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What a crazy week. Monday off. Tuesday in the office. Wednesday and Thursday at home because of the snow. Today's back in the office, as I checked the hill at the entrance to my place late Thursday and it'd finally melted enough you could get out. So yeah, kinda odd schedule, but waddyagonnado? It's winter. That kinda stuff's gonna happen. It's also gonna be 60 tomorrow, because this is still Georgia. Also, tomorrow, I'm gonna be doing some gaming. I hope you are, too. And if you're going to be gaming, you're going to want to be well-fed on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Leader Ratss-M1 Battle Tank Now Available From Ratgard, Voting Underway For Best Casual Game of 2017, and Skeleton Warriors Up On Kickstarter.

We're chugging along, everyone. Wednesday is upon us. The weekend is coming ever-closer.
Has the week gone by quickly for everyone else? It's been a fast start for me. And with several new proofing projects in the pipe, I'm certainly going to be busy the rest of the week. But hey, busy means the time goes by quickly. But I'll need to keep up my strength. For that, let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Ratgard: LeaderRatss Battle Tank and Ratgard AFV Track Guard Now Available, New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff - August 2017, Star Sailors Set One: Magical Girls Available From Okumarts Games, Halfling Skeleton Armies Now on Kickstarter, Antenociti's Workshop Running US-IMF : 28mm & 15mm Sci-fi Armour Kickstarter, U.S.O.R. Online RPG System Now Running, Frostgrave Warband Manager Online Tool Now Available, and iToysoldiers is now +1: Release 5.0 is live.

This week feels like it's going by quickly. I was waking up this morning and went, "whoah... it's already Wednesday." Seems those podcasts are helping. Either that, or it's because I'm pretty busy over here. Lots going on behind the scenes. My screen's pretty full of stuff, to be honest. And if I'm going to get through all of it, I should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: LARC 32mm Resin VTOL up on Kickstarter, Matilda Tanks Available to Pre-Order From Victoria Miniatures, New Legionary Banners Available from Kromlech, Final Days For Impact! Miniatures Elf Fantasy Football Teams Kickstarter, and Ratgard Previews Leader Ratss Battle Tank.

And so we start winding down this long, holiday weekend. Soon it'll be back to the office. But we'll always have the memories of another Thanksgiving. I hope you had a chance to go and spend some time with friends and loved ones, hopefully playing a game or two in there.

Anyway, as for today, we've got some bite-sized stories for you as you bite on leftover turkey sandwiches or (in my case) gallons of turkey soup.

Today's stories include: This War of Mine Tabletop Game Announced, Luma Dice On Kickstarter Now, Brother Vinni's Dungeon Sisters Indiegogo Passes Funding Goal, Ratgard Releases Vampyrum surface-to-air missile system, and The A.S.P. Troopers are Coming From Nexus Miniatures.

Well, what a week we've had, eh?
Lotsa big stuff going on, not least of which is the apparent return of specialty games to GW. I look forward to where that will lead. In the meantime, you can expect a review of the most-recent specialty game from them, Betrayal at Calth, tomorrow. So be sure to check back for that.

In the meantime, though, we have a collection of bite-sized stories to bring you.

Today's batch includes: Another World Miniatures Releases Maya Miniature, Grand Manoeuvre to publish Nineteenth Century Wargames rules in February, Final Hours for Kill Dr. Lucky On Kickstarter, Warmachine: Tactics Mercenary Warcaster Screenshot previews, Ratgard: Preview of the New Anti-aircraft missile, Kromlech New Release - Plaguelings, Warbears and Stagriders Funded: On to Awesome Stretch Goals, Braille RPG Dice from 64 Oz. Games on Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release New Aeronef Models, and Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 On Kickstarter.

Well, we're making our way through the week. My week has been...
So yeah, we're making our way through the week. Let's get you some bite-sized stories that we've come across recently.

