The Other Side’s Tides of Battle is Now Live!

Hey Wyrdos,

We’ve officially released the Tides of Battle!

Tides of Battle is the official Escalation and Achievement League format for The Other Side. With this document, you will be able to play The Other Side in new and exciting ways by earning achievements and creating new Companies in the process. It’s a fantastic way to meet new players and establish a community in your area.

In the Tides of Battle, you’ll also find the Garrison system. Every two weeks, your Company will expand with more Scrip to spend on units and Assets, more Strategems to better prepare you for the battles to come, and more Commanders to lead your Fireteams to glory. The Garrison system will also be a part of the upcoming tournament document, which we will be providing in the near future.

You can find the Tides of Battle document here!

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Black Friday Deals 2018 preview – Crazy Bundles!

By Mantic Games

It’s the most glorious time of the year! Black Friday is almost upon us. This is the day when we remember the birth of Crazy Bobby. We celebrate by eating fried chicken, drinking copious amounts of bourbon and hanging up decorations on our giant plastic moustache. Who can resist the look of happy children as they sit on the knee of a local Bobby in fancy dress at their nearest distillery and request what bargains they want to be hidden in their curly wig on Black Friday morning? It truly is a magical and special time for everyone.

After yesterday’s preview of some of the special offers Bobby has cooked up for the Mantic website, today we’re previewing some of the wonderful bundles that will be up for grabs from 10am on Friday. Remember, stock will be limited, so you’ll have to be quick.

SCI-FI BUNDLES

We’ve got a great selection of ‘crazy’ bundles that will be perfect for Deadzone players looking to start a force, Firefight players want to bolster their faction or Starfinder RPG fans that want to add miniatures to their games. From Friday you’ll be able to get:

  • Enforcer Crazy Bundle (4 Defenders, 2 Medics, 10 Pathfinders, 2 DOG Drones and 2 Clear Plastic Jetbikes)
  • Plague Crazy Bundle (11 3rd Gens, 1st gen, 3 2nd Gens, 3 Plague Hounds, 2 Plague Swarm and 2 Teratons)
  • Asterian Crazy Bundle (Overseer, 12 Cyphers, 6 Wardens, 2 Primes and 3 Sky Razors)

All of the above cost £14.99/€17.99/$19.99 each. To accompany the sci-fi Crazy Bundles, there’s also a Scenery Crazy Bundle that comes with five sprues of Battlezones scenery (mixing sci-fi and Red Brick terrain), plus connectors. There are plenty of ways to build this combo of parts, such as the mini factory Dave put together as a demonstration. Of course, the more you buy, the bigger the structure you can build. Crazy Bobby’s house is actually made from Battlezones scenery.

Talking of scenery – do you need some scatter for your sci-fi games? Perhaps you need some pieces for your Starfinder games? Well, great news because you can get a bundle of the Starship Scenery and Starship Doors for just £19.99/€24.99/$29.99.

DREADBALL BUNDLES

Following on from the DreadBall Xtreme and DreadBall Second Edition offers we mentioned yesterday, there are also some team offers going live from Friday too.

  • Matsudan Crazy Bundle – Matsudo Tectonics team, Blaine MVP, Kickstarter Exclusive Captains (Raiden, Frank Burke, Romeo Blue and Na’Huatl) and Kickstarter Exclusive Coaches (Fergus and Tracer)
  • Cyborgs Crazy Bundle – New Eden Revenants Team, Blaine MVP, Kickstarter Exclusive Captains (Raiden, Frank Burke, Romeo Blue and Na’Huatl) and Kickstarter Exclusive Coaches (Fergus and Tracer)
  • Yndij Crazy Bundle – Ninth Moon Tree Sharks Team, Blaine MVP, Kickstarter Exclusive Captains (Raiden, Frank Burke, Romeo Blue and Na’Huatl) and Kickstarter Exclusive Coaches (Fergus and Tracer)
  • Neobots Crazy Bundle – Draconis All-Stars Team, Blaine MVP, Kickstarter Exclusive Captains (Raiden, Frank Burke, Romeo Blue and Na’Huatl) and Kickstarter Exclusive Coaches (Fergus and Tracer)

All of the above will cost just £14.99/€17.99/$19.99 each. What’s more, it’s worth noting this is currently the only way to buy the Ninth Moon Tree Sharks and Draconis All-Stars without having to purchase the two-player starter set. You will need to get the Collector’s Edition rulebook for the stats though, but that’s on offer too. Hooray!

