TGN Sunday Edition

It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, communication is key.
Also, Fighters hate having to make Will saves.

But that’s as may be. We’ve collected some bite-sized stories over the past couple days and present them to you now.

In this batch we have: A couple more sets of The Fiver, New 2mm Roman Buildings from Brigade Models, Meridian Miniatures release Chibi Hippogryph for Tooth & Sword, Old Dominion GameWorks posts Post Captain Master index pt 1, Universal Adventures Celestial Invocations Now Available, and Stag Rider unveiled for The Shattered Crown.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

My fellow TGN readers, welcome to another Sunday Edition. I hope your Saturday was good and your Sunday is being productive. My D&D group from yesterday came close to TPK at least twice. But that’s what happens when you charge up to 4 Dire Bears and basically give them a turn to munch on your character before the next character from the party is there to help. Oh well. Nobody hit -10, so they were able to keep-on keepin’-on.

As for today, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for you.

This set includes: New Kromlech Releases – Static Grass and Battle Dice, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Heroic Maps – Explorer: Wild Places released, Manorhouse Workshop Update #26 – Modular Underground Project – In the box, Copper Mine Miniatures running Mechanical Steamhorse Kickstarter, Brutal Force – Icarus Miniature Preview Jesse Pope, and Victrix Ltd. Limited Edition Rude Roman shield transfers.

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War & Empire Released at Salute

Forged in Battle is looking forward to Salute in just a couple days and would love to see you at the show. Any of you gamers out there interested in 15mm Ancient warfare games should definitely stop by their booth. Their War & Empire range, that they successfully Kickstarted a while ago, is soon to be available to everyone, but those at Salute will be the first to get a chance to pick them up. There’s over 1000 different sculpts of minis, as well as resin buildings to check out.

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Mid-Week Snippets

Once again we’re here at a Wednesday. The first half of the week is done. The rest of it stretches before us like a 2-day behemoth.
Or maybe it’s not so bad for you. Maybe Thursday and Friday are like puppy-dogs. That’d be nice. I love puppies. But now we’re getting off-topic.

On-topic, we’ve collected some bite-sized stories for you and present them now.

In this grouping we’ve got: New Carthaginian Shield Transfers from Victrix, More WIPs pics of the Queen Of Hearts by Kabuki Models, New Magnetic Foil 32mm Rounds from Tabletop-Art, some more episodes of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, The Nexus Terror from Icarus Miniatures Artwork Preview, Meet Brunhild and The Flag for War of Wonders Miniatures Game, Kromlech New Release – Hobby Drill and Super Glue Activator, New Ogre Cossacks Band from Scibor, New 15mm Hippogriff Aerodyne pre-order from Darkest Star Games, and Previews of the Harlequin Burglar for ShadowSea.

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Watchful I Studios running 28mm Ancient Chinese Warring States/Qin Dynasty Miniatures Kickstarter

Watchful I Studios has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 28mm Warring States/Qin Dynasty miniatures. Though most of them are made for historical-style gaming, they also have some demons and fu dogs and such for you Eastern-style-fantasy miniatures gamers.
The campaign is 3/5 to their goal with still 29 days left on the clock to get in on the action.
For a look into the creation of Watchful I Studios, check out Ravage Magazine US issue 18.

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Carthaginians up for Pre-Order from Victrix

Victrix has started taking pre-orders for their new plastic Carthaginians box set. If you order from them early, you can get a set of limited-edition shield trasfers for your little mans. Orders taken until the 29th are eligible for these free decals.

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Mid-Week Snippets

A dense fog falls over Atlanta this Wednesday. Though it’s supposed to actually be a nice day later on.
A lot of people are headed towards Boston for PAX East this upcoming weekend. If you’re traveling, travel safe, and listen to some Dropkick Murpheys along the way.
I’m shippin’ up to Boston! (waaaaaayooooooooo!)

Anyway, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories to share with you.

