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The middle of the week already? At least, it feels like I should add "already" to the end of that. Week seems to be going by quickly. As you all know, I'm certainly looking forward to the weekend. Hard to believe it's already the 3rd weekend of the month, which means Board Game Day up at the library. I've had to miss a couple of the previous sessions, so I hope to make it for this one. But if I'm going to have a full day of gaming, I should have a stomach full of bite-sized gaming stories. So let's stock up.

Today on the platter we have: Victoria Miniatures Releases Svargan Shock Soldats, New LRDG Minis Available From Askari Miniatures, and More MYTHEXPLORERS Figures Available From RN Estudio.

We once more stand on the precipice of the weekend. I hope you've got gaming stuff planned. I know I do. It'll be a good time had by all. Lots of gaming, and then lots of reporting about said gaming back to you all.

But I'm still getting over being sick. I'm hoping I'm on "the last day" of this nonsense today. But just in case, I'm keeping up my "being sick" protocols. And I'm also going to need to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that's just what I've got here.

Today we have: Askari Miniatures Webstore Back Open, Hitech Miniatures Releases Battle Walker "Onslaught", New Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Box Sets Available From Raging Heroes, Sally 4th Pulp Alley Character Cards released today, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Kromlech New Release: Legionary Heavy Flamers.

When people ask me what I'm doing on Sunday, I generally say, "As little as possible."
Granted, considering today has included making breakfast, doing dishes, doing laundry, prepping to cook what will be dinners this week, work on putting together models, and work on a review article, "as little as possible" actually include a lot of things.
It also includes bringing you some bite-sized gaming stories. So let's get to it so I can get back to that giant list of things.

Today's stories are: Victrix Previews Iberian Cavalry, New Release Available From Hitech Miniatures, Mounted German Schutztruppen Available From Askari Miniatures, Pledge Manager to Open Soon For Toughest Girls of the Galaxy II, and Voodooworx Miniatures Release Hul'Gren: The Collector.

Well, yesterday was quite a day. Very busy getting that Betrayal at Calth review done. For those that might not have seen it yet, spoilers: I think it's a fun game that, with the announcement of the Specialty Development Studio, I hope gets some expansions in the future. I'd love to see some new scenarios and more aspects added to it. Perhaps tie-ins with other chapters as well. I'd love to see a "Dark Angels vs. Dark Angels" expansion, for example. We'll just have to wait and see where it goes from here.

Anyway, on to today. It's time for a quick bite to eat on some bite-sized stories for you.

Today's servings include: West Wind Productions Bringing Legions of Rome to Kickstarter, Gioconomicon Posts Photo Galleries From European Events, and New WWII Minis Released By Askari Miniatures.

Askari Miniatures helps your Berber army know what's up ahead with the release of their new Berber Cavalry Scout mini.

Berber Cavalry Scout


From the release:

One Moroccan Berber in the pose shown. Inspired by the converted Red Shadow figure on the Warflag site, I decided to offer this as a single.

He's designed to ride our new rearing horse.

The default option is the figure with a sword, but if you'd prefer rifle or musket, just note it on the order. You can see all three choices in BC-3.

NOTE: All figures are sold plain (not primed or painted) and without the extra bases shown.

Askari Miniatures has their new German Schutztruppe Artillery Crews available over on their website.

From the announcement:

Germany's Southwest Africa colony (Deutsche Sud-West Afrika, DSWA) was defended by a security force made up completely of German troops. These troops were known as Schutztruppe and were all mounted infantry supported by artillery crews.

This artillery crew is designed to man the Krupp 75mm mountain gun.
Crew consists of one gunner holding a shell, one watching the effect of fire, and two working the gun.
In addition to the Mountain Artillery crew, here is also a Field Artillery crew.

This artillery crew is designed to man the Krupp 77mm field gun. The limber shown below is the German Limber A-6.

Crew consists of one gunner holding a shell, one with a bar, and two pushing the wheels. The 77mm guns were not recoilless, so the guns would be manhandled into position and re-positioned after each firing.

Askari Miniatures now has their October releases available on their website. All aboard for these new sailor minis.

From the update:

We have a great new selection of sailors for both shipboard duty and as landing parties or naval brigades.

19th Century sailors were dressed pretty uniformly so you can use these for just about any navy you choose. These were designed primarily to complement our Russian and German figures, but the Austrians, for example, dressed exactly as the Germans.

Whether it is a landing in Africa, barges on the Amu Darya, or operations in China and the Far East, the use of these figures is limited only by your imagination.

I'm also developing versions with the distinctive French headgear for that country as well as sets of naval gun crews.

Askari Miniatures intends to have the most robust line of sailors in 28mm available anywhere.

Askari Miniatures has a lot of news for June they posted up. Here's what they've got in store...

From the update:

Ready for Summer Campaigns!
Askari Miniatures have added 28mm German and Russian sailors to their online store. German landing party From their website:
I've added new German and Russian sailors to the catalog today. This called for the addition of a whole new category: German Colonials. There are quite a few new items to add and as I get them into production I'll be adding them a bit at a time this fall. Tony Portillo, aka the Combat Painter, painted these in dark blue to match a German landing party; the Russians in Central Asia wore the same uniform in white.

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