Monday Terrain Corner

I hope everyone had a good and productive weekend. To those that went to Salute… I hate you. I wish I could’ve gone. To everyone who didn’t go to Salute, I feel your pain *solidarity*. Seeing as it is Monday and we’re back at the office, it’s time to make your gaming tables look as good as possible with our Terrain Corner feature.

Today we have: New Terrain Bundles From Demo’s Laser-Cut Designs, New 6mm European Building from GameCraft, and Pwork Wargames Releases Darkburg Gaming Mat.

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Thursday Terrain Corner

Earlier, a coworker called today “Friday Eve.” She said it sounded a lot better than “Fourth Monday.”
… I can’t say I disagree with that line of reasoning at all. Friday Eve does sound a lot better than Fourth Monday.
So welcome to our Friday Eve Terrain Corner.

Today we have: Deep-Cut Studio releases new gaming mat for naval battles, Mantic Releases Dungeon Saga Terrain, Heroic Maps – Pyramid of Nekhtou Now Available, GameCraft Miniatures Releases Olympic Hotel In 3 Scales, Rebel Sector: Pwork Wargames science fiction gaming mat, and Tabletop World ofers Free Shipping.

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Terrain Corner

Back to the daily grind here on Monday. I’ve brought in cookies and cheesecake to the office that I made over the weekend. I probably shouldn’t have a whole cheesecake and 2 dozen cookies sitting at home. I’m already pushing my way out of “Gamer Medium” into “Gamer Large” as it is.

I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat any of this terrain I’m about to tell you about, though. Best to just use it to enhance your gaming.

In this batch we’ve got: ModelEarth releases new Dungeon system, Brigade Models Release 2mm Roman Temples, and GameCraft Miniatures releases 8 new brownstones.

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Midweek Snippets

Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Saturday. Last session, the group narrowly avoided TPK twice. So obviously, I need to up my game some.

As usual for the day, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together for you.

In this batch we’ve got: MidKnight Heroes Reaches Funding Goal and Previews Chibi Stretch Goal, Some more Installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Quick Reference Rulebook of Military History: Medieval Wargame available for testing, Blacksmith Miniatures release Mahé the Sailor, New Skull Masks Available from Tabletop-Art, Final week for Dark Sword Miniatures New Range Tony DiTerlizzi Masterworks Kickstarter, Ophidian Wars releases ECG with optional 3D printed minis, NeoExodus Campaign Setting Update for Pathfinder On Kickstarter, Mekawing Z updated to version 1.7, New Shock Tokens from Sally 4th, Epic New Token Line For Table Top And Role Playing Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm May Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Hitech Miniatures New Webstore Opened, 28mm Crates Barrels and Casks from Castle Kits, New 15mm Sci-Fi Buildings from Gamecraft Miniatures, Infantry Bases for 6mm (1/285th) Figures from GameCraft Miniatures, New Rocket Platform Terrain from DerekPages, Manorhouse Workshop Update #32 – Modular Underground Project – How to paint walls and floors quickly, Demigods Evolution Funds in 1 Day, and Victrix Previews French Artillery.

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Friday Snippets

Hello out there, all you beautiful TGN readers! We’ve once again made it to another Friday. Congratulations! Any good gaming to be had this weekend? Anyone trying out some of the new releases that’ve come out this past week?

As for the moment, we’ve collected another batch of bite-sized stories and present them to you here.

In today’s Snippets, we’ve got: Some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Kev’s Creatures – KC2 Mountain Orcs at Alternative Armies, Sharkes Gingerbread a free Flintloque Scenario, Tabletop World has released their new Stone Bridge, New Brandenburg Gate in 6mm from GameCraft Miniatures, Brigade Models Release 28mm Great War Belgian Cyclists, First Knight by Kabuki Models finally available for purchase, and Mage Company Announces 12 Realms: Bedtime Story Kickstarter Launch Time.

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New 15mm WWII Government Building from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures shows how big some buildings can be, even in 15mm, with the release of their new WWII Government Buildings over in their webshop.

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From the release:

GameCraft Miniatures have released a new 15mm building that is perfect for Flames of War and other 15mm WWII wargames. This building features a removable top floor and optional floor and stairs kit for those that want to play inside as well as outside the building. The model measures 15″ x 6.75″ x 6.7″ tall (381mm x 171.5mm x 170mm) and it’s design was inspired by the Reichstag building in Berlin. This is not a true scale representation of the Reichstag (that would be just over 3.5 times this large) but I think you’ll see a family resemblance and agree that this kit is a reasonable size for gaming.

