Do you want to help shape the look of a miniatures game? All of us certainly have our thoughts on what figures in a game should look like, and this is your chance to influence that. Green Miniatures is looking to you to help them out create figures based on the battle of Tannenberg. Just find a photo/drawing of the battle and point out which soldier you think should be made into a mini. You could win and that soldier will be put into the game.
I studied WWI a lot back when I was getting my degree. I find that conflict fascinating, and it really was the foundation for everything that happened in the 20th Century. I’m often saddened about how it’s often overlooked. Which is why I’m happy to see a set of rules for playing miniatures games in that setting. Green Miniatures has translated their Polish World War One miniatures game rule to English. They’re free to download, too!
During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn’t the enemy’s shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there’s a new force to deal with. That’s the story behind Tripods and Triplanes, a new standalone game in the Wings of Glory world. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embroiled in WWI.
It’s Friday! Gateway to the weekend.
I’m… just kinda chilling. Yeah… just chilling. Not gonna really go anywhere. Not really gonna do anything special. Just… chill. I think it’s a good idea to do that occasionally. And this weekend, it’s what I want/need.
But that’s not to say we can’t still munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Mini Duels’ 40k Tournament Tray and Painting Station Up On Kickstarter, The ‘Spirit Of’ Extinction Dice Up On Kickstarter, Vault of Storage Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm October Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and 30% Off Fall Sale At TinMan.
We’re already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I’m going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter, Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi’s Heroes, New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech, Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th, and New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni.
You know, it really is amazing how fast airplane technology advanced during its early year. I mean, the Wright Brothers had barely gotten their flier off the ground, it seems, and then you’ve got aerial dogfights and bombers and all that sort of stuff going on. Truly amazing. And you can bring some of those fantastic early fighters to your tabletop with the latest WWI Wings of Glory releases from Ares Games. They’re available now.
In my opinion, WWI is really what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. I wish it was as prevalent in popular culture as WWII is. So every time I see a new game come out based on WWI, it makes me happy, as it brings the conflict back into mind. So I’m happy that Ostfront has released Westfront, a new WWI miniatures game.
Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going to be gaming all weekend, you should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment’s Adepticon Sale Happening Now; Desert Rats Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Topside Minis Jutland Sets Released – 1/1800, 1/2400, and 1/3000 scales; Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor; Afrika Korps Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Frazetta Miniatures Reaches Funding Goal; Color Quest Season 1 Reaches Funding Goal; New Quick Shades Washes Set Available For Pre-Order From The Army Painter; and Spring Sale Happening At Dark Art Studios.
Good news, everyone! We have defeated the Martians!
The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn’t really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War.
That’s the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alternate history miniatures skirmish game that’s up on Kickstarter. The initial launch looks to fund a line of figures representing the Harlem HellFighters, the first African American regiment to serve in the American Expeditionary Force in the war.
Back when I was working on my History Master’s degree (I’ll go back and finish it at some point… … …), I had a lot of interest in WWI. It really was, in my view, the first “modern war” and certainly what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. So when I see games based on it, considering how many are based on WWII, it instantly has my attention. As such, I’m definitely looking into Somme: Life in the Saps, a new card game that’s up on Indiegogo.
We’ve once more made it to the weekend.
Well, almost to the weekend, anyway. We’ve still gotta finish today. But hopefully that won’t be too painful to get through. Then… Yeah, I just love weekends. And as I’ve mentioned a couple times, tomorrow’s going to be cram-packed full of gaming. I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully your day is likewise scheduled.
But before we get there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New Tau Heavy Rail Cannon Array From Forge World, Iris Coming To Kickstarter in January, Purgatory Kickstarter is close to another stretch goal, New Mk IV tank From LaserCutCard, Two New APC Turrets Available From Kromlech, and Q’thulu Mini Up On Kickstarter.
Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want to stop by, since they have several new games they’ll be releasing at the show.
One of the most interesting periods in history, to me, is WWI. It basically set the stage for the world we have today. And one of the most important battles of that war was the Battle of Jutland when the British and German navies fought one-another off the coast of Denmark. Well, it’s been 100 years since that famous battle and Old Dominion GameWorks is having a sale on Fleet Action Imminent to commemorate the event.
World War I is mostly known for the trench warfare along the Western Front, but it also included fighting between Russia and Japan. This was basically a second-act to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 (something some scholars call World War Zero). Now you can replay those naval conflicts with Grand Fleets: Tsar & Emperor.
