Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it’s a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I’d love to see some new scenarios and more aspects added to it. Perhaps tie-ins with other chapters as well. I’d love to see a “Dark Angels vs. Dark Angels” expansion, for example. We’ll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.
Anyway, on to today. It’s time for a quick bite to eat on some bite-sized stories for you.
Today’s servings include: West Wind Productions Bringing Legions of Rome to Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events, and New WWII Minis Released By Askari Miniatures.
As you know when Forged in Battle does a historical miniatures range they don’t hold back! So when we announce a new project you know we just have to go big to do it justice. This is what we have planned for our new ”Legions of Rome” expansion for War and Empire, our 15mm Ancients miniatures range. This new range will cover the rise of Rome beginning with the Augustan Legions, through the first century legionaries, armoured in their famous Lorica Segmentata, right up to the late second century AD. Plus we will have a host of enemies from Sassanid Persian armies through to the Franks, Saxons, Picts, Dacians and more than a few surprises……
Will you be a Centurion? Will you be a Legate? Or will you be an Emperor?
Of course we will be using Kickstarter as our launch pad for this amazing range. If you backed us on War and Empire then you will know that we give our backers a very good deal so join us on this new conquest.
“It became apparent while we were running the first War & Empire Kickstarter that people really wanted those first century Roman legionaries with the Lorica Segmentata armour and the square shields. We had so many requests for those guys we knew right away what to make next. That’s the beauty of Kickstarter, you get to hear gamers opinions all in one place and that’s priceless.”
Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events
Over the past couple months, Gioconomicon has been to various events across Europe. They’ve posted up galleries of their experiences at each one.
The Western Desert in WWII
To add to our Colonial and Western Desert Italians, Askari Miniatures has released the first sets of German Afrika Korps infantry. The initial release includes five sets of Germans in desert kit which you can use to make up infantry squads and platoons.
There are two sets of MG-34 crews, lying and standing; a group of squad leaders (photo, right); and a rifle squad.
The Germans add to our already extensive line of Italians and French Foreign Legion in khaki uniforms.