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30 Dec 2019

Russian Starter Army from Lancer Miniatures

Quick end of year sale ie 24 hours 20% Discount on the Russian Starter Army, grab it while you can.

Russian Starter Army

Russian Starter Army

Lancer Miniatures

Bot War City Set – Pre-order from Traders Galaxy

Bot War City Set – Pre-order – Released 30 December 2019

Bot War Resin Buildings are finely sculpted to represent a 1980’s Democracy city.  Each building kit is reversible with a detailed design on each wall and roof.  Simply flip them around for a different look.  Also Bot War buildings can be easily snapped down to make smaller single level buildings or stacked to make taller buildings.  Like all Bot War terrain these are designed to fit 8-10mm scale (zscale).

Bot War City Set – Pre-order

Bot War City Set – Pre-order picture 1

Bot War City Set – Pre-order picture 2

Bot War City Set – Pre-order picture 3

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Bot War City Set – Pre-order picture 6

The Bot War City Set Bundle Consists of –

2 x 65mmx 65mmx 125mm buildings (can be built 2 different ways) – Resin

2 x 85mmx85mm x125mm buildings (can be built 2 different ways) – Resin

2 x 45mmx85mm x85mm buildings (can be built 2 different ways) – Resin

12 x accessory sprues (shopfronts, doors, windows etc for customising ground level of buildings) – Metal

1 x City Battle Mat

This set is a pre-order with expected shipping 30 December 2019.  As with all Bot War pre-orders, we ship when the entire order is fulfilled.  Bot War models do not go on Pre-order until they are already in the “currently casting phase” of development.  This way we can maintain out 100% pre-order delivery record.  As usual, your pre-orders are appreciated and help this little company deliver better and better models.

Traders Galaxy

Announcement: January 2020 from Traders Galaxy

Announcement: January 2020 from Traders Galaxy

Announcement: January 2020


The January promo will be like every other month with one small difference. For every $50 spent after the $150 you may choose an additional exclusive.

So for example. At $150 you will get the Snake Corp Forktongue model as standard.

Then if you spent $200 you get Forktongue and you choose one other model (Deceiver and Valiant cassettes are pairs counting as one model per pair)

Then if you spent $250 you get Forktongue and choose two others etc etc.

Model choices -
Oleeta - December exclusive
Kamen - November exclusive
Cadmia - october exclusive
Basher - September Exclusive
Scope - September Exclusive
Rielse - August Exclusive
Broadsword double handed - July exclusive
Soniq - june exclusive

Bruce - mod Christmas gift
AC - mod Christmas gift
Squat - mod Christmas gift

Symphony and Decibel - November paint challenge unreleased exclusives

Valiant cassettes - november paint challenge unreleased exclusives

When making your January order, if it is $200usd or more please specify your choice in the notes.

29 Dec 2019

WIP Narcitron from Traders Galaxy

Narcitron work in progress.

Narcitron

Narcitron picture 1

Narcitron picture 2

Leader of the seven sins and right hand to the trapped Galaxy Tyrant.

Narcitron is a deadly Deceiver.

Traders Galaxy

26 Dec 2019

New Releases for December 2019 from Osprey Publishing Ltd

New Releases for December 2019, we have another fantastic set of new releases.

Order Today

Me 262 vs P-51 Mustang

Me 262 vs P-51 Mustang

Arguably two of the finest fighters built during the course of World War II, the Me 262 and P-51 Mustang heralded new dawns in aircraft performance. Making its operational debut in the summer of 1944, and powered by the Jumo 004 jet engine, the Me 262 outclassed Allied planes in terms of speed and firepower ratio, offering a formidable punch with four 30 mm MK 108 nose-mounted cannons. However, in the P-51, fitted with the Rolls-Royce (Packard) Merlin engine and drop tanks, the USAAF finally had a fighter that had the ‘legs' to escort its heavy bombers deep into Reich airspace and back. If flown to its strengths, the P-51 was more than capable of taking on the feared Me 262 on an equal footing, despite the differences in power and top speed. Indeed, the Mustang proved to be the Luftwaffe fighter arm's nemesis. When the P-51D sortied over Germany from the summer of 1944 onwards, it shredded through the ill-trained and depleted Gruppen of the Luftwaffe's defence wings.

This book examines the two fighters in detail, exploring their history and development and containing accurate descriptions of the combats between the P-51 Mustang and the Me 262 in what were some of the most bitter and large-scale aerial actions fought over Europe in 1944-45.


