Friday 31 May 2013

Sneak Peak - ClearHorizon Miniatures Helldivers

By Eli

Hello all,

As many of you may or may not know, Dropship Horizon's own H. Crossley has dipped his toe into the pond of miniatures production. Strictly on his own and without a Kickstarter or any other sort of fundraising, he's pushed forward with a dream and already has theb all rolling quite steadily toward releasing what he calls, Federal Special Forces HEL/DIV "Helldivers".

The project starts simple enough but with a bit of a bang, in my opinion. A squad of six 15mm drop troopers and the drop pod to deploy them. With a 3D rendered and printed master model, the drop pod is a gritty mechanical bit that deploys the Helldivers fast and ready.

The troops themselves will be posed to reflect a realistic set of military poses with weapons at the ready and moving in a tactical manner. I feel the design artwork places them in a nice twilight, thematically speaking, where they could work nicely for gritty, hard scifi settings or even in more adventurous settings farther flung into the future of the cosmos.

These should be coming out in the next couple of months if all goes well and the resin model is already on its way to the caster. What's more, Harold, has more plans for the Helldivers, continuing to build them into a force that will not only make a nice commando ops team but also might very well take to the field as a force in its own right.

There is one final note as well. Harold has worked out a tie-in with the wonderful Gruntz rules by Robin Fitton. While the miniatures will certainly be usable for any system out there, but this will allow them to be put to the table easily by having stat cards and possibly scenarios ready for the Gruntz rules. Personally, I feel that any stat card can help to solidify the concept of the figures and models and can be used to morph them to any rules set.

Good to have you in the game Harold!



Sunday 26 May 2013

Quadrant 13 - Company-sized 6-15mm sci-fi rules by Too Fat Lardies - Review

By Trojan Points

  1. This review is based on a couple of reading of the rulebook but I haven't had a chance to play the game yet...
  2. As with all my reviews, I do believe that objectivity is a fiction and that bias, conscious or unconscious, is inevitable. Bias, however, does not equal dishonesty, as long as you don't hide it under the pretence of objectivity. Long story short: this review is a mix of hard facts (book description, chapters organisation, page count, rule descriptions) and of personal feelings (things I like and others I don't based on my gaming experience and tastes).

  Quadrant 13, "rules for company size actions in a science fiction universe", by Robert Avery, are Too Fat Lardies, a well known British historical rule editor, first incursion in sci-fi. Using mechanics proven in their WW2 "I Ain't Been Shot, Mum" and Vietnam "Charlie Don't Surf" rules, the company's motto "play the period, not the rules" was somewhat tested by the lack of any real life hard and documented period to simulate... 

Thursday 23 May 2013

New 15mm Science Fiction From CP Models

By Eli

Attention dropship passengers. New life detected...

CP Models has just announced a new cluster of 15mm science fiction miniatures. Not normally known for their 15mm scifi fair, it seems CP has been sitting on a nice little collections of assorted sculpts from the likes of Adam Gayford and now it looks like some from PF and a few others.

SF1510 Alien Scientists With Force Globes

SF1511 Alien Guards

SF1512 Medusharks

SF1513 Alien Mutant

SF1514 Dragon

SB1501 Assault Bots

SB1502 Alien Bot

SH1501 Guman Adventurers

SD1501 Space Dwarves

SD1502 Space Dwarves With Hammers

These miniatures join the already eclectic collection of science fiction offerings, joining the likes of Space Ogres, Aliens, and space beasties. Nice additions to those looking to populate their scifi universe with more aliens armed and otherwise. 

Check them out!


Wednesday 15 May 2013

PMC 2640 - Rulebooks Printed and Assault Publishing Taking Pre-Orders

By Harold

Hi everyone,

Assault Publishing has announced that the PMC 2640 rulebooks have been printed and they have begun to take pre-orders:

It is 96.00 PLN or about $29.73 in USD

Here is their description of the rulebook:

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Interview - Marcin from Assault Publishing - PMC 2640

By Harold

Hi everyone, and welcome to another interview!  Today we talk to Marci from Assault Publishing about their new 15mm sci-fi game PMC 2640.  

Hi Marcin, and thanks for taking the time to talk about Assault Publishing and your new game PMC 2640!  First question, how long as Assault Publishing been around and who is Assault Publishing? 

