Sneak Peak Warlord Games Doctor Who Release Voyage of the Damned

Warlord Games Doctor Who Exterminate Game
Warlord Games Doctor Who Exterminate Game
Warlord Games Doctor Who Exterminate Game

Warlord Games really hit a home run with their Doctor Who Into The Vortex miniatures / skirmish game when they released it at Salute 2017.
The Warlord stand and the Exterminate core set for the game was my first point of call and first purchase of the day.

In the Exterminate! miniatures game your Cyberman and Dalek forces can recruit neutral factions, improving their chances of success and adding even more variety to your games.
These highly detailed plastic Cybermen and Dalek miniatures are ‘push-fit’ allowing them to be easily built without glue.

As well as this core set with plastic miniatures Warlord Games have an ongoing release of metal miniatures for use in the game, or for collectors / painters. Previous releases have go included Judoon, Zygons, various Doctors and Companions and a medley of monsters.

View a selection of games and miniatures at Element Games

Here’s a sneak peek of two figures from the forthcoming Voyage of the Damned episode set. Astrid Peth as played by Kylie Minogue and David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

The other three figures from this set will be revealed shortly.

Again Warlord have captured the essence of the characters in 38mm*. With the moulded named bases these are ideal for the collector in addition to the gamer. I suspect that the gamer will be mounting these on 30mm bases for the sake of the game.

I just wish I could paint as well as the person who prepared these minis for these images.

August 2017 Warlord Doctor Who Releases

Warlord Ogron
Warlord Ogron

Ogrons: often used by the Daleks to do their dirty jobs

Hailing from the outer fringes of the Mutter’s Spiral, Ogrons are tall, ape-like humanoids of limited intelligence. Due to their great strength and mindless obedience, they are typically used by other species as mercenaries.
The most common employer of Ogrons were the Daleks. In Day of the Daleks, they used Ogrons to control the human population after their 22nd-century invasion of Earth.

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Doctor Who -The Woman Who Lived
The Woman Who Lived

The Woman Who Lived.

An ordinary Viking girl killed after a battle with the alien Mire, Ashildr was resurrected by the Doctor using a Mire repair kit which was able to fix her physiology.
Now with a potentially infinite lifespan, she chose aliases such as Lady Sherade, Ash, El Dir, Alys and the Knightmare, having forgotten her original identity over the centuries.

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*correction 24/8/2017 Warlord have let me know that the miniatures are 38mm scale rather than the wargame standard of 28mm, allowing for greater detail and for the figures to be more in proportion than their 28mm counterparts.

Space 1889: Venus New Source Book For The RPG

Space 1889 RPG Venus Sourcebook
Space 1889 RPG Venus Sourcebook
Modiphius have just announce the release of Space 1889: Venus, a major new source book for the Space 1889 RPG, steampunk Victorian roleplaying in the worlds created by Jules Verne, HG Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Available as a 178 page printed black and white book or as PDF, this marks the first of a new wave of releases for the Space 1889 RPG collection, following the recent reprint of the core book.

From before the beginnings of history, mankind had spun tales and wondered about that bright point of light named for the Roman goddess of love: Venus, the enigmatic, ever-shifting star of evening and of morning. Yet when the first pioneers started their journey into the ether, they found the Morning Star to be a deadly Garden of Eden

With this source book you can now plunge into the “green hell”! Try your luck as a soldier-of-fortune in the pioneer settlements, or as a scientist, exploring the wonders of a new world. As a colonist you can create a new home far away from Mother Earth. Or you can choose to play a Venusian warrior defending his homeland against the cold, emotionless invaders from beyond space. It’s up to you!

This source book tells you everything you need to know about the settlements of the four nations represented on Venus – Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and Russia – as well as some minor powers and stakeholders:

Also included is an extensive chapter on the “Ha”, as the Venusians call themselves, concerning the culture, the biology, and the young civilization of the alien Lizard-men that allows you to portray a Venusian authentically during play.

You will also find extensive material on the unique flora and fauna of the Morning Star – not only new monsters to trouble your player characters, but also the innumerable exotic biological treasures flourishing on Venus.

Inside is new equipment, sample characters and tips and advice on how to play adventures on Venus, as well as a detailed “chemistry set” with exciting new rules for inventions. These will allow your player characters to exploit the natural resources of Venus and develop new drugs, chemicals, and all kinds of bizarre and wondrous substances.

