So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con.
And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛
Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s time for some midweek snippets. I know I need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories before the hurricane of activity that’ll happen over the next several days.
On the platter today is: Sasquatch Game Studio announces Alternity science-fiction roleplaying game, Dized Board Game Companion App to be at Gen Con, Deadman Diaries a new gamebook from Cubus Games, Victory Point Games Previews Upcoming Kickstarter – Planet Rush by Reiner Knizia, Sharknado Board Game Coming To Kickstarter August 13th, Heavy Metal by Acheson Creations is Funded and with a new pledge level, Entries now being accepted for the 2016 Windhammer Prize, Tabletop Miniatures Solutions Running Undying Armies Indiegogo Campaign, War Co. Coming To Kickstarter August 15th, D13 and D15 debut from Impact! at Gen Con, Hitech Miniatures Releases NoeProspector Virgilius, TinMan 35% Off “Back In Business” Sale Happening Now, and New Marian Romans From Xyston Miniatures.
We’ve made it to the halfway mark. Just the rest of today, and then two full days and we’ll be back into the sweet embrace of the weekend. How will you be beating the heat? Inside gaming? Outside trying to catch them all? A little of both? Just be sure to hydrate. A group of friends want to wander around downtown Atlanta on Sunday… when it’s supposed to get to 99F out. Whoof. Too hot for this arctic ursine.
Anyway, being the middle of the week, it means we need to stock back up on bite-size gaming stories.
Today we have: Team Canada Adventure for Save the Day Super-Powered RPG, Precision Polyhedral Floating Face Dice On Kickstarter, Siren lands in Purgatory, New 28mm 1806 Prussian Hussars, Semi Realistic Portrait Generator for your games, New Numidian Cavalry Available From Victrix, 3rd Annual Great Wargaming Survey Posted, Another World Miniatures Releases Alfred – Steampunk Monkey Assistant, and Baueda Releases new 15mm Sicilian Normans range.
The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, hot dogs, and fireworks, we’d best fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: Khurasan releases 15mm Ancient Siamese, Trailer Park Zombies Up On Indiegogo, Dwarven Mountain Rams Riders from Scibor Now Available, New Player Boards for Power Grid by CorSec Engineering, Attaking the Darkness Mockumentary is free until July 1st, New Ravens Available From Tabletop-Art, Big Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest Update, Casual Game Insider Coming to Books-A-Million And Launching New Kickstarter, Wildside Gaming System to be Released as a Free App, Skirmisher Publishing Releases Quantum Flux: Unique Superscience Artifacts, Syrinscape Releases Gen Con Soundset, and New Legionary Ranged Arms Available From Kromlech.
Usually prices go up over time. Inflation and all that. But this story is about prices going the other direction. Paint.Play.Enjoy, the folks that make GGA (Granny Grating Armies), have decided that they’re going to be lowering the prices on their products starting on the 25th.
Warlord’s combining together a couple previews for us in this post. Though the two previews are for different games (Bolt Action and Hail Caesar), seeing the two together is now making me go, “Hmm… what if you did have war elephants in a WWII game?”
Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you. He’ll love it, I’m sure.
Anyway, whether you’re at the show, or just trying to make it through the rest of the week, you should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories, and that’s just what we’ve got for you right now.
Today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Posts New 360 Preview Videos, Three New Ancients Miniatures Sets Available From Victrix, Tesla Deathray Survivors Anonymous Includes Two Gaming Songs on Latest EP, Ares Games to launch Dungeon Time Kickstarter, Irregulars RPG looking for playtesters, Arabian Officer On Flying Carpet Mini Available From Brother Vinni, and Kromlech Releases New Mechanical Saw Arms.
There’s all sorts of civilizations that lived throughout the Mediterranean area during the Bronze Age. Just about every island had their own, unique group that traded with the others. Well, Warlord Games wants you to be able to play all those various groups in Hail Caesar, and so there’s a couple new sets of minis out to help with that.
When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat.
But that’s me.
For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you.
Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes, Legends of Andor The Star Shield, Ninja All-Stars, The Grizzled: At Your Orders, Aviary, Booty, Catan: Explorers and Pirates, Allegiance: A Realm Divided, and The Golfing Dead.
The Roman army was quite a formidable fighting force. But that’s not to say they weren’t impossible to defeat. A group that had somewhat regular success against them were the various tribes in Germania. Warlord Games’ supplement to Hail Caeser lets you bring those vicious tribesmen to your tabletop. And that book is now available in digital format.