This time there’s: Esper Crystals and Resin Bases for Relic Knights, Fabled Environments Launches Wild West Floorplans Kickstarter, Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #16, another nstallment of The Fiver from Meeple Mechanic, Ludus Magnus Studio Show the pladge level for Nova Aetas Kickstarter, New releases form O8 arrives at Assault Publishing, Loud Ninja Games to Release 15mm Ikwen Aliens, New 28mm Prehistoric Settlement minis from Steve Barber Models, New 25mm and 60mm Lipped Bases from Warlord Games, THMiniatures running Tabletop Terrain Kickstarter, Final Days for Going Native Kickstarter campaign, New German officer from Vepafigures, New Undead and Shaleground 40mm Bases Coming from Tabletop-Art, New Stretch Goals Announced for Faith RPG, New Egyptian Vampire Girls from Brother Vinni, and Halfsies Dice up on Kickstarter.

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Victrix Ltd., 2-Box Web Deal for February

Victrix Ltd. has a special deal going on over on their website for the rest of February. Buy 2 of their Ancients boxes and get some archers or slingers for for free. Buy 2 of their Napoleonic boxes and get a free flag sheet or British Peninsular War officers.

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Mid-Week Snippets

We’ve got another batch of smaller-sized stories for you this Wednesday.

Beyond the cut we’ve got: New Spaceships from Brigade Models, a 28mm PDF New Orleans Warehouse from Finger and Toe, the latest releases from Bombshell Miniatures, the latest releases from Spectre Miniatures, new 10mm Caen House from Escenografia Epsilon, New Nuclear Adventurers and a Valentine’s Day sale from Brother Vinni, a new Sailboat Hull from Thomarillion, new Mutants and Aliens released by Loud Ninja Games, Spanish edition of Strategikon released by Capitan Games, Aegis Studios Releases Contagion Second Edition Gamemaster Screen, More new model previews for Alternative Civil War, the Spell Saga tabletop novel now available in limited quantities, new Valentine’s Day Miniature and Decals and Smoke Plume from Ginfritter’s Workshop, and LaserCutCard container price drop.

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Victrix Box Set Sale Happening Now

Victrix is currently running a 20% off sale for most of their box sets of minis. There’s some Greek, some French, and the bases and trays for them all as part of the sale. Go and get yourself some minis for cheaper than usual. The Sale lasts until the first of February.

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New Thureophoroi Light Infantry from Warlord Games

Warlord Games has some new Thureophoroi Light Infantry available over in their webshop. While not “the world’s oldest profession,” mercenaries have certainly been around a long time, too. At least, long enough to have fought in some of the biggest battles in all of history. Well, now you can bring some to the biggest battles of your tabletop (or any small battles, too) as well. And because you want to make sure that the mercs stay in line and do as they’re told, they’ve got a command set for them, too.

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Victrix previvews next year’s releases

Victrix has posted up some renders of some of the first kits they’re working on for 2015. They’ve got a little bit of everything coming for you historicals gamers. For WWII players, they’ve got new aircraft on the way. Those look pretty sweet. Going back a couple centuries, they’re showing off some Napoleonic artillery crews. As everyone knows, Napoleon was an artilleryman in the military. And then going back some more centuries, they’ve got some Carthaginians they’re showing off.

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Victrix Free Shield Transfer Offer

Victrix has a special deal going on over in their webshop wherein if you buy any box set of Greek or Roman soldiers, you get a free shield transfer sheet as well. Let your caffeine hands rest easy, as the transfer sheets can handle the fine detail work. The offer is simple, buy a box, get a sheet. Buy 2 boxes, get 2 sheets. This also works with their multi-box deals they have going on.
The sale lasts until the 21st, so better get going if you want in on the action.

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Greek Generals – Demosthenes & Theagenes for Hail Caesar

Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar line with the release of a pair of Greek generals: Demosthenes and Theagenes. Though the exact histories of these two seem like they might be the type that I’d put in charge of my own forces (losing battles and tending to kill one’s own people…), perhaps you’d feel they could do better when put in charge of your forces.