Last but not least, we will also unveil many a secret that still lies hidden beneath the misty shrouds of the Green Planet.

Star Wars: Legion – Wargame

Star Wars Legion - Wargame Box Art
Star Wars Legion - Wargame Box Art
Star Wars Legion – Wargame Box Art

Star Wars: Legion ground combat wargame set in the Star Wars Universe from Fantasy Flight Games.

Star Wars: Legion
Epic warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars™ universe, and you can lead your troops to victory with Star Wars: Legion™, a two-player miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe! As a miniatures game, Star Wars: Legion invites you to enter the ground battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful vehicles, and iconic characters. While innovative mechanics for command and control simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the game’s unpainted, easily assembled figures give you a canvas to create any Star Wars army you can imagine.

Unpainted – simple assembly plastic 32mm minis(?).

FFG SWL01 Star Wars: Legion – Core Set $89.95

Star Wars Legion - Wargame Box Art Rebel Minis
Star Wars Legion – Wargame Rebel Minis
Star Wars Legion - Wargame ImperialMinis
Star Wars Legion – Wargame ImperialMinis

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The Walking Dead: All Out War Wave Three – Skirmish Game.

Producers of the amazing The Walking Dead: All Out War Skirmish Game, Mantic Games have revealed details of the Wave 3 Character booster packs.

The Walking Dead: All Out War is a miniatures game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmish game set in the iconic world of The Walking Dead comic books.

You can buy The Walking Dead Game from your FLGS or online retailers like Element Games or Amazon.

The Walking Dead:Safety Behind Bars!

The Walking Dead Prison Grounds Play Mat
The Walking Dead Prison Grounds Play Mat

In this expansion, Rick and the other Atlanta survivors travel from Hershel’s Farm to the Meriwether County Correctional Facility.

For the first time in The Walking Dead, you’ve now got to fight the Walkers in the claustrophobic confines of a map with an interior! Though many players have been using buildings to date.

Armored Walkers are introduced. These are prison guards in riot gear turned, so they are extra tough.

The Safety Behind Bars expansion contains four new survivors, Dexter, Axel, Andrew and Thomas this coupled with new equipment cards (Tear Gas Grenade, Riot Helmet, Riot Shield, Riot Gear, Riot Baton) make this the toughest expansion yet.

Then there are the Wave 3 character boosters.

Maggie, Prison Defender Booster

The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster Miniatures.
The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster Miniatures.

The Maggie, Prison Defender Booster comes with models for her and her sisters, Susie & Rachel, and an extra walker.

Maggie has grown and this is shown in her new stats. Her previous card’s ability Survival Instinct, which allowed her to choose the preferred of two panic dice, has been upgraded to Faithful Unto Death. She will now never panic as long as Glenn is alive and on the board. With Steadying Influence, Maggie is also able to control the threat level, rolling 1 White Dice when making a Hold Your Nerve action, reducing it by that much. Both of these combined can help your groups of survivors keep their cool in those tense late-game turns.

Her melee attacks have an added red dice, bringing her up to two, while her shooting has been upgraded from a red dice to a white dice. While her health has also gone up to five and all of these upgrades have only cost 6pts more than her previous incarnation.

Glenn, Prison Defender Booster

Glenn Prison Guard - The Walking Dead Skirmish Game
Glenn Prison Guard

Clearing out the prison is a dangerous job, so Glenn is equipped to deal with the Walkers in his Riot Gear! However, he’s not the only one with a little bit of extra protection, and the Walker is also protected by armour also.

Alongside Glenn, the booster also includes Wes, one of The Governor’s henchmen from Woodbury. Although on paper Wes appears to be a little useless, the Adrenaline Junkie ability could make him useful in the later stages of the game… if he manages to survive that is!

Game is produced by Mantic Games – You can find them online HERE.

Steamforged Games Brings Resident Evil to the Tabletop

Resident Evil 2 Board game is going to be live on Kickstarter soon.

Steamforged Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Capcom to bring the iconic Resident Evil™ 2 video game to the board gamers of the world. Building on the success of previous titles including “Guild Ball” and “Dark Souls: The Board Game”, Steamforged Games will be launching this latest game, “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game” via Kickstarter in late Autumn 2017.

Thus starts the announcement on the Steamforged website.

Steamforged Games just bought out Dark Souls after their record breaking kickstarter, but are possibly better known for their fantasy football game Guild Ball.

