Webshop and Game Testing

WEBSHOP

We’re very pleased to announce that our Sci-fi II Kickstarter terrain is now available directly from our webshop 🙂 http://shop.battlesystems.co.uk/sci-fi-terrain-10-c.asp

Nearly all of the items from the Kickstarter are available so if you missed the campaign due to a poor alignment of the planets or are missing a precious item due to your dog eating your wallet you can now jump in and feast on the cardboardy goodness! No need to push and shove or use those specially sharpened elbows we’ve plenty of stock for everyone 🙂

Tonnes of cool stuff 🙂

We also have three Urban Apocalypse items that were previously only available with the core sets: Street items, Furniture and Shanty Accessories http://shop.battlesystems.co.uk/urban-apocalypse-terrain-8-c.asp

Each gives you a tonne of cool war-torn scatter, they’ll shabby up your terrain a treat!

Post apocalyptic chic 🙂

SCI-FI GAME

As you may know we’ve been working on a full game for our next Kickstarter. We’ve kept it close to our chest during development but we can now confirm the following; it will be a Sci-fi tabletop skirmisher with miniatures, card terrain, dice, cards, a game mat, the lot. The core pledge will be a complete game in itself with a load of cool expansions available.

The game is set in the same universe as our Sci-fi II terrain and will be compatible with our previous terrain, especially Sci-fi II, so if you want to mix and match or expand on the game you can. The new terrain has a more run down cyberpunk feel ideal for rain washed streets on alien worlds or derelict hulks in deep space.

Set in the fringes of Human space your heroes will need to learn how to adapt and survive, allocate resources, plan campaigns and team up with other players when needed – being handy with a gun is only part of the game.

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THREAT LEVEL: HIGH!

Anyway, here’s a pic to whet your appetite, this is one of the Purge, a species of machine that wants nothing more than to break you down into useful components! We’ll let you know more about the game in later updates. In the meantime…

BETA TESTERS WANTED!

We’ve been doing closed beta testing with our prototype for a while now and want to widen our test audience; that means we’re inviting you good folks to join in. If you’re within travelling distance to Redditch in the West Midlands, UK, and are available in October we’d like you to join us, to either play the game or just spectate. The specific date(s) and venue will depend on the numbers attending.

So the plan is:

  • Either a full or half day event, depending on numbers
  • Beta testing of the game
  • Sneak peaks of artwork and miniatures
  • Hands on of some finished sculpts and new terrain
  • Some terrain special offer deals for those that attend
  • Other terrain set ups with games ready to play
  • Drinks and snacks provided… while snacks last!

If this sounds like something you’re keen to attend then email us at info@battlesystems.co.uk

We’ll get back to you with specific dates so you can confirm your attendance.

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Last few days to go!

We’re now in the last few days of our Sci-fi II Kickstarter campaign and since the last blog we’ve unlocked more add-ons including the Particle Transmitter – is it a teleporter? A time machine? A disco dancefloor? Whatever you want, it’s your money 🙂

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Beam me up, Spocky! Or something.

Then after that it was the Explorer Pack; a Geo-dome and a Watchtower for all your offworld needs. These were so popular we were badgered into making a full pledge out of those and
the Outposts making the Outlands Pledge!

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Never leave home without your Dome or Watchtower!

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A whole new pledge by popular demand!

After that we unlocked the Detention Cells, perfect for keeping your miscreants in check.

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Next time it’s the naughty step!

The Detention cells also come with lockers and bunks so they can be used as dorm rooms or barracks.

We’re now poised to unlock the Infestations Packs… I’m sure you’ll want to see a lot more of these 🙂

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Horrible alien gloop everywhere! Shoot it until it goes away!

During all that we also unlocked a lot of FREE stretch goals for our backers.

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So many goodies, FREE to our backers!

If you want in on the action come join the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/battle-systemstm-sci-fi-ii-terrain

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More Juicy Add-ons :)

We’re now on Day twelve of our thirty day Sci-fi II Kickstarter campaign and we’re already up to our eighteenth Stretch Goal, fifteen of which are free to our backers!

We’ve also unlocked more add-ons including the colossal ARRIVAL BAY and the terrain expanding OUTPOSTS!

The Arrival Bay is a huge docking/cargo/landing bay that can be as large or small as you like.

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You could probably park your car in there.

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Mega struts!

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Overlooking the Arrival Bay.

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Viewports from the other side.

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What you get for your groats.

Check out our Kickstarter update for more pics and details.

The Outposts are a set of three add-ons designed specifically as stand alone buildings. They come in small, medium and large and are completely modular.

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Checkpoint Alpha, Station Zeta and Delta Garrison

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Delta Garrison fills up a 2ft x 2ft table!

