Cute, fuzzy, anthropomorphic animals... in a deadly struggle in the future against opposing ideologies as they search for meaning in a world that seems to not have one... with cute, fuzzy, anthropomorphic animals. I mean, they're so cute! But anyway, Albedo Combat Patrol is a new sci-fi miniatures game based on the comics by Steve Gallacci. It's also up on Kickstarter now.
From the Kickstarter:
As this is a complete new miniatures game with lots off add on books, game accessories, miniatures and terrain we have provided a pledge calculator to enable you to work out easily what pledge and add ons you want and therefore how much to pledge. Click here for Pledge Calculator Spreadsheet or if you don't do spreadsheets click here for PDF version and use a calculator or your fingers to add it up!
ACP164 is set in a universe invented 30 years ago by Steve Gallacci for his comic series, Albedo Anthropomorphics.
This world is populated by sapient mammals and avians. There are two main factions: ConFed, whose forces include Extra-Planetary Defence Force (EDF), and the Independent Lapine Republic (ILR).
The headline story in the Albedo comic was Erma Felna: EDF, a science fiction military setting, focusing on Erma Felna, a young feline officer who turns out to have a pivotal role in a series of complex political conflicts.
The series is sophisticated and thoughtful, blending hard science and practical military weaponry with cute furry creatures. There are no blasters or zap guns, no clone armies or death stars, just critters trying to make sense of their existence against a starry backdrop.
There have previously been two role playing games set in the Albedo universe. They were fun games that interpreted the Albedo universe well, and lots of people still play them today. Now, thirty years after the release of the original RPG, we are moving the the next logical progression – introducing miniature rules without an RPG element, but with a set of useful figures and vehicles.
All the content and background is compatible with either RPG version, and the campaign book is written to be useful for RPG gamers.
The campaign's up and over its funding goal, so it's on through stretch goals for the next 32 days.
Happy freakin' Friday and stuff.
That's how we greet each other here at the office (though that version above might be cleaned up some). Seeing as it's Friday, I hope you've got some cool weekend plans. Some of my friends are headed up to another friend's mancave-gamer-basement-of-doom. I've got a spoopy D&D game (just because it's not actually October doesn't mean you can't start the spoop early). And so, if it's not too early for tricks and treats, lets treat ourselves to some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: WizKids Releases New Magic: The Gathering Token Miniatures, Dungeonfog Releases Dynamic Lighting System, and New Pulp Alley Releases Available From Sally 4th.
Bring your Magic: The Gathering Battlefield to life with Creature Forge. Measuring up to 55 mm in height, each highly detailed Creature Forge token figure comes with a base representing one of the five iconic colors that make the foundation of Magic’s mana system. Mainstays like artifacts and Multicolored creatures can also be found in the set, each with their own unique corresponding colored base. Collect well-known token creatures from Magic’s 25-year history, like the Angel, Dragon, Spider, Zombie and more! Many of the tokens include translucent parts and all come as never-before-seen three-dimensional representations!
Collect all 28 Creature Forge tokens from this inaugural release!
We have released our new Dynamic Lighting System (DLS).
We are incredibly proud of this new update, because it not only adds a great tool for more atmospheric maps, but with our unique approach to prop shadow rendering, we now can simulate almost realistic shadows out of any two-dimensional prop.
September is a great month for Pulp gaming fans. Pulp Alley have 4 lovely new packs of miniatures, a scenario of the month based on Agatha Christie's Murder at the Gallops and a new an improved fortune deck. These are all available from Sally 4th and Pulp Alley themselves.
Today on the platter we have: HeartBeats Dice Previews New Designs, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Hammer's Slammers Vehicles, Sunday Studios Up On Patreon, Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures -Episode 2 Kickstarter, and New Bonefield Bases Available from Tabletop-Art.
HeartBeats Dice Previews New Designs
Here’s a quick look at our newest samples for our night owls who are up at this hour.
Non-binary, Gender-fluid, Agender and Lesbian*!
*We did our hardest to incorporate all 7 color layers with the Lesbian flag but made the decision to scale back so that the dice design did not suffer.
Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Hammer's Slammers Vehicles
After any number of minor but irritating delays (mostly around getting the turrets to cast successfully), we are finally able to add 6mm versions of our recent Hammer’s Slammers releases to the website. There are a lot of them – from the Falchion light tank and Fauchard APC, all the way up to the massive 10-wheeled Centurion C4H6 Hog.
The Falchion and Fauchard tracked vehicles are used by several mercenary units and come in a number of variants, tank, artillery, APC and mortar carrier. They’re accompanied by the larger Kraus tank which is used by the Lightning Division.
The Apex Dragoons are primary users of our new series of wheeled vehicles, the Catapult, Odyssey and much larger Broadsword, although the latter also serves in a number of mercenary and national army units. All are available with a variety of turrets.
Most widely used are the Centurion family of Very Large Transport Vehicles. Based on a set of common components which can be assembled in various configurations, they range from the C400 4-wheeler up to the enormous HGV-sized C4H6 articulated artillery hog mounting a 20cm rocket howitzer.
Most of the vehicles have multiple turret options which can be selected from the website.
HS6-1713 – Kraus Tank – £1.25
HS6-1714 – Falchion Tank – £0.80
HS6-1715 – Fauchard APC – £0.80
HS6-2111 – Broadsword Tank Destroyer – £1.25
HS6-2112 – Odyssey APC – £0.80
HS6-2113 – Catapult AFV – £0.80
HS6-2211 – Centurion 400 – £1.00
HS6-2212 – Centurion 202 – £1.25
HS6-2213 – Centurion 204 – £1.50
HS6-2214 – Centurion 800 – £1.50
HS6-2215 – Centurion 404 – £1.75
HS6-2216 – Centurion 4F6 – £2.00
HS6-2217 – Centurion 4H6 – £2.25
Sunday Studios Up On Patreon
Sunday Studios is a Wife and Husband dream team of Robin and Shaun Sunday.
We do a whole range of different art projects, from jewellery and collectables to tabletop games and gaming minis/cosplay 3d printing files.
We've both been graphic artists for most of our lives, and through our ventures individually into hobbies such as 3d printing, cosplay, jewellery design, gaming and our own art practices, we've grown to consider ourselves "Makers of Stuff!", hopefully you think the stuff we make is as neat as we do.
We do what we love and love what we do, we hope you do too!
Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures -Episode 2 Kickstarter
We love Pulp Miniature gaming, we love classic movies. We thought it would be a great idea to have a range of miniatures for gaming inspired by the iconic images of classic movies, brought to your table top in glorious crisply cast pewter. Last year we ran our first Classic Movie Miniatures Kick-starter and developed three packs of miniatures inspired by one of my favorite classic movies, Casablanca together with miniatures inspired by The Maltese Falcon and Tales of the Gold Monkey.
New Bonefield Bases Available from Tabletop-Art
We have new Bonefield Bases in our assortment: 120mm Oval 1, 120mm Oval 2, 130mm 1, 130mm 2, 170mm Oval 1.
More sizes follow soon...
Must be an after-show Monday. They always feel like much further in the week. Ah well, my time at CMON Expo was pretty awesome. Will be looking forward to next year.
In the meantime, we need to talk about making your gaming tables look good while I go get a bit more caffeine.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Sally 4th 28mm scale Tramp Steamer kit Available For Pre-order, Meso-American Sale At Acheson Creations, and Deep-Cut Studio release official Morticians pitch for Guild Ball.
