WizKids previews The Vampire and Dracula

WizKids may seem to be a couple months late with this preview, but they’ve got ones up for The Vampire and Dracula from the upcoming Spider Man set.

From the preview:

Welcome back as we take another look at a couple of figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man set. As previously revealed, this set includes a sub theme of Marvel monsters and today’s preview takes a look at one of the darkest of monsters, their master, and introduces the first kind of “Wild Dial” new to HeroClix

Historical Wargames Podcast Episode 13 is Available

Historical Wargames has the latest episode of their podcast available for your listening pleasure. In this episode:

In this special Double-Interview episode, I am first joined by Keith Branagh from Aventine Miniatures. Aventine produces some truly beautiful miniatures for Ancient Wargaming and Keith is kind enough to take the time to talk about the company and it’s future. In the second half of the show, I am joined by none other than Alessio Cavatore, who talks in depth about the development of the WW2 Rules set- Bolt Action from Warlord Games. As always, we hope you enjoy the show. Happy New Year!

Tabletop Skirmisher tales a look at the Pulp City Monsters expansion

Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher gives us another review, this time looking at the Pulp City Monsters expansion.

From the review:

My favourite game of ALL TIME has gained an expansion! Pulp City Monsters
Whats it all about? Big ass things rampaging through a city with super powered beings trying to stop them!

If you take a look at most Marvel comics lines you will see an invasion of Skrull ships, Mole Mans giant creations, huge versions of Ultron or an attack of a massive Dormammau.
Giant things attacking a city and being fought off or even controlled by Super Heroes or Villains is a staple in most comic books.
Finally you can now battle these things in the Pulp City Universe with their massive roster of Supremes!
Or if you wanted to, take on an evil Monster with a good Monster without a single Supreme in sight.

Cloud Pixies LTD starts Kickstarter for acrylic stand-up game characters

Cloud Pixies LTD is running a Kickstarter in order to fund a line of acrylic stand-up game character cut-outs.

From the campaign:

For when you don’t have enough miniatures or a big boss costs too much or even just getting too difficult to carry around, stand ups can be handy. So we’ve put together some different figures, laser cut from acrylic for just such times.

Ironwatch Issue 05 is now available

Ironwatch has the latest issue of their magazine available for download for your reading pleasure.

In this issue:

The editors here at Ironwatch are proud to announce the release of the new Ironwatch magazine, just in time for the new year! Including articles such as an RPG ruleset compatible with the Kings of War wargame system, the conclusion to the stunning “Tan-y-loar” story of a man and the perils of an elven forest, and several painting and hobbyist articles, this is an issue you don’t want to miss!

Play Unplugged Radio 2.7 – A Mixed Bag

Play Unplugged has the latest episode of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Forces beyond our control make this a late episode indeed. Episode 2.7 was recorded almost two weeks ago, so we apologize for any information within that may seem dated. That said, there is still plenty of great gaming discussion to be had.
Topics include:

* What’s this show about?
* The Big Game III
* GW Boardgames
* The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
* Kickstarter’s Effect on the Tabletop Gaming Industry

West Wind Productions previews Japanese Armor for Secrets of the Third Reich

West Wind Productions is showing off some artwork for the Japanese they’ve got in the works for Secrets of the Third Reich.

From the preview:

Preview of the concept work for the Japanese Heavy Armour for Secrets of the Third Reich II.

Bolt Action Waffen-SS Flakvierling from Warlord Games

Warlord Games makes the skies a rougher place to be for Allied pilots with their Waffen-SS-crewed Flakvierling.

From the release:

Quadruple 2cm flak cannons manned by Hitler’s elite Waffen-SS troops – a nasty combination if you are an Allied soldier or airman! This latest release adds a new dimension to our ever-popular Waffen-SS range.

New line of 15mm European buildings from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures is also giving you some more terrain options with their latest 15mm buildings.

From the release:

This is a new line of buildings that I’m very excited about. These kits feature great looks, fast building times and reasonable prices. These are perfect for people that don’t want to spend a lot of time assembling but want something that looks great when it’s done.

This new series of buildings is being released in 15mm for Flames of War or other 15mm gaming systems. There are 8 buildings in the series at this time and the line will certainly grow in the future. Continue reading

Fiona Adores Heroes Releases More Additions to its Modular Sci-Fi Buildings Range

Fiona Adores Heroes has new terrain accent pieces available for their Sci-Fi building line.

From the announcement:

Fiona Adores Heroes to very proud to announce the release and immediate availability of new additions to our modular sci-fi buildings range.

