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14 Nov 2019

12mm Daimler AC from Butlers Printed Models

One British Daimler Armoured Car. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Daimler Armoured Car was a successful British armoured car design of the Second World War that continued in service into the 1950s. It was designed for armed reconnaissance and liaison purposes. During the postwar era, it doubled as an internal security vehicle in a number of countries.

Former British Daimler armoured cars were exported to various Commonwealth of Nations member states throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In 2012, some were still being operated by the Qatari Army.

3 different turret options are available:

2 pdr - The standard armament
2 pdr with Littlejohn adapter fitted
CS - Close Support version with 3" gun.

Daimler AC

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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

Shield Decals from Gripping Beast

Now on the website, new shield designs for the Milites Mundi 10mm EIR figures from Little Big Men Studios.

Shield Decals

Shield Decals

Gripping Beast

Well Winch from Buildings in Turmoil

I thought this might be fun to add a well winch to the Stone House casting.

Well Winch

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Buildings in Turmoil

Squidlorr Is Coming from Traders Galaxy

Overlords - Squidlorr is coming!

The Overlords specialise in genetic mutation. Splicing the genes of some Earths fiercest creatures with other genes available throughout the galaxy.

Interestingly the Overlords favour reptiles, molluscs and invertebrates as prime candidates because of the apparent compatibility with some of the galaxies nastiest beasts.

Experimenting has taken place with some mammals which has only had a single success rate with a Warthog and a Rhino. These creatures are one of a kind but are extremely powerful, being possessed of basic level intelligence as well as brute strength.

Squidlorr Is Coming

Squidlorr Is Coming

Traders Galaxy

Resistance M5 Napoleon


With this weeks restock we introduced one new unit for the Resistance. Let me introduce you to the M5 Napoleon.

M5 Napoleon

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The M5 Napoleon use the same hull as the M3 Alexander however it loses any attempt at subtlety and trades it all for the ability to fire lots and lots of bullets as quickly as possible.

The main Turret has the Bannisher Rotary Cannon, a dual barrelled drum fed rotary machine gun.   With 3 energy 10 shots and Strafe 2, this thing cuts through light armour, and any very, very unlucky infantry like paper.  With a Chaingun on each side, this can fire out a lot of shots very quickly.

Being based on the M3 Hull this does need a whole Lifthawk to itself, and of course, it’s not cheap coming in at 120 points, however it certainly won’t disappoint and with 15 armour and 5 damage points, it’s not easily removed. If you can spare the points you can take 2 of them in a Squad! Truly obscene amounts of shots at anything unlucky enough to be caught in their way.

Go to our webstore now to pick up your M5 Napoleon and tear the enemy to shreds with bullets,

TTCombat

Dropzone Commander Restocks Wave 2

Dropzone Commander Restocks Wave 2

We have more Dropzone Commander items restocked in the store today. As well as a brand new unit too!

As part of our ongoing process of restocking the Dropzone Commander range and releasing new alternate units we have 3 new kits available as of today.

UCM Seraphim / Seraphim Retaliator

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First of all is the UCM Seraphim / Seraphim Retaliator. Used by the UCM for hitting troops in cover and for hitting hard targets. The Seraphim is important for any commander who finds his enemy too eager to hide in cover by smashing those walls down. Whilst the Seraphim Retaliator fulfils a similar role but will just shoot through cover as though it’s not there.

This kit will allow you to build one of Seraphim or one Seraphim Retaliator, all for £12.

M3 Alexander

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Second we have a Big Tank, and an alternate turret for the Big Tank. The Big Tank in question is the Resistance M3 Alexander, and now it has an alternate version, the M5 Napoleon.

The M3 Alexander is a Command Choice for the Resistance. Great for any Commander that really likes his armour and plenty of firepower. With it’s massive turreted gun, a Grenade Launcher and two chain-guns, it can make short work of most targets.

The M5 Napoleon is a different beast though, a Heavy choice it forgoes the anti-armour turret and Grenade Launcher for two rotary machine guns. This beast pumps out bullets like, well like a lot of machine guns pumping out bullets! Though not quite as good at cutting through heavy armour as the Alexander, light armour, and any doomed infantry in the way will disappear in very short order.

This kit can make either an M3 Alexander or an M5 Napoleon and is only £12!

Jetskimmer

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Finally we have a kit for PHR players. The Aether and Helios Jetskimmer kit is now back in stock! Both the Aether and Helios are similar to the Angelos Jetskimmers we restocked 2 weeks ago. However the transport capacity is replaced by heavier firepower.

The Aether has Nanomachines to strip vehicles of armour, and infantry of, well their armour, skin, probably their bones too. A truly frightening weapon for any army to face.