Sally 4th 28mm scale Tramp Steamer kit Available For Pre-order
Kit to build a 28mm scale model of a small Tramp Steamer
Length 600mm width 104mm
Removable decks with full access to interior. Each deck is 50mm high, so plenty of room for miniatures (even giant apes!)
Kit supplied unassembled and unpainted. Requires PVA wood glue.
Kit is currently available to pre-order until 6th June. Pre-order cost is £50. We are including two free sets of our bunk beds and lockers set with all pre-orders. Pre-orders will ship on 8th June.
Meso-American Sale At Acheson Creations
The month of May we are having a 20% sale for the Meso-American products only. Each month this year we will have a sale in a different product category.
There are additional products coming up this month for the Meso-American civilizations. Remember club members get 40% off.
Newly Released Meso American Items:
Mayan Serpent Columns from Chichen Itza ($10USD), Unpainted
Mayan Chac Mool ($10 USD), Unpainted
Aztec Calendar, 2 1/4 inch (5.7cm) Diameter, ($10 USD), Unpainted
Deep-Cut Studio release official Morticians pitch for Guild Ball
New game mat release! Today we bring you another official and licensed Guild Ball pitch. Morticians guild get their own personal playground. And some claim, that Obulus actually smiled with satisfaction when he first saw it.
From the announcement:
The Red Book of the Elf King game, written by Rick Priestley (author of Warhammer, WH40K, Bolt Action and many more) allows you to fight battles between powerful Elven Thanes, Lords of the Circles of the Fae Kingdoms of Eas, fell warriors and creatures of sorcerous might.
Each player controls a warband, known as a circle. A circle consists of a Thane of the Fae Kingdoms and the Thane’s warband of valiant elven companions. The game is played between two opposing circles but can potentially be played between multiple circles as well.
Published by Lucid Eye, Red Book of the Elf King is released at the end of May.
16 pre-order deals are available until the end of May with significant discounts on rules, miniatures and accessories.
Sally 4th carry's the full range of Lucid Eye products and has many painted examples in our display cabinet at shows. The next shows we are attending are Hammerhead, Carronade and Partizan.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Buildings for Bolt Action From Sally 4th, Lifeless Land Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame, and New Mechanicum Elevator Available From Tabletop Scenics.
New Buildings for Bolt Action From Sally 4th
Each kit consists of a simple but robust shell with walls constructed from 3mm Medite and floors and roof from 2mm MDF.
This means they are very quick and easy to assemble and all feature a removable roof and first floor where applicable.
Sally 4th have come to recognise that different gamers have different needs as far as model buildings and terrain go and have tried to accommodate this by developing a customisable kit. You can use the building as built in MDF, add your own cardboard stone and plaster texture, paint the building, or use the supplied photorealistic cover sheets to create an incredibly realistic finish.
Lifeless Land Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame
Lifeless Land! SciFi Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!
Play your battles on a gloomy, dark and inhospitable planet, where life itself is no longer able to grow, among vast rocky plains, rifts and rivers of steaming toxic fumes, where darkness and green luminescences outline an hostile landscape!
Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth / Mousepad
Available size: 4x6' / 4x4' / 3x3' / 3x6'
New Mechanicum Elevator Available From Tabletop Scenics
Contents of this frames may be used to make an elevator for 3 floors. This is an options to be added to your Mechanicum structures, fully compatible. Instruction is fitted to give guidelines and tips on how to assemble the product. Supplied unassembled and unpainted. Designed for 28mm heroic scale.
But while I go tie my car to a tree and watch the neighborhood kids go sailing by, let's nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today we have: Kraken Dice Introduces Ethereal Shaman Dice, Dragon Lords: Grenadier Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Ironwatch: Tales of the Stars Short Stories Now Available, Really Useful Box - Hobby Box inserts from Sally 4th, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, INSIDIA: Miniatures from the Wastelands Up On Kickstarter, and New WWII Goblins Available From Warhansa.
Kraken Dice Introduces Ethereal Shaman Dice
Introducing Ethereal Shaman
11pc vapor dice set with extra d20 for Advantage & Disadvantage
800 sets available | First 400 releasing 3.13.18
Dragon Lords: Grenadier Miniatures Up On Kickstarter
After the successful Netflix television series "Stranger Things" set in the 80s, there were many requests from fans and 40-year-old players, who played with the same miniatures that were seen in the film, first of all the beautiful miniature of the Demogorgon and then again, of the Mind Fleyer. I had already cast the Demogorgon miniature there, in a box, probably coming from the same mold from which the miniature of our characters was cast. I have always said; beautiful that miniature!!! One day or another I will have to reprint and put on the market. Then after the film I did not know yet, questions began to arrive if by chance the Demogorgon was not in our molds. I decided then that it was time to re cast it and it was the end of the day !! It's amazing how the success of a single miniature can make the difference in sales for a company. Behind the wake of the Demogorgone and the Dungeon & Dragons game played by the protagonists of the hit series, it seems that an interest in the old miniatures has reignited, say "Vintage" that have an unparalleled charm even compared to the type of sculpture, which pradoxically, for a world of fantasy, however, is closer to the reality of the style of the models sculpted today, with a decidedly more Gothic style.
Our project is therefore to reprint all the old series of the company Grenadier Models, starting from the best known Dragon Lords. The work was and is titanic, because we had to do a detailed research, almost as if we were blibliotecari, looking for all the molds of the masters where these miniatures were found. It goes back to the early days of the glorious Grenadier, when the miniatures were still part of even older series, Wizzard and Warriors, Gamma World, Pinnacle, Andrew Chernack personality, in short a work of archeology of miniature. The work was hard, but we did it. Even the dress of the boxes has been recreated in the style of the old series of Dragon Lords. We are sure that collectors will be a real boon!!
Ironwatch: Tales of the Stars Short Stories Now Available
For over half a decade, Ironwatch has been one of the best sources for stunning battles and intriguing mysteries in the universe of Warpath. Now, for the first time, the collection of Ironwatch short stories is now available in collected form, and within you can find tales of treasonous traps and utter despair, stories of defiant stands and triumphant discoveries, and planet-shattering tales of strife and warfare among the stars.
Learn of Rylor Ings and his secret, follow Enforcers into the Deadzones, cheer for your favorite Dreadball MVP on the pitch, root for humanity standing against the Martians in the Mars Attacks universe, and many more.
Ironwatch is a fan magazine for the Mantic games and settings. Visit our website at ironwatch.wordpress.com, and enjoy these epic tales of heroism and horror in the depths of space!
Really Useful Box - Hobby Box inserts from Sally 4th
Convert your 9 Litre Really Useful Box into a really useful travel hobby storage box! Two new trays to fit inside 9Ltr RUB.
First tray is 70mm high and has area to hold 36 Vallejo / Army Painter bottles and area to hold sprues or completed models. RRP £11 GBP
Second Tray is 35mm high and is divided into 5 compartments to hold paint brushes, glues, clippers etc. RRP £7.50 GBP
Combined deal (one of each tray) RRP £17 GBP
Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm February Releases Arrive at PicoArmor
PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s new releases are now in stock.