WARPATH REINFORCEMENTS

Finally, we’ve got a selection of much-requested items for Warpath that will be heading your way this Friday. Perfect for expanding your Warpath army or adding to your Deadzone reinforcements.

  • Marauder Commandos – still need more Marauders after Orcy’s Mega Deal? This contains 10 Commandos and 5 Goblin Snipers
  • Rebs Troopers – join the rebellion with 10 Rebs Human Troopers, 10 Yndij and 5 Sorak
  • Plague Aberrations – why take 1 Aberration into the shower, when you can take 3?
  • Forge Father Valkyrs – you asked, so we’ve obliged. Finally, you can get the Forge Father bikes without having to buy more Deadzone boosters. You’re welcome
  • Marauder Raptors – seems like orc vehicles are popular at the moment, so why not get three for less than a fiver each?

Just like our other bundles all of the above are £14.99/€17.99/$19.99 each and we’ll have some bundles of the bundles that will save you even more money. Because Crazy Bobby wouldn’t have it any other way.

Tune in tomorrow for more Black Friday previews and remember, our Black Friday sale starts 10am (GMT) this Friday – November 23rd.

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Here’s Negan: The Board Game – what is Reputation?

By Mantic Games

Today we’re kicking off a series of blogs running through some of the main gameplay elements of Here’s Negan: The Board Game. We’ll be guiding you through how Negan himself works, what events you can expect to uncover, combat and exploration. However, today we’re focusing on one of the key elements in Here’s Negan: Reputation!

Before we go onto how that works, it’s worth explaining a little bit about how Reputation came about. When we started creating Here’s Negan, we originally had Negan as one of the playable characters. However, when it became clear that everyone wanted to be the baseball bat-wielding tyrant, we took development back to the drawing board.

The result was that instead of Negan being a playable character, he was a third party that players had to impress. If you piss off Negan or get in his way, then he’s going to get a little cheesed off and will start punishing the players. Instead, you’ve got to clear a path for him, make sure there are no Walkers in his way and achieve various objectives, which will earn you Reputation.

EARNING REPUTATION

You track Reputation using a clip at the side of your character’s card. Throughout the course of a game it can go up and down and there are a number of ways to gain Reputation points:

  • Removing Walkers from play – if you manage to take out a Walker, you’ll earn some Rep. So, it’s worth pushing yourself to (re)kill as many Walkers as possible
  • Holding your nerve – sometimes you’ll need to lower the threat and calm everyone down. If you manage to do this successfully, you’ll impress Negan and earn a Reputation point
  • Securing a room – ensuring a room is safe for Negan and the other Survivors involves ‘securing’ a room. If a room is clear of Walkers and fire markers, a player can attempt to secure it. The player rolls a white die and adds an extra white die for every other Survivor in the room. If the score is equal to or greater than the current security level, you’ll secure the room. The player that made the action gains Reputation equal to the current security level (to a maximum of 4). What’s more, any other Survivors in the room also gain a Reputation point

LOSING REPUTATION

Unfortunately, it’s not all plain sailing for Negan and his gang of trusted lieutenants. Occasionally you’ll actually lose Reputation points during the game. Here’s how you can lose Reputation:

  • Call Negan – if you’re really stuck and need Negan to take out some Walkers for you, he’s happy to oblige. However, he’s not going to be too impressed and you’ll lose a blue die’s worth of Reputation. As a result, calling in Negan is really a last resort
  • Negan gets injured – if Negan takes any damage from a Walker every Survivor in play loses one white die of Reputation. So try to keep him safe at all costs!
  • Negan’s Rage! – if the Survivors haven’t successfully clear the way for Negan or make him get his hands dirty, there will be consequences. If Negan becomes enraged, the Survivor(s) with the highest reputation lose a blue die’s worth of Reputation
  • Negan action cards – each turn you’ll need to draw a Negan action card. Some of these will tell you to perform an action (e.g. move 2 spaces towards Negan) but if you refuse you’ll lose a point. Or you might be required to discard a supply card and gain Reputation instead. We’ll be looking at Negan action cards in more detail for a future blog

WHY EARN REPUTATION?

The amount of Reputation you earn as a group will dictate how successfully you clear a mission. Earn only a handful and you’ll get the ‘Practically Dead’ rating. But impress Negan and he’ll say “%$*!#^& Good Job!” However, it’s not really about the team effort because everyone is competing for Negan’s attention and respect. The Survivor with the highest Reputation at the end of the game is declared ‘Top Dog’.

Here’s Negan: The Board Game is available to pre-order now. All pre-orders come with FREE character cards to use Negan’s lieutenants in All Out War.

