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  1. The time has arrived to welcome the Emissary of the Blazing Sun! Nakano Gozen has served a full year as our very special event promotional miniature and now it’s her time to become part of our regular Wild West Exodus listings. Who is she? Nakano Gozen has lived her entire life in service to the Blazing Sun - the Immortal Empress Shinzua. As a direct descendant of the Empress with a startling likeness, Gozen has been trained extensively in both the martial and diplomatic arts. While her adventurous nature made her unsuitable for a role at court, Gozen was trusted instead with a secret mission to the American Frontier. As Emissary of the Blazing Sun, Nakano Gozen's mission has brought her into contact with both the Lawmen and Outlaws in the Wild West. While she is treated with suspicion by the authorities, her skill with the blade and silver tongue make her a valued ally to the Outlaws. Her interest in the activities of Doctor Carpathian has not gone unnoticed by the Enlightened or Union agents either… How does she play? Although an expensive FACE to add to your posse at a cost of 175 points, Nakano Gozen comes with plenty of Special Rules for those looking for an interesting character to add. Not only is she beneficial to have for both TREASURE HUNTER, allowing you to add +1 to your hand of Adventure Cards while she is in play, and SHREWD STRATEGIST, giving you the ability to spend an Action Point to take a look at the top card from either your Adventure or Action Deck and discard or return it to its rightful place, she is also a killer on the tabletop. Along with a Fight of 7, and a pair of Revenant Katanas with -3 pierce and decapitate, she has the STONE COLD KILLER Special Rule giving her the ability to gain extra Action Points during her turn if she destroys a model. She also has COMBAT MASTER, making her second Combat Action in an Activation only 1 Action Point. This combination makes her lethal in close combat. You can find Nakano Gozen’s full unit card here under: FACES. Strategies The Lawmen have a good selection of faces but the vast majority of them are armed with ranged weapons. While they almost all have an Iron Asp baton, very few are expert close combat fighters. This makes Nakano Gozen a very tempting choice for a Lawman Player. She also has TREASURE HUNTER and SHREWD STRATEGIST (see above) which add some very useful card based abilities to the Posse. Like all close combat specialists, the trick is to get her up close and personal. Once she’s toe to toe with the enemy she will earn every single point you’ve paid for her. Get yours today! Nakano Gozen is up for pre-order now and is released 30th March 2019, you can order her from our online store and your FLGS - prepare yourself for the Emissary’s arrival. What’s this? A little cliffhanger, you say… With Nakano Gozen being released for the public on 30th March, this means one thing - we have a new promotional event miniature incoming in time for AdeptiCon 2019! View the full article
  2. Two new posses, and more, for March 2019! What an exciting month we have ahead! We have the pleasure of releasing two brand new posse sets - one for the Enlightened and the other for the Outlaws , both of which received high praise from the Wild West Exodus community when they were shown as sneak peeks in 2018. For the Enlightened players out there, we have Discordant Symphony which sees Thomas Edeson with his beautifully dangerous Mina, whereas for the Outlaw players we have The Golden Army featuring none-other than Pancho Villa, Heraclio Bernal, Rosaria Mendes and Catalina Romero. And that’s not all… Alongside the new and improved Order Tumbler for the Order , Warrior Nation players can now add more grey brothers of the mountain, the Hunting Wolves, to their posse - perfect extra support for last month’s release, the Hour of the Wolf posse. PLUS the Spirit Totem set is now available on pre-order too. And lastly, but by no means least, you can now pre-order Nakano Gozen! Having played her part as our very special event miniature, the Emissary of the Blazing Sun will be released on March 30th along with the rest of this month’s pre-orders. These items are available to pre-order from us, or your FLGS, and as always, be sure to check out all of this month’s pre-orders so you don't miss out on any of our new Wild West Exodus products. THE GOLDEN ARMY POSSE In his relentless drive north, Pancho Villa has gathered a considerable force behind him and is no longer content to lead from the back. His new followers include the deadly pistolero Heraclio Bernal, known as the Thunderbolt of Sinaloa, The Fearless Desperado Procopio, for whom killing was a pastime, the revolutionist Rosaria Mendes, whose message can be heard far and wide and Catalina Romero, hunter, trapper and crack shot with a rifle. Villa has taken up his Gatling gun and stands at the head of what has become known as the Golden Army, as their undisputed patriarch. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £35.00 DISCORDANT SYMPHONY POSSE The inventor Thomas Edeson has a knack of developing technology pioneered by others and refining it as his own. Coupled with a shrewd understanding of the politics within the Enlightened, his place at the heart of Burson Carpathian’s Egalitarian theology is assured. His most significant achievement to date has been the development of the Phonic Blaster; a highly versatile weapon capable of rupturing eardrums, skin and also internal organs if the frequency is right. The experimental Aural Projectors he personally wields are even more powerful. Dancing was Mina’s passion and as he worked he would often ask her to dance in his workshop in a private performance as his muse. When Mina was struck down by Polio, the science of the Enlightened saved her life, but she was forever mentally and physically debilitated by the disease. Desperate to see his wife smile, Thomas arranged for Gustave Eiffel to create her a new pair of legs and improve her body. The operation was a success and Mina is now more devoted than ever, tirelessly dancing for Edeson as he works long into the night. If Edeson has to travel, Mina usually accompanies him, now his lethal protector as much as a muse… Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £35.00 NAKANO GOZEN Nakano Gozen has lived her entire life in service to the Blazing Sun - the Immortal Empress Shinzua. As a direct descendant of the Empress with a startling likeness, Gozen has been trained extensively in both the martial and diplomatic arts. While her adventurous nature made her unsuitable for a role at court, Gozen was trusted instead with a secret mission to the American Frontier. As Emissary of the Blazing Sun, Nakano Gozen's mission has brought her into contact with both the Lawmen and Outlaws in the Wild West. While she is treated with suspicion by the authorities, her skill with the blade and silver tongue make her a valued ally to the Outlaws. Her interest in the activities of Doctor Carpathian has not gone unnoticed by the Enlightened or Union agents either... Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £13.00 HUNTING WOLVES The moon-howl brothers of the mountains have long been allies to the Warrior Nation. In times of need, whole packs have been known to come to the aid of a beleaguered tribe. Hunting Wolves are extremely fast over open ground and rough terrain alike. Often one wolf will dart in against their prey, usually from behind, and take a swipe while another of the pack does the same. Working together in this way they can take down much larger opponents and once on the ground they go for the throat. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £13.00 ORDER TUMBLER The process of gnosis has allowed the Allshard to impart the designs of many fantastical and arcane technologies to their mortal followers. Such designs are revered as sacred relics, their replication one of careful and unwavering repetition. Though such marvels are limited by the terrestrial materials and processes used to manufacture them, they are still decades beyond even the wildest dreams of the scientists of the Enlightened. The Tumbler is one such relic - a high speed and perfectly self-stabilising monowheel. Piloted by a single Spica, the Tumblers are exceptionally very fast and agile for their size. The twin Sunhammer Cannons pack a punch, searing enemies and melting steel with rapid blasts of super-heated particles. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £20.00 SPIRIT TOTEMS These hand-carved artefacts are a sign of devotion, not only to the spirits of the land but also to the Great Spirit itself. Spirit Totems are placed wherever the Warrior Nation are found, both as markers and as locus to the spirits. Two such totems can be linked through the spirit realm be a shaman or prodigious spirit guide to open a path between those two worlds. It is through these paths that the Warrior Nation can appear wherever they are needed in order to strike at their enemies or withdraw without a trace. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £13.00 View the full article
  3. Did you Take the Lead with Hero Tokens? We’ve added more to our range! The city is not a safe place to roam at night… Compatible with the Batman Miniature Game, Hero Tokens make a great addition to your games. The new Hero Tokens are currently available to pre-order at Wayland Games and soon to be on pre-order with your FLGS - due for release at the end of March 2019. HERO TOKENS Hero Tokens help you track conditions, health and any other statuses in all your Heroic miniature skirmish games. Ranging between 30mm - 40mm these colourful acrylic templates are easy to spot on the tabletop. Please note: Tokens are manufactured in coloured acrylic. Each set sold separately. Price: £5.00 per set View the full article
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    Gen Con 2019

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    Warcradle Studios will be visiting Indianapolis in August 2019 to attend Gen Con 2019! Make sure to come and see us to check out the Dystopian Age (and a bit more besides)... At our booth, you can have a demo of Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, chat to our studio team, view our spectacular miniatures, pick up the latest releases and, well, we’re planning a major reveal that you won’t want to miss! More information about what to expect at our booth will be announced as we get closer to the event. Founded in 1968, Gen Con hosts the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America. With 500 exhibiting game companies, award-winning authors and artists, vibrant costumes, thousands of events, family entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and the debut of hundreds of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™. For more details, and up-to-date information on tickets, please see: https://www.gencon.com/ For the official Gen Con 2019 Facebook event page, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/438741573200240/ Badge Registration opens January 13th.
