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This fast week (or so it felt) is coming to an end. We're steaming our way full-speed ahead towards Saturday. Hopefully, you've got some gaming lined up. I've still gotta figure out what I'll be up to. ... Something, I'm sure. But no matter what, I should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Birthday Sale Going On At Advanced Deployment, Dark Art Studios Running Monsters in Metal Kickstarter, River Horse Previews Tails of Equestria Dice, Khurasan releases 15mm Purgators, Pulp Figures Attends Historicon, and Bastille Day Offer and Double-Barreled Shotguns From Kromlech.

With all the excitement about San Diego Comic Con this weekend and Gen Con coming up at the end of the month, it's easy to perhaps overlook Historicon, which will be next weekend in Fredericksburg, Virginia. By Fire and Sword will be there and they'll have some stuff you've not seen before from them at the show.
The Phalanx Consortium will be at Historicon and will be your exclusive place to pick up Skirmish Sangin from Radio Dishdash.



From the announcement:

The Phalanx Consortium would like to announce that we will be at Historicon 2014 which will be happening July 17-20th in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center. We will be at Booth 110 in the Exhibitor’s Hall and will be featuring Skirmish Sangin Modern Warfare Rules, from Radio Dishdash Publishing out of New Zealand, with at booth demos during Hall hours. We will have both Skirmish Sangin and Sangin Despatches No.1 available for sale at the booth. Along with those titles we will also have the 16 figure line of 28mm Modern Aussie/Kiwi figures for your battles in Afghanistan.

In addition to those fine products we will be previewing future releases from Radio Dishdash both on the supplement and figure side. So please drop by and say, “Hello!”, and pick up your copy while you are there. In the words of one reviewer, “If you want a modern-period skirmish game, it is worth picking up a copy. You will not be disappointed …” – Paul Burkin – Wargames Soldiers & Strategy (Issue 66).

We’ll look for you there!

Play Unplugged posted up another in their series of interviews from Historicon. This time it's Battlefront.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini visits the Battlefront Miniatures booth at Historicon 2013. Jason Mathews shares information on their new Early War Japanese releases for Flames of War, their board games, and becoming the new producers of Dust.

Play Unplugged continues their Historicon interview series with their talk with Sgt. Major Miniatures.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Historicon 2013 coverage continues! Andy Turlington takes some R&R from working the dealer’s hall to discuss his company, Sgt Major Miniatures. Andy discusses the origins of the company, his products, and what SGMM has planned for the future.

Play Unplugged continues their interview series from Historicon with the talk they had with Warlord Games.

From the interview:

What would a visit to Historicon be without a little World War II? Play Unplugged storms the beaches of the Pacific with Warlord Games. Chris Woodward chats with us about all things Bolt Action. Topics include a general overview of Bolt Action, its unique attributes, and their new Japanese range.

Play Unplugged's "Uncle" Enrico Nardini was busy at Historicon. Here's his interview with GHQ Models while at the show.

From the interview:

What more is their that can be said about GHQ? They have been in business since 1967, making them the oldest existing miniature wargaming company. They practically defined the “micro scale” genre (1/285th) with their Micro Armour range, and they even supply the United States military’s miniature needs. Well, we’re hoping you still want to hear more, so here’s an interview with GHQ Model’s Channing Scott.

Play Unplugged gives us another of their interviews from Historicon. This one's with Old Glory Miniatures.

From the interview:

Old Glory Miniatures has one of the deepest ranges of historical figures you will find anywhere. They carry 10mm, 15mm, and 25mm figures from ancient, to modern, to fantasy, as well as terrain and vehicles to support those ranges. It’s little wonder that their booth was one of, if not the largest, at Historicon 2013. Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini interviews Russ Dunaway, founder of Old Glory Miniatures.

