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30 Sept 2019

Update from Traders Galaxy

Update from Traders Galaxy

Update:

I have finalised the models that will be released this year. In no particular order -

Leviathan
Destroyer
Queen
Builders (5)
Max stars special branch
Shark warriors
Gators
Overlord gorg
Trashers set 3
New manta gunship
Upgraded posiedon, kraken and command tank
Barracuda unit
Valiant cassettes

Atlantican exclusive model

Next year only a few things are planned
including the final two factions for Bot War.
Squidlorr
Buildings (4 models)
Beastlords (7 models)
Red Star Nations (cyborgs, vehicles (12 models))

Traders Galaxy

New Aztec Pictures from Magister Militum

Let's spice it up! New pictures for the Aztec wildlife in Magister Militum 10mm fantasy!

New Aztec Pictures

New Aztec Pictures 1

New Aztec Pictures 2

Magister Militum

Battlegroup Northag from Plastic Soldier Company

Battlegroup Northag from Plastic Soldier Company

We are delighted to welcome you to our exciting new Battlegroup project – Battlegroup Northag. Northag has a fictional setting in 1983 as the Cold War bursts into life.

Battlegroup Northag is a little different from our established WW2 Battlegroup system. For those that know and love the Battlegroup system (and those of you that have yet to embrace Battlegroup!), Northag carries a lot of its DNA from the parent WW2 system, like the Battle rating system and army list building, but has been specifically designed and streamlined for the smaller scale of 10mm (1/144th) to allow for more vehicles on the table and longer gun ranges. No “parking lots” in this game! .

The first Northag book contains rules, scenarios, detailed equipment data and army lists for Soviet and British forces. Future expansions will bring US, West and East German, other Warsaw Pact and Nato forces to the table. We will also be doing an Arab Israeli supplement.

For Northag, we have specifically designed a range of 1/144th scale plastic miniatures, ideally arranged into well-priced company and platoon/troop boxed and blister packs to custom build you forces. We are investing in a new plastic injection moulding system which gives beautifully detailed but robust miniatures with a bit of “barrel flex” suitable for repeated handling on the tabletop and takes paint as well as traditional metal or hard plastic miniatures. Manufacturing will be in house which will give us complete control in supply chain management and ensure that the range will have a very high availability rate. We are very excited about our new plastic miniatures!

Please note, the new Battlegroup Northag rules system and miniatures range will only be available direct from The Plastic Soldier Company in our webstore and at wargames shows and certain selected retailers around the world. Also please note our retail partners will only be carrying the main unit and starter army box packs, smaller blister packs will only be available from The Plastic Soldier Company directly.

We will be doing something a little different to launch this exciting new range...…..

We will be running a Pre-order system to help raise manufacturing funds for a limited time period starting September 2019. If you join the pre-order program you can take advantage of some good discounts and a whole host of juicy freebies. You will also receive your goodies in February 2020, way ahead of the scheduled retail release April 2020

Sign up now to our specific Battlegroup Northag newsletter using the Subscribe Now button below to be informed when the Pre-order program goes live and learn more about this exciting new range over the next few weeks.

Enjoy!

Will, Warwick, Piers and the PSC Team

Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

New Minis from Cibo's Little Dudes

The first batch of the new minis has arrived. Also I have painted a new unit of chaos dwarf blunderbusses

New Minis

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New Minis picture 2

New Minis picture 3

Cibo's Little Dudes

'Britain Turned Germany': The Thirty Years' War and its Impact on the British Isles 1638-1660

'Britain Turned Germany': The Thirty Years' War and its Impact on the British Isles 1638-1660

The speakers at the 2018 Helion conference offer a variety of insights into the depth and direction of research into the Thirty Years’ War, with particular reference to the war’s effect on the British Isles, the careers of the officers from its shores who participated in the conflict, and the ‘trickle-down’ effect of the war into the military thinking and technology of those isles.

Keynote speaker Professor Steve Murdoch examines the changes in understanding of British military participation in the Thirty Years’ War from a once unsophisticated and dismissive approach to a more enriched and interesting field of study. Keith Dowen examines the work of Catholic Irish colonel Gerat Barry, which has been largely overlooked. Michał Paradowski looks into the careers of three officers from the British Isles who fought abroad – Arthur Aston Jr, James Butler and Scotsman James Murray.

