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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pwork: New Starbase Starter and Expansion Terrain Tiles Released

Pwork: Starbase Starter and Expansion: Pwork Space Tiles Set - Classic Pwork’s tiles set! We present the great Space Tiles Set designs: Starbase - Starter Set and Expansion - Starbase Set

Starbase - Starter Set is a paper-printable set, ideal for Science-Fiction settings, which includes a lot of modular tiles divided into squares of 2,5x2,5cm – 1x1'' suitable to recreate corridors, rooms and pressurized doors of a space station. This set offers the possibility of obtaining infinite combinations of Science-Fiction sceneries and maps, compatible with all major wargames, boardgames a role-playing games that use 25mm or 28mm miniatures, ensuring hours of fun among watertight doors, narrow corridors and claustrophobic rooms.

• 13 different tiles in high resolution (Starbase Starter Set)
• 21 different tiles in high resolution (Starbase Expansion Set)

Starbase - Starter Set can be used in combination with all others products of the Space Tiles category.
Expansion - Starbase Set is an expansion designed to expand, with the addition of new tiles, the Space Tiles product Starbase - Starter Set, and also the other products of the Space Tiles category. With this Tiles Set you can create huge space hulks, vast space stations and mazy futuristic complexes, for playing your battles at your favourite sci-fi roleplaying games with a great-looking realism. Play on these sets your futuristic battles, pass trough their corridors with your miniatures and shoot with all the weapons you have in whatever appears from behind a corner.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Spartan Games: The Dystopian World is Changing

Spartan Games: With new models and rules in development, we've been taking a look at how we make Dystopian Wars and Legions more easily available to our customers and players. Interesting changes are going to be made in the coming months and we're very excited to share them with you.

Dystopian Wars - Our stunning Victorian super-science fiction game is very important to us and to you, our customers, and we’ve been looking at how to make it even easier for new players to buy and start playing the game and for existing players to easily buy exactly what they want. This was reinforced by this year’s customer survey, with a large number of you citing your support of the game, and asking us for more support for the Dystopian World. You’ve seen the results of that with the recent blogs that we’ve published, and having spent time exploring different options, we’ve decided to make some changes that will mean the game is more accessible to both players and retailers alike.

We’re going to streamline the boxed sets that we make available to our retail channel, by scaling back what we ask retailers to purchase. We’re doing this in order to make it easier for retailers and distributors to stock the product line and more easily understand which items to carry. The upside of this for new players is that getting into the game will also be easier, with more direction being provided on what’s best to buy first. All of our two-player boxed sets, battle groups and items like rulebooks and gaming accessories will remain available to our sales channel. This will allow us to release new and exciting products to our channel sales partners, which can then make their way to your tabletop forces!

Everything else will continue to be available from our online store, and (here’s the best bit!) at much friendlier prices! We will be able to adjust the pricing down on these items because they will no longer need retail packaging or be priced to cater for trade discounts.  New players can get into the game with purchases at their local store.  Existing players can expand their collection with new nations and accessories from their local store, and then purchase more specialised upgrade models from us direct.

The range available for retailers will be focused on the core products making it easier for them to stock and sell, without the risk of carrying items that appeal to a smaller group of customers.  However, if a retailer has a lot of Dystopian Wars customers, they will be able to obtain the specialised upgrade products from us at a special discount so they can fulfil specific orders for their customers. These changes will be taking effect from the 31st October 2016.

We’re also going to be making key Dystopian Wars models available for sale individually. This will enable customers to have much more flexibility on how they expand their fleets. The options for customisation will be endless, meaning you can fine-tune your Dystopian Wars force with precision, creating an army that will lead you to victory every time!

Dystopian Legions is now four years old and whilst more niche, we know that it has a following every bit as dedicated as Dystopian Wars, albeit somewhat smaller.  We are changing how we sell the product line, and will do everything to continue supporting the game and its loyal players.

