Secret Weapon Miniatures shows off their March releases

Secret Weapon Miniatures gives us a look at their March releases, including this kick-ass Gothic Generator. Why play on a boring table?

The announcement’s not a secret, even if the company is…

As today is 29-February we have decided that it doesn’t officially count as February anymore, since everyone knows that there are only 28 days in February, and so we’ve launched the March releases!

This includes a whole host of hotly anticipated new products:

Gothic Terrain: Power Generator
Masterclass Scenics: Fallen Leaves – Brown
Masterclass Scenics: Leaf Litter – Light Green
Masterclass Scenics: Leaf Litter – Dark Green Green

It also includes SIX new 95x120mm beveled edge bases so that all of our
current themes now have a flight base — and the new round lip theme
“Cobblestone” for our Warmachine, Hordes, and Malifaux players out there.

Fantasy Flight Games reveals new scenario for Game of Thrones board game

Fantasy Flight Games tells us a little about a new scenario to be released for The Game of Thrones board game.

All they want to tell you… for now…

At this May 18th-20th event, FFG will debut a never-before-seen scenario for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition. The A Dance with Dragons scenario will be made available as a Print on Demand expansion a few months after this exciting weekend, but attendees will have a chance to play it first. What’s more, each early registrant will receive an exclusive advance copy!

Deep Wars gives us an overview of their Dark Mariner starter

Deep Wars shows off a new piece of concept art and gives us some info on their Dark Mariner starter. Damn this game looks like it’s going to be cool.

Blubblubblub… That’s fish for, “Here’s what they say about it”:

The Dark Mariners are descendents from the original kingdoms of the Ancients, but have become corrupted and degraded by generations of genetic experimentation with foul creatures of the deep. They still use some of the technology of their elders but only a few of their leaders, those retaining some of the original bloodline, can fully recall the secrets of the ethers. Dark Mariner forces are a mixture of mutated shock troops, stealthy biomechs and vile cephalid telepaths and scientists. These fully aquatic beings have suits designed for protection underwater and amphibious assaults on land or in pressurized submersibles. They are lightly armored, but fast moving and deadly when in close quarters.

Battle Blokx: a new project on Kickstarter

Battle Blokx is a new project on Kickstarter! Go help them out!

Looks interesting:

Hey folks,

BATTLE BLOKX, is pleased to announce the launch of its Kickstarter project. For the past few months we have been working diligently to develop what may be the first building block style war-gaming terrain ever.

We designed them with 28mm gamers in mind, each BLOK is approximately 90mm square, with an average height of 32mm. The BATTLE BLOKX system is based around the BASIK BLOK which features a top lug, and a 30mm wide step detail that creates a “ladder” when stacked. All BATTLE BLOKX are supplied unpainted and easily accept glue so you can use them as a blank canvas for your own gaming masterpiece. Or you can simply prime them grey and start playing.

If you like what you have read so far, check out our Kickstarter Project and backer rewards. Thanks and I hope to see you across the table someday.

Blue Moon Manufacturing has even more Napoleonics for you!

Blue Moon Manufacturing releases a slew of new Napoleonics figures for your enjoyment.

Ironically, these figures are reported to be taller than the actual Napoleon…
Just kidding.

More Blue Moon Napoleonics Have Arrived

We have 6 more 15/18mm Blue Moon Napoleonic codes ready to go! Just released are:
15NAT-109 Hungarian Line Command (12 figs)
15NPT-102 Grenadier Command (12 figs)
RUSSIAN 1812-1815:
15NRT-216 Pavlovski Grenadiers with Command (31 figs)
FRENCH 1805-1806:
15NFT-107 Line Command in Greatcoats (12 figs)
15NFT-110 Flank Company in Greatcoats (Bearskins) March Attack (12 figs)
FRENCH 1809:
15NFT-207 Line Command Campaign Dress (12 figs)

Star Fleet Games has Marines!

Star Fleet Games has Marines coming at you!

Ohura, patch the transmission through:

MARINES! The very name sends fear through the hearts of alien enemies. Marines kick ass and take names!
This is the first entirely new game system from ADB, Inc., in years. It brings infantry combat in the Star Fleet Universe to life in a way that allows ground battles to be fought simultaneously with the space battles portrayed by Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander, Starmada, or A Call to Arms SF.

AlienDungeon has new Frightmare terrain pieces

AlienDungeon, an offshoot of Architects of War, has new Frightmare terrain pieces. Go check ’em out!

