Thursday, December 27, 2012

warheads medieval tales, ipad

For those of you out there that have ipads, you should go check out a game called Warheads Medieval Tales.  Really fun game.  You control a maximum of 4 characters battling all sorts of bad guys.  The game comes free, but if you want to get certain special items, you are required to pay extra. 

The game works as a character builder, so as you progress in the game, your characters get stronger and your able to select skills to make them perform better.  There is also a miniature game by the same name and you can find all about it by visiting the Warheads Medieval Tales website.



Weird World War II, Forged In Battle

Here are some fun vehicles to get from Forged In Battle for your Weird World War II 15mm battles.





Thursday, December 13, 2012

Firestorm Invasion, Spartan Games, Studio Sparta

Up are renders and painted samples of the upcoming Firestorm Invasion figures from Spartan Games Studio Sparta. From what I understand these will be 15mm instead of the 10mm they had originally planned for.  You can see a bunch more pictures here

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WWII Snipers

I thought this picture of a sniper platoon was rather interesting.  Now is this photoshopped or did they actually try to shoot down planes this way.


I will be adding more weird pictures like this to my AntiqueOutings Pinterest account.

MERC Valkyrie - ACP Games

Jimbo is at it drawing up some more 15mm troopers for ACP Games.  This is a concept of the MERC Valkyrie

15mm Firefly Troopers - Clockwork Goblin Miniatures

Up are some cool renders of upcoming Firefly troopers for Clockwork Goblin Miniatures.



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Monday, December 10, 2012

Forged In Battle G-99 V2 Rocket

I love Weird War and Forged In Battle has a really cool set (G-99 V2 Rocket) that would be a perfect objective marker.  The V2 as you can see from the picture is quite large.

It currently retails for £19.50




Sunday, December 9, 2012

DropZone Commander

The folks at Hawk Wargames were nice enough to send out a sample set of their exciting Dropzone Commander for review.

The rulebook is absolutely beautiful.  The book consists of 154 pages chalk full of goodness, including game background, rules, scenarios, army lists (UCM, Scourge, PHR, SHALTARI), guest painter pictures and tokens & templates.

The images in the book are...well lets just say...mind blowing in detail.  The artists have blurred the line between reality and science fiction perfectly.  The landscapes and cityscapes used are what every gamer would dream of having on their tabletop.  Incredibly detailed buildings, city streets and outstanding paint jobs make each picture come alive.

The rules consists of 34 pages that are really easy to read, with plenty of examples and tables to follow.  Each Army is broken down into a background section, weapon details, unit specific stats, army lists and examples of armies and color schemes.  Guest painters strut their stuff showcasing some amazing painting skills that will be hard to follow.

The game has been designed around the concept of rapid deployment and redeployment of your forces by airborne dropships, thus the name of the game DropZone Commander.

The game is scaled in 10mm, a happy medium between 6mm and 15mm.  The figures I received came in an army box.  All the vehicles were resin and the infantry were metal.  The 3 dropships came with their own flying base.




Below are some of the parts that come in the box set.  The dropships are made up of 5 parts.  The walkers are composed of 5 parts.  The tanks are a 3 part set.  The starter army had 3 dropships, 2 tanks, 4 walkers and 4 stands of infantry.





Based on what I have seen, you will need a few tools including a good x-acto blade, a file and some cutters.  One thing I didn't like was the two piece mold for the Post-Human Republic tanks.  These have to be glued together with the seam line running down the middle of the tank.  A one piece version would have been much better, with the injection taking place in the underside.  This is something that is already done with countless resin vehicles and should be done here as well.  I also think, although it would increase cost, is to have metal bits for things like weapons.  Resin weapons always have a habit of breaking or warping, at least mine do, and metal bits just seem to last longer.

The metal troops are very nice and have plenty of detail.  Over all really like the look of the armies.


Friday, November 30, 2012

KickStarter Terrain

If you're wanting to spice up your tabletop gaming you might be interested in a new KickStarter that is trying to raise money for terrain building.  Allan Swan, a friend of mine here in Austin is running the show. 

Allen calls the process 2.8D Laser Wargaming Terrain.  By burning the texture at different depths the textures will come out with a more realistic feel.  By painting, washing and drybrushing you can see the depth and curves that come with stone and brick.

