Year 2011


Pendraken Painting Competition now open

Pendraken Miniatures is now accepting entries for their painting competition. From their announcement:
The competition will be running for 4 weeks, starting on Feb 1st, and running through to the 28th. There will be 4 categories:
  • Foot Min: 3 / Max: 10 figures on a single base
  • Mounted Min: 3 / Max: 6 figures on a single base
  • Vehicle Single vehicle on or off base
  • Open Anything you'd like to put in, single figures, mini diorama's, anything. Maximum base size of 60x60mm
Rules
  • Firstly, all figures must be Pendraken. Conversions are allowed, but only on our figures.
  • You must be a Pendraken Forum member to enter.
  • You may enter as many times as you like but each entry is only allowed one photo. You can combine several shots into a montage if you wish, but still only one image. If you have any difficulty posting pics, they can be emailed to Pendraken and we'll put them up for you.
  • All entries must be your own work, and have not been entered into any online competitions before.
  • You can post WIP photo's if you wish, and you can also post extra photo's of your work elsewhere on the Forum. These will not count towards your competition entry.
  • The winners will be decided by a team of judges.
  • Competition threads will be created on the opening date, purely for your entries.
There will be some decent prizes up for grabs, so this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some Pendraken goodies.

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Pendraken's February releases

Pendraken Miniatures have posted details of their February 2011 releases of 10mm historical and fantasy figures and accessories. Pendraken's February releases From their announcement:
This month sees the release of a nice little selection of items, from SYW French with turnbacks, to the FPW Personalities. Also this month sees the release of the latest lot of AWI codes, with some command packs and the Rhode Island regiment, and some stone pillars to go in your Dungeon's. Bringing up the rear, we've added a load of bases to the offering, from little 20x15's, all the way up to 80x80mm bases. Next month we're hoping to have the round bases all ready for you as well. And finally, we've got a couple more colours of scatters and grasses, and some more glues to stick them down with. So, here you go:

SYW

French
  • SYF23 Tricorn foot marching, turnbacks (30)
  • SYF24 Tricorn foot firing, turnbacks (30)
Misc
  • SYW14 Generic kneeling, firing (30)

AWI

British
  • AWB38 Saratoga command, standing (15)
  • AWB39 Saratoga command, marching (15)
  • AWB40 Cutdown coat/round hat command, standing (15)
  • AWB41 Cutdown coat/round hats command, charging(15)
American
  • AWA20 Continental command, 1779 Reg’s, standing (30)
  • AWA21 Rhode Island regiment, inc. command (30)

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Tudor Warfare supplement for Bad War at Saber's Edge

Tudor WarfareSaber's Edge is now selling PDF copies of the Tudor Warfare supplement for the Bad War historical rules by Stephen Dane. From their announcement: Tudor Warfare is the second supplement for Bad War - the Renaissance battle rules. As the title suggests, the armies and battles of the Tudor and Elizabethan wars are covered here. Inside, players can find army lists for the Anglo-Scottish Wars, as well as details for the Royal and Rebel armies of the Western Rebellion. Also featured is a French army list to provide opposition for Henry’s continental adventures. There are also details for the armies that fought in Ireland, both native Irish, “Old English” and the English Elizabethan army. Three scenarios are also included, for the battles of Flodden, Pinkie, and Yellow Ford. These detail the background, orders of battle, unit deployment and maps, and also provide unit cards for all of the participants in the battles. This period offers players the chance to fight a variety of battles, from the massed conflicts in the open terrain of the Scottish Wars to the smaller more chaotic encounters in the dense terrain of Ireland. It also takes players from the medieval weapons and tactics at the beginning of the sixteenth century, to the gradual introduction and eventual dominance of the firearm towards the end of the period. Whichever battles players choose to fight, they will find an interesting, enjoyable and often overlooked period of early modern warfare. $8.00 USD PDF (A4)
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Guts N Gears No Quarter issue 34 review

The latest Guts N Gears podcast takes a look at issue 34 of No Quarter magazine. From their announcement:
Andres, Aeryn Rudel (Editor in Chief of the NQ magazine), Mouth of the South, & David Carl (Development Manager for Privateer Press). Go through this stella issue of the No Quarter Magazine: 34 GNG app holders for Apple & Android devices, Attachments to the Episode: Battle Engine Wall Paper: Cryx Wraith NQ PDF, Ranking officers Article, have a read of the Ranking Officers article on your Apple or Android device whilst listening into the show. Notes & Highlights:
  • UK Masters
  • -Salute (UK)
  • -Flood Machine (Australia)
  • Nordic Masters (Finland)
  • Welsh opens (Wales , UK)
  • Emails from the GNG listeners
  • NQ Review
Highlights:
  • -Ranking officers (bit more depth)
  • -Strategic Academy
  • -Guts N Gears articles
  • -and a whole lot more. Mouth of the South, really really likes the Bethane & Belphagor Model.
  • Suggested "The old to new" NQ magazine theme tune
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GZG End of January update