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New December releases from Xyston Miniatures

Xyston Miniatures has their latest set of releases available over on their website. First is Antigonas On Pallanquin (a pretty stylish, if a little slow, way to get around). The other is a set of Tarentines Cavalry.
Seems to be a theme of “riding into battle” with this set of releases.

They’re also showing off greens of some new Romans they’re working on.

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Watchful I Studio announces Chinese Warring States and Qin Dynasty Period warriors

Watchful I Studio is showing off renders for their first-ever minis project. They’re working on historical Chinese Warring States and Qin Dynasty Period minis.

That period of history has always fascinated me. I took an Eastern Civ. class back during my undergrad days that I absolutely loved. And if the project stays a bit more with the “purely historical” aspects, rather than going into the more “fantasy culture” forms, it’d be pretty unique out there.

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Christmas special offers from Warlord Games

Warlord Games is running their special Christmas promotions now over in their webshop. Go get some minis for cheaper than usual.

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From the announcement:

It’s that time of year again – mince pies have begun appearing (and disappearing at an alarming rate!) around Warlord HQ, and the Elves of the Mail Order department can be heard singing merry worksongs for miles around (merry – yes, in tune and in time – no.)

On top of all of our usual fantastic year-round deals, the festive season is a great opportunity for us to offer even more bundles – the festive spirit must be getting to us! All our brilliant offers can be found in the [url=http://store.warlordgames.com/collections/deals]Deals section[/url] of our webstore, designed to ensure that there are plenty of presents under the tree – whether they’re bought for that certain special gamer in your life, maybe for some of the yet-to-be-converted gamers at your local club, or maybe even as a sneaky gift for yourself?!

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Scotia Grendel November releases posted

Scotia Grendel posted up their November releases up on their website. You’ve got some horsemen, some swordsmen, and a stealth bomber.
No, that’s not a typo.

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New 1/300 scale models
This month we present you another two new packs from our Scotia Micro Model range. First one is CAGS56 – Horton X a prototype of German flying wing fighter, next one in line is MM0012 – M113 AIFV.

Generic Fantasy Range
In this month we have a four packs of cavalry for Northmen: GFR0046 – Northmen Cavalry with Spear I, GFR0047 – Northmen Cavalry with Sword I, GFR0062 – Northmen Cavalry with Sword II and GFR0048 – Cavlary Command, you can buy them also in our regimental pack. The last one pack is GFR0060 – Western Swordmen Command, pack include Leader, Standard Bearer and Musician.

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New Numidian releases from Xyston Miniatures

Xyston Miniatures has some new Numidians for November over in their Nebshop… I mean, webshop.

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From the release:

This month we extend our Numidian range with another two packs. The first pack ANC20306 – Mounted Numidian Officers, which consists of 4 riders and 4 mounts from 4 different designs. The second pack is ANC20307 – Numidian Slingers, which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs.

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Victrix Previews Warriors of Carthage renders

Victrix has finished their 3D modeling for the new Warriors of Carthage sets they’re working on. Go check out the renders. The box sets will be available early next year.

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From the announcement:

We are really please to be able to reveal all the figures for our forthcoming Carthaginian boxed sets. Everything is now complete and is now being tooled. The main frame and command frame are well under way but they won’t be ready for Christmas we have been informed. As early as we can in the New Year is all we can say at present but we will give you a more definite timeline in the beginning of 2015.

The first set is Warriors of Carthage’. This will be a 62 figure set comprising of 21 Veterans in mail. 21 Libyan spearmen in Lino-thorax armour. 14 Libyan javelin men plus 6 command figures of officers, standard bearers and musicians.

The second set is ‘Citizens of Carthage. This is a small 24 figure set giving you 21 Citizens plus officer, standard bearer and musician.

Sale on Hail Caesar and Pike & Shotte boxed sets at Warlord Games

Warlord Games is running a special sale if you want to bulk up on your Hail Caesar or Pike & Shotte collections and want to get several box sets all at once.

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Till the end of October we’re giving 20% off when you buy 4 plastic or plastic & metal boxed sets from the Hail Caesar range. Click the button to see all the sets that are included in the deal.

