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Sunday, 23 June 2019

10mm Mantlet Set from Skull & Crown Miniatures

It's siege season- do your troops have the right protection? Introducing "mantlets". made of sturdy 2mm matt board, they assemble with glue and paint up easy peasy. Each card comes with enough mantlets and bases to shield an entire warmaster sized unit.

10mm Mantlet Set

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Skull & Crown Miniatures

Skull & Crown Miniatures

Skull & Crown Miniatures

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Skull and Crown, purveyor of fine wooden soldiers, ships, and wargames rules for all ages.

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Thomas Foss

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Production Capacity Increased from Printable Terrain

Production capacity increased by additional printer purchase.


Printable Terrain

Pre-order the Starter Set in June and get two free exclusive minis for free from Traders Galaxy

Pre-order the Starter Set in June and get two free exclusive minis for free!!

Broadsword & Chopper picture 1

Broadsword & Chopper picture 2

Chopper is a Trasher and is one of the few Trashers with a decent Ranged Attack. Trashers love their close attacks. This exclusive version has a different head to the regular release Chopper coming in September. Plus you will get the exclusive one in August

Broadsword is a powerful Valiant. Not on the level of Duke but he is much cheaper and is a great close attack option in games where extra punch is required but spare points are hard to come by.

Traders Galaxy

New Colonials Range from Irregular Miniatures

We have started a new 10mm Colonials Range.

TZ1 - Zulu Warrior

TZ1 - Zulu Warrior

More figures to follow

Irregular Miniatures

Project Update #13: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Project Update #13: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Post Kickstarter update 2

This is by far and away the worse bit of the Kickstarter process.

Nothing really to say, but with each passing day the internal pressure to say something builds until you feel compelled to post an update.

On the plus side, I have spoken to the Robi (the Sculptor) and he has confimed that work should begin in July. That is all still on plan and so long as I get the scupts by the end of August, everything should remain on schedule.

I will post further updates when I start to get my hands on the actual sculpts and begin the moulding and casting process.

Thanks for your backing and continued patience

Demons forever!

Barry

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Black Gate Miniatures

Project Update #13: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #13: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

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

100% Backed

100% Backed

Thank you all for you support ,kind words, advice, criticisms and feedback. We still have 47 hours to go. don't forget the stretch goals were lowered. Dont forget to get your  pledge in.

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

Thursday, 20 June 2019

WIP Wednesday – It’s In Ruins from TTCombat

WIP Wednesday – It’s In Ruins from TTCombat

It’s WIP Wednesday, so let’s look at some WIPs!

We’ve had a lot of Dropzone and Dropfleet in WIP Wednesday recently (for good reason), so it’s time to go back to Tabletop Scenics and see what the designers are designing!


This massive ruined complex is from Ben’s desk. Ben, Neil, and Mike are all working on some new Fantasy Realms products, each with their own theme.

Ben’s kits are focusing on ruined stone walls of a castle or an ancient city.

Neil is working on some kits that look like a barbarian camp, complete with big wooden walkways.

And Mike is making a crumbling fantasy town, with sprawling walkways and plenty of tall towers and tiled roofs.

The most exciting part? The three are working together to produce a completely modular range, similar to our Industrial Hive kits. That means that all three ranges are designed to be compatible. So if you want some old ruins that have been occupied by goblin invaders, you can do that! If you want a falling down city built on ancient ruins, you can do that too!

As usual, the disclaimer is that these kits are still very WIP, and subject to plenty of changes before release. And when are they coming? I don’t know!

TTCombat

Project Update #12: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #12: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

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

99% funded stretch goals lowered

99% funded stretch goals lowered

HI all were at 99% funded. That means we should soon be hitting stretch goals. As a thank you to the community we lowered early stretch goals so at least some are unlocked. We again thank you for all the support, advice and kind words dwarfs don't forget.

The Dancing Yak Team

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Project Update #11: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #11: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

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

Updates too poses and hats

Hi all here are the updates will be posting video tomorrow showing snap fit heads. Thank you all for the support.

