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Outremer: Faith & Blood


The new Outremer: Faith and Blood rules from Osprey Games plunge your chosen characters into the chaos of the Crusades. This skirmish-level game pits warband against warband in the type of hectic combat which takes place between the set-piece battles of the era.

Battle for Britain – Castle Assault & Jacobite '45

Battle for Britain

Helion and Company continues to work with Peter Dennis and Andy Callan to bring more paper soldiers to the marketplace. Two of the latest books are Castle Assault, which covers sieges and battles from the age of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn, and Jacobite '45, covering the period of warfare between the forces of the English King versus the Scottish Bonnie Prince Charlie.



Schilling-Figuren of Salzgitter, Germany, has been sculpting quality 28mm and 1:72 miniatures for a long time. His latest additions include Prussian Landwehr, Egyptians, and a new range of wagons from Franznap.

Stronghold Terrain


Stronghold Terrain of Germany not only produces quality terrain, but also markets their own range of miniatures. Stronghold are the official distributor of the German editions of Saga and Dead Man's Hand. Some of their most recent releases include male and female Viking berserkers for use with Saga or any other Dark Age rules systems.

Stoessi's Heroes


It's always interesting to see which new characters have been released in Thomas 'Stoessi' Stoesser's range of World War Two character figures, and Thomas treated us to a few sneak peeks at pre-releases, including Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort (as played by John Wayne from the Longest Day movie), and Jock Lewes, inventor of the Lewes bomb and principal training officer of the Special Air Service.

Freebooter Miniatures


The Freebooter Miniatures folk always put on a good show, cosplaying, running games using their rules system called Freebooter's Fate, and always displaying their game and figures on some excellent terrain. The overall quality of their games is often one of the highlights of a show, usually small but perfectly formed. This year, they are showcasing their new Debonn faction, largely based upon the French Napoleonic Army.

By Fire & Sword

By Fire and Sword

Another globe-trotting games company who certainly put in the miles to push their products are Wargamer Games Studio Ltd., the producers of By Fire and Sword. Tactica saw the launch of their A5 softback player's edition of the rulebook. Born out of feedback from gamers, who wanted an easier to handle version of the A4, hardback edition of the rules, the player's edition is both light and tweaks some of the game mechanics to make this the most up-to-date version of the rules.

Van Dyck Miniatures


Van Dyck M&F specialize in ultra-detailed 10mm figures. To help customers appreciate the design work that goes into their miniatures, they have a magnifying glass set-up. In this way, you can marvel at what their sculptors can achieve with postage-stamp-sized figures. On show at Tactica were the new World War One Germans in early war uniforms and Pickelhaubes, complete with painted and unpainted examples.

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