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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sherman's M4A3 from Lancer Miniatures

Just listed the first of my 10mm Sherman's M4A3 variants, the bodies are resin and one piece turret and gun in metal for obvious strength, more to come, but concentrating on US to begin with, more figures also being created.

Sherman M4A3

Sherman M4A3

Sherman M4A3 Early 76mm

Sherman M4A3 Early 76mm

Lancer Miniatures

First Batch of Sculpts For The Indian Mutiny from Pendraken Miniatures

This first batch arrived at Pendraken HQ last week and covers all of the mutineer types, including foot, cavalry, command and personalities!  The British sculpts are being done at the moment and should arrive Jan/Feb next year, along with the artillery pieces.

Mounted Leader / Ex-Company command in Company dress

Mounted Leader / Ex-Company command in Company dress

Sepoys in Company dress

Sepoys in Company dress

Ex-Company command in civilian dress

Ex-Company command in civilian dress


Sepoys in civilian dress

Sepoys in civilian dress

Feudal command

Feudal command

Barkandaze feudal matchlockmen

Barkandaze feudal matchlockmen

Civilian insurgents / badmash

Civilian insurgents / badmash

Ghazi Muslim fighters

Ghazi Muslim fighters

Artillery crew

Artillery crew

Bengal light cavalry, Company dress

Bengal light cavalry, Company dress


Bengal light cavalry, civilian dress

Bengal light cavalry, civilian dress

Bengal lancers

Bengal lancers

Bengal irregular cavalry

Bengal irregular cavalry

Lakshmibai & Tantia Top

Lakshmibai & Tantia Top

Prince on elephant

Prince on elephant


Casualty

Casualty

Forum Discussion
Pendraken Miniatures

326 Acres at New Market Heights, North Anna, and Second Manassas

326 Acres at New Market Heights, North Anna, and Second Manassas

I am writing to you about an incredible opportunity to save 326 acres of hallowed ground in the Civil War’s most fought-over state, Virginia.

As of this writing, you and I have saved more than 24,000 acres of battlefield land in the Old Dominion. But when you think of just how much happened in Virginia the first major land battle of the war, the site of Robert E. Lee’s surrender, and more than 120 battles and skirmishes in between it’s easy to understand why we have done so much work there.

We are currently working to preserve land at three battlefields: Second Manassas, North Anna, and New Market Heights. At Second Manassas, we are adding 167 acres to the more than 200 acres we have already preserved there and preventing the construction of McMansions on a key piece of hallowed ground.

Farther south, we have the opportunity to save 126 acres at North Anna, including the site of the historic Fox House. This was a key battle during General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign of 1864, and this piece of ground Robert E. Lee reportedly stopped for a glass of buttermilk before the battle began is considered the lynchpin of the Confederate line.

Last but by no means least we have the chance to save 33 acres of core battlefield at New Market Heights. Standing here on September 29, 1864, you would have seen United States Colored Troops 14 of whom received the Medal of Honor charging against Confederate earthworks in a successful assault.

All told, these 326 acres are valued at more than $5.6 million. But, thanks to an incredible $33.42-to-these $1 match, you and I can save these tangible pieces of American history for $167,900. Help us preserve these key chapters of the American story by saving the ground that saw so much valor and sacrifice during our nation’s defining conflict.

Save Three Virginia Battlefields.

The Civil War Trust

First look at the Aztec Sculpts from Pendraken Miniatures

Phil's been quietly working away on this project for some time now, adding a sculpt here and there as he's been working on other things for us.  But the good news is that they're all done now and we've got them here at Pendraken HQ!  One person who will be rather excited by this (and is largely responsible for these becoming a reality) is Fierce Kitty, so we hope he likes them!  We'd like to thank him for all of his time and effort helping us out with this range as well, chatting with Phil about the design side and then with me to put the range lists together.  This lot will be getting master moulded in the next few weeks and should be ready for release early in the New Year.

Command

Command

Jaguar warriors/Tzitzimitl

Jaguar warriors/Tzitzimitl

Eagle warriors

Eagle warriors

Quachic fanatic veterans

Quachic fanatic veterans

Tequihuah veterans

Tequihuah veterans

Huaxtec warriors/Priests

Huaxtec warriors/Priests

Commoners

Commoners

Commoners with bow/slings

Commoners with bow/slings

Commoners with baggage

Commoners with baggage

Chief of Men

Chief of Men

Tzilacatzin, Warrior champion

Tzilacatzin, Warrior champion

Mixed standards

Mixed standards

Forum Discussion
Pendraken Miniatures

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

TerraForms Terrain, News

Yeah I've really been slacking on updates. I'm terrible at this whole communication thing.

