Blackwater Gulch new Bloodwolf Tribe greens

Blackwater Gulch has greens of their Bloodwolf Tribe over on their webpage. That Kickstarer money’s going to good use over there.

From the update:

Here’s my first batch of greens from our recent Kickstarter campaign. These figures will be for the Bloodwolf Tribe starter set, along with one of the deputies for the Vigilance Committee. Enjoy 🙂

Gangfight Games teams up with Game Salute

Gangfight Games, makers of Blackwater Gulch, has teamed up with Game Salute to help out with their production.

From the news release:

Our Kickstarter campaign ended just a week ago and was very successful, and now I’m excited to announce that Gangfight Games has partnered up with Game Salute! Game Salute will be handling fulfillment and worldwide distribution of Blackwater Gulch miniatures and much more. They will also be sending out all of the Kickstarter orders to everyone. Here’s the story from GameSalute.com: Continue reading

Weird West Miniatures up on Indiegogo

Weird West Miniatures is headed to Indiegogo after their successful RPG campaign. Check ’em out and maybe put a little bit in the jar for them.

From the release:

We need your support to start our new line of 28mm miniatures. Our first release will be Heroes and Villains of the Weird West a set of minis you can use in your Weird West game as well as other Western, Steampunk or Alt-History tabletop games.

We’re working with talented UK sculptor Ian Mountain and the experienced team at RAFM Miniatures who will be helping us with our mould making and casting.

Heroes and Villains of the Weird West will include: Abraham Lincoln vs Victorian Vampire, Billy the Kid vs American Werewolf, and Indian Princess vs Mummy Outlaw.

We need to raise $3,000 in the next 45 days, and if we raise more funds we’ll be adding additional miniatures for contributors!

Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter project ends Tomorrow!

Blackwater Gulch by Gangfight Games is having their last days on Kickstarter.

From them to you:

The Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter will end on Sunday, April 15th at 10 PM Eastern (New York) time. First, I wanted to say thank you again to all of you who are interested in the project. It’s been more successful than I ever imagined. Continue reading

Blackwater Gulch posts Mexican Bandito concept art

Blackwater Gulch has some new concept art up for their game, which only has 4 days left on Kickstarter.

From the update:

The Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter only has a few days left, and as of right now we’re only a couple hundred bucks away from our 4th goal of $15,000! When we reach this goal, everyone who pledged $30 ore more will receive 10 Sheriff Dice (maybe more!), the Norwegian figure and both of our previously released Gang Leader figures!

I finally have some finished concept art for the 4th gang to show off, the Bandidos Mexicanos!

These are the fist 2 figures, El Jefe (the boss) and Susana la Loba. I’m not sure that we’ll be able to get the other 3 characters done before the end of the Kickstarter campaign, but we’re hoping. You can expect the same kind of look carried through to the other 3 figures, though.

Getting really excited now that the campaign is nearing it’s end. Can’t wait to get started making lots of great new minis!

Gunfight Games shows concept art for Blackwater Gulch

Gunfight Games previews some of the concept art for their starter sets to Blackwater Gulch. Yeeehaw, pardner!

Ride ’em in! Cut ’em out!

We just wanted to show off some of the new artwork for the box art and figures that will be included in our upcoming starter sets. Both starters will also include a quick-start rulebook and a sample gang roster so you can start playing right away, or get the full rules free online to make your own gang.

USE ME updates their Wild West rules!

USE ME updates their rules for Wild West and makes them available at Barking Irons!

And now a word form them on the situation:

Heya Folks,
Kurt Benson’s optional rules and errata for USE ME Wild West is now available on Barking Irons.It can be found in the File Folder for USE ME Wild West.
Keep The Flag Flying!

New Reaper releases

Reaper Miniatures have added several new fantasy, sci-fi and western miniatures to their online store.

