Friday Snippets

Oh, hello there, Friday. Didn’t see you come in. No, no, it’s fine. Have a seat and stay for a while. You know everyone’s pretty happy to see you around. Here, why don’t you have a snack? I’ve prepared a platter of bite-sized gaming stories for you to nosh on.

What’ve we got? Well, let’s see.

It appears that we have: Virus Board Game Coming To Giochistarter, Dark Sword Miniatures acquires all rights to both Hot Lead Miniature Painting DVD Sets, Play testers needed for Nine Dragons “The Wedding Banquet” introductory adventure for Honour RPG, Kaptin Orc Available From Kromlech, New American Revolution Figures from All the King’s Men, New Xin Trade Fleet Troops Available From the Ion Age, Topside Minis Releases Battle Off Samar Set, Legendary Metal Coins is Live on Kickstarter for Season 2, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm SF Infantry, and New Releases Available From Hitech Miniatures.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re just chugging right along in the week. We’ve already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well.

As for us here, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on.

This time around there’s: Iron Brigade New from All the King’s Men, Vurt RPG Updates their Stretch Goals, Final Week for Lobotomy On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Kickstarter – Croatoan Deeper Look, Arena Rex Emissaries Wanted, Proxie Models Releases New Card Game Tokens, 15mm Command Decision infantry for sale, Denizens of Galaxy III released at 15mm.co.uk, and Dogmen of ruined Pudigrochumsberg coming for Flintloque.

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Midweek Snippets

We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days.

In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer’s Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at 15mm.co.uk, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King’s Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at 15mm.co.uk.

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54mm Custom Conversions from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men is now offering custom conversion of their minis. Check their website for details.

AWI British Grenadiers on Campaign

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From the announcement:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers LLC is pleased to announce that we now offer custom converted figures. These sets are unique combinations of our 54mm figures, parts and accessories to make new troop types. Converted sets are cleaned and assembled. In many cases greenstuff is used to add features, and all seams are filled so they disappear. The figures are primed gray and are based in the style of ATKM wargames, with the joint between metal and wood leveled. What you see is what you get! You can request that figures come primed a different color, or that they’re based differently or not at all. Look for details under Custom Conversions.
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54mm American Revolution Command from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has released their new 54mm American Revolution Command set over in their webshop.

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From the release:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce new command figures for the American Revolution, including a fifer and drummer. The figures come with separate heads for maximum versatility. You get to choose heads!
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54mm Black Troops from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has released new conversion bits to make African American soldiers for their 54mm miniatures.

Union Volunteers

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From the announcement:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce separate heads to make black soldiers. These pieces can be used from the American Revolution to the American Civil War, and beyond. We offer them for both periods; American Revolution and American Civil War.

There are four different “poses”: bare, in tricorne, in floppy hat, and in kepi. Use them with our existing bodies from the AWI and ACW to create black Patriots or Loyalists, or volunteers from the Civil War like the 54th Massachusetts.

The heads are also available in their own sets or in combo packs for their respective eras. Head sets are $5 for 12 pieces. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

54mm Civilian Militia from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has several new 54mm Civilian Militia sets, for several different wars, available now over in their webshop.

ARW Militia

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From the release:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers is pleased to announce a new set of civilian militia. These figures can be used from the American Revolution to the War of 1812 to the American Civil War with the right combination of heads and command figures. We offer them for all three periods:

American Revolution
War of 1812
American Civil War

A set includes 12 men in 3 poses with 2 command, with separate heads included. All for $40 US plus shipping. These figures are 54mm metal, and come unpainted.

ATKM makes its own lines of 54mm miniatures for wargaming and collecting. Check out our free wargame rules PDF

54mm Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery Released

All the King’s Men have released their new 54mm Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery (unfortunately, no, that’s not artillery that shoots out horses) over in their webshop.

