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    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Iron Wind Metals have announced a sale of their two most recent BattleTech limited edition miniatures.

    From their website:
    2009 is almost over, and as it ends, we will cease selling the 2008 Limited Edition Death From Above Jade Hawk through our website. At the same time, the 2009 Limited Edition Jumping Hatchetman will become regularly available on the website on January 1st – MSRP $20.00.

    To help ring out the DFA Jade Hawk, and ring in the Jumping Hatchetman, IWM is doing a special sale for the remainder of 2009.

    Starting today, through 12/31/09, we are making available a special combo deal – Both the 2008 DFA Jade Hawk and the 2009 Jumping Hatchetman for the special web only price of $30.00.

    Launch into the New Year with airborne mech mayhem.

    IWM Website Limited Edition Mech Deal – Code Number DBL-001
    $30.00 till the end of the year.


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    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Iron Wind Metals have added the October BattleTech releases to their online store.

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    • 20-472 Stag / Stag II – 45 ton mech, from Jihad Secrets. $10.95
    • 20-473 PX-3R Phoenix – 50 ton mech, from TRO 3075. $11.25
    • 20-474 Peregrine Attack VTOL, from TRO 3058. $9.96
    • 20-052 Texas Battleship 2750 Variant, from TRO 2750. $13.95
    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    By tgn_admin
    In Age of Sigmar
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    The Astronomicon team has announced the upcoming release of a Warhammer Fantasy version of their Astro Mag e-zine.

    From their website:

    Japehlio from the Astronomican forums is heading up the Fantasy edition of the Astro Mag. It’ll be like the current Mag, but all about Fantasy instead of 40k. The same submission guidelines and the like apply to this project, and you’ve got until January 22nd to submit your article/picture(s)/fiction to [email protected] Got questions? Email them to [email protected] and it’ll get squared away.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    By tgn_admin
    In Sci-fi
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Spartan Games have posted an errata and rules clarification documents for Firestorm Armada.

    From their website:

    Rule Book Errata Document – This document will be amended as and when any errors come to light. The contents of these errata documents will be incorporated into reprints of the Firestorm Armada rule book.

    Clarification Document – This document will be used to add clarification to any rules that may need it.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Red Box Games are now shipping their December fantasy miniature releases.

    From their announcement:

    Now shipping. The box sat at the sort facility just across town for three days. Before being sent to the wrong PO yesterday. I managed to track it down and pack all the orders placed to date last night and then shipped them all today, so I imagine that everyone who has placed an order will get it in time for the holidays, or in time to hide from the Missus.

    There may still be time to get in any waiting orders I am going to try to ship every day from now until Christmas.

    By tgn_admin
    In Podcasts
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Episode 55 of the Meeples & Miniatures podcast has been posted to their website.

    From their announcement:

    Welcome to Episode 55 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast.

    In this show, I am once again joined by Rich Jones, and we discuss various games during our chat together.

    The main focus of the show are the new Black Powder rules from Warlord Games. However, we also chat about various other games, including Nuts. and Battlefield Evolution: Pacific War. I also review Extra Impetus #2 and the new Ancible magazine.

    I hope you enjoy the show.

    You can download the show either by visiting the Meeples & Miniatures website or direct from iTunes.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    By tgn_admin
    In Modern
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Red Star Miniatures have posted photos of painted samples of their 28mm modern Russian figures.

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    From their announcement:

    We have finally found the time to paint some of our figures. You can find them on our Gallery page. We are not the best painter but we are happy with them. If you have photos of your painted figures, do not hesitate to send them to [email protected], we will certainly put them on our Gallery page. On our Links page you can also find some painting and background information’s for our Chechen Wars range.

    We still plan to get our first Chechen out for beginning 2010 and hope to be able to put some photos of the greens soon on our site.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Mississinewa Miniatures have purchased moulds from Mega Minis and are offering some of their fantasy figures for sale.

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    From their announcement:

    When Mega Miniatures announced their cheap molds, we received several queries regarding what we would charge to run these molds. This made us believe there was a good deal of interest in these vintage figures. After some discussion, we decide to go ahead and purchase the molds and offer castings for sale. After all, these are fondly remembered figures from back in our gaming days and we wanted some for ourselves anyway. We’re pricing the figures at $1.00 USD each. With quantity discounts, you can get castings for under $0.82 USD and we offer free shipping world wide on orders over $25.00 USD.