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Black Friday Deals 2018 preview – special offers

By Mantic Games

It’s Crazy Bobby’s favourite time of year – Black Friday Week! As we approach the busiest day of the year for Bobby and his team of goblins, we wanted to highlight a few of the special offers he has planned. We’ll also explain some of the hacks to get the most out of these products.

DISCOUNTED PRODUCTS

Dreadball Xtreme (£14.99/€17.99/$19.99) – the most violent game in the galaxy just got a whole lot of cheaper! As well as getting a full game (and Xtreme is excellent, brutal fun) you’ll also get THREE teams for DreadBall Second Edition. The teams in the box are the Long Rock Lifers (Convicts), Bremlin Nebulas (Kalyshi) and Renton Rejects.

DreadBall Second Edition Upgraded Edition (£49.99/€69.99/$79.99) – of course, you might also need DreadBall Second Edition to go alongside these teams. Well, great news! While stocks last, we’re upgrading copies of the two-player set to include the Collector’s Edition Rulebook (RRP £24.99). Combine this with DreadBall Xtreme and you’re getting five teams, the special rulebook and everything you need to play Second Edition. Both DreadBall and Xtreme are going to be limited stock, so you might need to be quick to pick one up.

The Walking Dead: Collector’s Edition (£49.99/€69.99/$79.99) – want to get into the Walking Dead? Don’t know where to start? Well look no further than the Collector’s Edition my curious friend. This contains the core game, plus a whole bunch of extras, like the solo-play Prelude to Woodbury, featuring the Governor! Also… between me and you this edition should set you up nicely for the new large battle rules, which are heading into testing early next year. Shhhhhhhhhh…

Walking Dead Deluxe Gaming Mats (£9.99/€12.49/$14.99) – while we’re on the subject of The Walking Dead. We’ve got quite a few UNPACKAGED deluxe gaming mats, covering the Greene Family Farm, Prison and Woodbury (which just happen to be the ones you’ll need after getting the Collector’s Edition). In fact, the Greene Family Farm mat is perfect for a range of skirmish games, including small games of Vanguard, as it’s basically a field.

The Tyrant of Halpi (£14.99/€17.99/$19.99) – pssssst, need a great big dragon for your Kings of War army or RPG sessions? Don’t fancy paying a huge chunk of cash? Well, The Tyrant of Halpi Dungeon Saga expansion contains a whopping great dragon and during the Black Friday sale it’s less than half price. Just tell them Bobby sent you.

Infernal Crypts and Return of Valandor (£14.99/€17.99/$19.99) – talking of Dungeon Saga expansions. Has your eye been caught by Vanguard recently? Need some miniatures to try it out?Well, look no further than Infernal Crypts and Return of Valandor. Infernal Crypts has more than enough minis to put together a 200pt warband, which you’ll be to create using stats from EasyArmy in December once they go up. Meanwhile, you can try a 100pt intro game with the undead minis in Return of Valandor and add some characters to your Kings of War army, with Valandor and Ba’el.

Kings of War books (various) – from Friday, we’ve got some craaaaaaaazy prices on Kings of War books. If you want to keep up to date with all the fluff from last year’s summer campaign, then Edge of the Abyss and Clash of Kings 2018 are just £4.99/€7.99/$9.99 each. Talking of fluff… do you want to learn more about the Nightstalkers? Perhaps the Salamanders tickle your fancy? Well, great news because due to the fact we found a massive box in the warehouse, Uncharted Empires is £7.49/€8.99/$9.99 during the special offer season.

And those are just the tip of the discount iceberg. Tomorrow we’ll be previewing some of the special bundles that Crazy Bobby is cooking up for your enjoyment.

Tune in tomorrow for more Black Friday previews and remember, our Black Friday sale starts 10am (GMT) this Friday – November 23rd.

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New 28mm Wraiths and Wraith Riders released

“Keep your wits about you and strain your hearing to the utmost for it will perhaps save your life. They do not so much walk as glide and no breath passes from them. Speed and strength contained within a robe that moves as it is alive but seems to contain no form at all. Once given a goal they will seek until the end of time to bring death to their prey. A blade of iron thrust into the robe will work as will spells and incantations. But listen, always listen for there will be little time for preparation when the Wraiths come for you.” 

