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Great Escape Games has a new Undertaker's Shop as well as some new furniture sets available over in their shop.
I'd have to put a sign on mine that says "Rigor O'Mortis, the Smiling Undertaker."
Name that cartoon.



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From the announcement:

Brand new for the Dead Man's Hand range of pre-painted buildings is the Undertaker's.

This is the most extravagant DMH building to date. The building pictured has had nothing added except for the PVA/wood glue used during construction of the kit. This corner building comes with sub base C and its boardwalk decking enabling it to fit seamlessly along the boardwalk on ‘the corner of main street. These bases may be modelled into a gaming board permanently, allowing you to create a realistically modelled gaming area but still allowing flexibility with the placement of buildings.
As a feature building with large shop windows it also has glass (acetate) shop windows with painted advertising of his trade. All doors (exterior and internal) are pin hinged and this building has an internal staircase.

Also released is the range of pre-painted furniture sets for various wargaming periods. 4Ground's pre-painted "Furniture and Belongings" are particularly useful when giving your buildings that lived in (or once lived in) look. These items may be used as furnishings or improvised barricades; streets and Western buildings look so much more appealing with furniture and belongings strategically placed! This range will grow and they are usable for many different periods.

It's not "dolls' house" stuff as long as you have armed men in close proximity...


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Great Escape Games will be at Crisis in Antwerp this weekend. Will you be able to stop by and say hello?
I wish I was going.



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From the announcement:

We will be at Crisis in Antwerp on November 2nd with the following:
• Dead Man's Hand rules, figures and pre-painted buildings
• Rules of Engagement rules and 28mm figures
• Die Waffenkammer and Company B 1/56 scale WW2 tanks and decals
• Clash of Empires inc. the new Kingdom of Heaven source book (we have only a handful of the free Saladin figure left)
• Mininatur/Silflor Tufts
From the North Star figure ranges:
• In Her Majesty's Name
• Of Gods and Mortals
• Muskets & Tomahawks
• North Star Africa
• North Star 1672

We will also have the very lovely 28mm Crimean War range from Great War Miniatures.
Please pre-order by Thursday 31st. Cash only at the show, Euros or Sterling.


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Great Escape Games has released their Kingdom of Heaven sourcebook for Clash of Empires. Gamers who order early get a free Saladin miniature.



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From the release:

Kingdom of Heaven is the third source book for Clash of Empires™, charting the era of the Crusades. The 136 page hardback book is split into three parts each focussing on a specific time period and series of battles and combatants, plus superbly painted miniatures, covering more than 40 army lists including variants.

The first 150 copies sold will receive a free Saladin miniature


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Great Escape Games helps enhance your gaming with four new terrain pieces for Dead Man's Hand.



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From the release:

Loads of new stuff in the store recently, with a new wave of 4Ground/Dead Man's Hand buildings including these lovely part-constructed ones:

Plenty of additional scenery is available with the 4Ground Yard and Livestock fencing and resin furniture from Frontline Wargaming.

Lastly, we have the Dead Man's Hand Wagon kit which includes horses, yoke and driver for the 4Ground General Purpose Wagon.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details of some more great stuff coming later in the month.


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Great Escape Games is now taking down names of those of you gamer that want their Kingdom of Heaven source book for the Clash of Empires system as soon as it's available.



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From the announcement:

Kingdom of Heaven is the third source book for Clash of Empires™, charting the era of the Crusades. The 136 page book is split into three parts each focussing on a specific time period and series of battles and combatants, plus superbly painted miniatures, covering more than 40 army lists including variants.
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Great Escape Games has their new Armed Citizens available for Dead Man's Hand.



From the release:

Out now from Great Escape Games for the Dean Man's Hand range. Sculpted by Steve Saleh.

Dead Man's Hand can be a deadly place – some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out of the way, others pick up a gun and get involved. Whether helping out the local sheriff or looking to fill their own pockets, each person in Dead Man's Hand has their own reasons to be armed.

More pics on the website.
Miniatures come unpainted. 28mm.


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Great Escape Games has added to their Dead Man's Hand line with the release of new Armed Citizens.



