Year 2012

Battle ready Open Greek Temple from Warlord Games

Warlord Games has the next in their pre-painted terrain pieces available. This one is an open Greek Temple. Stop using old Fanta cans!

From the release:

This week we have another new scratchbuilt and pre-painted terrain piece for you. This round Greek temple, built by Paul McDonagh is available in limited quantities so grab one while you can – the Gods will be pleased!

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Mega Miniatures sale on birds

Mega Miniatures is giving you the bird(s) for cheaper than they usually would be. They've got a sale on them happening right now.

From the sales sheet:

Sale runs from September 29th through October 31st 2012

Includes one each of the following birds at 25mm scale unpainted.

Duck, Turkey, Goose, Pelican, Eagle flying, Hawk flying, Flamingo, Heron, Parrot, Barn Owl, Horned Owl, Pheasant, two Crows, Vulture, and Peacock.

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Hangar 18 has new HiDef photo backgrounds for miniatures

Hangar 18 Miniatures is now selling HiDef photo backgrounds for when you want your minis to look their best. Stop using an old bed sheet!

From the announcement:

Hangar 18 Miniatures proudly presents our first product line: High Definition Tabletop Photo Backdrops for Miniatures. Our HiDef photo backdrops are printed on an 11 x 17 in. durable yet flexible fabric that is water resistant and does not produce glare. If a backdrop gets dirty, you can simply wipe it with a damp cloth. This fabric can also be ironed or steamed to smooth it back when it gets wrinkled. Iron the backdrop face down on the ironing board.

The first set comes with 6 different studio quality textures, from the classic portrait background to the modern grungy texture. These photo backdrops will enhance the photos of your miniatures, making them look like they've been taken in a professional photo studio setting. No more spending time removing the plain background and replacing it with the digital background in Photoshop.

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Confrontation Statues Reissued, available from Improbable Cast

Improbable Cast will be making new castings of old Confrontation statues and has started taking names of the people that want them. Take a look.

From the announcement:

Remember Confrontation? Rackham Miniatures? Just love awesome fantasy stuff?

I’m bringing it back baby. The first of a series of FULLY LICENSED re-issues of LONG out of production statues (120 mm+) originally released by Rackham in France in 2004.

The first up is the Dwarves of Mid-Nor Scourgebearer. This was the holy grail of my collection for many years until I finally tracked one down and what inspired me to acquire the license to produce them again.

I will be taking pre-orders for the first run at a deeply discounted $99 + shipping until October 15, 2012. After October 15, 2012 the regular retail price of $135 + shipping will be effective. This unpainted solid resin kit will be supplied in 5 pieces: body, halberd arm, lantern, puppet and chain (styles may vary).

I will also be producing an EXTREMELY LIMITED edition (5 total) of solid cold cast bronze that will be available for $600 + shipping on a first come, first served basis. Each of these castings will be numbered with a certificate of authenticity.

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Fenris Games - APEX Investigators 2 Pre-order

Fenris Games is taking names of those who want their Apex Investigators set 2. Be the first gamer on your block with these new models.

From the update:

The second batch of 6 investigators in our modern horror/pulp range are with the casters now, and we're taking pre-orders for the boxed sets via the webshop. Any other items ordered at the same time earn a 10% discount - full details on the product page and the News section of our website.

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Wu Ling Shu funds to make way for the Valkyrie on Kickstarter for Bombshell Miniatures

Bombshell Miniatures passed another funding goal and so more babes are on their way. Next up: Valkyrie. *cues the Wagner*

From the update:

$85,000+ Chooser of the Slain Geirahöd the Valkyrie will swoop to the battlefield as an additional Babes choice. Geirahöð is designed by artist Wayne Reynolds.

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New: Bolt Action Panzer IV ausf D from Warlord Games

Warlord Games gives the Germans more tank options with the release of their Panzer IV ausf D.

From the announcement:

Adding more muscle to the Panzer Divisions as they roll through Europe, scour the North African Desert and cross the Russian Steppes, the Panzer IV ausf D is a welcome addition to the large (and ever-growing) range of highly detailed, yet durable, Bolt Action vehicles…

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GF9 launches Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery website

Gale Force 9 put up a whole website dedicated to their Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery board game. Go have a look-see.

From the update:

Gale Force Nine has launched a website dedicated to it’s highly anticipate board game Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery! You’ll be able to get the latest news about the board game, delve into the rich background of the world of Spartacus and learn the rules of the game! We’ll have more great content up as the game debuts in stores next week.

