The Walking Dead Greene Family Farm MDF Kit

By Mantic Games

Wave Two of the The Walking Dead: All Out War focuses on the story after Rick and the gang leave the ‘safety’ of the Atlanta Camp. The Miles Behind Us expansion centres around the Atlanta survivors meeting the Greene family, encountering Tyreese and discovering the farm under the dramatic circumstances.

One of the key elements of Miles Behind Us is that it takes place on Hershel’s Farm. Those of you that have read the comics or played the scenarios in the expansion already will know that the barn plays a key part in that storyline.

Greene Family Farm

So, we’re delighted to announce that just like we did for Wave One with Dale’s RV, for Wave Two we’re producing an MDF replica of the Greene Family Farm, complete with an MDF barn (with removable roof, interior elements and opening doors), MDF tractor, six MDF fences and four resin hay bales.

As you can see from the quick picture we snapped earlier, the barn towers above the Walking Dead miniatures and would certainly make an impressive centrepiece for your games. Even better, the items included in the Greene Family Farm set are designed to be the perfect scale for your games and are the same dimensions as the cardboard scenery pieces included in the Miles Behind Us expansion.

The Greene Family Farm kit can be pre-ordered in your local gaming store, or you can order direct from the Mantic website. We’d love to see some pictures of it being used in your games, so make sure you post them to Facebook or Twitter.

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Event report – Clash of Kings Double at Mantic HQ

By Mantic Games

Andy, Mantic’s new Events & Organised Play Coordinator has a summary of the weekend’s Kings of War event here at the Mantic Bunker…

That was one hot weekend! Hosting 30 enthusiastic Mantic gamers in the Mantic Bunker is always a terrific idea – then the temperature hit 30-degrees outside and pushed mid-to-high 30s indoors. We Brits simply aren’t prepared for that and so we broke out the fans, refilled drinks, opened the doors, and muttered about it being ‘jolly muggy out’.

Packed gaming hall + hottest day of the year = overheating players!

Possessed by the spirit of gaming, our 16 intrepid teams battled through five games over two days, to discover who would be crowned our inaugural Kings of War Clash of Kings Doubles champions. At the end of Game five, our top team was Scientists Agree. Only two Tournament Points behind them were Burt & Monty and a single point separated them from third placed Rick & Chris (for those filling in their stat books at home, Rick & Chris got a podium spot due to cumulative victory points). Tight gaming indeed!

The winning team take the trophy, while Andy stands on proudly.

Talking about the spirit of gaming, ten of the teams scored at least one ‘best game’ vote from their opponents, with two teams grabbing two votes, and two teams vying for Best Sports on a mighty three votes each! Congratulations to The Chumps for walking away with Best Sports and 15th place!

Basileans and Ogres battle it out.

Rounding out the awards Team Badger took home the coveted Best Army award for a combined force of Dwarfs and Ogres. While the painting was formidable, they placed last overall, graciously allowing the [odds-on favourite] for the wooden spoon Herding Brutes to rampage over their army to 14th.

Many thanks to 4ground for providing the awesome scenery!

Every attendee walked away with a Dwarf J’zik Gearlund model, and some dragon heads. Dragon heads? Yes! We used these as spot prizes for those pesky ‘Double One’ Nerve Checks… and there were plenty handed out over the course of the weekend. Our 6’x4’ neoprene gaming mat* proved popular as did the resin Edge of the Abyss (Summer Campaign) heroes that were snuck out of the casting room early! Shhhh… don’t tell anyone that gaming at Mantic HQ sometimes comes with extra benefits.

Our next tournament at the Bunker is Deadzone Overkill on 22nd July, and the next official Kings of War event is the mighty Clash of Kings on 28th & 29th October at Firestorm Games.

If you’re interested in what we’re doing with tournaments and leagues this year, then pick up the Clash of Kings supplement which contains the latest suggested tournament rules for Kings of War, or keep your eye open for the forthcoming Edge of the Abyss campaign, which give clubs and stores the opportunity to take part in an epic global battle to decide the fate of Mantica.

