Monday 24 December 2012

New Medical Team from 15mm.Co.Uk

15mm.Co.Uk has given Dropship Horizon a wonderful Christmas present this year! The Human Medical Team is being added to the HOF Science Fiction range - and readers of this blog have a chance to get them before the official release. See below for Gavin Syme's message.

Are you in need of a festive season wargaming recovery?  If so then has an exclusive offer for readers of Dropship Horizon blog as a wee thank you for making it a bumper year for us and for 15mm science fiction miniature gaming!

Friday 21 December 2012

End Of The World Sale at GameCraft Minis

To celebrate this Friday's potential apocalypse, GameCraft Minis is having a sale. From the release:

It's the End of The World Sale!
Shop before it's too late!
15%off everything until the end of December 21st (midnight GMT) or when the earth explodes... whichever comes first
This is absolutely the last sale of the year.... Is it the last sale ever????
How can you resist a sale like that? I'm going to grab a few more of the Tomorrow's War buildings seen in the last article. 


Wednesday 19 December 2012

Colony 15 - In The Emperor's Name AAR

After painting and reviewing the Colony 15 figures from Darkest Star Games, I thought it would be fun to play a little game with them. It will be good to field larger armies of these figures as the factions are expanded. But for now, I had more than enough figures to play a small skirmish. 

First, I broke out my template for In The Emperor's Name cards and had a go with the figures. 

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Rebel Minis - Christmas Sale is Live

Here's another great offer to tempt you away from some of your holiday cash. :) From Rebel Mike's announcement:
Christmas Sale at Rebel Minis! 

With Christmas around the corner, it is time for our Annual Christmas Sale! As you know, we only have two sales a year, and we like to make them big! So, from now until December 31st, everything on the site is 20% off! Yes, you heard right, 20% off! Use code rebel2012 when checking out to get the discount 

Note: Every year, we start selling out of packs quickly. This usually has some customers upset that they have missed out. So, this year, we will keep all of the packs available in the store. We will ship out what we have in stock, and "back order" the items we do not have in stock. Once we get these back-order packs in, we will ship them out. That way, everyone can take advantage of the sale!  

And don't forget: Shipping worldwide is only $6 USD! Wow! 

Check out everything on the site at  

As Always, Thank You for Your Support & Merry Christmas from the Rebel Crew!

Thanks! Mike

Friday 14 December 2012

Scouts, Dropships, Gunships, Autonomous Small Vehicles

Here are some releases from the past week - perfect gifts for the 15mm gamer in your life. Even if it's you. :)

Oddzial Osmy has added a Scout pack to the New Vistula Legion. These are designed to be point men for the NVL infantry, rather than special operators like the previous LRRP figures. The pack includes six figures in three poses.

It is available now in the US from Picoarmor and in the UK from Fighting 15s

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The popular Titan Marines from Rebel Minis have received a new Dropship/Gunship Kit.

Rather than the separate kits seen in the Earthforce ships, Rebel Mike decided to release this kit with both the dropship's carrier pod and the extra weapon pods for the gunship. If you're clever with rare-earth magnets and your flight stand, you should be able to use your kit in either variant. The Titan Dropship/Gunship is available here, and a full gallery of Jason Moore's excellent paintup is on the Rebel Minis Blog.

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Khurasan Miniatures has added a huge variety of Autonomous Small Vehicles (ASVs) to the Federal Army. These are robotic support vehicles about the size of a large cart, and they are available in three different battlefield roles. And each of the three types are available in wheeled, tracked, legged, or grav versions - so there is a nearly endless variety of these little guys.

The Armed ASV (pictured above) includes three different weapon systems. There is a flatbed logistics vehicle (below left), and what I think will be the most popular - a medevac vehicle (below right).

I really like these ASVs - they are a very logical "next step" for some of the battlefield drones and robots being designed today.


Sunday 9 December 2012

The Entire Astroverse For Christmas

Matt at Astro Miniatures is running his very own Christmas special.

The entire Astroverse for $30.00
This set contains one set of  Astro Crew Explorers, Conquerors, Imperials, Raptors, and Sybots along with a free copy of Away Team Astro Miniatures Skirmish Game.  

Offer expires on December 31st 2012. Miniatures provided unpainted.

Simple and sweet and full of awesome classic TV Science fiction fun. For more pictures of the miniatures   and lots of fun ideas of how to use them, check out Matt's personal blog - Captain's Blogs.


Friday 7 December 2012

Review - Colony 15 by Darkest Star Games

As you might remember, we introduced you to Darkest Star Games about a month ago. Darby sent me review samples of the first Colony 15 figures, and I've finally had the chance to get them painted and to take a few pictures of them. 

Thursday 6 December 2012

Introducing Star Vikings from 15mm.Co.Uk

Star Vikings

15mm.Co.Uk has added a brand new science fiction range to their website - The Star Vikings. Sculpted by Richard Smith and inspired by Norse legends, here's a look at the background written by Gavin Syme for these new figures:
In the distant future of mankind a group of fanatical and evil scientists broke sacred laws by creating human-animal hybrids. These scientists and their loyal followers were forced to flee from Earth aboard several starships. They were hardy peoples coming from Skandanavia so they choose a winter world as their new home. Their numbers were few and compared to the standing armies of the empires and federations around them they were weak. To ensure their survival the mythos of the Norsemen was incorporated into their now accelerated gene beast research. This new force allowed the now Star Viking peoples to mount raids vital to their development and in time they grew strong and corrupt. Using the few human soldiers they have well most raids are carried out by the gene ripped creatures from massive factories on their world. Among them are Battle Boars of legend, Stocky Dwarves of mythos and vile goblinoids of lore. Lastly the huge Battle Giants pieced together for combat. The Star Vikings are to be some they are hailed as Devils. 

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Brigade Models - Power Armor and Christmas Sale

Brigade Models released upscaled versions of their popular 6mm Power Armor a few months back, and Tony Francis kindly offered us a review pack. With their Christmas Sale underway (more on that in a bit), it seems like the perfect time to show off these great figures.