Aaaanchors aweigh, my boy! Aaaanchors aweigh!
Or, one you probably know more of the words to:
In the Navy you can sail the seven seas!
Either way, I hope I’ve got some song stuck in your head. Also to be stuck in your head (after you buy it and read it, that is), is the King & Kaiser sourcebook, which is the first one released by Majestic Twelve Games for the 3rd edition of Grand Fleets. It’s available now.
While WWII might get the majority of documentaries, movies, and games (video games, tabletop games, and other such), I always preferred learning about WWI. If I weren’t doing TGN right now, I’d be finishing up a graduate degree in history, quite possibly studying WWI. It really was the first “modern war” as we know it. Machine guns. Tanks. Aircraft. All were used, either for the very first time, or highly refined and normalized into military tactics during the conflict. CoolMiniOrNot has just released the English version of The Grizzled, a cooperative card game that takes you into the trenches on the Western Front.
Well, after the fake-out that was on yesterday (a cruel trick by Wednesday in making me feel that the day after would be Friday, when it obviously wasn’t), we have made it to the real Friday. It’s going to be a busy one for me. I’ve gotta make a cheesecake tonight for a friend’s birthday tomorrow, as well as raspberry and white chocolate syrups to go with it. Yes, it’s all homemade.
As for other things you can cut up and eat in a single bite, here’s some snippets I’ve come across in the past couple days.
This batch includes: Blacksmith Miniatures Releases Morbag The Goblin, Another World Miniatures: Painting Contest, Wild West Exodus Previews New Render, and New Wargames Vehicle range released from Waugh Games.
We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days.
In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer’s Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at 15mm.co.uk, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King’s Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at 15mm.co.uk.
Every day we get closer to Gen Con. And every day we get more news about what will be happening at the show. As such, every day we get just a little bit more excited. I hope we don’t explode or something. That’d be sad, as being exploded would probably put a damper on going to the show. I wouldn’t look like my ID picture anymore, so I don’t know if they’d give me my badge. Anyway, exploding reporters aside, we have Ares Games’ announcement about what they’ll be having at the show.
Did anyone else’s weekend just fly by? Heck, all of last week seemed to just rocket by. I usually end up with the same checkout clerk at the grocery store, since I go fairly early on Saturdays and there’s only a couple lanes open. I remember saying, “… didn’t we just do this?” Her week had gone by pretty fast, too. So it wasn’t just me.
But whether or not it’s gone by in an instant, or leisurely strolled its way by, we’ve made it once again to Monday.
Well, one thing we can celebrate is a good-looking gaming table. That’s what this post is all about. It’s today’s Terrain Corner.
In this batch we have: Acheson Creations Releases the Alpine Trench Section #4, New Heroic Maps: Wardenhale Public Spaces Released, Games Workshop Taking Orders for New Age of Sigmar Terrain, Novus Design 28mm Medieval Range Now Available, ProMatz – The worlds first customizable industrial grade gaming mat on Kickstarter, and ModelEarth posts latest terrain releases.
Hey everyone. I hope your weekend is going well. My Saturday was spent with some good friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough, talking about glorious moments from games past, listening to some humorous gaming radio-plays, getting into wacky hijinks, and just generally being odd (while mostly listening to hair metal, because why not?).
As for today, it’s time to serve up some bite-sized stories to you.
In this batch we have:
Heer46 Indiegogo Kampagne 1943 Kharkov is online
Heroic Maps – Summoning Rooms Terrain Maps Released
Quantum Gothic: Large Power Generator Module V2K resin kit back on line
Manorhouse Workshop Update #31 – Modular Underground Project – compatible with Dwarven Forge items
Slaughterloo 200th Anniversary Special Coming 15th June 2015
Post Captain sailing soon from Old Dominion GameWorks
Age of Sail clear acrylic ship bases with etched wakes preview from Old Dominion GameWorks
Fury: Outburst Control is coming to Kickstarter June 10th
Acheson Creations Releases WW1 Alpine Trench Section #3
Gangfight Games Previews Werecatcher for Blackwater Gulch
Brigade Models Release Several New 15mm Packs
There’s a somewhat controversial statement that as much history happened in the 20th century as had happened in all the previous years leading up to it. With WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and the Cold War all happening during those 100 years, it’s not hard to see why someone might think that way. There was certainly plenty of conflict going on, and the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers help you bring those to your tabletop with their regular journal, of which, issue 83 is now available.
