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31 May 2019

Project Update #6: 3D Printable Roman Fort, Kickstarter from Printable Terrain


The last of the roman tents has been completed.

Below the test prints of General's tents in 4 scales.

Below the test prints of General's tents in 4 scales.

And a pics of the 3 different new tents at 28mm scale.

And a pics of the 3 different new tents at 28mm scale.

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Printable Terrain

30 May 2019

Nami from Traders Galaxy

Nami is a new starter set model. He is part of the Atlantican “mud warriors” whose ranks included Omen and Octo as well as his 3 brothers Nami, Aegon and Thermal.

Nami


Nami is a combiner along with his brothers and Octo and forms the left arm of the giant Leviathan.

Traders Galaxy

Remembering Waxhaws: Defeat on the Road to Victory

Remembering Waxhaws: Defeat on the Road to Victory

239 years ago today, Banastre Tarleton with his British Legion and Dragoons caught up with Abraham Buford and a column of Patriots in a place called Waxhaws, on the border of North and South Carolina. There, a small but brutal battle would have a huge impact on the outcome of the American Revolution.

On the heels of a British victory at Charleston, Tarleton’s force marched more than 105 miles in 54 hours in pursuit of Buford’s retreating troops. Buford had been on his way to reinforce Charleston but turned back when he learned that the six-week siege there had ended in Patriot surrender.

Overtaking Buford by the afternoon of May 29, Tarleton sent Captain David Kinlock to demand Buford’s surrender. Tarleton’s message stated, “Resistance being vain, to prevent the effusion of human blood, I make offers which can never be repeated.” Buford is reported to have responded, “I reject your proposals, and shall defend myself to the last extremity.” Ordering his heavy baggage and weapons to continue moving northward, Buford turned to face the advancing British and Loyalists.

What happened next may forever remain a subject of controversy. We know that 113 Americans were killed and 150 more wounded, compared to only five British killed and 12 wounded. While the British reported that the wounded on both sides were treated fairly, as was custom of the day, Patriot survivors claimed that their comrades were massacred while trying to surrender. In Tarleton’s account, published more than a decade after the fact, he claimed that his troops had attacked viciously after seeing their commander’s horse shot from under him and thinking him slain.

We may never know exactly how the surrender at Waxhaws went down, but its result was unequivocal. The battle became known as “Buford’s Massacre” and Tarleton, already known as an aggressive commander, was condemned as a butcher. As the British advanced into North Carolina, men from all over the South took up arms against the “butchers” of Waxhaws. At the Battle of King’s Mountain in October of 1780, the “Overmountain Men” would attack their Loyalist foes with cries of “Remember Waxhaws!” Southern resistance to the British campaign continued to intensify until the British army finally met its fate at Yorktown in October of 1781.

To date, you and your fellow modern patriots have preserved 51 acres of land at this critical battlefield. Take a minute today to honor the men who fought at Waxhaws by learning more about the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign and the development of a “Liberty Trail” to preserve this foundational yet underappreciated history.

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American Battlefield Trust

29 May 2019

Colonial Era Hill Fort from Paper Terrain

Colonial Era Hill Fort

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The Colonial Era Hill Fort is an iconic image from the stories of Beau Geste, Gunga Din, and Harry Flashman. Forts like these could be found in North Africa,  the Middle East, and the Northwest Frontier of India. These lonely outposts provided a stout defense for the brave troops who manned them. This model allows you to build such a fort with towers, a gatehouse and connecting walls. The parapets on the towers and walls can be constructed in three different ways from simple to complex. Note that unlike many Paper Terrain models this fort does NOT come with a destroyed version.

The 10/12mm scale fort is 6 1/2” x 6 1/2”, the 15mm scale fort is 9 1/4” x 9 1/4”, the 20mm scale fort is 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”, and the 25/28mm scale fort is 15 1/2” x 15 1/2”.

Paper Terrain

Project Update #4: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #4: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hobgoblins and evil dwarf miniatures in 10mm and 28mm scales.

Pictures of early stretch goal work on poses and hats

Pictures of early stretch goal work on poses and hats

some of the early work on stretch goals. we also added a few minor stretch goals.thank you all for your support not close to a week and were already at 65% !!!

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

Starter Set Update - Pre Orders from Traders Galaxy

Starter Set Update - Preorders

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I have placed the Starter Set up for preorder on the website now. Preorders are a huge help to get larger projects like this across the line.

