As for us here at TGN, it's another Sunday. So as my arm heals from getting my werebear tattoo colored in and my roux for the gumbo I'm making starts to brown, here's another set of bite-sized stories we collected over the last few days.
In this batch we have: 1p40k Beginner's Guide & One Page Rules Anniversary, some more editions of The Fiver from The Meeple Mechanic, New Armada accessories from CorSec Engineering, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Stoelezel's Structures launches the Underlooked Inn, New Angry EON Mini from Hitech Miniatures, and Final Day for Olleys Armies Scrunt Empire on Kickstarter.
1p40k Beginner's Guide & One Page Rules Anniversary
Today we are celebrating the one year anniversary of OPR, but first we have a new and exciting update for you!
When we started OPR one of our main goals was to create a simple and fast way for veterans gamers to introduce new people into the hobby, and we thought that only they would find our rules, and then they could “hand-hold” newbies through the first steps of playing a miniatures wargame. What we had not predicted however was just how many novice gamers would find our rules and start playing without the aid of a veteran gamer.
Whilst we are very happy to see newbies take initiative, we understand that learning a wargame by yourself can be very hard, especially when you have never played one before. In order to help novice gamers out today we are introducing the 1p40k Beginner’s Guide.
The Beginner’s Guide is a 10 page explanation of the 1p40k core rules, plus an introduction to basic wargaming mechanics such as how to move miniatures or roll-off. It takes players through every step of the gaming process with pictures and explanations, and generally reads like a “complete” ruleset.
The Fiver with Kevin Bishop on Designing Norsaga
Hello, travellers! My name is Kevin Bishop and I’m one half of the Bishop twins, along with my brother Matthew. We grew up in Germany and Maryland as homeschooled classmates, building worlds when we’re not doing homework. Professionally, we’ve both landed in engineering disciplines, but our hearts are in gaming. Matthew likes everything from Panic Station to Sentinels of the Multiverse, while I’m drawn to the freeform madness of Dungeon World.
The Fiver with Paul Peterson from the Titan Series
Hello! I’m Paul Peterson. I’m a game designer, and you may know me from such games as Smash Up, Guillotine, and Unexploded Cow.
I got my start as a designer at Wizards of the Coast, working on Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and about a dozen other CCGs. Since then I’ve bounced back and forth between digital and physical games working on MMOs, facebook and mobile games, and of course board and card games.
New Armada accessories from CorSec Engineering
CorSec Engineering has release a full set of accessories for Star Wars -Armada.
Range Ruler - Price $8.99
Fighter Movement Ruler - Price $8.99
Fighter Activation Slider Set - $5.99
Command Dial Set - Price $2.99
Objective Marker Set - Price $5.99
Shield Dial Set - Price $2.99
Ship Dial - Price $4.99
Location Marker Set - Price $4.99
Repair Command Token - Price $2.99
Squadron Command Token - Price $2.99
Concentrate Fire Tokens - Price $2.99
Navigation Command Tokens - Price $2.99
Turn Dial - Price $2.99
Deluxe Turn Dial - Price $14.99
As a limited time special replace all the components in the core set for a discounted price.
Core Set Upgrade Kit - Price $74.99 (over $87 separately)
Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor
PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that Oddzial Osmy’s new 3mm releases are now in stock.
SA-6115 MT-LBM 6MB (15 pcs) - MT-LB with 30mm gun
SA-6116 SA-15 Gauntlet (9K330 Tor) (15 pcs) - short range SAM system
MN-636 M41-DK1 (15 pcs) - Danish modified Walker Bulldog tank
UK-636 Land Rover 101FC (15 pcs) - small 4x4 truck
US-693 M60 AVLB (5+5+5 pcs) - assault bridge on M60 tank chassis
US-694 AV-8B Harrier II (8 pcs) - VTOL ground attack aircraft
FR-623 AMX VTT (15 pcs) - APC on AMX-13 tank chassis
CH-615 PTL-02 TD & PLL-05 SPM (7+7 pcs) - wheeled tank destroyer and self-propelled mortar
WWH-6110 PzKpfw II Ausf. L Luchs (15 pcs) - German light recon tank
WUS-649 P-51D Mustang (8 pcs) - 'bubble-top' version of this famous fighter
Stoelezel's Structures launches the Underlooked Inn
“Some places are like people: some shine, and some don’t”
Welcome to the Underlooked Inn. The hotel was built in 1970 by first generation immigrant Vito Lorenzo. His ties with the Lorenzo crime family were far from secret. The grand opening was held on New year’s eve 1970 and was attended by many politicians and top crime figures. The hotel was closed in 1974 after it was raided while a top Mafia meeting was being held on the premises. This raid resulted in the arrest and incarceration of Joe "the butcher" Lorenzo, and sky rocketed the Hotel into world news, and scared away all business.
The hotel was reopened in 1979 under new management. Hoping to distance the hotel from its sketchy past, the new owners sought out This landmark building has, over the years, has been home to many sports, film, and Tv stars. Its most famous resident being the now missing union boss frank Kelly who is rumored to be a permanent resident in the hotels concrete foundation.
In this project you will find the images and instructions needed to construct the 30 by 24 inch hotel out of 5 mm thick foamcore (not included). Comes with ground floor, middle floor and rooftop plans. Build as many floors as you like, for one impressive high rise.
All our projects are designed with gaming inside your terrain as first priority. And like all other Stoelzel’s Structures projects, our units come fully furnished you will find pages of furniture and decorations needed to set up the interior of this two screen theater. Even more, we’ve thrown in ground tiles to build an expansive parking lot around the Hotel. Big enough to be its own skirmish board, or place alongside our existing and compatible line of ground tiles and buildings.
New Angry EON Mini from Hitech Miniatures
BERSERKERS ArchFather "Angry EON"
Multipart ( 12 pieces) 28mm scale miniature represent "Angry EON" - Powerful ArchFAther of Berserkers army.
This is a high quality resin miniature, which comes unpainted and requires assembly.
Feet to eyeline dimension: 50mm
1) Body 2) Left arm 3) halberd 4) halberd back blade 5) halberd torch 6) Right hand with carcass 7) left shoulderpad 8) right shoulderpad 9) left hand decorations 10) right hand decorations 11) spikes 12)scenic base
Final Day for Olleys Armies Scrunt Empire on Kickstarter
We are in the final hours of Olleys Armies Kickstarter "Armies of the Scrunt Empire", the campaign has seen stretchgoal after stretchgoal reached and more than 80 miniatures are now unlocked!
All the miniatures in this Kickstarter have been sculpted by Bob Olley, of Iron Claw GW Squats fame, they will be moulded and cast by Griffin Moulds Ltd renowned for their top quality castings .
There's still time to join in , just visit our Kickstarter project now to view all the rewards and make a pledge.