Midweek Snippets

We’re halfway there, folks. And, for me, the prep for CMON Expo is ramping up. Tomorrow is set-up, and then the show proper begins on Friday morning, bright and early (ok, not as early as I’m usually up, which is about 4am, but still, pretty early). If we’re gonna make it through the show, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Presidemon of Destruction Up On Kickstarter, and Victoria Miniatures Releases New Winter Female Officer Sprue.

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Midweek Snippets

It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and dessert cook-off here at the office on Friday. Then, over the weekend, I need to “pay for” a custom game mat design a friend did by baking him some of his favorite treats and sending them off. Hey, the barter system is alive and well among my friends. You do some graphic design for me and I’ll bake cookies and brownies for you. But before we get to those bite-size treats, let’s nosh on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Cult of Barnacle Bay on Kickstarter, MASK FX Camouflage tape is back, 17 New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Void Elves Available From Raging Heroes, New Orc Mechanic Available From Kromlech, and Voting For Round 1 of Iron Painter Happening Now.

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Friday Snippets

Woo!
We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have festivities planned. Be sure to check with yours and see what’s going on. And if you’re going to be doing all that gaming, you should be well-fed. So let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 3D Printable Tanks by 3DWargaming, Dark Sword Miniatures’ Stephanie Law Masterworks Expansion Up On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Pledge Manager closing May 1st, Runewars Miniature Game Official Army Painting Guides Available From The Army Painter, and RBJ Games’ Significant Seven Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal.

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A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game Coming From CMON

So, this is one of the ones I’ve really been having to bite my tongue about for the past couple months. I’ve been playtesting the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game. Yeah, it’s not been easy to not go, “Hey! Everyone! Look at what I’m playing!!!” I think you’re going to like it. It’s a great mix of a rank-and-file miniatures game that runs smoothly like a skirmish game does, with great scale-ability. Meaning you can easily play a small skirmish between just a couple units, or have a huge battle where entire houses are attacking each-other on the battlefield.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week.
This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up some last details on the new place (like… internet) and get all the furniture and such in place. But in the meantime, let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ares Games Announces Divinity Derby Kickstarter, New 6mm American Civil War Paper Armies From Grand Manoeuvre, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Squarriors: The Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Lead Adventure Miniatures Launches Dwarven Gold Fever, and Badass Riders Coming To Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re halfway there, everyone. Midway point of the week. The weekend’s coming ever-closer. Hopefully you have some sort of gaming plans scheduled. I mean, it’s the weekend. Don’t want to just be sitting at home doing nothing (though, actually, there’s something to be said about that from time to time, too). Well, no matter what you do, we need to finish up this week first. So let’s get some energy via bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Brigade Models Release Updated Japanese Aeronef, Black Earth 28mm tabletop wargame launches on IndieGoGo in February, Purgatory is entering the final 2 weeks of Pledge Manager, Krakon Games Kickstart their Scum & Smuggler characters, Latest Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Legionary Releases From Kromlech, Ludus Magnus Studio Announces Sine Tempore Board Game, Tabletop Tyrant Miniatures Cases Up On Kickstarter, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Khurasan releases 15mm T-64BV Tank, and Hardwood deck boxes with Illuminated artwork on Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday!
As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped cream for the pies (cream, sugar, and spices). Gonna be very busy, but should be fun. But to have enough energy for that, I need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New Infinity Dice Sets From Corvus Belli, New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio, BattleScribe 2.0 Released, Dungeonland PnP is now available and Kickstarter Stretch Goals are revealed, New Alien Heads From Ramshackle Games, Okumarts Games team up with GG Studios, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Divine Art Playing Cards up On Kickstarter, Comrades in Battle Stretch Goal Levels Lowered, Head set Multi Pack From Ramshackle Games, NPC For Hire Game Aid On Kickstarter, New Temple of Isis Bases From Tabletop-Art, Fusion Bases by Wamp Up On Kickstarter, Highway System Coming to Kickstarter, New Female Greatcoat Troops Available From Victoria Miniatures, and New Hordes Token Sets Available From Advanced Deployment.

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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls on. Don’t worry, people, we’ll get back to the weekend eventually. We’re at the midway point. We can get there if we stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Like what? Like these!

