Thursday, 23 May 2019

Re-Designed Yanquis from Good Ground LLC

Re-Designed Mexican-American War Yanquis are on the way to my casting company.

These are also created by Robi Baker as several of my customers have asked for Yanks to be in the same style and girth as the Mexicans.

So Far From God



Good Ground LLC

Testing Trashers Multiset from Traders Galaxy

We welcome you to munchkin land! Fa lalala

Testing Trashers Multiset

Testing Trashers Multiset

Traders Galaxy

More Sneak Peeks from Traders Galaxy

Rolling rollin rollin rawhide.

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We Need to Delay the Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

We Need to Delay the Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hello everyone, sadly we need to delay the kickstarter. It is ready to launch we just need one question resolved by kickstarter support. We are waiting on a reply, then we can launch. the automated texts said normally within 24 hours. We sent message hours ago but they haven't replied.There is no other way for us to contact them sadly. We are waiting on a reply and will inform you as soon as we get one and launch. we apologize for this slight delay.

Dancing Yak Miniatures

Moulds for 1809 Ranges Complete from Pendraken Miniatures

All of the moulds for our new 1809 ranges are complete so we're currently getting everything cast up and ready to ship!

Moulds for 1809 Ranges Complete

Moulds for 1809 Ranges Complete

And while we're doing that we're also getting these new Napoleonic casualties into moulds as well.

Pendraken Miniatures

Jellies on the 3D Printer from TTCombat

Jellies on the 3D Printer from TTCombat

Something is scuttling out of the resin room!

With Battle for Earth on the way, we thought we’d show one of the new units you can expect in the new edition of Dropzone Commander.



The Subjugator is a new variant for the Scourge Oppressor, which trades up the Plasma Carbines for this weird contraption!

The Subjugator is going to be particularly adept at – surprise surprise – subjugating its foes, messing with your enemy units to make them easier for the rest of your army to deal with!

The new orange parts on the back are 3D prints straight from the printer (after a bit of UV treatment), so we’re a little way off seeing this unit on the battlefield, but it’s just a little WIP to show that every faction will be receiving some love in this edition. Some units will provide alternate uses for existing chassis and some will be entirely new creations!

When we have more info about the Subjugator and any other new DZC units, this will be the first place we’ll put it. And make sure to tune in to TTCommunity over the next few weeks where we’ll be talking about Battle for Earth galore!


Wednesday, 22 May 2019

12mm Marmon Herrington Armoured Car from Butlers Printed Models

One Marmon Herrington armoured car. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car was a series of armoured vehicles that were produced in South Africa and adopted by the British Army during the Second World War. RAF Armoured Car companies possessed them, but seem never to have used them in action, making greater use of Rolls Royce Armoured Cars and other types.

5 different variants are available:

Mk I
Mk II with no turret - Crews were known to remove the turret and fit captured weapons instead, so this option provides the armoured car with a large hole in the body where the turret would have fitted.

Marmon Herrington Armoured Car

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Note: If the "Mk II with no turret" and the" turret only" option is chosen we will send you a Mk II turret.

Pictures shown are for 15mm models

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

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

Discussion about Trashers from Traders Galaxy

Discussion about Trashers from Traders Galaxy

Discussion about Trashers.

Trashers are a faction that lean towards the good side of the Bot War. It’s true that there are bad Trashers , although they are not irredeemably evil like Deceivers or Infesters are.

Little is known about the group of Bots called Trashers. What is known is that like Deceivers they were all once Valiants. Unlike Deceivers though, the Trashers are redeemable through great deeds of valor. Whatever grievous sin they once committed is known only to themselves.

Trashers seek out particular battles and charge headlong into enemy fire. To onlookers the Trashers seem like crazy berserkers. They shrug off limbs being blown off and it’s be documented to even see a Trashers head detached from his body which simply walked around picked up the head and rewelded it back on before charging back into battle.

Perhaps because of their resilience or perhaps for some strange passage of atonement the Trashers shun almost all forms of ranged weaponry and instead rely on Close attack weapons like hammers, axes and swords and shields. This trait seems to also follow their custom of naming themselves after their weapon. All previous names of who they were are forgotten and names like Chopper, Slicer, Basher and Crusher are instead commonplace.

