Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tiny Battle Publishing: Rifles in the Ardennes Solitaire Boardgame

Tiny Battle Publishing: "You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terrors. Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.”  - Winston Churchill

The quiet, frosted hills painted with ancient woods which characterized the Belgian Ardennes were rattled and thundered to life as they became the setting for one of the most renowned battles in all of history. Rifles in the Ardennes recreates the tense action that characterized Ardennes in a unique single-player format.  Designer and Artist Gottardo Zancani has replaced the literal map typical of World War II games with a stylized track, allowing for endless customization of the battlefield.  

 A simple solitaire system allows the recreation of small combat engagements (five to ten units per side) over a bevy of scenarios. Blind chit draws and die rolls, combined with artfully crafted charts create an impressive “artificial intelligence,” embuing the game with a true fog of war. The rules are generic enough to cover many periods and genres (the World Wars, Classical Battles, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and more), but the units (American, German, and Russian) and scenarios are specific to the European theatre of World War II, focusing on the years 1942-1944. A fast paced and exciting solitaire World War II game, Rifles in the Ardennes offers electrifying combat action in a tiny package. Available here at The Wargame Vault at a nice discount

Cool Mini or Not: New Wrath of Kings Fantasy Characters

Cool Mini or Not released these new Wrath of Kings characters!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Otherworld Miniatures: New Fantasy Characters Previewed

Otherworld Miniatures previewed these new miniatures.

The Ion Age: Tohlic Crawlers Early Supporter Offers Until 30th October!

The Ion Age: Three different Early Supporter Offers on the mighty 15mm Tohlic Armoured Crawler are here! Get five free Veteran troopers in all three offers, free shipping on two of the offers and choose from one, five or even ten vehicles with greater savings at each level. 

I want to thank everyone for their custom and for their kind words since last week on Michal's first vehicle design. All orders will ship 30th October 2017 worldwide and you get Reward Points on every order (new customers get 100 Points free when they get an account) plus if you are an IonFan with points accumulated you can use them on these offers too. Fantastic! Click through here for more and also see as detailed blog post too. Thanks. GBS

Fireforge Games: New Plastic Knights of Albion Previewed

Fireforge Games previewed some assembled plastic fantasy Knights of Albion which will soon be sold in boxed sets. These miniatures are based on their historical knights but with added plastic weapons, helmets and armour.

Games Workshop: New Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Miniature Boardgame Pre-Order

Games Workshop launched the discounted pre-order for their brand new Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Miniature Boardgame. Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire is an action-packed combat game for two players. Build your warband, construct your deck, and defeat your rivals.

Shadespire was once a city of wonder and magic, a mercantile metropolis whose rulers defied death, to the fury of Nagash. This fury was made manifest in something worse than destruction – drawing upon the mysterious power of the shadeglass that gave the city its power, Nagash tore away the light and glory of Shadespire, leaving it a twisted reflection of its former splendour. Those adventurers foolish enough to set foot within its walls are trapped, with all hope seemingly lost. Yet not all will accept their fate without a fight…

The Game

In Warhammer Underworlds, you and your opponent pick a warband – 2 are included in this box – and build a deck of power and objective cards. After placing your warband on the hex-tiled game boards, you take turns making actions – movement and attacks – until 3 phases are played. Between actions, you can use the power cards to introduce effects and reactions that can swing the battle in your favour; building the best deck you can and using cunning to deploy these abilities at the perfect time is the secret to mastering the game and dominating your foe. Merely vanquishing your opponent’s warband does not guarantee victory – capturing objectives, standing your ground, making the best tactical choices and deploying the right cards at the right time will gain you the glory points you need to win! Once you’re familiar with the rules, games will take around 30 minutes – you’ll always have time for a rematch.

In The Box

Everything you and a friend need to play games of Warhammer Underworlds is included in this box. Contained within: A Stormcast Eternals warband, made up of 3 push-fit, blue plastic Liberators (Angharad Brightshield, Obryn the Bold and their leader Severin Steelheart); A Khorne Bloodbound warband, made up of 5 push-fit, red plastic Bloodreavers (Karsus the Chained, Blooded Saek, Targor, Arnulf and their leader Garrek Gorebeard.) Both of these warbands are Easy To Build, with no glue necessary and a comprehensive, easy to follow construction guide; A 32-page rulebook, including the story of Shadespire’s rise and fall, and all the rules you need to play; - A quick-start sheet, featuring a brief introduction to the game; 2 double-sided game boards, featuring hexes and objectives; 2 pre-built decks of power and objective cards, for use with the included warbands; 8 double-sided Fighter cards, providing the stats and information needed for the fighters in each warband at a glance; 5 attack dice and 3 defence dice; 9 double-sided objective tokens; 1 Katophrane Artefact token; 2 Shardfall tokens; 30 wound tokens; 46 double-sided glory point tokens; 15 double-sided move and charge tokens; 15 Guard tokens and 8 activation tokens.

Extra Rules

Warhammer Underworlds has an intense, fast and fun core ruleset, but the book contains a host of extras - new game modes, competitive and multiplayer rules: Matched Play: designed for competitive play, this is a set of rules that level the playing field to the finest degree – perfect for fast, friendly rivalries and tournaments; Capture the Artefact: use the included Katophrane Artefact token as a discovery to battle over – glory points are awarded for holding it, but your opponent will be sure to take it by force; Multiplayer games: extra rules that allow you to combine 2 core sets of Warhammer Underworlds to create 3-or-4-player games, with clarified rules for resolving attacks and adjustments to victory conditions.

The Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire Miniature Boardgame can now be pre-ordered here at Games Workshop for £40 or you can also pre-order your copy here at Element Games for a discounted £32.00 and double loyalty points if you use our exclusive code TIM940 at the checkout! Happy gaming from Wargame News and Terrain.

