Friday 30 October 2015

Raptors in Spaaaace! Painting Agency Blog does the Chuhuac

November 2015 will see the release of the brand new Vasseth light grav tank from Loud Ninja Games. You can read the initial post on this HERE on our blog. There are many fans of the Space Raptor miniatures, the Chuhuac which were the first codes in the growing range but among the foremost of these fans is Allison M who runs the Painting Agency blog. He has put up a great article with pictures and his own take on a possible future for Humanity that involves the Chuhuac. You can read it HERE

Painting Agency blog had another Space Raptor posting earlier this month called 'Daring Deep Space Dinos' which is also a cracking read. You can see it HERE

If you wish to see the Space Raptors and all their codes considering your next hobby move in November when the Vasseth comes out as a pack and also a value set then you can see all of their packs on this refined search to's page for Loud Ninja Games HERE

Thanks for Reading. 


War in a Box Blog gets a fix!

The internet is a glorious place for the wargaming hobbyist. It is filled with enthusiastic guys and gals who love their miniatures, rule systems and collections and a desire to show and tell others what they have and their intentions on how to proceed with the fun. War in a Box is such a blog run by a chap who is a long time customer of and who has his own way of doing things. I would like to share War in a Box with you all. 

This time War in a Box revels in the latest package received from us containing Octopods, Laserburn and Prang (remember you have only a limited time to get your Prang for us before they leave for greener pastures go HERE for details of this) adding to the collection and the 'lead pile'. Go HERE to read the post. 

Thanks for Reading. 

GBS (old!)  :-)

Tuesday 27 October 2015

The Prang by Eli Arndt moving to The Ion Age soon!

This is a joint blog post featuring on and on The Ion Age both of which are part of Alternative Armies. Its a happy article concerning the long term future of one of the most adored parts of the popular SHM Range. In the SHM range new and aspiring designers get the chance to have 15mm scale miniatures put into production by us for free at Gavin Syme (GBS) does this to give a 'leg up' to talent in a world where often its almost impossible to get ahead and its helped more than a dozen sculptors both traditional and digital since its inception. While everyone has their favourites from the eighty odd codes in the SHM range there is one part of the range that has out performed all others...The Prang by Eli Arndt. 

By arrangement between Gavin Syme (GBS), Sam Croes and Eli Arndt the Prang will leave the SHM Range and make the move across to The Ion Age in November 2015. What this means is that soon you will no longer be able to purchase Prang on's pages and instead, under new codes but similar prices, the miniatures will arrive on The Ion Age pages. As part of the space opera awesome of The Ion Age the Prang will expand into an entire army, an entire range with a background in the narrative of the Prydian Precinct. While the current poses and codes of Prang will remain on the SHM Range page at until the 9th November 2015 at which time they will be removed forever...argh! But do not fret! It will not be long after that before they appear once more. They will not stand still however as new poses have already been sculpted by Eli Arndt and here are a couple of inked up example master castings we are currently working on. 

During next month there will be more announcement and releases for The Prang but in the meantime stock up if you wish and if you have questions please do ask on or Go HERE for the Prang in the SHM Range on until 9th November 2015.

Welcome to The Ion Age Eli! Its going to be a lot of fun! 

Thanks for Reading, 


Friday 23 October 2015

Walt O'Hara got his Leonardo and Tank

Walt O'Hara reviews his newly arrived set of our HOT 15mm scale Leonardo Da Vinci and his Tank released a while back.  Kimd words and a nice selfless way of telling the tale.  Go HERE.

Here are our painted versions of Leonardo and his Tank.

You can find the codes talked about in our HOT Range.

Thanks Walt!


Wednesday 21 October 2015

New Chuhuac 15mm Space Raptor vehicle coming in November!

Loud Ninja Games has their own page on our website HERE and next month there will be a new light vehicle added to their range.  Coded RAP027 Vasseth Strike Tank it is a resin and white metal vehicle that is part of the Chuhuac Space Raptors in 15mm scale.  As you can see it will be some 70mm long and 40mm wide at its widest point and all you see will come in the pack meaning many variants possible.  The pack will be priced at 6.00GBP and will leave you pieces for your bits box too.

Eli Arndt kindly posted up two more images of the 3D render of the Vasseth and the original printed pieces which has now molded up.  The second image shows the RAP008 Sirrus APC for scale and this vehicle is part of the range now.

There will be photos of built and painted Vasseth nearer the time of release.  Sam Croes likes this model so much he will be doing the painting himself!

Thanks for Reading.


Friday 16 October 2015

Sengoku 15mm Japanese Fantasy – HOTT Armies now released!

