Year 2013


Battlefront features T-54 Ironclad Company for Tour of Duty

Battlefront is showing off more of their Tour of Duty line with a look at the T-54 Ironclad Company.



From the article:

K-2 (T-54) Ironclad Company (VPABX01) includes five K-2 (T-54) Tanks, one Tank Commander sprue, ten Rare earth magnets & one PAVN Tank Decal sheet.

The People’s Army committed their armour into battle in battalions, Ti?u ?oàn Thi?t Giáp (pronounced thee-ow doh?ahn tee-et harp), and grouped these into entire regiments.



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Command Tent paper models released by Dave Graffam Models

Dave Graffam Models adds to their paper terrain line with the release of their new Command Tent set.



From the release:

The Command Tent is my latest PDF paper model kit, now available for download for just $1.95. This model features multi-layered PDFs, offering lots of different "fabric" colors to match nearly any army, and optional medicine tent markings. This kit is easy to print and assemble, requiring just 2 cardstock sheets, scissors, hobby knife and paper glue.



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Armchair General reviews the X-Wing Miniatures Game

Armchair General takes a look at the X-Wing minis game from Fantasy Flight Games an gives you their impressions of it.



From the review:

ArmchairGeneral.com's review of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game praises Fantasy Flight's components and finds the Force is with the game, at least most of the time.



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Resin shell holes and craters available from Warlord Games

Warlord Games adds some realism to your tabletop with their new shell holes and craters.
You know, it was features such as these that led to the trench warfare along the Western Front of WWI.



From the announcement:

For your battlefield, multi-purpose resin holes and craters of different shapes and sizes depicting pits in the ground where a bomb, shell, or a military mine has exploded.

Pack contains 5 Resin craters.



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Victoria Miniatures previews new greens

Victoria Miniatures is coming out with some new legs. They're showing off a photo of the greens they sent off to the casters.



From the preview:

Look what went to the mould maker's yesterday :)
These have been along time coming, many thanks to all the FB people who contributed feedback when these were being designed. I am really pleased with the finished produce. These are sculpted by the talented Gregor Adrian and myself. I won't discontinue the old version of the kilts, but I will be reorganising the sets next month.
All going well, I will have these in the store next week.



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Megalith Games unlocks custom dice in Godslayer Kickstarter

Godslayer, from Megalith Games, has made it up and over their first stretch goal, adding custom dice to the pot.
And who doesn't love custom dice?



From the update:

We have really made it! We hit the 30K mark and unlocked the first STRETCH GOAL!!! Thank you all so much! I can´t wait to get those dice for myself :)



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Mantic posts Part II of the Developer Diary for Loka

Mantic shows us more in the creation process for Loka with Part II of their Developer Diary.



From the article:

Let me now take you on a journey through the design process of the Prithvi.

First of all: this is the brief I have given to Wojciech when it came to sculpting the pieces.

Each type of piece (all Kings, all Queens) must have something that makes them easily recognisable, regardless of which army they belong to (e.g. all queens are clearly female, all Kings have a crown and are sitting on a throne, etc.).



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Eric Lang, professional game designer, announced as a special guest for CMON Expo

CMON Expo is shaping up to be a blast of an event (I should know, I've got the inside scoop on it). We've just announced that Eric Lang, professional game designer, will be there as one of the special guests!



From the announcement:

Among his design and development credits are the card games Star Wars, Warhammer: Invasion, Game of Thrones, Call of Cthulhu and Duel Masters card games. Among his board game design and development credits are Quarriors!, Chaos in the Old World, World of Warcraft, Midgard, Battlestar Galactica, and the Mutant Chronicles miniature game.



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Tabletop Skirmisher Reviews the new Dystopian Legions Releases

Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher posts up another review on their website. This one covers some of the latest Dystopian Legions releases.



From the review:

Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher has posted reviews of the entire new wave of releases for Dystopian Legions.
A Veteran Section and HMG Section for each Nation plus some nice Battlefield Objectives



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Miniature Mentor releases Arsies Painting Tutorial

Miniature Mentor has a new tutorial you can purchase for instant download from their website. Maybe I should get it. My minis look godawful, especially compared to the stuff on their website.



From the release:

Javier Gonzalez (cmon:Arsies) brings one of his most famous miniatures to life in this in-depth tutorial. Javier demonstrates the art of making an airbrushed miniature that doesn't look "airbrushed".

Combining the use of an airbrush and paint brush, Javier shows how to keep a miniature from looking too shiny and smooth - the hallmarks of airbrushed art. In the end you'll learn how to more effectively use an airbrush to enhance the feeling of a traditionally painted miniature.

Available now as an instand download.



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Tabletop Towns on their way to the printer

Tabletop Towns ended their successful Kickstarter and is giving us an update, letting everyone know that the files have been sent to the printer.



From the announcement:

The successfully funded Kickstarter project "Tabletop Towns" have pushed the button with their printer and the boxes are now in the production line.
Julian, the projects creator is expecting delivery of the boxes in the second week of april.
He says "once all the Kickstarter rewards are depatched, I will be selling further stock via our website"
Julian went on to say that he hopes to announce a US distributor soon and that he intends to create several new building sets in the coming months. he was so pleased by the projects reception on Kickstarter that he hopes to use it for further sets of buildings.



