Sunday 30 March 2014

Mr. Harold's Magical Miniature Review - Loud Ninja Games Space Raptors

By Harold

Today I review Loud Ninja Games Chuhuac Space Raptors available from

Saturday 29 March 2014

Warlords of The Ion Age

This week, the folks at The Ion Age release the monstrous heavy troops of the Shia Khan Empire - The Warlords. 

The IAF039 Khanate Warlords Set features huge, ogre-sized fighters who provide heavy support to other Khanate forces or who form or to take on heavy targets and vehicles. They come in a set of five figures with separate head and weapon options. This allows players to mix and match a bit to personalize their Warlords. 

For full details, check out this post - HERE

A final couple of notes. 

The Salute Offer for 15% savings and the option of on-site (at the convention booth) pickup is running now, providing a good opportunity to pick up some new stuff to use at the convention or otherwise. Full details on this are available - HERE

Also, don't forget March's special monthly free miniature - IMP07 Female Patrol Officer. The figure shown below comes free with any order and can also be ordered separately for those who would like just that miniatures or want multiples. See more details on this - HERE

Thursday 27 March 2014

Mr. Harold's Mini Review - Khurasan Miniatures Tracked SuperHeavy Tank and GOTA Clan Command Squad

By Harold

Today I review Khurasan Miniatures Tracked SuperHeavy Tank and GOTA Clan Command Squad. Available from

Mid-Week Debrief - 5150: Star Army Review by Geek Ken of

Posted by Harold
Written by Geek Ken

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. All works must be attributed to the author. (Geek Ken,

Review: 5150 - Star Army

Two hour wargames has a slew of settings using their Chain Reaction rules (which are available free). Their sci-fi ruleset is 5150: Star Army which is designed for a variety of scales but works for best for 15-28 mm. Now Chain Reaction has been out a while now and this is not the first iteration of their sci-fi rules. Their latest version, which came out in 2011, shows that as it seems much more polished and refined as a dedicated ruleset of military style engagements.

Monday 24 March 2014

Classic Vehicles Released In Resin

This week marks the release of two remastered Laserburn vehicles - the Glaive APC and Imperial Scout. These classic Space Opera rides have been remastered as resin kits and given new legs with the option of four different movement systems - tracked, wheeled, hover and anti-gravity. At the same time, a set of remote turrets have also been released to further accessorize these kits.

These kits are going to be available separately or in Mega Bundles. Each bundle will include five vehicles of the same type. You can then choose which type of mobility your bundle is equipped with. Each bundle will also include 3 packs of turrets and one pack of scouts. All these kits and the bundles also qualify for the 15% off Salute deal (until April 14, 2014) offers if you have the code.

For full details read - HERE.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Blogs to Follow: PF's "In space no one can hear you sculpt"

By Harold

Hi everyone, PF has changed the address of his blog to:

In space no one can hear you sculpt.

You definitely want to subscribe to this one, he does some amazing 15mm sculpts (along with other scales as well.)

Some examples of his work:

And his Indiegogo campaign is on it's last week, check it out here.

Friday 21 March 2014 at Salute 2014

  A Message from Gavin Syme

Its that time of year again and is making its annual convention series of offers!  We will be attending Salute 2014 at Excel in London on Saturday the 12th of April 2014 as part of Alternative Armies trade stand.  Alternative Armies trade stand is TF07 and our theme this year is 'The Ion Age - 15mm Science Fiction'.  Our sister websites Alternative Armies and The Ion Age also have promotions running and are on our trade stand.

The Ion Age theme means that we will not be bringing any of our other ranges this year, that means no Flintloque and Slaughterloo or High Fantasy from Alternative Armies. No 15mm Fantasy or 15mm Historicals or Science Fiction (but the latest HOF 15mm Science Fiction will be there) from The products at stand TF07 on the day  will be entirely 15mm Ion Age range (miniatures, resin, terrain and books).

Code is: salute01

To that end we are offering a code to get 15% off any and all online orders with us valid until Monday 14th April 2014.  This offer is open to all customers across the world. If you are not attending then use it! If you are attending then use it!  As before we have the option to 'collect at salute' if you are attending which will save you the postage charge too.  If you choose to collect in person then, regardless if its from Alternative Armies or or The Ion Age your package will be waiting for you with your name on it at Stand TF07, ask for it by name.

