Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ganesha Games: Sellswords and Spellslingers Solo and Cooperative fantasy Miniature Rules


Ganesha Games: Sellswords and Spellslingers is a solo and cooperative fantasy miniatures game for 1 to 6 players. Each player creates a party of fantasy adventurers with a point system. Then players choose a scenario and try to complete a mission. Foes and events are moved automatically by a deck of cards. Characters grow with experience, and a list of campaign activities is provided.

The download includes

- Full color PDF rulebook (68 pages)
- 30 Monster cards 
- 23 event cards
- 16 spell cards
- 8 potion cards
- Hundreds of counters for those wishing to play without miniatures

The game will be supported by frequent releases of scenarios and mini-campaigns. A paperback version will be available in January 2018. Cards will be available as print on demand, professionally printed cards on Drivethrucards.com. 

Required to play

Paper and pencil, at least three 20-sided dice, a couple of six-sided dice, 1 to 6 figures per player, plenty of miniatures for opponents (each scenario requires 1-2 boss type monsters and 3-8 minion type monsters per player), a play area (game mat or table) of 36x36", measurer in inches (tape measurer). The game is non-scale specific: you can play with any scale or brand of miniatures. The game requires printing a deck of 77 cards.


Features of the game

Open source point system to create your heroes the way you want them, including giving them disadvantageous traits - Cooperative play - all players against the game instead of player vs player - Solo play - no opponents needed, you can run a party and the event cards will activate the monsters - Activation system (not IGOUGO) that creates fog of war and uncertainty - All monsters stats summarized on handy cards - Campaign activities - Your characters grow and do things other than just fighting monsters - RPG Lite - with creative players and the right attitude, it is possible to use Sellswords as a rules-light, GM-less rpg - All the rules use the same mechanism: roll a difficulty number on d20 for an action to succeed, with modifier for your characters' traits - Only player-characters roll dice. When it's the monster's turn to attack, PCs roll dice to defend

Check this new game by Andrea Sfiligoi of Ganesha Games now here at the Wargame Vault and purchase your own electronic copy at a very good price. Create your heroes and start your epic miniature adventures.

Macrocosm: Bonefields 'Ancient Grudges' Fantasy Wargame Rules Previewed


Macrocosm: Bonefields is a 2 player boxed game that introduces the rules system ‘Ancient Grudges’ to the tabletop. Set in a fantasy world, you take control of your own Undead Warbands, animated using Necromantic powers to continue the ancient war between the races of Dwarves and Goblins.

The battlefields are littered with the bodies of fallen warriors you will raise to fill your Warbands as you go raiding against your opponents for resources and to settle grudges of eons past. The boxed game contains 2 starting Warbands to help you get started. Each Warband contains 8 warriors with various weapons and armor, lead by either a Necromancer or a Vampire. The rules are currently undergoing some extensive playtesting with members of the community putting together their own Warbands for games.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Grubby Tanks: Redoubt Enterprises Changing Ownership


Andy over at Grubby Tanks is taking over the ownership of Redoubt Enterprises according to an unconfirmed but believable online source. This would significantly increase the miniature ranges of Grubby Tanks which already retails Britannia Miniatures. Check Redoubt Enterprises here


Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!


Element Games launched the discounted pre-order for one of the greatest products revealed at GenCon 2017, the Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars: Legion tabletop miniature wargame! Now available for pre-order here at Element Games.

Epic warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars™ universe, and you can lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion™, a two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine. Expected to release in early 2018.

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!

Element Games: Discounted Star Wars: Legion Tabletop Miniature Wargame Pre-Order!


Check the the splendid miniatures and the stunning Star Wars: Legion demonstration tables at GenCon 2017 here in our previous coverage of this exciting new game! Can't wait for the release!

Footsore Miniatures: Gruesome Blood Eagle Objective Marker


Philip Hynes: With all the excitement for the new Saga rules. I've been digging out my Viking and Norman miniatures. I made this piece as an objective marker or scene dresser. It's also been picked up by Footsore miniatures, so will be available from them sometime.


Breaking! Northstar Miniatures: Plastic Oathmark Elves and Humans Preview


Northstar Miniatures previewed their upcoming hard-plastic Elves and Humans for their new Oathmark fantasy wargame. These miniatures will be sold as modular figures in boxed sets of 30 miniatures. Check below for more information!

The Elvish Warriors

Are the feathers fixed on the helmets? They're separate on the sprue, so bare helmets are entirely viable. The officer has a triple-feather option as pictured, the other crests are single-feather, if something less ostentatious takes your fancy. What's the size of the shown bases? 25mm bases - this is standard for figures in the forthcoming Oathmark rules (but as discussed previously - see the FAQ - most other basing options will also work) and wat's the estimated release date for the elves? April! Will there also be cavalry? That's the plan. More character-based figures, such as heroes, wizards etc. will be in metal (as the previously released Dwarf and Goblin minis), but core units in plastic - and, like the plastic infantry boxes offer warriors, spearmen, and archers, most kits will offer a few different unit types. 