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    UK Games Expo 2019

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    Warcradle Studios will be heading to Birmingham in May and June 2019 to attend UK Games Expo 2019. Make sure to check out the Dystopian Age! At our booth, you can have a demo of Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, chat to our studio team, view our spectacular miniatures, pick up the latest releases and, well, you’ll have to pop along to see what’s exactly in store for you... More information about what to expect at our booth will be announced as we get closer to the event. The UK Games Expo is the UK's largest hobby games convention which takes place over three days during the Summer half term. For more details, and up-to-date information on tickets, please see: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ For the official UK Games Expo 2019 Facebook event page, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/543564102721219/
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    GAMA Trade Show 2019

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    ----- THIS IS A TRADE ONLY EVENT ----- Warcradle Studios (Booth 722) will be attending the GAMA Trade Show 2019, bringing the games you love to retailers from all around the world. View our announcement here: http://bit.ly/2Eu9MXT If you are a member of a trade or distribution organisation and would like to get in touch with us regarding our products, please head directly to our website and get in touch: https://warcradle.com/
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    AdeptiCon 2019

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    Warcradle Studios will be attending AdeptiCon 2019! We will be joining over 100 exhibitors who attend AdeptiCon every year to showcase their new products, run demos, and interact with the community. AdeptiCon is a fantastic show, priding itself on presenting its attendees the highest quality wargaming event possible, and we cannot wait to join in the wargaming fun! Visit us at booth 404 where we will be with our awesome demo team (we don’t go anywhere without ‘em) and members of our Studio team, as well as bringing with us a host of plastic and resin delights. So, whether you want to come and play Wild West Exodus or Dystopian Wars, talk about the future of Warcradle Studios' games, or view some awesome miniatures - we’ll be here with bells on. We'll see you there! Stay up to date with news about Adepticon from their Facebook page and their website .
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    Salute 2019

    Warcradle Studios will be at Booth TE11 for Salute 2019, visit us at the London ExCel Centre this April! Make sure to come and see us to check out Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars - we’re sure to have a few delights... More information about what to expect at our booth will be announced as we get closer to the event. For more details, and up-to-date information on tickets, please see: http://www.salute.co.uk/salute/salute-2019/ For the official Salute 2019 event page, please see: https://www.facebook.com/events/621466248227439/
  9. Our latest Q&A is now live! For January 2019’s Q&A Stuart and Chris sat down and answered the community’s questions on Wild West Exodus, Dystopian Wars, and Firestorm Armada. You can read the blog and watch the video, right here. Q&A SUMMARY Prefer to read? If you're interested in a specific game and would like to skip straight to questions asked about that system, take a look below, as we've included a summary for each! WILD WEST EXODUS When can we expect a hardback edition of the rulebook? The hardback rulebook is still a work in progress at this stage. We are starting work on 1.09 from next month and, in fact, we already have a lot of notes on the update - we just need to collate them all and test them out. We should have more information on the hardback rulebook after 1.09. Where can we get information about our favourite characters? All of the new releases, and a large number of the existing miniatures have a bio on the webstore and we will continue to add more as we go. We advise you check them out - they’re great little pieces of information. We also have some new novels currently in progress, which will let you take a more in-depth look at individual characters as well as the Dystopian Age as a whole. The Ore War is definitely a part of the background we want to explore in more detail and, although we cannot divulge, we do have a few ideas on how to do this. There are plenty of vignettes on the blog as well, you can view all of Sarah Cawkwell’s vignettes right here. What’s your plans for terrain? We have plans for a number of Wild West Exodus buildings and they are not all in Red Oak... watch this space for some rather interesting terrain pieces coming your way! Smaller scatter terrain pieces are something currently on our development board for future releases too. Can we expect regional qualifiers for future tournaments leading up to an official US championship? We were overwhelmed by the amazing response we have had to the Gunslinger Masters event being held at AdeptiCon this year. It took us a little by surprise and, one solution to that would be to hold regional tournaments as qualifiers, this is something for us to look at for next year. DYSTOPIAN WARS When can we expect to see Dystopian Wars released and when can we expect to see new models? We do not have a confirmed release date at present but we are aiming to give a confirmed date very soon, when you can expect to see both the release of the rules and some new models at the same time. Speaking of rules… Is there an update regarding the rulebook promotion being run for Dystopian Wars Third Edition? Our free rulebook promotion is still up and running and, if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time! We will be giving plenty of notice on our social media channels as to when the registration process is closing but we advise to sign up now rather than later. For those people who have signed up already, we have all of the details captured and stored for all customers who have signed up for the free rulebook. More importantly, as soon as the rulebook is printed and ready to go, we will get the books out to the community. Will Dystopian Wars have a two-player starter set like Red Oak for Wild West Exodus? Yes, we have some exciting developments in plastic in the pipeline which will include a new two-player set, in the future. A bit more in-depth: will there be different stats for the same weapon system for different factions eg turrets, broadsides and torpedoes? We want to have a clear differentiation between the factions, this will include unit stats, weapon choices and configurations, as well as the different units themselves - to name but a few. What we do not want to happen is to have all factions inherently the same, the small differences make a game interesting (and your faction more unique) and we can think of nothing better than that! Our feelings on critical hits in Dystopian Wars. We certainly feel that the critical hits are heading in the right direction and the Beta feedback is in agreement. Remember, we are still running our open Beta if you want to get involved with the Third Edition of Dystopian Wars. FIRESTORM ARMADA What updates can you give us on the new edition of Firestorm Armada? We have no date for the new edition of Firestorm Armada at present but we hope to release more information about the Firestorm Armada Beta soon. We’ve had some questions about model count in the new edition and we can say that we want to make the game easy to scale. Firestorm Armada needs to scale well as, like many games, some players enjoy smaller, quicker games and others want weekend-long epic battles. As with Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, we will ensure that it is playable and enjoyable whatever size battle you choose! One of the aspects we are really focusing on is making each faction stand out from the rest, both aesthetically and in game play, as it’s something that our community enjoys. Allowing players the ability to customise their units is definitely high up on our "want" list for Firestorm Armada. However, the game is still in the early stages of development! Once the open Beta is released we can talk about the system and all its many wonders… Keep an eye on the Warcradle Studios Facebook and Twitter pages for announcements, as well as our forum and of course, the blog, in order to keep up-to-date with news on Beta releases and more. Can we expect a novel full of the new background material? It is still something we are interested in doing BUT we cannot divulge any more information than that at present. WARCRADLE CLASSICS Are there any more releases planned for Warcradle Classics? We are currently working through the resin moulds and are starting to get to the metal miniatures so you may see the Warcradle Classics range growing. This range is continuously ‘in flux’ and you will be able to find all current available miniatures on Wayland Games Ltd, and your FLGS will be able to contact our trade team where they can order this range into store. View the full article
  10. This month brings with it an assortment of legendary miniatures and a brand-new posse! Hour of the Wolf is set to be the second Warrior Nation Posse Set for the Second Edition of Wild West Exodus - and includes everyone’s favourite chieftain; Ghost Wolf. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the Hour of the Wolf. Who are they? The Hour of the Wolf posse is led by the insightful and wise Ghost Wolf. For a character who is fond of storytelling and enjoying the company of his extensive family, he is all too often roused to war where his talents are put to a bloodier purpose. Though a powerful Spirit Walker, Ghost Wolf often remains in his mortal form as the Warrior Nation has a great need for his leadership and tactical mind. The wolf within him calls to his kin and often he is always accompanied by a number of his brother wolves. These hunting wolves have been blessed by the Great Spirit to be larger and stronger than their kin as well as possessing more intelligence. They are as fast as the wind and their powerful jaws are potent allies. When they attack in a pack there is little that can stand against them. The wolf spirit ensures he is often accompanied by those Spirit Walkers of the Weylyn who can embrace the animal spirit and aid their chieftain. Ghost Wolf can always rely on the support of Hawkeye and Moonswift, two experienced warriors who are carving out their own legend within the Nation. Hawkeye is second to none with a bow, capable of hitting the eye of a running hare. With a kinship that approaches family, Moonswift is almost as fast as her Hunting Wolf brothers and sisters. Adept at channelling spirit energy, Moonswift is able to leap over her enemies and bury an axe in an exposed flank. How do they play? This Posse likes to get up close and personal. Not only are they good at getting there, all being rather swift of foot, but they can wreak havoc when they do get there. Leveraging Moonswift’s DANCES WITH WOLVES special rule on the Hunting Wolves means they will not only be able to activate via Teamwork but will allow them to Focus their Move and Charge Actions for free. Use all the cover you can and get in quick as, once you are there, these trained warriors will tear your enemies to pieces. View the full article Get yours today! Hour of the Wolf is up for pre-order now and is released 22nd February 2019 so, if you want to get humanity’s greatest hope on the tabletop, order your posse from our online store or your FLGS today. Until the release date, you can take a look at the other sets and miniatures currently released for Warrior Nation!
