WWI is, to me, one of the most fascinating times in human history. The results of that war still influence culture, war, and politics to this very day, a century later. If you'd like to see what life was like back in the trenches (but don't actually want to fly to France or risk death out in No Man's Land), you will want to check out Ross Rifles, a new RPG system powered by the Apocalypse System that's up on Kickstarter now.
Battlefront is heading back to WWI (a personal area of interest for me from my history grad student days) with Great War. The new version will be hitting store shelves in March, but they've gone ahead and opened up their webshop for pre-orders. Be the first gamer on your block with these kits when they're available.
We just passed the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. It was, I consider, the true foundation of the rest of the 20th century. In honor of the end of the war, Battlefront is having a sale for the rest of November on Great War. They are also announcing that they are upgrading the rules to the current format for Battlefront games. Head on over and get your figures now.
It's Friday! Gateway to the weekend.
I'm... just kinda chilling. Yeah... just chilling. Not gonna really go anywhere. Not really gonna do anything special. Just... chill. I think it's a good idea to do that occasionally. And this weekend, it's what I want/need.
But that's not to say we can't still munch on some bite-sized gaming stories.
On the platter today we have: Mini Duels' 40k Tournament Tray and Painting Station Up On Kickstarter, The 'Spirit Of' Extinction Dice Up On Kickstarter, Vault of Storage Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm October Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, and 30% Off Fall Sale At TinMan.
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.
Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment's Adepticon Sale Happening Now; Desert Rats Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Topside Minis Jutland Sets Released - 1/1800, 1/2400, and 1/3000 scales; Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor; Afrika Korps Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Frazetta Miniatures Reaches Funding Goal; Color Quest Season 1 Reaches Funding Goal; New Quick Shades Washes Set Available For Pre-Order From The Army Painter; and Spring Sale Happening At Dark Art Studios.
The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn't really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War.
That's the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alternate history miniatures skirmish game that's up on Kickstarter. The initial launch looks to fund a line of figures representing the Harlem HellFighters, the first African American regiment to serve in the American Expeditionary Force in the war.
Well, almost to the weekend, anyway. We've still gotta finish today. But hopefully that won't be too painful to get through. Then... Yeah, I just love weekends. And as I've mentioned a couple times, tomorrow's going to be cram-packed full of gaming. I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully your day is likewise scheduled.
But before we get there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.
Today on the platter we have: New Tau Heavy Rail Cannon Array From Forge World, Iris Coming To Kickstarter in January, Purgatory Kickstarter is close to another stretch goal, New Mk IV tank From LaserCutCard, Two New APC Turrets Available From Kromlech, and Q'thulu Mini Up On Kickstarter.
Or, one you probably know more of the words to:
In the Navy you can sail the seven seas!
Either way, I hope I've got some song stuck in your head. Also to be stuck in your head (after you buy it and read it, that is), is the King & Kaiser sourcebook, which is the first one released by Majestic Twelve Games for the 3rd edition of Grand Fleets. It's available now.
As for other things you can cut up and eat in a single bite, here's some snippets I've come across in the past couple days.
This batch includes: Blacksmith Miniatures Releases Morbag The Goblin, Another World Miniatures: Painting Contest, Wild West Exodus Previews New Render, and New Wargames Vehicle range released from Waugh Games.
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.
But whether or not it's gone by in an instant, or leisurely strolled its way by, we've made it once again to Monday.
Well, one thing we can celebrate is a good-looking gaming table. That's what this post is all about. It's today's Terrain Corner.
In this batch we have: Acheson Creations Releases the Alpine Trench Section #4, New Heroic Maps: Wardenhale Public Spaces Released, Games Workshop Taking Orders for New Age of Sigmar Terrain, Novus Design 28mm Medieval Range Now Available, ProMatz - The worlds first customizable industrial grade gaming mat on Kickstarter, and ModelEarth posts latest terrain releases.