Monday, 25 August 2014

Warlord revamp their Bolt Action portal

Warlord Games are helping us all get into World War Two wargaming of the 28mm variety with their shiny new portal. Which we have to say is mighty shiny indeed.

Click on the screen shot below and try it out for yourself.

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Gav Thorpe Marked for War in latest Kickstarter

Warpforged Games have launched their Kickstarter project Mark of War on 25 August.

Mark of War (on Facebook and Twitter too) is a virtual tabletop battle game that will allow you to collect and command an army to battle for control of a war-ravaged world.

Combining all of the hobby appeal of tabletop miniatures gaming with the versatility and interaction of video gaming, Mark of War puts you in control of every aspect of your army, from the overall strategy to the look of your fighters, to the very dice rolls that will determine their fate!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

GenCon breaks records

GenCon, which took place August 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center, experienced another year of record attendance numbers and unprecedented growth. For the fourth consecutive year, Gen Con grew by more than 10%. This year, reaching more than 14% year-over-year growth with a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614. This number surpasses 2013’s previous record of 49,530 unique attendees. 

Since 2009, Gen Con’s annual attendance has more than doubled and attributes the record-breaking 2014 numbers to growing partnership between gamers and the Indianapolis Community 

Adrian Swartout, CEO and owner of Gen Con LLC said “Gen Con 2014 is a testament to a more than decade-long relationship between Indianapolis and the game industry, which has culminated in the best attendee experience yet,”. 

“Gen Con is a massive yearly adventure that would not be possible without the collaboration and support of our show sponsors, exhibitors, event organizers, volunteers, local business partners, the Indy community, and of course, our attendees.” 

Another new record in 2014 was set for donations to Gen Con’s Official Charity Partner. Gen Con raised more than $40,000 for Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana’s BackSacks program, which provides weekend food to children at-risk for hunger. This donation includes a $20,000 check provided by Mayfair Games’ Cones of Dunshire event, a charitable game played Saturday, 16 August on Georgia Street. 

Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy said "Since their first show in Indy in 2003, Gen Con has evolved into more than just a great convention for gamers - it's become a one-of-a-kind cultural event. The entire Indy hospitality community is proud to host Gen Con and we congratulate their team on yet another record-breaking year." 

Due to Gen Con’s expansion throughout the Indiana Convention Center, the show also featured record numbers of exhibitors (370+) and events (14,000+). Gen Con 2015 will return to Indianapolis July 30 - August 2, 2015. 

About Gen Con Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2014 was Co-Sponsored by Mayfair Games, Paizo Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast.

They certainly have set a high standard.

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Oh Netherlords!! Heresy goes live on Kickstarter

Heresy Miniatures, the makers of Big Boris and the Netherlord, as of today has gone live with their first Kickstarter project.

We blogged an introduction on what Andy was intending to do this previously and now the fruits of his labour are beginning to bear fruit.

The stars are right for a DriveThruRPG sale on Cthulhu

Cthulhu Mythos - Available Now @

DriveThruRPG are celebrating the birthday of none other than the great master of the Cthulhu Mythos, Howard Phillip Lovecraft, by holding a sale on thier Cthulhu RPG stock which includes publishers such as Chaosium (naturally), Modiphius (Ennie 2014 winners), Monolith Graphics, ARC Dream Publishing, and many more.

Ian Livingstone does car numberplate like a boss

Well played Mr Livingstone. Well played.

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To Infinity Third Edition and Beyond

Having had a game or two of Infinity many moons ago (even investing in a couple of starter sets which criminally have languished in my model tray) I was starting to get excited about this game again.  And it seems the perfect time to look at this game again with Corvus Belli launching Infinity 3rd Edition.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Big Boris? on Kickstarter? Heresy!!

Heresy Miniatures, the makers of Big Boris and the Netherlord, are in the final run up to starting their first Kickstarter project.

The company has been going since 2002 and is run by Andy Foster, an ex-GW survivor of many years experience.

So far, the final edits have been made to the project and submitted Kickstarter for review/approval.

Once they hear back heresy will announce the official launch date.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Chilling Wargamers talked to Jake Thornton about Dungeon Saga

Earlier this month the lovely lads at Chilling Wargamers interviewed the inimitable Jake Thornton about Dungeon Saga.  Quite a good wee interview with lots of good meaty chat about the current Mantic Kickstarter.

How we felt at the Fantasy Flight Games news from Gen Con

Amongst other things Fantasy Flight Games announced not only details of the next wave of ships for X-Wing, and more juicy information on Star Wars Armada, but they also told us all about Star Wars Imperial Assault.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Win a copy of Dungeon saga: Dwarf King's Quest!!

Everyone loves to enter a free competition.

Where you could win stuff.

So how about the chance to win Dungeon Saga!!

As you will probably know by now Mantic Games have a kickstarter for their latest Dungeon Bash game Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest.  We have had a wee gander at it already. And our interest is piqued enough to actually back the thing.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Dwarf King's Hold goes all Dungeon Saga for Mantic

Well Mantic Games have done it again with another Kickstarter and it it is delving into people's pockets. In fact within 4 minutes of going live this baby was funded.

Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest is the updated version of their first dungeon bash game Dwarf Kings Hold.  And it looks quite tasty, especially with the new sculpts, which include heroes and new undead.

There is also a special competition coming very very soon from Mantic to give you a chance to win a copy of Dungeon Saga: Dwarf King's Quest - that's for another Blog post ;)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

D-Day: Firefight then the Tanks are unleashed

Bolt Action: D-Day Firefight is released on the 25th August

And the highly anticipated Tank War will be released on 8th September

So dig in and rev up your engines for some World War Two action on top of a table near you.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Star Wars Armada takes to the tabletop

In 2015 it will be time to move up a notch from X-Wing the Miniature Game and assemble your own fleet to crush the Rebel Alliance or to help take down the evil Galactic Empire.

Yup - that's right, you will now be able to control a Star Destroyer and attendant TIE fighter wings or Rebel Alliance Frigates with their X-Wing escorts. On the tabletop. With pre-painted miniatures.

Fantasy Flight Games, bless your cotton socks for yet another stroke of genius for expanding the Star Wars universe for wargamers, brings us Star Wars Armada.

The Forge Guard are coming

This caught my eye.  Having played a number of Mantic games before being lured away for a while with so many other shinies I was thinking its about time to revisit some of my favourite games that just happen to be made by Mantic.

Then I saw these bad boys. The forthcoming Hard Plastic Forge Father Forge Guard

There will be enough sprues to make 6 Forge Guard in armour including a Huscarl, including all the heavy weapon options!