If you have any feedback or questions about our events at the Bunker, leave them in the comments below and we’ll check them out.

*- only available at our Bunker store

 

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Ajax-Chassis Exo-Frame

by Dark Age Miniatures

“It is a great honor to pilot such a deadly piece of our history.” –Terry Bandwidt, Ajax Pilot Recruit

Saint Joan’s search to fulfil Isaac’s final words evolved from a strange and vengeful vision quest to a segmented journey from one hidden cache of technology to another. Following outcast rumors, translated texts, and the gasped confessions of the viciously interrogated, her travelling warband uncovered thousand-year-old samples of what the United Worlds had to offer when it was still in control of Attr. Most of these items are broken, decrepit, and little more than potential research for technicians to pore over in the future, but every so often, something is unearthed that is a truly wonderful echo of the planet’s past.

Deep in the dusty bowels of an ancient NorTec facility, half-buried by time and swallowed by the eastern salt and sand, Joan revealed an entire long-storage subfloor devoted to the powerful mechanical suit that Isaac himself rebuilt to serve him – the Ajax’s Might battle armor. While it took Isaac months to track down all the parts and components to build up his unique powersuit, this facility had dozens of them lined up in protective shells and in various states of construction or repair! Saint Joan knew while this would be a major breakthrough for Saint Isaac’s weaponsmiths, somehow this was not what Isaac’s dying statement meant. She was heartbroken, adding to her maelstrom of dark emotions, and continued in her search while leaving behind the engineers to make the most of the find.

It took only a few weeks to figure out how many of the Ajax exo-frames could be made operational. Without Isaac’s genius or familiarity of the chassis to help them, the new Ajax platoon would only number a dozen, maybe two. The new exo-suits would not be quite the “miracle of science” that Isaac’s own Might of Ajax was, but they would still be powerful, new additions to the forces of the Forsaken. All that was needed was a cadre of willing recruits to learn how to pilot the Ajaxes. With stories of Isaac’s bravery during his last stand over the Grand Templar’s remains, they were in no short supply. Training the pilots took longer than anticipated, but in just two months after discovering the secret cache, the forces of Saint Isaac had their first deployable Ajax Exo-Frames.

The newly launched Ajax Exo-Frames possess thick armor plating to protect the pilot inside, allowing them to bring two deadly weapon systems to bear. Armed with a rapid-firing blister gun in one hand and a vent-cooled flamethrower mounted to the other, the Ajax Exo-Frame is a mobile weapons platform capable of inflicting heavy casualties at several effective ranges. Enemies cannot hope to withstand an Ajax’s firepower for long.

Like Saint Isaac’s personal unit, the new Ajax Exo-Frames are powered by a refurbished NorTec fusion core. The technology behind such a powerful energy source is still one superstition away from being considered magical by the common Samarian, and Isaac’s technicians have done their best to recreate what he did with the original Ajax’s Might. Power conduits, wire harnesses, and routing nodes help them get additional power to the exo-frame’s systems, even to weapons that Isaac always thought were too volatile to pump raw fusion into. It is a dangerous gamble to wield such erratic power flow, but now that there is more than just one of these fantastic relics from the past – the engineers believe it is worth the risk.

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Since his fall at the blade of Mother Blazon and the talons of her lifeless minions, the followers of Saint Isaac have felt lost without his presence on the battlefield. Seeing the Ajax pilots stomping toward the enemy and unleashing hell is inspiring and invigorating, reminding them that their patron is with them in spirit, if not the flesh. While the original Ajax’s Might sits dormant in New Ashkelon, a single previously unlit “upload successful” light blinking on its HUD, a new corps of Ajax Exo-Frame pilots remind the present about the power of the past.

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Entire Crystal Elf Empire 28mm fantasy range released with free Lancer offer!

