Midweek Snippets

As the week continues along, we get ever-closer back to that beloved weekend. Still have half the week to get through, though. And if we’re gonna make it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Bases Available From Secret Weapon Miniatures, New Classic Movie Minis Available To Order From Sally 4th, Dark Art Studios Announces Devil’s Dungeon II Project, Warsaw Uprising 1944 28mm Figures by Infamous JT Up On Kickstarter, and Legendary Metal Coins Season 3 Live on Kickstarter.

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Midweek Snippets

Gee. Halfway through the week already? It’s just flying on by. But such is the case, apparently. Man, maybe the whole year will go by this quick.
What? It’s 2145 already? … oh, wait, no it’s not. Damn. I guess we’ll just munch on these bite-sized gaming stories as we wait for 2145 to get here.

Today on the platter we have: Secret Weapon Miniatures Previews New Bases, New Mousepad Dice Trays From Deep-Cut Studio, and New Orc Banner Bearer Available From Kromlech.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

The week continues along. This has been a pretty good one, I must say. My new dice came in. So I’m happy about that. We’re also getting ever-closer to the weekend. I’m making plans not only for Saturday gaming, but hopefully a regular RP here at the office starting next week. So that should be fun. But, in the meantime, let’s get your gaming tables looking good.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Sci-Fi Terrain Available From Battle Systems, and Volkano Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Yes, we had a combined Terrain Corner/Snippets yesterday. I wanted to make sure that any terrain articles I had didn’t wait another day after Gen Con to be posted. That doesn’t mean there haven’t been a couple terrain articles come in since then. So here we are again, making sure your gaming tables look as good as possible.

Today we have: Doors Unlocked In Tablescapes Dungeons, and Lunesdargent Workshop Running Egyptian Dungeon Game Tiles Kickstarter.

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Midweek Corner

Seeing as how Monday I was in a car for about 13-14 hours, I didn’t get a chance to do the regular Terrain Corner piece. So, much as I did Friday, with the combined Snippets/Terrain Corner post, I’m giving you another of those today. Gotta catch back up from Gen Con.

Anyway, today we have: Live Q&A For Tablescapes Dungeons Today, Blood Moon expansion is out for Talisman: Digital Edition, Holistic Design Inc. and Canivete Films Announce Portuguese Fading Suns Translation, Heroic Maps release Modular Kit: Forest Glades, Khurasan releases multiple pose crabmen set, New Statuesque Fine and Pulp Scale Female Heads 2 on sale, Armorcast Announces: All Hail the Mesmofrog, RPG Combat Maps: Pwork Wargames grid gaming mats now available, Hitech Miniatures Releases Traveler Priest Dante, Brassed Off – etched brass modelling details On Indiegogo, New Model 30 Billboard From Mechanical Warhorse, Sports Inspired Card Deck Up On Kickstarter, Khurasan releases The Great Swamp Lizard, and Final Days for Unit RPG Up On Kickstarter.

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Gen Con Day 2 Photo Galleries

So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things to see. So, relatively, here’s a rather small percentage. More will come tomorrow.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Hello Thursday. How are you? I’m doing well. It’s a bit warm out, but what’re you to expect for July in Atlanta? Best to just stay inside where it’s cool and do some gaming. And if you’re going to do some gaming, you’ll want your gaming tables to look as good as possible. How do you do that? By checking out our Terrain Corner.

Today we have: Secret Weapon Miniatures Tablescapes Dungeons Up On Kickstarter, Sally 4th Summer Sale Happening Now, New Cart Wheel Set Available From Tabletop-Art, New Jungle Geomorph Maps From Heroic Maps, Warland Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, Deep-Cut Studio releases new Medieval Ruins gaming mat, Brigade Models Release new 6mm SF Items, and Heroic Maps Releases Grim’s Gullet Map.

