"On Wednesday, 20th March Kev 'the Goblinmaster' Adams was brutally assaulted during a burglary at his home in Nottingham. So many people have offered help and support that this page has been set up to coordinate efforts and information."
The Hardlove Light Steam Charger Ordered Tuesday, received Thursday from Fighting 15s. Just thought I'd post up a photo of this (hastily assembled) model, as the photo on their website isn't very clear. As noted, while the website states that delivery can take 8 weeks or more (I believe they have some kind of arrangement with Eureka in Australia), delivery of this little fella only took 2 days, :-) Resin main body and tracks, with metal commander, hatch, funnel and a choice of either gatling gun or cannon. Needs a little bit of tidying up, but a very nice little vehicle, and full of character. I'm very happy with this purchase
Do yourself a favour and check out "Jimbibbly"'s battle report from Mars on the Lead Adventure Forum:- "DISASTER ON MARS! Once again the indigenous population of Mars has wilfully attacked a peaceful convoy without provocation or warning!
A young member of the Imperial Japanese Court was being escorted to an unknown destination with a small column of troops past what was reported to be an abandoned Martian enclave but to her horror and band of Martians came out of nowhere to attack her and the column..."
The "In Her Majesty's Name" blog (by the rules' authors) has added a scenario and battle report. THE STILBOURNE INCIDENT – May 1st 1895 "The objective is simple. In the doorway to the village Church is a dead ‘vagrant’ and in his pocket are stolen plans detailing the manufacture of German troop-carrying dirigibles. How the vagrant came by the plans no-one knows, however both the Society of Thule and the Prince of Wales’s Extraordinary Company have rushed men to the village to retrieve these vital documents..." It offers some clues to gameplay for the forthcoming ruleset. Follow the link to find out more:-
The VSF MINIATURES page on Facebook continues to grow. This page is intended to be a resource for those looking for 28mm miniatures suitable for VSF (Victorian Science Fiction). A fan-page, if you will, about toys for discerning gentlemen and ladies. I will be putting up pictures of VSF miniatures etc. that I like, along with a link to their manufacturers, where possible.
I don't manufacture or sell any of the products pictured or mentioned, but I will try and include links to the people who do.
I'm adding to the photo albums whenever I have time, and I try and put up relevant news, info and links as I come across them.
Limited Edition figures for the In Her Majesty's Name pre-order from North StarFagin. This figure is only available to people spending £64 on IHMN products before April 18th. Jack the Ripper. This figure is not available to buy, but comes free to everyone who spent £37 before April 18th.
Meanwhile, over on the Lead Adventure Forum, "6milPhil" of Slug Industries has these baggage items for sale. "Due to the keen response to this I'm offering these up for sale before I've got a painted example. Six trunks, four suitcases andthree hatboxes make up a thirteen piece set for all your baggage needs. I'm selling these for £5 a set plus P&P via paypal, please PM me if you want one, or two, or even more"
"Big game hunters A delightful pair made up of a strapping moustachioed big game hunter and his rather stout assistant. These two would be at home hunting beasts anywhere from the jungles of Nguywamyland to the deserts of Narayanaman.Sculpted by the honourable Major Hicks." and available from Bend Sinister
BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT by Brian Augustyn & Mike Mignola, from DC Comics, and part of it's Elseworlds series, where characters are re-imagined, is re-released this week in a new edition. Mike Mignola is the creator of Hellboy, and this book is available from, as they say, all good comic shops.
"It is 1895 and the world is in turmoil. The Great Powers compete for resources and the latest technology, and an undeclared and secret war rages between them all. This is battleground of the Adventuring Companies. These clandestine agents of the Great Powers operate in the shadows, matching skills and wits in pursuit of the newest scientific formulae or powerful occult artifacts. In Her Majesty’s Name sets these adventuring companies against each other in one-off encounters and in longer narrative campaigns. Companies are usually comprised of just 4–15 figures and two players could easily play three games in an evening, making an on-going campaign a highly viable option. In Her Majesty’s Name has been designed to allow maximum versatility for the player – if you can imagine it, the system will help you build it. There is, however, a wealth of material provided in the book, covering weird science, mystical powers, and a range of pre-generated adventuring companies, including the British Explorers’ Club, the Prussian Society of Thule, the US Marine Corps, the Légion Étrangère, the revolutionaries of the Brick Lane Commune, ancient Egyptian cults, and the mysterious Black Dragon Tong" Visit North Star for more information:-
A Facebook page about Victorian Science Fiction Miniatures, mainly in 28mm "This page is intended to be a resource for those looking for 28mm miniatures suitable for VSF (Victorian Science Fiction). A fan-page, if you will, about toys for discerning gentlemen and ladies. I will be putting up pictures of VSF miniatures etc. that I like, along with a link to their manufacturers, where possible.
