overall gameplay and rules for the set.

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From the review:

MiniatureModeler.com completes their final review of Gettysburg: The Valley of Death by looking at the gameplay itself and the rules surrounding the game.

MiniatureModeler.com Reviews The Valley of Death Components

MiniatureModeler continues their look into The Valley of Death by Gordon & Hague with a look at the components inside the box.

From the review:

Continuing our 3-part review series on Gordon & Hague’s “The Valley of Death”, this week we will look at the components themselves. Stay tuned for the play and rules review next week!

MiniatureModeler reviews “The Valley of Death” Part 1

MiniatureModeler is reviewing the historical war game The Valley of Death and has posted up the first part of it.

From the review:

Gordon and Hague Historical Wargames has given MiniatureModeler.com the opportunity to review their newest game, “The Valley of Death”. Part 1 covers the history surrounding the fighting depicted in the game.

Warlord Games selling Historicon-exclusive figure online for one day only online this Saturday

Warlord Games will be selling their “Last Shot” exclusive miniature from Historicon for one day only this Saturday over in their webshop.

From the Announcement:

This weekend we’ll have limited edition miniatures available for one day only!

For those of you who can’t make it to the inaugural Warlord games Day or missed out on Historicon this year, we are making both special miniatures available to buy on the same day as the Games Day – this Saturday the 28th July.

Warlord Games previews final version of their Historicon Official Miniature

Warlord Games has finished their official Historicon miniature and is showing it off.

From the preview:

Last week we began the process of designing the special edition miniature for this year’s Historicon event in the United States – the premier US wargames show. With the bulk of the sculpting completed, Wojtek added the finishing touches to the model of an unhorsed American Civil War cavalryman. With the sculpting of the model complete, Wojtek had the great idea of adding the convention name and year to the base to give it more gravitas as a special edition model. We then sent castings off to Darren Linington to paint. Darren is an exceptional painter who regularly picks up trophies at Salute each year.

Warlord Games preview WIP of Historicon 2013 special miniature

Warlord Games is showing off a WIP process for their Historicon 2013 special miniature they’re working on.

From the preview:

We were honoured to be asked to produce the special miniatures for this year’s Historicon show in the United States. The theme of this year’s show is ‘American Civil War – 1863, Year of Decision’ So it was obviously going to be a miniature that reflected that.

There were plenty of discussions and ideas before we alighted on a cavalryman. The next stage was all about the pose and the detail…

Steve Barber Models new American Civil War releases and sale going on now

Steve Barber Models has some new models available for their American Civil War line as well as running a sale in honor of the anniversary of Gettysburg.

From the announcement:

Gettysburg deal – 10% of all ACW orders over £50. July only!
New ACW generals for brigade and division.
New Union infantry with backpacks quick march.
There will be more releases for this range soon. If there is anything you would like to see made for the range please email me your suggestions.

American Civil War Generals and Flags from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men continues their American Civil War line with new flags and generals.

From the announcement:

These are 54mm metal figures. Generals come individually, but have lots of assembly options. A set includes one rider, 4 different left arms – holding a sword, map, binoculars, or pointing – and 2 different heads in Stetson hats. The heads are bearded and clean-shaven. These riders are original figures made by ATKM.
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American Civil War Artillery from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men adds some firepower to the lines with their new artillery pieces for both sides of the American Civil War.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men continues our American Civil War offerings with artillery for the North and South.

These are 54mm figures. Crewmen are metal, with separate heads and accessories. All 6 poses are different, including 4 crew and 2 command.

You have choice of ordnance in each set: 12-pound Napoleon smoothbore, rifled Parrott gun on a Napoleon carriage, or mortar. All of these pieces are metal. We also offer a caisson, and forthcoming is a limber to create artillery scenes or to portray batteries in a wargame.

Each artillery set is $35. All the ordnance pieces are available separately for $15 each.

If you saw our infantry news story, you know that much of our ACW line was originally offered in plastic by Classic Toy Soldiers. ATKM has licensed those figures and made them available in metal for wargamers and collectors.

While the figures come unpainted, ATKM does offer a painting service. Just contact us for rates and details.

Also now posted is a set of ACW period revisions to the “All the King’s Men” wargame rules. These period rules are available as a free pdf download on our site.

New American Civil War cavalry from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men knows when you fall off the horse, you’ve gotta get back up on it.
Not to say they’ve fallen off any horses… they’ve just got some new ACW cavalry available.

Man, my metaphors aren’t working so well today.

From the announcement:

These are 54mm figures. Riders are metal, with separate heads and weapon arms. There are 8 different weapon arms and 10 different heads in every set.

A set consists of 6 troopers plus an officer and ensign. The ensign could be a color bearer or bugler. Your call. Troopers are in shell jackets, while the officer is in a frock coat. Each set is $45 USD. Single figures are also available for $10. Your choice of rider’s head and weapon arm.