The Helios is an excellent anti-air unit, capable of firing at two different targets in the air, or doubling up on one. With a total of 6 energy 6 shots aircraft caught within it’s range are all but doomed.

This kit allows you to build one of each or two of either and costs only £10!

These are available from our webstore now so if you are waiting for reinforcements for your UCM, Resistance or PHR army, take a look! The next restock will be on November 28th so see you then.

TTCombat

11/13 Updated Card from Talon Games

So after literally teaching hundreds of people CAV over the summer, I took some of the feedback we received and have been updating the data cards to reflect some of those. Take a look and tell us what you think! CB

Edit: I have put up an updated version. I think this is getting pretty close to what I'm after, something in the middle of to much and not enough!

11/13 Updated Card.


A few quick notes on some of the changes. The object is to reduce clutter and make it faster to find something. It makes explaining things to new players easier and quicker without as much stuff to weed through.

-The sword/rocket icon on weapon systems are used now for direct/indirect fire. This is a simple concept that didn't need a lot of text to understand.

-The 2nd number in the RNG stat now is if the weapon has a min range.

-As noted earlier, a single number under a weapons DV column means it has same for hard and soft targets.

Talon Games

Firestorm Games selling Bot War Products

Firestorm Games selling Bot War Products

It is with excitement that I announce that soon Bot War products will be available from Firestorm Games store in the UK!!!

Jake and the the other chaps at Firestorm Games are a great bunch of blokes so check out the store if you are in the UK. I am sure you already know about them though as they have a great reputation for good service and great games.

Traders Galaxy


13 Nov 2019

Project Update #1: Vega City Hab Blocks, Kickstarter from Modular Games HQ

Project Update #1: Vega City Hab Blocks, Kickstarter from Modular Games HQ

3D printed Modular Building Designs for use in 6mm, 10mm and 1/285 scale gaming.

Q&A On putting your work out there

What's something new you plan to share this month?
We are going to be adding an option to purchase these building 3d printed. You will be able to choose PLA, DLP, or SLA.

Describe the moment when you hit “launch” on your project. What did it feel like?
Launching this project was exciting and nerve wracking. We have two other projects underway but wanted to launch this one first to see how the hole process worked, and to allow us to refine our next two launches. We chose this one first because we will not have to ship anything as we will be digitally fulfilling all orders.

How did you know it was time to share your idea through a Kickstarter project?
We have been working on a new game system for almost two years now, it is almost time to launch so this last marketing step was the next to take.

What kind of feedback is most helpful to receive when sharing creative work?
We love any feedback we can get, the more specific the better. The best feedback is the kind that outlines both the problem and a solution.

How has putting your project into the world changed things for you?
It has been an interesting two days, we have received feedback on several facebook posts and have been discussing how to implement some changes (as mentioned above)

Care to share a photo or video of something you’re working on right now?
Next week we will post some videos and pictures of these being printed on our Form 2.

Kickstarter
Modular Games HQ

12 Nov 2019

Molding Percival Provost from Miniwing

I´m glad to show you the result of test molding of Percival Provost from Miniwing

Molding Percival Provost

Molding Percival Provost

Miniwing

Sudanese, Irish & Iraqi Decals from Miniwing

I intend to release Sudanese, Irish and Iraqi Decals for the Percival P.56 Provost model kit. The first one is boxed kit. There will be two kits and decals sheet for four colors 331

Sudanese, Irish and Iraqi Decals

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Miniwing

Sultan of Oman Air Force Decals from Miniwing

Sultan of Oman Air Force Decals for the Percival P.56 Provost model kit from Miniwing.

Sultan of Oman Air Force Decals



Miniwing

Percival Provost Decals from Miniwing

Percival Provost Decals for the Percival P.56 Provost model kit from Miniwing.

Percival Provost Decals



Miniwing

4 British Softskins from Pithead Miniatures

Four more British softskins from the early to late war periods. The first is the specialised Bedford QLB Bofors AA gun tractor with the gun in a travelling mode, then we have the American built DUKW followed by the Leyland Retriever radio truck which was used used by the Brigade and Divisional HQ’s of mechanised units throughout the war and finally the Morris version of the Bofors AA gun tractor the CDSW which went to France with the BEF and served in up until the end of the war.

These models are all made in resin with metal parts so the DUKW can be sanded down to make it into a waterline version.

4 British Softskins

4 British Softskins

Pithead Miniatures

Morris, AEC & Leyland from Pithead Miniatures

Here are three models for the early war period , one of these is a particular favourite of mine, the six wheeled Morris CD Staff and Liaison car used by HQ’s and artillery regiments of the BEF, some of you will perhaps remember the Dinky toy version of this.

The other two are the AEC 850 6x6 gun tractor used to tow the iconic 3 inch AA gun (3 inch gun to come) used by the BEF in France and home defence forces to resist operation Zeelowe. The last one is the General Purpose version of the Leyland retriever which was used throughout the war from 1939 until the end.

