The British Isles certainly have seen their fair share of conflict over the centuries. Seems everyone wanted that piece of land to call their own. Rather rich in various resources, it’s no wonder that armies have almost constantly been plundering it. Now you can recreate some of those conflicts with Battle for Britain: Wargame 1066. Using paper armies, this is a rather economical way to create really big battles.
Pike & Shotte brings yet another of the greatest military leaders the world has known to your tabletop. This time it’s the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He’s Suleiman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent to Westerners. Along with figures for him, Warlord Games also has new Azap and Wallachian infantry.
Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Kev White does Matt Dixon – Female Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Bombshell Miniatures Running Bombshell Babes III Kickstarter, Raid & Trade: From Hell to Desert Free Scenario Available, 12 Realms: Black Fortresses Alliance Free Scenario Available, Dark Art Studios Previews Devil’s Dungeon Miniature Series, Upwind RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, First Wave of 2D Miniatures Available From Flatminis, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Magma Cannon, Mystic Circle Stones Bases 30mm and 40mm Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases 15mm 1980s US Army Mech Infantry and M113 APC, New Elven Amazon From Brother Vinni, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils New Miniatures for Sauriana, The Goblin Hoarde’s Hoard Bundle & Our Goblin Army Patreon From Fat Goblin Games, Scroll and Codex: Dice Tower and Rolling Tray Kickstarter Running Now, New Releases from RAFM Miniatures, Dynamite Nurse Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Purgatory Miniatures Previews Their Kickstarter Page, Kromlech New Release: Orc Iron Mask Heads, and Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Master Gunners.
The folks over at Rebel Minis have been doing rather well lately. So well that they’ve decided to create a spin-off in the from of Iron Keep Press in order to continue to working on current rules sets for their minis, as well as coming out with new rules sets that aren’t specifically based around their figure line.
Try not to panic, everyone, but the weekend is just around the corner. I’ve spent the last 3 going around all over Atlanta gaming (D&D one weekend, Guild Ball the next, and Drunk Quest (even though I didn’t drink) the next). What sort of things have you been up to? And have you had cool gaming tables to play it all on? Who doesn’t love a good-looking gaming table? To help make sure yours look the best, here’s another installment of the Terrain Corner.
Today we have: Manorhouse Workshop Update #35 – “3D Bases – Modular Terrain” Kickstarter will be launched the 20th of June, New Medieval Crane from Thomarillion, Arid Plain: Pwork Wargames Fantasy Gaming Mat Now Available, New Modern 28mm Urban Shopping Mall Set from Sally 4th, and Deep-Cut Studio releases river tiles on mousepad material.
It’s been a very busy morning here at CMON Expo 2016. But the phone needs a bit of time to charge, so I’m coming here to recharge as well. Time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: Cheeky Parrot Games Bringing Hoard to Kickstarter Soon, Mage Company Posts Aether Captains Solo Rules, 28mm Spartans ArchFather Leonidas Available from Hitech Miniatures, Jingoro the robot and Golem Miniatures Birthday, Khurasan releases Late 16th C. artillery and Reiters, and Elsorin Frigate Miniature Now Available.
I hope everyone’s getting by alright, what with the time change and all. Hopefully you got to your office on time and weren’t an hour late. I got here on time this morning. So it’s all good.
As usual for Monday, we’ve got a Terrain Corner, letting you know what sort of terrain products are now available.
Today we have: Brigade Models Release 15mm Moonbase Sphere, Manorhouse Workshop Update #17 – A steady base, New Heroic Maps releases – Acid Swamp & Acid Swamp Ruins, Urban Sector: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat, and Miniature Building Authority Castle Sale Happening Now.
Well, folks, we’re almost there. We’ve made it through almost all of the work week and we’re cruising towards the weekend. We’ll be there before you know it. Just some more things to do here and then we’ll be free! Wheee!
Best to fill up on some bite-size gaming stories in the meantime.
Today we have: New Double Grip Sniper Rifle From Puppets War, New Preview Artwork From Siren Miniatures, Topside Minis Releases Pear Harbor Battle Set, True Messiah March 2016 update posted, Kromlech Releases Lady Hellena, Tercios Miniatures on Kickstarter, 28mm Skulls and Bones kickstarter last day, and Miniature for Life Vol. 1 Annamaria & Poppy on Indiegogo.
The hectic bustle of Saturday has given way to the smooth calm of Sunday (at least for me). Yesterday I got in some Guild Ball, some Warmachine, and some Ascension. How about you folks?
I think all of us could stand for some bite-sized gaming stories just about now. So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Red Box Games Launch Warbands of the Cold North Kickstarter, Kings of War unofficial historical supplements updated for Kings of War 2nd edition, and New White Wolf Interview.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!
