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28 Dec 2017

10mm Babylonians from Magister Militum

Here come the 10mm Babylonians They are the BYL codes and these are the first ones back from our painter.

£5.80 for a pack of 30 infantry or twelve cavalry.

Babylonian

BYL4 Qurbuti Guard with Spear and Shield

BYL4 Qurbuti Guard with Spear and Shield

BYL6 Chaldean Levy with Tower Shield

BYL6 Chaldean Levy with Tower Shield

BYL2 Persian or Median Cavalry

BYL2 Persian or Median Cavalry

Magister Militum

Epic History: Suez Crisis Part 2


In 1956, an international crisis over control of the Suez Canal put Britain and France into direct conflict with President Nasser of Egypt, a proud Arab nationalist determined to stand up to foreign powers meddling in Egyptian affairs.

Part 2 explores how Britain, France and Israel cooked up a secret plan to invade Egypt, overthrow Nasser and reassert their standing as global powers. But when the international community, and in particular the United States, condemned their actions, the aggressors were forced into a humiliating climbdown. The repercussions for the Middle East and global history were long-lasting and profound.

Epic History TV

25 Dec 2017

23 Dec 2017

Timber Lined Emplacement 30mm Insert from Battlescale Wargame Buildings

One of our 10mm emplacements housing a newly painted Pendraken Sherman.

10mm Earthworks & Defences

10EW001 Timber lined Emplacement 30mm Insert

10EW001 Timber lined Emplacement 30mm Insert

A timber lined emplacement suitable for bases 30mm wide.

Generic timber lined emplacements suitable for a wide range of wargaming eras.

Supplied unpainted.

22 Dec 2017

Epic History: Suez Crisis Part 1


In 1956, an international crisis over control of the Suez Canal put Britain and France into direct conflict with President Nasser of Egypt, a proud Arab nationalist determined to stand up to foreign powers meddling in Egyptian affairs.

To understand the deep roots of the crisis we go right back to the creation of the canal in 1869, and the long history of British intervention in Egypt - all with the usual Epic History TV maps as well as loads of brilliant and rarely-seen archive film from the period.

Epic History TV

Blood on the Dungeon

Blood on the Dungeon

Blood on the Dungeon is a free expansion for Blood on the Blade that includes everything you need to introduce a classic Dungeon Crawl play in BoTB.

The new rules makes it possible to play a BoTB Scenario using “classic” dungeon tiles (rooms and corridors). Every major fantasy game includes standard dungeon tiles and it’s also very easy to find cheap (or even free) map tiles on the web. Playing BoTB using dungeon tiles provides a different mode of play and can be a fun interlude within your Campaign… of course, nothing prevents you from playing a Dungeon-only Campaign either! Rules cover map making, encounters, traps and treasure.

Content

Dungeon Crawl rules
“The Crypts of Aghamon” Scenario Sheet
Three Dungeon Sheets
Dungeon Denizens sheet
Dungeon Reference Tables
Countersheet
You need the Blood on the Blade rules to use this expansion.

Wargame Vault

10mm Marine Reptiles from Magister Militum

But the water was stirring too, the 10mm marine reptiles were roused, hungry, menacing.

Check them out

Marine Reptiles

DIN5 Archelon x1

DIN5 Archelon x1

DIN117 Liopleurodon x1

DIN117 Liopleurodon x1

DIN6 Kronosaurus x1

DIN6 Kronosaurus x1
DIN7 Elasmosaurus x1

DIN7 Elasmosaurus x1

DIN87 Ophthalmosaurus x1

DIN87 Ophthalmosaurus x1

Magister Militum

10mm Triassic Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

Way way back, millennia ago, there roamed the earth, the first dinosaurs, the Triassic dinosaurs.

What's going to hatch out of those eggs?

Triassic Dinosaurs

DIN130 Coelophysis x3

DIN130 Coelophysis x3

DIN139 Saurosuchus x1

DIN139 Saurosuchus x1

Eggs

Eggs 1

Eggs 2

Eggs 3

Magister Militum

10mm Flying Reptiles from Magister Militum

In the air, there circled gigantic flying reptiles with enormous wing spans - good job they are 10mm scale!

Flying Reptiles

DIN93 Quetzalcoatlus x1

DIN93 Quetzalcoatlus x1

DIN140 Quetzalcoatlas, standing x1

DIN140 Quetzalcoatlas, standing x1

DIN118 Flying Hatzegopteryx x1

DIN118 Flying Hatzegopteryx x1

DIN141 Hatzegopteryx, standing x1

DIN141 Hatzegopteryx, standing x1

Magister Militum

Warning Order 47, December 2017

Warning Order 47, December 2017

Warning Order, a free wargaming e-magazine, now has issue #47 available to download.

This issue features battle reports for Grand d'Armee, Saga, Warmaster Ancients, plus a review and AAR for Kings of War Historical. Also included are two new Engagements scenarios and a fictional Renaissance campaign, To Naples!

You can download the issue directly with this link.

