New Pulp Alley Miniatures

| Friday, 26 June 2015 | 0 comments |
Statuesque Miniatures and Pulp Alley have just announced the release of a couple of new miniatures, Mak O'Reilly and Gauge.

Expanding their range of heroes with these, their first Sidekicks.

 

As sidekicks, these miniatures are designed to be paired up with the first two Pulp Alley miniatures.

Young Gauge is a wizkid mechanic who works alongside Phantom Ace, keeping his gadgets and vehicles running...


 Mak O'Reilly teams up with Pulp Girl!

New Pulp Alley / Statuesque Miniatures Releases

| Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 0 comments |
I think the small, but growing range of miniatures from Pulp AlleyStatuesque Miniatures is becoming my favourite range of Pulp minis!

The latest releases, Dr. Fang and Golgo Satana are both wonderfully evocative of the genre and useful for any Pulp fan.




 Every Pulp hero must encounter a mysterious oriental type of character at some point!
The inspiration for Golgo Satana is also quite obvious...


 Along with the figure release, they have also brought out a set of Pulp Weapons, all ideal for converting figures with a very Pulp feel. I hope that follow up this set with some more, non-firearms type set. Machetes, whips, broken bottles etc... Also a set for left hands would be useful too!



Antediluvian Miniatures

| Wednesday, 25 March 2015 | 2 comments |
A new company, called Antediluvian Miniatures, has just released some new dinosaurs.




Rather than going for palaeontological accuracy they have based their designs on the earliest representations of the beasts. This give them a wonderfully pulpy feel and these miniatures should be really useful for any lost world or caveman vs. dinosaur type game!

They have three miniatures listed on their site at the moment including the Megalosaurus above, an Iguanadon (photo at the top) and a Rhamphorhynchus.


Pulp Figures New Drawing Room Detectives

| Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | 1 comments |
For those who would like to take their games down a slightly more gentlemanly route, rather than resorting to violence, Pulp Figures have a new set of miniatures in the works titled Drawing Room Detectives.



I must admit, I love the depth of character that these miniatures have. They would make a fine addition to any pulp gamers collection and, to my mind,  would be especially useful for Call of Cthulhu.

Amazing Adventures RPG Kickstarter

| Monday, 8 September 2014 | 0 comments |
Amazing Adventures is a new Pulp RPG that uses the Castles and Crusades "Siege Engine" rules as it's basis.





The Kickstarter has already achieved it's initial target and is now working towards it's stretch goals...

Astounding Tales 2nd Edition available as a PDF

| Thursday, 4 September 2014 | 0 comments |
Howard Whitehouse's Pulp Action Library have just recently released his Astounding Tales 2nd ed. rules as a PDF.



They were previously available as a printed book from The Virtual Armchair General, and this PDF is simple that version, but in digital form. Howard will be revising the rules into a 3rd edition, eventually, but in the mean time I would highly recommend picking up these rules at the bargain price of only $5.

Pulp Alley First Impressions...

| Thursday, 31 July 2014 | 3 comments |
The other day I received a parcel containing Pulp Alley, it's two expansions, the card set and the first four figures in the Pulp Alley range.


I received the parcel from Statuesque Miniatures in the UK and the three books were all sent in comic book bags with a card support.
I haven't had a chance to read the books yet, but my first impression is that they look very nicely produced, well laid out and graphically very interesting. However, considering the three books are all only comic book sized (260mm x 170mm, 10 1/4" x 6 3/4"), with a similar page count, I do think that the they are priced very much on the high side. The three books and the card deck all cost £47.

Once I get a chance to read the rules and play a couple of games I may be a bit happier with the price as I hear it is a fun system, and I am looking forward to playing it. I feel the price point may be putting some players off though...



As for the miniatures, I got these at the introductory price (which has now finished) and I am extrememly pleased with them, they have some beautiful detail on them and they are very well cast with virtually no mould lines at all. The minis are sculpted by Andrew Rae of Statuesque Miniatures and I have been planning to add some of his figures to my collection for some time. I am very pleased with these.