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There are several new space ship expansions available for the Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Game from Ares Games.

In the game, players control Colonial and Cylon spaceships and use maneuver cards for each spaceship, as well as two devices—the control panel, which is included in the Starter Set, and the rotating miniature base in each Spaceship Pack. Each ship is a ready-to-play.

New ships coming out in January include Viper MK, Starbuck’s Viper, Cylon Raider, Starbuck’s Cylon Raider and Scar’s Cylon Raider.

A set of additional control panels is also coming out in January.

You can find out more about the ships here

Cool Mini or Not has announced 4 new box sets of Stark units for their Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. The Stark Sworn Swords are loyal to a man, and would rather perish than betray the house. The Stark Bowmen, although lightly armored, are capable of devastating ranged attacks, even when line of sight is questionable, launching volleys high above the field. The Tully Sworn Shields have also come to the call, using interlocking shield defenses, creating a fearsome wall of defense. Finally, the great heroes of House Stark are represented in the Stark Heroes I box. Rodrik Cassel and Howland Reed are mighty leaders from many battles. Brynden Tully and Eddard Stark are true masters of tactics and strategy. Finally, young Bran Stark, with his giant servant Hodor, and direwolf Summer can strike both courage into allies, and fear into foes on the battlefield. You can read more about the Song Of Ice And Fire Miniatures Game on the CMoN website here. Look for all 4 of these boxed expansions on September 28, 2018.

Your Rebel squads just got cooler with the new T-65 X-Wing expansion pack for X-Wing Second Edition.

Fantasy Flight Games’ website says, “No starfighter is as ubiquitous in Rebel squadrons as the T-65 X-wing. With its astromech droid finely balancing its firepower, shielding, and maneuverability, the T-65 is capable of taking part in almost any Rebel operation. As a result, the ship is a fixture in the space battles of the Galactic Civil War, becoming an indelible symbol of the Rebellion itself.”

The expansion will come with an assembled and painted miniature with movable S-foils so it can be in closed or attack position. The expansion comes with tokens, cards and a maneuver dial needed to incorporate another T-65 X-wing into your squadron.

Current players can bring first edition T-65 X-wings and other ships into the second edition with the new tokens, cards and maneuver dials in the launch’s conversion kits. New players can grow their collection with six ship expansions launching.

For more about the second edition and changes to the ship, visit Fantasy Flight Games’ website here

 

Get ready to fight those rebels with Star Wars Legion’s latest team unit expansion, E-Web Heavy Blaster Team.

Fantasy Flight Games’ website says this new addition will be a bridge between lightly armored troop units and the heavy AT-ST, to keep your Empire balanced.

The unpainted and easily assembled miniature can be used as a support unit in the game and also comes with three upgrade cards for customization of your team.

The website says, “Among Imperial units, an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team is only surpassed by the AT-ST in terms of raw firepower. The heavy blaster rolls a red, two black, and two white attack dice, all for significantly fewer points than the walker. Better still, an E-Web Heavy Blaster Team won’t lose any attack dice as it takes wounds, unlike the more frail corps units.”

And on the side of the Rebellion is the 1.4FD Laser Cannon Team Unit expansion. So both sides will be seeing new pieces soon!

Find out more at Fantasy Flight Games’ website here.

Cool Mini or Not posted a nice retrospective of the early Zombicide franchise to their Feature Friday newsletter this week. The original “modern series” started with a Kickstarter in April 2012 for Zombicide: Season One, which introduced players to the frantic world of walkers, runners, fatties and abominations. Arguably the first introduction to CMoN Kickstarter campaigns, with their unbelievable amount of stretch goals, add-ons and exclusive items, 2-6 players could run through the streets as more and more zombies chased them down. The next year brought Zombicide: Prison Outbreak, which introduced Berserkers to the claustrophobic halls and rooms of the prison.  The final installment to the modern trilogy came in 2015 with Zombicide: Rue Morgue, bringing Skinner zombies, A-Bomb Abominations and more of the mayhem that made Zombicide great to a fallen hospital. If there just wasn’t enough, the games were supplemented by two official released expansions, The Toxic City Mall and Angry Neighbors. All of Guillotine Games’ Zombicide games are known for the overflowing bins of beautiful miniatures, tons of insane playable characters, and boards full of walking, creeping, oozing dead. Read all about the history of the first Zombicide trilogy on the CMoN website here.