At Scifind.com we are really looking forward to this release BUT we are slightly wary that it might be very similar to CMON’s Zombicide games.

I am sure though that Steamforged can do Resident Evil justice in miniature form and just hope that images of the minis start coming through soon.

There will be updates and IMAGES of miniatures coming soon. Follow @scifind on twitter or facebook for details.

Resident Evil 2

Known as Biohazard 2 in Japan is the sequel to the original Resident Evil survival horror game. Originally published in 1998 Resident Evil 2 will see it’s 20th Anniversary before the Resident Evil 2 board game is published.

Dark Souls Board Game

The Resident Evil 2 Board game follows hot on the heels of the smash hit video to board game convert Dark Souls. Missed it you can Buy It Here.
Dark Souls – The Board Game raised over over £3.7 million in the Kickstarter looking to launch the game.

First Look Resident Evil 2 Board Game Miniatures

17-8-2017
The official Resident Evil 2 Board Game Blog has released the first 2 images of miniatures for this game.

Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy (images below)

Ok. So these are early renders but they look to be in a good clear cut style, with enough detail to make interesting characters, but still be a single piece plastic mini. Cannot wait to get my hands on the final minis.

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Warhammer 40K – Another Announcement – Necromunda is Back.

Necromunda Underhive

Necromunda 2017 New Cover Image
Necromunda 2017 New Cover Image
Images dropped on the Warhammer Community page yesterday.

Necromunda Is Back!

It’s been more than a decade since we last visited the Necromunda Underhive, but very soon you’ll be able to battle it out in the depths of Hive Primus.

Necromunda is a tabletop skirmish game that was first produced by Games Workshop back in 1995. It was a huge hit, but phased out a while ago.

The Necromunda Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics gangs.

Between intense skirmish battles, your gang will grow from a pack of battle-hungry Juves to a feared and respected syndicate of hardened veterans. To get there, however, you’ll have to battle against your fellow players, each with a gang of their own.

The Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics.

Gangs from House Escher are fast, deadly, and cruel. While lightly armoured, these cunning warrior women hold their own in melee combat, while at range, they are notorious for their use of armour-melting plasma weaponry.

Warhammer 40K Minitures and Necromunda items can be bought from / preordered at ELEMENT GAMES

Original full announcement.

Necromunda Underhive
Necromunda Underhive

Warhammer 40K RPG – New for 2017


A brief announcement was made on the Warhammer Community Website today:

Warhammer 40K Role Play – Wrath and Glory

A new Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game is coming – soon, you’ll be able to dive into the 41st Millennium in Wrath & Glory. Tabletop roleplaying is a very different experience from wargaming – rather than commanding your forces from above, you’ll be able to inhabit characters of your own design in imaginative collaborative storytelling.

Wrath & Glory is currently in development at Ulisses North America, an experienced designer and publisher of several popular roleplaying games. We can’t reveal anything more at this point, but watch this space for updates and news, and get ready for your own adventures in the 41st Millennium.

That is all – you can read it here – but no release date, no details.

Are roleplay games the new skirmish games?

Does the world need a new 40K RPG?

Creators Content Program For Vampire The Masquerade.

White Wolf Entertainment, creator of the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade are partnering with DriveThurRPG to allow independent content creators to publish material set in the World of Darkness using the Storytellers Vault.

For over a quarter century, fans of the World of Darkness have aspired to bring their own unique World of Darkness creations to the masses, and now they can as part of the Storytellers Vault, White Wolf’s new creator content program. Beginning with Vampire: The Masquerade, aspiring writers, artists, and game designers can publish their non-canonical table top RPG supplements and fiction stories worldwide in the language of their choosing, and making half of the revenue as their royalty. To assist content creators making the best possible products, Storytellers Vault offers a considerable variety of graphical layout tools including pre-made design templates, and art-packs to choose from.

“World of Darkness fans have always shared their stories with the world, and now is the time we help them to do that in an even greater scale” says CEO Tobias Sjögren. “The magic of the Storytellers Vault is supporting fans that love and want to create content from all eras of our games, we can’t wait to see what they produce and how everyone enjoys it!”

The Storytellers Vault features:

Self-publish service for table top RPG material set using any of the four previously published editions of Vampire: The Masquerade
Content creators themselves set the price for the material they publish and receive 50% of the revenue
Access to over 15 templates and art packs produced helps content creators make their work look as professional as the official products from any set era
Publishing in any language supporting the vast global World of Darkness community
Additional content supporting other game lines and historical settings in the White Wolf catalogue will be progressively unlocked beginning in October 2017

The Storytellers Vault is now available at www.storytellersvault.com.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Skirmish Game FAQ and More Images!