From the release:

Dead Man's Hand can be a deadly place, some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out of the way, others pick up a gun and get involved. Whether helping out the local sheriff or looking to fill their own pockets each person in Dead Man's Hand has their own reasons to be armed.

Set of eight 28mm miniatures including bases. Released August 12, 2013. Available for pre-order now priced £20.


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Great Escape Games gives you some more Western-themed terrain options with their new Marshal's and Sheriff's Offices piece.



From the release:

The Marshal's is one-storey and costs £24, the Sheriff's is two-storey, includes boardwalk sections, and is £48. Both are 28mm scale.
Miniatures are shown for scale only and are not included.

All photos pictured are exactly as they come out of the pack; external doors work, all internal jail doors work, multiple sign options are included, wanted posters come in the instruction sheet, stone sections can be removed from the jail.


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Great Escape Games has a new gallows terrain piece available over in their webshop.
Your little mans Tuco better hope you also have a little mans Blondie on-hand.



From the release:

Pre-painted, 28mm scale, includes rope, the trap doors even work! Only £13.


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Great Escape Games helps you make your bases stand out with the release of new basing packs in their webstore.



From the announcement:

We have nearly 130 different Mininatur basing packs in the webshop. New in are two-colour grass strips, more blossom strips, dead ivy, and more two-colour grass tufts. Treat your bases with a bit of love and go to basing section to see the whole range.

Standard packs come in strips with a size of approx 31 x 4.5cm. By combining a couple of packs of tufts of complimentary colours and, possibly, different sizes, plus another pack to contrast your first selections (such as flowers or blossom), you can really enhance the look of your bases beyond what static grass can do. Three packs should provide plenty of material to complete a decent sized army.

Thanks for looking.


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Great Escape Games created a new starter bundle deal to get you playing Dead Man's Hand as quickly and easily as possible.
Mount up, men! We'll head 'em off at the pass!



From the announcement:

Dead Man's Hand has been going great guns and we have a great new offer for those of you wanting to get into 28mm Old West skirmish gaming.

The offer includes the following:

One of each of the five 4Ground/DMH pre-painted buildings.
Dead Man's Hand rule book and card deck.
Two gangs of your choice.
DMH markers and dice.
Pre-painted Thunderbox toilets, Pre-painted timber outhouse.
Option to add a second DMH rule book and marker set.
Post free worldwide!


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Great Escape Games has only one week left on their Dead Man's Hand Old West Building deal.



From the announcement:

The offer on the Dead Man's Hand/4Ground pre-painted Old West building set ends on the 26th of May.

28mm scale.


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Great Escape Games wants to make sure your games of Dead Man's Hand look as good as they can, so they're offering new pre-painted Old West buildings over on their website.



From the announcement:

The DEAD MAN'S HAND range of 28mm buildings is not available in the Great Escape Games webshop. Designed and produced by 4Ground, these buildings are the best that you can buy.
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Great Escape Games updated their downloads page for Dead Man's Hand with some new content.



From the update:

We are busy updating the DMH section of the website and loading downloads, figure pictures, extra scenes and more.

On the downloads page there are sample pages from the book, DMH markers and the quick reference sheet, in metric and also in good, old 19th century imperial measurements.

Go take a looksie.


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Great Escape Games is going to be at Salute next weekend and they're bringing Dead Man's Hand with them.



Fro the announcement:

We're on stand TF14 – salute.co.uk – and will have the miniature range, rule book, markers and the new 4Ground Old West buildings for DEAD MAN'S HAND. We'll have the following for DMH at Salute:

DMH rules and card deck £20 GBP
Lawmen £20 GBP
Outlaws £20 GBP
Desperados £20 GBP
Cowboys £20 GBP
DMH Markers £8 GBP
DMH Buildings prices tba

If you want to have a good look at how the DEAD MAN'S HAND rules work, we will have a demo game there to accommodate single players or groups of up to 4. It takes just a few minutes to pick up the rules and about 15 to play through a whole scene (scenario).


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Great Escape Games added two more box sets to their Dead Man's Hand collection: Cowboys and Desperados.



From the update:

We have the other two gangs - Desperados and Cowboys - to join the Lawmen and Outlaws in the webshop. All sets are priced £20 and contains gang rules card, bases and seven 28mm metal figures sculpted by Steve Saleh.

