Miniature of the Week — A Pair of 40K Armies

May 31st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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!

Wizkids Works with Paizo for Painted Plastic Pathfinder Minis

May 27th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

Miniature of the Week – The Most Amazing Miniature Display You Will Ever See

May 16th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

Miniature of the Week — Massive Miniature Industrial Complex

April 25th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

Miniature of the Week — Battlelords of the 23rd Century Both Old and New

April 11th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

Miniature of the Week — Cardstock Minis from Super Genius Games

April 4th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

Miniature of the Week — Sketchy McMinipaints

March 28th, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s Miniature of the Week comes courtesy of Alex Smith, purveyor of the Sketchy McMinipaints mini painting blog. Alex does a great job working vivid colors into his paint schemes and has a very distinctive style.

Son of the Return of Miniature of the Week

March 21st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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.

The Revenge of the Return of Miniature of the Week

March 21st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

This week’s entry in the professional division comes courtesy of On the Lamb Games’ Brushfire, a tactical war game featuring anthropomorphized animal warriors.

The Return of Miniature of the Week

March 21st, 2011 by Ed Grabianowski

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?

Gear Up for the Heavy Gear Arena Giveaway Winner Announcement

December 17th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

The Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit Giveaway has ended, and we have a winner to announce. Plus, check out this awesome hovertank.

Did Fantasy Flight Games Acquire the Star Wars License?

December 16th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

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 […]

Gladiator Mechs Battle for Fame and Cash in Heavy Gear Arena

November 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

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 […]

Win the New Heavy Gear Arena Two-Player Starter Kit!

November 30th, 2010 by Ed Grabianowski

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 […]