Tag Archives: historical

New 15mm BMP-1P from Khurasan

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July 7, 2017

Khurasan are very pleased to release our latest 15mm Soviet/Russian vehicle of the Cold War to Modern period, the BMP-1P.

After its trial by fire in the Yom Kippur War, the BMP-1 was found to have room for improvement, and one key issue was the mounting of the ATGM launcher above the main cannon. This was remedied on the BMP-1P, which has a pintle mounted ATGM launching tube. Thousands of these remain in service around the world today

Nightingale Games Announces War Room by Larry Harris

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July 3, 2017

Nightingale Games presents the latest game designed by Larry Harris (creator of Axis & Allies and many others) called “WAR ROOM”.

WAR ROOM is a massive, deluxe WWII game with simultaneous, secret movement and production orders and stack-able units played on 42? round map with a polar perspective.

The game has been in the works for 4 years and a Kickstarter is planned for the Fall of 2017. Check out the demo at the World Board-gaming Championships in PA at the end of July 2017 and chit-chat with Larry Harris in person.

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition Set to Return This September!

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June 30, 2017

The most celebrated Axis & Allies edition is coming back from Wizards of the Coast/Avalon Hill!

Upon its release nearly a decade ago, the Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition became an instant classic! Now this deluxe board game designed by Larry Harris (the original creator of Axis & Allies), returns with rule book updates and streamlined game play.

With over 650 playing pieces, including the largest board ever created for an A&A game, this beloved board game is a must have for the strategy gamer enthusiast.

  • Updated A&A rulebook, with errata and rules clarifications
  • 6 country-specific storage boxes (USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Japan, and Italy)
  • 2 common storage boxes
  • Game board (24 x 46 inches), the largest Axis & Allies board
  • Over 650 plastic miniatures, with 4 new sculpts
  • Additional components including game dice, tokens, paper bills, and plastic chips

MSRP $100, release date September 22, 2017

Sloppy Jalopy T62 Available Now From Sally 4th

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June 20, 2017

The latest 28mm modern AFV kit to be released by Sloppy Jalopy  is the Soviet T62 MBT, available now from Sally 4th

The kit is cleanly cast in resin and white metal, goes together easily and is robust on the table top. Optional auxiliary fuel tanks are included.

The kit is available from Sally 4th and Sloppy Jalopy websites, and Sally 4th will also have them available at the shows they attend.

Brigade Models Release New Spanish Small Scale Scenery

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June 16, 2017

Brigade Models have several new items in their Small Scale Scenery (1/1000th scale) range, all with a Hispanic flavour.

Brigade Models have released some new 17th and 18th century fortifications from the Mediterranean island of Menorca – the Castell de San Antonio on the northern coast (as it was built, rather than the pile of rubble it is now) plus a pack of three different defensive towers selected from the many that are dotted around the rocky Menorquin coast.

And then shifting continents, they have a pack of four small blockhouses such as were built by the Spanish on Cuba during the War of Independence in that country and the following Spanish-American War. They’re of a similar design to American Civil War blockhouses so would serve a dual purpose there too.

Finally, they have a small catholic church, based on a Cuban prototype, but which again would serve in other parts of the world such as northern Mediterranean countries or South America.

SSS-8081 – Castell de San Antonio – £3.00
SSS-8082 – Menorca Towers – £2.50
SSS-8083 – Cuban Church – £1.00
SSS-8084 – Spanish Blockhouses – £1.00

Khurasan Starts a New 15mm Late 14th Century Miniatures Range

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June 15th, 2017

Khurasan are very happy to release the first codes in their 15mm Hundred Years War/Late Fourteenth Century range, two sets of English longbowmen.

One set is wearing aketons (or gambesons if you prefer) with the other set adding leg harness and chainmail hauberks. Each figurine is provided with its own separate arrow bunch stuck into the ground.

The core period of the range is 1350-1400, when bascinets reigned supreme. A bit into the period (there’s some disagreement as to exactly when) the extended visor called the hounskull was adopted, one of the most distinctive and menacing looks ever used by knights. Of course the range will focus on the Hundred Years War to start, and codes for knights in jupons and French infantry types are in production now as well, to be released soon. But other nations will be covered as well, and we are already making comprehensive lines of Spanish and Italians (these will be combined due to the close resemblance between many of their troop types). Look for foot knights and French infantry next, including crossbows, pavisiers and peasants.

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Two Fat Lardies Taking Preorders for General d’Armee Now

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May 9th, 2017

Two Fat Lardies have used veteran war gamer and greatly respected designer Henry Hyde to produce a set of rules which is easy on the eye and laid out in a manner which allows the gamer to get the information needed simply and with plenty of illustrations and examples of play.  This makes for a very good looking and highly functional book; always important in the heat of battle!

In addition to the 108 page rule book, General d’Armee, available for preorder now, also comes with two A4 size playsheets, both laid out in colour coded sections and laminated for longevity.

Since we published Pickett’s Charge, Dave’s ACW rules (which you can view here:  Pickett’s Charge) we have had lots of you asking if we could produce a set of game Tokens and Status Markers.  Well, we thought we kick off by producing a set for General d’Armee so you can really hit the ground running. These are in MDF and produced by our partners at Warbases.  You can paint them up or use them as they are if you’re impatient to get started!

To make life easy. we have put together two Advanced order options.  Firstly you can get the full set which includes the rules, the two laminated playsheets, two sets of tokens (one per side) and a free PDF of the rules.  PLEASE NOTE:  The PDF will be sent to you as soon as we release the rules on the 21st of May.  In fact we are at Partizan that day, so we will be sending out the PDFs on the next day.

Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm April Releases Arrive at PicoArmor

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May 2nd, 2017

PicoArmor (Oddzial Osmy’s exclusive North American distributor) is pleased to announce that the the April releases have arrived and are ready for shipment.

US-6115 AH-64D Apache Longbow (6 pcs) – AH-64 modification
FR-632 Super Frelon (6 pcs) – French heavy helicopter

WWH-6124 Do 217E (6 pcs) – medium bomber
WWH-6125 Me 410 (6 pcs) – German heavy fighter
WBR-674 Spitfire IXc (8 pcs) – famous British fighter
WSU-656 La-7 (8 pcs) – Soviet late-war fighter aircraft
WUS-667 B-25H Mitchell (6 pcs) – gunship version armed with 75mm cannon

TR-625 Storehouse (2 pcs) – large storehouse or farm building

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