Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Chieftain-British-Main Battle Tank 1970-80s

The Chieftain Main Battle Tank saw many years of solid service with British forces while export sales were primarily with Middle East customers.

Tanks-The Chieftain-British-Main Battle Tank

The Chieftain Tank-Main Battle Tank-British Army-L11A5 120mm rifle gun-its the most advanced tank of its era-saw many years of solid service with British forces while export sales were primarily with Middle East Allies- Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV).

Friday, November 25, 2016


All the NEW codes released last weekend at the WARFARE show are now up on the store and available for mailorder - as listed in the WARFARE updates already posted to the store news page, that includes the MOONGRUNT seated troops (US and Chinese), the US Rocket Sled and Moon Buggy (type B variant), FOUR more codes for the OutRim Coalition, THREE more codes for the KRA'VAK, plus new ESU NAVAL INFANTRY and ISLAMIC FEDERATION packs!
To see all the NEW codes, please scroll to the bottom of the store front page where you will find all the new items pictured.
Thanks for reading,
Jon (GZG)


Our 2016 Christmas Specials are NOW ON as of today, FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER, and they will run until MIDNIGHT (2400 Hours) UK time on FRIDAY 23rd December. Our Christmas offer has been extremely popular over many years now, so this year I'm keeping it exactly the same as last year - including the simplified qualifying criteria for the offers that worked very well last time, just using the FINAL TOTAL VALUE of your order - the actual amount you pay - rather than getting all complicated about sub-total values, VAT-exclusive prices and stuff….. so once again, ALL ORDERS WITH A TOTAL VALUE (INCLUDING SHIPPING AND VAT WHERE APPLICABLE) of 30 GBP or more will qualify for both parts of the special deal:
1) All qualifying orders will get a FREE CHRISTMAS GOODIE BAG of extra minis and stuff - how much you get depends on the size of your order, and we'll tailor most of the contents to fit the kind of items you are ordering (and maybe the occasional sample that might tempt you into other ranges and scales...). What goes in the bag is OUR choice, so no being cheeky and asking for specific codes please - but those of you who have had our previous Xmas deals will know that we give you a very generous selection of items that you can actually use for your armies/fleets - and usually much more stuff than you'd get from a simple discount offer!
Sometimes I may put in the odd special or unreleased item too, so you never know what you might get....
2) In addition to the Free Stuff with your order, all qualifying customers will also get a VOUCHER that you can use to get a generous DISCOUNT off a further order placed after Christmas - so you can get all your pre-Xmas stuff AND free goodies now, and then use the voucher up when you have some gift money from all those relatives who have absolutely NO idea what to buy for you!
This year, the vouchers will be valid for the whole of JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2017 - so the voucher codes will become "live" on the store on Sunday the 1st of January 2017, and any un-used ones will expire at Midnight (UK time) on Tuesday the 28th February 2017. This should give you plenty of time to use your vouchers after the holidays are out of the way.
The value of the voucher you will receive varies according to the size of your pre-Xmas order - if your total order value is from 30 GBP to 100 GBP then you'll get a voucher for 15% discount; any orders with a total value of OVER 100 GBP will get a 20% discount voucher!
Each voucher carries a unique code number that allows you to use it for online orders. Each voucher code is valid for ONE USE ONLY, and after that use the store will not accept the code again. Therefore please don't complete checkout or make payment unless you are 100% sure that your order is correct and complete. In the case of any difficulty, please email me (Jon) immediately through the contact information on the store and I can re-set your voucher code for another attempt.
Christmas dispatch times and ordering dates, and Christmas/New Year break:
Throughout the pre- and post-Christmas period, I will be trying to keep as much up to date with order dispatches as possible - but please understand that things can get VERY busy and some orders may well take a few days longer than normal to be shipped out. If there are any serious delays then we will try to let you know where possible.
Obviously we are all at the mercy of the postal services as to delivery times - but we would strongly recommend that international orders (especially for Australia, NZ etc) are placed no later than the first week of December if you want any real hope of them arriving before Christmas. With some larger orders it is possible to ship them via parcel courier (UPS etc) rather than by airmail, the couriers are faster and with much better online tracking - if you want me to do this, or just want more details on this shipping option, please ask when you place the order.
I will continue to dispatch orders up to Friday 23rd of December - after that date we will be CLOSED for the Christmas/New Year break, re-opening on Monday 2nd January 2017. The online webstore will remain "open" throughout the Christmas period so you can still place orders, but no orders will be processed and dispatched until after the 2nd January - and of course the New Year vouchers won't become line until the start of January.
Thanks to you all for your support and valued custom through 2016 - as many of you will know it hasn't exactly been the easiest year, in fact it's one I'd quite like to forget in many ways - but most things are pretty much back to normal now, we have a whole bunch of new product already out (and more coming!) with some exciting things planned for 2017.
Wishing you all a great Christmas (or whatever other seasonal festival you choose to celebrate around this time of year) and a safe, happy and gaming-filled New Year!
All the best,
Jon (GZG),  25th Nov 2016.


15mm Valonian And Universalist Command Infantry

The Valonian Infantry (Rebel Miniatures)are our newest Sci-Fi Alien pack!
These large aliens are about 18-20mm to the eye. Each pack comes with 20
miniatures. These are highly detailed and a must for any Sci-Fi gamer!
Sculpted by Martin Baker and Paints by Micropanzer!

Universalist Command Infantry (Blue Moon Manufacturing ) These figures
are created to use with the up coming Galactica Wars I rule book but can be
used for so much more. There are 10 figures in this pack.

Mixing these two types to make an Eldar unit....)