Fallout Nuka Cola Skirmish Game Terrain Piece
Fallout Nuka Cola Skirmish Game Terrain Piece
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is a tabletop skirmish game based on the video game series. This will use 32mm miniatures (similar scale to Games Workshop Miniatures). We have previously covered the Fallout Skirmish Game Here

(Note this is NOT the same game as the Fantasy Flight Fallout Boardgame)

Q) Will both starter boxes include the same stuff?

We’re planning two versions of the starter set, both will include all the same rules components – rules, dice, counters, cards. Each will include a different selection of miniatures – one in high quality resin, the other pre-assembled PVC figures. The PVC set will include more figures and as a result, a different set of scenarios (though we’ll make both starter set scenarios available online in PDF)

Q) Will I have to buy the PVC starter set to get all the miniatures?

The PVC starter set will include figures that you can already get in resin. We’re not forcing collectors to get this set so they have all the designs. However they will be identical scale so if you want to quickly expand your collection it will be a great way to do it at a very affordable price.

Q) When are they coming out?

The resin starter set is planned for the pre-order whilst the PVC set is planned for February/March

Q) Can I play it straight out of the box?

You can play the PVC starter set straight out of the box as the figures are pre-assembled – we even give you an introductory set of missions to learn the rules. The resin set will need a small amount of assembly but we’re making this as easy as possible.

Q) How many players can you have?

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is designed as a traditional player vs player miniatures game experience. However we’re also including solo rules and a solo campaign so you can play on your own, or play co-op with a friend against the game.

Q) What do you do in the game?

It is a miniatures wargame so you’ll be fighting each other’s forces however we’re also drawing on the video game experience so you’ll be hacking terminals, searching Nuka Cola machines, rusted Sedans and Vault-Tec Containers either for loot or caps or as part of narrative storylines. You’ll be fighting against the wasteland itself as radiation, dust storms and grotesque creatures and robots try to take you down. You can play straight points (caps!) based battles or follow a campaign storyline and slowly evolve your crew with bonuses based on how you upgrade your settlement.

Q) Do I have to buy loads of expansions?

The base set should be enough for plenty of games – regardless of which one you buy, however each expansion will give you more characters or units, from different factions, plus new AI and Encounter cards that will enhance the experience. We’ll be uploading free missions online to keep you entertained as well releasing bigger campaign boxed sets that give you lots of new features.

Q) Will the starter sets be available in other languages?

We will be working with localisation partners to bring both the resin and PVC starter sets to France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain and more. Realistically with the time it takes for approvals these versions will come out later in the summer 2018

Originally posted by Modiphius top man Chris Birch on Board Game Geek.

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Miniatures

Brotherhood Of Steel

Survivors

The Institute

Fallout Super Mutants

Evil Dead 2: Board Game Miniatures [Images]

Evil Dead Board Game Box Art

Originally launched on Kickstarter the Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile and miniature based survival horror game for 2-6 Players based on the classic movie.

When it originally launched over a year ago now Spacegoat, the designers of The Evil Dead 2 Board Game had the stupidly ambitious fulfilment date of November – mere months after the campaign’s launched. I always took this with a pinch of salt as this was their first Board Game and veterans like CMON usually allow 12 months plus for fulfilment of a game. But yes I have been getting quite impatient over the last few months and really want to get this on the table and get it played.

Well it was great to see that Space Goat now finally have the miniature samples back from the manufacturer and it is really that one step closer to being a real thing. I would love to see this in my house before Christmas, but this may or may not happen, we will have to see.

What is good for those who missed the original Kickstarter is that you can still preorder from the Space Goat website (MerchGoat) until Halloween 2017 at the amazingly low price of $59.99 but you have missed out on the Kickstarter exclusive bits and pieces that I will hopefully be getting before the end of this year now.

Anyway please see the miniature sample images below originally from the Kickstarter update. I am drooling already and so cannot wait to get mu grubby little hands on them.

Evil Dead Board Game Box Art

Locutus of Borg Miniature For Star Trek Adventures RPG

Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, reveals today the Locutus of Borg miniature and announces its addition to the Borg cube collector’s edition boxed set for the forthcoming Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game, along with two bonus 15-page adventure PDFs.