Dark Heaven Legends

  • 03574: Barbed Devil by Nick Genovese ($7.99)
  • 03575: Barrow Wight Guardian by Kevin Williams ($10.49)

Chronoscope

  • 50235: Edna, Crazy Cat Lady by Julie Guthrie ($7.99)
  • 50239: Motorcycle by Todd Dillen ($6.49)
  • 50241: Sparg, Illyrian Agent by Patrick Keith ($5.99)

Savage Worlds

  • 59005: Huckster by Bob Ridolfi ($5.99)
  • 59006: Texas Ranger by Bob Ridolfi ($6.29)
  • 59007: Gunslinger by Bob Ridolfi ($5.99)

Pathfinder

  • 60080: Pathfinder Agent by Patrick Keith ($5.99)

Blackwater Gulch rules updated and expanded

Gangfight Games have posted an updated version of their Blackwater Gulch Western rules.

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From their announcement:

Blackwater Gulch is a Wild West skirmish game. It’s been through a lot of revisions based on tons of feedback over the last year or so and we’re happy to announce the latest version is finally done. You start out with a small gang and after each game your gang members earn experience, and learn new skills, buy new weapons, and add more members. It’s kind of part wargame, part rpg.

The rules are are in 2 separate pieces now:
Gangfight Skirmish Game System – These are the core rules that will be used for all Gangfight Games. Planning to one day have several different game settings all using this core ruleset.

Blackwater Gulch Expansion Guide – The additional rules for playing Blackwater Gulch, including Professions, skills, equipment, etc.

The preview rules are just plain text. Now that we’re closer to having things finalized we’ll soon be adding photos, diagrams and more. Also, the Blackwater Gulch Expansion Guide is lacking a lot of fluff and background, it’s really just the rules. That will all be coming later as well.

There’s also 2 versions of these rules, a PDF version and an ePub version for if you want to use tablets or e-readers like the iPad or Kindle.

So, feel free to visit the website and check it out

Architects of War release Old Barn

Architects of War have posted details of their new 28mm Old Barn terrain piece.

Old barn

From their website:

We are very happy to announce our 28mm Old Barn (North American-but useful for Europe as well) is ready to be sold at Cold Wars and then on our website afterwards.

The Original model was a VERY popular Barbs Bunker item, but just casting one in resin wasn’t getting the job done. It was based on a barn in NC that was built, or so they say, in 1850 something. One of the best things about the original was its board by board construction, the kind a real farmer, rather than a carpenter would do. It had see through siding and was quite well used.

To capture that in our new model, and maintain easy assembly, we had to laser cut an inner frame and then sides to get the same effect. The entire upper portion of the barn is only 10 pieces, plus 2 doors and and some stall walls. The base is in our new bubble free, ready to paint polyester resin. The tab and slot construction is very easy.

New releases from Knuckleduster

Knuckleduster have added new figures to their Western and War of 1812 miniature ranges.

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From their website:

Today I’m releasing five new packs, three 1812 and two 28mm Old West.
For the Old West, I’ve replaced the Saloon Gals and the Onlookers. The new packs are Working Men and Soiled Doves.
       
(The saloon gals are G-Rated due to judicious placement of soap bubbles and yes, Working Men is a Rush reference . . . )

For 1812, the new releases include Generals Jacob Brown with his aide Colonel Gardiner, Brigade commanders Scott and Ripley (Scott’s horse rearing as in McBarron’s famous painting), and 1814 US line advancing in the ubiquitous “high porte” pose that is useful for both formed and skirmishing units.

Nexus Games releases Dakota

NG International have released the Dakota boardgame.

From their announcement:

The new board game inspired by the conquest of the West is now available in Europe and will hit the stores in USA on February
 
Take part in the epic history of the Wild West colonization, leading a group of settlers or a tribe of natives: NG International announces the release of Dakota, an “euro-style” board game for 3 to 5 players with linear mechanics inspired to the conquest of the West, created by Piero Cioni and published by NG International in Italian and English languages, with partners for the German (Heidelberger) and Japanese (Hobby Japan) editions. Dakota is now available in Europe and will arrive in America by the end of February.
 
