Counting the Cost

Something we’ve been working away on for a while is a very handy counter set for the Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible rulebook. Made for us by Beadspoke Designs, we’re very pleased to say we’ll have stocks at Salute on Saturday – the set contains over 70 counters and markers, including order counters for Rapid and Concentrated Fire, damage markers, infantry suppression markers, missile markers, blast markers (for outlining mortar and artillery zones) plus 25 counters to allocate command points. We’ve even got some smart compartmented boxes to keep them in, as you can see.

Apart from the command point counters (which are plain tiddlywinks) the rest are laser cut and engraved from translucent acrylic. Although they come unmarked, it’s a pretty simple process to ink them yourself with acrylic paint from a brush or pen – I did it with some Imperial Skies turn rulers at the start of last year. The photos below show a set which I’ve inked up for use, which only took a few minutes.

HSC-007 – Hammer’s Slammers Counters – £20.00

Skimming in Six

Yet more for the Salute line-up – and our only Salute release in 6mm for this year (the smaller scale gamers will have to wait for the Joy of Six in early July).

We have two new sets of 6mm scale one-man skimmers with riders, to match the 15mm versions released earlier in the year. There are twelve PacFed (full armoured suits) or British (battledress with helmet) riders in each pack. The British skimmers also complete the ToE for the Wolverines mercenary unit in Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible.

SF300-167 – British Skimmers – £3.00
SF300-756 – PacFed Skimmers – £3.00

Death from Above

After yesterday’s undercoated German village, today we can do slightly better (although only slightly) with an almost-but-not-quite-finished model. It’s painted but hasn’t had decals applied or been varnished, so it’s a bit shiny (in fact, it was still a little bit sticky when photographed !).

This is the Demeter, an 15mm VTOL used by the Eaglewing and Texians in the Hammer’s Slammers background. It’s a six piece model – three resin parts (fuselage and two wings) with metal fins and chin turret.

In addition we have a pack of weapons – two each of missile pods, tri-barrel gatlings, rocket pods and hyper-velocity missiles. They are moulded with an integral pylon so just need to be fixed to the lower wing surface (or – just to be different – try mounting the hyper-velocity missiles to the upper wing surface like a 70s-era Jaguar).

At this point, I’ll be very disappointed if you haven’t started humming ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ or at least have it going through your head – this is surely the default reaction of any self-respecting wargamer to the sight of any attack helicopter or similar aircraft…

HS15-2602 – Demeter Attack VTOL – £12.00
SF15-937 – VTOL Weapons (x8) – £2.50

Again, photos will be updated once finished !

CDSU Remote Weapons

Following on from the new British and Neo-Soviet weapons teams, we can add new remote weapons teams for our 15mm CDSU (Chinese) forces. The People’s Liberation Army get both a remote 4-round missile launcher and a twin barreled support weapon, each with a 2-man crew. Being remote weapons, the crew can be sited away from the weapon itself, reducing visibility of the weapon to the enemy and increasing the survivability of the crew. Both sets will be available at Salute in (gulp) just eight days’ time.

SF15-566a – PLA Remote Twin Gun Teams (x2) – £3.00
SF15-566b – PLA Remote Missile Teams (x2) – £3.00

Back to the Corridor

You might remember that at Salute a couple of years ago, we brought along some really nice laser cut corridors produced by Assault Publishing. AP have now closed their doors to concentrate on rules publishing, so we’re not going to be able to get any more stock of them. We’ve decided to discount our remaining stock at Salute on Saturday to clear some space at the workshop, so we’ll be offering them at the reduced prices below. We don’t have many sets, so it’s first come first served, although if you would like to reserve a box then drop us a line and we’ll put them by for you.

LCAA-01 – EDCV Labs Set – £90.00 £65.00
LCAB-01 – Umbrella Set – £50.00 £35.00

AmRep Auxiliaries

We have a couple of support vehicles for our American Republic 15mm forces today, both based on the Baumann APC chassis. The first is an armoured command vehicle, packed with electronics and scanners but also sporting a pintel weapon at the top hatch for air defence; in this case, a tribarrel powergun.

The second vehicle is a utilitarian cargo hauler with an open flat bed cargo area but an armoured cab.

SF15-203c – Baumann Command Vehicle – £8.00
SF15-209 – Cargo Hauler – £7.00

Mobile Mortars

We have three new 15mm vehicles which will be available at Salute. There are two variants of the Mercenary Shinigami hover jeep and a new version of the EuroFed Javelot scout car.

The two Shinigamis are both weapon carriers with one carrying an automatic mortar and the other fitted with a 6-round missile launcher. The missile version handily fills a gap in the detachment list for the Hiroseki National Army in the Hammer’s Slammers universe.

The new Javelot model also carries a mortar (of the same design as the Shinigami – to be perfectly honest, we just made this because we could…

SF15-406e – Javelot Mortar Carrier – £4.00
SF15-1510a – Shinigami Missile Carrier – £4.00
SF15-1510b – Shinigami Mortar Carrier – £4.00

Neo-Soviet Heavy Weapons

Not to be outdone by the British, our Neo-Soviets get some new heavy weapon teams in 15mm as well. Like the Brits there are two sets, but with different weapons. The first team has a tripod mounted heavy tribarrel weapon, while the other has an automatic grenade launcher. Both come in packs of two weapons each with two crew and spare ammo cases. Available on April 6th at Salute, and on the website soon after.