It is with great pride and delight that Alternative Armies re-releases the entire re-mastered CE range of High Elf codes.  The Crystal Elf Empire ruled over by the Empress Morgana.  The fore runner of the Ferach Empire of the Emperor Mordred who is with this range still only a Crown Prince. Fantastic for any 28mm fantasy system and comprising more than sixty poses of infantry, cavalry, characters and sets to choose from as packs or single figures as well as two excellent saver multitudes giving you one of everything.  
See all the CE codes on their new page of our website and select your choices from within them.  Go HERE or read on for more!
To celebrate the mighty task undertaken to get the Crystal Elf Empire back into the world we have a fantastic offer open to wargamers.  Until 30th of June 2017 we will automatically put a free CE20 Crystal Elf Knight with Lance on a barded horse, worth 4.00GBP, into any and every order placed with us which contains a CE code.  Any CE code from a single miniature to a pack to more will get the free lancer included.  No limit upon the number of orders you can place to do this.  Go HERE.
The Crystal Elf Empire
“Though outnumbered by almost every other lesser race on Valon the foot soldiers of the Crystal Empire are among the finest warriors to grace any battlefield.  In shining plate and swirling cloaks and sashes of verdant colour they are veterans of centuries of conflict.  Their smaller numbers are made up for by close ranks and cruel expressions on their noble faces.  As enemies push upon the Peacock Throne from all sides the Elves are ever more reliant upon magickes and fortifications as well as their bows, spears and swords to keep in their possession the lands of their ancestors.”
“Bedecked in finery of gold and rich purples the cavalry of the Crystal Empire is a sight to behold.  Though loath to dapple the trappings of their horses with the  mud or dust that come with campaigning the knights and lancers of the Peacock Throne will charge down without mercy upon the Undead and the despised Dracci to lethal effect.  Battle Magickes crack and boom over the heads of the riders and lessen the great odds against them.  Often led from the front by nobles and one of the Crown Princes of the Empire the cavalry of the Elves is a wondrous sight indeed.”
“The Empress Morgana has sat upon the Peacock Throne in Lyonesse for longer than the span of any mortal creatures thread of life.  Despite her great age she is a lady of beguiling beauty and fierce mind.  Heralded by tribunes as she rides the Empress wields the Power Ring, an artefact of tremendous magicke, able to rain down destruction or to re-weave the fabric of reality with just a thought.  This might is granted by degree to Elvish Sorcerers and Sorceresses for battle magicke in times of war or in court.  Armies of the Crystal Empire are led by nobles or by one of the two Crown Prince brothers the younger Mordred or the elder Marlass who are both formidable generals.”
This set of CE22 painted by Jimboba ‘Warchest’.  See his BLOG.
Here is a list of the codes in the current CE Crystal Elf 28mm range.  They are grouped by type as they are on the website.  Each foot miniature is priced at 2.00GBP and most mounted at 4.00GBP with the choice of single miniature purchase or packs plus saving options for greater purchases plus two multitudes which offer 10% off and give you one of everything which is superb for skimishing or collecting.  We have pictures of all the miniatures both front and back and enlarged.  Go HERE.
CE2 Crystal Tribune and Sorceress
CE3 Crystal Empress Lancer
CE14 Throne of the Empress
CE21 Crown Prince Mordred with Aide

CE4 Garde Dragoon Cavalry
CE5 Garde Dragoon Command
CE6 Garde Lancer Command
CE7 Garde Lancers
CE8 Garde Cuirassier Command
CE9 Garde Cuirassiers
CE10 Garde Infantry Command
CE11 Garde Infantry
CE15 Dismounted Crystal Dragoons

CE12 Crystal Elf Foot Knights
CE13 Empress Elite Cavalry
CE16 Crystal Empress Archers
CE17 Crystal Elf Militia
CE18 Crystal Elf Warriors
CE19 Crystal Elf Archers
CE20 Crystal Elf Knights
CE22 Elf Assassins
CE24 Crystal Elf Infantry

