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I'm back in the office today (worked from home yesterday). Doing my best to get back into the swing of things after being in Chicago last week. At least it's a short week (seeing as it's already Wednesday) before I get back to another weekend.

But seeing as it's Wednesday, and we didn't have one on Sunday, it's time to chow down on some bite-sized stories in our mid-week Snippets feature.

Today we have: Great Scott! - The Game of Mad Invention Coming To Kickstarter April 13th, Colayth Guard Combat Force Set Now Available, Astagar 15mm Sci-fi Snakemen Kickstarter now live, Gaspez-Arts miniatures: sexy pin-ups Indiegogo Campaign Happening Now, Aether Captains returns on Kickstarter April 18th, Tanto Cuore International coming to Kickstarter in May 2016, Arcanik: New RPG system in development, New Release! Zg'orzel, The Morbid Herald, and DeepWars - Blood Reef - EU friendly.

Well, I certainly had a busy Saturday. Went through a lot of old gaming items that I'd not seen in quite a long time.
Man, I never really could paint all that well. And here I thought it wasn't half-bad.
I'm freely willing to admit when I am wrong, and I was certainly wrong. :P
Brought back a lot of nostalgia, but sometimes you gotta move on. Old games out. New games in.

Speaking of new games in, we've got a couple bite-sized gaming stories to give you today.

They include: Khurasan releases 15mm Sung Dynasty, Techno Bowl Box Art Previewed, Battle Valor Games Launches New 15mm Fantasy Range, Wild In The Streets Kickstarter coming March 9th, and Critical Mass Games 15mm Sci-fi Snakemen Kickstarter Launches March 31st.

Congratulations to everyone for once again making it to Friday. You've worked hard all week, and now it'll be time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some gaming. My weekend plans include putting together an Age of Sigmar set to test out early next week. Since the release of the rules last Saturday, I've had lots of thoughts on the new system. Those I will post next week after I get a chance to actually put mini-to-table and roll some dice.

But that's the future. The present has us giving you the various bite-sized stories we've collected over the past couple days.

In this batch we have: On the Lamb Games previews Dark Dragon sculpt for Endless: Fantasy Tactics, MadRat Games previews Madzzle Kickstarter, Nerd on Earth Interview with Bones Sculptor Bobby Jackson, Space Marines classic Asgard set at Alternative Armies, Critical Mass Games relaunches Large Scale Ayame Mecha on Kickstarter, New Warpaint Quickshade Ink Set II from The Army Painter Coming Soon, HOT100 Ghoul Dragon new and half price at, and Retained Lance with unique miniature released at The Ion Age.

Critical Mass Games will be headed to Salute (which is on April 25th) and will have a bunch of minis and terrain along with them. But if you want to make sure they've got what you want, you can pre-order from their site and they'll bring it with them. They've also got some new releases for the show. Need some new walls to keep the enemy little mans out? They've got you covered.

From the announcement:
Critical Mass Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign in order to fund their new 30mm Ayame Battlesuit mini.


From the campaign:

Critical Mass Games has gone live with its 30mm Ayame Kickstarter Campaign and has already hit 25% funding. The campaign is looking to raise £4000 to fund the production of the Ayame Battlesuit miniature in the larger scale.

The Ayame Battlesuit Kit stands an impressive 70mm tall and comes with 6 pairs of arms as standard enabling it to be built in Hunter, Scout, and Predator Variants.
Critical Mass Games is showing off some preview images for their Ayame Battlesuit Kickstarter campaign, showing off the scale comparisons so you know the size of the mini you're getting.


From the announcement:

Critical Mass Games is pleased to announce the launch of its second KIckstarter campaign starting this Saturday 22nd November.

With your help we are are looking to upscale the 15mm Ayame Battlesuits to 30mm, and beyond this use stretch goals to produce 30mm Protolene Infantry Miniatures to accompany the Ayames into battle as well as all the Ayame Assault Suit variants.
Critical Mass Games is headed to Salute and if you want to make an order with them beforehand, they can bring it with them to the show for you to pick it up.


From the announcement:

With the UKs biggest gaming show, Salute, looming on April 12th 2014 at the London Excel Centre, the Critical Mass Games Pre-order Page is live.

Critical Mass Games has some exciting new models available at the show this year so please help us bring the right amount by getting in your pre-orders.

This year we are offering those of you who choose to pre-order a 10% discount, whilst those pre-orders of £100 or more will qualify for a 15% discount and pre-orders over £150 or more will qualify for a 20% from your pre-order total.

You can place your pre-orders here via our website.
Critical Mass Games is closing down production of their sci-fi building ranges in just a couple days. For those that want any of them, this is your last call.


From the announcement:

This just a final reminder that our 15mm building ranges are being discontinued on 31st of January 2014, when they will be removed from the website; some have already sold out.
Terrain items to be discontinued:
Critical Mass Games has some new 15mm mech miniatures available in their webshop, along with some only-available-online weapons.


