Midweek Snippets

The work week continues along. We’re halfway home (“home” in this case being the weekend, of course). If we’ve made it this far, there’s a good chance we’ll make it the rest of the way. But just to make sure, we should bulk up on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Fantasy Flight Games Announces Runewars Essentials Pack, Moxy Roxy Bringing A Squirrel’s Life To Kickstarter Later This Month, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – April 2017, Hitech Miniatures Posts New Releases, A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game Returns to Kickstarter April 18th, Acheson Creations LLC is pleased to announce a UK/Europe distribution partnership with Company D Miniatures, Carthage Deck-building Game Coming to Kickstarter in May, Kentucky Sawdust Releases King’s Court Dice Tray, The Painting Frog writes up about GW’s pricing in Brazil, and Shieldmaiden plastics now available for pre-orders.

Fantasy Flight Games Announces Runewars Essentials Pack

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Runewars Miniatures Game Essentials Pack, an expansion that gives you all the non-figure components you need to field an army in the Runewars Miniatures Game.

Tokens, templates, references, cards, and dice are all included in the essentials pack, providing an exciting starting point for new players, or extra components for a veteran to the battles of Terrinoth.

Moxy Roxy Bringing It’s A Squirrel’s Life To Kickstarter Later This Month

It’s A Squirrel’s Life™ board game is for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in 30 to 60 minutes. It simulates the typical life of a tree squirrel from nest born, adulthood and ultimately parenthood. Full of humanizing and amusing nuances, both children and adults will enjoy many hours of fun and entertainment. With cleverly designed game rules, it also helps kids develop important social, math and negotiation skills that will benefit both their personal and professional lives for years to come. The board game has two versions: Classic and Deluxe, Limited Edition with only 500 produced. Special Kickstarter prices start at $32.00 and $47.00 respectively for US residents, which represent significant savings over their regular prices. In addition, in order to serve its EU customers better, the company will ship from Germany to EU and Switzerland just for its Kickstarter backers.
Randy Hecht, Director of Product Development, shares the heartwarming story behind his invention: “In summer 2015, I rescued an orphaned tree squirrel that fell off the palm tree of my backyard, named her ‘Roxy,’ nourished her back to health, raised her and released her in spring 2016. Roxy has built her nests around my backyard, given birth to several litters of babies, and still visits me regularly. She inspired me to invent this game, and I will donate proceeds to local animal charities.”

New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – April 2017

Happy Easter from Terrible Kids Stuff with our new releases and three new collaborations! Dark Elf in 75mm scale, illustrated by Mike Lim ‘Daarken’ and sculpted by Juan Navarro Perez (on his first 75mm sculpture!) for the Nether Kingdom range. Snake in 32mm scale, illustrated by Roberto Cirillo and sculpted by Stéphane Camosseto for the Miscellaneous range. Both casted in high quality resin by GRX Créations.

Hitech Miniatures Posts New Releases

A few new miniatures arrived in our web store. Check them out! Warrior Cultists available also separately.

A.E.G.I.S. Combining Robot Strategy Game Returns to Kickstarter April 18th

‘A.E.G.I.S. – Combining Robot Strategy Game’ is a tabletop tactics game where players use teams of five combining robots to face off against each other in combat. Your squad of robots share energy and fight as one united front, and engage in intuitive dice-based combat. Combine your smaller robots into bigger more powerful ones to change the tide of battle! There are over 80 different robots in five different Classes (Assault, Evasive, Guard, Intel, Support), and finding the right strategy and combos are the keys to victory! It’s designed to be more accessible than your average tactics game, with the same huge depth of strategy. Quick to play, easy to learn and with infinite possibilities, newcomers to the strategy game scene and wargaming veterans alike love this game, and you will too! It’s Pokemon meets Power Rangers meets Advance Wars!

It can’t be understated that A.E.G.I.S. has been a pure passion project. We didn’t just set out to build a game, we set out to build an IP – a world with a distinct style all its own, but still be familiar enough to pull at the heartstrings of everyone everywhere who loves fighting Super Robots. From Power Rangers to GaoGaiGar to Gurren Lagann to Voltron to Medabots to Evangelion to G Gundam to Getter Robo – this is it. This is the definitive tabletop game about explosive combining robot combat – and we put everything we had into it.

The game is launching with one box and it will contain OVER 80 robots for tons of team building and combining action! 2-4 players is available right out of the box, for the Kickstarter price of $50.

Acheson Creations LLC is pleased to announce a UK/Europe distribution partnership with Company D Miniatures

Acheson Creations LLC is pleased to announce a UK/Europe distribution partnership with Company D Miniatures

For years, Company D Miniatures has been providing Acheson Creations with sculpts for our expanding pewter miniatures and accessories lines and they’re now set up to begin online sales for our 28mm Dungeon Worlds Figures.

In addition to our new fantasy range of wargaming miniatures, Company D is also carrying select pieces of our most popular plastic gaming terrain.

As this partnership grows, so will the variety of items offered at the Company D Miniatures website.

Carthage Deck-building Game Coming to Kickstarter in May

Carthage is a deckbuilding board game, giving players a progressive game experience… ending in a viscous crescendo of blood and glory! Gladiators start in the hex-based theater as weak combatants, but as their actions gain crowd Favor, they can develop their tactics (player deck) into a lethal combination of Damage, Armor, and Movement.
A round begins with the Combat Phase where players play Action Cards, after which they spend crowd Favor points to build better combat options, Lobby the crowd for advantages, or assemble their Starting Deck into a more lethal combination of tactics.

Kentucky Sawdust Releases King’s Court Dice Tray

Recently we added a new pattern to our dice tray line. We have so wonderfully named it “King’s Court!”

This pattern consists of a beautiful deep purple (Purpleheart) with an almost Gold boarder (Yellowheart) and capped top/bottom with Walnut. The rolling surface is a suede leather.

This tray is available in tabletop and personal sizes.

The Painting Frog writes up about GW’s pricing in Brazil

Following the original article heralding GW’s return to Brazil by the hands of a new local distributor (you can check that article here. The Painting Frog blog now addresses some concerns regarding how pricing is determined in Brazil and some of the whining that normally comes with that kind of conversation.

Shieldmaiden plastics now available for pre-orders

Shieldwolf Miniatures has put up some of the items composing the 28mm scale Shieldmaiden Army that was funded a year ago, among which the plastic set, currently discounted at -10%.
The rest of the armies’ components along with news of the emminent Warmaiden/Dragonbred KS that will follow this project are expected next month.

  • odinsgrandson

    I didn’t get to meet any Brazilian miniatures gamers (although I did get to know some who were into RPGs).

    The trouble they have is that the import fees are 100% (more in some cases). So after shipping, you end up with prices that are more than twice what you’d pay in the country of origin.

    The idea is to get manufacturers to relocate to Brazil (especially electronics). But that doesn’t happen. Instead, they’ve grown a thriving market of illegal imports.