Use the code 'salute01' as it appears here during the checkout process on page two of the process (that is after you enter your payment details) on same page page as your postage choice in the  DISCOUNT box and your product total will automatically reduce 15% on screen.  Choose Collect at Salute if you are coming on the day and save the postage too.   Attending or Not Attending use The Code!  Go along to our other websites where they are offering 15% off all orders and collection on the day too.  You can learn more about promo codes on this page of our website.

We have a number of releases coming up during the promotion period up to 14th April.  We are always fair to our customers so here is a listing of those release so that you may time your orders if you wish to wait until a particular release is made:

March 18th – HOT95 Ghosts  (go here)
March 24th – V008 Laserburn Glaive APC (all variants)
March 24th – V009 Laserburn Imperial Scount Car vehicle (all variants)
March 31st – FMS01 15mm Modern Tents
March 31st – FMS02 15mm Torn Modern Tents
March 31st -  HOT34 Wyvern Remastered and Custom Pack

The discount code can be used to save on all of these new releases.

On the day of Salute 2014 we will have select brand new codes on the trade stand (TF07) which will be released ON THAT DAY for you to purchase (appearing on the website soon after) when beyond this promotional period.  These are:

HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret  (Resin and White Metal Kit)   
HOF28 Charger  APC (Resin and White Metal Kit)       

Two new HOF Codes created for use with Alien Squad Leader2.0 or if you prefer any other 15mm game system such as USEME.  We will be having an introductory offer on them so not to worry!

Thanks for Reading.


Skylarks Away!

The Ion Age has released their Skylark models. Roaring into the skies above your gaming table these models represent an amazing Space Opera vehicle option with all the character and style we have come to expect from The Ion Age.

There are three different codes (shown in order below) -

IAF029 Skylark Patrol Flyer
IAF033 Crashed Skylark
IAF034 Skylark Cradle

For more information on these codes read - HERE.

Thursday 20 March 2014

ClearHorizon Miniatures - Hell Diver Omega (Character) Squad and VTOL Insertion Team Released!

By Harold

Hi everyone!  I'd like to announce that my newest releases are now available at

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered them!  They will be shipping out by Monday.

Here is an overview video:

And here are all the details:

Hell Diver Character Squad (Omega Squad)
Six Figures

Hell Diver "Hacker" working on arm computer and with high-tech goggles
(Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on his back)

Hell Diver Infiltrator/Assassin with Knife and Gun (Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on his back)

Hell Diver "Colonel" with cyber eye

Hell Diver "Grizzled Sergeant" with cigar and rifle

Hell Diver female soldier with SMG (Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on her back)

Hell Diver Medic

All figures also come with separate backpacks.

Retail Price is $5.99


Hell Diver VTOL Insertion Team

Designed for the Sparrowhawk Light-Assault VTOL, but usable with all types of vehicles.

Five Riflemen

One Sniper

All figures also come with separate backpacks.

Retail Price is $5.99

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Mid-Week Debrief - Armie's Army PLA and Enemy Unknown Squads Video Review

By Harold

Available here.

Enemy Unknown Squad is £3.75 for 10 figures.
PLA Squad is  £4.00 for 8 figures and two drones.

100 Strong and Growing

SHM Miniatures Range Reaches 100!

By Eli

I am excited to help announce that the SHM miniatures line from has now produced over 100 different figures since it first began in 2009 (Wow! Has it been that long?). Having extensively contributed my own work to this line, it tickles me to see it grow to this level. The SHM line has providing budding sculptors (like myself) and casual hobby sculptors a place to share their creations and is pretty much unique in the industry as far as I can tell. This range has given a home to my various alien civilians and scifi characters, including my Prange alien species, but it all started with the snaky fellow pictured above.

To celebrate this milestone, has put out two special offers - 

Firstly, you can get 15% off all SHM with the use of a special promo code until April 14, 2014.

Secondly, the Snake Alien (SHM01) is half price (50% off) for the next couple of weeks. Couple this with the 15% off and this guy is pretty much a giveaway. 

For full details, read - HERE 

Monday 17 March 2014

Rise of the Robots: A Fireteam Andromeda AAR by Podsy McPod

By Podsy McPod
Posted by Harold

Fireteam Andromeda is available here.

