Year 2012

Capitan Miniatures/Breaking War/Warmodelling Miniature Painting Contest

Capitan Miniatures along with Breaking War magazine and Warmodelling are having themselves a painting competition. So fire up your brushes and get to work and you could be a winner.

The details:

Our first Painting Competition is open from now¡¡¡

Warmodelling, Breaking War (New Spanish Wargamers Magazine) & Capitan Miniatures presents our first painting competition

We send you free of charge a miniature from the 28mm Spanish Napoleonic series¡¡¡ (All EU and rest of the world competitors are accepted)
Three prizes for the three winning entries:
A 50€ voucher from CAPITAN MINIATURES to spend on Capitan Miniatures.
A 50€ voucher from WARMODELLING to spend on Warmodelling Miniatures
A 0ne year subscription to BREAKING WAR MAGAZINE

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Worthy Painting and Mini Wargaming Giveaway

Our friends over at MiniWarGaming and Worthy Painting are having a giveaway. Now is your chance to win a 40k Box set, by getting on their Facebook Page and leaving a comment. Go Check it out!

From their announcement:

Want to win one of 6 free battleforces / battalions? All you have to do is:

1. "Like" their facebook page.
2. "Like" the post.
3. Leave a comment on the post stating which 40k Battleforce or Fantasy Battalion you want.

Winners will be randomly chosen and sent the battleforce or battalion of their choice, as long as it is still available, with FREE shipping.

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Escenografia Epsilon has new 101 Airborne Objectives available

Escenografia Epsilon has some new objective markers available on their website based off the 101st Airborne. Have a look-see.

From the release:

Two new Army objectives are available in the epsilon catalogue. The new items are two perfects objectives for Flames of war battle game and are an esential item if your army is the 101 Airborne. The price are €5 for each one and the reference are painted and Ready2Play.

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The Wappinshaw Wargames Show happening this weekend

The Wappinshaw Wargames Show is coming to Glasgow this weekend. Go and have a good time meeting with other gamers.

From them to you:

Wappinshaw, the Glasgow Wargames show – will be held on the 2nd of June at the Royal Concert Exhibition Hall Glasgow.

Show is a mix of fantasy/SF and historical games and traders, and there is something for everyone interested in games.

For more info, please see the show blog at:

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New release for Carnevale from Vesper-on

Vesper-On gives us a look at the first of the next set of their releases for Carnevale.

From the update:

And here we go! Here's the new batch of Carnevale releases, and we'll start with the Guild's King Pulcinella.

With this crazy dude in your squad, you'll be able to share some command points with your Pulcinellas, and build a proper Wild Bunch in the streets of Venice.

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Warlord Games selling new plastic terrain sets

Warlord Games has several new plastic terrain sets to spruce up your board. Soda can forests and stack-of-books hills just aren't viable anymore.

From the release:

We have more new plastic terrain pieces from Renedra for you this week they’ll be a great addition to your scenery collection.
A great addition to your Dark age battlefield are these plastic Saxon tents. The pack contains 4 tents – two open and two closed.
With a wide variety of uses this crude palisade fencing can be used for virtually any battlefield! There are two sprues in the pack, each with four 75mm lengths plus 5 posts. Total length of fencing is 600mm per pack.
Ancients, Dark Ages and Medieval players rejoice – this is just the job for setting the scene on your battlefields. Of course, the fences could be used much later too to represent poorer area of society…

Each Frame consists of five sections, each 124mm long and two sections, each 60mm long plus a gate. Total length is 740mm of fencing. There are two different packs – one with a single sprue and one containing two sprues.

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Many new releases for Forged in Battle from West Wind Productions

West Wind Productions did their own version of the blitz with all their new releases for Forge in Battle. Just take a look for yourself...

From the update:

Newly released from Forged in Battle are the eagerly awaited support weapons for US, German and British Paratroopers, plus a selection of early war releases, to include Polish Cavalry and anti-tank rifles. So a big release scheduled this month for Forged in Battle, we're playing catch up here at West Wind HQ following the release of our new game, Empire of the Dead.

