Meridian Miniatures Summer Sale Happening Now

With how hot it is, I know I’m not really interested in running around outside. So spending my time inside, tinkering with minis seems like the best bet to beat the summer heat. Meridian Miniatures is certainly here to help with that, too, as they’ve got their Summer Sale happening now.
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Midweek Snippets

I hope you’re making it through the week just fine.
Mine’s hit a bit of a bumpy road, as I’m typing this from the mechanic’s. Thankfully, they have free wifi. Seems Bitey, my car, isn’t feeling so good and so he’s getting a checkup.
So yeah, hopefully your week is going better than mine. But what’s keeping me going is some gaming news, such as the bite-sized stories we’ve got for you now.

In this batch we have: New s-300 missile available for BallisticAces from BattleGateGames, Klukva Miniatures Releases Two New Busts, Purgatory’s Second Model WIP Posted, Baueda new 15mm Gallic Cavalry On Indiegogo, PMD Games is launching their first Kickstarter on October 5th, Microshoggoth slimes into Tooth & Sword, and Draccus promo available for purchase from iello.

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Meridian Miniatures Launches Terramortis Kickstarter

Many of you dear readers probably play a game set in the far-off future that’s full of conflict (so much conflict, it seems that it’s all there is!). Some of you have armies that use miniatures that look really close to the minis your friend might use for their army, since both factions draw from the same pool of figures. So how does one get their army to stand out? Well, Meridian Miniatures can help you out. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign going for Terramortis, their new “dark and gritty” sci-fi minis line.
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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, 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

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Steampunk Militia from Meridian Miniatures arrive on Kickstarter

Steampunk is a rather popular setting. That Jules Verne-inspired bit of Victorian-era look with … well… gears. Though more than just gears, but a whole aesthetic of technology that seems like it could potentially work if you just gave it some more steam. Well, Meridian Miniatures is running a Kickstarter campaign for some new Steampunk Militia miniatures.
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Midweek Snippets

The work week rolls on. I’m once more in my Wednesday attire (Kansas State Baseball practice jersey over SIUE t-shirt), which is appropriate, seeing as it is Wednesday. With any luck, your week is going by nicely. Here at the office we’re looking to play some Age of Sigmar this afternoon. It’ll be our first time playing. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know how it went later in the week.

But at the moment, we’ve got a batch of bite-sized stories to give you.

This bundle includes: Age of Sigmar Points Calculator & Patch from One Page Rules, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Abyssal Dwarves and Vampire Counts added to Army Throne from Warthrone, New miniature by Brother Vinni: “Project Limes” Commander, Another World Indiegogo campaign: Stretch Goal Unlocked, War Mage Games to launch their Tournament & Transport Solution this week, Cibo’s Little Dudes Historical Miniatures, Interdimensional horrors invade Meridian Miniatures, Ancient Machinery 30mm and 40mm Round-Lip Bases Available from Tabletop-Art, Titan-forge new Ghostbikes, Celestial Knight preorder from Kabuki Models, and Syrinscape Now Compatible with iPhone and Android Phone.

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Mid-Week Snippets

The work week rolls on. We’ve made it halfway through. Just another couple days and we’ll be blissfully back into the weekend. For some of you, that weekend will include San Diego Comic Con. I… will not be there. That’s probably a good thing. I doubt I’d do well in July in California with what feels like a hundred billion other people all crammed into one place.

Anyway, that aside, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for you.

Today we have: Gods and Monsters previews Herald of Moros art and 3D render, Star Crush Starship Miniatures on Kickstarter, BTR Innovations Let’s Play Dice on Kickstarter, The Shattered Crown previews Stag Rider sculpt, Atlantis Miniatures Live on Kickstarter, Meridian Miniatures unleash Chibi Zombies, Syrinscape Releases New Dragon’s Demand Soundscapes and more, Zombie Dice is back from Steve Jackson Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Freeblades Specialty Tiered Dice sets added to Kickstarter rewards.

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TGN Sunday Edition

It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, communication is key.
Also, Fighters hate having to make Will saves.

But that’s as may be. We’ve collected some bite-sized stories over the past couple days and present them to you now.

In this batch we have: A couple more sets of The Fiver, New 2mm Roman Buildings from Brigade Models, Meridian Miniatures release Chibi Hippogryph for Tooth & Sword, Old Dominion GameWorks posts Post Captain Master index pt 1, Universal Adventures Celestial Invocations Now Available, and Stag Rider unveiled for The Shattered Crown.

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Friday Snippets

We’ve made it through another week. *throws a party*
It seems to be the general consensus that this week “took forever.” Has that been the case for you?
Anyway, that’s all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?

We’ve also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.

This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps – Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.

