News Snippets

Hey there again, dear TGN Readers.
We’ve got another batch of News Snippets for you.
By the way, we’ve fixed the issue with galleries. So photos will be showing up where they should be (hopefully, anyway, unless something else goes wacky between writing this and when you read it).

-Zinge Industries Previews Heat-Bendible I Beams
-New Mutant Monsters from Zinge Industries
-Vampire Hunters previews Svetlana render
-Shieldwolf’s 4th army has appeared for the upcoming Kickstarter
-Alien Dungeon releases Land Ironclad for All Quiet on the Martian Front
-‘Branch Face’ free scenario for USEME from
-Spellcrow previews Halfing with Sling green

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All Quiet on the Martian Front Blast Markers now available

Architects of War lets you show just how much of a blast you’re having playing All Quiet on the Martian Front with their new Blast Markers.

Blast markers


From the release:

BLAST your enemies! Now available to purchase: All Quiet on the Martian Front blast markers.

Alien Dungeon updates about All Quiet on the Martian Front shipping

Alien Dungeon lets us know how things’ve been going along over there, with convention season and shipping for the next wave of All Quiet on the Martian Front.



From the post:

Wow, what a run! Two big shows within thirty days, broken toes, staff changes and lots of other distractions are now over. We look forward to next year’s Gencon, in particular, since we will have more than 30 days notice that we will be there as a vendor!!!

The packing of Wave 2 will begin towards the end of next week. As previously stated, we will be packing at least 50% of the boxes before we announce that shipping has begun. We will let everyone know shortly which products will be shipped in Wave 2. We also hope to have some good news on the PDF version of the rules soon.

Geek of Spades Reviews All Quiet on the Martian Front

Geek of Spades takes a look at All Quiet on the Martian Front from Alien Dungeon in this review video.


From the post:

Geek of Spades churns out another review after a brief hiatus, this time with Spencer tackling sweltering heat to review All Quiet on the Martian Front.

Atomic Warlords reviews some of the first American minis for All Quiet on the Martian Front

Atomic Warlords got themselves some of the American forces from All Quiet on the Martian Front and gives you their thoughts on them in this review article.

US forces


From the post:

All Quiet on the Martian Front was just released by the nice folk over at Alien Dungeon. It is a 15mm scale tactical game of the Martian invasion early 20th century. The “current” game year is 1914 and the Martians control a large part of the globe. I backed it on Kickstarter just over a year ago and finally the big box arrived containing about 2/3 of the initial releases.

All Quiet on the Martian Front, Now Available for Immediate Shipping

Architects of War now has All Quiet on the Martian Front available to order (and you’ll get it shipped right away) from their webshop.

Starter Game Webprice

From the announcement:

The War for Earth Begins!

Conquer It or Save It…we will let you and your dice decide. The first Starter Game and plastic box sets released this week in the United States and are NOW SHIPPING.

Coming to the UK soon through Northstar Miniatures and our Australian Distributor, Modifx.

Available thru your local store, leading online retailers and, OF COURSE, you can order directly from us

All Quiet on the Martian Front Available to Order

Architects of War is now taking orders for Robot Peanut Studios’ All Quiet on the Martian Front game from Alien Dungeon.
Or at least, I think that’s how they all connect together. Sometimes it’s not the easiest to follow all the connections.


From the announcement:

The Battle for Earth begins! All Quiet on the Martian Front, the 15mm miniature game chronicling the Second Martian Invasion of Earth is now available on Alien Dungeon’s website for Pre-Order:

Thanks to a thousand Kickstarter participants, All Quiet is finally ready for release. After the Kickstarter’s ship we will start delivering to the broader market.

In the initial release, the Starter Game, Hardback Rulebook, Plastic Steam Tanks, Plastic Assault Tripods, Plastic Scout Tripods, Dice and Templates are available.
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Alien Dungeon posts update about All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon has a post up about how things are coming along with fulfillment for their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter.


