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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mantis Work in Progress from Traders Galaxy

Infesters Mantis work in progress

Mantis

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Traders Galaxy

Non-Hex Hills and Non-Hex Escarpments Available from Kallistra

Non-Hex Hills and Non-Hex Escarpments are now available to order individually - flocked (FL of TT) or Unflocked (BR) .

Non-Hex Hills and Non-Hex Escarpments

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Kallistra

Project Update #28: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

Project Update #28: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

Tournament Place

First work on Tournament place. Before you ask. Figures are not content. Of course I am in training to create figures, esp. posing. I do that beside my work on terrain Kickstarters. Life is too short to do that later. Figures will be of course part of future Kickstarters. Let´s wait, when most of you will have a SLA printer with your FDM printers.

Tournament Place

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Kickstarter
Najewitz Modellbau

Work In Progress Wednesday Dropzone Commander Army Builder from TTCombat

Work In Progress Wednesday Dropzone Commander Army Builder from TTCombat

We are delighted to show you our newest project, an army builder for Dropzone Commander.

Hi, it’s Chris here, and I am very excited to be able to show off my work for once on a Work In Progress Wednesday. I have had great pleasure to be working on a project I was very excited about for a while, a fully fledged Army Builder for Dropzone Commander.

Currently the builder is going through in house beta testing and is still very subject to change, however the basic functionality is all there and though I have to make sure certain secrets for Battle For Earth are kept secret, I’m allowed to show anything about the Builder itself.

Using the Builder:

To show this project off, I shall start by showing the basic steps to building an army with it. I have striven to make this process as simple as possible so new players can quickly get to grips with the depth of the army composition system.

Choosing a Faction:

On loading the builder up in your web browser, you are met with the Faction Select screen:

Faction Select screen

Choosing a faction opens up a description of that faction and the continue button:

Choosing a faction opens up a description of that faction and the continue button:

Click the button marked Build a <faction> army and then:

Building Your Army:

You are presented with the army builder screen:

You are presented with the army builder screen:

There is a fair bit to take in on this screen so let’s take a look through each element and see what they do:

Adding Battlegroups:

Adding Battlegroups:

Quite self explanatory, each button here adds the relevant battle group to your army. This is then displayed in the battle groups display:

Quite self explanatory, each button here adds the relevant battle group to your army. This is then displayed in the battle groups display:

The currently selected battle group is show in red, the others in grey. You can delete battle groups (Not the Transport group) or rename the selected group from here. When units are present you can change the quantity of those units where applicable too.

Let’s add some squads to our Armour battle group.

Adding Squads:

To add squads to a battle group we first select that group and then on the unit display screen we see the categories of units that can go into that group.

To add squads to a battle group we first select that group and then on the unit display screen we see the categories of units that can go into that group.

In here you can see the Minimum and Maximum numbers of each category for that group. Any un met Minimum amounts will be in Red as will exceeded Maximum numbers.

Click on a Category to expand it and see the available squads:

Click on a Category to expand it and see the available squads:

Here you see the stat sheets for the available squads. I won’t go into the full detail here, as you can see, we have new Transport Icons. These make it very easy to see what squads go into what transports and how many can go in each transport. From this screen you can add your squad and a suitable transport if you so wish.

These stats are from the beta and subject to change so don’t read too much into any thing here by the way. Plus no one has checked I added them correctly yet, this is just a Beta as it stands.

Let’s add 3 Sabres and a Condor to transport them.

Let’s add 3 Sabres and a Condor to transport them.

So we can now see those squads we added. And hopefully you can see how well the Transport Icons identify transport capacity and requirement. As you modify the amounts here, the transport amounts also change.

 As you modify the amounts here, the transport amounts also change.

So there are some units in our army.

Checking our Army is Legal:

Dropzone Commander is an in depth tactical game that can be won or lost at the army composition stage, it also has some very strict rules about army composition to ensure a level of balance to different forces:

For that we’ve added a way of checking if your army is in fact legal:

Within the Army Management Area we have the Error Display:

Within the Army Management Area we have the Error Display:

You will also notice here we have a way of setting our planned points total, very important of course. A way to name our army, and print and share options. However for the errors, simply click the error drop down:

However for the errors, simply click the error drop down:

Since we haven’t yet entered a points total this has a couple of errors easily fixed. It also tells us we need some troops for our Frontline group.

Saving and Loading our Army:

There is functionality to save and load your army for future use.

Click on Army Management and you are presented with some new options:

Click on Army Management and you are presented with some new options:

Here we can enter an army code to load an army (Can be of another faction, the builder will switch faction to accommodate.)  Or Save this army. If you press Save you are presented with your unique army code:

If you press Save you are presented with your unique army code:

There is an option to copy this code to your clipboard to save somewhere safe for future reference. Entering this code and pressing load army will load the army back into the builder.

