Thursday 31 July 2014

ClearHorizon Miniatures 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter - Last Day!

By Harold

Last Day for the Kickstarter! We're at 214% of our goal and this is your last day to get a great deal on two new armies! Check out these great WIP (many about 70% done) pictures of the Hura Technocracy and Epsilon Squads including heavy weapons and mechs!

Here are a bunch of WIP pictures of various sculpts.  Remember, many of these will be refined in the coming weeks as well and are missing arms or hands or other details.  The heads have just been placed on to give an idea of what it looks like.

Pledge Today!

The Ion Age Year One And Beyond!

The Ion Age just finished up it's first year in it's big new/re-release push. I do not know where the time went but it has brought us some absolutely outstanding models in the category of Space Opera. From space knights, to battlesuits and all the way through to villainous denizens, this range has grown into something of a signature line of miniatures. All along there have been special offers and free miniatures giveaways which have only spiced up the already flavorful mix of figures, vehicles and terrain. July and August carry on this trend.

IMP12 is technically the August free miniature offer ,but is being released early because somebody had to go travelling (safe journey Gavin). This miniatures is called a Starvaulter Advisor which sounds cool in itself but has me wondering if we will see more of them. According to the flavor text, Starvaulters are an elite group of warriors which is saying something in a universe full of tough as nails combatants. 

As usual this miniature will come free with any order and may be purchased on its own for those who want just this fig or multiples. The fig goes away after August, though, so move quick.

Read more - HERE

A bit of a late news item but no less cool. There is the Year One Collection which is comprised of all of Ion Age's special free monthly minis (including the sniper/scout I worked on) in one go. You will notice that August 2014's monthly mini is in there, but that is just icing on this cake. This set alone grants you an entire host of fun characters from the Ion Age universe.

Read more - HERE

Tuesday 29 July 2014

ArmiesArmy is very pleased to announce a 10% savings for pre-orders of its new Penal Force

By Harold

ArmiesArmy is very pleased to announce a 10% savings for pre-orders of its new Penal Force

Penal battalion service in infantry roles was the most common use of Prisoners whether they were political prisoners, convicts, P.O.W’s or troops who had failed in previous duties and were viewed by many prisoners as tantamount to a death sentence.

Prisoners sentenced to infantry units were eligible for commutation of sentence and assignment to an Army line unit if they survived their sentence or had accomplished extremely heroic deeds in combat. They could also theoretically receive military decorations for outstanding service and if released were considered fully rehabilitated, though those suspected of political disloyalties remained marked men.

In reality, the promise of rehabilitation was (in most cases) pure propaganda; penal battalions were administered and commanded by the field unit HQ’s, who treated Penal Troops as a worthless subspecies of soldier, useful only for absorbing heavy casualties that would otherwise be inflicted on a more worthy unit.
The penal troopers thus faced little prospect of escape, ensured by the use of explosive neck devices, activated with zero hesitation if so much as the slightest hesitation was shown!

The R.U.S.K and PLA forces both regularly use Penal Forces. With limited firepower and no body armour these troops are also nice for converting to several other troop types.

To launch the new troops, I’ll be offering a preorder special of 10% off all Penal Troopers.  The offer will close in 2 weeks’ time and Items posted within the month.

Ill also be offering new Army pack special of 6 packs of Penal troops and one pack of either Rusk HQ troops or Sino/PLA  HQ.

Codes are
AA401 pack – 5 unique Penal troops
AA420 pack – 6 packs of Penal troops and 1 Rusk HQ troop
AA421 pack – 6 packs of Penal troops and 1 Sino/PLA HQ troop

We have plans to extend the range as well, and are always happy to hear your suggestions!

All packs can be found on ArmiesArmy Shop

ClearHorizon Miniatures 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter - Last 48 Hours!

By Harold

With all the Stretch Goals unlocked and funding at 192% we enter the last 48 hours for the ClearHorizon Miniatuers 15mm Sci-Fi Miniatures Kickstarter!

Check out the pledge and add-on options, which include base squads (with command special character sprues), heavy weapon squads and assault mechs!

Pledge today to support a great new range and to get a great deal on a new army!

Sneak Peak of New Ion Age Terrain

SEORC Geo Shelters Coming Soon

The folks at Ion Age have popped up with a cool little glimpse of an upcoming terrain item. These Geo Shelters have a really cool futuristic design and will come in several variants, including a damaged one. Early Supporter Offers (ESO) for these new models is scheduled to open up August 7th, so save your space bucks.

Read more info - HERE

Friday 25 July 2014

Something Big Landing has brought the last of its vintage Laserburn vehicles back from the past with a resin update. The original Scorpion Air Lander model was a monster in metal that  drooled over in black and white advertisements in Dragon Magazine adverts and on the pegs at the old shops in the area. I never owned one but all of us have a chance to add this impressive Space Opera rig to our collections.

For more info, read - HERE.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

APDS (Assault Publishing Delightful Selection) range launched!

By Harold

Assault Publishing Announces the release of their newest range!

Today I have the honour of launching Assault Publishing Delightful Selection (APDS) 15 mm miniature range. It is planned to be small, premium line of models which are designed for PMC 2640 wargame. The line starts from two sets: SF Combat Engineers and SF Observers.

