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31 May 2018

Free PDFs, Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder Rules from Warlord Games


For a limited time only, you'll be able to explore history with a FREE download copy of the world-renowned Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder rules!

Black Powder

Hail Caesar

Pike & Shotte

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Steve Williams alerted us to this offer from Warlord Games on 10mm Wargaming Facebook Group
Warlord Games

30 May 2018

Wars of Marcus Aurelius

Wars of Marcus Aurelius

Game design: Robert DeLeskie
Map Art: Ilya Kudriashov
Unit Illustrations: Gonzalo Santacruz
Hex number: 27
Duration: 90 minutes
Players: 1
Solitaire Suitability: High
Weight: Medium
Theme: Ancients

Wars of Marcus Aurelius, 170CE. Plague ravages the Empire. With the Legions depleted by disease and spread thin across the endless frontier, opportunistic Germanic tribes and fierce Sarmatian raiders strike across the Danube deep into Imperial territory. To face this threat, the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, an untested commander who has never set foot outside of Italy, must transform himself from an introspective philosopher into a cunning warrior and fearless leader.

This debut game from filmmaker and designer Robert DeLeskie was created for BoardGameGeek annual Wargame PNP Contest, where it was crowned the Overall Winner. Additionally it won all but one of the other categories in which it competed, including Best Rules, Most Original Concept, Best Solitaire Game, Best Strategic Scale Game, and Best Short/Quick/Small Game.

Working with Hollandspiele's development team and playtesters, Mr. DeLeskie has expanded upon his original design, resulting in a richer and more varied decision space that rewards repeated plays and multiple strategies.

(1) 22" x 17" map sheet (full and split)
(54) 3/4" counters (with grid and without grid)
100 cards in two decks
12 page Rulebook
You will need (2) six-sided dice

Wargame Vault

29 May 2018

Quik: Game of the Wasteland


Quik: Game of the Wasteland, In the despair known simply as the Wasteland, mankind still craves its sport and its sport is called Qwik. Every village, every town has its own team.

WHAT IS QWIK? To learn about the game you must first learn about the people that play it, the Qwikers. Qwikers come in all size, age, and sex. If you can play, you can find a team. Each team is made up of:

Drivers - Drivers use their two-handed weapons to knock their opponents out of the match, literally. Chain - Swinging metal chains their objective is to protect their Qwik by keeping opponents at bay. Qwik- Only the Qwik can touch the dog skull. The objective of the Qwik is to fight his way through the opposing team and stick the skull on the opponent's stake, winning the match.

You start as the player-manager of a team in the Heart of the Wasteland. Win matches and you get famous, lose matches and the team will disband. Gain better matches until you win your way to the Cities where it's a pie in the sky life and you want your piece!

But playing Qwik is not without its dangers. Break a bone, lose a limb and yes maybe even die. What happens when you can’t play anymore? Your team leaves you behind and finds a replacement.

HEY, WE NEVER SAID IT WOULD BE EASY!

Inside you'll find:

·         A full color Qwik field and counters to play your matches.

·         Rules to create your individual Qwikers and build your team.

·         Nineteen pre-generated Qwik teams to play against.

·         Three different Locales to play in from the harsh Heart of the Wasteland to the luxurious Cities.

·         Campaign rules that cover every aspect of the sport.

Your time grows short as you make your way towards the field for your first match. All the training and the pain that you endured to make it here, you hope that it will serve you and your team well. The crowd roars as you, the Qwik, stride to the center of the field. You look across the dirt into the eyes of your opponent, a man as desperate as you. Gong! The game starts. Welcome to hell.

QWIK - GAME OF THE WASTELAND

Qwik is fully compatible with All Things Zombie, 5150 and other THW games. Can you play a game of Qwik using your characters from other THW games? Yes you can!

Wargame Vault

Tree of Liberty

Tree of Liberty

Tree of Liberty, Morningstar's Tactical Two Pager games are a series of simple but engaging games filled with fun and flavour. Each one takes up only two sides of easy-to-print A4, eliminating the need for a quick reference sheet and providing our players with a cheap source of entertainment.

Tree of Liberty is a wargame for the usual brigade-to-division sized battles of the American Revolutionary War for independence. With minimal tweaking, it could be used for other battles between Europeans and natives on the American continent from the abandonment of the pike to the arrival of the rifled musket.

The game has an order-based activation system which allows enemy interruptions, and elegant firing and melee mechanics that resolve the entire attack by picking multiples (doubles, triples &c) out of each attack roll. The "Disorder" based morale system integrates personal and force level morale to produce believable results with no more book-keeping than a d6.

The rules as written are for models from 15mm to 28mm - halving or doubling ranges will give good games in smaller or larger scales. An average-sized game takes about two hours once you know the rules, and large games can still be finished in an evening. If you are playing a large game, you may want to invest in a few counters to mark the use of initiative orders.