From the update:

Well, we have been quiet during December, but only because we have been b-u-s-y. After not shipping in December, we were all determined to hunker down and get this stuff out so that’s what we have been doing while “Sales” handled the Holiday orders. That meant lots of hard work but we should have been more diligent with updates. Besides All Quiet, we have, of course, had to manage the rest of our business and we had the best November and December ever. So, first things first, to all of you already shopping our goods, THANK YOU!

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Alien Dungeon

Play Unplugged has posted up another of their interviews while at Historicon. This one’s with Alien Dungeon.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s coverage of Historicon 2013 continues! In this episode Enrico Nardini makes contact with Alien Dungeon‘s Ernie Baker. Ernie discusses Alien Dungeon’s alternate history martian invasion game: All Quiet on the Martian Front. Topics include using a pre-Kickstarter campaign, current developments of the miniatures and game rules, and the what’s in store for the future.

New Add-On packages added to All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon is up and over $200k on Kickstarter for their All Quiet on the Martian Front campaign and have added new add-on options.

From the update:

We couldn’t be happier with how things are going! We now have the Martians, United States, and British Expeditionary Force unlocked for the game!

If you haven’t pledged yet, it’s not too late! There are many pledge levels available, including the highly affordable INVASION Level!

Alien Dungeon updates All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter, posts model previews

Alien Dungeon is showing off some new model previews over in their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter campaign.

From the update:

Right. The BEF is here.
We listened to all the comments and made some adjustments. Please note that these are concept models and will be tightened up considerably. The Infantry figure is the first pass sketch. We will have another one up soon and then we can talk about the Improved Brodie helmet, et al.

Alien Dungeon – European and UK Shipping Deal for the All Quiet Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon knows shipping costs can be prohibitive when ordering product, especially if it’s overseas shipping. So they’ve been working on a new deal for their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter.

From the announcement:

We are very pleased to announce that Renedra, the renowned manufacturer and retailer of plastic miniatures and accessories, has agreed to act as our European Union distributor for the All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter only. We could not be happier with this outcome since Architects of War, our sister company, is the Exclusive North American Distributor for Renedra.

What does this mean for you if you live in the UK or EU? There will be no increase in the flat rate shipping charge! You will receive the shipment of your pledge, freebies and any add-on goodies by paying the previously stated flat rate shipping, no additional charges. The product will ship to you from the UK!

So, we have 3 different categories that you can fall into…

• US – Free shipping
• UK and EU – Flat rate stated in the pledge levels or shipping policy for Add-ons. No VAT or other import duties charged to you.
• Everybody Else – Flat rate stated in the pledge levels or shipping policy for Add-ons. You will be responsible for any duty or taxes charged at the time of delivery if applicable in your country.

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you all for being so patient while we hammered out the details!

New Stretch Goals posted for All Quiet on the Martian Front from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon keeps plugging away on their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter campaign. They’ve posted up some more stretch goals they hope to break through.

From the update:

We have just unveiled the next batch of Stretch Goals for All Quiet on the Martian Front. Things are going great but we want to give you guys even more!
Check out what you can get for the $175,000 and $200,000 levels!

Also, if we get to $250,000 we will make another UNIT in PLASTIC! Then everybody wins as the savings will be passed on to you all!

Alien Dungeon posts up preview rules for All Quiet on the Martian Front on Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon is doing well over on Kickstarter, going over $150k already. They’ve posted up a preview version of the rules so you can “try it before you buy it.”

From the update:

In a desire to give people a clearer picture of All Quiet on the Martian Front, the Game Launch that this Kickstarter is all about, we are putting up this TRY IT PDF. I do hope you will give it a go. We think this game is a lot of fun and has tons of potential but I suppose we would feel that way!

We have been listening and here is a chance to “try it” before you buy it. As I have stated previously, I wish I could demo the game to each and every one of you personally but that is hardly practical. Here is a stab at the same thing.

