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Year 2012

Red Box Games keeps rolling along over on Kickstarter, having made it to over 400% funded. How much higher can they make it go in these next 2 weeks?

From the campaign:

With the $20k mark being reached the highly cool and very multi-part hordesmen are now funded! Super cool evil barbarians to go with the superb evil knights! The Aenglish footmen and characters are also funded. Comming up next is the witch Yrsa and Fenris the wolf god. Goodie goodie gum drops!

WizKids, for their preview today for their Justice League set, previews Firestorm, Firestorm and Fury. And no, that's not a typo (nor is it one in the headline, either).

From the preview:

For today’s DC HeroClix: Justice League set previews, we head back to the classroom and visit with two teenagers who don’t have a lot in common except when they change into the superhero known as Firestorm!

A quick look at the character cards for both versions of Firestorm show that they have a trait, which we’ll discuss in detail later. You’ll also notice that both characters have the same combat values on their dials and share a lot of the same names for their standard powers.

Miniature Building Authority has a pair of new girls available on their website.

From the update:

This year we have a new Miniature Building Authority construction girl, the Plumber. No task too small for her. She is on her hands and knees with wrench and flashlight in hand. Also, Yoder's Gentleman's club, has a new girl too. Welcome the Shooter Girl. She carries a pitcher of delicious adult libations. Both can be yours. Both come unpainted. The plumber girl is a kit and comes in two pieces.

Catalyst Game Labs & Harebrained Schemes are going to be attending Pax Prime for the first time and they'd love it if you could stop by and say, "Hi."

Catalyst Game Labs is attending Pax Prime for the first time! Come check out all the latest releases for BattleTech, Shadowrun, Cosmic Patrol and yes, Leviathans will be there and on sale! We’ll have other board and card games for sale, such as Balance of Power, as well as showing off additional games coming down the pipeline, such as the successful Kickstarter tile laying game, The Duke.

Mantic keeps the Enforce previews coming. Here's another quartet of shots.

From the preview:

We hope you enjoyed the Enforcer treats last week… because we’ve got even more for you today!
Enforcer armour have in built jets that allow them to “jump” across the battlefield. Couple this with one of their wristblades and pistols, and the Enforcers have a deadly close combat unit indeed.
The Enforcers are now available to pre-order both as great value army sets and as individual unit, and will be released on the 17th September.

Wyrd has some more plastic model previews up. These are for some special-edition figures they're working on.

From the preview:

Let's get to this years special edition miniatures - one of which features Eric and Nathan after a long day at work.

All Flesh Must Be Eaten has a WWII sourcebook called Band of Zombie over on Kickstarter. Check it out.

From the campaign:

The Band of Zombies sourcebook for All Flesh Must Be Eaten now has a Kickstarter Project to help get it to press!

Don't let the zombie Germans win... become a supporter!

Play Unplugged put up a review of the new D&D Dungeon Command games. I've actually been looking into these as well. Let's see what they have to say about them.

From the review:

Play Unplugged looks at Wizards of the Coast's return to prepainted plastic miniatures with a review of Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Command: Heart of Cormyr, and Sting of Lolth!

Old Glory 25s has a bunch of new weapon packs available over on their website.

From the release:

New 15mm WWII Weapons Packs Ready to Go!

We now have 9 new codes that we have added in with the Command Decision 15mm WWII range of figures. Ready to go are weapons packs that will add that extra fire power you are looking for when fighting your battles.

The Weapons Packs come with 4 guns each for $17.00
CDMW-01 Russian 107mm Rd Truck Mount
CDMW-01A Russian 107mm Rd Ground Mount
CDMW-02 Grad. BM21 Truck Mount for CDMV 1
CDMW-03 14.5mm ZPU 1 Truck Mount
CDMW-03A 14.5mm ZPU 1 Ground Mount
CDMW-04 Type 81 MRL Truck Mount
CDMW-04A Type 81 MRL Ground Mount
CDMW-05 UB-32 Rocket Pad Truck Mount
CDMW-06 US M40A1 106mm Rd. Ground Mount

Lead Adventure Miniatures has released a new dwarf mage and a pair of dwarven barmaids (one they'd previewed earlier).

From the release:

two new Dwarf packs this week, a Dwarf Mage and two very tough Dwarf Maids

Warlord Games is now taking pre-orders for their Black Powder line of Napoleonic French Infantry. Be the first kid on your block with them!

From the announcement:Our next plastic boxed set is now ready for pre-order!

Featuring French Line Infantry in uniforms ideal for battles from 1806 right through to 1814 (as the uniform persisted until that point despite a new design being introduced in 1812).

This plastic boxed set is released early September (pre-orders will be sent out earlier if at all possible!).

Shadowrun Online has another update for us as they get close to $200k for their project. But we all know you really want to see this gameplay video. So here it is:

From the update:

More news from Shadowrun Online campaign headquarters! We have 15 days to go, and we'll hopefully get near the $200.000 mark today! So in this update we’ve got a brand new gameplay video for you, explaining some of the actions your character will be able to perform during combat, and introducing a new tier in the Backer Rewards at the $350 level, with AWESOME NEW swag!
Dust Chronicles is a new community webzine available for all you Dust Warfare and Tactics fans. Free to download!