CMoN has also announced some new components for their popular d20 28mm sci-fi skirmish game, Dark Age. Two new big boxes are coming soon, one for the Outcast and one for the Skarrd. The Outcast Starter Set includes a 500 point force, playable with any Outcast group. Other Outcast releases coming are the Outcast Faction Deck with 54 new cards, and the Outcast Brute Court of Freeton, containing infamous leaders for your squad. The new Skarrd Cult of Metamorphosis is a cult of grafted, mutated biological nightmares lead by the infamous Father Johann and his servants. Smaller releases, such as the Harpy Unit Box and the return of the Brood Spawn Howler round off units for the Skarrd. Read all about the upcming Dark Age sets on the CMoN website here.

Steamforged, the publisher behind the popular Guild Ball miniatures game, has announced the first “Minor Guild” for the system, the Ratcatchers. All of the previously released Guilds for Guild Ball will be considered “Major Guilds”, but each one will be associated with a new “Minor Guild”, a fully playable team including a Captain, a Mascot and other players. Two of the players will be “dual Guild”, playable for either the Minor or Major team, and in the Ratcatchers, Skulk and Pelage will be usable in the Morticians Guild. Conversely, the associated Major team, in this case the Morticians, will have two players modified to be friendly with their Minor Guild. Bonesaw and Veteran Graves from the Morticians will be dual Guild with the Ratcatchers, and players who attend a launch event for the Ratcatchers will be able to win alternate sculpts for these players. In addition, as each Minor Guild is released, the associated Major Guild will no longer be allowed to play with Union Players. The Ratcatchers Guild also adds a new mechanism to Guild Ball, disease, a new powerful condition that spreads amongst players without further input from the player.

Read more about the first Minor Guild, the Ratcatchers, and how Minor Guilds interact with the Union, on Steamforged website here.

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) has announced the newest expansion to the popular dice-driven Cthulhu game Elder Sign, Omens of the Pharaoh. This expansion adds an Egyptian Mythos to the struggle, as players try to combat the evil despot Nephren-Ka. Omens of the Pharaoh also adds a new mechanism in the form of Relics, powerful items which can be used to bring discarded dice back into play. Some Relics even work in combination with each other for more powerful effects. You can read the full press release regarding Omens of the Pharaoh on Fantasy Flight’s webpage here.

Also announced from FFG is the newest unit for Star Wars: Legion, the T-47 Airspeeder. Legion is FFG’s new ground battle miniatures game anchored strongly in the Star Wars universe, joining the space battles of Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Armada. The beautiful new T-47 comes with the famous Mo/Dk Power Harpoon, which does minimal damage on its own, but can be used to pivot a targeted vehicle, potentially spinning the target to expose its weaker side. You can read the full press release here.

The new expansion for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, The Malign Portents, is quickly coming; the web site countdown has ticked their mysterious timer to just under a week as of this writing. Games Workshop has announced a third champion in this dark new world, following up on the Knight of Shrouds and the Darkoath Warqueen.

The Fungoid Cave-Shaman is a fantastic new miniature, covered in hallucinogenic growths, and unquestionably insane. Having consumed much too much of his beloved mushrooms, he has been granted “strange and arcane powers allowing him to predict the dark events to come”. Additionally, the Malign Portents Website has a series of videos showing various aspects of the new expansion. Look for the Fungoid Cave-Shaman and the other new champions next year.

Steamforged Games Ltd has posted a series of press releases regarding the upcoming 2018 World Championships for their popular medieval football miniatures game, Guild Ball. The 2017 Championships finished in early December, and congratulations to the winner, Alex Botts. In 2018, the number of competing teams, or coaches, has increased from 8 to 16, meaning many more countries are able to host National Championships. Additionally, the winners of each National Championship will be given complimentary entry to the 2018 World Championships at SteamCon U.K., including flight and hotel. Steamforged has also simplified and refined the rules and regulations around U.S. National tournaments, including an application process for free guest passes to SteamCon US for the winners.

For the full list of countries involved in the 2018 World Championships, the updated list of competing countries, and the new information on US Tournaments, read the three part press release from Steamforged Games here, here and here.

Iain Lovecraft has started a Kickstarter campaign for lovers of Blood Bowl and other sport-fantasy miniatures games. His Fantasy Football Pro Stadium pieces create a modular, gorgeous stadium, unofficially compatible with old and new Blood Bowl games.

The pieces are freely interchangeable, linking together with their M8 (mate) system, allowing players to create custom stadiums with one theme on the home side, and another on the visitors aside.

Additionally, amazing custom dice towers integrate into the stadium, using a funnel system to quickly yet randomly throw dice, and seamlessly blend into the aesthetics of the fantasy sports stadium. The pictures of the painted stadiums need to be seen to be believed.

Fantasy Football Pro Stadium will be on Kickstarter through October 1, and is expected to deliver March 2018.