  11. Warcradle Studios is bringing Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars to Birmingham for UK Games Expo 2019! Warcradle Studios will be heading to Birmingham in May and June 2019 to attend UK Games Expo 2019. Make sure to check out the Dystopian Age! At our booth, you can have a demo of Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, chat to our studio team, view our spectacular miniatures, pick up the latest releases and, well, you’ll have to pop along to see what’s exactly in store for you... More information about what to expect at our booth will be announced as we get closer to the event. View the full article
  12. When night falls on the city, the streets turn into a warzone where vigilante heroes fight against their villainous enemies to keep the ordinary folks safe as they sleep soundly in their beds… We’ve added Hero Tokens to our Warcradle Scenics range! Hero Tokens are currently available to pre-order at Wayland Games and soon to be on pre-order with your FLGS - due for release at the end of February 2019. HERO TOKENS - TAKE THE LEAD Hero Tokens help you track conditions, health and any other statuses in all your Heroic miniature skirmish games. Ranging between 30mm - 40mm these colourful acrylic templates are easy to spot on the tabletop. Please note: Tokens are manufactured in coloured acrylic. Each set sold separately. Price: £5.00 per set View the full article
  13. As 2019 is now in full swing, let’s introduce February’s pre-orders! It’s time to become legendary with next month’s releases for Wild West Exodus. If you’re a player of Hex, Enlightened, or Watchers you’ll be able to add new and improved legendary sculpts to your posses. We’re sure Warrior Nation players have a lot to celebrate… Hour of the Wolf is the second posse set for this beloved faction and is out to pre-order now! Get hold of yours and put Ghost Wolf, alongside Hawkeye, Moonswift, and Weylyn Walkers to the test on your tabletop. All of this month's pre-orders are set to be released on February 23rd. These items are available to pre-order from us, or your FLGS, and as always, be sure to check out all of this month’s pre-orders so you don't miss out on any of our new Wild West Exodus products. HOUR OF THE WOLF POSSE Though a powerful Spirit Walker, Ghost Wolf often remains in his mortal form as the Warrior Nation has a great need for his leadership and tactical mind.The wolf within him calls to his kin and often he is always accompanied by a number of his brother wolves. These hunting wolves have been blessed by the Great Spirit to be larger and stronger than their kin as well as possessing more intelligence. They are as fast as the wind and their powerful jaws are potent allies. When they attack in a pack there is little that can stand against them. The wolf spirit ensures he is often accompanied by those Spirit Walkers of the Weylyn who can embrace the animal spirit and aid their chieftain. Ghost Wolf can always rely on the support of Hawkeye and Moonswift, two experienced warriors who are carving out their own legend within the Nation. Hawkeye is second to none with a bow, capable of hitting the eye of a running hare. With a kinship that approaches family, Moonswift is almost as fast as her Hunting Wolf brothers and sisters. Adept at channelling spirit energy, Moonswift is able to leap over her enemies and bury an axe in an exposed flank. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £35.00 LEGENDARY IRONTOOTH Irontooth is the youngest of the Warrior Nation's leaders and a man who has grown up within the new society forged by Raven Spirit rather than the old divided tribes that preceded it. From an early age, Irontooth showed great skill and power in the ways of the Great Spirit and he soon took his own path to become a Spirit Priest. This was short lived as only weeks into his training his people were butchered by an interloping Union patrol. Instinct took over and he embraced his Spirit Guide: the Mountain Lion. Irontooth ‘awoke’ to find he was a Spirit Walker and like the lion in his vision, he was soon stalking his enemies, his teeth sinking into flesh and talons ripping his foes open as they fled screaming into the night. While the transformation from man into Spirit Walker is usually achieved only through a long and intense ritual, this change had occurred spontaneously. This gift has even raised an eyebrow from Raven Spirit when he heard tell of it. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £16.00 LEGENDARY GUSTAVE EIFFEL Over recent years, the field of advanced mechanical augmentations has become an obsession for Gustave Eiffel. Building on his original Widower constructs, he now works feverishly pursuing the next great breakthrough in the field. Reluctantly tearing himself away from his iron wrought creations, Eiffel enters battle piloting a spider-like combat chassis of his own design. Rumours persist that this is but a prototype for a much larger articulated colossus to rival those of the military powers of the world, a machine to stride across the Union bringing the influence of the Enlightened to every part of the continent, and beyond… Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £28.00 LEGENDARY MARIE LAVEAU To the world at large, Marie Laveau is Queen of the Bayou and Vodun priestess to all of New Orleans. Believed to be the latest in a long line of women whose lineage stretches back into the mists of time, even in an age of scepticism and science, her powers defy understanding or explanation. Chanting to dark spirits she dances lewdly while waving her fetish staff and seeds the ground with ingredients taken from the pouches hitched to her belt or strapped about her person on leather thongs. In this way is she able to manifest bolts of corrupt energy, control the beasts of the dark places or summon spectral creatures to do her bidding. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £28.00 LEGENDARY VIRIDIAN ALPHA The Viridian Alpha has ultimate responsibility and control over the martial forces of the Hegemony on Earth. This is a role for which he has been created, a process of genetic manipulation that has refined him into a formidable warrior and tactical genius. While he may not have the flexibility and creativity of humans (two of the attributes that have caused the Hegemony to notice Humans in the first place) his understanding of warfare is second to none and while the strikes and feints of the Watchers may seem random they are always part of a larger strategy. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £23.00 NEW WALLPAPERS AVAILABLE Refresh your desktop with the latest wallpapers for Wild West Exodus! View the full article
  14. Warcradle Studios is bringing Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2019! Warcradle Studios will be visiting Indianapolis in August 2019 to attend Gen Con 2019! Make sure to come and see us to check out the Dystopian Age (and a bit more besides)… At our booth, you can have a demo of Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, chat to our studio team, view our spectacular miniatures, pick up the latest releases and, well, we’re planning a major reveal that you won’t want to miss! More information about what to expect at our booth will be announced as we get closer to the event. View the full article
  15. The sound of RJ-powered weapons never failed to put a cold shiver down her spine, despite the fact that her own sidearm had been juiced. Be that as it may, crouched here in a muddy bunker in the driving rain was the last place she wanted to be. Hearing that whine rising rapidly through the scale meant only one thing. Trouble. Big trouble. She and her unit were close to their Iron Horses now. They’d retreated, agonisingly slowly, across this battlefield until all that remained for them to do was commit to that last, desperate dash for the vehicles. Easy, in principle. Less easy when the enemy were shooting at them and that last race meant covering open ground. “Major Shaw?” She glanced sideways at Sergeant Sweeney. They’d fought together many times before and she trusted him and his skills implicitly. She also trusted his throwing arm, the one that currently held one of his mysteriously-crafted, home-made and outstandingly effective bombs. She thought quickly. No matter what way the scenario panned out in her head, she could see no alternative. It was time for things to explode. “Sergeant Sweeney? When I give the word, you lob that thing.” “And then?” The sergeant’s eyes lit up at the promise of explosive satisfaction. “Then, Sergeant Sweeney, you, me and the rest of the unit will have put our best foot forward. We make a run for it.” Memory surfaced. * * * A year earlier… Best foot forward, girl. From as far back as memory served, she’d always done anything to please her father. So when she heard his voice, clear as day at the back of her head, she marched dutifully. But her heart was not really in it. She was cavalry, not infantry. But she marched, because it’s what Papa would have wanted. A military funeral, with all the associated pomp and ceremony made her deeply uncomfortable. She was, after all, a plain-spoken and honest woman who expected no frills. But she couldn’t help but feel that her father would have adored it. He was a man who cherished… he had been, get your tenses right… he had been a man who had cherished