We’re all geared up for SELWG on Sunday – the casting is all done and we’re well stocked.
We do have a few new items for the day, some of which aren’t on the website and won’t be for several weeks yet.
In 15mm we have some pre-release samples of the PacFed Angelshark VTOL and South African Hippo truck. We only have very small numbers, since they aren’t officially released yet we haven’t stocked up (it literally is just 3-4 of each, so get in early if you want to pick up one).
SF15-704 – Angelshark Light VTOL – £8.00
SF15-608 – Wildebeest Heavy Truck – £8.50
SF15-915 – Small Cargo Container – £1.75
We also have some new Aeronef – these are much nearer to a full release but you’ll get first crack at them on Sunday
VAN-417 – French Ader Monoplane Fighter (x6) – £1.25
VAN-513 – Russian Oryol Biplane Bomber (x3) – £1.25
We will also have some special offers running with savings on multiple buys, rulebooks and maybe other – details on the day.
Your tank’s been hit, but it’s not catastrophic – quick, grab the spanners and replace that damaged track link !
If you need to portray vehicle crews out of their vehicle, either performing emergency repairs or escaping a wreck and trying to get back to their lines, we have the answer. Six sets of crew figures, depicting both armed crewmen with SMGs and pistols, and a repair crew. They come in the same three flavours as our in-vehicle half figures with crewmen in Bone-dome helmets, berets or Soviet-style padded tanker helmets.
The helmeted figures are also ideal as Mech or VTOL crew, and we think the armed figures in berets would be perfect for the evil mastermind’s henchmen in a James Bond-style game.
All in all there are lots of uses and scenarios that can be built around these figures.
SF15-007a – Armed Crew in Bone-dome (x4) – £1.50
SF15-007b – Armed Crew in Beret (x4) – £1.50
SF15-007c – Armed Crew in Soviet Tanker Helmet (x4) – £1.50
SF15-008a – Repair Crew in Bone-dome (x4) – £1.50
SF15-008b – Repair Crew in Beret (x4) – £1.50
SF15-008c – Repair Crew in Soviet Tanker Helmet (x4) – £1.50
Since we released them a few months back, the Munitions Bunker and Primitive Dwelling have been some of our most popular 6mm buildings. So it’s only natural that we’d want to upscale them to 15mm, and here they are.
They were painted with the same simple wash/drybrush technique I posted about a little while ago.
B15-126 – Munitions Bunker – £7.00
B15-127 – Primitive Dwelling – £7.00
We did promise last week that there were more new releases due in the 15mm Mercenary Brigade range, and here they are. Three more new models to round out your force and give you plenty of combat options.
The first of the three is the powerful Ontos tank destroyer. Based on the Shaman hull, it’s armed with six hypersonic missile launchers mounted either side of a fixed superstructure.
The Mantra IFV has the opposite mission profile to the Ontos, being tasked with suppressing opposition infantry rather than armour. Based again on the Shaman drive train, the Mantra has an open fighting compartment for the crew with a simple splinter shield for protection. Hiroseke Army vehicles are equipped with three gatlings, although the Mantra is also available with railguns, tri-barrels or conventional machine-guns.
The Wizard jeep is used by command teams for scouting, liaison, artillery spotting, casevac, resupply and any number of other purposes. The remote weapon mount means that it is anything but defenceless, and the rear compartment can be given some measure of protection with a hard cover.
SF15-1506 – Mantra Infantry Fighting Vehicle – £8.00
SF15-1507 – Wizard Jeep – £3.00
SF15-1508 – Ontos Tank Destroyer – £8.00
PP15-1508 – Ontos Platoon Pack – £22.00
SF15-1551 – Remote Weapon Mount (x8) – £1.50
The first thing to say this morning is that we’ve finally caught up with orders again, and (apart from ones that arrived yesterday/overnight) the order queue is empty (happy dance … 🙂 ).
We previewed more additions to our Mercenary Brigade a little while back, and finally we’re able to announce the release of two of them.
The Sohei hover tank provides the Brigade with heavy firepower through one of four different main gun options – heavy laser, gatling, Discarding Sabot cannon or twin powergun. This is supplemented by a five-pod Manta missile rack and a remote weapon mount on the turret roof.
