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A bunch of new kits have been released, allowing you to upgrade your Novan Warrior IFV (a very chunky possible Chimera proxy).

Warrior Turrets Upgrade Set B:

(from left to right: right missile pod, left missile pod, pulse laser turret (with missile pod mounts), heavy laser cannon turret, bunker buster cannon, quad autocannons, medical front armour)
This set contains three sprues for upgrading the warrior IFV model with alternative weapon options. It will allow players to wield some of the rarer Warrior variants

3 x pulse laser turret with missile pod upgrade (Chimerro proxy)

3 x heavy anti tank laser cannon (APDS-6a Defender proxy)

3 x bunker buster (Chimedon proxy)

3 x quad autocannon (Chimerax proxy)

3 x hull MG position blanks with cross symbol (proxy for Samaritan medical transport)

£6.50

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-turrets-upgrade-set-b/

Warrior Armour Upgrade Set A:

This set contains spaced armour for upgrading the warrior model.

3 x hull side armour

3 x turret armour

Please note that the hull armour will fit on the Dragon and Support tank models too.

£5.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-armour-upgrade-set-a/


Warrior Armour Upgrade Set B:

This set contains reactive armour for upgrading the warrior model.

3 x hull side armour

3 x turret armour

Please note that the hull armour will fit on the Dragon and Support tank models too.

£5.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-armour-upgrade-set-b/

Warrior Turrets Upgrade Set C:

This set contains three sprues for upgrading the warrior IFV model with alternative weapon options.

Warriors of faith turrets.

3 x twin heavy machine guns

3 x twin heavy flamethrowers

3 x twin heavy microwave cannon

3 x hull MG position blanks with shield symbol

£5.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/warrior-turrets-upgrade-set-c/

And some about to be released models to reinforce the Novan Elites range:





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Novan Elites Siege Armour is out!




Novan Elites Heavy Siege Armour:
When engaged in siege operations the Elite of Tusculum Nova will call upon their Heavy Siege Armour squads. This armour variant is a development of the standard heavy armour suit and has been adapted to house enhanced shoulder armour pieces with build in personal shield technology designed to protect the wearer from attack from above when engaged in breaching operations. The added protection allows these troops to function even when under direct attack from defenders on the walls above. Most Siege Elite troopers are equipped with twin rocket grenade launchers, and augmetic combat hands, whilst one in five will carry a twin long barreled HMG in order to provide firepower at a greater distance.

40 x siege armour figures

£8.20

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

Novan Elites Heavy Siege Armour Command:
The elite forces of Tusculum Nova are lead into battle by mighty hero’s equipped with the finest weapons and with superior fighting ability these warriors are an inspiration to the regular elites as well as the ordinary line troops of the army.

Each sprue contains:

3 officer variants, 1 command pennant bearer, 1 mystic and 1 priest

Set contains:

18 x siege armour command figures three of each sculpt

£6.00

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

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Another batch of new releases:

Novan Regulars Centurion Main Battle Tank:

The centurion main battle tank is the most common tank used by novan regular forces in the field a rugged and heavily armoured design it has been built to be a reliable and easy to operate vehicle capable of going long periods of time between maintenance cycles making it the perfect machine to equip Tusculum Nova’s armoured divisions.

The designs has seen many weapon fits over the years but the most common armaments (hector configuration) are a regular tank cannon in the turret backed up by a fixed forward hull mounted laser cannon. In addition the hull sides can be configured to mount a sponson weapon most commonly a HMG for close in anti personel protection.

Pack contains 3 x centurion tanks with modelling options.

Please note that this is the first of several weapon fits we will have for this tank with a long barelled anti tank cannon (achilles configuration) on the cards next.

£10.70

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

Novan Elites Affray Heavy Armour Command:

The elite forces of Tusculum Nova are lead into battle by mighty hero’s equipped with the finest weapons and with superior fighting ability these warriors are an inspiration to the regular elites as well as the ordinary line troops of the army.

Each sprue contains:

3 officer variants, 1 command pennant bearer, 1 mystic and 1 priest

Set contains:

18 x affray heavy armour command figures three of each sculpt

£6.00


Novan Elites Anti Tank Skimmer:

Novan Elites use attack skimmers to harass enemy troop and armour movements, before the heavier forces move in for the kill. This variant was specifically developed for anti armour duties.

Attack Skimmers are 3cm long.

6 x Anti tank skimmers, 6 x flying stand

£9.50

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

Novan Elites Gladiator:

6 x gladiators models with weapon options.
£7.20

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

Novan Elites Breacher Siege Harness:

3 x siege harness models with alternative weapons and pilot options
£9.50

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

Skinnerz Sneakers Commandoes:




Sneakers are what Tusculum Nova’s forces have designated these skinnerz special forces troops because they always tend to turn up where they are least expected. Unlike most skinnerz these warriors are rarely seen committed to all out frontal assaults on enemy front line positions but are specialists in long range recon and raiding duties with destruction of enemy rear area installations a common target.

