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15 Feb 2020

Project Update #3: 10mm German/Landsknecht Offiziersstab (Leaders), Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

Project Update #3: 10mm German/Landsknecht Offiziersstab (Leaders), Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

Updated War Priest and Thoughts on the Wingsuit Guys

Bob reworked the War Priest's head and warhammer, here's the updated version:

Updated War Priest

Updated War Priest

In order to make the Flying Wingsuit guys 40 units (assuming a price tag of $15) would have to be added to get us to $1,500. That's an average of about 1.5 units per backer at this point. Honestly, even if we get close I'd probably go ahead and make them like I did with the Pikemen way back when.

Finally, if you pledged for multiple rewards please shoot me a message so I can keep a rough tally of what's being ordered. As always, nothing will be final until the invoices have gone out and have been paid for.

Kickstarter
Warmonger Miniatures

Red Star Nations Coming from Traders Galaxy

Red Star Nations - coming soon to Bot War!

The Red Star Nations watched as their enemies the Democracy came under attack by King Gills. Unbeknownst to them a new threat was on its way to Earth.

That threat was Gorg.....

Several months after Gorg arrived on Earth the first Shark Warrior attack came. This attack destroyed the Red Star capital.

Now Red Star are fighting back!

Red Star Nations

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Traders Galaxy

Zappadores & Presidales Cavalry from Good Ground LLC

Completed today were the Regiment of Zappadores and the Presidales Cavalry which both took part in the Northern Campaign of 1846.

So Far From God

Zappadores

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Presidales Cavalry

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Good Ground LLC

14 Feb 2020

Project Update #2: 10mm German/Landsknecht Offiziersstab (Leaders), Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

Project Update #2: 10mm German/Landsknecht Offiziersstab (Leaders), Kickstarter from Warmonger Miniatures

We're about 4 pledges off from the Priest stretch goal so here's some WiP shots of him and the Wizard.

Priest and Wizard

Priest and Wizard

I asked Bob to re-work the priest's head and right weapon.

Kickstarter
Warmonger Miniatures

Update from Traders Galaxy

Its Saturday morning here in oz. the sun is shining and I staring down the barrel of a full days work mowing the jungle and prepping some orders.

It was announced last week that there is a kickstarter coming for Bot War. I am hoping to start this in late April.

What are the details?

I have deliberately kept the kickstarter really simple. I am planning on just 2 levels and no pledge manager.

My thoughts are that you all either want the items or you don't.

My goal is only 100-200 backers depending if backers want one product or two. Its totally true that i have never run a kickstarter before. However i have delivered so far on every preorder. In fact the early Bot War business model was built on preorders.

Furthermore, I already have a fully established process for delivering products and the outsourcing of my products, can now cope with massive orders quite easily.

So all the back of house work has been put in place and tested over this last year.

So here are the basic details of what the kickstarter is about.

The first item will be the “Bot War Miniature Game”. Effectively this would be third edition but we have decided to wipe that slate clean on naming conventions.

So what does this mean?

Well importantly the core mechanics will not be changing. However, as the new book is almost completed I can confirm some new things, some of which I have alluded to in recent other posts.

- a massive 40 page background section - all the background rewritten and in one place. All factions with detailed info and character bios for all models in the box. The conflict focuses on the enmity between omen and hotwheel.
- interactive terrain rules, both for city buildings and regular terrain features- this terrain greatly enhances certain troop types such as infantry in certain situations making the table you are playing on quite important.
- changes from companions to upgrades - making these more variable. Initially each faction will have 3 each in the book.
- clarifications on super abilities and one additional super ability specifically for non bots.
- changes and updates to the special rules section
- at least 2 extra scenarios

The game will come with 12 miniatures which are all new updates and exclusive to the box. Characters we know

Valiants -
Hotwheel
Shortstride
Longstride
Topshot
Forgefire
Recovery

Atlantica
Omen
Kamen
Neptune(mech) (baron neptune)
Barracuda unit
Kraken tank
Posiedon tank

Dice and cube set
Tape measure
Cards
Rulebook

The second tier would be the Deceiver faction

Narcitron
Ravenous
Kroar
Malicon
Avaricon
Sloth (tbc)
Siren
Dread
Terror
Panic

Both of these will be the two main products on the Kickstarter. And yes there will be an awesome limited edition kick starter only model given free for early backers.

