The Curse of Dead Man’s Hand Available For Pre-Order

Great Escape Games has started taking pre-orders for The Curse of Dead Man’s Hand, the next expansion for Dead Man’s Hand. The set includes four new gangs: The Baron, The Seven, the Mountain Men, and The Malevolent Seven. Sounds like a right nasty group of ruffians.
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Daughters of the West Gang Available To Pre-Order For Dead Man’s Hand

We’ve got a spaghetti western here on 36.
I like spaghetti westerns.
I like the way the boots are all reverbed out walking across the hardwood floor.
In fact, everything’s got that big reverb sound.
There’s also a new gang available to order for Dead Man’s Hand.
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Great Escape Games Salute Deals

Great Escape Games has plans for this Saturday that coincide with a lot of other people’s plans for Saturday. They’ll be at Salute and would love to see you there. They’ve got various special deals going on. You can get free minis or terrain with select purchases. They have special bundle deals on books as well. Check below the cut for what they’ll have going on.

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Dead Man’s Hand Down Under pre-order

Great Escape Games has begun taking pre-orders for their new Dead Man’s Hand expansion, Down Under. The book takes you to the land where women glow and men plunder with 12 new scenes and 3 new gangs (though, unfortunately, none of them are “The Dundees” or “the Men at Work”, but waddyagonnado?) : the Kelly Gang, State Police, and Bushrangers.
You can order the book now and they’ll start shipping out April 25th.

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Friday Snippets

Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to.

And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have in store?

In this installment of Snippets, we have: More installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Final Week and New Pledge Levels for Fujian Trader, Tabletop-Art Previews Upcoming 32mm Bases, New 10mm modular building range for DZC available from War Mage Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New Maori Pa Terrain from Catalyst Creative, Legendary Metal Coins Now Live On Kickstarter, LaserCutCard Stacked Containers Plus Bundle Offer, New Dead Man’s Hand 4Ground pre-painted buildings and accessories, and EZPainter Kickstarter updates and Rates news.

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New 4Ground Buildings for Dead Man’s Hand

Great Escape Games helps terrain-up your gaming table for Dead Man’s Hand, or any Western-themed game, with some new buildings and board walks.

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From the announcement:

After a load of big, feature buildings 4Ground have released two small “under construction” buildings for the Dead Man’s Hand range, a single and a double storey.
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New 4Ground Pre-Painted Old West Stage Coach and DMH Stage Coach Set

Great Escape Games has a new 4Ground and Dead Man’s Hand stagecoach set available over in their webshop.

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From the release:

Now in the store, the 4Ground Pre-Painted Stage Coach and the Dead Man’s Hand Stage Coach Set. 28mm scale.

The set comes with the pre-painted stage coach, 4 horses (Crusader Miniatures), two passengers, driver and guard.

The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand available for pre-order

Great Escape Games is now taking orders for their The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand organized play kits.

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From the announcement:

“Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Fortunes will be made. Men will be ruined.”

Releasing April 12th, The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand is available now for pre-order priced £15

The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand is the campaign sourcebook for Dead Man’s Hand, in which players take a gang of no-good crooks or a posse of untried, but honest, good men, and endeavor to make their mark on the Old West. Rivals develop business schemes or criminal enterprises, gain skills and experience, expand the size of their respective bands, and engage in plenty of Wild West gunplay in their rise to glory or descent into an early grave (or the bottom of a bottle).

The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand contains rules for running multi-player campaigns, eleven new scenes (including multi-gang shootouts), and four new gang types: Banditos, Renegade Indians, 7th Cavalry, and Pinkertons.

In the coming weeks we’ll give you the lowdown on different aspects of The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand, and give you details on a host of new 28mm miniatures, buildings and accessories and more.

Become a Legend

Great Escape Games will be coming out with The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand, an organized play format for their game Dead Man’s Hand.

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From the announcement:

The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand is the campaign source book for Dead Man’s Hand in which players take a gang of no good crooks or a posse of untried but honest, good men and endeavour to make their mark on the Old West. Rivals develop business schemes or criminal enterprises, gain skills and experience, expand the size of their respective bands, and engage in plenty of Wild West gunplay in their rise to glory or descent into an early grave (or the bottom of a bottle).

