Ok, so it’s not exactly here yet, but it will be soon enough (That’s not soon enough!). Just gotta get through the rest of today and we’ll be there. I’ve got gaming lined up for tomorrow. I hope you do, too. But, as always, if we’re going to be spending a day gaming, we should be sure to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories so we have our strength with us.
Today on the platter we have: Artis Opus Series S: Brush Set Up On Kickstarter, Reclusive Phoenix Entertainment To Run Kickstarter For Cthulhu-inspired Miniatures Line, Campaign Coins Running Deluxe Metal Meeples Kickstarter, Ultra PRO International to make Munchkin and Munchkin Collectible Card Game accessories, and Brigade Models – New British and German Aeronef Released.
The brainchild of miniature painters and industry professionals, Artis Opus Series S Brushes are beautifully realised and presented, featuring ergonomics to improve every painter’s hobby experience. Series S use only the highest grade pure Kolinsky Sable, with a rigorously tested and adapted head, designed to hold a perfect point, while having enough body to carry more paint than shorter designs.
A new line of Cthulhu inspired miniatures will be launching on Kickstarter in May by Reclusive Phoenix Entertainment. This line of resin miniatures is the first step in a new game called Slumbering Oblivion which will be a 32mm scaled tabletop war game that mixes elements of scifi and horror. These miniatures will be the first releases for the Army of Cthulhu.
The premise of Slumbering Oblivion is that late in the 21st century mankind’s search of the oceans for wealth led to the accidental discovery of R’lyeh. This caused the denizens of that, and other underwater cities, to burst forth and wage war on humanity. The timeline of the game itself takes place about 100 years after this, when Earth is a battlefield locked in a perpetual clouded darkness. The remainder of mankind is locked within cities deep inland or in crowded lunar colonies.
For the first time in history, mankind is united as one. This unification of purpose and science has led to tremendous leaps in technology to fight against the forces of Cthulhu. However, this may have come too late. For while Cthulhu still sleeps, his forces fight with advanced technology, psychic abilities and even tooth, claw and tentacle. And should he awaken, any remaining hope will be lost.
We are Campaign Coins. We make beautiful metal coins and tokens for tabletop games.
We also love meeples. So, we thought… why not make some?
We asked our artist and game designer friend Daniel Solis to do the art (he likes meeples too). We then used the experience with industrial casting and antique metal plating which we have brought to all of our coins since 2007, and then spruced them up with the beautiful new enamels we started using in 2015.
And you know what? Even we’re surprised by how hecking nice these are.
Get ready to see quality accessories for Munchkin and the Munchkin Collectible Card Game on shelves in 2018! Steve Jackson Games has given Ultra PRO International exclusive rights to accessorize those lines.
Ultra PRO can now design and make Munchkin-ly items including playmats, card sleeves, deck boxes, albums, binders, card pages, zippered gaming cases, dice bags, life counters, dice, and tokens.
Fans are likely to see playmats, Deck Protector sleeves and Deck Boxes roll out this year. So get ready to play your favorite Munchkin games in style!
In addition to offering accessories for sale, Ultra PRO has agreed to make limited-run prize items for Munchkin Collectible Card Game organized play events.
This week has seen a number of new Aeronef models added to the website for both the British and German fleets. This continues our programme of updating older designs with new digital sculpts in resin and metal.
The British fleet has two new carrier models, the Furious fighter carrier and Ark Royal airship tender. To go along with these the British finally get their own fighter aircraft – the Fitton SE-32 Scout and Thornton TA-7 2-seater.
All of the existing German battleship and battlecruiser models have also been replaced with new designs, and they also get a new battlecruiser, the Derfflinger. And as if that wasn’t enough, they at least get a fighter carrier, the enormous Weser class dirigible.
Existing fleet packs have been updated to contain the new models, and the Germans also get a carrier pack with a Weser, 15 Dreidecker fighters and escorts.
VAN-122 – SE-32 Fitton Scout (x6) – £1.25
VAN-123 – Thornton TA-7 2-seat Fighter (x6) – £1.50
VAN-124 – Furious Class Fighter Carrier – £8.50
VAN-125 – Ark Royal class Airship Tender – £8.00
VAN-301 – Blücher class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-307 – Markgraf class Battleship – £8.00
VAN-312 – Moltke class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-323 – Derfflinger class Battlecruiser – £7.00
VAN-324 – Weser class Carrier – £9.00
VANFP-105 – British Carrier Pack – £22.00
VANFP-023 – German Grand Fleet Pack – £48.00
VANFP-301 – German Fleet Pack #1 – £22.00
VANFP-302 – German Fleet Pack #2 – £22.00
VANFP-304 – German Fleet Pack #3 – £22.00
VANFP-306 – German Carrier Pack – £22.00