The Human Warriors

The Humans are preparing for war! Will they stand with your forces, or fight against them? Here's a sneak peek at the Human test figure. Will the shields be separate? Shields will be separate on the plastic figures, so that's a simple switch if you prefer round shields. Is this miniature shown the final design? This model is a maquette for the plastic figures, it's not what you'll get in the plastic box set.


Check the previously released plastic Dwarves here in our thorough review. The new kits will probably follow the same sprue lay-out and weaponry options. These two new kits will expand the current range of Dwarves and Goblins with two more factions!

Antediluvian Miniatures: Fantasy Explorers/ Conquistadores


Antediluvian Miniatures: We're excited to reveal this little teaser of our forthcoming fantasy themed explorers/conquistadores! The wizard Leonardo and apprentice, and a menacing and slightly deranged captain (plagued by monkeys) and one of his men! Sculpted by Paul Hicks. we hope to have these available in a couple of months, once the range is added to.

We’re excited to reveal this little teaser of our forthcoming fantasy themed explorers/conquistadors! 
The wizard ‘Leonardo’ and apprentice, and a menacing and slightly deranged captain (plagued by monkeys) and one of his men! Sculpted by Paul Hicks. These are ideal for any fantasy role playing or skirmish war games, especially those in a Lost World setting , in particular the FrostGrave, Ghost Archipelago was in our thoughts when conceiving these miniatures. We hope to have a range of these, along with some adversaries available within a few months. They are 28mm scale like all our figures. We’re delighting with the work that Paul Hicks has done on these.




Infamous JT: Warsaw Rising Miniature Kickstarter Preview


Infamous JT: Latest update in from Dennis of Savage Forged Minis. He is the traditional sculptor we are using for this project alongside our digital sculptors at Vae Victis Miniatures. Kubus now has a crewman! And a second fighter in civilian gear is finished. 

We are on track for a february crowdfunder, and I couldn't resist showing you this. Kubus is waiting on one more component, and a clean up of the print. And we are waiting on one more miniature then we are good to go. We hope to have these images for you next week sometime of the finished pre crowdfunder miniatures. After that our fate is in your hands. We have shown an excellent Empress Miniatures' volksgrenadier for scale purposes as some of you asked. Please remember to like, comment and share this with your friends! As a young company we appreciate it!




Victrix: Plastic Gauls and Early Imperial Republican Cavalry


Victrix: Gauls out 2nd week Feb. Post free deal on orders > £60.00. Code = Jan 2018. Officer figure for EIR cavalry now complete.





GCT Studios: New Bushido Wave 38 Miniatures Released


GCT Studios: All of the fantastic models for Wave 38 are now available to pre-order and will be shipped early February. Get across to the store to check out their profile cards and work out how they will help to shape your Warbands.





Osprey Games: Fantasy Kobolds & Cobblestones Rules


Osprey Games: Kobolds & Cobblestones' author explains the card-based mechanics of the upcoming fantasy skirmish wargame on the blog. Check it out here


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

AvanPost Miniatures: New Thirty Years War Miniatures Preview


AvanPost Miniatures: First miniatures of the upcoming Thirty Years War expansion are finished: walking officer with partisan, standing pikemen, pikemen in battle line (3 rows). To be continued.





Crooked Dice: New Heroes and Scenery Previewed


Crooked Dice: This dashing fellow is ready for mastering. He will be part of new pack of Heroes out in April. Plus Lady Winterly and the Signpost is off too. Both sculpted by Ernst Veingart.
 




Punga Miniatures: Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter Launched


Punga Miniatures launched their Fantasy Football Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter to fund their lovely miniatures. Special offer available only the first 55 hours - two teams of orcs (32 miniatures) includes two big guy and one star player + free shipping = 99 euros! Check the Kickstarter here



Alternative Armies: Fantasy Flintloque Tap Room Ogre


Alternative Armies: A new 28mm Ogre now released! 56116 Tap Room Ogre is a civilian miniature carrying a heavy barrel which is great in any fantasy system. We also have a free one page article giving new rules for play in our Valon game systems. Click through to see it and learn more as well as download the article. Thanks. GBS


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dark Age Games: New January Miniatures Released


Dark Age Games released these new miniatures.



 





Mad Robot Miniatures: New Space Police Miniatures


Mad Robot Miniatures released these new Space Police miniatures. Mad Robot has released their latest regiment, the Space Police. Lots of new parts and two new groupings; Combat Team & Riot Control Team. All the info can be found in their webstore