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Sunday, 21 January 2018

New World War Art Photo


New World War Art Photo


New World War Art Photo


New World War Art Photo


New World War Art Photo


New World War Art Photo

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Strategy & Tactics 309, Mar-Apr 2018

Strategy & Tactics 309, Mar-Apr 2018

The War of Turkish Liberation: After their defeat in World War I, the Ottoman Empire was in ruins. In May 1919, Turkish nationalist forces would find themselves in a war for independence.

Other Articles:

Battle of Antietam: The Battle of Antietam is remembered as the bloodiest single day battle in American military history. Often overshadowed by other famous battles in the war, Antietam was instrumental in enabling Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lucky Forward - Patton’s Third Army in Lorraine: In the course of 280 days, the US Third Army blazed across Europe, liberating over 81,000 square miles of territory. From September to early December 1944, the Third Army fought a grinding campaign to push the German army from Lorraine.

Strategy & Tactics

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Aotrs Shipyards Jan 2018 Release: BTR-70

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.

We start the new year with the BTR-70 at 144th, complete with the swimming hull!

BTR-70

BTR-70

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BTR-70 Swimming

BTR-70 Swimming

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Photos as usual of Replicator 2 prototypes - albeit with a different filament, seeing as we have not been able to get our preferred grey. This brown is... adequate to the task, but it definitely doesn't look or photograph as well, I'm afraid. (I think with it being darker, it makes any tiny strings show up far worse - the sort of thing you wouldn't notice on a painted model - and, of course, not something you get on the Shapeways WSF anyway! Still, I always figure it is better to have an actual picture than a render.)

APCs are likely to be something of a theme for at least the first part of the year! Next month will see the release of the BTR-80; the Chinese YW-531 (aka Type 63 aka K63) is ready and will likely follow and the British FV432 is underway.

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Join us at Kettle Creek on February 12

Join us at Kettle Creek on February 12

Please join the Civil War Trust’s Campaign 1776, Representative Jody Hice, legendary University of Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, the Kettle Creek Battlefield Association and esteemed preservation leaders for a special ceremony announcing landmark battlefield preservation efforts at the Kettle Creek Battlefield!

Monday, February 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Kettle Creek Battlefield
War Hill Road, Washington, Georgia 30673

Please send RSVPs and questions to rsvp@civilwar.org. On the day of the event, follow Campaign 1776 signs to the parking area. Refreshments will be available throughout the event for attendees’ enjoyment, together with period music.

Know people who live nearby? Please forward this invitation to your friends in the Atlanta area!

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

10mm Goblins from Magister Militum

I promised you the 10mm Goblins were following close behind the Orcs and here they are!

10mm Goblins

FOG110 Goblins with Spears

FOG110 Goblins with Spears

FOG406 Goblin Warriors with spears on Dire Wolves

FOG406 Goblin Warriors with spears on Dire Wolves

FOG109 Goblins with Hand Weapons

FOG109 Goblins with Hand Weapons

Magister Militum

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Scorpion & Scimitar from Timecast

Just arrived pre-production models of the British Scorpion and Scimitar. These will be up on the website by the end of the week for pre-order and delivery early February.

Cold War 84

Scorpion & Scimitar

Scorpion & Scimitar from Timecast

Each pack will include the hull, turret and rear stowage bin, plus both the 76mm gun and 30mm Rarden Cannon so either version can be modeled.

Work has started on the production molds and the models will be available shortly. Price to be confirmed.

Upcoming releases include 1980s U.S. infantry and heavy weapons, plus the Soviet 2S1 self-propelled gun and ACRV artillery command vehicle.

Timecast

10mm Orcs from Magister Militum

The 10mm fantasy Orcs burst onto the scene with the Goblins following close behind!

10mm Orcs

FOG112 Greater Orc Archers

FOG112 Greater Orc Archers

FOG601 Orc War Wagon

FOG601 Orc War Wagon

Magister Militum

Monday, 15 January 2018

New World War Art Photo

Update 21: Post Kickstarter Update 7 · 10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Welcome to 2018. I hope it is a good year for each and everyone of you.

My sincere wish is to get this Kickstarter shipped as soon as possible in 2018 but we are not there yet.

Last week was the first one in a while where I have been able to really sink my teeth into delivering the Kickstarter. As most of you probably know, I am a one man company and so once the talent has worked it's magic producing the art and sculpts, it is down to me alone to do the moulding and casting.

The Christmas period was full of challenges due to school holidays, family commitments and waves of stomach bugs and colds sweeping the Pittman household. January 8th saw my kids finally all back at school and an opportunity for me to get back on with production in a more consistent manner.