Rise of the Robots: A Fireteam Andromeda AAR

One of the first sets of figures I bought for sci-fi gaming are the mini mechs pictured below.  I never found a way to field more than a couple.  I was also feeling a little tired of the desert colour scheme of most of my armies.  So I drew up a "mekanoid" army list using low cost infantry to allow me to field eight mini mechs. It was also a bit of a gimmick army as it is all rated poor experience level which is not too much of a drawback as being robots they automatically pass morale tests, confidence checks in Fireteam Andromeda terms.  The negative side is they cannot use extra commands in an activation without a commander with the overseer trait on table. So they are vulnerable if their commanders are lost.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Muster the Troops

New Ion Age Release - Muster Patrol Command

The folks at Ion Age keep things charged up with another cool release. This week brings us a command section for the honorable Muster Patrols. IAF021 Muster 1st Patrol Command is made up of five different poses including a casualty figure and are ready to be attached to the existing IAF022 Muster 1st Patrol pack (pictured below). This marks the second new release for the Muster Patrol and hopefully shan't be the last.

For more on the Muster Patrol Command, ready - HERE

Also, remember time is running out on the Skylark Early Supporter Offers. These have been extended to March 20th but only until then, so move quick and fill the air over your battlefield with the roar of turbojets.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

ClearHorizon Miniatures - Hell Diver Omega "Character" Squad and Insertion Team now available for Pre-Orders!

By Harold

The Omega "Character" Squad and Sparrowhawk/VTOL Riders are now available for pre-order!

Save some cash and get them first!

Omega Squad

Six Figures

  • Hell Diver "Hacker" working on arm computer and with high-tech goggles (Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on his back)
  • Hell Diver Infiltrator/Assassin with Knife and Gun (Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on his back)
  • Hell Diver "Colonel" with cyber eye
  • Hell Diver "Grizzled Sergeant" with cigar and rifle
  • Hell Diver female soldier with SMG (Also comes with separate rifle if you want to put it on her back)
  • Hell Diver Medic

All six figures are available for pre-order for $4.99 USD. Retail will be $5.99 USD

Insertion Team

Also up for pre-order are the Hell Diver "Riders". Designed for the Sparrowhawk Light-Assault VTOL, but usable with all types of vehicles.

Five Riflemen
One Sniper
Separate Backpacks

All six figures are available for pre-order for $4.99 USD. Retail will be $5.99 USD

Also available with a Sparrowhawk-VTOL for $18.99 USD, a savings of almost $3.00 USD!

(The Sparrowhawk and Squad will ship at the same time)

Available at: link

Monday 10 March 2014

Loud Ninja Games Goes Live!

With a puff of smoke and a great loud shout, Loud Ninja Games products are available today.

It is with great pride that I happily announce that the entire range of Chuhuac codes is now available on the the Loud Ninja Games (LNG) page at

RAP005 Spec Ops (6)

RAP009 Grav Bikes (3)

RAP007 Battlesuits (2)

Friday 7 March 2014

Hunker Down and Roll Out

New Tanks and Bunkers from Brigade Models

By Eli


Brigade Models has managed to sneak a few more models on me. Following on the tails of their last three German vehicles come three more variants and the Thor chassis. Whether it's a twin-gun fire support version, an anti-aircraft gun or an anti-tank missile launcher, the Thor chassis has you covered. Gotta love those efficient Germans.


As if the new Thor variants weren't enough, they have also released a bunker that can be fitted with any of their tank turrets with a 12mm turret ring diameter (the standard used for all their tanks). They have also mentioned doing one with a 7mm ring to accommodate their APC turrets as well.

All of these items and more information can be found  - HERE

Towering Coolness

Ion Age Landing Pad and Top Mounts Released

By Eli

Previewed a bit ago, these new additions to the Ion Age tower system have finally hit the scene. Coupling with the upcoming Skarlark, this light duty landing platform fits perfectly to the existing modular tower system. In addition to the landing platform there a pair of new weapon systems that can be mounted to the landing pad or the previous tower elements.

For more information on these releases go - HERE

It's also worth mentioning that the Early Supporter Offer (ESO) for the Skylark will be running through March 20th. Read more - HERE

Thursday 6 March 2014

Space Raptors Spring on the Scene Soon!

