It's Wednesday and I'm headed to the doctor today, because that's fun to do. Who doesn't love going to the doctor? This bear, that's who. But as I wait to get poked and prodded and told that I need to lose 10 stone, let's sneak some bite-sized gaming stories. They might not keep the doctor away like an apple does, but they keep the gaming blues away.
On the platter today we have: Black Crab Miniatures 2: Necropolis Scum Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, New Crests Available From Puppets War, and Metal Ravens Now Available From Tabletop-Art.
Onwards through Wednesday. We're halfway through the week. Seems a pretty good place to stop and take a little bit of a rest. Kick your shoes off. Take a breather. Munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: Guardians of the Riverbank Available To Pre-order, Meridian Miniatures Running Biomech Overlord Miniature Kickstarter, New Post-Apocalyptic Weapons and Figures Available from Puppets War, and Hound GP Vehicle Available From Puppets War.
With how hot it is, I know I'm not really interested in running around outside. So spending my time inside, tinkering with minis seems like the best bet to beat the summer heat. Meridian Miniatures is certainly here to help with that, too, as they've got their Summer Sale happening now.
I hope you're making it through the week just fine. Mine's hit a bit of a bumpy road, as I'm typing this from the mechanic's. Thankfully, they have free wifi. Seems Bitey, my car, isn't feeling so good and so he's getting a checkup. So yeah, hopefully your week is going better than mine. But what's keeping me going is some gaming news, such as the bite-sized stories we've got for you now.
In this batch we have: New s-300 missile available for BallisticAces from BattleGateGames, Klukva Miniatures Releases Two New Busts, Purgatory's Second Model WIP Posted, Baueda new 15mm Gallic Cavalry On Indiegogo, PMD Games is launching their first Kickstarter on October 5th, Microshoggoth slimes into Tooth & Sword, and Draccus promo available for purchase from iello.
Many of you dear readers probably play a game set in the far-off future that's full of conflict (so much conflict, it seems that it's all there is!). Some of you have armies that use miniatures that look really close to the minis your friend might use for their army, since both factions draw from the same pool of figures. So how does one get their army to stand out? Well, Meridian Miniatures can help you out. They've got a Kickstarter campaign going for Terramortis, their new "dark and gritty" sci-fi minis line.
We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It's that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we've come across in the past few days.
In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved army list: Tomb Kings from Warhammer, Tobsen77 Iron Horse huge artillery now available, First Hammer's Slammer Detachment Pack Available from Brigade Models, Crooked Dice release the Weed, Meridian Miniatures releases Rat Warlock, Ogres coming soon at 15mm.co.uk, Nvenom8 Designs Releases Kraken D20, West Wind Productions Releases Steam Velocipede for Empire of the Dead, New American Civil War Zouaves from All the King's Men, and Classic Large Goblins now at 15mm.co.uk.
Steampunk is a rather popular setting. That Jules Verne-inspired bit of Victorian-era look with ... well... gears. Though more than just gears, but a whole aesthetic of technology that seems like it could potentially work if you just gave it some more steam. Well, Meridian Miniatures is running a Kickstarter campaign for some new Steampunk Militia miniatures.
The work week rolls on. I'm once more in my Wednesday attire (Kansas State Baseball practice jersey over SIUE t-shirt), which is appropriate, seeing as it is Wednesday. With any luck, your week is going by nicely. Here at the office we're looking to play some Age of Sigmar this afternoon. It'll be our first time playing. Don't worry, we'll let you know how it went later in the week.
But at the moment, we've got a batch of bite-sized stories to give you.
This bundle includes: Age of Sigmar Points Calculator & Patch from One Page Rules, some more installments of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Abyssal Dwarves and Vampire Counts added to Army Throne from Warthrone, New miniature by Brother Vinni: "Project Limes" Commander, Another World Indiegogo campaign: Stretch Goal Unlocked, War Mage Games to launch their Tournament & Transport Solution this week, Cibo's Little Dudes Historical Miniatures, Interdimensional horrors invade Meridian Miniatures, Ancient Machinery 30mm and 40mm Round-Lip Bases Available from Tabletop-Art, Titan-forge new Ghostbikes, Celestial Knight preorder from Kabuki Models, and Syrinscape Now Compatible with iPhone and Android Phone.
The work week rolls on. We've made it halfway through. Just another couple days and we'll be blissfully back into the weekend. For some of you, that weekend will include San Diego Comic Con. I... will not be there. That's probably a good thing. I doubt I'd do well in July in California with what feels like a hundred billion other people all crammed into one place.
Anyway, that aside, we've got another batch of bite-sized stories for you.
Today we have: Gods and Monsters previews Herald of Moros art and 3D render, Star Crush Starship Miniatures on Kickstarter, BTR Innovations Let's Play Dice on Kickstarter, The Shattered Crown previews Stag Rider sculpt, Atlantis Miniatures Live on Kickstarter, Meridian Miniatures unleash Chibi Zombies, Syrinscape Releases New Dragon's Demand Soundscapes and more, Zombie Dice is back from Steve Jackson Games, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm June Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and Freeblades Specialty Tiered Dice sets added to Kickstarter rewards.