After these, for every $2000 over the $20000 goal. Every backer will receive another resin model. This could be current metal models resculpted into resin or most likely brand new models.

These would start with -
New Hardball
New Heatsink
New Fourbyfour
But finish with the infesters current range for example.

So why do i need to kickstart?

The kickstarter is for two reasons. First it has become necessary to update the rules and solidify the background now that all 10 factions are out there. Second, i want to complete the process of outsourcing manufacturing in a large chunk so i can focus more time on reaching out to retail stores, studio, sourcing additional supportive products and marketing.

When would I expect to deliver? At this stage i am giving this 12 months to land at your doorstep from the start. However, like always ill keep everyone up to date via a website page, the TG FB page and this group.

I am sure you all understand that this is a huge step. If successful this will boost Traders Galaxy and Bot War to the next level.

How can you help? Easy, please just continue to support the game through your purchases, playing the game, and spreading the news.

I thank you in advance for all your valued support.

Cheers, Ant

Additionally, between March and until this is delivered the current starter is in the process of changing. The current models in the starter are, as i type this, being made into resin. The current 2nd ed starter will be re-released in April.

Traders Galaxy

13 Feb 2020

12mm Rheinmetall Twin 20mm AA from Butlers Printed Models

One German towed Rheinmetall 20mm twin anti-aircraft gun. Also known as Flugabwehrkanone 20 mm Zwilling (FK20). Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The Rheinmetall Mk 20 RH-202 (short for MaschinenKanone 20 mm Rheinmetall) is a 20 mm caliber autocannon designed and produced by Rheinmetall. It fires the 20×139mm ammunition originally developed for the Hispano-Suiza HS.820.

The cannon is used on German military vehicles including the Marder infantry fighting vehicle, the Spähpanzer Luchs and some variants of the Wiesel AWC. It is also used in the Argentinian VCTP, an IFV based on the TAM chassis. A towed twin mount anti aircraft version was also produced; it was used by Argentina in the Falklands War.

German naval ships also employed Rh 202 mounts (usually two on frigates and destroyers, four on larger replenishment ships), but they have been or are currently being replaced with the new Mauser (now a subsidiary of Rheinmetall) MLG 27 remote-controlled guns of 27 mm calibre.

A version modified to fire the U.S. M50 series of 20×102mm ammunition loaded into the M14 link belt has been offered to no avail for the U.S. Government by Maremont Corporation, of Saco, Maine, licensed by Rheinmetall under marketing arrangement.

Gun on tripod supplied in three parts that need to be glued together.

The gun is modelled deployed on its tripod, the empty limber is also available.

Rheinmetall Twin 20mm AA

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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

Xi'an Y-20 from Trumpeter

The Xi'an Y-20 is a large military transport aircraft. The project is being developed by Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation and was officially launched in 2006. The official codename of the aircraft is Kunpen, after the mythical bird that can fly for thousands of miles described in the ancient Chinese Taoist classic Zhuangzi. However, within the Chinese aviation industry itself, the aircraft is more commonly known by its nickname Chubby Girl, because its wide fuselage in comparison to other Chinese aircraft previously developed in China.

Xi'an Y-20

Xi'an Y-20

Trumpeter

Demo of NorthAG from Plastic Soldier Company

Spent the day with Wargames Illustrated, talking all things NORTHAG. Ran a demo-game, lost all my Chieftains, then did a video-interview (that'll be horrible to watch). Things ramping up pre-release.

Demo Games of NorthAG

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Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

Demo Games of NorthAG from Plastic Soldier Company

The team are running a few demo games of NorthAG for Wargames Illustrated.

Demo Games of NorthAG

Demo Games of NorthAG

Look out for an article and a video chat with the designer

Battlegroup Northag
The Plastic Soldier Company Ltd

12 Feb 2020

Beriev Be-200 from Zvezda

Good news for our 1/144 scale fans! Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft kit renders are ready and we want to show them! Panel lines and some other small details will be added later!

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Zvezda