This is NOT a “beta” release of the rules. There is a lot more to the game and the rules than you will see in this PDF, but it should give you a good sense of how the game will play out. It uses LESS THAN HALF of what you get in the IINVASION box set and that doesn’t count the FREE unlocks that have already occurred and are to come.

Alien Dungeon updates their stretch goals for the All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon is well over 2x their goal for All Quiet on the Martian Front. They’ve updated their stretch goal charts so you know what’s already been unlocked and what’ll be unlocked next.

From the update:

The All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter is off to a fantastic start. We reached our funding goal in under two hours and in less than a week we have unlocked a host of stretch goals! We have also revised the rewards to provide even more great free unlocks for the First Interplanetary War!
The US and Martian Force Lists are already posted so you can see what is available in the game!

If you haven’t checked out all the amazing offerings yet, please visit the Kickstarter Campaign

Alien Dungeon launches All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon has officially launched their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter campaign (I’m still groovin’ on that name).

From the campaign:

The Martian attack of 1898 brought terrible devastation to the city of London and set the course of human history upon an altogether unexpected path. Amongst the ruins of the greatest metropolis on Earth, the Martians had – in the end – faltered and perished. Everyone now knows that these invaders were overcome, not by the might of Queen Victoria’s armies, but by nature’s own forces of disease and decay. Against these mere microbes, the Martians’ superior minds could muster no defense. Where mankind had failed, the smallest and least significant of all Earth’s organisms had triumphed.

Although the Martian invasion shocked the world and caused widespread panic in the days that followed, by the early years of the twentieth century, many influential thinkers were eager to proclaim the aliens a spent force. Fear of further alien attack was gradually displaced by the humdrum concerns of life and commerce. It is sobering to reflect that most people were happy to accept this misguided notion, as we now know it to have been. All over the world, only a few visionaries continued to warn that the first attack might have been a scouting foray, the precursor to a full-scale invasion. They urged humanity to ready itself for war or risk extermination. These men were openly ridiculed and all too often dismissed as alarmists and cranks.

Few even noticed the arrival of the second wave of Martian cylinders that fell to earth sometime around the end of 1908. By the time the Martian presence came to the attention of the governments of Earth, it was already too late.

Alien Dungeon announces start date for All Quiet Kickstarter, posts beta rules online

Alien Dungeon is looking to start their All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter next week. They’ve also posted up the beta rules online on their forums so you can check them out.

From the announcement:

Yes, we are targeting April 30th but it may be a day or two later. There is still a lot to be done. We feel comfortable that we will be very close to that date. The Game Play video is being shot tomorrow and all the modeling is finished (Yay!). We are almost ready to load it all into the Kickstarter format. We really wanted to get this right, so thanks for your patience.
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New previews for All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon has some more previews up for their upcoming All Quiet on the Martian Front game.

From the preview:

The date for our Martian Front Kickstarter was supposed to be in this press release. Sorry, but no exact date yet. We are now targeting Mid April. The response has been so strong that we are now scrambling to make the initial line launch bigger: More product and more reveals. Please bear with us. Your response has been inspiring and we want to get this as right as we can. We have provided an extra long preview for you this time around! More information can always be found here at a website we created just for All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon posts more previews for All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon will be launching their Kickstarter for All Quiet on the Martian Front soon. Here’s a little teaser video of what’s in store.

From the preview:

The Response to All Quiet on the Martian Front continues to be very strong indeed! Thank you all very much.

The DATE for our Kickstarter on this project will be in the next update, about 5 to 7 days from now. More information can always be found here at a website we created just for All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon posts more previews from All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon gives us some more views on their upcoming All Quiet on the Martian Front (I still love that name) game.

From the preview:

The Response to All Quiet on the Martian Front has been great! Thank you all very much. Besides another look at some pre-production models, the big news is that we are going to do a Kickstarter. More information can be found here at a website we created just for All Quiet on the Martian Front:

Alien Dungeon previews more of All Quiet on the Martian Front

Alien Dungeon put up some more artwork and model previews for their upcoming All Quiet on the Martian Front game.

