Thursday, 2 July 2015

Attor the Ghoul Dragon offer coming 10th July 2015


Welcome to the high summer so its only fitting that we give you a quick teasing look at something which will be coming on the 10th July 2015 which belongs in the bleakest of dark winter weather. Attacking a small village defended by a questing knight is Attor the Ghoul Dragon!


If you are a fan of 15mm fantasy wargaming and a player of HOTT or any other system in that scale and genre then you will be interested in our up coming offer. Not only is the Ghoul Dragon our first miniature as a result of the customer requests 'Monster Survey' earlier this year but its also going to be the one hundredth code in the HOT range. As a result of this we are going to celebrate by placing this new monster at half price, yes 50% off, its full price for two weeks on our website. Awesome offer! The price will be at half off so all you will need to do is add to your cart. One, three, five of them as many as you want.
  


So roll on 10th July 2015 when HOT100 Ghoul Dragon designed by Sam Croes comes into the world!


Thanks for Reading.


GBS

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Napoleonic Bavarian Army at 15mm.co.uk


Thanks for all your orders on the re-release of the classic 15mm Napoleonic range from Tabletop Games in the 1980's now called Brickdust by 15mm.co.uk. Its been heart warming to know that the hard work it took to get the range back to the market is really wanted by veteran and novice wargamers alike. We have now added images of the whole Bavarian Army to the pictures that are already there. You can visit the Bavarians in the range on this search specific link HERE.


You can find the Brickdust range on our website HERE and while you can browse the codes at your leisure you can also refine the pages by using the search box to narrow the display to the nation or type of your choice. This range is suitable for use with any 15mm scale wargame system set during the Napoleonic Wars. We offer it as singles or small sets as follows:

1 Infantry Miniature 0.40GBP
1 Cavalry Miniature 0.70GBP
1 Artillery Kit 3.20GBP
And Specials with Prices Marked
Command Packs (number in brackets) are multiples of single prices of same type.

You can purchase single miniatures to tailor your forces or use the drop down menu on the product page to select 'buy ten and save 10%' option.

The range contains the following nations and sets:

The French Army      The Bavarian Army
The Portuguese Army     The Spanish Army
The Austrian Army       The Russian Army
The British Army        The Prussian Army
Naval Landing Parties     Wagons and Draught Animals

You can download a full list of the codes as a PDF from our website on the Brickdust page for free. Go HERE.

Currently we have all of the codes online but not all of them have images though if not mentioned after this sentence then the images are online now. We are working on this and soon will add the Portuguese Army. After that we have the Austrians and the Russians before we complete the range with pictures of the Spanish Army plus Wagons and Draught Animals.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Draw made for Field of Waterloo book winner announced


Our promotions across Alternative Armies and 15mm.co.uk to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo are now over. I would like to thank all of you who placed orders for Flintloque and Slaughterloo codes and Brickdust codes as well. We wore out three sets of molds of the 59010 Slaughterloo Monument and we made many thousands of 15mm Napoleonic miniatures too. Packages are winging round the world and the last of the orders from the promotional period will be coming out next week at this time due to the order volume. In the meantime...do you remember that for extra fun I was going to hold a random draw to win one of my own books? 


Well the draw has now occurred! Here to remind you was what I said back a few weeks ago: 

I have a copy of 'The Field of Waterloo' by Paul Davies published by Pan in 1970 to go along with the Waterloo movie starring Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer; one of my favourite films of all time. Its worth about 10.00GBP and its in good condition and while it contains nothing unique it is rather rare as it was a promotional paperback. I am going to randomly draw an order number from all qualifying orders placed between 15th and 29th June on Alternative Armies and 15mm.co.uk and then mail the book to the winner! A qualifying order means products from Flintloque, Slaughterloo on Alternative Armies and the Brickdust 15mm Napoleonic range on 15mm.co.uk of any value. The draw will be blind from a hat and the winner announced. I wanted to mark this anniversary in my own way and to make it a bit more fun. 

A winner has been drawn! The winner will get the book in the mail most likely by the end of the week along with a short note. I have also emailed the winner to let them know their luck. 