Called “the coolest box in gaming history” by Geek & Sundry, the massive Borg cube collector’s boxed set already contains the exclusive Lore miniature, plus a slew of other accessories for the Star Trek Adventures RPG, including the 368-page collector’s edition core rulebook, four sets of 32mm scale miniatures, three sets of Star Trek Adventures dice, Threat & Momentum tokens, a pad of 50 character & ship sheets, a poster of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, the giant Borg cube Gamemaster screen with 6 laminated reference sheets for bridge positions and rules reference, and a 40-compartment foam tray for miniatures.

Each Borg cube is uniquely numbered from 1 to 1701 with an official Star Trek Adventures hologram, with numbers 1-1000 only available at Modiphius.com. They are available for pre-order until 31st August 2017 at Modiphius.com/Star-Trek and in your friendly local gaming stores (£395.00 GBP/$650 USD), or fans can pick up the Borg drone bundle (£249.99 GBP / $322 USD).

Further, the Star Trek Adventures core rulebook stand-alone PDF is now available on DriveThruRPG.com and Modiphius.net. With a month to go until the game releases at Gen Con, fans can join Starfleet today and begin their mission exploring the Final Frontier and creating their own Star Trek stories.

Star Trek Adventures uses the Modiphius 2d20 game system (Mutant ChroniclesInfinityConanJohn Carter of Mars) designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the EmpireX-Wing Miniatures Game). The accompanying Star Trek miniatures line features 32mm-heroic scale resin figures of classic Star Trek characters and crews, landing parties and away teams. Geomorphic tile maps of burning Federation ships, mysterious colonies and embattled Klingon cruisers set the scene for dramatic new voyages on the Final Frontier.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Adventures releases in August at Gen Con and arrives in retail stores September 2017.

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Dear Hammer Films, I Need To Talk To You About Boardgames.

Hammer Horror Board Game / Tabletop Game anyone?

Yes, boardgames. But we are not talking Monopoly, Cluedo or similar (though I am sure that if you made Hammer Horror Dracula Cluedo you would sell some).

Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory
Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory – From BoardGameGeek

You have done this in the past with Hammer Horror Forbidden Terrortory over a decade ago.

Players try and rescue a Victim whilst trying to destroy Dracula before he gets uber strong. Players need to collect protection to avoid the ghouls dotted around the Count’s lair. Players get five days to complete this task. But beware one bite from a vampire makes you a vampire too!

Forbidden Terrortory is hardly buzzing on BoardGamesGeek (possibly the worlds largest table top gaming community) with no comments, star ratings and just 16 people claiming to own the game, compared with the likes of Fury Of Dracula, third edition which has over 12,000 claiming to own, hundreds of comments on discussion threads.

UK Based Tabletop gaming Kickstarter.com projects raised a whopping £1.25m over 3 months in 2016/2017. Over £20m from over 300 project worldwide in this time.
(Source http://crowdfunding.webrobots.io/quarterly/category/Tabletop%20Games)

There is a market for modern table top games and at Scifind.com we would love to see a Hammer Horror based game. While the horror board game market is buoyant, for example the Zombicide Games the latest of which raised over $5million being backed by over 27,000 people. Definitly the table top games market is seeing another golden age, fueled by Kickstarters and several distinct modern game types, from the miniature based skirmish games, the ‘American’ board games (usually theme heavy with dice, cards, miniatures and strategic objectives) to the very popular Euro game types (Abstract strategy games Catan, Ticket to Ride, etc).

So what am I getting at, well I believe that the time is right for Hammer to look at having a piece of this lucrative market, but I would suggest that they look at a title away from the obvious miniatures based, high quality plastic 28mm Hammer characters and go with something focused on playability and the history of Hammer Films.

I would love to see a resource based Euro Game, in the vein of Agricola or Stone Age, where the players take on the role of Hammer Movie producers looking to build Movies over a series of rounds. Resources would include location, budget, actors, directors etc. I would be a great celebration of the history of the game and the industry of previous decades, as well as having the playability of and broader appeal of the Euro Game style.

The beauty of Kickstarter is that funds can be raised before production of the game, taking a good chunk of the risk out of producing the game.

Personally I would love to speak to someone at hammer further and possibly introduce them to people in the gaming industry. I would love to think that with the meeting of great minds, sometime next year, I could be backer number one for a Kickstarter for a Hammer Universe Euro Game.