COUNTERBLAST 2nd Edition Preorder

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Calling all space aces! Grab your particle guns, strap on your rocket packs, and prepare for pulp sci-fi cinematic excitement, Counterblast 2nd Edition is on its way! Bombshell Miniatures is very proud to announce the latest version of Counterblast with new streamlined gameplay, a faster interactive activation phase, vehicle rules, unique player missions, episodic campaign guidelines, and a new Hero Builder for crafting your very own customizable heroes and crews, as well as an open crew format without being faction dependent allowing you to use any models from your collection to build your crews and level them up while exploring the Outer Reaches.

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Counterblast is available as a full sized, full color hardback book with 160+ pages of rules, new art, and expanded information and lore of the Counterblast universe. Each hardback book purchase includes a free PDF copy. In addition, during the pre-order campaign, each Counterblast book purchase will include an all new Sally Starfield model absolutely free. All items available for pre-order are estimated to begin shipping in August 2017.

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In keeping with the nostalgic feel of CounterBlast, we’re also pleased to offer an all new starter set for those beginning their adventures in the Outer Reaches or those wishing to expand their existing crews. This Counterblast Lunchbox Edition starter set comes in a color printed tin lunch box adorned with new art depicting the enterprising Lancer Captain Wanda Whitestar and her intrepid crew by the talented Giorgio Baroni. This starter set will include two custom-cut tray inserts manufactured by Battle Foam™ to keep your crews safe as they travel with you from game to game. You will be able to select two of the five depicted faction crews to be included in your set. These miniatures are cast in metal and/or high quality polyurethane resin. In addition, you will receive color statcards for each crew model, two quality Chessex® d10 “Moxie” dice sets in faction-related colors, a Counterblast tape measure, and a handy black and white quick-start rulebook.

The Counterblast lunch box and the foam miniature trays are also available separately.

Eligible faction starter crew selections for the Lunchbox Edition are:

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Edofleini – Alien invaders from a distant dying galaxy, the Edofleini are a race of powerful psifers. This starter crew includes two Edokin trappers, an Edo underling, an Edo eyespy, and an all new Edo Prime Leader character, “Destroys Nulls”.

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GDF – Tasked with defending the free races of the Galactic Council of Worlds, the Galactic Defense Force are highly skilled soldiers protected by Lazsteel armored environ suits and wielding powerful Pulsar weaponry. This starter crew includes a commander, a human sentry, an enforcer, and an all new Illyrian ranger.

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Lancers – Comprised of merchants, smugglers, prospectors, and all manner of seekers of fortune, Lancers are often found making their way in the Outer Reaches as best they can. This starter crew includes Wanda Whitestar, Smap, a trusty Lancer HLpR bot, and an all new Alanti character model, “Unagi”.

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Mekkus – Intent on destroying all organic lifeforms, the Mekkus central AI has determined manipulation of the psionic powers of The Deep is needed. To achieve this end, they have harvested and experimented on wounded opponents, grafting the biologic with Mekkus circuitry and components, forming a horrific union to aid in accomplishing their driving directive. This starter crew includes a defender with particle cannons, an aggressor with gamma disruptors, a seeker, and an all new Cyren.

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Neiran – The ancient matriarchal Neiran Empire is ever seeking to gain more territory for its Empress in the name of the Firstmother. This starter crew includes two clansisters, a scythesister, and an all new Huntress.

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Miniature Monthly – Giveaway for May

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Check out The Miniature Monthly Giveaway this month! Be sure to sign up before June 1st for a chance to win prizes from Secret Weapon MiniaturesBombshell MiniaturesBigchild Creatives and Ninja Division – Soda Pop Miniatures.

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May Releases

The new miniatures funded on the Babes 3 Kickstarter campaign are all now available in the web store. If you missed backing the project, now is the time to jump in and get these great new models!

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Dr. Zardov’s primary henchbots, 1ST1 & 2ND1, are now available in their own set. They are complete pewter models including HLpR chassis, particle weapons, tools & equipment, and clear plastic domes.

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We have received restocks on the Heavy Combot kit. This multi-part robot stands 80mm tall and is pressure cast from high quality polyurethane resin.

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Skirmish Supremacy Podcast Giveaway

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Bombshell Miniatures is partnering with Skirmish Supremacy​ in May to giveaway this two-faction bundle for Counterblast. Get the jump on the upcoming Bookstarter campaign and win this combo package that includes the current starter Galactic Defense Force and Edofleini crew sets. Click for 8 ways you can enter!

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Counterblast Lunchbox Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the Counterblast Lunchbox Edition which will include two starter factions and all the accessories for your initial games. Pics of the new sculpts and other components will be posted in the coming weeks. These 2-player starter sets, as well as individual components, will be available for pre-order starting May 25th.

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Bombshell New Releases coming for May

Happy Friday!
We certainly hope everyone has had a terrific week and is looking forward to rolling towards summer. Here at the Bombshell Factory we’re doing some spring cleaning and preparing for the big Counterblast campaign coming next month! Valiant has shipped the remaining items for the Babes 3 Kickstarter campaign and we are on time to fulfill that right on schedule. We will update you next week on when all of those fantastic new minis will be available in the web store.
— Patrick  the Sculptdude
We have a collection of 10 new Babes and 3 new Sidekicks funded on the Kickstarter project last fall ready for release in May. We will send a notification as soon as they are available in the web store.

Elizabeth Beckford, Assassin – Painted by Mary Profitt

Sister Marion Weebley – painted by Mary Profitt 

This is the final weekend to get the GDF Security Crew Combo
Zyga was released to light duty and temporarily assigned as Security Officer to Outpost 871 while the mining crew shifts were rotated out for R&R. An Alanti pyswan, Zyga is quick, agile, and a fairly impressive marksman. He finds his assignment at Outpost 871 boring and while he doesn’t shirk his duties, he is more than happy to allow the station’s contingent of bots to perform additional patrols. He looks forward to returning to active duty.

We will be running some more local demos of Counterblast all during the month of May. Our studio cat Ney’tiri will make sure her Shrinaar crew is up to the task.
COUNTERBLAST™ Adventure Battle Game, is a pulp-inspired science fiction tabletop skirmish battle game for 28mm miniatures. The Second Edition rulebook is a 160+ page, full-sized, full color hardcover, with new streamlined gameplay, a faster activation phase, updated Hero Builder and Vehicle rules, and an open crew format without being faction dependent. Use any models from your collection to build your crews and level them up while exploring the Outer Reaches.

PRE-ORDERS BEGIN  MAY 25, 2017
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Mission Mondays – Week 4

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Kicking off the weeks leading up to the launch of the 2nd Edition of Counterblast, we will be offering new missions for you to try out in your games at home. You can download a new free PDF each Monday up to the beginning of the “Bookstarter” campaign.

Vast tracts of unexplored territory beckon explorers to every corner of the Outer Reaches. Outposts, settlements, and garrisons are widespread for all manner of mining operations, defensive fortifications, and  research facilities. In this mission, crews attempt to stake a claim to a location on the tabletop where a base can be established.

Click here to download this week’s mission – Colonize

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