The Dead Man's Hand range is release on April 20th at Salute and is ready to pre-order now. Still to follow are the precision cut, pre-painted MDF buildings to accompany the range.

Go and check out the website for detailed insights into DMH, also get the upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated and current issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy for in-depth stuff about Dead Man's Hand.


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Great Escape Games has released the Red Star Coven models over in their webshop.



From the release:

We've just released Red Star Coven miniatures on our website. This nascent range of super-fine resin figures has three lovely, gribbly beasties available, a South American Coatl Dragon, Sabre-toothed Cereberus and Spiny Death Worm. Go and take a look!

They are scaled to 28mm miniatures. The Coatl stands at approximately 250mm from base to top of wing. Straightened, the body would measure about 350mm from head to tail! In 28mm scale that equates to about 75 ft (over 22m) long!


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Great Escape Games has started taking down names of those that want their Dead Man's Hand Lawmen and Outlaws minis sets as soon as they're available. Be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they hit the streets.



From the announcement:

The Lawmen and Outlaw gang are now ready for pre-order. Each set consists of 7 metal 28mm models, gang rules card and bases sculpted by Steve Saleh.

Release date is April 20th and we will be shipping pre-orders prior to the release date. Desperado and Cowboy gang pre-release details expected in the next 2 weeks; these sets are also released April 20th.

The DEAD MAN's HAND game is also available to order. As with the figures, it is released on April 20th but will ship prior to the release date.


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Great Escape Games has started taking names of people who want their Dead Man's Hand game as soon as it's available. Be the first gamer on your block with it when it's released.



From the announcement:

Pre-order it now priced £20 from the Great Escape Games webstore. Details for pre-ordering the Lawmen and Outlaws will follow soon, followed later by DMH counters, Cowboys, Desperados and pre-painted buildings.

Dead Man’s Hand is the Old West skirmish game out in April, 2013. It’s a range of Old West goodies including rules, 28mm miniatures and pre-painted MDF buildings.


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Great Escape Games continues their previews for Dead Man's Hand with a look at the rules for shooting.



From the preview:

More news on DEAD MAN'S HAND, the Old West skirmish game out this April.

The new issue of the DMH Chronicle looks at Shootin'.

Pre-order details out soon.


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Dead Man's Hand has some news about upcoming rulebooks, miniatures and even pre-painted terrain in their latest update.



From the announcement:

The Dead Man's Hand rule book, and its accompanying range of 28mm miniatures and pre-painted buildings, is out in April 2013.

The next newsletter, Dead Man's Hand Chronicle, is up on our website on Monday, 25th February.


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Great Escape Games has posted up issue #1 of their Dead Man's Hand Chronicles webzine online for your reading pleasure.



In this inaugural issue:

The first instalment of the Dead Man's Hand Chronicle, a weekly series leading up to the release which outlines what the Dead Man's Hand game is about is on the GEG site now. Later issues focus on specific game rules, miniatures, and the range of pre-painted MDF buildings for this Old West skirmish game.


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Great Escape Games put up this little teaser photo for a new Western-style skirmish game they're working on called Dead Man's Hand. More info coming next week.



From the tease:

Coming Soon, DEAD MAN'S HAND. Keep visiting the Great Escape Games website, our facebook page – link – and TMP as we will have the first batch of tidbits about the new Old West skirmish game and the accompanying range of models and buildings. Next news is on Monday, 11 February


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Great Escape Games gives you more of what most WWII enthusiasts want more of: Tanks.



From them to you:

We've added the Sherman Mk V, Cromwell and four Valentines to the webstore.


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Great Escape Games gives your bases and terrain some life with new basing material available now.



From the release:

Loads more Mininatur/Silflor items have been added to the Great Escape Games webstore this weekend, and there will be even more to come soon!

The shop's Basing/Terrain section now has over 60 items in the following Mininatur categories:

Short Tufts
Long Tufts
Extra Long Tufts
Tufts with Leaves/Weeds
Tufts with Blossom
Two colour Tufts
Flowers
Leaf Foliage
Moss Pads
Strips (Blossom and Flower strips)


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