Therefore for those who preorder the Starter Set in May/June I will package with your set, not one, but TWO exclusive models.
Trasher Chopper version 1 and Valiant Broadsword version 2. Neither of these models will be available to purchase.

For those who preorder the Starter Set in July they will only receive one of the exclusive models. Valiant Broadsword version 2.

The Starter Set contents are as follows -
- 5 metal “easy assemble” Valiant miniatures (Duke the General , Angel the Marksman, Wolf the Scout, Aegis the Lawmaker and Topstar the Gunslinger)
- 6 metal “easy assemble” Atlantican miniatures (Stingray the Firstborn, Moray the Merciless, Nami, Aegon, Nebulous and Thermal the Mud Warriors.)
- 11 printed stat cards
- 1 tape measure
- 1 dice and cubes set( 5 purple attack dice, 5 red shield dice, 4 black critical dice, 1 green d6, 50 Energy cubes.
- 1 printed second edition a5 rulebook

Price $160aud

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who have supported Bot War over this last 12 months. Without your support Bot War as it is would not have been possible.

For those who are new. In the past I have often done preorders for models in development to help build funds to get them faster to market. I had stopped pre orders back in February. However as Traders Galaxy grows and enters the world of boxed games I have found I need to reinstate preorders for these initial few releases. Everyone always receives their preorder and I am sure the old guard in this group will gladly testify to this. So please pre order with confidence. The earlier the preorder the more helpful for my stress levels haha ūüôā.

Starter Set Delivery Progress (so you know how close it is)
- all models sculpted
- all models printed
- box design completed
- tape measure design completed
- rulebook design 98%
- Valiant stat card art completed
- Atlantican stat card art 30%
- additional dice and cubes ordered
- box and tape manufacturer to start production 29/5/19 (tomorrow)
- models to be cast end of June
- rulebook and cards to be printed late June
- box and tape delivery mid July
- expected shipping date - August

Apologies for the large post. The Bot War Starter Set represents a milestone for Traders Galaxy and me personally. When the preorder goes live 1 June. Please promote to all those wishing to get into Bot War. The initial offer is just 80 box sets. After these are all sold there will be a short delay before they are restocked.

Finally, your pre orders help this small company do some amazing things.

Preorder here

Remember, free shipping for purchases over $200aud. All this means is that whatever other items you order with the preorders just don’t get shipped until the entire order is ready to ship.

Cheers,
Ant.

Traders Galaxy

28 May 2019

Project Update #5: 3D Printable Roman Fort, Kickstarter from Printable Terrain


Larger pictures

Hi All,

I've got several request for larger pictures of the printed models.

Some can be found on my Facebook page (http://bit.ly/fbprtter) but please also find some below.

Thanks again for your support !

6mm scale

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15mm scale

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15mm and 10mm scales

15mm and 10mm scales

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Printable Terrain

27 May 2019

The Armada from Talon Games

The Almirithil is finally getting some vehicles of their own! The Armada.

The Armada


Talon Games


Project Update #3: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #3: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hobgoblins and evil dwarf miniatures in 10mm and 28mm scales.

Big updates

 Four Big announcements for the kickstarter and a few things.

#1 we felt the hobgoblin units weren't complete and it wasn't fair to have the sergeant as a goal so we are including in launch !!!!! here's the model .

#1 we felt the hobgoblin units weren't complete and it wasn't fair to have the sergeant as a goal so we are including in launch !!!!! here's the model .

#2 We lowered all the stretch goals added a ton more and beefed them up. this is the final time this will be done unless more are added .

#3 we added a only dwarf and only hobs stater army for 10mm and a lot of other options including a one of a kind dwarf lord for yourself .

#4 if you want to get add on items we have a pledge manager which will go active mind you you can make any pledge amount assuming its enough you can use it for whatever you want at end your not locked in. On a note in terms of success and pledges in the first couple days even with a few backers pulling out hit 35% of our goal. (would of been at 40%) .We have had over 15 placeholder backers and dozens of people tell us they will be getting some.

Feel free to wait but would like to remind you doing so sooner is more likely to attract more people and increase stretch goals. pledges can be changed monetarily till end of campaign also.We also remind you you don't pay till its done. Again we are humbled by the amount of love and support your giving us . We are confident not only will we meet expectations but exceed them.
The Dancing Yak Team


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Dancing Yak Miniatures

26 May 2019

More Rules News from TTCombat

More Rules News from TTCombat

Pt. 2 of  Dropzone rules changes!


Lewis and the gang are back again with some more revealing news on a few of the rules for BFE!

Preorder is up now! All BFE products up for preorder can be found here!