In Dakota, each player belongs to one of the two factions, settler or native, and tries to achieve his objectives by making alliances from time to time with the others, independent of their parties, thanks to a game mechanic that allows to play in a balanced way even with a different number of settler and native players. The settlers try to exploit the territory in order to make it productive for industry and agriculture, while the natives must make all efforts to keep the territory virgin as long as possible, while at the same time using its resources for the prosperity of their own tribe.
 
Dakota is the first game published by NG International with the Tenki Games brand. The suggested retail price is US$ 59.99/€49,90. Further information about the game and its rulebook in PDF format are available at www.nexusgames.com.
 

Knuckleduster 20% off Xmas Sale

Knuckleduster is having their annual 20% off Xmas Sale.

From their website:

Snow is on the ground, mistletoe is hanging from the doorway, and that can only mean one thing . . .
Knuckleduster’s Annual 20% Off Christmas Sale.
 
From Monday, December 6th through December 31st, all items are 20% off.* All books, CDs, and figures, new or old, are marked down until the stroke of midnight New Years eve.

This deal is also available from RLBPS on Knuckleduster merchandise.

*The 15% off army deal is suspended until the first of January.

Knuckleduster release update

Knuckleduster have posted an update with information about their upcoming releases.

From their website:

I’ll be releasing more new figures around the end of this month. Among them will be Canadians in round hats skirmishing, as well as a new set of six lady gunfighters (including a shotgun-armed “granny” figure that will play hell with the law).

I’m sculpting American officer’s horses for 1812. After making production casts of them, I can sculpt the riders themselves–doing them simultaneously will fail to take into account the shrinkage of the width of the horses which will occur during mold-making. This is probably why some manufacturers have riders that wobble around atop their horses and compel to you glue one leg to the horse and let the other dangle.

Also, be sure to visit the Gallery for new images of painted figures sent to us by Combatpainter and John Hansen.  Please be sure to photograph and send any photos you might have of your painted figures. I’m not always very quick about posting them, but I will eventually, and if you’ve sent any and I’ve forgotten, please remind me. I really enjoy seeing what people have done with my figures.

Knuckleduster new releases available

Knuckleduster have added their new 1812 and Western figures to their online store.

From their website:

All three new sets are now available for sale. If you are visiting Fall-In, please stop by RLBPS where you can see them “in the flesh.”

Here are links to the product pages:

The Lower Canada Militia command in round hats are finished, but not quite ready to package for sale, so I will release them with some other new figures in a week or two.

New Knuckleduster releases at Fall-In

Knuckleduster will be releasing two new sets of figures at Fall-In.

Glengarry light infantry

From their website:

I’ll be releasing two new 1812 sets, and one new 28mm Old West set at Fall-In (visit the RLBPS booth):

The first are Glengarry light infantry and US Rifles in short Kersey roundabouts. The Glengarry infantry were dressed as rifles, but armed with muskets, giving them different kit to actual rifles. The US rifles wear the short grey coats that were issued at the start of the Niagara campaign, and don leather “yeoman crown” shakos (with one in a fatigue cap). The rifles switched from felt to leather, but the new caps did not have a false front (see Osprey 345, The United States Army, 1812-1815). Also, I’ve depicted an order of dress that includes a cartridge box in addition to a shot pouch, powder horn, and cloth belly pouch (they eventually switched to leather, but did not carry a belly box, which was more bulky). The cartridge box is favored by re-enactors in the assumption that prepared rounds would have been made up and carried to make life easier in the field.

The Harper’s Ferry 1803 rifle had no carrying strap.

Here are seven gunfighters for the price of six. This set is entitled “The Marvelous Seven,” which is not me being immodest about my sculpting, but rather an obvious pop culture reference . . .

I will have these ready to put out there on the web next weekend. I will be off the grid the remainder of this weekend.

p.s. Command for the Canadians in round hats will be ready by then as well.

Blackwater Gulch version 5 available

Version 5 of the Blackwater Gulch Western rules are available to download.

From their announcement:

The latest playtest version of Blackwater Gulch has just been released.

Blackwater Gulch is a skirmish miniatures game based on gang fights in the Wild West. The game’s playtest rules are available for free online, and active testers will be rewarded with free miniatures once the final game is released.