Our winner is a fine lady in the UK named Katie Lucas! Well done Katie! 

Bring on July! 

Thanks for Reading. 

GBS

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction offers until 1st July 2015

We have some offers for you to take advantage of until 1st July. These offers range from 10% to 30% off items spread across our three main areas of 15mm miniatures those being Historical, Fantasy and Science Fiction. All of these offers are located upon our DEALS AND OFFERS page. Read on for more information about each of these.

The Blemye
A sub group of the Kushites of the Sudan who raided Roman Egypt from the third century AD onwards. These African warriors favoured cavalry along with foot archers and elephants as weapons of war. Suitable foes for any early AD era army in systems such as DBM, DBA and so on. Ten codes which you can purchase as singles or small sets they are at 20% off list price until month's end. Go HERE. Here are the codes.

BL1 Blemye Heavy Cavalry Javelin Attacking (1)
BL2 Blemye Heavy Cavalry Javelin (1)
BL3 Blemye Heavy Cavalry Bow and Javelin (1)
BL4 Blemye Cavalry on Half Armoured Horse (1)
BL5 Blemye Foot Archer walking (1)
BL6 Blemye Foot Archer firing (1)
BL7 Blemye Elephant with Crew (1 set)
BL8 Blemye Cavalry Command (2)

Tree Bases
We offer two sizes of white metal 'plug in' tree bases which allow you to affix your choice of trees to them. Popular with model makers as well as wargamers we have taken 20% off their pieces until months end. Go HERE. Here are the codes.

SBP17 50mm Tree Bases (3)
SBP18 30mm Tree Bases (4)

Darkling Mercenaries
A classic pack of Tabletop Fantasy characters. Ten miniatures in a random assortment of Dark Elf Swordmaster, Goblin Archer, Liche, Liazardman and Human Spearmaster. We have taken 30% off the pack price (you can still purchase single miniatures in the drop down menu if you wish) until months end. Go HERE. Here is the code.

MDA22P Darkling Mercenaries (10)

Star Vikings
In the distant future of mankind a group of fanatical and evil scientists broke sacred laws by creating human-animal hybrids. These scientists and their loyal followers were forced to flee from Earth aboard several starships. They were hardy peoples coming from Skandanavia so they choose a winter world as their new home. Their numbers were few and compared to the standing armies of the empires and federations around them they were weak. To ensure their survival the mythos of the Norsemen was incorporated into their now accelerated gene beast research. This new force allowed the now Star Viking peoples to mount raids vital to their development and in time they grew strong and corrupt. Using the few human soldiers they have well most raids are carried out by the gene ripped creatures from massive factories on their world. Among them are Battle Boars of legend, Stocky Dwarves of mythos and vile goblinoids of lore. Lastly the huge Battle Giants pieced together for combat. The Star Vikings are to be feared...to some they are hailed as Devils.

A whole range of 15mm science fiction miniatures and we have taken 10% off all the packs including the whole set, the mega set and the normal packs of Space Orcs, Space Dwarfs, Space Warriors, Space Bestial Men and Space Giants until months end. Go HERE.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Friday, 19 June 2015

Ganesha Games Books now at 15mm.co.uk

Gavin Syme (GBS) and Andrea Sfiligoi are pleased to announce that from today 15mm.co.uk will be stocking the printed titles of Ganesha Games including Song of Blades and Heroes and others such as Flying Lead and Samurai Robots Battle Royale.  These are all on the brand new Ganesha Games page of the website which you can visit HERE.  Read on for information about each of the titles.

Remember that 15mm.co.uk stocks many thousands of miniatures most of which are well suited to some of these titles.  Now you can get your printed book and your figures in one place!


