Fantasy Wargames Terrain in Detail

Last week we announced our upcoming Fantasy Wargames Terrain Kickstarter – you can check our our previous blog HERE.

All of Colin’s time recently has gone into painstakingly adding all the fine detail to the new buildings, from the basic textures, to adding all the immersive detail, to precisely working out all the cuts and slots so everything fits together.

Last week we asked you what you wanted to see and you had some amazing ideas – the workload to make everything on that list could have been quite overwhelming! Luckily we already had about two thirds of it in the plan :-). We’ve taken the best of the rest and built it into our schedule over the next few weeks so we can have the designs ready for the Kickstarter.

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What you’ve seen so far is just part of it. Even when the KS is underway we won’t stop working – we’ve got so much we want to get done!

Another thing that’s really important for our terrain is that it can be used in many different ways for all sorts of gaming.

Firstly these new fantasy buildings are modular just like our existing terrain ranges. The wall sections fit together with our plastic clips in any combination, so you don’t have to always build everything the way we’ve done in the pictures. If you want to have a go at building Ankh Morpork’s Tower of Art, go ahead!

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Secondly these buildings have fully detailed interiors. The wargamers out there may not use them but will appreciate the strength that the interior floors give to the buildings. The skirmish gamers and RPG players on the other hand will be able to make full use of this feature. The roofs and upper floors lift right off so you can access the insides.

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If you want to see this terrain in person before the Kickstarter, we will have it on display at UK Games Expo this weekend. You can come and see us on stand 1-1034. As well as the new terrain we will also have deals on our existing ranges and demos of Core Space along with all the latest releases!

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31st May – 2nd June 2019 – Stand 1-1034

Yet more details will follow in the coming weeks. To stay up to date, sign up to our newsletter HERE.

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Fantasy Wargames Terrain Preview

Can you believe it’s been almost 5 years since our Fantasy Dungeon Kickstarter? Since then we’ve made our way through the Urban Apocalypse, improved on our original designs with new Sci-fi terrain, and even tackled a miniatures game with Core Space recently launching to rave reviews.

When things finally died down Colin almost ran out of things to draw, and we couldn’t let that happen! We thought it was time to revisit our fantasy range, so last week we revealed this:

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Looks pretty awesome, don’t you think? We’re really proud of where we’ve got to with this range so we wanted to share some details.

The next Battle Systems Kickstarter will launch in summer 2019 and will kit out fantasy and historical battlefields of all sizes, from 2×2 / 3×3 skirmish tables to full-on 6×4 wargaming tables. Like our other products it works with all 28-35mm miniature ranges and requires no painting!

It can be used for Kings of War, Frostgrave, Mordheim, Warlords of Erehwon, A Song of Ice and Fire, Age of Sigmar, and many other games.

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One of many new buildings populating our fantasy village

We will have different pledge options to suit different games, including a village with a selection of houses and a battlefield set with ruins and barricades for cover. There will be roads, walls, towers, and all the usual scatter terrain you’ve come to expect from Battle Systems to bring your table to life.

We’ve got plans for more pledge options down the line too!

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Some of our prototype pieces filling out a 6×4 table

What Do You Want To See?

The design work is still ongoing so we can make this a truly incredible range. We’re bursting with ideas of our own but we want your input too. Let us know in the comments below what fantasy or historical terrain you would like to see in the pledge, and we’ll try our hardest to get all the best ideas in there :-).

More details to follow in the coming weeks. To stay up to date, sign up to our newsletter HERE.

Find out more: Fantasy Wargames Terrain in Detail

Mission Monday #04 – The Lost Action Hero

Mission Monday has arrived again! In case you missed the last one, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free.

Mission Mondays will return on a regular basis. To stay up to date with the latest game content makes sure you subscribe to this blog (link in the bottom right corner) and sign up to our newsletter HERE.

The Lost Action Hero

Last week saw the official release of the Poseidon Crew, led by Captain Oberon Teelac.

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Captain Teelac crashes through life drawing all eyes and derision. Delusional and gung-ho with a penchant for the glory days of Hollywood, he seems to think he is the hero of his own story, recklessly careening into situations and risking everyone’s lives.

In this mission he finds himself drifting through space looking for a job that will bring him the approval he craves. And then one falls into his lap!

Theta Station is under attack by the Purge and he’s the only one close enough to save its inhabitants. The more people he can save with his thrilling heroics, the more people can go on to tell his story as the Hero of Theta!

Download the mission HERE.

Let us know how your games go in the comments below!

Core Space – Poseidon and Skylark Crews

The Core Space universe has something for everyone. The game is highly narrative-driven and therefore it’s important that the players can identify with their chosen characters. Arianna and Sondar are powerful captains but I’m sure some people out there feel like the current crop of traders are all a bit too ‘nice’. You may be looking for a gung-ho action hero, an augmented junkie, or a downright dirty criminal. Well we’ve got you covered.

This week the crews of the Poseidon and Skylark are available to pick up. Each set adds four new characters that can be mixed and matched as you wish to create the perfect Trader crew. You’ll also get a Ship Board, Class Boards, new Event Cards, Equipment Tokens and a Mission Briefing included in the box.

Let’s find out a bit more about the Traders.

Crew of the Poseidon

Led by the reckless Captain Oberon Teelac (brother of Satiene from the Cygnus crew), the crew includes the skilled but unstable Hoskins, the augmentation addict Pi and the dependable Thoman.

