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Year 2012

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.

Guts 'N' Gears posts up a new video review of the Celestial Fulcrum by Privateer Press (for their Hordes line).

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 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 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 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 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, 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.
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 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 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.

Read more:

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.

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.

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.

Play Board Games does a Letterman thing and gives us their Top 10 Dungeon Crawl board games. Who wouldn't want to see that? Maybe Paul Schaefer will be there. You have to go and see to find out.
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!

Microworld Games lets us know that just when you thought dwarves couldn't get any smaller, they actually can.

Here's what they've got to say about it:
Microworld Games is proud to announce the release of our 6th 6mm Fantasy army, the Dwarves. All miniatures were sculpted by Michael Lovejoy.

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!

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 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 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 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.
Stronghold Terrain releases new cobblestone streets packs. Why just play on a blank table?

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 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.