On the platter today we have: GCT Studios Announces The Pioneers Program Kickstarter Launch Date, Brother Vinni Releases Lamia Sci-Fi Mini, Loaded Dice Gaming Glasses Up On Kickstarter, Icarus Miniatures Kickstarter Launches Septmeber 16th, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Kromlech Releases New Legionary Plasma Cannon, Sun Spots Kickstarter Launches September 13th, and Final Days for Carrotia on Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

The week keeps on keepin’ on. We’ve gotten past the first half, with the second coming right at us. If we’re going to be making it to the weekend (where I plan on doing as little as possible), we’d better stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Advanced Deployment Ravyn’s Birthday Sale, Hell Rangers Coming to Kickstarter Soon, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Miniature Wargaming: The Movie Up On Kickstarter, New Classical Mage Mini From Brother Vinni, Final Days for Revenants Vs Ancestrals on Indiegogo, New Bottles and Cans from Tabletop-Art, Vampire Hunters launches on Kickstarter in less than a week, and New Dwarf Wild Chieftain Available From Scibor.

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Midweek Snippets

Well, I felt well-enough to head back into the office today. Though, I have to admit, I did have some incentive. But be that as it may, it’s time to power-up with some bite-sized gaming stories in our Midweek Snippets feature.

Today we have: Welcome to the Olde World … Miniatures Kickstarter, Purgatory Ramps up with stat card prototypes, Dark Sword Miniatures Posts 12 New Releases, Polyversal Miniatures Game nears funding goal, NonsenseMiniatures Releases Aquiles vs Hector Diorama, Uniform Guides for the War of the Grand Alliance 1690, Khurasan releases Testudo 15mm Generals and Dragoons, Zombie and Skeleton Fantasy Monsters series I On Kickstarter, Raging Heroes Releases Keela Krupps from Toughest Girls of the Galaxy, New Dwarf Lord on Mountain Ram from Scibor, Red Panda Miniatures Posts New Artwork and Kickstarter Update, and LOAD Kickstarter Launch date announced.

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Friday Snippets

We’ve made it to Friday, people! This is not a drill! This is not a drill! … It’s a belt sander. But that’s beside the point. We’ve been working all week for this. The weekend is just about here. We must get ready. It seems like a good time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On this platter we have: New Double Grip Force Guns From Puppets War, Steamforged Games Posts Guild Ball Season 2 Errata Preview Video, New English Guides for Pablo El Marques Static Grass, The Army Painter and CoolMiniOrNot in cooperation with Studio McVey are proud to announce The Others exclusive paint set, Stonemaier Games Token Trilogy & Metal Coins Pre-Order is Live, Bone Origins – Polyhedral Dice Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases 6mm Exterminators, Soulspryte Studios announces launch of Bloodstone Frontier Kickstarter, and Portrait of a Young Tiefling – 1/10th Scale Resin Bust Available From Dark Sword Miniatures.

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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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New Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Releases at Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures has posted up their last releases for the year over on their site. They include 16 new figures from the Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Series. Tom Meier and Dave Summers did the sculpting on most of the minis. Click through for a video presentation of the new figures. Along with that, Dark Sword is letting us know what we can be expecting from them in the coming year.
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New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures never rests in their pursuit to bring you the best fantasy miniatures that they can. They get in some of the most talented sculptors there are in order to make their figures stand out. And today they’re happy to launch a new fantasy miniatures line. They’re the Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Premium figures and they’re available now.
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Latest Releases from Dark Sword Miniatures Posted

The folks over at Dark Sword Miniatures sure haven’t been sitting around doing nothing lately. Their latest releases are available over in their webshop. If you’re a fan of anthropomorphic critters in medieval garb, then you’re in luck, as the 16 new releases are just that.
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Stretch Goals Broken and Add-Ons Added to Dark Sword Miniatures Kickstarter

The Dark Sword Miniatures campaign for their new range of minis based off of Tony DiTerlizzi’s artwork is going rather well. They’re at more than 6x funded, but they’re in their final couple hours. There’s been a few more add-ons added. If you want to get in on the action, you’d better hurry because the clock’s almost at 0.
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Midweek Snippets

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Saturday. Last session, the group narrowly avoided TPK twice. So obviously, I need to up my game some.

As usual for the day, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together for you.

In this batch we’ve got: MidKnight Heroes Reaches Funding Goal and Previews Chibi Stretch Goal, Some more Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Quick Reference Rulebook of Military History: Medieval Wargame available for testing, Blacksmith Miniatures release Mahé the Sailor, New Skull Masks Available from Tabletop-Art, Final week for Dark Sword Miniatures New Range Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Kickstarter, Ophidian Wars releases ECG with optional 3D printed minis, NeoExodus Campaign Setting Update for Pathfinder On Kickstarter, Mekawing Z updated to version 1.7, New Shock Tokens from Sally 4th, Epic New Token Line For Table Top And Role Playing Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Hitech Miniatures New Webstore Opened, 28mm Crates Barrels and Casks from Castle Kits, New 15mm Sci-Fi Buildings from Gamecraft Miniatures, Infantry Bases for 6mm (1/285th) Figures from GameCraft Miniatures, New Rocket Platform Terrain from DerekPages, Manorhouse Workshop Update #32 – Modular Underground Project – How to paint walls and floors quickly, Demigods Evolution Funds in 1 Day, and Victrix Previews French Artillery.

