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Year 2012


Frontline Gamer has a review up of one of the new Ax Faction models, the Gilded Saint Dragon Hunter.
Note: While you can't really tell from the blister packaging picture below, the model is a bare-chested woman and you'll see the artwork and a better look at the model in the article. So you're forewarned if you're looking at this at work or whatever.



From the review:

No third person for this one. I very nearly considered not posting this review, but I felt the issues it raised for me are worthy of airing... so here is my review. I'd be genuinely interested in what people think. Peace out!


Blue Moon Manufacturing has some new Roman Legionnaires for your historical minis gaming needs.



From the release:

More 15/18mm Ancients from Blue Moon Manufacturing

In case your Gauls were getting out of control Blue Moon has just released our first 4 codes of Romans to help you fight the Gauls.
15RAE-115 Roman Legionnaire Command (15 Command figures consisting of 5 Officers, 5 Musicians and 5 Standard-bearers, included are a variety of staffs to choose from for your Standard-bearers) $8.00
15RAE-116 Roman Legionnaires Advancing with Pilum (30 figs) $15.00
15RAE-117 Roman Legionnaires Advancing / Gladius (30 figs) $15.00
15RAE-118 Roman Legionnaires throwing Pilum (30 figs) $15.00

We have more codes in various ranges arriving in a steady stream so continue to watch for more announcements.


Miniature Modeler wants you to be informed when it comes to high-level painting products like airbrushes. So they've got a review up of one. Is it the airbrush for you?



From the review:

The first review from MiniatureModeler.com has been posted on their site, featuring the Grex Tritium TG.3 airbrush. In this review, Careos covers his views on the brush's design, operation and the level of customer service provided by Grex Airbrush.

MiniatureModeler.com is a new venture that provides not only product reviews, but professional painting services at a cost that will not murder your wallet.


Brigade Models is having themselves a sale. Who doesn't like saving money?

It's summertime, so glorious weather, barbecues, cricket on the green
... or if you're in the UK this year, thunderstorms, hail, floods,
umbrellas ...

And it's also time for the Brigade summer sale season. Like last year
we'll be running several week-long themed sales, each covering a subset
of our ranges (this just makes things more manageable and ensures we
don't get swamped by the demand !).

Our first sale covers our two Victorian SF ranges, the ever-popular
Aeronef and Land Ironclads. From today (Friday 29th) for one week (until
Friday 6th July) all models and packs in both ranges are 15% off.


Studio 38 has a trio of new Alkemy figures up on their website.



From them to you:

Studio 38 releases Disciple of the School of the Crystal Sun, Avalonian Templar and Mahritin Djinn.


Fantasy Flight Games has unveiled their official organized play and tournament rules for Dust Warfare.

Dust Warfare is arriving to Gen Con Indy 2012 with the thunderous boom of cannon fire from hulking combat walkers! This year, amid the staccato reports of rifle fire and the bone-chilling growls of Axis gorillas, Gen Con Indy plays host to the first ever Dust Warfare North American Championship tournament.

After Gen Con Indy, fans can enjoy more Dust Warfare Organized Play opportunities as they prepare their armies for the intense battles of the Dust Warfare World Championships, scheduled to take place November 9th – 12th during the FFG World Championship Weekend, in Roseville, MN. The FFG World Championship Weekend is a hallmark event for Fantasy Flight Games, marking a forward leap in our Organized Play, and we have secured extra space in the same building as the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center, ensuring room and tables for all participants.


WizKids continues their Chaos War previews with The Unspoken.



From the preview:

For today’s preview from the Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War set, we check in with a former ruler of the Inhumans who has had his name stricken from history after he was overthrown. The Inhuman with the Terrigen Mist-granted power to alter his form into any he wishes, The Unspoken!


BaneLegions didn't want to do it, but they've got a price hike on the way.

Well, my lovely lords and ladies, it had to happen at some point. The rising costs of manufacturing high-quality polyurethane resin miniatures have forced our hand, and although that’s not the only reason we must increase prices on some of our miniatures, it’s the most onerous one. Thus, I’m afraid we must pass these rising costs onto you, our valued customers, for which we do apologise. Necessary evils may well be necessary, but they’re also evil.

This price increase will occur next Friday, the 6th of July, and so you have a week to get hold of miniatures you were thinking about getting at the old prices, so get ordering!