We have therefore decided that all of the Dystopian Legions product line will be available via mail order from our online store only, also taking effect from October 31st 2016. By selling it as an entirely mail order product line, we can make it easier for customers to expand their armies with individual models and lower pricing by not needing to cater for packaging or trade discounts. This is a bold move for Legions, but one that we feel will strengthen the game in the highly populated 28mm scale miniature gaming space in which it competes.

This is the start of a number of exciting changes for Dystopian Legions which will firmly put the gaming control in the hands of its players. The greater customisation of purchase options will allow gamers to choose exactly how they want to play with their miniatures, from small squad-based adventures to platoon level actions!

Warlord Games: New Judge Dredd Characters Released

Warlord Games released these new Judge Dredd Characters!

Ground Zero Games: Upcoming Science Fiction MoonGrunt Moon Jalopy Vehicle

Ground Zero Games: Hopefully the Moon Jalopy will be available at SELWG, along with a couple others.

Spartan Games: New Halo: Ground Command UNSC Scorpion and Covenant Wraith

Spartan Games: In our latest release for Halo: Ground Command we have turned our attention to two of the most eagerly awaited armoured vehicles from the Halo Universe: the UNSC Scorpion and Covenant Wraith.

Warploque Miniatures: Upcoming ArcWorlde - Troubles in the North - The Bull Sea Troll

Warploque Miniatures: The Bull Sea Troll - one of the many new and fearsome monsters being released for 'ArcWorlde - Troubles in the North'. Hitting Kickstarter on Friday the 30th of September!

Element Games: Discounted Games Workshop Genestealer Cult Miniatures - Necromunda Style

Element Games launched the pre-order of the new Games Workshop Warhammer 40K Genestealer Cult miniatures and codex! Check these excellent miniatures out and grab your own discounted sets here

You might also want to check our preview article of the upcoming Warhammer 40K Plastic Genestealer Cult Goliath and Goliath Rockgrinder vehicle model kits here

Northstar Miniatures: Frostgrave Forgotten Pacts Barbarian Expansion Pre-Order Launching Next Week

Northstar Miniatures: Don't Forget, the Nickstarter for Frostgrave 'Forgotten Pacts' begins a week today. To prepare yourself why not check our previews of the plastic and metal Frostgrave barbarians here

Vanguard Miniatures: Upcoming Kakapo and Skycrane Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft

Vanguard Miniatures: A new addition to the VTOL range will be this skycrane variant which should be out in a few months time.

Due to continuing issues with the fragile tail fins on these models I've commissioned a resculpt of the weak area which has now been fixed by beefing up the tail booms and extending the horizontal stabiliser forward to greatly strengthen the whole area whilst keeping the overall aesthetic of the designs. This means a re-print and new moulds so the kakapo and moa once sold out will not be back in stock until the new moulds are created. I know this is not ideal but the problem needed addressing if the models are to remain part of the range.

Myriad Miniatures: New Age of Tyrants Soldiers and Vehicles

Myriad Miniatures previewed these printed models of their upcoming 6mm Age of Tyrants soldiers and vehicles. Looking excellent, if you want to check the quality of the finished resin models, make sure to check our review here which was written during the Kickstarter.

Thomarillion: New Fantasy Dwarven Gate Released

Thomarillion released this resin fantasy Dwarven Gate.

Sprue Grey: New The Golden D6 - Online Hobby Magazine Issue Seven Reviewed!

Looking to expand your wargame knowledge, learn of the best painters and most talented wargame bloggers? Search no further as Sprue Grey has just released their new The Golden D6 - hobby magazine issue filled with an amazing collection of hobby articles!

The Golden D6 is an online wargame hobby magazine created by Sprue Grey led by Adam Jones supported by a whole host of talented wargame bloggers of which many names may sound familiar to you. Succesfully gathering the coolest online miniature content in one place. They offer you the best wargame articles in one nicely edited magazine. Just as with our similar review of the previous The Golden D6 - Issue Six - Tutorial issue we decided to check out this issue and show you some of the cool wargame hobby content.

