Idoneth Deepkin Available To Order From Games Workshop

Under the sea (under the sea) there’s a whole race of elves (sorry, aelves) that have been hiding out from the ocean, sticking clean clear of Slaanesh and only doing some light raiding. Well, that time is over. They’re storming the beaches and bringing their fight inland. You can pick up the Codex for this new faction, as well as several new units and accesssories, as Games Workshop’s taking pre-orders for them now.
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AntiMatter Games Holding DeepWars Painting Contest

The creatures of the sea are filled with all sorts of amazing colors and patterns. Even in the deep ocean depths, bio-luminescence makes sure that there’s still light and color to be found. Now, AntiMatter Games is looking to see how well you paint up their deep-sea creatures. They’re running a DeepWars Painting Contest. So get your colored goop on those minis!
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Midweek Snippets

The first half of the week is over. That means it’s more than halfway to the weekend. I’m still jazzed about the new D&D game that’s starting up. I’ve got my backstory. I’ve got my character sheets. I’ve even got a pair of playlists for my character (well, he is a bard, after all). I hope you’ve got some cool gaming stuff lined up for this weekend as well. And no game is complete without snacks, so let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Everlasting Wet Palette Available to Order From RedgrassGames, Skirmisher Publishing Releases Orc Raiders: Tokens & Avatars for Virtual Tabletops, and Shadows in the Void Terran Miniatures Arrive at PicoArmor.

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Wyrd Launches Creature Feature Painting Contest

In the miniatures world, there’s a lot of human and humanoid models. You know, two arms, two legs, a head, normally with some form of armor. *yawn* How droll. What Wyrd’s wanting to showcase in their latest painting contest is all of the weird and wild creatures out there. They’ve launched their Creature Feature painting contest.
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Armies & Legions & Hordes Book Up On Kickstarter

Miniatures gamers know that it can be exciting to get into a new project, but once you dive in and you realize just what all there is to do, it can be hard to power through. Even small-model-count games can seem daunting. So, how do you make it? Well, Dave Taylor has been doing this for longer than many of us, and he’s got some ideas on the subject. He’s collected those and turned them into a book, Armies & Legions & Hordes. That book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 48 Now Available

A couple weekends ago, I painted up the first minis I’d done in about 2 years.
They… don’t look great. I mean, they are ok enough, I suppose. But they’re not going to be anything I really show off. To get to that point, I’d need to paint a lot more and read a lot more Figure Painter Magazine. Thankfully, Issue 48 is now available to help me out.
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New Arthurian Minis and Accessories Available For Hail Caesar

Warlord Games has a whole slew of new releases for Hail Caesar over in their webshop. They’ve got new minis, as well as whole new sets of accessories for you to check out.
Also, please feel free to comment with all your favorite Monty Python and the Holy Grail jokes below. We know you want to.
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Friday Snippets

Hello, Friday, my old friend.
This has been the first full-week of the year, methinks. Like, ok, I know that we’re already into February, but I think this might be the only week where I’ve been up and into the office each day. Just been that type of year so far, I suppose. What might help is bulking up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: The Army Painter Announces New Zombicide: Green Horde Paint Sets, Dice Coins Up On Kickstarter, Muddleflog Paper Miniatures Are Now Available, and New Oval Ancient Machinery Bases Available From Tabletop-Art.

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Man Battlestations 2018 Painting Contest Happening Now

While I wouldn’t recommend that you paint your minis with the same mop that you use to swab the deck, that’s about how my figures tend to look. Hopefully, yours look a lot better. If they look a whoooole lot better, you might just be able to win Man Battlestations’ 2018 Painting Contest.
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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47 Now Available

A couple weeks ago, I went through my (rather neglected) paint collection, resuscitating those that I could, and tossing out those that were dried solid. I have been meaning to start painting again. Just need to find time to do it. I know my skills will be rusty, but maybe by reading through Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47, I can get a jump-start back to making my models presentable. You can get your copy as well, as it’s available now.
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New Samurai Available To Order for Pike & Shotte

Warlord Games lets you play using far-Eastern themes in their skirmish game, Test of Honour. But what if you want to put entire regiments of figures out onto the board, instead of just a few? That’s where Pike & Shotte comes in. If you’re wanting to prove your honor on the battlefield there, you can order the new Ashigaru Spearmen & Missle Troops, as well as Samurai & Horsemen. Plus, there’s some new decals to make them look really good on the battlefield.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next week). At the moment, it’s about getting some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan releases 15mm West Sudanese, New Version of PaintMyMinis App Now Available, Comet Lord Miniatures: Legendary Monsters Up On Kickstarter, and Trolls & Goblins by Aenor Miniatures Up On Kicsktarter.

