Posts Tagged ‘28mm Gaming’

White Dragon Miniatures set to release 28mm Modern British Infantry

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I managed to grab a quick chat with Alan Crooks from White Dragon Miniatures whilst I was at the Derby Worlds show, and he showed me his new range of modern British Infantry that he is due to launch towards the end of this year. The range is called ‘Courage in Contact’, and is the start of a larger range that will include insurgents and other UN forces as the range expands. The British Infantry will have 44 packs, which will include Infantry in several different helment variants, plus poses for skirmishing and patrolling, and other variants with Bergens, berets etc – so this is likely to be a large range. Since Alan is an ex-soldier himself, he wanted to ensure that as well as kit accuracy, the poses of the figures are as realistic as possible. The samples he had on display at Derby looked really good indeed, so I’m looking forward to seeing more of these models.  Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Modern Ground War

28mm Chechen Wars Miniatures on Kickstarter

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Tiny Terrain Models have just launched a kickstarter project to fund a new range of 28mm miniatures – Chechen Wars. The miniatures have been sculpted by Igor Karpov and include Chechen Fighters and Russian VDV Recon Troops. The project has already reached its £1500 funding goal in the first day. The project is running until 22nd October, with delivery due for January 2018. You can find out more about this project on the Kickstarter page If you want to know more about Tiny Terrain Models, we interviewed Craig on the podcast back in March. You can find the show here…Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Modern Ground War

Review: Test of Honour Samurai Warband

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Rating: The Samuari Warband box set from Warlord Games is one of several expansions for Test of Honour. The box contains the following: 1 plastic sprue of Samurai (5 models) 2 plastic sprues of Ashigaru (10 models) 1 plastic sprue of Ashigaru Missile troops (5 models) 20 small bases 5 group bases 1 set of ‘Clan’ cards in an alternative colour to the main box (brown) I think it’s fair to say that the issues with this box set are many-fold, starting with the instructions: The assembly instruction leaflets (which are copies of those included in the main game) seem to have been put together by someone who has seen the model sprues, but doesn’t seem to have much idea about how the different parts were originally intended to be used with the models. As a result there are a number of issues with how models are constructed, including the now-infamous ‘heavy sword’ pose (Samurai incorrectly shown wielding a sword with a round bulb part way down the scabbard)  Ashigaru being shown wearing two swords etc. Whoever produced these seemed more intent on showing how each modelling option and accessory could be used on the miniatures, rather than taking notice […]

Test of Honour – Painting a warband for Warring States event

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s fair to say that my painting has been somewhat stalled over the past few months – I haven’t really done anything since building scenery for our ‘Kenneth’s Heroes’ project back in June. I’m hoping to correct that somewhat over the Autumn, and of course nothing concentrates the mind more than an approaching deadline – in my case, the Warring States Test of Honour Event, which is happening at Warlord Games HQ on the 30th September. i.e. Next weekend! When I attended the ToH boot camp earlier this year, I managed to borrow one of the Warlord shop armies, based on the excuse that I had broken my wrist so couldn’t have painted a force in time. I didn’t think that I could get away with the same excuse four months later, so I really had to get a warband painted. My initial thought was to use a fully mounted warband, using Takeda cavalry as my inspiration. I was almost committed to this – and had indeed purchased the Daimyo’s Retinue box set in order to get the mounted retainer cards – when I saw an article on the Tiny Hordes blog about him building a couple of retinues for Ronin, based […]

Of all the Kickstarters in all the world…

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Sally 4th have just launched a new Kickstarter to launch a range of 28mm Pulp miniatures based on a classic movie from the 1940’s The initial project is to fund the production of 3 packs of miniatures, which fit in all-to-well with one of Sally 4th’s existing MDF scenery packs. Whilst £30 will get you all three packs of miniatures, £90 will see you being able to get the full film set. The project has already funded, and is running until the 8th October, with delivery due in January 2018. This looks to be the start of a number of ranges from this genre – great stuff. Back it, Sam.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Pulp

28mm Dark Age Dwarves from Conqueror Models

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

Conqueror Models have just announced a new release of 28mm Dark Age Dwarves. These are sculpted by Colin Patten, who originally sculpted the Vendel Range, which was always one of my favourite range of Dwarf Miniatures. It was always none of my biggest regrets that I purchased all too few of the Vendel Miniatures range before they were sold to Sgt Major Miniatures in the US. Unfortunately, it appears that this company has recently ceased trading, as visiting their webstore now displays the following message: In the meantime, Conqueror models has started to release a new range of Dark Age Dwarves, which I have to say look pretty fantastic. The original release includes eight packs of spearmen, which give a total of 32 unique figures. A Command pack, Hearthguard and Dwarves with Dane Axes. Other troops are promised, so hopefully this will be the start of an extensive range of Dark Age fantasy miniatures from Conqueror. The miniature packs are priced at £6 for four models, but significant savings can be made by purchasing multiple packs. I’ll hopefully be posting a review of the miniatures in the very near future.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Fantasy Gaming

Warbases – new MDF releases

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Whilst at The Other Partizan show last weekend, I had a chat with Martin and Gavin from Warbases. In recent months, changes at the company has meant that Martin has been able to spend much of his time designing new models, and we got to see some of the results at the show. First of is a new release of 15mm scenery. Warbases existing 28mm Ancient Roman models have been rescaled to 15mm, and if anything look even better in the smaller size. These are due for release at the Border Reivers show on the 2nd September. I addition to the 15mm range, the 28mm Roman range is also being extended with a new gateway and wall sections, which is inspired by the Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields. Warbases launched a 15mm range of sci-fi scenery at UK Games Expo earlier this year. Painted examples of this scenery were on display at The Other Partizan. A 28mm version of this model range is currently being designed. Finally, if you are a player of the Chain of Command rules from Too Fat Lardies, Warbases have produced a new gaming accessory to help you keep track of Force Morale, CoC dice and […]

My Last Sunrise – New 28m Gothic Horror miniature range from Bad Squiddo Games

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

When we spoke with Annie Norman of Bad Squiddo Games back on Episode 197 of the podcast, she talked about a range of horror miniatures that she was hoping to bring to market. My Last Sunrise has just launched on Kickstarter – it’s a range of Vampire Hunters, plus a Vampire and his brides and thralls.   If you pledge for the full range of 13 miniatures, it will cost you £40 plus postage. The Kickstarter is looking for a modest funding target of £500, and is also due to complete and fulfil in a very short timescale – we are looking at a few weeks here until delivery. The project is only running for 4 days, so get it quick!Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 28mm Gaming, Horror

Antenocitis Workshop launch new 15mm/28mm sci-fi vehicle range on Kickstarter

Posted on August 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I have always felt that there has been something of a hole in the 28mm sci-fi vehicles market since Old Crow Models essentially ceased trading. In recent years, there have been a few companies who have started to produce more vehicles in this scale, one of these is Antenocitis Workshop, who have a very nice range 28mm vehicles and terrain, including their Governance of Technology range, which is available both in 28mm and 15mm This week Antenocitis Workshop have launched a Kickstarter project to produce a new range of vehicles in both 28mm and 15mm to add to their existing Governance of Technology range – the United States Independent Military Force, or US-IMF. This range includes wheeled and tracked vehicles, walkers and a couple of superb flyers: The kickstarter project is running until the 16th August, and has already rwahced over 200% of its £6,000 funding goal. Delivery is due in July 2018.Filed under: Crowdfunding Tagged: 15mm Gaming, 28mm Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming