Monday, 17 November 2014

Galactic Knights reaching goal for more packs expansion


“The Senate must be protected from the psychic assaults of the Utlragaranians or its crystal walls will crumble and the galaxy will be exposed to the mind tearing death of civilisation. A duty of rescue falls to the Galactic Knights who with their swords drawn and cloaks aflutter in the starry breeze do the bidding of the forces of well meaning. Riding among the flow of space these warriors of true and virtue will lay waste to the planets of the evil ones. Glittering beams and shining blades against tentacles and teeth amid a landscape of lava and blackened skies.”

That piece of fiction makes the hairs on the back of your hand stand up doesn't it.  It certainly did for me when I wrote it after looking at the concepts for what would become the HOF105 Galactic Knights.  I was not alone in this feeling and here we are in the winter after a summer release on the far side of nearly five hundred packs sold of these miniatures.  My thrust in this post is two fold. Firstly to say that when we reach five hundred packs we will expand the Galactic Knights as that was our promise and secondly to ask you to get yourself a pack if you have not already to put us over the goal set.  Thanks.


So what form could the expansion take with no pre-funding or other input?  Well based on the concepts that came from the initial Art Jam early in 2014 there are a number of avenues that might be taken.  I have tempered the raw talent of the initial input by laying out potential packs inside the guide lines for the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range as well as the normal four poses of miniature to a ten miniature pack code.  Here is what we are thinking by order of probability and it is most likely to be two packs which will be the level of expansion.

Galactic Knights Command
The knights that exist in HOF105 would need some dedicated poses to lead them into the fray.  A command pack would have the poses that allow this.  A higher ranking commander along with dedicated specialists such as medical, psychic warfare, or communications or perhaps a battle standard.  We would refrain from a casualty pose in such as pack keeping it back for the future.  Final choice of posing would be up to the designer under designated role assignments.

Galactic Knights Support  
Perhaps the fantastical evil in the universe needs a bit more than energy swords, pistols and a rifle to put it down.  To that end a Support Weapons pack would have the poses for this role.  A chance here for four new miniatures armed with a variety of exotic beam or particle weapons.  After all you need to fight in the laser light and the shimmer glitter of impacting rays.  A pack like this when combined with the Command pack and the existing infantry poses would allow the creation of a whole force at platoon level.  

Bare Headed and Personalties for Galactic Knights
This possible expansion is more likely to be a third stage if the popularity of the miniatures persists as it would make the Galactic Knights a force of names.  Without their distinctive helmets and with bare heads you would be able to name them.   While a couple of the poses would be of the 'sergeant' type with typical weapons and armour except for their faces being shown, acting as squad leaders, the other two might be something more.  True personalities in more elaborate or totally different costume or armour.  The possibilities here for a noble leader are endless.

Female Galactic Knights
As you can see in the artwork there is an idea already in some form for the inclusion of female knights of the techni-colour future.  Different armour style but with the same ethos and drive of their male counterparts these would be a stand alongside pack.  Female miniatures have become more popular in recent years as a force in their own right within a range (we have such coming up for Security Force Alpha) and of course our sister brand The Ion Age has a lot of female poses and characters now.  Without a lot of feedback this would be a third stage possible expansion.  Personally I like the idea and the artwork if turned into a figure would be superb!

Galactic Knights Light Vehicle 
A knight needs his charger!  Certainly he does even in the rainbow hue of the stars.  There is no concrete notion as yet what such a vehicle would look like but it would certainly fulfil the needs of a scouting or small transport made for one or perhaps two riders.  Would it be ground bound or anti-gravity?  Certainly the idea of a floating far future bike is very appealing but then it might be much more exotic.  We would consider this a third stage pack for certain as it makes little sense to have it before we have command and support poses.  Ideas would be asked for before design sketches commenced.

There we have it.  The proposed expansion packs for HOF105 Galactic Knights.  Certainly the top two are most likely but it might be any of the others based on what happens next.  I will give it to the end of the month or so and then report what happened to you all.  Did we break the five hundred packs, will there be an expansion in 2015 and what will it be?  Only the future knows.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Friday, 14 November 2014

HOT 15mm Skeleton Centaurs and Guard released!