One other thing to mention is how much time and energy was spent on trying to perfect the casting of the Mammoths. I tried a variety of different techniques but I cannot get the bases to form 100%. Time is becoming a real issue and so I have taken the decision to just produce them to the best of my ability. Please don't panic, the mammoth sculpts themselves are perfect, it is just the base may not be. As a person with high standards, I would not allow them to ship unless I would be willing to accept receiving them as a customer.

So back to last week. I have managed to produce 350 Mammoths for the Mammoth Rider units plus another 100 of a different Mammoth sculpt for the Junk Lobbas. In addition I have cast up 700 heads for the Mammoths between the four different sculpts.

250 Mammoths

250 Mammoths

Mammoth Heads

Mammoth Heads

I hope to complete the production of the Mammoths for the Mammoth Rider unit this week and the rest of the heads. I need to do a final master mould for the remaining bits of the Junk Lobba, the actual Ogre Riders for the Mammoths and the outstanding sculpts for the Yeti, Savage Kin and Big Boss.

I will try and post up an update each Monday morning going forward reviewing what was achieved in the previous week.

This Kickstarter is certainly proving much more difficult to complete than the first!

See you next Monday.

Ogres forever!

Barry

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

January in the Civil War


With a few notable exceptions, the month of January often served as a time during which Civil War armies rested, licked their wounds, and waited for the roads before resuming campaigning in the spring.

That is not to say that January was devoid of events of historical significance. Quite the contrary. In January 1861, for example, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana followed South Carolina in declaring themselves seceded from the Union in response to the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. In the months of January 1862 and 1863, the consequential battles of Mill Springs, KY, and Stones River, TN, occurred. With your help, we have saved critical acreage at both of these important battlefields. The January 1865 Battle of Fort Fisher, NC closed the last major Confederate port.

Later that month, a key turning point in the conflict occurred on January 31 1865, when the House of Representatives passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, a process facilitated by masterful behind-the-scenes politicking on the part of President Lincoln.

These events mattered in large part because hundreds of thousands of American soldiers were willing to fight and die to make them matter. At the Civil War Trust we are privileged to honor their memory by protecting the lands on which, as Lincoln might say, so many “gave the last full measure of devotion.”

In the coming year we expect to save our fifty thousandth acre of hallowed ground, a tremendous achievement made possible by the generous support you have given us over the years.

Battlefields as Classrooms

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, a member of the Civil War Trust board of trustees, recounts how our nation's battlefields act as exceptional classrooms for future warriors and highlights his support of the ongoing effort in Virginia to create a Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park.

Facebook Live with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Are you sick of the recent cold spell on the East Coast? Well, if you think you have it bad, think again. Join us on Facebook for our next Facebook Live event. We will be live from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Museum discussing what it was like to be a soldier in a Civil War era camp. We will explore how both sides coped with winter and the ever-exciting Civil War snowball battles!

Veterans In4

Author Brian Matthew Jordan details The Grand Review, which led to the formation of veterans organizations after the Civil War, specifically the creation of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Jim Lighthizer on PreserveCast

Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer was recently featured on PreserveCast, Preservation Maryland's podcast. In this episode, Jim discusses the history of the Civil War Trust, our process for preserving battlefields, and the importance of saving American history.

A Year of Preservation Work

Thanks to you, we had a remarkable year in 2017. You helped us to protect 2,474 battlefield acres in 11 states, surpassing the milestone of 48,000 acres saved. Take a look back at some of our greatest accomplishments, including preservation projects, partnerships, and effort to expand our digital reach.

Become a Monthly Donor

It’s never been easier to continually support the preservation of America’s historic battlefields. Join the ranks of our supporters with our monthly giving plan. Your tax-deductible gift will help us to preserve this irreplaceable hallowed ground forever.

The Civil War Trust

Sunday, 14 January 2018

10mm Eskimo from Magister Militum

Though there are three more 10mm Eskimo codes yet to be released, these guys are so endearing, and, having harnessed penguin power, they deserve some trumpeting.

10mm Eskimo

FES101 Eskimo Infantry with Spears

FES101 Eskimo Infantry with Spears

FES103 Giant Penguin Guard

FES103 Giant Penguin Guard

Magister Militum

10mm Neo-Assyrians from Magister Militum

The long awaited 10mm Neo-Assyrians have arrived in full technicolour! New pics for the chariots and cavalry, more pics to follow soon.

