Year 2010

Dave Taylor selling Legio Custodes Army

Dave Taylor is helping to raise funds for two friends by selling his Warhammer 40K Legio Custodes Army on eBay.


From his announcement:
One friend was body surfing and was dumped by a wave. He hit the bottom and broke his neck. Not only was he fortunate enough to not drown, but he was also not permanently paralyzed. He did, however, have to take a chopper ride to shock trauma where he underwent three emergency surgeries to save his life and future mobility. He is currently undergoing the early stages of his long rehabilitation process (and painting some Wood Elves as a dexterity building exercise). The real tragedy here is that he was "in-between" employer-supported insurance programs, and has some pretty big bills to pay.

My other friend was fortunate enough to be with his wife when she gave birth to their first child. Less than a week later, his wife passed away from a pregnancy-related complication that really could never have been spotted. It took the coroner two weeks to determine the cause. That's how obscure and hidden it was. My friend is now back at work and raising his son. As any of us with spouses and kids know, that is really tough - emotionally, physically, and financially.

I've had a lot of offers for this army over the years. Some of them I was sorely tempted by. But not until these recent occurrences has there been a real opportunity to do some good with it.

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Double Width roads from S6 Engineering

S6 Engineering now have Double Width road tiles available for sale. Double Width roads From their announcement:
This week's release from S6 Engineering is an adaptor for the 28/30mm road system to allow the creation of double-width roads. Now you can create a grand boulevard big enough for super-heavy tanks through the center of your city. There is also a new starter pack incorporating this feature.

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Battlefront giving away copies of Stalin's Europe

Battlefront is giving away a copy of their upcoming Flames of War Stalin's Europe book. From their announcement:
To celebrate the upcoming release of Stalin’s Europe in November we’d like to announce the details of a new competition to win a copy of Stalin’s Europe. To qualify all you need to do is to report any broken link you find while browsing the Flames Of War website. Simply report the broken link to, make sure you include your name and e-mail address. You can enter as many times as you like. The draw will be made in November.

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New Flames of War articles

The Flames of War website has been updated with new content Assembling the Polish Tank Company Mark demonstrates how to assemble the Polish Tank Company for Early-war. Gary Martin's Early War Light Panzer Company This week we take a break from the Staff Early War armies to take a look at Gary Martin’s (a.k.a. Big-Gazza) outstanding Early War German Light Panzer Company. Grenadier Guards During Operation Market Goes Official Hello fellow Guards fans! I want to thank everyone who left feedback for the Grenadier Guards briefing and I’m sorry for taking as long as I did to update it. I’ve put together some notes below on the changes made to the Under Review edition of the Grenadier Guards PDF briefing. Hopefully these address most of the questions raised, and I apologize if I’ve left any out. Thanks again for your support! Tom Wise's Every Allied Tanker's Claim This week we find some evidence to support every Allied Tanker's claim, that every German tank was indeed a Tiger! Early War Battle Report: Czech Panzerkompanie vs. Escadron de Combat With the German army successful in its conquest of Poland, it now turns it's attention to France and some unfinished business from the First World War. With the bulk of the Allied forces distracted by the attacks in the Low Countries, the majority of the German armour slices thorough the heavily forested region of the Ardennes. What opposition faced the Germans barely slowed them down but can Blake’s Escadron de Combat change history and slow Mark’s Czech Panzerkompanie in Encounter?
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Mantic Journal issue 2 now available

Mantic Journal issue 2Mantic Games have released the second issue of Mantic Journal magazine. From their announcement: Issue 2 of the Mantic Journal is now available from shops and online stores near you. The Journal was put together once again by a fabulous team headed by Guy Haley and after much banter, some biscuit breaks (there were an awful lots of crumbs on Mr Renton’s desk – Ed) and even more banter, here’s what Guy had to say in his Editorial: "In The Mantic Journal: Garrek’s Doom, we’re lifting up some big old stones to peer down into the realms of the Dwarfs. In the lands to the east, King Golloch the Great, the mightiest leader the Dwarfs have ever known, pushes the boundaries of his empire ever outward, the war machine of the Under-kingdom sweeping aside all opposition with terrifying new weaponry. Golloch says he wishes for his lands to be secure, nothing more, but all in the lands of the free know that a Dwarf’s greed is unmatched… Elsewhere in MJ02, you’ll find painting advice, tips on assembling our fantastic Dwarf Ironclads, exciting news and more! With Dwarfs crowding the tabletop here at Mantic HQ, and further fantastic Mantic models on their way, now is the perfect time for war! To arms!"
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Missions Vol I for Urban War is available as free download

Urban Mammoth have posted their Urban War Missions Vol 1 supplement as a free download. From their announcement:
I am very pleased to announce that Missions Vol 1 for Urban War is now available for free download. The book includes 25 new scenarios for Urban War- Strike Team Actions with a broad variety of missions to fight your way through with new rules, deployment maps and counter sheets.

