Bombshell Miniatures Taking Pre-Orders For Counterblast 2nd Edition

Gamers love to be the first one on their block with the new releases when they’re available. One way to ensure you get that is to put your name on the list for a pre-order. Well, Counterblast, the retro-sci-fi minis game from Bombshell Miniatures, is getting a new edition. You can pre-order it now. Doing so will also get you some cool goodies with your order.
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Bombshell Minis Previews Lunchbox Edition of Counterblast

Counterblast, by Bombshell Minis, looks to recapture the retro-feeling of 50s and 60s sci-fi. One aspect of that era that they’ve not yet tapped into is the bits of memorabilia that goes along with it. Well, they’re looking to rectify that with their Lunchbox Edition of Counterblast. More than just a cool carrying case, it’s a starter set that’ll get you and an opponent gaming in no time.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just open the windows when I get home. But that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Sector 6 on Kickstarter, Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: F.U.B.A.R 28mm WW2 Rangers Kickstarter, Life of the Party Comic Up On Kickstarter, 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group KickOFF, New Bedlam Release from Kromlech, Win this pre-Release Combot kit, Flatminis releases a new wave of 2D heroes, and Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1 Now Available.

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Midweek Snippets

And we’re walking.
And we’re walking.
And we’re walking.
We’re making our way through the week.
It’s Wednesday and it’s time for some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Mekawing Z 1.9.5 released in English, Selina Special offer By Battlegate Games, MidKnight Heroes opens up back end pledges for the Super Chibi Kickstarter, The Argyle Frigate Miniature is now Available for Legends of Kalidasia, Raging Heroes Releases Nepharya (NecroPriestess), Tabletop-Art Previews Space Dungeon Round-Lip Bases, Counterblast – free Beta Rules Posted, Heroic Scale Female Heads 2 available to Pre-Order now From Statuesque Miniatures, Bad Squiddo’s Women of the Red Army go on Pre-order, and Final Week for Twisted Kickstarter.

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Friday Snippets

We’re getting there, people. We’re getting there. The weekend is damn-near here. I’ve got a couple Guild Ball teams to put together. It’s so close that our friends over in Australia are already there. Hello people in the future! How’s the weekend starting out? Good, I hope. My you’re up late.

Anyway, whether you’re enjoying a midnight snack, some dinner (for those in, say, England), or an afternoon snack (those here in the Eastern part of the US), now’s a good time for some bite-sized stories.

In this installment of Snippets we have: Win a C’thu Dice Bag From Tor Gaming, Fate of Akalon: Tribes Returning To Kickstarter Next Week, New Legionaries Vibro Talons Available From Kromlech, New 15mm Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases more 15mm Mutant Supersoldiers, Pacific Coast Creative Publishing To Release Age of the Wizard Lords RPG, DayTrippers Golden Age Coming Leap Day, and Counterblast Hero Builder Beta v.1 Available.

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Final Hours for Counterblast Heavy Support Kickstarter Campaign

Bombshell Miniatures is in their final hours over on Kickstarter for their Counterblast Heavy Support campaign. They’ve made it over their funding goal and are just looking to push through to get some more stretch goals broken before the time runs out. The campaign ends at 9:45pm, Eastern (so 9:45 from time of this posting), so if you want in on it, you’d better hurry.
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Bombshell Miniatures Launches Counterblast Heavy Support Kickstarter

Bombshell Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring some heavy support to the world of Counterblast. The fights in the pop-sci-fi world of Counterblast are getting serious and some heavy machinery is making its way to your tabletops. You can get the Edofleini Scutter, Lancers I-51 Barracuda (*guitar riff*), or the Mekkus Cybot. This is a quick campaign, ending on the 15th. So if you want in, you’d better hurry!

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New Bombshell Miniatures releases for April

Bombshell Miniatures has their new releases for April posted up on their website. They have their Candy the Mobile Sniper. They found some more of their Scout Ship so they’ll be in the shop. Also new is the Serina the Mermaid model in the shop. Finally, they will have their Jungle Elf on Raptor available soon.
They also have a Hero Builder up that you can try out for Counterblast.

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Bombshell Posts New Releases for Counterblast

Bombshell Miniatures has their latest releases for Counterblast up on their website. They’ve also got a sale running all month for the core rulebook for the game. You can get it at 20% off the regular price. Plus, you can get the free 1.1 rules addendum, which is basically the E&C for the game. There’s also the Psionic Power Cards to check out. Lots going on for you to see.

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League of Extraordinary Gamers Unboxes the Edo Starter Box from Bombshell Miniatures

League of Extraordinary Gamers pops open the Edo starter box from Bombshell Miniatures’ Counterblast line and gives you their thoughts on the situation in this new article.

