Thursday, 1 December 2016

Last Month of 2016 and what's coming....

Here are 15mm.co.uk we are looking forward to a week off at Christmas and again thank you for your support during the Four Day Mega Offer at the end of November.  There is a lot happening here for 2017 but this month we have some surprises for you including a free USEME Scenario and a new HOT 15mm small monster code too.  All in the first half of December.


We have had a lot of kind words and nice emails about our 15mm Festive Range and its new pack SN04 Psycho Presents.  I had not intended to do a new free USEME scenario for this year as I had not been asked much but over last weekend that changed.  


So..later this month and featuring the gun toting Presents against the Security Force Alpha lads from the previous scenarios...I will put up here...'Wrapped for Trouble'.


If you are interested in the USEME Series you can see it HERE.

Thanks for Reading and Merry Christmas!

GBS

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Four Day Event now finished and orders shipping worldwide

The Four Day event we held for Black Friday Weekend is now over and ended.  I want to thank all of the wargamers and hobbyists who placed an order or several with us for miniatures and books and so forth across our website and by email.


We are making, packing and shipping out orders as of yesterday and we will be doing so all of this week and at the start of next week too until we are all caught up.  Most orders will be dispatched on Friday of this week.  If you have a question please get in touch with your order number and we will assist you.

Visit us HERE.

December is just around the corner and we will have more for you to see before the Christmas break begins but more on that when the month begins.

Oh and thank you too for the comments about our new HOT111 Dem Bones 15mm scenics pack.  It was a customer suggestion and we are glad you like it.

GBS

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Black Friday Four Day Event is here! Free Shipping and Gift!

The time has come. Get your campaign supplies for the winter from us over the next four days with our Black Friday weekend offers. The event is composed of the following promotions which can be applied to EVERTHING on the website (except digital downloads). All orders over 12.00GBP product value will be shipped free postage worldwide AND all orders with 20.00GBP or more product value automatically get an extra 5.00GBP gift of miniatures selected by us and related to what you purchase. Offers end around 9am GMT Tuesday 29th November (to give maximum time to our American and other friends). Go HERE and browse. 


Superb offers! You need do nothing more than just add to your cart and checkout. Please note the shipping offer is no standard mail and airmail; the signed for option remains at its flat 10.00GBP charge. Select during checkout. These offers apply to all of our physical products including all bundles and deals and all of the new releases such as those this month as below. 

The Loud Ninja Games 15mm Mecha and Bundles are now released!
Go HERE.


Six Different 15mm white metal Mecha and a Set of Six with one Free as well as two Reaction Force Bundles with saving this is a mighty release and the ideal time for it too.  You get free shipping and a gift with the purchase of just one Archon!  More information HERE.





Festive 15mm Range Returns with new release!

Go HERE.


New Psycho Presents pack along with previous years Evil Snowmen, Killer Xmas Trees and Snow Monsters.  All as packs or bumper sets or a seasonal sampler with saving. 

15mm Fantasy Scenic Packs and Monsters!
Go HERE


We have packs of 15mm fantasy scenics which are ideal for wargaming, dungeon crawl and base decoration and scenery too.  Six different packs all in the HOT Range.  We also have classic and new monsters in resin at great prices such as our mighty HOT37 Dragon!  See below.


The offers are run across all three of our websites. Alternative Armies, 15mm.co.uk and The Ion Age. If you wish to combine products from different websites you can do so. All you need to do is email us on sales@15mm.co.uk (we are centralising emails of this manner this time) with your name, address, paypal email address and list of desired codes (if over 20.00GBP please indicate what type of free gift you would desire based on your list). We will respond and send you a paypal invoice to pay. All emails received during the offer will qualify even if the orders are not completed during the period of the offer. Note for The Ion Age you will NOT get Reward Points ordering in this manner but you will still get the monthly free miniature worth 0.60GBP. You can select the Daily Deal and or Weekly Deal on the Alternative Armies website and the Festive Range on 15mm.co.uk. 

Thanks for Reading, 

GBS

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Tavshar Archon 15mm Mechas and Bundles Outlined

To be released last weekend in November on 15mm.co.uk the brand new range of 15mm Tavshar Mecha and bundles plus reaction forces for Loud Ninja Games to expand the Yandrassi collection of awesomeness!  If you missed the Introduction to the Tavshar Archon Mecha article by Eli Arndt with sketch by Sam Croes have a look and a read.  Upon release all of the codes will be HERE on the website.  Ain't this just the most lovely 15mm mecha you have seen recently!



