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Midweek Snippets

Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We're halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we're gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that's just the sort of thing we have for you right now.

In this installment there is: Q-Workshop to Release Battletech Dice, ToSS: Trials of Sword and Staff Coming To Kickstarter May 14th, Dreamwars Hits Kickstarter Next Week, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Awful Fantasy: The Card Game coming to Kickstarter May 3, The Painting Frog announces new "Rumble in the Jungle" 40K event, VIII Corps: The Somme 1916 Coming April 29th, Khurasan releases 6mm space demons, New 30mm and 40mm Trench Warfare Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Final stages of JoeK Minis' Odyssey:Argonauts Kickstarter, KritterKins on Kickstarter April 25th, Mutant Chronicles GM Screen and Dark Legion & Dark Symmetry dice Now Available, British 8th Army WWII 28mm Miniatures Now Available From Crucible Crush, 28mm Halfling Militia Rooster Rider Miniatures on Kickstarter Now, and New models for Ramshackle Miniatures Dwarf Bikers.

Q-Workshop to Release Battletech Dice


Following the successful release of Shadowrun dice, Q-workshop now has the license to release BattleTech-related dice.

“There’ve been so many great dice released for BattleTech over the years,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer for Catalyst Game Labs. “So when Q-workshop started talking about BattleTech, I immediately had grandiose plans for how to make these sets cooler and more unique than any that have come before. It was a blast co-developing this with their team, but ultimately you’ll let us know if we hit a sweet spot on your gaming table!”

ToSS: Trials of Sword and Staff Coming To Kickstarter May 14th


"ToSS: Trials of Sword and Staff" is a cooperative dexterity game in which you are heroes fighting to slay monsters and loot treasure - by throwing ping pong balls into cups. Earn levels as a warrior or a wizard, explore exciting new powers, and most important, get to have fun whatever your skill level. Your team can take on a full campaign and try to achieve glory, keep it quick with a single scenario, or even go head-to-head in team combat!

Dreamwars Hits Kickstarter Next Week


Dreamwars is a 1 to 8 players boardgame set in an original steampunk fantasy setting with a strong horror vibe, where technology coexists side by side with the ancient discipline of the Canto, a forbidden reality-shifting art fuelled by desire. Thanks to our made-in-Italy and completely hand-drawn art design, together with the unique narrative element which is present everywhere in the game, you will feel immediately immersed into the world of Ylen and ready to face the horrors awaiting in the dark. Each game is part of a non-linear story where the Heroes will have to face hordes of nightmarish creatures in order to prevent their monstrous masters from fulfilling their plans. During the course of each game the Heroes have the chance to grow and learn new abilities, explore the territory and discover forgotten treasures and terrible secrets. Thanks to its unique scenarios structure and the easy-to-learn base mechanic, each game of Dreamwars is set to offer the best in terms of fun and replay value. Welcome to the Dreamwars!

Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor

PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s new releases are now in stock.

MN-639 RM-70 (15 pcs) - Czechoslovakian version of BM-21 Grad MLRS on Tatra 8x8 truck
IS-623 Merkava IV (15 pcs) - last incarnation of Merkava tank

WBR-666 AEC Matador (15 pcs) - heavy wheeled artillery tractor
WBR-667 BL 5'5 inch Gun (7+7 pcs) - British artillery gun
WBR-668 Centaur IV (15 pcs) - support tank with 95mm howitzer
WUS-659 A-20C Havoc (8 pcs) - American light bomber
WJA-618 Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo) (8 pcs) - Japanese Army fighter

PSF-632 Pilum GEV MLRS (15 pcs) - hovercraft MLRS (or missile tank hunter) vehicle

Awful Fantasy: The Card Game coming to Kickstarter May 3

Awful Fantasy

Based on the the unique and absurd humor of Justin and Mitchell Lucas and with gameplay designed by Adam and Brady Sadler (Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game), Awful Fantasy: The Card Game is a casual card game for 2 - 6 aspiring awful authors. Each player takes on the role of a ridiculous author equipped with a hand of awful cards, which are used to either draw fantasy cards or thwart your rival authors.