Alternative Armies is delighted to release into our VNT High Fantasy 28mm range three new packs of Undead great for any game system. See the Undead Legions range HERE or read on for more information about our new Wraiths which are totally compatible for our classic VNT28 Wraiths pack which is very popular. I have always loved these creatures since I was a lad reading books about them. 
Until 9am GMT Tuesday 27th November our Black Friday Season Mega Event is on. We have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart (you need do nothing but add to cart but please note tracked shipping remains a flat 10GBP charge to select) and we have TEN brand new releases too during the event. Each of these new releases ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER CODE ON THE WEBSITE is 10% off regular price during the event and they are all online now with a place holder image; getting their own news during the event (such as this news). Go HERE for our blog post on the event in detail. 
VNT28 Wraiths 
This code contains four different white metal miniatures approx 28mm average height. Poses in this code are as follows: Wraith with two Swords, Wraith with two handed Sword, Wraith with Axe and Wraith gliding forward with Sword. You can choose from a pack of miniatures or single poses or three packs with an extra saving all on website page. Supplied Unassembled and Unpainted with no bases. We recommend our 25mm square cartouche resin bases. Go HERE. 8.00GBP per pack. 
VNT43 Wraiths II 
This code contains four different white metal miniatures approx 28mm average height. Poses in this code are as follows: Wraith with Snake Tongue Sword, Wraith with Polearm and Mace, Wraith with twin Swords and Wraith with Spear and Long Dagger. You can choose from a pack of miniatures or single poses or three packs with an extra saving all on website page. Supplied Unassembled and Unpainted with no bases. We recommend our 25mm square cartouche resin bases. Go HERE. 8.00GBP per pack. 
VNT44 Wraith Riders 
This code contains two different mounted white metal and grey tone resin miniatures in 28mm scale. Poses in this code are as follows: Wraith with two hands Sword overhead sitting on a skeletal horse which has a separate saddle roll. Wraith with Polearm raised sitting on a skeletal horse which has a separate saddle roll. You can choose from a pack of miniatures or single poses or three packs with an extra saving all on website page. Supplied Unassembled and Unpainted with no bases. We recommend our 25mm by 50mm rectangle cartouche resin bases. Go HERE. 8.00GBP per pack. 
VNT45 Wraith Riders II 
This code contains two different mounted white metal and grey tone resin miniatures in 28mm scale. Poses in this code are as follows: Wraith with Great Sword overhead sitting on a skeletal horse which has a separate saddle roll. Wraith with Sword sitting on a skeletal horse which has a separate saddle roll. You can choose from a pack of miniatures or single poses or three packs with an extra saving all on website page. Supplied Unassembled and Unpainted with no bases. We recommend our 25mm by 50mm rectangle cartouche resin bases. Go HERE. 8.00GBP per pack. 
5024E Zombie Horse 28mm Scale for Most Riders 
This pack contains one 28mm scale resin Zombie Horse taken from 5024 Escape the Dark Czar sets and also used in 55517 Spektrov Curiassiers and our VNT Fantasy Wraiths. It will fit most 28mm riders and comes with a separate saddle roll. You can select this option or the ‘E1’ option which also comes with two Kettle Drums as shown for a musician. Go HERE. 2.00GBP. 
Some in game photos (from our system DarkeStorme) of the Wraiths including a vicious fight with Guild Assassins!

The darkness descends upon the land with the arrival of the silent Wraiths! If you liked our VNT Range then you might want to check out other 28mm fantasy ranges we have. Click on the links to visit these ranges to see what we have. 
Crystal Empire Elves 
Dwarvish Hosts 
Orc and Goblin Hordes 
Adventurers and Wizards 
Knights and Footsoldiers 
Barbarians 
Monsters and Creatures 
Fantasy Warlord Range 
Thanks for Reading, 
GBS

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TerrainCrate Town & Battlefield available to order now

By Mantic Games

We’re delighted to announce that a brand new range of TerrainCrate scenery is available to order now from the Mantic website and your friendly local game store. While wave one of TerrainCrate focused on dank dungeons, these new releases take you to the great outdoors! With this wave you can travel to a local market, defend your keep with walls or camp out under the stars. Let’s take a look at the different sets available…

CAMPSITE

When armies take rest, they set up sprawling camps filled with tents, fires and bedrolls. These are well patrolled, for who knows when an ambush may come? This set includes everything you need to build a large camp, including tents, supplies, bedrolls and campfires.

VILLAGE SQUARE

As your adventurers enter a bustling settlement, they might encounter a village market, ancient stone markers, or gallows and stocks. This set contains everything you would need to populate a bustling village square in any of your tabletop games.

MARKET

Whether it’s a busy town market, or a shady black market, merchants can be found selling their precious wares to anyone who passes them. This set contains 4 market stalls, complete with loads of different goods to sell, plus a horse and cart laden with even more stock.