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From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery in 54mm. You get 4 crewmen plus 2 command, with your choice of Congreve rocket launcher or 9-pounder. This is a traditional-sized artillery unit for playing “All the King’s Men” wargames, but the figures will work for any game. You can check them out on our Napoleonics page.

The crew and rocket launcher combined are $35 USD, while the crew and gun is $30. The Congreve rocket launcher alone is $12. Most pieces are metal and come unpainted. Bodies, heads, arms and some tools are separate and require assembly, but that also makes for great versatility with the figures. The 9-pounder is plastic, is made by A Call to Arms, and is carried by ATKM.
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New Split-Rail Fences from All the King’s Men available now

All the King’s Men helps keep your friends in and your enemies out with their new split rail fences available now over in their webshop.

From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to introduce our new, original split-rail fences.

These are ideal for 54mm and 40mm figures. Shown for reference are ATKM and Sash & Saber British grenadiers. (Figures not included.)

You get 6 pieces in each set — 6 sections of fence in three “poses.” Each section is 4″L x .75″W x 1.5″H. So, laid end to end a set is 2 feet long. They come in brown colored resin and are UNpainted. No assembly required.

A set is $20. These are available now on our Terrain page

New Napoleonic French Carabiniers from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men continues the release of new cavalry models with their new French Carabiniers.

From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the release of Napoleonic French carabiniers! They’re in the 1812+ uniforms with breast- and backplates, and Greecian-style helmets. These join the cuirassiers we also released recently. You can see all the details on our Napoleonics page.

These French heavies are 54mm, like all our figures. Riders are cast in metal, while horses and bases are plastic to keep sets lightweight. Assembly is required on the riders who come in the following pieces: body, head, arms, scabbard, carbine and bedroll. Pieces fit together snuggly and are easy to superglue. The result is riders in various poses.
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New Napoleonic French Cuirassiers available from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men gets on their horse and rides with their new Napoleonic French Cuirassiers, available now over in their webshop.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the release of Napoleonic French cuirassiers! You can see all the details on our Napoleonics page.

These French heavies are 54mm, like all our figures. Riders are cast in metal, while horses and bases are plastic to keep sets lightweight. Assembly is required on the riders who come in the following pieces: body, head, arms, scabbard, carbine and bedroll. Pieces fit together snuggly and are easy to superglue. The result is riders in various poses.

You get 8 figures in each set: 6 troopers, an officer, a bugler, and 8 horses with bases. This setup is ideal for “All the King’s Men” wargames, but you can use these figures for any game or display.

A set is $45 USD before shipping. ATKM ships worldwide. The figures come UNPAINTED. Images here show how they can look painted.

The original riders in this set are owned by Stockade Miniatures in their Soldiers of the World range. We made arrangements for ATKM to offer them to the wargame audience. The horses are from DSG of Argentina. They’re cast from the old Britain Deetail molds, which DSG has owned for some time.

All the King’s Men “Can’t Make Historicon” Deal

All the King’s Men won’t be at Historicon (it’s ok. I won’t, either, unfortunately), but that’s not stopping them from giving you convention-like deals on their website.

From the announcement:

Sadly, All the King’s Men won’t be attending Historicon this year. To make up for it, we’re offering a special deal to customers who say “Historicon” with their orders.
Order $100+USD in products and get a free “cigar” dice box. (Dice not included.) Remember, your order or an email connected to it must state “Historicon” to get this offer.

Check out our products, and see full details on our “cigar” dice boxes on our website.

The deal is available from now till the end of the show, midnight July 21st, 2013.
The $100 minimum is before shipping costs.

New Forests from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men has new trees, in several different varieties, available over in their webshop.

From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce that we now carry new trees – veritable forests in a bag. These trees come as deciduous and coniferous. The deciduous stand 5-7 inches tall, while the coniferous are 6-10 inches tall. They’re ideal for any scale from 28mm to 54mm. We use them for 54s, of course (as shown in the pics).