    We’re offering these castings for close to what we would charge for contract casting so this is about as cheap as you can get figures without casting them yourself. Of course, you can cast them yourself but If you want these figures cast by professional casters or if you just don’t have the resources to do it yourself, then take a look in the Mississinewa Miniatures store for great bargains on these Vintage Miniatures.

    By tgn_admin
    In Hordes
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    The Antipodean Thralls are starting a Warmachine/Hordes newsletter.

    From their announcement:

    Starting in January, the Antipodean Thralls will bring a monthly e-newsletter promoting the next three months worth of events and post event reports from the past months’ of Warmachine and Hordes in Australia and New Zealand.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Wells Expeditions have released the new Servants of Thebes miniatures for Arcane Legions for their Centurion Club memebrs.

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    From their website:

    Cleopatra’s fell necromancy and the dvergar’s ingenious golem technology have combined once more to produce a monstrosity the likes of which have never before been seen by man. Exhuming the long-dead bodies of the great Sphinxes of the desert, the Queen of the Egyptian Imperium has created massive hulks of undead flesh and steel whose sole purpose is to kill the living.

    By tgn_admin
    In Sci-fi
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Precis Intermedia have acquired the rights to the Stellar Strike Tabletop Game.

    From their announcement:

    Precis Intermedia is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to the Stellar Strike tabletop game originally created and published by AstroNavis & NeoNavis. Stellar Strike pits two space empires against each other as they clash with starships, ground troops, and technological improvements. The game is easy to learn and includes color map tiles and counters. It can be downloaded for instant gratification, with optional print-to-order in color either at checkout or a later time.

    “I’m glad to see Stellar Strike made available to more players, with a printed option available,” said Wendell Martin, Jr. of AstroNavis & NeoNavis.

    “This is yet another fantastic game I’ve come across that deserves more attention,” said Brett M. Bernstein of Precis Intermedia. “The design philosophies of Stellar Strike fit perfectly with Precis Intermedia’s own style. It is a snap to learn and can be easily expanded with your own house rules.”

    For more information regarding Stellar Strike, view the Tabletop Games Category in our online catalog:.

    By tgn_admin
    In Sci-fi
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    4178231260_1c9ec59b00_o.jpgSodapop Miniatures are now accepting pre-orders for their Malya and Mr Tomn miniatures.

    From their announcement:
    Sodapop Miniatures is proud to announce that Malya, her relic Sedaris, and her loyal cypher Mr Tomn are now available for preorder in the Sodapop store.

    Shipping in December.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Beasts of War have posted the latest version of the gaming news vidcast, On the Table. This episode covers news for the week ending December 12th, 2009. The team is taking a holiday break and the show will return in mid-January.


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    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Hasslefree Miniatures have added four new Twilight miniatures to their online store.

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    From their announcement:

    It is my pleasure to announce that three new Twilight releases are now available from Hasslefree. The Empire and Devanu forces have been rather shortchanged recently so I’ve brought forward the release of models for both cultures.

    First up, the Devanu get a new, young addition in the form of a Devanu Jenta. This immature Devanu may be young, but is already a vicious killer!

    I’ve also modified the original Grishak to give an alternate pose. The legs can be swapped between the two versions to give four different models.

    I’m particularly excited to announce the release of the Empire Herders. These are the first figures in the Twilight range that I haven’t sculpted, and I think Mark Craggs has done an excellent job of sculpting a pair of models that fit into the world of Twilight.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Iron Wind Metals have updated their BattleTech figure release schedule.

