We’re halfway there, folks. And, for me, the prep for CMON Expo is ramping up. Tomorrow is set-up, and then the show proper begins on Friday morning, bright and early (ok, not as early as I’m usually up, which is about 4am, but still, pretty early). If we’re gonna make it through the show, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Presidemon of Destruction Up On Kickstarter, and Victoria Miniatures Releases New Winter Female Officer Sprue.
The middle of the week already? At least, it feels like I should add “already” to the end of that. Week seems to be going by quickly. As you all know, I’m certainly looking forward to the weekend. Hard to believe it’s already the 3rd weekend of the month, which means Board Game Day up at the library. I’ve had to miss a couple of the previous sessions, so I hope to make it for this one. But if I’m going to have a full day of gaming, I should have a stomach full of bite-sized gaming stories. So let’s stock up.
Today on the platter we have: Victoria Miniatures Releases Svargan Shock Soldats, New LRDG Minis Available From Askari Miniatures, and More MYTHEXPLORERS Figures Available From RN Estudio.
Well, the blustery weather from yesterday is gone. Now it’s just cold. Hopefully the storm didn’t hit you all too bad. I’ve got various friends up north that are dealing with the aftermath, but it’s all not too terribly bad stuff. Though I doubt many are going to be heading to the LGS. Well, they can still stay in and game. And while gaming, they can snack on these bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New Flying Stands Available From Warlord Games, Acolyte Miniatures Previews New Cleric Robert de Foresta Mini, New Kill Team Special Weapons Packs Available From Victoria Miniatures, Tabletop-Art Previews Heart-Blood Sucking Vampire, and Brigade Models Release New British Aeronef.
We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures’ Reichguard Knights Now Available, Light Fleet Dice Case Up On Kickstarter, Sledgehammer BFG Now Available From Victoria Miniatures, New EuroFed Spaceships Available From Brigade Models, and Khurasan Releases 15mm Federal Army Experimental Battalion.
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.
The week continues on. We’ll eventually be getting back to the weekend. Just another couple days. In the meantime, we need to keep our energy up. To do that, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Tikki Trolls Metal Minis Up On Kickstarter, June Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, Acheson adds 28mm Pewter Hyenas, Bharata Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, Multitude Game Set Coming to Kickstarter, York Gaming is launching a Kickstarter Campaign for 1492 – The Rite of Passage next Friday, Circle of Blood Teases Kickstarter Starter Box, New Legionary Heat-Ray From Kromlech, Tokens of Friendship Available For Tails of Equestria RPG, New Van Diemen’s World Devils Squads Now Available From Victoria Miniatures, New Bases and Accessories Sale From Micro Art Studio, GOT 28mm Kabardin APCs Available From Antenociti’s Workshop, Skyline Chess – New York City Edition Up On Kickstarter, and Khurasan releases Caveman headhunters and rhino riders.
Man, what a weird week. Sunday was the last day of Expo. Monday was spent partially at the repair shop for my car, and then finding out my bathtub was leaking. The rest of the week has been working from home, waiting for repairmen, dealing with paint and fiberglass fumes, and now I’m taking some time between stories to do some deep cleaning around this place. I’m more-than-ready for the next weekend. To make sure I have enough energy to get there, let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Brigade Models Releases New 15mm Terminator and Squadron Commander Fighters, Acheson Creations Release Indian Rhino, New Blood Drops Wound Markers Available From Kromlech, Z-Man Games Updates Components for Ricochet Robots, Victoria Miniatures Resin BFG Sledgehammer Crew and female Officer Now Shipping, and Brigade Models Release New EuroFed Spaceships.
We’re halfway there, everyone. Midway point of the week. The weekend’s coming ever-closer. Hopefully you have some sort of gaming plans scheduled. I mean, it’s the weekend. Don’t want to just be sitting at home doing nothing (though, actually, there’s something to be said about that from time to time, too). Well, no matter what you do, we need to finish up this week first. So let’s get some energy via bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Brigade Models Release Updated Japanese Aeronef, Black Earth 28mm tabletop wargame launches on IndieGoGo in February, Purgatory is entering the final 2 weeks of Pledge Manager, Krakon Games Kickstart their Scum & Smuggler characters, Latest Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Legionary Releases From Kromlech, Ludus Magnus Studio Announces Sine Tempore Board Game, Tabletop Tyrant Miniatures Cases Up On Kickstarter, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Khurasan releases 15mm T-64BV Tank, and Hardwood deck boxes with Illuminated artwork on Kickstarter.
The final week of 2016 continues on. I know a lot of people are enjoying a bit of a break here at the end of the year. Many game companies are taking a little bit of time off. But that’s not to say we don’t have a good bit of bite-sized stories to snack on.