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Name: Helene Hoskins; Species: Human; Age: 30.

Born to Trader parents, a childhood accident in Core Space has left Hoskins dimensionally unstable. Part of her physical, living brain is melded into the fabric of Core Space itself. Her condition puzzles neurologists who have concluded that her brain is a direct conduit to Core Space and that she functions because her missing brain is still alive, albeit elsewhere. Over time this conduit has made her increasingly unstable, leaving her delusional and aggressive with a hair trigger temper.

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Name: Pi; Species: Human (Augmented); Age: 20.

Pi is a true cyberpunk, young, self-taught, a survivor. Intelligent and resourceful, he has augmented himself using repurposed junk and outdated tech, often writing the source code himself.

Pi mistakenly believed that his ascension to the ranks of the Augmented would alleviate his suffering. However, the rough self-surgery has taken its toll. His implants cause him constant pain, inflamed and interfering with his nervous system, and he desperately needs corrective surgery.

He is still an effective Augment when out in the field, his system flooded with synthetic neuropeptides, the price being a long and uncomfortable comedown.

More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Poseidon Crew also includes Class Boards such as the powerful Augmented class for Pi, and valuable equipment like the Shock Assault Tonfa and Jump Pack.

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Jump Pack – perfect for getting out of tight scrapes in a multi-level game, allowing a trader to jump across a chasm or down from a tall building without a scratch!

Crew of the Skylark

Led by the dastardly Captain Weaver, the crew includes the Machine MAC, new recruit Faye and the augmented Marlowe.

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Name: Jonathan Weaver; Species: Human; Age: 42.

Weaver has his thumbs in many pies in enterprises that are dubious at best. Morally grey, Weaver will fence stolen goods and run arms; in fact, he’ll do anything to make a profit. Whether he enjoys the life of a Trader is unknown as he rarely shares his feelings. What thoughts lie behind those hard eyes are his alone.

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Name: MAC; Species: Machine; Age: approx. 150.

MAC is tentatively a member of the crew, on a rolling contract as a mercenary. Originally a semi-autonomous loader machine employed in docking bays MAC has, over its long existence, upgraded its hardware and software, achieving a form of sentience. Machine awareness is contentious depending on which part of the galaxy you’re from, but MAC has been granted provisional rights to earn and keep its own money. MAC uses its money for further upgrades, slowly reaching for an ideal that eludes it.

More art and character bios can be found in the Deluxe Rulebook as well as in the Crew Box. The Skylark Crew also includes Class Boards such as the unique Machine class for MAC not found anywhere else, and valuable equipment like the Augmented Energy Grenade and Titan’s Fist.

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The Titan’s Fist – not only does this melee weapon come with a formidable 3 attack dice, it also provides protection. It’s perfect for a Trader like Arianna who can gain some armour while still getting the benefit of the extra speed in her armour slot.

We’ve filmed a short video to show you what you get in each Crew Box – you can check it out HERE.

New Missions

The Core Space Crew packs are not just about new Traders; no they also expand the narrative and your gameplay with new mission briefings. Each mission is designed to showcase a key event from that crew’s past, but can be played with any crew of your choosing.

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The Poseidon Crew for example comes with a co-operative mission for 2-5 players to highlight Hoskins’ unique affinity with Core Space itself. While the crews are on-board a carrier in Core Space, dormant Purge awaken and start to sabotage the ship. The crews must hold off the Purge long enough for Hoskins to steer them to safety.

The Skylark mission on the other hand mixes things up a bit with a 1 vs. all game for 2-4 players. Weaver is on the hunt for a hacking device that will allow him to manipulate the stock markets and reap the profits, and he’s brought MAC along to help get the device working. The other crews have been seconded by the GCC to work together to apprehend Weaver.

Assistance Cards

If that wasn’t enough, these packs also come with new Assistance cards that are shuffled into the Event Deck. Unlike regular cards that are played immediately and will influence the game’s environment, Assistance cards are kept secret by the player that draws them. They represent training or equipment that will give you a one-off bonus later in the game, and can be the difference between survival and defeat!

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That’s it for now. Until next time, happy gaming!

Mission Monday #03 – The Titan Accord

Mission Monday has come around again! I really need to stop planning these during public holidays so I can take some time off! Of course it means you guys can spend your day off playing Core Space so it’s not all bad :-P.

In case you missed the previous instalments, Mission Mondays are where we will be releasing brand new narrative missions for Core Space to download for free. They will return on a regular basis. To stay up to date with the latest game content makes sure you subscribe to this blog (link in the bottom right corner) and sign up to our newsletter HERE.

The Titan Accord

This week’s download is here by popular demand. The Titan Accord was a mission created during our Kickstarter to incorporate all of the various stretch goals and add-ons included within the pledge. It now serves as a prequel mission to the soon-to-be-released Purge: Outbreak expansion, detailing the start of the outbreak.

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The mission makes use of the terrain and miniatures from the Shootout at Zed’s and Purge: Outbreak expansions, as well as the Galactic Corps miniatures included within the pledge. All of these products will be released at retail later in 2019, but non-backers can still play this mission in the meantime! As with all Core Space games there is room for customisation, so as long as you’ve got a second set of Battle Systems terrain to make a larger gaming area you can tweak the map to suit your collection and swap out any miniatures you don’t yet have for similar ones that you do.

Download the mission HERE.

Let us know how your games go in the comments below!