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New Q&A Announced: June 22nd!
It's that time again, the date for our next Q&A has been announced and it's June 22nd!

This streaming event will be focusing on all things from Warcradle Studios; Wild West Exodus, Dystopian Wars, Armoured Clash, and Firestorm Armada, and will be streamed on the Warcradle Studios Facebook page (as well as our Twitch & YouTube channels).

Tune in and listen to Stuart and co. talk all about our upcoming releases and plans for the games within the Dystopian Age!

If you have a burning question which you would like addressed in the video, please leave it on our event wall. We will try and answer as many questions as we can during the video. All questions need to be submitted BEFORE Wednesday 20th June at 12 pm BST.

The video will go live at 1 pm on Friday 22nd June and we will be answering questions from the comment section of the Facebook video between 1 pm and 4 pm on Friday 22nd June.

As we always do, we can promise some sneaky peeks while we're at it...

See you then!

 

Please check the Facebook event for regular updates.

 

             

 

 

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June Pre-Orders: New Posse Sets, Red Oak Scenery & Viridian Betas!
What's to come to Wild West Exodus in June, you ask? Well, as a quick summary; a lot!

To start, we're releasing the first ever posse sets for The Hex and The Order! Both the Absolute Power Posse of the Third Man, and Divine Intervention Posse lead by Maraka, will be available to pre-order from today.

Alongside these Posse sets, the Red Oak Gallows & Clock Tower Scenery kit and a set of Viridian Betas for the Watchers are also available to pre-order now!

Due to be released on the 30th June.

Now, let's take a closer look at the miniatures and scenery, shall we?
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Nakano Gozen at UK Games Expo!
Nakano Gozen, the Emissary of the Blazing Sun, will be making her second appearance for 2018 at UK Games Expo!

The Wild West Exodus promotional miniature will be available to purchase from our stand at UK Games Expo (1-D14) for £13.00. 

Not attending? Feeling like your missing out? Don't worry! Nakano Gozen will be available to purchase online during events attended by Warcradle Studios! For UK Games Expo, she will be available from our online store from 09:00 on June 1st 2018 until 21:00 BST on June 3rd 2018. Her next appearance online will be during Gen Con 2018 at the start of August.

After this, she will be available to purchase at events attended by Warcradle Studios - so you'll be able to get your mitts on this brand new promotional miniature from the Warcradle Studios stand at Gen Con 2018 and Tabletop Gaming Live this year - as well as at selected Trailblazer events. 

Nakano Gozen will become part of our regular catalogue of fantastic miniatures in 2019 - available to all!   

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May 4th 2018 Q&A: Blog & Video
For those who didn't catch our latest Live Q&A, we wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to watch (and read) all about it directly from us here at Warcradle Studios.

Enjoy our latest update about Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus, Armoured Clash, Firestorm Armada et al. As well as our announcement about Warcradle Classics!

Watch the video here:


Alternatively, head over to our blog to get a quick overview or to read the full blog, including all images from the Live Q&A!
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May Pre-Orders: The Wayward Eight & Hex Beasts
Let's take a look at the pre-orders for Wild West Exodus - due for release on May 31st - in time for the first day of UK Games Expo where those attending can purchase these new releases from the Warcradle Studios stand.

The time has finally arrived, The Wayward Eight sets are now available to pre-order!

 
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April Pre-Orders: Red Oak Bank!
With the end of the month drawing near, it's time to reveal the next set of releases for Wild West Exodus!
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Warlord Games Distribution Announcement
Warcradle Studios are very happy to announce that we have further expanded our global distribution range with the addition of Warlord Games to our ever-growing trade catalogue. Warlord Games are in good company alongside fantastic companies such as The Army Painter, Knight Models, Wyrd Miniatures, and Firelock Games.
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Paintin' the Town (insert colour)
Here's a quick step by step on how I painted the awesome new Wild West Exodus terrain!

To kick off, I undercoated the model black. No photo here (who needs a photo of a black building, after all).

STEP ONE


Build up 3D effects with grey.

I use an airbrush but you can get very similar effects using a spray can. If you're using a brush, get a big ol' one inch round and stipple on the paint in thin layers.

STEP TWO


To increase the 3D effects, once again, I go in with white. 

STEP THREE


Glaze the entire model with a Sepia Wash (approximately 7 parts water to 1 part paint).

I repeat this three times for a deep colour shift. I am still using the airbrush here but, if you do not have access to one, you can purchase weathering sprays which achieve a similar effect or go in with that big ol' brush - just don't let the glaze pool up.

STEP 4


Grab a decent sized brush and pick out individual planks with a selection of different brown washes.

For this model, I used a red-brown, yellow-brown, dark brown and black brown. I tend to make my own washes from P3 paint but there are loads of great alternatives out there. Once again, don't let the wash pool up.

STEP 5


Pick out the metallic areas. Take your time as it's very difficult to clean off slips. All metallic areas were painted in P3 Pig Iron. 

The Brass areas were painted in P3 Brass Balls. 

YOU'RE ALL FINISHED


 



      

      

      

 

These should look great on the table top for now! 

 

I'll be looking at how to take things to the next level with weathering and detailing next time.

Until then - happy paintin'!

You can find all of the Red Oak terrain on our online store here, or from your regular FLGS or online stockist!

 

         

 

 

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Introducing Nakano Gozen
What's this? Salute 2018 is just around the corner so it's time to announce something very special indeed... Let's give a big welcome to Nakano Gozen - Emissary of the Blazing Sun!
 