the customs and propriety of his beloved Union Army. He had been a decorated, honourable man who deserved the accolades his death was bringing. I’d rather he was here, though. Willa considered this as she walked behind the coffin. Two of her six brothers walked either side of her. To her left was Frank: resplendent in a uniform that was identical to that she wore, except that his had the added splendour that marked him as a member of the medical corps. Lieutenant Frank Adams, the highly respected military doctor. Her favourite brother. On the other side, marching with no less determination but with a lot less style, was Edward. Resplendent in a finely tailored suit of mourning black, he stared ahead grimly. Edward was eldest of the Adams children and one of those who had opted not to pursue a military career. Willa admired him. She hated, right here and now, that he was the absolute image of his father. But she was prepared to concede that wasn’t his fault. He lived and worked in Boston, senior partner in a flourishing law firm. He was probably also highly respected. It seemed to be a common theme. There’s two kinds of pond-scum in this world. Outlaws an’ lawyers. An’ in a pinch, I’d trust the outlaw to be the more honest. She set aside thoughts of him. Now was not the time. Her nose wrinkled slightly as though an unpleasant smell had drifted past. Focus, Willa. * * * “Fire in the…” Sweeney paused, his tendency to accuracy biting down hard on his tongue. He amended and then shouted. “Fire outside the hole!” The bomb flew in a perfect trajectory toward the enemy. It rolled on the uneven ground and came to a stop at the feet of one of the masked outlaws who stared down at it stupidly for a second. He didn’t even have time to react before the missile detonated, sending up clods of earth, grass and bits of the unfortunate outlaw who’d not possessed the wherewithal to get out of the way. No great loss to the gene pool. “Take the opportunity,” Willa shouted. “Run for your ‘Horses, fellas, this is our last chance!” Best foot forward! * * * So there they were. The three most presentable and reliable Adams children, seeing their father to his final rest. Funerals, they said, were a time for family to come together. Not for this family and Willa was extremely glad that the remaining four siblings were absent. Nobody needed their collective brand of trouble at a time like this. Nobody wanted them there. Except… No. Best foot forward, girl. Every step was a step closer to the family grave in the cemetery. A step closer to severing the final link to her childhood. To letting go of the father she had respected, admired and above all else, loved for her entire life. She wasn’t sure that she wanted to let go. Not yet. She’d only just had to let go of her husband after his untimely early death. To lose her father as well had been a terrible blow to her whilst still bound up in marital grief. But she had lifted her head high and dealt with it admirably. She may have been a Shaw in name, but she was an Adams at her core. A pang of loss rippled through her once again and her eyes lingered on the coffin in front of them. Colonel Theodore Adams – ‘Teddy’ to his friends, most of whom had died during one altercation or other across the decades – had been dead less than a week and already she felt his loss keenly. She’d always been his favourite; not just due to being the only daughter, but because she was more like him than any of the boys. She’d been six years old when Clement, the youngest had been born; only nine when their mother had died. A succession of aunts and vaguely-recalled relatives had raised the children in their father’s military absence. They’d been kept clean and dry and fed, and had played their days away with the multitude of cousins. Their father always joined them when he could. None of them had been starved of love and affection. They’d all been happy children. Well, except for Clem. He’d brooded his youth away into resentful, angry manhood and looked likely to go every bit as wrong as Tommy or… * * * Everything was chaos. The yelling and shouting of the outlaws resounded around the gully, but they were muted by the sound of her heartbeat, thundering in her ears. It was only a couple of hundred yards from their hunkered position to the ‘Horses, but it felt like she was on a long-distance sprint. I’m cavalry, not infantry. How could this be? How could this life-or-death situation be bringing up memories of Papa’s funeral like this? Why was she even thinking about her family? Why was she even thinking about… * * * …the twins. She’d not given thought to Jimmy and Jeremiah in a long time. Not since they’d cut ties with their siblings. But right now, as she stared at the uncaring wood that held her father’s body, she missed them with a razor-sharp keenness. Where had they ended up? Were they even still alive? She may have had no love for Tommy or his criminal record, but at least she knew his fate. Clem had become a gambler, a drunkard, a wanderer. A good for nothing who occasionally contacted his family to wheedle more money from them. Their father had always given in to his sob stories, riddled with the guilt of having been so absent during his youngest’s upbringing. That would change now, she realised. As heir to the considerable Adams family fortune, Henry would take over the estate. And one of his first tasks would be to cut Clem off from his financial lifeline. The thought both pleased her and saddened her. Clem wasn’t a bad man, not really. Not like Tommy, who was rotten to the core. The funeral procession turned from the main street and began the slow trundle up the hill to the cemetery. The coffin would be laid to rest in the same plot as the one which contained her mother and two siblings who never made it out of infancy. It was a beautiful spot on the hillside, overlooking the bend in the river. A peaceful final resting place for a man whose life had been spent engaged in war. The world is changing, Willa, he had said, the last time they’d spoken. And I am not convinced it’s for the better. People are too quick to abandon tradition. Always remember where you came from. Always make sure you know that you are the product of many generations who survived overwhelming odds and still came out on top. Always put your best foot forward. Distracted by her own thoughts, she stumbled slightly on the uneven ground. Ironic that she’d been thinking about her father’s most-used phrase when she’d done so. She cursed softly beneath her breath and immediately felt ashamed at her uncouth language. That turned to gratitude when first Frank and then Henry glanced at her with small, encouraging smiles. They’d never have offered a hand to help her. Not independent Willa, the girl who’d fought and climbed and swum in the creek with all her boisterous brothers. Not Willa, the young woman who’d fought the lingering misogyny that existed in the army and who had risen to the rank of Major through her own actions and her own merit, not because of whose daughter she was. Had he been proud of her? Yes. No hesitation. He had told her so many times just how proud he was of all she had accomplished. He’d doted on her when she’d been a girl, just how he had doted on Edward’s two children in his final years. Teddy Adams had been a good man. A kind soul. Too good for the bizarreness and complexity that was becoming the world today. But she would go on. She would act as a credit to his memory and to his name. She would set aside thoughts of her brothers and she would become a hero. Just like him. She would always remember his advice and she would always put her best foot forward. * * * She slid the last few feet that separated her from her vehicle. Her uniform was mud-spattered, her long hair loosened from its rigid braid and hanging in ragged strands around her face. But she had access to her Iron Horse now. Once she swung her leg over the saddle and leaned forward into the familiar position, she was no longer helpless, pinned down in a muddy bunker with no ammunition, no power and no hope. Now she was in charge. She flicked the power switch of the bike and heard the guns powering up. Now she could fight back. She would always fight back. That was what she did. She glanced behind her. The others had all made it. They were all still alive and they were looking to their commander for guidance. Now it was they who very much had the upper hand. Her hand close around the throttle and she gave a grim, tight smile. The rain drummed off the body of her Iron Horse, steaming slightly as it met the heat. She could feel the throb of the engine thrumming all the way through her body, bringing courage and certainty to her core. I’m cavalry, not infantry. “Let’s end this,” she said. It was not shouted, or demanded. It was a simple statement and around her, the unit nodded their agreement. Engines roared and the Union, previously pushed into retreat, advanced on their enemy. Best foot forward. View the full article
  16. Did you miss Roberto Cirillo’s Question Time on the Community Facebook pages? Not to fret, you can have a look at the questions Roberto answered right here! Question Time List Simply click on the title below to go to the relevant section: The Sturginium Lounge dated 19th December 2018 The Dark Council dated 21st December 2018 View the full article
