The world of business is a rough one. Companies come and sometimes, sadly, they go. In this case, it’s one of those sad occasions where one’s going. Assault Publishing will be closing its doors at the end of the month. They’re not 100% gone, and their announcement leaves possibilities for a return later, but for the time being, they are closing up shop.
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.
In this day and age, with so many games out there, it’s impossible to buy and keep up with them all. Even just buying rulebooks for games you want to try can get to be prohibitively expensive. That’s where free trial versions of rules come in. I love when companies do this. And that’s why I’m singing the praises of Assault Publishing. They’ve posted up a free trial version of their Shadows in the Void rules set titled First Encounters. You can download your copy now and “try before you buy.”
Assault Publishing is bringing in the big guns for their Shadows in the Void sci-fi starship skirmish game. There’s bombers, assault transports, and more, letting you show your opponents that you mean business. Those planets are yours and you’re ready to take them by force if you need to.
I’d love to see humanity spread out to the stars. I mean, this planet is pretty awesome and all. I’m not gonna try and deny that. But, c’mon! There’s a whole universe out there to explore! So I wish we could be like the Terrans in Shadows in the Void. They’ve got their huge spaceships and are out there. At least you can have tiny versions of them on your gaming table.
I deal with words all day. Mostly, it’s in the form of articles and rulebooks, but occasionally it’ll run into the more creative forms. Though I don’t end up dealing with poetry much, it does show up from time to time. If you’re good with syllables, then you might want to check out Assault Publishing’s Haiku Contest, going on now.
In space, no one can hear you scream. … But as far as I’m concerned, lasers still go “pew, pew, pew” and ships explode in fireballs. That’s just how I like it. If you’re a fan of space combat between squadrons of fighters, you might want to check out Shadows in the Void. It’s the new sci-fi minis game rulebook released by Assault Publishing.
The week continues along. We’ll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it’ll be time once more. And I’m sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I’m guessing a lot of people are going to take this weekend to grill, shoot off some fireworks, and just celebrate America. I know I’m getting together with some friends on Saturday for just that sort of thing. I’m sure there’ll be tasty snacks there. Let’s snack on some tasty bite-sized gaming stories now, too.
Today on the platter we have: Wargamer Running Hot & Dangerous Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Rebel Minis Releases Gorilla Animech, Esh-Aven Previewed for Shadows in the Void, Through Gamer Goggles Posts Origins 2017 Coverage, New Skull Objective Markers Available From Kromlech, and PKCGames Running Dice of Rolling Kickstarter.
Assault Publishing is coming out with a new sci-fi rules set called Shadows in the Void. It’s a new sci-fi minis page in 3mm scale. So you can get excited about this new set of rules, they’re showing off some of the minis for the Confederated Outer Colonies, one of the factions in the game.
It’s been quite a week. I know a lot of people are looking forward to the weekend in order to clear their mind of things. I know that’s the case for me. I’m hoping to get some gaming on tomorrow and just decompress. I’m not one for getting political, but just remember that despite all our differences, we’re all humans and we all have to live on this planet together.
That said, let’s get to some bite-sized gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: New Arkham Horro Playmats From Fantasy Flight Games, Independence Day sale at Assault Publishing, 12 Realms and Raid & Trade November Scenarios Posted, Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now, Yokai Quest Kickstarter Launches Next Week, and Skirmisher Publishing Releases 100 Oddities For A Wasteland.
I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Circles of Imora Trading Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Heroic Ballads ver. 1.1 Released, Nomad Games Releases Two New Warlords For Talisman: The Horus Heresy, The Army Painter Technique Painting Bundle Now Available, and Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now.
The folks over at Assault Publishing have always been rather busy, coming out with new minis pretty much all the time. Well, they’ve decided to be even busier and come out with a new space combat game called Shadows in the Void (I guess you could say that the story is as much announcing that’s a thing as well). Well, the folks there are looking to generate some extra funds to make the game a reality as well as need to clear out some warehouse space in order to store it. That’s where you, the consumer, come in.