So let’s get to it.
Today we have: Tactical folding kit for board RPGs on Indiegogo, Victoria Miniatures Previews 2017 Releases, Nightmare Forest: Alien Invasion Coming to Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm December Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Advanced Deployment After Christmas Sale, New Battle Rulers Available from Kromlech, and Tercio Creativo Christmas Offer Going On Now.
It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all.
Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!?
But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days to get through. To help, we should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: Nomad Games adds Wizards and Tricksters to Steam Early Access of Smash Up!, Introducing Boxwood Genius Dice, Digital Edition of Colt Express Now Available, New Releases Available to Order From Victoria Miniatures, WarSeer Forum Relaunches Tomorrow, New Chaos Templates From Pyrkol, Old World Leather Gaming Mats for RPG Metal Dice Rolling Up On Kickstarter, Fantasy Football teams available at Flatminis as 2D plastic miniatures, New Release: Kromlech Battle Rulers, New Statuesque Fine & Pulp Scale Female Heads – Bald on sale, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: Contractor On Kickstarter, Yet More Victoria Miniatures Releases, New Release: Kromlech Wound Markers, and Ouroboros Tales 54mm Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.
Just about every company out there is having some sort of Black Friday sale (many of them already started). Well, I figured I’d help out by collecting a bunch of their announcements into one spot for you.
We have sales from: NonsenseMiniatures, Voodooworx Miniatures, Tercio Creativo, Victoria Miniatures, Deep-Cut Studio, e-Minis, Hydra Miniatures, Micro Art Studio, Kromlech, Hyacinth Games, and Advanced Deployment.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday!
As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped cream for the pies (cream, sugar, and spices). Gonna be very busy, but should be fun. But to have enough energy for that, I need to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: New Infinity Dice Sets From Corvus Belli, New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio, BattleScribe 2.0 Released, Dungeonland PnP is now available and Kickstarter Stretch Goals are revealed, New Alien Heads From Ramshackle Games, Okumarts Games team up with GG Studios, New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, Divine Art Playing Cards up On Kickstarter, Comrades in Battle Stretch Goal Levels Lowered, Head set Multi Pack From Ramshackle Games, NPC For Hire Game Aid On Kickstarter, New Temple of Isis Bases From Tabletop-Art, Fusion Bases by Wamp Up On Kickstarter, Highway System Coming to Kickstarter, New Female Greatcoat Troops Available From Victoria Miniatures, and New Hordes Token Sets Available From Advanced Deployment.
At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?”
Is it that way for anyone else or just me?
I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me.
Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other side. To help with that, here’s a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Scotia Grendel New Releases – October 2016, Rebel Minis Launches Rise of the Animechs Kickstarter, Shatterlands Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal, Xtraidos Skirmish Game Relaunching Soon On Indiegogo, Ether Wars Kickstarter Relaunch November 22nd + Giveaway starting this Tuesday, New Releases Available From Victoria Miniatures, Idea Jab Card Game Coming To Kickstarter “Pretty Soonish”, Khurasan releases 15mm Seydlitz Tank, Geek Chic Releases The Vanguard Table, Chronicles Miniatures Game Looking For Beta Testers, Brother Vinni Releases Tricycle Robot, Final Hours For Shadows of Esteren On Kickstarter, Final Days for Ninja Arena On Kickstarter, Table Air Combat: U-2 Kukuruznik Now Available, Castles & Crusades latest Kickstarter in its final week, Twisted Brothers Studio join MAGE Company, and New Breacher Bikes Available From Kromlech.
Not sure why, but this week’s been a time enigma. I woke up this morning going, “wow, already Wednesday!” But since I’ve been here at the office, it’s been the exact opposite. “How is it only 10am? I feel like I’ve been here forever!” What might help is noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today in the platter we have: Brigade Models New Release Update, New Ammunition Chain Sets From Tabletop-Art, Victoria Miniatures Female Victorian Guard Now Available, Motherland Tokens now available from Advanced Deployment, Dek-Den: Deck Building Game Assistant On Kickstarter, Aenor Miniatures First Releases Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff releases Goblin Shaman, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Thunder Gun with Heavy Flamer, Khurasan releases Tah-sig (non-humanoid alien) range, Ulisses Spiele GmbH To Take Over Publishing Fading Suns RPG, and 25x50mm flat bases Now available From Tabletop-Art.