Poses and hats picture 1

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Poses and hats picture 3

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Project Update #7: 3D Printable Alien Tau-Style Scenery for Tabletop Wargames, Kickstarter from Wulfshéade Miniatures

Project Update #7: 3D Printable Alien Tau-Style Scenery for Tabletop Wargames, Kickstarter from Wulfshéade Miniatures

A series of STL files of buildings and structures for tabletop wargames.

First Stretch Goal Reached!

Today we hit the $2000 Stretch Goal, so this adds these components to the set:

Energy Fence

Energy Fence

Sensor Array

Sensor Array

Detail Structures

Detail Structures

Cargo Container and Crate

Cargo Container and Crate

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Wulfshéade Miniatures

Project Update #10: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

Project Update #10: Infernal Chaos Dwarfs & Hobgoblins Miniatures, Kickstarter from Dancing Yak Miniatures

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

Free model to backers

Free model to backers

Were pleased to announce we will be giving this model as a kickstarter exclusive for free to all backers in 10 or 28mm depending on scale ordered at no extra cost. (actual physical item must be bought not just $1 support pledges) Fundings at 82% and have five days left. we thank everyone for the support .Video of hobgoblin snap fit heads should be up tonight or tomorrow. 

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Dancing Yak Miniatures

12mm Bantam Blitz Buggy from Butlers Printed Models

One Bantam Blitz Buggy. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The forerunner to the Willys jeep, most of those produced were sent via lend-lease to the UK and Russia

By now the war was under way in Europe, so the Army's need was urgent and demanding: Bids were to be received by July 22, a span of just eleven days. Manufacturers were given 49 days to submit their first prototype and 75 days for completion of 70 test vehicles. The Army's Ordnance Technical Committee specifications were equally stringent: the vehicle would be four-wheel drive, have a crew of three on a wheelbase of no more than 75 in, later upped to 80 in, and track no more than 47 in, feature a fold-down windshield, carry a 660 lb payload, and be powered by an engine capable of 85 lb⋅ft (115 N⋅m) of torque. The most daunting demand, however, was an empty weight of no more than 1,300 lb.

Initially, only American Bantam and Willys-Overland entered the competition. Ford joined later. Although Willys was the low bidder, Willys was penalized for requesting more time, and Bantam received the contract, as the only company committing to deliver a pilot model in 49 days and production examples in 75. Bantam's chief engineer, Harold Crist, who had previously worked on the first Duesenberg, and been an engineer at Stutz Motor Company of Indianapolis for 18 years, drafted freelance Detroit designer Karl Probst to collaborate. Probst turned down Bantam initially, but agreed to an Army request and began work on 17 July 1940.

Probst laid out full design drawings for the Bantam prototype, known as the Bantam Reconnaissance Car, or BRC, in just two days, and worked up a cost estimate the next day. Bantam's bid was submitted, complete with blueprints, on 22 July. To save time, the vehicle was put together using commercial off-the-shelf components as much as possible. Bantam adapted body stampings from its car line: the hood, cowl, dash and curvy front fenders – and the engine was a 112 cu in (1.8 l) Continental four-cylinder engine making 45 horsepower and 86 lb⋅ft of torque. Custom four-wheel drive train components were provided by Spicer.

Using off-the-shelf automotive parts where possible had partly enabled drawing up the blueprints quickly. By working backwards, Probst and Bantam's draftsmen converted what Crist and a few others had put together into drawings. The hand-built prototype was then completed in Butler, Pennsylvania, and driven to the Army vehicle test center at Camp Holabird, Maryland. It was delivered on 23 September 1940. The vehicle met all the Army's criteria except engine torque. The Bantam pilot (later also dubbed the "Blitz Buggy" or "Old Number One") presented Army officials with the first of what eventually evolved into the World War II U.S. military jeep.