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Secret Weapon Miniatures Announces New Paint Line

For quite a while now, gamers have enjoyed the different washes available from Secret Weapon Miniatures. There’s also been the weathering pigment powders, too. Both of these sets of products really has helped pro and amateur painters alike really step up their painting game. Well, now Secret Weapon is helping step up even more.
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Temple of the Dark Sun Contest Running Now

Secret Weapon Miniatures and Dark Art Miniatures (Secrets of the Dark Art Weapons Miniatures?) are running themselves a little contest. They are looking to promote the possibilities of the Malice RPG line by giving you a chance to win some terrain. Everyone likes terrain. All you have to do is write a little story.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

Comin’ down the mountaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain! *guitar, guitar, guitar*
Seeing as that’s what Ray and I were just talking about that, and we are sliding down the mountain towards the weekend. Because segue!
Mountains can also be used as terrain for your minis games.
Because another segue!
Add those all up and we’ve got Thursday’s Terrain Corner.

Today’s stories are: Front Arc announces playmat by Deep-Cut Studio for their upcoming Kickstarter campaign, New Tablescapes Tiles Options From Secret Weapon, and Mantic Adds Terrain to Warzone Kickstarter.

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TGN Sunday Snippets

It’s Sunday. Here in the States, it’s Father’s Day. If you are a father, hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re not a father, I still hope you have a great day, regardless. As for me, I’m sitting here at the start of the last day of CMON Expo 2015. It’s been a great time. Very busy, lots of panels yesterday. I hope you enjoyed the reports of all the new stuff. I’ll get you a link to the other photo collections here in a minute from yesterday, and there will be some more today.

But anyway, for the moment, we’re getting together the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Dragon Forge Tech-Deck Additions – Expansion Base Set Kickstarter Running Now, Pedion Wall System unlocked, New Dwarves Female Regiment 28mm from Scibor, Fantasy Concept Cards IV: Creatures and Treasures on Kickstarter Now, Dungeon Revolutions is available now from Thomarillion, Amber Portable Weapon and Gun Crew at The Ion Age, 28mm Satyr Group now available from Lone Gunman Games, Khurasan releases planet-killing space monster, Tabletop-Art Ancestral Ruins RL 30mm and 40mm Deals Available Now, Brigade Models – New 15mm Releases, Battle Flag : Cloth Battlemats for Wargames Indiegogo, Q-Workshop to Publish Shadowrun Dice, Secret Weapon Adds Five New Knight Bases, Manorhouse Workshop Launches Underground Terrain Kickstarter, Post Captain Master Index Pt 3 Shore Raids Chapters, and Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Town – Streets & Houses.

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TGN Reviews: TableScapes Tiles from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Secret Weapon Miniatures is well-known for their bases, bits, and washes and pigments. But they want to help you with every aspect of your game’s aesthetics, including the surface you’re playing on. That’s where their line of Tablescape Tiles comes in. Originally funded through Kickstarter, the tiles are now available in their webshop.


Mr. Justin over at SWM sent me four tiles from their first production run to check out.

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Friday the 13th Snippets

Well, my real name is Jason, after all… *whistles innocently while hiding machete behind back*

Anyway! We’ve got another bundle of bite-sized stories for you for today.

In this grouping we’ve got: New Releases at LaserCutCard and $1 shipping items, New 15mm Late Saxons at Splintered Light Miniatures, Manorhouse Workshop Underground Project Update #15, Mantic Games Exclusive Distributor for Secret Weapon in UK and EU, Beasties and Bygones Cartoon Fantasy RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Midknight Heroes reveals its second Character for its Kickstarter, New Door Bells and Proclamations from Thomarillion, Trolka of Skandavia released in Resin from Alternative Armies, Brigade Models releases 2mm American Civil War Houses, Dadi & Piombo Releases The 1066 Supplement for Lords & Servant, The Card Caddy up on Kickstarter, Planetary Militia packs released at The Ion Age, New Armored Greatcoats from Kromlech, The Phalanx Consortium is Bringing Back Battle Cattle, and new tokens and templates for Infinity from Micro Art Studio.

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New 80mm Round-Lip Bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Secret Weapon Miniatures is here to give your miniatures a firm foundation. They have a set of 8 new 80mm round-lip bases in their webshop. From Blasted Wetlands to Urban Rubble, they’ve got the base style to fit in with the look you want for your army.


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Secret Weapon Miniatures launches Tablescapes Terrain Tiles

Secret Weapon Miniatures has the first 5 styles of their Tablescapes Terrain Tiles now available over in their webshop.


From the release:

The Tablescapes Tiles are now available in a 4×6′ table format (24 tiles), but in extremely limited numbers for the first run. Get yours today, and have it before Christmas!

