Saturday Review Roundup

Sure, I’m having myself a blast here at the CMON Expo, but that doesn’t mean I’m too busy to take a bit of time to get you your Review Roundup this week. That just wouldn’t be right. So let’s get to it.

Today we have: Team Play, Raid and Trade, Beast of Balka, Witch’s Brew, Blood Rage, Blood Rage – 5th Player Expansion, Blood Rage – Kickstarter Exclusives, The Siblings Trouble, Temp Worker Assassins, Android: Mainframe, Rubicon’s M8 Greyhound/M20, Across the Dead Earth miniatures and, THMiniatures Terrain.

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Across the Dead Earth Summer Sale

It’s hot outside.
But what do I expect? I live in Atlanta.
It would seem that the best thing to do would be to stay inside and play games. To help me out (and anyone else who might live in a place where it’s warm right now… or just anywhere, really), Dead Earth Games is having a sale over in their webshop.
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New Gang for Across the Dead Earth Up for Pre-Order

Dead Earth Games has begun taking orders for a new gang for their post-apocalyptic miniatures skirmish game, Across the Dead Earth. These are the The Engineers Forward Expeditionary Squad (or just “Engineers” to their friends). The first 5 of them are just about ready to head to your gaming table.

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Dead Earth Games releases The Rough Guide to the Dead Earth Issue 1

Dead Earth Games has some new supplemental material for Across the Dead Earth with the release of their “The Rough Guide to the Dead Earth” Issue 1. Besides, it’s free to download, so why not check it out. It’s got a new scenario, updates about what’s coming up for the game, and some nifty artwork.

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New Gang for Across the Dead Earth Announced

Dead Earth Games has announced a new gang for Across the Dead Earth, their post-apocalyptic sci-fi minis skirmish game. This time they’re letting the ladies come out to play in force with the Sisters of Acquisition. The box set of 5 minis is just £15 and will be shipping in January. So go check them out.

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Across The Dead Earth now available

Dead Earth Games has released their Across the Dead Earth sci-fi minis game. Go pick yourself up a copy from their webshop.

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From the website:

Following successful funding on Kickstarter back in April, and delivery of out Kickstarter pledges in October, Across the Dead Earth is now available to order.

Three generations on from The Last War, create your own Gang of customisable and persistent character to battle for loot, glory and their very survival Across the Dead Earth.
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Across the Dead Earth Now Taking Pre-Orders

Dead Earth Games is now taking pre-oders for their minis over in their webshop.

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Following on from the success of their Kickstarter, Dead Earth Games have all their “Starter Set” sculpts ready to go into production in the next few weeks, and are now taking pre-orders for the Starter Sets and all individual Gangs, including The State. You can get 15% off the Starter Sets by pre-ordering with the code ADETGN15. Alternatively, if you’d like to check out the rules first, download the PDF for £5 and you can get that £5 off a future purchase of the print rulebook or Starter Set.

Across the Dead Earth PDF Rules On Sale Now

Dead Earth Games now has their Across The Dead Earth rulebook pdf available for your purchasing pleasure.
I gotta say, I love the cover art.

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The rules for post-apocalyptic skirmish game Across the Dead Earth can now be purchased in PDF form direct from the game’s website.
This “living rulebook” costs only £5 and gives you access to the game prior to the print production of the rulebook and a licence to download all updated versions up to and including the final one – plus you get your money back if you buy the print book or one of the starter sets with the miniatures too in future!

Dead Earth Games posts Latest Production Metals

Dead Earth Games is showing off 3 new production metal models they’ve been working on.

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From the preview:

Unfortunately missed the brilliant sunshine to take pictures of these, as I should have done! Our latest production metals. These are the figures as they will reach you! Modellers of experience note that there has been no cleaning of these – no mold lines cleaned and no flash removed, this is how they come!