Despite this seemingly comically simplistic approach the Trashers are a formidable enemy. Hacking and Bashing their way through Bots much larger than themselves. Shrugging off damage that would end many Bots their own size.

Trashers are the first almost exclusive close attack faction in Bot War. Their repair and regeneration abilities will have to be used cleverly to get them into close attack. Once in close attack though Trashers will trash stuff good. They have almost universal access to Special rules for combat swords, maces, scimitars, axes and shields. Plus every Trasher has repair and some have regenerate.

Only Chopper, a huge brute like war leader has access to any sort of significant ranged weaponry.

Different to every other Faction the Trashers kit will use random existing torsos and legs and include upgrade kits for 5 new heads, 5 new arms and weapons sets, 5 new spiky shields, 1 spikes sprue and 1 details sprue.

This set will allow you to make 5 random Trashers. There will be 2 multisets to choose from and in total there are 10 different head and arm sets to collect.

Chopper is a large Trasher model that will be available as a single model like War Duke currently is.

Traders Galaxy

Announcement from Traders Galaxy

Announcement from Traders Galaxy

Over the past few weeks I have been showing a lot of new sculpts coming up for release.

There are a lot. Basically development has been maintained at a speed of about 2 models per week now for many months.

All of these models so far have been printed as well so they are ready to cast.
However being in Australia does have its drawbacks. One of these drawbacks is that manufacturing in Australia is a dying industry. This means that the moulds I must use come from Italy and I order these in bulk along with a small group of other manufacturers.

Because Traders Galaxy started from very humble beginnings only 18 months ago I could not afford to join this group for orders previously so needed to purchase moulds from the “spares pile” all this time. This lead to some issues regarding the old sculpts being spread across two or even 3 master moulds.

Well that will soon be at an end. Traders Galaxy’s growth means that production will now be much easier. It is an area that needs to become more efficient as the game grows.

I appreciate your patience and always appreciate your support. I personally think you will be blown away with how many models will be hitting the store soon. I expect preorders for Electrotyrants and Megatyrants Deceivers to be up next month. Along with the entire Infesters range.

As I have said before, the old range is now finished. Especially as Bot War becomes more and more popular. I am sure you can agree that this has to had to happen. I know some of you may not be happy about this however from a creative point of view the old range was very constricting for the game. Already it had begun stunting the growth of the game creatively. Plus it locked everyone’s mindset including my own onto rails of the past.

I had always wanted to capture the feel of a Saturday morning cartoon with Bot War without these rails.

Anyway. There are some great models available now on the webstore. Some of you may not know that the multisets can be built two ways so purchasing 2 sets will make 6 different models. There are actually some fantastic Valiant models available now on the store. War Duke, General Duke, Ironskin, Wrench, all the Bashers (which can be built different ways when you have most of them)
Saucer, Speeder, Bouncer, Dustwind, Apax, Doubleback, Overcharge, Herb, RJ .

As most games will be around 80 points these models are a great team to start a Bot War Valiant force.

I thank you for your patience as we move towards the light at the end of this transitional tunnel.

Traders Galaxy

Prototype from Dancing Yak Miniatures

We were going to wait for the kickstarter but here we go anyway.

A thank you to you who liked or followed .kickstarter in 1 1/2 days more pictures then.


Dancing Yak Miniatures

Due to Kickstarters Rules from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Due to Kickstarters Rules from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hi all due to kickstarters rules we are unable to sell already made products on there platform.

So we will be selling some of Admiralty Miniatures products on our store. Store isn't up yet but will be within a day or two.Helpful for all to combine postage ,Also helpful for USA as easier faster shipping then from Europe. there will be an option to ship with your pledges to save money. We still recommend you taking a gander at them as we don't stock all there ranges and they have lovely 15mm evil dwarves to make a force from if 15mm is your things . (prices in comments as it distorted preview )

Dancing Yak Miniatures

Battle For Earth Is Here from TTCombat

Battle For Earth Is Here from TTCombat

It’s time!

