Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

FrostGrave/SandTomb – interpreting the Soldiers chart

Posted on August 30th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Frostgrave’s soldiers chart is very elegant in it’s simplicity. It covers the main ideas of armour and weapons for its chosen …

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Wargame Vault: August Classics Sale – Mythological and Historical Antiquity Rules and Scenery Discounted

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Wargame Vault launched their August Classics Sale – Mythological and Historical Antiquity Rules Discounted. Check them all out hereThis wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Wargames Foundry: Ongoing Happy Birthday Cliff Ansell – 20% Off Sale

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Wargames Foundry: There is still time to take advantage of our 20% discount sale to celebrate the birthday of Cliff Ansell, the founder of Wargames Foundry. 
Enter the code ‘happybirthdaycliff’ into the Special Offer Code box when you check out for 20% off any miniatures, paint or books. Postage will be charged as normal, and all orders over the value of £80 GBP are still post free worldwide. The sale ends this Wednesday 2nd September (only 6 days left).
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Alternative Armies: Fantasy Dogmen Packs Released!

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Alternative Armies: Two more packs released into our classic 25mm /28mm fantasy range by Alternative Armies. We are working on with the OH series of codes and this time we follow up on the Cros Goblin Raiders and the Goblin Wolf Cavalry with our Dogme…

Puppetswar: Awesome New Lion Khan Shoulder Pads

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Puppetswar: Today something for declared royalists and those who like a little bit of staginess.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Heresy Miniatures: Upcoming Monsters and Creatures Preview

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Heresy Miniatures previewed these stunning work-in-progress creatures.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Ristul’s Extraordinary Market: New Fantasy Pigs, Piglets and Scenic Farm Set Released

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Ristul’s Extraordinary Market released these two new scenic sets.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Halflings, Horsemen, Covanenteers, and an Ice Troll

Posted on August 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Another odd assortment of items rolling of the paint table – just to keep you on your toes and guessing at what the hell I am up to!
(or perhaps you’ve all stopped bothering with the guessing and have embraced the random and are ready for and expect just about anything at this point!)

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

Halfling elements for Hordes of the Things.

I know… you’re wondering “what the hell? Is he suddenly back into Hordes of the Things!?” Not so much… Well… Actually, I did pick up DBA 3.0 recently and that’s got me thinking about all things DBA and HOTT-ish… but really the reason for painting these was of the “low hanging fruit” variety. I had startlingly few Halflings to finish up to say “These are all DONE!” and I like saying (or typing) “These are all DONE!” (“These are all DONE!” – see!).

The figures above are from Games Workshop. They are © and ™ Games Workshop and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission.

The Last Two Halflings… now these are all DONE! The figures are from Reaper Miniatures. The one on the left is an odd one – he’s got a musket over his shoulder and looks a little inbred-hick-ish…? And he stands nearly as tall as some of the shorter human figures I have!

And now that all the Halflings are DONE, I’ve updated the 28mm Medieval and Medieval Fantasy Gallery

Troll painted with blue skin = Ice Troll!

Figure from Ral Partha

Dismounted ECW Cavalryman from Dixon Miniatures

Dismounted Scots Cavalrymen from Dixon Miniatures.

I don’t know what brought these on… We’re heading into the rennaisance with our history readings, so I got thinking about the English Civil War – which I have many figures for – and Flashing Steel – which I have yet to try out…

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

Planning a game of Frostgrave on Saturday. Hopefully have a report up on Sunday. 

Werewoolf Miniatures: Upcoming Dead Wood Scenery Preview

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Werewoolf Miniatures previewed this upcoming Dead Wood terrain.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Toad King Castings: Warts and Wings Kickstarter – Fantasy Toads and Stirges

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Toad King Castings: I’ve launched a KS campaign to get the Fire Toads I’ve previewed along with some Stirges into production. I’m looking to use the funds from this project to get the models produced and help get the new company up and running which wi…

Heroic Maps: Storeys: The Aelfmynster Ruins Scenery

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Heroic Maps: Deep in forest, overgrown with moss and ivy, stand the Aelfmynster Ruins. So named by the locals for it’s resemblance to a church, they were unaware of the importance that this Elvish temple once held. Whilst the Eldthruin Empire was at it…

Northstar Miniatures: Upcoming Frostgrave Into the Breeding Pits Expansion Announced