Gamers in the US and UK have enjoyed this game during its three years of playtesting! Get your copy now at a cheap, cheap price!

Wargame Vault

28 May 2018

Wargames Illustrated 367, May 2018

Wargames Illustrated 367, May 2018

Observation Post

We take a look at the horde of new releases available at Salute 2018.

Theme: The Ships of the Enemy Have Come

Pete Brown kicks off our theme by taking us to the Bronze Age and outlines how to create a Campaign system around the ‘Collapse of Empire’.

Designer’s Notes: Burrows and Badgers

Michael Lovejoy explains the process behind the creation of the rules for his range of anthropomorphic animal fantasy miniatures, coming soon from Osprey.

Theme: Wargaming Adrianople

Simon MacDowall tells the story of this catastrophic defeat of the Roman army by the Goths in AD 378.

Graveyard of Tanks

The Battle of Asal Uttar, the Second Indo-Pakistan War, 1965. Steve Blease presents an ambush that took place during a war whose events still have repercussions today.

Theme: The Seven Cities of Cibola

Pete Brown discusses the wargaming potential of the collapse of the Aztec and other Meso-American Empires.

Steve, Rick & The Elf King

We had the opportunity to chat with top sculptor Steve Saleh and manager Joe Saleh of Lucid Eye Publishing, plus gaming guru extraordinaire Rick Priestley about the upcoming The Red Book of the Elf King skirmish game.

Theme: Ottoman Twilight

Colonel (Retired) Bill Gray takes a look at the 1st Balkan War, 1912 - 13, which was instrumental in hastening the collapse of the Sick Man of Europe’s imperial pretensions.

Designer’s Notes: Outremer: Faith and Blood

Jamie Gordon discusses his new rules for skirmish level gaming during the Crusades era and offers some exclusive rules for one of our latest Giants in Miniature figures.

Theme: Scenes from The Downfall of The Reich

Matt Moran charts the wartime career of an unusual German General and his role during the last days of the Third Reich.

Godslayer: Fighting Withdrawal

David Saunders of Megalith Games presents a scenario designed for use with his Godslayer rules system, based upon a slice of history.

Theme: Wargaming The French Indo-China War 1954

From Dien Bien Phu to the Street Without Joy and how they got there, Jim Graham discusses wargaming the French Indochina War 1946 - 54.

Modelling: Making a Monument

James Floyd Kelly passes on his step-by-step instructions for creating the monument which features in the Ghost Archipelago cover artwork.

Theme: Bringing Plastic Figures to The End of Empire

Rupert Mitchell takes a look at several different ideas as to how you might gather 1/72 scale and 1/32 scale plastic forces around the theme ‘End of Empire’.

Death in The Dark Continent Prequel

Chris Peers looks at how to adapt these rules for tribal conflict in Africa prior to the arrival of the Europeans.

Wargames Illustrated

Miniature Wargames 422, June 2018

Miniature Wargames 422, June 2018

FORWARD OBSERVER
What’s up for review in (mostly) historical wargaming with reports on Osprey; Two Princes, Van Dyck, Northumbian, and much more.

SEND THREE AND FOURPENCE
With Cat-Like Tread: Conrad Kinch shows how to hunt big game with molotovs...

TO THINK AGAIN…
Wargaming the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

COMMAND DECISION
St Crispin’s Day: 1415. North East France, on 25th October: another Command Decision conundrum by Jon Sutherland

SALUTATIONS
The editor and his camera pay a visit to Salute 2018.

FANTASY FACTS
The usual palantir perusal of the latest news in F&SF gaming with releases from Black Pyramid; CP Models; Osprey; Modiphius, Brigade and more!.

HEADING WEST
A peak into the story behind our cover feature Wild West Exodus with a trio of exclusives: a Q&A, a painting guide for your free miniature and a scenario called Leave ‘em to the Vultures.  Eeeehaw!

INTO THE WOODS
Scenarios ideas by the bucket load with a dissection of Bodange 1940 and Baraque de Fraiture 1944.

RECCE
More reviews than ever of the very latest book releases.

WARGAMES WIDOW
The Wargames Widow explains why time flies by when you’re the driver of the train (and you ride on the footplate, there and back again etc)

THUKELA & BLOOD RIVER
The Boers and Zulu clash in South Africa. History and gaming scenarios!

CLUB DIRECTORY
Find a club in your vicinity and add your club for free!

Miniature Wargames

ESR 1809 Starter Box Available from The Wargaming Company

We've restocked the ESR 1809 Starter Box!

ESR 1809 Starter Box

ESR 1809 Starter Box

The Wargaming Company

26 May 2018

Ruined Houses Released from Pendraken Miniatures

This release should be a useful one for a variety of games and periods, basically anywhere that you'd have found wooden houses and fire!