10mm Neo-Assyrians

ANS3 Neo/Sargonid Assyrian Camelry

ANS3 Neo/Sargonid Assyrian Camelry

ANS2 Neo/Sargonid Assyrian Chariots

ANS2 Neo/Sargonid Assyrian Chariots

ANS4 Sargonid Assyrian Cavalry Spear and Bow

ANS4 Sargonid Assyrian Cavalry Spear and Bow

Magister Militum

Saturday, 13 January 2018

10mm Angels from Magister Militum

Launching their 10mm counter attack upon the Demons, here are the Angels to save the day!

10mm Angels

FAA101 Angelic Warriors on Foot x20

FAA101 Angelic Warriors on Foot x20

FAA201 Flying Angelic Warriors x9

FAA201 Flying Angelic Warriors x9

Magister Militum

10mm Utherian's from Magister Militum

Arise Kingdom of Uther warriors, these 10mm fantasy medievals may be just the forces you need to win the battle.

10mm Utherian's

FKC403 Kingsguard Knights on Rhinoceros x6

FKC403 Kingsguard Knights on Rhinoceros x6

FKC601 Queensguard Triceratops with Archers

FKC601 Queensguard Triceratops with Archers

Magister Militum

Only $12,500 to go to Save Seven Battlefields

Only $12,500 to go to Save Seven Battlefields

I recently wrote to you ago about a special opportunity to save 1,053 acres of hallowed ground in four states, at seven battlefields: Brice’s Cross Roads, Cedar Creek, Champion Hill, Corinth, Monocacy, Prairie D’Ane, and Second Deep Bottom.

Our friends at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation recently pledged $30,000 toward protecting the tract at Cedar Creek, one of the most important battles of the entire Civil War. Thanks to their incredible generosity, we need only $12,500 to reach the finish line and save these seven sacred sites. Allies like SVBF make our important work possible, so I encourage you to join them and support the effort to protect these historic places.

Including the 8,500 casualties at Cedar Creek, more than 32,000 Americans were killed, wounded, or captured at these seven engagements.

This is truly hallowed ground, and if we don’t act, this land may be lost to development forever. We owe it to the men who struggled and sacrificed so much at these places that we prevent such a travesty from happening. We owe it to them that their memories be preserved.

What’s more, in honoring our nation’s past, you will also help protect its future, by ensuring that men and women for generations to come will be able to learn from some of the best outdoor classrooms in the world.

Help us save these seven battlefields!

The immense success the Civil War Trust has enjoyed over the last 30 years has been made possible in part because of wonderful partners such as the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. We have only $12,500 to go. Please considering joining them and supporting this effort!

The Civil War Trust

Friday, 12 January 2018

10mm Evil Dwarves from Magister Militum

Back from our painter, in march the 10mm fantasy Evil Dwarves ready for a spot of Friday night bother, armed as they are with hand weapons and crossbows.

10mm Evil Dwarves

FDB102 Evil Dwarves with Crossbows

FDB102 Evil Dwarves with Crossbows

FDB101 Evil Dwarves with Hand Weapons

FDB101 Evil Dwarves with Hand Weapons

Magister Militum

Mission St. Mary

Mission St. Mary

WELCOME TO NOBELONGGA!

Want to buy an Artifact?

Mission St. Mary, Lemuria – old when Eden was young, this primal land of adventure beckons you. Ancient kingdoms and European powers vie for control of the land and its peoples. Lemuria is a lush land, yet unforgivingly harsh at times, filled with riches beyond belief. Opportunities for Fame and Fortune present itself at every turn; but will you be brave enough to seize them?

Nobelongga is the eastern gateway to Lemuria. Located on the opposite side of the island continent, away from the civilized side, Nobelongga allows all to enter the continent through Mission St. Mary. Mission St. Mary is the largest Treaty Port on the east coast. It is a town where the European nations have their embassies and conduct trade; all under the watchful eyes and tacit approval of the local Nobelongga tribes.

Mission St. Mary is a stand-alone game that is compatible with Larger Than Life – Director’s Cut, our Pulp Adventures game. It’s an adventure game for use in the Victorian Era (Steam Punk and Colonials) as well as for Pulps. Players can be an explorer, soldier, native, caveman, or even a dinosaur. Inside you’ll find:

• Lists for generating 15 different types of characters for you to use. From Adventurers to Steam Punks, with Cavemen, Cultists, Dinosaurs and much more in between.

• Over 18 Attributes that you can mix and match to make your characters unique.

• A system that allows your characters to increase in skills and abilities when they succeed, but force them into “retirement” when they fail.

• A complete country to adventure in that includes a civilized town, a Lost World, jungles to explore, and rivers to navigate.