The new item include;
Buildings with double width doors
Longer ladders
New door designs
Modular fences
and more.

The buildings are easily to stack, allowing you to create unique cityscapes. Each building has a removable roof with playable interiors and buildings can also be joined together with the use of bridges.

The models are suitable for all 28mm sci-fi wargames and are cut from high quality 3mm MDF and are easy to put together with some PVA or wood glue.

Bolt Action German Heer Forward Observer team from Warlord Games

Warlord Games has eyes on the ground and is checking you out with their new Forward Observer Team for Bolt Action.

From the release:

Calling in air strikes from the Luftwaffe or murderous artillery barrages, the Forward Observation Officer and his attendants are a potent component in the German players arsenal. Sculpted by our own Wojtek, this beautiful new pack is a must for gamers and modellers alike.

Megalith Games previews Fallow Shaman WIP

Megalith Games concludes today’s previews with the Fallow Shaman WIP.

From the preview:

As we prepare for the imminent release of the next miniatures, we are already casting the next round of miniatures to follow those towards the end of January.

Those releases will include the Nordgaard Valkyrie, the Halodyne Sanctum Priestess and the Wyldfolk of Annyr Ovate Grove Druid.

Also in that round are three masters of malice – The Fallow Shaman of the Banebrood, the Lighteater of the Troglodytes and the Necromagus of the Mortans.

In the following days we will show you some WIP images of the sculpts starting with the Fallow Shaman.

Please note that those images are “Work in Progress”!

Action Games Miniatures previews the Mammoth for Drake

Action Games Miniatures gives us another look at a 3D render they’re working on for Drake with the Mammoth.

From the preview:

Mammoth beast WIP

Here is a Great W.I.P that we are working on right now. Karak and Hel’sender. Grom Champion and his favored pet/mount/killing machine. We can’t wait to have all the finishing touches done and have this beasty combo out for you to see!

New releases from Escenografia Epsilon

Escenografia Epsilon has some new releases available over in their webshop.

From the release:

Two new references are available in the epsilon web. The Artillery emplacement in 28mm is the first item in the generic catalogue in 28mm. The price of this item is €15 painted and ready 2 play. The second item is a new army objective for second world war in 15mm, the objective is the Totenkopf and the price is €5 painted and Ready2play.

Wee Gamers review Warlord Games Ruined Hamlet

Wee Gamers posted up a review of Warlord Games’ Ruined Hamlet, and I don’t mean a synopsis of Paul Sawyer’s acting in Shakespearean prose.

From the review:

Wee Gamers have a look at the worth of Warlord Games Ruined Hamlet which suits Black Powder, Pike and Shotte, Bolt Action and a little bit of modern.

Darkest Star Games sneak peeks 15mm Battle-armor

Darkest Star Games has a preview picture up of some Battle armor they’re working on in 15mm scale.

From the preview:

Hello all! We hope your holidays are coming along well and that you got a HUGE stash of presents.

We at Darkest Star Games have been busy little beavers, and have posted a sneak peek of our upcoming 15mm Landmate style Battle-armor on out blog. Drop on by and let us know what you think!

Brink of Battle part of Winter Offensive Sale

Brink of Battle is also participating in the Winter Offensive sale. Go get yourself some books for cheaper than usual.

From the sales sheet:

Wargame Vault is having their Winter Offensive Sale over the next 5 days. We have Brink of Battle PDFs for sale at 25% off! Get yours today!

Megalith Games previews Lighteater WIP for Godslayer

Megalith Games has another preview for Godslayer with the WIP for the Lighteater.

From the preview:

We are continuing with another image from a WIP Sculpt to share our current developments for the future releases!

What you can see on this image is the current model of the Troglodytes Lighteater.

Please note that the miniature on this image is “Work in Progress”!

Bombshell Games Winter Offensive sale

Bombshell Games is having their Winter Offensive sale, going on now.

From the sales sheet:

Bombshell games has entered the Wargame Vault 25% off Winter Offensive sale.

All products, including the recently released Battlefield miniature modern warfare game and the HAVOC game and terrain bundle, are discounted until January 2, 2013 at1000 hours EST.

New Gear Krieg rulebook released from AD Publishing

AD Publishing has released a new Gear Krieg book for Victory Decision. Go have a look-see.

From the release:

Victory Decision: Gear Krieg is a stand alone rulebook and a comprehensive guide to using Two-fisted Pulp Superscience Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Infantry units in Victory Decision. These rules cover almost all aspects of World War II wargaming, from Troop Quality and Leadership to Artillery Strikes, Bunker Assaults, Combat in Buildings and Vehicle combat. Continue reading

Megalith Games previews Ursapine for Godslayer

Megalith Games gives us a look at another Godslayer mini with the Ursapine.