This month we're starting with South African forces:
SD-601 SADF Infantry (10+5 pcs) - riflemen and support weapons
SD-602 Olifant Mk I (15 pcs) - South African version of Centurion MBT
SD-603 Ratel 20 (15 pcs) - wheeled IFV
SD-604 Ratel 90/60 (7+7 pcs) - support versions with 90mm gun and 60mm mortar
SD-605 Ratel 81/ZT3 (7+7 pcs) - 81mm mortar and ATGM vehicles
SD-606 Buffel (15 pcs) - light mine-proof APC
The wayward December releases have also arrived –
CH-634 Infantry I (15 pcs) - modern Chinese infantry
CH-635 Infantry II (15 pcs) - support weapons and commanders
WSU-657 I-15 (8 pcs) - Soviet biplane fighter
WSU-658 Tu-2 (6 pcs) - fast medium bomber
GW-626 Fokker Dr.I (8 pcs) - German triplane fighter
NAP-644 Horse teams III (15 pcs) - riders in bicornes
We'd like to thank everyone for their patience during our move. The internet connection is scheduled to be restored Tuesday morning. With that, back-orders will be processed, and we expect to be caught up this week.
INSIDIA: Miniatures from the Wastelands Up On Kickstarter
We are Bad Seed and, for the past couple of years, we’ve been developing INSIDIA, a video game of turn-based mayhem. INSIDIA has its roots in our love for board games and wargames, a passion that was a constant inspiration during the whole development process. Buried somewhere in the depths of our studio, it is still possible to find the very first INSIDIA mock-up: a squared sheet of paper crowded with cardboard figures.
During these two years, we created many unique characters and a virtual world for them to fight for. It was an extremely rewarding task and yet, after each day of work, we couldn’t help to say “Wouldn’t it be amazing to have REAL miniatures of our heroes?”
So here we are. After having printed our very first prototypes, a small army of 75mm Gunthers, we are ready to create miniatures of the most iconic champions INSIDIA has to offer.
Thanks to their details and their unique post-apocalyptic-fantasy aura, our miniatures will stand out both on a shelf and in a battlefield!
New WWII Goblins Available From Warhansa
28 mm WW 2 Goblins in winter and summer Wehrmacht uniform have been released.
3 pacs: WWII goblins command, WWII goblin engineers and WWII goblin stormtroopers. 3 pacs in total contain 14 different goblin figures armed with bolt action rifles, mp’s, machine guns and grenades + an officer and a radioman.
28 mm Resin casted minis.
Gateway to the weekend. AND! I placed an order for some new dice yesterday. So you know I'm stoked. When dice sets sell out in a matter of minutes, and you manage to get some, it's a pretty good feeling. Still riding high on that wave today.
Anyway, as I wait for those to come in, I think I'll snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New Starship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, Really Useful Star Wars X Wing Storage Available From Sally 4th, and Zangrahel by Ignacio Fernández Ríos Available From Industria Mechanica.
New Starship Bases Available From Tabletop-Art
We have new Starship bases in our assortment: 25mm, 25mm DEAL, 32mm, 32mm DEAL, 40mm, 40mm DEAL, 55mm 1, 55mm 2 and 120mm Oval.
Other sizes will follow :)
Really Useful Star Wars X Wing Storage Available From Sally 4th
Our Trays and Inserts for Really Useful Boxes have been hugely popular since we launched them. We recently had a customer request to put together a storage solution for Fantasy Flights Star Wars X-Wing. This we did and have now made it available as a product in our web store for anyone else who is interested.
The system includes a sturdy 100mm deep tray for storing the model ships. There are two inserts that fit inside this, one holds 8 ships on small bases, one holds 4 ships on small bases and one on a large base. The components for the game are stored in two 35mm deep 10 compartment accessory trays. As a gamer I like this approach, it keeps the models and other components together, is easy to pick up and take along to the club, and means that all the little bits and pieces are easy to find and use. I've put the pieces that are used for pre-game set up in one tray and the tokens and markers used in-game in another tray so that it can be lifted out and placed on the side of the gaming area.
To finish it off we added a disk tidy to hold the maneuver disks.
All of these components are available so that you can mix and match according to what models you have in your collection, or as a discounted starter bundle.
Disk Tidy £4 RRP
Inserts £3 RRP
100mm Deep Tray £10 RRP
35mm deep 10 Compartment Tray £7 RRP
Zangrahel by Ignacio Fernández Ríos Available From Industria Mechanica
Introducing the first kit from Ignacio Fernández Ríos' "Maschinen: Guardians of the Shelter", the beautiful Zangrahel! This 1/8 scale figure is amazingly sculpted by Barruz Studio and comes with base. Preorder yours today
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Terra-Former Passageway Tile Kit From Sally 4th, Combat Plaza: SciFi Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames, and Brigade Models - Small Scale Walled Farms now Available.
New Terra-Former Passageway Tile Kit From Sally 4th
Terra-Former Passageway Tile Kit. RRP £8.50 GBP
This is a brand new tile for the Sally 4th Terra-Former terrain system. It's a very versatile kit that can be used to make straight passageway, corner passageway, 'Y' Junction, 'T' Junction, Crossroads and even caverns. Each side profile has a choice of three exit points that can be used for lots of variety. The tiles in the photos were completed with polystyrene and filler.
Terra-Former terrain tiles contain components to make a 12" square terrain tile that are light, rigid and robust with rare earth magnets to align them perfectly and keep them from drifting apart mid game. Profiles include hills, streams, rivers, canals, cliffs, caves, trenches and many more.
Combat Plaza: SciFi Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargames
Combat Plaza: SciFi Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!
Play your battles on a large square of a futuristic megalopolis, an ideal location for futuristic game play and for skirmish fights, in particular for Infinity the Game settings!
Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth
Available size: 4x4' / 3x3'
Brigade Models - Small Scale Walled Farms now Available
Brigade Models - Small Scale Walled Farms now Available
We have something else new in the Small Scale Scenery range today. This is a set of six Walled Farms, cast in metal as single pieces on a base. They’re listed under English buildings, but are equally suitable for any European setting
SSS-8106 – Walled Farms (x6) – £4.00
Today on the platter we have: New Bases Available From Secret Weapon Miniatures, New Classic Movie Minis Available To Order From Sally 4th, Dark Art Studios Announces Devil's Dungeon II Project, Warsaw Uprising 1944 28mm Figures by Infamous JT Up On Kickstarter, and Legendary Metal Coins Season 3 Live on Kickstarter.
New Bases Available From Secret Weapon Miniatures
NEW PRODUCT! GET YOUR NEW PRODUCT HERE!
That's right, we're back with new sizes for Desert Basin, and Ghost Stone!
These are in stock, and available now at Secret Weapon
New Classic Movie Minis Available To Order From Sally 4th
We've just got the next three packs of Classic Movie Miniatures in Stock.
CMM04 - Private Investigation
Set contains 4 x 28mm scale metal miniatures including The Gumshoe, The Client, The Egyptian, The Fat Man and a 'black figure of a bird'
CMM05 - Everything but the Goose
Set contains 4 x 28mm scale metal miniatures including The Pilot, The Agent, The Mechanic, The Jack Russel and a bonus statue of a monkey
CMM06 - US Army Nurses
Set contains 4 x 28mm scale metal miniatures depicting WW2 era US Army nurses who have picked up abandoned weapons to aid in a desperate last ditch defense.
All packs RRP £10 including plastic bases and wood plank etched slotta bases.
We will be shipping these out to Kick Starter backers over the weekend, but if you missed out, we have now got them available for pre-order on our website at a 10% pre-release discount until 28th February. Pre-release orders will ship 1st March.
Dark Art Studios Announces Devil's Dungeon II Project
Coming soon to Kickstarter..