• Over 20 Professions to enhance your characters and those you encounter.

• Mechanics that allow Mission St. Mary to be played solo or cooperatively against the game, as well as head to head versus your friends.

• Ten different scenarios that can be played over and over with no 2 ever being the same.

• All this and much more.

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It never seemed to stop. Every day was spent dodging the creditors and collectors. You realized you needed a change when they first cut off your line of credit, then canceled your membership to the prestigious Explorer’s Club. True, it was your father’s membership and it took them awhile to realize you were impersonating him, but still.

The steamer rounds the bend and you see it. People are scurrying about the docks in preparation of your arrival. Not for you specifically, but none the less the docks are active. The steamer sounds two sharp blasts of its horn and slowly comes to a stop. Gathering your rucksack you make your way towards the gangplank and a new life. Welcome to …

MISSION ST. MARY: LEMURIAN TREATY PORT

Wargame Vault

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

10mm Wood Elves and High Elves from Magister Militum

Our 10mm Wood Elves and High Elves have had a New Year spruce up.

10mm Wood Elves & High Elves

FEF202 Elves Mounted on Pegasus x3

FEF202 Elves Mounted on Pegasus x3

FEF201 Elves riding on Giant Eagles x3

FEF201 Elves riding on Giant Eagles x3

FEF501 High Elf Command including Wizards

FEF501 High Elf Command including Wizards

Magister Militum

10mm Demons from Magister Militum

Three new pics for the Magister Militum 10mm fantasy ranges, this time the Demons!

10mm Demons

FDD102 Morbi Plague Demons x20

FDD102 Morbi Plague Demons x20

FDD103 Twisted Demons of Tiamat x20

FDD103 Twisted Demons of Tiamat x20


FDD105 Horned Demons of Baal x20

FDD105 Horned Demons of Baal x20

Magister Militum

Monday, 8 January 2018

10mm Haystacks from Battlescale Wargame Buildings

Our new haystacks are now available from the store and are suitable for any scale from 6 to 15mm. The stacks are available in three designs and are supplied in packs of 4.

10mm Scenic Items

10S009 Haystacks pack of 4

10S009 Haystacks pack of 4

Pack of 4 haystacks suitable for both 6, 10, and 15mm figures. The figures shown here are 6mm scale.

Dimensions:

Height: 22mm

Diameter: 35mm

Supplied unpainted.

10S010 Haystacks with Bales pack of 4

10S010 Haystacks with Bales pack of 4

Pack of 4 haystacks suitable for both 10mm and 15mm figures.

Dimensions:

Height: 28mm

Diameter: 35mm

Supplied unpainted.

10S011 Large Haystacks pack of 4

10S011 Large Haystacks pack of 4

Pack of 4 Large haystacks suitable for both 6,10mm and 15mm figures. Figures shown here are 6 and 10mm scale.

Dimensions:

Height: 34mm

Diameter: 38mm

Supplied unpainted.

Battlescale Wargame Buildings

Join the Final Charge to Save Princeton

Join the Final Charge to Save Princeton

Last year, you and I embarked on an ambitious effort to save some of the most historically significant land we have ever tried to save 15 acres at Princeton. There, you may recall, George Washington rallied his troops and led them in a counterattack that broke the British line and breathed new life into the American Revolution. This is truly some of the most important ground in America and until we got involved it was in great danger of being lost forever.

These 15 acres were valued at $4.1 million, a steep cost to be sure. But this land needed to be protected. Future generations of Americans need to be able to walk this ground and see where Washington turned a potential disaster into a stunning victory, to walk in the footsteps of those first American citizen soldiers who fought and died to create the country in which we now live. Thankfully, you and many other supporters of the Civil War Trust agreed with us. Through a combination of grants and private donations from folks like you, we are nearing our goal of saving this critical part of the Princeton battlefield. For that, you have my thanks.

What we have already done is a tremendous accomplishment. But, just like those patriots who fought at Princeton in 1777, we have to make one more push to win the day, to seize the ground, and to call this land preserved once and for all. Will you help us raise the remaining $400,000 needed to save Princeton?

We are $400,000 away from our ambitious goal to save Washington’s Charge at Princeton. Will you help us cross the finish line?

Campaign 1776
The Civil War Trust

Pendraken Plans for 2018!

With the New Year out of the way and everyone back to work at Pendraken HQ, it's time to run through what we've got planned for the coming 12 months!

