TGN Sunday Edition

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 1st, 2015

It’s a drizzly Sunday here in Atlanta. But I’ve got gumbo simmering on the stovetop and a batch of fresh cookies. So all is well.

Anyway, here’s a couple of the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days.

Below the fold we’ve got: Microworld Games Releases New 6mm Fantasy Army, Ludus Magnus Studio start to show all the models in Nova Aetas’ box, Final Days for Dungeon Worlds Kickstarter from Acheson Creations, Britt Shotte – An Orcs in the Webbe Original Scenario Returns, New Aeronef Releases From Brigade Models, the latest update about Super Dungeon Explore, Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Industrial Spacecraft Corridors, The Lost Dungeons of Xon interactive e-module now up on Kickstarter, Happy Burger Bot free at The Ion Age, and Spectre Miniatures Technical Kickstarter Launches.

Microworld Games Releases New 6mm Fantasy Army

Microworld Games is proud to release our 12fth 6mm Fantasy army, the Wildland Aliance.

Ludus Magnus Studio start to show all the models in Nova Aetas’ box

From now to the Kickstarter start day we show to you all the models in the box of Nova Aetas!
The first is the Apprentice and our jaws hit the floor when we have seen the final version realized by Valerio Carbone aka KoraxArt … a masterpiece!

Final Days for Dungeon Worlds Kickstarter from Acheson Creations

Our sculptor has provided us with a couple more miniatures packs so we’re inserting one in at the $16,000.00 mark and another at $19,000.00.

Our newest set of tiles, DW1D, is nestled snugly between these two new figure sets and Unlocked at $17,500.00.

Once Unlocked, these items will be available as Add-Ons.
Every pledge over $100.00 gets all Unlocked Stretch Goals!

Thanks for your support

Britt Shotte – An Orcs in the Webbe Original Scenario Returns


Today sees the welcome return of an Orcs in the Webbe exclusive scenario from 2008. In “Britt Shotte” a desperate lack of black powder leads to a last gasp race to steal some from a lone Orcish Commissariat trooper and his pack mule. Will the Orc lads of Captain Knoll Gallowsger reach an oasis of dry powder, or in a blur will Captaine Demone Augburrne reach the mule first?

Written by Gavin Syme, Alternative Armies’creative manager, the scenario was the first of a regular series that featured the then-current release of a special limited edition miniature, in this case the Albion Commissariat.

New Aeronef Releases From Brigade Models


Today sees the release of some more models in the ever popular Aeronef range. This is a game that has been around for over a decade and a half but still has very strong sales every year.

The largest model in this release is the Austro-Hungarian von Parseval dig battleship – the resin-cast gasbag is over 4″ long, making it almost as large as the German Schleswig-Holstein.

The other two models come from the other side of the Atlantic, with the addition of the Tamandare torpedo cruiser and Paraná class frigate to the Brazilian fleet.

VAN-712 – von Parseval class Dig Battleship – £6.00
VAN-807 – Tamandare class Torpedo Frigate – £2.00
VAN-808 – Paraná class Frigate – £0.75

If you haven’t yet been seduced by the delights of Aeronef, we have a number of starter packs available with different fleets as an inexpensive way to introduce yourself to the game.

Super Dungeon Explore: Put Some Salt On It

For production, we’re still in a holding pattern with CNY. As we get news about the product that did leave before CNY we’ll let you know the week we do, as always!

Every Friday we spend some time in our general comments section answering questions and seeing what people want previewed next. We encourage you to pop on in one Friday and join us. Just watch out for ninjas! Today it was determined that it is time for previews of the Salt Pillar spawning point.

Heroic Maps – Modular Kit: Industrial Spacecraft Corridors

Heroic Maps

The set comprises 53 different tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations to produce abandoned spacecraft, an alien-infested colony, a drifting space hulk, a heavy freighter, a military facility, and industrial factory and much more.

The Lost Dungeons of Xon interactive e-module now up on Kickstarter

Lost Dungeons

Burning Yeti Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new style of roleplaying module, designed to work with multiple systems and loaded with innovative features that take advantage of the latest possibilities in e-Publishing. The campaign has already reached its funding goal and the entire module and its companion Digital Players Guide can be had for a pledge of as little as $1.

Happy Burger Bot free at The Ion Age


A new month and a new unique 15mm miniature free in every order of any size at The Ion Age. Not everything is military with us and this month we present the robotic waiter from the Happy Burger chain of eateries. Free ends 1st April. You can do a lot with this miniature I am sure. Click through for pictures and information.