You get 12 trees in each set for $32 USD + shipping. You can see (and order) them on our Terrain page.
Each tree comes with its own plastic base, but they’re ideally mounted on larger bases for extra stability.

Corn Fields from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men released new Corn Field terrain pieces over on their website.

From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to present corn fields for your wargaming needs. Each pack contains 32 stalks with 4 earthen (resin) bases. The bases have 8 holes drilled in each and allow you to move rows around figures as needed.

Fully assembled, the stalks stand 2.25 to 2.5 inches tall. We use these for 54mm troops (shown), but they’d work just as well for 28s or 40s.

Each pack is $15 USD. You can find them on our Terrain page. Just scroll about halfway down the page.

New Dice Box available from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men gives you a handsome way to carry your dice with their new cigar-style dice box.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men presents custom-made dice boxes for use with any game. These hand-crafted boxes are converted from used cigar boxes, using felt lining, red-oak spacers and brass hardware to create charming gaming tools. Roll your dice in the provided compartments. Store dice and other tools between games. No more searching for missing dice, or sending dice clattering amidst the troops.

Each box is unique, based on the cigar box from which it’s made. Felt colors vary. Order one, and I’ll send a box that I’d be proud to have for my own. A custom box alone is $20 USD. One filled with 36 six-sided dice (12 green, 12 yellow and 12 red) is $32. That assortment of dice is perfect for “All the King’s Men” wargames.

Three compartments are standard for All the King’s Men games. More than three is typically awkward to get fingers and hands inside, but let me know what you’d like, and I’ll see what I can do. Price subject to change based on design changes.

One box per player is ideal.

Customers outside the U.S.A.: Our shopping cart doesn’t automatically charge you postage. I’ll quote you the best shipping rate possible to your destination, which we’ll resolve in a separate transaction.

New 54mm buildings available from All The King’s Men

All the King’s Men has some new 54mm buildings available over in their webshop, plus a small update about restocks and their involvement at Cold Wars in a couple days.

From the update:

Alongside our new 54mm ACW line, All the King’s Men is pleased to announce our new set of 54mm buildings. They include:

Brick building $30 USD
Church or town hall $40
Stable $25
Meeting house $30
All 4 combined in a village $110 (a $15 savings)

Also back in stock are our haystacks ($15 for a set of 3), now made in foam resin as well

These terrain pieces come unpainted. You can see pictures of them painted on our site, and we offer a painting service. Just contact us for details.

These are all cast in lightweight foam resin. It’s the kind of foam that can take spray paint. Not styrofoam, which will melt in contact with spray paint.

We’ll have all these items, our whole ACW line, and other 54mm offerings at Cold Wars in just a few days.

American Civil War Generals and Flags from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men continues their American Civil War line with new flags and generals.

From the announcement:

These are 54mm metal figures. Generals come individually, but have lots of assembly options. A set includes one rider, 4 different left arms – holding a sword, map, binoculars, or pointing – and 2 different heads in Stetson hats. The heads are bearded and clean-shaven. These riders are original figures made by ATKM.
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American Civil War Artillery from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men adds some firepower to the lines with their new artillery pieces for both sides of the American Civil War.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men continues our American Civil War offerings with artillery for the North and South.

These are 54mm figures. Crewmen are metal, with separate heads and accessories. All 6 poses are different, including 4 crew and 2 command.

You have choice of ordnance in each set: 12-pound Napoleon smoothbore, rifled Parrott gun on a Napoleon carriage, or mortar. All of these pieces are metal. We also offer a caisson, and forthcoming is a limber to create artillery scenes or to portray batteries in a wargame.

Each artillery set is $35. All the ordnance pieces are available separately for $15 each.

If you saw our infantry news story, you know that much of our ACW line was originally offered in plastic by Classic Toy Soldiers. ATKM has licensed those figures and made them available in metal for wargamers and collectors.

While the figures come unpainted, ATKM does offer a painting service. Just contact us for rates and details.