We have moved the release of the second set of two codes of Undead into the HOT 15mm Fantasy range forward by a few days to today! Huzzah! Clamour is listened to and wargamers have been asking for us to do this, so we did. We have two new packs released today and these bring armoured skeleton infantry as well as something rather more unique 'Skeltaurs' skeletal centaur cavalry. Read on for the details. 


HOT98 Skeltaur Cavalry (6 Miniatures) 
While I might be incorrect I think that these miniatures may well be unique and I have certainly never seen skeletal centaurs or 'skeltaurs' before in my meanderings. This pack gives some mixed use Undead cavalry with a twist. The first post is a skeltaur with spear and small shield wearing a felt up a sort of medium cavalry. The second pose is a skeltaur knight in armour and helmet armed with spear and shield for heavier cavalry and the last pose is a skeltaur with a bow for missile cavalry. The pack is a random mix of the three poses for a total of six miniatures they suit most settings from classic fantasy to dungeoneering and medieval fantasy crossovers too. As with the rest of the HOT range you have the choice of purchasing one pack or three packs saving 10% or a sampler containing one of each pose in the pack which is great for skirmishing. 4.00GBP per pack. Go HERE


HOT99 Skeleton Eternal Guard (16 Miniatures) 
As your ranks of rattling bone boys advance to meet their mortal foes you sometimes think that it would be nice if they upped the ante a bit with a touch of extra armour to deflect incoming swords, spears, halberds and those pesky fire arrows too. The upcoming Eternal Guard do that job nicely. Four different poses of Skeleton all in a mix of plate and mail armour. The first pose with sword and round shield, the second an axe and round shield, the third a large two handed sword and the forth with a sabre raised and a large round shield. Poses will be randomly mixed in the pack and these go great with HOT Skeleton archers and spears. As with the rest of the HOT range you have the choice of purchasing one pack or three packs saving 10% or a sampler containing one of each pose in the pack which is great for skirmishing. 4.00GBP per pack. Go HERE

Suitable for any 15mm Fantasy wargame rules system from HOTT 2nd Edition to Age of Might and Steel and others such as Song of Blades and Heroes. 



There are many other Undead army codes in the HOT range and you can see them all HERE

If you have ideas for HOT then I always want to hear them. The range almost always expands on the back of wargamers requests so comment here or all the better email me direct and let me know what you would like to see. There are mumblings of more monsters in the ether ports just now. 

Thanks for Reading. 

GBS

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Black Friday Sale announced for Loud Ninja Games


15mm.co.uk is happy to announce that in partnership with Loud Ninja Games we will be holding a twenty four hour Black Friday Sale on Friday 28th November 2014. This sale will be as follows. For a period from 9am GMT Friday 28th November 2014 until 9am Saturday 29th November 2014 there will be a 20% price reduction on the core Chuhuac space raptor codes. This will be applied directly to the prices on the website on the Loud Ninja Games page so no need for a voucher code or such.

Here are the codes included in the coming offer:


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) 
RAP012 Chuhuac Heavy Combat Cyberform (1) 
RAP003A Chuhuac Light Combat Cyberform (6) 

We will announce this event when it happens through our channels online but it is best if you bookmark and look out for this special event as it will be over fast! 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Asgard classic 15mm Human Miniatures now re-released and offer!

Way back in the 1970's the Asgard brand created some really excellent Dungeon Adventurers in 15mm scale.  Continuing its process of re-mastering and re-releasing classic codes in the Tabletop Fantasy Range 15mm.co.uk is proud to announce that these figures have now been put on our website once more.  These are superb miniatures with a wide variety of uses. As characters these miniatures provided a pattern that has influenced 15mm Fantasy ever since their creation. 

In celebration of getting these miniatures to our website we are offering an EXTRA 10% off the packs and singles in the packs now put back out until the end of November 2014. Go to the Tabletop 15mm Fantasy page.