GameCraft Minis holding Labor Day Weekend Sale

GameCraft Miniatures is holding themselves a Labor Day Weekend sale over in their webshop.

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From the announcement:

GameCraft Miniatures is celebrating the grand re-opening of their brand new online store and the Labor Day weekend with a sale that starts right now and runs through Monday at midnight.

The 20% discount will automaticly show up in your shopping cart, there is no need for any coupon.

GameCraft Miniatures Opens Brand New Online Store

GameCraft Miniatures got themselves a brand new website. Go have a look and see what they’ve got to offer.

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From the announcement:

After 5 years with the same online store and almost 2000 items online, it became obvious to both the GameCraft owner and the customers that their online store was getting bloated, difficult to navigate and generally felt old. So, GameCraft’s owner set about creating an entirely new online store. the new store is much better organized, easier to navigate and includes hundreds of new options that customers will really enjoy, such as multiple payment options, ability to create an account or just check out as a “guest”, PayPal integration for those with PayPal accounts, a real nice customer rewards program, better photo integration with zoom”, inline video tutorials on several products, and much much more.

New 28mm European Style Houses From GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures starts off a new line of European Style Houses with their first new releases.

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From the announcement:

GameCraft Miniatures have released the first two new structures in a series that will initially include eight structures of various sizes and will grow from there.
These kits are made from laser cut MDF. Having the half timber details as separate parts makes assembly and finishing very quick and simple, Simply build the main MDF structure and paint it your choice of color (no need to even fill the seams, the half timber details will hide them) and then glue on the half timber pieces (painted or not). You can have a fantastic looking building in minutes.
The Large Country Estate pictured here is the largest of these structures so far at an impressive 12.25″ x 10.25″ x 6.5″ (311mm x 260mm x 165mm)

Blackhawk Down Building in 15mm and 20mm now available

Gamecraft Miniatures has released their new Blackhawk Down building in both 15mm and 20mm over in their webshop.

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From the release:

GameCraft Miniatures has just released this iconic building from the Movie “Blackhawk Down” in both 15mm and 20mm scales. This building is the main building on Hawlwadig Road in Mogadishu (It’s “the Moge”, nobody calls it Mogadeshu) Somalia where the Rangers and Special Forces went in to capture Aidid’s men.

The 20mm version of this building measures a very impressive 19.3″ x 15.25″ and is 6.1″ tall (490mm x 387mm x 155mm). The 15mm version is also a very respectable size at 14.5″ x 11.44″ and is 4.6″ tall (368mm x 290mm x 116mm).
This is the sort of structure that you can build an entire campaign around using modern rules like Ambush Alley’s “Day of The Rangers” supplement for Force on Force.
Photos show the first samples of this new design, built but not finished yet. A 6mm version of this building will also be added in the near future.

Three New Buildings in GameCraft’s 285th (6mm) Landmark Series from Gamecraft Miniatures

Gamecraft Miniatures adds three more buildings to their 6mm Landmark Series of terrain pieces.

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From the announcement:

GameCraft Miniatures Landmark Series is a collection of mostly larger structures that have some historical significance or are recognizable icons of an area or era. In the last week, three new structures have been added to this collection. First is the WWII European Ruined Church/Cathedral, kit number 285CSS032. This ruined church is an impressive 4.75″ x 2.625″ x 3.750″ tall (121mm x 67mm x 95mm) and will really stand out in a European city setting.
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New 20mm Middle East Building from GameCraft

GameCraft Miniatures has a new 20mm Middle Eastern Building available over in their webshop.
They’re also donating 10% of their profits to Typhoon relief this week. So go and get some terrain and help out a good cause.

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From the announcement:

Brand new 20mm Middle Eastern building from GameCraft, available with or without removable roof and removable floors. Model features very detailed balcony. Version shown is 20MMDF151, the version with removable floors and removable roof is 20MMDF151-1.

New X-Wing Movement Templates available from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures has new movement templates available for the X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games.

From the website:

These laser cut MDF templates will last much longer than the cardboard templates that come with the core game set.

Please note that there are two versions of these templates available, one set has the arrows and numbers engraved deeply into the surface of the MDF creating sunken 3-dimensional numbers and arrows, the other version has the numbers and arrows outline engraved only. The deep 3-dimensional engraving makes for a much cooler effect but takes 3 times as much machine time to make, therefore they cost a bit more than the simpler outline engraved templates.

New 20mm Shantytown Buildings available from GameCraft Miniatures

Gamecraft Miniatures gives your tabletop some more options for terrain with the release of their new 20mm Shantytown Buildings.