Not just your average trees and rocks:

Architects of War is now 18 months old and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We endeavor to bring you the best 28mm historical miniatures available combined with our own terrain and accessory kits. We are very grateful to the response we have received from our many customers, both hobbyist and Trade accounts. Support from our trading partners Perry Miniatures, Gripping Beast, Renedra, and Warlord Games has been extraordinary and we hope to keep serving all of you for years to come.

However, it’s time we split like some weird Amoeba monster so we can pursue some other things.

We are establishing a brother company to Architects of War called AlienDungeon. This new company will allow us through a separate web site to release and retail products in the Adventure, Sci-Fi and Fantasy market where we hope to make lots of new friends.

We are off to a running start by introducing our new Frightmares line of Fantasy terrain and Pan Galactic Geographic*, a range of HARD Sci-Fi terrain, miniatures and vehicles. And since we are delving into the Sci-Fi/Fantasy market, the Woodbine Design Science Fiction Range is now being stocked by us. And last but certainly not least, we will be carrying the complete collection of “dungeoneering” figures from Otherworld Miniatures. The Otherworld Miniatures sculpts are fantastically sculpted, modern takes on classic designs. We are very excited to be able to offer all of these items for sale at Cold Wars and our web store soon after.
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Cipher Studios shows us the new 30-Coins Sniper

Cipher Studios gives us an in-depth look at the 30-Coins Sniper for Hell Dorado.

The skinny:

It’s not often you come across a blind Sniper. The profession typically benefits from a good pair of eyes, but clearly with a Shooting Skill of 5, 30 Coins is doing just fine blind, thank you very much.

BaneLegions previews Typhaggahw dragon

BaneLegions has an absolutely stunning model for us today, the Typhaggahw dragon. I mean… whoah…


April is going to be a very special month for us, as not only are we attending Salute 2012 down in London, we’re also releasing two incredible BaneBeasts – Typhaggahw, Gwyfern of Ceredigion and Shaaroc, Reviled Draackox! It’s Typhaggahw we turn our attention to first, a little earlier than usual but that’s simply because we couldn’t wait to unveil him a moment longer.


WizKids gives us another new figure for their next release, Fandral

WizKids previews Fandral from their next set for Heroclix.


Like his comrades Hogun and Volstagg, Fandral begins play with the Warriors Three Together trait! This trait boosts Fandral’s damage by +1 if two or more friendly characters with the Warriors Three keyword are within three squares.

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Architects of War announces Perry Miniatures Painting Contest

Architects of War has a new painting contest up. Who slings the best colored goop around?

Get in on the action!

Architects of War and Perry Miniatures are proud to announce the Official 2012 North American Perry Miniatures Painting Contest to be held at Historicon (July 19-22, 2012) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This premier event will showcase the finest miniature painters around on some of the best miniatures in the historical genre! This event is the only Official North American Perry Miniatures painting contest this year so make sure you plan to attend.

Dave Graham Models has new Sci-Fi paper terrain tiles

Wargame Vault has a new release for paper Sci-Fi terrain tiles by Dave Graham Models. Make your adventure look that much better.

As they say about it:

This paper terrain kit is easy to assemble, requiring just cardstock paper sheets to print on (110 lb. or 199gsm recommended), hobby knife, paper glue, metal ruler and cutting mat. Optional textured sidings are provided for mounting on foamcore.

Hawleg Publishing wants you to vote for the best Gunfight Game

Hawgleg Publishing needs your votes for their Showdowns & Shootouts contest.

You just try to grab that king when I say, “Go.”

Showdowns & Shootouts: Get ready to vote!
As ya’ll know, the Showdowns & Shootouts adventure writing contest took a LOT longer than anyone ever thought it would. You know, we had the usual delays… work, family, hospitalizations and hurricanes. But even still, we had no idea we’d lollygag so long on this contest.

Frontline Gamer holds a contest to win a signed copy of Tribes of Legend

Frontline Gamer gives you a chance to win an autographed copy of Tribes of Legend on their website! Go and enter now!

Go now! But read this first:

Well those lovely chaps at the Foundry and Jake Thornton gave me a signed copy of their new Tribes of Legend rulebook to give away in a prize draw to my followers. So if you want a chance to win it, you have to be a public follower of my Blog I’m afraid… hopefully that’s not too much of a hardship though!