BATTLEFIELD FENCES AND HEDGES

Many fantasy battles are fought over abandoned farmsteads and hastily erected defences. This set includes fences, hedges, archers’ stakes, and signposts. These are perfect as obstacles for Kings of War or any other fantasy battle game.

BATTLEFIELD WALLS

In the heat of battle, a sturdy stone wall can be a welcome piece of cover – so long as it is intact. This set includes sections of stone wall, complete with fence posts and gates to connect them and toppled wall sections.

HUNTER’S CAMP

Whether used by a lone hunter after a game, or a small party of adventurers stopping for the night, this small camp is a vital safe haven for those who make use of it. This set contains a small campsite, including a tent, supplies, campfire, and firewood.

LIVERY STABLE

Rest your tired steeds at the livery stable! This set includes everything you would need to feed and hitch up a horse, including a trough and water pump, hay bales, hitching posts, and more!

BLACKSMITH’S FORGE

Keep your swords sharp and your armour strong at the local blacksmith’s. This set contains everything you would expect to find in a human or dwarvern forge, including a furnace, bellows, tools, and anvil, sharpening stone, and a bucket for water.

MARKET STALLS

Found in the centre of towns and villages everywhere, market stalls are vital places to restock supplies and haggle for bargains! This set contains two market stalls, each with a variety of optional goods to sell.

GALLOWS & STOCKS

Part punishment, part entertainment, gallows and stocks can be found in any populated area that suffers from crime. This set includes 1 set of gallows and one set of stocks.

FENCES

Simple rustic barriers that mark the edges of farmsteads, these wooden fences were never meant to provide serious protection. This set contains 3 wooden fences, great for fantasy of contemporary settings.

TerrainCrate wave two is available to order now from the Mantic website or ask at your local store.

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Upcoming Shows with Wyrd!

Hey Wyrdos,

We’re super excited to talk to you about the next two conventions that we will be attending.

At the end of this month, you can find us at PAX Unplugged. Starting November 30th and ending December 2nd, we will be there in Philadelphia, showing off The Other Side, Malifaux Third Edition, and more! Make sure to swing by our booth and say hello!

Then, in March, we’ll be headed to Schaumburg, IL to find out just how competitive our community is at Adepticon. From March 27th to the 31st, players will be duking it out in The Other Side’s first Wyrd-run tournament, as well as a tournament to celebrate Malifaux Second Edition before the next edition is released. We’ve got a bunch of other events that we’ll be running this year, so we hope to see you there! To find out more information about all of our events, head over to the Adepticon Event list here. Just make sure to search for “Wyrd” and you’ll be able to find our schedule!

We’ve got plenty to talk about and plenty more to show, so make sure to head to either (or both!) PAX Unplugged and Adepticon to find out the latest and greatest of all things Wyrd.

We’ll see you there!

 

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New Units for Vanguard Available NOW!

By Mantic Games

Since Vanguard launched in late October, we’ve already seen plenty of people creating their warband, battling it out and even starting a campaign. In fact, Vanguard was one of our most successful launches ever and we’re already close to re-printing the core rulebook.

As you probably know, we launched with four full warbands: Abyssals, Basileans, Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance. These releases came with a warband starter set and booster, which also included new unit cards to increase the options available when creating a warband. Meanwhile, in the core rulebook we had basic warband lists for the remaining factions: dwarfs, goblins, Trident Realm, orcs, Abyssal Dwarfs, elves, Forces of Nature, Empire of Dust, undead and ogres. Each of these had eight unit entries that could then be customised with extra equipment to make them even more unique.

Trident Realms

Across all these factions (alongside the Abyssals, Basileans, Nightstalkers and Northern Alliance) there are actually 121 unit entries in the rulebook that all had to be tested and balanced ahead of release – which is no mean feat. Of course, we’ve got plans to increase the number of unit entries for all the factions in the rulebook and eventually we’ll have extra units for everyone. In early 2019 we’ll be kicking off with dwarfs, before moving to the goblins and undead. Along the way, we might also dabble with Trident Realm and Forces of Nature too.

However, we don’t want you to be waiting around until then to get some sweet new Vanguard action, so today we’re adding new unit options to the following factions:

  • Dwarfs – Battle Driller
  • Elves – Silverbreeze Gladewarden and Sea Guard
  • Forces of Nature – Gladewalker Druid and Fire Elemental
  • Ogres – Ogre Sergeant and Hunter
  • The Trident Realm – Giga and Riverguard Sentinel
  • Abyssal Dwarfs – Iron-caster and Immortal Guard
  • Empire of Dust – Mummy and High Priest
  • Orcs – Skulk and Krusher
  • Undead – Skeleton Archer and Vampire Bat Swarm

The stats for all of these units are available to download from the Mantic website here.

