Here are some comparisons of the new ArtCrime Productions Valkyries. The Valkyries are power suits and yes are operated by troopers and not robots. It is a little hard to see in the picture, but the knee joints have space for feet in them, so it is like the trooper is walking on stilts. I asked Jimbo about this and when he explained it to me it made sense.
Proud to present the first releases from ArtCrime Productions. The figures are way better than I ever anticipated. Jimbo and the rest of the crew did an amazing job. Really like the look of this army. The Jet bike has sort of that Star Wars storm trooper feel to it.
The figures were all cast in high grade pewter and look amazing. The Valkyries come with 2 arms and a weapon, so you can make various poses. People who might have thought the figures would be too big, will be very happy with the outcome. The figures have loads of detail on them and were really well cast.
The initial prices for a squad are going to be the following
Valkyries - $20
Bulldogs - $15
Infantry - $20
There is also a rule set in the works and being play tested at present.
Ok so this is going to be really off topic. Recently I took up the P90X challenge and did the program for 90 days. P90X is a video workout program put out by BeachBody. Tony Horton leads the series of P90X videos. Each video concentrates on various muscle groups, by either strengthening or stretching them. Each video builds on the next. The videos are about 50-55 minutes in length, with one being 1.5 hours. They also throw in what they refer as an ab ripper for 15 minutes 3 times a week. The ab ripper totally destroyed me the first time I tried it.
I was pretty amazed by the results. I was already in pretty good shape leading up to P90X, but the videos have a way of finding your weaknesses. Mine was definitely flexibility. The first 2 weeks were basically hell. The workouts kicked my butt. As weeks progressed, my body adapted and I was able to really start pushing the workouts. At the beginning I could do 10-12 pull-ups, but by the end I was able to do 35. You really have to stick with it, because for me, I saw my biggest gains in the last 4 weeks of the program. My waistline went from 30-31 to a 28-29. I don't know what my other measurements are/were, but I definitely lost body fat and gained some additional muscle. Overweight friends that I know who have done the program, have lost a lot of weight and gained a new outlook on life. It basically changed their lives.
Now I have done just about every sport imaginable from soccer as a little kid, to all sorts of martial arts, to Ironmans, to running 100 miles. In my opinion, the P90X program is probably the best overall workout program I have ever done. It makes it so easy. Just pop in the tapes, do the workouts and you will see results.
As you know, the gaming world has quite a few rather large gamers. That said, Obesity is definitely a problem with the non-gaming public as well. If you are looking to change your life, become more fit and healthier, I hope you will check out my new website.
I started a website called (http://www.endthetrendnow.com) that will talk about the BeachBody products (P90X, Shakeology...) and videos and workout related stuff.
Khurasan Miniatures has released a great looking spaceship crew for 15mm gaming in their 15mm Sci-Fi range lineup. The captain, first officer and engineer are human, the security officer is a huge alien with a riot gun, and the fifth crewman is a servitor robot.
The Light Assault Warbots are going to mailed out this this weekend as well the 15mm version, which is an all metal kit and the 32mm version is a mix the smaller parts are metal and the legs, body and turret are resin. 3 packs are 2 sets of standing legs and 1 running set of legs, 2 packs are one of each and single are standing -- If you want some other configuration include that in the message box on payment – MicroPanzer will be contacting those that pre-ordered this week to see what legs configuration they would like.
Sapphire Wars will be small skirmish game using 32mm scale miniatures.
Sapphire Wars will be deadly fight between greedy corporations on a distant planet, not humanity fighting against aliens for survival. It doesn't appear that humans will make an appearance in this world.
Time line for the rules and releases.
The release schedule should be early Fall 2011. It will be good time to start heroic stories about small corporate squads on the far side of known space...
Black Hat Miniatures has a bunch of greens up for there upcoming Cobalt-1 figure range. The figures will be ready for release at the Salute show at Excel on April 16th. Really like the look of the Power Suit figures.
Exciting news for all you Savage World fans out there! For the first time in 15 years, Pinnacle entertainment is releasing 28mm figures for Deadlands, and Reaper Miniatures is going to make them!
Shane Hensley, president of Pinnacle shares, "Deadlands is having a big year with lots of big surprises on the way, and one of the best is a great new partnership with Reaper! We're particularly excited that we're starting the line with incredible new sculpts of Deadlands' four servitors--Dr. Darius Hellstromme, Reverend Grimme, Raven, and the Weird West's deadliest undead gunslinger--Stone!"
Reaper Miniatures should have these ready in May, just in time for ReaperCon:
Officially Licensed Savage Worlds Miniatures
59001: Reverend Grimme $5.99
59002: Raven $5.99
59003: Dr. Darius Hellstromme $5.99
59004: Stone $5.99
(Back row, left to right: Stealth Light Cruiser, Stealth Heavy Cruiser, Stealth Carrier (Shoji Mk2), Nebula Heavy Cruiser; Front row, left to right: Diaspora Fighter, Diaspora Superheavy Bomber)
Concept art and initial work on a new battlesuit. A fusion of the Shirow-style design with some elements of Ma.K thrown in. It will come in less parts, and the main bulk of it will be in resin (or perhaps even all of it).
Masters for ArtCrime Productions first release are winging there way to the hide-out. Here is a list of whats coming April 15th, in no certain order:
Nat001= nationalist infantry(18 figs)
Nat002=nationalist antitank infantry(15 figs)
Fed002=Federalist antitank infantry(15 figs)
TC001=Valkyrie (squad of 3)
TC002=Antitank Valkyrie (squad of 3)
TC003=Support Valkyrie (squad of 3)
TC006=bulldog jetbikes (squad of 3) this may change to two squads...
Prices look like they will be about $15.00 per blister, this is a complete platoon in a blister. Barring metal cost increase we hope to be able to sustain this price for the forseable future. The figures will be cast in is pewter not dead-lead.....
Looking for some fantastic 6mm Robotic/Human Power Armor troopers? Steel Crown Productions has come out with the Edenite Walker Squad for their Exodus Wars range. These look awesome. Each Pack contains: 12 Walker chassis, 12 Buzzsaw Arms, 12 Autocannon Arms, 12 Particle Cannon Arms, 12 Flamethrower Arms for £5.95.