Check our thorough review here and sample the content yourself

Nexus Miniatures: New Superheroes - The Morrow Men Miniatures Unlocked

Nexus Miniatures: Four gifted young people turned Adventurers, sent back in time by Professor Carl Morrow to help the (by then missing) Future Force. 'The Morrow Men' Nicholas, Sammie, Peter, and Liz - perfect for Retro Science Fiction, Spy-Fi, & Cult-TV Gaming. Pre-Order Price £16.50! (RRP £19.00). Sculpted by the Great Carl Stoelzel!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Baueda: New 15mm Late Republican Roman Miniature Range

Baueda: Alea iacta est! It's done! Just in case you missed it, make sure to check out our fabulous new 15mm Late Republican Roman range! The conquest of Gaul, the invasion of Britain, the Civil War, Spartacus revolt! Caesar, Anthony, Pompey, Crassus, Sertorius: a well researched, high quality and comprehensive range for the most exciting period of Roman history! Check them here

Printable Armies: Printable 28mm Tabletop Gaming Miniatures Kickstarter Launched

Printable Armies: Printable Armies is an all-new modular miniature printing system for 28mm tabletop gaming designed to be printed on home 3D printers.

Wargaming has always been expensive, and this fact has led to sidelining mass combat games into skirmish rules. It has restricted new players dismayed at having to pay $500 plus to field a meaningful army. Now what if we could field regiments of models for ten cents per figure? If your next figure was ready faster than you could paint? Its time to put the gaming back into wargaming! Interested in checking out this Kickstarter - click here


Mantic Games: Star Saga - The Sci-fi Dungeon Crawler Kickstarter Launched and Funded

Mantic Games: Star Saga, the science fiction dungeon crawler featuring everyone's favourite intergalactic transdimensional bounty hunter Blaine, is now available to back on Kickstarter… and it reached its $100,000 goal in less than two hours, so a big thanks to everyone that has backed so far.

Just in case you've been under a meteorite for the past few days, Star Saga, is the successor to our 2014 release, Dungeon Saga, and features exciting story-driven elements and immersive game scenarios. Set in the Warpath Universe, Star Saga will see players guide a team of mercenaries through a heavily guarded compound in an effort to retrieve a cache of stolen technology. Players will encounter powerful aliens, mutated monsters, and be forced to make fateful choices as the story takes unexpected twists and turns. Check the full Kickstarter here

You can download the Star Saga alpha rules, if you fancy taking them for a spin at home, or you can watch a full play through video of mission two (with proxy components, we hasten to add) over on the Mantic Blog… perhaps get a cup of tea ready for that one, as it's an hour long. After funding, we're already working our way towards the first stretch goal, which is some fantastic 3D scenery, such as computer terminals and a containment tank, that will all be unlocked when we reach $130,000. All the Early Bird pledges have sold out but you can still get involved for $100, so make sure you take a look at the Kickstarter page and let's start knocking down those stretch goals.

Onslaught Miniatures: Upcoming 6mm Human Infantry and Xenomites Aliens Concept Artwork

Onslaught Miniatures previewed these upcoming 6mm science fiction Human Infantry minaitures and the artwork for their upcoming Xenomites Aliens!

Vanguard Miniatures: 6mm Science Fiction Novan Elite Infantry

Vanguard Miniatures updated their pre-order section with the following 6mm science fiction Novan Elite Infantry miniatures. Check them all here

Sprue Grey: Wargame Hobby Magazine - The Golden D6 Tutorial Issue Seven Reviewed!

Looking to expand your wargame knowledge, learn of the best painters and most talented wargame bloggers? Search no further as Sprue Grey has just released their new The Golden D6 - hobby magazine issue filled with an amazing collection of hobby articles!

The Golden D6 is an online wargame hobby magazine created by Sprue Grey led by Adam Jones supported by a whole host of talented wargame bloggers of which many names may sound familiar to you. Succesfully gathering the coolest online miniature content in one place. They offer you the best wargame articles in one nicely edited magazine. Just as with our similar review of the previous The Golden D6 - Issue Six - Tutorial issue we decided to check out this issue and show you some of the cool wargame hobby content.

