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    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Otherworld Miniatures have posted photos of the greens of four upcoming Centaur miniatures. All of these minis are expected to be released on January 20th, 2010.

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    By tgn_admin
    In Board Games
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    The Claustrophobia website has posted a new scenario for the Hell Dorado based fantasy boardgame.

    From their website:?

    “Lost!” is the first Claustrophobia scenario written for the blog. It was written by Philippe Villé and offers a new take on the game. But take note: only the demon player should read it.

    It can be played again afterward, but it’s somewhat less fun. You’ve been warned …

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    On The Lamb Games are coming out with a new tabletop miniature game and have sent a preview of one of the first figures for the game.

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    From their announcement:

    On The Lamb Games is proud to unveil our next project, “Brushfire – Historia Rodentia,” a miniature wargame. We are currently planning for a Q1 2011 release of the rulebook, but we will begin releasing miniatures starting next month.

    And pictured above is the first one of many; Badger-At-Claw, designed by Jon Galvin and sculpted by Leandro Ventic.

    More information soon.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Two new Incoming! miniature review vidcasts have been posted.

    From their announcement:

    A little late this week, but the latest Incoming. Video Podcasts have been published.

    On the historical show, I feature new releases from TB Line, Galloping Major, Musketeer Miniatures and Immotral Miniatures, amongst others.

    Meanwhile, on the Sci-Fi & Fantasy show features figures by Brigade Games, Dark Sword Miniatures, Enigma Fantasy Miniatures and Scibor Monstrous Miniatures…

    You can view the shows at the Meeples & Miniatures website, on YouTube, and they will be shortly available from iTunes.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Issue 68 of the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers’ Journal is now available.

    From their announcement:

    Journal 68 has begun distribution. Mark Wheeler is hoping to have the entire print run in the post by Friday18/12, so with luck everyone should still get their copy before Christmas depending on the mail.

    J68 is fatter than usual, with a bumper 64 packed pages. The main reason for this is our return to the “themed issue” format so I could publish Alan Hamilton’s excellent Iraq ’41 stuff all in one place. I honestly feel to have split up this collection of articles and scenarios would not have been right, so petitioned Mark Wheeler our esteemed treasurer to have some extra pages in this issue, to allow me a little flexibility in providing a mix of stuff for the rest of the magazine.

    For the rest of this issue you get – A scenario set in Afghanistan 2006, another set in Vietnam 1968; an interesting idea on WWI trench raids by the Toofatlardies, Richard Clarke; we finish off with some airwar scenarios involving Germany’s Eastern Front allies (with no less than six (6) different actions.). So if your counting, including Alan’s Iraq’41 stuff, that’s twelve tabletop scenarios covering 1917 – 2006, not bad I think you’ll agree.

    On top of these we have a selection of interesting articles on subjects as varied as – US Naval crews at Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1914; Converting Plastic Figures and an account of service in Somalia with 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Army in 1993, a walk around the Troupes de Marine museum in Frejus, France and some more naval stuff off that stalwart Rob Morgan; plus all the usual review columns too.

    Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to The Journal throughout this year and wish every member a Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year, Felix Navidad – Richard B.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Eolith Miniatures’ December Sale is ending soon.

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    From their announcement:

    Well, if you’ve any plans to take a look at the Eolith December Sale, now is the time. Significant savings on nearly everything.

    It will end on Thursday morning when I update the site and return all the prices to normal.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    The Ancible Magazine is accepting pre-orders for their second issue.

    From their announcement:

    Pre-orders for Issue 2 and subscriptions starting Issue 2 are available on The Ancible Store.

    Issue 2 will be shipping 2nd week in January 2010 (Not that far away) to subscribers and distributers.

    Content for issue 2 include

    • Review of Martian Empires
    • Brief Intro to Exillis
    • Part 1 of a massive Conan Adventure
    • Review of Malifaux with Battle report
    • and lots more besides

    More details will be available on The Ancible web site shortly

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Wyrd Miniatures have added several new figures to their online store.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Privateer Press have posted a preview of the Mercenary Rutger Shaw figure for Warmachine.

    From their website:

    Rutger Shaw enlisted in the Cygnaran Army as a young man and trained as a trencher, demonstrating a unique knack for marshaling warjacks as well as skill with a blade. Military service and long years of battle hardened him, even as his conscience chafed at fighting at the whim of callous officers. He opted out and turned sell-sword, spending recent years travelling the Iron Kingdoms guided by his taste for adventure and coin.

    Rutger Shaw comes in a blister (PIP 41075). A player may field one Rutger Shaw in a Mercenary or faction army.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    product_1503212b.jpgSmart Max have released several new 54mm Smog figures and have also posted several new previews.

    New releases
    Nibaba
    Her summoned Golem
    Cyclomaton MkII

    Previews
    Street-bot-willie-Mau for Mauser Earth
    Reverend Dudley for Smog 1888

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Baelor Miniatures and Armorcast are releasing a variant of the Stormwulf War Beast miniature.

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    From their announcement:

    Baelor Miniatures and Armorcast are proud to release the Stormwulf War Beast. For those of you following along at home, this is the same war beast body [shown here a few weeks ago] with a wolf tail instead of the original tail.

