Sunday, September 30, 2018

Target Locked

The Space Force

The U.S. military depends heavily on space for communications, reconnaissance, and detecting incoming missiles. Russia and China have been building surface-to-air missiles powerful enough to take out a satellite, Albrecht notes, a move that has U.S. officials increasingly concerned. In 2007, China even shot down one of its own aging weather satellites in a test of the technology that the U.S. protested.

The Space Force

Friday, September 28, 2018

Tohlic Armored Crawler

Tohlic Armored Crawler   I picked up two of these beasts!
This code contains all the parts required to assemble one large 15mm scale long distance armored personnel carrier. Used for deep recon it can carry an entire platoon of troops or three battlesuits or combinations thereof operating for weeks away from base. Favored by Planetary Defense forces but also used by Muster and Retained on suitably frozen worlds the Tohlic is composed of nine parts cast in high quality grey tone resin and white metal.

Fifteen Adder Pick Up

This was a deal too good to pass up on........

As the second Khanate War continued and worlds fell to the Legions as they spread ever further from the Matter Gateway in the Camarthen stellar system the threat to the entire Prydian Precinct grew dire. The Marcher Barons were in retreat and the Prydian Army in ascendency after twenty years of civil war but this did not mean that the military might of the Throne was enough. Split between dealing with the growing alien invasion and the struggle for dominance in the core systems this resulted in neither war being tackled fully. In 4340 IC the death of the Kingmaker Nevall in battle against Princess Cyon meant the Precinct was once more at peace with only small scale conflicts left to stamp out. The loss of most of Knight General Obermann's fleet in 4331 IC on and around Camarthen Prime had meant near a decade of hit and run campaigns against the Dragon Ships as they sail in darkness out across the stellar cluster. While Humanity was able to deal with a single Dragon Ship entering a planetary orbit this was not the case as pairs and then trios and more of these mighty warships, each carrying an entire Legion, began to appear together. It would take several years to gather enough might to tackle the Matter Gateway head on so for the moment single regiments were dispatched to hold and harry as best they could. 
The clamour for Taranis and Magogs was constantly coming back to New Glastonbury and in such numbers that the demand could not be met. It takes a lot of time and resources to build the mightiest war machines so a solution was looked for to supply the Camarthen Cluster with armoured vehicles for the use of Muster and Planetary Militia in huge numbers. Part of this was the Mullo Type 36 AFV as well as the existing Adder light vehicles but a new modular assembly was founded in 4336 IC with the creation of the Adder Combat Tankettes. A stop gap measure to combat Khanate Orbs and tanks. These tracked vehicles have a weight of just over seven and a half tons and roughly eighteen feet in length that Adder is not a combat heavy weight like the Taranis. A colour coding system is in use to make Adders easy to assign to Regiments and to allow Planetary Militia who are not be as used to war as a Retained Knight a simple recognition method. The Red Adder Tankette is the standard model mounting a turret with a Moth 88 Rotary Cannon. The Yellow Adder is the fire support variant and has two crew along with a turret with an Anda 60mm Missile Pod. The Black Adder acts as an armoured punch giving the Muster the ability to knock out battlesuits and other smaller tough targets with two crew and a turret mounted Fretan Rail Gun. Less common is the Orange Adder which is infantry support mounting a specialised turret with a Moth 30 automatic 50mm Grenade Launcher. Dedicated Adders include the Green Adder which is a command and control car at the battalion level and the White Adder for medical teams and battlefield triage. The 'Battle Taxi' type Grey Adder is heavily modified and can carry two fire-teams or a squad at a real squeeze. There are also some very specialised Adders too for purposes such as Blue Adder, the Brown Adder and the Purple Adder. 
Academy Auto-Trainer Series 52, New Glastonbury, 4342 IC. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tanker's Tuesday : 10 Most Insane Main Battle Tanks

 Often we receive many questions which is the best main battle tank in the world. Which is the greatest modern MBT and why. Our Top 10 analysis is based on the combined score of protection, firepower, accuracy and mobility. None of the tanks listed here have seen combat against each other during military operations yet. And even though some things, such as armor composition, are kept in high secrecy, we know a lot about these machines. Data on their protection, firing range, accuracy, capabilities of their fire control systems, and so on are widely available. So we know capabilities of each of these tanks. This analysis is based on specifications and available data.

Top Ten Main Battle Tanks

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
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:

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!

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.