Monday, September 24, 2018

Mecha Monday: Dream Pod 9 Heavy Gear


The world of Heavy Gear was created long before Heavy Gear Blitz. it's earliest beginnings were as a card game and a combined role-playing and tactical wargame product line. The history of Heavy Gear has included a card game, three versions of the tabletop Role Playing Game (With tactical rules supporting stand-alone play), two hit PC games, dedicated miniatures rules, and an animated TV program. This page is meant to serve as a gateway to the RPG and tactical side of the game as well as including some insights into Heavy Gear's rich history. 


Heavy Gear

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Noble Knight Miniatures is moving....



Weekly Update  

Hello Everyone,

Lots happening this last week at Noble Knight!

We have been receiving an absolute ton of used and new items and restocks the last few weeks!  X-Wing 2nd Edition from Fantasy Flight just released, and the core game and all the conversion kits are in-stock.  D&D’s Waterdeep Dragon Heist from Wizards of the Coast released, and we have the book and collectible miniatures from Wizkids in-stock as well.  Recently received OOP items include micro-printed versions of D&D’s basic box set and the 2003 Deluxe Version of Bitter Woods by L2 Design Group.

We now have a Noble Knight Miniature for the Lady Noble Knight in-stock, cast by Alternative Armies.  This exclusive Noble Knight miniature is 28mm white metal and is available in-store and on our website now!

We are preparing for the move to our new building in Madison which starts in 10 days!  We will continue to ship orders each day during the move with no interruptions or delays expected.  We are also on-track to open our new store and play space in early November.   We can’t wait to show you the space and castle on the front of the building.  We expect it will be quite the gaming destination in Madison when we are all finished.

Contact us anytime you have any questions or need anything.

Happy Gaming,
Dan Leeder
www.nobleknight.com
 
Click the links below to see the newest releases, the latest used and out-of-print arrivals and great deals!

  

Arcticon 2018 Tournament Event for Patrol Angis



There is nothing quite like the landing of a portable castle, Julian thought as the rumbling beneath his feet increased. Some meters below him, gigantic counter-thrusters were fighting against the gravity of Arcticonus Prime, slowing their descent from their orbital drop. This wasn’t his first time deploying from orbit, but this was the farthest he had ever been from his home system. Around him, strapped tightly into their drop harness’ were the men and women of the 32nd Prydian Muster Battalion, colloquially known as the “Bloody 32nd”. The unit patch was displayed on every shoulder he could see, and upon the door of their mobile barracks; a grim reaper with a bloody scythe, below that was the platoon’s motto “They’ll pay their due, to Thirty-two”. 

Julian leaned back as far as he could and closed his eyes. Sarge had gotten them though worse than this. A lot worse. This time though, the wouldn’t be alone. Noble Retained and Dysteria shared this portable castle with them along with a battalion of the revered Duxis Battlesuits. The thought if those mighty battle machines put him somewhat at ease as the rumbling began to lessen. The lights in the room suddenly went yellow; the castle had landed. The harnesses burst upwards, releasing the Muster from their restraints. Sarge called for weapons check, before hitting a button on the wall, giving Command the “ready” signal. Julian took a deep breath, “Here we go.” - Taken from the campaign for the Arcticonus System (as played at Arction 2018) 


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Oats Studios - Volume 1 - Rakka









Khurasan Miniatures is very pleased to release the first set of Schiffer Aliens in 15mm. We will release more for the Schiff Combine if these are well received.

Available now:
Http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/schiffer-aliens.html

Tanker's Tuesday : M1126 Stryker ICV





The M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle is an armored personnel carrier and part of the Stryker family of vehicles used by the United States Army.

M1126 Stryker ICV land systems

Monday, September 17, 2018

Patlabor: A Forgotten Franchise





Mecha Monday: Patlabor - Battle with Soviet Labors



Patlabor, also known as Mobile Police Patlabor, is an anime and manga franchise created by Headgear, a group consisting of manga artist Masami Yūki, director Mamoru Oshii, screenwriter Kazunori Itō, mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, and character designer Akemi Takada


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tanker's Tuesday - The Big Guns of War





Artillery has been a primary weapon of war since before the Napoleonic Era. Several countries have developed and built artillery systems, while artillery itself has been continually improved and redesigned to meet the evolving needs of the battlefield. This has led to a multitude of different types and designs which have played a role in the history of warfare and continue to be a significant factor in modern combat.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Mecha Monday: Orbital Heavy Industries