Play Unplugged has posted up another of their interviews while at Historicon. This one's with Alien Dungeon.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s coverage of Historicon 2013 continues! In this episode Enrico Nardini makes contact with Alien Dungeon‘s Ernie Baker. Ernie discusses Alien Dungeon’s alternate history martian invasion game: All Quiet on the Martian Front. Topics include using a pre-Kickstarter campaign, current developments of the miniatures and game rules, and the what’s in store for the future.

Play Unplugged talks with Daisy Nanton from Wargames Factory while at Historicon 2013.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged?‘s Enrico Nardini travels to Historicon 2013 in search of all things awesome in gaming! First up is a stop to Wargames Factory‘s booth to catch up with Daisy Nanton?. Daisy shares some of Wargames Factory’s latest releases, talks about future products, and discusses their partnership with DreamForge-Games and Scarab Miniatures.

The Phalanx Consortium will be over at Historicon this weekend. You should go and say hello to them.

From the announcement:

The Phalanx Consortium will be joining our friends at at booth 210 at Historicon 2013. We will have information regarding our upcoming KICKSTARTER . We have also also set up a news group at to keep apprised of our progress, along with early bird promotions. Come by and say Hi!

Miniature Building Authority will be another of the attending vendors at Historicon. You should give Kirk a hug when you see him there. Tell him I told you to do it.

From the post:

Miniature Building Authority will be attending Historicon this year. We will have our sponsored gaming tables in the main gaming area as well. Don't forget that Saturday is offically Yoder's day and if you have your shirts, wear them and you will get this year's Yoders Dancer #2 figure for free on Saturday only. Dave at Bronze Age Miniatures did another great job for us this year. As you can see we have this years model and she is ready to dance her little rear end off for you.

DIR-079 Yoder's Dancer #2 $5.95

We will have our full line up this year with all of the latest releases for Miniature Building Authority, and our Direct Terrain line. Lots to see and check out. See you next week.

PicoArmor will be at Historicon next week. You should stop by their booth and say hello.

From the announcement:

PicoArmor will have Oddzial Osmy 3mm and 15mm miniatures and Brigade Models 2mm buildings on display and available for sale at Historicon 2013, July 18-21.
PicoArmor is the exclusive Oddzial Osmy and Assault Publishing distributor for North America.
This four-day convention is being held at The Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center – Fredericksburg, VA.

PicoArmor will have large displays of painted and mounted 3mm ACW and Napoleonics by Forward March Studios.

We will have Assault Publishing’s new rule-set PMC 2640 for sale as well.
The Phalanx Consortium will have initial product greens and promotional information available in our booth for their “Create Worlds in Context” series of modular buildings.

Please visit us at booth #210!

Rebel Minis will be headed to Historicon next week. Will you be there?

From the announcement:

Rebel Minis is proud to announce that we will be attending HISTORICON 2013 (July 18 - 21). We will have a many of our new packs for sale.
We will also be bringing our Mighty Armies Rulebooks and sets and if we have time, we are going to run a mass battle game on Sat night.

We will also be carrying many of the Two Hour Wargames Rulebooks including the brand new Pirates and ATZ: Mass Hysteria book!

Every person that comes by and says "I support the Rebels!" will get a free 15mm miniature.
As always, if you would like to pre-order product to pick up at the show, send us an email and we'll have that ready for you!

Thanks, and see you there!

Acheson Creations will be headed to shows in Virginia and Chicago as they go to Historicon and G-Fest XX, respectively. Stop by. Say, "Hi." Give 'em hugs. Tell them I sent you.

From the announcement:

In the meantime, while Craig is in the shop moulding and casting, I will be running our trade stand at the following shows:

G-Fest XX - July 12-14 in Chicago (listed as vendor: Kaiju Kaos). I will be focusing primarily on my colossal monster game but will have some of our most popular Accessories and 20th Century terrain for sale as well as 28mm Strykers and more.

Historicon - July 18-21 in Fredericksburg, VA. I will have a wide variety of our WW1 & WW2, Dark Ages, Colonial, American Frontier (pre-Kickstarter), Fantasy, Sci-Fi, 20th Century terrain and more. I will also have our All Things Zombie, Kaiju Kaos, Primaeval Designs, 5150, Dept 40, and Altera miniatures for sale as well as our popular Accessories bins.

