This edition of MotW features a couple of Warhammer 40K armies assembled and painted by Chris Lomartire (he goes by the name “generic” here at RV). Lest you doubt the visual impact of fully painted armies marching to battle, feast your eyes on these beauties!
Fans of prepainted plastic miniatures took a hit last year when Wizards of the Coast dropped their D&D minis line, replacing it with pogs. Paizo and Wizkids are the latest to step into that void with a newly announced line of ready-to-run minis.
This week’s MotW has absolutely nothing to do with games, but it is truly stunning. If seeing this doesn’t rekindle some sense of child-like wonder and amazement in you, then you are clearly one of the walking dead.
This week’s MotW might make you question the veracity of the word “miniature” in this context. Courtesy of Robot Viking contributor Billy Gibbs is this insanely elaborate model of some kind of industrial structure. This is what happens when engineering students play RPGs.
This week’s Miniature of the Week comes from SSDC and their classic Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century sci-fi RPG. They’ve got a collection of new Battlelords minis available, plus a limited supply of original series minis.
This week’s MotW comes courtesy of Super Genius Games, showing that minis can come in many forms and fit many budgets. For just a few bucks, plus the price of some ink and paper, these papercraft cardstock minis can bring some three-dimensional color to your RPG battlefield.
In the amateur division, we have a gallery of minis painted by Michael Mallen to represent the PCs in his 4E D&D campaign. These minis not only look great, they show how you can improve the look of your paint jobs by learning a few simple techniques.
Long time Robot Viking readers may recall a feature we had in the early days of the site called Miniature of the Week. Where did it go, and why is it back? And is it, in fact, all new and better than ever?
The Star Wars gaming license has been floating in limbo since Wizards of the Coast dropped it earlier this year. It was purchased this week by a mystery game company that has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but educated guesswork has many game industry observers thinking Fantasy Flight Games is the big winner.
Nils “Deadeye” Alrik just lost contact with his sole remaining teammate. He knows there are at least two members of the Northern Reapers team still active, and he’s low on ammo. Luckily, his Crusader IV is equipped with a sword. He spots the Reapers standing too close together, so he charges forward and strikes with a Vibrostab, then combos it into a High Stab. For added style, he slaps the last Reaper with the flat of the blade. It doesn’t do any damage, but the sponsors love it. Welcome to Heavy Gear Arena.
Dream Pod 9 will be shipping Heavy Gear Arena in just a few weeks. This new set of rules for their signature mech combat game allows smaller squads of mechs to battle in gladiatorial matches for fame and fortune. I’ll have a full review later today, but you can win your own copy of the starter kit right now!