Ganesha Games launches Star Eagles Kickstarter

From retro sci-fi to more futuristic sci-fi. Ganesha Games has headed for the stars with Star Eagles, their new sci-fi miniatures space combat game. Build your own squadron of ships and duel it out against your opponent’s in the cold vacuum of space. Flexible ship-creation rules let you build entirely new designs, or look to recreate your favorite fighters from fiction. Game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Psi-Paladins and Techno Barbarians Up On Kickstarter

How can you really compete with a title like Psi-Paladins and Techno Barbarians? Listening to Devo while typing up this post also just seems incredibly appropriate as well. It’s just got a bit of everything going for it. Anyway, Psi-Paladins and Techno Barbarians, from Ganesha Games, is a new set of 28mm miniatures as well as a rules supplement for Mutants and Death Ray Guns that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Ganesha Games Releases Of Gods and Mortals: Celts

Osprey Game’s Of Gods and Mortals lets you play out mythical battles between various deities and their human followers. The first supplement for it, Celts, is now available from Ganesha Games, giving you yet more gods, monsters, and mortals with which to wage your wars.
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Song of Blades: Axe and Brimstone Up On Kickstarter

Many of you are familiar with Ganesha Games’ Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes set of miniatures rules. I can think of a couple of games that use it as the basis for their rules sets. Well, this time they’re making a game for their own. Axe and Brimstone is a new set of 28mm miniatures, as well as a narrative campaign. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Ganesha Games Launches Project Simian X Kickstarter

Mutant monkeys. Or I guess they’re apes. To be honest, I’m no biologist. I’m not entirely sure on the distinctions between the two. But whichever they are, they will be coming to your tabletop, as Ganesha Games has launched a Kickstarter to fund Project Simian X, a set of sci-fi mutant simian figures for Mutants and Death-Ray Guns.
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Ganesha Games publishes Knights and Knaves

Programs! Get your programs! Can’t tell a Knight from a Day without your Program!
Or in this case, I guess you wouldn’t be able to tell a Knight from a Knave without your program. This case, the program would be (appropriately enough) called Knights and Knaves and it is the new supplement for Battlesworn: Bid for Victory and it’s available now from Ganesha Games.
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Dwarven Miners and Command Added to Song of Blades Kickstarter

The Ganesha Games Kickstarter for their Song of Blades: Hammer and Forge dwarves sets just keeps on rolling along. They are closing in on 3x funded with still 16 days to go. They’ve unlocked several new sculpts, letting backers add-on even more to their pledge.
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Ganesha Games Launches Song of Blades: Hammer and Forge Kickstarter

Ganesha Games has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Song of Blades and Heroes miniatures skirmish system’s new supplement, Hammer and Forge. More than just a new set of rules, they’re also looking to fund a set of miniatures, particularly of the various dwarven cultures that have been part of the Song of Blades rules set. Of course, if you have dwarves, you need someone for the dwarves to fight, so they’ll be included, too.
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Super Sunday Snippets

I know that gamers aren’t generally known for their sports knowledge, but you’d have to be willfully ignorant not to know that it’s Big Game time (because the NFL is about as litigious as GW, I’ll skip out on using the actual term for what’s going on today). That’s right, here in the US, our American Football championship is happening tonight. Wings, beer, nachos, giant sandwiches, and pizza will be consumed in mammoth proportions.

But before you head to your party, check out some these bite-sized stories.

This time we’ve got: More unlocks for the Fightin’ Fungi Kickstarter, a new release from Hitech Miniatures, New Knights Bundle from Kabuki Models, New Gaming Mats from Deep-Cut Studio, New Mine Tunnel Terrain from Heroic Maps, NOVA 40K Qualifier offered at TotalCon 29, New Previews Posted for Alternative Civil War, New 15mm Houses from Tabletop-Art, New Drunk Goblin Guard from Rebel Minis, and Ludus Magnus Studios announced their relaunch date for Nova Aetas.

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Snippets for your Wednesday

Hopefully all our readers up in the North East are safe and warm.
Well, if you’re snowed in (or even if you’re not, I guess), here’s a selection of some of the shorter stories we’ve come across the past couple days.

We’ve got: 2nd Special Edition Dragon Head Challenge Coin Kickstarter, RN Estudio’s 2nd Master Series Mini release: Alice, Tabletop-Art Previews Meteoric Surface Bases, Assault on the Unknown Cover Revealed, Kabuki Models previews First Knight renders, MiniWorlds: New Pictures of Sepulcrum Expansion Set, Dystopian Wars Demo Event Announced for Gnome Con, New Cyborg Hills from LaserCutCard, Schrödinger’s Cats Starts in on Stretch Goals, new pedestal from Thomarillion, and new stretch goals unlocked for the Fightin’ Fungi Kickstarter.