Blitzkrieg Commander III

Sadly we start this year's plans with the same item as our 2017 thread.  I know that we've missed all of the estimated timescales on getting the rules fixed and back into production, and I can only apologise for that.  But BKC-III will be getting sorted out very soon.  We're working with some people with a view to having it ready for Salute again, but I'm not going to make any promises at this point as it's more important to get it right at this stage.  The whole situation has been very draining and has impacted on everything else at Pendraken HQ, so as well as wanting to get everyone the rules they've bought, we also want to get ourselves back on track with releases and other things.

Price Increase

We'll mention this here ahead of a proper announcement, but there will be a small price increase coming on Feb 1st.  It's been 2 years since our last one and there's been a variety of increases in our costs over that time.  The metal prices are showing no signs of coming back down due to the raw materials being priced in $'s and the exchange rates not recovering in the foreseeable.  We're also taking on two new staff members (one before Xmas and one tomorrow!) to help ease the bottlenecks in the casting process and get your orders out to you quicker.  By the end of this year, I'd like us to have an average order turnaround of under 7 days (It's currently between 10-14 days for those interested).

As a rough guide, the price increase is 6% and will look like this:

Regular 30 foot / 15 cav packs = £4.95 --> £5.25
WWII foot = £1.65 --> £1.75
WWII tanks / guns = £2.80 --> £2.95

The increase will mainly affect our figures, other items like resin, flags, third party products will be unaffected.  There might be 5p here and there on bases and paints, but we'll confirm that when we do the full announcement.  The pricing on custom orders will remain the same at 20p per foot / 40p per mounted.

So get your orders in before Feb 1st!

Sculpting

One of the consequences of the BKC-III issues was that our release schedule was severely slowed and we didn't get a lot of the products released that we wanted to.  As a result we've got quite a backlog here at Pendraken HQ which we need to get moulded and released so that we can start getting some sales on them!  To help with this, we'll be stopping almost all sculpting/design work for around 3-6 months through the first half of this year.  This will allow us a bit of leeway so that we can get everything moulded and released without more sculpts filling their place!

The sculpting halt won't really have any noticeable effect to our customers, we'll still have a series of shiny goodies to release, there just won't be any new sculpts being previewed for a while.  Once we've got on top of the backlog the sculptors will be jumping back to work!

We'll also take this time to do some organising of the master moulds here at Pendraken HQ, cataloguing them properly and seeing if there's any hidden goodies we've missed over the years.

New Ranges

2018 will see a few new ranges coming online, including the already previewed Korean War, 1860 Italian's and Aztecs.  The WWI extension will be ready in February as well.  From there we'll be getting the remaining Indian Mutiny sculpts done and then that range can be moulded up for release in the summer.  Anything else that's already been previewed will also be released around summertime.

With those done, we can start to look ahead to new ranges in the latter half of the year:

- Napoleonic Dutch-Belgians will be the next addition to the Naps ranges.  We've already done some conversion work to give us Hanoverians and KGL, so this will add some nice options to the Allied forces.

- After that, we'll be doing a revamp of the Crimean War ranges, replacing all of the old sculpts and adding some types to expand as well.  We'll be looking for some customer feedback on what you'd like to see in this range, so if you're interested in this war, keep an eye out for that.

- Techno's next job will be replacing the Dacians in our Ancient range.  These are the last of the Early Imperial period ranges to get the revamp treatment and with these done we can start looking at the Classical ranges and some new Greeks/Persians in 2019.

- The vehicle guys are working on two separate areas, with Mart continuing his chronological march through the 60's and 70's for our Modern Vehicles range, while Steve stays with WWII and revamps our Sdkfz's.

Finally, at some point we'll be getting the TB Line ranges into production, starting with the Teutonics, Russians and Islamics.  These all need new moulds (around 80 in total for all the TB ranges) so it's going to be a slow and staggered process.  We won't be making any changes to the figures themselves, aside from possibly thinning the spears/lances.

Misc

The Pendraken Painting Competition will be back this year but with all of the work we've got over the coming months we've decided to schedule it for July instead of the usual February.  We'll have the usual pile of prizes on offer so keep an eye out for more info on this over the coming months.

We'll be ploughing ahead with more website photos this year, with all of the late 19th C. ranges heading off to Kev very soon, along with more WWII items to JAD Designs and more of the Moderns going to Matt J.  We'll be working at Pendraken HQ as well to get more blackwashed pictures of the other ranges.

I think that's about it, let me know if there's any queries and I'll do my best to answer them!

Forum Discussion
Pendraken Miniatures

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Ancient History Magazine 14, Feb-Mar 2018

Ancient History Magazine 14, Feb-Mar 2018

Ancient History Magazine 14 with Reaching for eternity - the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Egyptian souls had to embark on a long & dangerous journey through the afterlife. This issue explores some of their challenges as well as practical considerations for the life after death.