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New Game of Thrones Miniatures Releases from Dark Sword Miniatures

Well, it’s Monday. Those of you with the ability and desire, I hope you enjoyed last night’s Game of Thrones episode. Don’t worry, you won’t get any spoilers from me. I’ve not seen the episode yet. Though, if I had to guess, based on what I know of the show, I assume there was backstabbing going on, possibly both literally and figuratively. Well, if you’ve wanted to bring that excitement and adventure to your tabletop, Dark Sword Miniatures helps you out with 11 new releases as part of their George R.R. Martin line.
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Final Days for Critter Kingdoms: Anthro Animals Kickstarter Campaign

Dark Sword Miniatures has launched, and is already in their final days of (it’s a really short campaign), their Critter Kingdoms: Anthro Animals Miniatures Line Kickstarter campaign. They’re looking to expand their popular “Critter Kingdoms” set of miniatures, and it seems that’s going to happen. They’re closing in on being 4x funded, breaking through 8 stretch goals already.
The campaign has just 5 days left if you want to get in on the action.

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Latest Releases from Dark Sword Miniatures Available

Dark Sword Miniatures has 9 new releases available over in their webshop. There’s some giant lizards, some female warriors, some foxes, and more.
They also give us a look ahead to July, when they’ll be at Gen Con Indy and a bit about what they have in store.
One note: not all the minis on their website are fully clothed. All the previews below the break are fine, though.

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Sunday Snippets

It’s another Sunday. Time for some more of the shorter, bite-sized stories that we’ve come across in the past couple days.

Also, yesterday during D&D, our party almost blew up the world (or at least an entire tropical island). Good times.

Anyway, for today we have: New Bad Lands Hero Previews and now EU Friendly shipping, DungeoNext terrain preview, new Fantasy releases from Scotia Grendel, Dark Sword Miniatures’ Stephanie Law Masterworks Miniature range now available, Trolka in resin releasing this month for Flintloque, New Sherman Tank Accessories from Warchimera, Lead Adventure Miniatures releases Steam-Punk Ladies and Robots, Planetary Militia preview at The Ion Age, new Leather Pouch added to Alternative Civil War Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release 2mm ACW Forts, and Capitan Miniatures re-launching the former Warmodelling Catalog.

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Dark Sword Miniatures posts new releases

Dark Sword Miniatures posted up a new wave of fantasy minis over on their website for you to check out.

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From them to you:

The Stephanie Law Masterworks Miniature Line Kickstarter project was a resounding success on all fronts – so thank you to everyone that jumped in and backed the project and kicked things off right. You are getting some amazing new miniatures and you received one heck of a deal in the process.

We have 11 new releases posted up on the Dark Sword Miniatures Web site for you to check out.
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Dark Sword Miniatures Kickstarter Final Days and new stretch goals

Dark Sword Miniatures is headed through more stretch goals as they get to their final couple days on Kickstarter for their Stephanie Law Masterworks campaign.

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From the campaign:

Congratulations everyone – another stretch goal has fallen. That makes sixteen stretch goals achieved!

All Early Bird and Core Set Backers will now receive a FREE Pudgy Tree Fairy, the single cat and the pair of playing cats miniatures.
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Dark Sword Miniatures New Range – Stephanie Law Masterworks

Dark Sword Miniatures has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a new line of Masterworks minis, this time involving Stephanie Law.
They’re more than 2x funded already, so be sure to check out the stretch goals and extras.

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From the campaign:

Help bring this new Stephanie Law Masterworks Miniature Range to market! These are all lead-free Pewter Miniatures – not plastic. They come unpainted and the miniatures shown are the actual original sculpts.

New releases available from Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures is back from GenCon and has a bunch of new releases available over in their webshop.

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From the announcement:

Just got back from Gen Con Indy on Monday and it was one heck of a show once again. It was great seeing the familiar faces from years past come on by to check out the new releases and pick up their favorites. It is also great to see new faces light up when they look at the Dark Sword studio collection for the first time. It is an epic show and a great time to see some of the painters and sculptors I collaborate with. A very busy, but good time indeed.
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New Dark Sword Miniatures releases posted

Dark Sword Miniatures has a bunch of new releases available over in their webshop. Cute, tentacled releases…

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From the release:

Things have been super busy here at Dark Sword HQ as we get ready for Gen Con Indy in August.