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Tuesday Snippets

We’ve got another set of shorter news stories for you this afternoon.

These stories include: Sally 4th launches range of Fantasy Football Terrain & Accessories, The Siege of Monstral from Irrational Number Line Games released, New 10mm Sci-Fi Buildings from Brigade Models, new Drop Sled and Cargo terrain from Finger & Toe, Mayhem in Paper releases Foot Knights of Camelot sets, Archiminima Structura Castle Terrain on Kickstarter, Some new Terrain releases from Escenografia Epsilon, Corvus Corax Miniatures previews new green, the launch of the Fightin’ Fungi Kickstarter, and an announcement about the Bushido Grand Masters.

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Fightin’ Fungi Coming to Kickstarter Soon

Ganesha Games will be looking to add Fightin’ Fungi to their catalog and they’ll be looking to Kickstarter in order to make it happen. The figures could also be used in any fantasy setting game where malignant mold might mangle and murder. The game they hope to fund will be stand-alone, but be fully compatible with the Song of Blades and Heroes as well. However, there will be updated spell rules, as well as new rules for armors and weapons.

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Fight’n Fungus by Ganesha Games Coming Next Year

Ganesha Games has announced they’ll be running their first Kickstarter campaign next year. They’ll be looking to fund their Fight’n Fungus set of minis.
Hmm, mushroom people… *puts on System of a Down*

From the announcement:

Ganesha Games will be launching a Kickstarter for a new line of miniatures for their popular Song of Blades and Heroes skirmish system. This project will be funded by Kickstarter and should go live in late January.

Of Gods and Mortals blog opened

Ganesha Games has a new blog they’ve started up to support Of Gods and Mortals with supplemental material.

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From the announcement:

Ganesha Games is keeping an updated blog for Of Gods and Mortals, Andrea Sfiligoi’s rules for wargames between ancient pantheons published by Osprey Publishing in the Osprey Wargaming Series. The blog is hosted by OGAM playtester Massimo Moscarelli on: massimomoscarelli.it/ogam

New troops, special rules and tournament events will be announced

Play Unplugged’s Thrifty Wargamer – BattleSworn and Reaper Miniatures: Bones

Play Unplugged helps you game on a budget by showing off some of the more-affordable avenues into minis gaming with a look at BattleSworn and the Reaper Bones minis.

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From the article:

Tabletop miniature games can be expensive. This reality is frustrating to both beginners looking for a low-cost entry point and veterans looking for value. Our Budget Wargamer articles highlight inexpensive and exciting games and figures that provide the most bang for your buck. In this article Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini looks Ganesha Games’ BattleSworn and Reaper Miniatures’ Bones.

Swatters bug-hunting rules available from Ganesha Games

Ganesha Games has their new Swatters bug-hunting rules available over in their webshop.

From the release:

SWATTERS is an exciting, fast-playing miniatures system for simulating battles between forces of humans and aliens. Using 20 to 50 (or more) singly-based figures per player and moving them as units, two players can complete a typical scenario on a 6’x4′ table in under two hours. Every figure represents a single man, vehicle or alien. Squads move and fight as units (they are placed on spare CDs used as trays). Single models are removed as casualties.

SWATTERS is an infantry-centric game in which vehicles, gun emplacements and giant monsters play an occasional role. Combat is based on the roll of a single six-sided die for the attacking unit and one for the defending unit. The difference between the scores determines the combat outcome.
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Ganesha Games releases Drums and Shakos Large Battle- Napoleonic Divisional Level Rules

Ganesha Games gives you historicals players a new set of rules for Napoleonic battles with their Drums and Shakos Large Battle release.

From the release:

Drums & Shakos Large Battles is a set of miniatures rules for large napoleonic battles. Each player controls a Division of two or three Brigades. Designed to be played in less than three hours, its mechanics force participants to make tactical choices. Drums & Shakos Large Battles rewards good management of reserves, right deployment of artillery, and historical use of cavalry. Maneuver your Battalions and Regiments, react to your opponent’s actions, and launch the final attack at the right moment! Victory lies only a few steps away… Innovative mechanics detail the approach and contact phases of combat. Easy measuring system, limited use of counters and markers, no bookkeeping. Clear victory conditions, based on losses and penetration into enemy territory. The rules allow for reactions in the opponent’s turn: no player is ever truly inactive. Four Scenarios included. Appendix: playing at Corps or Army level. Playable in any scale, 6 to 28 mm. Divisional army lists for major powers (Austria, France, Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Spain). Simple guidelines to refight historical battles.