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Last day for the Warmonger Gameday Hordes giveaway

Today is the last day to enter in Warmonger Gamesday's Hordes giveaway. From their announcement:
Today is the last chance to get in on the signed Hordes Mk II rule book give-a-way. If you were not aware of the give-a-way there is two ways to enter. You can either a. click the "follow" button to follow the Warmonger Game Day blog or click the Facebook link on our home page and send us a friend request. You have up to two entries into the give-a-way and tomorrow we will select one lucky person by adding them all to a spread sheet and choosing a number at random using So get to clicking and good luck.

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Be Not Afraid missing catapult token

Days of Wonder are reporting that there is a token missing form their upcoming Be Not Afraid expansion for Small World. From their website:
The bad news… Because of a production error the Catapult token was accidentally left out when the Be Not Afraid… expansion for Small World was manufactured. The good news… We caught the error and are rushing the missing tokens from our manufacturer so they will be available from all the game stores worldwide when Be Not Afraid… goes on sale. Even better news… Because the missing Catapult had to be printed separately, we took this opportunity to add 5 Leaders tokens for the new races in Be Not Afraid… Due to lack of space on the original Be Not Afraid punchboards, these tokens were not originally planned to be included. But since we goofed up and had to print a new mini punch board anyway, we figured we ought to make it right for Small World fans worldwide. And you will now get this extra bonus because of our mistake.

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More "Project N" information from Mongoose

Mongoose Publishing have posted more information about their Call To Arms based space combat game code-named Project N. From their website:
Playtesting for Project N, the new A Call to Arms space fleet combat game, has kicked into a new gear as we have finally ironed out some of the persistant wrinkles (the equivalent of a Skirmish level game going on for three hours being one such problem in the original draft!). I have just seen a few of the first painted models, and they look scrummy, and I can't wait to see some full fleets floating about the office (sometimes, life is hard at a games company...). The core fleets are being balanced right now, and then we will start working on all the auxiliary ships. We have worked out the format of both the main rulebook and the fleet box sets, though not the final content (the latter are going to be very good value for money at around the $29.99/£20 mark), so it appears we are well on schedule! You can see a few spoilers on our forums in the Other Miniatures Games section, under the 'ACTA I Want' thread.
They also posted a list of changes from the previous Call To Arms rules in their forum.
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KR Multicase to attend Old Glory World show

KR Multicase will be at the Old Glory World Wargames Show. From their announcement:
Come and see us at Old Glory World Wargames Show on the 2nd/3rd October with our full range of KR Multicases, trays and accessories. You can find us at stand 30 on the ground floor. As usual we will have our tempting range of show deals available at our stand. Pre-orders are welcome by email at Remember that you can keep up to date with KR products and news easily on Facebook. Become a fan of the KR Multicase page.

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New Dungeonquest variants

Fantasy Flight Games have posted three new variants for their recently reissued Dungeonquest game.

From their website:
Long ago, during the great Dragon Wars, the mighty Dragonlord Kalladra devised the most cunning and insidious trap ever constructed. His desire to dominate Terrinoth became an obsession, but every attempt he made to conquer the realms was met with heroic resistance. So he withdrew himself underground and concocted a labyrinth of wretched design. Rather than engage the nations of Terrinoth in open warfare as his brethren did, Kalladra believed there was no greater danger to the rulers and heroes of the land than their own greed. And so he built Dragonfire Dungeon...

The rules to DungeonQuest present several optional rules, allowing players to tailor their own unique gaming experience. In that spirit, we're pleased to offer three all-new official variants (pdf, 836 KB) on our support page. If all players agree beforehand, these optional rules can replace certain mechanics found in the main rulebook.

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Dust Tactics Allied forces preview

Fantasy Flight Games have posted a preview of the Allied forces found in the upcoming Dust Tactics game. From their website:
Over the past few months, the thunderous booming has only gotten louder. The footfalls of giant robots echo as they approach, and soon you shall find cases of the Dust Tactics core set landing at a hobby games retailer near you. Since its debut at Gen Con 2010, commanders around the world have been waiting expectantly for Dust Tactics to arrive. The time for you to prepare is short, so we’re going to make sure you learn everything you need to know so you can jump right and command your forces during your first game.