WHERE ARE THE NEW GOBLIN UNITS?

Matt Gilbert is very cruel and wouldn’t let me (Rob) have any new goblin units for the moment. However, we are planning something very special for the goblins next year…

WHERE ARE THE UNCHARTED EMPIRE UNITS?

Don’t worry Uncharted Empires fans! The likes of Ratkin, Salamanders and Brotherhood, etc. (plus Kingdoms of Men) are going to be released as a downloadable PDF this December. They’re currently in final playtesting and we’ll let everyone know when they’re available. They’ll also be uploaded to EasyArmy once they’re live too, which should help with army building.

We hope you enjoy the new units and we’ll continue to occasionally make new units available via the website or EasyArmy throughout 2019 – perhaps an online campaign would provide a good excuse?!

WANT TO TAKE PART IN A VANGUARD TOURNAMENT?

While we’ve got your attention – if you fancy taking part in the first ever Vanguard tournament, head over to Weight of Fire’s Cry Havoc event page, where you can sign up for the event. 27 people are already taking part – including Rob and Martin from Mantic – and the prize list is already looking spectacular. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

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HOF121 SFA Bear Cat Battlesuit 15mm many uses kit released

A new code added to the HOF 15mm Science Fiction range for November 2018.  Security Force Alpha (SFA) brings the stompy in with a battlesuit kit fit for anything for low to high intensity warfare and also civilian construction and repair roles (six build options in the pack).  These follow up on the SFA Personalities and Dogs last time as well as  Tracker Wheeled Bikes and Portable Weapon Platforms with Gun Crew plus the Trencher Tracked Bikes from previous releases and are great for any game system and fit right in with the rest of the array of the SFA. Go
Remember our Black Friday Season Event is on now!
Until 9am GMT Tuesday 27th November our Black Friday Season Mega Event is on. We have automatic Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over 15GBP of product placed in the cart (you need do nothing but add to cart but please note tracked shipping remains a flat 10GBP charge to select) and we have TEN brand new releases too during the event.  Each of these new releases ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER CODE ON THE WEBSITE is 10% off regular price during the event and they are all online now with a place holder image; getting their own news during the event (such as this news). Go HERE for our blog post on the event in detail.
“All across the core star systems and on Terra itself there is a need for security after, during and even before the high rollers and expensive kit arrives in the battle zone. Security Force Alpha is just that force filling in as police, paramilitaries, mercenaries and planetary militias too. They are the faceless grunts that do the thankless jobs needed by all those who govern, control or enforce. Use them as you will from the near to the far future!”
Alternative Armies has embarked upon expanding the Security Force Alpha (SFA) array of codes within the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range in conjunction with prolific wargamer Fred Richards who has a vision of space colony warfare in the near future which we find captivating and wanted to get in on.  From the mind of Mr Richards and the guys at Alternative Armies comes the fifth release in this thread the multi-role battlesuit as a part of Fred’s vision for the future.
HOF121 Bear Cat Battlesuit
This pack contains one 15mm scale white metal and grey tone resin vehicle kit which can be outfitted in several roles.  The Bear Cat (known as the Hell Cat in its loaded for battle variants) is composed of a lower body part, an upper body part which includes armoured cockpit as well as a left arm ending in a fist and right arm ending in a wrist.   Fittings for that wrist supplied are a twin barrel rotary cannon, a large chainsaw and a large power drill.  There are also two supplied top mount weapon options a missile pod and a machine gun.  Assemble your battlesuit for war or construction work or as a scrapheap post apoc project.  Use the pieces left over for your bits box.  When built the Bear Cat is approx 45mm tall.  This code is supplied unassembled and unpainted and without a base.   It goes excellently with any science fiction force in 15mm scale.  Go HERE.  8.00GBP.
Above is a picture of the parts of this code as supplied.  A lot of variety!
Here are two examples of the Bear Cat.  The first in the colours of Security Force Alpha fitted out for war and the second is a space scheme for a battlesuit outfitted to break into moon domes.  Enjoy!

We are very lucky to have pro-painted examples of the Bear Cat from the legend that is Mastergunz over the USA.  His take on this battlesuit comes in two forms one for combat and the other for construction.  Here are his shots, all make from the kit parts and ain’t they ruddy awesome!