The Sengoku range of 15mm scale Japanese Fantasy sculpted by John Bell is the largest such range in the world.  It currently has forty single codes and a number of packs as well as two sets and now two HOTT 2nd Edition 24AP Armies supplied with all needed element bases.  Great for Japan themed games or spicing up your 15mm fantasy or pulp or post-apocalyptic collections among many others.  As well as Male and Female warriors there are Male and Female Buddhist monks.  There are Goblins and Kappa was well as Tengu and Oni.  Sengoku has Ghosts, Snakes and Monsters plus centipede, snake and spider bodied warriors and monsters.  School Girls in Japanese uniforms and of course the scary long necked Rokurokubi lady which is the lads at's personal favourite from the range.  Go HERE.

We are releasing two new HOTT Armies into the Sengoku range and onto the HOTT page of the website where twenty other pre-made and supplied with our resin element bases armies await.  All are 24AP and ready for play.  Most of them can be bought painted and based and all of them offer a saving of 10% if you select to purchase three from the drop down product menu.  See them all HERE.

Here is the detail of the two new armies and a picture of the contents of each.

HOTT1021 Noble Japanese Mythic Army 24AP
Based on the fantastical mythology of Japan with a leaning towards nobility and goodness of Human Beings. Stronghold: Japanese Castle.

Magician @ 4AP 1 (3 Miko Maidens) (B1)
Behemoth @ 4AP 1 (2 Tengu) (B1)
Paladin @ 4AP 1 (3 Buddhist Monks) (C1)
Lurkers @ 1AP 1 (3 Kasa-Obake and Chochinobake Ghosts) (C1)
Horde @ 1AP 3 (5 School Girls) (C3)
Beasts @ 2AP 1 (3 Tuchinoko Snakes) (B1)
Blades @ 2AP 3 (4 Sengoku Human Warriors) (E3)
This Army Pack comes with all needed miniatures and resin element bases. 

Miniatures in this Army Pack are as follows:
SGF19,20 Miko Maidens (3) 
SGF01,03 Tengu (2)
SGF21,22 Monks (3)
SGF16,17,18 Schoolgirls (15 Mixed) 
SGF25 Tuchinoko Snakes (3)
SGF26 Chochinobake (2) 
SGF24 Kasa Obake (1)
SGF34, 35 Human Bodies with SGF36,37,38,39 Upper Bodies (12 Mixed)
Price: 24.00GBP

HOTT1022 Evil Japanese Mythic Army 24AP
Based on the fantastical mythology of Japan with a leaning towards evil and death with many Goblins and Demons. Stronghold: Demon Spirit Gate.

Warband (General) @ 2AP 1 (3 Centipede Demons) (D1)
Behemoth @ 4AP 2 (2 Oni Ogres) (B2)
Shooters @ 2AP 2 (4 Goblins) (D2)
Spears @ 2AP 2 (4 Goblins) (E2)
Lurkers @ 1AP 1 (3 Kappa) (C1)
Warband @ 2AP 1 (4 Snake Devils) (D1)
Sneakers @ 3AP 1 (3 Rokurokubi) (D1)
This Army Pack comes with all needed miniatures and resin element bases. 

Miniatures in this Army Pack are as follows:
SGF30 Centipede Body with SGF39 Snake Head (1)
SGF04 Oni (2)
SGF05 Oni (2)
SGF06 Oni (2)
SGF23 Rokurokubi (3)
SGF31 Snake Body with SGF36 Human Body with Sword (2)
SGF32 Snake Body with SGF38 Human Body with Sword (2)
SGF11,12,15 Kappas (3)
SGF09, 13, 14 Goblins with Bows (8 Mixed)
SGF07,08,10 Goblins with Spears (8 Mixed)
Price 22.00GBP

Oh and as for SGF23 Rokurokubi well she is currently 25% off on the single miniature HERE. Enjoy!

Thanks for Reading,


Friday 9 October 2015

15mm Da Vinci Tank and Da Vinci himself released at!

“It is the winter of 1502 at the court of the notorious Cesare Borgia and while the snows fall outside the great table is surrounded by some of the most brilliant and ruthless men of that age. Among them is Borgia himself, patron and wealth bringing to his table two men among the many who will live on in history. The first is Niccolo Machiavelli who will use Borgia as the basis for his text The Prince. The other is an aged Leonardo Da Vinci whose mind is a wonder filled with designs that will influence a world to come. Employed as a military architect Da Vinci has plans for weapons and machines of war that he has no desire to give to Cesare Borgia. While it is not known if Machiavelli whispered a warning in the old man's ear it is wonderful to dream of what might have been said on those dark winter nights.” - Gavin Syme (GBS) is proud to present two new packs added to the HOT 15mm Fantasy range designed by Sam Croes. While not strictly fantasy these packs straddle the divide between the real world of the Renaissance and the invented world of fantasy. They can be used for both and 'Da Vinci World' is an accepted army list for several wargame systems. We have a true scale 15mm version of Da Vinci's tank, his turtle car, a wooden behemoth and would spread cannon carnage on a battlefield. We also have the great man himself Leonardo Da Vinci on foot and on horseback so you can add him as a character to your games. Fans of Renaissance Warfare, fans of 15mm Fantasy warfare read on! 