Theme: Reaching for eternity

Sandra Alvarez, 'Historical introduction - Finding a happily ever afterlife'.
Kara Cooney, 'Good as new> - Coffin reuse in the 21st dynasty'.
Sandra Alvarez and Kasia Szpakowska, 'Death and demons - The ancient Egypt demonology project'.
Julie Ackroyd, 'A shabti is for life - A servant for the hereafter'.
Imtraut Munro, '"Life insurance" for the afterlife - Stages of passage in the Book of the Dead?'.
Ronald H. Fritze, 'From medicine to monster - Egyptomania and the Egyptian dead'.

Features:

Murray Dahm, 'Loving the tyrant - Domitia Longina, empress of Domitian'.
Shelby Brereton, 'The many lives of cats - Feline friends in ancient Egypt'.
Svenja Grosser, 'Outside of the arena - The daily life of gladiators'.
Graham Sumner, 'A disastrous success - Cleopatra (1963)'.

Ancient History Magazine

Friday, 5 January 2018

Tribes of the Northern Wastes from Magister Militum

The Northern Tribes are on the march! Our latest 10mm fantasy pictures.

FNT104 Wasteland Evil Knights on Foot

FNT104 Wasteland Evil Knights on Foot

FNT403 Wasteland Barbarian Mounted Raiders with Hand

FNT403 Wasteland Barbarian Mounted Raiders with Hand

FNT404 Wasteland Evil Mounted Knights

FNT404 Wasteland Evil Mounted Knights


Magister Militum

10mm German Tank Mechanics from Arrowhead Miniatures

Working on the German Tank mechanics / Luftwaffe ground crew at the moment . This is a picture of some of the greens. Hopefully out by the end of February

10mm German Tank Mechanics from Arrowhead Miniatures

Arrowhead Miniatures

2017 Releases Summary from Pendraken Miniatures


All 167 of our releases in 2017!

League of Augsburg
LOA38   Dismounted Command group, tricorn (3 figures + 1 horse)
LOA39   Mounted Command, standing, tricorn (7)
LOA40   Mounted Command, moving, tricorn (7)
LOA41   French Dragoons in fur hats
LOA42   Allied Dragoons in fur hats

Flags
PNFL218    William III Dragoon Regiments
PNFL219    Allied Dragoon Regiments
PNFL224    Louis XIV Dragoon Regiments

Marlburian
MAL21    Dismounted dragoons
MAL22    Horse holder with horse (5 pairs)

Great Northern War Flags
PNFL220   Swedish flags, type 1
PNFL221   Swedish flags, type 2
PNFL222   Russian flags, type 1
PNFL223   Russian flags, type 2

Napoleonic Brunswickers
NBW1   Line infantry, march attack 
NBW2   Line infantry, firing 
NBW3   Line infantry command
NBW4   Line mounted officers (5)
NBW5   Light infantry, march attack, inc. comm. (16)
NBW6   Light infantry, firing, inc. command (16)
NBW7   Light mounted officer (5)
NBW8   Leib Battalion 
NBW9   Leib Battalion mounted officer (5)
NBW10   Avant-Garde
NBW11   Hussars
NBW12   Uhlans
NBW13   French 6pdr guns with foot crew (3)
NBW14   French 6pdr guns with horse crew (3)
NBW15   Duke of Brunswick and ADC (2)
Army Pack contains 4 x NBW1. 1 x NBW5, 11, 13. ½ x NBW3

Flags
PNFL501   1792 Austrian
PNFL502   1806 Austrian
PNFL503   1815 British, type 1
PNFL504   1815 British, type 2
PNFL505   1815 British, type 3
PNFL506   1804 French
PNFL507   1815 French
PNFL508   1808 Prussian, type 1
PNFL509   1808 Prussian, type 1
PNFL510   Prussian Landwehr
PNFL511   1803 Russian, type 1
PNFL512   1803 Russian, type 2
PNFL513   1803 Russian, type 3

19th Century
1860’s Austrian
AU3   Jagers
AU12   Grenzers

WWI French
F36   FT-17, hexagonal turret, 37mm
F37   FT-17, hexagonal turret, MG
F38   FT-17, round turret, 37mm
F39   FT-17, round turret, MG
F40   FT-17 Command tank