Thanks for Reading.

Spectre Miniatures Technical Kickstarter Launches


We are pleased to announce that we are running a ‘mini’ Kickstarter to fund the development and production of a new vehicle!

Following on from the popularity of our highly regarded PMC technical, we would like you to help us bring this 1/50 scale militia technical to the market with a comprehensive range of weapons to mount on it and a number of accessories to make each one unique.

Whether you are a veteran warlord, mercenary boss, SOF commander, post apocalypse survivor or seasoned zombie hunter, this will be a great addition to your force!

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  • Sisyphus

    Gumbo? Sorry but where do you come from? I’ve seen so many “cajun” foods that growing up in Louisiana I never saw before in my life… so sorry if I am curious about what kind of gumbo you are cooking…

    Meh… I had my shrimp gumbo on Friday…

    • I was born in Chicago. Then lived in St. Louis for a long time. Now I’m in Atlanta.

      Today was my second time making gumbo. Last week I made crawfish gumbo. This week was chicken.

      • Sisyphus

        Maybe this should be done via PM… heh heh… anyways, do you make your own roux? Hope you do don’t go that way of that “creole” nonsense. Being able to make your own roux is a mark of knowledge but frankly most people around here just buy Savoie’s pre-made roux because it’s already done.

        Also don’t forget to put some boiled eggs in your basic chicken gumbo. One other trick is when you make your roux, right before it turns golden brown (i.e. finished) you put your onions into the roux… they flash cook and add an immediate taste to the roux… but if you do it too early you will get black crispy bits. It’s tricky with the timing but something you should aim for.

        I might recommend doing an okra (pronounced Oh-kree here) gumbo… chicken and maybe sausage added to it. Easy stuff.

        The master-class goes to the fellow who can make a Catfish Courtbillion (coo bee yohn). You’ll never be single if you can do this dish.

        I’ve never tried making boudin but that’s in the works one of these days.

        • I don’t mind sharing my cooking talk for all to see. When “hobbies” are your vocation, you need to find something else to be your hobby. So mine’s cooking.

          And yes, I do make my own roux. It’s the main reason I wanted to try and make gumbo, since I like trying out recipes with new and different techniques I’ve not used before (this past weekend was the 2nd time only that I’ve made the dish). Roux is like the caramel of the savory world. You take two ingredients and basically cook one until you get that deep, rich flavor out of it… without just burning it into charcoal. 😛

          And yeah, the onions and a bit of fresh garlic go in just as it’s turning from brick red to sort of a milk chocolate brown. Amazing how great the kitchen smells with just that in the pan.

          I’ve not heard of using boiled egg in the gumbo before. I’ll have to try that next time. For this batch, when it was at the “simmer for a while” phase, I half-submerged some chicken thighs in it to let them braise while the gumbo cooked. I’m happy to say it worked perfectly.

          The current gumbo recipe I have doesn’t call for okra (and despite living in Atlanta, it’s not as easy to find at the megamart as you might think), but I do want to try it at some point.

          And Court-bouillon is certainly something else on the “to make” list, as is boudin.

          • Sisyphus

            Mmmm… unfortunate about the Okra. The comment about garlic took me by surprise. I never used garlic in gumbo and asked around. No one seems to do that as far as the people I know. So you might try without it…

            The eggs bit is just boiled eggs that are put at the end before you serve your gumbo. Supposedly eggs is best in a seafood gumbo especially shrimp but I’ll be a renegade and say anytime is fine. You mash up the egg and I just like the texture of the boiled yolk. It thickens the gumbo a bit… one egg per bowl is the right way to go. Gumbo bowls are pretty humongous.

            You should also get some Tabasco peppers that are pickled in Vinegar… you can make you own but takes a year or so… and you put that for taste in your gumbo before you eat.

            Oh, and for meat I might suggest doing a turkey gumbo… seriously. And some people also put some potato salad in a side bowl (or against the edge inside the gumbo bowl) to eat with their gumbo especially chicken (not seafood).

            Heh… roux. Yeah, as a kid I stayed with the grandparents on weekends because the grandmother knew how to cook vastly better than my mom who was no slouch. Every Saturday morning she made a big pot of roux and bottled it for all her week’s usage. The whole house smelled of it.

            Maybe you don’t know but Acadians eat a lot of cornbread too. If I see that on a menu in a “Cajun” restaurant somewhere then I usually assume the owner is from Louisiana.