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From the article:

Next up on the Counterblast unboxing list is the Edofleini. Or, as everyone is always going to call them, the Edo. Otherwise known as space squids. Because you can’t have pulp sci-fi without space squids. These are going to to be a fantastic choice for people that want to do something a little off-the-wall with their paint schemes. I mean, accuracy isn’t going to be an issue with space squids, right? You can do whatever you want! But there are delightful decisions to be made even before you prime them, right from the moment you take them out of the box. So let’s take a look, shall we?

League of Extraordinary Gamers reviews Counterblast rulebook

League of Extraordinary Gamers gives us their thoughts on the Counterblast rulebook from Bombshell Miniatures.

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From the post:

Hello there ladies and gentleman (or should I say dolls and cats?), and welcome to an LXG Book review. Today we’re going to get to the nitty gritty of the Counterblast rulebook from Bombshell Miniatures.

Counterblast is a bit unique as far as the game itself. It is set in an alternative mid-twentieth century, where atomic testing ushered in visitors from other worlds. The game is soup to nuts a re-visitation of the classic days of pulp era science fiction, with just a touch of a modern flare involved.
– See more at: http://lxg-blog.blogspot.com/2014/10/book-report-counterblast-rulebook.html#sthash.fzdbFfal.dpuf

Counterblast pre-order ending soon

Bombshell Miniatures is taking pre-orders for Counterblast at their discounted prices until the end of the month.

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From the announcement:

We are wrapping up PreOrder sales at the end of July for Counterblast which will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers in August. If you still want to get this great new game at PreOrder prices, check out the listing now!

Pre-Orders for Counterblast now being taken

Bombshell Minis has started taking orders for their Counterblast minis they funded via Kickstarter.

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From the announcement:

All of the items funded on the Counterblast Kickstarter project have been added to our web store and are now live this week. If you are a Kickstarter backer, you will be able to select your rewards as well as add items if you wish for an additional charge. If you missed the Kickstarter project, you will be able to preorder all the available items that were offered at the Kickstarter prices for a limited time only! Please note: the estimated shipping date for all Kickstarter rewards is August. Preordered items are estimated to ship in September.

Final days for Counterblast

Airlock Games is coming down to the last couple days on Kickstarter for their Counterblast sci-fi skirmish game. They’re more than 2x funded, so there’s a couple goodies in with your pledge if you join in.

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From the campaign:

Friday, March 21st is the last day to get in on the launch of our Counterblast project!

Set in an alternate Earth future past, Counterblast is a table top skirmish game of pulp sci-fi adventure where multiple factions vie for supremacy by achieving various goals and defeating their enemies. Players may choose crews made up of humans and aliens of the Galactic Defense Force, the freelancing merchants and mercenaries known as ‘Lancers”, the invading monstrous Edofleini, the fierce and Amazonian Neiran, or the technological terrors known as the Mekkus. The project is set to end at 9pm Central, Friday, March 21st. So what are you waiting for? Grab your rocket pack, set your ray gun to “fun”, and check out the project!

Final days for Counterblast Kickstarter

Airlock Games has just a few days left for their Counterblast Kickstarter campaign. They’re zeroing in on their next stretch goal as well.

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From the campaign:

The Kickstarter project ends Friday! We have some great new models to unlock and have added shipping options for our UK backers.

Lancer Sniper invades Counterblast

Airlock Games has unlocked the new Lancer Sniper (drawn by my good friend, Heath “BA” Foley) as part of their Counterblast Kickstarter campaign.

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From the update:

Well done everyone! I am very excited we have unlocked this new model! She is skillfully designed by artist Heath “BA” Foley! I am really looking forward to sculpting her!

UNLOCKED at $30,000 is the Lancer Sniper which is now available as an ADD-ON reward selection for the additional pledge amount of $8 starting at the SPACE CADET level and up.

Goals Met and New Goals Posted for Counterblast

Airlock Games has made it through another stretch goal for their Counterblast minis skirmish game Kickstarter. So that just means there’s a new one to go for!

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From the update:

We have unlocked and added more stretch goals! We have also secured Matt Dixon for the cover art of the Counterblast Core Rulebook! Now is the time to jump in if you’ve been sitting on the fence.

New Counterblast Gameplay Demo Video

Airlock Games posted up a new Gameplay Demo Video for Counterblast over up on their Kickstarter campaign page.

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From the update:

The new video details step-by-step gameplay, describes significant characteristics of the models, and gives an overview of the combat mechanics and turn sequence.

Counterblast looks to put on their helmets

Airlock Games has posted up some stretch goals for their relaunched Counterblast Kickstarter campaign. Bubble Helmets ahoy.