  17. Christmas may be just around the corner but, more importantly, you can pre-order new Wild West Exodus miniatures from today! With a wide selection, from a variety of factions, you’re sure to find something to add to your posse… Now, where to start? With Legendary Elita Nura, of course! After years of service in the field at the rank of Mimreg, Elita Nura’s fervent desire to serve the Order more fully was recognised by the Allshard. Fully aware of what Apotheosis to a Cor Caroli entails, Elita Nura desired her chance to join their ranks. Despite this, Nura was made a Sircan and given command of the Spica Astraea - the Portal Vanguard. You can pre-order this fantastic legendary miniature alongside other Order reinforcements; the Cor Caroli Nyx and, masters in their fields, Zain & Oron! Not an Order player? No problem! You can reinforce your posse with Spirit Walker Legendary Raging Bear for Warrior Nation, red in tooth and claw, or maybe the excellent (and impartial) representatives of justice UR-30 Lawbots are more up your alley? These, alongside, Lokess for the Hex and Grey with Specialist Weapons for the Watchers, are all on pre-order now. And, finally, we have the Wild West Exodus Token Set, available to pre-order from today! This great little token set allows you to upgrade your games of Wild West Exodus and includes all the core condition tokens plus ‘Activated’, ‘Re-animated’, and ‘Quick and the Dead’ tokens in high-quality 2-ply acrylic. All of this month's pre-orders are set to be released on January 26th. These items are available to pre-order from us, or your FLGS and, as always, be sure to check out all of this month’s pre-orders so you don't miss out on any of our new Wild West Exodus products. LEGENDARY ELITA NURA Within the Council she is considered a fractious zealot, a vocal challenger to the conservative doctrine espoused by High Sircan Abner. Unlike Abner, Nura believes that the last battle against the Hex fast approaches so she pushes for Phase Five of the Crusade to be enacted. As such, Nura's voice is the most extreme within the Order as she seeks to provoke a suitably devastating encounter with the Hex that would justify the declaration of Phase Five and all-out war. When in the field acting as the Allshard's instrument she is equally impatient to bring about the unveiling of the Order's true mission. This reveals itself as a disdain for the use of subterfuge and stealth, instead portal jumping into combat directly and taking her foe unawares with the precise application of overwhelming force against those tainted by the Hex. Whether such taint comes from absorption of its essence or simply through being manipulated by the Dark Council, she cares not. The seismic powers of her Luminant Staff are more than capable of eliminating either type of foe. Let the Allshard sort them out. The Legendary Elita Nura kit builds one multi-part resin miniature: 1 x Legendary Elita Nura Miniature 1 x Base. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £17 COR CAROLI NYX Even within the highly disciplined and elite Order of the Allshard, the Cor Caroli are a cadre apart. These are the combination of warrior souls drawn from the Allshard to inhabit the bodies of men and women who have been prepared for such a great and glorious purpose. The Nyx Cadres are encased in heavy armour and wielding powerful relic weapons known as Shrike Rifles. These towering armoured soldiers lay waste to the enemy, ever in search of those tainted by the Hex. They will stop at nothing to ensure such abominations are annihilated. The Cor Caroli Nyx kit builds three multi-part resin miniatures: 3 x Cor Caroli Nyx 3 x Bases. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £18 ZAIN & ORON Even among the elite ranks of the Cor Caroli come individuals rise to the top. Zain and Oron are peerless masters in their own fields and have proven themselves on countless battlefields upon countless worlds, ever in pursuit of those tainted by the Hex and unforgiving of any that stand in their way. Some weapons are too heavy even for the Cor Caroli to wield and Oron is one of the few capable of wielding the Master Shrike Rifle with deadly effect. He holds the rank of Altcap and leads from the front, laying down a withering hail of fire against enemies of the Allshard. The Luminent Kopesh is less of a weapon and more an instrument of slaughter in the hands of Altcap Zain. Once he has closed with the enemy, few can stand against his prowess in close combat as strike after strike lands against his enemies defences. The Zain & Oron kit builds two multi-part resin miniatures: 1 x Zain 1 x Oron 2 x Bases. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £15 LEGENDARY RAGING BEAR A solitary soul, Raging Bear stands apart from the other Spirit Walkers. While others return to their human form once the bloody day is done, Raging Bear does not. Some unspeakable shame in his past makes returning to his life as a man unthinkable. Even the all-knowing Raven Spirit will not address the reasons for this isolation directly, only that the burden of his deeds as a beast cannot be borne in the soul of a man. And so it is that, when needed, Raging Bear can be found far from the settlements of the Warrior Nation. The call of the Great Spirit draws him back to his people when needed the most. In battle, he leads other Spirit Walkers and bloodthirsty warriors by example; red in tooth and claw. The Legendary Raging Bear kit builds one multi-part resin miniature: 1x Legendary Raging Bear 1x Base Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £23 UR-30 LAWBOTS The West is a dangerous place, the thin blue line of the Lawmen is stretched ever thinner by the fear of reprisals making many unwilling to step forward and take the tin star. In the years that followed the Ore War, there were hundreds of UR-30 Automen destined for alternative employment in power stations and other dangerous roles. It was Marshal Mariano Barela who first deployed UR-30’s as so-called ‘lawbots’. Successful in a limited fashion, they were given a tin star, a brace of pistols and sanctioned for deployment to the care of marshals and sheriffs all across the Union. These Vitruvian Simulacra might lack the emotion and instinct of the flesh and blood deputies, but they know the law and that alone makes them excellent (and impartial) representatives of justice. Of course, having a metal skull and spinal column is extremely handy in an occupation where being shot at or having chairs broken over your head is commonplace. The UR-30 Lawbots kit builds three multi-part resin miniatures: 3 x UR-30 Lawbot Miniatures 3 x Bases. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £15 LOKESS Once roused to anger Lokess is a force of nature and terrifying to behold. Of all the remaining Carcosa, injury and a thirst for vengeance has led Lokess to embrace the technology and gifts of the Hex. With implants and augmentations, she couples these with her sheer size to carry the devastating Ursun Repeater and wield it as if it were a simple six-shooter. Lokess feels that she should be the right hand of Carcosa Rex. Unwilling to put aside her petty jealousies and rivalries with Makulus and Tok, she has forced Rex to choose Hanuma as his lieutenant instead. Lokess will force a rebalance of this injustice through the only means she knows how. Rex will die by her hand, but only when the time is right. The Lokess kit builds one multi-part resin miniature: 1 x Lokess 1 x Base. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £15 GREY WITH SPECIALIST WEAPONS All species within the Watcher Hegemony have their role to play. The Watchers are all too aware of the pitfalls of over specialising. They have not endured for centuries by being inflexible in this manner and so have an entire species, the Grey, who specialise in… not specialising! The Grey are bred as foot soldiers, labourers, architects, engineers, spies, diplomats and scientists - whatever the Watchers need them to be. When circumstance causes the Watchers a need to rely on the Grey for military operations, they are birthed from gestation vats aboard their Arkvault or base of operations with Vermillion or Onyx traits spliced into their genome. This additional genetic material allows them to utilise a wide variety of sophisticated and deadly weapons. These Grey are deployed in support of their more lightly armed kin and can coordinate with Grey Elites or even Viridian commanders to bring about victory for the Watchers. The Grey with Specialist Weapons kit builds two multi-part resin miniatures: 2 x Grey with Specialist Weapon 2 x Bases. Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £15 TOKEN SET Upgrade your games of Wild West Exodus with this set of Acrylic Tokens. This set includes all the core condition tokens plus ‘Activated’, ‘Re-animated’, and ‘Quick and the Dead’ tokens in high-quality 2-ply acrylic. The Wild West Exodus Token Set contains: 6 x Hazard Tokens 6 x Hunkered Tokens 6 x Disordered Tokens 6 x On the Lookout Tokens 6 x Activated Tokens 6 x Re-animated Tokens 6 x Quick and the Dead tokens. Please note: Tokens are manufactured in coloured acrylic. Price: £6 View the full article
