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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Mark Alexander: Peacekeepers is a 4X Inspired Game Set in a Near-Future World. A *Peace-Em-Up* Preventing Civilian Deaths, by Restraint with Mechs. Check the Kickstarter here
Peacekeepers ™ is a strategically detailed tabletop game for 1-5 players. Peacekeepers tells the story of 5 factions seeking to bring peace and stability to a war torn nation. Peace must be created without using the factions greatest assets, overwhelming fire-power and military strength. Peacekeepers thus is a delicate balance of strategy, public relations and manoeuvring.
Sometimes the hardest strategy game of all is about how to not fight. Sometimes not using tactics is harder than using tactics. This is a board game about peacekeeping, and not using weapons, as opposed to traditional conflict type games. A war game of world peace. This is the setting of Peacekeepers.
Pen and Sword Books released the Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook by John Lambshead and Rick Priestley. Learn new game mechanisms and gain new insights for designing your own unique wargame rules!
Unlike chess or backgammon, tabletop wargames have no single, accepted set of rules. Most wargamers at some point have had a go at writing their own rules and virtually all have modified commercially available sets to better suit their idea of the ideal game or to adapt favourite rules to a different historical period or setting. But many who try soon find that writing a coherent set of rules is harder than they thought, while tweaking one part of an existing set can often have unforeseen consequences for the game as a whole. Now, at last, help is at hand.
Veteran gamer and rules writer John Lambshead has teamed up with the legendary Rick Priestley, creator of Games Workshop’s phenomenally successful Warhammer system, to create this essential guide for any would-be wargame designer or tinkerer. Rick and John give excellent advice on deciding what you want from a wargame and balancing ‘realism’ (be it in a historical or a fantasy/sci-fi context) with playability. They discuss the relative merits of various mechanisms (cards, dice, tables) then discuss how to select and combine these to handle the various essential game elements of turn sequences, combat resolution, morale etc to create a rewarding and playable game that suits your tastes and requirements.
By John Lambshead, Rick Priestley
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Published: 5th September 2016
Check this new Tabletop Wargames: A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook here at Pen and Sword Books for only £11.99. Create your own wargames, suited to your own taste and requirements!
Pwork Wargames: Classic Pwork’s gaming mat! We present the great game mat design: Ice Planet. Star Wars Hoth or Frostgrave Fellstad?
The Game Mat Ice Planet is a PVC or Cloth made rollable terrain mat, ideal for wargames, in size 4x6’ (122x183cm), 4x4’ (122x122cm), 3x3’ (92x92cm), 3x6' (92x183cm), representing the scenery of a frozen world, where frost and snow reign supreme. The Wargame Mat Ice Planet offers the possibility of setting battles between armies of miniatures among ice storms, snow fields and sub-zero temperatures. The mat is a perfect Science-Fiction setting for futuristic game play! Are you ready to battle?
Mad Robot Miniatures: Mad Robot has completed their move and is celebrating with a weekend of kick ass prices!
Warlord Games: To celebrate our 9th Birthday, for a limited time, we are offering free standard postage. So what are you waiting for… dive on in!
And what great timing we shout! With the year speeding by its time to start thinking about exactly what you’re going to buy your loved ones over the festive period (and – more importantly – how many Avenger Skimmers or Tigers you’re going to ask for, for yourself… right?!)
…but if you’re struggling to think exactly what to ask the better half/Santa for, and are not yet fully decided… or perhaps you’re looking for a suitable present for a partner, and don’t quite know where to start? Well then don’t despair! We’ve got you covered… Wishlists and Gift Cards are now up and running in the webstore, and we have a few Gift Suggestions below as well…
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Vexillia: North Africa Card Game In Development - The fertile mind of Neal Reid has produced yet another new card game! This time it's a WWII strategy game for the North African campaign entitled "This Hard & Calcined Earth".
The title is a quotation from the beginning of episode 8 of the famous Thames TV series "World At War". Well worth seeing if you haven't seen it already. The game itself has been developed and we are now working on the design of the cards. Prior to the launch of the game we will be releasing the rules for the game as a free download. If you'd like to receive updates and the latest news about this game by email subscribe to our pre-release newsletter here
Alternative Armies: Flintloque 3rd edition! All print books and 28mm starter packs are now in stock and on special offer plus for the first time ever all the books are now digital downloads too!
Alternative Armies has priced the download books at twenty percent less than print and you get them straight after placing your order. We also now have a mighty all book bundle for download that gets you the whole range. If you have been thinking about getting into Flintloque this is your time. Offers open until end of October. Click through for more. Thanks. GBS
Heroic Maps: We've released two new expansions to our Modular Kit: Town range. Modular Kit: Town - Church & Library comprises 4 different tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations with maps from the Modular Kit: Town range. Modular Kit: Town - Tavern & Town Guard comprises 5 different tiles that can be printed multiple times and arranged in limitless combinations with maps from the Modular Kit: Town range.