Song of Blades and Heroes - Revised Edition  (66 pages)
The Nominee for the 2008 Origins Award for “Best Miniature Rules” returns in an improved, expanded Revised Edition. Song of Blades and Heroes is an exciting set of fast play fantasy skirmish rules that can be played with any existing miniatures. EASY: simple rules that you learn in one game; no counting inches, just 3 measuring sticks for all distances; FAST: A game is 30-45 minutes. Play a campaign in a single evening; INEXPENSIVE:5-10 models per player; 3’x 3’ play area; any single based miniature, in any scale; standard six-sided dice only; READY TO PLAY: 180+ monsters and heroes included, and you can create your own! NO BOOK-KEEPING; HIGH SOLO PLAYABILITY; CAMPAIGN RULES; Six scenarios included; Designer notes and Optional rules to let you customize the game. Over four years, the game has been scrutinized by a vibrant, creative community of thousands of players. Try it and see how it has brought back fun in miniature wargaming. 


Flying Lead  (51 pages)
The "Flying Lead" rules can be used to play tabletop actions in a wide range of genres. From gang warfare to pulp action, from military operations to black-clad assassins, Flying Lead supplies furious fun at bullet speed! Lead a gang of mobsters, play cops vs crooks, or enter the brutal world of covert special operations and espionage. But will you have the guts to lead your force to glory in world where a street punk or an armed fanatic can blow you away as effectively as a trained soldier? Pick your force, roll those dice and find out! Flying Lead takes the award winning Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics into, and even beyond, the modern world of high-powered projectile weapons. By using our online force, weapon and vehicle generators, players will be able to customize their characters and get playing straight away. So don’t waste any more time, grab those figures and dice, and watch out for the Flying Lead!  By Andrea Sfiligoi, Rich Jones 


Song of Drums and Shakos (35 pages)
WINNER: BEST HISTORICAL RULES AWARD AT ORIGINS 2009 Song of Drums and Shakos is a fast play Napoleonic skirmish game based on the popular *Song of Blades and Heroes* mechanics. Muster your squad. Deploy your soldiers and fire volleys at the enemy...and when the moment of truth comes, fix bayonets and charge! - Three scenarios included - Simple, elegant system where your tactical decisions matter - Playable in any scale with single based models - All major troop types represented: 160+ profiles (French, British, Prussian, Russian, and Austrian) - Easy measuring system - No bookkeeping - Point system for building up your Squad - Play with as little as 5-6 elite to 20 inexperienced soldiers in a standard game - Playable on a small table (60x60 cm for 15mm) - Simple yet subtle command system, with Officers and NCO - Two or more players, 30-45 minutes for a full game - Ideal introductory rule set to small actions in the Napoleonic Era. Written by Andrea Sfiligoi. 


61-'65 Company-Level American Civil War Rules (34 pages)
ONE NATION, TWO FLAGS ‘61-‘65 is a fast play, Company-level American Civil War game based on the popular Song of Blades mechanics. Playable with 40-100 miniatures per side in less than two hours, ‘61-‘65 puts you in command of a Union or Confederate Company. Send your skirmishers ahead, keep a tight formation, and wait to see the white of your enemy’s eyes before firing your volley! Three scenarios included; Simple rules that encourage decision making and keeping a chain of command; Playable in any scale, with single based models; Easy measuring system, no bookkeeping, minimal amount of markers; Rules for multiplayer battles and for playing '61-'65 as a Song of Drums and Shakos variant(SDS required); Optional rules for Cavalry and Artillery; Hints on play, formations, combat, and more. By Sergio Laliscia. 


Song of Shadows and Dust - Ancient Skirmish (42 pages)
This is a standalone miniatures wargame based on the Song of Blades and Heroes rules engine. The rules reflect the gritty reality of urban violence while preserving the keep-it-simple, play-as-you-want, no-book-keeping-required spirit of the Ganesha family. Easy to learn in just one game. Fast: Games can be finished in an hour allowing campaigns to be completed in a single sitting. Inspired by the breakdown in civil order which plagued the great cities of the Mediterranean in the first century BC, these rules are suitable for any pre-modern setting from Babylon to Bruges. Includes 57 unique characters – henchmen, assassins, punch-drunk boxers, street urchins, elder statesmen and courtesans. Players can create characters choosing from among 46 special rules. Eleven different faction objectives allow for 121 different tabletop scenarios. Easily supplemented by special rules and scenarios from other books by Ganesha Games. Written by Nic Wright. 