From the announcement:

Today GameCraft Miniatures have released the first three buildings in this new series. Three more designs are on the workbench and will be added to the line in the next week. Also 15mm and 285th scale versions will be coming in the near future.

Shanty Town buildings that are perfect for many regions of the globe from the Middle East to the Far East to Africa. These buildings are common where common building supplies are either not available or are simply too expensive for the locals … they use whatever they can find and make due.

Spaceship Consoles now available from Gamecraft Minis

Gamecraft Miniatures gives you the means to steer your ships with their new Spacecraft Consoles, available now.

From the release:

Set of three resin cast consoles. Perfect for 15mm-20mm gaming. Could used for 25mm gaming if you placed a small spacer under each console to make them taller.

New “Wired West” series of buildings announced from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures will be coming out with new Wired West set of buildings to help enhance your table.

From the announcement:

This week GameCraft Miniatures announced that they are working with Krazy Ivan’s War Games Emporium to bring you this exciting new line of products. The buildings in this series are designed by Krazy Ivan’s and GameCraft is handling the manufacturing and distribution of the products.

This series of structures is a collection of sci-fi/wild west buildings inspired by TV shows like Firefly.

According to the designer, “The Wired West series takes old west architectural features like boardwalks, bill boards, and row buildings and throws them in a blender with what most people would consider ‘traditional’ sci-fi colony style buildings (converted containers, pre-fab structures, etc).”

All buildings in the series are beautifully designed in 3D CAD software to insure perfect fit and easy assembly. They feature removable roofs and removable upper floors so you have access to the entire interior of the structures.

New line of 15mm European buildings from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures is also giving you some more terrain options with their latest 15mm buildings.

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This is a new line of buildings that I’m very excited about. These kits feature great looks, fast building times and reasonable prices. These are perfect for people that don’t want to spend a lot of time assembling but want something that looks great when it’s done.

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New WWII Building Product Line from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures brings you a new line with their WWII City Buildings.

From the announcement:

This WWII European style building is the first in a new series being introduced by GameCraft Miniatures. We are calling them “Hybrid Kits” as they include a facade that is a resin casting with excellent raised details, sides and back are simple laser cut and engraved MDF. This puts the maximum detail on the face of the building and keeps costs down.

Using MDF for the sides, back and top allow us to release this kit at about 1/2 the cost of an all resin kit and it still looks great where it matters most, on the front of the building.

New Felt Terrain from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft has some new felt terrain available over in their webstore made for 6mm scale.

From the release:

GameCraft miniatures has just released a new line of terrain specifically designed for sand tables and cloth playing mats. The streets, dirt roads and water features are very inexpensive, conform to the scenery, can be arranged in an infinite number of configurations and they are super easy to transport to and from conventions and tournaments.

New Line of 10mm Structures available from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures now has a new line of 10mm structures available for all your mini-minis gaming needs.

From the update:

GameCraft Miniatures has released a new line of 10mm buildings and a modular road system suitable for 20th century, 21st century and beyond including the popular game Dropzone Commander. All structures are available in either acrylic or MDF.

New Italian/Mediterranean Series in 1/285th Scale terrain from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures has released a new series of 1/285 scale Italian/Mediterranean buildings to help spice up your tabletop.

From the release:

These new structures from GameCraft Miniatures are the style you would find in most Mediterranean regions including Italy, Southern France, Spain and Northern Africa. These buildings feature area specific details like the red tile roofs that the region is known for and “stucco” textures on the exterior of the buildings. Many of the buildings also include large balcony areas.

These models are one piece solid resin castings, just paint and use, no assembly required.

The initial launch of this new line of structure includes 8 different buildings and we will add more soon.

New Wild West products from GameCraft Miniatures

Gamecraft Miniatures has some new Wild West buildings over on their website. So saddle on up, pardner! Let’s ride! Yeehaw!

From the update:

Today GameCraft Miniatures is announcing a few new additions to it’s 28mm Wild West series of structures. The first structure is a two story building that includes an external staircase leading up to the upper floor (Kit number 28MWEST026). On this model the stairs can end at the front of the building or the rear of the building and the wall with the upstairs door can go on the left or right side of the building … giving you 4 different possible ways to build this kit. Other new buildings, some with external staircases will follow in the next few days.
Also added today is a spare parts kit (Kit number 28MWEST024) that includes window frames, door frames, doors, balcony supports, and other bits. This is great for doing customization to your buildings or in case you lost or broke a piece or if you are doing some scratchbuilding and want the finishing touches for your new creation.
The third release for today is a set of two staircases just like the one shown on the kit pictured, this kit allows you to customizes existing GameCraft Wild West structures with external staircases or use them on the interior of the building so your cowboys can actually get to the second floor.

