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The 2017 Master Rules are here, and a lot of other great stuff too.

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NEW RULES

We have been diligently working away on these rules for the last year or so, running them through lots of playtesting with our teams out in the wider world. We are very happy with a lot of the central Dark Age rules as they are, but there were a few things that we needed to evolve, to adapt, or to replace. We always strive for clarity in our rules writing – aiming definitely for ‘rules as written’ over ‘rules as intended’ – and the 2017 Master Rules no doubt hits closest to that mark of any of the previous editions.

It is currently available on our site for FREE DOWNLOAD and the printed book is available in our webstore.

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DAG0014   Dark Age: 2017 Master Rules – $19.99

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Samaria is a very compelling setting, there are plenty of great factions with different playstyl...

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A closer look at the Unit Box releases for May

Last month we started our look at the new Dark Age Unit Boxes that we’ll be releasing over the next four to five months. We looked at the list of the Outcast and Forsaken Unit Boxes (releasing later this month, and talked a bit about the way the prices were going to be affected.

Today we are going to take a look at the Bounty Hunter, C.O.R.E., and Kukulkani Unit Boxes. These will release later next month (May 2017)

Here’s the list of boxes, their price in US dollars, and the contents of each box:

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• Bounty Hunter Teamwork Specialists Box – $40 – Phadras & Maximo, Nathaniel & Orchid, Lucky
• Bounty Hunter Close Combat Specialists Box – $40 – Blades, Jarl Ramsaur, John “Clank” Carter, X’cess
• Bounty Hunter Ranged Specialists Box – $40 – Cesspool, Dedlock, Old Ma, Ca...

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The February Releases are here!

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We have another big month for Dark Age releases!

More C.O.R.E. and Shadow Caste, nine new releases for both C.O.R.E. and the Shadow Caste. To purchase from our webstore, please click on the links in the unit names.

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. We suggest you get your local store to contact their favorite UK-based distributor so that we can show these guys that there is a growing demand in your part of the world!

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DAG6908   C.O.R.E...

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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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The January Releases Are Here!

We are very excited to carry on from where we left off in 2016, with the first of some great C.O.R.E. and Shadow Caste releases!

Note that hidden away in the shadows of the Huntress release below are a couple of videos that will get you even more excited for this massive mutated monstrosity!

To find the new releases in the CoolMiniOrNot webstore, simply click on the name of the model/box in the post below.

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DAG06001   C.O.R.E. Faction Starter Box (9)

Before the Abandonment, Isuza Dynamics was working on a complete, automated, terra-forming package. The robots of this C.O.R.E. package were designed to follow various “build and replicate” protocols, all while seeking out bio-mass for their entropic cell batteries. Since it was switched back on, the C.O.R.E...

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C.O.R.E. Web Update and Battle Report

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Greetings, Samarians!

Hot on the heels of today’s C.O.R.E. Web Update, we have two videos for you. In the first, Bryan Steele provides overview of the Update and the new C.O.R.E. units. You can find Bryan’s video HERE.

 

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The second video sees Bryan take the brand new, 500-point C.O.R.E. Faction Starter against Dave Taylor with a 500-point Ice Caste Dragyri force in “The Champion” scenario. Click HERE to watch this Battle Report.

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The C.O.R.E. Update is Here!

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We are very excited to present to you the second of our “Web Updates”!

The C.O.R.E. have been a popular faction in Dark Age for some time now. Over the years of intensive gaming, we realized that although we really loved the feel of the “AI nodes” provided by the robots with Alpha Programming, there were situations where canny opponents could target all the Alpha priming models first, leaving the Gamma programming robots literally on auto-pilot – the player basically became a dice-rolling meat-sack. We delved into some other game mechanics to find the solution. Borrowing the idea from the St Isaac “Controller-Program” mechanic, all C.O.R.E...

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Building in The Shadows

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The recent release of the mysterious Shadow Caste pulled back the curtain on this not-at-all-pleasant sub-faction of the mighty Dragyri. Tucked in amongst the units are two that will be familiar to many Dark Age players. The Shadow Caste use corrupted C.O.R.E. robots (specifically the Pathfinder and Menials) as other castes use slaves. These robots have had their connection to the C.O.R.E. AI severed and replaced with the dully glowing xenosathic crystals to allow them to be controlled by the Shadow Caste psychogenic manipulators.

While we are waiting for the rest of the Shadow Caste range to be released, we thought we would show you a way to convert the existing C.O.R.E. models to join your new Shadow Caste warband...

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Building the C.O.R.E. – The Zetamax

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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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Community Feature – Rich Blondel’s CORE

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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Menial Bot:

These one was re...

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