We have 12 brand new miniature releases that are now here and ready for shipping out around the world. In these new releases we have assorted Anthropomorphic Critter miniatures, including two tribute pieces and a couple other really cool sculpts including a huge Orc King.
In addition, the brand new Masterworks Miniature Painting with Jessica Rich DVD Tutorial Set is here and ready for shipping out around the world as well. Per numerous requests – we even have two purchasing options this time around:
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New painting DVD available from Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures has a new painting DVD starring Jessica Rich. Go up your painting game with this new tutorial set.

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From the release:

The brand new Masterworks Miniature Painting with Jessica Rich DVD Tutorial Set is now here and ready for shipping out around the world. We even have two purchasing options this time around :

1. The Standard 6 Disc Set DVD version

2. An Online Exclusive Deluxe 6 Disc Set DVD version that includes the Standard 6 Disc Set DVD version along with the seven main pewter miniatures that Jessica demonstrates on for the bulk of the modules. This online exclusive deluxe version has been requested numerous times so we went ahead and put together a specially priced package for it for those folks that want to follow along with Jessica using the exact miniatures she is using.

This is a massive 6 DVD set clocking in at just over 20 hours.

21 new GRRM Masterworks releases from Dark Sword

Dark Sword Miniatures has 21 new releases from their George R.R. Martin line available over in their webshop.
So, how about that last episode of the show, eh? Can you believe that *gets beaten over the head by people who haven’t seen it yet*

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From the release:

We have 21 brand new GRRM Masterworks releases that are now here and available for everyone around the world! All of them except for two, were sculpted up by Tom Meier. The other two in question are wonderful tribute sculpts that Kev White from Hasslefree fame sculpted up for our Kickstarter project we ran a few months back (which has already been fulfilled). Our staff painter Jessica Rich painted up the bulk of the studio models below with Marike Reimer and Jen Haley stepping in with their takes on the wonderful Chataya sculpt. There were so many new releases, we could not fit them all here on our home page. So check out our Online Store for the rest.

Waiting to unlock the Lady in Waiting

Dark Sword Miniatures has just under a week left in their George R.R. Martin Kickstarter campaign. They’ve unlocked another stretch goal and is headed towards the next.

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From the campaign:

Congratulations! Another stretch goal has fallen and the Septa sculpt from Mr. Tom Meier will now be included as a FREE bonus miniature to your backer rewards bringing the total miniatures in the package to 20 + all those extra modular Nights Watch items unlocked recently. We are now at $300 in total value for your $160 to $180 Backer Pledge (not counting any optional add-ons backers include), so lets unlock some more miniatures as we gear up for the home stretch!

Dark Sword always pays its debts

Dark Sword Miniatures launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to expand their George R.R. Martin line of minis. It’s already well over the goal with 18 days still to go.

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From the campaign:

Dark Sword has been producing the critically acclaimed George R.R. Martin Masterworks range of tabletop gaming scale pewter miniatures at a very measured pace over the past 6+ years. About a miniature a month is what it has broken down to. These miniatures are created working closely with George himself from how he envisioned the characters from the books in his mind – they are not from the HBO series. George personally approves every single sculpt as he is an avid miniature collector (his personal collection is beyond epic) and has quite the eye for what he wants in this line. With your backing and support on this project, we would like to increase this pace and come out with a very large expansion of new miniatures in one unified release for the range in early 2014.

Two new Halloween releases available from Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures has a pair of Halloween-themed minis available over in their webshop.

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From the release:

It has been a very busy month at Dark Sword. We have lots of great stuff in motion and a couple of new Halloween themed releases below. Jeff Grace did an amazing witch carving her pumpkin minion’s face and Dave Summers did a wonderful Mouse Mummy. As always, they are both already here and ready for shipping out for your collections. So enjoy all the new eye candy folks.

22 new releases available from Dark Sword Miniatures

Dark Sword Miniatures has 22 new releases up on their website.
Note: not all of them are safe for work.

From the update:

It has been a wild couple months folks. After running and already delivering all backer rewards on our first Kickstarter and then exhibiting at Gen Con Indy (best Gen Con to date) in late August, it has been BUSY. Here are the fruits of those labors – we have 22 new releases posted in our Online Store for your viewing pleasure (so many that we could not fit them all on the home page!) including our Massive Elmore Dragons Diorama Kickstarter Dragon. As always, they are all here and ready for shipping out for your collections. So enjoy all the new eye candy folks.

Dark Sword Miniatures launches Dragon Diorama Kickstarter

Dark Sword Miniatures launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund a Dragon Diorama, and it’s already at more than 5x funding level.

From the campaign:

Help fund the production and release of a truly massive Special Edition Larry Elmore Dragons diorama from Dark Sword Miniatures.