Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Best Kept Secrets: Krakon Games

Star Grind

Some great Flora and Fauna

(or Underlords?)

Creatures Underground
My favourites are the Mykelings!
Great for populating Sporewood...

Creatures of the Night

All by Krakon Games

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Best Kept Secrets: Red Box Games' "Warbands of Wrath and Ruin"

(A more modest version is also being made)

All sculpted by Tre Manor

The "Warbands of Wrath and Ruin" kickstarter by Red Box Games is chugging along. I gather the greens are almost ready to go for moulding and casting. Yay! :-)

I like that these figures are a lot lest "medieval" than Red Box's usual fare. This means I can use them for Hyboria games or for Mars, or for Tekumel. I would prefer them to be more wiry and less muscular, but one can't have everything. 

Hopefully they will be popular enough to encourage Tre to expand the range. Note that the priestess figure will be done in a more modest version. And IIRC that version will be the one available for sale, the other being KS only. I could be wrong about that, however. I look forward to receiving my KS rewards, and afterwards, finding them in the Red Box online store.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Wako Pirates! Coming Soon...


Conch blower.



More Swordsmen.

All sculpted by the talented Leandro Ventic. 

Ex-Forlorn Hope, Ex-Cavalcade, soon-to-be: The Tekumel Project. 

The moulds are winging their way across the pond even as I type. I intend to offer these as the historical Wako Pirates they are meant to be, and also as proxies for Haida Pakallan Pirates, or Tsolei Islanders in my Tekumel range.

I'll keep you posted as to availability and pricing. I am intending to get them available as quickly as I can. Prices will be comparable to my other figures, sold in sets of 10 - but always ready to make up special packs for people. The prices will be in CAD and the Tekumel Club discounts will apply. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Chosen: Scion of the Gods

WIP sculpt of a "Lesser Chosen", with inhuman head option.

Tre Manor's Warbands of Wrath and Ruin is chugging along slowly but surely. Only eight more days to go. I'm engaging in a bit of nail biting as I was obliged to cancel my cc on account of me not being able to locate it. It usually resides in my wallet and I only use it online so it only comes out to make a payment or if I want to check the balance. So, somehow, I managed to take it out and then somehow failed to replace it. It's probably "down behind the radiator" or similar but regardless I had to cancel it. So now I am waiting and hoping that the replacement will arrive in time to back this. Truly what I think is called a "First World Problem". A little sad actually. But never mind all that; you all can still back this KS! :-)

To quote from the KS description:

The Chosen are the scions of the Gods. Born from any strata of denizen in the realms these few are half mortal and half God, able to draw upon the ethereal energies of the cosmos to fuel superhuman feats of strength, speed, skill or to perform miraculous manipulations of the world around them. They can be man or woman marked by the touch of divinity with strange colored skin, hair, eyes, super human, or inhuman build or feature.

The figure above is a "lesser" Chosen, so presumably the intent is to make the full Chosen even more formidable. I like the idea of having the inhuman head option.

Tre has also posted concept art on Facebook for a saurian Companion, and an alternate Priestess sculpt.

 Priestess (Modest version available)

Saurian Companion

Monday, October 1, 2018

Funded! Warbands of Wrath and Ruin by Red Box Games

Cancelled? No! Re-launched and Funded!

Priestess Add-on figure

Revamped Foot Warriors

Also in the works: the "Chosen" to lead the warband, and an reptilian companion.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Warbands of Wrath and Ruin Cancelled! :-(

Sadly, Red Box Games latest Kickstarter has been cancelled just a day or so before it was due to end. I'm disappointed but I have to say I think he flinched. I don't understand cancelling. It only needed 30 or so more basic pledges to make the goal. He should have been out there [on the web] promoting it. I think it could have done better with a bit more promotion, and with a bit more meat to it. There were somewhat vague references to other troop types but no other information, not even concept sketches shown. Only one other figure was previewed - the Priestess - and that was what got me to pledge. The question is now what is to become of these greens?