Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GZG UPDATE - WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY 2018:


NEW RELEASES NOW READY!
I hope that 2018 is treating you all well so far, and that those of you who have gone down with various seasonal coughs and colds are now recovering..... well, to cheer things up in the bleak middle of January, the promised NEW RELEASES are now ready for sale - with a couple of weeks left before the January Discount Vouchers expire - so if you've been waiting for these before placing your order, here they are!

A FULL RANGE of all the essential packs for the new ESU REGULAR ARMY, as previewed late last year with the introductory SG15-E41 pack (now relisted as a standard 8-figure pack); now with NINE packs, including Command and the various Heavy Weapons teams, PLUS a very useful little 6-wheeled "mule" as a light transport/towing vehicle.
As explained when the E41 pack was launched, these figures are variants of the ESU Naval Infantry range, with new helmets and additional kit giving them a very different look - while the Naval Infantry are the "Marines" of the ESU Space Naval forces, the Regular Army are the grunts who make up the majority of the Eurasian Solar Union ground troops.

SG15-E41        ESU Regular Army Rifle Troops A - 8 figs, 2 each of 4 poses.
SG15-E42        ESU Regular Army Rifle Troops B - 8 figs, 2 each of 4 poses.
SG15-E43        ESU Regular Army SAW Gunners - 8 figs, 2 each of 4 poses.
SG15-E44        ESU Regular Army Special Weapons (Snipers and Portable Missile Launchers) troops - 8 figs, 2 each of 4 poses
SG15-E45        ESU Regular Army Command and Comms pack - 8 figs, 2 each of 4 poses.
SG15-E46        ESU Regular Army Tribarrel Autocannon teams - 2 guns with light wheeled carriages, 4 crew figures (2 per gun), plus bonus sprues of spare ammo cans
SG15-E47        ESU Regular Army Medium Mortar teams - 2 drum-fed mortar tubes with light wheeled carriages, 4 crew figures (2 per mortar), plus bonus sprues of spare ammo cans
SG15-E48        ESU Regular Army Anti-Vehicle Missile System (AVMS) teams - two complete weapon teams, each consisting of launcher (with optional parts to assemble as 2-round or 4-round system) on light wheeled carriage, 2 crew figures and packs of reload missiles
SG15-E51        ESU Electric Mule (6-wheel light vehicle) with Regular Army driver - light transport load carrier used as towing vehicle for Mortar, AVMS and Tribarrel teams (multi-part kit of one vehicle with driver)

To see (and purchase!) all these new codes, scroll down to the foot of the front page of the store and click on the relevant featured items, or simply go to the ESU page of the 15mm Infantry listings.

Jon (GZG), Wednesday 17th January 2018.
 
www.gzg.com

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tanker's Tuesday: Rolling Hot With Hammers Slammers


Hammer's Slammers are one of the most powerful mercenary companies in existence. They are led by Colonel Alois Hammer and are greatly feared. They are among the best-trained and equipped troops in the galaxy, although they are not polished and are sometimes judged by this. Officers are expected to lead from the front. One of the most powerful weapons in the Hammer's Slammers arsenal is their hover tank. Along with the hover tank, Hammer's Slammers operate combat cars, Mobile 200 mm howitzers, air cars, and skimmers for the infantry. Crews often give their combat vehicles unusual names including names like Flame Thrower", "Death dealer", and "Daisy Belle"
http://kitsunesden.xyz/SF-Conversions/Rift_SF_Conv.htm#Hammer

http://www.hammers-slammers.com/home.htm

Monday, January 8, 2018

A Slammers -verse Birthday Gift!

I've always been a Hammer's Slammers fan, and
have drooled over the models ever since the first
time I saw them several years ago.

These will all be painted up in WWII US colors..........

one command tank

3 up armored blower tanks
3 up gunned blower tanks
3 missile armed blower tanks
9 jeeps
one artillery piece 
3 scout cars
3 anti tank missile APCs



one command APC


one calliope
one ADA missile APC
3 IFVs
one MLRS
3 tank hunters
3 scout tanks


Plan to do these as a colonial force painted up in WWII US Army
livery. it's what happens when your Governor is a retired history
professor...)  







Saturday, January 6, 2018

Future War 198X - Tank Battle

UD-4L CHEYENNE DROPSHIP


I picked up a pair of  the classic UD-4L CHEYENNE DROPSHIPS
#4 Alien  by NECA CINEMACHINES They look to be about 1/144th
scale which work well for my gaming.




