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Remember the siege tank? Their weapons have been used to make a variant of the Trojan:





And something new: breacher siege harness


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Last addition to the siege units of the Novan Elites (at least for now), the Stormer Siege Breaker Assault Carrier:






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Why are the treads backwards on everything? Shouldn't the high side be on the front to make it easier to go over rough terrain?

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The treads are backwards because they are supposed to mimic the silhouettes of GW-designed models, which are innately badly designed in the first place, putting "cool" over "makes sense" on things like treads.



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Backward tracks or not, these designs look awesome. Good job Vanguard!

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Regardless, think they are getting the feel of the miniatures down pat which is what most people are going to be going for.

The Novan Elites are lovely little miniatures, excellent detail level considering the scale.

I'm hoping to mix these in with another company's miniature range (called 'Trolls under the Bridge', look them up)

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I think you're probably right and that troll stuff looks awesome.

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Novan Centurion Main Battle Tank ready for printing:


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Two new kits up for pre-order:

Javelin fighters


Support tanks

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That Javelin fighter looks like it needs some Cylons to go up against

Not sure what the support vehicle could be used for but it looks good!

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The support vehicle can be armed with either a bunker-busting demolition cannon, or have the tank-hunting heavy laser cannon. I guess it would work fine in many human armies?

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Some casts came in for the Dragon flame tanks (3 turret variants) and the Novan Elites Jetbikes:


And some more upcoming turret variants for the Scorpion Tanks:

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Love the electro turret!

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 frozenwastes wrote:
Why are the treads backwards on everything? Shouldn't the high side be on the front to make it easier to go over rough terrain?

Trenches were the usual reason for that shape, the Stormer's wheelbase is long enough that it doesn't need to worry about those for the most part, I'd say

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Another update, this time with a lot of pics.

First of all, renders of the new Sniper and Guardian tanks:




Guardian:




Sniper:




And we've received some pics from our caster:



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Gladiator Battle Suit:
Yet another elites unit this time round a large cyber robot battle suit created to support novan elite infantry assault groups. The Gladiator will be released in a few months time.

Height is approx. 18mm










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New releases by Vanguard Miniatures for all you 6mm players out there:

Novan Overlander Armoured Truck:




The Novan Overlander armoured military truck is a versatile and flexible design seen everywhere novan forces are in operation. This particular variant is in use with mechanised infantry formations.

This design is also used extensively as a soft-top general logistics vehicle.

This pack contains 3 x Overlander trucks with modelling options and is fully compatible with components from the overlander tractor.


http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-overlander-armoured-truck/

Novan Overlander Artillery Tractor:



A common variant of the overlander the halftrack artillery tractor and utility vehicle is used to transport both novan heavy artillery forces and there munitions but also as a general rough terrain alternative to the regular truck.

This pack contains 3 x Overlander tractors with modelling options and is fully compatible with components from the overlander truck.


http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-overlander-artillery-tractor/

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Lots of new prints arrived

Breacher:



Gladiator:



Breacher and Gladiator:


Centurion Tank:





Novan Elites:





Upgrades for the Novan Elites tanks:




Guardian and Sniper tanks:





Artillery hull:



Skinnerz commandos:


Skimmer:


Support weapons:


Space ship game scaled ordnance:

To give you an idea what they are: top left three torpedoes are standard ones. The sprue on the right contains the following (from left to right): boarding torpedo, short burn torpedo, seeker torpedo, guided torpedo. The torpedo sprue on the bottom left contains the following (from left to right): boarding torpedo, warp warhead, fusion torpedo, barrage bomb. On the bottom right you've got the boarding pods (with open en closed claws).

Frigate kit:

The kit allows you to either make a carrier craft of gunship. There are some issues with the print of the main hull. Luckily enough we'll be receiving a new print for it next week.

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That frigate model is pure greatness - the aesthetic is spot on for gothic human starships! Malika, you might have seen my feedback re. future ships on other sites - this little chap here fills me with hope.
Will Vanguard be launching a heavier cruiser type too then? Might it be perhaps c. 10 cm long?

All these shots look great. If I collected 6mm I would be all over this, but that new fighter might have to be bought regardless for some 5150 Fighter Command.

   
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Is that above space ship the size of a sm strike cruiser/iom light cruiser? Because that definitely fills a gap.

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 Hulksmash wrote:
Is that above space ship the size of a sm strike cruiser/iom light cruiser? Because that definitely fills a gap.


I believe this ship is c. 5cm long...

   
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Thank you for the kind words!

The ship is a frigate, which as Ragsta already stated, is about 5cm long.

An Assault Cruiser of about 7.5cm is in the planning stage now. After that it will be the Heavy Cruiser/Battleship variant.

The Destroyers are also ready done. Which means that after all that I'd only need to do another frigate variant, which would more or less complete the ships range for the Novan Elites.