Or, if you’re like me, Happy Singles Awareness Day, everybody! 😀
The best thing about Valentine’s Day?
50% off boxes of chocolate at the grocery store tomorrow. 😛
And speaking of bite-size morsels of joy, let’s get to today’s Snippets.
In this installment we have: Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Spanish, Hind Commander Sale Happening At Assault Publishing, Techno Bowl Helmet + Team Preview #2, and Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm January Releases Arrive at PicoArmor.
Is this week going by slowly for anybody else? I dunno, but it feels to me like it should’ve been Friday by now. Well, we’ll get there eventually. But seeing as it’s Thursday (as I’m in my Thursday shirt and all), let’s get to giving you some ways to make your tabletops look all the more spectacular.
Today’s terrain corner features: New Houses Available From Escenografia Epsilon, Pwork Wargames science-fiction gaming mat: Industrial Ruins, and New River and Bridge Terrain from Puppets War.
We’re heading down that slope into the weekend, picking up speed as we go. Thursday is here and that means it’s time to make sure your gaming table looks as good as possible with our Terrain Corner feature.
Today’s stories include: Winterdale: Medieval Fantasy Citadel Collection for 28mm on Kickstarter and Deep-Cut Studio releases new Dropzone gaming mat.
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.
Or is it Friday Snippets, because I have the day off tomorrow? (and hopefully you do, too) Either way, it’s some bite-sized stories before we have lots more bites tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
And yes, I really am as jazzed about the holiday as it seems.
Anyway, today’s bites include: Lead Adventure Miniatures Release Bruegelburg Knights, Bombshell November Releases Posted, YooAmeGames preview their new card game Madness Skull, New website/store for Imaginative Miniatures, New Statuesque Pulp Alley Pre-Orders, Aegis Studios Releases Character Compendium 1 Under the Hero Kids Compatibility License, Notification of Results for the 2015 Windhammer Prize, Dark Art Studios Launches Forums, Announcing the First Wave of Scenarios for Post Captain, New Windfall Bases Available From Kromlech, Echoes Revealed for Shattered Earth’s Humanist Rebellion, Watchful I Studio proudly announces that it will be opening its webstore, Games Workshop Black Friday Deals Coming Soon, and New Hammer’s Slammer Detachment Packs From Brigade Models.
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.
Is the week racing along for everyone else or is it just me? Hard to believe that it’s already Wednesday. Seems that we just started this week a couple days ago… Ok, so we did just start this week a couple days ago, but you know what I mean. What it does mean, though, is that we’ve got a midweek Snippets post for you.
In this batch of bite-sized stories we have: Kensei Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Awaken Tabletop RPG Passes Funding Goal on Kickstarter, Final days for Wolf & Hound on Kickstarter, Final Hours for Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition On Kickstarter, Final Hours for Spellbook Gaming Boxes on Kickstarter, Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities for a Graveyard, Licensed Coins from The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit on Kickstarter, Fireforge Russian Infantry sculpting completed, Squadron Strike Ship Book 2 Back in “Print” as a PDF, The Ion Age: Rewards Programme upgraded and expanded, and Kromlech New Release – Legionary Chain Axes.
If you’re gonna have your troops do what you need them to do, then you need to have good commanders in charge of them. So it is with that in mind that Warlord Games has released some new Janissary Command models. Though even with good command, it’s a battle, so people are bound to get hurt. So Warlord also made a set of Casualties.
This week is certainly getting off to a rocket of a start. Obviously, you can’t see any of the goings-on over on the opposite side of the screen, but needless to say, it’s been a rather busy morning. Thankfully, all of it is “busy in a good way.”
Anyway, as I have a moment from the rush of other things, lets get you some news stories about terrain to make your gaming tables look as awesome as possible.
In this grouping we have: New releases for By Fire and Sword and New Italian/Spanish Terrain from Najewitz Modellbau.
Hey everyone. Hope your weekend is going along well. Mine included some time at the mechanic, some time with friends (new and old), and some time watching Good Eats, because every day should include some time watching Good Eats (if it’s going to be a good day, anyway.
Quick Sunday Snippets for you today. Two bite-sized stories to nibble on for your Sunday afternoon.
We have: Brigade Models – 15mm Kirin Combat Walker and Arab Armoured Archers Pre-Order From Fireforge Games.
The week is progressing along. The turbulence of Monday starting to calm slightly on Tuesday and hopefully continuing into today. Let’s not jinx it by being overconfident, though. There’s plenty of week left to go.
In the meantime, Wednesday means posting a collection of bite-sized stories.