Rules published by Ganesha Games. Written by Sergio Laliscia, based on the award-winning “Song of Blades” engine. $16.67 USD for full color softcover and $22.40 USD for the hardcover.

Vengeance from the Grave adventure available from Ganesha Games

Ganesha Games has a new Tales of Blades and Heroes adventure for you with Vengeance From the Grave.

From the release:

Vengeance From The Grave ($3.99 pdf) is an adventure for the Tales of Blades and Heroes fantasy RPG taking place in an underground necropolis. As the characters explore old tombs and discover a villainous act that went unpunished 100 years before, what begun as a dungeon crawl turns into a revenge story.

Vengeance From The Grave includes full game stats for new monsters, magic items and ready-to-run NPCs. It can be easily inserted into any high-fantasy campaign. It has enough material for 5-6 play sessions.

Suitable for 3 to 6 heroes, each built on 50 to 60 points. 21 pages PDF plus frontispiece, covers and a page for GM’s notes.

A paperback version will soon be available.

Ganesha Games releases Operation Squad: WWII

Ganesha Games has released their Operation Squad: WWII rules on their website. Go check ’em out.

From the announcement:

Ganesha Games is now selling for $9,5 the English language, 48 page PDF of the Operation Squad WWII skirmish rules for 20 or 28 mm miniatures written by Massimo Torriani and Valentino del Castello.

A simple and intuitive game system for heroic infantry battles. A total of 12 Army lists covering AMERICANS, BRITISH, RUSSIANS and GERMANS, from the RED DEVILS to the FALLSCHIRMJÄGER, from the RANGERS to the COMMANDOS.

Weapons have been given a point value.

The whole system is based on addition or subtraction of 6-sided dice to minimize the use of tables.

The book includes 5 scenarios (RECON, OCCUPATION, CONQUEST, SAVING WOUNDED COMPANIONS and RECOVERING TOP-SECRET DOCUMENTS).

The download includes a full-color and an inksaving version of the rulebook with page backgrounds removed.

This is a stand-alone, original game system similar to other games by Massimo Torriani and does NOT use the Ganesha “Song of..” system.

Additional army lists will soon be published as free PDFs

Talespinner magazine from Ganesha Games available

Talespinner is a new gaming magazine based around the Ganesha Games systems. Check it out.

From them to you:

Talespinner is a magazine dedicated to roleplaying games published by Ganesha Games (Tales of Blades and Heroes, Familiars RPG). Playable materials are double-statted for Labyrinth Lord ™ so they can be used by players of “Old School” games. In this issue:

Three short adventures (“The Crystal Heart”, “Knock on Wood”, and “The Crumbling Tower”, all for low-power player-characters);
Swimming Rules for TBH;
New character types for Familiars RPG;
Monster Menagerie: Swamp Trolls (for TBH and LL);
The Martial Artist archetype for TBH;
Sneak Peek: Heroes of the Tales (TBH supplement);
Alternative Initiative rules for TBH;
Errata;
Submission guidelines.

46 black-and-white pages. Available in PDF for $4.99 USD from ganeshagames.net here link and soon from all major PDF vendors. Available in print for $8.99 USD as a perfect bound, 6×9 trade format book from Lulu

Updated Warband builder for Song of Arthur and Merlin from Ganesha Games

Ganesha Games makes it easier to keep track of your warbands for Song of Arthur and Merlin with an updated Warband Builder that’s now available on their website.

From the release:

The free warband builder for the stand alone version of Song of Arthur and Merlin is now available on our site.

Song of Arthur and Merlin is a skirmish level Arthurian miniatures game which may be played in any scale using any figures. It is based on the popular Song of Blades and Heroes rules. Three versions of the Arthurian myth are provided (historical, Hollywood, and Welsh legend).

Towercap games and Ganesha Games publish Firebrand

Ganesha Games is publishing the new minis game Firebrand by Towercap Games. Have a look at this new game.

From the announcement:

Firebrand is a Song of Blades-based fantasy wargame created by Towercap Games of Melbourne, Australia. $9.99 USD for the 50 pg pdf (no print option at the moment). Distributed by Ganesha Games.

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Song of Drums and Shakos Napoleonic rules available on the Kindle

Ganesha Games now has their Song of Drums and Shakos rules for Napoleonic skirmish battles available for the Kindle.

From them to you:

A fully indexed, ebook version (formatted for the Amazon Kindle- it won’t work on other readers) of our award-winning Song of Drums and Shakos Napoleonic skirmish rules is now available on the Amazon Kindle store. The text has been slightly revised but this is not a new version of the rules.

