Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Star Wars 15mm, Micro Machines Stormtroopers

Well I picked up 4 packs of the Star Wars Micro Machines Stormtroopers.  While they are a little taller than most of my 15mm figures, I think they will look just fine on the table top.  I actually quite like the look of them.  I am thinking of using them in some type of Space Hulk corridor type game.  These figures are OOP, so usually you have to look on Ebay or Amazon.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Crooked Dice, Time Lift Security

Here are some excellent sci-fi guards in 28mm by Crooked Dice.  The release date says September 2011.

Fantasy Flight Games, Dust Tactics, Tank Busters and Zombies

Fantasy Flight Games Dust Tactics Tank Busters and Zombies are now available.  I kind of like both of these box sets.  I mean who doesn't like Nazi Zombies with big round spiky things.  If you don't play Dust Tactics, you still might want to pick up the Zombies to go with AT-43 Oni, if you have them.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Khurasan Miniatures, Exterminator, Combat Vehicle Transport

Here's the print of the Khurasan Miniatures Exterminators' combat vehicle transport. It should be available in a few months.  Looks pretty sweet and for those who are big Aliens fans, this should be a perfect substitute.
Here is another model that I would love to see be made called the m579-d10 Razorback

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

German Goblins

Here are some really really fun German Gobos. I always love figures like this.  You can get more information on them at Frothers

Here is a comparison between Hasslefree Kindred and a Gobo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Khurasan Miniatures, Locust

Here is a great vehicle by Khurasan Miniatures called the Locust.

Designed by the great John Bear Ross, it is the same size as the Rockjumper pickup and the final drives are actually interchangable.

The model is mostly resin but the 10mm DP pulse gun turret is pewter. Not all of the trucks mount the turret and it is just as often seen with a hatch on the roof, or, for the Secret Police, a steel plate bolted on.

It's Available now!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Brother Vinni, Soldier in Power-Armour

Here is a really cool 28mm Sci-Fi trooper that Brother Vinni has on their website.  It's a shame it's not for sale. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dust Tactics, Punisher, Fireball

Here are some upcoming models from Fantasy Flight Games Dust Tactics line called the Punisher and Fireball.  I kind of like these.

The Punisher is the heaviest walker the Allies have ever produced, with twin 155mm howitzers to pummel heavily armored walkers and a number of .50 cal and .30 cal machine guns to lay waste to enemy squads foolish enough to approach.
The Fireball adheres to the Allies’ traditional strengths–speed, versatility, and lethal attacks at close range. Its deadly Napalm Thrower launches fiery doom at a greater range than ever before, and those fires can consume nearly any enemy unit in a single hit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spartan Games, Metzger Robot

Here is a good shot of the Metzger Robot from Spartan Games.  The Metzger is designed for the Spartan Games Dystopian Wars Prussians, but I am quite certain it could have all sorts of uses in 15mm games.  The Robot retails for £14.50.  The Metzger comes in two options: walking on land (2mm acrylic base provided) or wading through the water ready to engage any enemy shipping.

Reaper Miniatures, Lara Kraft and Asiago Jones

Reaper miniatures have come out with two really fun mouse figures Lara Kraft and Asiago Jones  Gene Van Horne did a fantastic job with both of these, as did Anne Foerster and Jen Kaufman who painted Lara and Asiago.  These belong in some type of board game, where yes, girls might even play. :-)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art Crime Productions, Hadai Greens

Here are some greens from Art Crime Productions Hadai line.  Art Crime Productions has also launched their web store, so be sure to check them out.

Highlander Studios, Space Pals

Highlander Studios have really hit it out of the park with their Space Pals lineup.  Not only are the miniatures outstanding, but with every purchase made, part of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.  Right now a donation of $3 for each set will be sent to the Red Cross at the beginning of each month.  Pretty cool.

The first set of Space Pals is the Bounty hunter, smuggler and Sasquatch.  Sometime around October there will be another release Kendo masters and student.

The Bounty Hunter, Smuggler and Sasquatch come with a two additional pieces (Back pack and crossbow).  The first set cost $10 and each additional set costs $7.  Below are comparisons with miniatures from Khurasan Miniatures, GZG, MicroPanzer Wargame Studio and RAFM.

Bounty Hunter, Smuggler and Sasquatch

Darwin Games, Rise of the Occulites

The new Darwin Games Rise Of The Occulites figures are now available for order.  Even if your not into these figures, you have to check out Darwin Games website.  It is top notch all the way.  If the website is any indication of how the game system is going to pan out, then wow it's going to be amazing.

I would say these figures from the comparison below would work perfectly in both 28mm Fantasy games as well as 15mm fantasy.

Here are some upcoming figures for the Darwin Games Rise of the Occulites line.

Hydris Tribe Occulites
Floris Tribe Occulites

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Department

Here is something that sounds sort of cool.  Joseph Dragovich is working on a new table top miniature game called "The Department". 


The Department is a tabletop miniature game set in a near future America where Fabricated Human Simulants, also known as fabricants, walk among us. Players take on the role of agents from the U.S. Department of Fabricant Management, a government department charged with policing fabricants and fighting the increasing instances of fabricant-related terrorism.

The Department will be powered by Goalsystem, the game draws heavily on the noir and police procedural dramas and blends in elements of robotic sci-fi. The Department will be an approximately 150 page full color soft cover A4 sized book chock full of art, fiction, and a complete ruleset ready to play straight away.

They are using Kickstarter funding to cover our creative costs and an initial print run. We will also be producing a full color PDF as well as a kindle, ebook, and a printer-friendly Pdf version. You can see a sample of play here.

The Department Sample of Play

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Frozen Planet Studios, Steampunk Dragonfly

Frozen Planet Studios has come out with a really cool 28mm steampunk dragonfly machine.  I thought it looked pretty awesome.  The miniature/vehicle is made out of resin.

The vehicle retails for $40.00 (unpainted) and is perfect for 28/30mm gaming.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hydra Miniatures, Valkeeri

Hydra Miniatures is going to have some exciting releases for Gen Con including the Valkeeri (Sweet Sci-Fi Babes), Space Pirate Ships and The Centurions.  The Valkeeri were sculpted by John Winter of TinMan Miniatures.  The trooper figures are $4.00 each and the leader types are $4.50.  You can get 4 troopers and a leader for $18.50 saving you a little $.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rise of the Occulites

If your looking for some kick butt way cool figures that look too fun for words, then you have to check out Rise of the Occulites.  The miniatures are sculpted by Bob Olley, one of my favorite sculptors.  The plan is to have at least 4 different tribes of miniatures (the big one eyed fellows) and probably a bunch of smaller ones.  There are also 4 games in the works.

"Dawn – Rise of the Occulites" (Miniature Board Game)
“Race to Dusk” (Cardgame)
“Dusk – Rise of the Occulites” (Boardgame)
“Time of the Occulites” (Boardgame)

The first game in the series “Dawn – Rise of the Occulites” is a miniatures boardgame. It is set in a time when the Occulite civilisation is just forming. Occulites travel from cave to cave in small tribes. Daily life is tough, with Sungems and territory being vital to a tribe’s ability to survive. The game features objective based skirmish gameplay and sees you steer your tribe through a fully customisable campaign, but pick up and play scenarios are also on offer. Dawn uses an innovative card based action resolution system that is easy to use but difficult to master. This game is pretty much fully fleshed out and is just waiting of figure sculpts to be done before releasing.