Devil's Dungeon II - Boris's nightmare creatures to be cast in high quality resin.
Warsaw Uprising 1944 28mm Figures by Infamous JT Up On Kickstarter
Combining the skills of traditional sculptor and award winner Dennis Zarnowski of Savage Forged Minis and the 3D sculpting of Jonathan Llinares of Vae Victis, Jamie Tranter hopes to release a comprehensive range of models to accurately represent the Polish freedom fighters of 1944, with iconic pieces of equipment, and personalities from the Home Army. Many of our figures are also suitable for use in any 20th century game including the Spanish Civil War, Russian Civil War, A Very British Civil War, partisan forces in WW2, and Volksturm as well as Weird War gaming.
Legendary Metal Coins Season 3 Live on Kickstarter
Drawlab Entertainment is proud to announce the continuation of the successful board game accessories line Legendary Metal Coins, coming on Kickstarter on the 20th of February.
Legendary Metal Coins are premium metal coin accessories to be used in any game and the Season 3 Kickstarter campaign will include 5 more new unique sets of coins. Each set has its own thematic approach, giving gamers worldwide the opportunity to choose what fits best for their games. We also provide our backers the option to create custom coin sets, consisting of any number of coins from all the metal coins we have created until today.
All backers will also have the opportunity to add premium containers, like wooden treasure chest or handmade velvet pouches.
Ok, so my overly-long-winded way of saying, "It's Monday again" is out of the way, let's get to those terrain articles.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Sally 4th Plot Point of the Month - Chinese Altar, Hartenstein Hotel Available From Warlord Games, and Hellgate Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame.
Sally 4th Plot Point of the Month - Chinese Altar
This is a new idea that we are trying out.
The idea is that each month we will have a new item that can be used as a plot point for Pulp Alley which we will make available as a free gift for anyone that places an order that includes a Pulp Alley product. Each month we will change the plot point, so each one will just be available for a month.
Free Pulp Alley Plot Point of the Month for February 2018. The Chinese Shrine. This is available from today until 28th February when you buy a Pulp Alley product from Sally 4th Website or at show.
The Chinese Shrine is a MDF & card kit which is simple to put together and if assembled with the Chinese symbols facing inwards could be assembled as a 'Punch & Judy' show for a Fairground.
Hartenstein Hotel Available From Warlord Games
As Operation Market Garden started on the 17th of September 1944, the Allied advance towards their objectives became painfully slow as they came up against very stern defences, ones that they were ill-equipped for. As a result, the Hartenstein hotel served as the headquarters of the British 1st Airborne Division as they battled through days of intense combat.
Hellgate Gaming Mat Available From Pwork Wargame
Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!
Play your battles on a annihilated landscape, whose ground covered with arcane symbols works as a portal for the entry unnamed creatures and timeless nightmares, among evocation pentacles, blasphemous runes and lightnings that arise out of the ground cracks!
Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth /Mousepad
Available size: 4x6' / 4x4' / 3x3' / 3x6'
So, while I chug this orange juice, work on this bottle of Dayquil, and heat up another bowl of soup, you should check out these terrain articles.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Overpass Available From Battlefront, Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Dry Ravine Bundle Now Available, New Pulp Era Caravan kit from Sally 4th, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm SF Buildings, and Heroic Maps - Drabdon City Sewer Now Available
Overpass Available From Battlefront
Many key battles can take place around or on roads. An overpass provides a unique set of advantages for a commander, providing cover below at the sides and high ground of the bridge from which to fire upon the enemy.
Heroic Maps - Modular Kit: Dry Ravine Bundle Now Available
Modular Kit: Dry Ravine comprises over 130 different tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations. Each tile depicts a dry and arid desert badland environment, with narrow canyons and steep cliff edges. Numerous different junctions, turns, small openings and passageways allow you to create an infinite number of layouts.
New Pulp Era Caravan kit from Sally 4th
Kit to make 1 x 28mm Caravan based on the 1930's Eccles Collapsible Trailer Caravan
Just like the real thing kit is supplied with bench / beds "giving the greatest comfort and repose"
Quick and easy to assemble kit, removable roof assembly allows miniatures to be placed inside.
Kit contains components manufactured from 2mm MDF, 3mm MDF & 1mm Greyboard
Kit supplied unpainted and unassembled
Great for fairgrounds and camp sites in 28mm pulp and horror miniatures games.
Brigade Models Releases New 6mm SF Buildings
This week’s new release consist of an assortment of 6mm buildings, one in each of four of the different styles that we currently make. In the Desert Buildings range we have a medium-sized tower with three segments and roof-top aerials, while the Advanced Buildings range gets a new Industrial/Commercial unit. The Research Base gets the Large Garage unit that came out in 15mm last year, and finally the Moonbase gets a second structure, a landing pad.
B300-110 – Medium Tower – £3.00
B300-210 – Industrial Unit – £3.00
B300-506 – Large Garage – £1.75
B300-602 – Landing Pad – £2.50
BP300-501 – Research Base Set – £15.00
BP300-601 – Moonbase Set – £17.50
Heroic Maps - Drabdon City Sewer Now Available
The sewers beneath a city may seem to be places that would be avoided, but to the citizens of the city that appreciate the value of such environments the sewer is perfect. What better way to avoid the authorities than by operating beneath their feet?
Contents: A 30 x 30 map depicting the sewer system beneath a city. Sewer tunnels and channels criss-cross the area, linked to the surface by ladders and gratings. The sewer passes near cellars, basements, and hideouts, and even cuts through the crypt of an old church. In fact, the sewer has passed dangerously close to some ancient catacombs, making the living dead at risk of being disturbed.
From the announcement:
Combat Patrol & Sally 4th are giving away vehicle stat cards to gamers who write a report of there combat patrol game.
Post an after action battle report on the Internet (This could be on your hobby blog / TMP/ Lead Adventurers Forum etc), email us a link to the report and a one line description together with your name and address and we will send you three free Vehicle Stat Cards to use in your Combat Patrol games. Current promo cards are of US Vehicles, we will swap the nationality arround once a quarter.
Email links to firstname.lastname@example.org
So, while my coworkers chow down on the fruit(cakes) of my labor, let's get your gaming tables looking good.
Today we have: Wyrd Previews New Terrain, New Footbridges and Road bridges from Sally 4th, Heroic Maps - Giant Maps: Ice Base Khione Now Available, and Erdhexe Battlemat Now Available From Warzone Studio.
Wyrd Previews New Terrain
A quick look at some of our upcoming terrain... come on over to our forum to discuss!
New Footbridges and Road bridges from Sally 4th
Over the last couple of weeks we have added three new bridges to our 28mm terrain range, two footbridges and a road bridge.
The footbridges are available in narrow (30mm wide) and wide (60mm wide) to take either one figure or two figures abreast. Both footbridges are 150mm long.
The road bridge is part of our very popular UK roads system so is designed with jigsaw alignment tabs to optionally fit into the Sally 4th road sections. If you don't want to use them they are easily removed, but if you do use them they hold your bridge and roads firmly together and stop them from drifting apart mid game. The road bridge is 300mm long.
Kits are made from MDF and Greyboard and are supplied un-assembled and unpainted.
RRP Footbridges £5.00 / Road Bridge £20.00
Heroic Maps - Giant Maps: Ice Base Khione Now Available
Dug deep into a glacier, the sprawling military complex of Ice Base Khione contains everything needed to support a rebel force. Huge blast doors protect a hangar, and from there are engineering rooms, stores, medical bays, command rooms and areas for the crew.
