The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to in the past couple of weeks, including games played, miniatures painted and perhaps the odd purchase or two.
For the feature part of our show we chat with Simon Miller, author of To The Strongest. We catch up with everything that has been happening with those Ancients rules and also discuss his new set of English Civil War rules which are due for release next year – For King And Parliament.
Boon Town Metals are thrilled to announce the release of our latest 15mm range, the degenerate mutants, known throughout the galaxy as the “Warp Renegades”.
Currently available in 4 packs of 5 unique, white metal miniatures, these are intended to add a real “old school” fun feel to your table-top
You can find these, along with our other current ranges here
These miniatures were great fun to sculpt and even more fun to paint. I’m really happy about how they came out (and I say that as a very amateur painter) – these were all painted with very cheap craft shop acrylics, each shaded and highlighted with our own range of inks and glazes. The glazes are still in the experimental stages (but seem very promising), but the inks are available on the site for a bargain basement price of £1.25 per bottle.
We have also added a new pack to the Sci-Fi Dwarf Clansmen line, a random selection of 6 miniatures (mainly riflemen) to bulk out your forces. Available in store for a slightly reduced price compared to the standard packs
Finally, please note that the T-26 Walker for the Dwarf Hearthguard range is in need of being re-moulded.
Hopefully, I will have this done in a couple of weeks and I can add these back into the store.
Today’s new release is a set of 6mm vehicles neatly connected to our recent acquisition of the 15mm Hammer’s Slammers range of models, although it has to be said that these new ones were in place and complete before the 15mm deal was mooted. I created the 3D masters of all of these vehicles from scratch by referencing 15mm castings from Ainsty, but ironically just three days ago we were provided with the original data files for the larger models, which would have saved me an awful lot of work ! C’est la vie …
What we have are large half-tracks for the Thunderbolt Division, a veteran combined arms formation led by Colonel Chiro. There are five variants of the Dragoon series of vehicles, which all use the same chassis with different turrets – these include powergun armed Tank/ICV, tank destroyer, missile-carrying Schlepper, anti-aircraft/anti-missile Calliope and infantry-carrying M/ICV (there is also a command variant in the detachment list, this is externally identical to the M/ICV). The models are available individually, and we’ve also created two packs representing the Panzer Grenadier and Panzer detachments on the Thunderbolt playsheet. The playsheet also lists the smaller Viking recce half-track – this will be available early in the new year, along with the 15mm version – you might be able to spot one or two Vikings in the background of the photos.
We’ve got hold of a few copies of the Crucible rulebook, so these are now listed (under our 15mm range) on the website.
And as a final bonus, here’s a new vehicle for the Slammers themselves – the E8 ‘Wrenchmobile’ recovery vehicle. This is a large flat-bed GEV used for fixing disabled vehicles in the field, and it can also recover combat cars if necessary (blower tanks are too heavy even for the E8). In emergencies they have also been deployed by the Slammers as very large infantry carriers.