If you are interested in fielding a force of these Human Soldiers then you are in for a treat as there is a very wide array of choice for you.  Here is a list of all of the current Security Force Alpha packs.
HOFA01 Security Force Alpha Core Box
(Save 20% off list with a whole force from codes HOF112,HOF113, HOF27, HOF28 choosing propulsion type.  75 Infantry, 2 Defence Turrets, 6 Vehicles.)
HOF121 Bear Cat Battlesuit
HOF120 SFA Personalties
HOF119 SFA Tracker Urban Bike Command
HOF118 SFA Tracker Urban Bikes
HOF117 SFA Support Platform Platoon
HOF116 SFA Trencher Bike Command
HOF115 SFA Trencher Bikes
HOF113 SFA Support Trooper Sprue
HOF112 SFA Trooper Sprue
HOF111 Scrofa Wheeled AFV
HOF109 SFA Crewed Skimmers
HOF27 Maginot Defence Turret kit
HOF28A Charger MkII APC Wheeled
HOF28B Charger MkII APC Hover
HOF28C Charger MKII APC Tracked
HOF86 Human Medical Team
HOF95 SFA Command
HOF97 SFA Troopers with SMG
HOF98 SFA Sergeants
HOF99 SFA Shotgun Troopers
HOF100 SFA Support Troopers
HOF101 SFA Anti Armour Troopers
HOF102 SFA Riot Team
HOF104 SFA Elite Troopers
HOF106 SFA Female Troopers
HOF7 SFA Jump Pack Troopers
HOF8 SFA Jump Pack Sergeants
See you out there among the Colonies of Mankind in the HOF 15mm Science Fiction Range.
If you like this miniature awesome then you might want to check out our other 15mm sci-fi ranges.  A huge choice of new and classic as well as all manner of characters, infantry, vehicles, robots and more.  We also have a wicked cool 6mm range from Bradley Miniatures.  Click on the links to visit these ranges to see more.
HOF Science Fiction Range
Loud Ninja Games
Laserburn and Asgard
SHM and Star Vikings
USEME Game System
Bradley Miniatures 6mm Range
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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To Our Wyrdos

Wyrdos,

We want to apologize for any frustration we may have caused with how The Other Side’s Kickstarter was handled. This apology goes out to those who have backed the game and are still waiting for what they had purchased, to those that received mispackaged or damaged products, and to those who are patiently waiting for The Other Side to arrive on store shelves.

As we have stated before, we stand by our product, so if there was a problem with your order, reach out to us via our contact form. We will take care of you.

The Kickstarter for The Other Side was a learning experience for us at Wyrd. Releasing a game of this scale has been both a fascinating and vexing challenge. We underestimated some of the obstacles that were put in front of us during the various stages of production and delivery, but have since created solutions so that these problems don’t arise again.

Additionally, we want to apologize to the local game stores who are also waiting for the product to arrive. While we try to make all aspects of our community happy, we felt it was important to hold to our word and make sure all of our Backers were taken care of first. Those orders are now out of the warehouse and sent to various distribution centers. Our focus is now on our Retail Distribution Partners. Shipments are on the way and we expect that they will be hitting retail shelves in the next week or so.

For those Kickstarters who are still waiting, thank you for your continued patience.  Due to circumstances out of our control, some packages have taken longer to reach doorsteps than we would have hoped. The wait should be over soon.

Taking the lessons we’ve learned to heart, we here at Wyrd are walking away from these challenges as a stronger company who believes in their products and community. We look forward to the opportunities to show you, once again, what we can do.

Thank you, for keeping it Wyrd.

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Black Friday 2018 Newsletter

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Hey Wyrdos,

It’s that time of the year again. Here is our Black Friday/Thanksgiving/Birthday sale announcement!

Rather than beating a dead unicorn with extra text, let’s get right to the good stuff: what will be available for purchase during the sale!

Some quantities are limited and may come without a box.

 