Back issues are available by going to this page.

Warning Order

10mm Cretaceous Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

The Cretaceous were the next to the stage in frightening variety, hardly anywhere to escape them on planet earth - there they were.

Our largest range in the 10mm (1:160) dinosaurs.

Cretaceous Dinosaurs


Magister Militum

21 Dec 2017

More WW2 Americans from Lancer Miniatures

Just added some new bits to the American range. A GMC 2.5 Truck in metal with resin tilt, and a .30 cal mg team.

GMC 2.5 Truck. The tarpaulin lifts off to make an open backed truck

GMC 2.5 Truck

.30 Cal mg team 3 figures

.30 Cal mg team 3 figures

Next up 50 cal mg and mortar team next, and the sculptor is working on M3 half track.

20 Dec 2017

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 94, Feb-Mar 2018

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy, 94, Feb-Mar 2018

Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy issue 94 with Tank combat and tactics during WWII

Special Feature: Tank combat and tactics during WWII

Eoghan Kelly, 'The development of tank warfare in World War II - Wielding the armoured fist'.
Eoghan Kelly, 'The Battle for Dubno, Ukraine SSR, 27 June 1941 - Thunder at the crossroads'.
Piers Brand, 'Tank combat in the Lorraine, Lunéville, 1944 - The destruction of a Panzer brigade'.
Olivier Peronny, 'T-34s versus cats in Ukraine - South of Skalat'.
Guy Bowers, 'Collecting tanks for WWII gaming - Panzer, los!'.
Steve Perry, 'Cologne, 6th March 1945 - Panther vs Pershing'.

Features

Ian Beal, 'Edward III's Scottish Revenge - The Battle of Halidon Hill'.
Jeff Jonas, 'The Battle of elephants - Raphia 217 BC, Part I'.
Prof. Tony Pollard, 'Making the biggest wargame - The mother of all battles'.
Steve Jones, 'The attack on Breed's Hill. 17th June 1775 - A fierce Breed'.
Sean Souter, 'Making a Renedra mud-brick house - Dwelling in the desert'.
Paul Burkin, 'How one man refund his inspiration - Painting 10mm is easy'.

Departments

Miniature reviews
Rich Clarke, 'Up Front - Big is beautiful.
Henry Hyde, 'Tabletop tactics - The complex curse of cavalry'.
Mark Backhouse, 'The Irregular - Do we really want something new?'.
David Davies, 'Fantasy warband skirmish - Let's plays +Strongsword+'.
Rossco Watkins, Guy Bowers, and Rob Rhodes, 'Game reviews - Rommel, Gaslands, and Gangs of Rome'.
Book reviews
Parting shots

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Jurassic Dinosaurs from Magister Militum

Quite a long time later, something Jurassic hatched, small enough to handle in 10mm!

Jurassic Dinosaurs

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

Magister Militum

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands

Operation Corporate - Air Battles over the Falklands This is a reprint of the Falklands supplement published in 2005 for the FIRST EDITION of Air War C21. It has been reprinted due to a number of requests for copies of this long out of print title. The intention is to update this supplement during 2018 to reflect the latest edition of the rules.  But for now, users of the latest edition can use the content here as a guide. And, as such, its "pay what you want"

Wargame Vault

Carter Smokehouse from Good Ground LLC

The Carter Smokehouse is now available for sale on the Good Ground Website. It is also now included in the Franklin Carter Compound set.

Carter Smokehouse

Carter Smokehouse

Good Ground LLC

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge) from Good Ground LLC

The Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge) from Antietam is now available for sale on the Good Ground Website.

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge)

Rohrbach (Burnside's Bridge)

Good Ground LLC

10mm Jurassic Hatched from Magister Militum

Quite a long time later, something Jurassic hatched, small enough to handle in 10mm!

Jurassic

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN19 Eustreptospondylus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN32 Stegosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN67 Brachiosaurus x1

DIN62 Camptosaurus x1

DIN62 Camptosaurus x1

DIN111 Scelidosaurus x1

DIN111 Scelidosaurus x1

DIN136 Compsognathus x5

DIN136 Compsognathus x5

DIN138 Megalosaurus x1

DIN138 Megalosaurus x1

DIN137 Cryolophosaurus x1

DIN137 Cryolophosaurus x1

Magister Militum

Aotrs Shipyards Dec 2017 Release: Wodef Enclave (Wave two)

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

Just in time for Christmas, we have the second wave of Wodef Enclave ships!

Nar Flon-Kaylo Class Strike Corvette

Nar Flon-Kaylo Class Strike Corvette

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Named for a predatory sea-creature that attacks in swarms, the Nar Flon corvette was introduced shortly after the Jodinf cruiser family. The Nar Flon is a typical standard corvette vessel, with average manoeuvrability and slightly-above average defences. The Nar Flon sees typical use in a supporting role.

The Kaylo configuration is a missile support craft. It is armed with three Solon Missile pods on its side and forward hardpoints. Two Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets give it some protection, though it typically relies on escort vessels for defence against fighter or missile attack. The Nar Flon-Kaylo sometimes is used as an escort vessel by replacing its standard warheads with point-defence missiles.