Tombs of the Dark Sun now available from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Secret Weapon Miniatures is taking pre-orders for their new Tombs of the Dark Sun terrain piece over in their webshop.



From the website:

The Malice RPG Starter Set includes the following pressure cast, polyurethane resin components:
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Secret Weapon Miniatures previews new Malice terrain

Secret Weapon Miniatures is showing off some previews of new terrain sets they’ve been working on.


From the post:

We’ve not been idle at Secret Weapon HQ — together with Dark Arts Miniatures, we’re happy to preview the upcoming line of Malice RPG tiles. These are modular, resin tiles and accessories to help you create dungeons — and we have a LOT of them in the queue. Stay tuned….

New release from Secret Weapon Miniatures for Relic Knights

Secret Weapon Miniatures is coming out with new crystals primarily for use with Relic Knights.



From the post:

The first of several new releases in support of Relic Knights! Esper Crystals cast in six translucent resin colors (one for each faction), available in September — or get them early at GenCon from the folks at Ninja Division.

New 80mm bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Secret Weapon Miniatures has a new pair of 80mm bases available over in their webshop.


From the release:

THIS JUST IN! Two new 80mm round lip bases: Asian Garden and Flagstone!

These are in-stock and available now. We’ll have a LOT more coming in July as well, including:

Blasted Wetlands
Creeping Infection
Corpse Fields
Desert Mesa
Rocky Bluff
Town Square
Urban Rubble

Stay tuned for more!

Secret Weapon Miniatures headed to Adepticon

Secret Weapon Miniatures will be headed to Adepticon in a couple weeks and will have some special stuff happening over at their booth.


From the announcement:

AdeptiCon is right around the corner and we are very excited to be there this year! We are doing a special Giveaway at the convention. Everyone who makes a purchase over $100 will get a FREE Secret Weapon Miniatures Shot Glass! *While supplies last*
We will also have Event-Only Bundles for our Washes, Pigments and the RAV 6×6 Kit. If you are coming to the convention, come by Booth #14 in the Grand Ballroom .

Also, we will be selling Victoria Miniatures at our booth and are the EXCLUSIVE source for their new Arcadian Female Squad!

So if you are going to AdeptiCon, there are lots of exciting things going on at the Secret Weapon Miniatures Booth. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Secret Weapon Miniatures March Releases Now Available

Secret Weapon Miniatures has their new Scrapyard bases, available in many different sizes, available now over in their webshop.


From the announcement:

The Secret Weapon Miniatures March Releases are here!

This month the “Scrap Yard” is open for business, with a full range of bases from 120mm to sets of 25mm. These are the first bases we made to fit along side our Tablescapes Tables and we are looking forward to seeing them on the tabletop! There are lots of different possibilities with these bases and we are glad with our they turned out! There is also a 10% Discount on these,as they just released.

Check it out in our store today!

Secret Weapon Miniatures loves you all

Secret Weapon Miniatures is having a Valentine’s Day Sale going on now over in their webshop.


From the sales announcement:

Roses are red, Violets are Blue, we are having a 14% Savings Sale, just for you!

That’s right, this Valentine’s Day we are having a 14% Sale on most things in our Catalog for the Hobbyist in your life! Of course, this also includes you too, because you should treat yourself.

Secret Weapon Miniatures HashTag Hobby Challenge

Secret Weapon Miniatures has a new hobby contest going on over in their blog. Grab your greestuff and hobby knife and get workin’.


From the contest:

We are happy to announce “The Secret Weapon Miniatures HashTag Hobby Challenge”

Starting today, until the end of February, we will be checking Facebook to see what you have been working on! The Challenge is simple, post photos of what you are working on and include the HashTag – #MyHobby – and we will be giving away prizes to some of our favorites!

New Super Secret Objective Markers from Secret Weapon Miniatures

Secret Weapon Miniatures has new Super Secret Objective Markers available over in their webshop.


From the website:

A set of six two part “mystery objective” markers made up of a box containing the numbers 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, and a lid to hide them for random reveals during the game.

This product is sold unpainted and should be washed in cool, soapy water prior to painting.