A  great write up can be found here The Occasional Ambush

Friday, January 5, 2018

OFFICIAL FPPR BITHDAY GREETING


The Big 60!

Hey buddy welcome to the sixth decade of existence....It's not so bad, trust me!

Prang From Ion Age's 15mm Range

Lot of 13 minis for use in scifi skirmish games like Patrol Angis,
Stargrunt, Tomorrow's War. GRUNTZ, etc.  Intended to be a used
as small force of alien mercenaries/raiders.  These are Prang from
Ion Age's 15mm range, extremely chunky humanoid aliens that
stand a little taller than an average human in scale and are about
three times as bulky.  Imagine a hippo-sized bipedal frog in heavy
carapace armor carrying suitably massive weaponry and that's a
Prang.

Total of 13 heavy infantry with an eclectic mix of weaponry and gear,
including several personality types, one with a pet, another waving 
sword around like this is a 40K game, and three heavy weapon
troopers.








Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!




GZG UPDATE - SUNDAY 31st DECEMBER 2017:



HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, and the NEW YEAR DISCOUNT VOUCHERS are NOW LIVE!
The 2018 NEW YEAR VOUCHERS are now all LIVE, please read the notes below on how to redeem them. Please don't forget this this time they are valid for JANUARY ONLY - normally they are valid for Jan and Feb, but I've had to reduce that this time because of several commitments in early March for which I will need time to prepare.

HOW TO REDEEM YOUR VOUCHER CODE:
If you have been sent a New Year voucher in your pre-Christmas order, it will have a unique handwritten code on it in the form of TWO UPPERCASE LETTERS followed by a FOUR DIGIT NUMBER; you need to enter the code in exactly that format, with NO spaces - please be careful to distinguise between the letter "O" and a zero "0", and likewise between an uppercase "I" and the digit "1". When you have put all the items you want to order into your basket, go to the "View Basket" step; here you will see a box marked "PROMOTIONAL CODE OR GIFT CARD" - you need to enter your voucher code in that box, and then click the purple button marked "UPDATE BASKET".
If you have done this correctly, you should then see the relevant % discount (10% or 20% depending on your voucher value) shown in RED and deducted from the order subtotal. IF THIS DOES NOT APPEAR, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE OR PAY FOR THE ORDER, but email me (jon@gzg.com) and I should be able to sort out the problem for you.
If the discount % shows correctly, then simply proceed to complete and pay for the order as normal. Please note that the % discount does NOT apply to the shipping costs (sadly, the products don't get lighter to post when they are discounted!), but it does of course reduce the VAT amount (where applicable) by the relevant %.
Please note that your voucher code may only be used ONCE - and the store will consider it "used" as soon as you proceed to the checkout stage, even if you then leave it as a pending order. Should you encounter any problems during the payment stage, or realise that you've made an error with your order and need to try again, then please email me immediately and I will be able to re-set your code so that you can have another go!
If anyone has not yet received their pre-Christmas order with the voucher enclosed (some didn't ship out till the week just gone, and others may be taking a while to get through overseas postal systems), but wants to place their new order immediately, then I will be able to give you your voucher code via email on request. The same applies if you've received but mislaid your voucher, so don't panic!
For those of you waiting to see some more NEW RELEASES before using your voucher, please give me a few more days to get the latest batch into production - I will be launching a big expansion of the ESU REGULAR ARMY figures that I previewed with pack SG15-E41 just before Christmas, and you will shortly be able to order the full range of these figures including support weapons, Command and all the Heavy Weapons packs! I hope to have these all ready very soon, certainly in plenty of time for you to order them well before the end of January.
Please check the store news page again for some further NEW RELEASE information in a few days, and in the meantime I hope you all have a great New Year Celebration with friends and family.

Thank you for all your support during the year, and wishing everyone a safe, happy and prosperous 2018!
Jon (GZG), Sunday 31st December 2017.
 
www.gzg.com

Friday, December 29, 2017

GZG's ESU Infantry Squad With Cyclops Battlesuit




Lot of 14 minis for use in scifi skirmish games like Stargrunt, Tomorrow's War. GRUNTZ, etc.  Intended to be a used as light mech section supported by a squad of light infantry.  Includes:
10 ESU army infantry figs including command figures and SAW users, mounted on US pennies - new releases from GZG just before the holidays

4 Cyclops battlesuit light mecha, two with autocannon and two with heavier AT weaponry, mounted on 1" steel washers.