New releases and previews from Brigade Models

Brigade Models have added new Aeronef and 6mm sci-fi models to their online store and also posted previews of new figures in their Great War range.

From their announcement:

We’ve been busy of late, and have a few new releases to tell you about.First we have two new Japanese Aeronef, a battleship and a cruiser, with an accompanying fleet pack

  • VAN-615 Yamashiro class Battleship £6.25
  • VAN-616 Akitsushima class Heavy Cruiser £3.25
  • VANFP-604 Japanese Fleet Pack #2 £20.00

In 6mm, we have four infantry heavy weapon types, all crewed by Germy’s excellent crew figures.

  • SF300-5005a Twin MG
  • SF300-5005b Autocannon
  • SF300-5005c Gatling SF300-5005d Missile Pod

All come four to a pack with two crew per weapon, at £1.25 per pack.

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Wings of War WWI Series 4 miniatures price issue

Fantasy Flight Games have sent along details of a correction to the pricing for the Wings of War WWI Series 4 miniatures.

From their announcement:

It has come to our attention that there was an error with the pricing of the Wings of War World War 1 Series 4 Miniatures (WW23a-WW23l).  This change will effect all orders going forward and will not effect any order we have already received.

The MSRP for WW23g-WW23l will now be $15.95.  These are larger two seat planes and is inline with the pricing of the other series of planes.

Wings of War, World War I Series IV planes now on sale

Fantasy Flight Games have announced that the Wings of War, World War I Series IV planes are now available for sale.

From their website:

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that the Fourth Wave of Wings of War, World War I miniatures are now on sale at your local retailer and on the FFG webstore.

Series IV introduces historically-accurate and beautifully-painted miniatures for the R.A.F. SE5a, the Breguet BR.14 B2, the Pfalz D.III, and the Rumpler C.IV C., later entries into the skies above the trenches of the Great War. These detailed reproductions of World War I-era biplanes add the perfect 3D flavor to your enjoyment of the Wings of War card game. Useable with any Wings of War core game – Famous Aces, Watch Your Back., or Burning Drachens – these figures will let you recreate famous dogfights from history, or create exciting new confrontations, all on your tabletop.

New releases from MLRS Books

MLRS Books have added ten new titles to their online store.

.300 Vickers Machine Gun – Mechanism made easy
The .300 Vickers Medium Machine Gun was chambered to fire the US .300 ’06 rimless cartridge and was made in the United States.

2 1/2 ton Truck 4×2 Federal
The complete user and maintenance manual for the 2 1/2 Federal truck.

21st Army Group in North-West Europe 1944-1945
The text of the Montgomery lecture to RUSI made in October 1945 on operations by 21 AG in Europe 1944-1945.

Airborne Invasion of Crete
British Forces in the Mediterranean were thin on the ground in 1941. Greece had fallen and the evacuated troops were moved to Crete.
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New WWI Armoured Cars from Copplestone

Copplestone Castings have released two new 1:56 scale armoured car kits.

Izhorski-Fiat Armoured Car

From their announcement:

  • K60 Izhorski-Fiat Armoured Car
  • K61 Armstrong-Whitworth Armoured Car

2 armoured cars used by the Russian army in WW1 and the Red Army in the RCW.  Captured vehicles then turned up in the armies of some of the newly-independent Baltic states and the German Freikorps.

Glory of the Sun
Very sorry about the delay in bringing out the rest of the range – I really haven’t forgotten about it and I am finally working on some cavalry and dragoons.  The first of these should appear in September.  

Wings of War Flight of the Giants available

Fantasy Flight Games is reporting that copies of the Wings of War Flight of the Giants expansion are now available for purchase.

From their website:

Flight of the Giants is the first expansion set for Wings of War, introducing into the game early bomber planes, with new rules to handle their extended crews and fighting capabilities. You can now maneuver a huge Zeppelin Staaken, a Friedrichshafen G.III, or a Handley Page O/400, avoiding the fire of enemy fighters and searching for your target.

Flight of the Giants features 8 different bombers of the Allies and the Central Powers, such as the Felixstowe F.2A, Zeppelin Staaken R.VI, and Caproni Ca.4.

Pendraken Miniatures July releases now available

Pendraken Miniatures have added several new packs of 10mm historical figures and terrain to their online store.

New WWII Japanese

From their announcement:

A bumper month of 20th C. goodies for your gaming pleasure. Let us know your thoughts.