Mutants and Death Ray Guns (92 pages)
MUTANTS AND DEATH RAY GUNS is a fast-paced, skirmish level, post-holocaust miniature system for 2+ players. Based on the popular Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics, the rules are simple and, above all, FUN! After the holocaust, new races compete for supremacy over a scorched Earth. Pit your band of desperadoes against the dangers of a wasted world. Complete a battle in 45 minutes a campaign in one evening! Play with any single-based miniature, in any scale, with as little as four models per player— a 2’x2’ table is enough! Use three sticks for movement and ranges. Create characters randomly or with a point system. Characters include: Humans, Androids, Mutants, Robots, Mutated Plants, Mutated Animals, and the Wretched! Six scenarios included; Rules for mutations, power armor, high-tech weapons and psi-powers; Campaign rules: characters gain new mutations and equipment after every battle. This revised, expanded edition is a complete, stand alone product. 


Samurai Robots Battle Royale (56 pages)
Samurai Robots Battle Royale is a stand-alone set of miniatures rules for mecha battles. Based on the award-winning Song of Blades engine, it allows to refight the wild, imaginative battles seen in the classic Japanese anime series. It also includes rules and guidelines for more realistic science-fiction military games, or even battles with steam-powered engines of destruction. You can play quick mecha vs mecha duels, or larger battles where each player controls 3-6 giant robots for a two-hour game. Build your mecha from the ground up with a point system, choosing armor, weapons and special rules for each part of its body. SRBR and our kaiju game Mighty Monsters are compatible, so you can run mechas vs giant monsters battles. Samurai Robots Battle Royale can be played on an average dinner table using any models in any scale. Written by Andrea Sfiligoi, illustrations by Giandomenico D’Amoja, cover by Giandomenico D’Amoja and Greg Bain.


Song of Arthur and Merlin (48 pages)
PULL THE SWORD FROM THE STONE AND BECOME KING! Song of Arthur and Merlin is a stand alone miniatures ruleset based on the Song of Blades engine. Written by Arthurian expert Daniel Mersey, this book includes: * Three versions of the Arthurian story: Hollywood’s knights in shining armor, the gritty hero of Welsh legend, and a historical world stripped of all magic and monsters. * scenarios and campaigns for Arthurian games * knights, magicians and creatures from British folklore, historical Britons and their Saxon, Pictish, and Irish enemies. * 38 magic items. * 19 warband advances. * New special rules, optional rules for large warbands. 


Fear and Faith – Trade Edition (70 pages)
NIGHTMARES BECOME REAL, AND THE DEAD WALK THE EARTH!All the monsters from man’s worst nightmares come alive in this set of fast-playing horror miniature rules based on the Origins-nominated Song of Blades and Heroes mechanics. Fight zombies, vampires, mad slashers, ghosts, werewolves, witches and other monstrosities straight out of the folklore and horror movies. Hunt for them - before they hunt YOU! Fear and Faith includes: rules for vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons and zombies; A tactical system where your decisions matter; Weapons like silver blades, stakes, chainsaws, shotguns, assault rifles, vials of holy water, grenades and more; Game stats for characters from Victorian novels, researchers of the occult, chainsaw-wielding maniacs, minions of space gods, and the dread Zombie Elephant; 6 scenarios and simple campaign rules. Full support is provided through the Song of Blades Yahoo Group. The text for this trade size edition has been slightly revised. By Andrea Sfiligoi.


Song of Drums and Tomahawks by First Command Wargames (62 pages)
The boom of a flintlock musket, a cloud of acrid black powder, and the drumming of feet as they rush towards the fallen foe. A knife is unsheathed, and with a few quick movements, the enemy’s bloody scalp is ripped free. Warfare in the Eastern Woodlands of America was one of raids, ambushes and sudden violent encounters. This book includes: •All rules needed to play. •Historical background detailing Native American tribes and their Europeans foes. •A map showing the locations of the major tribes. •Timeline covering major and minor wars from European arrival until the 2nd Seminole War. •Army lists for Native Americans, French & British. •Complete list of Traits to individualize troops. • Suggestions on how to set up games. •Detailed description of the period. Based on the Origins-award-winning Song of Drums and Shakos rules.