GameCraft Miniatures has new Vehicle Transport trays

GameCraft Miniatures wants you to be able to transport and store your vehicles safely and effectively and they think they’ve made the perfect tray for the job.

From the website:

Our Tank Transports hold many more vehicles than our competition’s at a cost considerably less per vehicle and our Tank Transports have enough vertical space to insure that you do not crush your antenna, radar dishes, machine guns, etc.
These tank transports also allow you to show off your collection in an attractive case. Stack as many Tank Transports as you like and carry then as one sturdy unit.

In this kit you will receive the tank transport and two pieces of blank foam so you can make your own cut outs for your vehicles.

GameCraft Miniatures releases 1/285th Scale Airship Hangar

GameCraft Miniatures has a new 1/285 scale airship hangar available to spice up your tabletop.

From the release:

This kit was inspired by the airship hangars at NAS Lakhurst NJ. Some artistic license had to be taken regarding accuracy of scale, if this was a true to scale model at 1/285th scale it would be approximately twice as large as it already is and we just thought that would be too big for gaming.

The model features amazing interior truss details and doors that can be open or closed.

The overall size of the model with the doors closed is an impressive 20″ x 8.37″ x 5.2″ tall (508mm x 212mm x 132mm)

New 15mm parking structure terrain from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures has released their new 15mm parking structure terrain piece over on their website.

From the release:

Stackable structure can built as a single unit (floors glued together) or as individual modules so you can stack and unstack as you wish. The minimum pieces you’ll need are a ground floor and a top floor, but you can also add as many middle floors as you like to make a structure as tall as you want.

4th of July Sale at GameCraft – On Now

GameCraft is having themselves a sale in honor of the upcoming 4th of July.

GameCraft Miniatures is starting their 4th of July (AKA Independence Day) sale today (Thursday June 28th). From now through the 4th of July you will receive 20% off all product on our website. No coupon code required, sale prices will show up automatically in your shopping cart.

New 6mm Middle East Buildings from GameCraft Miniatures

GameCraft Miniatures extends their Middle East terrain line with some new buildings that are now available.

From them to you:

GameCraft Miniatures have released several new 6mm (1/285th scale) Middle East structures.

These new buildings are solid resin castings and come in one piece, no assembly required.These buildings all have walled roof areas so your guys can get on top and take advantage of the cover while shooting down on their attackers.

Features:
– Models have a subtle exterior texture
– One piece castings, no assembly required
– “Soft”corners and details for a rural middle east look

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at GameCraft

GameCraft Miniatures is having a big sale on their website this Memorial Day Week. We all love sales.

This year we are running our Memorial Day Weekend Sale for nearly a week (6 days).

Starting right now through Monday night (the 28th) you can take 15% off everything you purchase on the site. No coupon code required, the discount will automatically show up in your shopping cart.

Please note that this is a big convention weekend. I will be attending Gamex 2012 in Los Angeles this weekend and then just a few days later I will be heading off to Ohio for Origins. So, if you place an order during this sale please allow a little extra time for me to get your order off to you. I’m quite sure I’ll come back from these conventions with a pile of work to do and I’ll get right on it and get you your products just as quickly as possible.

GameCraft Miniatures has new tokens for Force On Force

GameCraft Miniatures has your token needs covered for Force On Force (from Ambush Alley) with their new set available on their website.

From the website:

This large batch of markers works out to just over 22 cents per marker, only two pennies more than our blank .75″ round bases.

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Ambush Alley new terrain pieces

Ambush Alley teamed up with GameCraft Miniatures and has a quartet of new terrain pieces available for you.

From the release:

Allen Rockwell and I are pleased to announce that Gamecraft Miniatures and Ambush Alley Games have teamed up to develop a line of 15mm Science Fiction structures for use with Tomorrow’s War (or any other 15mm sci-fi game, for that matter)!

These buildings will be constructed of laser-cut MDF or top-quality resin and will be available directly from Gamecraft Miniatures. We intend to provide a mixture of building types, ranging from pre-fabricated, first-generation colony shelters to the shops and high-rises of an established metropolitan area. Mix the two types together for a futuristic shanty town in the shadows of an urban sprawl.

Fans of Gamecraft miniature’s buildings (and anyone who owns one is almost certainly a fan) will be well aware of the great detail and durable construction of these models. Fans of Tomorrow’s War will soon have a line of great model buildings custom built to fit the game’s gritty, hard-SF feel with nary a skull in sight!

The buildings feature laser etched detail, but for those of you who want more texture, raised detail sheets are also available to compliment the various structures!