WWII

Japanese

  • JP15 Leader/spotter, sword (10) £1.05
  • JP16 Foot A/T, lunge charge (10) £1.05
  • JP17 Foot A/T, magnetic mine (10) £1.05
  • JP18 Type 97 20mm Auto-ATR team (4) £1.05
  • JP19 Pioneer, satchel charge (10) £1.05
  • JP20 Pioneer, pole charge (10) £1.05
  • JP21 Pioneer, flamethrower (10) £1.05
  • JP22 Baled out tank crew (10) £1.05
  • JP23 Casualty (10) £1.05
  • JP24 Cyclist (5) £1.05
  • JP25 Senior officer, spectacles, map (5) £1.05

USMC

  • MC1 Foot, walking, garand, rifle 45¬? (10) £1.05
  • MC2 Foot, kneeling, firing, T-shirt, carbine (10) £1.05
  • MC3 Foot, running, weapon at trail, carbine (10) £1.05

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Wings of War WWI Miniatures Series IV announced

Fantasy Flight Games have posted details of the Wings of War WWI Miniatures Series IV.

From their website:

Fantasy Flight Games, in partnership with Nexus Games, is proud to announce the fourth wave of World War I miniatures for Wings of War, coming this Fall. This wave of 12 new figures, based on four planes introduced during the latter half of World War I, will offer more options for playing this thrilling air combat game in three dimensions and bringing the action of high-speed dogfights alive on your tabletop.

Musketeer Miniatures update

Musketeer Miniatures have posted an update on their status as well as word on some upcoming releases.

From their website:

Just back from my first holiday in 23 years. So sorry for not putting anything up saying I was away for a few weeks, completely slipped my mind Doh! As a result I have lots of emails to get through from you all wanting to know whats happened to your orders. I’ll be working flat out all next week to get them all shipped out to you all. Again sorry for the lack thought on my part 🙁

On a lighter note I have the latest sculpts from Mr Hicks ready to zoom off to the mould maker next week, which include Royal Mail Rocket team and Militia HMG crews for the VBCW and British Cavalry for the WW1 BEF. Also due for release are the Goth Archers. Photos posted once I’ve sorted the mail order out

Post Salute releases from Gripping Beast

Gripping Beast have added several new packs of figures to their online store.

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From their announcement:

First of all a big thank you to everyone who came and saw us at Salute especially to those of you who pre-ordered. We had a great but exhausting day but there was no rest for the wicked. As soon as we got back we started shipping out the mail-order pre-orders for the myriad of codes released at Salute.

Salute releases now available to mail-order include:

  • Our 26 pack range of Vikings,
  • TWDC WW1 French (Officers, NCOs, Bombers, HMG & Section pack, all available with a huge variety of new separate head options,)
  • TWDC WW1 British Section in shorts.
  • TWDC WW1 Indian Section,
  • TWDC Special Adolf & Winston,
  • 8 new packs of Polemarch Successor cavalry (Tarentines, Seleucid Cataphracts, Seleucid Agema Companions, Pergamum Companions,)
  • 3 new Successor General packs.

Also don’t forget our new plastic Viking Hirdmen box set is now available 44 mulit-pose figures for £18.00. Take a look here for pictures of painted plastics, the two types of sprue contained in the box plus a great shot of a ‘Three-Up’ master next to the same figure made from the production sprue.

Thanks again for your support at Salute

New releases and previews from Gripping Beast

Gripping Beast have added several new packs of figures from their TWDC Great War range as well as a new preview of their plastic Viking figures.

From their website:

TWDC French arrive
Just added the French Officers, NCOs, Bombers, Hotchkiss HMG and Section Packs. These come with a choice of separate heads – Adrien, Foreign Legion, Kepi, Light Infantry, Marines, Senegalese & Zoaves. All available here.

Men In Shorts
New British Section Pack containing chaps in 1914 leather patten webbing, serge jackets (or indeed Khaki Drill, turndown collar version) and shorts. As usual, there is a pool of 16 different figures from which each section pack of 10 is drawn. Available here.

Metal & Plastic Join Forces
Here is a small display we managed to put together for Salute featuring both some new plastic Vikings and some of their new metal cousins. Click here for a closer look.

The new Viking metals are available now here.

New releases available from Brigade Models

Brigade Models have updated their online store with new figures.

From their announcement:

After an exhausting day at Salute on Saturday we took yesterday to recharge our batteries, but we’ve swung back into action this morning and added all of the new releases to the website – so that’s PacFed spaceships, Prussian Aeronef, German and EuroFed 6mm SF, US Land Ironclads and Great War Belgians (including the long-awaited dog carts). The only thing we haven’t added is the Xmarx 6mm buildings, that sold so well on Saturday that we have very few left so we’ll have to get more stock in before making them available via the website.

