Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi Gaming’

Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 205 – The EPIC Show

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Download Episode 205 Welcome to Episode 205 of the Meeples & Miniatures Podcast   Mike Hobbs takes the reins of the podcast to present a show about one of his all-time favourite games – Space Marine/Epic from Games Workshop. We are joined by guests Peter Ramos, Teras Cassidy and Ken Whitehurst, not only to look back at all aspects of the game from Adeptus Titanicus through to Epic: Armageddon, but also to discuss what the gaming community can accomplish when their favourite game stops being supported by its publisher. We hope you enjoy the show. Show links NetEpic Net Epic Armageddon Tactical Command Vanguard Miniatures Onslaught Miniatures Polyversal  Filed under: Meeples & Miniatures Tagged: 6mm Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming

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

Star Eagles launched on Kicktarter

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Ganesha Games have launched a new box game on Kickstarter – Star Eagles. This is a sci-fi game of space fighter combat using 1/285 scale miniatures, which are produced in resin. From the Kickstarter: Star Eagles is a science fiction action game of futuristic space fighter combat that allows you to play out the battles from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. In a standard game, each player controls a squadron of 4-12 ships competing in exciting, objective-based missions in space, on moons, and in the atmosphere of planets. The game is easy to learn, yet tactically rich with many options that provide variety without bogging down the pace. Players build their squadron from a variety of small craft ranging from nimble, yet fragile, light fighters all the way up to larger gunboats and corvettes. Although Star Eagles may be used to play one-off missions, the game is intended to be played as a campaign where your pilots gain experience and you manage your squadron’s resources over a series of linked scenarios Although the game has it’s own universe, with it’s own models, it has an open source unit building system, which basically means you can use whatever models […]

X-Wing: Swimming against the meta

Posted on March 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It’s the X-Wing Regional at Battlefield Hobbies this coming weekend. Following my somewhat dismal attempt at flying a TIE swarm in the last X-Wing competition I entered, my Imperial Fleet has seen several reinforcements, thanks to Christmas and my Birthday. A TIE Defender and TIE Phantom, as well as the Imperial Aces & Imperial Veterans box sets have swelled the ranks of my forces (although this had the dual effect of ensuring that I had all the forces for the Heroes of the Aturi Cluster campaign). It appears to be the accepted ‘meta’ for Imperial squadrons that you have to fly at least two TIE Defenders, so with that I mind I came up with the following list: Colonel Vessery and a Glaive Squadron Pilot are generally seen as a good pairing and the Lambda Shuttle is being used because it’s not only my favourite Imperial ship, but also as Stress management for my TIE-D’s and also providing extra target locks for Vessery to take advantage of. This seems to have possibilities as a competitive squadron, but I’m not sure it’s entirely me. It has the faint whiff of power gaming about it (as does a lot of ‘meta’, in my opinion) […]

Deep Madness – Late pledge available

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

Last year, Dimension Games ran a Kickstarter project to fund a sci-fi horror boardgame called Deep Madness. It’s a co-operative game where the players form a team to investigate why a company has lost contact with a deep sea mining platform  – think of it as The Abyss meets Half-Life  meets Event Horizon with a large slice of Lovecraft thrown in for good measure. The project raised over $1.4M and was backed by over 9,500 people. The pledge manager for this project has recently opened, and they are allowing late pledges for the game. Whilst the gameplay looks really interesting, the stand-out feature of the game for me are the models, which look great – in so much as they look nasty and horrible. There are plenty of them in the game, and you can see easily these stalking a wargames table as well as the board they were designed for…and if the miniatures are as good as what we have seen so far, they should also give the opportunity for some pretty gruesome paint jobs. The base game now has 163 miniatures in it, including several exclusives, and one of the expansions does include the Dagon, as well as some […]

White Dragon Miniatures – 15mm Sci-Fi & Shattered Void

Posted on February 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I wanted to give a shout out to White Dragon Miniatures. I first saw this company at Salute last year, when they were promoting the launch of their Kickstarter for starship combat game Shattered Void. It wasn’t until I saw that project that I became aware of the range of 15mm Sci-Fi figures that they also produce, which I have fallen in love with. I had a chance to take some photos whilst at the recent ROBIN show. To complement that range of miniatures, they are just releasing a range of 15mm scenery – again, these are really impressive. They also have a squad of the MTU miniatures in 28mm – though they are not on their webstore yet. These are a must buy. And of course, there are the ships from the Shattered Void range. All in all this is a fantastic range of miniatures – not bad for someone who runs his business from out of his bedroom! I’m pleased to say that we will be chatting to White Dragon on a future episode of Meeples & Miniatures Podcast.Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 15mm Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming, Terrain

Lasercut Architect – new MDF scenery

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

Whilst at the recent ROBIN show I came across a new company producing MDF scenery – Lasercut Architect, and had a great chat with owner Darrel Henson. What caught my eye were the buildings, which are he first releases from LCA. They are aimed at 10-15mm Sci-Fi, so are suitable for games such as Dropzone Commander and Planetfall. I was impressed by these – they have been added to my wish list. BTW – look at the ‘dial’ construction in the bottom photo – it’s an MDF accessory for tracking turns and victory points in Planetfall. How cool is that?  Filed under: Hobby News Tagged: 10mm Gaming, Sci-Fi Gaming, Terrain

On the painting table – 31st January 2017

Posted on January 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

With one thing and another, I didn’t quite keep up with my 30-minute-a-day painting schedule like I’d hoped – I only managed a couple of evenings last week – which meant that I played catch-up over the weekend. However, progress was made and my Ground Command Helix for my Terran Alliance force is about 70% complete. I just have the Infantry to finish, the basing on the vehicles, plus matt varnishing to do. The Slepnir Command Barge is a big chunk of resin, which has been fun to paint. I should finish these over the next couple of night, which leaves me with the decision of what to paint next. Should I move back to my World War II forces, break open some more Planetfall boxes so that I have a complete Terran army, or make some terrain?Filed under: Painting & Modelling Tagged: 10mm Gaming, Planetfall, Sci-Fi Gaming

Kickstarter Round-up – 30th January 2017

Posted on January 30th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Here is the latest set of crowdfunding projects to catch my eye… Miniatures The Elsor-Varo – 28mm Sci-fi Space Dwarf miniatures Gydran Miniatures Studio is looking produce a new range of 28mm sci-fi Dwarves in white metal and resin. The project has just reached its £1,200 funding goal and is running until 28th February, with delivery due in April 2017. FANTASY FOOTBALL – Florence’s Knights: Bretonans and Humans Italian company Greebo Games are producing a new 28mm Fantasy Football team, based on medieval knights and yeoman, available in resin or metal. The project has already raised over thirteen times its 2,000 EUR funding goal, and is running until 27th February 2017. Delivery is due in May 2017. Skull Devils Fantasy Football team This project by Spanish company GoblinGuild Miniatures is running on Indiegogo. The company is looking for 4,000 EUR to create a 28mm Chaos team for Fantasy Football, and are currently at 78% of their target, with a month left to run. Delivery is due in June 2017. Machine Gun Unit of the Cog Division – VSF 28mm Miniatures Richard Dallimore is producing a set of 28mm miniatures, depicting a VSF version of the Household Cavalry on steam-powered horses. The […]