The earlier versions did not have a windshield fitted however until 1942 but they were identical all in other respects. All three models are cast in resin with metal parts .

Morris, AEC and Leyland

Morris, AEC and Leyland

Pithead Miniatures

Monty's Caravan from Pithead Miniatures

I have always wanted to make a set of Monty's Caravan ever since I saw them on display at the land warfare museum at Duxford. The three vans were used as an office van, a living van and a map lorry. Unlike most allied generals Montgomery did not stay in requisitioned houses or Hotels but lived a frugal life close to the front in what he called his tactical headquarters which comprised of these three specialist caravans.

Monty used similar command methods to the Duke of Wellington, he had a group of young intelligent junior officers known as “Gallopers” acting on his behalf who were sent out each day to gather information on what was happening at the front and they would return each evening and brief the Field Marshall on their findings, this method of command meant the Montgomery “kept a grip” on what was going on so was the best informed of all allied Generals because nothing could be concealed from him.

Monty first acquired the office van which was originally used by Italian General Annibale “Electric Whiskers” Bergonzoli and was captured in 1941. The second vehicle was the Living van which was previously owned by Field-Marshall Giovanni Messe, commander of the Italian First Army in which Montgomery hung portraits of his opposition Generals, these two van bodies were originally mounted on the beds of Lancia trucks so had to be remounted on allied chassis so respectively a US Mack truck and a Leyland Retriever were used.

Following the invasion of Italy Montgomery mentioned he would like to acquire a third vehicle to be used as a map lorry so when he returned to the UK in 1943 he was presented with a coach built articulated lorry based on a Fordson chassis specially made by the British Trailer Company in Manchester England and this was used throughout the North West European campaign. All three Caravans were donated by Montgomery to the nation following his death in 1976.

Monty's Caravan

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Faun ZR Tractor from Pithead Miniatures

Here is a model that I have had on my workbench for at least ten years, the Faun ZR tractor. I can’t remember why I made it other than it’s a cool looking tractor that was capable of towing an 88mm gun or a small road train. Some versions of this vehicle could be converted into railway shunters by removing the road wheels and fitting rail wheels to the hubs, they were used in freight yards on the Russian front.

Faun ZR Tractor

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Pithead Miniatures

11 Nov 2019

12mm Humber LRC from Butlers Printed Models

One British Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC). Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Humber Light Reconnaissance Car, also known as Humberette or Ironside, was a British armoured car produced during the Second World War.

Produced by the Rootes Group, the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car was an armoured car based on the Humber Super Snipe chassis (as was the Humber Heavy Utility car. It was equipped with a No. 19 radio set. From 1940 to 1943 over 3600 units were built.

The vehicle was used by Infantry Reconnaissance Regiments and the RAF Regiment in Tunisia, Italy and Western Europe. After the war, some vehicles remained in service with the British units in India and in the Far East. The LRC was used widely by the Reconnaissance Corps and was also used by the Reconnaissance squadron of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Armoured Brigade Group.

Three Mk I vehicles were modified for use by the British Royal Family and the Cabinet ministers and were known as  Special Ironside Saloons.

 Humber LRC

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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

Vega City Hab Blocks, Kickstarter from Modular Games HQ

Vega City Hab Blocks, Kickstarter from Modular Games HQ

3D printed Modular Building Designs for use in 6mm, 10mm and 1/285 scale gaming.

About

Vega City Merchants Hab

Vega City Merchants Hab

Due to our love of Gaming and the myriad Universes we gamers get to explore we decided to create 3D printable scenery that can be used in a range of different games. We all know that playing a tabletop game with fully painted armies and gorgeous scenery enhances the immersion into our preferred universes. Therefore we are raising funds to put new scenery on tables without breaking the bank. We are offering 5 different styles of buildings (30 buildings total) that will be in familiar styles with some added flair.

Upon successful completion of our maiden kickstarter, files will be made available to all backers based on your pledge level.

We at Modular Games HQ are creating a fast paced living world in which players make their own destiny. The first step into the Terran Expanse Universe is the Battle of Vega City. This Kickstarter is comprised of our first edition buildings designed to be used in our upcoming full retail game launch or with the games of your choice.

We sincerely hope that you all love the designs as much as we do and can't wait to get them painted and onto the table!


Vega City Philosophers Hab

Vega City Philosophers Hab

Vega City Worshippers Hab

Vega City Worshippers Hab

Vega City Engineers Hab

Vega City Engineers Hab

Vega City Market Hab (Design Not Final)

Vega City Market Hab

Merchant Hab Building Breakdown

Merchant Hab Building Breakdown

Risks and challenges

There are no projected risks for backers.

Kickstarter
Modular Games HQ