Okay, so some info that got put out to the backers on Kickstarter that can be relayed here:

Long story short, lots of issues that had kept me from things. Family health issues, personal health issues, and a bunch of other stuff that all conspired to set me back further.

Had a backer donate a significant sum of money to help keep things moving and get kits into backers' hands, chooses to remain anonymous but a huge thanks to them!

That spurred me into action, and I've pursued some credit and financing that will allow me to set up my own facility and equipment. Some of the folks that began this project with me have left me high and dry, and showed some true colors. That's fine, I will continue to pursue this project. I still have my passion for gaming, my passion for this terrain, and my desire to give something to my fellow gamers. I'm willing to put myself out there to keep this thing going.

I still have stacks of notebooks with new ideas for great terrain, as well as the stuff still swimming around in my brain that I want to get on to. Step one is to get the Kickstarter finished out and get stock on shelves so people aren't waiting months and months for their product. I'm getting equipment purchased and having some construction done over the next few weeks to get the facility ready. Materials will be en route and casting will resume full time shortly thereafter.

My most humble apologies to those of you who have had to wait this long for your kickstarter orders, and those of you who have been waiting for a web store to open up to place your orders. Thank you so much for your patience, I hope you too will be as happy with the product as the majority of backers who have already received their kits!

Kickstarter
TerraForms Terrain

3 Years of Campaign 1776

This month marks the third anniversary of Campaign 1776, our national initiative to protect, interpret, and promote the battlefields associated with the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Since its debut, you have been a key part of many remarkable preservation achievements. Thanks to you, we have saved 650 acres of land rooted in these early American wars that would have remained unprotected and could easily have been lost forever.

The numbers below help tell a piece of the story of what we’ve accomplished together in these past three years. I feel an immense sense of pride in these shared milestones, and I hope you feel the same.

I am both honored and humbled by your support to save the hallowed ground where America was founded. Thank you for ensuring that battlefield land is protected for future generations to recognize the compelling story that it has to tell. I look forward to what we will accomplish together in the future.

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Monday, 13 November 2017

On Target Markers by Lancer Miniatures

We are now stocking the on Target Marker range, have not listed them all yet, but will get it done over next couple of days.

Model: ONT9 Barrage Markers x3

Model: ONT9 Barrage Markers x3

Model: ONT8 Building Damage on fire markers x2

Model: ONT8 Building Damage on fire markers x2

Model: ONT6 Tank wreck No 3 x2

Model: ONT6 Tank wreck No 3 x2

Model: ONT5 Tank wreck No 2 x3

Model: ONT5 Tank wreck No 2 x3

Model: ONT4 Tank wreck no 1 x2

Model: ONT4 Tank wreck no 1 x2

Model: ONT3 Large damage markers x3

Model: ONT3 Large damage markers x3

Model: ONT2 Medium Damage markers x5

Model: ONT2 Medium Damage markers x5

Model: ONT1 Small Damage Markers 6 per pack

Model: ONT1 Small Damage Markers 6 per pack

Lancer Miniatures

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Paint Off 2017! Held on Pendraken Miniatures Forums


Forum member mad lemmey has kindly offered to run a 'Paint Off' competition this year as we weren't able to run the annual contest back in February.  You can make your entries throughout November and at the end of the month the winners will be chosen by the Forum members in a public vote.  There aren't any prizes on offer but it's a nice opportunity to show off your painting, or motivate yourself to get the basing done on that unit you've had sitting on the desk for the past 18 months...!  All of the info and entry threads can be found on the Forum here.

Forum Discussion
Pendraken Miniatures

Christmas Order Deadlines! from Pendraken Miniatures


For those who've spent the past few months trying to avoid it (including us!), Christmas is only 6 weeks away now so it's time to start thinking about what you'd like to have under that tree on Christmas morning.  Of course there's nothing better than a suspiciously heavy box of 10mm goodness, so make sure to get your orders placed before the deadlines!

Pendraken Miniatures

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Spitfyre: Gnome Pigeon de Guerre funded!

Well that's the Gnome Pigeon de Guerre caught and one will be sent to all Ace pledgers for free!

Pigeon de Guerre - one free to all Aces!

Next up something special, the big cousin of the KampfKondor 111 bomber, the KampfKondor 52 with its impressive 15cm wingspan, used by the Dwarves in all theatres of the Great Dwarven War to transport Fallschirmjäger troops into battle, most famously against the Gnome fortress at Edam Emmental...