I hope everyone’s weekend is going well. And to all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day. At least, that’s the holiday here in the US today. Go out and get yourself some steak and potatoes.
Anyway, while the grill warms up and the potatoes are in the oven, let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: Red Panda Miniatures Posts new 360 Video, Anne Bonny 75mm preorder now open From Kabuki Models, Brigade Models Release German Merchant Aeronef, District Games and ADC Blackfire Entertainment GmbH announce a distribution agreement for the international release and Kickstarter campaign of the Warage Card Game, and Goblin King Games on Kickstarter for just a few more days.
The week continues on. We’ve made our way to Wednesday. Hopefully the first half of your week has been drama-free (unless you’re, like, a thespian or something). It’s that time to fuel up on some bite-sized gaming stories so we can get through the last half of the week and get back to the weekend.
Today we have for you: Assault Publishing Transparent Bases Now Available, Mitosis Miniatures Posting New Rat Rider Previews, Red Panda Miniatures Announces Kickstarter Launch Date, New Release Available from Klukva Miniatures, FAITH: A Garden in Hell Reaches Funding Goal, Last Week for Capitalism on Kickstarter, and Toughest Girls of the Galaxy “I Want Them All” Box #8 Now Available.
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.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody!
Or, if you’re like me, Happy Singles Awareness Day, everybody! 😀
The best thing about Valentine’s Day?
50% off boxes of chocolate at the grocery store tomorrow. 😛
And speaking of bite-size morsels of joy, let’s get to today’s Snippets.
In this installment we have: Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Spanish, Hind Commander Sale Happening At Assault Publishing, Techno Bowl Helmet + Team Preview #2, and Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm January Releases Arrive at PicoArmor.
Back to the grind here in the office on Monday.
So let’s get to it and get you some better-looking tables with our Terrain Corner.
Today’s articles include: Assault Publishing EDCV labs set is back in the offer and New Lantern Sets Available From Tabletop-Art.
As I mentioned in a post early this morning, there’s a portion of my mother’s side of the family that’s Polish… and I still want to go to Portillo’s and get a Polish Sausage… and some Italian Beef… and a tamale… but that’s beside the point. Anyway, Kromlech isn’t the only game company celebrating Polish independence. Assault Publishing is offering a discount as well.
Assault Publishing has released Heroic Ballads. The game is a fantasy miniatures game that is heavily scenario driven. One player plays as the heroes, looking to defeat the hordes of evil monsters played by what would be considered the Dungeon Master. The game is meant to be a bit more lighthearted, and not to be taken too seriously. It’s also a “pay what you want” game over on the Assault Publishing website.
From the release: Continue reading
Assault Publishing is running a special deal for the month of march on their laser-cut terrain pieces. Usually costing 120euro, you can get their new starter set for just 99euro. You get quite a bit of terrain in this pack, including rooms and hallways, plus 16 doors to keep them separated.
The deal only lasts as long as March does, so better get on it.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future.
I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is).
So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days.
Included are: A bunch of more The Fiver installments from The Meeple Mechanic, New Relic Knights Ultra Pro Card Sleeves and Deck Boxes, Assault Publishing releasing laser-cut modular terrain system, 2 New F.A.T. Mats From Frontline Gaming, Ninja All-Stars: Clan Tora Madoushi preview, MidKnight Heroes Kickstarter Release Date And first stretch goal reveal, The Sally 4th Crows Sets Released, Wings of Glory Miniature Game – Giants of the Sky: Kickstarter project to start on March 10th, New old factory bases from Micro Art Studio, New Models in the Crossover Miniatures Store, Mats by Mars Launches Their Terra-Mats line, New items from Thomarillion/Ziterdes, and Dwarf Cavalry codes released for Flintloque.
A dense fog falls over Atlanta this Wednesday. Though it’s supposed to actually be a nice day later on.