  18. We’re proud to announce that the Warcradle Scenics range has grown again! We have added to the Woodford range of tabletop terrain and Knightspire, perfect for games of Warhammer Underworld, is now available to pre-order. The Woodford terrain and the Knightspire range are currently available to pre-order at Wayland Games and soon to be on pre-order with your FLGS - due for release at the end of January. WOODFORD Woodford - Church Where better to hide out and wait for it all to blow over than the local church? With high windows and few exits to block, the Church in Woodford is both an ideal and very secure location. This 28 mm scale, Woodford themed Scenery kit contains: 1 x Woodford - Church Various furniture items. Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Price: £15.00 Woodford - Church Upgrade Pack This upgrade pack adds a Vestry, Pulpit, acrylic windows, fonts and light fittings (along with gravestones and fences) to add detail, inside and out, to your Woodford Church. This 28 mm scale, Woodford themed scenery kit contains: 1 x Woodford - Church Upgrade Pack Vestry Pulpit Acrylic windows Fonts and light fittings Gravestones Fences. Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Price: £15.00 KNIGHTSPIRE Knightspire Game Board This game board can be used to create your own boards for Warhammer Underworlds games such as Shadespire and Nightvault. Add whatever designs you want to create a custom playing area for your games. The Knightspire Game Board kit contains 1x Knightspire Game Board Please note: Item is manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Price: £10.00 Knightspire Hex Tiles These Hex Tiles can be used with the Knightspire Game Board to create your own boards for Warhammer Underworlds games such as Shadespire and Nightvault. Add whatever designs you want to create a custom playing area for your games. The Knightspire Hex Tiles kit contains 10x Knightspire Hex Tiles Please note: Item is manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Price: £5.00 Knightspire Character Board This player board holds your Warhammer Underworlds character card plus any upgrades, damage or other effects. This is a great way to keep your characters organised. The Knightspire Hex Tiles kit contains 1x Knightspire Character Board Please note: Item is manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Price: £5.00 KNIGHTSPIRE TOKENS Guard Tokens Move & Charge Tokens Shattered Glass Hex Token Wound Tokens Activated Tokens Double Wound Tokens Glory Tokens These tokens can be used to track your movement, glory, wounds, and more, in games of Warhammer Underworlds such as Shadespire or Nightvault. Please note: Tokens are manufactured in coloured acrylic. Each set sold separately. Price: £3.50 per set View the full article
  19. Broadcast

    Vignette #15 - The Deadline

    “Eighty miles west of Fort Smith was known as “the deadline,” and whenever a deputy from Fort Smith or Paris, Texas, crossed the Missouri, Kansas & Texas track he took his own life in his hands and he knew it. On nearly every trail would be found posted by outlaws a small card warning certain deputies that if they ever crossed the deadline they would be killed. Marshal Bass Reeves has a dozen of these cards which were posted for his special benefit. And in those days such a notice was no idle boast, and many an outlaw has bitten the dust trying to ambush a deputy on these trails.” – Oklahoma City newspaper article, 1907 There were lawless places by the score in this part of the country, and Bass Reeves had travelled through any number of them. That didn’t mean he didn’t appreciate it when he did come to pockets of civilisation. Every lawman got used to living outdoors out of necessity and such living was an assault on the senses. The chilly night air, the endless stink of campfire smoke permeating every pore and above everything, the diet of endless protein obtained from trapping animals. It was always a good thing to come to somewhere he could eat good, old fashioned vegetables. Funny. He still remembered a time when meat had been the luxury. Those days were long gone, and good riddance to them. “What’ll you take, Marshal?” The title was new on Reeves, but the easy way the woman taking his order addressed him made it seem like it was a natural part of him. She smiled and he matched the expression. Cost nothing to be nice. That’s what his momma had always told him. Even with all the hardships she’d endured, Momma Reeves had been the nicest woman he’d ever known. She’d be proud of him. He always carried that thought. “Stew ain’t rabbit, right?” He asked with a hint of suspicion colouring his usual deep rich voice. “No, sir, beef an’ vegetable.” “Perfect. An’ bread.” She sashayed off to fulfil his food order and he leaned back in his chair, considering his next move. He let his dark eyes roam the restaurant, taking in the comparative luxury of the place. It sang with newness, the smell of fresh timber still not faded. Fort Smith, like so many other military bastions in these parts, extended outward to accommodate the regular citizenry who flocked to these places where RJ tech was more developed than the backwaters they’d likely started in. This part of the country was on the up, but even so he’d still passed mining camps filled with people barely eking out an existence. There were tiny settlements where the hunting was painfully thin on the ground and no matter how carefully they tended their planted crops, nothing grew. The dream of heading west came at a terrible price for many. Reeves had spent long enough as a farmer to appreciate their hardships and had even been known to pick up a shovel from time to time and help dig irrigation channels. Some habits died hard. But that was not an issue here at Fort Smith, the latest stop on the Marshal’s whistle-stop tour. There was a bounty he was determined to collect, and he’d been hunting the varmint down for weeks. Whispers had turned to rumours, rumour to conjecture, then to stories too accurate to be made up and finally concrete evidence that Deke Jones was headed west of Fort Smith, out onto the Missouri trails. “Headin’ for Texas, I reckon,” said Reeves’ dinner companion, a dark-blond young man with what Reeves could only kindly describe as a trainee beard. He couldn’t have been more than eighteen at most, long and lean and armed with a pearl-handled sidearm at his hip. He wore his deputy star with pride and had all but flung himself at Reeves’ feet when the lawman had first arrived. It was a complicated and periodically embarrassing thing being Bass Reeves, especially now he was a Marshal. Everywhere he went, women wanted him, other women and most men wanted to be him, and he sometimes found the stares and associated whispers mightily discomfiting. There was nothing more off-putting than looking up from a bowl of good stew to find half the restaurant staring at him like he was some exhibit in a menagerie. Such was the price of notoriety. Still, least it was for the right reasons and not the kind of reason that made a man like Deke Jones worth the price that had been put on his head. Dead or alive was the strapline and that suited Reeves just fine. “I can take up the Missouri trail tomorrow,” said Reeves, taking a long drink of the glass of water he had in front of him. He’d been offered bourbon, but had declined. He wanted to keep his wits about him. He always did whenever he arrived somewhere new. “You want to be careful out there,” said the deputy and fumbled in his belt pouch. He extracted a small card on which was printed a message, in painstakingly formed copperplate cursive script. “I’m always careful, deputy.” “I’m sure you are, Marshal.” Reeves grunted and read the card. This territory doesn’t recognise the law. Once you pass these trees, all lawmen are fair game. You have been warned. “Outlaws in those parts have pinned these cards up along the edge of a copse,” explained the deputy as Reeves studied the card “About eighty miles west of Fort Smith. They call it the ‘Deadline’. They say if a lawman crosses the deadline…” He didn’t finish the sentence, but instead drew a finger across his throat to indicate just what was likely to occur if a lawman dared to do so. Their food arrived, Reeves immediately tucking into the stew with great gusto. When he’d finished eating, he wiped at his lips with the napkin and leaned back in his chair. He folded his hands behind his head and looked up at the ceiling. “See, deputy, this is how it goes. Deke Jones is headed west of here. And if this takes me across this so-called deadline… well, that’s unfortunate for any outlaw who tries to exact their mockery of the law, ain’t it?” He smiled, slow and with great purpose before he picked up the card again. You have been warned. An obvious threat to any man packing a tin star. Why then, did it sound so much like a challenge? He turned the card over several times in his fingers before finally sliding it into his shirt pocket. The deadline. The temerity of these lawbreakers never failed to rile him up. Well, he’d make short work of anybody who got between him and his bounty. It was to mark the start of something extraordinary. Years later, as a High Marshall, Reeves had collected any number of those cards – some of which had been very specifically tailored to address him personally. Perhaps he took it as a compliment. Perhaps he saw it as a game. But one thing was for certain. Bass Reeves did not just cross the deadline. He stormed it. View the full article