Wednesday already? This week sure seems to be moving along. That’s very much not a complaint, mind you. I’ve got board game day coming up this Saturday. We’re also going to be starting our new D&D game. So I’m very much ready for it to be Saturday. But if I want to keep up this pace, I’d better refuel on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New female Torsos and First BFG Sledgehammer Pics From Victoria Miniatures, Suede Dice Bags Up On Kickstarter, Purgatory Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Impact! Miniatures Running Chibi Knights of the Dinner Table Kickstarter, Legionary APC Turret Lascannon With Twin Plasma Gun Available From Kromlech, Ruins of Sanctuary 25mm Bases Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Minis Production Company Up On Kickstarter, Prism: Day & Dusk Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, HSD Anthro Sci-Fi Miniatures Now Available, Flatminis releases first monsters in their 2D miniatures range, Two More APC Turrets Available From Kromlech, and The Army Painter’s 9th Anniversary Sale Happening Now.
Well, it’s been a bit of a short week here in the office, having only come in Wed-Fri. Though, with having just a little time off from Gen Con, it felt much longer. I’m looking forward to a weekend of doing probably not all that much at all. Just some time to decompress a bit. Should be nice. Lets me put together some of the figures I got at the show. To do that, I’ll need energy. Energy in the form of bite-sized gaming stories.
On today’s platter we have: Forest Goblins multi-part plastics is Shieldwolf Miniatures Coming To Kickstarter, Xtraidos Crowdfunding Campaign Launched, TinMan’s 35% Off Back In Business Sale Ends Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Victoria Miniatures Female Greatcoat Legs and BFG Ammo Crates Now Available, and New Undead Orcs From Scotia Grendel.
Well, as was expected, Thursday has turned into Friday. The week’s still going by quickly (that’s NOT a complaint). So it should be almost no time before I’m headed home for a lovely weekend of… I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to this weekend. Having spent the last two Saturdays driving ~9 hours, if I just was to chill at home, I’d be able to handle that. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t stock up on some bite-size gaming stories in the meantime.
Today we have: Final Minutes for Wander on Kickstarter, FossilPunk Foundry To Launch Sauriana Kickstarter, Pre-orders open for Full Battle Rattle Miniatures modern Canadian Infantry, Organisers Guide to Tanks OPS Kits Posted, Victoria Miniatures Universal Victorian Guard Now Available, Drawlab Running Legendary Dice Throwers Kickstarter, Poorly Dubbed Action Heroes Paper Minis Now Available, Brigade Models Release 6mm Kirin Walker, and New Tokens & Templates for WW2 Gaming from Sally 4th.
The work week marches on (as Glenn Miller – American Patrol plays on Pandora). We’re halfway there, beautiful watchers. We’ve made it to Wednesday. Let’s keep on keepin’ on and make our way to the rest of the week. However, a quick bite would be good. Oh, look, some bite-sized gaming stories for you. How convenient.
Today’s installment of Snippets we have: Brigade Models Release New 6mm Armoured Infantry, Cannon Fodder WW2 Stickers Now Available, New ATER miniatures are here, New Weapons and Accessories Available from Victoria Miniatures, DeepWars – Blood Reef Kickstarter coming soon, and New Bases Available From Tabletop-Art.
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.
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.
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.
Victoria Miniatures has some news for people interested in getting some of the Limited Edition models they’ve had at Adepticon the past few years. Tomorrow (the 14th), they’ll put up a few of their 2013, 2014, and 2015 figures in their webshop. There’s only a few of each of these that will be available. So if you want one, you’d better be ready to jump in on it. A list of the time they’ll be available in various places is below the cut (because of time zones, obviously).
There’s also 4 new releases avialble. Arms, legs, shoulder pads, and heads are amongst the new offerings.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Victoria Miniatures is showing off the Limited Edition mini that will be available at Adepticon next month. Not able to make it to the show? There will be 100 available on the Victoria Miniatures website as well. So if you want one, you’d better be prepared.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Victoria Miniatures thinks you should be bringing out the big guns on your tabletop. To help facilitate such a thing, they’ve got a sale going on over in their webshop. Until midnight on Christmas Eve, artillery pieces are 25% off. Bring in the holiday with a bang over at Victoria Miniatures.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Victoria Miniatures has quite a few new releases available over in their webshop. They’ve got new sets of arms, with their roll-sleeve universal male arms. They’ve got Van Diemen’s World Devils squad (a rather Australian-looking lot). They’ve got 2 new torso styles. They’ve got new backpacks! They’ve got a bit of everything, it seems. Go personalize your forces.
From the release: Continue reading
Victoria Miniatures lets you create the squad you want, armed with the weapons you want, with their new empty rifle arms and multiple weapons made to fit into those arms.
From the post:
At Victoria Miniatures I am very pleased to announce the Male and Female Universal rifle arms.
