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28mm German Mountain Troops (Gebirgsjager) From Askari Miniatures

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Nov 1, 2017

Askari Miniatures are pleased to announce the release of German mountain troops, the Gebirgsjäger.

Gebirgsjäger were basically light infantry trained for mountain warfare. They fought principally in infantry assault formations, and it was in this role they excelled.

Gebirgsjäger fought in most major campaigns including Yugoslavia, Greece, Crete, Tunisia and Italy from 1941 to 1945.

Our jaegers are dressed in light kit for combat for summer operations, as the 5th Mountain Division fought in the invasion of Crete in 1941. These figures can also be painted in khaki desert uniforms which they wore in Tunisia and Italy.

The initial release consists of a Rifle Team, MG-34 team, Officers, a full Rifle Squad and the Mountain Guide.

Romanian 75mm Resita Anti Tank Gun M1943

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Sept 29, 2017

Out next week and available to pre-order now from Great Escape Games, the Romanian 75mm Resita Anti-tank Gun M1943 for your 28mm WW2 Rules of Engagement Miniatures games.

Due to the lack of anti-tank weaponry and the losses on the Eastern Front, the Romanian Army required a type of weapon to replace these losses and supplement existing equipment that could be built in Romania. A third prototype that combined the best elements of captured Soviet weapons and existing Romanian equipment performed well in tests – better than the German PaK 40 and to the Soviet ZIS 1941 76.2mm – and entered production in December, 1943. Few were manufactured – less than 400 – and the gun first saw operational use in the Spring of 1944.

Three crew included. Base not included. 28mm. Figures sculpted by Alan Marsh. Gun by Oliver Piotrowski.

King Tiger Available to Pre-Order from Warlord Games

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August 28, 2017

The King Tiger, the pinnacle of German armament, a tank so deadly that barely anything within the Allies arsenal could stop it. Your King Tiger Zug is now available ready to pre-order.

Within this kit, you have enough stunningly detailed plastic components to create 3 Tiger II tanks. Additionally, you can:

Equip your Tigers with either the Henschel turret or the rarer Porsche turret!
Have each tank with their own commander or have a closed hatch to protect the crew.
You also have the choice to give your Tigers’ schürzen!

Extras in the kit:

A detailed colour booklet providing instructions and painting guide.
Full-colour water slide decals.
A set of blast and damage markers.
A Bolt Action stat card for easier gaming accessibility!

Khurasan Releases Later 14th Century 15mm Sets

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August 8, 2017

Khurasan are very pleased to release six new codes for their 15mm later 14th century range, the first sets of men-at-arms on foot, and more sets of infantry.

As most men-at-arms fought on foot in this period rather than mounted, these releases permit the gamer to build the basic components of armies of the period — either an English herce (longbows flanking men at arms) or the French men at arms formations with crossbows supporting at a distance. In addition to the men-at-arms (these first sets are in jupons), they also have pavisiers, crossbowmen, and armed peasants. (Please note these are the larger “15mm” figures pioneered by Testudo which are now the size offered by several manufacturers.)

Available now.

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Warlord Games Release New Models for Two Theatres of WW2 Bolt Action Miniatures

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July 31, 2017

Warlord Games is releasing something from two different major theaters of WWII in the newest Bolt Action releases.

For the Pacific theatre, there’s the Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. In the European theatre there are several bundles for Warlord Games’ Operation Sea Lion and Operation Gigant supplements.

Taking over the Pacific is the Imperial Japanese forces, armed with the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car.

Also referred to as the Type 91 broad-gauge railroad tractor, the So-Mo has the unusual distinction of being able to quickly switch from road to rail. The So-Mo and its six crew could achieve speeds of around 25 miles per hour on roads and almost twice that on railroads.

On the eve of the German invasion, the British and German forces finalise their preparations.

Tasked with defending Britain with everything it’s got, the BEF uses the LDV and their ingenuity to help stave off the German onslaught.

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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