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The weather is basically perfect, so I have been outside painting and writing D&D adventures while enjoying the sunshine! I got this bad dude finished a little bit ago and I am pretty proud of how he turned out. I will probably go back and touch a few things up later on, but right now I would appreciate any critiques and advice. Thanks in advance!
By Red The White
Hello, compatriots! I am a college student in desperate need of useful sources of information! I have taken upon the task of writing my final project in my composition class on the history of wargaming and tabletop miniatures. Painting miniatures is potentially my biggest hobby, and it seemed like an excellent topic for a paper. I need to do a 12-minute elevator pitch of my paper next Friday, and the paper itself must be 2,500 words and is due at the end of the semester (May 5th).
The issue is, I'm having difficulty finding sources that I can cite. I'd go hunting for books, but I don't have a whole ton of time to wait for shipping. So, I've come to you folks. If there are any sources that you are aware of that will help me in my journey, please post them here. If there are important people I could potentially email and ask questions of, that would be cool, too. I already have some info with W. Britain beginning production of hollow lead toy soldiers and the publication of H.G. Welles' "Little Wars". I'd like to know more about when and how painting miniatures for wargames became a hobby of its own, major changes in the miniature manufacturing industry, key players, where we are today, etc.
Burning Rose Kickstarter
On 12th April we will be launching a Kickstarter to fund the creation of the Daughters of the Burning Rose, an entire new army of gothic medieval warrior women!
The range is heavily inspired by historical armour and weaponry. Models will cover a range of fantasy, steampunk and gothic sci-fi styles, so you can use them in all kinds of game systems and settings.
We are using Kickstarter because we have exciting ideas for a huge range of different infantry, character and larger models, and we need your support to help make them a reality.
The models will be 28mm heroic scale, designed to closely match similar plastic models from existing manufacturers.
Rank and file infantry will be modular and fully poseable with a range of options.
All models will be made in hand cast resin, manufactured in our London studios using the same high-quality methods we have been perfecting since 2011.
We will be offering around 8-10 different models to start with, but have many more at various stages in the design process which we can unlock if we get enough funding.
The Pledge levels
There will not be any “early bird” pledges/special offers, so you won’t miss out if you are not able to join us for the launch.
You will be able to pledge any amount of money, and choose exactly the models from the collection you need to suit your game system, making a great saving against the retail price.
Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends, and you will be able to change and add to your pledge on the pledge manager website.
We will have pledge levels at £1, £40, £100 and £250, which will give you access to a number of exclusive models and freebies depending on how much support we get.
Not a company I've heard of before, but they do seem to have good reputation as a 3rd party supplier of Imperial Guard bits.
There's a few more bits of concept art on their Facebook page.
The following new release items have a hard release date of Monday, April 30, 2018.
Dark Heaven Metal Fantasy Miniatures
03871___ Tosca, Dreadmere Hag by Bob Ridolfi $6.99
03872___ Fruella, Dreadmere Mercenary by Bob Ridolfi $6.99
03873___ Serena, Dreadmere Rogue by Bob Ridolfi $6.99
03874___ Thunderfoot Defender (Triceratops) by Chris Lewis $16.49
03875___ Bloodcrest Smasher (Parasaur) by Chris Lewis $9.79
03876___ Armorback Barbarian (Ankylosaurus) by Chris Lewis $9.79
03877___ Blacktooth Savage (Tyrannosaurus) by Chris Lewis $13.49
03878___ Skywing Stormcaller (Pteranodon) by Chris Lewis $9.29
Reaper Dungeon Dwellers
07004___ Dungeon Dwellers: Stitch Thimbletoe, Halfling Thief by Bobby Jackson $9.49
By Darsc Zacal
Heard about this on the Meeples and Miniatures podcast and thought it sounded like an interesting game.
Fourth Quarter Football gives you the feel of Football, but in a game that can be played in under one and a half hours. There are no endless tables and charts, just heart pumping action focusing on the key skill players (although with the addition of Subs Pack One, the game can be played up to the full eleven a side). The game has a unique combination table top miniatures action with tactical deck building.
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