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Made in us
Multispectral Hsien





Gosport, UK

I might pick up the rulebook then, im sure I'll find someone - my girlfriend will probably play, worst comes to worst!

Edit: does anyone know anywhere in the UK that sells it? Had a quick look and can't really find anywhere.

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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Those new models look fantastic, they are all hitting a big thumbs up so far

 ImAGeek wrote:
I might pick up the rulebook then, im sure I'll find someone - my girlfriend will probably play, worst comes to worst!

Edit: does anyone know anywhere in the UK that sells it? Had a quick look and can't really find anywhere.


Wayland Games is the distributor for Dark Age in the UK.

   
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Primered White




Pittsburgh, PA

The rule book is downloadable on the website for free. I think Wayland games carries them.

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Wayland Games:

http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/cool-mini-or-not/dark-ages/cat_2692.html

   
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Multispectral Hsien





Gosport, UK

Thanks! Kinda hesitant to use them, but maybe I'll risk it.
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

The only thing I would say is don't buy anything that's not in stock and you should be fine.

   
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 ImAGeek wrote:
Thanks! Kinda hesitant to use them, but maybe I'll risk it.


Don't be, I've never had any trouble with them or Darksphere and I don't use anyone else for buying mini related stuff, not even GW's own webstore!

I'm really liking the look of this Dark Age stuff, they're on the list for when I got to Salute!


edit: feth! I said that already on the last page!

It's good to know the game has an UK distributor but like some other peeps, I can't find anyone for a game around here!

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Much like INFINITY in the USA, many of us are probably going to have to 'lead the way' when it comes to DARK AGE in our local gaming area.

So be it!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Why are some of these figures wearing cartridge belts?

MB
   
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BeAfraid wrote:
Why are some of these figures wearing cartridge belts?

MB


Ammo belts?

or drug and ration belts?

 
   
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Cincinnati, Ohio

BeAfraid wrote:
Why are some of these figures wearing cartridge belts?

MB


They're living in a desert wasteland. They have to carry stuff...

 
   
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Man, it's incredible how far this game's sculptors and studio painters have come in just five years.

The move from metric to imperial sparked my interest again, but these new figs are really something else.

I may have to pick up the rulebook at the very least, and if the rules are as good as i remember them being, might have to jump back into this one.


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 Alpharius wrote:
Much like INFINITY in the USA, many of us are probably going to have to 'lead the way' when it comes to DARK AGE in our local gaming area.

So be it!



Several years ago there was a pretty good Dark Age community, but the sporadic release schedule made interest trail off. From what i hear from my friends that have contact with the company that puts it out, they've largely put their house in order with that kind of stuff.

But all in all I agree, for the game to take off its probably going to take a grass-roots movement. There's a lot of skirmish game competition, and more coming all the time.

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 daedalus wrote:

I mean, it's Dakka. I thought snide arguments from emotion were what we did here.


 
   
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USA

This has definitely become my favorite game I play, as the game has tight rules that are easy to understand, allow for fun and crazy gameplay, but are also technically sound for tournament play.

Plus the miniatures are crazy rad.
   
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On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Great to hear that the game and rules are good - the miniatures are absolutely stunning, these are one of the only ranges giving Infinity a run for their money at the moment in my book.

 Scrub wrote:
 ImAGeek wrote:
Thanks! Kinda hesitant to use them, but maybe I'll risk it.


Don't be, I've never had any trouble with them or Darksphere and I don't use anyone else for buying mini related stuff, not even GW's own webstore!

I'm really liking the look of this Dark Age stuff, they're on the list for when I got to Salute!


I'm hoping that there will be some stuff at Salute also!

Thanks for the tip about Wayland, didn't realise they were the UK distributor. As GiraffeX says, if you buy anything that is showing a quantity (rather than 'available') you shouldn't have any problems at all.

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Dark Age honestly is a pretty sweet game, and reminds me a LOT of 'old Warmanchine', before it got much larger in scope.

The new outcasts revamp, and the Nomads models are all extremely slick. I think they'd be pretty damn fun to play, but haven't had a chance at them yet.

Really glad to see that they're now on a good, structured release schedule and resculpting some of those old early-2000s models.

 
   
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New stuff, available now (or soon)!

(Via TTGN: http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/latest-dark-age-releases-posted-by-cmon/)

MAY 2015 Releases









   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

They look great, just wish it was easier to get them in the UK.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Los Angeles

Hasn't Lucky been released before? Either way, its a great looking model.

Kinda like Old Ma too, but I'd want to beef up her arms a bit. They seem too skinny for the rest of her frame (unless there is something fluff-related to explain her odd dimensions).
   
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Posted over on the Dark Age forums, with a "Soon..." descriptor:







   
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California the Southern

Can't deny those are some nice looking models coming down the pipeline.

Did those angelic looking knight guys get released yet? I know FRP still has them on preorder, bu they sometimes forget to update releases.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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Gosport, UK

The guy with the mace thing looks bad ass.
   
