Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dwarf Command IV

In Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle you need a senior NCO or officer to command your platoon. Will you chose Feldwebel Korder or Leutnant von Margen to lead your troops?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Gnome Command II

Eschewing the technik-magicks used by the Dwarves and Orcs, the Gnomes employ teams of Illusionnistes and their apprentices to provide them with magickal battlefield support...

Monday, 28 September 2015

Orc Support Weapons I

Equipped to tackle the armoured threat of Dwarf Panzerkriegtiere, the Orc Support Weapons set includes this Drainpipe Team...

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Let's Talk Tanks!

Ok, let’s talk tanks!

When Panzerfäuste was originally released, the design of tanks was left somewhat ambiguous. The game was a section level skirmish game so we left decisions on what models, if vehicles were to be used, to individual gamers (Rob had a Dwarf Tiger tank). However with the introduction of Panzerfäuste: Mass Battle, we needed to cut through the ambiguity and make a decision of how tanks were going to look in the game!

We had a number of ideas, which we discussed at length, before coming up with a final decision that we were happy with (and hope you are too!).

First off we discussed just using historical models. There are a lot available and does reinforce the historo-part of the game. However, we didn’t think this really helped the fantasy vibe of Panzerfäuste and there was also the problem of scale given some races (like the Gnomes) might fit in 1/72nd scale tanks, others (the Orcs for example) would probably need 1/48th and others (Dwarves for example) somewhere in between…

We then considered making fantasy versions of historical tanks, exaggerating features, adding a load of bolts etc. Whilst that kind of works with Orcs (as MaxMini have done with their Green Alliance Orcs), we didn’t think this would look so good for Dwarf or Elf designs and was all a bit too Wacky Races.

Steve had for a number of years considered doing walker tanks, marrying historical tank turrets with AT-ST walker legs. A cool concept, but one DUST has made its own over the last couple of years.
In the end we decided we wanted something original. Something that would reinforce the fantasy elements of the game, but still look incredibly cool and eye-catching…

Enter the War-Beasts!

In Panzerfäuste each race will have an armoured war-beast. Imagine a giant animal, protected by armour plate and carrying a cannon in a turret as its armament on its back! Hopefully the concept art here of a Gnome snail-tank and Orc war-wyrm will show you what we mean.

We think these will look incredibly cool on the tabletop and hope that the Kickstarter allows us to make them.

If you aren’t so keen (are you mad?!!!!), we are not going to hold it against you if you wish to use some historical models or DUST walkers in your army, it is after all your game once you’ve bought it. You just won’t be able to sit at the cool kids table! ;-)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Orc Command II

We showed you the 3D render of the Dwarf Sniper team a little while back. This is what the Orcs will be getting in their command box...

Friday, 25 September 2015

Orc Brute

Many races use "brutes" or primitive large creatures as shock weapons on the battlefield of The Land. The Orcs employ Fomori to this end.

 Our Fomor is armed with a cannon torn from a Dwarf Panzerkriegtiere and carries a shield made from the armour. Somewhat unpredictable in the heat of battle, the Fomor comes with two Orc herders...

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Gnome Command I

Wounded Gnomes hurt by those beastly Dwarves will be treated by Bernadette, our Gnome Infirmière. She will be found in the Gnome Command Set along with out Gnome Chef...

Monday, 21 September 2015

Orc Infantry Section

Here is a video showing off the forthcoming Orc Infantry Section...

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Orc Command I

Medical assistance for Orcs wounded in battle is a little more rudimentary than that of the Dwarves. The Orc Command set will include this Sawbones to help get your troops back into battle as quickly as possible...

Friday, 18 September 2015

Dwarf Command III

Looks like Private Thorgrimm has come off badly in his recent encounter with the Orc Commandos. Luckily the Dwarf Command set will include a medic to make him all better...

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Orc Infantry Section

Set excitement phasers to stun!! 

A section of Orc infantry just like what you'll be able to get in the Kickstarter! :-)

 It's getting closer...

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Orc Commandos IV

Providing tactical battlefield support for your Orc commandos is this superb Orc Commando light machine-gun team - ratatatatatat!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Orc Commandos III

Of course badass Orc Commandos need even badder ass NCO's to lead them on the battlefield...

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Orc Commandos I

As the Dwarf army swept across Dûn-Nomin, Orc Warlord Chûrg-ill ordered the creation of a specialist unit of Orcs trained to infiltrate enemy positions and strike fear behind enemy lines - meet the Orc Commandos...