From the update:

As promised, we will show you some new model images during the next week and let’s start with the Banebrood Ursapine!

This is really a huge monster miniature measuring 70mm from head to toe with a weight of over 400 gramms!

The Ursapine is a deadly mixture between a bear and a porcupine. It can curl to a deadly ball and destroy everything in its way but may also shoot its poisonous pines on its back.

The release date will be at the beginning of January, together with the Stormbow Beasthunter of the Wyldfolk of Annyr.

New 1/1200 Napoleonic Ships range from Warmodelling Miniatures

Warmodelling (recently merged with Capitan, hence the url) has a new line of 1/1200 scale Napoleonic ships available.

From the announcement:

“Naval Scale” is a new miniature system of ships in 1/1200 scale.
Fully detailed miniatures of ships in the Napoleonic era.
Each model consists of two white metal pieces, the base of the sea and the ship.
Scale and size compatible with the current market miniatures, but much more simple assembly and painting. Much more gamer freindly than the very delicate miniatures found on the market now.
Warmodelling Miniatures innovates in the wargamers and collectors market, the ships are perfect for your naval wargames and collections.
You will play at our Master &Commander game with it, that will be published in brief.
Next to come Heavy Frigates & Frigates.

Our range:

SH001- 1st Rate Full Sails (120-112guns) 6,90€
SH002- 1st Rate Combat Sails (120-112guns) 6,90€
SH003- 2nd Rate Full Sails (100-90guns) 6,50€
SH004- 2nd Rate Combat Sails (100-90guns) 6,50€
SH005- 3rd Rate (80guns or big-medium 74gums) Full Sails 5,90€
SH006- 3rd Rate (80guns or big-medium 74guns) Combat Sails 5,90€
SH007- 3rd – 4th Rate (small 74guns, 64guns or 54guns) Full Sails 5,90€
SH008- 3rd – 4th Rate (small 74guns, 64guns or 54guns) Combat Sails 5,90€

Mantic holds Santa’s Spring Cleaning sale

Mantic is having themselves a post-Christmas sale. Go check out the deals.

Santa’s Spring Clean is here! With loads of exciting new units coming next year and whole new waves of DreadBall miniatures, we need to make some room in our warehouse, so we’re having a bit of a clear-out to streamline the range and prices.

In this section you’ll find some sets that we’ve decided to discontinue, as well as some that we wanted to offer a fantastic deal on!

Maveryc taking Advance Orders for Pax Bochemannica

Maveryc has started taking names of those that want their Pax Bochemannica expansion as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with this book when it’s released.

From the pre-release:

Well, it’s a little bit later than we’d planned, but our first in the new S.P.Q.oRc series of Games and Supplements has finally arrived for the New Year!

Pax Bochemannica (Bosh-man-ica) is the new 28mm Fantasy Skirmish game from Maveryc.

The all-conquering Noman Orc Legions are claiming the farthest Northern edge of the world as part of their great Empire – The Halfling Boche don’t think so!

Join Maximum Voluum, his Hobgoblin aide Wort and four Noman Legionaries in their quest to recover the lost Standard of the IXth and subjugate the wild Halfling Hard Men of the region, or become a Wellard, leading your Hooligan Halfling Hardmen to victory over the oppressing Nomans. Continue reading

Free scenarios for AWACS: Gulf War from Assault Publishing

Assault Publishing posted up some new, free Scenarios for their AWACS: Gulf War game.

From the update:

Today three additional scenarios for AWACS: Gulf War solitaire wargame have been published on Assault Publishing web page. In two of them you command Iraqi Air Force and in one you lead Coalition fighter-bombers.

They are free for download and personal use. You may get them from the Assault Publishing free download section.

Also to celebrate the New Year the last stocks of AWACS: Gulf War purchased in Assault Publishing store will be shipped free of charge worldwide until the next batch will be made. Alternatively, you may buy your box from your local AP distributor/retailer – most of them also send AWACS:Gulf War boxes for free.

Hand Cannon Online – Removed From Play : Episode 20 up online

Hand Cannon Online has put episode 20 of their Removed From Play podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Hand Cannon Online presents…

The 20th episode of REMOVED FROM PLAY. Hosted by Charles (Omnus), and Emanuel (Bloodrath). For this episode we wrangle Chris Oelhafen from Fallen Legion Studios to talk with us. We ge really deep into Painting and List BUilding due to leaving them out of episode 19! Chris earns a nickname with the RFP guys too.