WWII American
AMV1   M4A3(75)W Sherman, 75mm
AMV2   M4A3(76)W Sherman, early 76mm turret, no muzz
AMV3   M4A3(105)W Sherman, 105mm
AMV6   M4A3(76)W Sherman, early 76mm turret, muzbrek
AMV7   M4A3(76)W Sherman, late 76mm turret, muz brake
AMV8   M4A3 Sherman, late HVSS, late 75mm turret
AMV9   M4A3 Sherman, late HVSS, early 76mm, muzbrek
AMV10   M4A3 Sherman, late HVSS, late 76mm turr muzbrek
AMV11   M4A3 Sherman, late HVSS, 105mm
AMV12   M4A1 Sherman, mid-war, 75mm
AMV13   M4A1 Sherman, mid-war, early 76mm
AMV14   M4A1 Sherman, mid-war, late 76mm
AMV30   M4 Sherman, 75mm 

British Vehicles
BRV14   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm gun, sand skirts
BRV16   M4A2 Sherman III, 75mm with turret box   £3.00
BRV17   M4A2 Sherman III, 75mm turret
BRV18   M4 Sherman, 105mm gun
BRV21   M4A4 Sherman V, 75mm gun, camo
BRV28   M4A1 Sherman, 75mm, back box, sand skirts   £3.00
BRV29   M4A4 Sherman, 75mm, field armour
BRV30   M4A4 Sherman ‘Firefly’, 17pdr, field armour   £3.00
BRV56   M3 Stuart ‘Honey, mid turret
BRV63   M31 Sherman ARV
BRV65   Sexton SPG 25pdr
BRV101   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, early turret
BRV102   M3 Stuart ‘Honey’, late turret

Artillery
BRA14   25pdr field gun with crew, ammo trailer   £2.80
BRA15   25pdr field gun, 8th Army crew, ammo trailer   £2.80
BRA22   25pdr FG, no muzzle, crew, ammo trailer   £2.80
BRA23   25pdr FG, no muzzle, 8th Army ammo trailer   £2.80

Italian
ITA26   M11/39 tank

French
FRE59   Laffly W15 TCC
FRE60   Renault AMC-35
FRE61   Citroen staff car 

German Vehicles
GRV21   Tiger II, Henschel turret
GRV22   Tiger 2, Henschel turret, with zimmerit
GRV23   Tiger II, Porsche turret
GRV25   Panther A
GRV26   Panther D
GRV27   Panther G
GRV28   Panther A, zimmerit
GRV29   Panther D, camouflaged
GRV31   Jagdpanther
GRV44   Sturmtiger
GRV109   Beobachtungspanzer Panther

Soviet Vehicles
SVV1   T-26 S
SVV24   TT-34 Engineer tank
SVV22   IS-2
SVV21   ISU-152   
SVV20   ISU-122
SVV37   Sherman M4A2, early 76mm turret
SVV38/SCV4   T-26 B 

Modern Vehicles
MDV40   M47 Patton 
MDV41   M41 Walker Bulldog 
MDV42   M26 Pershing, 90mm
MDV43   M45 Pershing, 105mm
MDV44   Separate tracks for turrets (x10)
MDV45   M60A1, 105mm
MDV46   M60A2 'Starship', 152mm + AT missile
MDV47   Centurion Bridge layer with bridge
MDV48   M19 MGMC 
MDV49   M37 SPG 
MDV50   M41 ‘Gorilla’ 
MDV51   M42 Duster 
MDV52   M53 SPG, 155mm Howitzer 
MDV53   M55 SPG, 203mm Howitzer 
MDV54   M59 APC 
MDV55   M75 APC 
MDV56   Centurion Mk 1 
MDV57   Centurion ‘Conway’, 120mm 
MDV58   Oxford Tracked Carrier 

Warband Fantasy Eldritch Vampires
FAN-VAM1   25 x Thralls
FAN-VAM2   25 x Thrall Archers
FAN-VAM3   12 x Mounted Thralls
FAN-VAM4   5 x Vampire Lords
FAN-VAM5   5 x Necromancers
FAN-VAM6   25 x Ghouls
FAN-VAM7   12 x Dire Wolves
FAN-VAM8   25 x Lesser Vampires
FAN-VAM9   25 x Werewolves
Army Pack: Contains 3 packs of Thralls and 1 pack each of Thrall Archers, Mounted Thralls, Vampire Lords, Necromancers and Ghouls, plus 8 x MDF bases. 

Samurai Apes
FAN-APE1   25 x Warriors
FAN-APE2   25 x Archers
FAN-APE3   12 x Tiger-Riders
FAN-APE4   5-man Daimyo Group
FAN-APE5   5 x Shamans
FAN-APE6   12 x Tigers 
Army Pack: Contains 3 packs of Warriors and 1 pack each of Archers, Tiger-Riders, Daimyo, Shamans and Tigers, plus 8 x MDF bases.