"Archons are elite war machines, piloted by Tavshar that have reached the rank of Prime and shown their prowess in battle above other Primes, making them the elite among elites. Archon is not only the name of the mecha but also the new rank of those who pilot them. Each Archon selects its weapon load based on its mission or sometimes the preference of the individual Archon where command edict does not override personal choice. A mix of weapon types is common, allowing Archons operating in force to counter unexpected threats. Archons are most often tasked with providing heavy support to lesser troops alone or in small groups, but may be used as strike teams by themselves."

Above are two shots of IAF036A Tavshar Guardian Archon mecha built in one of its variations and pose and then painted by the legendary Sam Croes.  There are six different mecha choices and each has a different weapon load out and is very posable.  An advanced level white metal kit which is supplied with a selection of heads to use.  When built each stands 55mm to 60mm tall.

Here are all the codes along with their contents and images of parts, assembled version and scale with a 15mm Tavshar Infantry figure:



RAP036A Tavshar Guardian Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Sword and Shield.  Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.



RAP036B Tavshar Starslayer Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Two Handed Singularity Lance.  Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.



RAP036C Tavshar Battler Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Shredder Cannon. Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.



RAP036D Tavshar Hell Rain Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Two Handed Ripper Cannon. Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.



RAP036E Tavshar Trooper Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Plasma Cannon. Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.



RAP036F Tavshar Firestorm Archon
This code contains one 15mm scale white metal mecha kit which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Arm and Shoulder Missile Pods. Useful in many different settings.  A real work of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round base.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale. 20.00GBP per kit.

We also have a superb value bundle of Archons giving you one free saving 20.00GBP plus two Reaction Forces getting you a force on the table.  See them at Loud Ninja Games page HERE upon release and details follow below.


RAP036P Tavshar Archon Full Set - Get One Free!  Free Shipping!
This Bundle Gives you one of each of the six different Kits (RAP036A to RAP036F).  You pay for five and you get the sixth free!  Also free shipping on this bundle too! This code contains six different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall. Useful in many different settings.  Real works of miniature art and a complex build which is very posable.  All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases.  The parts image shows assembly guide but posing is up to you. Note FOUR head options are supplied with each mecha and you can choose which one you use.  We picked one at random.  See parts images. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.  Note that images depicting miniatures and codes other than those in this code are for reference and scale only and are not included. Pictured is a Tavshar Warrior (16mm tall) for scale.  Price 100.00GBP (Saving 20.00GBP and getting free worldwide shipping).


RAP036R1 Tavshar Archon Reaction Force 1
This Reaction Force gives you three Archons along with Yandrassi Infantry with a 10% saving.

This code contains three different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall as well as three Gun Skimmers and nineteen infantry. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  We picked one at random.  See parts images. Here are the code contents:  RAP036A Tavshar ' Guardian ' Archon (Sword and Shield), RAP036B Tavshar ' Starslayer' Archon (Singularity Lance), RAP036C Tavshar ' Battler ' Archon (Shredder Cannon),  RAP020 Tavshar Infantry (4) x 4,  RAP022 Tavshar Officers (2) x 1, RAP024 Tavshar Prime (1) x 1, RAP022 Tavshar Gun Skimmer (1) x 3. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.  Price  71.10GBP (Saving 10% from 79.00GBP).


RAP036R2 Tavshar Archon Reaction Force 2
This Reaction Force gives you three Archons along with Yandrassi Infantry with a 10% saving.

This code contains three different 15mm scale white metal mecha kits which once assembled stands about 55mm to 60mm tall as well as thirty two infantry. All parts shown in the parts image are supplied as well as a 50mm round bases. Note FOUR head options are supplied and you can choose which one you use.  We picked one at random.  See parts images. Here are the code contents:  RAP036D Tavshar ' Hell Rain ' Archon (Heavy Ripper Cannon), RAP036E Tavshar ' Trooper' Archon (Plasma Cannon), RAP036F Tavshar ' Firestorm' Archon (Missile Pods), RAP019 Neek Infantry (5) x 4, RAP021 Horgosi Squad (5) x 2, RAP025 Horgosi Prime (1) x 1, RAP026 Horgosi Beserker (1) x 1. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and unassembled.  Price 75.60GBP (Saving 10% from 84.00GBP).