In today's batch we have: Warbears and Stagriders Kickstarter Announced, New 20mm Car Conversion Set From Ramshackle Games, Good: The Battle Halloween Special Rules Available Now, Geek Fever Games and Firepeng Games Join Forces, Cul-De-Sac Conquest Heading Through Stretch Goals, Ratgard: Badger Multiple Launch Rocket System Now Available, New Infinity Status Discs from Warsenal, Scotia Grendel New releases, Happy Seppuku Passes Kickstarter Goal, Mr. Maksimov's Manor coming to Kickstarter in January 2016, and Aquelarre Dark & Mature Medieval RPG On Kickstarter.

Congratulations for surviving another work week. The entire weekend looms before us, full of possibilities. With any luck, you've got some gaming in mind. I'll be taking photos of a bunch of my figures, preparing to sell them off, as I need to make room for some other stuff coming in. Hey, if I've not played a game for ~5 years, and don't really plan on getting back into it, it's probably time to let someone else enjoy it.

Anyway, that's as may be. We've got another collection of bite-sized stories for you. They include: New supplement for By Fire and Sword Announced, Victoria Miniatures Posts September Releases, Ratgard: Preview of the MLRS-Badger, Darkmoor RPG Coming To Kickstarter Next Week, 15mm Caesar's army - Marian Roman 105 BC - 25 BC On Indiegogo, Steve Barber Models New Webshop Opens, Carbon Fiber Playing Card Case by Essential Carbon On Kickstarter, Clear for Takeoff Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Looking For Group Minis Now Available, and Fantasy Flight Games to Release Colored Flight Stands and Bases for X-Wing.

Ratgard gives you some pulling power with the release of their Ratshilovitz tractor model.



From the release:
Ratshilovitz is a mid-sized tractor, derived from the Remodulelizable All Terrain vehicle (RAT). It has a low-powered version of the Cargo-R.A.T Heavy Carrier engine. The tractor is quite powerful and has excellent off-road capacity, and can utilize a variety of fuels of different qualities. In peace times it can serve as an agricultural or construction vehicle. In war times it can serve as an artillery tractor in the Imperial Guard.

This complete kit include a set of Ratshilovitz Tractor. Total 42pcs resin kits.
This set is 48$, shipping to the worldwide, if have any question you can contact me with
Ratgard is showing off previews of their new Ratsholovitz tractor and the track pieces you can get separately.


From the preview:

Hi, here’s Ratgrad’s latest update. This time we’ve got a small vehicle, Ratshilovitz Tractor, derived RAT chassis. The initial design of the trackor has covered both military and civilian utilities. In peace times it can serve as an agricultural or construction vehicle. In war times it can serve as an artillery tractor in the Imperial Guard. Here on display is a standard version of Ratshilovitz Tractor as open topped towing vehicle
. The model includes an 1×1 RAT chassis,total 48 resin parts, and will be availeble for sale soon on the

Futhermore, based on feedbacks on the CargoRat, Ratgard has updated RAT chassis. The new RAT Ob.2014 chassis is much lighter and easier to assemble. It will be available for sale together with the Ratshilovitz Tractor. At that time the chassis of CargoRat will be upgraded to RAT Ob.2014 as well.

Ratgard is having a sale in their webshop on their R.A.T. customization kit.



From the announcement:

R.A.T (Remodulelizable All Terrain) platform is the universal chassis of This is a platform of modulrized chassis with unlimited length extension capability, can be used to convert variants 28mm Sc-Fi vehicle.

R.A.T was a part of Cargo-R.A.T Heavy Carrier before, and for separate sale with 38$ now.

Ratgard now has their Cargo-R.A.T. Heavy carrier available for sale over on their website.


From the release:

The Cargo-R.A.T Heavy Carrier is a tracked truck based on Remodulelizable All Terrain vehicle(R.A.T) platform.

The Cargo-R.A.T Heavy Carrier set include a set of Cargo and a set of 3X3 R.A.T. Total 60pcs resin kits.

This set is 58$, shipping to the worldwide, you can contact me with

Ratgard Miniatures is showing off a bunch of preview photos of their upcoming R.A.T. Heavy Carrier they're working on. It's a pretty big model.