In today’s batch of snippets we have: New Warthrone approved army list: Orcs & Goblins from Warhammer, Onus! Rome vs. Carthage English Edition Coming to Kickstarter, Foxy and her gang are re-released at Statuesque Miniatures, Secrets of the Lost Tomb: The Elite Missions over 900% Funded, New 15mm Normans from Baueda added to Indiegogo, Two New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, Taranis Tracked Tanks by Bob Naismith offers now live from The Ion Age, New Infinity Limited Edition Unit Markers from Warsenal, and 11 Days Left in Cabals Kickstarter.
We’re rocketing our way through this week. I thought weeks before a holiday were supposed to drag on. But that has definitely not been the case. Labor Day Weekend is coming up and that, for those that live in Atlanta, means Dragon Con. I guess it means that for anyone, but especially for those of us here in Atlanta. 400-southbound is generally busy as I’m driving north on my way to the office. Today it was a parking lot, even at 6:15am. I’m sure it’ll be that way tomorrow, too, as everyone heads downtown for the party. From what I hear, though, there’s already plenty of partying going on, even last night.
But that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to make your gaming table look awesome. We’re here for our Terrain Corner piece.
Today’s entries include: Impudent Mortal Entry Level 28mm and 15mm Terrain System on Kickstarter, Idyllwild Games Dark Age Outpost Up On Kickstarter, and Miniature Building Authority’s KickStarter begins on September 7th.
Get on your bikes and ride!
Err… I mean, get on your horses and ride!
By Fire and Sword has some new cavalry model sets available over in their webshop.
Arthur could never get a handle on them.
The Cure didn’t care about them.
It’s after Wednesday, so we’re in the latter half of the week. But it’s not the joy and relief of a Friday.
Oh well, we do get a Terrain Corner feature to hold us over, though.
Today’s installment we have: Chibi War 3D tiles on Kickstarter, Tabletop-Art Has New Components for 28mm Terrain Available, Paper Make It! Launches Shuffler 2.12.01, and Brigade Models Release 2mm Scale Medieval Buildings.
Friday has once again blessed us with its presence. Let us bask in its warm glow of warming glowing… or something.
Suffice to say that the weekend is almost here. What sort of plans do you have coming up? Gaming? Cooking? Or just boring, old “yard work” and the like?
For the moment, we’ve got our batch of bite-sized stories.
Today’s include: Darkmook Paper Miniatures begin back catalogue upgrade, Fey A new line of 54mm miniatures, Retained Command Charlie released at The Ion Age, The Roots of Magic- an upcoming fantasy skirmish wargame, Willy Miniatures Necromantic – Undead Fantasy Football Team Coming Soon, Thinker Tinker Maker: Game Inserts & CCG Boxes On Kickstarter, Rebel Minis Releases 28mm Earth Force Security “Hounds”, Hitech Miniatures Releases Mystic Sergius, New Female Viking Unit from Brother Vinni, Alternative Armies releases four classic Goblin packs, Fantasy Treasure Chest by Fantasy Coin Coming Soon, Kromlech New Release – Chaos Legionary Jump Pack, and Madzzle Jigsaw Puzzle Game Up On Kickstarter.
Welcome back to Wednesday, beautiful readers.
As is our custom, we’ve collected up some of the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days and present them to you now.
In this batch we have: Expedition Adventure Card Game Coming to Kickstarter, New Undead Warband releases at Pendraken, Blackwater Gulch Savage Beasts Kickstarter Coming Soon, Hitech Miniatures Releases Lord Cruentus, First Team Yankee Models Sighted at Breakthrough Assault, Fireforge Crusader Archers Pre-Order available, Treasures of the Haunted Tower Now Available, Ironwatch releases their State of the Watch for 2015-2016, Primer on Patrol Angis Posted, ClearHorizon Miniatures releases the 15mm Armadillo APC, and New 30mm and 40mm Cobblestone Base Deals from Tabletop-Art.
It might be getting near the end of summer, but “getting near the end of” still means it’s summer. That means there’s still time for summer sales. West Wind Productions has theirs going. So go pick up some minis for the upcoming winter for cheaper than you’d usually have to spend.
The fellows over at By Fire and Sword recently held their Historical Skirmish Force competition. Well, the votes have been cast and counted and the winners have been found. Juha Heinänen and Samu Somppi are them, with their Swedish and Muscovite forces.
There were some amazing-looking gaming tables at Gen Con. You, too, can have some great-looking gaming tables. And that’s what this segment is all about. So let’s just get right to it.