TTCombat

Project Update #4: 3D Printable Roman Fort, Kickstarter from Printable Terrain


Stretch goal 1 : new soldiers and officer tents designed

Hi All,

I've promised you additional designs for soldiers, officers and general's tents.

Here are the 2 first designs completed . As you can see they print well in 6mm, 10mm and 15mm scale but also in 28mm scale ! That was not planned but seeing that, I added extra details that will only appear at that size. Next one will be the general's tent.

As you can see they print well in 6mm, 10mm and 15mm scale but also in 28mm scale

Thanks again for your support and for sharing !

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Printable Terrain

Project Update #2: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #2: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hobgoblins and evil dwarf miniatures in 10mm and 28mm scales.

changes in shipping price and a few updates important.

First thank you all for the support , we greatly appreciate it .

Second all non north american orders under 8 oz in weight ( a small amount of 10mm units or a few 28mm infantry models are now $15. We forgot to add this before

Third we are lowering the stretchgoals and adding one or two , keep your eyes peeled .

 finally One backer informed us that the shipping prices on the 28mm hero pack were off . we have removed this . Sorry if this was an issue before for you,.

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

25 May 2019

Project Update #1: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #1: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Hobgoblins and evil dwarf miniatures in 10mm and 28mm scales.

Added hobgoblin Army deal in 28mm and concept art for the Hobgoblin Sergeant

title says it all we added an army option at backers request and showing off the art for the sargent.thanks for the love and support.



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Dancing Yak Miniatures

Argatoria: 10mm Scale Warriors Are Finally On Sale from Spellcrow

Argatoria: 10mm Scale Warriors Are Finally On Sale from Spellcrow

Argatoria

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12mm Jagdtiger from Butlers Printed Models

One  German Jagdtiger tank destroyer. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

Jagdtiger  is the common name of a German turret less heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerj√§ger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 186. The 71-tonne Jagdtiger was the heaviest armoured fighting vehicle used operationally during World War II and is the heaviest armoured vehicle of any type to achieve series production. The vehicle carried a 128 mm PaK 44 L/55 main gun, capable of out-ranging and defeating any Allied tank. It saw service in small numbers from late 1944 to the end of the war on both the Western and Eastern Front. Although 150 were ordered, only between 70 and 88 were produced. Due to an excessive weight, the Jagdtiger was continuously plagued with mechanical problems.

We also provide the option for the Tiger to be supplied set up for transport.  Tigers were too wide to move via rail, to solve this problem the skirts were removed and narrower transport tracks were fitted.

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

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

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

12mm King Tiger from Butlers Printed Models

One  German Tiger II or King Tiger tank. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Tiger II is a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 182.

The Tiger II was the successor to the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armour with the armour sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost 70 tonnes, and was protected by 100 to 185 mm (3.9 to 7.3 in) of armour to the front. It was armed with the long barrelled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turret less tank destroyer.

The Tiger II was issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army and the Waffen-SS. It was first used in combat by 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion during the Allied Invasion of Normandy on 11 July 1944, on the Eastern Front, the first unit to be outfitted with Tiger IIs was the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion, which by 1 September 1944 listed 25 Tiger IIs operational.

Available with the production ("Henschel") turret or the prototype ("Porsche") turret

We also provide the option for the Tiger to be supplied set up for transport.  Tigers were too wide to move via rail, to solve this problem the skirts were removed and narrower transport tracks were fitted.

King Tiger

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

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

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

24 May 2019

New Releases – Battle For Earth from TTCombat

New Releases – Battle For Earth from TTCombat

It’s the biggest release of the year (so far)!


Hello everyone! After some of the jellies got into our system last night, Battle for Earth made an unexpected arrival onto the TTCombat webstore (much like the UCM do in the book).

But it’s not just the book that’s on sale today, so let’s take a look!


Firstly, the book itself.

At 304 pages, this is the biggest Commander or TTCombat book to date (yes Carnevale fans, your huge tome has been beaten I’m afraid).

It contains the full rules for a new edition of Dropzone Commander, along with rules for Resistance Fleets in Dropfleet Commander, with a host of other ships for every other faction.

It also has a massive amount of background information, continuing the progress of the Reconquest (or lack thereof if the end of Phase 2 is anything to go by), and filling in some of the blanks of early days in the galactic empire of mankind.

This huge book is a measly £25, which is frankly ridiculous.