The Legend of Dead Man’s Hand contains rules for running multi-player campaigns, 11 new scenes (including multi-gang shootouts) and four new gang types: Banditos, Renegade Indians, 7th Cavalry and Pinkertons.

Great Escape Games releases the Complete Dead Man’s Hand collection

Great Escape Games is offering up a one-click collection of all things Dead Man’s Hand and giving a nice discount if purchased that way.

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From the post:

For a limited time only, a bundle deal saving £100 for the following:
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Dead Man’s Hand feature and exclusive cards in Wargames Illustrated 315

Great Escape Games will have a new gang and scenes in the upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated.

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From the post:

The upcoming issue 315 of Wargames Illustrated features a brand new gang, three new scenes and a new set of gang specific cards which are exclusive to Wargames Illustrated and come free with the magazine.

The new gang sees a Stranger coming to town and gathering up the local citizens, arming them and getting them ready to fight. Once in a while things’ll get so bad around town that the folks have just had enough. Sometimes the law helps, other times the folks in town are brought together by something else entirely. The Stranger came into town and shook everything up. Short on words, he let his pistols do the talking, and when they spoke they sang a song of death. Nobody knew his name, when he came or when he left; they just knew that the streets were safer and the cemetery held a few more corpses.

Great Escape Games will be stocking this issue of WI and have a couple of bundle deals in the webstore.

And if you haven’t played Dead Man’s Hand yet, then it’s time to quit talkin’ and get shootin’!

This item will be shipped upon release in the third week of December and will be due in time for Christmas in the UK. Pre-order now in the webstore.

Dead Man’s Hand Casualties available from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has new Casualties available for Great Escape Games.

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From the release:

Great Escape Games has released four sets of dead wild west figures for the Dead Man’s Hand range of 28mm miniatures.

Each set consists of 3 casualties cast in resin:

Dead Outlaws
Dead Lawmen
Dead Cowboys
Dead Desperados

Available now!

New Dead Man’s Hand Undertaker’s Shop and 4Ground Furniture sets from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has a new Undertaker’s Shop as well as some new furniture sets available over in their shop.
I’d have to put a sign on mine that says “Rigor O’Mortis, the Smiling Undertaker.”
Name that cartoon.

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From the announcement:

Brand new for the Dead Man’s Hand range of pre-painted buildings is the Undertaker’s.

This is the most extravagant DMH building to date. The building pictured has had nothing added except for the PVA/wood glue used during construction of the kit. This corner building comes with sub base C and its boardwalk decking enabling it to fit seamlessly along the boardwalk on ‘the corner of main street. These bases may be modelled into a gaming board permanently, allowing you to create a realistically modelled gaming area but still allowing flexibility with the placement of buildings.
As a feature building with large shop windows it also has glass (acetate) shop windows with painted advertising of his trade. All doors (exterior and internal) are pin hinged and this building has an internal staircase.

Also released is the range of pre-painted furniture sets for various wargaming periods. 4Ground’s pre-painted “Furniture and Belongings” are particularly useful when giving your buildings that lived in (or once lived in) look. These items may be used as furnishings or improvised barricades; streets and Western buildings look so much more appealing with furniture and belongings strategically placed! This range will grow and they are usable for many different periods.

It’s not “dolls’ house” stuff as long as you have armed men in close proximity…

Great Escape Games to attend Crisis

Great Escape Games will be at Crisis in Antwerp this weekend. Will you be able to stop by and say hello?
I wish I was going.

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From the announcement:

We will be at Crisis in Antwerp on November 2nd with the following:
• Dead Man’s Hand rules, figures and pre-painted buildings
• Rules of Engagement rules and 28mm figures
• Die Waffenkammer and Company B 1/56 scale WW2 tanks and decals
• Clash of Empires inc. the new Kingdom of Heaven source book (we have only a handful of the free Saladin figure left)
• Mininatur/Silflor Tufts
From the North Star figure ranges:
• In Her Majesty’s Name
• Of Gods and Mortals
• Muskets & Tomahawks
• North Star Africa
• North Star 1672

We will also have the very lovely 28mm Crimean War range from Great War Miniatures.
Please pre-order by Thursday 31st. Cash only at the show, Euros or Sterling.