We have a bumper Teaser Tuesday post for you all today as we unveil the long-awaited Battle for Earth. So put on your space seat belts, and let’s get into it.

Battle for Earth

What is Battle for Earth?

This is a new expansion book for both Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander that introduces new rules and a new chapter in the Commanderverse.

The UCM (and others) have gained a foothold during the Reconquest, and although they have faced a great many setbacks (including an assault on the Colony Worlds at the end of Reconquest 2) have discovered a surprising chance at an assault on Earth. It will take no short amount of daring, along with some of the largest battles ever witnessed by humanity.

When is it Out?


Haha just kidding. It’s going on pre-order this Friday, for general release on the 14th June.

Do you want it early? We will have limited numbers on sale at UK Games Expo on the 31st May – 2nd June. And when we say “limited numbers”, we really mean it. These will be advance copies from the printers, so we don’t know exactly how many we’ll have! We’re trying to get this book out to you all as soon as we possibly can!

What’s in it?

What’s in it?

A lot!

It’s 304 pages of Commander awesomeness. The first 190-odd pages are all background lore. We start off where Reconquest 2 left off, with the Scourge attack on the Colony Worlds and Phase 3 of the Reconquest. There are lots of things going on that culminate in an assault on Earth itself. There’s loads of information about the initial fighting planet side too.

We’ve also got a time line of events leading up to the assault on Earth (a lot has happened after all), and for the first time a map of the UCM’s territory. Oh and did we mention the artwork? There’s beautiful new artwork throughout the entire book, meaning this is the most colourful Commander book ever made (and the longest!).

What’s in There For Dropfleet Commander Players?

What’s in There For Dropfleet Commander Players?

Aside from around 190 pages of lore?

The Resistance Fleet!

We’ve seen some pictures and information about this new faction, but there’s plenty more in there! A dedicated background section for Resistance Fleets is there, along with lots of colour artwork of various types of ships (one page of which we saw already). There are also full rules for Resistance Fleets. That’s Cruisers, Frigates, Corvettes, Battleships, Battle cruisers, Grand Cruisers, launch assets, admirals… basically it’s a full fleet!

How about anyone that doesn’t want a Resistance Fleet though?

How about anyone that doesn’t want a Resistance Fleet though?

Well – firstly – you will. They offer a brand new way of making ships and playing the game. Plus, they look really cool!

Secondly, there a rules for ships from every other race. Official printed rules for Dreadnoughts and Destroyers for each faction, along with rules for the much-anticipated Monitors!

There are also brand new scenarios and a branching path campaign for mixed Dropfleet and Dropzone games.

What About Dropzone Then?

What About Dropzone Then?

Well, Dropzone players rejoice, because Battle for Earth contains a new version of the Dropzone Commander rules!

Hawk announced a new version years ago, and we know you’ve been waiting patiently for it. We took all the work done by Hawk and for the last few months we’ve been polishing and tweaking the beta rules with the help of community play testers to create a brand new version of the game.

And the first chance to get your hands on it is in Battle for Earth!

Originally designed as a simple expansion book, Battle for Earth seemed like the perfect opportunity to give veteran players the rules they want to get playing again.

You’ll find a lot of small tweaks to improve on the original game, along with a few larger changes based on repeated feedback from the community. We’re going to go into the changes in a little more depth over the coming weeks. We think that the game feels great and will make everyone rethink their established tactics. This is the version of the game fans have been waiting for.

And the first chance to get your hands on it is in Battle for Earth!

Does it Have All the Stats? That’s A Massive Amount of Stuff!

Thankfully, no! It’s big enough already!

Chris showed off some progress on our digital army builder a few weeks ago, so if you haven’t seen that, check it out here.

We’ll be transitioning all of the Dropzone Commander units to an online army builder app, meaning finding rules for your collection is as simple as going to the website and building your army with a few clicks.

The army builder is going to be a living app, which means we will be updating the rules based on feedback from the community. When we launch the app in a few weeks time you’ll see a beta version of the stat sheets – complete for every unit in every army. We’re opening that up to the public to play with, and after around 3 months we will be making our first big update to go into the 1.0 version of the app. That means points changes, stat changes, and rules changes for those units that need them. The Dropzone Commander community has a long history of influencing the direction of the game, and we want to carry that on!