If you're in the area for either of these shows, please stop by!

Warlord Games has finished their official Historicon miniature and is showing it off.

From the preview:

Last week we began the process of designing the special edition miniature for this year’s Historicon event in the United States – the premier US wargames show. With the bulk of the sculpting completed, Wojtek added the finishing touches to the model of an unhorsed American Civil War cavalryman. With the sculpting of the model complete, Wojtek had the great idea of adding the convention name and year to the base to give it more gravitas as a special edition model. We then sent castings off to Darren Linington to paint. Darren is an exceptional painter who regularly picks up trophies at Salute each year.

Warlord Games is showing off a WIP process for their Historicon 2013 special miniature they're working on.

From the preview:

We were honoured to be asked to produce the special miniatures for this year’s Historicon show in the United States. The theme of this year’s show is ‘American Civil War – 1863, Year of Decision’ So it was obviously going to be a miniature that reflected that.

There were plenty of discussions and ideas before we alighted on a cavalryman. The next stage was all about the pose and the detail…

PicoArmor will be at Historicon in spirit... and also in the Goblin Factory booth.

Goblin Factory will be the exclusive retailer for Oddzial Osmy 3mm Modern, WWII, American Civil War, and 15mm Sci-Fi miniatures at Historicon, August 19th-22nd.

TACtical Painting will have painted O8 planes for sale as well

This four-day convention is being held at Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center - Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Pulp Figures will be at Historicon. Stop by and say, "hi."

From them to you:

Historicon is this weekend, July 19-22 in Fredericksburg,VA.

Bob and Ann Bowling will have the whole Pulp Figures range at their booth including the most recent release:

PBT-16 Royal Navy Deck Crew
PWM-19 Female Cowled Cultists
PGS-16 German Colonial Officers

PaperTerrain will be unveiling their new Oriental Houses while over at Historicon. Go and check 'em out.

From the announcement:

For years people have come up to me and asked if I had any Japanese or Chinese houses and I’ve always had to sadly say no. Well, I don’t have to do that anymore! PaperTerrain is proud to announce its new range of Oriental Houses! Japanese and Korean traditional architecture was based on Chinese styles, so these model buildings can serve for Chinese, Japanese or Korean buildings. Hamlet Pack #1 includes six buildings including a mill with a water wheel. Hamlet Pack #2 includes five buildings with a large inn. Both sets also include sheds and outbuildings and fences. The Oriental Noble’s House is surrounded by the distinctive tile-capped walls. There is also a separate set of walls available. A temple set is coming soon! All these kits come pre-printed in full color on heavy cardstock, ready for you to cut out and assemble. The kits are available in 10/12mm, 15mm, 20mm and 25/28mm scales. 6mm coming soon.
These kits will debut at the Historicon Convention July 19-22 and will be available for order from the PaperTerrain website shortly after that.

Miniature Building Authority is headed to Historicon and will be bringing lots of goodies with them.

From them to you:

Once again it is time for Historicon and The Miniature Building Authority will be at the show as usual. Our booth is number 2 in the dealer hall. We have lots and lots of new items for you to check out from the next set of Miniature Building Releases:

-Americana in 15mm
-Three new 28mm Eurovillage items
-The very, very cool 28mm Colonial River Steamer
-The 28mm Middle Eastern series Townhouse with Dome
-Two new 15mm Eurovillage items of a new town church and a new set of townhouses
-The new MBA construction figure by Bobby Jackson is available
-Don't forget to wear your Purple Yoder's polo shirts on Saturday. The new Yoders figure is here and she is awesome. Thanks to Dave at Bronze Age Miniatures for another great sculpt.

Also we will have all of the latest Direct Terrain items that you have seen information about on both The Miniatures Page and Table Top Gaming News.

So stop by and see Jim and Bob. They will also have pictures of the new items that should be available late this year.