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The Comanche Are Coming!

Recently I got in touch with Andy Singleton of Volley Fire Painting to do a commission for some Comanche miniatures I recently purchased. After getting a few photos sent to me via email I must say, I’m SUPER happy with the final results. Expect to see a few shots of these guys in the Gunslinger’s Paradise rule book!

If you’re looking to get some commission painting done I highly recommend Andy’s work. This is what he considers his “Tabletop Level” and the pricing is very good for the quality you receive. I’ve added a link to his page below, so send him a quick message and get those unpainted minis all painted up for A Gunslinger’s Paradise.

https://www.facebook.com/VolleyFirepainting/

A Gunslinger’s Paradise Update 5/4/20

It’s been a little while since I’ve given an update on A Gunslinger’s Paradise so lets get to it!

Currently I’ve been trying to juggle the responsibilities of real life (2 young kids at home in a pandemic quarantine) with getting this book done and to my surprise it’s actually been going pretty well. The writing & fine tuning is almost done and I’m about halfway through with getting the book ready for print. Based on what’s left on my plate I think the original goal of a late July / early August release is still very doable barring any major setbacks.

Another topic I wanted to touch on was the idea of setting up a pre-order for A Gunslinger’s Paradise to help me gauge what size print run I need to do. I’m most likely going to open this up in June and as a thank you for ordering from Gods Eye Games directly I’ll be throwing in a free digital card deck along with your purchase of the rules. As always I will be releasing the Digital PDF version of the rules the day A Gunslinger’s Paradise “officially” releases, so if that’s your preferred way to game have no worries, I got you covered.

I’m really looking forward to getting these rules out to the wargaming community. This has been a very fun project to work on and I’m excited to see what all of you will be doing once you get the book in your hands. Once again, thanks for supporting Gods Eye Games. You guys and gals make all the effort that goes into putting the rules together worth it.

Joe

PATMOCON 2020 (We’ll Be There!)

As most of you have noticed, shows for our hobby have gone the way of the dodo for the foreseeable future. To help fill the void Dan at Paint All The Minis has stepped up and put together an online venue where the community can gather and participate in an online convention. Tickets are cheap, vendors are a plenty and there are deals to be had! Listed below is all of the info you’ll need to get started so have a look, buy a ticket and join us for some digital wargaming goodness while we’re all locked indoors.

PATMOCON 2020

Tickets are officially on sale for the Paint All The Minis Online Convention  2020!!!! 

Tickets cost 7.50GBP for a 72 hour Pass

  • A 3 day online convention (48 ‘live’ hours with new content) featuring:
  • A downloadable Swag Bag,
  • A Vendor Hall with Convention Special Offers, 
  • Numerous Virtual Booths allowing you to interact with content from some of the industry’s biggest companies
  • Live chat & Q&A with some of the industry’s most interesting people 
  • Painting challenge!
  • 10% of all proceeds going to the Models for Heroes Charity

Watch the promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snf96hOFdaI

Reserve your spot here:
https://www.paintalltheminis.com/patmocon-2020

The event will be held online on Discord (You will need to download this and create a free account in preparation for this), the live video chats will be held in Zoom (You will need to download this and create a free account in preparation for this) or you can just watch at any time convenient for you without zoom as they will be saved for your viewing pleasure.

Gods Eye Games will be there to support PATMOCON by hosting a vendor booth will special deals all weekend long and we’ll also be doing a chat with Dan. Stop by the booth to say hi and talk some shop, I’ll be around 🙂

Joe


Cigar Box Battle Mats in the House

Hey everyone, I just wanted to help spread the word about about some fantastic new wargaming mats I just ordered. A few weeks ago I did a little shopping around in search of some mats to use for the production photos in the Gunslinger’s Paradise rulebook and came across Cigar Box Battle Mats. My mat collection at the house is mostly made up of that mouse pad material and as much as I like them I wanted to switch over to something where I could put the hills underneath for a more realistic look. After reading a few reviews I decided to go ahead pull the trigger by ordering Cigar Box’s Rattlesnake Ranch and New Grasslands mats.

Fast forward about 2 weeks and I finally had time to open the package and take a look at my purchase and I must say these are amazing. The quality of the fabric is really nice, there isn’t much creasing when you lay the mats down over hills and the art design looks very natural.