In this batch of terrain articles, we have: Building tiles for 6-28mm wargame projects on Indiegogo, Brigade Models – 15mm Accessory Release, New Doors and Windows Available from Tabletop-Art, Wargame-Model-Mods – Integrated wargame buildings Kickstarter, Heroic Maps – Explorer: Wild Places 2, LaserCutCard new container set plus bundle deal, and New Items Available from Thomarillion.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I love to see when a Kickstarter campaign not only funds, and not only ships, but also becomes available for general purchase. For me, it’s that final step that really shows that a Kickstarter was successful. Sure, a campaign can fund, and then it can ship, but if it’s able to create a permanent product for the company that produced it, that’s really where the “success” of the campaign becomes total. By Fire and Sword has some new releases available, and those figures had been part of their previous Kickstarter campaign.
Blood stains the ground as warriors clash in the fighting pits, each armed with the skills, weapons, and bravery needed to survive. However, no matter how prepared the warriors are, only one will make it out. Combat is fast, furious, and brutal. So it’s fitting that the game I’m talking about is Brutal from Italian artist (and game designer) Gipi. Currently funding on Ulule (the first European crowdfunding site), Brutal has been snatched up by CoolMiniOrNot for distribution stateside and already has a tie in with the upcoming Zombicide: Black Plague. For more about the game and the trailer, check after the break. Continue reading
Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Saturday. Last session, the group narrowly avoided TPK twice. So obviously, I need to up my game some.
As usual for the day, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together for you.
In this batch we’ve got: MidKnight Heroes Reaches Funding Goal and Previews Chibi Stretch Goal, Some more Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Quick Reference Rulebook of Military History: Medieval Wargame available for testing, Blacksmith Miniatures release Mahé the Sailor, New Skull Masks Available from Tabletop-Art, Final week for Dark Sword Miniatures New Range Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Kickstarter, Ophidian Wars releases ECG with optional 3D printed minis, NeoExodus Campaign Setting Update for Pathfinder On Kickstarter, Mekawing Z updated to version 1.7, New Shock Tokens from Sally 4th, Epic New Token Line For Table Top And Role Playing Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Hitech Miniatures New Webstore Opened, 28mm Crates Barrels and Casks from Castle Kits, New 15mm Sci-Fi Buildings from Gamecraft Miniatures, Infantry Bases for 6mm (1/285th) Figures from GameCraft Miniatures, New Rocket Platform Terrain from DerekPages, Manorhouse Workshop Update #32 – Modular Underground Project – How to paint walls and floors quickly, Demigods Evolution Funds in 1 Day, and Victrix Previews French Artillery.
Apparently, a lot of you are happy with playing in The Devil’s Playground… by that, I mean the Thirty Years War supplement for Pike & Shotte from Warlord Games. What’d you think I could’ve possibly meant? Anyway, to help bulk up your armies and to provide some strong leadership, Warlord Games has come out with a new Command Group, as well as a Veteran Storming Party of Musketeers and a group of Veteran Musketeers. These are clothed and equipped so they can be used either in the Thirty Years War or the English Civil War.
The Pike & Shotte historical window is rather wide and includes conflicts from just about every European country, as well as many other countries around the world. Many of these battles were over different viewpoints on religion, as turmoil over the various religious movements dragged thousands of people to arms. Warlord Games has several new releases to let you replay those battles on your tabletop, with their new Wars of Religion releases.
Warlord Games is now taking orders for their first 30-years War supplement book for Pike & Shotte, entitled The Devil’s Playground. And as usual for a Warlord Games supplement, if you order from them directly, you can get an exclusive miniature. This time it’s Count von Hosenschlange. Quite a rather dashing fellow, and a mini that’d be good in multiple game systems.
From the announcement: Continue reading
I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, the week is just flying by! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? I hardly can. Hopefully the week is going well for the rest of you. I know a lot of readers are either on their way to, or about to make their way to Chicago for Adepticon this weekend. We’ll have the intrepid Jared Miller there to cover the show, including the $10k Crystal Brush event, as well as just all the cool armies that are always on display.
Anyway, that’s for this weekend. As for right now, it’s time to feast on some bite-size stories we’ve collected over the past couple days.
This installment we have: Gamboni Board Game Coming to Kickstarter, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Print-and-Play Second Manassas Board Game from Wargame Shop, Laser Dream Works expands their ship offerings to the Medieval Era, Khurasan Miniatures sets up a Facebook page, (and to go with that) a First look at Khurasan Zantin weapons teams, Icarus Miniature Preview Drop Trooper Concept Art, Figone Releases 2 new Queen Minis, Dead Dwarves and Pigs released for Flintloque from Alternative Armies, Shaleground Big Oval and 32mm bases Now Available from Tabletop-Art, Siren Miniatures new release and special offers, and a Hitech Miniatures new release.