New releases from Scarab

Scarab Miniatures have added several new figures to their online store including new pre-orders for their Project-X Weird WWII range.

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  • X Soldat X £2.80
    X Soldat X Can be used as Professsor Klaus or his double or a different X soldat. Preorder only, will replace with painted example once we have one
  • Wehrwolf II £2.80
    Wehrwolf II Preorder only, will replace with painted example once complete
  • Power Armour Soldat/ Panzerschrek £3.50
    Power Armour Soldat with Panzerschrek and anti tank mine. Plastic hex base not included
  • Rommel and staff £4.30
    Rommel and Staff during his time in Italy 1917
  • Captains, Generals and Characters £8.20
    British Captains, Generals and Characters featuring Captain Whiteviper and a drinks cabinet

All Capitan games now free

Capitan Games have made all of their downloadable games available for free.

From their announcement:

With our new web we change the distribution format of our games. You can download all the games, components, and unit data cards for free without paying anything.

We want that all the games play our full games with no cost. As the gamers will demand in our PROJET 50 we will made printed copies of our game and we will sell it in our online shop, and friend shops around the world, as we do for our first game Capitan. We appreciate your comments about our games, please email us.

Our Games

  • Capitan /Small actions in the napoleonic era (Available in English & Spanish)
  • Capitan Carlist /Capitan supplement for Spanish Carlist Wars (Available in English & Spanish)
  • Captain Special Op’s /Tactical combat in the WWII – Spanish Civil War coming soon (Available in English & Spanish)
  • Combat Wings /Plane Dogfight actions. Chapter I World War I – Spanish Civil War coming soon (Available in English & Spanish)
  • Capitan De Mar Y Guerra – Master & Commander /Naval actions in the Nelson age (Available in Spanish, coming soon in English)
  • Coronel /Napoleonic battalion level battles – Carlist Wars supplement (Available in Spanish, coming soon in English)

Final Brigade Models Salute page updates

Brigade Models have added the final set of releases to their Salute 2010 page.

From their announcement:

We’ve uploaded the final set of new releases to our Salute page. First up are three Belgian NCO figures (infantry, grenadier and carabinier) to steady your troops and keep them in order against the German onslaught.

Secondly we have some new Aeronef (the first in a while) – five Prussian-designed craft to supplement the already powerful German fleet.

So the final count stands at 35 new models, 12 fleet or army packs and 11 6mm SF buildings. There’s still an outside chance that we may add to this impressive tally, it depends on how many moulds Phil can get through in the final week.

We’re still welcoming pre-orders, right up until next Thursday (two days before the show).

Hopefully we’ll see many of you at ExCel – we’re on stand TC12. If you have time, you might also want to pop along to the Maidstone Wargames Society table (GG11) where they’re running a game of Future War Commander.

Wings of War Balloon Buster expansions now on sale

Fantasy Flight Games are reporting that copies of the Wings of War Balloon Buster expansions are now on sale.

From their website:

Recent air recon missions have revealed that the Balloon Buster Expansion Sets for Wings of War are now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore!

Fly some of the most dangerous missions of all time with these two new expansion sets – Balloon Buster (Johnson/Prince) and Balloon Buster (De Guibert).

Contemptible Little Armies now at Brigade Games

CLA_Cover.jpgBrigade Games are now selling copies of the Contemptible Little Armies (WW1 era) 3rd Edition rules.

From their website:
Contemptible Little Armies 3rd edition is a set of skirmish rules for use with 28mm miniatures. The third edition of the rulebook has been reorganized with a Table of Contents and color photos added. Some changes have been made to the rules as well, specifically, the Direct Fire resolution rules have been changed to take into account a defender’s tactical rating and models hit by Direct fire do not roll for casualty status until the phase just prior to Morale. This will provide a slight bit of uncertainty as to the status of a unit until the morale phase. And, to top it off, a quick reference chart of oft-used tables has been added to the back of the book. This should help speed up play.

“Contemptible Little Armies” takes its title from the Kaiser’s sneer at the British Expeditionary Force of 1914 – which of course soon turned out to be anything but contemptible. As the title suggests, the main focus of the rules is the First World War, but they are also suitable for many of the other conflicts of the same era, for example:
• The Mexican Revolution, 1910 – c.1920.
• The Italian-Turkish War of 1911 – 1912.
• The Warlord Era in China, 1911 – 1928.
• The Balkan Wars, 1912 – 1913.
• The Russian Civil War, 1917 – c. 1922.
• The Greek-Turkish War, 1920 – 1922.

