Well, that is a wrap...no Nomad love this month.
Let me know what you think!
Corvus Belli has sent word that we should be prepared for what comes next...
Looking to start a Combined Army Sectorial Force? Here you have the Onyx Contact Force...12 miniatures giving you a competitive ITS legal army list. You can pre-order it from The War Store discounted from $107.94 for $89.99 USD.
The new unit box will give you everything needed for a Fireteam of Medium Infantry for the Shock Army of Acontecimento. The Bagh Mari troopers are well equipped...which the Combined Army considers well seasoned (for their taste) jungle fighters. Yeah, I went there. (4 miniatures per box)
Bashi Bazouks (w/ Boarding Shotgun) are mercs in the Sultan's service. Fitted for air insertion and equipped with a Holoprojector they just might be problematic for your opponents. (1 miniature per blister)
As a non-Combined Army person...I get the feeling that the Combined Army is getting a lot of love this month. Xeodron Batroids (I know there is a hemrroids joke in there somewhere)...are a new profile and now box for your Combined Army force. Considered by many to the epitome of destruction of the Ur Hegemony. (2 miniatures per box)
Kosuil Assault Pioneers (w/ Boarding Shotgun)...just in case Tohaa players were feeling left out. What you get is an expert in demolitions and assault tactics...and who doesn't love blowing stuff up!?! Oh...look...they come with a Panzerfaust as well...yay. (1 miniature per blister)
Well, that is a wrap...no Nomad love this month.
Let me know what you think!
A while back, I did a short blurb on Tabletop World's latest edition...the Town Gate. Recently they added some pieces which would allow you to finish out your town wall...for a pretty penny. The two pictures below show the Town Gate with the new Town Walls put together.
There is no denying how visually impressive this setup is, the 474€ ($526.87 USD) is a considerable chunk of change. While I will concede that Tabletop World does put out some of the finest scenery to be found anywhere, that even for me, this is simply eye candy and inspiration. With a great deal of time and effort a person could create something within the realm of this with Bruce Hirst's molds...specifically the Rubble Panel Mold # 252 and Rubble Bridge Mold #259 (found here). When you take $58 for those 2 molds compared to the price tag for this setup...let alone what one's better half would say upon discovering what you had done...the choice is clear (for me at least).
For those of you who can afford such a beauty, I would encourage you to indulge yourselves and feel free to invite me over to play a game or two! :-)
As always feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below!
As I patiently wait for my Glowforge Laser Cutter to be completed...and I do mean patiently...I can't help but feel a mix of envy and amazement when I see what other people are creating. Take for example, Impudent Mortal and their Tudor Inn. This three story beast is 19 inches long by 11 inches wide and 11 inches tall footprint. Included with the building are 2 large tables, 4 medium tables and 8 small tables.
Of course, the interior is accessible as well which makes it equally suited for RPGs as it is for skirmish level fantasy games. I would like to point out that the roof and the 3rd can be removed, meaning that the 1st floor is accessed via the 2nd floor. When assembling this kit it would probably be advisable to leave the 2nd floor off until the 1st floor is painted. I also have some nagging questions about how the 2nd floor impacts accessing the 1st floor.
It has a $95 USD price tag, which is not the cheap part of town. On the plus side if you get your order up to $150 USD, its free shipping for domestic orders. The Tudor Inn is certainly going to be a center piece of any gaming table.
Don't be shy! Sound off let me know what you think. Is this sort of building that demands to be on your gaming table?
July 28th is fast approaching and with it the release of Frostgrave: Into the Breeding Pits.
This new supplement for Frostgrave entices warbands into a network of catacombs, sewers and dungeons beneath the frigid surface of the Frozen City. Within the warrens the Beastcrafters dwelled and plied their trade, creating deadly hybrids...many of which are said to still roam the labrynith to this day. We are promised new scenarios, treasures, soldiers and creatures as well as rules for traps and secret passages.
Obviously I have to get into gear with Frostgrave Friday videos on my YouTube channel. Hopefully I will get to feeling better and be able to make some headway on that front.
Yes, the Sd Kfz 251/9 Ausf A (Stummel) Half-track...in this case the new plastic kit available from Warlord Games for the 28mm WW2 game Bolt Action. This is the vehicle that my German forces have been waiting for. The Stummel mounts a 75mm L/24 low velocity gun, which for Bolt Action is a light howitzer. Artillery is the king of battle in the 20th century and the same holds true in Bolt Action. Having a self-propelled artillery piece, even a light one, gives your force considerable punch.