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Nice view out, today!

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Plenty of room inside…

Here’s a short vid of Delta Garrison, the largest of the Outpost add-ons:

For more details go to this Kickstarter update.

Now, about those free stretch goals. Behold, the orange banner of FREE stuff!

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This is probably increasing as you look 🙂

Come join the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/battle-systemstm-sci-fi-ii-terrain

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Sci-Fi II Kickstarter Funded!

Hi, guys, our new SCI-FI II KICKSTARTER funded in a record 10 minutes!

We’re now just in our second day and we’ve already unlocked 6 stretch goals including a cool add-on, the ominous sounding Medical Research Lab.

Is this where a shady government conclave do their nefarious research? Or a major multi-national uses biological warfare to dodge it’s taxes? It’s up to you 🙂

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What goes on behind those locked doors?

Talking of stretch goals the vast majority of them are FREE to the backers. By the end of the campaign the backers always get a generous amount of free items to go with their pledge.

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FREE! FREE I tell ya!

As the funding increases the FREE items increase. We also unlock new add-ons that can be bought as extras, the more funding the more add-ons.

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These beefy looking airlock doors are FREE to our backers!

Thinking that this campaign is just for spaceship nutjobs? Wrong! This terrain can also be used as external buildings 🙂

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Flat pack these bad boys onto that alien world you’ve always wanted to conquer!

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Prefer individual buildings? Why not?

Beasts of War have a couple of cool videos, first is their Weekender interview with us (starts at 11 mins 25 secs):

And secondly a game of Infinity played on our terrain by the nice chaps at Shut Up & Sit Down.

Come join the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1621774283/battle-systemstm-sci-fi-ii-terrain

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Sci-Fi II Kickstarter October 21st!

Our SCI-FI II KICKSTARTER is due to start on the 21st October 2016 at 8pm BST. This time we jump straight in with two core sets, Frontier and Galactic.

Frontier is set on the fringes of society, grim and gritty, where life is cheap and nothing works properly.

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Rough and ready 🙂

Galactic is set in the heart of an empire or maybe the centre of a pan-species accord, where rules are tight and the zoom-tubes run on time. A little brighter but oppressive and as deadly as the fringe worlds.

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Brighter, bolder, just as deadly.

But who reads the words? Here’s some nifty pics to get on with 🙂 See you on the 21st.

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Driving ma bike indoors, what could go wrong?

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Infinite possibilities 🙂

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Just a quick question. Where do you get those storage boxes from?

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This galaxy is ripe for take over. Mwha ha ha!!!

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The Battle Systems’ obligatory cool ‘looking down a tunnel’ shot 🙂

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Urban Apocalypse now in webshop :)

Hi, guys, we’re very pleased to announce that our Urban Apocalypse Terrain is now available directly from our webshop: http://shop.battlesystems.co.uk/urban-apocalypse-terrain-8-c.asp

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The Martians want in on the fun 🙂

Whether you missed the Kickstarter completely or just want to top up on the add-ons you tearfully let slip through your fingers you can now jump straight in and fill your boots. Unlike the recent feeding frenzy that was the Sci-fi restock there are plenty of goodies to go around, please don’t break our server 😉

Also check out the game mats: http://shop.battlesystems.co.uk/game-mats-9-c.asp , all the urban mats are there including a new, shiny sci-fi mat.

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Shiny 🙂

Finally, we’ve been beavering away, preparing for our Sci-fi II Kickstarter. Col just showed me some cool items that go in the base set and it’s looking very promising indeed. Here’s a cool pic to tide you over 🙂

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Do you want this big command screen? Yes, you do 🙂

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Sneak peeks of Sci-Fi II Terrain :)

It’s that time of year again, as we gear up to fulfilling our last Kickstarter we start teasing you with pics of the next!

Those of you who follow us on Facebook, saw us at the UK Games Expo, read the Beasts of War exclusive or just peep through our windows when our backs are turned will have already seen some early prototypes of our SCI-FI II KICKSTARTER!

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I’ve come to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

We’re going back to the beginning and are revisiting the Sci-fi set using the knowledge gained in the last three years. Bigger, longer, harder, more innuendo-prone, the new sci-fi set merges the best of the old with the spangly new. Will it be backwards compatible? Will I finally get those add-ons i’ve been waiting for? These questions and more will be answered – but not yet 🙂

For now get your eyes slathering over some exclusive pics.

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The new 6 man elevator 🙂

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It looks like some kind of lab, Major.

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Skirmish in wide open spaces…

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… or narrow corridors, your choice.

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The new KS is pencilled in for October 2016 so cancel all plans until we tell you otherwise 😉

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