I’m very happy that Cory over at Cigar Box gave us the green light to use these in our books and on future projects this is will be my go to option when I need to get a proper piece of ground cover to match the theme of the books we produce.


Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting out some play testing photos of A Gunslinger’s Paradise to show off the new terrain and buildings we’ve been working on. For those of you looking to get a jump start on building your western towns and open ranges I’d highly suggest taking a look at Cigar Box Battle Mats. I’ve added the links to what I’ve purchased below but they have a ton of other options available to fit whatever theme you’re looking for.

http://cigarboxbattlestore.bigcartel.com/product/rattlesnake-ranch-4x6plus-830
http://cigarboxbattlestore.bigcartel.com/product/grassland-2-4×6-plus-410

A Gunslinger’s Paradise Campaign & Solo Play Info

Another western film gem brought to you by Gods Eye Games & Veltrevision Cinema.

A few of you have been asking about how A Gunslinger’s Paradise will handle campaign and solo play so I figured now is as good a time as any to cover both of those topics.

As a lot of you know one of the main elements I try to put into each of our rule sets is a solid campaign system and A Gunslinger’s Paradise will be no different. This time around the focus of the campaign will be about factions jockeying for control of the small but quickly growing town of Dusty Creek, Colorado. Players will build their custom lists and use the loot they gain in scenarios to purchase saloons, shops, ranches and many other things that can help them gain influence over the territory. To maintain their foothold in Dusty Creek players will also have to manage their characters by placing them in positions to defend their factions holdings. You’re not going to have that saloon under your control very long if you don’t have a guy like Buckshot Bill watching who’s coming in the front door.

Another element coming back to the campaign system will be character progression. If your gunman manages to survive the firefight you will be awarded some cash to spend on him and one of the best ways to improve your character is to buy them better skills and equipment as the campaign progresses. Be wise about how you spend your loot though, because if you use it on improving guys like that lazy ranch hand you just hired you’ll probably end up broke and losing yourself in a bottle of whiskey by noon.

After release I’ll also keep supporting the campaign system by releasing some new scenarios and rules specifically tailored for playing games in Dusty Creek, CO. If the player base seems interested enough there might also be some short stories and narrative mini campaigns to help add some fluff and depth to the blossoming territory.

It’s time to talk about what I have planned for solo players. Right now, the rules as is work very well for solo play with the one exception being the Initiative System. But don’t worry, I have two play testers who are exclusively working on the solo player experience so that when the book releases everyone will be able to have an enjoyable game regardless of how many bodies are sitting around the table. The goal going forward is to come up with a free downloadable PDF document that has suggested rules and alterations made specifically for solo play the day A Gunslinger’s Paradise hits the shelves.

I hope this answered the communities questions for what’s planned concerning campaign & solo play. If you’d like to keep up with everything happening with A Gunslinger’s Paradise keep checking in here at Gods Eye Games or join our Facebook groups with the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AGunslingersParadise/
&
https://www.facebook.com/GodsEyeGames/

Sincerely,
Joe

The Ides of March Sale

Hello plebs,

The Ides of March are upon us. To honor this historical day Gods Eye Games will be offering a 23% discount on all softcover books and bundles for the remainder of the week. Why 23% you might ask? We decided to offer 1% for every time the great Julius Caesar was stabbed on the floor of the Senate. The discount could have been more but Brutus and his friends got a little squeamish toward the end of it. Now go buy some books on a discount and enjoy some quality war gaming!

Joe

Steel & Steed Released!

Lords and Ladies!  After a long journey we have finally reached the place of competition.  Let the Tournament begin!

You now have the chance to test your mettle, stare down your challengers, and ride to fame and fortune!

News-Tournament-edition

Gods Eye Games is happy to present our newest offering.  Written by our own Joe Veltre.  We bring you Steel & Steed.

Within this book you will find the rules to help you create a knightly tournament worthy of a noble such as yourself. It is here that you will be given the tools to create one day competitions, large events testing the skill and merit of the bravest of knights or even run an ongoing campaign that will allow you to grow your house and become the envy of all the kingdoms across the land.  Sharpen your blade and ready your steed, honor and glory are yours for the taking!

Months in the making, laboriously produced, and brought in from distant lands Steel & Steed is now officially available to purchase in our webstore and from our European partner.