The goal of the game is to collect a series of fantasy cards to complete your own tale of awful fantasy. Each story must contain at least 3 fantasy cards, including a plot, a protagonist, and an antagonist. The combinations of these cards are diverse, and each play provides a new opportunity for you to tell a tale more awful than your last.

The Painting Frog announces new "Rumble in the Jungle" 40K event


For the second time in a row The Painting Frog blog is holding its "Rumble in the Jungle" tournament in the city of Cuiaba in Brazil.

It has just divulged the dates the event will be held on, so if you needed an excuse to go visiting Brazil other than the Olympics, there you go!

VIII Corps: The Somme 1916 Coming April 29th

Rules Cover

On Friday 29 April, Vexillia will be releasing Neal Reid's first WWI card game VII Corps.

This two-player card game covers the experience of the British VIII Corps on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1st, 1916.

The game follows the course of the pre-battle preparation and the first day of the battle itself. One player is commander of VIII Corps, Lt. General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston. The other, his opponent, Lt. General Hermann von Stein commander of the German XIV Reserve Corps.

This is not a balanced game, and one where the British will find it very hard to win.

The game will be available for $14.50 in both A4 & US letter versions from Vexillia Limited's store at Wargame Vault. Follow the news link for more information and sample pages.

Khurasan releases 6mm space demons

We're very pleased to release our latest 6mm sci fi force, the space demons.

There are four sets now available: Space demon assault warriors (with ribbed heads); Space demon infiltrator warriors (with smooth heads); Space demon king and queen (warriors shown on the same base not included); and Space demon xenowhale (an enormous bio-bropship/gunship/grav mecha).

All are available now.

New 30mm and 40mm Trench Warfare Bases Available From Tabletop-Art

Now available – Trench Warfare Bases 30mm RL DEAL (20x bases) and 40mm RL DEAL (8x bases)

Final stages of JoeK Minis' Odyssey:Argonauts Kickstarter


We're now counting the hours until the Odyssey Kickstarter ends (Thursday, 21st April 11pm GMT)! It's been fully funded, and a load of stretch goals have been unlocked, so the Argonauts are literally full of additional components for backers to use. Of course, I don't want to stop there, and if we can get to the final stretches, then it will be a perfect end to a great campaign!

Please check it out! Every little bit can help!

KritterKins on Kickstarter April 25th

On April 25th we expect to launch our next Kickstarter project which will be for KritterKins™. This is a collection of anthropomorphic animal character miniatures designed by Vicky Morgan-Keith and sculpted by Patrick Keith of Bombshell Miniatures.

Mutant Chronicles GM Screen and Dark Legion & Dark Symmetry dice Now Available

Today we're really pleased to announce the release of three brand new accessories for Mutant Chronicles fans, the long awaited Mutant Chronicles Gamesmaster screen in both print and PDF, plus two new d20s The Dark Legion and Dark Symmetry dice to complete your Mutant Chronicles dice collection.

British 8th Army WWII 28mm Miniatures Now Available From Crucible Crush

8th Army Box Back

Sculpted by Bob Murch, of Pulp Figures fame, this box set contains 17 new 28mm Miniatures for use with all your Skirmish Level World War Two tabletop games.
These figures are finely sculpted and dynamic enough to add an extra layer of selection and realism to your British North African Army.
Visit the link to order.

28mm Halfling Militia Rooster Rider Miniatures on Kickstarter Now


Please help TAG launch its range of Halfling Militia Rooster Riders, by backing our latest campaign, here on Chickstarter!

To Fund this expansion of the White Knights Miniature Imperium, we are looking to raise £500 to help us to bring these 16 new miniatures to life. This poultry sum covers the cost of the production moulding of the 8 new packs of new 28mm sized, pewter miniatures.

New models for Ramshackle Miniatures Dwarf Bikers

By request I have made some new parts for my Post Apocalyptic Dwarf Biker Kickstarter project. I was asked to add a sidecar, a barrel (and arms to go along with it) and a more armoured dwarf. The images are "work in progress" shots but I wanted to show them before the project ends on the 28th of april. I still have some detailing to do. Please check out the project!