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Monday, 22 May 2017

Last batch of 1849-66 Italians from Pendraken Miniatures

We've had the remaining sculpts through for our upcoming range of Italians for the Risorgimento period.  We're just waiting on the artillery pieces to arrive and then we'll be getting these into the moulding queue.

Garibaldini

Garibaldini:

Carabinieri Reali

Carabinieri Reali

Dragoons

Dragoons

Cavalleggeri (Early with lance)

Cavalleggeri (Early with lance)

Cavalleggeri (Later with sword/pistol, same command as above)

Cavalleggeri (Later with sword/pistol, same command as above)

Command (Officer / General / Garibaldi)

Command (Officer / General / Garibaldi)

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

10mm German Reiter (Riders) Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

Warmonger Miniatures is running our fifth Kickstarter. Help us add this one to our list of success stories (Great Swords, Arquebusiers, Crossbowmen, Halberdiers).

In a nutshell, I'm a Warmaster gamer who's after a Dogs of War army where I don't have to worry about out-of-production models, conversions and size differences between ranges. 10mm Landsknechte fit the bill here, plus they could find a home in an Empire or historical army as well.

The Miniatures

Each unit of reiter is made up of twelve strips (12 figures total) you'll get one hero and one standard bearer strip each (the two on the left), and ten rank and file strips randomly selected from the five pictured below (the five on the right).

10mm German Reiter (Riders)


The figures are designed to fit on 20x40mm bases without too much of the figures hanging over (for easy ranking and base contact).

Add-ons

Extra units of reiter are available at a price determined by your pledge level:

$10.00 per extra unit if you pledged at the "Donation" or "2 Units" levels.
$9.50 per extra unit if you pledged at the "4 Units" level.
$9.00 per extra unit if you pledged at the "8 Units" level.
Bases will not be available this time as I can no longer source them locally.

Shipping

Once the units are ready to be shipped I will invoice you for an additional fee to cover postage (you can also add additional landsknecht units at this point too). Please note that these are estimates. I was liberal when calculating the weight of the units so hopefully they won't be higher. Add-ons will affect the cost of postage.

United States

$4.00 for 1 to 4 units.
$7.50 for 5 to 32 units.
$14.50 for 33 or more units.

Rest of the World

$15 for 1 to 4 units.
$24 for 5 to 22 units.
$37 for 23 to 54 units.
$60 for 55 or more units.

Risks and challenges

The reiter are sculpted and a master mold has been cut. If this Kickstarter fails to be funded I will still produce them just at a later date (after I've recouped some of the costs from other sales).

In terms of a time-frame, I figure production molding and casting from May to June, and shipping in June. If that changes you'll be seeing an update from me here.

Warmonger Miniatures

Reign of Anger, May 2017 Release from Aotrs Shipyards

Aotrs Shipyards is a webstore on Shapeways.com, a 3D print house which had production and shipping facilities located in the USA and the Netherlands.

This month, just in time for their debut tomorrow at Partian, we have the Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle and Sentry Drones for the titular Aotrs ground army (in 144th).

Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle

Reign of Anger Fire Support Vehicle

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The Reign of Anger is a refit of the old Rain of Fury fire support vehicle. The hull remains the same, but improved sensors have been added, as well as small shield generators. The biggest difference is that the Reign of Anger no longer carries a MRLS system (which has been outdated by the introduction of the Horde Semi-guided warhead munition). Instead it carries two sizeable Warhead Launchers. They have the same capacity as the Foul Wing Fighters but divided into two launchers on independent loads, rather than the four launchers attached to a large bay. This means the Reign of Anger can only load one type of warhead at once in each launcher (and typically the same in both). Despite this drawback, they are surprisingly effective. Most foes underestimate the Reign of Anger, believing (not unjustifiably) that it is the older Rain of Fury. This can come as something of a shock when it fires out warheads.

The Reign of Anger is even capable of heavy demolitions; they can manage to take a pair of Shatterer Heavy Anti-Starship munitions. The Shatterers are capable of blasting the heaviest planetary defences apart. In at least one recorded occasion, they have seen combat against starships! Elven forces attacked the Caradat Moon Base. With few available fighters and only a Subterfuge Scout Ship to fend them off, the commander created an unorthodox strategy. The base put up a token resistance before appearing to be disabled. Under cover of the engagement, the commander deployed a pair of Reign of Angers from a shipment that was due to go out in the transports. In the low gravity, they had to be tied down, and were not able to move. Fortunately, the Aotrs practise of making sure all vehicles are self-sealing enabled them to function. The Elven cruiser ignored them, and they were able to fire a spread of Shatterers from relativistically point-blank range as it moved over the horizon (a few scant miles away) to fire at the base. Because of the range and the cruiser flying in to a stop, they were able to use purely visual targeting to pinpoint the optimum targeting spots on the cruiser. As there no was sensor lock and no significant power source to detect (since the Reign of Angers were otherwise powered down, aside from just enough juice to power the actual firing system) there was no warning for the cruiser. As it lowered its shields to start teleporting marines down, the Reign of Angers fired. The warheads crippled the cruiser, and it retreated. Amazingly, the Reign of Angers both survived, and their crew and commander were decorated by the Lichemaster for heroism under fire above and beyond the call of duty.