CE23 Wood Elf Infantry
CE1 Wood Elves 

CEM01 Crystal Elf Infantry Multitude Boxed Set – Save 10%  (54 Infantry)

CEM02 Crystal Elf Cavalry Multitude Boxed Set – Save 10%  (18 Cavalry and 2 Infantry)
Go HERE.
We want to thank all of our customers for their support and their kind words during the process to get all of our classic 28mm range from the Dwarves to the Orcs Goblins and the Undead through the Humans, Monsters and more Knights back into the world culminating with the Elves here.  With the classic range now fully re-molded and re-released we are planning new expansions starting later this summer of further pack and single codes.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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Things have been going rather slow at Minion HQ.

Things have been going rather slow at Minion HQ. I am still sorting out a few miss picks and missing orders but the shop will be open soon for pre orders only. There will be some free parts up for grabs if you get in on the pre order .

The Goblin Kickstarter is progressing with renders started and some additional artwork too. Should have something to show you soon!

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Dark Age June Releases Available

by Dark Age Miniatures

The earth’s shakin’, the Saints are walking among us, and it’s really starting to heat up in here with the latest set of releases, available now at your gaming store. The Dragyri Earth Caste has a new box set, the Forsaken have an alternate version of Saint Isaac, and the Fire Caste has some new packaging for many of their favorite units. Let’s take a look.

Starting out, the Earth Caste expands its options with the Earth Caste Box Set. Inside, you’ll find one Quake, one Pillar, and one Fissure. Quake is here to shake the ground and protect the other members of his caste from harm. Meanwhile, Pillar is ready to get up-close and personal, letting his fists do the talking with the enemy. And Fissure’s meteor hammer can keep back anyone she doesn’t want around. They’re a stalwart trio and a welcome addition to the subfaction.

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Not to be outdone, the Forsaken clanks onto the battlefield with their Saint Isaac, Ajax of Might box set. This set is actually two in one, as the suit of powered armor inside can either be used as an alternate version of the Saint, or as a non-unique set of power armor. Able to lay down a hail of fire, the Ajax of Might box lets the saint cull the enemy herds from afar.

Finally, you wouldn’t think putting fire models inside card boxes would be easy, but we’ve done it, with the newly-repackaged Fire Caste sets. Starting at the top, there’s the Fire Caste Leadership Box. It contains both Rath’zhi, the Arbiter of Rage and a Spirit Lord of Fire. Keep the rest of your troops in line using these two. After the leaders, we have a couple special models in their own box. They’re the Enforcer of Judgment and Artificer of the Alteghran in the Fire Caste Specialist Unit Box. Continuing down the line we come to the Fire Caste Pyre Box, which contains one male and one female Pyre model. Next, tapping into the primal forces of nature, itself, there’s the Greater Fire Elemental box. This was the toughest to keep from burning up the packaging directly. Finally, you don’t want to go without the Fire Caste Ember Box. It has four of the little hotheads in there that you can add to your force. These kits will be available next week. They were just too hot to handle!

So there you have it. Head on down to your local gaming store and pick up these latest releases!

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59525 Campaign Table released and a free Flintloque scenario