We don't manufacture or sell any of the products pictured or mentioned, but we will try and include links to the people who do."
I like this robot a lot, particularly the head, with it's single eye, and I fancy I shall be picking up at least one in the new year.
I can't explain why, but he looks British to me. It must be the head, the top of which looks like a cross between a bowler hat and a Tommy's tin helmet.
I received some
Hinterland figures in the post yesterday, and found myself admiring
the Medics pack.
It contains a rather
nice dog, which I found myself admiring, and comparing to the other
dog models I have.
It was then it
dawned on me what a lot of dog miniatures I have.
My Inquisition agent
for Dark Heresy has a dog, my officer from my old 40K Imperial Guard
army has a pack of dogs (rather nice huskies from Copplestone).
Canine companions seem to have featured in most of my old
role-playing parties (we used miniatures for combat to save arguments
over movement etc.). I have over 30 dog miniatures from various
manufacturers. Big dogs, small dogs, even chaos hounds (and lets not
even start on the number of wolves I have)
My VSF Queens
Electrical Rifles have a regimental mascot that's a goat, but that's
a different story..
Now that I think about
it, I seem to collect more livestock generally than is absolutely
necessary (donkeys, mules, cattle etc), as most of my forces have
some kind of baggage element, although none of the rulesets I use
So, I now realise I
seem to have a bit of a miniature animal obsession, with the emphasis
on dogs, :?
I'm not particularly a
dog lover. I don't have one, and haven't had one since I was a kid.
Apparently, Lancers are like buses - nothing for ages then 2 releases come along at once !
These Anglo Zulu War Lancers from Empress Miniatures, sculpted by Paul Hicks, are so dynamically posed, its impossible to resist. They certainly convey the impression that they are indeed charging, and I already own some of the fine Empress AZW British infantry. I think that these are mounted on Ebob horses Another unit it is then. And I do believe that Mr Hicks is fast becoming my favourite sculptor.
Well, the good news is that my order from Victoria Miniatures arrived today. 8 days from Australia to the UK isn't bad at all. The parcel made it unscathed through Customs too, which is nice.
The parts themselves are beautifully crisply detailed, with only a little flash. Definitely even better in the flesh than they look in the photos. I'm delighted with these. The bad news is that I forgot to update the amount of torsos I ordered at check out, so I only have one sprue of 3. I ordered enough legs, arms and heads to assemble a squad of 10, with a few bits left over. Ah well, I was going to order some of the kilted legs anyway, so I can assemble 3 Rough Riders while I wait for my second order to arrive. I plan on using the kilted legs with the Rough Rider torsos and the soon-to-be-released Victorian Laser Rifles along with a mix of pith helmet and balmoral cap heads to make some VSF Highlanders. Victoria Miniatures also plan to release a bagpiper, and eventually a command set, which should set this unit off nicely.
Hinterland Miniatures have just released the latest expansion to their Victorian ladies in uniform range.
Mancha started this range with one figure based on Princess Viktoria-Luise of Germany, the Colonel-in-Chief in the 2nd Leib Hussaren
regiment, sculpted by the very talented Paul Hicks.
She proved so popular that Hinterland then moved on to produce "a fictitious unit of female Hussars, serving at
the end of the 19th Century, up to World War One".
The Hussar range now includes this Firing Line pack, and Unit Builder pack (above), and Hinterland have added a Princess Viktoria mounted figure, Command pack, Skirmishers pack, a Maxim and crew, and even a pack of zombies.
Hinterland also offer Princess Cecilie (below) and her Trench Raiders
Just released are the Sailors, rifle-armed Cavalry and Medics, again mostly sculpted by Paul Hicks,
(one of the medics is co-sculpted by eBob, as are the horses)
The next set of releases will apparently include an open-handed cavalrywoman, and another set of Trench Raiders, armed with rifles.