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Ganesha Games releases Kindle version of Tales of Beasts and Perils

Ganesha Games now has a Kindle version of their Tales of Beasts and Perils, Volume 1 available over on Amazon.

Ganesha Games just released the Kindle version of Tales of Beasts and Perils Volume One, GM’s book for their fantasy RPG Tales of Blades and Heroes, for $8.

Become a creator of worlds!
Tales of Beasts and Perils is a gamemaster’s guide to writing and running adventures for the Tales of Blades and Heroes fantasy roleplaying game. It includes rules and guidelines for:
Secret Knowledge rolls;
Timing and pacing an adventure;
Rewarding players with experience, Hero points and loot;
Magic Items;
Dangers of the world, including traps, poison, disease, falling damage, curses, slimes, jellies, molds, fear, and encounters with dangerous beasts and humanoids;
New special rules to create monsters;
Monsters and Foes, including detailed profiles for unicorns, dark unicorns, dragons, iron devourers, giant spiders, chimeras, Coroimba savages, Undead, and humanoids;
Guidelines for balancing encounters;
Sample special rules for typical fantasy races; and
a point cost summary of all the abilities featured in Tales of Blades and Heroes and Tales of Beasts and Perils.

Ganesha Games posts up Ghost Rangers

Ganesha Games has a new supplement for their Fear and Faith minis game, Ghost Rangers.
And yes, you should have a certain theme song running through your head right now. It’s only natural.

From the release:

Ghostrangers is a ghost hunting campaign sourcebook for Fear and Faith, the horror skirmish miniatures game by Ganesha Games.

Do you hear strange noises in the middle of the night?
Do strange lights emanate from your fridge or other household appliance?
Do you or any of your family believe in ghosts?
Then call the Ghost Rangers on 1800-GHOSTRANGERS
No ghost or spectral occurrence too small!

Ghost Rangers is a complete mini-campaign for ghost-Hunting with your tongues firmly plainted in your cheeks. It introduces new equipment, characters and new exciting scenarios. 32 pages, $8 pdf.

Tales of Blades and Heroes now available for Kindle

Tales of Blades and Heroes can now be downloaded as an ebook for Kindle.

From the announcement:

Look for Tales of Blades and Heroes in the Amazon Kindle store. Price varies based on local taxes and currency exchange (approximately $8 USD). This is NOT a PDF — it is the Kindle version of a 56 page rulebook, optimized for the Kindle (not the Kindle fire).
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Ganesha Games now has Kindle version of Flying Lead

Ganesha Games has a new Kindle version of their Flying Lead gaming rules. Go check ’em out! It’s available on Amazon.

From the copy:

For $7.99 USD, Ganesha Games has made Rich Jones’ Flying Lead – modern skirmish rules available on the Amazon Kindle. This version is optimized for the Kindle’s e-ink screen and has reflowable text and limited graphics. It is our first experiment in using Amazon’s digital distribution platform for ebooks. Soon we will also have a Kindle version of our fantasy RPG Tales of Blades and Heroes.

Flying Lead is a set of miniatures rules for any scale, for small skirmishes playable in one hour with 5 to 15 models per side, based on the popular Song of Blades system. It has rules for the (occasional) use of vehicles. It covers any period from WW1 to the near future. With some work, the vehicle rules may be used to represent battle armor and small mechas.

Rosters of many periods are included, and on the Ganesha site you can find free point-allocation builders to create your own troops or modify the ones in the book.

The text of this ebook is NOT a new edition — it is identical to the 2009 PDF/Print release.

Ganesha Games releases Tales of Blades and Heroes RPG

Ganesha Games releases the Tales of Blades and Heroes RPG.

From the announcement:

Tales of Blades and Heroes is a fast-playing, uncomplicated set of fantasy rpg rules based on the origins-nominated song of blades and heroes miniature rules. Its key features are:
Minimal bookkeeping;
A character sheet that fits on a 3×5” index card;
D6 based skill and action system;
Simple enough for newcomers, yet sophisticated enough to satisfy expert players;
No classes or levels: create any character with a point system;
Combat is based on a single d6 roll and damage tables: play faster, meaningful battles where your tactical decisions matter;
Play with miniatures, counters or paper figures;
Online support via the song of blades yahoo group and an active community of players and creators;
Story and character-based rewards: gain experience for being imaginative and playing in character;
No spells to memorize: the freeform magic system encourages ingenuity and lets you create any magical effects through the combination of power words.