Master sculpt by Eric Hedman

Secret Weapon Miniatures releases Santa Gas Masks

Secret Weapon Miniatures knows that holiday meals can sometimes disagree with people’s intestinal bacteria and they can go a bit crazy. So they’ve got Santa Gas Masks heads now available so your little mans can breathe easy after those big meals.


From the release:

It’s beginning to look a lot like… gas masks with Santa hats!

This is a special, limited edition holiday release — our classic gas mask head swaps, with five different Santa hats. These are due into the warehouse at the top of next week, and will only be on sale through January.

Secret Weapon Miniatures previews a couple more 3D renders for Tablescapes tiles

Secret Weapon Miniatures is showing off the 3D renders for a couple more Tablescapes tiles they’ve been working on.


From the preview:

And here we have it, updated versions of the corner stream bend, and the rock pile for your viewing pleasure.

Secret Weapon Miniatures Winter Sale

Secret Weapon Miniatures also has themselves a sale going on, starting today, over on their website.


About the sale:

It’s time for the annual Black Friday madness here in America, and this year we’re jumping in with one heck of a sale… for FIVE WEEKS!

27-29 November save 20%
30 November to 1 December save 15%
2-31 December save 10%

This offer extends to everything in the Secret Weapon Miniatures Catalog, except for gift vouchers, and those items we stock from Raphael and Juweela. Resin bases? YES! Weathering products? YES! The Secret Weapon Washes? OH YES! Everything in our catalog is included… and the sale starts now!

Happy shopping!

Secret Weapon Miniatures previews full Scrap Yard Tablescapes table

Secret Weapon Miniatures is showing off a full table made with their Scrap Yard tiles from their Tablescapes campaign.


From the update:

Here it is, a complete 4×6′ table made entirely of injection molded plastic Tablescapes Tiles ™ — of course the factory didn’t bother to send me tile clips with the test shots, so there are some gaps between the tiles. Otherwise this was set up on the gaming table we have in the warehouse… and it’s awesome.

Secret Weapon Miniatures releases Practice Sticks

Secret Weapon Miniatures has released the “practice sticks” that are perfect for helping teach techniques on different surfaces or just for practice.


From the release:

When “misterjustin” goes on the road to teach classes, he often uses these sticks so that folks can practice the techniques without focusing on a full models. We’ve had so many requests to make them available outside of his classes that we’re now offering them for direct sale.

Each set includes multiple textures and surfaces to work with, including male and female torsos, faces, cloth, fur, leather, metal, bricks, gems, and more!

This product is sold unpainted and should be washed in cool, soapy water prior to painting.

Master sculpts by Steven Saunders

Secret Weapon Minatures now exclusive North American distributor for Juweela terrain

Secret Weapon Miniatures has become the exclusive North American retailer for Juweela terrain and miniatures pieces.


From the announcement:

We are proud to announce a new line of products: Juweela Models!

Looking for some Tank Obstacles? Or perhaps some new bricks to lay down and change up your bases? There are 18 new products in the Secret Weapon Miniatures Store and we cant wait to see what you create!

Secret Weapon Miniatures previews Damaged Urban Streets Tablescapes tiles renders

Secret Weapon Miniatures is showing off the final version of the 3D renders for their Damaged Urban Streets Tablescapes tiles they’ve been working on.


From the update:

The damaged Urban Streets tiles are making their way to the factory — and I thought that you might like to see a couple of views of the finished product.

For the damaged set we replaced the security barrier and lift gate tiles with another foundation and straight street — both of which have very large rubble piles on them.

Secret Weapon Miniatures Weathering Pigment Fixer sale

Secret Weapon Miniatures has their Weathering Pigment Fixer back in stock and during the time that they’re running their Weathering Contest, it’s 10% off in their shop.


From the sales sheet:

The Weathering Pigment Fixer HAS RETURNED!

But wait, there’s more! While our weathering contest is running the Fixer is also listed at 10% off — meaning you can get it now AND SAVE!

Pen and Lead Reviews Secret Weapon Miniatures Sack O’ Corpses

Pen & Lead has a review up of the Sack O’ Corpses set from Secret Weapon Miniatures.


From the review:

The blog Pen and Lead recently did a review of Secret Weapon Miniatures release Sack O’ Corpses. Just in time for Halloween. Jump on over and see what was said about the grotesque bits.