Bantam Blitz Buggy

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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

Dropzone Commander Army Builder from TTCombat

Dropzone Commander Army Builder from TTCombat

A look at using the Army Builder for Dropzone Commander, launched with Battle for Earth.

Introduction to the Dropzone Commander Army Builder:
With the launch of Battle for Earth for Dropzone Commander and Dropfleet Commander we’ve moved all of the unit stats for Dropzone Commander into a living document.  This means they are accessible online at all times and we can balance them regularly to keep the game competitive, balanced and fresh.

Of course that does mean you don’t have printed copies of the Unit stats. Therefore we’ve offered a few ways to get them for you to build your armies to play games.  First of all, they are all present, and printable from https://www.dropzonecommander.com. Each faction has a tab and all the unit stats are there as is an option to print.

However we have also developed an army builder in house that allows you to see the stats, build an army, save, print and view that army for your games. In this post we’ll go through that app in depth. So here is your guide for the Dropzone Commander Army Builder.

First Steps:

Faction Select on a Desktop Screen

Faction Select on a Desktop Screen

Faction Select on a Mobile Screen

Faction Select on a Mobile Screen

The first step is choosing your faction. Simply select which faction you want to build an army for, and select ‘Build a {{faction}} Army’. That takes you to the main Army Builder screen. The components to this screen are the same for both Mobile and Desktop but arranged differently.

On Desktop

On Desktop

On Mobile

On Mobile

The three areas are:

Army Management:

Army Management:

Add Battlegroups and Units Tool:

Add Battlegroups and Units Tool:

Battlegroups Select:

Battlegroups Select:

Setting up your Army:

First of all, let’s set a points value and name our new army. For this tutorial we are building a small 1000 point UCM army. So we set the points to 1000 in the box and press enter:

Then we click on the button marked Name Army and name our new army:

1000 point UCM army

So we have a name and the points limit for you army. Let’s get some battlegroups. Looking at the error screen in army management we see we need 3 groups to have a legal army, one HQ group, one Frontline group and an armour group, so let’s add them.


Go to the Add Battlegroups and Units Tool and click Add HQ Group, a pop up should appear confirming that’s been added. Do the same again for Add a Frontline Group and Add an Armour group.

click Add HQ Group


Click These three.

Click These three

The Result.

The Result.

On Mobile notice how the selected group is inset too.

Adding Units

We have our Battlegroups. However they are very empty so let’s fill them up with some units. Let’s work on the HQ group first:

Make sure the HQ group is selected. It should appear on the screen in maroon if it is, and on mobile be inset compared to the others. Once selected go back to the Add Battlegroups and Units tool and you should see 3 dropdown menus. One is for Command Choices and it shows that the minimum requirement for one Command choice has not been met. Click on the dropdown and we see the three choices we have.


Let’s add a Kodiac and it’s transport. Click on the add 1 X Kodiak button, the confirmation message should pop up. Then add a Condor by clicking the Add a Condor button the same way.

Why not add some Scouts to this Group. If you want to keep your screen clear, close the Command Group dropdown by clicking it’s title again, and select Scouts.

We’re going to add some Wolverine A’s for some Anti Air Goodness. Just 4 for this small army, so click the button once. We’ll use Raven B’s to transport them, however for 4 Wolverines we’ll need 2 Ravens, so click the Add Raven B button twice.

That is our HQ group done. Let’s get our Armour group set up to add some firepower to this army.


The result, a HQ group with Kodiak and Wolverines, and transports in the Auxiliary and Transports group.

Adding More Units

So select the Armour Battlegroup as we did the HQ group. Then go to add some Standard Units to it. We are going to add 6 Sabres to the army, we could do this as 2 squads of 3, however for this tutorial, we’ll do 1 squad of 6.

In the Sabre unit entry, at the bottom is  slider, slide that until it’s at 6, you’ll see the button below change to ‘Add 6 X Sabres’ Once at 6 click the add unit button and it’ll add 6 Sabres. Now add their transports, 2 Condors for this Squad.