I've established Assault Publishing in 2011, but of course the preparation to it and designing of the first wargame started many months before in 2010. It is typical after-hours company, like many companies in UK (but running it in Poland is probably more troublesome :P). I consider it as the method of gain finance for next crazy ideas. Starting printing rulebooks in age of 30 made me one of the youngest wargame publishers in the world ;)
But in fact Assault Publishing in fact it's 2 meters on my desk and something about 1,8 liters in my skull, supported by a group of really fine people and cellar acting as rulebook stockpile. :D

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Breaking News - Martians Attack!

All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter in Live
By Alien Dungeon

"It’s Tanks vs. Tripods, Big Guns vs. Heat Rays in a new 15mm Miniature Game of all out Interplanetary War in 1910."

This amazing project has just got started on Kickstarter and has already funded and reached its first couple of stretch goals. The All Quiet on the Martian Front Kickstarter promises more stretch goals along with its already quite generous pledge levels.

All Quiet on the Martian Front is a 15mm science fiction miniatures game that lets you play out a second invasion by the Martians from H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds". This time, however, Earth is ready with war machines of its own and the Martians will find Earth is not so easy.

The game brings to the scene a huge collection of new and inspired miniatures depicting troops from both Martian and British armies, each depicting advancements on their respective technologies and tactics. The variety of tripod walkers is amazing and the Martians even have human slave troops. Earth brings to the field specialist troops like motorcycle cavalry, grappler assault troops and even mammoth land monitors.

Check it out and join in the fight!


Interview with Eli Arndt of Loud Ninja Games - The Cost of a Successful Kickstater

By Harold

Today we have an interview with Eli Arndt of Loud Ninja Games about his recent successful kickstarter (Loud Ninja Games - Space Raptors Kickstater) which had 126 backers and $7,499 pledged of $800 goal, hitting all of it's stretch goals.

To see more of Loud Ninja Games please visit his blog at:

Note: This interview was conducted over Gmail chat, so please forgive any typos!

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions about your experience with running a successful Kickstater!
What initially lead you to Kickstater as a platform to start a new range?

Eli Arndt
I wouldn't say that anything led to it more than I sort of wandered into it. I had talked with other miniatures producers about the viability of a Kickstarter for a miniatures project when there weren't many going on and frankly none in 15mm.

When I finally decided to do my own miniatures line, I had already figured out how to do a bare bones start-up on my own, out of pocket with two packs of minis. Kickstarter had shown its viability for miniatures project by then and so I decided it might be a way for me to take it a bit beyond where my pocket could get it.

Friday 3 May 2013

Free Shipping from 15mm.Co.Uk

by Chris

In honor of the May Day holiday, 15mm.Co.Uk is offering free worldwide shipping on all orders. From the announcement:
In celebration of the start of summer and to buck the system (all grand traditions on 1st May every year) we have decided to offer FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE on all orders regardless of size placed on our website.  Just add your chosen items to your cart as normal and then on the shipping page YOU MUST select 'May Day Free Shipping' from the top of the shipping option list and then you will pay no post and packaging on the order.  Proceeding to the checkout you will see there is no postage charge.
This offer is valid until 12 Noon on Tuesday 7th May 2013.  Place as many orders as you wish.

Please note:  If you wish a signed-for option you must still select it from the postage rates.

Now is your chance to expand your forces for the coming summer.  Remember our recent releases including Security Force Alpha, The Ziggurat of Clem IV, Vergan Squad and much more.  Choose any items you like!

Plus you will get the discount voucher in your package.  See our Special Offers page for details of the voucher.  See the Home Page of for more on Free Shipping.

Wednesday 1 May 2013

New Vehicles from FATC and Antenociti's Workshop

by Chris

Last summer, it was revealed that small miniature company Fate Amenable To Change had commissioned Antenociti's Workshop to produce a range of wheeled APCs. Those vehicles - the M577 series - were made available to the public as Salute, and are now being sold via the Antenociti's Workshop website.

The M577 Armored Company Box Set (pictured above) is the best deal available. £57.15 gets you nine vehicles - four of the standard M577 APCs, two of the smaller M576 scouts, two of the larger M578 direct-fire support vehicles, and one M579 command vehicle.