Midweek Snippets

A cold wind is blowing here in Atlanta. Yes, I know many of you are much colder than we are here, but it was also almost 70F out yesterday. Today it’ll be closer to 45F. Definitely glad that, earlier this week, I got out my extra blankets that were buried in my closet. So those’ll be nice. What’ll also be nice is snacking on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: The 12 Days of Reaper Is Now Live, Puppets War Head Sale Happening Now, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, RBJ Game Company Running S.T.A.R. Troopers 3 Kickstarter, Khurasan releases more 15mm Kushans/Indians, and BoxThrone Modular Board Game Shelving System Up On Kickstarter.

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Reaper Running Bones 4 Kickstarter

Reaper is at it once again. They’re looking to expand their range of Bones miniatures and have taken to Kickstarter to do it. Like before, they’re offering a bucket of miniatures at a low cost, and they’ve already started making their way through several stretch goals, adding even more value to the main pledge level.
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Reaper Miniatures Announces ReaperCon 2017

It’s never too early to figure out travel plans and housing arrangements for the conventions that are happening this year. Booking early generally means lower prices and much higher availability at your first-choice hotels. So, it’s nice that the folks over at Reaper Miniatures have announced Reapercon 2017’s dates.
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ReaperCon Coming This Month

Well, this week we have Essen Spiel. I know I can’t make it out to Germany for the event. It’s a bit further than my driving distance allows. Considering the demographics of the website, I’m sure most of you reading this also think that Germany’s a bit out of “road-tripping range.” However, Texas not so much. So if you can’t make it to Essen, maybe you can make it to Lewisville.
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Conan: Rise of Monsters Teams with Reaper Miniatures, Cancels Kickstarter

Pulposaurus Entertainment has been running their Conan: Rise of Monsters Kickstarter campaign for a little bit now. The campaign had made it over the $100k mark, but that was still below 50% of their goal. I got to see the miniatures at Gen Con and thought they looked very good, especially for pre-painted plastics. Well, the guys over at Reaper Miniatures thought they looked pretty good, too. As such, they’ve decided to partner up with Pulposaurus.
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Final Day for Bones III on Kickstarter

With the weeks streaming by quickly, we’re already coming to the end of the Bones III Kickstarter campaign. There has been quite a lot unlocked, with a couple hundred more figures being made into the Bones material. But, of course, there’s always more they would like to add to it. There’s certainly one figure I’d like it if they unlocked. And it’s a big one.
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Sledgehammer Artillery Add-On For Reaper Bones Revealed

At some point, I’m sure someone at Reaper, during the planning for the Bones III Kickstarter said, “You know, for this campaign, we really have to bring out the big guns.” Apparently, someone took that statement fairly literally. They then called up the fine folks over at Victoria Miniatures and said, “So… we need to bring out the big guns for this Bones III Kickstarter.” And then the Victoria Miniatures people also took that literally. At least, that’s how I hope the decision to add the Sledgehammer artillery piece to the campaign went.
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Stoneskull Expansion Added to Bones III Kickstarter

Well, Reaper continues to roll along with their Bones III Kickstarter campaign. They’ve made it through the first page of their stretch goals and have rolled over to the next. Helping this along are the number of add-ons that’ve been unlocked. There’s several dragons. There’s some sci-fi soldiers. There’s some mouselings. All pretty good stuff. But recently they posted up their Stoneskull Expansion set, which is a whole different ballgame.
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Friday Snippets

Congratulations to everyone for once again making it to Friday. You’ve worked hard all week, and now it’ll be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. My weekend plans include putting together an Age of Sigmar set to test out early next week. Since the release of the rules last Saturday, I’ve had lots of thoughts on the new system. Those I will post next week after I get a chance to actually put mini-to-table and roll some dice.

But that’s the future. The present has us giving you the various bite-sized stories we’ve collected over the past couple days.

In this batch we have: On the Lamb Games previews Dark Dragon sculpt for Endless: Fantasy Tactics, MadRat Games previews Madzzle Kickstarter, Nerd on Earth Interview with Bones Sculptor Bobby Jackson, Space Marines classic Asgard set at Alternative Armies, Critical Mass Games relaunches Large Scale Ayame Mecha on Kickstarter, New Warpaint Quickshade Ink Set II from The Army Painter Coming Soon, HOT100 Ghoul Dragon new and half price at 15mm.co.uk, and Retained Lance with unique miniature released at The Ion Age.