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New Tyranid Codex And More Available To order From Games Workshop

One of my first armies back when I started playing miniatures games was a Tyranid force for 40k. They were still relatively new back in 2nd edition. They were just so cool and alien (and I’d not even seen Alien at the time). Well, for those that might want to get into the faction, there’s a new Tyranid Codex available to pre-order over on the Games Workshop site. They’ve also got bunches of other things, much of which would fit in today’s Terrain Corner. Also, bunches of paint sets.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and dessert cook-off here at the office on Friday. Then, over the weekend, I need to “pay for” a custom game mat design a friend did by baking him some of his favorite treats and sending them off. Hey, the barter system is alive and well among my friends. You do some graphic design for me and I’ll bake cookies and brownies for you. But before we get to those bite-size treats, let’s nosh on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Cult of Barnacle Bay on Kickstarter, MASK FX Camouflage tape is back, 17 New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Void Elves Available From Raging Heroes, New Orc Mechanic Available From Kromlech, and Voting For Round 1 of Iron Painter Happening Now.

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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 46 Available Now

We’re doing our best to fill up your day with gaming here on TGN. But I gotta sleep sometime. So where I leave off, gaming magazines pick up. In this case, it’s Figure Painter Magazine. Because you definitely don’t want to be taking painting advice from me! Instead, flip through the magazine and get tips and techniques from the best painters out there today. Issue 46 is now available for your reading pleasure.
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Midweek Snippets

The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to go by in a flash. So 3 more flashes and we’ll be to Saturday, right? Well, if we’re going to be time-hopping like that, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Roll Versus Coal Dice Sets Available, Dark Art Studios Announces Fierce – Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter, Just A Few Days Left in the Pathfinder: Modern Adventures Kickstarter, New Morbid Doors Available From Kromlech, Brigade Models Release Neo-Soviet Armoured Infantry Carrier in 6mm, Redgrass Games Running Everlasting Wet Palette Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter, New Dark Stain Option For Ultimate Gaming Table, and Immortal Figures: Gods of Olympus Tabletop Gaming Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

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Friday Snippets

Well, the short week that seemed surprisingly long has come to an end. We’re about to make our way back to the weekend. Considering the various things hitting Netflix this past week, I’m guessing a lot of my weekend will involve binging some shows like MLP and Bojack Horseman. But there will still be some gaming going on. That’s just how it goes. In the meantime, I should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: The Everlasting Wet Palette Coming To Kickstarter, Viral Outbreak Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – September 2017.

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Wyrd’s Iron Painter Competition Happening Now

Most painting competitions out there have you paint up a single piece and submit it as your entry. Wyrd’s Iron Painter is like that… kinda, except for the fact that you’re doing that multiple times in a row, each time with a new piece that has to be better than the last one if you want to advance on. It’s painting at your highest level consistently over the course of the competition. Not many can hack it (I certainly can’t!). But if you think you can, now’s your chance to enter.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I’m going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter, Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi’s Heroes, New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech, Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th, and New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni.

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Ninja Division Posts Gen Con Plans

If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week.
Yeah, I know, right?!
Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff. Check it out.
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New Imperial Armor Kits Available to Order from Forge World

Tanks!
“You’re welcome!”
There’s certainly plenty of heavy metal vehicles making their way through Forge World’s pipeline. They’ve got the new Legion Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a bunch of upgrade kits for Predator tanks, a Relic Datalink Telemetry set, as well as Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume One available to order over in their webshop this week.
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New Releases Available To Order From Forge World

A bit all over the map with this week’s set of pre-orders from Forge World. In one corner, we’ve got a new armored vehicle for 40k, particularly the Sisters of Silence. In another corner we’ve got a Blood Angels Legion Transfer Sheet. And, in the final corner, there’s some Iron Hill Dwarves armed with crossbows.
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Friday Snippets

It feels like a short week, but it’s certainly been a busy week. Yesterday, got pulled aside for a vital project before the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game Kickstarter launches later this month. That was a cool couple of hours. But yeah, just been busy all-around. Ready for that weekend! Gonna be making some dark-chocolate-orange confections (cookies, candy sticks, and candied orange peel) over the weekend. … Might make some gumbo, too. Haven’t gotten that far ahead. But when making that stuff, I should fill up on some bite-size gaming stories, so I don’t eat all the cookie dough or something.