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Meridian Miniatures launches Website

Meridian Miniatures has a website of their very own to call home. For those of you that are averse to Facebook (I know there are a few of my readers that don’t like it), you can now check out their miniatures. They’ve got their Steam & Aether and Tooth & Sword sets up to check out. Terramortis will be coming soon.


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Unlocks and New Rules from Meridian Miniatures

Meridian Miniatures has unlocked their Divers over in their Interdimensional Bestiary Kickstarter campaign. Along with that, they’ve posted up the preview rules for William Scorsby III.


From the campaign:

Great stuff everyone, lot’s of backers over night too, welcome aboard you guys!

The divers are now unlocked as add ons for £10. As they’re not freebies anyone can add them to their pledge, just go to “manage my pledge” and add multiples of £10 per five man pack that you’d like.

These figures are extensive reworks of my original Steam punk infantry models (including one pose that never made it to production!) and will never be cast again after the campaign so this is the only way that you’ll be able to buy them. If you think that your friends might want them then please let them know.

Thanks again everyone!

Aequatherium rules and backstory for “Steam & Aether”

Meridian Miniatures has posted up the fluff for and the rules to use their Aequatherium monster (from their current Kickstarter) in their Steam & Aether game.


From the update:

Steam & Aether is a rule set and game setting that I developed with the assistance of Mark Latham last year during and following my successful Staempunk army KS campaign.

Meridian Miniatures launches Interdimensional Bestiary Kickstarter

Meridian Miniatures has a Kickstarter campaign underway for their Interdimensional Bestiary.

Interdimensional Bestiary


From the campaign:

With this, my second project in the world of Steam & Aether, I invite you to contribute towards the moulding and casting of a monstrous 28mm scaled creature and more!

The first monster that I have chosen to create is this horrifically tentacled maritime mass, dubbed “Aequatherium Magnus”, of the many concepts and sketches that I have compliled I felt that it was the most versatile in that it has plenty of scope for use outside of the Steam & Aether setting. I can imagine it being used in plenty of other sci fi/fantasy/mythos games.

Postcards add-on from Meridian Miniatures

Meridian Miniatures is in their last couple days on Kickstarter. They’ve added postcard add-ons to the campaign.



From the campaign:

Hi everyone, I trust we’ve all had a nice weekend. I’ve been in the woods all day but not spotted any sword wielding critters!

I’m pleased to say that I’ve had the lay.out for the postcard set back and thy’re ready to include as an add-on.

Meridian Miniatures adds stickers to Tooth & Sword Kickstarter

Meridian Miniatures made it through their Stickers stretch goal for their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.

Tooth and Sword


From the campaign:

Ok, the total is adjusted due to a backer pledging too much but we are happily still over the £3.5k stretch goal!

Every single person that has backed the project will be getting these included with their rewards, size will be A5 or less, perfect for applying to you questing pack or sword scabbard 😉

The Good Guys all painted up

Meridian Miniatures has posted up the painted version of the Good Guys for their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.

the Good Guys


From the update:

I’m very pleased today to be able to show you the first figures that I’ve had painted for the range.

Here we’ve got “The Good Guys” expertly painted by the very talented Roy “Duff” Duffy. He’s done a great job of turning them around so quickly and would you believe these are his first chibi style figures! You can find more of Roy’s work

Meridian Miniatures adds art prints to Tooth & Sword

Meridian Miniatures added new art prints to their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.
They’ve reached their funding goal, so it’s just seeing how many stretch goals they can make it through now.


From the update:

Honoel Has done a fantastic job of bringing out the character of these critters! I am offering these as high quality A3 prints to anyone that would like to add them on to their pledge, this isn’t something that I’m really going to be making profit on, as the postage costs are unfortunately high but I can’t not offer them as I’m so happy with the artwork and I’m sure a few of you are going to really enjoy having them up on the wall of your gaming room!

If you would like an A3 art print and you are in the UK then just add on £10 for EACH print (lion/mouse or wolf/bat) that you would like. If you are in the rest of the world then please add £14 for EACH print that you would like. These will ship separately to the rest of your pledge and the rates for international postage are especially high for postal tubes, I’ll have the postcard set ready to show by the weekend for you if you want a pocket sized art fix instead!

One more thing that I forgot to say this morning is thanks to our second “custom adventurer” pledge, another lucky lady will be getting their very own character!

Tooth & Sword Hippogryph added, metal masters to show

Meridian Miniatures has added their Hippogryph to their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign. Plus, they’re showing off the metal masters for the first set of figures.


From the campaign:

The figure stands an just short of impressive but sensible 60mm tall and will be cast in 3 separate resin pieces. This fearsome fellow will be eating up quite a chunk of mould rubber and be a substantial centrepiece for your games or collection therefore I have put a price of £12 per figure for him with an additional £2 for international postage for those pledging solely for him.