A lot of people are headed towards Boston for PAX East this upcoming weekend. If you’re traveling, travel safe, and listen to some Dropkick Murpheys along the way.
I’m shippin’ up to Boston! (waaaaaayooooooooo!)
Anyway, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories to share with you.
This time there’s: Esper Crystals and Resin Bases for Relic Knights, Fabled Environments Launches Wild West Floorplans Kickstarter, Manorhouse Workshop Modular Underground Terrain Update #16, another nstallment of The Fiver from Meeple Mechanic, Ludus Magnus Studio Show the pladge level for Nova Aetas Kickstarter, New releases form O8 arrives at Assault Publishing, Loud Ninja Games to Release 15mm Ikwen Aliens, New 28mm Prehistoric Settlement minis from Steve Barber Models, New 25mm and 60mm Lipped Bases from Warlord Games, THMiniatures running Tabletop Terrain Kickstarter, Final Days for Going Native Kickstarter campaign, New German officer from Vepafigures, New Undead and Shaleground 40mm Bases Coming from Tabletop-Art, New Stretch Goals Announced for Faith RPG, New Egyptian Vampire Girls from Brother Vinni, and Halfsies Dice up on Kickstarter.
Assault Publishing has updated the rules for Hind Commander. This new update adds in two new variants to the mix. They’ve got the MDD-500 Defender /MH-6/AH-6 and CH-53E Super Stallion, because you can never have enough helicopters.
They have also updated their webshop to now accept payments in Euros.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Assault Publishing gets into the season of giving with their new gift mini they’re offering with certain orders on their website. The mini is based on one of the art pieces from PMC 2640, their sci-fi miniatures rulebook. They’d originally wanted to have it for their 3rd anniversary, but stuff sometimes gets delayed. Anyway, the figure is now available with qualifying orders until February. What qualifies the order?
-Purchase15mm models worth 200 PLN or more at Assault Publishing store;
-Purchase a printed copy of the PMC 2640 rulebook at Assault Publishing store;
-Purchase both the SF Engineers and SF Observers set from APDS SF range at Assault Publishing store.
From the announcement: Continue reading
Assault Publishing is having themselves a sale on their sci-fi items over in their webshop.
From the sales sheet:
The celebrating of 3rd birthday of Assault Publishing continues!
This time you can get the special 15% discount on nearly all Sci-Fi wargame articles in Assault Publishing store: PMC 2640 printed rulebooks (but not e-books) and Assault Publishing 15mm miniatures (APDS), O8 miniatures, APCR re-packs (O8, Rebel Minis, Antenocitis Workshop, Brigade Models, even remaining Cannon Fodder starters) and all 15mm HEAT terrain range!
More details on the Assault Publishing web page.
Assault Publishing is celebrating 3 years of being in business. But you’re the ones getting the presents.
From the birthday company:
Assault Publishing is running its anniversary promotion!
Until 10 September you can purchase Hind Commander rulebooks, Hind Commander 1/600 miniature sets and AWACS: Gulf War boxed sets with special 25% discount!
Visit the Assault Publishing web page for more details.
Assault Publishing helps you keep an eye on the enemy and build bridges with the release of their new sci-fi Combat Engineers and Observers.
From the release:
Today I have the honour of launching Assault Publishing Delightful Selection (APDS) 15 mm miniature range. It is planned to be small, premium line of 15mm models which are designed for wargame. The line starts from two sets: SF Combat Engineers and SF Observers.
The first set is ready-to-field unit for PMC 2640 which consists of 6 unique sculps: Sarge with flamethrower, two soldiers with energy weapons, one with grenade launcher, one with bolt-cutter and one charging with pistol and e-tool.
Assault Publishing is having a special sale on their PMC 2640 rulebook over on their website.
From the sales sheet:
In June 1997 Blackwater USA, the most famous modern mercenary company (today known as Akademi), was formed by Al Clark and Erik Prince in North Carolina.
