Organized Play – Bludgelt!

July 26, 2016 CommunityOrganized Play  No comments

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Introducing new Organized Play kits for Dark Age!

At the CMON Expo back in May, we told everyone we were working on new Organized Play kits for Dark Age and Wrath of Kings. Well, the moment to unveil them in all their glory has almost arrived. As a teaser, however, we really wanted to show you the premier item for each of the Dark Age kits – the Bludgelt ingot. These hefty (2-2.5 oz), hand-cast, metal ingots will be for the winners for any event (tournament, campaign, league, narrative event, etc) that uses the Organized Play kits for prize support.

But really, we should let Bryan Steele, Dark Age Game Developer, tell you more about them! Take it away, Bryan.

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The Samarian Bludgelt of Dark Age

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Building the C.O.R.E. – The Zetamax

July 20, 2016 HobbyNew Releases  No comments

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We’ve been asked a few times about assembling the recent Zetamax release for the C.O.R.E. so we figured now was the right time to give you a step-by-step through the process. We hope this helps all you budding robotics engineers.

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Step One – make sure you have all of the parts shown above. Clip the necessary pieces off their sprues and do your quick clean up of mold lines etc.

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Step Two – Start by gluing the ends of the legs into the pelvis. If you want to add them, some small pins might help strengthen the connection.

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Step Three – Once all four legs were attached to the pelvis, we left them to dry thoroughly.

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Step Four – The next step was to glue the “skirt” on to the rear of the torso. You can seen the shapes where the two pieces will connect.

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Step Five – the shoulder plates/sockets...

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More Miniature Spinners! – The Forsaken (Part Two)

July 18, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

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We are excited to show off the second installment of our new feature for the Dark Age website. Over the next few months we’ll be going through and replacing the galleries of miniatures photography with miniature “spinners”. Thanks to the hard work of Jared and Alex, you’ll be able to see 360˚views of the gorgeous studio paintjobs. Not only will this give you a closer look at a lot of backs of models, it’ll hopefully give you a better idea of how some of our more complex models are assembled.

Obviously these take time to film and process, so we’ll be releasing them in batches. Click on the links below and scroll rot the bottom of the page to see the selection of Spinner buttons. This week we reveal the Forsaken (Part Two) models:

– The Prevailers

– The Followers of St M...

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Outcast Errata Update (7.15.2016)

July 15, 2016 CardsNew Releases  No comments

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Players!

We are entering into the mid-year for Dark Age, and with it we have a few Updates for you guys!

First up are some changes for the Outcasts, specifically the Salt Flat Nomads. We’ve scoured over our tourney reports and player feedback from the last year, and based on our collected data we’ve had to make a few changes to the following models:

It is unfortunate when we have to reduce a unit’s power, but for the overall state of game health, it has to be done time to time. Likewise, if a unit is seen grossly under-performing, changes must likewise be made to bring it up to caliber with other units in the game. 

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  • Base Size Changed to 40mm
  • Size changed to Medium (from Large)
  • HP reduced to 1 (from 2)

Over the last year, Lynette and her two pups have been a force to be re...

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Community Feature – Carl Tees’ Kukulkani Ah Chu Kuk

July 15, 2016 CommunityHobby  No comments

We recently represented the first of our Community Features (Rich Blondel’s CORE army). It is now time for our second Community Feature. With the Kukulkani Web Update just around the corner, we thought it would be best to show off one of the best Kukulkani models we’ve seen from the community in quite a while. Carl Tees recently painted up this Ah Chu Kuk and we loved it so much me asked him to write a few words about the process he went through (and while it’s not actual magic, it certainly seems very close). We’ll hand it over to Carl…

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Carl: This model is the Ah Chu Kuk from the Kukulkani faction and I’ve been asked to share my thoughts on how I approached painting it.

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Before I started painting this piece, I attended a painting workshop with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes...

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New Miniature Spinners! – The Forsaken (Part One)

July 7, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

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We are VERY excited to announce the launch of a new feature for the Dark Age website. Over the next few months we’ll be going through and replacing the galleries of miniatures photography with miniature “spinners”. Thanks to the hard work of Jared and Alex, you’ll be able to see 360˚views of the gorgeous studio paintjobs. Not only will this give you a closer look at a lot of backs of models, it’ll hopefully give you a better idea of how some of our more complex models are assembled.

Obviously these take time to film and process, so we’ll be releasing them in batches. Click on the links below and scroll rot the bottom of the page to see the selection of Spinner buttons. First up are The Forsaken (Part One) models:

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The Followers of St John

The Followers of St Mark

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Paint Spl’Attyr – Bigchild Creatives Edition – Moloki

July 5, 2016 HobbyNew Releases  No comments

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After a recent chat with José Nuñez, the owner of Bigchild Creatives (the wonderful team in Spain that sculpts and paints many of the Dark Age Miniatures), he sent us through this great walkthrough of painting the Salt Flat Nomads’ Moloki (released last Friday!). We just had to show you all. Over to José.

“I would like to share with you a little step by step of this fantastic Dark Age miniature, the Moloki. The Moloki are desert creatures, accustomed to camouflage themselves in dry and sandy environments. For this I used a warm color palette, always moving between tertiary colors, with shades from red to yellow, without losing the feel of the pale skin these sand crocodiles have...

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Paint Spl’Attyr – Brood

July 1, 2016 Hobby  No comments

Paint Spl’Attyr is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Dark Age miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop.

Brood – Ratchet – painted by Dave Taylor

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In any Brood force, the Ratchets are likely to be the most numerous. Bred as a simple foil to the vast numbers of humans the Brood must face, these bio-constructs are shorter than most other Brood, yet still tower over their typical enemies. This “swamp creature” color scheme is pretty straightforward and evocative of the Brood and can be replicated across many other Brood units.

NOTE: On many of the Brood models, it can be tough to tell which parts are bio-grown chitinous plates, and which parts are grafted on metal armor...

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Community Feature – Rich Blondel’s CORE

June 27, 2016 CommunityHobby  No comments

There has been a great resurgence in activity in the Dark Age community over the last six months or so, and we’ve been seeing quite a lot of wonderful models being painted by hobbyists around the world! One such hobbyist is Richard Blondel from France. He has painted some fantastic stuff, and we’ll be sure to share more of it in the future. But for now, it’s over to Rich:

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“Here is my CORE army, there is actually 1000 PTS (I use a Menial Bot as Spartan Menial). I wanted a “tabletop+” paint level for my miniatures, so that I could get playing quickly, because my friends and I have a rule where we only play with fully painted models.

I primed all the models in white and used Games Workshop paints. I’ll quickly explain how I painted each unit of my CORE army.

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These one was re...

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Wrap Up! – the Kukulkani Kaachika Feature

June 22, 2016 New Releases  No comments

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We recently ran a series on our Dark Age Facebook page, focused on one of the new Kukulkani units, the deadly and lithe Kaachika. Rather than letting all that fade away, We figured you’d like to see it live here on the website in some sort of digest form.

Welcome to Wrap Up!

On the Monday we showed off the concept art for the Kaachika, very cool stuff indeed.

On the Tuesday we gave you the story behind the Kaachika, “reprinted” here.

The Kaachika are warriors who have set aside their war clubs to join the Moon Goddess openly. Now that Ixchel and the Cult of the Moon are on the rise, a number of Kukulkan’s warriors have grown in confidence, and have stepped away from Quetzol’s crusade to join the Great Mother...

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