Advice on Defiance minatures

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:47 am

ZombieSmith has the new "Royalist" Quar out. As can be exepected, the only difference to the older ones looks to be in the guns and the uniforms.

The quick can see examples on their main page for a few days, while the dead will need to dig through their site:
http://www.zombiesmith.com/

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:50 am

MegaMiniature's latest batch of releases includes a new bug type alien cleverly dubbed "Biobug". The name might indicate traditonal Arachnid/Tyranid "biomechanic" bug, but the miniatures are of dude-in-suit type insectoids. Two sculpts come with techy weapons and 1 is unarmed, for a total of (just) 3 scuplts. The nominal scale is 25mm.
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/MegaMiniatures

Also still available from last month are humanoid doggy aliens, almost equally cleverly named "Kanines". The scale and the sculpt selection is similar to the Biobugs, as is the basic "human in a costume" aesthetic.

The site also provides rules for both, but not Defiance rules (fairly) obviously...

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:45 am

Rackham Entertainment's plans for army boxes have leaked to the shops tho their site is still rather quiet about pretty much anything, really. Here's an entry on the official AT-43 forum that displays what's expected to be in the Cogs army box:
http://en-forum.at-43.com/viewtopic.php?p=75400#75400

For the price of $70, it looks quite reasonable (one must to recall the Cogs are large models, something like twice the size of an AT-43 human model). Expected release date looks to be June, which is also the official time of release of the day for the Cogs in general.

EDIT: release date has now been officially confirmed to be July for the Cogs box, as per news item on TMP (you can also see the current projected cover art):
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/239527/

At this rate, it'll be out November-ish ;)

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:46 am

Black Hat has announced Martian Empires starter packs. Along with human invaders from Earth, they include various aliens in the form of the Martian factions. So those leaning towards the Victorian side of science fiction (eminently doable under Defiance rules, of course) may find them of interest, tho they aren't perhaps quite a good a deal as you might think if you don't intent to use the included rules -- and why would you ;)

Anyway, here's the news item via TMP:
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/292858/

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:17 am

EM-4 has added more Phagon Beastmen to their line-up of Spacelords figs. Old skool sculpts in old skool scale (real 25mm) but may be good for the gronards among us :P

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Beastmen.html

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:56 am

All this and even more... Phagon Beastmen, that is! See the above link for latest releases.

Meanwhile on the French front...

Rackham Entertainment keeps moving the Cogs release date (and Red Blok army box) back. I'm having hopes they'll be out for Christmas, the official version is currently August 3rd but it doesn't say which year :P
http://en-forum.at-43.com/viewtopic.php?t=6695

Still, the first boxes have apparently been done and they've been handed around to cronies, henchmen and various other privileged insiders. Here's one of those with a review for those with French skills or energy to take Babelfish to it to read -- me, I just looked at the piccies, which don't look all that bad even if they did cut down on the prepaint detail to match the price point:
http://www.figouz.net/AT-43/Army_Box.php

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:56 am

While IIRC this thread was rather about ca. 28mm scale minis, for those who might be interested in going 15mm regardless might find the up-and-coming Critical Mass a line worth watching:
http://www.criticalmassgames.com/ <-- EDIT: link fixed to their current URL

They've got the 3D design whiz John Bear Ross on board doing (at least some of) the vehicles, and the previewed greens of the infantry look quite good too. Here's some piccies of those:
http://dropshiphorizon.blogspot.com/200 ... t-wip.html

There's something rather "Defianceish" about some of their models, most notably the humans...

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Meanwhile back in the (apparently all of a sudden less fashionable) 28mm scale world...

This was initially anounced in April, but is now picking up steam for an actual launch... AE-Bounty from Darkson Designs (known for their alt-WWII game) features some ca. 28mm scale alien minis (as well as the perquisite humans). These are described as "retro/comic/Star Wars" in style and frankly the aliens I've spotted so far are, well, just too silly for me. Previewed human (or mutated human, as the case might be) models look nice tho and a promise has been made of many opportunities to custom you minis, which might indicate they are going to sell bitz from the line... Anyway, here's the official board where you can go to dig up pix:
http://darksondesigns.proboards.com/ind ... bountyinfo

Whilst on the subject of retro/comic, Newbold have circulated their scifi dragonoids, the Grak, back into their charity shoppe:
http://www.newboldworld.com/09CS1/index.html

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Incidentally, both CM and AE-B are going to have an associated game available but I'm sure nobody here will want to bother about those :P

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:52 am

Critical Mass Games brought us 15mm canids, now Khurasan Miniatures brings us 15mm felids:
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/233257/

Classic opponents have assembled... Fur will fly!

Just remember -- don't put the minis in the same box afterwards or the paintjobs'll be all scratched ere morning...

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:32 am

Khurasan's busy this week, their nonhumanoid aliens ("Cnidarians") have apparently become available. Here's the news on Dropship Horizon:
http://dropshiphorizon.blogspot.com/200 ... arian.html

Unfortunately for me, they are in the much-in-vogue 15mm scale, so at only 20mm tall and being slight as well they wouldn't to go well with my 28mm minis collection. I urge anyone who is in 15mm to take them under serious consideration however. One seldom seems nonhumanoid aliens in miniature at all, much less something this well thought out.

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Re: Advice on Defiance minatures

Postby tnjrp » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:23 am

Something for the pulp scifi afficionados... Blue Moon has relased its "Supreme Alien Commanders" character figures as well as previously unannounced (or maybe I just missed it) heavy weapons and crew models. The crew models come with alternate heads so you can deck them out for any of the Blue Moon's pulp alien factions, or if you prefer "pinheads with big guns" just leave them as they are.

Here's the news item on TMP:
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/191010/

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In the more singular kind of miniature news, the sociopathic carbosilicate amorph Sergeant Schlock, the eponymous character from the hilarious space opera spoof web comic Schlock Mercenary is now available as a 28mm scale (somewhat limited availability) miniature. Being a collector's item, it is fairly steeply priced (especially for being accurately portrayed as looking rather like a big cowpat) and in any case there's just the single pose available, but anything Schlock is always worth a mention ;)

News here:
http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/in ... my-garden/


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