Sentry Drones

Sentry Drones

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Sentry Drones are aerial recon drones, developed shortly after the Hunter Drones. They can be mag-clamped to almost any vehicle. They are equipped with a variety of stealth devices to lower its signature (though to keep the costs low, none of these are especially powerful). They have no weapons, but serve as less expensive and faster recon and target designation than Hunter Drones. They do not have shields and are considered completely disposable. They generally fly over the battlefield, spotting targets. While sensor array is primarily directed downwards, they have the appropriate targeting sensors and software, which combined with the battle management system, allows them to link in to other vehicles, and provide the targeting locks for missiles for indirect fire.

Reign of Anger and Sentry Drones

Sentry Drones are frequently attached to Reign of Anger detachments, as they are the ideal size for a pair to be mag-clamped to the missile launcher.

The photos (for a rare treat) are of the painted WSF models!

Still got a lot going on, but we may well be back to starships for next month (at least one is in the backlog); the Wodef Enclave fleet is one step close to release, and Accelerate & Attack creeps ever closer to the nebulous release! (I would dearly like to get it out for Other Partizan in August, but we'll see.)

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Friday, 19 May 2017

Update 1980s British Infantry from TimeCast

Our 10mm 1980s British Infantry will be available very soon, the masters are with the mold makers, and the figures will be in production as soon as we can get our hands on the molds.

Update 1980s British Infantry from TimeCast

The models have been sculpted with all the gear for 1984 – SLRs, SMGs, 58 pattern webbing, and the post-WWII-style steel helmet (often covered in camouflage material). A full range of support weapons (MGs, antitank weapons, and mortars) is included, plus forward observers and mortar fire controllers.

For those who dread the thought of painting 10mm DPM camouflage, the models can also easily be painted in a dark green to match the NBC suits which would have been worn for chemical protection at the beginning of any conflict with the Warsaw Pact.

Several new Soviet vehicles have been sent off to be put into molds. These include the BRDM-2 and some of its variants.

Work has also started on the first of the British vehicles – watch this space…

TimeCast

Generations Event in Pittsburgh, Memorial Day, Lee's HQ Open Houses, Staff Rides In4

Generations Event in Pittsburgh, Memorial Day, Lee's HQ Open Houses, Staff Rides In4

As Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army swept through central Pennsylvania in 1863, a wave of patriotism mixed with fear spread over the Keystone State. Many Pennsylvanians old and young alike rallied to the colors and joined the army to help protect their homes from the invading Rebel horde.

Now you and your loved ones can help us recreate that thrilling period in our nation’s history by joining us at our next Civil War Trust Generations event. Join us at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 24 as we enlist new recruits, teach them how to be soldiers, and ultimately defend Library Hill.

As with all of our Generation's events, we ask that you bring one person from another generation a child, grandchild, niece, or nephew to help share your love of history with the next generation of Americans.

Registration is free but space is limited, so register now to claim your spot.

Update on Lee’s Headquarters and Open House Dates

Thanks to your help and support we completed our restoration of the Widow Thompson House site of Robert E. Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg last year. We are now pleased to announce the house will be open several dates this year. Watch this video to learn more about the completion of the restoration process and see when you can enter Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg.

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Staff Rides in4

For more than a century, soldiers have used the battlefields of previous conflicts as outdoor classrooms, learning the lessons of history and applying them to today’s military. These military field trips are commonly known as staff rides. In our newest Civil War in4 video, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Doug Douds talks about the advent of staff rides and the lessons our modern military personnel learn by walking the battlefields of the past.

Memorial Day Activities

After the Civil War, men and women across the United States set aside one day each spring to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died to bring the nation back together. That holiday, now known as Memorial Day, has been a popular tradition ever since. Learn how you can honor the Civil War generation on this Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, by attending these historic sites.

The Civil War Trust

Miniature Wargames 410, June 2017


The June issue of Miniature Wargames goes on sale today! Get your copy here:

Includes:

  • Airfix Battles – an exclusive Recce scenario for WW2 games with downloadable cards (and 5 game sets to give away plus discounted sets as well)

  • Zulu wars – a complete ruleset with online content for players to download

  • Ulterior Motives: a talk about the Frostgrave add-on with author Joe McCullough plus two unique extra cards to play with!

  • Salute Photo report – the biggest show in town

  • Rules Of Engagement: an article exploring gaming options for asymmetric warfare on the Northwest Frontier and modern conflicts.

Plus! A chance to win an Airfix Battles Base Game. Enter here:

Miniature Wargames

Thursday, 18 May 2017

1/44 Heron UAV from Small Scale Shop

New 1/44 Heron UAV finished.

The IAI Heron (Machatz-1) is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries.

1/44 Heron UAV

1/44 Heron UAV picture 1

1/44 Heron UAV picture 2

Shapeways, Small Scale Shop