From the post:

Critical Mass Games is pleased to announce the general release of the 15mm Blackguard and Ravager Mecha.

These mecha where created with the help of our ZAS Kickstarter Backers last year.

The Blackguard Heavy Support mecha is the long range hitter of this duo being armed with twin Plasma Cannons and long range missile packs.

The jet pack and thruster equipped Ravager takes things a little more up close and personal being equipped with a Combat claw and Flamer.
Critical Mass Games needs to make some room in their warehouse and so is having a sale to get some space created.


From the announcement:

Critical Mass Games is looking to make room for new products in our line up in 2014, as such we will be creating some room by discontinuing some of our existing 15mm Sci-Fi building ranges.

The products affected are listed below and will remain on sale until 31st January 2014 when they will be removed from the website.

Before they are gone we are offering free world wide shipping on all orders over £50 until further notice.

All of the items list below can be found on the Critical Mass Games online store.
Critical Mass Games has released their ZAS range of 15mm sci-fi miniatures, originally funded by Kickstarter.


From the release:

Critical Mass Games has been quiet for some time now, but we have been working hard to complete and deliver the 15mm ZAS Kickstarter project first launched in February 2013.

With the final pledges being dispatched this week Critical Mass Games is pleased to announce the general release of the 15mm ZAS Miniatures Range which are now available in the Online Store.

This month we are releasing the ZAS Infantry, VTOLs and Objective Markers. Check out the items pages for links to plenty more images of our new releases.
Critical Mass Games is having a special doing on their MaskFX painting system. Deals are also available on the rest of their range of products.


From the announcement:

Critical Mass Games has added 3UP deals on the entire MASKFX range. Additionally until October 31st 2013 we are offering free shipping on all orders over £50.00 across all Critical Mass Games Product ranges.

The 3UP deals contain 3 sheets of MASKFX and are available on the online store, and provide a 20% discount on the individual sheet price.

MASKFX is a simple to use Camouflage Masking system allowing you to create intricate camouflage patterns quickly and effectively with an airbrush or spray can.

With designs in both 15mm and 28mm you can achieve some stunning results.

Critical Mass Games has posted up the Force Generator Rules for their ZAS 15mm Mercs game that has their campaign on Kickstarter coming to a close soon.

From the update:

In support of our 15mm ZAS Mercs Kickstarter we have just posted up the beta pdfs for the customisable army generator for the Critcal Mass rules.

Your imagination is now the only limit, as you can now use any figures you wish in the game.

We would appreciate hearing your ideas on how to improve the rules or any corrections that need to be made. Please head on over to the Critical Mass Forums to post your comments regarding the rules.

Critical Mass Games has lowered the price on their Gruntz Imperator Mecha as well as now offering the Mecha Battlegroup again.

From the announcement:

We like to work hard to keep things competitive with our miniature pricing though this is sometimes tough with licensed miniatures. We have been working with Robin to bring down the cost of the Gruntz Imperator Mecha so it is now available at the reduced cost of £18.00, down from £20.00.

Whats more is that the Imperator Battlegroup is once again available, priced £54.00, giving you 4 Imperator Mecha for the price of 3!
Check the Mecha out on the CMG store

Critical Mass Games has launched their Kickstarter project in order to expand out their 15mm ZAS Mercs line. Go take yourself a look.

From the campaign:

Critical Mass Games has launched its first Kickstarter campaign to help fund the 15mm ZAS Mercenaries Miniature range and is looking for your support.

Building on the popular MERC13 pack already in existance this project aims to create a basic infantry squad and command, then as we hit our goals include heavy weapons in the line up.

If we exceed our initial goals we will also look to introducing VTOLs for the ZAS into the project.

Click the link above to take a look at the ZAS campaign, there is a video explaining what we are aiming to do, has concept sketches of the ZAS and a painting guide explaining how the original ZAS where painted.

Critical Mass Games will be holding their first ever UK Open Tourney on the 24th of November. Will you be there?

From the announcement:

Critical Mass Games is pleased to annouce our first UK tournament using the Critical Mass rules.

The tournament will be run on Saturday 24th November 2012 and be held at the Wigan Wargames Club located in the 27th Wigan Scouts hall.
Critical Mass Games has updated their homepage with new releases as well as updated what they're bringing along with them to Crisis.

Critical Mass Games will be packing up shop and heading over toCrisis 2012 being held on the 3rd Novemeber at its new venue, HANGAR 29 Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen.

Our pre-order page is online and we are offering some excellent deals on our 15mm Sci-fi building sets at the show along with having this months new releases available.
Critical Mass Games is now taking pre-orders for people who will be at Crisis gaming event in Antwerp and would like to pick up their minis there.

