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Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.

Corvus Belli posted an article over the weekend covering SIRXXI, the winner of this year’s Interplanetario tournament. The article focuses primarily on the vanilla ALPEH lists used, both of which featured Achilles. The ALEPH hero was used in both lists as the tip of the offensive spear, disrupting enemy plans and allowing the specialists in the list to move in and complete the mission objectives with a minimum of interference from enemy units thanks to a giant AI-controlled recreation of Greek legend wrecking everything in reach. Both lists are available to view in the Infinity Army builder. You will need to have an ITS account and be logged in to view the lists.

The Kickstarter campaign for Mantic GamesStar Saga: The Eiras Contract is humming along nicely. Several additions to the campaign have been added, including an entire expansion. The Fear in the Darkness is now part of the pledge and will come with a mission book, card deck, and thirteen additional models, including the expansion boss model, The Nameless. The campaign is currently at $239,000 USD with eleven days left.

Star Saga wargaming miniature concept art

Image courtesy of Mantic Games

Fledgling miniature gaming company FossilPunk Foundry launched their first Kickstarter campaign for Sauriana, an upcoming 54mm steampunk skirmish game. With dinosaurs. The game will launch with four separate factions, each of them having access to dinosaur skirmish band members.  Players will have the choice of building a force from the Explorer’s Club, the primordial Othniellians, the technologically advanced Cope Collective, or the various agents of the World’s Faire. The campaign is currently sitting at $1,300 of its $9,000 goal with 20 days left in the campaign.

French miniature studio Raging Heroes recently announced the release of the mechas for the Toughest Girls of the Galaxy line. Mechas for the Jailbirds, Kurganova Shock Troops, and Iron Empire are currently available in resin and feature a ball-joint system and multiple head options, allowing players a great deal of customizability straight out of the box. The mechas currently run $36 USD from the Raging Heroes web store; check your FLGS for local pricing and availability.

Iron Empire wargaming miniature

Image courtesy of Raging Heroes

And finally, Forge World has announced pre-orders for the Fimir, the boutique miniature company’s original faction for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Part of the Destruction Grand Alliance, the Fimir are a race of swamp-dwelling cyclopean reptiles using dark magic to forge mystical bronze armor and strangely enchanted weapons in combat. Currently, only the Fimir Warriors and Fimirach Nobles are available, with a release date of October 14th. Complete rules are available from the Forge World website.

Fimirach Noble wargaming miniature

Image courtesy of Forge World

What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!


Michael Johnson

Staff Writer

I'm one of the tabletop writers here at TechRaptor as well as an IT security analyst and full-time geek. If I'm not actively playing, I'm either painting something, enjoying burying my nose in a book or arguing on the Internet.