I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my cooking game is going to be kicked up a notch. Just as your hobby game can be kicked up a notch with some new terrain. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: New Dark Age Huts From Escenografia Epsilon, Brigade Models Release 2mm Scale Warehouses, Pwork Wargames Space Nebula Mat Now Available, and Manorhouse Workshop Update #26 – The first copies of the ruined abbey.
We’re working our way through convention season. Last weekend was KingdomCon. The week before that was PAX East. Next week is CMON Expo. If you’re out going to shows, you might have less funds than usual for gaming. Well, the folks at Warlord Games still want you to be able to get the figures you want, so they’ve got various different deals going on right now over in their webshop.
Granny Grating Armies (or GGA to their friends) fell short of their goal the first time around on Kickstarter. But they didn’t let that keep them down. They retooled, re-imagined, reconfigured, and have relaunched their campaign. This time they’re seeing much more success, having made it over their goal already.
Everyone likes to get more for their money. Whether it’s because you don’t have a lot and want to keep what you can, or you have a lot but want a whole lot more, we all love to save a few bucks if we can. Well, Warlord Games is here to help out. They’ve got a special deal for an Armored Patrol for Bolt Action as well as a sale on starter armies for some of their game systems.
It’s early Sunday morning, and that means packing things up here in the room. It’s the final day of Adepticon. If you’ve been here, I hope you’ve had a good time. If you’ve not been here, I hope the photos have helped you live vicariously through my lens. To help with that, here’s some more galleries of events from the show.
And stay tuned this afternoon for the results from the Crystal Brush awards.
So, Adepticon is going on now. Soon, though, Salute will be going on, and that, from what I hear, is just an entirely different convention animal. Someday I’d like to go. Well, Victrix is going, and they’ve posted up the special deals they’ll be having. Plus, there’s looks at the new Samnites.
Hobby gaming, in general, is a pretty expensive hobby. Figures for the various games that we love to play aren’t always cheap, and that can lead to a lot of people feeling that they really can’t get into it. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, as is being shown with Granny Grating Armies, up on Kickstarter now.
When people ask me what I’m doing on Sunday, I generally say, “As little as possible.”
Granted, considering today has included making breakfast, doing dishes, doing laundry, prepping to cook what will be dinners this week, work on putting together models, and work on a review article, “as little as possible” actually include a lot of things.
It also includes bringing you some bite-sized gaming stories. So let’s get to it so I can get back to that giant list of things.
Today’s stories are: Victrix Previews Iberian Cavalry, New Release Available From Hitech Miniatures, Mounted German Schutztruppen Available From Askari Miniatures, Pledge Manager to Open Soon For Toughest Girls of the Galaxy II, and Voodooworx Miniatures Release Hul’Gren: The Collector.
The latest releases are now available from Zenit Miniatures over in their webshop. What’s the focus this time around? Well, that would be Torii. Torii is a new skirmish game from Zenit Miniatures using their Kensei line of figures. The first starter armies are now available.
Well, I certainly had a busy Saturday. Went through a lot of old gaming items that I’d not seen in quite a long time.
Man, I never really could paint all that well. And here I thought it wasn’t half-bad.
I’m freely willing to admit when I am wrong, and I was certainly wrong. 😛
Brought back a lot of nostalgia, but sometimes you gotta move on. Old games out. New games in.
Speaking of new games in, we’ve got a couple bite-sized gaming stories to give you today.
They include: Khurasan releases 15mm Sung Dynasty, Techno Bowl Box Art Previewed, Battle Valor Games Launches New 15mm Fantasy Range, Wild In The Streets Kickstarter coming March 9th, and Critical Mass Games 15mm Sci-fi Snakemen Kickstarter Launches March 31st.
The end is in sight, people! Just another day and a half and we’ll be into “weekend territory” (which, to me at least, starts on Friday evening). We can do it. We’ve come too far to give up now. Just think of all the great gaming that can be had! And if you’re gonna have great gaming, you should have great gaming tables. Good thing our Terrain Corner is here to help.
Today we have: Brigade Models Release 15mm SF Research Base, Roman Marching Fort from Kobblestone Miniatures Now Available, Manorhouse Workshop Update #15 – The Lich of the Abbey, Frosty Plain: Pwork Wargames fantasy gaming mat, Battlemap Layers near 60% of Funding Goal, Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Success! – Part 3 Coming Summer 2016, and Deep-Cut Studio releases new Grass theme gaming mat.