40 x Skinnerz commandoes in a ratio of 20 x rifle troops and 20 x melee weapons troops

£7.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-sneakers-commandoes/

Skinnerz Commando Specialists:



Sneakers specialists carry the usual infantry support weapons used by regular skinnerz forces in addition they are commonly equipped with flamethrowers and demolition charges and several member will carry sniper rifles a practice unheard of amongst the skinnerz regulars. These troops are lead by experienced veterans of many missions behind enemy lines.

20 x specialists and 5 x command figures

4 x HMG

4 x rocket launcher

4 x flamethrower

4 x sniper

2 x prone sniper

2 x radio operator

3 x leaders

1 x banner bearer

1 x big boss

£6.20

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-commando-specialists/







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Awesome stuff!!

Are you considering upscaling to 8 mm when to make your range compatible with the new AT game?

Or are your proxy space marines already 8 mm tall?

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Thank you for the kind words.

I can't speak for Vanguard Miniatures here, but I don't think they're gonna upscale their complete range at this moment. Besides it being quite an investment to do, there's also the question whether the whole 8mm wave will actually be that big. Another question might be the compatibility of the 8mm stuff compared to the 'upscaled' 6mm models (many epic scale infantry models are closer to 7mm or even 7.5mm).

I know that the vehicles I've designed myself (the Novan Warrior + variants and the Novan Centurion) are already a bit clunky compared to the traditional Epic vehicles, meaning they might work out rather well in both 6mm and 8mm scales.

And now that I'm posting...

This will probably be the last release Vanguard Miniatures will be doing in 2016. Expect tons of new crazy stuff in 2017.

Novan Elites Stormer Siege Breaker Assault Carrier:


The Stormer is the largest combat vehicle currently in operation with novan elite forces. Designed to carry novan elite siege armoured troops right up to the walls of enemy fortifications unscathed this incredibly tough fighting machine has aided in the fall of many an impregnable fortress. Massively armoured and heavily shielded this vehicle can absorb an incredible amount of punishment on it’s approach.

Armed with a breaching microwave battery to it’s front boardering the assault ramp it also has several sponson locations for self defense and a upper hull mounted rocket mortar positioned to bombard the defenders on the walls, alternatively some will carry rotary cannon mounts instead.

This set contains 1 x stormer hull with separate assault ramp and 1 x stormer weapons sprue.

Image of the actual model will appear ASAP.

£16.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-stormer-siege-breaker-assault-carrier/

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Some new WIPS of the upcoming super-heavy tanks for the Novan Elites:




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New prints are in:


New prints for the elites again, two on foot assault sprues one with pistols and swords and one with double pistols.


They will be released as normal as i'm attempting to have monthly releases instead of large batches now and then.

These guys may well be out late next month.

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A little message from Vanguard Miniatures:
Winter troops news, as everyone knows there is an issue with these figures ankles being weak so some breakages can occur at the moment i'm adding an extra sprue to each infantry pack to help cover this issue.

So anyway i've been working with ben to re-work the figures to resolve this issue here we have in ben's own words and explanation of the changes and an image to compare.

We've kept the original aesthetic as far as practical so the old and new figures should mix together no problem.

Changes include:

Proper hands instead of blocks.
More form-fitting coats instead of "bell shaped" coats.
Minor mod to the rifle.
Pose changes to be more dynamic (old figures all stood pretty straight up, these are now hunching forwards a bit.
Minor detail realignments (shoulderpads, head tilts, etc).

Overall they're pretty much the same as the long-established popular Winter Infantry sculpts, just a bit better quality, and obviously with the weak ankles dealt with. Not a huge update, but a needed one.





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Two more tiny updates from Vanguard Miniatures:

New version of the Kakapo arrived today we have increased the thickness of the tail booms and extended the horizontal stabilsers forward which seems to have sorted the weak tail fins issue. Next model to re-work will be the Moa, already updated, just awaiting printing.

(new version on the right)





Arrived today the new Mauler weapons set this set will allow you to create several different weapon loadouts for your Mauler models.


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Good news from Vanguard Miniatures for those who want to play around with their possible Predator proxies:

The Scorpion Tanks can now be purchased as a pack of just four hulls and all turret variants are now available individually this will allow you to purchase a squadron of four tanks with just the weapon combinations you need so kind of a modular build your own tank squadron approach. The two original three tank packs are still available but I think this new approach is more flexible and hopefully will prove a popular choice for customers.


Scorpion Tank Hulls x 4

Scorpion Tank Assault Cannon turret x 1

Scorpion Tank Autocannon Turret x 1

Scorpion Tank Heavy Flamethrower Turret x 1

Scorpion Tank Heavy Matter Conversion Cannon x 1

Scorpion Tank Microwave Turret x 1

Scorpion Tank Plasma Cannon Turret x 1

Scorpion Tank Twin Laser Cannon Turret x 1

On another note, remember the mentioned weapon loudouts for the Mauler? Here are some more pics:






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Bit of a big announcement. Vanguard Miniatures as started with releasing some 15mm stuff:

Today we see the release of a range of 15mm scale figures for playing skirmish style games in the Defeat in Detail universe. This is the start of what we hope will be an expansive range of 15mm scale models. These initial first figures have been developed by Troublemaker Games and have been available on their webstore for a while now but are now also available here. Over time we will be collaborating on new additions to the range and there are already some items at the casters due for release soon.