Majestic Twelve Games has set sail and released the 3rd edition of their Grand Fleets rulebook. All aboard for high seas naval warfare. The game covers oceanic combat from the late 1800s with its Ironclads all the way to WWII and the floating cities that were the Battleship and Aircraft Carrier. And it doesn’t just cover fighting directly on the water, the rules also cover submarines and aircraft, as they were just as important to the conflicts.
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.
Hello out there, all you beautiful TGN readers! We’ve once again made it to another Friday. Congratulations! Any good gaming to be had this weekend? Anyone trying out some of the new releases that’ve come out this past week?
As for the moment, we’ve collected another batch of bite-sized stories and present them to you here.
In today’s Snippets, we’ve got: Some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kev’s Creatures – KC2 Mountain Orcs at Alternative Armies, Sharkes Gingerbread a free Flintloque Scenario, Tabletop World has released their new Stone Bridge, New Brandenburg Gate in 6mm from GameCraft Miniatures, Brigade Models Release 28mm Great War Belgian Cyclists, First Knight by Kabuki Models finally available for purchase, and Mage Company Announces 12 Realms: Bedtime Story Kickstarter Launch Time.
Ares Games is in their final 3 days on Kickstarter for their Wings of Glory – Giants of the Sky campaign. They’re closing in on 10x funded, and it would be awesome to see them pass that. In order to get them there, they’ve added in a cultural icon, Snoopy. You can get Snoopy piloting his Sopwith Camel (aka – his doghouse) in the skies above Europe, searching out the Red Baron. You can either get Snoopy on his own, or as a bundle with the Sopwith Camel mini for the game.
From the campaign: Continue reading
Announced at the GAMA Trade Show, the French game Les Poilus (first release in France in February 2015) is receiving an English translation and release in America as The Grizzled thanks to Sweet Games and CoolMiniOrNot. Les Poilus was designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez, with art by Tignous, who was a victim of the tragic Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris, France.
The Grizzled, whose tagline is “Can Friendship be stronger than War?”, is a game of survival set in the trenches of World War I. Players must work together to survive the terrible conditions or everyone loses.
Ares Games’ Wings of Glory Kickstarter has taken flight. They’ve already arrived at cruising altitude, too, as they’ve passed their funding goal. As such, British Handley Page O/400 and the German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI will soon be soaring over your tabletops. So now it’s on to stretch goals like some new gaming mats and deluxe stat boards for the models.
WWI was truly a fascinating time. Flight had only been achieved shortly before, and you can already see how advances were being made, almost daily, in the practice.
From the campaign: Continue reading
Battlefront might be busy dealing with Dust Studios right now, but they’ve not forgotten about the game that got them to where they are: Flames of War. They’ve posted up a look at what they have coming up for the game. Expect to head to Germany’s borders and then further on to Berlin. There’ll be fights on the Mekong river in Tour of Duty. There’ll be a trip back again to WWI. Then we rocket back forward again to conflicts between NATO and the Warsaw Pact in Fulda Gap. Finally, the year will end in the Pacific with conflicts between the Japanese and Americans.
From the post: Continue reading
Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future.
I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is).
So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days.
Included are: A bunch of more The Fiver installments from The Meeple Mechanic, New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes, Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system, 2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming, Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi preview, MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal, The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released, Wings of Glory Miniature Game – Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th, New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio, New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store, Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line, New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes, and Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque.
Ares Games announced that they’ll be launching a Kickstarter in a couple weeks to bring giant bomber miniatures to their WWI Wings of Glory range. They’ll be looking to bring the Staaken and Handley-Page planes to the skies over your gaming tables, starting on March 10th.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Warlord Games goes back to WWI with this release. Tanks were still a very new thing at the time and arms designers hadn’t quite worked out all the designs yet. With that, we have the Saint-Chamond tank, now available for your Bolt Action games.
From the release: Continue reading
PicoArmor is your source for Oddzial Osmy releases in North America and the latest sets are in now for your perusal and purchase. There’s a little bit of everything in this batch of 3mm releases. There’s everything from cavalry command sections, to biplanes, to modern tanks. From Britain to France to China, these sets are ready to be sent out to you.
From the post: Continue reading
We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you.
There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaught (he’s a biggie). All that and more in this new batch.