Monsters in the Sky gives us an update on Leviathan

Monsters in the Sky lets us know that while they’ve maybe not been vocal recently, they’ve not drifted off to that sweet goodnight.

From the Cap’n:

It’s been a few months since the last update of “Where is Leviathans?”, and while we’ve not reached any critical “something broke free” stage, I felt it high time to provide an update.

The Leviathans Core Box Set and British/French Fleet Boxes are being manufacturers by two separate manufacturers: 1. the plastics; 2. everything else.

For those following such things, the BattleTech Introductory Box Set went through a terrible series of production hurtles last year before finally becoming available again this month…the same manufacturer that printed all the paper material for that product is printing all the paper material for Leviathans, so a lot of the same hurtles are getting in the way.

Fantasy Flight Games announces Days of Ice and Fire

Fantasy Flight Games announces Days of Ice and Fire!

Read all about it:

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present three days of fun and fantasy in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. May 18th – 20th, 2012 at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center in Roseville, MN, Days of Ice and Fire is a three-day celebration of George R.R. Martin’s beloved fantasy series.

Penny Arcade Report interviews Days of Wonder CEO

Penny Arcade Report talks with Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont

Ben Kuchera of the Penny Arcade Report recently interviewed Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. The conversation focused on Ticket to Ride – both the cardboard and digital versions. The result was a wide-ranging and sometimes philosophical look at why we do what we do. Including…

why most people are afraid of new games
how DOW is in for the long haul
what matters most (hint: if the game isn’t good, nothing else matters)
how board game > digital game > to boardgame works

Board To Death does video review of Conquest of Planet Earth

Board To Death gives us a great review of the board game Conquest of Planet Earth by Flying Frog Productions.

Aliens and saucers and ray guns, Oh my!

The great guys at Board to Death TV Have done many more video reviews, and here is the latest one:

You should join them, subscribe to them and you can win boardgames every month, So support them!

Gordon & Hague post video preview of their upcoming game Severed Union

Gordon and Hague shows off a new video showing pieces from their new game: Severed Union.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Gordon & Hague Historical Wargames, makers of 10mm pre-painted American Civil War miniatures and the Severed Union miniatures game, have posted a teaser video showing images of games of Severed Union.

Skirmisher publishing discounts their “Experts 3.5” RPG

Skirmisher publishing slashes the price on their popular “Experts 3.5” RPG! But this price won’t last forever!

Happy Anniversary!

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Skirmisher Publishing has discounted PDF downloads of its popular title Experts v.3.5 by a full 96% RPGNow and on DriveThruRPG, from $12.99 to just 50 cents! This is a revised and expanded version of the company’s very first book, Experts, which it released in early 2002.

Ares Games releases new Wings of Glory WWII edition

Ares Games gives us a look at their upcoming Wings of Glory WWII aerial combat game.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

The Wings of Glory game will debut on the market in March with the release of the first WW2 Airplane Packs featuring four aircrafts (Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Yakovlev Yak-1, Kawasaki Ki-60 and Reggiane Re.2001 Falco), each presented in two different versions. The Airplane Packs, already arrived at the Ares Games’ warehouse in the U.S., are now shipping to North America distributors and will be available in the stores starting on March, 7th. In Europe, the arrival on the shelves is scheduled for the following week.

Mantic Games givs us a look at the Veer-myn Night Spawn Concept Art

Mantic Games shows off their Veery-myn Night Spawn concept art.
You’re going to need a better mousetrap for this one, fellas.

You’ll be the one going “eek! eek!”

In last week’s newsletter we posted up a concept sketch of the Veer-myn Night Spawn to accompany our “Mantic Elite is ending” story.

The Night Spawn is the Veer-myn hero and is included free alongside the Corporation Major-General in the Mantic Elite sub package, which will also net you the Corporation Army Set, Project Pandora and the Veer-myn army set before anyone else.

Mantic Elite is still available until tomorrow night – don’t miss it. To find out more about Mantic Elite, click here.

Blue Moon Manufacturing has new Ambulance

Blue Moon Manufacturing now has a new ambulance figure. “WeeeOoooWeeeOooo” noises sold separately.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Blue Moon Manufacturing has just released two 15/18mm ACW Ambulances. Now your valiant soldiers can get the much need medical assistance they so deserve.
15ACW-72 Two Wheeled Ambulance with Hospital Brigade
15ACW-73 Four Wheeled Ambulance with Hospital Brigade
Each ambulance comes with Ambulance and driver, 5 wounded, stretcher and stretcher crew, operating “table”, surgeon and assistant, 2 nurses and a preacher giving comfort.
Keep watching as the releases keep rolling in both for the ACW and the Napoleonic Ranges so more announcements are coming soon.