From the preview:

This week we bring more previews for All Quiet on the Martian Front!

As we progress on the game, we will continue bringing you all the latest updates and developments. Take a look at these great concepts and models!

All Quiet on the Martian Front announced from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon is pleased to announce a new sci-fi minis game they’re working on entitled All Quiet on the Martian Front.

From the announcement:

All Quiet on the Martian Front is a battle game in miniature set during the second Martian War, circa 1910. After their first defeat a few years earlier at the hands of stiff British resistance and unexpected environmental factors, the Martians have returned. This time they have started their invasion from the New World and they have well established themselves before surging forward in an unstoppable tide of destruction. The game begins on the Mississippi Defense Line, with America desperately trying to hold back the Martian advance. Super weapons by Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are being rushed to the front. President Roosevelt leads the nation against the blood sucking Martians and their incredible machines. Baldwin Locomotive Works and Henry Ford work feverishly to produce as many of the new steam powered tanks for the front as possible. J.P. Morgan, Carnegie and Rockefeller work together to make the fearsome new land Ironclads a reality. The United Kingdom, experienced with anti Martian war, sends the British Expeditionary Force to help. France and Germany, untouched by any Martian machines yet, gather forces and build armies, but for what purpose?

Black Dust, Heat Rays, miles and miles of trenches and traps all form the backdrop for tripods vs tanks with lightening guns, Rough Riders on early Harleys, and lots more.
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Alien Dungeon – More Rules Downloads for Fanticide?

Alien Dungeon has some more free rules downloads for Fanticide available over on their webpage. Why not go get yourself a copy?

From the announcement:

In our continued quest across the lands of Nowhere, we have discovered even more Free Rules to enhance your games of Fanticide!

If you love to convert models to rile up a favorite opponent, then you will definitely want to grab the new Taunting Figure rules. We think that you will have as much fun with them as we have in our games.

As with all our rules updates, they are available free from our website

New Blood Tree Warband for Fanticide from Alien Dungeon

Fanticide, from Alien Dungeon, is getting a new warband. Now make like a tree, and go look at the new models.

From the release:

One of the most flexible aspects of games of Fanticide is the ability to create new Warbands. We have always wanted this to be a game where player creativity can come to the forefront! We also want to create new and exciting rules and warbands to explore the world of Nowhere here at the Dungeon and have decided to bring you the Blood Tree Warband!

This is not simply just a new warband though-it is a great new way to play a game with the new Soul Thrall rule. Everything in the warband must stay within a certain distance of the Blood Tree or they lose their power to activate. Think of all the great games you could play using a variation of this rule – perhaps a magical idol has animated a group of golems, or a powerful Lich is controlling a band of Undead. This rule has been specifically created for war bands led by magically powerful legends or creatures capable of controlling the minds of others.

A Blood Tree Warband consists of the Blood Tree and various Flora he has corrupted with his malign influence. Drained Forest Fathers and Drained Tree Bogies reanimate under his power to bring the Tree more souls. Gore Cap Mushrooms sprout up in the Mourning Woods created by the Blood Tree’s hunger, infecting all who get close.

New Unit for Fanticide Released from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon has come out with their next new unit for Fanticide: Flower Dryads.
Note: Not showing a picture because they’re nude. Just so you know before you click the link.

Our first Official new unit has been released for Fanticide!

The Flower Dryads unleash their magical scents on the enemies of the Fae!
The Flower Dryads are a new unit for the Warbands of the Fae and are now available to order! These models are from Shadowforge through Eureka Miniatures and Alien Dungeon. You get five (5) models per pack for $14.00 USD.

The rules for the Flower Dryads are a FREE Download from our Alien Dungeon Website.

Fanticide now available from Alien Dungeon

Alien Dungeon now has their long-anticipated Fanticide game available for sale on their website.

From the release:

Alien Dungeon is pleased to announce that Fanticide is here! The web store is open and orders are ready to ship! We hope that you all will have just as much fun playing it as we have had creating it! For those of you who backed our Kickstarter, please note that your products are shipping out first.