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Can't deny those are some nice looking models coming down the pipeline.

Did those angelic looking knight guys get released yet? I know FRP still has them on preorder, bu they sometimes forget to update releases.


The archangels for the Purifiers faction?

Yes!

The CMON store had them in stock a while back...

   
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Camouflaged Zero




Maryland

Fantastic stuff. My local store is trying to build a Dark Age community, and if future releases are going to look as good as these, I might have to join in.

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Wiltshire, UK

Those look really nice especially the young lady with the whip.

   
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 Guildsman wrote:
Fantastic stuff. My local store is trying to build a Dark Age community, and if future releases are going to look as good as these, I might have to join in.


I don't think there's any worries there - if you look at the last year's worth of sculpts, they're almost all universally awesome - all up to this 'new standard' they've set for the line!

   
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From CMON EXPO and TGN comes some FANTASTIC news!

NOTE: Some mild story spoilers if you're not completely up to date here on the DARK AGE storyline!

http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/dark-age-forsaken-revealed-at-cmon-expo-2015/




Today at the CMON Expo, the development team behind the skirmish miniatures game Dark Age held a panel discussing the present and future of the game. Earlier this year, Dark Age: Outcasts hit shelves, bringing a new twice-yearly book release schedule and introducing a new subfaction. CMON also revamped several models to give the faction a more modern aesthetic. During the panel, Michael Shinall (Dark Age Senior Designer) and Eric Kelley (Writer and Editor) looked at how Outcasts affected the state of the game and gave us a peek at the upcoming book Dark Age: Forsaken.



To set the stage for Forsaken, Eric Kelley broke down just what’s going on in the word of Samaria. The new book sees the rise of Saints Joan and Issac as they are called to action to defend New Ashkelon, the largest human populated city in Simaria. Besieged on all sides by a possessed Archangel Gabriel and the CORE. To do so, Saint Joan, who has begun calling herself the Divine Inquisitor, leads an army of fanatics stopping at nothing to root out the evil. Meanwhile, Saint Isaac has put together an army of manmade and operated machines for the battlefield, in hopes of mitigating the loss of human life.

The machines Saint Issac controls are all thanks to his discovery of a 2,000 year old cache of NorTec technology. Yes, that NorTec from CMON’s Xenoshyft card game. In fact, at the panel it was revealed NorTec’s excessive mining of resources actually led to Samaria’s current state. Luckily, their tech is good for something, letting Issac equip himself and his troops with modified Ajax armor and more that will be familiar to those who played the card game.



As the name suggests, the new book will have everything Forsaken related. Most Forsaken models are ten years old, making them one of the oldest factions in the line, so about 90% of the models are getting an update to fall in line with the current releases from Outcasts, utilizing the new artists and sculptors that have been brought on to the Dark Age line in the past couple of years. The goal for the new sculpts is to make them more dynamic and more badass feeling. The resculpts will have smaller heads and hands, making them more anatomically correct.








Each Forsaken subfactions’ play style is also getting a big overhaul, making them different from one another. Players fielding Saint Mark will have a very different experience than those playing Saint Mary and so on. Hopefully, this will lead to people finding their favorite character and building unique armies and play styles around them. A few other gameplay changes (among many) are the re-balancing of range weapons to make them more risk/reward, leader models don’t have increased points or power but will buff other models in their unit, and several split characters, like Judah, have been fleshed out to be their own unique characters.



All of these changes, be them rules or visual, all speak to a more streamline experience. With that in mind, point costs have been modified across the Forsaken line to make army building very easy and intuitive. Gone are odd numbered costs in favor of break downs like 150 points, 50 points, 25 points, etc. Again, it is CMON’s hope that this will allow people a little more control of their builds, letting them play what they want more readily, rather than ending up with a unit that just happened to fit the odd point cost that was left over.

If you’re looking to get your hands on the new Dark Age: Forsaken book, you won’t have to wait long. CMON plans on having the book available at GenCon 2015 along with the new sculpts for the faction.

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California the Southern

CMON keep up these types of releases I'm not going to be able to stop myself from picking up Dark Age at some point.

New model designs are pretty nice. I'm going to assume the Saints themselves are going to get new sculpts as well.

Wonder if we'll see new Drayri models as well. Preferrably with helmets as I've never been a fan of their faces.

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/627383.page#7436324.html
Watch and listen to me ramble about these minis before ruining them with paint!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmCB2mWIxhYF8Q36d2Am_2A 
   
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California

The Xenoshyft stuff looks cool. I might have to grab some eventually. The new Strikes also look way cooler than the old ones.

   
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Fixture of Dakka






Sterling, Virginia

More anatomically correct? That sounds good to me!

Seriously, always been a fan of the Dark Age line, for near on 10 years now. Never played the game, but the models make their way into a lot of my armies, not to mention my storage boxes. Glad to see they are improving the line over time!


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The new models look great! This line is getting better and better each update. Quite a strong contender for the line with the best scifi sculpts. Very original too!

   
 
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