Statuesque Miniatures: New Able Spacewomen Released

Statuesque Miniatures: The Able Spacewomen are on sale now, with deals to go! 

Ramshackle Games: Mini Gangs Skirmish Game Kickstarter - Free Scarecrow Gang Unlocked

Ramshackle Games: The Ramshackle Games Mini Gangs Kickstarter is just passing into its final 17 days, so I have added a new gang. These models are cast in the usual resin we use, polyester. This is unlike the other gangs in the campaign, which will be cast in polyurethane resin. 

The new gang are called the Scarecrows, and will be added free of charge to every pledge that has physical parts (so not the digital download pledge). This turns Mini Gangs into a four player game straight out of the packaging! Its faced paced and easy to pickup game so please come and back the campaign on Kickstarter. Check the Kickstarter here

Warlord Games: Birthday Bundles and Deals Available Online

Warlord Games: We had a fantastic time celebrating our 10th Birthday with many of you this past weekend! John has decided to extend the deals we had on our webstore for you! Our special miniatures will be available until the end of this week. The other deals will end the following weekend.

Unreleased Miniatures: New Eastern Raider Mercenaries

Unreleased Miniatures released these new 28mm scaled Eastern Raiders for their growing alternative fantasy range based on the Games Workshop The Lord of The Rings Miniature Range.

Studium CMLXV: Blood On The Blade - Micro Skirmish Game

Studium CMLXV: Blood on the Blade is a micro set of rules for solitaire or co-op skirmish game, set on a fantasy background, but can also be used for non-fantasy games (planned expansions will cover Middle-Ages and Dark Ages, possibly Samurai era).

The “Micro” refers to the small set of rules, the small time required to complete one game session and the small number of miniatures required (4-10 figures being a common range). Many micro-details are left to the player, only the “important” rules are included in the twelve pages of the game. The game includes nine Scenarios, covering classical wargame scenes like searching for loot, attacking an enemy base, defending your territory, freeing prisoners. Event markers placed on the Map will create the needed Fog of War and randomize the placement of enemies, events and of course loot! Grab the Blood on the Blade - Micro Skirmish Rules here online

Scenarios can be played individually or as part of a Campaign game: in this case a flowchart will (randomly) determine the next mission; as an example, after a “Scout” mission a bad roll could send your characters on the “Ambush” scenario. Characters on a Campaign will be able to improve their characteristics, but with the improvement of the Reputation Level of your Warband, your enemies will also become stronger. Activation of units (friendly and enemies) is managed with a pool of activation markers, but you can never be sure that every unit will be activated. When an “Enemy” marker is drawn by the pool you will roll on the enemy activation table in the current Scenario to determine the unit to activate and its orders. Contents: Game Rules, 9 Scenarios, 8 Enemy Sheets, 2 Character sheets, 4 Table sheets, 2 Campaign Rosters, 1 Campaign Sheet and 32 markers

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sally 4th: Useful Boxes Storage Solutions - For Miniatures, Rules and Scenery

Sally 4th: Trays and inserts to convert your Really Useful Boxes into really useful figure and games storage. Trays stack on top of each other inside RUB's to increase storage capacity. Inserts for popular figure bases fit inside trays. We've got a range of trays with cut outs so that you can store whole games like Zombicide, Conan, Mansions of Madness etc. in a single box complete with game boards, rule-books, miniatures, cards and tokens. 

These conversion kits take a Really Useful Box to the next level of usefulness! They allow multiple layers of figures or other gaming products such as cards, dice, scenery or tokens to be stored safely and securely, each layer also being easy to lift out. This MDF kit is very easy to assemble and only needs some wood glue. The space inside a tray allows for two inserts to sit snuggly side by side. The idea behind this is that you can have two different inserts per layer.

The Miniature Company: New Welsh Bowmen and Command

The Miniature Company: Well, this is a first: two releases in the same month! I just finished the molds for the new Welsh Bowmen and Command pack, so rather than wait until next month, I thought I'd put them straight up on the website. More Welsh and Indian releases next month!

Alternative Armies: New Crustacean Monster Discounted

Alternative Armies: From the seas or a creation of magic? A brand new fantasy model now released.  The Crustacean Monster is great for many armies and campaigns and it stands around 45mm tall assembled from three pieces.  Sculpted by Kieran Billings following up on his Sandworms we are making an offer upon it until the end of the month.  Click through for details and images plus the sad story of Kandar the warrior.  Thanks.  GBS

Conquest Games: New Fantasy Wealdgeist Miniature Range

Conquest Games has recently previewed their beautiful Wealdgeist miniature range featuring several elves and forest creatures such as Dryads, avenging tree spirits in humanoid form and last but not least, the incarnation of the eternal forest and manifestation of rebirth, the Green Man. The following miniatures were painted by the talented miniature painter Paul Cubbin.

Gringo40s: Zombie Hunter Gabriel and Pet Komodo Dragons

Gringo40s released this cool Gabriel: Komodo Dragon Master Set including the deadly zombie hunter Gabriel with his two pet Komodo Dragons! These miniatures can be found in the Triginta XXX Zombie Hunters & Zombies range here

Gripping Beast: New Aetius & Arthur Saga Sea Wolves Mercenaries

Gripping Beast released these new 28mm metal Sea Wolves Mercenaries. The best way to avoid becoming the target of these elusive pirates is to recruit them and set them against your enemies! 8 different Sea Wolves including appropriate weapons, shields and bases! Can be hired by every SAGA A&A faction apart from The Huns. Full rules in SAGA Aetius & Arthur.