Head over and check out everything we have available and place your orders today!

Alien Dungeon and Architects of War distribution news for UK and Europe

Alien Dungeon and Architects of War are now being exclusively distributed throughout the UK and Europe by North Star Military Miniatures.

We are very pleased to announce that Alien Dungeon & Architects of War has a new exclusive distribution partner for the UK and Europe. We have liked Nick Eyre for quite a while and are excited for his company, North Star Military Miniatures, to take over the reigns as our exclusive distributor for sales outside North America.

North Star has some of our product in stock and we are rushing to get new releases to him. These include our popular new American Frontier range and our Dark Age range, which has been particularly well received by SAGA enthusiasts.

We have been receiving an increasing number of trade and customer inquiries about our range from customers throughout Europe in particular over the last several months and are very confident that Nick’s crew will provide you with excellent customer service.

You can always visit our own web site and for North American Trade inquiries please contact us at:

North Star Trade Inquiries – Contact Mark Wheatley 0115 978 6656

Alien Dungeon & Architects of War Trade Inquiries – Contact Drew Cremeans at 425-894-0928 or email: or

Alien Dungeon previews Creeps rules in army-building article

Alien Dungeon gives us a look inside the Creeps’ rules as they build a 500 point force.

From the article:

Alien Dungeon is pleased to announce an in-depth feature on the Creeps! Head over to our website to see how we constructed a Creep Warband complete with rules, painting advice, and more!

Alien Dungeon – Interview Video on Fanticide

Alien Dungeon put up a video interview they did wherein they talk all things Fanticide.

From the interview:

Many people have asked us about the reasons behind coming up with a new game like Fanticide, the world of Nowhere, how to get involved, and many other great questions pertaining to Alien Dungeon. So we thought we would sit down and have a chat with you all about it!

Check out the video and if you have more questions, be sure to email us and ask for our next installment!

Alien Dungeon holding a poll to see what the next Fanticide Warband should be

Alien Dungeon wants your input as to what the next Fanticide warband should be.

From them to you:

We want you to participate!
With Fanticide off to the printer and the first four warbands all in production, it’s time to look forward already. We want to support the game with lots of free online content like the stats and back story for new units and warbands for example. These have to be conceptualized, designed, backgrounds developed and game balanced. We already have some on the way, but we want to do more.

We really want the Fanticide community to participate in the direction the game and Nowhere itself for that matter. Obviously until you have the rulebook in your hands and a few games under your belt, it’s hard to participate on anything but theme but we see no reason not to start anyway!
We are running a poll on our blog asking you to vote for the warbands listed below.

Alien Dungeon announces new add-ons for Fanticide campaign on Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon is almost to their goal on Kickstarter with still 10 days to go. They’ve added some new add-ons to help entice you to fund them.

With such a great reception to Fanticide from you all, we wanted to offer you all a chance to add on to your pledges with even more great models! We have put together the following upgrades for your pledge amounts: Continue reading

Alien Dungeon having a Fanticide giveaway

Alien Dungeon is having a Fanticide giveaway where they want to give you the creeps.

From the announcement:

We want to give you the Creeps! A new Fanticide giveaway is happening now. Visit our website to sign up for our Forums and Newsletter for your chance to win.

The lucky person drawn on Sunday will win 20 Creep Clubbers and a Creepy Mother! Don’t wait, be sure to register today!

Fanticide is coming in September, get a jump on building your warband today with this exciting contest!

Fanticide is now up on Kickstarter

Alien Dungeon is looking for funding for Fanticide over on Kickstarter. Check ’em out and maybe pledge some.

From the campaign:

You have seen the previews and excitement has been building for the release of this 28mm Fantasy skirmish game written by Rick Priestley, Andy Chambers and Alessio Cavatore. Now is the time to make it all yours! We have launched Fanticide today on Kickstarter so head over now to see the amazing offers we have for you if you pledge today! If you aren’t yet familiar with Fanticide, then all the information is waiting for you there as well.