Ground Zero Games have posted an update on their shipping schedule and event appearance. From their website:
Here we are at the end of the month already, and it hardly seems five minutes since Christmas! I'm SLOWLY catching up with orders (at least, on average more are going out each day than are coming in....), but there are still a lot to do; the volume of orders slowed  a LITTLE this month, but we still received a lot - I'm working through them, but will still be casting and dispatching January orders well into February. Of course, in February all those of you who got discount vouchers from your pre-Christmas orders will be wanting to spend them - and you'll also be wanting to know if there will be any new stuff out in time to order it with the vouchers. The answer is hopefully yes - but it won't be till towards the end of the month, as I've got to fit the making of new moulds in between making stock to keep the order dispatches going. I know this will mean a rush of orders right at the end of Feb, but at least that may enable me to get a lot more of the other ones out first.
Check out their website for full details.
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Green Eyed Minis launches website

Green Eyed Minis have launched their website and online store. From their announcement:
Green Eyed Minis is launching its website today and we hope you can stop by and take a look. Our vision is to make huge armies available to everyone and to recapture the glory days of when gaming tables groaned under the weight of the forces amassed on them. No more will you be forced to fight games with a few dozen figures on each side; Green Eyed Minis is all about getting big armies on to your gaming table. Our first range is the Dwarven Empire which is currently marching to war across our gaming tables at GEM HQ. The army has all the core elements you need to build a formidable force and new regiments are being worked on as we speak, so reinforcements are due soon. Not only that but our second army will be available in March. Thanks for looking and good gaming.

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Lock and Load Badges now on sale

Privateer Press is now selling Lock and Load event Badges. From their website:
The wait is finally over. Lock and Load Gamefest 2011 badges are on sale now from the Privateer Press online store. As a special thank you to everyone who registers early, attendees who purchase their badge before April 15th will receive early store access on the first day of the event, a special signed Privateer Press 10th Anniversary No Quarter Magazine, and a chance to be a randomly selected contestant for the P3 Iron Painter and Privateer Press Ultimate Trivia special events. In addition the preliminary event schedule for Lock and Load has been posted here so you can begin planning your ultimate Privateer Press experience. Be sure to check back regularly though, as more events will be announced when event registration opens in April.

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The D6 Generation 2011 Predictions

The latest D6 Generation Podcast episode has a segment with their predications for 2011. From their announcement:
We couldn't let January slip by without our annual predictions for the up coming year. What does 2011 hold for the world of gaming? To be honest, we've got no idea, but it's fun to try and guess. Later it's back to mulling mechanincs. This time it is scenario design. What makes a good scenario? How do you design one yourself? Raef, Russ, and Craig give there thoughts on this fun way to enhance your gaming

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Bolt Action Chindits Box Set and Support available

Warlord Games have posted photos and details of their Bolt Action Chindits Box Set and Support figures.



From their announcement:
Orde Wingate’s tough jungle fighters are now here. Taking the fight behind enemy lines and in some of the world’s most inhospitable terrain these chaps are the epitome of British doggedness.

The Chindits box set contains:
  • Command: Officer with Thompson SMG, Sergeant with M1 Carbine, Medic and radio operator. 2-man 2" mortar team.

  • 10-man Section: 2x NCO with M1 carbine, 2-man Bren Gun team, 6 Chindits with Lee Enfield rifles.

  • 2 Burmese scouts

  • Mule and handler

  • Random wounded Chindit



Also available are the Chindits Vickers HMG team and some splendid character models, including Maj. General Wingate himself.

All of these figures are now available to order from our website, or from your local FLGS

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Army Painter release new basing kit

The Army Painter have added a new basing kit to range of basing accessories. Body parts basing kit From their announcement:
Following our success of the Battlefields XP: Hero Basing resin bits, Polish MaxMini has made a new set for The Army Painter. This time it is a little more bloody and gory. Released in March 2011 we have the 7 resin bits Battlefields XP: Body Parts. The 7 bits consists of chopped off limbs, mutilated bodies and lots of blood and gore. The resin pieces can also be made into excellent Wound Markers for monsters or as essential games pieces in Mantics Kings of War or Warlords Black Powder. On the hobby side of things we continue our WH40.000 theme with a new Imperial Fist Space Marine Gallery using Colour Primer Daemonic Yellow and Quickshade Soft Tone. For more information go to www.TheArmyPainter.com

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Mantic Army Deals special pricing ends tomorrow

The special pricing on Mantic Games' Army Deals will end tomorrow. From their announcement:
Last chance everyone. Today is the last time you will be able to pick up our web deals at pre-VAT prices – so if you want to get a huge army at an unbelievable price then this is a great time to do it. On the 1st February (tomorrow.), our largest Army Deals will be coming off the site as we implement the price changes to the sets and reduce the contents in line with the new prices. Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up a great deal. We have tried to give you as much notice as we can to order of one of these truly amazing value for money sets – sometimes savings of over £50 off the normal retail – so get your hands on everything from a Liche King’s 200 figure+ Undead Horde to an Elven host of epic proportions, and all including free printed Kings of War rules and a Mantic Messenger Bag if you Deluxe Your Order. (just add a handy and stylish Messenger bag for £5.) The countdown is nearly over, don’t miss this. Offers end Midnight GMT 31st January.

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