British Amphibious Assault Ships

British Amphibious Assault Ships

Amphibious assault ships have been at the centre of nearly all of Britain's expeditionary campaigns since World War II, from the Suez crisis of 1956 to operations as far afield as Borneo (1963-66), the Falklands (1982), Sierra Leone (2000) and Iraq (2003).
In major operations such as Suez and the Falklands, the use of amphibious assault ships was essential to the military success of the campaigns. The Suez Crisis saw two of the Royal Navy's former light fleet carriers converted into 'commando carriers' to specialise in amphibious warfare. In the 1960s these were followed by the famous Fearless class ships - the first purpose-built amphibious assault ships in the Royal Navy. With an internal dock, headquarters capability, and multiple landing craft, these 'Landing Platform Docks' were built to project power around the world. When the Falklands were invaded, HMS Fearless was the key to the successful landing in San Carlos.
In the 1990s, a new generation was ordered: the helicopter carrier HMS Ocean and the Albion class LPDs. In recent years Ocean, Albion and Bulwark have been the largest fighting ships of the Royal Navy and have acted as the navy's flagships, as well as being perhaps the most versatile ships in the navy.

This title is an essential guide to British Amphibious Assault Ships across the decades, from the mighty Fearless to the modern Albion. Packed with full-colour illustrations, contemporary photography, and detailed analysis, this definitive work explores the history, development, and deployment of the Royal Navy's front line.


Ragnarok: The Vanir

Ragnarok: The Vanir

The Aesir are dead, and the Vanir, now uncontested in their divinity, come to claim what is left of the Nine Realms. The War Clans must oppose, or align with, these new foes.

Ragnarok: The Vanir features new Godsparks that War Clans may harness to combat the marauding Vanir, as well as new scenarios, monsters, and options to further develop players' campaigns.


Paleomythic

Paleomythic

Paleomythic is a roleplaying game of grim survival and mythical adventures in the land of Ancient Mu, a harsh prehistoric world full of mysterious ruins and temples to explore, huge and terrible creatures that roam and spread fear across the land, and nefarious mystics and sorcerers who plot dark schemes from the shadows. It is a world of biting cold winters, of people hunting and foraging to survive, and tribes that wage relentless war.

Taking on the roles of hunters, healers, warriors, soothsayers, and more, players will navigate a world of hostile tribes, otherworldly spirits, prehistoric beasts, and monstrous creatures lurking in the dark places of the world. Players have huge scope in sculpting the game experience that best suits them, whether it's a gritty survival story without a trace of the mystical or a tale of grand adventure and exploration in a mythic setting.


Desperate Sunset

Desperate Sunset

By the middle of 1944, Imperial Japan's armed forces were in an increasingly desperate situation. Its elite air corps had been wiped out over the Solomons in 1942-43, and its navy was a shadow of the force that had attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. But the Japanese had one last, desperate, card to play.

The Japanese High Command decided that the way to inflict maximum damage on the superior enemy forces was to get the poorly trained Japanese pilots to crash their explosive-laden aircraft onto their target, essentially turning themselves into a guided missile. The kamikazes announced themselves in the immediate aftermath of the Leyte Gulf naval battles, sinking the USS St. Lo and damaging several other ships. The zenith of the kamikaze came in the battle of Okinawa, which included ten kikusui (Floating Chrysanthemum) operations which involved up to several hundred aircraft attacking the US fleet.

Fully illustrated throughout, Desperate Sunset examines the development and evolution of the kamikaze using first-hand accounts, combat reports and archived histories.


The Wright Flyers 1899–1916

The Wright Flyers 1899–1916

Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle-making brothers from Dayton, Ohio, secured their place as the most famous names in aviation history when, on December 17, 1903, they made the first powered, controlled, and sustained heavier-than-air flight. But their success over the cold and windswept Carolina dunes that day has overshadowed their many other accomplishments before and after that historic flight. The Wrights' progression from theory to analysis to ground-testing components and wing shapes, and then to flight-testing kites, gliders, and their first powered aeroplane, marked the world's first successful ‘X-Plane' research and development programme. They established a template all subsequent aircraft have followed, one still relevant in the era of hypersonic flight and drone research.

This book traces the Wright Brothers' story, from their first success on that cold December day throughout their glory years to their eventual eclipse by other aviators. It explores in detail the process that lead them to their pioneering craft and their many subsequent achievements over the following years, and highlights their enduring importance in the age of modern flight.