  20. Warcradle Studios are attending GAMA 2019! In March, our team will be visiting the Peppermill Resort in Reno, USA, to discuss all things Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, as well as the other fantastic ranges we distribute. At GAMA, you'll have the chance to talk to the Sales team about upcoming plans and releases for both Wild West Exodus and Dystopian Wars, as well as trade packages available to retailers and distributors. Whether you're attending GAMA as a member of Trade or Distribution, are one of our existing stockists or someone interested in finding out more about our products, we want to see you! Booking an Appointment in Advance: To secure an appointment on the day you can book with our team in advance. All you have to do is contact your account handler or, if you do not already stock our products, please head over to our website for more information. View the full article
  21. Our very own Roberto Cirillo will be taking part not in one but in TWO (yes, you read that right) Question Time segments where he will be able to answer all your burning questions about the design of the Dystopian Age. The first Question Time, on Dystopian Wars, will be held on Wednesday 19th December from 4pm to 5pm GMT in The Sturginium Lounge (the Official Dystopian Wars Community Page). The second Question Time, on Wild West Exodus, will be held on Friday 21st December from 4pm to 5pm GMT in The Dark Council (the Official Wild West Exodus Community Page). What do you need to do to take part? Join The Dark Council and The Sturginium Lounge in preparation for our Question Time segments and log in to take part on the day - simple! We will see you there! View the full article
  22. We’ve been quiet for a while… but we’ve been busy behind the scenes with Warcradle Classics and have many of your favourite miniatures either available or on their way very soon! We have already released a variety of miniatures as part of the Warcradle Classics brand, including many units for Dystopian Wars and Wild West Exodus, and we’re pleased to let you know that we will be continuing to build on this range as we add MORE Dystopian Wars, MORE Wild West Exodus and… drum roll, please… Firestorm Armada miniatures to our catalogue. Remember, the Warcradle Classics range is being produced in limited numbers so, if you’re after something in particular, do check on the Wayland Games website (and at your local FLGS) regularly so you don't miss out on that certain something. View the full article
  23. "You'd better watch out, you'd better be tough... or the Krampus will carry you off" Children all along the Frontier are used to hearing about Krampus from their parents - and their elder siblings too, of course! Let’s hope Krampus Rex isn’t visiting YOU this year… Available only during December, you can take comfort that you aren't in the iron pot he carries on his back - which is just about large enough to hold one small naughty child, ready to be whisked off to who knows where... Krampus Rex is a special edition miniature from Warcradle Studios, for this festive period, and can be used as an alternative sculpt of Carcosa Rex in games of Wild West Exodus. The Krampus Rex kit builds one multi-part resin miniature; 1 x Krampus Rex 1 x Base. Who’s this coming down the chimney? Last year’s seasonal miniature, of course! Kyle the Red & White and 'Max' (a particularly quirky K9 Attack Dog) are resin miniatures and come complete with a large plinth base to display them on. For those that wish to use them in a game of Wild West Exodus, they could be taken as an alternate miniature for Kyle the Black and a K9 Attack Dog. We're including the additional bases needed for them to be fielded separately just in case players want to do just that! This product contains: 1 x Kyle The Red & White Miniature 1 x "Max" The Attack Dog Miniature 3 x Bases. View the full article
  24. In the next set of Wild West Exodus releases, we’re bringing new and remastered Legendary miniatures to the table, heavy armoured support units and a Red Oak building open for business long after the sun has set... Let’s start off by introducing Legendary Jedrick Powell & 20-20, shall we? Unique in the Frontier, 20-20 is a relic of the closing days of the Ore War, a Blackhoof automata transformed into a one of a kind prototype only accepting of one rider. Blackhoof 20-20 and his good friend Jedrick set out together to bring sweet justice upon all lawbreakers. This dynamite duo is now available to pre-order alongside a remastered Legendary Wyatt Earp for Lawmen, Legendary Raven Spirit for Warrior Nation and Legendary Abraham Lincoln for the Union. There are few new sets of armoured soldiers in town too; The Cor Caroli Luminant equipped with powerful weapons, UR-31 G.I. Bots built for open combat deployment, and a set of Watcher Virdian Locust/Chigoe that can be deployed as either airborne Virdian Chigoe assault units or fire support Virdian Locust are all available to pre-order from today. And finally, the Red Oak Cat House is open for business! A place where all needs are met, all desires sated and all currencies taken - there’s never a dull moment beneath its roof. Often those drinking in the Red Oak Saloon find themselves heading to the Cat House for a place to lay their hat. All of this month's pre-orders are set to be released on November 24th with the exception of Legendary Jedrick Powell & 20-20 who will be released on the 22nd December. These items are available to pre-order from us, or your FLGS, and as always, be sure to check out all of this months pre-orders so you don't miss out on any of our new Wild West Exodus products. Heading to Spiel ‘18? Don’t forget to pop over to Hall 6 Booth 6I102 and check out the demo team and tables. We have plenty of miniatures to purchase including Nakano Gozen - Emissary of the Blazing Sun, our promotional miniature for 2018. She’s available to purchase from our booth (6I102) at Spiel and online during the event for £13.00. You can purchase her from the Wild West Exodus online store until 21:00 October 28th and then her next appearance online will be during PAX Unplugged at the end of November! Nakano Gozen is our promotional miniature until 2019 when she will become part of our regular catalogue of fantastic miniatures - available to all! Legendary Jedrick Powell and 20 - 20 Unique in the Frontier, 20-20 is a relic of the closing days of the Ore War, a Blackhoof automata transformed into a one of a kind prototype. As a new weapon for a battle that never came, 20-20 has many of the capabilities of a trained sniper as well as the ability to morph into two different modes. The first is as a Vitruvian Simulacra - a humanoid machine armed with a deadly Hyper-V rifle. The second form is his original configuration as a Blackhoof steed. While in that form, 20-20 will accept only one rider, his good friend Jedrick Powell, who takes up the rifle and together they bring sweet justice upon all lawbreakers. The Legendary Jedrick Powell & Blackhoof 20-20 kit builds one multi-part resin miniature; 1x Legendary Jedrick Powell & Blackhoof 20-20 1x Base Please note: Miniature is supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £23 Legendary Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp, High Marshal of the Arizona Territories, is an imposing man. Well over six feet in height, with what could best be called an 'intimidating' presence, he is taciturn and hard to extract information from. When he gives up his words, he is startlingly eloquent and his belief in dispensing justice is without question. Wyatt Earp has made it his duty to serve and protect the people of the Union of Federated States from threats that might intrude upon their daily lives. Laudable though this goal may be, it has nonetheless earned Earp few friends and countless more enemies. His immediate family has suffered numerous personal tragedies at the hands of the lawless. Only his closest friends are able to permeate the iron-clad demeanour he maintains and there are but few who can offer support and succour to the undoubtedly lonely man that must lie within the legend. Wyatt Earp continues to heft his trusty shotgun whilst striding out to the clink of spurs, ready to dispense justice. He is rightly feared by those he faces in the city of Tombstone, or further afield because he brings hell with him. The Legendary Wyatt Earp kit builds one multi-part resin miniature; 1x Legendary Wyatt Earp 2x Head options 1x Base Please note: Miniature is supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £17 Legendary Raven Spirit It was not until the last winter before the Union drove out the Crown from the Americas that the true scope of his bond with the spirits was revealed. His braves had been slaughtered in an ambush by Continental Marines. Wounded, barely able to raise his weapon, Raven Spirit - by now a Warrior Nation chief - raised his head to the sky and let out the keening cry that was the raven's own. When the spirit of an ancient warrior, many centuries dead, coalesced in shimmering blue spirit fire around the young chief - this was startling enough. When that Summoning also unleashed a plume of all-consuming spiritual fire that obliterated the terrified attackers, Raven Spirit fell into a deep trance. Marked by intense visions of the Great Spirit, Raven Spirit emerged from his meditation with the dawn and brought with him a new vision for his