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Author Topic: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?  (Read 1127 times)

Offline Mako

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What are some of the best websites and/or other resources for finding out about the latest releases of new miniatures wargaming ranges, products, and other related materials?

My old "go-to" source no longer provides that information, sadly, in many cases. 

Info about new miniatures related kickstarters would also be appreciated too, e.g. miniature ranges, terrain and buildings, vehicles, play mats for deckplans of Traveller spacecraft and buildings, etc., etc., etc..

Info on new miniatures related rules, boardgames, scenario books, etc. would be appreciated as well.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 03:41:19 PM »
I definitely don't have many sources.  Or many "go to" sources.  I tend to poke around here and some facebook groups.  I used to get Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy which always had a couple of pages devoted to new historical miniatures/terrain releases, etc.

I used to watch a couple YouTube channels, but most have teetered over into "corporate shill" kind of levels - i.e. you get a very canned and safe review/announcement of products and never a truly honest opinion.



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(2020: 207, 2019: 123, 2018: 98, 2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

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Offline Mako

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 03:54:26 PM »
My olde "go-to" site now only provides info from companies that advertise with them, so I suspect I'm missing out on 80% - 90% of "new releases" info, now.

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 04:01:54 PM »
ttfix.blogspot.com

Lots of new releases and almost no commentary

Offline Elbows

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 04:02:35 PM »
Yep.  I also lost faith in some major folks who release/review stuff when I sent off some copies of my Old West game and got zero response, and zero announcement/etc.  Glad I wasted all that money on international shipping :D

Many of the "bigger" sites are only interested in large manufacturers who can provide them a lot of stuff for free, etc.  As you said - with advertising deals, etc. 

Offline SHARPE52

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2021, 07:53:03 PM »
Try this one:
https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/
I don't know if you have ever seen this site, I found it updated very often and full of interesting news aboute new products.
Marco

Offline pixelgeek

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2021, 08:18:04 PM »
Many of the "bigger" sites are only interested in large manufacturers who can provide them a lot of stuff for free, etc.  As you said - with advertising deals, etc.

It costs money to keep a big site running. Even with only a single person running it. So a site like Beasts of War needs to bring in some serious change each month to pay all that staff.

Offline Fighting15s

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 10:06:54 PM »
Try this one:
https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/
I don't know if you have ever seen this site, I found it updated very often and full of interesting news aboute new products.
Marco

Like “the olde source” mentioned above, TWW also only runs news stories from traders who pay.
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Offline SHARPE52

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 05:33:55 AM »
Like “the olde source” mentioned above, TWW also only runs news stories from traders who pay.
Frankly speaking I didn't know this detail. I obviously prefer independent and free sites but I am  mainly looking for any site able to take me updated about any news our hobby.
Marco

Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2021, 08:12:17 AM »
Wargames News and Terrain run a lot of news stories

http://wargameterrain.blogspot.com/

Mike
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Offline Seditiosus

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2021, 09:27:55 AM »
there is www.brueckenkopf-online.de but it's in german.

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2021, 01:45:55 PM »
I visit Tabletop Gaming News every now and then. It caters to GW and Paizo, but has lots of other stuff.

https://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/

Offline WillPhillips

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2021, 05:49:24 AM »
For what it's worth, I find it hard to fault sites for charging money to make announcements, provide coverage, etc. to various rules and games coming out.

Not only does it cost money to run this stuff, but also should theoretically help act as quality control against a bunch of self-published dross - and I say this as a guy writing his own rules and trying to drum up interest (and not seeing much traction coming from there here at LAF, which is a bummer, hahah).
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Offline Karadek

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2021, 12:11:17 PM »
TMP is a classic, but it's horribly organized. Been going there for years.

http://theminiaturespage.com/

News, specifically.
http://theminiaturespage.com/news/
« Last Edit: May 25, 2021, 12:13:57 PM by Karadek »

Offline Karadek

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Re: Best Sites for Info on New Miniatures Wargaming Product Releases?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2021, 12:12:02 PM »
I visit Tabletop Gaming News every now and then. It caters to GW and Paizo, but has lots of other stuff.

https://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/

They used to be really good. Now it seems like it's all GW, Paizo, and Kickstarters.

 

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