The same offer also applies to Pike & Shotte boxed sets – buy 4 plastic or plastic & metal boxed sets and get 20% off!

And don’t forget that if you’re ordering from the US or Canada you’ll also get FREE SHIPPING on any order made during October! So, what are you waiting for – get stuck in!

Victrix Free Shield Transfer deal going on now

Victrix has a special deal going on through tomorrow where you can get free shield transfers over in their webshop.

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From the announcement:

For every plastic boxed set from our Victrix Warriors of Antiquity range (Greeks and Romans), you will now receive a free LBMS shield transfer sheet of your choice. Order two boxes, and get two shield transfer sheets, etc…. and this offer also applies to our multi-box deals. So the more boxes you buy, the more you save on transfers.

When ordering online, please specify in the comments box which shield transfer or sheets you require.

You can also order via email or over the telephone, and Julian will be happy to take your order.

This offer only lasts until Wednesday, 15th October 2014.

Introducing Open Combat – new skirmish rules for pre-gunpowder historical periods or fantasy settings

Second Thunder has a new set of rules for pre-gunpowder and fantasy miniatures. The game’s called Open Combat.

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From them to you:

Open Combat is a tabletop miniature wargame suitable for any pre- gunpowder historical period or fantasy setting.

A fast-paced skirmish-level game that lets you create the heroes, battles and adventures of your imagination.
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New Bronze Age spearmen from Warlord Games

Warlord Games has some new Bronze Age spearmen available over in their webshop.

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More reinforcements for Bronze Age armies arrive today, in the form of Levy Spearmen.

Our Levy Spearmen have a light spear and either a round or oblong wicker shield. They represent Hupshu or peasant militia as levied by the City-States of Syria & Canaan, those of Mitanni, Middle Kingdom Assyria, Kassite & Middle Babylonia and the Hittite Empire.

They can also be used in Early Hebrew (Habiru) and Nomadic Desert or Dry Steppe Bedouin armies, whose warriors would have dressed similarly. These include the early Aramaeans, (Akhalamu), Midianites and Amelekites, Edomites & Moabites.

The figures can also be used as Levy or Hupshu Spearmen in Neo-Hittite & Later Syrian or Aramaean armies of the Iron Age..

Khurasan releases more ancient Persians, Greeks

Khurasan Miniatures expands their ancients line with the release of some new Persians and Greeks.

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From the release:

We are pleased to expand our Early Achaemenid Persian range with two new sets — elite Persian cavalry and transitional Greek hoplites. Both sets are suitable for the period of the Persian invasions of Greece in the early fifth century BC. Both are available now.

New: Bronze Age Sea People Command from Warlord Games

Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar range with the release of their new Sea People Command set.

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From the release:

Lead your Bronze Age Sea People into battle with this new command group.

The figures can be used in all Sea People tribes’ armies, including the Peleset, Sherden, Lukka, Denyen and even Trojan armies.

It is not known whether the Sea Peoples carried standards into battle, and if they did, what they looked like. However, as many wargames rules and lists allow for them, a standard bearer is included in this pack.

The standard is based upon New Kingdom Egyptian representations of a warship (etched onto a ‘solar’ disc); which seems appropriate for a Sea People army who arrived in similar warships to invade Egypt at the end of the Late Bronze Age.

Carthage is Coming

Victrix has posted up 3D render previews of their new range of Carthaginians that they’re working on.
Hey, those Roman minis gotta fight against someone, right?

Carthage

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From the preview:

Coming hot on the heels of our 3 Republican Roman releases we are pleased to show you some more progress with our Carthaginian set.

These are due to start tooling in a few weeks time so all going well we may have a Christmas release for these but if that does not transpire it will be soon after in the new-year.

In the 3d renders we are showing you the variations that can be achieved with the Libyan spearmen in lino-thorax armour. We will have many head options so you can make the unit as varied as you like and yet they will still be really easy to piece together.
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Xyston Miniatures releases King Porus

Xyston Miniatures posted their King Prous Personality Pack up on their website. There’s both “on elephant” and “on foot” available.