For Dropzone Commander players looking to get stuck into the new edition, the DZC Command Cards are a great add on to BFE. This pack contains 30 new Command Cards and 3 Quick Reference Cards. There are some old favourites like Espionage, and some brand new ones like Room Clearance. Each card is unique, since you can only have one of each in your deck!


Is that too much excitement for you? You want something a little less exciting?

Well we’ve had people asking for the ability to buy Infantry bases separately, so here you go! The DZC Infantry Bases Pack is here for all your basing needs. Whether you’re rebasing older models, or looking to put bases on your Walkers and Tanks (I do), this pack is the one for you!


But what about Dropfleet Commander?

The Resistance Starter Fleet is available to order now!

The set contains 3 Cruisers, 4 Frigates, and some Fast Play Cards. The cards themselves actually contain all the rules you need to assemble these models in any way you want, including points costs!

The ships can be put together in literally billions of ways (we’ll talk more about that later on next week), meaning no two fleets need to look the same.

They can also be assembled as a more elite-looking Kalium fleet though if you do want a more identical fleet! This is seriously the most modular kit Dropfleet has ever seen, and we’re willing to bet it’s the most modular spaceship kit ever designed. Dave did an amazing job on this one!


To go along with the Resistance Starter Fleet, we also have a deck of Resistance Command Cards!

This 56 card set contains a full deck of cards for your fleet. It’s got classic favourites and a LOT of brand new cards, offering unique flavour to your games, making you really feel like you’re playing on the fringes of the galaxy.

But you want new models too, right? Okay!

Next weekend is UK Games Expo, which is when we usually unveil our Event Exclusive miniatures for the year. In honour of Battle for Earth’s launch though, we’re rolling them out a week early for you Zone and Fleet players!


Introducing for Dropzone Commander: the EAA Columbus Battlewalker!

This weird new (old) walker is a remnant (heard that word before) of humanity at its most lavish and experimental. Without a war going on, they were able to develop new technology and weapons with a rather bloated budget. The initial steps into walker technology ended with the Columbus.

Now after returning to Earth, mankind has recovered some of these old vehicles. Available to UCM, PHR, and Resistance forces, the EAA Columbus is a great Scout choice for your armies. With optional Flamethrower or AA Cannon, it’s a versatile unit that makes use of retro-thrusters to arrive onto the battlefield on its own in a way that inspired how Behemoths drop to ground via drop-harnesses.

The Columbus is about as tall as a PHR walker, and twice as long. It’s a beefy one!


For Dropfleet players we have a brand new ship, unlike any you may have seen before.

Introducing the Pungari Thresher Hive Ship!

That’s right, it’s a Pungari ship! This big, blocky beast has that 80s sci-fi vibe coming out of every surface. A fitting look considering its one of the Pungari’s first attempts at interstellar travel.

A Heavy tonnage ship, this thing has no traditional weapons to speak of, but launches Boarding Torpedoes at its opponents, hoping to overwhelm them with massed Pungari attacks inside their ships. The Pungari may be dumb, but they’re definitely belligerent!

The Pungari are Subservient Mercenaries, which means that while they’re often seen fighting for their Shaltari masters, they’ll fight with anyone that will let them – all they really want is some high tech race to worship! In game terms that means that Pungari Thresher Hive Ships can be taken by any faction.

The Thresher is a bit shorter than a typical Cruiser, but is a lot taller and heavier!

We’ll have more information and some full photos of these new ships later next week, so keep an eye out!

But wait, there’s more!





If you’re anything like us, you love dice! And you’re wargamers, so yeah, you love dice. Don’t be embarrassed, we all do!

We’ve had a lot of requests for more Commander dice since all the old stock sold out. Well, we didn’t want to just reorder those, we thought we could make something a little fancier.

We have dice for all five factions, with your chosen faction logo etched into the 6 facing of the dice. That means no more scuffed dice losing their numbers! They’re all cast in opalescent plastic in your faction’s colour. Perfect for both Dropzone and Dropfleet!

Phew! That’s everything!

All of these products are available to PRE-ORDER now on the TTCombat webstore. We’ll be releasing them all on the 14TH JUNE, so pre-order today to get yours in time. We’ll have limited stock of some of these new releases at UK Games Expo next week. We really do mean limited – our production companies and printers are working overtime to get these done for us early, and what they’ve got done is what we’ll have!

Finally, we’re going to be talking about Battle for Earth here on TTCommunity for the next few weeks non-stop (alright, maybe we’ll stop on the weekend). So keep popping back to get all the latest information about what’s in the book and what it means for your games of Zone and Fleet.