Please visit our website at http://www.blackwatergulch.com for more information. In order to download the rules, you will have to sign up for our message board with a valid email address. After that, you will be able to download the rules in the playtest forum.

This new version contains lots of great enhancements brought about by many suggestions from current testers and the game is really turning out great. We expect to be fully releasing the game early next year with a line of highly detailed 28mm miniatures, and the rules will be available for free online.

Please visit our site for more information.

Knuckleduster release update

Knuckleduster have posted an update on their 1812 and Western miniature releases.

From their website:

‘m nearing completion of another round of 1812 figures. This batch will include Glengarry lights skirmishing, as well as a mix of other lights and command figures to fill in the gaps. I was dealt a setback during my father’s illness and death last month, and although there are still family issues to resolve, I’m working again and releases will be forthcoming.

I also have a set of old west 28s to release, and I have only the removal of parting lines on the masters to do and a production mold can be made.

Blackwater Gulch playtesters sought

Bleeding Ear Games are looking for playtesters for their Blackwater Gulch Wild West skirmish game.

From their announcement:

Blackwater Gulch is a new skirmish game based on the Wild West. Players control a gang of 5-10 members in special storyline missions, earning fame & fortune along the way. The game takes place in a fictional setting, based on wild west history and folklore.

We are looking for testers to help make the game great! To have access to the rules you must sign up for our message board at http://www.blackwatergulch.com/. You will then be able to download the rules.

We intend to fully release the game early next year with rules available online plus miniatures and modular terrain kits. For now, our goal is to just make sure the game “works”.

Those who test and provide ample feedback will be rewarded with free goodies after the game is released. For more info, visit our website!

Final Showdowns & Shootouts Adventure published

Hawgleg Publishing have posted the last adventure from their Showdowns & Shootouts scenario contest.

From their website:

At long last, and with great jubilation, Hawgleg Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of the final winning entry in its Showdowns & Shootouts Adventure Writing Contest.

The final winning entry is “Judge, Jury & Executioner” by Rob Edwards. In this exciting adventure for use with the Gutshot rules system, two bounty hunters and a sheriff search a small town for the identity of an elusive gunslinger known as The Executioner. In addition to having the potential for bloody combat, this scenario also features a new search/investigation mechanic and random NPC actions that allow this to be played as a solo game.

Blue Moon release new 15mm historical range

Blue Moon Manufacturing have announced a new range of 15mm historical figures, the War Paint western range.

War Paint figures

From their announcement:

Blue Moon Manufacturing has just released the next range of beautifully sculpted 15mm figures. This next range is War Paint (Little Big Horn). This line line features 10 codes of US Cavalry and Plains Indians. It is filled with a wide variety of poses both in the mounted and the dismounted figures. There is also a package of Resin tepees for those raids and campaigns against Indian Villages.

  • 15LBH101 Mounted Plains Warriors 30 figs – $15.00
  • 15LBH102 Mounted Chieftains – 10 figs – $12.00
  • 15LBH103 Dismounted Plains Warriors 30 figs $15.00
  • 15LBH104 Plains Warriors Casualties 15 figs – Coming
  • 15LBH105 Indian Villagers 30 figs – Coming
  • 15LBH106 Mounted US Cavalry with Command 30figs – $35.00
  • 15LBH107 Dismounted US Cavalry with Command 30 figs – $15.00
  • 15LBH108 US Cavalry Casualties 15 figs – Coming
  • 15LBH109 Last Stand Vignette – Coming
  • 15LBH110 Little Big Horn Personalities – Coming
  • 15LBH111 Indian Tepees 5 tepees – $20.00

Check these out on the www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com or the www.oldglory25s.com web sites.

As always the Old Glory Army discount applies to the Blue Moon Manufacturing products.

Knuckleduster release 28mm Banditos

Knuckleduster have released a pack of 28mm Bandito figures.

Banditos

From their website:

Today I have finally released the long-promised 28mm Banditos. OW28-109 Banditos $10.00 (unpainted).