Romfell Armored Car available from Black Army

Black Army Productions have released a Romfell Armored Car vehicle kit.

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From their announcement:

Our much anticipated Austro-Hungarian Romfell armored car, sculpted in 28mm (1/56 scale) by the talented Tobi Asche, is now available for sale at our website. As far as I know, we are the first provider for this unique armored vehicle in 28mm scale (and possibly, in any other miniature scale, for that matter.)

The Austro-Hungarians built six Romfells between 1915 and 1918, and had another thirty in various stages of completion. With a crew of four, and schwarzlose MG turret capable of direct or anti-aircraft fire, this is often called one of the most modern armored car designs to come out of the Great War. At the very least, it’s certainly one of the best looking. Would look pretty good in an Interwar setting, with Quar, etc.

This is a simple kit, consisting of one resin hull and six metal pieces. Price is $35US.

As a reminder, our Ehrhardt and Euzkadi models are still available, and we should have our Filatov 3 Wheeler, DaVinci Tank, and Garford-Putilov soon.

New 1914 Zouaves from Phoenix Miniatures

North Star Military Figures have added new 1914 Zouaves miniatures to their Phoenix Miniatures range of historical figures.

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From their announcement:

Phoenix Miniatures, the range designed by Tony Slocombe for North Star Military Figures, has added a new set of figures to the line.

The new packs are of French Zouaves from 1914.

The Zouaves were regiments in the French army, first raised in 1831, mostly for service in North Africa. The characteristic zouave uniform included short open fronted jackets, baggy red or white trousers and often sashes and oriental headgear. They began WW1 in their colorful uniforms, but adopted khaki alternatives by 1915.

We have three packs, each containing 4 different figures.

We have put together a platoon deal (for Warhammer Historicals Great War Rules) that contains one each of the three packs plus a free figure of a Standard Bearer, not available elsewhere.

The figures are 28mm sized, made of metal and supplied unpainted. Paper flag for the Standard Bearer not included.

1st Corps release new historical figures

1st Corps have added several packs of historical miniatures to their online store.

Macedonian Successors

  • Hypaspists Advancing x 24 £21.00
  • Hypaspists Advancing x 16 £14.00
  • Imitation Legion Advancing x 24 £21.00
  • Imitation Legion Advancing x 16 £14.00
  • Imitation Legion Advancing £7.50
  • Hypaspists Advancing £7.50

WWI British

  • Command £4.00
  • Officers and NCO’s £4.00

Copplestone releases first WW1/Interwar vehicles

Copplestone Castings have released the first two of their new range of WW1/Interwar vehicles.

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From their announcement:

We now have the first two of the next batch of our new range of 1/55th scale WW1/Interwar armoured vehicles:

K53 Mgebrov-Renaud Single-Turret Armoured Car – a chunky and unusual Russian WW1 vehicle – £20.

K54 Mgebrov-Renaud Twin-Turret Armoured Car – £20

Like our existing Vickers Independent and Vickers Medium Mk.III they are 1/55th scale kits with light-weight resin hulls and white metal wheels and guns etc.

Coming next the Putilov-Garford Heavy Armoured Car:

Contemptible Little Armies 3rd Edition released

CLA_Cover.jpgRatttrap Productions have announced the release of a new edition of the Contemptible Little Armies rules.

From their announcement:
Contemptible Little Armies 3rd edition is a set of skirmish rules for use with 28mm miniatures. The third edition of the rulebook has been reorganized with a Table of Contents and color photos added. Some changes have been made to the rules as well, specifically, the Direct Fire resolution rules have been changed to take into account a defender’s tactical rating and models hit by Direct fire do not roll for casualty status until the phase just prior to Morale. This will provide a slight bit of uncertainty as to the status of a unit until the morale phase.

And, to top it off, a quick reference chart of oft-used tables has been added to the back of the book. This should help speed up play.

“Contemptible Little Armies” takes its title from the Kaiser’s sneer at the British Expeditionary Force of 1914 – which of course soon turned out to be anything but contemptible. As the title suggests, the main focus of the rules is the First World War, but they are also suitable for many of the other conflicts of the same era, for example:

• The Mexican Revolution, 1910 – c.1920.
• The Italian-Turkish War of 1911 – 1912.
• The Warlord Era in China, 1911 – 1928.
• The Balkan Wars, 1912 – 1913.
• The Russian Civil War, 1917 – c. 1922.
• The Greek-Turkish War, 1920 – 1922.

