Posts Tagged ‘28mm Gaming’

Saga Iron Man tournament at Battlefield Hobbies

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

    After I first heard about the format of the Saga Iron Man tournament, I was determined to enter the next one that was relatively local to me – so I was very happy when Battlefield Hobbies (almost my FLGS) announced a tournament. If you are not aware, a Saga Iron Man tournament is slightly different to the usual UK Saga tournaments. Rather than turning up with your ready prepared army, you actually turn up with very little. Instead, you play a number of games with armies that are given to you. It’s very much a case of learning how your warband works ‘on the fly’. The even I attended ended up being slightly reduced in size due to a couple of last minute drop-outs, which left 6 of us to battle it out to see who was the ‘Saga Iron Man’. The format is as follows: Each Warband is made up of 1 Warlord, 2 Hearthguard Units, 3 Warrior Units and 1 Levy Unit. Games last for 6 turns. The idea of the game is to kill as many of your opponents warband as you can – the game does not finish if you kill your opponent’s Warlord. […]

What is the best scale to wargame?

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

You’ve all seen them – the posts from those who are new to wargaming that ask the apparently simple question: “What scale should I game in?” This is usually the cue for any number of gamers claiming that 54mm/40mm/28mm/20mm/15mm/10mm/6mm/2mm (delete as appropriate) is “God’s own scale” for wargaming and that the poser of the question would be stupid for choosing anything else. The discussion usually goes downhill from there… However, it’s a perfectly valid question – so what are the criteria that you should consider when choosing what scale to game in? Here are my thoughts on what you should consider when choosing either a new period, or even getting into gaming for the first time: What has everyone else got? One of the first considerations when choosing your scale of miniatures for a new period is to actually ask who your opponent will be, and what armies do they own? If you are in a situation where you will be playing other people, then it would seem sensible to ensure that you choose the same scale figures, so that you have ‘instant’ opponents to do battle against. If no-one else has an army for that period, then you may want to […]

28mm Renaissance Skeleton Army marching onto Kickstarter

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Skull and Crown Stratagem Inc. have recently launched a new Kickstarter project to bring to life, or perhaps that should be reanimate, a 28mm Skeleton Army for the renaissance period – in short, Skeleton Landsknechts, with their imagery inspired by artwork of the period. The project has already reached over 900% of it’s funding target, so it’s certainly captured the imagination of quite a few gamers. The project is running until the 11th June, with delivery scheduled for July 2017. You can find out all the details by visiting the Triumph of Death Renaissance Skeleton Army-28mm miniatures for gamers Kickstarter page.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming

Miniaturemen Wild West Fantasy Miniatures on Kickstarter

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Over the last 18 months or so, Miniaturemen have been producing an excellent and fun range of 28mm Orc Cowboys. They have recently launched their second Kickstarter campaign, which aims to add to the range with a mix of Dwarf Cowboys, human townsfolk and other figures. We at Miniaturemen are delighted to announce that our second Kickstarter is now running. Following on from our first successful Kickstarter 18 months ago when we introduced our Wild West Cowboy Orcs this Kickstarter features dwarfs, humans, half orcs and more orc characters. We are currently writing and playtesting the rules for all these figures – tweaking and amending as we go along – and hope to have these complete and available by the end of the year. Now the Kickstarter is funded it’s onto the stretch goals and free minis! The more money raised the more freebies and add-ons become available to our backers. The project is running until the 28th May, with delivery of pledges promised for July 2017. Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming

‘March of the Dead’ Fantasy Undead Miniatures launched on Kickstarter

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Philip Hynes, who many people may know for figures he has sculpted for Bad Squiddo Games, has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the production of a new range of 28mm Fantasy Undead Miniatures. The project is called March of the Dead, and is running until 2nd May 2017. The range includes a number of different undead figures. Whilst there are familiar models such as Undead Champions and a Necromancer, there are also some more unusual miniatures uncluding a Zombie Cow and a Weresheep (!) Phil is looking for £2500 to fully fund the project, and at time of writing has reached around 60% of his goal. The first stretch goal has been announced at £3500, being some Undead Cavalry, which look rather nice. Current pledge levels range from £8 for a single large miniature, such as the Zombie Cow, to £69 which will get you all of the currently planned sets. Delivery is due in October 2017.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming

Runewars Miniatures Game – Opening the box

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Thanks to bad planning, I wasn’t at home to receive my delivery of the Runewars Miniatures Game (RMG) when it was released on Thursday, and thanks to the Bank Holiday in the UK, I wasn’t actually able to pick up the parcel until Saturday, so I have been somewhat delayed in posting about it. RMG is the brand new game from Fantasy Flight Games and marks a new venture for FFG as they move into mass battle miniatures wargames for the first time. Their previous miniatures games (as opposed to boardgames with miniatures) have been X-Wing and Star Wars: Armada, both of which are essentially skirmish games (low model count, moving models individually) so this is something brand new. First thing of note is the box size – this is one of FFG’s large square boxes, much like games such as Star Wars Rebellion or Imperial Assault. This usually indicates that the game contains a lot of stuff. The box weight isn’t as heavy as some of these titles, but this is because it does not contain quite the same volume of cardstock, which tends to be quite heavy. Opening the box reveals the rule books for the game – of […]

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 203 – Pig Iron Productions

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Download Episode 203 Welcome to Episode 203 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast   Once again the Meeples & Miniatures team get together to catch up with what they have been doing in the hobby over the past week. In this show we are joined by Alex Speight from Pig Iron Productions We chat about how Alex came to own Pig Iron Productions, and what plans are in store for the future of this company who produce some of the finest 28mm sci-fi miniatures on the market today Show Links Pig Iron Productions Vapnartak Wargames Show Filed under: Meeples & Miniatures Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming