For the smaller scale gamer, there’s no heightism here at Brigade. Four more new moulds were uncorked yesterday, containing a selection of 6mm scale buildings in our Desert range. The first three are a selection of assorted towers to give a bit more variation in height to a desert cityscape. They come with a random selection of small metal aerials that fit to the top. We’re thinking of adopting one as the our new HQ – the real Brigade Towers.
Building number four came into being as a result of some of the comments on our 15mm moonbase and its resemblance to Fylingdales Moor radar housing. So I’ve created a facetted geodome to house a radar and fitted it to a desert style bunker, a model which should nicely complement our existing Control Tower model. Sadly I’m only teasing with this one, as the mould was damaged and the castings aren’t up to scratch, which is a shame as it’s a rather nice model. The mould will have to be remade and released after the show (only a couple of weeks or so).
The Salute release list has grown to…
SF15-311 – Henschel Laser Tank – £10.00
SF15-312 – Henschel APC – £9.00
SF15-407 – Gamelin Wheeled Tank – £8.00
SF15-416 – Oto Melara Single Autocannon – £5.00
SF15-416a – Oto Melara Quad Autocannon -£5.00
Last week we released our new 6mm Polish infantry, sculpted by Martin Baker. This week it’s the turn of the Pacific Federation figures, which are heavily armoured with more advanced weapons
The contents of each pack is the same as the Polish, with enough figures to make three identical squads of a squad leader, five riflemen, a SAW and an anti-tank missile launcher. Again, there are three different riflemen poses to avoid too much repetition.
Last week we featured Polyversal, Collins Epic Wargames’ 6mm mass combat game which features some of our models in the Kickstarter campaign. Today we’re looking at another current Kickstarter with which we are involved, Age of Tyrants. This only has a short while left to run (less than two days when this post appears) so if you want to back the project, don’t wait around ! Age of Tyrants is a mass combat 6mm SF game, like Polyversal, but in a different style – the game has its own miniatures which feature lots of very big tanks as well as infantry.
Our involvement in this game is supplying buildings from our existing 6mm ranges. We’ve set up several packs which can be added to your pledges
We previewed our new 6mm infantry a few weeks ago, and the first pack has hit the website today. The Polish Infantry are near-future in style with open-faced helmets and assault rifles, along with RPG-style anti-tank weapons and light machine guns.
Each pack of 24 figures has enough figures to make three identical squads of a squad leader, five riflemen, a SAW and an anti-tank weapon. There are three different riflemen poses so that your units won’t look too uniform.
Polyversal is a 6mm Sci-Fi mass combat miniatures game system by Collins Epic Wargames, compatible with all 6mm miniatures by means of a customisation and design system.
The reason we’re flagging it up on out blog is that there is currently a Kickstarter running to support development and release of the game, and in the starter box you will get a number of our 6mm SF models.
The campaign got off to a good start and runs for another seven weeks or so, with an aim to shipping in November. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you nearer the time 🙂
I know I’m supposed to be slaving away at the workshop again today, and I will be soon, after I’ve dropped off the latest batch of orders at the post office. But I had to share these photos first, which arrived yesterday.
These are 6mm versions of some of our 15mm figures, created by Martin Baker (who also sculpted their larger cousins). To start with he’s made infantry and support weapons for the Poles and PacFed, thus giving us conventional lighter infantry as well as heavily armoured figures. Given their size, we think the detail on these is pretty amazing. We’ll be releasing them in the next 2-3 months.
We have two new releases today, one each in our 6mm and 15mm SF ranges.
Dealing with the smaller scale first, we have some new dwellings in our Desert Domes range of 6mm buildings. These are simple structures built as housing for miners and colonists. There are four models that differ slightly in number and placement of doors and windows which will be supplied randomly when you order.
We’ve also added two Desert Dome building packs, with a mix of buildings in each, discounted against buying the same models individually.
Our larger scale offering this week is a pack of Street Furniture compatible with our existing Desert Buildings. The pack contains a number of useful bits and pieces to bring life to your Martian village – stone benches, small planters, advertising hoardings, public communications terminals and a pair of useful booths. The latter could be used as public conveniences, videophone kiosks or even suicide booths! The advertising hoardings are designed to hold three standard 1.8m by 1.2m posters, so you can scale down your favourite ads to 1/100th scale (18x12mm), print them out and stick them on. In all the pack contains 15 resin items.
The 6mm Desert Dome buildings released at Salute seem to have struck a chord with many gamers, so it was inevitable that we’d want to follow up with some more. I did a little bit of tinkering with my 3D design software to come up with five new buildings of various types, and the prints of these turned up earlier this week. I haven’t yet had time to fit them with doors and windows but you get the idea I’m sure. I’m hoping to be able to cast the large multi-dome one in the foreground in one piece.
I’ve also been working at new 15mm vehicles – this is the Ratel medium tank for our South African force, scaled up from the 6mm original but with a heap of extra detail.
And lastly, here’s another new 15mm building – an upscale of the 6mm Plinth Dwelling. Which seems currently to be in use as a Chinese command post…
Following on from the new 6mm domed buildings earlier this week, our 6mm Mercenary Vehicles are now on the website and available to purchase. There are eleven vehicles in total plus five packs – pack contents were detailed in a previous post, so I won’t repeat them here.