GCT Studios released this Bushido Plague Rats and Sho.
Diehard Miniatures: One for the road?! Another new sculpt for the Diehard Miniatures Kickstarter, come check it out here
Northstar Miniatures' Frostgrave Forgotten Pacts pre-order unlocked the barbarian mage miniatures and revealed the next spend goal announced as Failing wretches. Visit the pre-order here
EZpainter released their succesfully Kickstarter funded Cretacea: The game of gargantuan survival wargame rules on The Wargame Vault.
Cretacea is the pinnacle of dinosaur skirmish wargames, donned as the "Game of gargantuan survival" it does what it says on the tin, throwing you into the arena of the cretaceous period of earths history which was populated by some of the most formidable animals of all time!
The cretaceous period of earth’s history was a fruitful and inspiring era full of magical creatures. It has long been my intention to bring these beasts to the table top in a survival based game.
Why survival?...because Cretacea is not just about fight and destroy objectives, it employs the use of roaring and grazing, barging and stomping among a plethora of other genre specific actions that make the game unique. Cretacea is mainly inspired by nature documentaries and the way in which they depict the characters of the ancient world, fighting to eat, grow and survive!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Wayland Games: Painting Miniatures From Angel Giraldez Masterclass Volume 2 Book - Discounted Pre-Order with Limited Miniature
Wayland Games: Love Infinity? Want to improve your painting skills? The new Masterclass Volume from Ángel Giráldez is packed full of tips and techniques to support you in continuing to improve your miniature painting skills. Don't miss out on the Limited Edition Yu Jing Imperial Agent, yours when you pre-order before November 14th! Grab yours here today
Ángel Giráldez Masterclass Volume 2 is a painting tutorial guide complementary to the first volume. This present volume explains new techniques and tips through hundreds of pictures of the painting process, which will help painters to continually improve their miniature painting skills. The Masterclasses section includes tutorial guides about how to paint all the different Infinity armies, in addition to detailing which colours Ángel used to paint the official Infinity colour patterns. If you are a fan of the Infinity universe, or if you are a painter who wants to improve, then this new volume will be an illuminating resource.
So take your paints and brushes, and enjoy alongside Ángel this new step of the miniature painting hobby world. This is a beautiful A4 book containing 152 full colour pages full of guides and techniques. One Masterclass guide supplied in English. All pre orders placed before November 14th will receive a limited Edition miniature, the Yu Jing Imperial Agent: Crane Rank. Now available for discounted pre-order here
Deep-Cut Studio: New game mat release! It is our hats off to the great game Dropfleet Commander by Hawk Wargames.
To celebrate the release of the game we have just launched a dedicated game mat designed for it. A trio of mats will launch, and first one off is the Orbital Earth design. Great visuals with stunning details await you, not to mention the choice of pvc, cloth of mousepad (neoprene) materials for your mat. Check out our gallery for more eye-candy!
15mm.co.uk: The classic 15mm monsters into resin project at 15mm.co.uk is now complete! Thanks everyone from our team as we welcome back the last monster which is HOT7 Giant one of our most popular packs. With a stone topped club and a torn off door as a shield he is a superb model. Plus 15% off him and the grand dragon until the end of the month too. Click through for more images and information. Thanks. GBS
Small Terrain Miniature Scenery has launched their Kickstarter to fund the further development of their business and allowing you to buy affordable and interesting terrain bundles.
Here at Small Terrain, we produce high quality miniature tabletop and wargaming terrain and scenery from 6mm to 28mm scale. We hand craft original pieces in resin, MDF, and polyester rubber. With the money raised from this Kickstarter we hope to be able to improve our studio and resources in order for the business to continue to grow. We have a wide range of hand crafted scenery that can be used across all genres and styles of gaming. Our terrain is diverse, so can be painted and arranged to fit any theme or game. From Frostgrave to Lord of the Rings, or Bolt Action to Warhammer 40K. Our terrain is even perfect for Roleplaying games to create your own dungeons, mazes or ruins.
You can support this great venture here on Kickstarter by pledging for some nice terrain pieces while also supporting this small business to expand their production and range.
Slave 2 Gaming: This week see’s the release of the new range from Mike Broadbent into the Slave 2 Gaming dungeon, the Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest range.
Forge World and Games Workshop previewed this huge highly detailled resin Warhammer Age of Sigmar Khornate Dragon!
Paranoid Miniatures: Final image from Raul of the Wildborn faction all together, we have to say we are really happy with how they have turned out. Enjoy