The horses are plastic to keep a cavalry unit lightweight. These excellent pieces are made by Toy Soldiers of San Diego, and are carried by ATKM.

If you saw our infantry news story, you know that much of our ACW line was originally offered in plastic by Classic Toy Soldiers. ATKM has licensed those figures and made them available in metal for wargamers and collectors. Some of the weapon arms and heads in these cavalry sets are from CTS. Others are ATKM originals, as are the riders’ bodies.

While the figures come unpainted, ATKM does offer a painting service. Just contact us for rates and details.

Forthcoming is a set of ACW period revisions to the “All the King’s Men” wargame rules. These will be made available as a free pdf download on our site. In the meantime, here’s the link to a free pdf of the basic rules.

All the King’s Men releases new 54mm American Civil War line

All the King’s Men goes big with their new 54mm American Civil War line, now released on their website.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the launch of our new American Civil War line! These are 54mm figures cast in metal, with some parts in plastic, all for wargaming and collecting. Continue reading

New American Civil War models available from Blue Moon Manufacturing

Blue Moon Manufacturing has some new Civil War models (for both sides of the Mason-Dixon line) available over in their webshop.

From the release:

To keep those ACW troops from getting confused and not knowing where to go and what to do, we have just released 2 packs of Mounted Personalities consisting of 10 Mounted Generals for both the Union and Confederate Armies.

15ACW-68 Union Personalities
This pack contains 10 Mounted consisting of; Burnside, McClellan, Meade, Sheridan, Hooker, Grant, Sherman, Howard, Thomas and Custer for $16.50

15ACW-69 Confederate Personalities
This pack contains 10 Mounted Generals consisting of; Lee, Longstreet, Jackson, Stuart, Ewell, Pickett, Bragg, Forest, Hood and Joseph E. Johnston for $16.50

More new American Civil War minis from Blue Moon Manufacturing

Blue Moon Manufacturing adds to their American Civil War line with some new infantry sets.

From the release:

More 15/18mm Blue Moon ACW Marching In

We have just released 6 more codes in our 15/18mm ACW range of figures. Ready to go are:
15ACW-28 Confederate Infantry with Backpack – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-31 Infantry in Frock Coat – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-48 Union Dead and Wounded – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-49 Confederate Dead and Wounded – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-105 Zouave in Fez Advancing – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-106 Zouave in Fez Firing Line – 30 figures per pack for $15.00

Our sculptors are busy putting out these great figures and a steady clip so keep watching for more releases coming soon.

New American Civil War releases from Blue Moon Manufacturing

Blue Moon Manufacturing adds to their ACW line with some more troopers.

From the release:

To help you fight your American Civil War battle Blue Moon has just released the “Black Hats” . We have 2 codes of 15/18mm Iron Brigade packs finished and ready to go.

15ACW-101 Iron Brigade Advancing – 30 figures per pack for $15.00
15ACW-102 Iron Brigade Firing Line – 30 figures per pack for $15.00

There will be more Blue Moon releases coming soon so keep watching for more releases.

Gordon & Hague having Sale for 150th anniversary of Antietam

Gordon & Hague is having a sale to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam. It feels like only yesterday.

From the sale sheet:

Gordon & Hague is having a 20% off sale in commemoration of 150th Antietam. The sale runs through September 17th and includes all of their 10mm Pre-Painted box sets and mega army deals.

4 new Old Glory 2nd Edition ACW Releases

Old Glory has four new releases for their American Civil War line. There will be more releases to come.

From the release:

We have just released more codes in the Old Glory 28mm 2nd Edition American Civil War. These new sets will be 4 of the possibly 10 Old Glory Army Free Figure sets for this years Old Glory Army. We will be announcing more of the Old Glory Army sets shortly. Continue reading

Syr Hobbs Wargames taking pre-orders for Blaze Away

Syr Hobbs Wargames is now taking pre-orders for their 10mm line of American Civil War models in their Blaze Away line.

From the update:

Syr Hobbs Wargames is now stocking Blaze Away 10mm American Civil War miniatures. Currently we are taking pre-orders to make these figures available for their initial release later this month.

Blaze Away 10mm ACW miniatures aim to provide the growing 10mm gaming community with plenty of options and variety. We offer quality sculpted figures in small scale to allow forces to be built up cheaply and painted quickly. They also offer a rewarding challenge for those that like painting the detail. Figures painting by Andy MacDonald-Rice

New ACW artillery pieces from HLBS

HLBS, or if you prefer their full name, the Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company, has several new American Civil War artillery pieces available on their website.
I think I saw most of them when I watched “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” the other day.

From them to you:

We have an a decent size range of American Civil War Fortress and Naval artillery for 28mm games now available. Ideal as objectives or to add some heavy firepower to defences.
Currently eight models are available with a couple more in the pipeline. Models include a 32 pounder upto the huge 15 inch Rodman gun

Steve Barber Models releases new ACW figures

Steve Barber Models has some new American Civil War models up on their website for you to go and see.