Across The Dead Earth Post Apocalypse skirmish game available to order

Dead Earth Games teamed up with Wee Gamers for an interview and an ability to order the miniatures for Across the Dead Earth from their successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Dead Earth Games had a successful Kickstarter and teamed up with Wee gamers to do an interview AND give people a chance to buy into their game Across the Dead Earth post apocalypse skirmish game at Kickstarter prices before the end of May

Across the Dead Earth Kickstarter in its final hours

Dead Earth Games is in their final hours over on Kickstarter for Across the Dead Earth. Can they get through some more stretch goals before time runs out? Only your pledges will tell.

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From them to you:

Across the Dead Earth’s Kickstarter ends tonight at Midnight! The game is already successfully funded and the first stretch goal has been met, meaning you get all the figures in the image attached at the £50 pledge level! That’s in addition tot he rulebook, of course, and a bunch of PDF extras.
If we hit £9500 before the end we’ll also unlock Stretch Goal #2 which will allow us to make the Sisters of Acquisition Gang – and add on which will be available to all KS backers at a really great price!

Across the Dead Earth Enters Final Week

Dead Earth Games has just a week left in their Across the Dead Earth Kickstarter campaign. They’re showing off some stretch goal art as well as the 3D render of their terrain piece add-on.

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Across the Dead Earth celebrates entering it’s final week on Kickstarter with it’s first add-on, this Post-Apocalyptic Bar. Perfect for hiding Loot, taking cover in or simply enjoying a pint or thee, this scenery would grace any post-apoc battlefield!
And with Stretcxh Goal #1 only a few pledges away, everyone at Loyalist level and above seem certain to benefit from a whole extra Gang, The State!

Across the Dead Earth Kickstarter Reaches Target

Across the Dead Earth has made it up and over their initial goal on Kickstarter and are well on their way to some stretch-goal luvvin’s.

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Post-Apocalyptic Skirmish Wargame Across the Dead Earth amassed pledges surpassing it’s target on Wednesday, and looks well on it’s way to success! The target was met after only 5 days, so with 22 days left of the campaign, Dead Earth Games have already released details of their first stretch goal and reward: the pseudo government militia body The State, and pledgers are currently voting for stretch goal 2’s rewards!

Across The Dead Earth Kickstarter underway

Across The Dead Earth has launched their Kickstarter campaign. Go and pledge!

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From the campaign:

Across the Dead Earth is a forthcoming Post-Apocalyptic skirmish wargame from Dead Earth Games. Three generations on from The Last War, pockets of survivors and their descendents roam the ghost towns and ruins of humanity, looting and fighting for profit, glory, dominance and their very lives Across the Dead Earth.

Assemble your Gang of deadly warriors and embark on campaigns to win loot, territory or simply glory, as you upgrade your Gang and their equipment from game to game, building a persistent and truly personalised Gang, honed to your style of play.

This Kickstarter campaign is to fund the publication of the rulebook in a colour, illustrated softcover form and the design, sculpt and production of a series of 28mm white metal miniatures

Painted Minis Preview for Dead Earth Games

Dead Earth Games is showing off some preliminary painted-up minis for their upcoming Across the Dead Earth skirmish game.

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From the preview:

Across the Dead Earth comes one step closer to reality with the collection from the casters of the first batch of white metal production miniatures. We believe the casting to be of the highest quality you will find. We quickly shipped one each of the miniatures to The Artificer in deepest, darkest Wales to apply a lick of paint to Fatboy, Crimson and Reggie.
The Across the Dead Earth Kickstarter launches a1st March 2014.

Across the Dead Earth Kickstarts March 1st

Dead Earth Games has announced that they will start their Kickstarter campaign for Across the Dead Earth at the start of next month.

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Dead Earth Game are pleased to announce that our Kickstarter Campaign launches on the 1st March 2014. Like most Kickstarters, there will be various rewards available at different pledge levels, including the Starter Set of 12 white metal miniatures and the soft-cover rules. This will be discounted against the future price an d will also include an exclusive miniature.