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Under Fire Miniatures releases new armed police

Under Fire Miniatures has a couple sets of new armed police miniatures for you. They're available now on their website.

From the release:

A completely new range of modern, armed, UK Police. 8 figures in all, armed with a mix of G36 carbines & MP5's & a 'door knocker' battering ram for forced entry into target buildings. Scale is 20mm. Hope you like them.

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Greatcoat arms released from Kromlech

Kromlech previewed these arms a little bit ago. Well, now they're available for you to order from their website.

From them to you:

Hey all,

This, judging from your feedback and the reactions to the preview last week, is the most wanted thing we have released so far. It took us _a_lot_ of tries. We went through several different versions to ensure that the proportions are right and they fit well to the existing Greatcoat bodies.

We do apologize you've had to wait for them so long. The time has come, though, and this is the day we release Orc Greatcoat Arms.


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The Army Painter wants you to name their brush

The Army Painter is having a contest to name their 10/0 precision brush. Name it and you could win a whole lot of painting gear.

From the contest sheet:

The Army Painter has a set of unique brushes, all with fitting names. Most popular and possible famous is the INSANE DETAIL brush from the Wargamers range. Now The Army Painter has raised the stakes even further and is making an even smaller brush. As with any movie sequel you need more budget, more famous actors and more action - and we feel brushes are similar in that respect!

What is more insane than INSANE? Help us with the new name of this incredibly ultra small 10/0 precision brush and be the winner of a Mega Paint Set + 10 of the new (name) brush once released in autumn 2012.

The new handmade Rothmarder Sable brush is with the characteristic triangular white Wargamer handle; head size is 10/0 and will be released worldwide autumn 2012.

Send all suggestions to - all entries must be with us before June 13th 2012 and you are allowed to have more than one suggestion.

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Battle Tactics has a very thorough video unboxing of the Dust Preimium Edition SSU Units over on YouTube. It's worth a watch.

It’s November 1945 after The USA decides to use a VK-enhanced nuclear bomb on Japan before attacking it. The result is beyond their imagination; the whole island is wiped out by the blast. The earth cracks and the ocean swallows 90% of the land. After public outrage directed towards the Allied governments Communists controlling much of China turned their backs on the ineffectual Allied efforts to help them and align themselves fully with the USSR. The Sino-Soviet Union (SSU) was formed. unboxes the first of the new released Dust Tactics / Dust Warfare SSU units. These Premium Edition miniatures are hand painted to an exact replica of Vincent Fontaine’s work, Dust Studio’s Master Painter. The SSU are here and ready to do battle in Paolo Parente's Dust universe

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Critical Mass Games posts up May releases

Critical Mass Games now has their May releases available over on their website. Check 'em out.

From the release:

Expanding our 15mm Sci-fi line up we have the new Mercenaries Vehicle range with the first additions being the Bastion IFV and then the Havoc tank.

Both these models come with a variety of Weapon options and are available in a Tracked and Grav mobility version and are priced £8.00 each with platoons deals of 3 vehicle kits available priced £23.00.
Mercenaries - AH20T "Bastion" IFV Tracked Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH1a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH20T "Bastion" IFV Tracked Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH1b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH20G "Bastion" IFV Grav Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH2a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH20G "Bastion" IFV Grav Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH2b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH21T "Havoc" Tank Tracked Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH3a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH21T "Havoc" Tank Tracked Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH3b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH21G "Havoc" Tank Grav Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH4a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH21G "Havoc" Tank Grav Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH4b - £23.00)

All of these new vehicles can be found in the Mercenaries Section of the Critical Mass Games Online Store.
In addition to these new vehicles Dale has manage to sneak in a new Praesentia objective marker;
PSOB1 - Praesentia Downed Guardian Drone Objective Marker - £3.50

This item can be found in both the Praesentia Section and Objective Marker Section of the Critical Mass Games Online Store.