While I know that it’s certainly not as hot as it is in, say, Brisbane right now, the 70-degree weather here in Atlanta is making it rough to think that it’s the Holiday Season.
The eggnog and gingerbread cookies (of course homemade), though, are helping.
Speaking of other such bite-size morsels, let’s give you a bit to chew on in terms of some news.
Today’s offerings include: NatEmo Dice Up On Kickstarter, Siren Miniatures Releases Odins Dwarf Mini, War & Empire II Adds 3rd Century Romans To Kickstarter Campaign, and New Norse Shields Available From Puppets War.
The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we’re going full-tilt through the day. It’s already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you’ve never noticed before). Which means I’m halfway through my day as well. Good times.
Anyway, today’s batch of bite-size stories includes: RONE Passes Funding Goal – Posts Gameplay Video, Blackwater Gulch: Savage Beasts Available Now, Xenoshyft Dreadmire Expansion Teased, Buy the Rights Receives the ‘Major Fun Award’, 29K Stretch Goal Unlocked in Kensei Undead Kickstarter, Massive Awesome Reveals The Hulking Kodiak Tactical Heavy Frame For Shattered Earth, Legends of British Steampunk: Roleplay & Wargames Miniatures On Kickstarter, Tabletop-Art Previews Rockabilly Heads, New Warthrone approved army list: Lizardmen from Warhammer, Kromlech New Release – Legionary Chain Swords,
Just the name, itself, conjures all sorts of thoughts. More than just a city, Rome was one of the greatest empires the world had seen, famous for turning the Mediterranean into their own, private lake. So much myth and history surrounds Roman culture, much of it focused on the military. And what a military it was. West Wind Productions is looking to bring new 15mm Roman soldiers to your tabletop in their latest Kickstarter campaign.
The time for pre-orders has come and gone. You can now order the 2nd edition of Sword & Spear for yourself from Great Escape Games. The rules let you play large battles set in the Ancient and Medieval periods. There aren’t any minis specifically for the game, so you can use whatever figures you find most appealing. As long as they have equal basing, you’re good to go.
Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it’s a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I’d love to see some new scenarios and more aspects added to it. Perhaps tie-ins with other chapters as well. I’d love to see a “Dark Angels vs. Dark Angels” expansion, for example. We’ll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.
Anyway, on to today. It’s time for a quick bite to eat on some bite-sized stories for you.
Today’s servings include: West Wind Productions Bringing Legions of Rome to Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events, and New WWII Minis Released By Askari Miniatures.
For those of you historical gamers out there, Great Escape Games is now taking pre-orders for their 2nd edition rules set for Sword & Spear. For those that don’t know, Sword & Spear is a rules set that lets you play out battles from the Ancient to Medieval time periods. There’s no set of figures for it. You can use whatever you want, as long as the unit’s facing is equivalent.
I trust that everyone had themselves a safe and fun Halloween. Anyone see any good gaming-themed costumes out there? Also, did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep afterward? That’s the part I enjoyed the most, I’d say. But then, I’m a bear of simple pleasures. Like how this morning, the month already started off with some Guns ‘n’ Roses weather.
So as we sort through our Halloween candy let’s take a look at some bite-sized stories, shall we?
Today we have: New Anti-Elephant Wagon From Xyston Miniatures, Brigade Models Releases New Neo-Soviet Dreadnought, New Limited Edition Markers from Warsenal, Deraj Studios Announces November 6th Kickstarter Launch, and The Liche Lord free in all orders during November 2015 at Alternative Armies.
We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Rejoice!
And, like, go eat some candy or something because of Halloween. Have yourself a good time.
Speaking of bite-size items such as those “fun” size candies (never did quite figure out what was so “fun” about them, but there we are, then), we have our usual platter of stories for you. These, however, know exactly why they’re fun.
In this batch we have: Free 15mm personality figure: Gaius Marius in Baueda Indiegogo Campaign, Final Day for Anarchy Models HD Stencils Wave 2 Kickstarter, The Prang by Eli Arndt moving to The Ion Age soon, Arena Rex Faction Dice Now Available, New Modern Adventurers & Mercs From Warhansa, and Plaid Hat Games Posts Halloween Downloadable Content for Mice & Mystics.