Erdhexe Battlemat Now Available From Warzone Studio
Swamp Malifaux battle mat, which is also suitable for any other fantasy or historical wargames. Water spaces will make our gameplay much more interesting. Also, it goes well with Swamp Village terrain kit.
We don't go to the cursed swamp... The rumors say that there are creatures much more dangerous than usual gremlins. There are legends about a one-eyed witch, who kidnaps children and about a cannibal, who lives right in the middle of the swamp. But if you are brave enough, you can test your luck in search of the treasures hidden under the water...
Vinyl - composite material with polyester netting and plasticizer-filler
Water, temperature, rolling in tube, hits and scratches resistant
Lamination is placed on the picture, it triples durability
All mats are packed in a carrying tube. More info "Shipping"
We can place any grid on a mat or make a special size. Check “Custom Work”
Today we have: Tabletop Scenics Caption Contest Happening Now, Two Holiday Playmats Available From Fantasy Flight, Power VTT Launches Asset Subscription For Battlemap Building, and Sally 4th Running Modern African Wargames Terrain Kickstarter.
Tabletop Scenics Caption Contest Happening Now
how 'bout making a history... and winning somethin'?
We want to feature the funniest, on-point, brilliant comments - weekly!
It will be published with a photo on our fanpage and the winner will receive a Skull Totem!
Scratch your headz, poor yer thoughts to metal bawkses and enjoy!
Two Holiday Playmats Available From Fantasy Flight
The bitter winds of winter howl across the frozen earth, cutting to the bone. All things living either shrivel or slumber beneath a shroud of heavy, white death. The only source of hope in this dismal, seemingly endless season is the festive light that glows warmly at the end of December… but even the holidays aren't safe from the reach of the creatures that thrive in darkness. Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the limited release of the Arkham Holiday Playmats, available exclusively on our website here from now until December 17th!
Power VTT Launches Asset Subscription For Battlemap Building
Power Virtual TableTop, a platform to build encounters and play fantasy tabletop roleplaying games online, has partnered with Mythic Portal Games, a graphic and art studio, to offer you 6000+ assets and 2 brand new asset packs every month for $9.99/month.
Power VTT features a collection of free online tools including a powerful but simple map editor, tailored for building RPG encounters with features like snap-to-grid, asset search, and simple importing and exporting options to use in other VTTs or to print at home.
Sally 4th Running Modern African Wargames Terrain Kickstarter
Since the 1970's I've been a big fan of the 1970's action movie, 'The Wild Geese' so as a model maker and gamer it seemed only natural to put together a set of gaming terrain for playing out the key scenarios from the movie. Earlier in the year we spent several days watching the movie in great detail, freeze framing and taking screen shots to come up with a plan for the prison / barrack block.
At this year’s Partizan Wargames show we put on a ‘The Wild Geese’ participation game using prototypes of the buildings. The game was very well received.
Since then we have had lots of inquiries about making the building kits available, which we are now doing via this kick starter campaign. All of the kits are constructed from sturdy 3mm MDF for walls and thinner 2mm MDF for roofs, floors, doors and window frames. Construction is very straight forward. Sheets of embossed plastic ‘corrugated metal’ sheeting are supplied with each building to be cut into squares to be glued on to roof sections. All roofs are removable and buildings have interior partitions where applicable.
On the platter today we have: Gundabad Orc Upgrade Set Available To Order from Forge World, Early Achaemenid Persian Immortals Available From Xyston Miniatures, More Really Useful Box Storage Items Available From Sally 4th, and New Iron Reich Warchief Available From Kromlech.
Gundabad Orc Upgrade Set Available To Order from Forge World
The Orcs of Gundabad are powerful fighters, regimented and trained to a high standard that few other Orcs aspire to. They have become the hated foes of the determined Dwarves who have spent many years and lives waging war against them.
This is a set of resin components with which to upgrade Gundabad Orc Swordsmen, Spearmen and Captains. It includes 6 swords, 6 trophy poles, 8 heads, 4 shields and a banner.
Early Achaemenid Persian Immortals Available From Xyston Miniatures
This month we prepared first two packs of long-awaited Early Achaemenid Persian line. The famous Immortals, an elite heavily-armed infantry unit of 10,000 soldiers in the army of the Achaemenid Empire.
More Really Useful Box Storage Items Available From Sally 4th
We have recently added a number of items to our growing range of games storage and general gaming accessories. These include trays and inserts to improve the usefulness of Really Useful Boxes for storing games pieces and miniatures. As well as adding 35mm, 50mm and 70mm high trays with a wide range of inserts to suit all common basing styles, we have added special trays and components to hold game cards, tokens and templates.
New Iron Reich Warchief Available From Kromlech
Today we have a final release for the Orctober.
I am proud to present you:
Iron Reich Warchief
The biggest, the smartest, the strongest and the most wrathful of all Greatcoat Orcs from Iron Reich. A true leader for the green horde that gathers to invade any enemy.
This multi part resin set contains one Iron Reich Warchief. You can assembly him with HMG or brutal axe in one hand while the other hand is equiped with massive crusher. This model is approximately 48mm height.
40mm plastic base included. Designed to fit 28mm heroic scale wargames.
We're halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I'm going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don't really play, so I'll probably just veg at my place. I could use a relaxing couple of days, anyway. Though it does mean I still need to wait to break in my custom Guild Ball mat (more on that tomorrow. Stay tuned). In the meantime, I'm feeling a bit peckish, so how about noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories?
Today on the platter we have: New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th, Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available, New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor, New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech, Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice, 3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter, and Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter.
New Options For Really Useful Box Storage System From Sally 4th
Trays and inserts to convert your Really Useful Boxes into really useful figure and games storage. Trays stack on top of each other inside RUB's to increase storage capacity. Inserts for popular figure bases fit inside trays. We've got a range of trays with cut outs so that you can store whole games like Zombicide, Conan, Mansions of Madness etc. in a single box complete with game boards, rule-books, miniatures, cards and tokens.
These conversion kits take a Really Useful Box to the next level of usefulness! They allow multiple layers of figures or other gaming products such as cards, dice, scenery or tokens to be stored safely and securely, each layer also being easy to lift out. This MDF kit is very easy to assemble and only needs some wood glue.
The space inside a tray allows for two inserts to sit snuggly side by side. The idea behind this is that you can have two different inserts per layer.
Statuesque Starport Able Spacewomen Now Available
Statuesque Miniatures is pleased to announce the release of two new figures for the Statuesque Starport range. Today, the Able Spacewomen join their male colleagues in the Starport!
Able Spacewoman 1 is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.
Able Spacewoman 2 is available as a New Release Special Offer for only £4.25.
Alternatively, you can get both figures in the Able Spacewomen Special Offer for only £7.75, saving £1 over the regular prices.
Finally, you can get all four Able Space-persons in The Deck Department with a New Release Special Offer price of only £15.50, saving £2.50 over the regular, individual prices!
These offers will run until Sunday the 5th of November, or while stocks last
New 3mm C-130 Hercules at PicoArmor
We are proud to announce our first custom miniature, the venerable C-130 Hercules. This is currently available only at PicoArmor.
We're also offering model specific decals (as shown) and propellers.