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Salute Pre-Orders: The Deadly Seven
We are very excited to announce that Earle Shepherd's mercenary Outlaw gang is now available for pre-order, with a release date of April 14th. If you're after a posse who will work for the highest bidder (who are we to judge?) this highly anticipated posse is most definitely for you!
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Vignette #9 - Apology
Doc Holliday has a secret addiction. A problem, even.

Now, that seems very likely, given how quickly he has worked his way down the bottle of bourbon sitting on the table in front of him. Although you’d be forgiven for guessing alcohol as your answer, you’ll not hit the mark on this occasion. Try again.
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March Pre-Orders: Red Oak, Angry Mob & More
February saw the release of the first Red Oak terrain from Warcradle Studios, it was so popular that we've released a further three sets of terrain, all part of the Red Oak range! You can now pre-order the Red Oak Distillery, the Red Oak Prospector's Shack, and the Red Oak Crates, Fences and Barrels from today, all of which are supplied primed for easy painting, due for release on Saturday, March 31st!
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Acquisition of Red Beam Designs
Wayland Games are pleased to announce they have acquired Red Beam Designs, as part of the product range from Warcradle Studios.

Graham from Red Beam Designs says: "It is with great pleasure that Red Beam Designs is now with the lovely folks at Wayland Games!

We were flattered, and genuinely very surprised, to have received loads of enquiries from people who were interested in buying our business, but we decided that Warcradle Studios were the right people who we wanted to carry Red Beam Designs forward to a bright future.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again say thanks to all of you for the support and enthusiasm you have shown for Kirsty and me at Red Beam Designs. It's been quite an amazing journey for us and is something we will look back on very fondly."

A range of Red Beam Design products will be available from Warcradle Studios in June.
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Posse Preview: Secret Service and Blood Espinosas
So what has been revealed during Adepticon for WWX?

Some fantastic Posses are on the way, including a particularly nasty hombre who's brought his family with him! 


Don't forget you can pick up your limited edition Adepticon Pin at the show or online, but only when Adepticon is running!

 
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Introducing the Rules Team for Third Edition
For several months now, we have been busy developing Dystopian Wars Third Edition. Though we knew that the new edition would be a complete overhaul of the game engine, miniatures, and the narrative, we wanted to make sure that this new edition still felt like it was Dystopian Wars. 

As the Alpha testing is well and truly underway, we are pleased to reveal two key members of the rules development team; Derek Sinclair and Josh Le Cheminant, two games designers with a long pedigree with Dystopian Wars and who are now part of the Warcradle Studios team supporting the development of the Third Edition. 

With Adepticon underway, Derek took time out from his day job of fighting dragons in the Scottish Highlands share with us some of his thoughts as he returns to the roiling seas of Dystopia! 

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Posse Preview: Golden Army and Absolute Power
What's coming soon from Warcradle Studios for Wild West Exodus?

Well, take a look and see!


The Third Man's Posse: Absolute Power!

Alongside this formidable Hex Boss is his loyal guardian Kreechur, the insidious Garratt Morden, the scheming Megan Wild, the vengeful Maria Torres-Villa and the traitorous John Hunter Bennett.


Pancho Villa's Posse: The Golden Army!

Alongside this notorious Outlaw Boss and two K9 attack dog automata are the gun-slinging Heraclio Bernal, the voice of the revolution Rosaria Mendes, the patient hunter Catalina Romero and the brooding Procopio. With these at the heart of the Golden Army your Caballeros and Cazadores can conquer the Union!

 

             

 

 

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Download ‘Badlands Adventures’ NOW
Introducing the Badlands Adventures for Wild West Exodus.

So you’ve played all the Common Adventures? You’ve battled in the Gunslinger Leagues? You love the Dystopian Age and want to experience more of it?


A brand new expansion for Wild West Exodus is now online – Badlands Adventures.

This official expansion is packed with support for narrative gaming with five new Adventures and a brand new game mechanic: Perils!

Download it today and explore the Badlands Adventures! 
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Gunslinger Organised Play is HERE!
Gunslinger Events have launched!

It’s time to start your journey into Wild West Exodus with our easy to follow organised play events.

Starting with Warcradle Studios Gunslinger League, you can begin learning the game with the posse set for your chosen faction, and then expand your collection over the course of six weeks to take part in 1500-point force dust-ups.

The Gunslinger League not only rewards your in-game victories but also your skills with a brush! In fact, if you're an eager hobbyist you can enter the league and score points just for assembling and painting your models.

As part of the Gunslinger organised play experience, two Gunslinger tournaments are available to play:

The Gunslinger Posse Challenge in which players use models from a single Posse set, up to 700 points in total.


Gunslinger Most Wanted in which players face off with their recently completed 1500-point forces using their week six list from the Gunslinger League.




All Gunslinger events are designed to be easy for players of any skill level to participate in and track their results. There’s no need for complicated tables or charts to run or play in a Gunslinger event. All you need is enthusiasm, creativity and a group of players with the desire to destroy foes!

Gunslinger Awards:

Players have a shot at winning three Gunslinger awards during a Gunslinger Event; Murderous (Most Gunslinger Points), Prodigious (Best-Painted), and Largesse (Most Sporting).

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Posse Previews!
In case you missed our post yesterday evening on Facebook, I thought I should add these upcoming beauties here...

We have images of both the Infernal Investigations posse and the Ranger Showboat posse below - which one would like to get on your tabletop?
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