Also now posted is a set of ACW period revisions to the “All the King’s Men” wargame rules. These period rules are available as a free pdf download on our site.

New American Civil War cavalry from All the King’s Men

All the King’s Men knows when you fall off the horse, you’ve gotta get back up on it.
Not to say they’ve fallen off any horses… they’ve just got some new ACW cavalry available.

Man, my metaphors aren’t working so well today.

From the announcement:

These are 54mm figures. Riders are metal, with separate heads and weapon arms. There are 8 different weapon arms and 10 different heads in every set.

A set consists of 6 troopers plus an officer and ensign. The ensign could be a color bearer or bugler. Your call. Troopers are in shell jackets, while the officer is in a frock coat. Each set is $45 USD. Single figures are also available for $10. Your choice of rider’s head and weapon arm.

The horses are plastic to keep a cavalry unit lightweight. These excellent pieces are made by Toy Soldiers of San Diego, and are carried by ATKM.

If you saw our infantry news story, you know that much of our ACW line was originally offered in plastic by Classic Toy Soldiers. ATKM has licensed those figures and made them available in metal for wargamers and collectors. Some of the weapon arms and heads in these cavalry sets are from CTS. Others are ATKM originals, as are the riders’ bodies.

While the figures come unpainted, ATKM does offer a painting service. Just contact us for rates and details.

Forthcoming is a set of ACW period revisions to the “All the King’s Men” wargame rules. These will be made available as a free pdf download on our site. In the meantime, here’s the link to a free pdf of the basic rules.

All the King’s Men releases new 54mm American Civil War line

All the King’s Men goes big with their new 54mm American Civil War line, now released on their website.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the launch of our new American Civil War line! These are 54mm figures cast in metal, with some parts in plastic, all for wargaming and collecting. Continue reading

All The King’s Men now carries Victrix 54mm French

All the King’s Men has new 54mm Victrix French available on their website.

From the announcement:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce that we now carry the new 54mm Napoleonic French from Victrix. They include grenadiers and voltigeurs. Like other Victrix sets, these are hard plastic and require assembly, but offer amazing pose variety and conversion possibilities. You can see all the details on our Napoleonics page.

Each set is $40 USD, plus postage. These figures ideally complement the line French that we already offer. They make perfect lights and storming parties to our regulars.

Speaking of conversion possibilities, heads from ATKM French match the new Victrix perfectly. That makes for even more options in figure making. These are a few images of plastic figures “wearing” our metal heads. Order two+ Victrix boxes, and you get a set of nine metal heads free with each box. You choose the types of heads.

AWI Highland Grenadiers from All The King’s Men

All The King’s Men continues their line with new Highland Grenadiers.

From the release:

The new 54mm additions to our American Revolution line continue. Once again, these figures are all metal and affordable for wargaming or collecting. They are Highland grenadiers, ready to form a storming party or be brigaded with a battalion company.

Most of the figures come as two-piece castings, body and head in bearskin. (The officer in bonnet is one piece.) A set includes 6 soldiers + officer + bagpiper for $25 USD. Figures are also available individually for $5 each, and head sets (9 per set) are available for $3.

You can check them all out on our AWI page

All The King’s Men new Highlander and British infantry

All The King’s Men has new sets of British and Highlander infantry for their American Revolution line.

From the release:

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce several new releases for the summer of 2012. They all belong to our American Revolution line, and are 54mm metal.

The first is Highlander infantry. Most of the figures come as two-piece castings, body and head in bonnet. (The officer is one piece.) A set includes 12 soldiers + officer + bagpiper for $40 USD. Figures are also available individually for $5 each, and head sets (9 per set) are available for $3.

These are British infantry on campaign. They’re wearing round-about jackets and uncocked hats, the kind of practical uniform the British army eventually adopted for fighting in the American wilderness.

The figures come as two-piece castings, body and head in “uncocked” hat. A set includes 12 soldiers at the ready + officer + color bearer for $40 USD. Figures are also available individually for $5 each, and head sets (9 per set) are available for $3.

