Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mantic Games - New Kings of War Vanguard Previews

Mantic Games published new details about Kings of War Vanguard:


A Kings of War skirmish game is something that people have been asking for and talking about for a while. The problem was, we didn’t just want to set it in an abandoned city (or similar), as that’s something that’s been covered in numerous other games.
Instead we wanted something that would compliment our existing Kings of War range and also provide a starting point for those looking to start their own Kings of War army. So during a long drive to Belgium last year for Crisis, we began discussing an idea centred round the scouting parties sent out ahead of the main force.
We particularly liked this idea as they’re likely to be some of the most skilled warriors, along with a few supporting troops, rather than the more typical rank and flank. As a result, the warband would contain a grizzled sergeant or veteran captain, alongside specialists like magic users and saboteurs. Their mission would be to scout ahead of the main force in order to capture tactical locations, disrupt supply lines or even take prisoners, etc.
The more we discussed the idea of the scouting parties, the more obvious it became that we could generate some fun scenarios based around this core concept, e.g. objectives might be beacons that need to be lit or you might need to assassinate a key enemy ahead of the main battle.
NAME – if they’re a named character, this will be their name, e.g. Grekle Cacklemaster, or if they’re a standard miniature it’ll be the name of the unit.
RACE/TYPE – first up you can see what Race the model is. The model’s Race is also a keyword that may interact with other rules, e.g. a unit could receive a bonus when attacking a Race they particularly despise. Next, models will be one (or more) of the following Types: Grunt, Warrior, Support, Command, Spellcaster, and Large. Type is important when building a Warband and, once again, the Type is a keyword that may interact with other rules.
POINTS – this is how many points it costs to add the model to your warband.
STATS – this is where you can find all the stats for the model.
Speed (SP)
This value shows the distance the model can move in inches.
Ranged (Ra)
This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit a target when using a Ranged attack, typically as part of a Shoot or Cast action.
Melee (Me)
This is the target number the model needs to roll to hit an opponent when making a Melee attack.
Armour (Ar)
This is the target number a model needs to roll to avoid taking damage and suffering wounds.
Nerve (Ne)
This is the target number for any Nerve tests the model needs to take. This will come into play if the Warband is broken or if something unnerving happens.
Wounds (Wn)
This shows the number of wounds the model can suffer before it is removed from play as a casualty. The larger the number, the more resilient (or stupid!) the model is.
Height (H)
The height of a model affects how it interacts with other models and terrain for line of sight and visibility of targets.
5. SPECIAL RULES – here you can see any special rules the model has. Some of these will be similar to those seen in Kings of War, while others will be completely new.
6. POWER DICE – this indicates how many Power Dice the model generates. The Power Dice work a little like the Command Dice in Deadzone and we’ll have a closer look at Power Dice in a future blog.
7. RANGED & MELEE – this shows how many D8s the model rolls during combat. That’s right, we’ll be using D8s for Vanguard, rather than standard D6s. Even better we’ve got exploding D8s during combat to help create some crazy cinematic moments.
8. EQUIPMENT – equipment will play a large part in Vanguard, as warbands uncover and buy new items during a campaign. Some models will come equipped with weapons/items as standard and they’ll be listed here.
9. SPELLS – spellcasters will have their spells listed here. We’ll be expanding the number of spells available, compared to Kings of War. Also, you may notice it says (short) after the spell name. Just like Deadzone, models will be able to perform two short actions or one long action. Some spells will be long actions, while others will be short. What’s more you’ll be able to boost spells to make them more powerful. As spellcasters gain experience in a campaign, they will also get the chance to learn new spells from an advanced spellbook or faction-specific magic.
10. SPECIAL ABILITIES and RULES – if the model has any special abilities they’ll be listed here. Special Abilities use the Power Dice mentioned earlier.
Link: Mantic Games

Victoria Miniatures - New Previews

Victoria Miniatures presents new preview pictures:


Link: Victoria Miniatures

Antenocitis Workshop - New Vehicles

Antenocitis Workshop added new vehicles to their Survival range:


Link: Antenocitis Workshop

Kromlech - Terrain Preview

Kromlech published a new preview picture:


Link: Picture on facebook
Link: Kromlech

Big Red Bat - New Bases

Big Red Bat offers new bases:


Link: Big Red Bat

Corvus Belli - New Jeanne D'Arc Preview

Studio Giraldez published pictures of a new version of Jeanne D'Arc for Infinity:


Link: Pictures on facebook
Link: Infinity

Reaper Miniatures - Reaper Con Miniature Preview

Reaper Miniatures presents this year's Reaper Con miniature:


Link: Picture on facebook
Link: Reaper Miniatures

Modiphius Entertainment - New Star Trek TNG Deck Tiles

Modiphius Entertainment offers new Star Trek TNG deck tiles:


Link: Modiphius Entertainment

Tiger Miniatures - New New Ice Station Lima Release

Tiger Miniatures released new Ice Station Lima sets:


Link: Tiger Miniatures

Peter Pig Miniatures - New 15mm SCW Releases

Peter Pig Miniatures offers new 15mm Spanish Civil War releases:


Link: Peter Pig Miniatures

Rubicon Models - New CMP Truck Preview

Rubicon Models published a new preview of their soon to be released CMP truck:


Link: Picture on facebook
Link: Rubicon Models

Mad Robot Miniatures - New Preview

Mad Robot Miniatures published a new preview picture:


Link: Picture on facebook
Link: Mad Robot Miniatures

Cool Mini or Not - New Massive Darkness Preview

Cool Mini or Not announced new releases for Massive Darkness:

Things are about to get a little darker with these upcoming releases for Massive Darkness:
The Troglodytes Enemy Box
The Reptisaurians Enemy Box
The Warrior Priests vs The Spearmaiden Cyclops Heroes & Monster Set
The Sorcerers vs Lord Tusk Heroes & Monster Set
Link: Cool Mini or Not

Khurasan Miniatures - 15mm Egyptians Preview

Khurasan Miniatures announced abew range of 15mm Ancient Egyptians:


Link: Picture on facebook
Link: Khurasan Miniatures

Gamecraft Miniatures - New Terrain

Gamecraft Miniatures released new terrain:


Link: Gamecraft Miniatures

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Miniature Scenery - New Releases

Two new sets are available from Miniature Scenery:


Link: Miniature Scenery

Black Hussar Miniatures - New SYW Hussars Previews

Black Hussar Miniatures published new pictures of their SYW Hussars:


Link: Pictures on facebook
Link: Black Hussar Miniatures

Hasslefree Miniatures - Halloween Sale

Hasslefree Miniatures announced a Halloween sale:

Our biggest sale of the year!
Use the code 'HALLOWEEN2017' to get a whopping 20% discount of most things* and a discount of everything else.
Input the code on the final 'confirmation' page, at the top. If you hit the payment page you went too far.
(Stop writing it in the comments box! Anyone who writes it in the comments box is getting the worst flavour sweets!).
We've also updated our system so the code can now be used multiple times by the same customer, meant to do that for a 'long' time! :)
 New releases, red box, some other stuff, are all just reduced rather than the full 20% off, you'll see :))
The sale runs until November.
Please remember, no mail will be posted until the sale is over, the discount is in return for the wait
Link: Hasslefree Miniatures

Immortal Figures - Kickstarter Ending Soon

The Gods of Olympus Kickstarter is ending soon:


Link: Campaign on Kickstarter
Link: Immortal Figures

Sarissa Precision - New Terrain

Sarissa Precision offers new terrain sets:


 Link: Sarissa Precision

Deep Cut Studio - Custom Gaming Mats

Deep Cut Studioe now offers custom print gaming mats:

Grand news today! From now on you can have a mousepad game mat with ANY picture you can think of. Print-O-Mat, a simple to use website form, will handle your imagination and will deliver the mats in size from the tiniest cup pads to the 4x6 feet battlefields. A card game mat with your favorite character or scene? A battlefield for dedicated wargames scenario? A board for your created tabletop game? Yes, sir! Print-O-Mat is here for all your needs: http://www.deepcutstudio.com/print-o-mat/
Link: Deep Cut Studio

Cool Mini or Not - New A Song of Ice and Fire Previews

Cool Mini or Not published pictures of production samples of the House Stark miniatures for their A Song of Ice and Fire game:







Link: Campaign on Kickstarter
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