Now, you establishing your own PMC of far future even easier! From today, untill the end of June 2014, you can get PMC 2640 printed rulebook in the price of pdf version! When placing the order in Assault Publishing webstore type BLACKWATER code to get this special discount!
Miniwojna had themselves a chat with Marcin Gerkowicz, the owner of Assault Publishing. Go see what they had to say.
From the website:
Interview with Marcin Gerkowicz, owner of the Assault Publishing company, author of “Sturmovik Commander”, Hind Commander”, “PMC 2640” games. English and Polish
Assault Publishing is showing off the greens for the new sci-fi combat engineers squad they’re working on.
From the preview:
Assault Publishing previews the greens of incoming Sci-Fi Combat Engineers set in 15mm scale.
The set will be first release from Assault Publishing Delightful Selection (APDS) SF range which will be developed in parallel to existing APCR and HEAT 15mm Sci-Fi miniature lines.
Assault Publishing went to the Poligon 2014 event and had themselves a ball. As such, they’re running a sale on their website.
From the announcement:
Two weeks ago Assault Publishing visited “Poligon 2014” convention in Cracov and it was really fine and successful event!
To celebrate it Assault Publishing has just launched special promo action: now you can get 10% of discount on the printed rulebooks (Hind Commander and PMC 2640), AWACS: Gulf War and all remaining PMC 2640 Cannon Fodder Special Starters.
Visit the Assault Publishing page for more details and see you in Cracov in 2015!
Assault Publishing has the new releases from Oddzial Osmy available here in the states (your exclusive source here).
From the release:
Assault Publishing[http://assaultpublishing.com/] has just received the newest 15mm sci-fi miniatures from Oddzial Ósmy: Hussari I and Hussari II sets.
Also the range were completed with pulp/horror mininiatures: Zombies and Ghouls – now Assault Publishing offers the complete line directly from stock!
You can get these minis (and many more) from Assault Publishing on-line store
Assault Publishing has a sale going on for Hind Commander.
From the announcement:
From today till 31 May 2014 to all Hind Commander rulebooks purchased in the Assault Publishing on-line store we are going to add a one-use code which will allow you to order all Hind Commander sets with a 20% discount!
If you purchased the rulebook earlier (either from the AP store or a retailer), do not worry: contact Assault Publishing by e-mail, send your purchase confirmation/receipt, and you will receive your personal code.
Assault Publishing is having a sale on their website for their 3mm Napoleonics and American Civil War infantry figures.
From the sales sheet:
Assault Publishing runs the sale on 1/600 scale (3mm) models from ACW and Napoleonic ranges from O8. You can purchase these fine miniatures in really great price of 11,50 PLN (~3,7 USD or ~2,3 GBP) per pack!
Also The Assault Publishing store was rearranged a little. Now it is easier to find the rulesets or miniatures you wish to buy and the “Discounted articles!” section was added.
Visit the Assault Publishing on-line store, see the changes and make the shopping!
Assault Publishing is proud to release Hell on Echnida, their free demo version of PMC 2640 which also doubles as a mini-expansion.
From the release:
Today “PMC 2640: Hell on Echidna!” was released.
Hell on Echidna is free demo version of Assault Publishing sci-fi PMC 2640 miniature wargame but also its mini-expansion with a little new stuff which can be valuable for existing PMC 2640 players.
“Hell on Echidna” is far more than typical, few random pages. It constists of all you need to play the battle: core rules (exactly the same like in the rulebook!), shortened terrain list, special terrain generator for post-apocaliptic planets, the rules of composing the army on Tier II, the new scenario (not presented in the main rulebook) and the list of a few units (incuding two new ones) and special rules they utilises. There is also new Battle Honour, which may be given to your troops if you decide to play your campaign battles on Echidna or other post-apocaliptic planet.
To summarize, “Hell on Echidna” everything you need to try the game mechanics, mood and assumptions and of course spend a great time playing the wargame! And remember that it’s just a piece of all cool things that full game offers!