The book is at our printer now and should be shipping by the end of the week. It will go on sale Friday, Feb. 26th. It will retail for $25.00. You will be able to get it from Rattrap Productions, Brigade Games or shortly thereafter at Northstar in the UK.

Wings of War: Flight of the Giants announced

Fantasy Flight Games have announced the impending release of Wings of War: Flight of the Giants.

From their website:

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Flight of the Giants, an exciting expansion for Wings of War.

Flight of the Giants is the first expansion set for Wings of War, introducing into the game early bomber planes, with new rules to handle their extended crews and fighting capabilities. You can now maneuver a huge Zeppelin Staaken, a Friedrichshafen G.III, or a Handley Page O/400, avoiding the fire of enemy fighters and searching for your target.

Flight of the Giants features 8 different bombers of the Allies and the Central Powers, such as the Felixstowe F.2A, Zeppelin Staaken R.VI, and Caproni Ca.4.

New Great War in the East Seperate Heads

Gripping Beast have added a series of Seperate Head packs for their Great War in the East range of WWI miniatures.

From their website:

Just added the following to the Head Sprue list in the Britain & The Empire section: Bare Heads, Brodie Helmet with Neck Flaps, Slouch Hat (Pinned), Slouch Hat with Ostrich Plume, Wolesley Helmet with Sun Flap, Woolly Hats & Balaclavas & Wounded Heads. Each sprue contains 5 different heads and are available here.

For use with the headless Turks there are some German Stahelms with gas Masks available here.

Over the next few days we shall be adding these heads as options for the Section Packs and assorted seperate head packs but if you can’t wait then feel free to place an order for the pack you want and email us with the selection from the new heads you are after.

New Woodbine Design WWI releases

17.jpgGripping Beast has added several new WWI releases to their Woodbine Design Company Great War in the East range.

From their announcement:
For the Turks we have TURK14 Turkish Character Pack Two. In this there’s an officer looking through his range finder, his orderly on a field telephone and and an Imam blessing an Ottoman standard (pictured left.)

For the Empire we have BRIT08 British Character Pack One which contains an army Chaplain proffering a packet of Woodbines to a stretcher bound wounded Tommy and two chaps on bomb-making duty complete with pile of tins.

Lastly is the latest pack in Lord S’s range of 30’s nonsense, TWDCSP04 Armed Morris Men. Four members of the morris armed with pistols, shotguns, mills bombs and cider flagon.

Nexus announces new Wings of War products

Nexus Games have sent details of several upcoming Wings of War products.

From their announcement:

Wings of War, the game series which recreates aerial combat in the XX century, will continue to grow in 2010, with many new releases covering both the first and second World War series, as well as new miniatures. NG International, the game’s publisher, is working on several new products that will be released this year.

For the WWI period, the publishing schedule for the first half of the year includes the boxed set Flight of Giants, introducing early bombers, and two booster packs: Hit and Run will add airplanes like the SPAD VII and the Aviatik D.I, while Crossfire will bring to the game new aircrafts like the Bristol Fighter and the Rumpler C. IV-VII, with their respective maneuver decks.

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Black Army E/V-4 Ehrhardt Armored Car now available

Black Army Productions has sent along news about their recent release of a 1:56 scale E/V-4 Ehrhardt Armored Car.

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From their announcement:

We get a lot of questions about this. As these were released during the holidays, a lot of folks missed the news.

Just a note to those interested that our long anticipated E-V/4 Ehrhardt Armored Car, of German WW1 fame, is now available in 28mm (or roughly 1/56 scale), as sculpted by Tobsen77.

The Ehrhardt was used extensively during WW1 by the Germans, reaching as far as Russia and the Ottoman Empire. It remained in heavy use during the Interwar Period, seeing action in the Russian Civil War, the Russo-Polish War, and (according to some sources) the Chinese Civil War. It was removed from the official German inventory just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.

This is a metal and resin kit consisting of metal turret, hatches, and machine guns, two different sets of wheels, and a resin hull. The hatches can be modeled opened or closed, and the machine guns can be mounted in multiple positions. There’s even space in the turret to mount a command fig, should you desire.

To my knowledge, we are the first to offer this vehicle in 28mm, and this is currently the only kit sized for 28mm miniatures on the market.

We are offering the Ehrhardt for $35 US plus shipping. This is a slightly heavier model than most, due to the number of parts, but the price should be fairly reasonable using our standard First Class Rate.

Our next release for the Engines of War range will include the Austro-Hungarian Romfell. So stay tuned.