If you would like to add him on to your pledge then go to ” manage my pledge” and adjust your total by £12, no need to add extra postage if you’re already down for other models.

Tooth & Sword unlocks Neutrals

Meridian Miniatures has talked with their spin caster and unlocked the Neutrals set for their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.

Tooth and Sword


From the campaign:

Hi everyone.

Today I had a good chat about my options for moulding the Neutrals in addition the the Good Guys and the Wicked ones while staying inside of the original £3000 goal. The good news is there’s an easy way to do it! Each mould can hold 3 sets of 4 figures so I was planning on having 2 moulds each containing 3 of each set and adding another when the neutrals were unlocked. I can however put in uneven multiples of each set in ratio to whatever the surveys come back with. This will allow me to mould all three sets within budget!

Meridian Miniatures updates Tooth & Sword with new preview

Meridian Miniatures is showing off the 3rd Neutral for their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.
Plus, they have news about possibly adding them to the base goal for the campaign.

Neutrals 3


From the campaign:

Yesterday’s bunny went down well and just as it seems KS is suddenly short of chibi bunnies…

Today we have the Pug fighter! A real asset to any adventuring party that might roam in dangerous woods and ruins!

Now, the tentative news I have is that I will be giving the moulding company a call tomorrow and having a chat about changing the mould configuration to let me unlock the neutrals whilst still remaining viable within the £3000 goal. I posted the masters off to them “next day” today so they can look the options over (they already have the Good Guys). If it works out I will be adding new pledge levels so that you can all get the full set should you want them.

so, more to come tomorrow.

Rabbit Illusionist previewd for Tooth & Sword

Meridian Miniatureso posted up a preview of the second Neutral for their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign. It’s the Rabbit Illusionist.
Though, I guess that could just be an illusion.

Neutrals 2


From the post:

Today I have a rabbit illusionist for you. She’s ready to outwit and beguile any adversaries you might encounter. I’ve also spent more time working on an add on figure and more today, so I’ll have something else to share very soon.

Thanks all.

First Neutral previewed for Tooth & Sword

Meridian Miniatures has posted the first Neutrals mini over in their Tooth & Sword Kickstarter campaign.



From the update:

He’s a Mouse city guard, he could be employed as a fighter or mercenary in many a situation I’m sure. It would be in my best interest in mould costs to keep these neutral figures held back until we reach £4000 so I’ll be revealing them as the days pass to drum up further interest.

I’m also working on a couple of “add on” models but they’ll probably be staying under wraps until they’re ready to show.

I might get chance to pop by and comment over the weekend from time to time but otherwise I’ll wish you a good one!

Cheers, Andrew.

Meridian Miniatures launches Tooth & Sword Kickstarter

Meridian Miniatures has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Tooth & Sword, their new chibi line of anthropomorphic animals.

tooth and Sword


From the campaign:

With my new line of “Tooth & Sword” Chibi adventure miniatures I’m seeking to expand what Meridian Miniatures will have to offer the gaming community. I’ve had a lot of fun learning to sculpt in this style, it providing a perfect counterpoint to my “Steam & Aether” range in both technique and mood. I’ve have a great deal of enjoyment developing this menagerie of adventuring animals and now the time has come to unleash them. I’ve sought to cover a fairly wide spectrum of adventuring classes and animal species, something that proved quite challenging when I came to combining the two factors! The first eight figures that I’d like to make available are very loosely grouped as “lawful” and well, less than lawful but they needn’t be played that way by RPGers or wargamers! These fun looking figures should inspire imaginative players to create their own player characters and fantasy skirmishers alike. With several companies now producing figures in the Chibi style I feel that players have the opportunity to create their own immersive game play with a wide range of figures. With this in mind I’ve set out to bring my own unique animal adventurers to life, they can easily slot into place in your favourite fantasy world and will become part of my own “Tooth & Sword” players resource setting. I’ve come to Kickstarter as I’ve built up quite a range of characters to produce and need to raise funds to cover the moulding costs, artwork and game resource development. With your funding I can get the figures into production and onto your tabletop quickly and in one wave rather than in dribs and drabs over a year or more. Should the figures prove highly successful I’ll be able to produce even more goodies to say thanks to you all.

Meridian Miniatures preview “Tooth & Sword” range

Meridian Miniatures has announced a new line of miniatures they’re calling the “Tooth & Sword” line. The first mini green is posted, the Gerbil Adventurer.

Gerbil Adventurer


From the post:

This is the first figure from my coming line of “Tooth & Sword” Chibi adventure miniatures.