Note: this book has all you need to begin playing, but we are working on a GM’s book, Tales of Beasts and Perils.

Ganesha Games “Drums and Shakos Large Battles” at Saber’s Edge

Ganesha Games Drums and Shakos Large Battles is available at Saber’s Edge:

From their post:

Each player controls a division of two or three brigades.

Designed to be played in less than three hours, its mechanics force participants to make tactical choices. Drums & Shakos Large Battles rewards good management of reserves, right deployment of artillery, and historical use of cavalry.

Maneuver your battalions and regiments, react to your opponent’s actions, and launch the final attack at the right moment! Victory lies only a few steps away…

– Innovative mechanics detail the approach and contact phases of combat
– Easy measuring system, very limited use of counters and markers, no bookkeeping
– Clear victory conditions, based on losses and penetration into enemy territory
– The rules allow for reactions in the opponent’s turn: no player is ever truly inactive
– Four Scenarios included
– Appendix: playing at Corps or Army level
– Playable in any scale, 6 to 28mm
– Divisional army lists for major powers (Austria, France, Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Spain)
– Simple guidelines to refight historical battles

$8.00 USD – PDF

Ganesha Games Releases Drums and Shakos Large Battles PDF

Ganesha Games announces Drums and Shakos Large Battles English PDF available NOW. Includes full color version , quick reference sheet, hi-rez covers, and inksaving version:

From their website:

44 pages plus covers for $8.

As usual, please let us know if you spot typos or weird formatting before we print the book. It has been professionally edited but mistakes always seem to crop up in the last minute edits….

“THE TROOPS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED.
YOUR ORDERS, SIR?”

Drums & Shakos Large Battles is a set of miniatures rules for large napoleonic battles. Each player controls a Division of two or three Brigades.

Designed to be played in less than three hours, its mechanics force participants to make tactical choices. Drums & Shakos Large Battles rewards good management of reserves, right deployment of artillery, and historical use of cavalry. Maneuver your Battalions and Regiments, react to your opponent’s actions, and launch the final attack at the right moment! Victory lies only a few steps away…

Innovative mechanics detail the approach and contact phases of combat. Easy measuring system, very limited use of counters and markers, no bookkeeping. Clear victory conditions, based on losses and penetration into enemy territory.
The rules allow for reactions in the opponent’s turn: no player is ever truly inactive. Four Scenarios included.
Appendix: playing at Corps or Army level. Playable in any scale, 6 to 28 mm. Divisional army lists for major powers (Austria, France, Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Spain). Simple guidelines to refight historical battles.

Ganesha Games Drums and Shakos Large Battles (Italian language) PDF available

Ganesha Games posts Sergio Laliscia’s Drums and Shakos Large Battles is available IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE ONLY on their site:

From their website:

The English version will be with the editor soon and as soon as we get it back from him, we’ll make it available. Many thanks to all the valiant playtesters who have played the rules during the (very long– over three years in the making!) design process.

42 full color pages, it includes 4 scenarios. Any scale, any basing system, divisional level (with an appendix to play it at corps level).

The download includes an inksaving version. $8 pdf. More details when the English version is available.

Ganesha Games launches new website

Ganesha Games has launched their new website.

From their announcement:

We are launching our new site with an integrated shopping cart. Some areas of the site are still work in progress (the online warband builders will return soon! and yes, we know the welcome message is blank…). We’d appreciate comments from our customers and friends.
Please download some free product, sign up (if you bought products in the past, or plan to buy any in the future), use the contact form… your comments will be much appreciated.

As you can see, we do not sell only our products but also a selection of fine magazines (in PDF form) and other PDF games.

New edition of Song of Arthur and Merlin available

Song of Arthur and Merlin coverGanesha Games have released a new edition of the Song of Arthur and Merlin fantasy rules.

From their announcement:

Song of Arthur and Merlin is a stand alone miniatures ruleset based on the Song of Blades engine. Written by Arthurian expert Daniel Mersey, this book includes:

  • Three versions of the Arthurian story: Hollywood’s knights in shining armor, the gritty hero of Welsh legend, and a historical world stripped of all magic and monsters.
  • scenarios and campaigns for Arthurian games
  • knights, magicians and creatures from British folklore, historical Britons and their Saxon, Pictish, and Irish enemies.
  • 38 magic items.
  • 19 warband advances.
  • New special rules, optional rules for large warbands.

Print version available from lulu for $15: PDF version available straight from GG.

PDF version will soon be available here on 6sided and also on all the fine vendors that carry our products.

If you purchased a previous version and kept the paypal transaction, you are entitled to a free PDF of the new book, so please drop me a note or use the contact form on our site.