HOT101 Da Vinci Tank 
This resin and white metal 15mm scale vehicle kit depicts the famous Tank or 'Turtle Car' of Leonardo Da Vinci. Composed of two resin hull pieces easily assembled and two sprues of white metal cannon barrels you can add this vehicle to your collection. 

Shown with Da Vinci for scale (not supplied 15mm tall) the vehicle is approx 50mm wide and 25mm tall assembled. You can purchase it as a pack or as three packs using the drop down menu on the page saving 10% on screen. Price 5.00GBP. Go HERE 

HOT102 Leonardo Da Vinci 
This small pack contains three 15mm scale white metal miniatures. The famous inventor, thinker, artist of the Renaissance Leonardo Da Vinci on foot in robes holding a scroll of parchment and a scale model of his Tank (see HOT101) and a horse with a mounted version of the same miniature showing Da Vinci riding. You can purchase it as a pack or as three packs using the drop down menu on the page saving 10% on screen. Price 1.50GBP. Go HERE

We will be expanding this part of the HOT Range as we go and though it is in the fantasy range it also features in the excellent Altuos range which you can find it HERE. There are a hundred different figures in our 15mm Renaissance range good for all systems. 

Thanks for Reading. 


Thursday 8 October 2015

551 Ent classic monster now re-molded and on offer!

“A large Man-like, almost Troll-like, figure, at least fourteen foot high, very sturdy, with a tall head, and hardly any neck. Whether it was clad in stuff like green and grey bark, or whether that was its hide, was difficult to say. The lower part of the long face was covered with a sweeping grey beard, bushy, almost twiggy at the roots, thin and mossy at the ends.” - The Ent

We have re-molded and now make an offer on a classic 15mm scale monster in the Tabletop Games range of miniatures.  Ent is the old english word for what we would call in wargaming a tree-man but more than that an ancient being possessed of passion and a soul.  Great for your skimish and battle games and until the end of the month its 25% off its regular price.  Below is a scale shot next to a 15mm tall Human Bard from the TTF range.  Go HERE

551 The Ent
This code contains a one piece white metal 15mm scale creature.  The miniature is roughly 40mm tall and works well as an Ent or Treeman for your 15mm skirmish or battle level wargames.  Supplied unpainted and without a base.  Other miniature is 15mm tall and shown for scale only and not supplied.  Purchase one pack or three packs with a saving.  Price 4.00GBP  Go HERE.

Thanks for Reading


Thursday 1 October 2015

Octopod Racer and Platoon released and offer!

After the fun of the Security Force Alpha (SFA) release of Skimmer packs and offers last month its the turn of another of Elton Water's creations to take the lime (get it!) light once more.  The Octopods are back!  Octopods are the size and build of Humans with two arms and two legs however they have a cluster of long tentacles which takes the place of their lower faces. Favouring explosive cartridge rifles along with force poles the Octopods make great use of Psykers and also Medics among their ranks and the Seer Guard are an elite formation. Brutal force and lack of tactics sum up the Octopods, the opposite of their natural enemies the Zidhe.  We have a new platoon pack which offers a saving just like the one for the Corporate Ashigaru and also a new small vehicle too the Octopod Racer!

HOFP02 Octopod Platoon
A special pack containing one of every pose we have of the Octopods including small vehicles. A sampler if you will or the ultimate skirmishing character pack. A total of sixteen infantry miniatures, a jet bike and a racer taken from codes HOF53,HOF59,HOF60,HOF61, HOF89, HOF88 and HOF110. Leaders, Personalities, Troopers, Support Weapons, Guard, Assault Troopers, Jetbike with Stand, Racer (resin). Save 10% off single purchase.  A great way to get into this force.  Choose from a pack saving 10% or a  three packs option (saving a further 10%  on the price). All miniatures are supplied unpainted and without bases.  Some Assembly may be required with miniatures.  Price 9.36GBP (Saving 10% off 10.40GBP single prices).  Go HERE

HOF110 Octopod Racer
This new code contains two identical resin small vehicles both in one piece.  The Octopods are brutal and resilient soldiers who favour force over tactics and speed over safely.  The Racer is a step up from their jetbike featuring a pilots pod as well as a single exhaust engine which propels the racer at massive velocity.  Fuel tanks and storage are under the hull and two lasers are forward fixed mounted.  A great scout and recon vehicle.  

Choose from a pack or three packs (saving 10% automatically on the price) or select parts of the pack (a single).  Components of the pack are described in the drop down menu.  Supplied unpainted and without bases.  Some assembly may be required. Go HERE.

We have also taken 20% off the core HOF53 Octopod Infantry pack which you can find for this month only on the DEALS AND OFFERS page meaning you can expand or start your forces for 15mm science fiction domination of the galaxy with a saving.  

The Octopods were created by Elton Waters and sculpted by him along with another designer Rob Alderman.

Thanks for Reading,