Head over to the store page to find a print version, a digital PDF version, and a card deck accessory along with a bundle deal where you can pick them all up together.  The webstore is the only place you will currently find a digital download of our latest release.

This is an exciting moment for us at Gods Eye Games as this is the second title in our library of games we intend to bring to you in the months and years to come.  We are very pleased with the final product and when you look at it with Sons of Mars you’ll be sure to notice the additional efforts we put into this title.

In celebration of our launch we are offering everyone a chance to pick up both Steel & Steed and Sons of Mars on discount.  Purchase one book or bundle and receive $10 off a second book or bundle.  Its a great chance to pick up Sons of Mars along with Steel and Steed.  Use the coupon code JOUST at checkout.

Try not to be this guy.  Don’t delay, we are only going to run the sale for a limited time.

We are also opening up international shipping at this time.  So if you want to support us directly we are happy to ship worldwide. Not withstanding please go check out the fine selection of figures at Northstar that can be used to create your tournaments and campaigns.  Don’t hesitate to order from the good folks at Northstar their international shipping prices will be hard for us to beat.

It’s a jubilant time here thanks to our outstanding community of enthusiasts and fans.  If you like campaigns, events, and tournaments there is something for you in Steel & Steed or Sons of Mars.  We encourage you to join with our friends on our company Facebook page and the game pages linked there.  We are on a crusade to create wonderful games and we would love to have you with us.  Thank you for your support of our enterprise.

Gods Eye Games to publish Contact Front

Gods Eye Games is excited to announce that we are entering into a new genre of wargaming with an agreement to publish Contact Front, a modern warfare ruleset.

Contact Front, a creation from the mind of Carl Titterington, is a platoon level modern game which puts the player in the position of platoon commander. 

This tactical game allows players to set objectives that are related to the amount of support they have access to.  Once the game starts players will be challenged with striking a balance between completing objectives and getting your troops home safely.  The asymmetric nature of modern warfare requires that players consider victory in different terms than traditional contemporary World War conflicts.

Fancy something different, then there is always the role of commanding a force of insurgents. Outmanned and outgunned, players must use different and often unorthodox tactics to achieve victory when the terrain might be the only element in your favour.

A game designed to make players think about the tactical elements of modern warfare as well as the personal side of war, Contact Front offers players an enjoyable, narrative driven game!

The author of Contact Front, Carl Titterington, now joins our illustrious, Joe Veltre, in bringing new, interesting, and varying titles to our growing collection of games that strive to be detailed enough for enthusiasts, flexible for your needs, all the while creating a thrilling and enjoyable game.

Since leaving the Royal Navy in 2010, Carl has immersed himself in many areas of the wargaming hobby including writing historical fiction, podcasting, and running a YouTube Channel.  A painter and gamer, Carl brings his experience of serving in the Territorial Army to write this set of modern platoon level rules for war gaming.  

Gods Eye Games has jumped at the chance to work with Carl.  We will be bringing the game to you later this year and it will be available in the UK, Europe, The United States, and the rest of the world through http://www.godseyegames.com webstore and our distribution partners in the UK and elsewhere.

The initial release of Contact Front will include all the core rules to play and feature a selection of combatants from the period following the events of September 11, 2001 including coalition forces of the UK, the United States, and Taliban forces of Afghanistan   In a series of future releases Carl will be revisiting Afghanistan in depth, expanding into the conflict in Iraq, and other Middle East conflicts such as the Syrian Civil war.  Future releases will include new combatants, expanded force lists and coalition allies, along with scenario and theatre specific missions.

The first supplement, planned for 2020, will be focused on Special Operations.  In this supplement you might find yourself conducting combat operations in the caves of Afghanistan, running counter terrorism operations on the home front, protecting the high seas from piracy, or operating deep into enemy territory whilst coordinating local allies.

Contact Front will offer you a new take on modern warfare exploring the most current conflicts along with all the challenges of achieving victory in the asymmetric environments of our contemporary conflicts.

Stay tuned to our news feed here at Gods Eye Games or follow along with us on Facebook for all the latest developments regarding bringing Contact Front to you in print and digital formats.

If you want to get engaged with fellow enthusiasts and the game designer himself, Carl, head over to The Official Contact Front Wargames Rules Group.  See what’s going on with the game development, what fans are doing with miniatures and terrain, and participate in the discussion about all things Contact Front.

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