The Golden D6 - Issue Seven - 

The Golden D6 is an online wargame magazine which can be easily bought and downloaded from the Sprue Grey website as a portable document format also better known as PDF. After a quick registration you can be reading the lastest issue and exploring the lastest wargame content in less than five minutes.

"Well, it's that time again! The Golden D6 Issue 7 is out! This one is special. Not because of the number, more that it represents the anniversary of the magazine being published. It's been twelve months of publishing a monthly magazine. Seven issues in. It's a work in progress ... In Issue Seven you'll find the usual array of different games and hobby tutorials. If you've got the chance, I highly recommend checking out Blast Pistol. It's a quick and easy sci-fi skirmish game, as you'll see in the battle report from Dorkside Cookies." Editor Adam Jones

Full content of this issue

- LOS Block terrain for Sci-fi wargames like Warhammer 40000 and Infinity
- Tales from Westruna from Rex Foote
- Dorkside Cookies introduce us to Blast Pistol from Nordic Weasel Games
- Jolt Games awesome Batman Miniatures Game battle report
- Karl Turner-Howe’s cool Beyond the Gates of Antares painting guide for Ghar Assault Suits
- Pawel at Path of an Outcast brings us this amazingly detailed Kings of War Battle Report
- KrautScientist second part to “Grimdark Glamour” or Enhanced Miniature Photography.
- The Lost and the Very Damned go screaming down the dusty highway in the last of the V8s!
- Terrain by Stefan. ‘Nuff said!
- Tom Damin’s X-wing hobby guide.

X-Wing: A Hobbyists guide! - The first article that caught my attention was written by wargamer Tom Damin and guides you through converting and re-painting Star Wars X-Wing miniatures. Strange but true finally managed to play my first game this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed the game. So highly recommended if you haven't played this game yet.

As mentionned above, Tom talks you through repainting and converting the miniature spaceships to create unique space vessels or custom fighters.  Although these come pre-painted at a very nice standard, they are often not unique so painting duplicate fighters in different colors can really add to the gameplay and background of your fighting force. Won't be re-painting mine but the article gave a nice inside in possible modifications or conversions such damaged vessels or even adding lights! Next to this some great pictures of nice Star Wars X-Wing miniatures so what's not to like!

How fast you wanna go? - Venture into the world of Mad Max and Car Wars as this article guides you through converting diecast metal vehicles into vehicles of total wasteland mayhem! This particular article was written by Stuart Bannister and contains information of how to convert your cars with milliput, green stuff and all sorts of assorted bits and pieces. Filled with pictures of a cool convention game named Death Race and pictures of different converted vehicles for inspiration.

Terrain By Stefan - One of my favorites as I love casting and making terrain is this article by Stefan. Stefan tells about his venture to create unique terrain pieces from sculpey and other materials and casting them using resin in sillicone/ plaster moulds. Really neatly explained with pictures of each step making this a fool proof guide. Never though of using cheap plaster to decrease the use of expensive sillicone. Really recommended if you're looking to cast your own terrain pieces for private or commercial purposes.

The Conclusion

Editor Adam Jones again managed to gather a nice collection of useful wargame hobby articles ranging from comic style battle reports to tutorials and reviews. The three articles mentionned in my review were my personal favorites as they cover my main hobby interests and I'm confident there's something in The Golden D6 - Issue Seven for every wargamer, miniature painter and model soldier hobbyist. Again highly recommended!

Interested in grabbing the latest issue of The Golden D6 by Sprue Grey, make sure to support this quality magazine by buying your copy in their online store for only 5.95AUD.  Check the previous individual issues below or grab the discounted yearly subscription or bundle deals. Check this latest issue here and check our exclusive discount code below!

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Disclaimer - We received this magazine for free from Sprue Grey for reviewing purposes. Please note that this doesn't influence our review as we always strive to supply you with our own independent and honest opinion about the wargame products reviewed.

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Multiverse Gaming: Versatiles - New Dark City Range

Multiverse Gaming: Versatiles: Dark City range is live! Get yours today - Check it here