Warlord Games next Terrain piece revealed: Star Fort

Warlord Games shows us another of their new terrain features with the star fort.

From the announcement:

Our mate Paul McDonagh has been hard at work making us new scratchbuilt, ready-painted terrain pieces. The first of these is this amazing star fort. Ideal for use in games set in the Pike & Shotte era this provides a great centrepiece, objective or defensive position to fight over.

Lost Reich shows us their new Skorpion Ausf. II

Lost Reich, by Fat Dragon Games, shows us their new Skorpion Ausf. II over on Wargame Vault.

Antarctica uber alles!

LOST REICH is a downloadable PDF game set in an alternate history, where the Germans fled to Antarctica at the end of WWII and secretly began rebuilding their armies, patiently waiting for the day their Reich would rise again. Taking place in the near future, armies of Allied and Axis walking mechs battle for territory and resources across the world. This expansion pack includes an all new mech design for your game.

This mech expansion includes:
• 1 New mech
• 3 different weapon options (can be swapped out after model is built)
• 3 different unit point values
• Bonus markings for captured unit in American, Russian, English, French and German national markings
• Beginner’s Guide to Cardstock Modeling
• Full color model instructions

Kromlech announces winners of their “Most Wanted” contest

Kromlech gives us the winners of their “Most Wanted” competition.

Hi all,
As promissed two weeks ago, the time has come to announce the winners of the ‘Most Wanted From Kromlech’ competition. It was suprizingly easy to come up with the best of the best requests- we just printed all the emails and had Artur throw darts at them blindfolded. Simple, fair (?), and fast. Didn’t even have to read them!

On a more serious note, we would really like to thank you all for participating and writing to us. We were astionished by the amount of unique request, that we have received. We went through all of them several times and took a lot of time to discuss the pros and cons of each and everyone of them in the studio. We have finally agreed on three people, whose ideas we liked the most (one request per person, of course). They are:
Ed Fortune
Luke Chamberlain
Jaros?aw Ludera

Congrats to you, guys. Your ideas are going to be turned into resin, and your names immortalized in the hall of eternal glory, beneath the gloomy chambers of the Kromlech Palace. We will keep the winning requests to ourselves for now, but stay put! We promise to make a lot of fuss about it when the time comes.
Also, as promised two weeks ago, we have randomly picked three people, who will receive $10 vouchers at our online store. They are:

Matthew Lins
Jérôme Durou
Donnie Williams

Congrats to you too!
I will contact you with the details of receiving your prize.
Phew, that’s about it.
Once again, a big, BIG thank to you all and congratulations to the winners.

Hasslefree Miniatures shows off new Dwarves

Hasslefree Miniatures has new Dwarves!

Off to the copy we go:

It has taken a while for these little guys to work their way to the top of the production queue, but now they are here and (even if i say so myself) they are pretty fab.
There are two new multi-packs and one more on the way as well as a new character dwarf in about 3 weeks time.
Both of these packs come with 4 completely different bodies (so a total of 8 new body variants between the two packs). One pack comes with 4 assorted hand weapons and the other comes with 4 spears. The spears from HFD024 will fit the bodies from HFD023 and vice versa which means about 64 combination before you add in the 4 shield variants which are also added to each pack.
Approximately 23mm to eye level, they are sculpted in 28mm scale. The armour is an extrapolation of Norman armour but obviously Kev has adapted it to fit dwarf physique (short and fat).

Vesper-On gives us a look at the new Black Spectre

Vesper-On shows us their new model for Carnevale: The Black Spectre.


New miniature: THE BLACK SPECTRE
Faction: The Patricians
Commentaries: It is the Black Spectre, the special character of the Patricians. This ghostly character certainly will give many problems to his enemies to appear when no one expected. Sculped by Thomas David.

Corvus Miniatures shows results from Painting Crusade 9

Corvus Miniatures gives us a look inside Painting Crusade 9, Belgium’s #1 painting event.
I mean… this stuff makes it look like I painted my minis from 20 feet away by just loading paint into a shotgun and firing.

Report of this year’s edition of Belgium’s number one painting event: Painting Crusade. It was held on 25 & 26 February 2012 in Brussels.