FST03 MDA Human Skirmish Pack
In this special skirmish pack you can find sixteen 15mm Humans from the Asgard MDA range. Taken from codes MDA31P, MDA38P, MDS81P and MDA84P for a total of eleven poses randomly mixed for a total of sixteen miniatures. Get into 15mm Fantasy skirmish! Choose from one pack or three packs with a 10% saving.  All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases. 

MDA31P Human Characters II
This pack contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  A random mix of four poses great for skirmishing or characters.  MDA34 Druid, MDA31 Cleric, MDA41 Fighter and MDA33 Mage.  You can choose to purchase a pack or single miniatures or purchase three packs and save an additional 10%.  Not supplied painted or with bases.  

MDA38P Human Characters III
This pack contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  A random mix of four poses great for skirmishing or characters.  MDA42 Paladin, MDA44 Asgardian, MDA38 Thief and MDA47 Illusionist. You can choose to purchase a pack or single miniatures or purchase three packs and save an additional 10%.  Not supplied painted or with bases.  

MDA81P Human Barbarians
This pack contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  A random mix of two poses great for skirmishing or characters.  MDA81 Barbarian and MDA82 Barbarian. You can choose to purchase a pack or single miniatures or purchase three packs and save an additional 10%.  Not supplied painted or with bases.  

MDA84P Fantasy Pack Mule
This pack contains six 15mm scale white metal miniatures in one pose. You can choose to purchase a pack or single miniatures or purchase three packs and save an additional 10%.  Not supplied painted or with bases.  

A note on scale in these classic miniatures. Asgard classic 15mm miniatures are larger than true 15mm scale and would be classed in modern terms closer to 18mm scale while the Tabletop TTF miniatures are smaller true 15mm scale.  We have noted the Asgard codes with this for your information. Go HERE for the Tabletop Fantasy page.


Finally here is the original Asgard logo from the 1970's.  We were asked to show this piece of wargaming heritage and are happy to do so.  Now that is old school awesome.  Enjoy.

We will be back with more packs when they are ready and thanks as always for your support.

GBS

Monday, 3 November 2014

Expanding the Undead in the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range – Centaurs and Guard

“Love those new archers and spears in the HOT Range.  
How about some elite skeletons to go with them?!”

This is the next stage in our Undead expansion for the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range and you can read the first expansion blog post HERE if you missed it.  There was some nice feedback in October 2014 upon the release of the two bulked up codes (missile troop and spear toting 15mm scale skeletons) so its now time to talk about what is coming up next.  Among the acre of feeddback from customers about expanding the Undead was a desire for more veteran or heavily armoured and armed infantry and also some kind of mounted troops too.  All of these would be from scratch as existing codes would have all been bulked out and released so we put our thinking caps on and come up with two more packs that would be at home on any 15mm fantasy players wargame table.  This second expansion adds to existing codes as follows:


HOT98 Skeltaur Cavalry (6 Miniatures)
While I might be incorrect I think that these miniatures may well be unique and I have certainly never seen skeletal centaurs or 'skeltaurs' before in my meanderings.  This pack gives some mixed use Undead cavalry with a twist.  The first post is a skeltaur with spear and small shield wearing a felt up a sort of medium cavalry.  The second pose is a skeltaur knight in armour and helmet armed with spear and shield for heavier cavalry and the last pose is a skeltaur with a bow for missile cavalry. The pack is a random mix of the three poses for a total of six miniatures they will suit most settings from classic fantasy to dungeoneering and medieval fantasy crossovers too. They fit in well with the rest of the HOT Undead Range of packs 


HOT99 Skeleton Eternal Guard (16 Miniatures)
As your ranks of rattling bone boys advance to meet their mortal foes you sometimes think that it would be nice if they upped the ante a bit with a touch of extra armour to deflect incoming swords, spears, halberds and those pesky fire arrows too.  The upcoming Eternal Guard do that job nicely. Four different poses of Skeleton all in a mix of plate and mail armour.  The first pose with sword and round shield, the second an axe and round shield, the third a large two handed sword and the forth with a sabre raised and a large round shield.  Poses will be randomly mixed in the pack and these go great with HOT Skeleton archers and spears.  Use them to bolster your legions as they march the face of the world!  
As with the rest of the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range we will be offering the purchase choices of a single pack or three packs with a ten percent saving or a sampler with one of each pose in the pack (great for skirmishing or dungeon crawling) all at great prices. Suitable for any 15mm Fantasy wargame rules system from HOTT 2nd Edition to Age of Might and Steel and others such as Song of Blades and Heroes. 