    The following release will ship to stores the week of December 28th, 2009
    BattleTech – TRO 3075 and 3058 MSRP

    • 20-475 JKR-8T Jackrabbit (TRO 3075 – 25 ton) $8.50
    • 20-479 FRB-2E Firebee Mech (TRO 3075 – 35 ton ) $9.75
    • 20-480 DFN-3S Defiance Mech (TRO 3075 -75 Ton) $12.95
    • 20-481 Maultier Hover Vehicle (TRO 3058 – 15 Ton) [2] $9.95

    This release, originally set for December, will ship the week of February 8th, 2010
    BattleTech – TRO 3075 MSRP

    • 20-482 XNT-30 Xanthos Mech (TRO 3075 – 100 ton) $14.25
    • 20-483 O-66 HMRV “Oppie” Recovery Vehicle and Salvage Bed (TRO 3075 – 150 ton per) $19.95
    • 20-484 Cecerops Proto Mech {5} (TRO 3075 – 3 ton) $12.95

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    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 12th, 2009
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    Privateer Press have posted an update to their Hordes MkII beta test rules.

    From their announcement:

    As we head into the final week of the Hordes Mk II Field Test, we have a few additional model updates for your continued testing and feedback. These changes still do not represent the final product, but they represent a more current state of Hordes than the previous Field Test files. Keep on playing and sending in your feedback reports.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    The nominations for the 2009 TGN Reader’s Choice Awards end today. If you have nominated a product (and thank you if you did) please check the appropriate nomination page to ensure that it has been added to the list of products. If not then either contact me or, more easily, repost the comment. If you posted the nomination as a reply to another post I may have missed it.

    Thanks to everyone who nominated a product so far.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    As part of our year end wrap-up here at TGN we have been holding what we have been calling the Editor’s Choice Awards. The name is a bit of a misnomer since the awards are now judged by an award jury of twelve people who nominate products and then vote on the winners in the six categories we have. My own input is much less now than was it was in the first year of the awards when it was just myself, Grant and Stu doing the nominating and voting. The name has stuck around for historical continuity if nothing else.

    This year was, as usual, a tough year to create a list of nominees especially since each jury member was asked to nominate only ten products in each category. As you can image this makes the task quite problematic given the large number of miniatures and games that are released each year. Exacerbating this is the incredible quality of games and minis that we, as fans, have been offered this year.

    The jury this year submitted, baring duplicates, a list of 200 products in six categories that we all are in the process of voting on to reduce to a top ten and then finally a winner and runner-up for each category. As with any list of this type there are going to be controversial omissions and inclusions. Any list created by a group of people is going to reflect their own biases and predilections. The hope, with this expanded award jury, is to limit the impact of that by drawing in opinions from a wider range of people that the nomination list is more representative of the industry as a whole.

    The one voice that we are missing this year is that of our historical reviewer and writer Bob Barnetson. Due to work issues Bob is sadly missing from the award jury and I think that our historical list is slightly diminished this year for his absence. What follows is a full list of all the products nominated this year, broken into categories, with links to images or product pages. In some cases the links are to pages on TGN itself and this was done where I was unable to find a link or the site used frames or some other process that made direct linking impossible.
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    By tgn_admin
    In 40K
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Fantasy Flight Games have announced a boardgame set during the Horus Heresy.

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    From their website:

    Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce an exciting new board game set to bombard your tabletop later this winter!

    In the Horus Heresy board game, the most legendary battle in the history of the Warhammer 40,000 universe unfolds across the razed plains of Terra and in the frozen orbit above. Deadly fighting ranges from the Emperor’s golden Inner Palace to Horus’s flagship, the Vengeful Spirit.

    Taking the side of traitor or loyalist, two players control either fearless Space Marine legions or deviant Chaos Space Marines, mighty Titans, Imperial Armies both loyal and traitorous, and a fearsome array of other units, including the Emperor and Horus themselves.

    By tgn_admin
    In Terrain
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Dave Graffam Models have released a bundled package of several maritime themed cardstock buildings.

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    From their announcement:

    For those who have asked for bundled sets at a discount price, I’ve released a new Maritime Buildings Bundle featuring four main models with a slightly watery theme. With their multi-layered PDFs and some exterior options, you’ll find that these models will fit just about anywhere in your medieval town or village layout and you can print each model again and again, each with a unique appearance, giving you an outstanding value.

    These Maritime Buildings Bundle models are based on others that you can get from me individually, but I’ve changed the colors, added new textures and other options so that there’s something new for everyone. For just $9.95 you’ll find the Net-Mender’s Shack, Bait Shop, Harbormaster’s Tower and Dock Warehouse models. That’s four unique models for the price of three, and you’ll also get a few other extras such as outhouses, storage sheds and crates.