The giant KampfKondor 52

The model will come complete with a section of Fallschirmjäger mounted on its back ready to deploy into battle against the Kaiser's enemies, providing you successfully escort it through the enemy's fighter defences!

All Ace pledgers will receive one massive KampfKondor 52 for free if we reach £10,000 in pledges. The rules will also be extended to include the huge beast and how to land it amongst the enemy!

Kickstarter
Hysterical Games

So Far From God Miniatures from Good Ground LLC

The first of the "So Far From God" miniatures line will be off to the casting company this coming week. They are Yanquis marching with command in M1839 Forage Caps. These will also serve well in your 1861-62 Confederate Militia units.

So Far From God Miniatures

So Far From God Miniatures pictures 1

So Far From God Miniatures pictures 2

So Far From God Miniatures pictures 3

Good Ground LLC

Honor Our Veterans

Honor Our Veterans

On November 19, 1863, speaking at the dedication ceremony in Gettysburg for the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Abraham Lincoln remarked that “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” In truth no one has ever forgotten, nor will anyone ever forget, what Lincoln said that day. But Lincoln was right in predicting that Americans would remember with profound gratitude those who offer, and all too often give, the last full measure of devotion so that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Such gratitude is owed in equal measure to all those veterans who came before and all those who have come since. These men and women who sacrifice so much represent the best of America.

At the Civil War Trust, we understand and take seriously the responsibility to honor our veterans not just on Veterans’ Day, but every day. In protecting and forever preserving the land hallowed by the sacrifices of veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War, we honor the sacrifices that America’s citizen soldiers have made and continue to make.

Through initiatives such as our partnership with the Marine Corps University Foundation   to organize staff rides, we ensure that active-duty military personnel, the veterans of tomorrow, are able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered by historic battlefields. Through the groundbreaking work of our History and Education Department we make certain that the heroism of yesterday’s veterans is never forgotten.

A year-and-a-half after delivering his address at Gettysburg, Lincoln stood beneath the East Portico of the US Capitol and charged the American people to “care for him who shall have borne the battle.” The last veterans of the Civil War passed on decades ago, but the task of caring for their memory and honoring their sacrifices is one the Civil War Trust will never abandon.

Citizen Soldiers: In4

Staff Rides: In4

Veterans of the Civil War: In4

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 10 November 2017

Spitfyre: Orc Defier Wyvern Funded

Well that was an exciting day! You funded the first Spitfyre supplement Bats over Tôrg Baraz, the KriegAdler 110 Doppelmesser heavy fighters  and P11 War-Bat fighters that come with it and also the Defier Wyvern fighter with its unique rear facing weaponry - and one Defier will now be included for FREE in all ACE pledges!

Orc Defier fighter - now funded!

So what next, well it's back to the Gnomes Aéronautique de Oiseuax Militaire and their frontline, but rather slow and obsolete, Pigeon de Guerre bomber, whose brave crew flew missions in both the Tôrg Baraz and Branzhûm air campaigns as well as in defence of their homeland.

Gnome Pigeon de Guerre bomber

If we can reach £8,000 in pledges we will include one Pigeon de Guerre bomber for FREE in each ACE pledge. Sacre bleu!

Kickstarter
Hysterical Games

Spitfyre: Bats Over Tôrg Baraz Funded!

Well that didn't take you long! It seems you are batty for Bats Over Tôrg Baraz! Thank you for your support. The supplement and its seven miniatures will be included alongside Spitfyre and the eleven miniatures that come with that for all Ace level pledgers!


Ok, so what's next? Well following the Dwarf invasion of Tôrg Baraz a "volunteer" force of Orc Air Force pilots flew to the Troglodyte realm to help fight the invading Dwarves. Alongside the Spitfyres and HurriKanes that headed north were a number of Defier wyverns, a rather unique air-beast with, literally, a sting its tail!

Rough concept sketch of Orc Defier wyvern

Noting this particular wyverns unique hunting habit of flying ahead of its prey and attacking with its venomous tail, the Orcs came up with the idea of incorporating the breed in the Orc Air Force, supplementing the wyverns natural weapon with a rear gunner firing four machine-guns.

Defier tactics are to fly ahead of enemy bombers and then attack them in their typically unarmed front arc with their own rear facing weaponry. How successful was the Defier in combat? Well you'll have to wait and see...

Every Ace level pledger will receive one Defier wyvern and flying base for free if we reach £7000 in pledges...