New Dead Man’s Hand terrain in the Great Escape Games store

Great Escape Games helps enhance your gaming with four new terrain pieces for Dead Man’s Hand.

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From the release:

Loads of new stuff in the store recently, with a new wave of 4Ground/Dead Man’s Hand buildings including these lovely part-constructed ones:

Plenty of additional scenery is available with the 4Ground Yard and Livestock fencing and resin furniture from Frontline Wargaming.

Lastly, we have the Dead Man’s Hand Wagon kit which includes horses, yoke and driver for the 4Ground General Purpose Wagon.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for details of some more great stuff coming later in the month.

Dead Man’s Hand: Armed Citizens Out Now from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has their new Armed Citizens available for Dead Man’s Hand.

From the release:

Out now from Great Escape Games for the Dean Man’s Hand range. Sculpted by Steve Saleh.

Dead Man’s Hand can be a deadly place – some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out of the way, others pick up a gun and get involved. Whether helping out the local sheriff or looking to fill their own pockets, each person in Dead Man’s Hand has their own reasons to be armed.

More pics on the website.
Miniatures come unpainted. 28mm.

New Armed Citizens available for Dead Man’s Hand from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has added to their Dead Man’s Hand line with the release of new Armed Citizens.

From the release:

Dead Man’s Hand can be a deadly place, some folks just keep their heads down and try to keep out of the way, others pick up a gun and get involved. Whether helping out the local sheriff or looking to fill their own pockets each person in Dead Man’s Hand has their own reasons to be armed.

Set of eight 28mm miniatures including bases. Released August 12, 2013. Available for pre-order now priced £20.

Great Escape Games has new starter deal available for Dead Man’s Hand

Great Escape Games created a new starter bundle deal to get you playing Dead Man’s Hand as quickly and easily as possible.
Mount up, men! We’ll head ’em off at the pass!

From the announcement:

Dead Man’s Hand has been going great guns and we have a great new offer for those of you wanting to get into 28mm Old West skirmish gaming.

The offer includes the following:

One of each of the five 4Ground/DMH pre-painted buildings.
Dead Man’s Hand rule book and card deck.
Two gangs of your choice.
DMH markers and dice.
Pre-painted Thunderbox toilets, Pre-painted timber outhouse.
Option to add a second DMH rule book and marker set.
Post free worldwide!

Last week for Dead Man’s Hand Old West Building Deal from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has only one week left on their Dead Man’s Hand Old West Building deal.

From the announcement:

The offer on the Dead Man’s Hand/4Ground pre-painted Old West building set ends on the 26th of May.

28mm scale.

New pre-painted Old West Buildings for Dead Man’s Hand from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games wants to make sure your games of Dead Man’s Hand look as good as they can, so they’re offering new pre-painted Old West buildings over on their website.

From the announcement:

The DEAD MAN’S HAND range of 28mm buildings is not available in the Great Escape Games webshop. Designed and produced by 4Ground, these buildings are the best that you can buy.
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New Downloads page online for Dead Man’s Hand from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games updated their downloads page for Dead Man’s Hand with some new content.

From the update:

We are busy updating the DMH section of the website and loading downloads, figure pictures, extra scenes and more.

On the downloads page there are sample pages from the book, DMH markers and the quick reference sheet, in metric and also in good, old 19th century imperial measurements.

Go take a looksie.

Great Escape Games headed to Salute, bringing Dead Man’s Hand

Great Escape Games is going to be at Salute next weekend and they’re bringing Dead Man’s Hand with them.