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Cipher Studios announces Hell Dorado expansion news

Cipher Studios has an update about the next Hell Dorado expansion.

From the update:

We are proud to announce today that 2013 will see Cipher’s first Expansion for the Hell Dorado Tactical Miniatures game.

The new book, tentatively titled Hell Dorado: Inferno, will feature a multitude of new model options for everyone’s favorite Hell Dorado Factions, plus: New scenarios, new battlefields, new abilities, and a brand new arc in the Hell Dorado Story.

We plan to fund this project through Kickstarter following the Medusa Deck project. Keep an eye here for the latest updates and previews as we approach the launch date!

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New Araby Army update for Warhammer Fantasy Battle

Warhammer Fantasy Battle updated their fan-made Araby codex and now has it online for your gaming pleasure.

From the update:

A superb update to the (unofficial) Warhammer Battle Araby army book.

The first version was good but presentation and balance wise this one is amazing. It's all 8th edition rules compliant and in terms of characterization and play-ability this army really does take the biscuit !

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Gen Con Masters Game 2012 & In Store Game Tomorrow

Leviathans, from Catalyst Game Labs, ran a huge Master's Game during GenCon. Well now they've got the rules for that out for everyone to see and try.

If you read the Gen Con Wrap-Up report, you know I ran a big “Masters Game” at Gen Con…was an absolute blast. Basically 12 ships on a side (every extent Ship Card I’ve got; both official and those I’ve not yet released but I’ve printed and laminated), and then some fun Captain’s Manual rules.

First, I decided there’s absolutely no reason you guys shouldn’t be able to play out that Masters Game, so here’s the PDF of the rules I used (for those that actually played at Gen Con, you might notice a slight tweak here or there from your rules set…learned from the Gen Con experience, but it’s 95% the same). Obviously running that many ships may be a little difficult…but even a smaller game with these additional rules can be fun.

Just note, once you’ve played with the Expanded Ship Repairs, you may never be able to go back…

Second, for those in the Seattle Area, as I previously noted, I’m excited to be running monthly in-store games of Leviathans once more. I’ll be running from noon to 5:30ish tomorrow at the Wishes store in the Everett Mall (check out their Facebook page). In fact, I’ll be running the rules above with as many ships and maps as I can fit on the tables there.

So I hope you can come on by and jump into a nice, big game…if you’ve only got an hour, no worries…just stop by and you can slide in an out of the game as your able.

See ya next duty shift.

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Corpse Hammer Preview: Necrovanum Berserker

Red Knight Entertainment continues their Corpse Hammer previews with the Necrovanum Berserkers.

From the preview:

Corpse Hammer Preview: Necrovanum Berserker
For preview we have the Necrovanum Berserkers. The Necrovanum Berserkers have both a ranged Venom Cannon as well as a heavy Necro Syckle for close combat. The Necro Syckle is unusually large for the Berserkers and is difficult to wield under their own power resulting in clumsy or ill planned strikes against the Nephalim Knights. However once per game the Berserkers may engage a Necro Charge through the tubes in their back which floods their body with a heavy amount of powerful toxic fluids embodying them with crushing brute strength and speed. This effect lasts two turns, afterwards leaving them in a more weakened state.

Necrovanum Berserkers (6 minis) - $30
Necrovanum Berserkers x2 (12 minis) $54 - ($6 Savings)
Necrovanum Berserkers x3 (18 minis) $75 - ($15 Savings) (Kickstart Only)
Will be available in the Corpse Hammer Kickstart first week October.

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Iron Crown Enterprises Releases playtest for Unified Rolemaster

Iron Crown Enterprises is bringing back Rolemaster and they want your help in testing out the system.

There are (at least) two ways of rebuilding a game system and its fan base. There is the steady reconstruction that gradually builds up from a small core and step-by-step brings a game back to life and success. And for many reasons, that’s the route we have been and are taking with HARP Fantasy and HARP SF, and it is already showing signs of working.

And then there’s another bolder methodology that can and perhaps must be employed when more strenuous measures are called for, such as when a version split like that existing between RM2/Classic and RMSS/FRP needs to be healed. We – that’s GCP, Aurigas and our partners – have discussed and deliberated and done the hard sums.

The Rolemaster Public Playtest files will NOT be appearing on the OneBookShelf network.

The Rolemaster Public Playtest files WILL be published for you to playtest FOR FREE on the ICE website

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