people. Abandoning the ways of divided tribes and embracing a more ancient path to reunite with the native tribes of humanity across the globe. It was as part of the Warrior Nation that they would save its people from the growing darkness and also extend protection to all the peoples of the Earth. Despite doubts and many dangers, Raven Spirit has built alliances towards some Grand Paradigm that only he can truly comprehend. Now nearly a hundred summers old, Raven Spirit leads his people with a benevolent hand, adhering to the guiding light of the Great Spirit infusing him with a vitality that would not seem possible. The Legendary Raven Spirit kit builds one multi-part resin miniature; 1x Legendary Raven Spirit 1x Base Please note: Miniature is supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £28 Legendary Abe Lincoln It became painfully clear to President Lincoln that he was best suited to shepherd his beloved nation back to peace -, but he could not do this from within the White House. Using his ever-expanding web of agents to assist him, Lincoln staged his own assassination in 1866. He was then free to assume more direct control of the varied defences of the nation while his vice-president, Andrew Johnson, a capable bureaucrat with little to no imagination or drive, was left as a figurehead to rule in his place. Abraham Lincoln was finally free to move out into the wide world in order to lead his extensive army of gifted killers through the shadows, conducting the infinite number of dark and dreadful deeds the times demanded of the nation should she expect to survive. Lincoln knew that there were things the Union Army could not be called upon to do, whether it was investigating dangers to the wounded country, to ferret out plots and schemes that threatened her, or eliminate potential problems before the public could even be aware of them. His Secret Service was essential to the health of the Union. The Legendary Abraham Lincoln kit builds one multi-part resin miniature; 1x Legendary Abraham Lincoln 1x Base Please note: Miniature is supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £17 Red Oak Cat House While some men and women in the West find satisfaction in a hard day's toil, digging the earth or riding the plains, others find satisfaction in softer more pliant locales. The Cat House in Red Oak is a place where all needs are met, all desires sated and all currencies taken. There is never a dull moment beneath the roof of the Cat House which is still open for business long after the sun has set. This Wild West Exodus Scenery kit contains 1x Red Oak Saloon Building 1x Alternative side signage Assembly Instructions Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied primed and some assembly will be required. Price: £30 UR-31 G.I. Bots The G.I. Bot is a military grade version of the UR-31 and shares many features with the Heavy Lawbots of the same mark. Developed by the Union as an iterative improvement on the Enlightened designed UR-30's, the G.I. Bot is built for open combat deployment. Its updated design has led to the inclusion of better armour and a more advanced combat logic engine with many complicated parts and, subsequently, a lower battery life. These changes have necessitated shorter tours of duty yet still ensures that a fully automatic army will elude the Union for years to come. Despite this, the UR-31 G.I. Bot serves in a support capacity with most Armoured Guard regiments. It is a common enough piece of hardware that two dedicated assault platoons have been readied for overseas deployment staffed entirely by these tireless and relentless metal soldiers. The UR-31 G.I. Bots kit builds two multi-part resin miniatures; 2x UR-31 G.I. Bots 4x Weapon options 2x Bases Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £15 Cor Caroli Luminant Even within the highly disciplined and elite Order of the Allshard, the Cor Caroli are a cadre apart. Warrior souls drawn from the allshard to inhabit the bodies of men and women who have been bred and prepared for such a great and glorious purpose. These hosts are then encased in heavy armour and given powerful weapons all designed and built using the technology of The Order. On the field of battle these towering armoured soldiers lay waste to the enemy, ever in search of those tainted by the Hex. They will stop at nothing to ensure such abominations are annihilated. The Cor Caroli Luminant kit builds three multi-part resin miniatures; 3x Cor Caroli Luminant 3x Bases Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £18 The Viridian play an important role in the Watchers. Deployed as airborne Chigoe assault units or as fire support Locust teams, the Viridian excel at targeted strikes. To assist in these roles, the Hegemony has enhanced the species natural chitin into armoured plates that provide a degree of protection against small arms fire and bladed weapons. The Viridian Locusts / Chigoe kit builds three multi-part plastic miniatures and includes enough options to enable any of the three miniatures to be built as either a Viridian Chigoe or a Viridian Locust. 3x Viridian Locusts / Chigoe 3x Bases Please note: Miniatures are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Character Unit Cards are not included and can be found on the Wild West Exodus website. Price: £18 View the full article
  25. We’re proud to announce that the Woodford range of tabletop terrain from Red Beam Designs is now available to pre-order! Themed around the residents of Woodford and hordes of invading enemies, the buildings in this range are compatible with 28mm - 35mm scale wargames. The range includes houses, furnished with everything you would expect in a run of the mill American home, a main street store, and prison cell block, guard tower and security fencing, offering safe-haven from zombies, robots, and many other deadly threats. The Woodford terrain is currently available to pre-order at Wayland Games and soon to be on pre-order with your FLGS - due for release at the end of November! Woodford - 57 Morgan Street - House The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. This residential house comes equipped with all the furnishings you would expect in a run of the mill American town. This 28mm scale, Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - 57 Morgan Street - House Various furniture items Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - 2 Standing Rock - House The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. This large residential house comes equipped with all the furnishings you would expect in a run of the mill American town and includes a porch. This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - 2 Standing Rock - House Various furniture items Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - 16 Main Street - Store The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. All communities need a local store and, with an abundance of canned food, there’s nowhere better to hide out and await the end of the apocalypse. This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - 16 Main Street - Store Various shelving items Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - 22 Howard Road - House The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. This residential house comes equipped with all the furnishings you would expect in a run of the mill American town and includes a porch. This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - 22 Howard Road - House Various furniture items Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - Prison Cell Block The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. This large cell block was once home to a large number of dangerous criminals. The new inhabitants may be even more deadly... Once it’s cleared out, what better place to defend than a maximum security facility surrounded by wire fences? This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - Prison Cell Block Various furniture items Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - Prison Guard Tower The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. The guards of Woodford prison used to use the lookout towers to spot any potential escapees. The new occupants will more likely use it to keep a lookout for any invading enemies. This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - Prison Guard Tower Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Woodford - Prison Security Fencing The peaceful life of the residents of Woodford is regularly shattered by zombies, aliens, robots, post-apocalyptic mutants and many other deadly threats. This range of buildings are great for any 28mm - 35mm scale war game in a contemporary or near-future setting. Surrounding a prison in wire fencing is a sound tactic for keeping the inmates in. These fences are now used more effectively for keeping things out. This 28mm scale Woodford themed Scenery kit contains 1x Woodford - Prison Security Fencing Please note: Scenery items are manufactured in Medium Density Fibre Board (MDF). Buildings are supplied unpainted and some assembly will be required. Assembly instructions can be found online and by scanning the QR printed on the packaging. Interested in stocking Red Beam Designs terrain? Find out how to become a Trade partner by contacting: salesteam@warcradle.com View the full article
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