From the preview:

Remodulelizable All Terrain vehicle aka R.A.T is an universal chassis designed and produced by As its name hinted, R.A.T. is a platform of modulrized chassis with unlimited length extension capability- a foundation for an array of 28mm Sc-Fi vehicle variants. The Cargo-R.A.T Heavy Carrier is the first variant based on the R.A.T. platform.
This complete kit include a set of Cargo and a set of 3X3 R.A.T. Total 60pcs resin kits. Will selling in Feb.14th in with 58$.

Ratgad Miniatures Design Bureau has released their new Kirov Airship. They're also running a nice special in honor of spring being sprung.

From the announcement:

The Kirov Airships are revered by the sons of the motherland and feared by their enemies. These flying fortresses rumble through battlefields like the slow but relentless thanatos? which sow terror and destruction in their wake

The “Kirov Airship” kit contains 30 pieces of resin pieces and one brass etching piece.

As the Kirov Airship ready, from now on to the April.30th, all models of Ratgard get 20% off, and Shipping cost to worldwide cost down to 6$ forever.

Ratgard has a new turret upgrade kit to make your Chimeras have a little more bite to them. Check it out.

From the release:

Owl Self-Propelled Gun is an resin conversion set for Imperial Guard Chimera, includes 26 resin kits and 1 metal barrel.

With this kit set, an Imperial Guard Chimera can be upgraded to:
Owl-S Self-Propelled Gun, long range artillery, great count as Imperial Guard Basilisk.
Owl-M Heavy Mortar, indirect support weapon, great cout as Imperial Guard Griffon.

Senji Studios reviews Ratguard Minis Design Bureau of their Hedgehog AA weapon system after-market upgrade for GW's Chimera kits.

From the review:
Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau is one of many companies that are designing after market parts for popular GW kits.

Continuing with the rodent theme, their second kit from is called the Hedgehog Anti-Aircraft Weapon System. This 30 piece kit will make you a Hydra AA alternative. It will fit on both the old and new Chimera’s. The pieces are beautifully cast and are clean and air bubble free.
Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau previews their 10th Anniversary Model:

From their announcement:

This is the souvenir for 10 years anniversary of, will be sold in December Pre-painted, and sold with kits in 2012.

Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau is offering an Autumn discount on several of their products. From their announcement:
It’s autumn now, time to harvest. You may have wheat, corn (rat’s corn does mature in autumn, unlike human’s which matures in summer) and tanks. From 17th Sep to 27th Sep, The Hedgehog Anti-Aircraft Weapon System & Sciuridae Infantry Fight Vehicle are 20% off. Now the Hedgehog is 38$ and Sciuridae is 20$. Best wishes for your Golden Autumn. Any question> You can contact me with
Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau have posted a preview of their upcoming Kriov Airship model. Kirov Airship From their announcement:
The Kriov Airship is the 10th anniversary of Mycnc(Conqueror) - the Biggest and the Oldest Chinese Command & Conquer Fansite. Here is first preview of her prototype.
Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau have released their IFV Hull Extra Armor Upgrade Set. IFV Hull Extra Armor Upgrade Set From their announcement:
The Ratgard IFV Hull Extra Armor Upgrade Set comes with 12 pieces of resin parts. Including 2 pieces of side armor, 3 pieces of Front Armor, 6 pieces of Exhaust and 1 Driver Hatch for the Imperial Guard Chimera IFV. This set is 10$, shipping to the worldwide, you can contact me with
Ratgard Miniatures Design Bureau have released the HB Figure Case MK II. HB Figure Case MK II From their announcement:
HB Figure Case MK II have Polyester Canvas exterior and Hard Plastic inserts in each side of the case. With 1 ” wide Carry handle that is sewn onto the case, allowing it to be carried like a brief case, and 1 ” wide Shoulder Strap that is sewn onto the case. Shoulder Strap can be detach and reattached with ease. Also have two side bags for dice and accessories, one front bag for codex, and one front velcro for you personalize your case. HB Figure Case MK II include 6 x 1” Foam Trays . Each tray can hold up to 36 standard 28 mm figures. Trays also fit into the Games Workshop Figure Case. Case measures 37cm x 29cm x 22cm or 14.5” x 11.5” x 9” 60USD pre set, 10$ shipping to the worldwide in Ratgard