By Eli

We are happy to announce that the Chuhuac will soon be available for sale. It's been a long haul but that amazing time is upon us. Our partners at will be opening the Loud Ninja Games page on their site, Monday March 10th 2014!

Here is a listing of the codes we will be putting up on Monday:

RAP001 Chuhuac Troopers (6)
RAP002 Chuhuac Leaders and Support Weapons (6)
RAP003 Chuhuac Command Section (4)
RAP004 Chuhuac Herdmaster (1)
RAP005 Chuhuac Spec Ops (6)
RAP006 Chuhuac Assault Troopers (6)
RAP007 Chuhuac Battlesuits (2)
RAP008 Sirrus APC (1)
RAP009 Chuhuac Grav Bikes (3)
RAP010 28mm Chuhuac Alphas (3)
RAP011 28mm Chuhuac Troopers (3)

There are also bigger packs that offer savings and ready made platoons and wings:

RAP007P Chuhuac Battlesuit Section (6)
RAP008P Sirrus APC Platoon (3)
RAP009P Chuhuac Grav Bike Wing (9)
RAP001P Chuhuac Platoon (28)
RAP004P Chulhuac Herd (75)

Wow! That's eleven codes and five unit pack offers right out the gate!

We're super excited to finally have made it to this point. Thanks to each and every one of the Kickstarter backers, friends, family and our partners at for all the support and faith in Loud Ninja Games and the Chuhuac. This is just the beginning!


Eli & The LNG Crew

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Darkest Star Games: New Releases in the Spec-Spec Range

By Harold

Some really awesome releases from Darkest Star Games for their Spec-Spec line:

Lookie, lookie!  A couple of new releases for the Spec-Sec line have just been made available!
First off we have an opposition squad for those Spec-Sec elite responders to face down: an External Security Squad from the nation of Kepak.

These are some bad dudes.  In essence they are an elite unit of Kepakian Special Forces whose job is to rapidly intervene in developing situations on foreign soil.  The Kepakians prefer robotics to cybernetics (after a rather dreadful mass-population hijacking incident a dozen years ago or so) and as such include a pair of combat robots that have been stripped down to lessen weight and improve reaction time for CQB scenarios.  With the heavy armor removed from their torso, they now sport ballistic vests, much like their human team members.  The team is actually quite heavily armed, with the troopers carrying assault carbines with underslung multi-munition launchers and the combat robots armed with mulit-rifles.
The world of cybernetics and robotics evolves rapidly, and new discoveries and breakthroughs are often the result of individuals tinkering in their own homes and offices rather than the products of corporate development.  As such there are a large number of freelancers out there that sell their services to the highest bidder, and not all of their projects are the soft-and-fuzzy type.  Robear Medisi is one such individual:

Fond of wearing fashions that have looooong since expired, Robear has been busted for everything from committing back-alley illegal cyberwear implantations and "reclaimed" parts smuggling to drive-armor theft and deadly modification.  In fact, it's the last charge for which he is currently being sought for questioning.  A pair of Police Vantage drive-armors were stolen and apparently heavily modified.  According to Spec-Sec confidential informants, those drive-armors have been hidden somewhere in the city, striped down and given both jump-jets and heavier arm weapons by Medisi and are currently up for sale to the highest bidder.  
Dubbed the "Jackdaw" by these same CI's for their grey and black covering, it's only a matter of time before some nefarious ne'er-do-well hands over a wad of cash and goes on a rampage... 

All 3 of these releases are now available on the Spec-Sec page.
Stay tuned folks, there is more to come!

There are some incredible miniatures already released in this range, and I'd recommend heading over and checking them out!

Gruntz currently 30% off for the PDF at Wargame Vault. Grab a bargain!

By Harold

Hi everyone,  if you've been wanting to get the Gruntz! PDF, now is the time!

They are currently 30% off from Wargame Vault.

Normal Price, $14.00, currently only $9.80!  That is quite a bargain for a full featured ruleset.

Avalible here:

ClearHorizon Miniatures - Syndicate Cartel Greens in the House!

By Harold

Hi everyone!

Our new 15mm Faction, The Syndicate Cartel greens just showed up on my door step, and soon they'll be out to the caster, but first a photo session!

I'll have the three CombatBots ready to show off soon, here is a preview:

They will have different, interchangeable heads, and an optional shoulder weapon.