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Brother Vinni Releases Shield Maiden Astrid for SAGA

The folks over at Brother Vinni have become known for their SAGA releases recently. Its nice, because I can actually show you pictures of the figures. Theyve got a new one over in their shop. Its Shield Maiden Astrid, and you can pick her up now. From the website: Shield Maiden Astrid (female viking warrior miniature for SAGA). Nice 28mm miniature depicts viking maiden armed with sword and shield. This model would be a good addition for any SAGA warband or just for playing fantasy wargames. M...


One Page Rules Releasing 2nd Editions of their Games on the 25th

The Year of New Editions is getting a big addition to it. The folks over at One Page Rules will be celebrating Halloween a little early with a treat for all of us. Theyre rolling out 2nd editions of all their games on October 25th. From the announcement: We’re very excited to reveal that the 25th of October will be the release date for 2nd edition of all of our games! This is the moment we have been working hard for and we’d like to thank all of the members of our community that we...


Geek Nation Tours Booking For Miniatures in Nottingham 2019: Salute Tour

If youre going to go an event, you should go in style. And style is just what they do over at Geek Nation Tours. Theyve started booking for their Salute 2019 tour. Its the biggest show in Britain, and GNT has more than just taking you to the show. Theyre going to show you all over the Mecca of gaming: Nottingham. From the page: eek Nation Tours is proud to announce our return to the UK in 2019. Geek Nation Tours continues to make the journey to the United Kingdom to celebrate miniature gaming....


Fantasy Flight Previews the Scenario in Horrific Journeys

Mansions of Madness is getting a new expansion. Its called Horrific Journeys, and looking at the state of that train on the cover, Id say that looks like exactly what youll be getting. But if you want some more details, you can check out this preview, wherein Fantasy Flight shows off the scenario from this new box set. From the post: To protect your city, you must leave it behind. In Horrific Journeys, you and your team of investigations are tasked with solving three eldritch mysteries&md...


Podcast Radio

Tuesday. Tuesday. Its a weird kinda day. I mean, its still the start of the week. But its not the very start. The weekends just that little bit closer, but only a little bit. I dunno. Im in a weird mood as I post this. Ready for weekend, I suppose. Not wanting to wait. Well, listening to some gaming podcasts will help kill some time. This week on the dial we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 253: Adeptus Titanicus; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 155: Tabletop Showcase – ...


The Tao of Igor Up On Kickstarter

I know we dont really do just fiction announcements and releases here on TGN all that often. Youre here just for the games. But when gaming and comic icon John Kovalic launches a Kickstarter for a new project, I gotta let you know about it. The Tao of Igor is up on Kickstarter now. From the campaign: The Tao of Igor - the first new Dork Tower collection in ten years - is on its way...and you can help make it happen! The Tao of Igor is the transcendental tenth collection of the critically-accla...


SKU-HCCV100 House of Hauteville Chess Set and Board Combo - Antique White and Black Marble from Chess House  sku

House of Hauteville Chess Set and Board Combo - Antique White and Black Marble - HCCV100 by ChessHouse.com

Item description: This Chess Board Games product is by ChessHouse.com - The House of Hauteville Chess Set is an artist's dream come true. ChessHouse brings you artist Carolyn Cavanaugh's design, now produced in limited quantities right here in the USA. Her masterpiece is now available to chess collectors and artists. An initial production was donated to the Smithsonian's benefit auction and brought in over $500. "The inspiration for this set of chessmen came from a friend who asked me to make a mantle piece based on a pawn she had seen in a book by John Norwich. I read the book, The Normans in Sicily, and fell in love with the idea of these brave men. The knights and the pawn are directly based on some 11th century Norman wood chessmen that have been preserved at The Biblioteque de National in France. The other pieces are original imaginings. I gave the king a cat because there is a saying (of later vintage) that "a cat may look upon a king." The queen has a hawk because she is a warrior woman. I've named the king and queen after the famous warrior duo, Robert Guiscard and his wife Sichelgaita. I often refer to the knights as Tancred and Drogo, also names in the Norman Hauteville family." "I once attended a lecture by Lord Norwich at the Smithsonian. He was not talking about his book on the Normans, but about his mother. Nonetheless I arranged to have someone at Smithsonian give him the six little figures to take home with him. He wrote me a letter of thanks and said he keeps them on the mantle. John Julius Norwich is a brilliant writer and has many wonderful books to his credit." - Carolyn Cavanaugh; Creator of The House of Hauteville Chessmen The Pieces: Each piece was originally modeled in clay, then molded and reproduced in wax. The wax patterns were refined for better detail and final molds were made for reproduction. They are cast in stone resin. These pieces are handcrafted entirely in the US. The pieces are substantial from 3 to 5 inches tall and are ideal with a chessboard with at least 2" squares. Designed for the enjoyment of all, the serious player and the collector, we hope everyone will enjoy the artistry and humor of this impressive work. 32 pieces Made of marble resin. King size: 5" Pawn size: 3 1/4" Base size: 1 7/8" Bases felted with four green dots Weight: 9+ pounds. Weight varies slightly from set to set. The Board: Perfect for chess players and admirers this is one of the finest US made solid wood chess boards handcrafted from locally sourced walnut and maple hardwoods. The family in Pennsylvania has ... Learn More

Manufacturer: ChessHouse.com

Category: Board Games

$529.00

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