What Else is There?

What Else is There?

You want more than the biggest book ever made for these games?

Oh okay.

Oh okay.

What about Command Cards for Dropzone? We’ll be going more into how Command Cards work in the new edition later on, but here’s a set that everyone can use! 30 Command Cards and 3 reference cards make up this little box, again, on pre-order this Friday.

30 Command Cards and 3 reference cards make up this little box


Okay, the start of the Resistance Fleet is here too! The Resistance Starter Fleet will be on pre-order this Friday too. The box contains enough parts to make 3 Cruisers and 4 Frigates in an astounding amount of variations. Again, we’ll go into how to build Resistance ships in the next couple of weeks. Basically: there are a lot of ways.

You can build a Vega Scrapfleet or a Kalium Kabal Fleet out of the same box! Or any other disparate group of Resistance fighters too.

This box also comes with full rules for building Cruisers and Frigates, so if you want to get started straight away, or have quick reference for your games, it’s a good choice!

We’ve got a couple more things coming on Friday too – stay tuned to TTCommunity for that information!

TTCommunity for that information!

What’s Happening With Dropzone Commander models?

We’ve chatted about this before, but for those that don’t know, when TTCombat bought Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander (and chained Dave to his desk in the dungeon) we didn’t get any of the moulds for the products, since everything was made by a separate production company. We make all of our resin in house, and have taken strides in the last few years to increase the quality and efficiency of the process. We’ve still got places to go though, and are always looking to improve.

So for the last few years we’ve been remaking Dropzone Commander moulds. There are hundreds of units in the game, and almost all of them have multiple components, so that’s a lot of moulds to make! In between making moulds for our other games and miniatures ranges too. As the moulds get replaced we make products available in our webstore.

Over the coming months we’re going to be re-tooling a lot of the DZC products to offer them at a better price point and with easier ways of buying into the game – especially for new players. We will be doing this as a gradual process, offering new kits and bundles. This will be combined with the massive Behemoths (you’ve already seen the PHR one). These are the biggest kits we’ve ever made, so we’ll be taking our time getting them just right.

We’ll also be remaking the Dropzone Commmander 2-Player Box, making the most of the great plastic sprues, along with the new rules and a few extras too. Making the game more accessible to new players and more enticing for stores to stock is the big long-term goal we’ll be pursuing. We wanted to get Battle for Earth out first though to give all you existing players something to get your teeth into! The days of limited stock and hundreds of blister packs is soon to be behind us. As always, when we have more information on new products, TTCommunity will be the first place to find it!

I Want to Know MORE!

We thought you might.

We’ll be (as already mentioned) at UK Games Expo, where you’ll have your first chance to chat about the new rules, units, and lore. Plus we’ll have pre-release sales of certain things, and you can see the brand new Resistance Fleet in person!

We’ll also have more information coming to you right here over the next few weeks. Barely a day will go by without something Battle for Earth related, so check back for more!


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Wolf & Angel Stat Card Art from Traders Galaxy

Wolf and Angel stat card art.

Wolf & Angel

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Starter Box from Traders Galaxy

Starter Box from Traders Galaxy

Just received mockup examples of my starter box and tape measure.

Really pleased with the print quality of the mock up.

So awesome.

So things to note from the following pics.

Everything is mock up.

Rulebook is an old photocopy of Aidan Spittles

Tape measure will be black and labeled bot war, not yellow

Miniatures will obviously be the sets designed exclusively for the starter.

The cards will be proper printed cards for the starter.

The idea is that you all get as premium experience as I can give you when getting a Bot War starter.

Metal easy assemble minis.
Premium box and printed cards and rules
Bot war branded tape measure (no measuring sticks here;) )

Starter Box

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The Starter is not due until around later this year, it WILL be produced in limited numbers initially.

Expect to see pre orders for it in the next couple of months.

Traders Galaxy

A New Incoming Transmission from TTCombat

A New Incoming Transmission from TTCombat

A New Incoming Transmission!

What’s all this now?

An easy one today!