Friday Snippets

By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Oct 23rd, 2015
Hagal Release image

Welcome to Friday, ladies and gentlenerds. We’ve made it here once more. Congratulations!
It means the weekend is just about here. Time to rejoice.
It also means we have a batch of bite-sized stories to bring to you now. Let’s dig in.

Today we have: Arena Rex new release: Hagal, Dead of Winter Roberta Plum Promo Available From Plaid Hat Games, New Black Plague Zombicide Paint Set From The Army Painter Coming Soon, New Dawrves from Scibor, Kromlech New Release – Gentleorc Heads, New Maneuver Dials for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games, Dragon Queen finally available From Kabuki Models, Little Orc Wars: Human Troopers Available From Skirmisher Publishing, New Wild West Exodus Previews Posted, Cul-De-Sac Conquest Kickstarter Campaign – Week in Review, and Relicblade: Adventure Battle Game Inbound.

Arena Rex new release: Hagal

Hagal Release image

The Zephyri faction of Arena Rex is getting some more love this week with the release of our latest gladiator Hagal.

Dead of Winter Roberta Plum Promo Available From Plaid Hat Games

Roberta Plum

Look who’s coming home for the holidays!

In time to start your Christmas shopping early, Roberta Plum is a new Dead of Winter promo character available while supplies last exclusively from!

In the giving spirit of Roberta, Forest, and the joy of Christmas, buy 1 Roberta Plum promo and get the 2nd half-off! Buy a second as a gift or to hang as a holiday decoration!

New Black Plague Zombicide Paint Set From The Army Painter Coming Soon

Black Plague Paints

The next installment of Zombicide paint sets: The Black Plague Paint Set is out for release end of November 2015.

The special WP8012 Warpaints Zombicide Black Plague Paint Set is for the forthcoming Zombicide Black Plague boxed game and the Wulfsburg expansion, recently funded through a record breaking successful Kickstarter campaign. This stand-alone Warpaints set gives you the colours you need for painting zombies, ferocious wolves and grim survivors for your Zombicide Black Plague game.

Includes 10 special formulated Warpaints designed specifically for Zombicide: Black Plague & Wulfsburg – this set enables you to enhance your gaming experience by playing with painted miniatures!

New Dawrves from Scibor

Scibor Dwarves

These models are made of high quality resin. The set contains 10 dwarves miniatures and 10 square 20mm scenic bases.
They are unpainted and require assembling.

Kromlech New Release – Gentleorc Heads

Gentleorc Heads

has anyone ever told you that Orcs are brute?
Well, they were all wrong … just look at this :)
Remember a Gentleorc will walk but never run … to WAR !!

New Maneuver Dials for X-Wing From Fantasy Flight Games

Maneuver Dials

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce three Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kits for X-Wing™!

X-Wing is a two-player miniatures game that invites you to enter the Star Wars universe and pilot iconic starships in tense, breakneck battles of skill and daring. The first player to destroy his opponent’s squad is the victor, and a vast assortment of ships and upgrades gives you the ability to infinitely customize your squadron.

In every game of X-Wing, you and your opponent secretly plot your ships’ movements using cardboard maneuver dials and maneuver templates. Now, you can command your starfighters with greater aplomb and further customize the aesthetics of your squadron by situating each ship’s maneuver dial within a secure and stylish plastic housing!

Dragon Queen finally available From Kabuki Models

Dragon Queen_ads

finally the DRAGON QUEEN is available!
First model designed by our character artist Melissa Spandri and sculpted by Alfonso Prieto Sarti.
The dragon is 70mm tall (including the plinth) and the queen is 30mm scale.
We received the first 50 units and they are flawless! thanks to our new Italian resin factory :)

Little Orc Wars: Human Troopers Available From Skirmisher Publishing

Cardstock Characters

This set of downloadable Cardstock CharactersTM miniatures contains three variations on five different figures, a Champion, Infantryman, Archer, Cavalryman, and War Dog. They are the ideal addition to any sort of tabletop fantasy RPG or wargame and can be used to enhance encounters or even serve as the basis for them. The different variations can also be used to easily reflect different levels and capabilities and they have been given colors that can also make them especially suitable as royal or imperial guards. One of the factions also has plain shields that can easily be customized if desired.

These miniatures were designed specifically for both the tabletop and video versions of the H.G. Wells’ Little Orc Wars miniatures game. We hope you and your players will enjoy battling with them!

New Wild West Exodus Previews Posted

Big Horn – Dark Nation
Iron Horse – Dark Nation
Heavy Support Comparison left to right: King Scarab-Watchers, Wendigo-Dark Nation, Mole Machine – Confederate Rebellion, Crawler Buggy – Golden Army

Cul-De-Sac Conquest Kickstarter Campaign – Week in Review


This week has been a complete whirlwind! I had no idea how much time, sweat, lack of sleep, and emotional ups and downs went with launching a Kickstarter campaign. Before I joined the Atheris Games team, I had heard of Kickstarter and had wasted multiple hours looking at cool prototypes, but I had never even paid attention to some of the intricacies of a well done campaign. When most people hear about a company on Kickstarter, they think someone just came up with a cool idea and now they want MY money to help it become a reality. Well, that’s somewhat true. :) I don’t think that most people realize that with Kickstarter you are either all in or nothing at all. If you don’t completely meet your funding goal, you get nothing. Absolutely nothing.

We are incredibly fortune to have funded and to do so in at an incredible pace!

We launched on Thursday night at 8:30pm. I’m going to let you in on a little secret, we were working on the campaign page right up until we launched it. I’m pretty sure the video was added right at 8:30pm! Andrew and Chuck were at the Startup Hour Gainesville announcing the launch and mingling with potential backers. I was getting the social media posts ready to announce that we were going live, launching the Kickstarter campaign, and also testing to make sure the links worked. Barry was finalizing the video, and Allan and Sebastian were working on graphics/illustrations for the game. No one was sitting back and enjoying the moment (sadly). But, that’s what you have to realize when you launch a campaign, it’s a lot of hard work and it is a real team effort.

Within one hour, we raised $5,515. Incredible! Within 52 hours, we raised $10,000. As I write this post, we have amassed $12,191 with 24 long days ahead!

So, here is what you have missed behind the scenes:

Attending gaming conferences
Answering emails
Creating, posting, and responding to social media content
Holding t-shirt giveaways
Developing stretch goals
Getting quotes from manufacturers
Getting previews of more artwork (we promise to share some soon)
Reaching out to the press and bloggers
Going to gaming stores and setting up test play events
Getting interviewed by the press
and…. obsessively checking our pledging and backer stats!

Relicblade: Adventure Battle Game Inbound

Metal King Studio is proud to announce that the production miniatures for their upcoming release Relicblade: Adventure Battle Game have arrived.

Relicblade is a fast paced miniatures game that combines the dynamism of role-playing combat with the non-stop action of a war-game. This small scale fantasy skirmish game requires relatively few miniatures to play, and features uniquely dynamic character activations. Relicblade offers exciting gameplay for players of every skill level.

Relicblade-Wave 1 will consist of 11 detailed fantasy miniatures, 10 character cards, 25 upgrade cards, and 6 relic cards. Rules and Cards will be offered as a Free PDF download to get players started as quickly as possible.

With the figures in hand the first sets of Relicblade will be available very soon! Keep and eye on Metal King Studio’s Facebook page and for updates.

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  • Odinsgrandson

    Hagal is gorgeous.

    Except in the context of Arena Rex- he’s just average.

  • DocNacho

    I am quite excited for Relicblade!

  • Andrew Russell Birkett

    Thanks for posting Cul-De-Sac Conquest! :)