Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.
First up is a brief announcement from Mophidius Entertainment regarding their newest miniatures game based on the Fallout universe. The announcement itself is rather sparse, consisting primarily of a single tweet showing off a collection of 32mm miniature renders, a statement on the mission types in the game (PvP, co-op, and solo missions), and a link to the game page containing little actual information aside from an option to sign up for an email newsletter for future updates.
Privateer Press has posted a job opening for a hobby specialist and terrain maker. The new hobby specialist will be in charge of not only coming up with, building, and painting terrain for No Quarter photography shoots, army painting, but also writing hobby articles for No Quarter and leading classes as well. If you think you’ve got what it takes, take a look at the job specifics and send a resume in today!
Games Workshop and Forge World have a small number of releases this week, along with an important announcement. The Kharadron Overlords release wave continues with the Grundstok Gunhauler and Grundstok Thunderers, while Horus Heresy era Space Wolves get a new Contemptor Dreadnought from Forge World. Both Games Workshop and Forge World have announced that sales of all codexes and Imperial Armor books will cease very shortly with the upcoming release of 8th edition Warhammer 40K, so now is the time to act if there’s something missing from your collection.
Knight Models has released several new models for both their DC Universe Miniatures Game and Batman Miniatures Game with a heavy emphasis on bad guys. The Parademons, Falcone crime family, and Professor Pyg are now available along with Darkseid. This release wave isn’t solely dedicated to villains, however, as Shazam has also been released to help round things out a bit.
And finally, fans of Wild West Exodus got a chance to get their first look at the upcoming second edition of the game via the Dark Council Facebook group. Several major changes to the structure of the game causes a bit of commotion within the community, such as moving away from using Lifeblood to track a model’s hit points and moving to a less tracking intensive system based heavily on modifiers. The Outlaws and Confederate Rebellion factions are getting a complete reworking as well in order to give them an in-game feel that matches the current and upcoming lore of the game world. Two new factions will also be introduced to the game: the Celestials, a Chinese-themed faction based around the current Emperor attempting to get hold of RJ-1027 technology for his own ends, and the Crown representing the British Empire. An open beta test is scheduled to begin in May, giving fans a chance to help Warcradle Studios tweak any issues that may have been overlooked. The company has also promised to allow anyone with a copy of the first edition rulebook to trade it in for a second edition rulebook for free. Considering the first edition rulebook is currently on sale for approximately $13 USD, this is an excellent deal and will give new players an excellent primer into the world of Wild West Exodus.
The game has also started attracting notice in the cosplay community, with British cosplayer Tabitha Lyons attending this year’s Salute convention as new Mercenary Captain Rani Niume.
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!