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Horizon Wars Promo by precinctomega

Here it is, at last.

Obviously, I'm posting a journal to further pimp the forthcoming release in April of my very first proper miniatures wargame, published by Osprey Games.  But actually, there's more to it than just blowing my own trumpet.  First, I want to draw people's attention to this gallery in my Favourites.  It's been there a long time, with various names down the years, but it was the first place I started to record images and ideas that inspired the development of this game (the other being this Pinterest board).

I wanted to make the game one that would pay tribute to as much of these inspiring works and images as possible.  Special mention needs to go to :iconbrotherostavia: and :iconjessada-art:BrotherOstavia was my first choice for artist.  He has been an inspiration since we hung out on the Ordo Illuminatus forums many aeons ago and was immensely generous to let me use his art in the game's first incarnation, MechaWar.  Sadly, a clash of projects meant that we had to go elsewhere, but we were super-fortunate to find some time in Jessada's schedule and he's given us some amazing illustrations.

Horizon Wars, therefore, is very much a project that was gestated in the deviantArt community and its final realization is a testimony to how dA can make a difference not just for big companies and major artists but even for little people like me.
Horizon Wars Promo by precinctomega
Horizon Wars Promo
Cover art is by Jessada-Art (always a pleasure to collaborate with another deviant.  Photography courtesy of my brother-in-law.  Miniatures and scenery all painted by me.  Book written by me.

Horizon Wars will be on exclusive pre-release at the Osprey Games booth at Salute 2016 (16th April), where I'll be running demos and signing copies (and generally shooting the breeze with all and sundry).  General release follows on 20th April.

You can pre-order now:

ospreypublishing.com/horizon-w…
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Horizon Wars Promo by precinctomega

Here it is, at last.

Obviously, I'm posting a journal to further pimp the forthcoming release in April of my very first proper miniatures wargame, published by Osprey Games.  But actually, there's more to it than just blowing my own trumpet.  First, I want to draw people's attention to this gallery in my Favourites.  It's been there a long time, with various names down the years, but it was the first place I started to record images and ideas that inspired the development of this game (the other being this Pinterest board).

I wanted to make the game one that would pay tribute to as much of these inspiring works and images as possible.  Special mention needs to go to :iconbrotherostavia: and :iconjessada-art:BrotherOstavia was my first choice for artist.  He has been an inspiration since we hung out on the Ordo Illuminatus forums many aeons ago and was immensely generous to let me use his art in the game's first incarnation, MechaWar.  Sadly, a clash of projects meant that we had to go elsewhere, but we were super-fortunate to find some time in Jessada's schedule and he's given us some amazing illustrations.

Horizon Wars, therefore, is very much a project that was gestated in the deviantArt community and its final realization is a testimony to how dA can make a difference not just for big companies and major artists but even for little people like me.

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Robey Jenkins
United Kingdom
I'm a civil servant based in Gloucestershire, with a sideline in unplugged games design - miniatures games, roleplay games, boardgames and card games. As well as my own designs, I work freelance in what free time I have remaining. I also paint, draw and write occasionally.

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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it was you suggesting to use some putty to seal off the edges i get from using cork plates as a basing material. Even though some effects might be overdone, i think i got the base right! I would love to hear your point of view :P

[Wh40k] Assault Sargeant / Captain II by Mineraleater
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
It was, and that looks great! The "slab" effect of less crumbled pieces of cork is still good, but it helps to mix things up with a bit of variety.
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Mineraleater Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really appreciated that idea and I am so happy i used that extra time to make them look like this! Let's see how i can bring in the second part of your advise :P on the other hand, that desert is an empty one... So not much to see there, hence not much variety
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Badgroth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Cheers for the Fav.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
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HansIJ Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favourite! La la la la 
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
I'd love to see more minis from you.  It's a very "realistic" look you give them that I'd like to learn from.
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HansIJ Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
The trick is, to spend inhumanly long on each model.. heh. This, is also why I never had an army :)
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precinctomega Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I feel your pain.  That's why I love Infinity.  It really rewards attention to a single mini and you only need a handful for an army.
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TinyPlasticMen Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch. I appreciate it.
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