STONE COLD LEAD, RBG Aenglish Footmen

Stone Cold Lead recently posted pictures of their beautiful renditions of the Aenglish footmen from Red Box Games.

CADWALLON, City of Thieves: The King of Ashes

Fantasy Flight Games recently published an updated preview for the forthcoming expansion to Cadwallon: City of Thieves:

The King of Ashes expansion for Cadwallon: City of Thieves brings some exciting changes to the standard rules, and adds in a whole host of new mechanics to liven up your thieving experience as your gang skulks the streets of Cadwallon. When we announced the expansion, we only hinted at the wealth of new content for the denizens of the City of Thieves. In this preview, we’ll take a closer look at the both the brand new and the revised mechanics that will add to your experiences in the Cadwallon: City of Thieves universe!

TWILIGHT, Eragu Warrior

Twilight recently offered this preview of their Eragu warrior and news of releases on the horizon.  From their announcement:

It’s been quiet over the summer, but I’ve got a bit of a backlog of new Twilight releases that I’m going to be showing off over the next few weeks.

The first is from a new little line of miniatures we are doing looking at random races from across Anyaral (the world in which Twilight is set). He is an Eragu warrior, from a race of Fubarnii who live on the frozen coasts to the North West of the Empire. They are occasionally seen as mercenaries in militias across the Empire, towering over their southern cousins. This sculpt showcases the talents of two new World of Twilight artists, with Andrew May providing the sculpting talents and Joe Karame showing off his skills with a brush.

He’s going to be released as a resin cast initially, but will eventually make his way into the main range.

I’ve always been a fan of Twilight.  I bought their largest starter set a while ago, but haven’t gotten around to it quite yet.  (Fatherhood and a busy day job will do that.)  I remain, however, an ardent fan and follower of the project.  It’s been a treat watching their range grow over the years, and I hope the future brings them nothing but more exposure and greater success.

MANNIKIN STUDIOS, The Old Squaw, Puss in Boots, and the Ogre

Mannikin Studios has just released two new model sets for their range of Arthur Rackham characters.  From the announcement on their website:

The Old Squaw is based on artwork from Rackham’s illustrated edition of Rip Van Winkle, and is our third release for this series. It is a four-part resin model and measures 31mm to the highest point. The Old Squaw comes with a 30mm round base, a cauldron, and one familiar.

Puss in Boots and the Ogre are based on Rackham’s illustration of the two characters in Charles Perrault’s tale “Puss in Boots” (Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté). Puss is a single part model measuring 13mm to the tip of his nose, and matches the size and build of our Grimm’s Cat. The Ogre is a three-part model and measures 41mm to the top of his head. Both models are cast in resin and come with a 30mm base.

The Old Squaw, Puss in Boots, and the Ogre were sculpted by Jody SIEGEL of Imbrian Arts and cast in resin of the highest quality. These models are comprised of small, delicate parts, and as such are intended for advanced modelers.

Both sets are available now from our store for just $16.50 USD each + $3.00 worldwide shipping.

There is a limited number of casts currently available for this release, but we may produce more based on demand.

ALCHEMISTS OF DIRZ, Atropos, the Aberration 4-12

Stéphane N’Guyen (a.k.a. XUR), recently shared his completed entry for the July/August 2012 DragonPainting challenge.  The theme of this challenge was “large humanoid” or anything that would fit on a 40-60mm base.  I have a feeling he’s going to win this “contest” hands down, assuming it is indeed a contest.

Be sure to check out the rest of the thread to see this beast come together via a series of great WIP photos.

Who is Stéphane N’Guyen?  I offer up this as a reminder, for those of you still scratching your head.

CONFRONTATION, New Card Sets Coming

UPDATE: Unfortunately, something came up the day after I posted this, and I won’t have a chance to work on the new card downloads until the weekend of 15 September.  Details to follow.

A reader recently wrote to me about a couple missing cards and images in the Aarklash Archive (see right cuff), which is being phased out and replaced by the more robust and scalable Miniatures Archive.  He was kind enough to provide some of this missing content, including the cards featured here.  I was in the process of adding them to the zip file that is currently available for the Dwarves of Tir-Nâ-Bor when I discovered that I have more cards than I thought.

I’m going to prioritize creating these new card packs this weekend, and make them available for download from the Miniatures Archive after the holiday.  They may not be complete, but they’ll be closer than what is currently online here.

In the meantime, here are the cards for the Meteors of the Aegis, courtesy of a generous reader.

MAGAZINES, Kinetic7, Issue 1

Kinetic7 has announced the publication of the first issue of their digital magazine and the public launch of their website.  Kinetic7 is devoted to skirmish games, painting, modeling, and introducing a number of important individuals in the miniatures world through articles and interviews.