2 Condors

The Battlegroup can take a Support choice too, so let’s give it some Anti -Air via a squad of Rapiers. Close the Standard dropdown and open the Support units dropdown. Find the Rapiers and add 3 of them and a Condor.


The result, notice how the Condors added to the previous Condor so there are now 4.

Now we need to populate our Frontline group. We all know in Dropzone Commander that infantry are very important since they collect the objectives. I won’t go through this once step by step, select the group and add two sets of 2 Legionnaires. Give them a Bear transport each.

Bear transport each

Frontline Group 1 now populated, and 2 bears added to Auxiliary and Transports

Now we need someway of getting those Bears filled with infantry into combat. So we need a Condor for our two bears. If we select the Auxiliary and Transport group there are two ways we can do this. First we can move the slider in the group display up by one. Or we can add it like any other unit. Whichever way feels more natural for you. Add a Condor.


Move the slider in the Battlegroup or press Add 1 X Condor.

Improving our Army:

We have a legal army, well done. However a look at army management shows we still have 198 points left to use, I don’t know how you guys play but I try to fill out my points….


We’ve already touched on the importance of infantry in Dropzone Commander so let’s add some more. Following all the same steps as above for doing so, add a Frontline Battlegroup and within it, add a Flak Team and a Mortar Team. However instead of Bears we’ll use Raven A’s to transport them into combat.


Frontline Group 2


Raven A’s added to Auxiliary and Transports.

We have 8 points left, enough to upgrade one of the our transports to have a Missile pod. Whichever one is up to you, I’m choosing a Condor, the one that’ll be used to carry the Bears in my army at least.

Select the Auxiliary and Transport group, and where it lists the Condor, press the Replace 1 Condo with 1 Condor With Missile Pods button. This will remove 1 Condor and add 1 Condor upgraded with Missile Pods.


Now just 4 Condors

Now just 4 Condors

Now we have 1 Condor with Missile Pods

Add a Commander:

Well that’s our points all but full, however we don’t have a Commander for the Kodiak. Let’s add one, we don’t have any points left, but we have got free Commanders now.

On the Add Battlegroup and Add Units tool click Commanders and a list of Commanders will appear, click Add CV1 Commander. And you’ll see a Commander in a Commander Group.



Congratulations, we have built a fully legal 1000 point army with the Dropzone Commander Army Builder. There are still some things to go over though that the App can do.

Saving:

We have our army. Now we need to save it to use it again in the future. Go to Army Management, click on the Army Management button and click Save Army. This saves the army to the database and gives you the access code for it, it also generates a hyperlink for you to use to share.


We do recommend that if you are using the link to share your army, or sharing the code to use the Lock army button. This means no one can maliciously edit your army, they can clone it, as you can for yourself too, but only changes made will be via automatic unit updates. It cannot be unlocked once this is done!

Printing:

You can print your army for use in games and tournaments too. From Army Management click Print Army, there are two buttons for this, one with Unit Stats, one without. Select the appropriate one for your needs. Once you click that a screen appears which is a sort of preview of your army, here you can choose to hide the army ID or show the Unit pictures.



From here press the print button to print on your printer, or to a PDF if required. On a mobile device the print button is renamed view since it shows a printout style view of your army. Use whatever printing solution is on your device if required from here. On Android there is a known bug with printing to PDF on Chrome, it does work on Firefox if you have it.

Custom Photos:

Finally, one last feature I want to bring to your attention. On the Battlegroups list you will see that for every unit you have selected you can add a custom photo. All you do is click that button and then enter the link to the photo you want to use in the box. We don’t host photos ourselves, so you’ll have to host them elsewhere and link to them. This can help a lot if you have particular paint schemes for battle groups and want your print out or army view to reflect that.

Final Note:

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you to use the Dropzone Commander Army Builder to it’s full potential for your needs. If you have any feedback on the app, please don’t hesitate to contact us from here or via info@ttcombat.com. Thank you very much again and here’s to some excellent games of Dropzone Commander.

TTCombat