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Victoria Miniatures Coming to Reaper Bones III Kickstarter

Victoria Miniatures has announced that they will be creating a special “guest spot” miniature for the Reaper Bones III Kickstarter campaign. The piece is going to be specially designed for the campaign and cast out of grey bones material (as opposed to the regular white). They have a small preview up, with the full announcement on the Bones III campaign coming around the halfway point of the project.
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Reaper Miniatures Bones 3 Kickstarter Launches

From one big Kickstarter and directly into another. Reaper Miniatures has just launched their campaign for Bones III. This campaign’s a pretty short one, only going for 18 days. Watching the ticker go, they’re already well over their funding goal. It’d be impractical to say what the number is right now, since it’ll change, possibly drastically, by the time I finish this sentence (and looking back at the page, this is very true).
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Reaper Announces Launch Date and Time for Bones III Kickstarter

Reaper’s Bones line of minis has made quite a splash with gamers. The first campaign made just shy of $3.5mil. and it seemed like everything Reaper could possibly make into their new material was done. Then came Bones II, and another $3mil. in pledges. It seemed there was always more to release from them. Well, now Bones III will be coming to Kickstarter in just a matter of weeks.
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New CMON Expo Guest, Tourney, and Hobby Event Announcement

CMON Expo moves inexorably closer with each tick of the clock. We’ve already got quite a lot lined up for the show, but there’s always more to talk about. This week, we’ve got a new guest, new tournament, and new hobby event to let you know about. The guest is Teri Litorco. The tourney is Rivet Wars: The Big Push. The hobby event is our Paint & Take. Click below for details.

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TGN Sunday Edition: News Snippets

Hey there gaming buddies, it’s time again for another Sunday Snippets here on TGN.

So what’s happening? We’ve got some photos of Medrin cast in resin resin, Torn Armor gives us an update of their 3D renders with Reaper, a look at some new 10mm terrain from War Mage Games, a new release from Hitech Miniatures, some new template colors from Micro Art Studios, and more.

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Christmas is Coming

Reaper Miniatures is showing off their special Christmas miniatures they’re making for this year.
… and so it begins…

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From the post:

We’re pleased to show off our two new Christmas miniatures, available this December – Christmas Eve and Christmas Knight, designed by Talin, sculpted by Bobby Jackson, painted by Jessica Rich. You can see these wonderful models in person at the Reaper Artist Conference today and tomorrow!

Bonesylvanians are coming

Reaper will be running special, weekly sales all through the month of October on special Bonsylvanian minis. Miss out and you’ll have to wait until next year.

Bonesylvania

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From the announcement:

This year, we’ve got a special treat for all you Trick or Treaters!
Each week in the month of October, we’ll be revealing three new Bonesylvanians Miniatures! These fierce little ghouls will only be available in this metal edition for a specific week before they slink back to their crypts until next Halloween.
Get them before it’s too late!

Reaper blasting stretch goals

Reaper has just a few days left on their Cav Kickstarter campaign. They’ve just made it through their $150k stretch goal. How many more can they make it through before the campaign ends?

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From the campaign:

$150,000! SNEAK ATTACK!! Unknown Forces Spotted!
To fight off these forces, we’ve Upgraded your Core Force to Include x2 Silverback CAVs!

Final week for Reaper CAV up on Kickstarter

Reaper is in their final week for CAV: Strike Operations on Kickstarter. They’re hovering just under $150k. Will they be able to make it and more before the end? Only your pledges will decide.

Cav Rulebook

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From the campaign:

$141,000 reached! We’re now adding the Katana and x2 Dingoes to your Core Force! And you can can get more of them for just $4 more per model ($4 gets you 2 Dingoes!)

AND we’re giving you the ability to also get the Archer for +$5, and 2 Naginatas for +$4!!

Reaper Miniatures launches CAV Kickstarter

Reaper Miniatures looks to bring out a new edition of CAV and some new minis with their new Kickstarter.
And it’s already funded! So on to stretch goals for the next 26 days.

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From the campaign:

Reaper’s CAV: Strike Operations (C: SO), in partnership with Talon Games, is a project to ramp up the production of the CAV miniatures line in high-quality plastic and get you the game models you want now at an incredible introductory price as we ramp up for the release with an all-new game edition.

Reaper Miniatures posts latest releases

Reaper Miniatures has new releases for Chronoscope, Dark Heaven Legends, and Pathfinder available over in their webshop.

Western Desert Dragon

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From the website:

More Great New Releases!

Dark Heaven Legends
03670: Western Desert Dragon by Kevin Williams ($32.99)
03671: Pack Donkey by Julie Guthrie ($7.99)

Chronoscope
50297: Hans, Post Apocalyptic Survivor by Julie Guthrie ($5.99)
50303: Jane Porter, Victorian Adventurer by Julie Guthrie ($6.29)

Pathfinder
60162: Nolevniss Azrinae by Julie Guthrie ($7.49)
60163: Nidalese Rogue by Patrick Keith ($5.99)

New Numenera line from Reaper Miniatures

Reaper Miniatures has a new minis line based on the Numenera IP.

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From the announcement:

We’re pleased to announce the release of our newest Licensed Miniature Line – Numenera! Produced in conjunction with Monte Cook Games, these high-detail pewter miniatures are perfect for characters, heroes, and denizens of the Ninth World!