The Archons are a superb addition to any alien 15mm sci-fi collection and they also work as 28mm battlesuits as well in any suitable system.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Psycho Presents new to the 15mm Festive Range!

Its that time of the year again!  Our 15mm Festive Range is back to stay and with a new code too. We present SN04 Psycho Presents!  Yes, you read correctly.  Total madness.  So we have Evil Snowmen, Killer Xmas Trees and Snow Monsters too plus a sample bundle with saving too.  On top of this we collect here the three USEME free scenarios featuring our festive miniatures.  Enjoy by reading on and hitting the links and by going HERE too.  The range will be online all year from now on..but we will not mention it until November next time we promise!  



SN04 Psycho Presents
This code contains five different 15mm scale white metal miniatures. Our armed to the teeth animated wrapped presents suitable for any festive themed scenario or army. Each of them stands about 10mm tall and poses are pointing Sten Gun, holding Blunderbuss, Polearm, firing Sten Gun and Machine Pistol. You can choose a pack or choose the Value Blister (Psycho Present Sack) where you get 20 Random Mixed Presents with a 10% saving. All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases.  Some Assembly may be required with miniatures.  Go HERE.


SN2016 Seasonal Fun Sampler Pack – Save 10%  
This collection code gives you one of every pose in the 2016 SN Festive 15mm Range.  The pack contains five SN01 Evil Snowmen in five poses, three SN02 Killer Xmas Trees in three poses and two SN03 Abominable Snow Monsters in two different poses plus a sprue of Christmas hats and five different Psycho Presents too.  Unique and fun with a lot of uses from a festive themed army to a post apocalypse campaign, arctic warfare or even science fiction and more.  Supplied Unpainted and without Bases.  This collected code saves you 10% off single purchases.  Go HERE.


SN01 Evil Snowmen
This code contains five different 15mm scale white metal miniatures.  Our not so friendly snowmen suitable for any festive themed scenario or army.  Each of them stands about 10mm tall and poses are hat with hatchet, top hat and candy cane, wool hat and rifle, saucepan and scarf, severed head and knife. Supplied Unpainted and without Bases. OR  Evil Snowmen Horde this code contains twenty 15mm scale white metal miniatures taken from five different poses. The bumper value pack saves you 10% off list price! Go HERE.


SN02 Killer Xmas Trees 
This code contains five 15mm scale white metal miniatures in three poses.  From one side these approx 22mm tall trees are nice and friendly with sparkly baubles and paper bands adorning them but turn them around and horror they are all teeth and doom!  Unique and fun with a lot of uses from a festive themed army to a post apocalypse campaign and more these monsters will get your opponent's attention for sure. OR Killer Xmas Tree Forest this code contains ten 15mm scale white metal miniatures in three poses. Supplied Unpainted and without Bases.  The bumper value pack saves you 10% off list price! Go HERE.


SN03 Abominable Snow Monsters 
This code contains two 15mm scale white metal miniatures in two poses.  These are both one piece and come with a separate sprue of two Christmas Hats which may be mounted on the miniatures or left off. Abominable Snow Monsters approx 35mm tall these creatures are covered in fur and have sharp claws and even sharper teeth. Unique and fun with a lot of uses from a festive themed army to a post apocalypse campaign, arctic warfare or even science fiction and more these beasts will add some scare to your games.  OR  Abominable Snow Monster Gathering this code contains six 15mm scale white metal miniatures in two poses. Supplied Unpainted and without Bases. This bumper value pack saves you 10% off list price! Go HERE.

There are several free resources for USEME from previous winters using the Festive Range.  Three great scenarios.  Click on the links under each to download them from our Dropbox Account.  Each uses UM001 15mm Science Fiction for its rules.  All written by myself.


Cold Thing. Click HERE


Branch Face.  Click HERE


Abominable Weather.  Click HERE

We wish you the best of the season and we do plan to expand this range by another code each year as we have done in the last three years.  Crazy, odd and mad miniatures but they are fun and that matters to us.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

Monday, 14 November 2016

Free USEME Scenario - Uplink 404

Today we give to all you 15mm science fiction wargamers out there a brand new free scenario for USEME.  Uplink 404 is a small scale mission between Corporate Ashigaru and Security Force Alpha all about a Maginot Turret.  A quick and fun scenario written by Thomas Hamilton.  You can see the USEME Range HERE in print (for the moment) and all as paid for PDF downloads too.  This scenario uses UM001 15mm Science Fiction.