New Orc Hand Grenades Available From Kromlech
let's greet new week with new Orc release :)
Orc Hand Grenades
If you prefer you can also use them as hand weapons and if by accident they will blow off, well maybe there will be more carnage to be proud of ;)
This set contains 14 high quality resin Orc Hand Grenades. There are 7 different designs and you get two of each.
Impact! Miniatures D3 to D30 Dice Chains on KickStarter now with Cotton Candy dice
Impact! Miniatures is running a KickStarter allowing them to complete dice chain sets for RPG games to use to design new mechanics. D&D standard Poly 7 sets and DCC 14 dice sets are offered as well.
The project is funded and 3 stretch goals have been reached to unlock extra free dice to backers as well as a true D3 and a new color style of dice called Cotton Candy.
The dice sets are offered in multiple configurations and all are being offered for less than the planned retail price for after all backers have received their rewards. This is Impact! 4th dice KickStarter with all 3 previous being delivered to all backers.
Full sets of all 25 dice being offered are $36 each for opaque colors and $45 each for specialty colors like Glow in the Dark. Project ends on October 26th.
3D Printable Tanks Up On Kickstarter
A new Kickstarter campaign launched by 3D Wargaming brings high-quality tank miniatures to your home 3D printer. Just print the kit, assemble the model, and presto—a perfect T-34, Sherman, or Tiger, no smoothing required.
We tend to think that affordable personal 3D printers lack the resolution to produce anything beyond terrain, but 3D Wargaming has managed to design high-quality tank kits that print well even on low-end printers. The secret? A clever technique called Face Optimization, which makes sure only smoothly printed faces are visible in the final model.
“Face optimization: All 3D printers create objects by stacking layers of materials. This means that faces that are printed horizontally and near-vertically will always have a great finish, even when printed at low resolution on a low-end 3D printer. We simply took advantage of this property of 3D printing by designing our Printable Kits so that, once assembled, the only visible faces are the ones that were printed in those two optimal orientations. That's why our models look so good!”
The method has allowed some truly impressive results, as the pictures on their Kickstarter page show. All the models were printed at 100 microns, without any post-processing at all. And if historical tanks aren’t your thing, they’ve also got an impressive collection of articulated sci-fi models.
The Kickstarter has some exciting stretch goals too, including some more exotic models like the E-100, an experimental Nazi supertank, and the Elephant tank-destroyer.
3D Printable Tanks is live on Kickstarter for the next 30 days.
Fantasy Stock Art & RPG Minis Up On Kickstarter
James Shields loves creating custom stock illustrations.
He's been doing it for years as a way for independent game designers to bridge the difference between stock illustrations and commissioned artwork.
...but what is custom stock art?
For him, it is a crowdfunded collaborative effort to create artwork from submitted ideas.
Every backer gets to submit ideas to be illustrated and they get the benefit of all the additional artwork created.
The result is loads of artwork for the price and reward of a single commissioned illustration.
His latest project will be creating 50 fantasy characters and creatures through Kickstarter.
He will alternate between randomly selecting backer submissions and choosing those that really inspire him.
That will happen only after illustrating ideas from those who chose the guaranteed backer level.
Every stock illustration created through this project comes with a very generous commercial license.
The artwork may be used indefinitely.
It may be cropped, flipped, or colored.
The signature mark must remain in its original orientation.
Products must credit 'Jeshields' for any commercial use.
The only restrictions are the following:
May not be used in products sold primarily for artistic value. (Stock art, tokens, posters, etc)
May not be used in sexually explicit works, nor those that propagate racist or sexist ideas.
In addition to creating for independent game developers, he will be formatting the artwork into printable miniature templates.
These may be used for personal use only, with the exception of business owners who wish to use them to demonstrate games.
If a gamer ever wanted to get their favorite character printed in a published roleplaying product, this would be the perfect opportunity.
This Kickstarter Project will run until midnight on Halloween, but he's releasing additional artwork for earlier support goals. Join early and start making your voice heard.
Today on the platter we have: SnapDice: Magnetic Dice Tray Up On Kickstarter, Chaos Books of Damnation Available From Kromlech, and Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures Kickstarter.
SnapDice: Magnetic Dice Tray Up On Kickstarter
The first thing you'll notice when you roll a pair of SnapDice in our tray is the satisfying "SNAP" sound of the steel dice tumbling across the exotic hardwood surface and snapping into place over the magnets. This is unlike any dice tray you've ever tried. It is an experience you don't want to miss.
Chaos Books of Damnation Available From Kromlech
reading makes us more human, teach us many new things about surrounding world, open our minds to new ideas and point of views...sometimes one book is enough to change us the way we would never suspect...
Chaos Books of Damnation
Sally 4th Running Classic Movie Miniatures Kickstarter
We love Pulp Miniature gaming, we love classic movies.
We thought it would be a great idea to have a range of miniatures for gaming inspired by the iconic images of classic movies, brought to your table top in glorious crisply cast pewter.
The first three packs, which have been sculpted and cast already, were inspired by one of my favorite movies set in wartime North Africa. We are hoping to extend the range during this campaign so for every £1000 pledged we will enable backers to vote to select the next classic movie to have a set of four miniatures developed from. as a backer, you get to both suggest movies and then vote on them.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Brigade Models Update, Heroic Maps - Spacecraft: HLS Perceptas Now Available, Sally 4th 28mm scale US Arts & Craft Style Buildings Released, Table of Ultimate Gaming Huge Campaign Detail Update Completed, Cobblestone City: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames, and Samurai Fleet Available From Papierschnitzel.
Brigade Models Update
Time for a quick update on the latest additions to our website.
Way up in orbit we've released a pack of very handy satellites in our spaceship range. The cylindrical craft have two solar panels and would serve as comms or spy satellites or Starmada battlesats.
Back down to earth, we've released a pack of four girder bridges in our Small Scale Scenery range. These three part metal models are useful for both road and rail crossings, and several can be used together to span wider gaps.
SFS-6006 – Satellites (x4) – £1.50
SSS-8097 - Girder Bridges (x4) - £4.00
Finally, a show update - next weekend (September 16th) we're once again at Colours in Newbury, and are happy to take advance orders for the show. This is followed by SELWG on October 22nd, with our final show of the year being Crisis in Antwerp on November 4th.
Heroic Maps - Spacecraft: HLS Perceptas Now Available
A printable rpg battlemap compatible with any RPG or skirmish game. Use as a standalone gameboard, or combine with any same-scale tileset. The ship occupies approximately 10x12 squares.
Contents: A small military style spacecraft that could be used as a scouting vessel, recon ship, interceptor or communications shuttle. The ship is very high-tech, with space for a crew of 5. The ship is equipped with complex technical equipment, but the lack of crew quarters indicates this vessel operates near a planet or mothership.
Sally 4th 28mm scale US Arts & Craft Style Buildings Released
Two new modern building kits join Sally 4th’s range of 28mm kits this week, based on US housing in the Arts & Crafts style, these models will suit gaming in many parts of the USA from 1890 to the present day. Both buildings are based on ‘The Prairie School’ of architecture, championed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other influential architects at the turn of the 20th century. This style of architecture was extremely popular particularly in Chicago and California, making the buildings ideal for both 1920’s Gangster era gaming as well as modern era pulp gaming and zombie apocalypse games such as ‘The Walking Dead’
Both of these designs are also available in 15mm scale.
Single Story Arts & Crafts Style House – RRP £30
Footprint: 188mm x 290mm.
Features removable roof and full interior.
Two Story Arts & Crafts Style House – RRP £40
Footprint: 188mm x 290mm.