It’s starting to really get cool outside overnight. Literally speaking, soon the frost will be on the pumpkin. And that’s here in Atlanta. I’m sure any of you gamers further north than I have already experienced such.
So why not make up a batch of hot cocoa and huddle up next to the fire and read about some gaming news, eh? Laptops are nice and warm, after all.
In today’s batch of bite-sized stories we have: The Campaigner Survey 2015, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor – Including the B17, Oldhammer gets a new figure range from stalwarts of the gaming Industry, Creature College in its last week on Kickstarter, and Forgestarter Medieval Russians started.
And we’ve arrived. Friday. Such a great feeling. The weekend is just ahead with all the possibilities that it brings. I hope you’ve got some gaming lined up for yours. It is the perfect time for such things, after all.
Friday also brings us a new batch of bite-sized stories.
This group includes: Brigade Models – new 15mm SF Utility Vehicles, Khurasan releases 15mm Stryker, Raid & Trade: War on the Streets Coming to Kickstarter, Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #51: Mutated Animal/Plant Genotypes, Fat Goblin Games to release new Shadows over Vathak Corebooks, Orctober Speshuls From Kromlech, 2015 Update for “Spiel in Essen” App by Gioconomicon.net, Ancient Samnites Previewed at Victrix, Contemptor Pattern Volkite Culverin Available to order from Forge World, and Spawn of Sharktipede Up on Kickstarter.
I hope you’re making it through the week just fine.
Mine’s hit a bit of a bumpy road, as I’m typing this from the mechanic’s. Thankfully, they have free wifi. Seems Bitey, my car, isn’t feeling so good and so he’s getting a checkup.
So yeah, hopefully your week is going better than mine. But what’s keeping me going is some gaming news, such as the bite-sized stories we’ve got for you now.
In this batch we have: New s-300 missile available for BallisticAces from BattleGateGames, Klukva Miniatures Releases Two New Busts, Purgatory’s Second Model WIP Posted, Baueda new 15mm Gallic Cavalry On Indiegogo, PMD Games is launching their first Kickstarter on October 5th, Microshoggoth slimes into Tooth & Sword, and Draccus promo available for purchase from iello.
Congratulations for surviving another work week. The entire weekend looms before us, full of possibilities. With any luck, you’ve got some gaming in mind. I’ll be taking photos of a bunch of my figures, preparing to sell them off, as I need to make room for some other stuff coming in. Hey, if I’ve not played a game for ~5 years, and don’t really plan on getting back into it, it’s probably time to let someone else enjoy it.
Anyway, that’s as may be. We’ve got another collection of bite-sized stories for you. They include: New supplement for By Fire and Sword Announced, Victoria Miniatures Posts September Releases, Ratgard: Preview of the MLRS-Badger, Darkmoor RPG Coming To Kickstarter Next Week, 15mm Caesar’s army – Marian Roman 105 BC – 25 BC On Indiegogo, Steve Barber Models New Webshop Opens, Carbon Fiber Playing Card Case by Essential Carbon On Kickstarter, Clear for Takeoff Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Looking For Group Minis Now Available, and Fantasy Flight Games to Release Colored Flight Stands and Bases for X-Wing.
I’m in my KSU baseball jersey, so it must be Wednesday. And if it’s Wednesday, that means there’s another batch of bite-sized stories to give you.
In this group we have: Spaceteam Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Bombshell Babes II Up On Kickstarter, New Warthrone approved army list: Bretonnia from Warhammer, Two New Releases from Hitech Miniatures, DrunkQuest Updates Kickstarter With How To Play, Great War Mammooth revealed from Shieldwolf Miniatures, and Kabuki Models Posts Bonny Anne bust boxart.
It’s a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies.
Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple of days.
In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games Posts FAQ for upcoming Iron Cross WWII rules, and “By Fire and Sword” North American webstore is ready to go.
Friday! Glorious Friday!
Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on.
It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend.
In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the New Pathfinder Adventure Path Hell’s Rebels, Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 15mm Cavemen, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Incantator Krabathor on Hellworm, a couple more installments of The Fiver, SuperBlue Adder released at The Ion Age, Another Warthrone approved army list: Beastmen from Warhammer, Warpaints Quickshade Ink Set II – out now From The Army Painter, Cabals Kickstarter relaunching soon, Gabriel Cross from Icarus Miniatures Available Now, and Alternative Armies releases two classic Dogmen packs.