It's Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world... stupid time zones...). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, communication is key. Also, Fighters hate having to make Will saves.
But that's as may be. We've collected some bite-sized stories over the past couple days and present them to you now.
In this batch we have: A couple more sets of The Fiver, New 2mm Roman Buildings from Brigade Models, Meridian Miniatures release Chibi Hippogryph for Tooth & Sword, Old Dominion GameWorks posts Post Captain Master index pt 1, Universal Adventures Celestial Invocations Now Available, and Stag Rider unveiled for The Shattered Crown.
We've made it through another week. *throws a party* It seems to be the general consensus that this week "took forever." Has that been the case for you? Anyway, that's all in the past, as the weekend will soon be upon us. What sort of gaming do you have planned?
We've also, as usual, been collecting some of the shorter stories together for presentation. And here you go.
This time we have: More of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, Godslayer Gnolls Swarm the Battlefield, More $1 shipping from LaserCutCard, Ludus Magnus Studio presents Vezio the Executioner, New Female Punk Heads and Shoulder Pads from Brother Vinni, New ISO Shipping Container Variants at Burn In Designs, Heroic Maps - Encounters: Winter Wilderness Locations, New MDF Paint Racks from Advanced Deployment, Beardy Brothers Announces Project Green Plunder, Tooth and Sword chibis now availible, New Kromlech Mutated Shoulder Pads, New Hardfoam Container Sets from Micro Art Studio, and the Final Days for Theomachy up on Kickstarter.
Meridian Miniatures has a website of their very own to call home. For those of you that are averse to Facebook (I know there are a few of my readers that don't like it), you can now check out their miniatures. They've got their Steam & Aether and Tooth & Sword sets up to check out. Terramortis will be coming soon.
Great stuff everyone, lot's of backers over night too, welcome aboard you guys!
The divers are now unlocked as add ons for £10. As they're not freebies anyone can add them to their pledge, just go to "manage my pledge" and add multiples of £10 per five man pack that you'd like.
These figures are extensive reworks of my original Steam punk infantry models (including one pose that never made it to production!) and will never be cast again after the campaign so this is the only way that you'll be able to buy them. If you think that your friends might want them then please let them know.
With this, my second project in the world of Steam & Aether, I invite you to contribute towards the moulding and casting of a monstrous 28mm scaled creature and more!
The first monster that I have chosen to create is this horrifically tentacled maritime mass, dubbed "Aequatherium Magnus", of the many concepts and sketches that I have compliled I felt that it was the most versatile in that it has plenty of scope for use outside of the Steam & Aether setting. I can imagine it being used in plenty of other sci fi/fantasy/mythos games.
I'm very pleased today to be able to show you the first figures that I've had painted for the range.
Here we've got "The Good Guys" expertly painted by the very talented Roy "Duff" Duffy. He's done a great job of turning them around so quickly and would you believe these are his first chibi style figures! You can find more of Roy's work
Honoel Has done a fantastic job of bringing out the character of these critters! I am offering these as high quality A3 prints to anyone that would like to add them on to their pledge, this isn't something that I'm really going to be making profit on, as the postage costs are unfortunately high but I can't not offer them as I'm so happy with the artwork and I'm sure a few of you are going to really enjoy having them up on the wall of your gaming room!
If you would like an A3 art print and you are in the UK then just add on £10 for EACH print (lion/mouse or wolf/bat) that you would like. If you are in the rest of the world then please add £14 for EACH print that you would like. These will ship separately to the rest of your pledge and the rates for international postage are especially high for postal tubes, I'll have the postcard set ready to show by the weekend for you if you want a pocket sized art fix instead!
One more thing that I forgot to say this morning is thanks to our second "custom adventurer" pledge, another lucky lady will be getting their very own character!
The figure stands an just short of impressive but sensible 60mm tall and will be cast in 3 separate resin pieces. This fearsome fellow will be eating up quite a chunk of mould rubber and be a substantial centrepiece for your games or collection therefore I have put a price of £12 per figure for him with an additional £2 for international postage for those pledging solely for him.
If you would like to add him on to your pledge then go to " manage my pledge" and adjust your total by £12, no need to add extra postage if you're already down for other models.
Today I had a good chat about my options for moulding the Neutrals in addition the the Good Guys and the Wicked ones while staying inside of the original £3000 goal. The good news is there's an easy way to do it! Each mould can hold 3 sets of 4 figures so I was planning on having 2 moulds each containing 3 of each set and adding another when the neutrals were unlocked. I can however put in uneven multiples of each set in ratio to whatever the surveys come back with. This will allow me to mould all three sets within budget!
Yesterday's bunny went down well and just as it seems KS is suddenly short of chibi bunnies...
Today we have the Pug fighter! A real asset to any adventuring party that might roam in dangerous woods and ruins!
Now, the tentative news I have is that I will be giving the moulding company a call tomorrow and having a chat about changing the mould configuration to let me unlock the neutrals whilst still remaining viable within the £3000 goal. I posted the masters off to them "next day" today so they can look the options over (they already have the Good Guys). If it works out I will be adding new pledge levels so that you can all get the full set should you want them.