TABLE TOP GAMING NEWS! - JULY 2014

Updated 06/18/14

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KUBLACON 2014 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CONVENTION SHOWCASES RICKS' SCENICS PRODUCTS AND MINIATURE GAMES!
The annual holiday weekend convention was chockfull of exciting games and the usual hoard of bay area gamers. Featuring Ricks-Scenics battlefield terrain for standing room only games as Bolt Action WWII, Brother Against Brother AWI, Saxons & Vikings combat with SAGA and several FLAMES OF WAR tournament games, there was fun to be had by all attendees and plenty of" ooh's and ahh's" of the nicely painted miniatures displayed on the game table. 

Jay's Wargaming Madness - Blog Site
Jay White, a good friend and customer of Rick's Scenics terrain is an avid gamer and historian with some of the largest miniatures collections in the bay area. Jay also manages, edits and writes frequently on his heavily trafficked blog site known as Jay's Wargaming Madness. There are many rule set reviews, gaming photos, youtube "how to build or paint" videos and a commentary forum for signed up blog followers. In addition to gaming, Jay also reenacts and is a seasoned painter. Jay was one of the first gamers to review the Muskets and Tomahawks rule set for the French and Indian War and also Bolt Action WWII rule set from Warlord Games. Currently we spoke with him and he is working on Old West Minatures, the new laser cut compressed board buildings, and playing SAGA. For the best in gaming information, please visit Jay's blog site at; www.jayswargamingmadness.blogspot.com

Some of the other impressive games displayed at the convention were SAGA, Flames of War tournament, 54mm Custard's Last Stand-Battle of Little Big Horn, Zombie Apocalypse, 15mm WWII air combat, Bolt Action WWII scenarios from Normandy to Eastern Front, 28mm Napoleonics game with over 1,500 miniatures on the game table, and Star Wars x-wing miniatures game. Also some of the hi-lights at the convention for the younger crowd was the ver popular Wooden Wars by Thomas Foss' (from Flagship Games ad Cryptic Studios) that was introduced in Wargames Illustrated magazine last fall.

UP & COMING... this fall at Pacifcon Game Convention 2014, Rick's Scencis will host a 28mm Crimean War battle "CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE" and REQUESTED by popular demand, most likely to return our 28mm WWII Pacific battle - INVASION OF IWO JIMA or BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI.
SWe'll be bringing back some other games popular games for a limited appearance, as another 28mm French Foreign Legion Adventure.
 


RICKS SCENICS presents "HELL OR HIGH WATER"
fast and fun wargaming rules for 20th century warfare!

. . coming soon! (still in beta play test version)


Rick's Scenics fast-paced home brewed rules, "Hell or High Water" was play tested at Pacifcon in 2013 and Kublacon in 2014 using two different miniatures games featuring 28mm French Foregin Legionaires (minis by Artizan Design, Old Glory, Perry Miniatures and Great War Miniatures) who fought off the nomadic desert Bedouin tribes in the scorching sands of North Africa. In both games, the mighty Legion defended either an ancient Egyptian Temple ruin or a long forgotten Knights Crusader Bastion. The battle raged for a few hours eventually having scores of Arab Jihadim Black Riders and Bedouin tribal infantry routed by the last man standing Legionaires. Overall, participating games felt the High adventure from Hell or High Water. Designed by Rick Schuldt, Tibor Ipavic and Matt Hilzendrager, these rules inclyde easy to learn and fast paced move and shoot of shoot and move turns, bloody hand to hand engagements, variable weapon ranges and jamming or ammunition penalties, and an original morale system utilizing easy add or subtract percentages. All of this equals to an aggressive attack/defend mechanic for a fun set of convention rules. 
So far the player response has been very great, so we are finalizing the details and trying to get something in print before the end of this year. As you know, it takes time and we are exploring a Kickstarter option to help with fund raising. If you are interested in supporting us on Kickstarter, please contact us for more details.

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GAMING CONVENTION BONUS!
RICKS SCENICS WILL NOW BE SELLING "INDIVIDUAL TERRAIN" PIECES AT ALL LOCAL CONVENTIONS. YOU CAN BUY ONE, TWO, THREE OR 15 PIECES TO ADD TO YOUR TABLE. We know that some of you prefer to buy larger packs online, but the feedback came back that some of you wanted to purchase small lots at the conventions. So we want to make your purchase easy and fast on all levels.

 


WE ARE NOW OFFERING UNPAINTED VERSIONS OF ALL YOUR FAVORITE TERRAIN ITEMS. WE MAKE IT AND SHIP IT, AND THEN YOU PAINT IT ANY WAY YOU LIKE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A PRICE LIST OF ALL UNPAINTED ITEMS!

 

 

Copyright © Rick Schuldt.
All product photos by Tibor Ipavic.

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We currently offer a range of lengths for Plank Roads, including: straight, short straight, wide straight, and 20° curve.

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Rick’s Scenics roads and terrain:

  • Made with new polyflex material safe for ages 8 and up.
  • Use soft material that is sturdy yet flexible enough to accommodate height variations.
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  • Special orders welcome.

Rick’s Scenics are ideal for:

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  • Model railroading layouts
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