Features removable roof and 1st floor full interior including internal staircase.
Both models are supplied in kit form and are made from 2mm MDF.
Table of Ultimate Gaming Huge Campaign Detail Update Completed
FYI we just did a big update to all the images and information on the campaign page including new pledge levels, new images, new accessory information and more. Take a look!
Cobblestone City: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames
Cobblestone City! Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!
Play your battles in a grim city district left to itself, whose cobblestone pavement is littered with broken wood planks and weeds, among the remains of wooden crates and barrels, on pebbles made slippery from wet and dirt!
Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth
Available size: 4x6' / 4x4' / 3x3' / 3x6
Samurai Fleet Available From Papierschnitzel
Want to enrich your feudal Japan game table with the proper boats?
Papierschnitzel presents the "Samurai Fleet Builder" paper model set. Build your kobaya, sekibune and atakebune in three different sizes, two different hull types and use color and texture variations to make every ship look unique. Add optional nobori clan flags for you Samurai clan. And the best news is: pay once and build as many as you like!
The ships have been designed for gaming and printed at 100% will match the 25-30mm mini range. Of course you can reduce the print size for other scales. Also you will find easy and advance build options depending on how much time and effort you want to spent.
Included are detailed building instructions explaining every step on the way. ...
And last but not least, until the end of the month the entire product range is -30% to celebrate :-)
Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter, Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi's Heroes, New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech, Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th, and New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni.
RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter
Gear up for adventure! RPG Player Kits enrich your tabletop experience with smart components that enhance and streamline gameplay. The RPG Player Kit includes: Action Cards, Player Dry-Erase Board, Color-Coded Dice, and a Wooden Dice Box. The Action Cards shown are for DnD Fifth Edition (5E), but we will also produce additional Action Card sets compatible with the following: Savage Worlds, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, and Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Don't see your favorite RPG system on this list? Let us know! We may be able to add more compatible systems based on backer feedback.
Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo
Miniature Mentor releases Basing Volume 5 - learn advanced basing techniques with master painter Fabrizio Russo (cmon: Rusto). 5 hours!
Fabrizio recreates 4 of his amazing bases from some of his most famous pieces including the full reconstruction (sculpting and painting) of the "Smashed Alien Face". Learn how to make incredible scenery to help your miniatures stand out!
Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor
PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s new releases are now in stock.
US-6119 O-1 Bird Dog & O-2 Skymaster (3+3 pcs) - observation aircraft
US-6120 M1114 HMMWV (15 pcs) - up-armoured Humvees
US-6121 M978 HEMTT (15 pcs) - tanker version of HEMTT truck
WWH-6132 Bf 109K (8 pcs) - last production variant of Bf-109
WBR-675 Spitfire LF XVIe (8 pcs) - version with shortened wings and teardrop canopy
PSF-639 Draah'z Jetpack infantry (15 pcs) - Draah'z flying troopers
PSF-640 Draah'z 'Longstrike' MLR (8 pcs) - missile armed anti-grav vehicle
PSF-641 Hermannus Battle Tank (15 pcs) - an 'old-school' tank with turret and sponsons
New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi's Heroes
Stoessi's Heroes has just released four new WW2 personalities in 28mm.
Especially fans of British and Canadian armies will be delighted about the latest additions to this growing range of character models for (almost) all armies.
New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech
today we have a new release for our Legion Armoury range
This set contains three highest quality resin Legionary Maces (1 of each
design) for use with 28mm heroic scale miniatures.
Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th
Really Useful box conversion kits are released this week.
These conversion kits take a Really Useful Box to the next level of usefulness! They allow two layers of figures to be stored safely and securely, each layer also being easy to lift out. This MDF kit is very easy to assemble and only needs some wood glue.
The space inside a conversion kit allows for two inserts to sit snugly side by side on both the top and bottom layer. The idea behind this is that you can have two different inserts per layer. The height of each layer is 70mm.
It is designed to fit inside a 9 litre Really Useful Box.
At the moment we have listed an insert for storing figures based on 25mm round bases. Each insert has slots for 36 miniatures, so a converted Really Useful Box with 4 inserts inside it would have slots for 144 miniatures.
We have a lot more inserts designed and are happy to make any of the 40+ storage inserts that are currently available for our Warchest Figure Storage range to fit these boxes. These inserts include round, square, oval, hexagonal slots in every size imaginable together with special inserts to suit X-Wing, Star Trek Attack Wing, Wings of Glory, Sails of Glory and many other games and of course if we have not got an insert available that suits your needs, we are always willing to design one and add it to the range.
Two level conversion kit RRP £14
Insert RRP £3
New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni
welcome Female Genie!
the new model is aviable in our webstore
From the press release:
This week sees the release of the new Combat Patrol supplement for gaming platoon level engagements set in the Second World War Pacific Theatre of Operations.
Fighting in the South Pacific during World War II was unique compared to other theatres, even other parts of the Pacific. This supplement includes rules that represent the unique nature of Japanese morale, Banzai! charges, suicide anti-tank attacks, night infiltration, vehicle-mounted flame throwers, and other rules. The Banzai! charge rules strike a good balance between effectiveness without overpowering the charge and making the Japanese invincible.
Of these new rules, the most significant are those for Japanese morale. The basic morale rules work very well for other theatres, including China, Burma, and India. In Combat Patrol™ morale failure is represented more as a loss of cohesion than a sudden, unexpected retreat. As units take morale checks, the unit gradually dissolves or stops responding to commands. Japanese morale failure in the South Pacific seems to have been more unit oriented than individual; the unit leader will decide to retreat, take cover, or assault the enemy in response to fire rather than individuals melting into the jungle. The new morale results reflect this.
Japanese Action Deck RRP £6.50
In Combat Patrol™: World War II, cards in an Action Deck are used by players to resolve shooting, determine movement distance, conduct hand-to-hand combat, and check morale. This eliminates the need for charts and tables. Each player has an Action Deck that he uses to resolve these actions. New decks are now available for gamers using a Japanese army. The parts of the cards that deal with small arms fire, melee, HE, movement and cover saves are the same as all of the other Combat Patrol decks, but the Morale section is unique to reflect the rules for Japanese morale. The new cards are optional as existing cards can be used to cross reference the Japanese morale rules in the supplement, but having the specific cards makes morale tests a lot easier.
Sally 4th has released two new accessories for Combat Patrol players this week.
Combat Patrol Card Dispenser £10 RRP – Easy to assemble MDF kit to make a handy and attractive card dispenser in the shape of a bridge to keep your action deck and discards tidy on the gaming table and easy to move around with you to where the action is.
Combat Patrol Card, Token and Dice Storage £15 RRP – Easy to assemble MDF kit styled on the vintage card index, and including drawer with dividers to hold dice and counters and a set of index card dividers. The set includes five dividers, four marked as Action and one as Activation.
As usual the supplement is available as a free to download PDF file, the new cards and the Combat Patrol card dispenser and card and token box are available to purchase from Sally 4th website http://wargamesbuildings.co.uk/Combat-Patrol and we will have them with us at shows including ‘The Other Partizan’ on Sunday 20th August.
Combat Patrol Site
July is the month for Combat Patrol. In honour of Buck’s birthday the cost of the core Combat Patrol products has been reduced by 20% until the end of July.
The Combat Patrol Rules Combo is reduced from £28.00 to £22.40
This contains a hardcopy rulebook: A4 Format, full color, premium quality 44 page rulebook. plus 24 card activation deck and two 50 card action decks.