Click HERE to download this fun and free one page scenario from our Dropbox account.  Enjoy!


If you like free scenarios for USEME a quick reminder that you can get the whole Terminus mini-campaign arc of scenarios from us.  Linked up and great fun and written by myself just click HERE to download it.

Thanks for Reading and well done Mr Hamilton!

GBS

Friday, 11 November 2016

An Introduction to the Tavshar Archon 15mm Mechas

Loud Ninja Games will be releasing in late November though 15mm.co.uk brand new codes at the core of which are the fantastic Tavshar Archon mecha in 15mm scale.  This article by Eli Arndt gives you an introduction to the concepts and story behind the mecha and how they came to be.  The sketching here was done by Sam Croes who is a big fan of LNG and who has also painted up an Archon too.  See Loud Ninja Games HERE.  Take it from here Eli...


The Story of the Archon
The Yan’drassi (YD) Archon mecha started out as an idea for how to add some heavy firepower to the existing YD range. So far, the range includes several infantry option and a light vehicle that has some firepower but not enough to take the fight to an opponent’s medium to heavy vehicle. While tanks and other vehicles are definitely in the realm of possibility for the YD, I felt the first release since the Kickstarter really needed to make a statement and mecha certainly make a statement.

For the design, I contacted sculptor Sean Bullough who had sculpted the original Yan’drassi range and who I knew was a huge anime and mecha fan with a broad frame of reference for the genre and various design aesthetics. I had seen his work with ClearHorizon miniatures first Kickstarter and the great work he had done on their mecha design and so I was confident in his ability to deliver a quality model. 


This is one of the first projects I have done where there was no concept art. Sean and I talked about design elements I wanted and drew mostly from references drawn from other existing mecha. The process was a lot of back and forth with me giving some design points and sending and image and Sean sending me his own thoughts and additional reference ideas. Sean has a vast collection of mecha pictures that he was able to draw from so we quickly found our stride in design process. For me, the key was to make a design that looked like it fit in with the existing Yan’drassi aesthetic. This meant rounded shapes. As the Archons are piloted be the YD’s elites, the Tavshar, I also wanted the Archon to resemble the Tavshar Primes. This second element meant making them look like a warrior’s armour as much as a battle ready machine. 

For weapons, I wanted the Archon to have a good number of choices. I wanted all versions of the Archon to have missile support so a pair of vertical launch missiles pods was added. The original three weapon options were a basic Shredder rifle, a sword/shield combo and the powerful, lance-like Singularity Cannon capable of launching micro black holes across the battlefield.  After these the model had been molded and Gavin and I started talking about release plans, it was decided to add an additional three weapon options to the Archon to provide greater depth and variety to the design. These new parts were designed by Sam Croes and would include a new more powerful Plasma Rifle, a missile launcher version with several add-on missile pods, and a massive Ripper Cannon with an attached combat blade. This brought the total options to six, making the Archon a versatile and unpredictable opponent.  There are six different Archon mecha single codes.

The final model does including a lot of individual parts, regardless of which weapon configuration you choose. This was a by product of trying to minimize the number of individual parts that needed to be made, allowing us to then re-use many parts by making the model mostly poseable. This makes the Archon a more advanced model and one that will take a bit of attention with a fantastic reward.


So, where does the Archon fit into the Yan’drassi force structure?
Archons are elite war machines, piloted by Tavshar that have reached the rank of Prime and shown their prowess in battle above other Primes, making them the elite among elites. Archon is not only the name of the mecha but also the new rank of those who pilot them. Each Archon selects its weapon load based on its mission or sometimes the preference of the individual Archon where command edict does not override personal choice. A mix of weapon types is common, allowing Archons operating in force to counter unexpected threats. Archons are most often tasked with providing heavy support to lesser troops alone or in small groups, but may be used as strike teams by themselves. 

For general combat Shredder Guns and Plasma Cannons, supported by Heavy Ripper Guns are the most effective, combining withering fire with powerful long-range plasma fire. For heavier targets Singularity Cannons and Missiles are best. On the rare occasions, where assault in necessary, there is nothing better than the combination of a powered blade and shield for wading into enemy formations. 


We hope you enjoyed this read and you can find Loud Ninja Games range HERE.  There will be one more big article on the Tavshar Archons which will show you all the codes, the poses, the bundles and reaction forces which are being released late November.

Thanks for Reading,

GBS