Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I’m ready for it. It’s been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that’s the plan for tomorrow. In the meantime, it’s time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Gundabad Orc Upgrade Set Available To Order from Forge World, Early Achaemenid Persian Immortals Available From Xyston Miniatures, More Really Useful Box Storage Items Available From Sally 4th, and New Iron Reich Warchief Available From Kromlech.
Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t entirely feel like a Friday. I guess that’s what happens when you bookend 2 days at the office with days working from home.
Well, one way that today is going to feel like a proper Friday is by serving up some bite-sized gaming stories. Also, pizza for dinner. But that’s not until this evening.
Today on the platter we have: Quizmania Coming To Kickstarter, Donate and get a Free Book From Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Expedition RPG Launches Quest-Writing Competition, New Xyston Miniatures Releases Available, Wamp releases two new 1/12th Scale busts, Pipmen Playing Cards Up On Kickstarter, Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder Coming to Kickstarter, and New Legion Armoury Releases Available From Kromlech.
So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con.
And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛
Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s time for some midweek snippets. I know I need to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories before the hurricane of activity that’ll happen over the next several days.
On the platter today is: Sasquatch Game Studio announces Alternity science-fiction roleplaying game, Dized Board Game Companion App to be at Gen Con, Deadman Diaries a new gamebook from Cubus Games, Victory Point Games Previews Upcoming Kickstarter – Planet Rush by Reiner Knizia, Sharknado Board Game Coming To Kickstarter August 13th, Heavy Metal by Acheson Creations is Funded and with a new pledge level, Entries now being accepted for the 2016 Windhammer Prize, Tabletop Miniatures Solutions Running Undying Armies Indiegogo Campaign, War Co. Coming To Kickstarter August 15th, D13 and D15 debut from Impact! at Gen Con, Hitech Miniatures Releases NoeProspector Virgilius, TinMan 35% Off “Back In Business” Sale Happening Now, and New Marian Romans From Xyston Miniatures.
I trust that everyone had themselves a safe and fun Halloween. Anyone see any good gaming-themed costumes out there? Also, did you enjoy the extra hour of sleep afterward? That’s the part I enjoyed the most, I’d say. But then, I’m a bear of simple pleasures. Like how this morning, the month already started off with some Guns ‘n’ Roses weather.
So as we sort through our Halloween candy let’s take a look at some bite-sized stories, shall we?
Today we have: New Anti-Elephant Wagon From Xyston Miniatures, Brigade Models Releases New Neo-Soviet Dreadnought, New Limited Edition Markers from Warsenal, Deraj Studios Announces November 6th Kickstarter Launch, and The Liche Lord free in all orders during November 2015 at Alternative Armies.
Xyston Miniatures has their latest set of releases available over on their website. First is Antigonas On Pallanquin (a pretty stylish, if a little slow, way to get around). The other is a set of Tarentines Cavalry.
Seems to be a theme of “riding into battle” with this set of releases.
They’re also showing off greens of some new Romans they’re working on.
From the release: Continue reading
Xyston Miniatures has some new Numidians for November over in their Nebshop… I mean, webshop.
From the release:
This month we extend our Numidian range with another two packs. The first pack ANC20306 – Mounted Numidian Officers, which consists of 4 riders and 4 mounts from 4 different designs. The second pack is ANC20307 – Numidian Slingers, which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs.
Xyston Miniatures has a couple new sets of Numidians over in their webshop.
From them to you:
September ends, so its time to announce who is the lucky winner of our lottery… and, of course, show of new releases.
And the winner is….Bart?omiej, congratulations! Bart?omiej will receive The King Porus on elephant painted by Jon Shields. We will contact with you by email. For those who did not win this time we have good news – there will be another lottery, so stay tuned.
This month we have two new packs. The first pack ANC20304 – Numidian Archers, which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs. The second pack is ANC20305 – Numidian Officers, which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs.
Don’t forget that on our forum, in the “User’s wishlist” topic you can share with us with your suggestions about new miniatures you would like to see in future, so why don’t you join and help us bring out the best miniatures!
Xyston Miniatures posted their King Prous Personality Pack up on their website. There’s both “on elephant” and “on foot” available.
From the release:
In our previous newsletter we previewed King Porus on elephant, which is now available in our web shop. ANC20303 – King Porus Personality Pack includes: King Porus on Elephant and King Porus on foot. Yes, Porus is huge, not it’s not a mistake or scale creep, he was documented as being a very tall person (around 2m height).
Remember about our lottery! At 30th September we will draw one of our newsletter subscribers who will win a FREE King Porus on elephant, painted by Jon Shields. Please share this information with your friends so they can also take part. Read more information about our lottery on forum.
Xyston Miniatures has some new ancient historical miniatures available over in their webshop.
Plus, you could win a free King Porus mini, too.
From the announcement:
Like always we present two new packs of miniatures this month. First pack is ANC20301 – Chalkaspides which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs. Second pack is ANC20302 – Sphendonatai with Shepherd’s slings which consists of 8 miniatures from 4 different designs.
As we promised last month, we make a lottery! We will draw one of our subscribers who will win a FREE King Porus on elephant, painted by Jon Shields. This beautiful miniatures can be yours – all you need to do is subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t done this already) and wait until 30 September
Xyston Miniatures has their latest releases now available over in their webshop.
From the release:
In last newsletter I wrote that there will be another two packs for Antignonids range, but when I saw ANC20298 – Mounted Carthaginian Generals/Officers I knew that they would be next. In this pack you will find a mix of 4 Riders and 4 mounts from 4 different designs, the pack also includes shields. Now let’s get back to the Antignonids: ANC20299 – Antignonids Peltastai- This new pack contains a random mix of 8 models from 6 different designs.
Next month we will have another two packs. We are also preparing something special for you all…. a LOTTERY, so, stay tuned, more details soon. We’re pretty sure You will enjoy this surprise, ’cause we are very excited.
Xyston Miniatures expands their 15mm ancient miniatures line with their new releases for June.
From the release:
June is here, and there’s nice weather outside. So it will be a short Newsletter as you probablywant to spend more time outside, or enjoying your hobby, rather than sitting next to computer. This month, we have two packs for our Antignonid range: ANC20297 – Sphendonatai with kestrosphendone – its really hard to pronounce it – and ANC20296 – Toxotai. Both packs contain eight miniatures of four designs. All of them are now available in our web shop.
Xyston Miniatures posted up their latest historical releases over in their webshop.
From the release:
In this month, we have a three new packs of miniatures all for Successors. First is the long awaited Theban Sacred Band, which include 8 figures from 6 different designed, second is Theban personality pack, by the way, I always like personality packs, they give a so much more flavor to an army. And last, but not least, pack of 24 Boeotian shields.