Romance of the Perilous Land

Romance of the Perilous Land

Romance of the Perilous Land is a roleplaying game of magic and adventure set in the world of British folklore, from the stories of King Arthur to the wonderful regional tales told throughout this green and pleasant land. It is a world of romantic chivalry, but also of great danger, with ambitious kings, evil knights, and thieving brigands terrorising the land, while greedy giants, malevolent sorcerers, and water-dwelling knuckers lurk in the shadows. As valiant knights, mighty barbarians, subtle cunning folk, and more, the players are heroes, roaming the land to fight evil, right wrongs, and create their own legends.


Osprey Publishing Ltd

December Update from Traders Galaxy

December Update from Traders Galaxy

December Update:

Hi All, just chillin out on Boxing Day, contemplating a pool swim.  Thought I would post up a little update for the New Year.

Models-

I hope to continue my drive for improved model quality in 2020. The first of these models will be the Beastlords. Not only are the Beastlords some of the best sculpts for Bot War they will also be produced in full resin. Not only that, i have managed to reduce the price of these models as well.

This greatly increases the value for you, my customers. More highly detailed quality models in resin for a slightly lower price.
In addition to this i have placed the Beastlords on preorder now. This will be available until the end of January only. As an incentive for your support, I am offering early pre-orders a significant discount over the rrp. The Beastlords will ship mid to late March.

I am hoping that the preorders for the all new Deceivers will land around february in a similar way for a late April release date.
Please note that the current characters, Siren, Terror, Panic, Dread, Sorrow and Anger will be updated with amazing new models.
These will be added to all new models - Ravenous, Avaricon, Malicon, Narcitron, 4 new cassettes, Sloth(working title name). These changes to the Deceivers will be a part of the background changes and i have already started to drop small short stories explaining in detail the events and characters in this change. There will be some casualties in the current range when this completes, however no characters will be written out of the game and the stat cards for any casualties will remain as a free 2nd ed downloadable resource on the website.

There are no plans to make existing Bot War models in resin at this stage.

Terrain-
Believe it or not, the amount of $$$ i have sunk into terrain has far exceeded anything else. However I still believe that terrain is a very important part of the Bot War brand. There are very few 1980s style 10mm terrain items out there. The city release pre-orders will all be fulfilled on time but I have taken the reluctant decision to halt sales of the buildings and return them back to development and production. This temporary set back will mean cheaper, easier to produce city buildings.

Other terrain items have also been developed already and production in resin will start soon.

Log cabin
Army barracks buildings
Military buildings
Army secret hangar
Power pylons and turbines

I also have been extensively investigating scale trees in green and snow as well as two possible new Bot War battlemats.

Accessories are also ready to hit the go button on. Tokens for in games effects like Blinded or Invisible as well as Clear bases of all Bot War sizes.

Next month-

Next month sees the delayed Builder and Destroyer orders shipped.

Also, the Buddy Bundle will be available as well. The Buddy Bundle will only be available in limited numbers for January so you need to get in quick.

The Beastlords are available through January with just 25 pre-orders of each available.

The exclusive for January is forked tongue however you will also get to choose any previous second ed exclusive for every $75 over the $150 threshold.

The exclusives available for January will be -

Broadsword two handed sword version
Rielse
Cadmia
Oleeta
Kamen
Scope - Deceiver duelist
Soniq
Basher - Trasher
Chopper exclusive version
Unreleased Deceiver Cassettes
Unreleased Valiant cassettes
Unreleased Valiant - “Bruce”
Unreleased Valiant - “AC”
Unreleased Valiant - “Squat”

I will try to get out pics of therenover the next week. This will be the last chance to get a few of these because of mould deterioration.

Traders Galaxy

23 Dec 2019

More Italian Support Weapons from Pithead Miniatures

While we were making these new figures we decided to produce two new items that have never been made before in this scale, namely the Solothurn S18/100 20 mm Anti Tank Rifle and the ubiquitous 65mm Italian battalion gun that was used by all infantry units.

Solothurn S18/100 20 mm Anti Tank Rifle

Solthurn S18/100 20mm Anti Tank Rifle

65mm Italian Battalion Gun

65mm Italian Battalion Gun

For a current list and all other enquiries please contact us at pitheadmodels@gmail.com and we will get back to you

Pithead Miniatures

Italian Support Weapons from Pithead Miniatures

To go with the new Italian infantry set we have made several support weapons with figures wearing solar helmets sans chicken feathers that were associated with the Bersaglieri. Shown here are Italian MMG, 81mm Mortar and the M15 Howitzer and the 47mm Anti-Tank Gun.

Italian Support Weapons

MMG

MMG

81mm Mortar

81mm Mortar

M15 Howitzer

M15 Howitzer

47mm Anti-Tank Gun

47mm Anti-Tank Gun

Pithead Miniatures

Caravan of the Italian General Messe from Pithead Miniatures

One of our customers requested a model of the Caravan of the Italian General Messe and although we do not make this version we converted the Montgomery Caravan back into its original form by mounting the body on the back of a Lancia truck, it certainly looks the part.