SF15-1267a – Neo-Soviet Tri-barrel team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267b – Neo-Soviet Auto-GL team (x2) – £3.00

British Heavy Weapons

Our range of 15mm British sci-fi figures already has several tripod mounted crewed weapon options available. However, we also have a second set of prone crewman figures (unreleased to this point) for which there were no weapon models. So we’ve made some new guns for them and added them to our Salute line-up.

The first weapon is an anti-tank rifle, although that rather antiquated name is a bit of a misnomer as it’s somewhat more advanced than the Boyes weapon of WW2 vintage. This one is mounted on a tripod and also has a gun shield for the crew and will give a serious headache to a light tank or APC.

The second weapon is a twin-MG, inspired by our 6mm heavy weapon. This will put a huge amount of firepower downwind in the direction of any enemy infantry. Each pack contains two weapons each with two crew, a gunner and a loader with rifle.

SF15-168a – Anti-tank Rifle Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-168b – Twin MG Team (x2) – £3.00

Salute 2019

Salute is the largest show on the UK gaming calendar – this year it’s a little earlier than usual, April 6th, at the now established venue in London’s ExCel centre. Once again Brigade will be in attendance, and you can find us on stand TE16). As always we try to bring a number of new items across our ranges, and this post is where you will find them all. It will be regularly updated as we release details of each new model, and we’ll stick it to the top of the blog until the show it over so it’s easy to find. For more details of the show, click the logo above and you’ll be taken to the official show website.

We’re happy to take orders for the show – you can either place an order and pay in advance using the collect in person option on the website, or just drop us an email with a list and pay on the day (cash or card). Our ranges have grown so much that even at a show as big as Salute we can no longer bring large quantities of every model, so if you’re after something in particular and want to guarantee that we have it then it’s wise to get your order in early. It’s often difficult to judge demand for new releases so they can sometimes sell out quickly.

Aeronef

VANFP-1703 – Spanish Carrier Pack – £22.00
VAN-102 – Exeter class Heavy Cruiser – £3.50
VAN-103 – Osprey class Patrol Ship – £1.00
VAN-105 – Cygnet class Torpedo Ship – £1.00
VAN-107 – Cossack class Corvette – £1.00
VAN-108 – Steadfast class Frigate – £1.25
VAN-112 – Arethusa class Fleet Destroyer – £2.00
VAN-112a – Arethusa class AA Destroyer – £2.00
VAN-128 – Medusa class Armoured Cruiser – £4.00
VAN-129 – Orion class Light Cruiser – £3.00
VAN-129a – Sirius class AA Cruiser – £3.00
VAN-1811 – Ammiraglio la Verde class Battlecruiser – £8.00
VAN-1710 – Príncipe de Asturias class Carrier – £9.00
VAN-1711 – Halcón class Fighter (x6) – £1.25

Spaceships

SFS-175 – Fort Linton class Replenishment Ship – £10.00
SFS-311 – Zugspitze class Light Carrier – £6.00
SFS-320 – Wuppertal III class Heavy Cruiser – £3.00
SFS-321 – Osnabruck class Attack Cruiser – £2.50
SFS-322 – Wiesbaden class Missile Cruiser – £2.50

Hammer’s Slammers

HSC-007 – Hammer’s Slammers Counters – £20.00

15mm SciFi Moonbase

B15-603 – Utility Dome – £7.00
B15-604 – Storage Dome – £5.00
B15-605 – LOX Tanks (x2)- £3.00

15mm SciFi Figures

SF15-168a – Anti-tank Rifle Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-168b – Twin MG Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-169 – British Gun Crew – £1.50
SF15-566a – PLA Remote Twin Gun Teams (x2) – £3.00
SF15-566b – PLA Remote Missile Teams (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267a – Neo-Soviet Tri-barrel team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267b – Neo-Soviet Auto-GL team (x2) – £3.00

15mm SciFi Vehicles

SF15-203c – Baumann Command Vehicle – £8.00
SF15-209 – Cargo Hauler – £7.00
SF15-406e – Javelot Mortar Carrier – £4.00
SF15-1510a – Shinigami Missile Carrier – £4.00
SF15-1510b – Shinigami Mortar Carrier – £4.00
HS15-2602 – Demeter Attack VTOL – £12.00
SF15-937 – VTOL Weapons (x8) – £2.50

6mm SciFi

SF300-167 – British Skimmers – £3.00
SF300-756 – PacFed Skimmers – £3.00

Small Scale Scenery

SSS-8122or – Octagonal Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122rr – Round Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122sr – Square Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8132 – German Village – £6.00
SSS-8133 – German Churches – £5.00
SSS-8134 – Modern Farm Structures – £5.50
SSS-8135 – Belgian Dockside Warehouses – £5.00