Year 2010

Meeples & Miniatures Podcast episode 68 posted

Episode 68 of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast has been posted. From their announcement:
Episode 68 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast has now been published and is available for download. In this show I review three wargaming publications:
  • The Ancient Warfare 2010 Special
  • Extra Impetus 3
  • Hammers Slammers - The Crucible
All this, plus the usual chat, and a new competition. The show can be downloaded directly from the Meeples & Miniatures website, or it's available via iTunes.

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New Twilight releases at Hasslefree

Hasslefree Miniatures now have new releases from the Twilight fantasy range. Arak, towering over a poor young fubarnii From their announcement:
Hasslefree have just announced two new releases for the World of Twilight range. First up is Arak Katain, a ferocious leader for the Devanu who towers over the Fubarnii he hunts. In response, the Fubarnii Empire get a somewhat less threatening release with a set of two youngsters and their pet. These will make excellent objectives for your games of Twilight, with brave knights rushing to their rescue.

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Heroes 2010 painting contest and new products

Miniature Heroes have sent news of their Heroes 2010 painting contest and new product releases. 60mm Urban Rubble base From their announcement:
Miniature-Heroes is pleased to announce the Heroes 2010 painting competition is once again being run. This year the paint a classic is Grenadier. Any Grenadier, or now Mirliton miniature can be submitted. All I ask is you join the MH forum in order to take part. The rules are listed there along with some of the prizes.\ The contest is also kindly being sponsored by:
  • Mirliton Miniatures
  • Reaper Miniatures
  • Mannequin Miniatures
  • JoeK Miniatures
Also I am pleased to announce that we now stock the BNS miniatures range of Resin bases and plinths in our Hobby section. Any questions or comments about the competition please just contact me at the shop.

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Tor Gaming YouTube channel

Tor Gaming have started a YouTube channel. From their announcement:
We’ve started our own YouTube channel and uploaded the first promo video for Relics. We’ll be adding more shortly, including profile videos where you get to see the models close up and also videos where we take a look at parts of the Relics rules and how they work on the table. If there is a video you'd like to see, drop us a line and let us know. Cheers Gavin.

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Grindhouse release first Junk miniatures

Grindhouse Games have released the first figures for their new Junk 28mm sci-fi game of Robot combat, the Dog Face squad. Grindhouse also have a new website and online store.

From their website:
First up is a pack of SID Combots. Guess we need some Nancys now. Contains 5 unpainted and unassembled multi-part white metal miniatures and 5 25mm bases. Easy assembly as only arms are separate. Figures stand approximately 37mm to top of head. Sculptor: the mighty Patrick Keith.

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Fenris Games preview new Modern Investigator

Fenris Games have sent a preview of their first in a new range of 28mm Modern Investigator miniatures. Modern Investigator From their announcement:
We've just got photos of the first green for our new line of character minis designed for modern pulp and SF gaming. 28mm to the eyes, this will be the first release of a planned range of 12-15 miniatures dressed in broadly similar "uniform", with most characters either unarmed or only lightly armed. All minis with be supplied complete with scenic resin bases.

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Hello Everyone Latest news from is that the rumoured SHM 15mm Range is now a reality with the first nine miniatures now online in their own section. What is the SHM range you ask, well let me tell you. Every now and again an aspiring designer will come along to and ask if they can have a commission for some new designs. Often the answer is no, simply because of resources, schedules and other commitments. Those who know will realise though that we do our best to give new talent a chance and will often commission designs for ranges knowing the miniatures may not be best sellers. This is done to give new talent a chance and to get these novice designers some experience. However lately, its come to the attention of that something more was needed and this is the SHM range. ANY aspiring sculptor can send in 'greens' and once enough are collected they will get master molded and assuming all is well they will be released. This gives designers and their often unusual designs a chance to reach the wider wargame market at no cost to themselves (and net a bag of their miniatures for free too).

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Warlord Hallowe'en specials

Warlord Games has two special Hallowe'en themed deals.

From their announcement:
Little Steve of the Warlord Games sales team is an excitable little soul. Around this time year (even more so than usual), as he gets giddy at the thought of ghosts, ghouls and mugging little kids for their Trick or Treat candies.

Fear not, for we've harnessed his delirium to bring you two fun releases just in time for Halloween.

As the old nursery rhyme goes: "If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise..."

First of the Halloween specials is our Out for the Count pack, featuring Major Terntadust and his SS Vamphyr foe.

It doesn't end there, though, as we have joined up with our old mates at Mantic and those fine fellows at Osprey Publishing to offer you our Ein, Zwei, Die! offer - plastic Zombies and plastic German conversion pack!

As you can see here, they look superb, converted and painted as they are by Golem Painting Studios.

And if that wasn't enough to chill and thrill you there's also Osprey Publishing's new 'Zombies: A Hunter's Guide' book by Joseph McCullough.

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CSRA Gamers Association TANKSGIVING

Its hard to believe that its already time for TANKSGIVING again. From their announcement:
Our third annual CSRA TANKSGIVING event. The cornerstone of this years event will be a huge Flames of War Eastern Front game hosted by gamemaster Paul Harrison. Jon Beatty will be hosting a Warhammer 40K Tank Event. Mike Baker will be hosting a Dirtside 2 tank event. Gaming setup will begin at 10AM and gaming will start at 11AM and continue until at least 7PM. All games are welcome, but the focus is on Tank Related Games.

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German Zombies available from Mantic

Mantic Games are also offering the Weird WWII German Zombie pack previously announced by Warlord Games. Zombie group From their announcement:
Halloween is this weekend, so today sees the release of our limited edition German Zombies. Mantic, in combination with Warlord Games, are offering this special plastic kit for Halloween this year. For those of you who saw our newsletter last week and decided to pre-order one of these fantastic kits, your orders will be shipping out today. However if you haven’t already picked up your own German Zombies, don’t worry, you can buy yours now. This set combines the brand new Zombie sprues from Mantic with those of the Warlord plastic Germans (guns n all.), you’ll be able to make 10 (or more depending on your imagination) German Zombies. Furthermore, for all of you Zombie fanatics out there, we will also be offering the Osprey Zombie Book in a separate package as well. For more details on these two fiendishly delightful Halloween Specials, go to the website now.

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Record $10,000 prize at Crystal Brush 2011

CoolMiniOrNot will be offering a $10,000 first prize at the Crystal Brush 2011 painting contest. From their announcement:
CoolMiniOrNot Inc announced today the Crystal Brush Awards, which will be a painting competition held at AdeptiCon 2011 in Chicago from April 1st to 3rd 2011. The Crystal Brush awards are a showcase for the best in miniature painting, primarily focused on fictional settings. As a competition meant to celebrate the hobby, figures from any manufacturer are welcome.

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