A new terrain piece good for any 28mm tabletop system such as Flintloque or those set in the horse and wagon or Napoleonic periods too.  Cast in one piece high quality grey tone resin the Campaign Table tells a story.  Papers or a Map spread upon it along with tankards and food as if in the midst of a plan or a meal where those in charge are planning a battle to come.  This scenic piece joins our Abandoned Beer Wagon and Provision Wagon as well as camp fire, festoons and more in our Terrain Range which you can see
This is our World of Valon release for June 2017 with more to come next month. Here are the terrain range details and then keep on going to download a free Flintloque scenario which features the Pudigrochumsberg Dogmen taking on the Von Rotte Legion of the Dwarves over some mislaid plans.
59525 Campaign Table
It takes planning to win a campaign and while planning you must eat and drink with your fellow officers.  This 28mm scale resin terrain object is a great piece for World of Valon and historical wargaming too.  Put it on your battlefield or inside buildings or even dungeons.  It is one piece and measures 50mm wide, 30mm deep and 17mm tall. You can purchase one or get three with a saving or get it pro-painted and ready to use. Lots of images including scale and plain casting to see.  
59524 Abandoned Provisions Wagon
Sometimes battles go wrong and you have to leave things behind while your army flees for its collective lives.  Wagons left in fields filled with a diverse load of food, furniture, books and baskets. Looted and broken down the wagon sits ready for others to take from it what they will. This 28mm scale resin terrain object is a great piece for World of Valon and historical wargaming too. Place it on your battlefield! It is one piece and measures 70mm long, 50mm wide and 35mm tall.  You can purchase one or get three with a saving or get it pro-painted and ready to use. Lots of images including scale and plain casting to see.  
59523 Abandoned Beer Wagon
Sometimes battles go wrong and you have to leave things behind while your army flees for its collective lives.  Wagons by the roadside and in this case filled with casks of ale or fine wine or just plain gut rot.  Looted and broken down the wagon sits ready for others to take from it what they will.  This 28mm scale resin terrain object is a great piece for World of Valon and historical wargaming too. Place it on your battlefield! It is one piece and measures 70mm long, 50mm wide and 35mm tall.  You get purchase one or three with a saving or get it pro-painted and ready to use. Lots of images including scale and plain casting to see.  
5003A Stone Walls and Campfire
The set contains a campfire with roaring logs (x1), a piece of wall with an open centre gateway (x2) and two different wall parts (x 2 of each).   You have the choice of purchasing single pieces or a pack or a mega set of walls. 
5003B Festoons and Boxes
The set contains a Wicker Basket Filled with Stones a Festoon (x4) and a small wooden box with attacked keg (x4) . Place these on your battlefield to create action and interest. You have the choice of purchasing single pieces or a pack or a mega set of each.
Go HERE for the Terrain Range.
A Free Flintloque Scenario – All Round the Table!
We have a scenario for you which is a race to recover papers which have been left behind by an unfortunate Pudigrochumsberg General before the cavalry of the Von Rotte Legion capture them and put the whole campaign at risk!  It is a full scenario of two pages with pictures from play testing and is a lot of fun.  You can download it by clicking HERE from our dropbox.
We have a trio of Weekly Deals which run Monday to Sunday each week.  Each week three different offers all at 20% off normal price for a code within the range on all of its options including painted and ready for play as well as whole units if applicable.  We have a Flintloque code deal, a High Fantasy code deal and a 15mm scale code deal.  Get something for your wargaming and check them out every Monday when they change.  HERE.  We also have a Latest Releases page where all of our codes from about the last six to ten weeks of releases are sited as well as in their own pages.  If you want to see what Alternative Armies has been doing it is a great place to start.  All of our ranges, all our game systems, 28mm and 15mm.  All HERE.
Thanks for Reading,
GBS

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A186

No recovery truck is complete without the huge array of equipment required to tackle demanding recovery situations in the field. This set includes Gun Planks, Jack, Ropes, Chain, Blocks, Pulley Blocks 5 and 10 ton, shackles of various types and sizes, and Ground Anchors and a bundle of stakes. Even the humble square funnel has been included.
This set could be combined with D23 our photo etched mechanics tool tray. Don’t forget to top up on POW/Flimsey Cans (A005/A007)