Arran Johnston considers the importance of General Alexander Leslie and his officer corps, and the importance of their overseas service in the Thirty Years’ War as the basis for the effectiveness of the Scottish army in the Bishops’ Wars. Prof. Martyn Bennett explores the process of appointment of the rival command structures in 1642, at the start of the English Civil Wars.

David Flintham considers the foreign, especially Dutch, influence on English fortification during the period, the methods employed and those who practised them. Stephen Ede-Borrett examines contemporary vexillology, and how much the Thirty Years’ War influenced the military flags used by the English Armies from 1639 to 1651.

'Essential Agony': The Battle of Dunbar 1650

'Essential Agony': The Battle of Dunbar 1650

On 3 September 1650, two former allies fought a bitter clash of arms in the rain-soaked fields around the quiet seaside town of Dunbar.

For one, it was a signal mercy which cemented his reputation and paved the way for political as well as military supremacy. For the other, it meant defeat, occupation, and the end of a cause. In England, Dunbar is remembered as one of Cromwell’s most brilliant victories. In Scotland, as an avoidable tragedy caused by the placement of blind faith over sound judgement. And for those whose ancestors suffered in its terrible aftermath, it is a story of both sorrow and survival.

This new analysis of the Battle of Dunbar explores the battlefield and its events in close detail, using the author’s intimate knowledge of the landscape. From the high politics to the individual experience, Arran Johnston brings the story of the Dunbar campaign vividly to life and sets its significance within the context of both the seventeenth century and our own times.

29 Sept 2019

Bretonnia Hero & Dark Elf Chariot from Cibo's Little Dudes

Bretonnia Hero on Pegasus and Dark Elf Chariot from Cibo's Little Dudes

Bretonnia Hero

Bretonnia Hero

Dark Elf Chariot

Dark Elf Chariot

Cibo's Little Dudes

New Dacian & Sarmatian Moulds from Pendraken Miniatures

The new Dacian and Sarmatian moulds are almost done, just these last 4 sets to do on Mon/Tues and we'll get them ready for release next week!

New Dacian & Sarmatian Moulds

New Dacian & Sarmatian Moulds

Pendraken Miniatures

Squidlorr WIP from Traders Galaxy

Squidlorr Work in progress for the Overlords faction coming late this year.

Squidlorr WIP

Squidlorr WIP picture 1

Squidlorr WIP picture 2

Remember all stat cards are free on the website for download including the trial rules for Overlords.

Traders Galaxy

Middle East Building from Blotz

We have the results of some more re-scaling for you today.

Our Middle East Building #9 is now available in 10mm and 20mm (in addition to our existing 15mm and 28mm versions).

Middle East Building #9

Middle East Building #9

Blotz, MDF Terrain and Accessories

Dog Variants WIP from Baphominiatures

WiP - Posing the dog variants before giving them their gear bags/equipment.

Dog Variants WIP

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Dog Variants WIP picture 2

Dog Variants WIP picture 3

Baphominiatures

New 1940's BEF Range from Pithead Miniatures

News Update my website is down so I have opened a facebook site. Pithead Miniatures are still taking orders and I hope to have our website restored soon.

New 1940's BEF Range and I will be adding new additions to this range soon.

New 1940's BEF Range

New 1940's BEF Range picture 1

New 1940's BEF Range picture 2

Pithead Miniatures

Project Update #5: Urban Warfare 3D printable STL files for World War 2, Kickstarter from WOW Buildings

Project Update #5: Urban Warfare 3D printable STL files for World War 2, Kickstarter from WOW Buildings

3D Printable STL files for World War 2 Tabletop Wargaming

Hi guys just a quick few words, thank you all its going along nicely, you may have noticed I have added some stretches and shuffled them a little too, this is like I say because I am doing them from your feedback here and on the Facebook page, so 100% of my time is taken with getting the designs done, quality and printability top of my priorities always, so you will see more listed but the order they come might and will change but don't fear they will all be there, after the KS is finished the files will be released as usual within a day or so, my plans then are to take until the new year to go through all past KS projects and make sure they are all delivered 100%, this will not affect in any way this one, but it will get me ready for whatever comes next, ill give your wallets a break until after crimbo and then we will see what direction to go in for the next.