There's two slightly different types in the pack and the chimneys are separate pieces so you can choose whether to put them in or not. The left-hand ruin measures 70x50mm, and the right-hand one is 75x50mm.  The chimneys are 30mm tall.



Scenic Items & Terrain Eastern Front

SCN-EF08    Ruined houses (x2)    £5.00

SCN-EF08    Ruined houses (x2)    £5.00

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WWI Middle East Extension & More from Pendraken Miniatures

After all of the GDPR emails, here's something a little bit more fun!  We've just put the finishing touches to our WWI extension, adding new codes to the Middle East range as well as revamping some of the earlier packs and adding some handy officers and generals to some of the other nations!

WWI Austro-Hungarian

AH21   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

AH21   Senior Officers (2)

WWI Belgian

B8   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

B8   Senior Officers (2)

B9   Generals (Lt Gen Leman + generic) with map   £1.00

B9   Generals (Lt Gen Leman + generic) with map

WWI British

BP68   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

BP68   Senior Officers (2)

WWI French

F11   Dragoons

F11   Dragoons

F41   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

F41   Senior Officers (2)

WWI German

GP49   Dismounted Uhlans

GP49   Dismounted Uhlans

GP50   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

GP50   Senior Officers (2)

WWI Middle East

ME4   Dismounted Australian cavalry

ME4   Dismounted Australian cavalry

ME5   Australian cavalry

ME5   Australian cavalry

ME6   Imperial cavalry

ME6   Imperial cavalry

ME7   Turkish cavalry

ME7   Turkish cavalry

ME15   German Asia Korps infantry

ME15   German Asia Korps infantry

ME22   Imperial Lewis gunners, prone (3)   £1.75

ME22   Imperial Lewis gunners, prone (3)

ME23   Indian foot in turban

ME23   Indian foot in turban

ME24   Turkish Arab Legion infantry

ME24   Turkish Arab Legion infantry

ME25   Irregular Arab cavalry

ME25   Irregular Arab cavalry

ME26   Sharifian regular cavalry

ME26   Sharifian regular cavalry

ME28   Turkish Stormtroopers

ME28   Turkish Stormtroopers

ME33   Imperial infantry in pith helmet, firing/kneeling

ME33   Imperial infantry in pith helmet, firing/kneeling

ME34   Imperial infantry in tropical helmet, firing/prone

ME34   Imperial infantry in tropical helmet, firing/prone

ME35   Sharifian infantry

ME35   Sharifian infantry

ME36   Turkish infantry, firing/kneeling

ME36   Turkish infantry, firing/kneeling

ME37   German Asia Korp, throwing grenade (10)   £1.75

ME37   German Asia Korp, throwing grenade (10)

ME38   Turkish Generals (Cemal Pasa + Sevki Bey) with map   £1.00

ME38   Turkish Generals (Cemal Pasa + Sevki Bey) with map


WWI Russian

RP13   Senior Officers (2)   £0.60

RP13   Senior Officers (2)

RP14   Generals (Tsar Nicolas + Grand Duke Nikolaevich) with map   £1.00

RP14   Generals (Tsar Nicolas + Grand Duke Nikolaevich) with map

- Packs contain 30 foot / 15 cavalry, priced at £5.25 unless shown otherwise.
- Italics denote revamped packs.

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24 May 2018

12mm Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) from Butlers Printed Models

One Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV).  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

An M113A1 mounting a Scorpion turret.  (Official designation Carrier, Fire Support, Full Track M113A1 (FS) Scorpion Turret)

 Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV)

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 1

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 2

Australian M113 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicle (MRV) picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm Australian M113 with T50 turret from Butlers Printed Models

One Australian M113 with T50 turret.  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

Available armed with either twin 30 cal machine guns or one 30 cal and one 50 cal machine gun

Australian M113

Australian M113 picture 1

Australian M113 picture 2

Australian M113 picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) from Butlers Printed Models

One West German Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype).  Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

This version of the Leopard 2 prototype is circa 1969

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype)

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 1

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 2

Keiler (Leopard 2 prototype) picture 3

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

23 May 2018

1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories from Combat Group Dynamix

1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories from Combat Group Dynamix

This 1:144 V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories model includes a.) eight modular sections, b.) one base support, c.) four bipod supports, d.) one adaptor module for connecting the steam generator, e.) one gas generator, f.) one starter device, g.) one compress air cylinder set for the starter device, h.) one Fi 103 F-1 (V-1), i.) one Fi 103 A-1 Reichemberg II twin seater, j.) and two trolleys for the Fi 103s.

V-1 Launch Ramp Full Length with Accessories






You will be able to complete a full eight section launch ramp. The ramp takes up approximately 344mm/13.5in X 25mm/1 in of floor space excluding the accessories.

The model is fabricated with state of the art "3D Printing" technology. Highly detailed. Product of Hong Kong.

Combat Group Dynamix