Play Unplugged checks out the neighborhood

Play Unplugged takes a look at the Townsfolk Bones set from Reaper and gives you their thoughts on the subject.

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From the review:

Non-combatants are often an afterthought in miniature gaming. It is easy to see why, when our hobby encompasses so many differing elements, and speaking frankly, civilians are simply less glamorous or in the case of some historical battles, can be downright horrific to include. (Generally speaking, the rule of good taste should guide you.) That said, the inclusion of a few civilians can really add some realism to the appearance of your table, and can even be useful for scenarios and roleplaying situations. The inclusion of tons of science fiction civilians in the crowded hives of our Dark Hersey campaign had made for many a memorable battle.

Reaper Miniatures posts up new releases

Reaper Miniatures posts up their latest releases over in their webshop.

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From the release:

So, you know what I’m thankful for? Besides family, a nice job, that sort of thing…

Metal. Specifically, new metal releases. Behold!

Dark Heaven Legends
03652: Deenah, Female Barbarian by Patrick Keith ($7.29)
03653: Barrow Warden Lord by Julie Guthrie ($6.99)
03654: Esmeria, Half Elf Monk by Derek Schubert ($5.99)
03655: Iron Cobra by Andrew Pieper ($5.99)
03656: Witch of the Dark Moors by Julie Guthrie ($6.79)

Pathfinder
60155: Genie Binder by Tim Prow ($7.49)
60156: Graveknight by Tim Prow ($6.99)

Later this week, we’ll also be unwrapping this year’s 12 Days of Reaper promotion. So there’s something else to look forward to. December 6th is the launch of that.

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.

Victoria Lamb Reviews Reaper’s Bones and how they take to being painted

Victoria Miniatures takes a look at the Reaper Bones models and gives you their impressions on the subject of their durability and how well they take paint.

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From the review:

As Reaper’s Bones II Kickstarter campaign enters its final days, Victoria Lamb shares her thoughts as well as pictures of a Bones miniature that was painted by the famous miniature painter herself.

Reaper Bones II final days on Kickstarter

Reaper only has a couple days left in their Bones II Kickstarter campaign. They’re over $2.2mil. If this one ends like the previous one did, the next couple days should be very interesting.

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From the campaign:

Moving into the last 3 days and Picking up Steam–AND Picking up SOPHIE!

ALL Core Sets will now have Troll-Slayer Sophie added!

Our adorable mascot, drawn by Ivyetta and Talin as a collaborative work, this beauty inspires awe and awwww!

The Painting Frog posts “Bones II – To pledge or not to pledge, that’s the question” editorial

The Painting Frog posted up an editorial on their thoughts about the new Bones Kickstarter based on their experiences from the first one.

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From the article:

The Painting Frog blog shares its views on the newest Reaper Miniatures Kickstarter campaign discussing how the changes implemented from the first campaign affect backers outside the USA.

Reaper Miniatures passes $1.55 mil in Bones Kickstarter

Reaper Miniatures rocketed up in funding in the first day of their Bones II Kickstarter. Since then it’s slowed a bit, but they’re still breaking through stretch goals. Most recently is the one at $1.55mil and unlocking Verocithrax as an add-on option.

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From the update:

Verocithrax: Dragon Lord of the Abyssal, Spawn of Chaos, The Nightmare Wyrm can now be added to your rewards simply by increasing your pledge by $15!

Someone impersonating Reaper is trolling for Credit Card Numbers

Reaper Miniatures has found out that someone is going around, posing as Reaper Support and is asking for people’s credit card numbers. Don’t trust those e-mails!

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From the announcement:

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
If you receive an email from service@reapermini.com asking you for additional credit card information, this is a phish. DO NOT REPLY! We do not have a service@reapermini.com address so it is not actually coming from us. Someone is trying to rip you off!

The Painting Frog posts Reaper Bones unboxing video

The Painting Frog has created a video unboxing of the Reaper Bones line they recently got.
That’s one Kickstarter I wish I’d gotten in on.

From the video:

The Painting Frog blog has published an article featuring the unboxing video of the rewards for the Reaper Kickstarter campaign.

If you haven’t checked out all the nice miniatures that came out of it do check it out.

Reaper Miniatures Done With Consumer-Level Pledges for Bones Kickstarter

Reaper has been a group of busy, little bees over in their warehouse, but they’ve now shipped all Consumer-Level pledges for their Bones Kickstarter campaign.

From the update:

It’s been a long, crazy road, but we’re finally here. We’ve finished fulfillment for all of our consumer-level backers!

We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for your support.

Reaper to start shipping out Bones orders to Kickstarter backers

Reaper Miniatures has posted an updated about their shipping plans for their hugely successful Bones Kickstarter project.

From the update:

We will be shipping as much as we can muster everyday we can until all of the rewards are shipped.

We anticipate that this process will take us until sometime in May, 2013 to complete. There are over 18,000 backers at this point, and that’s a lot of orders to send out!