The Brigade’s infantry complement ride in Magnus APCs. These are a ‘battle-taxi’ type, with two remote weapon mounts for self defence but no heavier armament.
Designed by Zac Braham and Kirk Alderfer, both vehicles are available singly, or there is a Sohei platoon pack with crew, stowage and optional main guns.
SF15-1502 – Sohei Hover Tank – £11.00
SF15-1503 – Magnus APC – £8.00
PP15-1502 – Sohei Platoon Pack – £31.00
John Treadaway has written the Mercs into the Hammer’s Slammers universe as the Hiroseke National Army, adversaries of the Stewart Regiment. Not all of the vehicles are available yet, but we’re getting there – more Mercenary Brigade vehicles will be released in the next few days.
Decals on the painted models are 1/300th and 1/600th Japanese aircraft markings by Dom’s Decals.
As a little something while I’m away, we’re launching a series of Platoon Packs for our 15mm range. Platoon packs are a great way to build up your forces quickly and save money into the bargain. They contain three tanks, along with a pack of vehicle stowage and a half-pack (five figures) of vehicle crew – and all of this for less than the cost of the three tanks bought individually.
Initially we’ve set up packs for ten types of tank. If these are successful then we’ll add other vehicle types, such as APCs. In the long term we’re planning our own range of infantry figures, so when they’re available we’ll add packs containing APCs and infantry.
PP15-101 – Apollo Platoon Pack – £22.00
PP15-301 – Thor Platoon Pack – £22.00
PP15-302 – Woden Platoon Pack – £31.00
PP15-401 – Montsabert Platoon Pack – £22.00
PP15-401d – Gallieni Platoon Pack – £22.00
PP15-402 – Garibaldi Platoon Pack – £28.00
PP15-602 – Rhino Platoon Pack – £26.50
PP15-701 – Cougar Platoon Pack – £26.50
PP15-1201 – Bizon Platoon Pack – £23.50
PP15-1501 – Shaman Platoon Pack – £22.00
To follow up the recent release of the South African Rhino and Wildebeest, I’ve been working on some additional vehicles. I’ve remodelled the popular Buffel APC from the old range and beefed it up substantially – it now shares the same wheels as the Rhino and Wildebeest and could easily accommodate a full squad of infantry. It can be fitted with a cupola-mounted MG, or the roof turret ring will also take either of the secondary turrets from the Wildebeest’s forward mount.
The other new model is the Hippo truck, which hasn’t been made in 15mm before. I’ve started with the basic design of the 6mm version, and added lots of detail.
We’ve already had the new hulls for these two printed and they look great. I’ve been able to reuse lots of parts from the Rhino and Wildebeest, so all that’s needed to get these in production is moulds for the resin hulls – they should be out sometime towards the back end of September.
This is the Angelshark. It’s a small, one-man VTOL with a chin-mounted autocannon and a magazine-fed Kestrel-2 missile launcher in each tilting wingtip nacelle, which also house the main thrusters. The pilot sits between the engine inlets in a flat panel cockpit.
The model consists of a resin body with six metal parts – the two nacelles, chin gun and three small landing feet. We don’t have a release date yet, but as soon as we have the production mould for the metal parts we’ll be good to go.
We have some new 15mm accessories on the website today – and going by the correspondence I’ve had (mostly along the lines of ‘when are they going to be out ?’) I suspect that quite a few people need some of these. They are the 15mm pintel weapons, ideal for upgrading your vehicles and giving the guys in the turret something else to shoot with ! We have four designs, all with an integral gun shields.
SF15-910 – Pintel Machine-guns (x8) – £1.50
SF15-911 – Pintel Railguns (x8) – £1.50
SF15-912 – Pintel Gatling (x8) – £1.50
SF15-913 – Pintel Tri-barrel (x8) – £1.50
Gatling on a Shaman hovertank:
Machine-gun on a Hippo APC:
Sharp-eyed readers might have noticed some cargo pods and containers in the background of some of our recent photos, and I’ve just added both to the website today – they were supposed to be released on Friday, but since the work is done and the website updated we thought we might as well announce them now.
SF15-914 – Large Cargo Container – £3.00
SF15-916 – Cargo Pods (x4) – £1.50
We still have some other new items up our sleeve for Friday 🙂