We decided to use unique codes rather than sign in and out to avoid the amount of data kept on players, and allows players to share codes with each other for successful armies if wanted.

Printing and Sharing Army:

There are multiple options for printing and sharing your army. First of all let’s look at the full stat, in depth version.

There are multiple options for printing and sharing your army. First of all let’s look at the full stat, in depth version.

Here you can see the stats as they’ll be printed, of course there may be some difference dependant on the browser you are using on the actual printed result. You can also copy this to clipboard and share it on Facebook or elsewhere, of course this won’t have the styling so will be very messy. You can also show, and print the unit photos:

You can also show, and print the unit photos:

Helps you if you aren’t quite sure what unit is what yet!

If you want to share to Facebook in a way that is more readable, use the other Print and Share option without full stats:

If you want to share to Facebook in a way that is more readable, use the other Print and Share option without full stats:

This will copy a far easier to read version for Facebook or Forums and such.

The end:

Well I hope that has given you enough to whet your appetite for the Builder. I always welcome feedback so if you’ve seen anything you like or don’t like and want to bring it up, please comment below.

Teaser:
OK, I know you want something juicy, You’ve read all the way through this and I think you deserve it, I’ve made sure Lewis, Louis and Dave aren’t looking so let’s take a look at something very quickly. When the PHR Behemoth was revealed people tried counting up the weapons, all I can say right now is that the weapons options on the Behemoths are impressive, in fact:

Teaser:

Sorry I really can’t show you any stats, but that is how many weapons one PHR Behemoth has available to it. I can’t tell you any more, so please don’t ask, but thanks for reading, and I hope you are all getting excited for Dropzone Commander:  Battle For Earth.

If you want to get your Dropzone Commander army ready for the new edition, head over to our webstore to grow your army.

TTCombat

Dark and Bloody Ground from Warlords Games

Dark and Bloody Ground from Warlords Games

Black Powder's newest supplement, Dark and Bloody Ground – which is focused around the French-Indian War – is going up for pre-order this Friday!

Pre-orders will be available at Warlords Games

Warlords Games

Project Update #27: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

Project Update #27: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

New stretch goal

A Gothic Church with double tower, a tournament field with the visitor ranks, royal lodge, warm up place and "sit help" for knights, knight's tournament court, market stalls...

Gothic Church

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and a conversion with all items (lodge and visitor ranks) to a place of execution.

Kickstarter
Najewitz Modellbau

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

New CMP Trucks Available from Arrowhead Miniatures

New CMP Trucks Available from Arrowhead Miniatures

The Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) trucks were a class and standardised range of military trucks, made in large numbers and in numerous variants by Canadian motor manufacturers during WWII, compliant to British Army specifications, primarily intended for use in the armies of the British and Commonwealth Allies.

CMP C60L 3 Ton Truck Stores Type 13 Cab

This model has the Type 13 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions.

CMP C60 Petrol Tanker Type 13 Cab

This model has the Type 13 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions.

CMP C15 Light Truck Type 13 Cab

This model has the Type 13 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions

CMP C15 Light Truck Type 11 Cab

This model has the Type 11 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions

CMP C60 Petrol Tanker Type 11 Cab

This model has the Type 11 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions

CMP C60L 3 Ton Truck Stores Type 11 Cab

This model has the Type 11 cab with alternative parts to make the Ford or Chevrolet versions

Arrowhead Miniatures

New Items for Mosonshow from Brengun & Hauler Models

New Items for Mosonshow from Brengun & Hauler Models

Hauler new items for Mosonshow!

New Items

BRP144012 P-39Q Airacobra

BRL144149 P-39 Airacobra (Brengun kit)

BRL144150 MiG-29 Vacu Canopy (F-Toys kit)

BRL144151 F-106A Vacu Canopy (F-Toys kit)

BRL144152 Su-27 Flanker B Vacu Canopy (Trumpeter kit)

BRS144043 Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka model 22

BRS144044 BTR-60

BRS144045 Kaelble

Brengun & Hauler Models

New Army Artwork from Laran Miniatures

Next army for Laran Miniatures artwork by Yann Hoarau.

New Army Artwork

New Army Artwork

Laran Miniatures

PT-76 from from Aotrs Shipyards

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. Aotrs Shipyards also takes direct printing commissions.

So, the first big announcement is that finally, I have a Facebook page for the Aotrs Shipyards here.