    Check out all of the new 30mm papercraft models from DavesGames.Net. Assembly is quick and easy, requiring just a few sheets of cardstock, a hobby knife and some glue.

    By tgn_admin
    In Ancients
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Aventine Miniatures have released new 28m Armoured Successor Elelphants.

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    From their announcement:

    We have finished our current run of elephants with two Armoured Successor elephants and towers. They have scale armour on the front of the animal’s body and on the trunk. There are two different bodies and two heads that can be interchanged. We have also added another crew set to the list, this one has two archers and a javelinman. We decided to offer another crew set comprising 3 archers for the towers, this is a combination of the archers from ELHC003+4. We also created an extra trunk to fit the head on ELH005, this has a male wrapped up in it. This figure is modelled wearing mail, bareheaded and with greaves. The rest of the elephants that we inteded to do have been put back to allow work on a Republican Roman range to start. These will initially be for the Pyrrhic War and then with extra packs added, take it into the Punic period.

    Adam and Keith woould like to wish all our supporters a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

    By tgn_admin
    In Ancients
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Wargames Factory have sent along a like to a Beasts of War video review of their 28mm plastic Ancient German Cavalry.

    From their announcement:

    The busy boys at Beasts of War have just done a nicely comprehensive review of the Ancient German Cavalry set. This 6 minute YouTube video shows the sprues, assembled figures, and size comparisons with other models.

    The Ancient German Cavalry set features 12 hard plastic horses and riders – all in multi-part/mult-pose for maximum customization. The set retails for $19.95.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Episode 16 of the Mandollies 40K and Warhammer podcast has been posted.

    From their announcement:?

    In this Episode Andy Clarke talks to me about comp in 40K and Fantasy for Australian Tournaments; What is it, why is it used and should it be used? Also, Dave Flemming, Dallas Kimber and Julian Miller to talk about the 40K Masters and also a review of Necrons in 5th ed. A Bumper Show!

    • 0:00:35 Comp with Andy Clarke – Pt One
    • 0:31:26 Masters Preview: Julian Miller (Space Wolves)
    • 1:00:47 Necrons in 5th ed with Dave Flemming
    • 1:20:00 Masters Preview: Dallas Kimber (Chaos)
    • 1:30:33 Comp with Andy Clarke – Pt Two

    By tgn_admin
    In Events
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    The hotel registration deadline for Siege of Augusta is soon.

    From their announcement:

    The Siege of Augusta is proud to announce that we are remaining at The Double Tree Hotel (formerly the Sheraton). We will be securing a block of rooms at a special rate and will post information to get the special rate. The special rate will be ($99.00/night). You must specifically ask for the “HGS” group block (to be sure, also mention “Siege of Augusta”). The reservation deadline for receiving the special rate is January 1, 2010. If you are told the group block is full, contact the webmaster and we’ll try to obtain additional rooms.

    The Doubletree Hotel’s address is:
    2651 Perimeter Parkway
    Augusta, Georgia 30909
    Phone: (706) 855-8100

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Mantic Games have added two new pre-order deals to their online store.

    From their announcement:

    It is now possible to pre-order the first release of our next race – the Undead Skeleton Regiment. The regiment box is the same great value as the rest of our regiment boxes, which makes it a great way to get 20 fantastic looking skeletons, including a command group, armed with either spears or hand-weapons.

    To celebrate the pre-order of the Skeletons we have created a special deal consisting of 3 Skeleton Regiments. A total of 60 skeletons for the same price as a warhost.

    The deal will close January

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    By tgn_admin
    In Board Games
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Fantasy Flight Games have posted some notes from Runewars designer Corey Konieczka.

    From their website:?

    This week, we present a “designer diary” from Runewars designer Corey Konieczka, who took time to share some of his insights into the design process, as well as his influences.

    With the release of Runewars quickly approaching, I thought now would be a good time to share some insight into the design of Runewars, its evolution through playtesting, and similarities to Battlemist.

    At the start of the project, we knew we wanted to reinvent our classic game Battlemist in the same way Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition re-envisioned the classic 2nd edition.