All the King’s Men Releases New Napoleonics

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the addition of French Imperial Guard Chasseurs a Pied and Middle Guard infantry to their Napoleonics line:

From their website:

These are 54mm metal figures for wargaming and collecting. You can see them here (just look for the “new” sunbursts):

http://allthekingsmentoysoldiers.com/Napoleonic.html

The sets are as follows:

12 men in greatcoats + 2 command $40 USD
6 men + 2 command $25
Single figures are also available for $5 each

Heads on these figures come separate, giving you as much diversity as possible. For the chasseurs those include bearskins, chapeau du bras, bicornes and bare. For the Middle Guard it’s shakos with chevrons, oilskins, bare and bicornes.

These additions now make for comprehensive French regular infantry and Imperial Guard on foot.

Curious about wargaming in 54mm? Check out our own rules, available as a free pdf download:

http://allthekingsmentoysoldiers.com/documents/ATKMRules2ndEditionOnline.pdf

New 54mm Terrain from ATKM

All the King’s Men is pleased to offer a wide range of new 54mm terrain pieces:

From their website:

Large gun emplacement $35
Firing stand $20
Gun emplacement $20
Gabions $5
Cotton bales $5
Stone arched bridge $20
Cottage $20
Woodland Indian wigwams $25
Woodland Indian longhouse $20
Woodland Indian village $65

These structures are all cast in lightweight foam resin, and are ideal with ATKM troops and our other terrain pieces. They can be used in wargames or displays.

The pieces come unpainted, but contact us if you’d like them painted and we can give you a price.

All the King’s Men Release AWI Queen’s Rangers

All the King’s Men is pleased to announce the next release in their American Revolution line, the Queen’s Rangers! Check them out here:

From their website:

These 54mm figures are intended for wargaming and collecting. They’re organized for use with the “All the King’s Men” wargame rules, but any rules set will do.
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All the King’s Men Cold Wars GM Bounty Extended

All the King’s Men grants no reprieve to Cold Wars GMs:

From their website:

The bounty has been extended on any GMs who run games at Cold Wars using the All the King’s Men rules and/or figures. Get such a game in the show program and play it, and your team gets $50 worth of free loot at the ATKM booth. Yes, free stuff for hosting games!

You can check out the ATKM rules here as a free pdf download:

http://allthekingsmentoysoldiers.com/documents/ATKMRules2ndEditionOnline.pdf

We look forward to seeing all our friends again this March!

Ken Cliffe
ATKM

All the King’s Men Announces New Boxed Sets

All the King’s Men anounces new boxed sets:

From their announcement:

We at All the King’s Men are pleased to announce the return of our 54mm “Army in a Box” for the American Revolution.

This giant army set was one of our first products, and focused on the Battle of Trenton. Now that our AWI line is extensive, we’ve re-released the set, and you get to choose your own units! You can focus on the Continentals, British, French, Hessians, Rebels, Loyalists, or mix and match!
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ATKM Puts Bounty on Cold Wars GMs

All the King’s Men announce a program for AKM GMs:

From their announcement:

All the King’s Men Toy Soldiers officially puts a bounty on Cold Wars 2012 gamemasters. Host any games at the show using our miniatures or rules, and your GM team gets a total of $50 worth of ATKM product for free. Yes, get free stuff for running games!

Qualifying games need to appear in the PEL, so are due in by December 9th, and must be played. Here’s the CW link for game registration:

http://coldwars.org/event_reg.asp

Interested in running an ATKM event? Our rules are available as a free pdf download.

All the King’s Men Announce New Products

All the King’s Men announce new products:

From their announcement:

All the King’s Men is pleased to join TGN as a new advertiser. We at ATKM make our own original 54mm historical miniature lines. We also offer terrain, and our own wargame rules for fun, fast games. Keep an eye out for our banner ads!
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