Nar Flon-Noalo Class Corvette

Nar Flon-Noalo Class Corvette

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The Nar Flon's Noalo configuration replaces the Solon Missile Pods with three Dalaon 348M Heavy Lazer Projectors. While having no weapons outside of the forward arc aside from the Rulifnoor PDTs, the Nar Flon-Noalo is capable of dealing considerable damage, thanks to the Kil-Dusi-Paor 9 firecontrol system. Typically used in formations of six with a single point-defence vessel (often a Dofio-Noalo Point-Defence Frigate), the Nar Flon-Noalos make sweeping flank attacks.

Dofio-Kaylo Class Frigate

Dofio-Kaylo Class Frigate

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The Dofio Frigate family fills various supporting roles in the Enclave fleet. Agile and well-protected for its size, the Dofio's main armament is centred around spinal-mount Dalaon 349K Heavy Lazer Projector, a larger version of the 348M, which is common to most versions. Six Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets supplement the main gun.

The Kaylo configuration uses the side hardpoints to mount a pair of Solon Missile Pods. Most often used to provide additional missile support, sometimes, like the Nar Flon-Kaylo, the Dofio-Kaylo is equipped with point-defence missiles. They are more commonly seen operating with Jodinf-Kaylo cruisers, however, supplementing the larger vessel's firepower with their own.

Dofio-Noalo Class Point-Defence Frigate

Dofio-Noalo Class Point-Defence Frigate

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The Noalo configuration of the Dofio mounts six additional Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets. This version serves as the most common point-defence platform in the Wodef fleet.

Hadfe Morr-Kaylo Class Torpedo Cruiser

Hadfe Morr-Kaylo Class Torpedo Cruiser

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The Hadfe Morr light cruiser family fills a small set of supporting roles in the Wodef Enclave fleet. Designed primarily around the requirements of the Kaylo configuration's torpedo launchers, the volume of space in the hull lent itself to other secondary functions better than the older hulls.

The Hadfe Morr- Kaylo configuration is centred around the four forward and rear Fonolun Torpedo Launchers. The launchers are supplied with sixty torpedoes.

The four side and two rear dorsal side hardpoints are occupied by Gerfery 279 Heavy Lazer Cannons on 0152-class turret mounts, and the forward ventral hardpoints both carry Solon Missile Pods. Nine Rulifnoor Point Defence Turrets complete the armament.

All photos are in WSF. (The Wodefs just barely predate us getting our Replicator!)

Next month will see the last wave of Wodef ships, and hopefully February or March will see the release of the Xyriat carriers and small craft.

Have a good Christmas (and/or appropriate holiday otherwise) and the Shipyards will be back in the New Year!

Accelerate & Attack: Aeons of War is also out now (a generic build-your-own ships system suitable for any set of models) is also now available of Wargames Vault here:

There is also a free Web Enhancement Pack; this contains the markers and the QR sheet the latter of which is an indicator of the level of the game if you want to have a quick nosey.

And, of course, I'm always happy to answer questions about it (though your best bet is to contact me through the Wargame Vault or Shapeways PM, since that PM system here isn't open to everyone and these days, putting your email address on a forum is a no-no!)

Suggested Hexon Layouts from Kallistra

Suggested Hexon layouts for Commands and Colors Tricorne game.

Suggested Hexon Layouts from Kallistra

Looking for Hexon Grids to help plan your terrain layout?

We have designed a range of Hexon Grids to help you plan your battlefield layout. We have often been asked how many boxes are required for a particular table size. The actual number of boards used for a particular layout does vary depending on the board orientation. Below is a sample of different layouts, we hope the Hexon Grids will help you in planning your battlefield.

Hexon Grids Samples

Simply click on the images below, the pdf will open in a new window, then print the pdf.

3ft x 4ft approx - One Box of Hexon

3 x 4 layout
3 x 4 layout


3 x 4 layout
3 x 4 layout

6ft x 4ft approx - Two Boxes of Hexon

3 x 4 layout
3 x 4 layout


3 x 4 layout
3 x 4 layout

Board Games to Wargames using 113 hex layout can use 18 boards and 5 single hexes. (This layout can be used for games such as Memoir '44 R , Commands & Colours R and others.)

Board Games to Wargames
Board Games to Wargames
Board Games to Wargames
Board Games to Wargames

Board Games to Wargames
Board Games to Wargames
4ft x 8ft approx - Two Boxes of Hexon + individual boards

4 x 8 layout
4 x 8 layout
6ft x 6ft approx - Two Boxes of Hexon + individual boards

6 x 6 layout
6 x 6 layout
5ft x 10ft approx - Four Boxes of Hexon + individual boards

5 x 10ft layout
5 x 10ft layout
6ft x 12ft approx - Six Boxes of Hexon

6 x 12ft layout
6 x 12ft layout
Kallistra Ltd