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Northstar Miniatures previewed yet another upcoming supplement named Into the Breeding Pits for the hugely popular fantasy Frostgrave rules. Coming in June 2016.With this new supplement for Frostgrave, players can lead their warbands into the vast netw…

Northstar Miniatures: Real Treasure! Gold Coins and Gems! Glitters

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Northstar Miniatures: What about this for a bit of silliness! Real Treasure! Gold Coins and Gems! We’ve got hold of a supply of miniature gems, diamonds and gold coins for you to make sparkling treasure tokens for Frostgrave, see and admire the work of…

Super Cheap Plauge Toad Alternative

Posted on August 27th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

So I found this little kickstarter today by Toad King Castings. Just trying to produce 3 models, but two of these are perfect for Nurgle Players as Plague Toads, especially now that they have AoS warscrolls as well.Warts and Wings Kickstarter: Giant To…

West Wind Productions: Summer Sale Ending This Weekend!

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

West Wind Productions’ summer sale is ending this weekend!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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JoeK Miniatures: Mythological Hero Jason Pre-Order

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

JoeK Miniatures launched the pre-order for their Jason hero miniature.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Khurasan Miniatures: 15mm Savages of the Lost World Released

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Khurasan Miniatures: We are very pleased to release our 15mm Cavemen of the Lost World range, seventeen poses of models. First we have the chieftain — a hero swinging a club — along with the chieftain’s woman and the tribe’s shaman, who also bears th…

Alternative Armies: Fantasy Flintloque Dogmen of Ruined Pudigrochumsberg Coming Next

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Alternative Armies: Its time to announce the second half of our plan for 2015 for Flintloque and Slaughterloo. Following up on the whole new Dwarven Von Rotte Legion at the start of this year we are going to add another whole brand new army of white metal 28mm miniatures to the World of Valon. This time it is the Dogmen of the blackened and burned wasteland that used to be Pudigrochumsberg. Click through to read about it. Thanks. GBS
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Otherworld Miniatures: New Fantasy Wyvern and Owlbears

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Otherworld Miniatures released this new Wyvern and Owlbears!This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Osprey Publishing: Fantasy Frostgrave Rules – Enter the Frozen City Cheap

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Osprey Publishing has just released the discounted electronic version of their recently released Frostgrave rules. I have bought the hardback book from Northstar Miniatures and was very pleased with the purchase! So if you’re interested in taking a look at this new exciting skirmish fantasy wargame by Osprey Publishing make sure to check out the discounted electronic version at the Wargame Vault.
Amidst the frozen ruins of an ancient city, wizards battle in the hopes of discovering the treasures of a fallen empire. In this fantasy skirmish wargame, each player takes on the role of a wizard from one of ten schools of magic, and builds his band of followers. The wizard’s apprentice will usually accompany his master, and more than a dozen other henchman types are available for hire, from lowly thugs to heavily armoured knights and stealthy thieves.

Wizards can expand their magical knowledge by unlocking ancient secrets and may learn up to 80 different spells. While individual games of Frostgrave are quick and can easily be played in an hour or two, it is by connecting them into an ongoing campaign that players will find the most enjoyment. The scenarios given in the book are merely the beginning of the limitless adventures that can be found amidst the ruins of the Frozen City.

Miniatures Wargames Magazine wrote, “For me, Frostgrave has a real flavour of the old school, fun tabletop adventuring that was prevalent when I first got into D&D… Recommended – especially for the money.” The Garage Gamers blog says “… it looks to become THE fantasy skirmish campaign game, and rightly so… It is a must have for any fantasy gamer!”

In their play-through review, Wargames Illustrated, the world’s leading wargaming magazine, concluded, “… I urge those of us who remember the AD&D adventures of our youth, have ever read a fantasy novel or seen a fantasy movie, to seek out a copy of this tome and sally forth on the road to adventure!”