Everything that you need for two players to play Combat Patrol.
Combat Patrol Set A & B Card Decks are reduced from £22.50 to £18.00
This contains four x 50 card action decks plus a 24 card activation deck in a metal presentation tin. This is ideal for club / convention games where each player has their own action deck.
Two new free supplements:
Two new free to download PDF supplements have been added, firstly a set of unit and vehicle cards that match the contents of the Bolt Action 2 Band of Brothers Starter Set allowing a gamer to quickly and easily use the miniatures and vehicles in the set with Combat Patrol as well as with Bolt Action. Secondly, a set of Western Skirmish rules have been added as a free download. These allow games set in the old west to be played using Combat Patrol core rules and action decks.
A free introductory rule set is available to download together with free supplements for Napoleonic skirmish, Falklands War and ‘The Winter of Discontent’ (1979/80’s alternative timeline).
Combat Patrol is an exciting set of skirmish rules that allows players to focus on the game instead of the rules.
Combat Patrol is a unique card-based miniatures game. The unique Double Random Activation mechanism provides a leap-ahead method for activating units that provides the friction and drama of card-based systems with none of the drawbacks.
More importantly, Combat Patrol uses a card-based combat resolution mechanism that is exciting and simple while eliminating unsightly chart cards cluttering your beautiful gaming table.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Apocalypse Miniatures Running Fantasy Resin Terrain Kickstarter, Sally 4th Posts Terra-Former Kickstarter Update, Late Pledges for TerrainCrate RPG Scenery Available Now, and Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames.
Apocalypse Miniatures Running Fantasy Resin Terrain Kickstarter
Apocalypse Miniatures have launched a range of Oldhammer inspired terrain on Kickstarter. There's a huge variety of buildings, designed by Ryan McKnight and Tony Harwood - which will be cast by Hysterical Games in resin.
A lot of the buildings would be very easily used in some of the earliest Scenario sets for Warhammer Fantasy Battle, but would also be appropriate for a very wide variety of wargaming settings.
Sally 4th Posts Terra-Former Kickstarter Update
Terra-Formers are designed to make it easy to produce high quality, versatile wargames terrain that fits together perfectly and stays together while in use.
The system is based around precision laser cut frames that are made from a base and four sides that have different profiles (flat, hill slope, road, river, stream, canal etc). These profiles mean that each tile that you make will line up perfectly with the tile next to it that has the same profile. The side pieces each have two holes to fix the rare earth magnets in that are supplied with each kit. The rare earth magnets hold the tiles together when the terrain is being used.
Our Kick Starter campaign was funded in the first couple of hours and since then we have been developing suggestions from backers to develop terrain tiles to suit a wide range of periods, scales and genres.
New tiles added over the last couple of weeks include underground bunkers, cliffs, caves, beaches and hill crests.
Photos attached showing new terra former tiles.
Kick starter campaign finishes on 30th June at 10:38
Late Pledges for TerrainCrate RPG Scenery Available Now
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised more than $629,000 and received support from 3,725 backers, Mantic Games is pleased to announce that late pledges for TerrainCrate are now available. Those who missed out on the campaign have until July 30th to pre-order to get their scenery for a fantastic price and before it officially hits retail!
TerrainCrate is a new range of detailed, pre-assembled, plastic scenery to create your perfect dungeon, town or battlefield. Each piece comes in coloured plastic, so you can take them out the box and place them on your gaming table, ready to play. Whether you’re exploring a mysterious dungeon, visiting a medieval town or fighting it out on the fields of battle, TerrainCrate brings your tabletop to life.
There are three ‘Crates’ to choose from, including TerrainCrate Dungeon, which includes everything you need to furnish a dungeon with incredibly detailed 3D scenery. Next up is TerrainCrate Battlefields, which is designed for skirmish wargames, fantasy-themed sports games or outdoor role-playing scenarios. Finally there’s TerrainCrate Town to recreate a fantasy-style setting complete with tavern, blacksmith and stables.
Hellgate: Fantasy Gaming Mat Available from Pwork Wargames
Hellgate! Fantasy Gaming Mat from Pwork Wargames!
Play on an annihilated landscape, whose ground covered with arcane symbols works as a portal for the entry unnamed creatures and timeless nightmares, among evocation pentacles, blasphemous runes and lightnings that arise out of the ground cracks!
Materials: PVC / Syntethic Cloth
Available size: 4x6' / 4x4' / 3x3' / 3x6
Today on the platter we have: Hawkmen Prepare for Kickstarter Launch, Kromlech Weekend Promo Sale, Sloppy Jalopy T62 Available Now From Sally 4th, Devil Forge Miniatures Release Odo Grumblebelly, and The Raider Vs the Unnameable In Alien Invasion Kickstarter.
Hawkmen Prepare for Kickstarter Launch
Ahead of their launch on Kickstarter on June 30th, a first look at some Hawkmen resins from Cold War Miniatures new range of 32mm pulp sci-fi minis inspired by the classic early serials of the 30s.
Kromlech Weekend Promo Sale
we have reached 18000 likes at our Facebook fanpage :)
On behalf of whole Kromlech team I would like to thank you all for your trust and support for what we do.
To celebrate this we are having a Promo which is active from now till the end of Sunday.
All products in our store are 18% cheaper !!
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Please note that for our Veteran Customers it means 23% discount !
Sloppy Jalopy T62 Available Now From Sally 4th
The latest 28mm modern AFV kit to be released by Sloppy Jalopy is the Soviet T-62 MBT.
The kit is cleanly cast in resin and white metal, goes together easily and is robust on the table top.
Optional auxiliary fuel tanks are included.
I have put together a quick guide to assembly and painting which is very straight forward and includes photographs of all of the pieces before assembly
The kit is available from Sally 4th and Sloppy Jalopy websites, and Sally 4th will also have them available at the shows we attend. The next show we will be at is Phalanx, St Helens on 18th June.
Devil Forge Miniatures Release Odo Grumblebelly
Brand new UK based miniature company Devil Forge Miniatures has released their first character Odo Grumblebelly, sculpted by Wiltrichs. They will be releasing a series of fantasy and sci-fi characters for gamers and collectors.
The Raider Vs the Unnameable In Alien Invasion Kickstarter
Two new characters are joining the Alien Invasion Kickstarter. The first one has already been funded and the second one is the current stretch goal.
Do'Kjonnz claims to be an archeologist. He collects rare artefacts from all around the galaxy in the name of "science" and "the eternal quest for knowledge". However, most academics consider him a mere tomb raider... The fact is, most of the time his "quests" end in a catastrophic way and the places he explores get destroyed! He doesn't seem to care that much though, as he generally has a lot of fun in the process. He even gets to punch some bad guys, so that's not too bad, right?
But it looks like in his quest for lost idols, he's now facing a terrible adversary...
The Unnameable High Priest of the Elder Gods from Outer Space!
This worshiper of the Multi-Armed Deity and the Octopus-Headed, Winged Monstrosity is bound to be a terrible foe for our heroic adventurer!
Please note that the High Priest's sculpture is currently a work-in-progress and, as such, still not very well refined. But it will be just as sharp and detailed as Do'Kjonnz when it's finished. I will post more pictures as the sculpting progresses!
Both miniatures will be available with their respective scenery elements either in resin or in metal. The metal versions will also be available without scenery and Do'Kjonnz will be available with a torch or a machete.