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CP Models has new big-eyed aliens and sci-fi ogres

CP Models expands their science fiction line with their new big-eyed aliens and sci-fi ogres on their website now.

From the update:

The big eyed aliens are here

28mm figures with separate heads & claws hopefully to allow a variety of slightly different poses

Available as single figures or as a set of 4 figures at a slight discount

We also have a youngling alien to go with them

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Frontline Gamer reviews Chulo Bolu and Momma Galina from Freebooter's Fate

Frontline Gamer has a review up of a pair of models from Freebooter's Fate: Momma Galina and Chulo Bolu. Check it out and be an informed gamer!

From them to you:

I suppose I could have reviewed these two miniatures separately, but the truth is they clearly belong together. If you haven't read the back story behind this Goblin pirate duo I'll briefly fill you in. There's not really too much to tell, Chulo was a slave to a particularly smart and crafty tradesmen, who taught Chulo a thing or two. So he's a better educated crafty Goblin than most. He fancies himself as a bit of a rebel leader, wanting to lead his green brothers and sisters in glorious revolution... except he's a bit of a weedy git and a totally spoiled brat who throws temper tantrums. In short he's not hard enough to be leader! That is where his mommy steps in, Momma Galina is hard enough to be leader, but like most smitten mothers who spoil their sons rotten, they want them to be the leaders, and they're willing to clip anyone round the ear who says otherwise. So put simply Chulo is in charge because if you say otherwise his mommy comes and gets you. The stories behind the two of them are genuinely humourous. So that's there background and why I just feel like I had to review them together. I mean I just don't think Chulo would leave home without his mommy in tow.

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Raging Heroes taking pre-orders for Legendary Gluttony

Raging Heroes is now taking pre-orders for their Legendary Gluttony figure, both in Fantasy and Sci-Fi varieties.

From the announcement:

The Legendary version of Gluttony is finally ready to pre-order.

The first 25 orders (Science-Fiction or Fantasy) will get our Special Launch Deal, so act now!

This miniature is an enormous mass of horror and destruction, cast in high-quality resin, and available in 2 versions, Sci-Fi or Fantasy.
Total height is 100mm (10cm), with over 65mm from floor to eyes, and a wingspan of about 100mm (10cm). (Follow the links for more images).

We know that many of you waited a long time for this mini. Among other things, we had to overcome quite a few challenges to finally get a reliable, high-quality resin provider. If you've already purchased our Cyberwolves (Pack and Leader) or our Orc Warmaster Gormakk (Sci-Fi or Fantasy), you are already familiar with his work.

Let us know what you think, and do tell how you intend to use Legendary Gluttony!

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Fantasy Flight Games gives us a spotlight on the SSU Hero Pack for Dust Tactics

Fantasy Flight Games has an in-depth look at the SSU Hero Pack for Dust Tactics. Check it out.

From the website:

With just over a week remaining before the next wave of Sino-Soviet Union forces storm retailers everywhere, it’s time for us to take another look at the SSU Hero Pack for Dust Tactics.

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Ramshackle Games has new towed artillery cannon

Ramshackle Games gives your army some real teeth with their new cannon artillery piece. Check it out.

From the release:

The latest product up in the Ramshackle Games shop is the new Artillery
Cannon. It can be assembled as a large or small bore cannon. The kit
comes with two crew and some shells. The model is resin and all the
parts are available separately too.

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KR Multicase – New Aluminium case

KR Multicase has new aluminum carrying cases to keep your models save and snug and cozy.

From the release:

The KR half width card case is already a very popular case, and now you can get the same great half width case in aluminium too. It is the same design and material as the standard aluminium case - just half the width – so is perfect for Dystopian Wars, Infinity, Malifaux, Bloodbowl, and any skirmish games. Or simply for an expansion of your current army. For example carry 100 troops, or a troop/vehicle combo (eg. a landraider, 2 dreadnoughts and 18 terminators), or even your special models like a couple of drop pods.
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