Category Archives: Miniature Games

General Marvel

Fantasy Flight Games and Privateer Press Announce a Legend of the Five Rings MiniCrate Subscription

In collaboration with Fantasy Flight Games, Privateer Press has announced the launch of its second subscription box line—Legend of the Five Rings—under the MiniCrate banner, a service that delivers exclusive limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month. Based on the Legend of the Five Rings property and the recent hit Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games, the new MiniCrate subscription series will feature a range of characters from all of Rokugan’s clans.

The first miniature in the series will be the iconic Dragon Clan Champion, Togashi Yokuni. Yokuni was actually the very first Legend of the Five Rings character ever designed by Privateer Press’s founder and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson, when he helped create the original setting and card game for AEG over twenty-two years ago.

The MiniCrate Legend of the Five Rings program is offered as a monthly subscription service monthly ($16.99) or as a six-month VIP subscription ($98.99). Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. International costs will vary.

As a special bonus for six-month subscribers, Privateer Press also announced that members who sign up for a six-month MiniCrate subscription will receive a free bonus seventh miniature. Thereafter, with each six-month renewal, subscribers will receive an additional bonus miniature as part of their subscriptions. The first of these bonus minis for Legend of the Five Rings will be one of the fabled Naga Hunters.

Preorders begin this October, and the Togashi Yokuni miniature will be shipped in January 2019.

Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run.

Lando’s Millennium Falcon Comes to X-Wing Second Edition

It should be too much of a surprise but Lando’s Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack is coming to Fantasy Flight Games‘ second edition for X-Wing. Launching out of Solo: A Star Wars Story, this is the Falcon before Han Solo won it. The expansion will be released September 13th, 2018.

This version of the Falcon is for the Scum and Villainy faction and you’ll find everything you need to customize this version of the YT-1300 Light Freighter. That includes eight ship cards including one of Lando Calrissian that allows you to gain a stress token to reroll all of his blank results.

The ship has a double turret arc that functions as the primary weapon. You can enhance the ship with the thirteen upgrade cards such as Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Qi’Ra, Tobias Beckett. It also has some tricks like the ability to dump a fresh obstacle into the battlefield and an escape craft.

Games Workshop Announces Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars

There’s a new edition of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar on the horizon and Games Workshop has revealed the contents for the “Soul Wars” boxed set.

The miniature game publisher has announced that every model in the kit is “push fit” which allows you to easily put together your armies with just a pair of clippers. That creates a decreased time of getting them on the table and the quicker for you to begin your games. The box set will feature the forces of Stormcast Eternals and Death.

You’ll also find everything you need to play including a Getting Started booklet to help you through your first few games, the Battle for Glymmsforge booklet and first chapter of Josh Reynolds Soul Wars novel will introduce you to the world and battles of the Soul Wars.

Warscroll cards, dice, and measuring sticks will help you get your game going as well.

And of course, you’ll get the 320 page Core Book with a hardback cover.

But, it’s not just that box set being released….

Malign Sorcery ups the magic in the new edition and this expansion provides 13 new spells to play with.

The Generals Handbook 2018 allows you to diversify your games even further with 12 more battleplans as well as new rules for summoning for every army.

There’s also new paints, new accessories, dice, and new models!

All of this will be available launch weekend!

The Deathwatch Have Arrived in this Week’s Games Workshop Pre-Orders

This week the Deathwatch and Idoneth Deepkin fill out Games Workshop‘s pre-orders.

The elite amongst the elite, carefully selected and recruited for their exceptional abilities, the Deathwatch are a thin black line, a sentinel that stands between the Imperium and alien threats unimaginable. Always outnumbered – such is the staggering scale of the hordes they face – this noble brotherhood has stood stout against countless invasions, and will face countless more. You can get Codex: Deathwatch now for $40.

What’s a force without troops?

Watch Captain Artemis is a warrior born. Mastering the arts of battle as a mortal, then a Space Marine, and finally as an officer of the Deathwatch, he has become a supreme weapon in the fight against the xenos. Artemis fights with a thrumming power sword and a lethal combi-bolter known as Hellfire Extremis, and carries a stasis bomb as a weapon of last resort. Get him now for $25.

You can now upgrade a set of 10 Primaris Intercessors – the fighting core of a Primaris Space Marines force – to represent the noble brotherhood of the Deathwatch with this bundle. Grab it for $72.50.

Can can also upgrade a Primaris Apothecary – medic and harvester of the progenoid organs from fallen Space Marines – to represent the noble brotherhood of the Deathwatch with this bundle. Get it for $47.50.