Oh yes this is the important bit for this one, i am away for 3 days this coming week, i will be designing but I'm not sure of Internet so if i go dark don't fear i will be back with 6-7 days left to tick off the clock so plenty of time to update things, you wont notice other than the pics for the stretches might get delayed until i get a steady connection on my return.

Right that's the boring stuff done now back to designing for you guys.

Kickstarter
WOW Buildings

Embraer 190 Lufthansa "New Livery" from Revell

With the Embraer 190, Lufthansa is relying on the second-largest type in the family of short-haul aircraft from the Brazilian manufacturer. Like all Lufthansa aircraft, the Embraer fleet will gradually take to the air in the airline's new design. Model kit for the ERJ 190. Lufthansa deploys the successful short-haul aircraft on intra-European routes.

Embraer 190 Lufthansa "New Livery"

Embraer 190 Lufthansa "New Livery" picture 1

Embraer 190 Lufthansa "New Livery" picture 2

Embraer 190 Lufthansa "New Livery" picture 3

- Cockpit replica
- Detailed chassis
- Detailed engines
- Decals for the Lufthansa version in the New Livery

Revell

28 Sept 2019

New Pictures Russian WW2 Vehicles from Magister Militum

Russians 10mm Soviet WW2 vehicles have new pictures

Russian WW2 Vehicles

Russian WW2 Vehicles picture 1

Russian WW2 Vehicles picture 2

Russian WW2 Vehicles picture 3

Magister Militum

This Weeks Lunch Time Project from Timecast

This weeks lunch time project. The building is from our 9/006 set of Spanish Rural Houses, the section of wall from 37/064 and the gate is from our model railway range (NS11). The hedge section is from code 37/008, the pots in the backyard are beads from a craft store and the tree is homemade twisted wire and horse hair.

This Weeks Lunch Time Project

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This Weeks Lunch Time Project picture 2

This Weeks Lunch Time Project picture 3

This Weeks Lunch Time Project picture 4

This Weeks Lunch Time Project picture 5

There are buildings like this the world over - Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, South of France etc. This one will be going in my Vietnam terrain box though!

TimeCast

27 Sept 2019

New Pictures German WW2 Vehicles from Magister Militum

Fab new eye candy for 10mm German WW2 vehicles.

German WW2 Vehicles

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German WW2 Vehicles picture 2

German WW2 Vehicles picture 3

Magister Militum

New Pictures Ogres from Magister Militum

Ogres riding Woolly Mammoths, new pic for Magister Militum 10mm fantasy.

Ogres Riding Woolly Mammoths

Ogres Riding Woolly Mammoths

£5.80 per pack.

Magister Militum

T-80 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-80 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-80 Company

T-80 Company

10 x T-80 Tanks

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Project Update #10: Samurai-Ninja-Warrior-Monk-Ratmen Army Kickstarter from Cromarty Forge

Project Update #10: Samurai-Ninja-Warrior-Monk-Ratmen Army Kickstarter from Cromarty Forge

Beautiful, highly detailed, lead free pewter and resin, rat-men army for 10mm tabletop wargaming.

All Surveys returned.

So yesterday I received the last of the surveys, over the weekend I got the bulk of the miniatures in, and have been sorting and packing.

Scotia Grendel have been doing a great job, and will be delivering everything except the tail end order next week, so I'll be packing and sending out the vast majority of the miniatures over the 1st two weeks of October.

I'll update again once I have sent out the 1st parcels.

Cheers, JB

Kickstarter
Cromarty Forge

T-64 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-64 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-64 Company

T-64 Company

10 x T-64 Tanks

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

T-62 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-62 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

T-62 Company

T-62 Company

10 x T-62 Tanks

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Soviet Rifle Company from Plastic Soldier Company

Soviet Rifle Company from Plastic Soldier Company

Soviet Rifle Company

Soviet Rifle Company

82 x Infantry

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Mechanised Infantry Platoon from Plastic Soldier Company

Mechanised Infantry Platoon from Plastic Soldier Company.

Mechanised Infantry Platoon

Mechanised Infantry Platoon

4 x FV-432s
32 x Infantry Figures

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

BMP-1 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

BMP-1 Company from Plastic Soldier Company

BMP-1 Company

BMP-1 Company

10 x BMP-1

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Project Update #16: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Project Update #16: Kickstarter for 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures from Black Gate Miniatures

Post Kickstarter update 5

Production has finally started!

