Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sedition Wars Kickstarter!!!!

Studio McVey drops into the Kickstarter realm with a BANG!!!!  5 days in and they're just under 100k - what an awesome start!!!

Here's the info vid to check out:

I love Mike and have been lucky enough to get to spend time with him on a number of different occasions.  I've even had the pleasure and challenge of co-painting a miniature with him once upon a time and can say without a doubt that he is one amazing person and pours his love into his work.

I'd talk about the game but you can get an in-depth idea of what it is and what's coming by watching the video above and checking out the link to the Kickstarter NOW!!!

I'll be jumping into a Biohazard myself...what about you???

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spellcrow releases some sweet foresty goodness!

I've been watching this little company named Spellcrow for a little while now, and I must say that they continue to surprise me with release after release.  The last couple of figures I present here for your viewing pleasure!

Up first the newest release - the Dwarf Druid - now I do believe these guys are from Poland, so if you can't understand the words around this awesome figure...well don't worry, cause I can't either!  :P

Being a lover of all things fantasy dwarf, this guy is a unique take as well, I don't think I've ever seen a Dwarven Druid before. He's got a big azz rock, and a stick, and a pissed off look on his face.  What more could you want???

Well how bout the uber giant azz rock that goes right along with him???

This is the Menhir - I'm sure it means GIANT AZZ ROCK OF WORSHIP in druidic...but I could be wrong.

You can find both of these beautiful pieces and much more kule shiz at the online store.

Go take a look!

Til next time...keep your brushes clean and your paints thinned!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Secret Weapon Base Trade-In!


Check this out - taken from the SecretWeapon site:


After hearing countless people say, "I wish I'd seen this before I bought that," when we roll out new releases we decided it was time to unveil the Secret Weapon Trade-In Program. 

This program will allow you to exchange your current resin bases for the latest and greatest from Secret Weapon Miniatures! 

But wait, there's more! 

When you receive the coupon code for your trade-in you can use it to purchase ANY Secret Weapon product. So if you don't need more bases you can pick up some of our incredible washes or pigments! 

But wait, there's more! 

Non-Secret Weapon products are eligible for trade-in! No, really, you can send us resin bases from one of our competitors and get a credit to use on your next Secret Weapon purchase. 

Here's how it works: 

Product: Direct ordered SWM product
Voucher Value: 80%
Minimum Order: Retail value
Example: $10 trade-in = $8 credit with a $10 minimum order 

Product: Non-Direct ordered SWM product (from a retailer, etc.)
Voucher Value: 70%
Minimum Order: 1.5x retail value
Example: $10 trade-in = $7 credit with a $15 minimum order 

Product: New In Box Non-SWM product (bases from another company)
Voucher Value: 50%
Minimum Order: 2x retail value
Example: $10 trade-in = $5 credit with a $20 minimum order 

Only resin bases are eligible for trade-in credit at this time. 

Once your trade-in is received you will be issued a coupon code with a cash value equal to the trade in value and minimum purchase. This code cannot be combined with other coupons but can be applied to any product in our catalog. 

Direct ordered SWM products will be verified against your order number. If you do not have your order number we can generally find it in our system using your registered email address. You will only receive direct ordered credit if the order can be verified. 

To start your trade-in use our contact form and give us the following information:

Product manufacturer
Type and quantity of bases
Condition of bases - new in box, etc.

We will reply letting you know if your product is eligible and give you an address for the trade-in material. We recommend using a shipping method with delivery confirmation as only products verified as received will be credited. 

Trade-in your unwanted bases today and upgrade your army!

Complete details can be found HERE

Friday, May 11, 2012

The C.O.R.E. - first upgrades spotted!

Upgrades???  What's this you ask?  Well if you know Dark Age, then you know there's not a force out there currently that has any sort of upgrades...sure you've got the Brood with biogens and Skarrd with their whole psycho-mind bending thing...but no true upgrades...well the C.O.R.E. is going to change that!!!  From the facebook page we get our first glimpses:

The first two CORE Upgrade Components!
Although standard issue on the mkII Pathfinder chassis, Component Flamethrowers and Component Rockdrills are savage weapons that several other models may deign to utilise as well...


Monday, May 7, 2012

A new look! and HOLY ZOMBICIDES!

Well as Episode 10 is looming (it might be a day or so late as I'm anxiously awaiting my final package)! I thought now is a good time to update the look of the ole blog.  With the new Dynamic blogger templates, I really like the look of the magazine template so have converted things over to it.  Also my old background image was not my work and I did not know the artist, so as my view/readership grows, I think it's best to avoid any possible copyright infringement since I cannot give said artist proper credit as I do not know who the artist of the great piece is.  As always I love feedback on what you all think about...well everything, as it only gets better with suggestions and comments, but more specifically on the new layout this time.

For those of you who have been following the Zombicide Kickstarter, you will already know that it funded at 3800%!!!! HOLY COW!!! I'm going to recap the Abomination pledge for you all who did not follow or pledge on the Kickstarter as I think this is REDICULOUS!!!

Update: This is what you get at an Abomination ($100) level pledge!
  • Base game - 71 miniatures etc
  • 3 Promo Survivors and their Zombie counterparts: 6 miniatures
  • 4 additional Fatties - 4 miniatures
  • 6 additional Runners - 6 miniatures
  • 20 additional Walkers - 20 miniatures
  • 1 additional Abomination - 1 miniature
  • 1 Eagle / Zombie Eagle - 2 miniatures
  • 1 Cardboard Tube Samurai / Zombie CTS - 2 miniatures
  • 1 Troy / Zombie Troy - 2 miniatures
  • 6 custom black dice
  • 6 glow in the dark dice
  • 1 T-shirt
  • 1 signed lithograph
Total 114 miniatures!  Scroll down for details! (note different shipping times for parts of this pledge).
Now if you just look at an estimated retail value of this thing would be I'm totally floored here.  The base game which comes with 71 figs - if you look at similar sets, like Decent, Talisman or Tannhauser, you get similar options, more figs than the later two by a lot, but less than Decent, but with roughly the same count/style of board and tile sections and accessories.  So anywhere from $60-$100, but I believe the retail on the game when it hits shelves is going to be in the $90-$100 range, so just to be safe, lets go with $100 (makes the math easy too).  You also get 43 additional figs - well even at $1 a fig, that's $43 bux, but where you going to get 43 figs for $43 bux? (I won't even get into the fact that to get the Cardboard Tube Samurai you have to go to PAX, not to mention that Eagle is CHUCKFREEKINGNORRIS!!!)  Maybe Mantic Games...but other than that, nowhere that I know let's round to $50. Now if you've ever had a dice set made say from Chessex then you know the dice sets are $12-$15 a piece...again for simple math we'll go $15ea to make it $30.  A t-shirt is $20, and a signed litho - well depends on the artist, but at cons I'd say roughly $50.  Now I'm trying to be conservative here so I'm sure we could bump some of these numbers up and still be ok. To recap:
Game - $100
Extra figs - $50
Custom Dice - $30
T-shirt - $20
Litho - $50

That's a whoppin $250 on the conservative side...daaaaang!!!
For those of you that missed it, I'm sure there'll be another type of pre-order promo, I seriously doubt one that's insane like this one, but one none the less.  Also...keep your eyes peeled for 
....coming soon!