Thursday, November 24, 2016


I hope you all have a great day with family and friends....
Now that I've had a few days after WARFARE to catch up with things, clear all the outstanding orders and get everything packed away after the 2016 show season, it's almost time for the CHRISTMAS SPECIALS!
Please check the store front page over the next couple of days, as I will be posting details of this year's Christmas and New Year special offers, as well as uploading all the latest NEW RELEASES to the store so that you can take advantage of the special deals when you order them.
Thanks for reading,
Jon (GZG)

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Cha List

Introduction: Jon Davis posted recently to the GZG-L Mailing List the motiviation behind the Predator characters he ran during Stuart Murray's The Umpire Strikes Back event.
In it, he stated:
Predators have a total of Seven Descriptions of Life


4. Cha

"Honored prey"  They must be capable of sending us to the Deity.
And this was the result. Enjoy!

"We didn't expect them to be able to send us to the Deity, but
it appears in retrospect that our estimates were slightly

"Hey!  That's the Deity!  How did that happen?!?"
(with respects to Wi'Sel the Never-Seen) 

Innocent Prey that provides us with hot beverages before being killed......
[Jon Tuffley]

Cha'Cha Cha
Prey that dances around our weapons [Alan E Brain]

Prey that is best when well cooked [Alan E Brain]

Prey that must be killed by a flame weapon to see the Deity 
['The Sutherlands']

Prey that must be well chewed [Alan E Brain]
(Laserlight added:
For those of you who are wondering, that's "Chattanooga" as in
"Chattanooga Choo Choo".  Narn platoon en route.)

Spi'C Na'Chas
Innocent prey sprinkled with melted cheese and jalepenos peppers.
[Jon Davis]

A way for prey to learn the finer points of existence
[Mark Sykes]

Cha'P'Suey - Prey which seems filling at the time, but leaves one hungry for 
more prey within a short time.
[Brian Bilderback]

Prey dispatched in an especially satisfying manner: Cha'Ching
Prey emitting a strong scent: Cha'Nel'Fi'Yiv
Prey moving the feet and body rhythmicly: Cha'Cha
Prey which attacks only after one of its fellows has been
dispatched: A'Ven'Cha
Comically clumsy prey: Cha'Lee'Cha'Plin


But'Cha - (vb) to send prey to the deity
Lun'Cha'Or - the short period around midday when hunters can stop sending prey
to the deity and eat the ritual food, San'U'Ich.
Thu Tai'Ms Theh Aah A Cha'Njan - favourite war ballad of the hunters
Foo'Cha - the legendary time when enough prey has been sent to the deity
Cha'Plin - hunter-priest who performs the rites associated with the
sending of the prey to the deity

[Tom Anderson]

Tor'Cha -- Punning your pray to death [Andrew Apter]

Cha'Lupa: Mexican prey causing severe flatulence problems. [David Raynes]

Cha':  Shreded prey that some southern KV hold between their gum and
cheek. [Jeff Miller]

Cha'dah:  a creamy soup made with milk, potatoes, and chunks of
worthy prey, preferred by northeasern KV. [Brian Bilderback]

Tee'Cha - Prey the hunting of which is a true education.
Lec'Cha - Prey that causes one to sleep
Pree'Cha - Prey that sees the Deity on a daily basis 
[Alan E Brain]
Tai'Cha - The martial art of prey capture.  [Tom Granvold]

Monday, November 21, 2016

All Quiet On The Martian Front Dominator Tripod 

All Quiet On The Martian Front Dominator Tripod ....Just in from Ebay,
I'm slowly building up this line....)

I Am Long Winded Aren't I....

Just noted that this blog has crossed over the 1800 post mark!
My thanks to everyone that has allowed my self indulgence
here, much appreciated.......)  

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tanker's Tuesday: Centurion

The Centurion, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-Second World War period. It is widely considered to be one of the most ...
Main armament‎: ‎105 mm L7 rifled gun;
Armour‎: ‎51-152 mm
In service‎: ‎1946–present (derivatives still in se...
Engine‎: ‎Rolls-Royce Metor

Centurion Tank

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tanker's Tuesdayp: M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System

The M1128 Mobile Gun System is an eight-wheeled armored car of the Stryker armored fighting vehicle family, mounting a 105 mm tank gun, based on the Canadian LAV III light-armored vehicle manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems. It is in service with the United States and was
also being considered for adoption by several other countries
M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System


M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System 105-mm Fire Support Vehicle | Military-...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Terran Trade Authority Website

The Terran Trade Authority is a science-fiction setting originally presented in a collection of four large illustrated science fiction books published between 1978 and 1980. This series was written by Stewart Cowley.

Terran Trade Authority

Terran Trade Authority - Spacecraft 2000-2100AD Video

The Terran Trade Authority is a science-fiction setting originally presented in a collection of four large illustrated science fiction books published between 1978 and 1980. This series was written by Stewart Cowley, the video is well worth a look.

Terran Trade Authority Video

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kurgen Horde

I have always liked these guys ever since the movie "The Fifth Element" and as  Rebel Minis
made their version (by a different name) I had to have some....)

Rebel Minis is proud to present The Kurgen. The Kurgen are a race of Alien warriors bent on the destruction of the Forces of Earth, and well, anyone else for that matter.. and oh, themselves too... Each infantry pack comes with 20 15mm Kurgen Infantry. Sculpted by Martin Baker, these are highly detailed and a must for any Sci-Fi gamer!
Having got the infantry I looked around for suitable vehicles that were high-tech  primitive
sort of orc like but with a bit more technology  than the green skins, luckily I found these
by Darkest Star Games in their Colony 15 Sci-Fi Line that really seemed to fit the bill........

                                                              Bounder Grav APC
Rimmer Light Grav Tank
Grav Hauler