    The first step was deciding which elements from Battlemist were worth keeping, and design everything else from scratch. The two main elements from Battlemist that inspired elements in Runewars were the heroes and the victory conditions.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Privateer Press have posted a preview of their resculpted Pirate Queen, Skarre Warcaster for Warmachine.

    From their website:

    Called the Pirate Queen, Skarre Ravenmane is the bloodthirsty ruler of the Satyxis, the warrior women of the island of Satyx. Following the guidance of mystical omens revealed to her through rites of slaughter and bloodletting, she sails her ship the Widower through the fiercest storms to deliver panic and grief on shores near and far. Few know better than she the power of shed blood, for she is able to invoke acidic rains and project gouts of hellfire from her fingertips.

    This all-new version of Pirate Queen Skarre presents a dynamic new sculpt for this classic warcaster.

    Pirate Queen Skarre – 2009 comes in a blister (PIP 34068). A player may field one Pirate Queen Skarre in a Cryx army.

    By tgn_admin
    In Horror
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Eureka Miniatures have released a miniature and terrain set based on the Frankenstein movies and book.

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    From their website:

    Hollywood, on the other hand, just liked the idea of a monster created by a mad scientist from other peoples’ dead bits! These various celluloid versions are what Kosta had in mind when he designed our mini-diorama, and here you have all classic horror elements. The secret castle laboratory with its high gothic windows; the Lightening Capacitors ready to capture the power of the storm; the bookshelf of forbidden knowledge (including a copy of the Necronomicon); the down trodden hunch-back assistant; the ‘Monster’ (we would like to stress that no living miniatures were harmed in the creation of this figure), and last but not least, the good doctor himself – exultant at the moment of his creation’s ‘birth’. All that’s missing is the lightening and the torch carrying, pitch fork wielding angry mob from the local village laying siege to the castle! (And if you want some suitable vigilantes we would recommend taking a look at our 28mm Tyrolean range). All items in the set can be ordered separately if desired.

    By tgn_admin
    In Ancients
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Musketeer Miniatures have released the first figures in their new range of 28mm Goth miniatures.

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    The range currently consists of

    • Cavalry Command (3) £9.00
    • Unarmoured Cavalry (3) £9.00
    • Unarmoured Cavalry in Helmets (3) £9.00
    • Unarmoured Infantry (8 variants) (4 to a pack) £6.00
    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Dragonblood Miniatures have added four new figures to their fantasy Fortune Hunters range.

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    From their website:

    Four new miniatures are ready for order from the Fortune Hunter line. These rogues, cutpurses and mercenaries each retail for $4.99 USD.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Black Hat Miniatures is now the UK distributor for the Flag Ship Games rules.

    From their website:

    I am pleased to announce that we will be acting as the UK distributor for the Flagship Games rules now that they are to be published by Scale Creep Miniatures. The rules include Pirates, gladiators, Japanese, etc.

    I am hoping to put together some Shattered Isles packs for use with the Pirates! rules which include fantasy races as well as normal human pirates.

    I am also looking into producing the various pirate ships, ordnance, etc under license to keep the cost of importing them down.

    We are hoping to have the first sets of rule in Mid-January in tome to have them for the York show at the start of February.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 11th, 2009
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    Empress Miniatures have posted a free set of rules for games set in the 1938 British Civil War “era”.

    From their website:

    Whilst we are still open and busy taking Christmas orders, we thought that it was a good time for a freebie.

    Along with many others we have been enjoying the odd game set in the counter-factual British Civil War of 1938. Enjoying it so much, in fact, that we have our own set of ‘house’ rules for the period which have been used for the odd ‘Big-Game’ and minor skirmish.

    We thought that it would be a good idea to make these freely available alongside our current ‘fast-play’ Zulu Wars set. Both are now available in our Free Rules section as downloadable .pdf files.

    ‘And Was Jerusalem Builded Here’ Rules for the 1938 British Civil War

    ‘The rules are written specifically with the imaginary British Civil War of the 1930’s in mind. They are designed in what, nowadays, is often considered a retro style and pay homage to the rules written by such wargaming legends as Charles Grant and Donald Featherstone. The rules are designed to give a fun game and the retro style has had added a very large measure of tongue-in-cheek humour and period based mischief. They are seen as being customisable by the player with one of the really exciting aspects of this period being the way the gamers imagination can run wild.’