Caravan of the Italian General Messe

Caravan of the Italian General Messe

Pithead Miniatures

Italians from Pithead Miniatures

Pithead have been working on a few Italian models, we have made a set of Italian tropical infantry wearing Solar Helmets with sand goggles and field caps which can be used as regular infantry, the set includes a Brixia Mortar and has the wide variety of poses that you would associate with figure sets made by us.

Italian Tropical Infantry

Italian Tropical Infantry

For a current list and all other enquiries please contact us at pitheadmodels@gmail.com and we will get back to you.

Pithead Miniatures

Happy Xmas Everyone from Arrowhead Miniatures

Happy Xmas Everyone from Arrowhead Miniatures

Happy Xmas everyone.

Tigers are both back in stock along with Stug III G , Crusader III and the Autoblinda Italian armoured car .

Arrowhead Miniatures

Traders Galaxy Order Updates

Traders Galaxy Order Updates

Traders Galaxy Order Updates for customers who have ordered Deceiver Builders.

Just a heads up that the Builders have been delayed because of a print issue for Diggers right leg. I have been unable to source another printer for this because of the Christmas break. I want those customers to know that delivering your order is my top priority but unfortunately it wont ship until January. However when it does ship your order will include something extra for your inconvenience.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cheers, Anthony

P.S you should have all received emails as well informing you of the Builders delay.

Traders Galaxy

Beastlord Trial Stat Cards from Traders Galaxy

Beastlord trial stat cards should be up today sometime for those wanting a looky loo. Models will arrive around Easter with an early bird discount for preorder in January.

Beastlord Trial Stat Cards

Beastlord Trial Stat Cards

Traders Galaxy

12mm Treadway Bridge from Butlers Printed Models

Treadway Bridge. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

A treadway bridge was a multi-section, prefabricated floating steel bridge supported by pontoons carrying two metal tracks (or "tread ways") forming a roadway. Depending on its weight class, the treadway bridge was supported either by heavy inflatable pneumatic pontoons or by aluminium alloy half-pontoons. The aluminium half-pontoons were 29 feet 7 inches long overall, 6 feet 11 inches  wide at the gunwales, and 3 feet 4 inches deep except at the bow where the gunwale was raised. The gunwales were 6 feet 8 inches  centre-to-centre. At 6 inches free board, the half-pontoon has a displacement of 26,500 pounds. The sides and bow of the half-pontoon sloped inward, permitting two or more to be nested for transporting or storing.

A treadway bridge could be built of floating spans or fixed spans. An M2 treadway bridge was designed to carry artillery, heavy duty trucks, and medium tanks up to 40 short tons (36 t). This could be of any length, and was what was used over major river obstacles such as the Rhine and Moselle. Doctrine stated that it would take 5 1/2 hours to place a 362-foot section of M2 treadway during daylight and 7 1/2 hours at night. Pergrin says that in practise 50 ft/hour of treadway construction was expected, which is a little slower than the speed specified by doctrine.

By 1943, combat engineers faced the need for bridges to bear weights of 35 tons or more. To increase weight bearing capacity, they used bigger floats to add buoyancy. This overcame the capacity limitation, but the larger floats were both more difficult to transport to the crossing site and requiring more and larger trucks in the divisional and corps trains.

There are four options to choose from:

Pack 1 - Bridge
2x Floats
8x Treadway sections
2x Hook end wedge sections
2x Blunt end wedge sections


Pack 2 - Treadway
8x Treadway sections
2x Hook end wedge sections
2x Blunt end wedge sections


Pack 3 - Extension
1x Float
2x Treadway sections


Truck
One bridge erection truck

Treadway Bridge

Treadway Bridge picture 1

Treadway Bridge picture 2

Treadway Bridge picture 3

Treadway Bridge picture 4

Treadway Bridge picture 5

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Treadway Bridge picture 9

Treadway Bridge picture 10

Note: At this scale the wedges are printed attached to a section of treadway

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

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

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

22 Dec 2019

European Late Medieval Range from Pendraken Miniatures

Kev Rouse has been working his magic once again!  This time it's on our European Late Medieval figures, which might be one of our older ranges but still paint up lovely!  We might have a look at a few extra poses for this range towards mid-end 2020 as well as a few new moulds to keep them fresh!

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Huge thanks for Kev for his work on these, next up from the Rouse factory will be our French-Indian range so keep an eye out for that!

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