Hope you find the new range of interest.

Regards John

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/product-category/defeat-in-detail/15mm-skinnerz


Skinnerz Gobblers Heavy Support Weapons x 3


Product Description
3 x heavy weapon platforms

6 x heavy weapons (2 options)

6 x gobblers crew

£12.00
Gobblers heavy weapons and crew x 3

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-gobblers-heavy-support-weapons-x-3/

Skinnerz Gobblers With Carbines x 40


Product Description
40 x carbine armed gobblers.

£12.00
Carbine gobblers x 40

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-gobblers-with-carbines-x-40/

Skinnerz Warboys Melee Weapons x 20


Product Description
20 x warboys melee weapons

£10.00
Melee warboys x 20

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-warboys-melee-weapon-x-20s/

Skinnerz Warriors x 24


Product Description
20 x melee armed warriors

4 x machine gun warriors

£12.00
Skinnerz warriors x 24

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-warriors-x-24/


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Glad to see you back in the game mate.

Hopefully will be adding to my collection with more of your work in time.

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Please do! That's the only way we can expand our range(s).

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Had some prints arrive today this is the new modified Mk3 Moa and the brand new sky crane ready for the trip to the mould makers.



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First up, a new release. Feel like having different variants for your possible Land Raider proxy?


A set of optional weapons for your mauler assault tanks with enough parts to create two of any variant you choose to create.

Contains:

2 x sponson weapons sprues

2 x hull weapon sprues

2 x frag launcher hull plates

£5.50

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/novan-elites-mauler-weapon-upgrades-set/

Besides this release there are also some teasers:

Battlemaster Command Tank (possible Spartan proxy?):


Upcoming variant kits for the Centurion Main Battle Tank:

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Fresh off the printer:

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OMG I need the Mauler Assault Transport in 28mm please!

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Man, that would be insane! Maybe when Vanguard is a bigger company they could afford to do such a kit in plastic. :O


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Vanguard Miniatures' 15mm range keeps expanding, its latest addition are the heavily armoured Skinnerz Bosses:




A set of 10 skinnerz bosses in heavy combat armour.

Contents:

10 x bodies

10 x weapon arms

10 x Assault claw arms

£13.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/skinnerz-bosses-in-heavy-armour/

Vanguard's 6mm range also keeps expanding, Ben has been working on a new infantry kit named the Starguard:


Also, the caster has shared this picture on their Facebook page, make of it what you will...




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On the Gothic Starship front there's a new light cruiser inbound in March (top ship in brown) and a new destroyer/frigate (no due date)
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That looks like some 28-32mm ... chaos? It has a very pulp or maybe 80s feel too.. I like it but not sure what to do with it (Rogue Stars notwithstanding)

The FW style hellhound is delicious.

The Skinnerz are going to be part of my collection "soon". I am seriously thinking of selling off my ~10k points of 28mm orks and downsizing to 15mm for my great green waaagh..

I had forgot that these guys have BFG style ships. I have an ork fleet.. and have had them in deep storage for so long.. Now that I see a potential for BFG gaming again, I might have to pick up an imperial fleet to do battle with (if I can convince either of my kids )

   
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@Kid_Kyotto: Erm, the printed ship is the Novan Elites frigate kit I've designed for Vanguard Miniatures. The ship underneath it is the Earthican Light Cruiser, but considering its size it will probably be redubbed as a frigate as well.

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Need to buy a bunch of those vanguard ships!

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Well, the Destroyers have just been shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures for printing. John has mentioned he is planning on releasing the Frigate very soon (around April if I'm not mistaken). I guess the Destroyers will follow during the summer.


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Just threw about $500 at Onslaught, but you had better believe I will be ordering from Vanguard for our next armies. They're hella stewards of not-Epic, and make amazing models.

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Need to buy a bunch of those vanguard ships!


For what it's worth I bought their existing line of ships, fast shipping, great prices and fantastic casts. Great communication too.

I'll buy from them again.

 
   
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Vanguard Miniatures are now also delving into 10mm fantasy:

Released this evening are a small batch of 10mm scale fantasy ogres. These figures were available from Troublemaker Games a few years back and i've acquired them for the store, if these are popular i'll get another batch in and keep them in stock. I will also be stocking Onslaught minis forth coming 10mm fantasy figures once released.


Ogres With Melee Weapons x18:


10mm scale melee armed ogres in 6 poses. These figures are approximately 15mm’s tall from foot to top of the head.

Set contains:

18 x ogre figures

£10.00

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/ogres-with-melee-weapons-x18/

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Plastic fantastic! Finally the long awaited plastic miniatures from the Troublemaker Games era are out!

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/humans-and-skinnerz-plastic-army-sprue-x-1/





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