The kit itself is a plastic model, which if it is based off the other Sd Kfz 251's (and I have no reason to think other wise), means that you have a relatively easy model to put together. The hull comes in three parts (top, interior bottom and drive train bottom) and best of all (at least for me) is that the tracks and interleaved road wheels come as a single piece. I still have bad memories of 20mm tank track assemblies for Battalions in Crisis.
The photo below is not the 251/9...instead it is one from the Late War Panzergrenadiers box set, which is a 251/1 Ausf D.
The linked article gives you the stats for this vehicle as well as their deal for a 2,000 point Panzergrenadier Force which includes a command 320/20 Hanomag with a 37mm PAK AT gun.
As with all open topped, light vehicles it is important to have keen situational awareness as this vehicle is not heavily armored by any stretch of the imagination.
Printable Scenery has just started another Kickstarter, this time for their Apocalypse Ruins. This covers three different sets of buildings...
Stone Ruins: this impressive set of 100 pieces (only half displayed in the picture below) will allow you to construct a plethora of ruins and dungeons.
WWII Ruins is comprised of a modular french farm house, modular ruined farm house and a modular trench system, it will also include stretch goals 2, 5, and 8. The important point to remember is that you can scale these for whatever scale you desire. For myself, I will be using these as 28mm buildings for Bolt Action. Being able to print any number of these buildings and trench sections will allow me to fill out a game table with relative ease and expense.
Finally there is the Gothic Sci-Fi Ruins, a 14 piece set will include a rework of the Imperial Armory and includes stretch goals 3, 6 and 9.
Having backed their Winterdale 2 Kickstarter and purchasing additional pieces, I can say that they are a pleasure to do business with and their pieces are superb. Not only are they priced incredibly inexpensive, they are detailed inside and out, but they print beautifully!
I am proudly fully backing this campaign!
Warlord Games has put together some optional rule for Air Dropped Reinforcements for Bolt Action. If you are not familiar with Bolt Action it is a 28mm WW2 rule set that has a decided lighter game system then many others (i.e. Battalions in Crisis). It covers both paratroopers and glider troops with the usual light touch we have come to know Bolt Action for. Those of us who have desired recreating portions of Operation Market-Garden these rules may just be what the doctor ordered!
Airborne forces made their mark during World War 2 and I am appreciative that Warlord Games is making these rules available for free!
As a fan of Darksword Miniatures, I have a fair number of their minis and now I have reason to get some more!
Top to bottom, left to right...
Ancient wizard with staff ($9.99)
Elf warrior with sword ($9.99)
Dragonkin rogue ($9.99)
Female dragonkin mage ($9.99)
Demonkin fighter/mage ($9.99)
Book wyrm - dragon diorama set ($89.99)
These are just some of the new additions added to the overall horde that is available from Darksword Miniatures.
Let me know what you think or if you know of a miniature company that deserves some recognition!
GameCraft Miniatures has a good selection of modern buildings in the 28mm variety that I think are pretty cool.
Starting off we have the Parking Structure, Ground Floor. a 17 1/2" by 17 1/2" footprint, serving as the base for what can be structure as large as your wallet can afford. At a minimum all you need is the ground floor and the top floor, however it would seem a pity to not at least get one middle floor. Each level runs $19.80 USD and is laser cut MDF.
From top left...Ground Floor, Top Floor, Ground & Top Floor, Middle Floor. What is pictured is the 15mm version the 28mm version is identical simply larger.
The 28mm 7-11 Store (Complete) has a 13.46" by 14.33" footprint, this includes the store, gas station and base for a price tag of $45.10 USD. This is also available as just the store.
If you are looking for something different they do have a line of Middle Eastern and African style buildings, such as the Blackhawk Down Target Building. This beast has a 26.89" by 21.29" footprint with the highest section being 8.59" tall. To facilitate transport it can be built as four units. They have a YouTube assembly video to assist with construction. The building has an equally impressive price tag, running at $127.05 USD.
As always, let me know what you think in the comments!
Jed, at Antenociti's Workshop, has been quietly working away on his new line of Drop Shops for Infinity the Game. The specifics of how much they are going to cost and when they are going to be available are still...nebulous. However we do have some sneak peaks at how they are coming together...at least two of them.
This is the Deluxe version of TOPOs Super-Hawk Drop-Ship.
The Azure Dragon for the Yu-Jing!
Every faction in the game is going to get their very own ship, how soon is an emphatic "not soon enough!"
Sound off, what do you think about these two drop ships?
I am MacAttack001...Gamer, Maker, Writer, Artist.