Having a social media presence was something I have been avoiding for quite a while, simply because I knew it would come with a lot of extra faff (and indeed it has), but the requirement for having a sensible way for people to contact outside of Shapeway's PMs and to have somewhere to put the catalogue meant I finally had to swallow my Luddite tendencies.

So you can now get hold of me by PM or by (hopefully!) using the "Send Email" located to the right and under the page's main cover image.

In order to be able to have the catalogue available, I found the only option was to create a public group (Aotrs Shipyards Task Force here)…
which then enables members to download the catalogue. (It is still very much an ongoing process, but for the moderns at least, I've more done than not at this point.)

Releases will also be made on that page in addition to the usual places.

With that out of the way, this month's release is the PT-76 and PT-76B at 144th.

PT-76

PT-76

Aotrs Shipyards direct price: £4.10

PT-76B

PT-76B

Aotrs Shipyards direct price: £4.20

As per usual, photos are of the Replicator 2 (direct print) versions.

I have no immediate plans for next month, so it might be some of the backlog (I'm doing some starships at the moment), while I continue to get the catalogue sorted out.

We will be at Partizan on the 19th May as per usual.

I aim to try and get some of the Galactic Terrorists out soon - one major hold-up has been that the infantry are not hugely-cost effective at Shapeways. And while the i.materialise store (which is better for those, at least) is nominally ready to go, the new minimum £25 order means there's no point starting that up until I have more than one or two things in there (and as I have to get stuff printed myself...)

Shapeways, Aotrs Shipyards

Join Us in Kentucky This Summer

Join Us in Kentucky This Summer

Abraham Lincoln once said: "I think to lose Kentucky nearly the same as to lose the whole game."

This unique border state was torn between Union and Confederate sentiment from the onset of the war. In an effort to keep the conflict outside state lines, Gov. Beriah Magoffin and the Kentucky legislature officially declared neutrality on May 16, 1861, avoiding the use of the state as a battlefield.

However, with its split ideology and strategic location, it was difficult for the state to adhere to its policy.

After Confederates seized Columbus and the Union took control of Paducah, the state government broke their neutrality and joined the Union. This relationship was far from perfect, and a shadow government formed as fellow Kentuckians broke off to fight for the Confederacy. Eventually, despite Gov. Magoffin's wishes, the Bluegrass State became a battleground.

We invite you to explore the people, places and events that shaped the Bluegrass State during this storied time at our Annual Conference. From May 29-June 2, American Battlefield Trust members and staff — along with some of our nation's elite historians, preservationists and history enthusiasts — will descend upon Lexington for exclusive tours and in-depth military history talks.

This unforgettable event offers tours of historic sites including Munfordville, Perryville, Richmond, Tebb's Bend, Camp Wildcat and Camp Nelson. We'll also explore battlefields and sites associated with Revolutionary War military history and the adventures of Daniel Boone.

Our lineup of expert tour guides and speakers includes Garry Adelman, Kent Masterson Brown, Daniel Davis, A. Wilson Greene, Christopher Kolakowski, Richard McMurry, Lawrence Peterson, Stuart Sanders, Darryl Smith and Kristopher White.

There are still spots available for you to join us this summer. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your place and sign up for your tour preferences. You can learn more about the event here. See you in Kentucky!

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American Battlefield Trust

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Infester Termite from Traders Galaxy

Once a former builder, Termite still spends most of his time underground. Bursting forth to make surprise attacks. Incredibly strong for his size, Termites jaws are capable of crushing almost any material!

Infester Termite

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Traders Galaxy

Project Update #26: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

Project Update #26: Medieval, 3d Printable Terrain for Tabletop and Modeling Kickstarter from Najewitz Modellbau

Small chapel no stretch goal. Comes for all 40 Euro and more backers.

Small chapel

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Kickstarter
Najewitz Modellbau

Working on New Artwork from Traders Galaxy

Working on new artwork for updated stat cards, hoping all new updates models will have art on the cards for easy identification.

Artwork For Updated Stat Cards

Artwork For Updated Stat Cards

Traders Galaxy

Monday, 15 April 2019

South African Tribal Huts Zulu from S T Cox Terrain

Starter Village - 10mm  South African Tribal Huts (SATH01-05)




Set contains 5 models, 1x Small round tribal  hut (SATH01), 1x Large  round tribal hut  (SATH02), 1x  Small Zulu style 'Iqukwane'  hut (SATH03), 1x Large Zulu style 'Iqukwane'  hut  (SATH04) and 1x Long Tribal hut (SATH05).

Sold unpainted and  may require cleaning before use.

Polyurethane Resin cast in Silicone rubber moulds with a wax releasing agent. Handle with care if allergic to any of the mentioned materials.

S T Cox Terrain