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Miniature Building Authority Preps 28mm modern conflict for Gen Con

I was lucky enough to be asked to come over and help playtest the ruleset that MBA (Miniature Building Authority) will be running at Gen Con 2013.  There were four other play testers, and what a great time we had.  First, let’s have a look at the table:

Iraq 28mm table, ready for troop deployment

The table ready for Troop Deployment Iraq 28mm table, ready for troop deployment

And here is another shot from a different angle:

A bird's eye view of about half the table.

A bird’s eye view of about half the table.

We were each put in charge of a different force including Americans, UN, IDF, Shia, and Sunni.  After falling in love with the table, we put out our forces.

Calm looking street?  The red bus is full of pilgrims, and the surrounding buildings are full of Shia ambushers.  It's about to go all wrong here.

Calm looking street? The red bus is full of pilgrims, and the surrounding buildings are full of Shia ambushers. It’s about to go all wrong here.

And these:

The Mosque is the destination for the Pilgrims.  The IDF escorts have quite the warm welcome waiting for them.

The Mosque is the destination for the Pilgrims. The IDF escorts have quite the warm welcome waiting for them.

There was a ton of action, fires starting and troops dying.

28mm Humvee lights up a VW microbus, insurgents flee

28mm Humvee lights up a VW microbus, insurgents flee

The Americans and IDF held a base in the contested zone with little resistance.

28mm American compound, complete with porta potties

28mm American compound, complete with porta potties

Whilst the Shia waited on Pilgrims that were to never arrive.

Courtyard around Mosque.  Shia Forces readying for assault on  Americans.

Courtyard around Mosque. Shia Forces readying for assault on Americans.

Things get hot quickly.  The pilgrims bus is Bus jacked, and the Americans attempt a heroic Helo based rescue.  The chopper is forced to land because of small arms fire and so that mission is aborted.

IDF and UN players watching to see what develops as Helicopter is forced to land in roundaboutIDF and UN players watching to see what develops as Helicopter is forced to land in roundabout.

The Sunni bravely ambush the rear of the American armored patrol, and the UN prepare to blow the wall and go after the guys who shot down the Helo.

28mm American armored vehicle takes a rocket launcher attack in the rear from Sunni troops hidden in convenience store.  UN troops at bottom of photo preparing to breech wall and enter Mosque compound.

28mm American armored vehicle takes a rocket launcher attack in the rear from Sunni troops hidden in convenience store. UN troops at bottom of photo preparing to breech wall and enter Mosque compound.

At the end of the game the Sunni player was declared the winner.    *I* think we were all winners.  The game was a ton of fun, the guys were fun opponents and willing to have a good time, MBA  put on a Phenomenal table in 28mm for us to play on and nobody got upset when the bad guys won.  Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this.

As a footnote, I’d like to correctly Identify Michael Johns as both the winner and the Leader of the Shia Militia.


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Miniature Building Authority preparing for Historicon

Miniature Building Authority will be attending Historicon this year.  We will have our sponsored gaming tables in the main gaming area as well.  Don’t forget that Saturday is officially Yoder’s day and if you have your shirts, wear them and you will get this year’s Yoder’s Dancer #2 figure for free on Saturday only.  Dave at Bronze Age Miniatures did another great job for us this year.

As you can see we have this years model and she is ready to dance her little rear end off for you.

DIR-079  Yoder’s Dancer #2  $5.95

We will have our full line up this year with all of the latest releases for Miniature Building Authority, and our Direct Terrain line.  Lots to see and check out.  See you next week.

Sincerely,

Kirk, Claudia, Jim and Parry


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Excitement at Origins on Wednesday

Well, it’s a good thing that those men in black, I mean, Kirk and Jim were there with their Special Operations vehicle.  Apparently there was a small electrical fire or something along that line at the convention center and everyone had to be evacuated from the building.

Not once, but twice.

emergency

Hopefully tomorrow (and the rest of the show) will be less eventful.


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The Middle Eastern Arcade and Middle Eastern building with courtyard are now available

Miniature Building Authority has these two products ready to go to add to your middle eastern games from ancients to modern times.  As with all of our Miniature Building Authority products these two buildings come pre-painted and assembled ready to use on the table. The Middle Eastern building with courtyard does convert into a ruined version when you remove the upper portion of the building.

 

We have included a photo of one of our middle eastern layouts where you can see both of these buildings laid out with several of our middle eastern line products.

 

 

10720 – Middle Eastern Arcade

10720    Middle Eastern Arcade        $39.95
25mm/28mm scale – Resin cast for strength and superb detail. Comes painted and assembled as shown

10721 – Middle Eastern Building with courtyard

10721    Middle Eastern building with courtyard    $39.95
25mm/28mm scale – Resin cast for strength and superb detail. Comes painted and assembled as shown.  Upper portion of the building is removable and leaves ruined version on the table.

These and all the rest of our products can be found on our website.   We will be at Origins gaming convention, so stop by the booth and say hello.

Kirk, Claudia, Jim and Parry


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Miniature Building Authority will be attending Cold Wars in Lancaster, PA March 8-10.

15134: 15mm Farmstead II

MBA will be in our normal booth area. We will have lots of new items to show for this year. Our brand new items that we are currently taking pre-orders on will be on display and available for pre-order at the show.  They are to arrive at our warehouse while we are at the show.

DIR-048: Office Set #1

All of our MBA products will be at the new lower retail prices as well. Additionally, all of the new Direct Terrain items will be on display and for sale.

10202: Kirk

We now have close to 100 items in our direct line. We will also be selling board games from Cool Mini or Not. This will be the first time that these games have been available at the show. So stop on by and say hello to Jim, Bob and Kirk. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Kirk, Claudia, Jim and Parry


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Braving the storm, Miniature Building Authority will be at Fall-in

Well, Jim and I are packing up Wednesday morning and heading into the storm.  Hopefully all will be cleared up by Thursday afternoon or at least letting up.  Hope to see new and old friends. 

We will be bringing with us all of the new items that arrived in September. We will have some of the new items that will be out late, late this year or early next year.  Lot’s of good times. 

Also, at the show we will be continuing our 15% off sale, so stop by the booth and take advantage of the big sale.

See you there.

Kirk
Miniature Building Authority

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