Designed to make it easier to keep track of Tactical Objectives and Stratagems in games of Warhammer 40,000, the Datacards: Deathwatch are a set of 74 cards – each featuring artwork on the reverse – is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of any Deathwatch gamer. They retail for $15.

Shrugging off enemy missiles, the Akhelian Leviadon plunges into the fray. Scythed fins dismember foes while the beast’s powerful jaws clamp down with enough force to crush tempered steel. Add this kit to your Idoneth Deepkin for $115.

For one week only you can get classic Dark Elf figures in through Games Workshop’s mail to order system Warhammer Legends.

Soda Pop Miniatures and Ninja Division Publishing Reveal the Mistmourn Warg for Super Dungeon

The latest in our masterclass resin miniature series for Super Dungeon Explore is the Mistmourn Warg! This fearsome beast is available to order now! Get yours while supplies last!

The wargs of the Mistmourn Coast grow exceptionally dangerous. Unlike other wargs, they are not pack hunters. Instead, each one strikes out on its own to claim its territory. These beasts grow to exceptional size and are frequently manipulated by the Dark Consul against the heroes of Crystalia. When a warg leads the Consul’s minions into battle, its howl emboldens those around it, driving them into a frenzy with the warg at their backs.
Includes:

  • 1x Mistmourn Warg Resin Model (Assembly Required)
  • 1x Mini Boss Card (Classic)
  • 1x Mini Boss Card (Arcade)
  • 1x Chew Toy Treasure Card

The Walking Dead All Out War 2018 Show Exclusive Booster is Available Now

Available for the first time online, the 2018 Show Exclusive Booster for the Walking Dead: All Out War from Mantic Games features Dale (minus one leg), Scott Moon and Walker Rick, plus all of the rules you’ll need to use them in your games.

This booster pack contains 3 unique, collectible miniatures allowing you to add Dale and Scott to your games, along with Walker Rick!.

Contents:

  • Plastic Dale and Scott moon Miniatures
  • Plastic Walker Rick Miniature
  • Dale, Prison Advisor, and Scott Moon Character Cards
  • Beretta 92, Colt 1911, Meds, and Prosthetic Leg Equipment Cards
  • Mantic Points

There’s a limited amount (though the company says enough to meet demand) and will begin shipping on May 21st. You can order yours now.

X-Wing 2nd Editions First Wave Features Familiar Ships and Conversion Kits

X-Wing Second Edition comes to shelves September 13th, 2018 and with it a way of releases.

Fantasy Flight Games has said this new edition features full backwards compatibility with ships from the first edition. They have announced three Conversion kits will be available at launch which allows you to use your collection in the new edition.

These Conversion kits feature new ship cards, tokens, upgrade cards, and maneuver dials.

The number of ships supported (by maneuver dials included) in each Conversion Kit are:

Rebel Alliance Conversion Kit

3 – A-wing
2 – ARC-170
2 – Auzituck Gunship
2 – B-wing
2 – E-wing
2 – Ghost
2 – HWK-290
2 – K-wing
2 – Millennium Falcon
2 – Phantom I
2 – Phantom II
2 – Sabine’s TIE Fighter
2 – U-wing
2 – X-wing
2 – Y-wing
2 – YT-2400
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Galactic Empire Conversion Kit

2 – Alpha-class Star Wing
3 – Inquisitor’s TIE
2 – Lambda-class Shuttle
2 – TIE Advanced
3 – TIE Aggressor
3 – TIE Bomber
2 – TIE Defender
4 – TIE Fighter
3 – TIE Interceptor
2 – TIE Phantom
2 – TIE Punisher
3 – TIE Striker
3 – VT-49 Decimator

Scum and Villainy Conversion Kit

2 – Hound’s Tooth
2 – HWK-290
2 – IG-2000
3 – Kihraxz Fighter
2 – Kimogila Fighter
4 – M3-A Interceptor
2 – Mist Hunter
3 – Protectorate Starfighter
2 – Punishing One
3 – Quadjumper
2 – Scurrg H-6 Bomber
2 – Shadow Caster
2 – Slave I
2 – StarViper
2 – Y-wing
4 – Z-95 Headhunter

Along with the Conversion kits, several expansions will be released along with dial upgrade kits and dice packs.

The T-65 X-wing Expansion Pack and BTL-A4 Y-wing Expansion Pack for the Rebel Alliance will launch alongside the Core Set, as will the TIE/ln Fighter Expansion Pack and TIE Advanced x1 Expansion Pack for the Galactic Empire, and the Fang Fighter Expansion Pack and Slave I Expansion Pack for Scum and Villainy.