From the release:

This month we have some new packs available for our growing 28mm American Civil War range. These packs will add even more variety to your units and are also perfect for dioramas.

ACW51 Union infantry in melee (6 figures) £6.60
ACW52 Confederate infantry in melee (6 figures) £6.60
ACW53 Union enthusiastic infantry (2 figures) £3.00
ACW54 Confederate enthusiastic infantry (2 figures) £3.00

Grimsby Wargames Society Massachusetts flag sheet

Grimsby Wargames Society has another set of flags for free for download on their website. Never worry about caffeine-hands again when trying to paint flags.

From the copy:

28th Massachsetts regiment and state flag, these and more can be downloaded
free of charge from the website on a 15mm and 25mm A4 sheet, each sheet
has 10 flags with battles honours attached.

Blue Moon Manufacturing reveals 3 more wagons

Blue Moon Manufacturing has even more wagons for their ACW line.

I would so paint them red…

More ACW Wagons From Blue Moon Manufacturing
Just rolling in, 3 more 15/18mm ACW wagons to lend support to your valiant troops.
These beautiful new wagons are ready to order.

15ACW-90 Supply Wagon (1 wagon) $16.50
15ACW-93 Forge and Battery Wagon (1 Forge Wagon, 1 Battery Wagon) $16.50
15ACW-94 Sutlers Wagon (1 wagon) $16.50

Gordon & Hague post video preview of their upcoming game Severed Union

Gordon and Hague shows off a new video showing pieces from their new game: Severed Union.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Gordon & Hague Historical Wargames, makers of 10mm pre-painted American Civil War miniatures and the Severed Union miniatures game, have posted a teaser video showing images of games of Severed Union.

Bull Run To Gettysburg available for pre-order

Bull RUn to GettyburgWargames Foundry is now accepting pre-orders for their Bull Run To Gettysburg American Civil War rules.

From their announcement:

American Civil War Rules and Campaigns for re-creating the bitter fight for supremacy amongst the warring states. If you are interested in painting, collecting or gaming in this turbulent period of history, then this book is for you. As well as rules, campaigns and painting-guides, this book contains many articles that set the scene and atmosphere of the times, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning full colour photography of lots of painted models.

160 pages A4 Hardback – highly illustrated, full colour throughout. Post Free

Steve Barber 28mm American Civil War artillery

Steve Barber Models have released new 28mm American Civil War artillery models.

ACW Artillery

From their announcement:

This month the Artillery for our range of 28mm American Civil War is now ready. The Gun packs have carriage and wheels plus a choice of 2 gun barrels as well as the bucket that hangs under the front of the carriage plus a length of chain to complete the model. The artillery men are mostly in our multi part system so a wide range of firing crews are possible. Loading crews will be available later in the year.

  • ACWA1 1 x Canon (with 2 different 12pdr Napoleon barrels) £6.60
  • ACWA2 1 x Canon (with 3 inch rifle and 10pdr Parrott rifle barrels) £6.60
  • ACWA3 1 x Canon (12pdr Howitzer and 6pdr cannon barrels) £6.60
  • ACWA4 1 x Canon (14pdr type 3 James rifle and Sawyer rifle barrels) £6.60
  • ACWA5 1 x Canon (24pdr Howitzer and 20pdr Parrott rifle barrels) £6.60
  • ACWA6 Union firing crew (5 figures including a sergeant, plus extra gun equipment) £6.60
  • ACWA7 Confederate firing crew (5 figures including a sergeant plus extra gun equipment) £6.60

As well as working on these, I have been busily sculpting away making other things. There will be other packs available for the 28mm ACW range in the near future. The Zouaves are almost ready for release as well.

Foundry American Civil War Open Days

Wargames Foundry will be celebrating the release of their American Civil War rules with a pair of Open Days.

From their announcement:

To celebrate the release of Foundry’s new American Civil War rulebook, ‘Bull Run to Gettysburg’, we will be throwing our doors open once again on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th of August!

For those who want to get a feel for this fast paced game, we will be running two special scenarios on Friday and Saturday. Gaming starts on Friday at 11am and 2pm, and on Saturday at 11am, and anyone is welcome to come along and join in the action.

The author, Dave Bickley, will be with us on Friday 12th and will be happy to discuss all things ACW related. So come and have a chat and pick up a signed copy of his new book.

We have also restocked our bargain bins to overflowing with a great selection of discontinued and bargain blisters and paints! Refreshments are on offer as always, and doors will be open 10am until 4pm on Friday, and 10am until 2pm on Saturday.

For those who register with us in advance we now have free parking!
(email sales@wargamesfoundry.com and let us know you want to register for free parking at the open day)