The first set is ready-to-field unit for PMC 2640 which consists of 6 unique sculps: Sarge with flamethrower, two soldiers with energy weapons, one with grenade launcher, one with bolt-cutter and one charging with pistol and e-tool.

The second one is Observers set consists of six miniatures in total in 3 patterns: observer in Ghillie suit, drone controller with recon drone and cityfight-style observer. They can be used as part of your command or recon units. But it isn’t all! These Observers were designed to form perfect teams with snipers from O8 – every sniper has the observer in the same style (O8 snipers SF-1516 set is also in Assault Publishing offer).

Please note that Observers picture shows the greens and will be replaced soon.
Both sets can be purchased in Assault Publishing On-line Store only.

Thursday 17 July 2014

ClearHorizon Minis 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter at 150%

By Harold

Hi everyone,

Our kickstarter has two weeks to go and is already at 150%!

We've already unlocked the first three stretch goals, and only two to go!

Check out our kickstarter for more info:

Thanks for looking!

Uplifting Battlefield Additions

Adder Combat Lifters Released

The Ion Age's wonderful line of Adder Combat Lifters vehicles (IAF036A-D has hit general release. Four variants of the vehicle exist with a fifth model representing a SmashedAdder (IAF038). While created fro the Ion Age universe, these vehicles have enough grit to fit into just about any science fiction battle field. 

For full info on these wonderfully detailed vehicles, head over - HERE

And while you are there, do not forget about July's special miniature - Female Adventurer. Like those have come before, this figure will be included free with any order through the end of July and is also available for order for those of you who want more than one. 

For more details, read - HERE

Saturday 12 July 2014

Get Wasted

Wasteland That Is!

New PostApocalyptic Denizens From has added to their existing range of figures suitable for wasteland gaming. This time around it's eight new figures representing leader/command types and special weapons/support figures. These figures all have a ragged, desperate look about them that is perfect for many themes from post-apocalyptic survivors, mutant future denizens or even science fiction renegades and scavengers.

For more details go - HERE

HOF18 Post Apocalyptic Command

HOF19 Post Apocalyptic Support

Friday 11 July 2014

Nox-ious New Releases

New Nox for The Ion Age

As if the Nox weren't cool enough in their last release, these new, upgunned Nox just blow me away. IAF052 are armed with plasma rifles, they come in five different poses and make quite the menacing unit on the battlefield. They are available in a pack of five or in single poses and there are special discounts for purchasing multiple packs. For more info, read - HERE 

And while we are at it, don't forget July's special miniature...

Saturday 5 July 2014

ClearHorizon Minis: Kickstarter Epsilon Squad Updates!

By Harold

Hi everyone! We have an update for the ClearHorizon Miniatures 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter.  The sculptor has started on the remaining poses for the Epsilon Exoskeleton armored Human combat squad.

Here are remaining poses for the Epsilon Squads:

Also, these will also all have a choice of three separate heads.

We have 26 days to go and are at 82%!

If we get up to $2000 everyone gets an extra squad for free and the remaining stretch goals allow us to produce heavy weapon squads and some more surprises as well!

Kickstarter Link Here:

Friday 4 July 2014

Brigade Models June+ Round Up

Brigade Models has really been pushing out some good stuff for their 15mm science fiction miniatures range. So much so that we have been having a hard time keeping up. So, to rectify that situation here is a gain post about what Brigade has been up to through June and into July (and maybe a few others we forgot). I think you will see why we have a hard time keeping up.

For big heavy vehicles, look for the Germans. The Woden and its associated vehicles all use the same chassis adding a heavy tank, tank destroyer and twin-turret vehicle. Size skirts have been designed to fit this chassis as well.

SF15-302 SF15-302a

SF15-302b SF15-302s-1

Crew Figures
Three sets of half figures, each in a different style that should fit just about any vehicle crew needs. Sculpted by the very talented Martin Baker, all three sets have identical torsos with different headgear. This not only allows you to use them for different factions, but you can also mix and match in a single faction for that battle worn look.




Accessory Packs
All vehicle modelers want this stuff and Brigade has done a great job of answering this call and not just with the usual bags, stowage and camo netting. They have also released various turret top systems - sensors, aerials, etc. These are great for adding detail to your rigs or for those cool scratch builds and kit bashes. Brigade has even gone as far as making hatches (where was this in my last round of scratch builds).

Radars and AerialsRound HatchesRectangular Hatches


More EuroFed Vehicles
The Juin AA and Tassigany (AA and Command) were released in May but somehow escaped our radar (must be stealth). These lighter vehicles will add some useful firepower and variety to your vehicle forces. They also look like the sorts of rigs that might show up in smaller national armies, client states or mercenary forces.


Everyone loves future Russians. Almost every line of near future has them. It makes sense. Brigades offerings in this category are very nice and represent a look that while still saying "Hey I'm Russian" are not simply future T-X tanks. Combined with some smaller vehicles these all share a certain utilitarian simplicity we expect in Soviet vehicles, neo or otherwise. They even released a bunker option. The smaller turrets and sensor pods on these vehicles are also available separately for your converting pleasure.



PacFed Raesides
The PacFed vehicles from Brigade are a very distinct grav design and these latest utility vehicles keep that flow going. While intended as utility vehicles, there is an MG and missile turret design in the mix. With the inclusion of the pintle mounted weapons I can see a combat car coming out of these. I have included one of the earlier PacFed tanks for reference.