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From the update:

CONGRATULATIONS! You have now unlocked the Edo Leader Prototype for everyone! It is added FREE automatically to backers at the MISSiON TECH level and above plus it is also available as an ADD-ON for $10 at ANY level. Remember this is an exclusive mini made specifically for running live demo games and playtesting and it will not be available for sale outside of the Kickstarter project.

On to the HELMETS!

Counterblast reboots, funds

Airlock Games rebooted their Counterblast Kickstarter and have reached their funding goal. So it’s on to stretch goals for the next 24 days.

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From the campaign:

Counterblast is an adventure battle game set in an alternate Earth future past where humans join forces and technologies with several alien species to protect freedom throughout the Milky Way galaxy, particularly a region of space known as the Outer Reaches.

Printed Rulebook added to Counterblast

Airlock Games has added a printed rulebook add-on to their Counterblast Kickstarter campaign. They’ve made nearly half their funding already.

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From the update:

We have a Printed Rulebook posted along with lots of upcoming Stretch Goal items. You can download the FREE Core Rules Preview PDF right from the main page.

Counterblast Kickstarter goes Live

Airlock Games has gotten their Kickstarter campaign for Counterblast underway. It’s already 50% funded, so go check it out.

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From the campaign:

Counterblast is an adventure battle game set in an alternate Earth future past where humans join forces and technologies with several alien species to protect freedom throughout the Milky Way galaxy, particularly a region of space known as the Outer Reaches.

Airlock Games sets up on Defense

Airlock Games is showing off concepts and models for another faction for Counterblast with a preview of the Galactic Defense Force.

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From the preview:

The GDF faction is the most military force in the Counterblast Adventure Battle Game. It offers a wide selection of species that may be included, in addition to the very best in weaponry and equipment available. This makes any GDF Crew an extremely capable force.

The Edo Faction comes out through the Airlock

Airlock Games is showing off some previews for another faction for Counterblast. This time it’s the Edofleini.

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From the preview:

The Edo faction of the Counterblast Adventure Battle Game is a creature force complimented by broad mind control abilities. Wielding formidable arc technology as well as the energies of the cosmic flux, the monstrous Edo offer players an unusual force supported by alien weaponry and psychic power.

Airlock Games previews the Mekkus faction for upcoming Counterblast game

Airlock Games is showing off another faction for Counterblast with a look at the Mekkus.

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From the preview:

The Mekkus faction in the Counterblast Adventure Battle Game is almost exclusively mechanical in nature. Its modular construction facilitates easy weapon and mode of transportation upgrades for its various troops.

Airlock Games previews the Neiran Empire for upcoming Counterblast game

Airlock Games is showing off another faction for their upcoming sci-fi miniature game, Counterblast, with a look at the Neiran Empire.

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From the preview:

The Neiran faction of the COUNTERBLAST: Adventure Battle Game offers players an exotic fighting force that is swift and powerful. Its unique weaponry, mighty fighting beasts, and fearless, hardy warriors make the Neiran an extremely formidable force with which to do battle.

Airlock Games previews Lancers for upcoming Counterblast game

Airlock Games is showing off the Lancers for their upcoming Counterblast sci-fi minis game.

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From the preview:

We have posted a first look at one of the factions that will be available in the upcoming pulp sci-fi battle game Counterblast.

Airlock Games opens for 2014

Airlock Games and Bombshell Miniatures have successfully merged. Check out their website and Facebook group and see what’s in store for this year.

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From the announcement:

Bombshell Miniatures is now a part of Airlock Games and we’re all one big happy family. Lots of things to look forward to in 2014 as we prepare to launch the Counterblast Adventure Battle Game.

New Counterblast Concept Art previewed

Bombshell Miniatures and Airlock Games have posted up some new Counterblast Concept Art with a look at the Psider and the Shrinaar.

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From the preview:

A team of five different concepts artists have been working around the clock to churn out tangible representations of the characters and equipment that has only lived in our imaginations and conversations for the past year. More details about the upcoming Kickstarter project for Counterblast are in the works.

Bombshell Miniatures posts up Counterblast preview rules .pdf

Bombshell Miniatures has posted up their new Counterblast rules book online for you to check out.
I saw some of the models at GenCon over the weekend. They looked pretty awesome.

From the preview:

We have a 12 page preview available of our new battle game in development.

Airlock Games posts new faction art for Counterblast

Airlock Games has some new preview artwork posted up for Counterblast, their new sci-fi minis game that they’re working on.

From the preview:

Here is the first look at some of the designs for the Galactic Defense Force and the sinister Edo. They will form the basis for two of the major factions in the upcoming Counterblast™ Adventure Battle Game.