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From the release:

In our previous newsletter we previewed King Porus on elephant, which is now available in our web shop. ANC20303 – King Porus Personality Pack includes: King Porus on Elephant and King Porus on foot. Yes, Porus is huge, not it’s not a mistake or scale creep, he was documented as being a very tall person (around 2m height).

Lottery!
Remember about our lottery! At 30th September we will draw one of our newsletter subscribers who will win a FREE King Porus on elephant, painted by Jon Shields. Please share this information with your friends so they can also take part. Read more information about our lottery on forum.

More Bronze Age Egyptians and Libyans at Warlord Games

Warlord Games brings you more Egyptians and Libyans for your ancients gaming needs.

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This week sees the further release of reinforcements for the mighty armies of the Egyptian Pharaohs.

Impetus goes digital

Dadi & Piombo now has Impetus, their medieval and ancients wargaming system, available in pdf format.

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From the announcement:

Our popular system for ancients and medieval wargames goes digital!
The rulebook is now available at Wargames Vault at 14.99 USD.
This is just a new purchase option as the printed version will remain available as usual.

Impetus is a grand tactical set that allow you to play over 3,000 years of history, from Ancient Sumeria to the Great Italian Wars. It is suitable for any scale of figures,from 2mm to 28mm (and over) thanks to its popular basing that allow you to recreate small dioramas.
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Miniwojna reviews Bandit Buntai from North Star Military Figures

Miniwojna takes a look at the Bandit Buntai box set from North Star Military Figures and gives you their thoughts on the situation in this review article.

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Inbox of Ronin02 Bandit Buntai boxed set of 28 mm miniatures for “Ronin” game produced by North-star Military Miniatures.

Rome’s Italian Legions now available from Victrix

Victrix has their new Rome’s Italian Legions box sets now available over in their webshop.

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We are really pleased to announce the release of our Third set of Republican Romans ‘Rome’s Italian Allied Legions’.

This is a superb set of figures. The detail is wonderful and crisp and will make painting a real pleasure. You get 60 figures in the box for only £29.95 including plastic command, light infantry and plenty of head options.
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New Hittite releases from Warlord Games

Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar range with several new Hittite box sets.

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New this week are three further releases for the armies of the Hittites – Hittite command, Hittite spearmen and Hittite or Anatolian spearmen. This all-new command set includes two commanders, a musician and a standard bearer.

New August releases and a Free King from Xyston Miniatures

Xyston Miniatures has some new ancient historical miniatures available over in their webshop.
Plus, you could win a free King Porus mini, too.

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Like always we present two new packs of miniatures this month. First pack is ANC20301 – Chalkaspides which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs. Second pack is ANC20302 – Sphendonatai with Shepherd’s slings which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs.

As we promised last month, we make a lottery! We will draw one of our subscribers who will win a FREE King Porus on elephant, painted by Jon Shields. This beautiful miniatures can be yours – all you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t done this already) and wait until 30 September

Victrix previews new Republican Romans

Victrix shows off some more of the minis they’re making for their Punic Wars line with this new preview.

The Republican Romans

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Busy busy busy as we get ready to launch the start of what we envisage being an extensive Punic Wars range. We had the command frame test shots back today and “oh boy” do these look business. Well done to Emel and Steve for their sterling efforts at the design stage where all the hard work has now paid off. Obviously I am biased but these figures are stunning, particularly things like the bearskin and wolf skins. Our tool maker, Simon, who has produced many figure sets for many people said that these are the best figures that his company have ever produced.

The Republican Romans in chainmail and the Republican Romans in pectoral armour are now ready to go. I expect stock to start arriving from Tuesday onwards. Both codes will go live on our website on Sunday night. The Italian Allies will probably be available in 2-3 weeks time.

Finally Steve will hot foot it back from his weekend break on Sunday and immediately launch himself into finishing off the first sets of Republican Roman shield transfers that LBMS will produce for Victrix.

I will post images of these as soon as I have them.