Find out more about Allan's KickStarter.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FASA Kickstarter 1879


Looks like FASA is jumping into the KickStarter water with their 1879 game.  The KickStarter project is part miniatures, part steampunk, part app, and part role play.  It is good to see FASA start to expand their aging line.

Their Goal level is pretty steep 325K, but there are a lot of low pledge levels to select from.  The figures are going to be produced in 15mm scale, which I really enjoy and seems like a perfect scale choice for this project.






Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Incursion Miniatures

"You want a piece of me!" Here are some GrindHouse Games Incursion miniatures that I saw at MillenniumCon this year.  The pictures don't do the paint jobs or miniatures justice.








Army Armies - KickStarter

I really like KickStarter, which often really helps small gaming companies get the funding to ramp up production and release cool products.

Keith Armstrong from Army Armies is currently running a KickStarter for his 15mm scifi future war neo-british-miniature line.

He is very close to the goal of £1,750 with 16 days to go.  If you are into 15mm Sci-fi, you should definitely check this out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Incursion Grindhouse Games

I had a chance to play the board game called Incursion at Millennium Con.  The guys at Grindhouse Games were there and they were nice enough to give me a sample game to review and play. 

Incursion is a board game where the Allies are pitted against the Axis in a Space Hulk/Legions of Steel type environment.   The Germans have developed the ability to control the dead, turning them against the allies.  The game setting is based on an alternate WWII setting where the war rages on past 1945. 

The board game itself comes with everything you need to play including a rule book, a 2 sided game board, deck of model and battle cards, die cut counters, doors and character stand-ups and dice.  The game utilizes action points that are used for movement and to perform actions.  It also employs command points that are used to boost initiative and allow additional actions to be performed.  The rules section is only 8 pages, so it is a very quick read.  The rest of the rule book is devoted to force selection, which includes special rules and missions.

Incursion also includes a 2 sided quick reference sheet and dice.  The board game and pieces are high quality with great graphics.  Each trooper has both a front and rear image to indicate movement and fire direction.  There are all sorts of markers and doors that are used throughout game play.

Just like Space Hulk and Legions Of Steel, this game is a lot of fun.  I really like the mechanics and the cards really spice things up.  Just when you think your a goner, that perfect card pops up that allows you to triumph over the evil Axis or Allies depending on who your enemy is.

After you play a few times, you will probably want to replace the cardboard cutouts with real miniatures.  Luckily, Grindhouse Games doesn't disappoint.

The Allies have some sweet troops in full power armor.  The Axis have hoards of Zombies to throw at the Allies and other creatures too evil to mention.  In some scenarios, the Allies are really out numbered, so they must rely on their superior firepower and heavy armor to survive.

The miniatures are pricey.  A full set of 6 power armored troopers will set you back $70.  If you can afford it though, the figures are outstanding and have tons of character.  The Axis starter set is also $70.  For that you will get 12 figures, which include all the Axis baddies.  The troopers can also be purchase separately, but buying the starter sets will save you some money in the long run.

As I write this, I can not help but think that Clockwork Goblin Miniatures needs to get together with Grindhouse Games to make a 15mm version of the game.

Age Of Tyrants - Junkers

Here are some early concepts for Urban Mammoth's Age of Tyrants Junkers.  I think this game is going to be a winner.  The concepts IMO aren't as nice as the Viridians, but this is 6mm, so they certainly are pretty darn good as is.  I haven't seen if they modified these or not.  The final versions may look much different.  Based on what I have seen for the Viridians thus far, these may well change.

Darkest Star Games

Here are some more shots for the Darkest Star Games range of figures.

15mm scifi figs sculpted by Bob Naismith, what's not to like!

Check them out at http://www.darkeststargames.com


Below is the Magravate Militia (Troopers on Foot) and the Zonii Warriors (On Monsterback). :-)







Monday, November 19, 2012

Khurasan Miniatures - Species 84

Here are some wickedly cool miniatures from Khurasan Miniatures called "Species 84".  They were sculpted by Black Crab Sculpting, painted by Kevin Dallimore (Awesome!!).

Not sure what the release date is.  They are going to have transdimensional allies the Celestial Mariners, soldier drones (Arrowhead warbots), and vehicle (Antares).