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Dragon Forge release African American Head Set One

African American Head Set OneDragon Forge Design have added an African American Head Set to their online store. From their announcement: Dragon Forge Announces the first set in its Conversion Parts line and is now taking orders for African American Head Set one. Sculpted by Tom Meier. This is a Set of Nine Heads. Cast in pewter, for Converting "25-30mm Heroic Scaled Miniatures" • CONV-001 African American Head Set One 9 heads for $9.00 They are now available for order.
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West Wind Announce Derby show deals

West Wind Productions have announced the deals they will be offering at the upcoming Derby World Championships. From their announcement:
Up to 40% off Arthurian and Samurai Ranges at Derby World Championships this weekend only! We will be running a Show Only Special on our ever popular Arthurian and Samurai ranges. There's up to 40% off selected products whilst stocks last.  No pre-order on this one I'm afraid, it's first come first served on the day.  You can't miss us, the West Wind Stand is on the balcony at the top of the access ramp. Plus 10% Discount Only at Derby There's 10% discount available on purchases of £60.00 and over throughout the weekend. If you need to pick up products from some of our other ranges, now is the time. (This offer is not available in combination with the 40% discount off Samurai and Arthurian). Free Prize Draw Why not enter our Free Prize Draw, just print off this email, complete your name and email address below and hand it in at the West Wind Stand. The lucky winner gets to choose any West Wind product up to the value of £40.00. New from Forged in Battle Check out the pre-release stocks of Forged in Battle's brand new 1940 Early War Infantry, SS Infantry and Tanks.  See the quality and price on this brand new 15mm WWII range, new from Forged in Battle.

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Mantic preview painted Undead Zombies

Mantic Games have posted photos of painted samples of their new 28mm plastic Zombie miniatures. From their announcement:
It’s official, the Zombies are shipping and, whilst we celebrated by putting up a new Zombies Collector Figure, others have celebrated by painting a few fine examples of these gruesome new miniatures. Andrew Wedmore for instance is up to 10, as you can see below: As you can see, Andrew has done a truly monumental job with these figures, so why not send us pics to with what you’ve been up to with your zombie kits? We’re hearing great stories ranging from a table covered in a legion of 300 zombies all the way up to sci-fi zombie traitor guard. I think we even have a pic of a english civil war ghoul somewhere too as well… Remember that the Zombies are available in both Regiment and Horde configurations, giving you 30 and 60 figures respectively (with the options to build many more) and don’t forget you can still pick up a whole shed load of zombies and more in our unbeatable Malak’s Endless Hordes army deal which is now shipping as well.

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New Guts N Gears podcast available

A new episode of the Guts N Gears, Warmachine and Hordes, podcast is now available. From their announcement:
Andrew "Hacksaw" Hartland. , Lady Ximon, Jen "Priate Queen" Ikuta, Craig "Legendarylonelymonk" Caton, Paul "Snakeman" Shoemaker, Norbert " The Highlander" & Carl from Warmachine Weekend join us. We find out more about Templecon one of the most anticipated Hordes & Warmachine events for 2011 where Warmachine & Hordes event start. Also Warmachine Weekend one of the oldest and respected Warmachine & Hordes exclusive weekends. We also have a new and about to be Warstore weekend and go through events regarding Hordes & Warmachine. We hope you enjoy the show. Show notes:
  • Templecon Part one. Listen in and find out more about one of the most anticipated events for 2011
  • Warmachine Weekend. Carl from Warmachine Weekend joins us and tells us more about this well established and great event
  • Norbert joins us tell go through the Hordes & Warmachine events at the Warstore Weekend.

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TGN September 2010 purchasing poll

Tabletop Gaming News is attempting to get an idea of how gamers are spending their time and money. To that end we have two polls. This poll asks you how your spent your gaming dollars in September 2010. The other asks what games you played during the month.

You can select up to four options. Remember that you can select a game even if you didn't play it. We're interested solely in purchasing, our other poll covers the games you actually played.

Also note that the intent of the poll is to track what you purchased the product for not what it was intended for. So if you bought a GW Warhammer miniature to use in Songs of Blades and Heroes then please don't mark it as a Warhammer purchase.

Update: the poll is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted responses. I'll be running this again next month

Purchasing Poll

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TGN September 2010 gaming poll

Tabletop Gaming News is attempting to get an idea of how gamers are spending their time and money. To that end we have two polls. This poll asks you what games you played in September 2010. The other asks how your spent your gaming dollars during the month.

Update: the poll is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted responses. I'll be running this again next month

Gaming Poll

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