Go to the Ganesha Games page of our website HERE.  Welcome aboard!

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Napoleonic Prussians and Naval Landing Party at 15mm.co.uk

NLP6 Ships Officer
Thanks for all your kind words and also your sometimes confusing comments about the re-release of the classic 15mm Napoleonic range from Tabletop Games in the 1980's now called Brickdust by 15mm.co.uk.  Its been heart warming to know that the hard work it took to get the range back to the market is really wanted by veteran and novice wargamers alike.  The whole range is on its pages HERE on the website.  We have added images of the whole Prussian Army and the Naval Landing Party to the pictures of the French and British armies that are already there.

PC101 Prussian Hussar Command
You can find the Brickdust range on our website HERE and while you can browse the codes at your leisure you can also refine the pages by using the search box to narrow the display to the nation or type of your choice. This range is suitable for use with any 15mm scale wargame system set during the Napoleonic Wars. We offer it as singles or small sets as follows:

1 Infantry Miniature 0.40GBP
1 Cavalry Miniature 0.70GBP
1 Artillery Kit 3.20GBP
And Specials with Prices Marked
Command Packs (number in brackets) are multiples of single prices of same type.

You can purchase single miniatures to tailor your forces or use the drop down menu on the product page to select 'buy ten and save 10%' option.

The range contains the following nations and sets:

The French Army The Bavarian Army
The Portuguese Army The Spanish Army
The Austrian Army The Russian Army
The British Army The Prussian Army
Naval Landing Parties Wagons and Draught Animals

You can download a full list of the codes as a PDF from our website on the Brickdust page for free. Go HERE.

Currently we have all of the codes online but not all of them have images.  We will be attending to this over coming weeks and we will let you all know as each section gets its pictures.  Just now we have pictures of four parts up.  Soon we will have both the Russian and Austrian armies!


15% Discount Code Until 1st July 2015

Lastly we have a special code for 15% off this range valid until 1st July.  Place items in your cart and when you head to checkout put this code ' 200 ' into the discount white box and your total will reduce on screen by fifteen percent automatically.  This is meant for Napoleonics but heck it will work for anything on the website if you want science fiction, fantasy, books or other historicals such as Medieval or Renaissance.

Thanks for Reading.

GBS

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

SHM Alien Animals on Magpie and Old Lead Blog

"How Much Is That Creature In The Window...?"  "...The one with the wiggly pseudopod."


An awesome fun posting this time from the gang at 15mm.co.uk.  Over on the Magpie and Old Lead Blog blogger Axiom put up a posting this spring showing his collection of creatures for use by his 'Xeno Pet Trader'...what a hoot!  You can visit the posting HERE.  Its really good and well worth a eye chewing from your good self.

The pets in question came from several sources but among them and noted were 15mm creatures from our SHM Range.  These included the following which though meant for 15mm scale do work in other scales too:


SHM25 Little Krators.
Three Young Aliens. This code gives three miniatures randomly taken from three poses of small Krator. Each stands approx 6mm tall and is one piece. Krators are vicious predators who hunt in packs and are quite capable of eating through the toughest walls and armour with their row upon row of needle sharp teeth. Great for colonist games or deep space encounters or even near future or present day games on Earth.   There is also SHM26 Krator if you want a bigger nasty.


SHM23 Eyetaran
The Eyetaran is native to many world among the Galactic community and is something of an engima. Some feel it was once sentient and others that it was spread among planets by an ancient star faring race. It seems an calm creature but it is capable of forming packs and hunting down prey as large as small groups of humans. Keep an eye on it!  Perfect for your alien safari's, hunts and objectives 


SHM74 Human Faced Helmith
Can your sanity survive an encounter with the Human Faced Helmith!  Sharing the features of a man and a snake with the evil of both this is a perfect creature for your Eldritch or Post-Apoc forces.

We have many other creatures such as the Lesser Flesh Shoggoth, Gecko Guy, Thing of the Abyss and the Tentacle Brain Monster.  You can see all of these on our website in the SHM Range. HERE.

This post gives a wargamer a stack of neat ideas for scenarios and setting.

Thank for Reading

GBS