Enjoy the 20th Episode!

Event Coverage: 25:12
Painting Projects: 52:59
List Building: 1:50:40

New German Armored Infantry for Timeline 300 from Troublemaker Games

Troublemaker Games has released new German Armored Infantry for their Timeline 300 game (you know, the one with the contest going on).

From the release:

New release from Timeline 300, German Armoured Infantry.

60x 2 part infantry models, plus 12 Troublemaker Games plastic bases, are £12.

Timeline 300 is a 10mm scale Victorian Scifi / Steampunk wargame, featuring a unique RTS resource management style rules system.

Tor Gaming posts first two stretch goals for Britanan All Stars

Tor Gaming keeps chugging along on Kickstarter. They’ve posted up the first couple stretch goals for their Britanan All Stars fantasy football team.

From the update:

Well, Christmas is now over, I hope you all had a great time!

I thought it was about time to give you all some encouragement to get out there and get your mates backing the project by showing you the first two stretch goals!

It doesn’t end there, there are more stretch goals to come, but we need your help to hit them so get out there and do your thing people!

Announcing a new, free supplement for General Quarters III from Old Dominion GameWorks

Old Dominion GameWorks has released a new (and free) supplement to General Quarters III focusing on the Northern Navies.

From the release:

Old Dominion GameWorks is proud to announce the availability of an additional supplement to expand the navies for General Quarters III. This is our 2012 freebie download to GQIII registered owners.

The Northern Navies Supplement (NNS) made available all the major and minor navies that participated in WW II and 1930s naval combat. In addition to the major navies covered in GQ III, these supplements provide articles, Ship Logs, combat CRTs, aircraft Formation Cards, CD (Coastal Defense) Cards, etc. for the following navies: China, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Siam, Spain, Sweden, the USSR as well as the Cherry Trees (the major ships scrapped as a result of the Washington Naval Treaty). We believe this quite an unprecedented achievement. In each case, we provide ready-to use Ship Logs and Submarine Logs for each navy – far in excess of what other naval rules have provided. With the NNS, we have completed our coverage of the ’30s and ’40s, with the possible exception of the Greeks and South American navies.

The NNS specifically covers Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. It begins with another fine article by Adrian Dobb and contains all the Ship Logs, Submarine Logs, and Formation Cards, CD Cards and CRTs and listings of small craft needed to cover all but the most elderly museum pieces. [And boy, did these navies have some museum pieces!] In addition to a hypothetical just for fun scenario between Finnish and Swedish armored coastal defense ships, the Supplement also includes five scenarios of major actions in the 1940 Norway invasion, along with a mini-campaign on Forcing the Oscarborg to seize Oslo. To support these scenarios, Mike prepared some great detailed maps of Narvik and Oslofjord and I added new Ship Logs for all the Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy ships involved as well as three sheets of merchant ships involved in the 1940 operations. Thus, the NNS provides considerable coverage of the 1940 Norway campaign in addition to the northern navies themselves.

Screaming Heretic posts ep38: Holiday Show

The Screaming Heretic now has episode 38 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

Welcome to Ep 38 of Screaming Heretic. Your best source for Warhammer 40k nonsense, laughs, sometimes news, and once in awhile good hobby advice. WARNING IF YOUR ABLE TO BE OFFENDED CHANCES ARE THIS EPISODE WILL OFFEND YOU. PLEASE LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Segment One
Slience for Sandyhook
Geek, Hobby & Gaming Updates
Interview with Dan from Tectonic Craft Studios www.Tectoniccraftstudios.com
Flash Gitz Interview

Segment Two
You might be an A$$hat gamer if
Hobby Finds! – Iridescent medium
Running a campaign – How to keep a campaign engaging, fair, and balanced
Apoc League – Battle Report!
Hobby Mastery with Djinn 24

Segment Three
Year in review Favorite model, unit, and podcast moment
Gaming and Hobby resolutions for 2013
Words of the Apostle
End of 2012 – Thank you to all of our fans, contributors, and partners!
Easter Egg

Quantum Expanse from Forgecraft Games reaches funding goal on Kickstarter

Forgecraft Games has met and exceeded their funding goal over on Kickstarter with still 18 days to go. Hello stretch goals!

From the campaign:

Quantum Expanse a new space fleet tabletop miniatures game, from ForgeCraft Games, has achieved its funding goal on Kickstarter and now is moving towards its first, of many, stretch goal rewards.

The game features a built in fog of war system, simultaneous combat, faction independent models, and over 28 new highly detailed spaceship models and counters.

Back this project and help us unlock the many rewards planned for this pre-launch special.