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K111

This superbly detailed 1/35th scale model depicts the British Army FV1620 Truck, 1 ton, 4×4 “Hornet / Malkara” that was in service with the RAC Parachute Squadron between 1965 and 1969. The Malkara missile, named by its Australian developers, combined with this specialised armoured version of the Humber 1 Ton vehicle was intended to fulfill a requirement for an airportable anti tank guided missile (ATGM) system. The missile carried a 56lb HESH warhead capable of destroying all known armour of the time (and possibly even AFV’s in service today!) and could strike a moving target at ranges up to 2190m (Mk1) and 4030m (Mk2 depicted in this kit). The missile also had an anti-bunker/busting capability.This model kit features opening hatches on the top sides and rear revealing a fully detailed interior with the three crew positions, radios, small arms and the pair of stowed missiles in the rear. The missile arm has the option of 4 pre-set positions comprising; travel, loading, firing, and firing traversed to the left. The drivers and gunners visors can be opened and the sight rotated accordingly with the weapon system. Extensive, easy to use brass details and decal sheets are included along with full colour instructions. The model also has a roof mounted GPMG and related interior and exterior stowage plus tools and a trio of jerry cans in holders.The master model was researched from multiple sources, and produced by Luke Davis with additional work and preparation for production by Rob Tearle. Many thanks also to Clive Elliot for his valuable assistance with this project.Completed model dimensions (approximate):-Inches/mm: Length 6.25/159, Width 2.5/63, Height 3.75

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C107

This set provides the parts and materials to convert an AFV Club Centurion (most versions*) to a Mk3 with the early long hull. This set does not include the AFV Club donor kit, this must be purchased separately.
After successful troop trials during and after ‘OP SENTRY’ with Centurion A41, further recommendations were made that culminated in the Mk2 with one piece cast turret incorporating the 17pdr Gun. This turret and its stowage arrangement gave the shape of what was to become one of the most successful and widely exported tanks. The next logical step was to up-gun to the proven QF 20 pdr. 83.4mm. Ammunition stowage was modified and the gun mounting changed to accept the larger gun.
The master model by Rob Tearle and Derek Hansen contains super-detailed turret and hull fittings, comprehensive and easy to fit etched brass, turned aluminium gun barrel and full colour decals with an easy to follow colour instruction manual for assembly. Based on the AFV club Centurion as a donor kit this great value, easy to build set provides an accurate and unique model of the early stage of Centurion development.
Cam net stowage is provided along with cable drum and smoke discharger mountings for the turret sides, and an etched brass set includes bin padlocks, rear track-guards, drivers visor, wading fittings and other small details.

You will need an AFV Club Centurion kit as a basis for this conversion.

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C108

This set provides the parts and materials to convert an AFV Club Centurion (most versions*) to a Mk3 retaining the AFV Club short hull. This set does not include the AFV Club donor kit, this must be purchased separately.
After successful troop trials during and after ‘OP SENTRY’ with Centurion A41, further recommendations were made that culminated in the Mk2 with one piece cast turret incorporating the 17pdr Gun. This turret and its stowage arrangement gave the shape of what was to become one of the most successful and widely exported tanks. The next logical step was to up-gun to the proven QF 20 pdr. 83.4mm. Ammunition stowage was modified and the gun mounting changed to accept the larger gun. This set uses the hull length that was adopted as a weight saving measure.
The turret had a raised lip with gutter slots on both sides and the hatch arrangement for the loader was later rotated some 160 degrees for the Mk5. The BESA Coaxial machine gun was used that was later replaced with the Browning .30cal MG in the Mk5. The gunners sight was also of the earlier style without the glass shield and wiper of the Mk5.
The master model by Rob Tearle and Derek Hansen contains super-detailed turret and hull fittings, comprehensive and easy to fit etched brass, turned aluminium gun barrel and full colour decals with an easy to follow colour instruction manual for assembly. Based on the AFV club Centurion as a donor kit this great value, easy to build set provides an accurate and unique model of the early stage of Centurion development.
Cam net stowage is provided along with cable drum and smoke discharger mountings for the turret sides, and an etched brass set includes bin padlocks, rear track-guards, drivers visor, wading fittings and other small details.

You will need an AFV Club Centurion kit as a basis for this conversion.

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