From the update:

Hi just a quick announcement about the show pre-orders page which has now been updated. The next show we are attending is Crisis at HANGAR 29 Waagnatie, Rijnkaai 150, 2000 Antwerpen, Belguim on Saturday 3rd November which as I write this gives you 14 days in which you can pre-order items for the show.

We are now offering a standard 10% discount on pre-orders (excluding show deals) via this web page. Discount will be applied to your pre-order and we will email you back to confirm the total amount.

Additionally we are now offering some very exciting deals on our building sets for show only customers, though it should be noted we will no longer be carrying individual buildings to shows.

Critical Mass Games has several new MaskFX Masking Sheets available now in their webstore.

From the release:

Following up from the release of the 15mm MaskFX Camouflage sheets we now have 28mm versions of the Digital and Splinter patterns available in the Critical Mass online store.

The 28mm MaskFX Camouflage sheets are 23.5cm x 16.5cm and priced at £10.00 each. We are also offering an online exclusive of 3x 28mm sheets of your choice for £26.00.

Over on youtube we have these videos giving you some ideas for how you can use MaskFX sheets.

Critical Mass Games posted up a FAQ and Errata for their Critical Mass game over on their forums.

From the update:

Since the release of Critical Mass, the 15mm Company Level Sci-Fi Game, we have been gathering in your questions regarding the rules and formulating them into and FAQ and Errata.

This is now available to download from the Critcal Mass Support Pages on our forum.

Critical Mass Games has now released their MaskFX Masking Sheets to help with your camo-painting skills.

From the update:

The rumours and speculation are over MaskFX is here!

Yes after months of testing Critical Mass Games is pleased to announce that MaskFX is finally available to purchase in the online store.

Our initial releases for this new range are 4 13cm x 10cm pre-cut masking sticker sheets aimed at the 15mm modeller but these will work equally well at larger scales.

These masks are designed to be easily peeled from there backing sheets and placed for accurate spraying either with an airbrush or can.

The initial releases are;
MKFX1 - 15mm Digital Pattern Camouflage Masking Sheet - £4.50 per sheet
MKFX2 - 15mm Amoeba Pattern Camouflage Masking Sheet - £4.50 per sheet
MKFX3 - 15mm Splinter Pattern Camouflage Masking Sheet - £4.50 per sheet
MKFX4 - 15mm Punchout Pattern Camouflage Masking Sheet - £4.50 per sheet

If you are planning to order online then it is well worth checking out our web exclusive multi-buy deals for a discount on the MaskFX store page.

Critical Mass Games has a whole bunch of new templates and tokens available over on their website.

From the update:

This month we have managed to squeeze in a host of new support releases for the Critical Mass 15mm Company Level Sci-fi rules with some fine laser cut acrylic tokens and templates as well as some excellent new deals for those of you looking to start out with Critical Mass. All this can be found in the updated "Rules and Tokens" section of the website..
Critical Mass Games now has their May releases available over on their website. Check 'em out.

From the release:

Expanding our 15mm Sci-fi line up we have the new Mercenaries Vehicle range with the first additions being the Bastion IFV and then the Havoc tank.

Both these models come with a variety of Weapon options and are available in a Tracked and Grav mobility version and are priced £8.00 each with platoons deals of 3 vehicle kits available priced £23.00.
Mercenaries - AH20T "Bastion" IFV Tracked Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH1a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH20T "Bastion" IFV Tracked Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH1b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH20G "Bastion" IFV Grav Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH2a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH20G "Bastion" IFV Grav Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH2b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH21T "Havoc" Tank Tracked Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH3a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH21T "Havoc" Tank Tracked Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH3b - £23.00)
Mercenaries - AH21G "Havoc" Tank Grav Variant - 1 Kit (MCVH4a - £8.00)
Mercenaries - AH21G "Havoc" Tank Grav Variant Platoon - 3 Kits (MCVH4b - £23.00)

All of these new vehicles can be found in the Mercenaries Section of the Critical Mass Games Online Store.
In addition to these new vehicles Dale has manage to sneak in a new Praesentia objective marker;
PSOB1 - Praesentia Downed Guardian Drone Objective Marker - £3.50

This item can be found in both the Praesentia Section and Objective Marker Section of the Critical Mass Games Online Store.

Brueckenkopf Online has a review up on their website of Critical Mass Games. Check it out.

15mm Sci-Fi is your thing, or at least could be? Then don't miss out on the latest review on Brueckenkopf Online, covering Critical Mass Games.

Critical Mass Games has a quartet of new battle force sets available. Also, they're headed to Salute. If you want them to bring your models with them, pre-order now.

From the announcement:

Critical Mass Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 4 1000 point Battle Forces for the Critical Mass 15mm Company Level Sci-fi rules system.

All these 15mm scale Battle Forces will be available at Salute and will go on general release via the Critical Mass Games webstore on 23rd April 2012.

Pre-orders for Salute can be made here and we are advising people to get in early for these as they are already in demand.