Today on the platter we have: Red Republic Games Previews Special Arena Rex Dice, Everlasting Wet Palette Coming To Kickstarter, The Board Game Table Mat by Tabletop Companion Now Available, Final Day for DeepWars Kickstarter Campaign, dice.run Dice Rolling Tool Up Online, and Brigade Models release 6mm Combat Cars.

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Wyrd Running Femme Fatale Painting Contest

Wyrd Games is known for running various painting contests throughout the year. They’ve launched another one over on their website. If you’re a pro at slinging the colored goo around, you might just want to check it out. You could win some Wyrd store credit for yourself.
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Meet the Mint Dragon Russian Panting Contest Coming This September

I am no painting pro, as I mentioned in the post about Privateer hiring a painter. Well, I’m also not able to get to Russia. So there is absolutely no chance that I’m going to be winning the Mint Dragon Painting Contest, which is being held in Russia. But if you are able to get there and you’re good at painting, you might just want to check it out.
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Friday Snippets

It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. Friday. Gateway to the weekend. The work week is almost over and we just need to push through these last few hours and we’ll be free. Hopefully you’ve got some plans put together. Mine have solidified, with some chill card gaming tonight with a friend while we make sliders and eat gourmet popcorn (as you do). Then, tomorrow, it’s helping a friend move some stuff with gaming afterward (hopefully Guild Ball, but we’ll see). But if we’re going to make it there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Acheson releases 28mm Pewter Grizzly Bear, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Humans and Aliens, and The Army Painter Updating and Rereleasing Battlefield Tufts Line.

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Midweek Snippets

Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-the-scenes for other stuff around here. Just a busy week. I know I could use some extra energy. And I think a bunch of bite-size gaming stories can do that very thing.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan starts 15mm Late 14th Century Range, Acheson adds 28mm Gorillas, Love Formula Coming To Kickstarter This Month, Game Master Digital GM Tools Up On Kickstarter, New Quickshade Washes Available To Order From The Army Painter, Killbox Games New Releases and Kickstarter News, Khurasan releases new 15mm undead/evil wizard sets, English Version of Master of the Galaxy Coming to Kickstarter, The Component Collector Up On Kickstarter, and New Dvergr Commandos Available From Kromlech.

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Ninja Division Posts Golden Kobold Painting Contest Info

Gen Con is just a couple months away.
…Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re one of the top painters in the land.
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Midweek Snippets

The week of “getting back to usual” continues along. Of course, we’ll get back off schedule a little, since it’s a 3-day weekend here in the States. But still, good to be on schedule while you can. But, seeing as we’re getting ready for a 3-day weekend, that means we should be fully-powered up on gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Skull Wound Markers Available From Kromlech, Last days for bargain deal at EZPainter, Chibi Giants & Swarms Fantasy RPG Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Acheson Creations Releases Short-Faced Bear Mini, and Final Week For Archmage Origins Up On Kickstarter.

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Friday Snippets

Woo!
We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have festivities planned. Be sure to check with yours and see what’s going on. And if you’re going to be doing all that gaming, you should be well-fed. So let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 3D Printable Tanks by 3DWargaming, Dark Sword Miniatures’ Stephanie Law Masterworks Expansion Up On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Pledge Manager closing May 1st, Runewars Miniature Game Official Army Painting Guides Available From The Army Painter, and RBJ Games’ Significant Seven Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal.

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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls along, just as the thunder outside rolls along.
I have to say, obviously I hope that everyone stays safe and there’s no property damage, but at the same time, the Midwesterner in me is going, “Squeee! Thunderstorms! Yay!”
I miss the storms that’d roll through Kansas and Missouri back when I lived there.

Anyway, as long as lightning doesn’t knock out the power or internet, let’s get you a platter full of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Final Hours for Frazetta Miniatures on Kickstarter, The Drowned Earth comes to Kickstarter April 16th, New Miniatures For Lance & Laser Available, New Sizes of Crystal Fields Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, EZPainter April Special Happening Now, Legends of the Colosseum 28mm Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and New Legionary Heavy Heat-Ray From Kromlech.

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Steamforged Announces Spring Sale and Painting Competition

Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs.
*sniffsniffs*
Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already!
Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They’re also running a painting competition on their website.
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IDW Games Announces TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge

Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website.
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EZPainter Having a WWII Commissions Sale

So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple days.
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Crystal Brush Winners Announced

Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been announced, and we’re here to give them to you.
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