As always, they’re available from Knuckleduster and RLBPS.

In other news, I have had to temporarily discontinue the farm wagon, due to a problem with availability of the resin parts. It make take some time to resolve the issue, so it may be this fall before wagons are available again.

Just a reminder that I have Bob Boze Bell books again. I’m no longer carrying many items made by other manufacturers or publishers, but I believe so strongly in these magnificent and beautiful history books that I began carrying them again. Bell turns up on the History Channel now and again. His books profile a single gunfight in each chapter in an extremely detailed and entertaining way that includes diagrams, photos, original artwork, and lots of sidebars with little-known and newly discovered facts. There are three volumes with around 25 gunfights in each one, and I highly recommend them all.

Train Deal from Blue Moon Manufacturing

Blue Moon Manufacturing are offering several special deals on a 15mm compatible train set.

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From their announcement:

Blue Moon Manufacturing is running 3 Special 15mm Deals through the month of May to highlight the Train Set we have to go with our 15mm Old West figures. This is a fully operational HO scale electric train set that comes with the train engine/coal car, 2 passenger cars, 1 combine car, a 45′ x 36′ oval track and the power pack.

Special Deal # 1
Purchase 15BOW-109 Train Set and receive the 15OW-108 Water Tower free.

Special Deal # 2
Purchase 15BOW-109 Train Set and the 15BOW-108 Train Station and get the 15OW-108 Water Tower and 1 pack 15OW-100 Cowboys free.

Special Deal # 3
Purchase the 15BOW-109 Train Set, 15OW-108 Water Tower and either the BOW-106 Saloon or one of the Western Building Sets (15BOW-100 – 105) and get the Train Station 15BOW-108 free.

Blue Moon worked hard to put together a train set that would reflect passenger trains used from the 1860’s through the growth of the rail road in the Old West. Our goal was two fold, to have a train set that resembles those seen in many of the Western movies, as well as having something useful for the Civil War gamer and future Blue Moon 15mm releases.

You can get these deals on either the www.bluemoonmanufacturing.com or the www.oldglory25s.com web sites under 15mm Blue Moon and then click on the Deals Section.

Old Glory Army Members, your discount will apply to these deals.

New releases from Knuckleduster

Knuckleduster have added several new packs of 28mm Western figures to their online store.

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From their website:

I just returned from Little Wars 2010 in Lincolnshire, Illinois (near Chicago). It was great to see so many familiar faces at the booth, and to welcome so many new folk into the family of Knuckleduster customers. I released several new sets at the show, and I’ve put them in the shopping cart for the rest of the world. Here they are:

  • OW28-106 Heroes
  • OW28-107 Sidekicks
  • OW28-108 Wounded Gunfighters (better photo coming)

These new sets replace some of the old ones as well, and you’ll notice that the midget gunfighter (Malachai) is repeated in the Sidekicks pack. The rest of the sculpts are entirely new. The packs taken out of circulation include the Idiot Deputies, the Duck, and the Renegades. I’ve left the old wounded gunfighters (kdp-ow005) in the shopping cart, because you can never have too many wounded figures.

I’ve also begun carrying Bob Boze Bell books again, and they sold like hotcakes at Little Wars. I’m no longer carrying many items made by other manufacturers or publishers, but I believe so strongly in these magnificent and beautiful history books that I began carrying them again.

New releases from Black Scorpion

Black Scorpion Miniatures have announced several new releases that will be available at Salute including two fantasy football teams. You can see photos of all the releases on their Workbench page.

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From their website:

We’ve just added our new releases for Salute 2010 to the website. We’ve also done another limited resin figure for the day which we’ll be previewing shortly. Click on the workbench and scroll through to see the troll and Orc team at the end.

All releases available on the day in limited numbers, first come first served. Amongst many new miniatures we’ve made 2 entire fantasy football teams. Orcs and Humans, together with an Ogre and Troll for each.

You’ll also find some special deals on the day for the 2 teams. Once the teams are online they will be available in smaller packs and teams. But for Salute they will be sold as teams, whilst the Ogre and Troll will be available separately.