It's a big day here at Black Gate Miniatures as the Demon miniatures have started to appear in pewter.

Robi sent me a batch of sculpts, pictured below, containing the Demon Infantry, Hounds and Swarm.

First sculpts have arrived!

I have master moulded the Hounds and Swarm models, and the very first copies of those miniatures are shown below. The moulds need a little more work before I can cast the models to make the production moulds, but these first miniatures will be given to my Warmaster Podcast co-host Paul Winter tonight for him to paint up and share.

The Hounds of hell

The Swarm

I am so happy to be finally able to get on with the production and you can expect much more frequent updates from now on.

Demons forever!

Barry

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

British Starter Army from Plastic Soldier Company

British Starter Army from Plastic Soldier Company

British Starter Army

British Starter Army

4 x Chieftain Tanks (Stillbrew Upgrade)
4 x FV-432s
2 x Scorpion/Scimitars
34 x Infantry Figures

The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Chaos & High Elf Chariot from Cibo's Little Dudes

Chaos and High Elf Chariot from Cibo's Little Dudes

Chaos Chariot

Chaos Chariot

High Elf Chariot

High Elf Chariot

Cibo's Little Dudes

Big Announcement from Victrix Ltd

Big Announcement from Victrix Ltd

Big Announcement

We’re excited to announce the we have set up a new company called VICTRIX GAMES.

This is a subsidiary company of Victrix Limited and will be focused on bringing you fully functional gaming systems as well as high quality vehicles and figures to use in these games.

Our first launch is a 12mm World War II Gaming System. We have chosen 12mm as it allows gaming on a 1:1 scale for all vehicles and figures. By ensuring that 1 vehicle/figure represents 1 vehicle/figure in real, life, it gives the game a more authentic feel, with the attritional nature of war being ever present in the gamers' mind. 12mm allows for realistic scale actions even on a small 6ft by 4ft gaming table without the battle looking overcrowded and unrealistic. You decide how big or small you want the game to be. Our figures will also be compatible with most 10mm ranges.

This first theatre will be based on Normandy 1944. It includes separate British, German and American forces. The game is predominantly a tank and infantry-based system but will also include rules for ground attack aircraft. Other theatres currently being developed include North Africa and the Eastern Front.

The system is based around a set of core rules which is scheduled to be released in late 2020. However, for those already keen to get their hands on VICTRIX GAMES’ products, you’ll be glad to hear that in the meantime we will be releasing several vehicle and figure sets based on the Normandy 1944 theatre. You can expect these to be available in early 2020.

First Wave Of Releases Includes (Early 2020):

Easy To Build Wwii Kits

Easy To Build Wwii Kits

German Forces

Panther Ausf  G

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Panther Ausf  G picture 2

Panther Ausf  G picture 3

Panther Ausf  G picture 4

Panzer IV Ausf  G

Panzer IV Ausf  G

Panzer IV Ausf H

Panzer IV Ausf H

Tiger I

Tiger I

Puma

Puma

Stug III

Stug III

Wespe
Sdkfz 251/D + Variants

British Forces

Sherman M4A3

Sherman M4A3

Sherman Firefly

Sherman Firefly

Churchill

Churchill

Comet
M3/M5 Half Track
Sexton

- US Forces

Sherman M4A3

Sherman M4A3

M10

M10

Priest
M5 A1 Stuart
M3/M5 Half Track

Second Wave Of Releases (Late 2020):

German Forces

King Tiger
Pal 40 + Crew
Panzar Grenadiers
Support Weapons
88mm + Crew
105mm + Crew
Wirbelwind
JagdPz IV

British Forces

Bren Carrier + Variants
6pdr + Crew
British Tommies
Support Weapons
Lloyd Carrier
Armoured Car tbc

US Forces

M8/M20
57mm + crew
US Infantry
Supports Weapons
Hellcat
GMC + Jeeps

Thanks to the use of smaller cutting tools, we have really been able to accommodate the finer details of the tanks. You’ll notice that these vehicles have even sharper details than some larger scale models.

We hope you’re excited as us for the release of these superb figures. We’ll be bringing you more VICTRIX GAMES’ details over the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

Victrix Ltd