From them to you:

Originated by fans on the Dust Tactics Facebook group, Dust Chronicles is a 'By the Gamer, For the Gamer' webzine. We are always actively taking submissions that fit into the Paolo Parente's Dust universe.

Send any submissions to

Wyrd started a Kickstarter campaign for a new game they're working on: Evil Baby Orphanage.

From the campaign:Tiny, terrible, and in serious need of predeeming. Welcome to Evil Baby Orphanage, the world’s foremost time travelling facility for the preventive parenting of Evil Babies.

Evil Baby Orphanage is a casual party game where players take up the role of Time -Nannies and compete to remove evil from the time stream. Babies like Genghis Khan, Josef Stalin, and Vlad Tepes are all up for grabs, and it is your job to wrangle and redeem them before they commit the heinous deeds for which they were destined.

Miniatures of the North is previewing some more of their Crowmantian models. They've got a group shot of a squad as well as a WIP of a cultist.

From the preview:

The second squad from MOTN is about to be sent off to Anvil for mold making and production.

A preview of WIP cultists is also on show.

Goalsystem Delves has just 5 days left and $2k to go for funding. With that, they've got another update to get you interested in their cause.

From the campaign:

Be on your guard as the fifth Goalsystem Delves SE miniature has been revealed: the half-orc monk! This pugnacious pugilist is a fantastic delving companion, combining strong offensive and defensive elements. Sculpted by Andy "Soapy" Dormer, the half-orc monk figure combines the half-orc's savage nature, with the serene discipline of the fighting monks art. You can receive the half-orc monk individually at the $12 reward level, or with four other SE miniatures as a part of our backer reward packages at the $50, $85, and $100. You can also get him painted and ready to wreak havoc on the table as a part of our $300 backer reward package!

Ramshackle Games has some more options for their quad-cannon turret set with some different weapons you can buy for it.

From the release:

Some new pieces have just gone up in the Ramshackle Games web store. These are based around the Anti Air quad cannon. It is available in the same way as the cannon from a few weeks ago with a trailer. With the trailer its priced at £15 or just on its own at £8. The Anti Air gun can also be had with the Gnu at a deal price of £18.

The Black Ocean has done a bit of updating to make sure they're current with Version 2 of Firestorm Armada.

Welcome fans of Firestorm Armada. With the recent release of the version 2 hardback rulebook we felt it was a time for change on our website too. We have changed a few things around and updated some of your favorites.
Tercio Creativo shows us the Arcabucero model they're working on. Here's the green:

From the preview:

Here you are a new miniature in progress: The Arcabucero ("Arquebusier") of the Guard of Ysbilia.

Micro Art Studio redesigned their graveyard bases and now has them available in their webstore.

Warlord Games wants to make it easy for your to get into Black Powder, so they've got some army deals up on their website to help you out.

From the website:

We’ve added a load more army deals to our webstore – this time we’ve focused on armies that fit within the Horse & Musket period our Black Powder rules cover…

Geekdad has a review up of the retro-sci-fi Cosmic Patrol. Put on your fishbowl helmet and go check it out.

From the review:

My office is full of rockets, robots, and other retro sci-fi gizmos. I just love it. I’m the guy who watches Forbidden Planet anytime I see it playing on TV. I’m the guy who is always on the lookout for classic ray guns at flea markets and antique shops. And I’m the guy who reads old Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comic archives. There’s just something special about the early days of 20th century science fiction and those writers and artists with their visions of unlimited energy, oxygen-filled planets galore, and runaway robots and menacing aliens terrorizing Earth and its allies. Again… I just love it.

If you’re a fan like I am, you might be happy to hear about the latest update from Catalyst Game Labs for its Cosmic Patrol Role Playing Game. Cosmic Patrol was released in late 2011 and the team over there didn’t waste any time getting a supplement out titled Into the Cosmos. If you’re not familiar with the game, let me give you an overview.

AntiMatter Games gives us another preview for Deep Wars. This one's a group-shot of several master molds they got in recently.

From the preview:

Some master models in resin came in so they were put together for a family photo. The Steel-Jaw Placodem fish and Breaching Mech finally have images of the minis. The heavy dive soldier for the Fortune Hunters will eventually be cast in metal, but the master resin cast is shown here.

Fantasy Flight Games continues their previews of their upcoming Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game with the signature model for the game: The X-Wing.

From the preview:

Now, we’ll begin a series of previews that look at the upcoming expansion packs, their ship and upgrade cards, and the options they give players interested in customizing their squads. Today, we’ll start with a look at the starfighter that provides the backbone of the Rebel fleet, the X-wing.

Wyrd put up some more plastic previews, this time of some more Arcanists.

From the preview:

Arcanists are the subject this time around, all of which will also be at Gencon.
Oh and for you folks asking about the plastic, look for a post from Eric a bit later on it, but just to confirm, yes, these are plastic injection molded miniatures, not 'bendy' plastic or finecast.

WYR3052 - $35 - Rail Crew Box Set
WYR3053 - $35 - Rail Golem (this fella stands 78mm tall!)
WYR3058 - $21 - Metal Gamin (3 pack)
WYR3059 - $16 - Willie the Demolitionist