WYR21001 LNE LTD | Herald of Obliteration (Tara) Nightmare 80.00
WYR21002 LE LTD | Miss Step 25.00
WYR21004 LE LTD | Alternate Perdita 25.00
WYR21005 LE LTD | No Shelter Here (Pandora) Dayglow Lime 50.00
WYR21006 LE LTD | Herald of Obliteration (Tara) Translucent Smoke 85.00
WYR21007 LE LTD | Children of December (Rasputina) Translucent Blue 50.00
WYR21092 LNE Unicorn Vomit & Pixie Farts 75.00
WYR21010 LE LTD | Miss Terious 35.00
WYR21012 LE LTD | War Wabbit 35.00
WYR21013 LE LTD | Johana 25.00
WYR21015 LNE LTD | Whiskey Golem Nightmare 60.00
WYR21093 LE LE | He-Kome 25.00
WYR21018 LE LTD | Francisco Ortega 25.00
WYR21095 LNE LNE | Reva 40.00
WYR21020 LE LTD | Mindless Zombies Translucent Emerald 35.00
WYR21021 LE LTD | Performer 25.00
WYR21022 LE LTD | Miss Ery – Bad Teddy 25.00
WYR21023 LNE LTD | Nightmare Hanging Tree 70.00
WYR21024 LE LTD | Katanaka Sniper Alternate 25.00
WYR21025 LE LTD | Vengeful Spirits (Kirai) Translucent Lime 55.00
WYR21026 LE LTD | Vengeful Spirits (Kirai) Dayglow Lime 55.00
WYR21027 LE LTD | Hide and Seek (Dreamer) Translucent Pink 60.00
WYR21028 LE LTD | Hide and Seek (Dreamer) Dayglow Pink 60.00
WYR21030 LE LTD | Kaeris 25.00
WYR21031 LE LTD | Miss Anne Thrope 25.00
WYR21032 LNE LTD | Dark Carnival (Colette) Nightmare 90.00
WYR21037 LE LTD | Witchling Handler 18.00
WYR21038 LE LTD | Barbaros 25.00
WYR21039 LNE LTD | Coryphee Nightmare 35.00
WYR21040 LE LTD | Dr. Dufresne Alternate McMourning 25.00
WYR21041 LE LTD | Firestarter 25.00
WYR21044 LE LTD | Burning Revelation (Kaeris) Translucent Orange 50.00
WYR21046 LE LTD | Burning Revelation (Kaeris) Dayglow Orange 50.00
WYR21047 LE LTD | Dark Debts (Jacob Lynch) Dayglow Purple 45.00
WYR21048 LNE LTD | Dark Carnival Crew (Colette) Nightmare Translucent Red 95.00
WYR21050 LE LTD | The Plague Cometh (Hamelin) Translucent 50.00
WYR21051 LE LTD | Miss Fire 25.00
WYR21054 LNE LTD | Relic Hunters (Lucas McCabe) Wild Ones Nightmare 95.00
WYR21055 LE LTD | Guilty As Charged (Jack Daw) Translucent 55.00
WYR21056 LE LTD | Coryphee Duet Translucent Red 35.00
WYR21059 LE LTD | Bishop Alternate 25.00
WYR21060 LE LTD | Guard Sergeant 25.00
WYR21061 LTD | Dr. Alexei Sokolov Alternate Joss 35.00
WYR21062 LE LTD | Rafkin Alternate 25.00
WYR21063 LE LTD | Alt Titania 25.00
WYR21064 LE LTD | Victorian Lady 25.00
WYR21065 LE LTD | Nicodem Alternate 25.00
WYR21067 LE LTD |  Miss Deed 25.00
WYR21071 LNE CREW | Curiosity Killed the Cat (Hamelin) Nightmare 90.00
WYR21079 LTD | Winter Wonderland (including Festivus Arborus) 90.00
WYR21073 Nightmare – Cat Princess 25.00
WYR21074 Nightmare – Cat Herders 30.00
WYR21075 CREW | Curiosity Killed the Cat (Hamelin) Nightmare Translucent Green 95.00
WYR21076 Nightmare – Cat Princess Translucent Green 27.50
WYR21077 Nightmare – Cat Herders Translucent Green 32.50
WYR21072 Teddy Translucent Purple 30.00

In addition to all the special figures being available, we’ll also be giving away one alt Reva (image above)! For every $150 spent during the sale, you will receive this limited model for free!

Over the years, we’ve heard requests of wanting to get ahold of these limited models without having to spend a certain amount, and we listened. Don’t want to spend $150 but still really want the alt Reva? Luckily for you, we will also have her available during the Black Friday Sale for $40! Quantities are limited, though, so make sure to scoop yours up during the big event!

The $150 is counted before taxes, shipping, etc. We will not be making any changes to orders after they’ve been placed.

That’s it for the special releases! You can find everything else that will be available on our webstore during the sale. The Black Friday Sale is coming up soon (November 21st!), so plan out your strategy now before you lose out on those limited releases! 

There will also be a few surprises available that we haven’t yet mentioned, so you’ll just have to stop by the webstore when the Black Friday sale goes live. We’ll see you there!

Due to the number of orders we receive during this sale, please allow extra time for shipping.
 

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