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The pre-order section has been updated:

Novan Elites High Command:


20 x high command figures two of each sculpt

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£7.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-high-command/

Novan Elites Heavy Siege Armour:


40 x siege armour figures

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£8.20

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-heavy-siege-armour/

Novan Elites Heavy Siege Amour Command:



15 x siege armour command figures three of each sculpt

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£6.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-heavy-siege-amour-command/

Novan Elites Affray Heavy Armour Command:




15 x heavy armour command figures three of each sculpt

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£6.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-affray-heavy-armour-command/

And another little announcement from Vanguard Miniatures' Facebook page:
A new addition to the VTOL range will be this skycrane variant which should be out in a few months time.
Due to continuing issues with the fragile tail fins on these models i've commissioned a resculpt of the weak area which has now been fixed by beefing up the tail booms and extending the horizontal stabiliser forward to greatly strengthen the whole area whilst keeping the overall aesthetic of the designs. This means a re-print and new moulds so the kakapo and moa once sold out will not be back in stock until the new moulds are created. I know this is not ideal but the problem needed addressing if the models are to remain part of the range.




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Couple of questions, Malika...

1, Do the infantry sets come with any bases, or do they need to be purchases in addition?

2, The two command sets - you say 15 figures from three strips, but there are six figures to a strip. Should they be 18 figures?

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 Dysartes wrote:
Couple of questions, Malika...

1, Do the infantry sets come with any bases, or do they need to be purchases in addition?

2, The two command sets - you say 15 figures from three strips, but there are six figures to a strip. Should they be 18 figures?


Hi Dysartes,

Thanks for your question, I've brought it up with Vanguard Miniatures, here's their response:
Ah my bad of course there are six figures on the sprues so yes 18 it would be.

No no stands supplied as customers have their own preference as to base style used there is no point in including bases that people may not want.

However, round bases can be ordered over here.

In the meantime, the pre-order section has been updated!

Novan Elites Anti Tank Skimmer:
6 x anti tank skimmers

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£9.50

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-anti-tank-skimmer/

Novan Elites Breacher Siege Harness:
3 x siege harness

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£9.50

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-breacher-siege-harness/

Novan Elites Gladiator:
6 x gladiators

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£7.20

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-gladiator/

Novan Elites Guardian Main Battle Tank:
3 x guardian main battle tanks.

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£12.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-guardian-main-battle-tank/

Novan Elites Sniper Tank Hunter:
3 x sniper tank hunter

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£12.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-sniper-tank-hunter/

Novan Rapier Missile Artillery System:
3 x rapier missile platforms

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£10.85

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-rapier-missile-artillery-system/

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank:
3 x centurion tank

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£10.70

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-regulars-centurion-main-battle-tank/

Novan Shielder Anti Aircraft Artillery:
3 x shielder air defence guns plus 3 x ammo stacks

This item will be released on November 25, 2016.

£10.85

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-shielder-anti-aircraft-artillery/

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 Malika2 wrote:
Thank you for the kind words!

The ship is a frigate, which as Ragsta already stated, is about 5cm long.

An Assault Cruiser of about 7.5cm is in the planning stage now. After that it will be the Heavy Cruiser/Battleship variant.

The Destroyers are also ready done. Which means that after all that I'd only need to do another frigate variant, which would more or less complete the ships range for the Novan Elites.


Any timeline for these?

 
   
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 Malika2 wrote:
Thank you for the kind words!

The ship is a frigate, which as Ragsta already stated, is about 5cm long.

An Assault Cruiser of about 7.5cm is in the planning stage now. After that it will be the Heavy Cruiser/Battleship variant.

The Destroyers are also ready done. Which means that after all that I'd only need to do another frigate variant, which would more or less complete the ships range for the Novan Elites.


Any timeline for these?


Nothing set in stone yet. All I know for now is that Vanguard Miniatures want to do something along the lines of a big release for the ships range. The Novan Elites ship range would need a few more months to complete, so I've got a feeling we might expect them early next year. Unless John (the guy running Vanguard Miniatures) decides to spread out the releases as bit...

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I donl;t suppose anyone has any comparison shots with Dropzone units - its played alot at our club and I liek some bit not all models - and many of these would be great but maybe alittle small?

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Thing is that these vehicles are designed as 'true scale' 6mm stuff, meaning they are a little bit larger than the old epic scaled vehicles. As for fitting with Dropzone, that game is 10mm scaled if I recall correctly. I'd imagine most vehicles would then be on the small side. The larger vehicles might work fine. The Novan Warrior might also work since it's a rather chunky vehicle.

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 Malika2 wrote:
Thing is that these vehicles are designed as 'true scale' 6mm stuff, meaning they are a little bit larger than the old epic scaled vehicles. As for fitting with Dropzone, that game is 10mm scaled if I recall correctly. I'd imagine most vehicles would then be on the small side. The larger vehicles might work fine. The Novan Warrior might also work since it's a rather chunky vehicle.


Thanks - I use a mixture of DZ and Epic at the moment - the Titans work well and the tanks as do some of the infantry so might haev to get some and have a look then !

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