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A pretty big update! – Releases, GenCon, NOVA Open, and the LVO!

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We have a lot to go over in this update! we’ll try to keep it snappy : )

New Releases for February!

In the photo above you can see the very cool releases we have hitting the webstore this Friday (February 3rd)! Lots of great Shadow Caste models and the hotly anticipated C.O.R.E. models, including the 2015 Immortal model, the L1ghtbr1nger!

It is important to note that if you would like your local store to stock Dark Age (or they already do and you want to buy these releases direct from them), and they are in the U.S., please have them contact our Sales guy, John Smith, via email – [email protected]. John will be able to get them sorted. For our UK and European fans, we are still working hard to get a UK distributor...

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Welcome to 2017 – the year of Dark Age!

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2017 has only just begun, but we are very excited to see how it all plays out this year. We have lots of wonderful, exciting things that we are doing this year, and one of those is heading to the Las Vegas Open, and awesome wargaming event in (you guessed it) Las Vegas, Nevada!

Click HERE to see Bryan’s excited face as he describes some of the cool things we’ll be doing at the show.

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Community Feature – Rich Blondel’s Prevailers

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We’ve been excited to bring you this article since the first time we saw Rich Blondel working on his Esh. Rich spent quite a bit of time this summer working on his Prevailer collection, and earlier this month sent us these photos and words to let us know how he goes about his Prevailer painting. We hope you enjoy this little holiday treat, and we’ll see you all again next year! Now, over to Rich:

“This time I will show you my favorite faction, the Forsaken Prevailers. From early in my childhood, I have been fascinated by the European Middle Ages, and also really attracted by the stories, books and movies about post apocalyptic universes, that’s why I fell in love when I discovered the Dark Age Prevailers range...

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A 2016 Dark Age “State of the Union”

Greetings, fellow Samarians!

2016 has been a pretty wild and crazy ride for Dark Age. We’ve come quite a ways over this year and now stand poised to see some fantastic growth in 2017. While it hasn’t been without its hiccups, 2016 has seen us move quite a few elements forward in a very positive way. 2017 will be our year to bring it all up to speed.

Let’s jump straight into it!

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Bryan Steele returns to Dark Age!

Perhaps the biggest boost for Dark Age this year was seeing Bryan Steele return to the CMON team. Bryan used to work for CMON, but had been freelancing for a few years. The opportunity to jump back in on a project he is so passionate about was one he certainly wasn’t able to pass up...

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COMMUNITY FEATURE – 2017 UK Nationals!

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It is always wonderful to hear tales of enthusiastic communities around the globe putting together events (from demo days to campaigns to  full-blown tournaments), and it is exciting to see folks who have been championing Dark Age take that all one step further.

We’ve been talking with Gareth Anderson on and off for awhile now, and we are very pleased to be able to announce a great focal event that he is running in May 2017 – King of the Wasteland (Dark Age UK Nationals)!

Here’s a link to the event listing on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/159724414499395/

But here are the details listed again (for convenience and for those folks who don’t use Facebook):

King of The Wasteland – Become Legend.’...

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ADEPTICON – Tickets go on sale on Monday!

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Although AdeptiCon itself doesn’t roll around until March 23rd, 2017, registration and tickets sales begin next Monday! That’s right. Ay 8pm Central Standard Time in the USA, you will be able to buy your badge for the four-day long show, and sign up by all sorts of awesome gaming and hobby activities!

For Dark Age fans we have a number of events scheduled. These will be run in our own CoolMiniOrNot gaming area right next to the vendor area.

Thursday, March 23rd
• 8-10:30pm – Assault on the Convoy – a great scenario game that sees St. Isaac and his forces driving a convoy of reclaimed robotic parts through the Salt Flats, running the gauntlet of a massive horde of Nomads and their beasts.

Friday, March 24th
• 10am-2pm – Dark Age Build & Play – Sit down with a bunch of like-minded folks, ...

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Community Feature – Igor Ivanov’s Fire Caste Dragyri

With all the buzz focusing on the Dragyri, we thought it would be a great idea to amplify that enthusiasm. We reached out to Igor Ivanov, a member of the Dark Age Community who has been incredibly active in the Russian wargaming scene recently. Thanks to Igor’s energy, we should have some of our first regular stockists of Dark Age product in Moscow! In addition to introducing all his friends to Dark Age, Igor has been painting up some beautiful stuff lately, including these lovely Fire Caste models. We’ll hand it over to Igor to tell us more about his warband:

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“My first encounter with Dark Age happened not so long ago, in May 2016. I was watching a Beasts of War video on my birthday and was staggered by the awesomeness of the new miniatures...

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What? Out of Stock?

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Sometimes you discover things are going a little better than you thought they were. This is one of those times.

We were not completely prepared for the number of you that would be clamoring for the new Dragyri Book and Shadow Caste Faction Starter.

We air-freighted what seemed to us to be a reasonable amount of the Dragyri Book to the Atlanta warehouse so that we could be ready for release, with the remainder of the books to be sea-freighted afterwards, arriving in plenty of time to continue supply uninterrupted. Thanks to your enthusiasm, we are now scrambling to see if we can get more books air-freighted to meet your demands.

Similarly, our Shadow Caste Faction Starters went faster than expected. We have the materials to create more, *except for* the Lesser Spiderlings...

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COMMUNITY FEATURE – Rich Blondel’s great terrain!

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In our very first Community Feature, we took a look at Rich Blondel’s CORE collection. Now Rich is back with a look at some of his Dark Age terrain, and some words on how he built and painted it all.

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” Greetings, Samarians.

I am happy to be able to show you all my Dark Age gaming table! I wanted something that looks very natural and would be easy to make, I didn’t want to sink a lot of money in this project either, so I’m presenting a photo tutorial for a cheap board that will look (I hope) realistic.

• I bought two wooden boards, each 4’x2′

• I took some used cork noticeboards and tore them up around the edges. I glued the cork down to the boards, and kept the pieces aligned pretty well with the edges of the board...

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COMMUNITY FEATURE – Studio Fontaine paints Jarl Ramsaur

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Well, actually Mathieu’s students did. This past weekend, students from eastern Canada descended on Trois-Rivières in Québec to learn various painting techniques at the feet of painting master Mathieu Fontaine. We’ve long been fans of Mathieu’s work, so when we heard he was featuring skin in his latest Masterclass, we thought we’d send him a model just right for the purpose – Jarl Ramsaur!

 

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Here are a few examples from his class, still works in progress, but you can certainly get a great idea of the approach from these images.

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To see more of Mathieu’s work and find out about his Masterclass events, check out his Facebook page HERE.

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