Scenery ACW Buildings
SCN-ACW2   Small farmhouse, clapboard
SCN-ACW3   Small farmhouse, timber
SCN-ACW4   Large farmhouse, clapboard
SCN-ACW5   Large farmhouse, stone 
SCN-ACW6   Small barn, timber
SCN-ACW7   Large barn, stone/timber
SCN-ACW8   Lutheran Church (Antietam)

Eastern Front
SCN-EF01   Russian house, type 1
SCN-EF02   Russian house, type 2 
SCN-EF03   Russian house with lean-to
SCN-EF04   Russian house, L-shaped
SCN-EF05   Russian barn
SCN-EF06   Thatched house, type 1
SCN-EF07   Thatched house, type 2 

Emplacements
SCN-EMP2   2 gun emplacement
SCN-EMP3   3 gun emplacement 
SCN-EMP4   Dugout, type 1 (x2)
SCN-EMP5   Dugout, type 2 (x2)
SCN-EMP6   Dugout with tree branches (x2) 
SCN-EMP7   Dugout with stones (x2)
SCN-EMP8   Dugout, wooden board internal (x2)
SCN-EMP9   Dugout, wooden log internal (x2)

Generic
SCN-GEN1   Shell craters x 16, assorted sizes
SCN-GEN2   Shell craters x 8, assorted sizes
SCN-GEN3   Artillery markers x 16
SCN-GEN4   Haystacks x 8

MDF Products
SCN-MDF1   Wooden fencing x 10 lengths
SCN-MDF2   Snake rail fencing x 10 lengths

Walls & Hedges
SCN-WLH16   4 x Stone wall, ruined

TOTAL = 167 NEW CODES

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Victory: Matching Challenge!

Victory: Matching Challenge!

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Wargames Illustrated 363, January 2018

Wargames Illustrated 363, January 2018

The January issue of Wargames Illustrated is available now. The theme for this issue is Wargaming Hollywood and we present five articles on Hollywoodization in wargaming.

OBSERVATION POST
Our latest look at what’s new and upcoming in the world of wargaming, with a special focus on ‘new stuff’ showcased at Crisis 2017.

THEME: HOLLYWOOD HISTORY AND ‘HISTORY’ HISTORY
Howard Whitehouse frameworks our theme with some thoughts on his own movie career, whether ‘straight’ history makes for good games and the elements needed to ‘go Hollywood’.

HOW TO: CONSTRUCT A SMALL BOAT FOR GHOST ARCHIPELAGO
James Floyd Kelly takes us through the creation of a useful tabletop model.

THEME: “IF THIS MAN SHOULD FALL…?” – REFIGHTING GLORY
Neil Smith & Dom Sore outline their thoughts upon turning a great movie into a game.

THE BARON VERSUS DRACULA
Dom Sore compares and contrasts two games systems set within the same genre but using different mechanics.

THEME: HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!
Nick Buxey discusses how to bring the big screen to a small table, and just how the cinematic milieu can often be the main influence for our gaming decisions.

TERRITORIALS, TURKS, TANKS AND TRENCHES
We take a look at the ideas and modelling behind this great World War One display game from Colours 2017.

THEME: “ALRIGHT MR. DEMILLE…”
Pete Brown shares some thoughts on turning your hand to creating that embattled close up on the tabletop.

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS
James Floyd Kelly returns to share his own take on a scenario for Ghost Archipelago.

THEME: THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS
Based upon the movie of the same name, we take a look at turning this classic into a game.

RULES HUNTING
Just what should you look for in a set of rules? Jay White takes a closer look at the problem of settling for rules that suit.

LITTLE GUYS, BIG PERSONALITIES
Following-on from looking at characterful wargame figures inspired by Hollywood, if the character you want isn’t manufactured, why not make your own?

AGENT CARTER
A Pulp-tastic scenario starring one of the toughest agents of the 1940s.

BUILDING A BALLOON
Chris Flaherty talks about the use of the balloon in warfare and provides some tips on how to field your own balloons on the tabletop.

BLOOD AND PLUNDER: ESCAPE FROM CUBA
An exclusive scenario for this pirate themed rules system from Firelock Games.

MODELLING: IT’S ALL RUINS
Creating ruins for your tabletop can be made a lot simpler if you just follow a few basic rules.

COMPANY PROFILE: BADGER GAMES
An American-based company with a series of interesting ranges, gamers both old and new will recognize and appreciate what is on offer here.