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Privateer Press previews Exemplar Bastion Seneschal

Privateer Press is showing off their upcoming Exemplar Bastion Seneschal.



From the preview:

Such is the power of faith in an Exemplar bastion seneschal that his presence allows brother bastions to endure impossible punishment while firmly holding the line against the Creator’s enemies. Exemplar bastion seneschals are uniquely entrusted with the command of the Protectorate’s warjacks in support of their fellow Exemplar knights, joining the power of those machines to the bastions’ unbreakable wall.

The Exemplar Bastion Seneschal solo comes in a blister (PIP 32090). A player may field up to two Exemplar Bastion Seneschals for each warcaster in a Protectorate army.



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Rome's Dacian Wars, Hail Caesar supplement open for pre-orders from Warlord Games

Warlord Games is now taking pre-orders for their first supplement for Hail Caesar entitled Decian Wars. You should get your name on that list.



From the announcement:

The first campaign supplement for our Hail Caesar rules set is almost here! Rome’s Dacian Wars is the first in a series of planned supplements looking at specific campaigns during the timescale covered by our Hail Caesar rules – 3000 BC to around 1100 AD.

Those of you who would like to be first in line can pre-order now! You’ll receive your copies before anyone else.



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Coming Soon - Tank Combat from Zvezda

Zvezda has announced that they're coming out with a new WWII Tank Combat game.



From the announcement:

Zvezda is pleased to announce the up-coming release of World War II: Tank Combat—the latest title in its Art of Tactic series of historical boardgames! This is a great launching point for players new to the game, or a fantastic add-on for experienced fans.

Tank Combat is schedule to release in April, and has a suggested retail price of $29.95.



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Games & Gears Podcast episode 3 posted online

Games & Gears has episode 3 of their podcast up online for your listening pleasure.



In this episode:

We are very excited for this Episode to be out! It is jam packed with great stuff from people behind some of the most anticipated games right now. Listen to interviews from Hawk War Games, Secret Weapon Miniatures, Cipher Studios, and Soda Pop Miniatures. There is so much going on in this episode it might take another listen just to make sure you didnt miss anything! Enjoy

Episode 3: The Republic



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Red Republic Games Announces Aquila Giveaway

Red Republic Games, makers of Arena Rex, are having a giveaway where you could win one of their Aquila models.



From the contest:
Note: Everything referring to "we" and "our" means Red Republic Games.

We are giving away some very advance copies of Aquila to a few lucky fans. There will be three separate drawings: one for Facebook, one for Twitter, and one for subscribers to our Newsletter. We'll pick two winners in each category -- feel free to enter each one to improve your chances (entries prior to contest announcement will still be counted). The drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 6th. Good luck!

We've also updated our website with our first rules preview, an intro to the world, and a look at some upcoming gladiators!

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Mantic adds free King pieces to Loka pledges

Mantic has made it past some more stretch goals and is adding a King figure to copies of Loka, their fantasy chess set.



From the announcement:

I always had the ambition to get all four Chess Sets tooled and it looks like we’ll have the Earth Set done in the next couple of days, which is simply fantastic.

To celebrate the landmark achievement of reaching $50,000, not only will we upgrade the second Fire Set to the shiny new plastic Earth Chess Set, we’ll include a free Fire King and Earth King in every pledge of Bishop ($50) and up.



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FG MiniZ 28mm 1806 Prussian Indiegogo size comparison and FAQ posted

FG MiniZ posted up a size comparison for their new Prussian models compared to some other Napoleonic lines as well as a little FAQ about their Indiegogo campaign.



From the update:

Here are two pictures of our models among figures from various manufacturers: as you can see, the sizes are roughly the same for all the figures.

I would like to clarify some points about our indiegogo campaign and about the risks of this operation because a lot of people wrote me about that and I want to warmly thank them for the time they took to contact us.



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Lead Adventure Miniatures Release - Bruegelburg 6th wave

Lead Adventure Miniatures has a new wave of Bruegelburg models available over in their webshop. Go and have a look-see.

Personally, I love the guy on the stilts, spotting for the sniper.



From the announcement:

Finally release of another Bruegelburg wave (6th!) containing 21 wonderful miniatures, sculpted by Igor Karpov
check the new stuff

List of the new packs:
BRU-50 Merchants (Hansa Teutonica) (2)
BRU-51 Merchants (Veneticum Mercatori) (2)
BRU-52 Landsknecht Arquebusiers 1 (2)
BRU-53 Landsknecht Arquebusiers 2 (2)
BRU-54 Long Rifle Sharpshooter Team 1 (2)
BRU-55 Long Rifle Sharpshooter Team 2 (2)
BRU-56 Long Rifle Sharpshooter Team 3 (2)
BRU-57 Wilhelm von Shakespeare (1)
BRU-58 Landsknecht with Greatsword 1 (1)
BRU-59 Landsknecht with Greatsword 2 (1)
BRU-60 Landsknecht Swordsmen 1 (2)
BRU-61 Landsknecht Swordsmen 2 (2)
BRU-DEAL-06 Bruegelburg 6th wave (21)



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