I’ve had a lot of fun learning to sculpt in this style, it providing a perfect counterpoint to my “Steam & Aether” range in both technique and mood and I’ve have a great deal of fun developing this menagerie of adventuring animals.

I’ve been sculpting these figures in the scant spare time I get from commission sculpting since December last year. A great deal of imagination has been put into each figure and a great deal of time in figuring out how to make a range of great looking unique characters that are in almost all cases single part figures.

This character was the first that I sculpted back before Christmas, nominally a Gerbil Ranger, I’ll be showing his companions over the next few days before I put the figures up for funding on Kickstarter which I beleive is a popular way to launch a range at the moment ;D

Meridian Miniatures unveil Steam and Aether setting

Meridian Miniatures is showing off their new Steam and Aether setting, a different take on the traditional Victorian Steampunk, that will be used as the basis for a new minis game.


From the post:

Over the last few months I’ve been musing over and planning out the background story and game world for my “Steam and Aether” project. To compliment the miniatures that I have sculpted I wanted to create a new setting, separate from traditional Victorian Scifi and still different from the newer and established steampunk settings. So with the the concepts and story all set out I decided to approach a professional writer to coalesce my imaginings into a solid backstory. Mark Latham has done a marvellous job for translating my ideas, approaching the subject matter with great enthusiasm.

I’ll be publishing the backstory over the next week on my blog starting from Tuesday 15th. I hope everyone that decides to follow it enjoys what we have created. The next stage is the continued development and play testing of the Steam and Aether ruleset, if you want to stay abreast of what I’ve got coming then please follow the blog and I’ll keep you all updated.

Many thanks
Andrew May

Meridian Miniatures launches Steam and Aether blog

Meridian Miniatures has launched a new development weblog and they’d like you to check it out.
I hear it’s just as good as Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog.

From the launch:

Hi all, I’ve launched a new project development blog. Plenty of you will be familiar with my fledgling range from my first Kickstarter project, the project is funded and working toward fulfilment but head over and take a look if you’re not familiar with my miniatures.

The miniatures that are now half way to production are the first public step towards creating my own gaming system set in an alternate history of my imagining, I’ll be using this blog to document the goings on that will bring that world to life. Please follow the blog and check back often if you’re interested, I’ll try to update at least a couple of times a week.

Meridian Miniatures unlocks final stretch goals, less than 2 days left on Kickstarter

Meridian Miniatures has unlocked their last stretch goal in their Steampunk Armies Kickstarter campaign. They’ve still got a little less than 2 days left, though, for those that still want to get in on the action.

From the update:

Well, here we are. All done, all goals funded with many freebies headed your way in the coming couple of months! No more stretch goals will be announced but as said elsewhere, I’m looking into putting a few thank you bits together to go with your rewards. Maybe stickers or prints or similar on top of your minis. All of you pledging at Colonel level or higher will be now getting 14 free figures!

Again the general is a work in progress sculpt, a few decisions need to be made regarding his final appearance but he’s in the bag

One week left for Meridian Miniatures on Kickstarter, important update posted

Meridian Miniatures is in their final week for their Steampunk Armies Kickstarter campaign. They’ve unlocked a lot of add-ons and freebies they want to make sure everyone knows about.

From the update:

Hi everyone, we’re nearly there with 7 days remaining!

I took some time to review the project over the weekend and did some calculations so I can give you guys as much as possible. I had initially planned out the rewards to cover the best/worst outcome, what I envisaged was taking lots of small pledges with any and all goals unlocked being added on unevenly in different quantities across a random spread of backers, thus potentially costing me lots in mastering with many production moulds.
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Meridian Miniatures adds accessories to Kickstarter project

Meridian Miniatures gives you more options in their Steampunk Kickstarter with their new accessory sprue they’re showing off.

From the update:

Hi everyone, I’ve put together an accessory sprue as an add on. Just treat it as the same as a head sprue add on, and let me know that it’s what you want on the survey after the campaign.

From left to right we have: pouch, water bottle, harpoon gun, neutral arms (L/R), open hand for rifle (the fingers are staggered at an angle not jumbo!), rifle arm (fits open hand or cut away gun for conversions), flask, spade, pouch, rifle (no strap), rifle in hand.

I’ll be posting more pictures and updates through the week, with the reorganised and unlocked stretch goals on Wednesday.

Meridian Miniatures posts up more painted minis photos on Kickstarter

Meridian Miniatures is showing off some more painted minis in their latest update on their Kickstarter campaign.

From the update:

Hi everyone, I’ve been busy over the weekend and finished off the sample figures that I primed and assembled a little while back. For the photos I’ve mixed in a couple of my previous paint jobs for colour variety and for those that haven’t followed my progress from day one. Hopefully they should provide further inspiration for you all.