From Jason Spykerman

Hi guys, just wanted to give a little heads up. I am in the early stages of rolling out a page for my designs and thought it might be of interest to people here. In any case here is the link, or search for orbital heavy industries on Facebook. At some point I may do a launch giveaway too but I welcome your feedback and ideas/suggestions there. It's just starting out but I do have better pictures of the two models below there and will have more to come in the future. Thanks!
https://facebook.com/orbitalheavyindustries/

Friday, September 7, 2018

Korean War - China Infantry Assault



This one has an almost medieval feel to it despite the explosions and gunfire.
I can't attest to it's accuracy but, it would make for a hell of a miniatures game!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Thanker's Tuesday: New Valkyria Project Trailer



Sega revealed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is in the works as part of a special presentation tonight. The game will launch sometime next year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as Nintendo Switch — bringing the tactics-based role-playing game franchise to a Nintendo console for the first time.
A lengthy story trailer attached to the Valkyria Project video update shows a familiar art style and setting. Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place during the “Second Europan War,” an event that takes place in its unique version of the 1930s. Players will assume the roles of Federation soldiers on the frontlines, ready to defeat the Imperial army. Threats extend beyond other forces, though; there’s also a legendary snowfall that complicates things.





Monday, September 3, 2018

Mecha Monday : VF-1A Valkyrie

The VF-1A Valkyrie is the first mass-produced baseline all-environment variable fighter designed and built by Northrop Grumman, Stonewell Bellcom and Centinental with Shinsaku Heavy Industries' OverTech Engines. It was rolled out in late 2008 after years of testing and experimentation, just in time to showcase its capabilities in Space War I when humanity finally encountered the giant alien zentraedis.

The design would prove to be so versatile that even after it was phased out in the UN Spacy military in favor of more advanced variable fighters over the years, the VF-1 would continue to be produced as late as 2050 serving in militias and civilian role.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

15mm Ultramarines army - lotsa troops, lotsa vehicles!








Army contains 4x 10-man tactical squads, 1x 10-man assault squad (jetpacks), 1x 5-man Terminator squad, 1x 5-man Assault Terminator squad (including Captain in Termie armor), 1x Lieutenant, 1x unfinished 10-man Assault squad, and enough figures, shoulder pads, and bases to make 2x 5-man Devastator squads, plus assorted leaders. Vehicles include 5x Rhinos, 1x Razorback, 1x Vindicator, 1x Whirlwind, 1x Sicaran MBT, 1x Land Raider Crusader, 2x Dreadnoughts, 3x Centurions, 3x Land Speeders.

Extended Slamming



Tony F reports on one of the two mega-games that the club put on at the August bank holiday weekend meeting.
More Slamming!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

GZG COLOURS, STARSHIPS and other stuff......

UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST 2018:
COLOURS, STARSHIPS and other stuff......
Sorry I've been very quiet through most of August - I have been working away "behind the scenes" replacing stock after the Summer Sale and generally getting things ready for the Autumn shows, which start with COLOURS at Newbury Racecourse on SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER - just a couple of weeks away now! More detail on the show itself next week.

There will be some NEW PRODUCTS ready for the show, and available for mail-order shortly afterwards - some new 15mm of course, but also the first major release of NEW FT STARSHIPS for some time: the first of the RE-DESIGNED KRA'VAK fleet, which are looking wonderful - all-new 3D design work by MMG, but still very much in keeping with the old original K'V ship designs. The old style ships will be retired from the store as the new ones come into production, BUT they will (mostly) remain available to special order for any of you who wish to complete old-style fleets. The new designs, while being greatly improved in terms of detail and fit of parts (and with many more variants!) are still sufficiently close in size and general appearance to the old types that it will be perfectly possible to mix the two in the same force without them looking odd. I think you will all like the new-style ships, I'm certainly very happy with them!

One other note, I am away for a few days from early tomorrow (30th August) till late on Sunday (2nd Sept) - hence any orders placed in the next couple of days will not be dealt with until the start of next week; I will not have access to email while away, so any queries sent will also not be responded to until I'm back.

Thanks for reading, please check again for more news after the weekend!
Jon (GZG), 29th August 2108.