On the upside, too, it is really only the BaneLords that are increasing in price and a couple of miniatures – notably Magágg and Talos – will actually reduce in price, thanks to re-moulding them more efficiently, so it’s not all bad; and you can still take advantage of Maelstrom Games‘ superb Summer Sale (16% off UK RRP) until Monday night, too!


MERCS keeps rolling with their ISS previews. Here's another set of 3D renders.



From the preview:

I missed yesterdays posting because I was all jacked up on Mountain Dew!!

I had to finish up a project and get it to the printer so we can have it well within the timing for GenCon. But, I'll make good on it today with a double post of hotness. Hopefully you'll feel good about it :-)

This morning is what would have been yesterdays posted models. Oh yeah!

(FYI you can click to enlarge)


Mage Knight Revenge is a video-game version of the old Mage Knight game, revamped and fixed up some. They've got a Kickstarter going to fund it. Have a look.



From the campaign:

MFV, WizKids Team Up to Announce Mage Knight Revenge Kickstarter Initiative
Bring Popular Tabletop Game, Mage Knight™, to Online Space
Anatoli's Game Room sat down and had a chat with Brink of Battle writer Robert Faust. See what they had to say.



From the interview:

Robert Faust, writer of the "Brink of Battle" skirmish rules sheds some light on the background of the rules, upcoming projects and gives you an insight into the venture of selfpublished rulebooks by answering 32 questions.


News flash - Sedition Wars now most funded Boardgame ever! Gnosis Kara and Exo-armor Barker unlocked

And so another epic Kickstarter is drawing to an end! With less than 24 hours left to go and over $700,000 raised, we have one last stretch goal, and it's a doozy!

If you haven't checked out the Sedition Wars Kickstarter yet, now is your last chance: http://www.cmon.co/sedwar

98 miniatures so far with the stretches for the $100 Biohazard pledge level.



Total Wargamer got themselves a copy of the new 6th edition rulebook and goes over some of the book's contents as well as any major changes to the rules. Let's put some of the rumors about the game to rest, already.



From the website:

Total Wargamer has spent the day with the new rulebook and has put a review together.


Table Top has their next episode up online. In it, they play Gloom. But it's not a gloomy episode. It's happy and bouncy and despite them not having rabbits, it's still a good watch.

Stronghold Terrain previewed this shed a little while back. Well now you, yourself, can have it on your gaming table.



From the release:

Stronghold Terrain: Old Shed released
Now Stronghold Terrain becomes leaning. There is no right angle at this old Shed.
The Old Shed is now available at a price of only 15,90 €
Dimensions: (l/w/h): 11 x 9 x 5 cm
Your Stronghold Terrain Team!
Hobby ON!


Freebooter Miniatures is having to do a price increase on July 1st. They're not happy about it (I mean, who ever is?), but these things just sometimes happen.

Dear friends, pirates and partners!

It’s been 8 years now that the Freebooter ship has been plying the ocean waves without any significant changes to its course. However, you know what it’s like at sea, the number of barnacles sticking to the hull goes critical, leaks start springing up here and there, rum levels are low, there’s no more thread for patching up the sails with and the old girl could do with a lick of paint as well. And so we finally had to change course and face the fact that a leaking ship with a barnacle-encrusted hull and threadbare sails will eventually be dead in the water. To put it less flowery: we really tried our best but not least due to changed conditions on the raw materials markets, we can longer put off increasing at least some of our prices. We have tried to keep the increase as moderate as possible and only make changes in those categories where they have become truly unavoidable.
StarFire Command is a new space-based ships game that's looking to get funded over on Kickstarter. Go take a look.



From the campaign:

Made by the company Forgecraft Games who also work on the resin bases.

Boasting a stealth system and other gameplay tweaks to try and eliminate first turn wins.


Miniature Mentor has a new video tutorial all about helping you take better pictures of your models. I know I'm pretty terrible at it. All my figures look like Golden Demon winners, they just don't photograph well... yeah... that's what I'll say... sure...
Err... whoops.



From the release:

Miniature Mentor is excited to bring you the Complete Guide to Photographing Miniatures in over 7 hours of video!!! Join professional commercial photographer Felix Wedgwood as he guides you through all the steps necessary to create amazing photographs of your miniatures. THIS IS NOT A BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL - plenty of those on the net.

NO LIGHT TENTS WERE USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS TUTORIAL!!! We didn't take the easy way out here - you'll learn the true art of photography and lighting.This tutorial focuses solely on miniatures and the obstacles of shooting/lighting tiny objects. You'll learn about lights and lighting, diffraction, depth of field, sensor size, lens resolution, light fall-off and more.