Enter the magical frozen ruins and grab your rules here today

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Northstar Miniatures: Avatars of War – Fantasy Miniatures Discounted

Posted on August 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Northstar Miniatures has discounted loads of Avatars of War miniatures.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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Alien Dungeon: Upcoming Crush of Iron Fantasy Master Wargame Previewed

Posted on August 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Alien Dungeon: Playing our new game a bit… hou shalt break them with a Rod of Iron… Psalm 2:9
What is this Crush of Iron Game? It’s a miniature game of epic combat between fantasy armies. It’s not a skirmish game.  The models are larger 15mm. Its full name is actually Crush of Iron Fantasy Master, as with your help and its success, we plan on doing a historical version eventually too called Crush of Iron Ancients Master.
Highlights:
  • Specifically tailored for Head to head gaming and tournament style play, but it accommodates multiplayer and campaign games quite well too. 
  • The rules will be free, no army books or anything else to buy
  • The miniatures are all metal- no tedious assembly and have been specifically designed to be easy to and satisfying to paint. 
  • The range consists of hundreds of individual sculpts. A typical unit of 16 figures will all be individual models with no repeats. This is even true of some of the larger 32 figure units!
  • Initially we will be offering Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins, Elves, the Northmen, Ogres and more. Many more armies are planned. 
  • The scale lends itself well to big battles in workable spaces and allows for some truly epic beasts and equipment choices that play well even on a table as small as 4 x 4 feet. 
  • We are very excited to be doing this project and are working with an excellent partner on the sculpting and manufacturing. 
A bit of the old story…
Glog felt the steel bite into his arm on the down stroke. The muscles, partially severed, let go and his shield fell off in a black blooded slide. Nogga was thrown slightly off balance as he had swung his blade down onto Glog, his mailed feet grinding the gravel. Glog instinctively spun away from the attack and then back, doing a complete circle at the same time raising his own sword above his head and then crashing it back down as the spin completed. His stroke struck Nogga’s blade down into the earth and the impact broke both weapons with a loud double snap. Glog shouldered into Nogga immediately, pushing him back. Glog’s head came up and into Noggas face, bending and driving Nogga’s cheek guard up and into his nose breaking it and at the same time tearing a huge rend across Glog’s naked scalp. 
Nogga roared and started to fall backward. He brought his shield arm up behind Glog and the two fell hard to the ground and rolled over several times. Glog ended on top, and while his left arm was now useless, his right hand gripped Noggas arm like a vice and Glogs savage teeth shunk into Noggas neck between his mail and his helmet. Nogga started to groan and gurgle at the same time and the two rolled around again and again and again. Nogga desperately tried to dislodge Glog by kicking scratching and tearing at him, causing deep wounds with his claws wherever flesh was exposed but Glog did not slacken his bite, and the trickle of hot black blood in his mouth became a stream as his jaws closed ever tighter. The two huge brutes stopped rolling. Glog lifted his head and then let it drop. They both looked dead, but in a moment Glog unsteadily lifted up and rose to his feet. 
Nogga lay dead indeed, a giant pool of blood gathering under him as it poured from his nearly severed neck. The giant black flies that always followed the tribe had already found him and buzzed about looking for a place to land and feast. Glog turned slowly, his wounded arm dripping and his beady and gleaming red eyes glaring at each of the circle of gathered warriors. He half coughed and half burped blood out and down his chin and then boomingly proclaimed in a voice as deep as the darkest cave, “I am Glog!, I slew Nogga. Now Glog rules!”
He looked into the faces of the warriors. He could see no descent. The chant began, the ritual, played out countless times, started. With one voice the warriors recognized his rule in a simple sing-song: “Glog! Glog! Glog! Glog!” He had been accepted as their new leader. None chose to challenge. His breathed deeply and spat several times. A Runt came and looked at his arm wound. Glog cuffed him away and picked up his shield with his good right arm. He would need a new sword. “Follow!” he shouted and strode off towards the valley. The rest of the Orcs fell in behind him. It was time to attack the Dwarves.
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Crooked Claw Miniatures: Upcoming Fantasy Troll Previewed

Posted on August 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Crooked Claw Miniatures has previewed this fantasy troll.This wargame news feed is kindly supplied by Wargame News and Terrain.

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A Darkness Forged in Fire – Chris Evans

Posted on August 25th, 2015 under , . Posted by

“A masterful debut – if JRR Tolkien and Bernard Cornwall had a literary love child, this would be it” (Karen Traviss, New York Times no1 bestselling author)Book One of the Iron ElvesBig words to go by, so needless to say I was a bit sceptic about the b…

Coming home to a Parcel

Posted on August 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Today I actually managed to score a haul, even though I only returned this afternoon.It seems that past friday, after we already left for Cochem, the courier came at the door with a package from the Netherlands, and my neighbour was kind enough to take…