I legit chuckled out loud when I saw the name for this game. I don't know what about it tickles me so. But yes, Thud & Blunder, a new set of fantasy skirmish miniatures rules, are available to pre-order now. And there's a special deal where if you do pre-order, you'll get a 10% off coupon for a future purchase from the website. New rules and cheaper stuff later? Sounds good to me.Discuss
North Star Military Figures
For Frostgrave, they don't like to do Kickstarter campaigns. Instead, they run Nickstarters. They're pre-order systems that unlock special freebies as they go along. They've got their latest one underway now, looking to get some figures for The Maze of Malcor. If you want in, you've got 25 days to get your name on the list.Discuss
Anyway, we have made it halfway through the week. And someone brought a giant bag stuffed with candy and put it in the break room here. So, while I can't give you a "fun-size" Kit-Kat through the screen (I tried, but then I has to go clean my monitor), I can give you some bite-size gaming stories.
So, for today we have: H.E.A.D. Hunters Coming to Kickstarter This Fall, Unity: A Brand New Indie RPG on the Horizon, New Fire Forge themed bases Available From Dark Art Miniatures, Pipmen Playing Cards (Relaunch) On Kickstarter, Rockabilly Heads Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Golem Miniatures shop is online, New Multi-Mini Deal From Nexus Miniatures, North Star Military Figures Takes Over Day-to-Day Activities of Copplestone Castings, Winter War: Free Combat Patrol supplement for 1939 Russo-Finnish War From Sally 4th, New Stygian Torsos Available From Bits of War, Lands of Ruin Kickstarter reaches the funding goal, and Final Day for Battle Arena Show On Kickstarter.
From the post:
Inbox of Ronin02 Bandit Buntai boxed set of 28 mm miniatures for "Ronin" game produced by North-star Military Miniatures.
Place your favorite "Big Trouble in Little China" quotes in the comments.
From the announcement:
We always like to offer you a deal on our new Osprey Rulebook- Figure Range tie in.
This deal gets you one rulebook, one each of the four different Kung Fu squad box sets and a special one-off figure, made just for the deal.
The one-off figure is of a truck driver trapped in Little China, picture to follow soon.
As an extra bonus, if you order before January 1st 2014, the order will be sent post free World-wide.
From the announcement:
The next wargame from Osprey Publishing is a Hong Kong Movies game called 'A Fistful of Kung Fu'. Here at North Star we are doing the official figure range, and this will consist of an intial four starter armies.
The game and the figures are due for release February 2014. We are taking pre-orders now.
I wish I was going.
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.
We are very pleased to announce that Alien Dungeon & Architects of War has a new exclusive distribution partner for the UK and Europe. We have liked Nick Eyre for quite a while and are excited for his company, North Star Military Miniatures, to take over the reigns as our exclusive distributor for sales outside North America.
North Star has some of our product in stock and we are rushing to get new releases to him. These include our popular new American Frontier range and our Dark Age range, which has been particularly well received by SAGA enthusiasts.
We have been receiving an increasing number of trade and customer inquiries about our range from customers throughout Europe in particular over the last several months and are very confident that Nick’s crew will provide you with excellent customer service.