This tutorial is designed for any and all budgets. It is not neccessary to upgrade your existing equipment. The tutorial's main focus is how to properly light your photographs and how to setup your photo station.


Flames of War has their Devil's Charge supplement coming out soon and they wanted to give you another look at what's in store for what's soon to be in stores.



From the preview:

As the wintery morning fog lifts the sleepy American outpost on the frontier is rudely awoken when by the sounds of tank engines and orders shouted between troops in German. The small collection of a dozen American infantrymen has minutes, if not seconds, to prepare to face might of the German army! The Battle of the Bulge has begun!

In Devil’s Charge players join in the German assault or the American defence during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. This book will allow you to field the brave US infantry and cavalry defenders holding the line against Hitler’s Waffen-SS onslaught.

Whichever side you choose, the battlefields of the Ardennes forests await you!


Wee Gamers takes a look at the new Cthulhu supplement, Shadows Over Scotland in this video review.



From the review:

Wee Gamers have a video review of Origins Winner "Shadows over Scotland", a supplement for Call of Cthulhu RPG, as well as a review from a Keeper after running the scenarios in the book


Warlord Games has got some SAS... no, really... a bunch of SAS (and maybe a touch sassy) models up on their website.



From the update:

One of the previews that caused the most stir on our stand at Salute this year was the work-in-progress SAS Jeeps for the North West Europe campaign. We’ve had rather a lot of correspondence asking when these fantastic new miniatures will be released. Happily they are available now!

The Special Air Service, better known as the SAS are famous for their escapades in the Western Desert, working in tandem with the Long Range Desert Group. Less well known are the SAS action in north west Europe later in the war. Now you can refight their actions behind enemy lines in Europe during the later years of the war.


Tor Gaming has some painted photos of their new Nuem Specialis Pueri up.



From the update:

"Little is known of the final ceremony and it is whispered that each one is unique, though this seems unlikely. Tales of the trial of a thousand deaths are common place though so there must be some truth to the matter. In any case it is certain that whatever the trial might be it is akin to the worst pain possibly imaginable and then much further beyond. The Specialis Pueri are deviant creatures who revel in excessive suffering and anguish, they will manipulate whatever means necessary to enlighten the impure in the succulent ways of their people."

Sha-wing!

More pics on our forum


The Crystal Brush continues their qualifying events. The next will be at the Golden Throne Grand Tournament.

The Golden Throne Grand Tournament, which will be held in San Jose, California on August 4-5, 2012, will be the first major tournament in the United States to implement the brand-new Warhammer 40,000 Sixth Edition rules.

This event will feature up to 200 players battle over two days for control of the Emperor of Mankind’s Golden Throne, in a format which rewards strong play against strong opponents. The goal of the Golden Throne Grand Tournament is to bring the best possible Warhammer 40,000 event to the West Coast through top-notch competition, terrain, and a big emphasis on fun and making new friends.

Every player who enters the Grand Tournament can enter the Crystal Brush Qualifier event, sponsored by Cool Mini or Not and Heroes on Paper, for free! The Crystal Brush Qualifier event, which is also open to the general public, will allow painters to show off their hard work and win massive prizes — including free airfare to the Crystal Brush Competition at Adepticon in Chicago!


The D6 Generation now has episode 106 available online for your listening enjoyment.



In this episode:

Luke Retallack joins us in the third chair. Luke is the man behind the mic at Worlds End Radio podcast and has been a force in organizing western Australia miniature wargaming for many years.

Up first Luke, Craig, and Russ have lured Raef "Hollywood" Granger back onto the show to discuss his kickstarter documentary project. How is it going? What are his goals? Is kickstarter working out? Raef gives us his honest assesment and gets questions and advice from both the hosts and listeners via Twitter and Facebook.

Later we tackle a new concept for Mulling Mechanics: Metagame Psychology. What kinds of psychological techinques do players use in games to get the edge?

All that and our other not-too-horrible segments including:
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- When you wish upon a game
- & More


CorSec Engineering is always coming up with more ways to make the Omni-Stand even more Omni. Their latest innovation are dials for the stands.



From the release:

These dials feature etched numbers from 0-9 and a black indicator.

They fit over the brass insert in all our bases and the rods hold them securely hold in place. The indicator works with both the standard rods and the telescoping rods.

Price: $1.49 each (Volume Discount Available)


 

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