Fro the announcement:

We’re on stand TF14 – salute.co.uk – and will have the miniature range, rule book, markers and the new 4Ground Old West buildings for DEAD MAN’S HAND. We’ll have the following for DMH at Salute:

DMH rules and card deck £20 GBP
Lawmen £20 GBP
Outlaws £20 GBP
Desperados £20 GBP
Cowboys £20 GBP
DMH Markers £8 GBP
DMH Buildings prices tba

If you want to have a good look at how the DEAD MAN’S HAND rules work, we will have a demo game there to accommodate single players or groups of up to 4. It takes just a few minutes to pick up the rules and about 15 to play through a whole scene (scenario).

Cowboys and Desperados box sets available for Dead Man Mand from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games added two more box sets to their Dead Man’s Hand collection: Cowboys and Desperados.

From the update:

We have the other two gangs – Desperados and Cowboys – to join the Lawmen and Outlaws in the webshop. All sets are priced £20 and contains gang rules card, bases and seven 28mm metal figures sculpted by Steve Saleh.

The Dead Man’s Hand range is release on April 20th at Salute and is ready to pre-order now. Still to follow are the precision cut, pre-painted MDF buildings to accompany the range.

Go and check out the website for detailed insights into DMH, also get the upcoming issue of Wargames Illustrated and current issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy for in-depth stuff about Dead Man’s Hand.

Great Escape Games taking pre-orders for Dead Man’s Hand Lawmen and Outlaws sets

Great Escape Games has started taking down names of those that want their Dead Man’s Hand Lawmen and Outlaws minis sets as soon as they’re available. Be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they hit the streets.

From the announcement:

The Lawmen and Outlaw gang are now ready for pre-order. Each set consists of 7 metal 28mm models, gang rules card and bases sculpted by Steve Saleh.

Release date is April 20th and we will be shipping pre-orders prior to the release date. Desperado and Cowboy gang pre-release details expected in the next 2 weeks; these sets are also released April 20th.

The DEAD MAN’s HAND game is also available to order. As with the figures, it is released on April 20th but will ship prior to the release date.

Pre-order details for Dead Man’s Hand now available from Great Escape Games

Great Escape Games has started taking names of people who want their Dead Man’s Hand game as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with it when it’s released.

From the announcement:

Pre-order it now priced £20 from the Great Escape Games webstore. Details for pre-ordering the Lawmen and Outlaws will follow soon, followed later by DMH counters, Cowboys, Desperados and pre-painted buildings.

Dead Man’s Hand is the Old West skirmish game out in April, 2013. It’s a range of Old West goodies including rules, 28mm miniatures and pre-painted MDF buildings.

Great Escape Games previews ranged combat rules for Dead Man’s Hand

Great Escape Games continues their previews for Dead Man’s Hand with a look at the rules for shooting.

From the preview:

More news on DEAD MAN’S HAND, the Old West skirmish game out this April.

The new issue of the DMH Chronicle looks at Shootin’.

Pre-order details out soon.

More news for Dead Man’s Hand, the new Old West skirmish game from Great Escape Games

Dead Man’s Hand has some news about upcoming rulebooks, miniatures and even pre-painted terrain in their latest update.

From the announcement:

The Dead Man’s Hand rule book, and its accompanying range of 28mm miniatures and pre-painted buildings, is out in April 2013.

The next newsletter, Dead Man’s Hand Chronicle, is up on our website on Monday, 25th February.

Great Escape Games posts Dead Man’s Hand Chronicles issue #1

Great Escape Games has posted up issue #1 of their Dead Man’s Hand Chronicles webzine online for your reading pleasure.

In this inaugural issue:

The first instalment of the Dead Man’s Hand Chronicle, a weekly series leading up to the release which outlines what the Dead Man’s Hand game is about is on the GEG site now. Later issues focus on specific game rules, miniatures, and the range of pre-painted MDF buildings for this Old West skirmish game.

Great Escape Games teases Dead Man’s Hand

Great Escape Games put up this little teaser photo for a new Western-style skirmish game they’re working on called Dead Man’s Hand. More info coming next week.

From the tease:

Coming Soon, DEAD MAN’S HAND. Keep visiting the Great Escape Games website, our facebook page – link – and TMP as we will have the first batch of tidbits about the new Old West skirmish game and the accompanying range of models and buildings. Next news is on Monday, 11 February