In addition, the previously announced Saw’s Renegades Expansion Pack and TIE Reaper Expansion Pack contain both first edition and second edition content to enable them to be used in both editions. These hybrid products will be released before the launch of X-Wing Second Edition as Wave XIV of the first edition.

All previously released Resistance and First Order ships will be released in their own conversion kits as part of the second wave of expansions as they’ll no longer be sub-factions of the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire.

The plastic ships from the Aces expansions (Imperial Aces, Rebel Aces, Imperial Veterans, etc.) will not be re-released in the game’s second edition. Some of the cards from these expansions will enter X-Wing Second Edition through the conversion kits, but the alternate painted plastic ships themselves will not be reprinted in the game’s second edition.

X-Wing 2nd Edition Has Been Announced

Fantasy Flight Games has announces X-Wing Second Edition ending months of speculation and rumors. The new edition is an update to the bestselling miniatures game of space combat set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Gameplay in X-Wing Second Edition is refined across the board, improving the game’s flow and refocusing on the physical act of flying starships. Faction identities are strengthened as well, giving each faction more unique tactics and strategies for new players and veterans alike to explore and master. What’s more, the second edition allows players to “use the Force,” a crucial part of the Star Wars galaxy, and now an important element to sway the tide of every X-Wing battle.

Alongside the second edition the publisher has announced an official X-Wing squad-builder app, ushering in an era of dynamic play for both Organized Play and casual games. With the app, players can easily assemble squadrons and manage their collections. Point costs for ships and upgrades and upgrade slots available to ships can be adjusted for the course of a single event, a tournament season, or an entire season of the game.

This new edition implements minor tweaks and changes to improve the game’s flow, clean up interactions, and refocus the game on the act of flying.

Factions have been strengthened with unique tactics and strategies for each. The First Order and Resistance now have their own distinct faction separate from the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire and thus have their own themes, strengths, and weaknesses.

The game also introduces the use of the Force. Pilots that are Force-sensitive will have an edge and can spend Force charges tthey can spend to perform feats, far beyond the ability of normal pilots. An example would be to improve aim or avoid incoming fire. You can do things like change a focus result on attack or defense. Combined with upgrade cards, those pilots are even better.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set includes three fully assembled and beautifully painted ships, as well as all the cards, movement tools, tokens, and dice that players need to get flying. A whole wave of expansions will be released simultaneously, giving players plenty of options to create and customize their X-Wing Second Edition experience. Conversion Kits for the Galactic Empire, Rebel Alliance, and Scum and Villainy for veteran players to bring their full collection of first-edition ships into the new edition will be released.

The X-Wing Second Edition Core Set, a wave of expansions, and Conversion Kits will be available in Q3 of 2018.

Privateer Press’ New Releases Includes Cryx and ‘Caster Draft

MISERY CAGE – CRYX SOLO

Misery cages are a cruel twist on the gibbets used on the mainland to punish pirates. While a mundane gibbet holds a living prisoner to waste away, a misery cage wrings arcane power from the flesh and souls of any locked away within. Cryxians stuff the dead and dying into misery cages so warcasters can draw upon their essence to fuel their profane magic, which renders the body within to crumbling ash, a terrifying but relatively merciful end.

PIP 34147
MSRP: $19.99

 

SCHARDE PIRATES – CRYX UNIT

Most of the living humans who serve Cryx do so as part of the pirate raiding fleets. They are notorious for being willful and bloodthirsty scoundrels of volatile temperament. Sailors in the Cryxian fleets bear marks of the Dragonfather’s blessing in the forms of scales, bony protrusions, and horns growing out of their flesh. These pirates are hardy due in part to the blight toughening their bodies but much more so because their lives are brutal and their battles frequent.

PIP 34149
MSRP: $59.99

 

The time has come: ’Caster Draft is now officially available! What’s ’Caster Draft, you ask? It’s Privateer Press‘ newest (and by far one of their wildest) casual formats for Warmachine and Hordes.

Many of you may remember Spell Draft from the MK II days. Spell Draft was a format in which your ’casters lost all of their spells, but before the event began, you drafted a new spell list while in a pod of eight players using specifically designed cards and draft packs. Well, ’Caster Draft is that concept…but kicked up a notch.

The format rules to play a ’Caster Draft are available online now!

You can purchase print-on-demand ’Caster Draft decks (each deck contains enough cards for 4 players) here!

« Older Entries