You can always visit our own web site and for North American Trade inquiries please contact us at:
North Star Trade Inquiries – Contact Mark Wheatley 0115 978 6656
Alien Dungeon & Architects of War Trade Inquiries – Contact Drew Cremeans at 425-894-0928 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest set of rules from Chris Peers' Ruga Ruga Publishing will be with us next week. Tremble ye Tyrants! is a set of rules for medium to large scale wargames set in the last decade or so of the Napoleonic Wars, or roughly between 1805 and 1815. This is the classic Napoleonic “Empire” period, including the great campaigns of Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau and Friedland, Aspern and Wagram, as well as the invasions of Spain and Russia, and the decisive allied victories at Leipzig and Waterloo. In addition to refighting these great battles, and the countless lesser ones of the era, the rules are designed to be suitable for free-form campaigns, hypothetical scenarios, and one-off competition style games using armies built on a system of points values. Tabletop armies can represent a wide variety of real life levels of organisation, from a division up to a full scale army. Tremble ye Tyrants! is aimed at players who want a fast playing and enjoyable game with a minimum of complex mechanisms, but which retains as much as possible of the tactical flavour of the period, and makes large scale manoeuvres feasible within the confines of an evening’s game. Although designed mainly with 28mm figures in mind, it is suitable for any scale and any size of game. We have not only improved the quality of Tremble Ye Tyrants compared to previous Ruga-Ruga books, we have managed to bring down the cover price to £10.00. For all pre-orders placed, we are offering Tremble ye Tyrants post free world-wide.Discuss
These rules for refighting battles from the Indian Mutiny of 1857 - 58 follow on from previous sets in this series ~ A Good Dusting and Washing the Spears ~ which have received a very positive reception from gamers. They are designed not for competition play but with enjoyment between like-minded friends firmly to the fore and focus very much on throwing loads of dice and feeling the ‘brush of the Devil’s Wind’ across your cheek in the process. Games should play out satisfactorily in two to three hours on a table about 7’ x 4’ or so. There is no figure, time or ground scale to worry about, just cut straight to the action on the road to Lucknow…Discuss
The North Star Africa! range continues with two new packs of mounted British South Africa Company troopers. The packs contain 2 different figures, the first pack armed with pistols, the second pack with Martini-Henry rifles. The British South Africa Company was a volunteer force raised by Cecil Rhodes to overthrow the Matabele Kingdom in 1893. They fought their major battles behind wagon laagers armed with Maxim machine guns, but actually were in the main light cavalry, ready to ride out once the enemy had been broken. One such group of mounted BSAC troopers was ambushed on the Shangani river and wiped out to a man. As I've mentioned in previous posts, the BSAC were not uniformed, so these figures will do for any irregular troops in the British Empire during the late 19th Century.Discuss
The North Star Africa! range expands with the addition of 8 new riflemen for the British South Africa Company. The BSAC was a volunteer force raised by Cecil Rhodes in 1890 to take over that part of Africa now known as Zimbabwe. Although designed to be BSAC riflemen, they are dressed in the kind of stout Victorian outdoors gear seen all over the Empire, so can be used for many different scenarios. In addition, we are moulding now the mounted versions, the Major Allan Wilson figure and a vignette pack of the Shangani Patrol's last stand. North Star Africa! are 28mm figures, made of metal and supplied unpainted. Lon will have the North Star Africa! on his Brigade Games stand at Historicon next weekend.Discuss
The latest set of rules from Crusader Publishing is in stock now at North Star. Titled 'March Attack', this is a set of rules for big Napoleonic Battles. 'March Attack are presented as an 80 page A4, full colour, perfect bound book. The rules are designed to allow players to fight large battles with battalion sized units in a reasonable amount of time. Command and control, orders and morale for large formations are combined with easy to learn tactical game mechanics so that battles of a Corps or more a side, can easily be fought by a few players during an evening. Each unit on the table represents a battalion of infantry, regiment of cavalry or battery of artillery.Discuss
Great War Miniatures have now added the Grenadier Guards to their range of British in the Crimean War. The figures are 28mm sized metal figures, supplied unpainted. The Grenadier Guards come in three different packs. You can buy a six pack of Guards advancing, a six pack of Guards command group and a regimental pack containing 24 figures. We also offer a selection of paper flags for the Grenadier Guards in the Crimean War. The six packs cost £7.50 and the regimental pack costs £27.00 Great War Miniatures are available in the USA from Brigade Games. Great War Miniatures are sold at shows in the UK by Dave Thomas. The Grenadier Guards will be available at Salute on the Gripping Beast stand.Discuss
From their announcement:
We recently bought the 1866 metal figure range from Helion. This is an extensive range of Prussians and Austrians in 28mm size for the Seven Week War of 1866.Discuss
The first photos are up on the site now, the rest will follow soon.
The range was not completed by Helion, we are working to add those troop types they didn't do over the next year. The artillery is our first priority and is being worked on now.
The painting guides produced by Helion are available to download still (for free), and are an invaluble source of information on the armies of 1866.
The 1866 range is available to all our retailers world-wide. They are being carried by Caliver Books to UK shows, also look to the Gripping Beast Megashop at Salute 2011 for the full range. Any pre-orders for the 1866 range that you'd like to collect at Salute come with a 10% discount off the retail price.