About Allen

Lifelong wargamer, professional model maker, owner of GameCraft Miniatures

New Middle Easter/ Western Buildings for Bolt Action

With the popularity of modern 28mm skirmish games like Spectre Operations and WWII 28mm skirmish games like Bolt Action and the upcoming releases of the Western Desert Bolt Action campaign and miniatures, GameCraft Miniatures have released a line of 8 new Middle Eastern / Western Desert buildings. These buildings were designed with skirmish gaming in mind, they have removable roofs so you can get inside easily, the two story models have removable floors so you can play in every floor, and they all have bases so the inside of the model has a real floor. These 8 new models are available now. Also available is our middle eastern starter set which comes with three of the eight buildings. These new buildings especially the temple and ruined temple work well with our older kit of 28mm temple walls (http://gcmini.mybigcommerce.com/28mm-temple-walls-mdf-28mmdf160-2/)

These new buildings can be found here http://gcmini.mybigcommerce.com/north-africa-middle-east/


Another use for the LED Workbench Light

Sometimes I think of something so simple that I can’t believe I missed it all along. Tonight was one of those moments … I found a great additional use for our LED Workbench Lights … model photography. They work great, providing light from many angles and eliminating shadows. I’m not sure how I didn’t think of this earlier.

Blood and Plunder

The smell of gunpowder and the salt of the sea fill the air, a crew of tattered men find themselves in the midst of a firefight upon a French vessel. Grappling hooks swung through the open air landing, then reeling the French vessel into the merciless grasp of the unaligned. What should the panicked crew do? Well, you’re the one to decide their fate. “How?”, you may ask, by taking control of your force of pirates and rising through the chaotic blasts of flintlocks and canon fire to find victory in the heat of battle. You can do just that in Blood and Plunder, the pirate based skirmish game by firelock games. This game is a new take on the skirmish wargame, it utilizes not only ground combat but naval combat as well providing a diverse range of play styles. Man your vessels or units using the beautifully designed activation decks and detailed ten sided dice, both of which have options for every faction in the game. The factions, which prove to be very accurate according to the historical time period, are the French, the English, the Spanish, and the unaligned which represent, mostly, the native people of the Caribbean. The activation deck is composed of fifty-four cards, a standard deck of cards may be used as long as jokers are included. The activation deck acts as a randomized set of actions that change in between turns, each card details the amount of actions its assigned unit can take. The dice are used to resolve some actions and all tests. Here at GCmini not only do we stock both the dice and card decks but figure packs for every faction, all the nationality sets, legendary commander packs and marker dice. Not to mention the ships, as of now we have a few but on our next order we’ll have them all. So check out the game and products here at GCmini.com

Memorial Day Sale 2018

Attention miniatures lovers! Our Memorial Day sale has gone live for our social media and blog followers! Our followers will be able to take advantage of our sale two days before everyone else! The sale ends Monday May 28th at midnight (pdt.). So take advantage of it while you can! Just use the coupon code MEMORIAL2018 at our website GCmini.com when checking out. The coupon code grants you fifteen percent off your whole order!

Tournament Trays

Our brand new tournament trays have been released! They’re designed for taking the miniatures that you need to a convention, tournament, local game shop, or even just a friends house. Bring a platoon not the whole army, is the thinking behind this. Many times you keep all your miniatures together in one container, safe and sound right? Well it’s not always the best for transport since you’re taking your whole collection, but these trays solve the problem. They have a carrying capacity of forty miniatures, thirty-eight slots for 25mm bases and two for 60mm bases. The tray also includes a drawer with reconfigurable inserts allowing you to accommodate all your accessories. From D6’s to laser pointers the drawer will hold it all.

The tray’s dimensions are 8.24″ by 12.24″ and is about three inches tall. Trays for other game systems will be added from time to time as well.

Allen’s Gaming Table

Last night Allen had a photo shoot of his table, which primarily features 28mm terrain. His table showcases a wide variety of our 28mm buildings designed with bolt action in mind. Check out the wonderful paint jobs and set up. Check out all these buildings here at GCmini.com