Along with these I am now offering Universal Arcadian squads which offer the option to choose your own weapons to go with the new arms. These will come in 5 Man and 5 Woman Squads, as well as 10 Man and 10 Woman versions. These take the flexibility of Victoria Miniatures troops to a whole new level. So, if you were wanting a squad of five female snipers, 5 fusion gunners or a veteran squad armed with AK style Auto guns the possibilities are unlimited. Of course the original Arcadian Rifles Squads will also remain in production.
The next regiments to receive the universal weapon options will be the Devils and the Highlanders. Watch out for these soon.
Thanks for reading.
Happy modelling, V
Victoria Miniatures has released their new APC Wheel and Suspension Kit over in their webshop.
From them to you:
4 Wheel set and suspension for 28mm plastic armored truck.
-front suspension assembly.
-rear suspension assembly.
(truck not included)
This kit requires some modelling skill to assemble. Recommended for experienced modelers.
This kit is hand cast in high quality resin.
Designed and sculpted by Jake Schneider.
Victoria Miniatures has released new weapons, torsos, and riot shields over on their website.
From the announcement:
Hi, Following hot on the heels of last week’s Heavy Artillery release I’m very happy to present a great new wave of Victoria Miniatures hand weapons sculpted by Jake Schneider. This includes a terrific new digital version of our Fusion Gun, plus a Bolt pistol, Chain Swords, Sabres and Laser Gun Mk3. This is a pistol grip adaption of Laser Rifle Mk1. There is a set of gun sights that can be added to these weapons, As well as a very nice guard sized Riot Shield.
Empty rifle arms are on the way in a near future release that will fit all these cool new rifles.
Also this week are two new additions I’ve sculpted for the Torso Range. The Highland Guard now have a special Highland Torso sprue and the Border World Rangers have new Ranger Torsos which have cloaks attached.
Victoria Miniatures brings out the big guns, with their new Heavy Artillery and Crews now shipping to you.
From the announcement:
Hi, Welcome to the biggest new release yet from Victoria Miniatures. I am very excited to present five superb heavy artillery pieces expertly sculpted by Jake Schneider. They include a Heavy Bolter, Heavy Mortar, Heavy Twin Stubber,Laser Cannon and Auto Cannon. There is also a multi weapon options for people who like to magnetize their models, as well as wheel variants and gun carriages available separately.
But wait there’s more…
Six Heavy Weapon crews have been added to the modular infantry range, representing men of the Arcadian Guard, Highland Guard, Tannenburgers,Penal Guard, Van Diemen’s World Devils and Victorian Guard.
Victoria Miniatures has released their new multi-pack artillery piece over in their webshop.
From the release:
A special deal for those intrepid modelers who like to magnetize their regiments, the set gives you the universal carriage with all the parts to make the heavy Bolter, Twin heavy Stubber, Laser Cannon and Auto Cannon. Each specialised gun can be swapped out depending on your battle needs.
Multi part Heavy Weapons for 28mm troops, adding some serious punch to your artillery and Heavy Weapon batteries.
Designed and sculpted by Jake Schneider. Hand cast in high quality resin.
Supplied with 60mm round plastic base.
Crew and alternate wheel options available separately.
Victoria Miniatures released a bunch of new alternate weapons over in their webshop.
To arms! To arms!
From the release:
This month I am very pleased to announce the release of Victoria Miniatures first digital weapons. These have been expertly sculpted by Jake Schneider. They are designed to be compatible with 28mm heroic scale troops. Current stock is limited so get in early.
Victoria Miniatures will be releasing male and female universal arms to fit these weapons in the near future.
Victoria Miniatures has started taking down names of those of you gamers out there that would like to get their new Arcadian Guard squads as soon as they’re made available.
From the announcement:
Hello, I am so excited to reveal the long awaited, first regiments of the Arcadian Guard. The fully modular 10 Woman and 10 Man Arcadian Rifle squads.
It has been a huge challenge creating modular female troops. I am very happy with the results. The men and women all have the same uniforms and gear. These two squads are designed to mix flawlessly, giving collectors, for the first time, the flexibility to create mixed Guard forces.
These will be shipping in May / June 2014, on a first come first served basis.
Victoria Miniatures is having a sale on their Spanish Inquisition miniatures over in their shop.
From the announcement:
To celebrate the release of Games Workshop’s Codex Inquisition, Victoria Miniatures Spanish Inquisition, in new resin will be offered at 20% off for one week only.
So get converting, beef up your retinues and take those heretics by surprise
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.
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.
Victoria Miniatures gives us a look at the las gun they’ve been working on by showing off the 3D render.
From the preview:
Hi, thanks for all the feedback on the concept sketch. I have been working with the ever patient Jake Schneider on this new Las Gun. It will have a sight and bayonet option and we are working on a shorter variant with a folded stock. Also, up and coming is an auto gun version and a digital sculpt of the Plasma Gun sketch previewed recently.