    The body is resin and the tail is metal.Height is 36 mm and approx. 95 mm long.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Solway Crafts and Miniatures are reporting that the release date for their The Gathering Storm expansion to the 1938 A Very British Civil War rules will be released on January 23rd, 2010 and that pre-orders will ship on January 10th.

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Redoubt Enterprises is now accepting Paypal for payment on orders of their historical miniatures.

    By tgn_admin
    In Historical
    Dec 14th, 2009
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    Perry Miniatures have posted photos of some upcoming 28mm War of the Roses Field Guns. No word on a release date or pricing for these figures.

    By tgn_admin
    In Terrain
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    gallery-observation-tower-v2-tgn.jpgDave Graffam Models have released an updated Observation Tower cardstock terrain set.

    From their announcement:
    This new piece of science fiction wargame scenery is now available for just $3.95 from Ecardmodels, Wargame Vault, DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. The Observation Tower (V2) features multi-layered PDFs offering a variety of appearances, and extra-heavy weathering and battle damage effects. You’ll find color options that make this model suitable for all sorts of environments: urban, jungle, rocky, desert, arctic, space stations and more. It’s a great addition to your wargame table or roleplaying adventures. The 3D external features on this model are perfectly compatible with the Outpost and the classic Observation Tower models also available from Dave Graffam Models (www.DavesGames.net), and you can use the slightly-overhanging roof pieces from those earlier models to replace the flush roof piece featured on the V2 tower.

    My 30mm papercraft models are quick and easy to assemble, requiring only a few sheets of cardstock, a sharp hobby knife and ordinary paper glue. Full instructions are provided, as well as tips for printing at other popular gaming scales. Multi-layered PDF papercraft models can be printed several times, each with a unique appearance, giving you a great value. Be sure to visit DavesGames.net to see my entire collection of papercraft models for fantasy, medieval and science fiction hobby games.

    By tgn_admin
    In Historical
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Testudo_Tannenberg_PTA5_Grand_Duke_of_Lituan.jpgTestudo Miniatures’ range of figures are once again available for sale.

    From their announcement:

    Testudo Miniatures is back in business. Please feel free to look at our 15mm and 28mm figures covering several historical eras.

    Giuseppe Rava-Testudo

    By tgn_admin
    In News
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    The Here Be Dragons forum has opened and is working on developing a Creative Commons licensed tabletop wargame.

    From their announcement:

    Following many years of frustration with varying companies making slightly different rules for Tabletop Wargames, we have created the beginnings of a solution, and would like to invite the gaming community to join us.

    “…here be dragons” marks the beginnings of a community led project to publish a widely accepted set of miniatures rules, for free, under a Creative Commons non-commercial license. It’s a lofty goal, as we also intend to develop a rich background in which to set the games – so no IP nightmares or corporate licensing need rear it’s head. We begin by looking at skirmish level Fantasy/Steampunk/Medieval genres – which should translate into the SciFi/Modern genre quite well if all goes to plan.

    By tgn_admin
    In Fantasy
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Dark Sword Miniatures have added several new releases to their online store.

    From their announcement:

    I wanted to drop you all a quick line and let you know that we have 6 new miniatures in our Online Store that are here and ready for shipping out to you.

    • GRRM – The Mountain that Rides – Tom Meier
    • GRRM – The Red Viper – Tom Meier
    • GRRM – Aeron “Damphair” Greyjoy – Jeff Grace
    • GRRM – Victarion Greyjoy – Jeff Grace
    • VIF – Special Edition – Armored Female Anti-Paladin – Jeff Grace
    • VIF – Male Warrior with Bastard Sword – Jeff Grace

    In addition, all six of the miniatures above now have painted versions in their galleries for you to admire and enjoy. Marike Reimer and Matt Verzani did the honors on this batch of releases.

    For those of you in MN, the new releases above will be at “The Source” Hobby Store on Tuesday night. So swing on it and snap up the ones you want to add to your collection.

    Stay tuned for updates later in the week on our two holiday pieces as well. We are down to under 99 copies of the Limited Edition Sad Panda miniature as well.

    Make it a great week everyone and get ready for a bunch of new Jeff Grace greens and some new Dave Summers greens in the coming weeks.

    By tgn_admin
    In Accessories
    Dec 13th, 2009
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    Litko Aerosystems have added a series of rank trays to Jim’s Product Lab.

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    From their announcement:

    Just added to Jim’s Lab; Rank trays for use with 20mm and 25mm round based miniatures. Now you can rank up your round based miniatures on the same size trays as you square based units. The frontages of the Rank trays match our current range of Heavy Duty Movement trays. These trays are made fro the same material, and feature the same easy assembly and finishing as our stock trays.

    There are a wide variety of 5 wide figure rank trays to choose from with ranks from 1-5 deep. There is sure to be just the right formation size for your games. If you don’t see what you need, we can quickly and easily make a custom tray for your needs. Just email Jim with your base size and shape, number of figures on the frontage and the number of ranks deep. He will reply with a quote to make the trays and a convenient link so you can order directly from the email, then add any other items you need from our store.

    Read more

    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.

    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
    3 Comments
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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
    2 Comments
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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
    12 Comments
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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
    5 Comments
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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.