We will be releasing these two codes on Friday 14th November 2014.

If you are a keen wargamer who plays the Undead in 15mm scale then there is already a lot to see in the HOT range.  Here are the current codes:

HOT40 Skeleton Missile Troops (16 miniatures)
HOT41 Skeleton Spears (16 miniatures)
HOT12 Ghoul, Wraith and Knight (16 miniatures)
HOT14 Hordes of the Dead (16 miniatures)
HOT21 Zombie Horde (16 miniatures)
HOT24 Undead Cavalry (6 miniatures)
HOT36 Mounted Wraiths (6 miniatures)
HOT63 Catapult with Undead Crew (1 set)
HOT64 Cadaver Zombies (10 miniatures)
HOT74 Wraith Lord on Fell Beast (1 set)
HOT83 Undead Command (16 pieces)
HOT95 Ghosts (10 miniatures)

These can all be found on the HOT 15mm Fantasy page of our website HERE.

If you have ideas for HOT then I always want to hear them.  The range almost always expands on the back of wargamers requests so comment here or all the better email me direct and let me know what you would like to see. There are mumblings of more monsters in the ether ports just now.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

HOT40 Skeleton Missile Troops and HOT41 Skeleton Spears released!

Creak and rattle watch out for the gleaming white of risen skulls bobbing ranks as they advance to take the life from the living!  That's right the two packs talked about during October for the expansion of the Undead in the HOT 15mm Fantasy Range have now been released.  Read on if the terror has now left you.....



HOT40 Skeleton Missile Troops (16 Miniatures)
This pack contains sixteen randomly selected white metal miniatures in 15mm scale.  Six different poses of Skeletons armed with missile weapons including bows and crossbows.  Dressed in a mix of armour pieces or no clothing at all they suit many fantasy settings.  As with the rest of the HOT range you have the choice of purchasing one pack or three packs saving 10% or a sampler containing one of each pose in the pack which is great for skirmishing.  4.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.



HOT41 Skeleton Spears (16 Miniatures)
This pack contains sixteen randomly selected white metal miniatures in 15mm scale.  Four different poses of Skeletons armed with spears.  Dressed in a mix of armour pieces or no clothing at all they suit many fantasy settings.  As with the rest of the HOT range you have the choice of purchasing one pack or three packs saving 10% or a sampler containing one of each pose in the pack which is great for skirmishing.  4.00GBP per pack.  Go HERE.

These packs are great for all manner of 15mm scale wargame system from HOTT 2nd Edition to Age of Might and Steel (AoMaS) and USEME UM002 High Fantasy as well as Songs of Blades and Heroes and many others.  Great fun and great value.

We will be further expanding the Undead in the range in November so look out for details of this and I would like to thank everyone who submitted ideas to us for new packs.  I will take this moment to say that we will not be doing any high medieval or imperial type Humans as these can be found already in great quantity in the 15mm Altuos Historical Range including infantry, cavalry, command and artillery.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Monday, 20 October 2014

Loud Ninja Games Chuhuac in Blue



The excellent space raptor range by Loud Ninja Games has sold many thousands across the world and I always look forward to spotting some examples of the Chuhuac painted up in schemes other than the official ones.

Mad Mecha Guy is the chap to whom these fetching in blue 15mm miniatures belong.  The pictures depict poses from RAP001, RAP002, RAP003 and RAP004.  Below you can see an example of the white armour scheme from the 15mm.co.uk website.  The difference is quite striking and the space raptors look very nice painted up in blue.  Well done MMG!

Chuhuac up against SFA Elite Troopers
Thanks for Reading.

GBS