Prices are as follows:

Orcs team (11 figures): £25
Troll: £7.00
Orc team and troll combined: £30.00

Human team (11 figures): £20
Ogre £7.00
Team and Ogre combined: £25.

Both teams and monsters for just £50.

Apaches 2: £7.00
Orcs 2: £8.00
Navy marines 3: £7.00
Cowgirls £7.00

And of course all our latest releases and ranges will be available, including the ever popular Undead 1 and 2.

We also once again made this years Salute free miniature. If you’re one of the first 4000 through the door you’ll find it in your goodie bag! We’ll have the painted original in our cabinet on the day.

Knuckleduster online store update

Knuckleduster have removed some packs of their western figures in advance of replacements being added to the system.

From their announcement:

I’ve just eliminated several old packs from the shopping cart because they are about to be replaced by packs that include complete replacement sculpts of them. If you’ve had your eye on a particular pack and can’t find it on the site, e-mail me. I’ll have the new packs posted early next week.

The old packs eliminated include (all 28mm):

  • Jesse and Friends (Renegades)
  • Jesse Mounted
  • The Duck
  • Idiot Deputies

The new packs are sets of six, and will include a total of 12 figures that will make these old packs redundant, plus add lots of new characters.

Hawgleg closing Arnica line temporarily

Hawgleg Publishing is temporarily closing their Arnica western terrain production.

From their website:

Howdy one and all. In case you hadn’t noticed, the Arnica store has been partially open for a while now. We’ve been accepting orders on eight buildings and most of our Add-On Kits.

We didn’t make a big splash about it because we were mainly using this as an opportunity to test our production line and processes while we ramp up to full production. This has been very useful, as it’s helped us spot a lot of small problems with our molds and identify areas where we need to improve.

But if we’re going to be able to move on to the next stage – which includes finishing the rest of the molds for the Western line, and then moving on the Adobe line – we need to take a short break. So, we’re going to shut down the store for 4-6 weeks so we can focus on getting everything finished and up to full speed.

New MiniSculpt release: Clint “Wild Gunman” McPherson

Black Orc Games have added a new figure to their MiniSculpt discount range, Clint “Wild Gunman” McPherson.

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From their announcement:

Today Black Orc Games announces the next release in the MiniSculpt line. Clint “Wild Gunman” McPherson sculpted by Juan Montano is now available for purchase at $1.25 each.

Wild Gunman” is a loner, without friends nor family, he never stays long time in one place, the people in the street avoid him. Just people of the worst sort looking for him to do business, because he is the best doing his work, and his work is kill.

New western releases from Knuckleduster

Knuckleduster have released two new sets of 28mm western miniatures.

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?From their website:

I’ve got two new 28mm releases to kick off March. The first is a set of gunmen of various sorts. Some are thieves, some are hard cases, and some are simply misunderstood (awww).

The second set are US Marshals, meant to represent the officers sent into the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) by Judge Isaac Parker to hunt down outlaws. This was probably the most violent “theater” of the Old West. This force included Bass Reeves, the African-American officer at the left end of the photo (he made over 3000 arrests and spoke several Indian languages), and also included Indian scouts as well as American Indian officers who worked for their tribal police.

These two sets include only one re-sculpt, Heck Thomas. All others are totally new.

I will continue to fill out and improve the 28mm line until Little Wars in April, after which time I will sculpt some more 40mm sets. I have some other historical lines in the works as well, but more about that another time.

Knuckleduster preview new 28mm Western greens

The Knuckleduster blog has posted photos of several greens for new 28mm Western miniatures.

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From their website:

Here are some new 28mm greens. I’m going to make the master mold Thursday morning, and thought I’d snap a few pics before they get roasted in the vulcanizer.

The first set are Federal Marshals who hunted outlaws in the infamous “Indian Territory,” which is now Oklahoma. They included the illustrious Heck Thomas (suspenders, firing winchester), and were a diverse force, including Native American police (the “Light Horse”) and an African-American lawman, Bass Reeves (pointing). This set includes six figures