Tuesday, 29 July 2014

ArmiesArmy is very pleased to announce a 10% savings for pre-orders of its new Penal Force

By Harold

ArmiesArmy is very pleased to announce a 10% savings for pre-orders of its new Penal Force

Penal battalion service in infantry roles was the most common use of Prisoners whether they were political prisoners, convicts, P.O.W’s or troops who had failed in previous duties and were viewed by many prisoners as tantamount to a death sentence.

Prisoners sentenced to infantry units were eligible for commutation of sentence and assignment to an Army line unit if they survived their sentence or had accomplished extremely heroic deeds in combat. They could also theoretically receive military decorations for outstanding service and if released were considered fully rehabilitated, though those suspected of political disloyalties remained marked men.

In reality, the promise of rehabilitation was (in most cases) pure propaganda; penal battalions were administered and commanded by the field unit HQ’s, who treated Penal Troops as a worthless subspecies of soldier, useful only for absorbing heavy casualties that would otherwise be inflicted on a more worthy unit.
The penal troopers thus faced little prospect of escape, ensured by the use of explosive neck devices, activated with zero hesitation if so much as the slightest hesitation was shown!

The R.U.S.K and PLA forces both regularly use Penal Forces. With limited firepower and no body armour these troops are also nice for converting to several other troop types.

To launch the new troops, I’ll be offering a preorder special of 10% off all Penal Troopers.  The offer will close in 2 weeks’ time and Items posted within the month.

Ill also be offering new Army pack special of 6 packs of Penal troops and one pack of either Rusk HQ troops or Sino/PLA  HQ.

Codes are
AA401 pack – 5 unique Penal troops
AA420 pack – 6 packs of Penal troops and 1 Rusk HQ troop
AA421 pack – 6 packs of Penal troops and 1 Sino/PLA HQ troop

We have plans to extend the range as well, and are always happy to hear your suggestions!

All packs can be found on ArmiesArmy Shop

ClearHorizon Miniatures 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter - Last 48 Hours!

By Harold

With all the Stretch Goals unlocked and funding at 192% we enter the last 48 hours for the ClearHorizon Miniatuers 15mm Sci-Fi Miniatures Kickstarter!

Check out the pledge and add-on options, which include base squads (with command special character sprues), heavy weapon squads and assault mechs!

Pledge today to support a great new range and to get a great deal on a new army!


Sneak Peak of New Ion Age Terrain

SEORC Geo Shelters Coming Soon

The folks at Ion Age have popped up with a cool little glimpse of an upcoming terrain item. These Geo Shelters have a really cool futuristic design and will come in several variants, including a damaged one. Early Supporter Offers (ESO) for these new models is scheduled to open up August 7th, so save your space bucks.

Read more info - HERE

Friday, 25 July 2014

Something Big Landing

15mm.co.uk has brought the last of its vintage Laserburn vehicles back from the past with a resin update. The original Scorpion Air Lander model was a monster in metal that  drooled over in black and white advertisements in Dragon Magazine adverts and on the pegs at the old shops in the area. I never owned one but all of us have a chance to add this impressive Space Opera rig to our collections.

For more info, read - HERE.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

APDS (Assault Publishing Delightful Selection) range launched!

By Harold

Assault Publishing Announces the release of their newest range!

Today I have the honour of launching Assault Publishing Delightful Selection (APDS) 15 mm miniature range. It is planned to be small, premium line of models which are designed for PMC 2640 wargame. The line starts from two sets: SF Combat Engineers and SF Observers.

The first set is ready-to-field unit for PMC 2640 which consists of 6 unique sculps: Sarge with flamethrower, two soldiers with energy weapons, one with grenade launcher, one with bolt-cutter and one charging with pistol and e-tool.

The second one is Observers set consists of six miniatures in total in 3 patterns: observer in Ghillie suit, drone controller with recon drone and cityfight-style observer. They can be used as part of your command or recon units. But it isn’t all! These Observers were designed to form perfect teams with snipers from O8 – every sniper has the observer in the same style (O8 snipers SF-1516 set is also in Assault Publishing offer).

Please note that Observers picture shows the greens and will be replaced soon.
Both sets can be purchased in Assault Publishing On-line Store only.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

ClearHorizon Minis 15mm Sci-Fi Kickstarter at 150%

By Harold

Hi everyone,

Our kickstarter has two weeks to go and is already at 150%!

We've already unlocked the first three stretch goals, and only two to go!

Check out our kickstarter for more info:


Thanks for looking!