Monday, 22 December 2014

Kirton Games - X-Wing Store Championship 2015

Kirton Games and Rygas Roughnecks are proud to announce Exe-Wing 2015. Our first co-hosted X-Wing Store Championship 2015 Event taking place on Saturday the 28th February 2015 at Whipton Institute, Exeter Devon EX4 8AW.

The Tournament
The store championship tournament has 32 player slots, and will be four rounds played over one day using the Swiss-System.

Champion: Receives a Store Championship plaque and a card granting one first-round bye at a Regional Championship of the player’s choice.
Top Four: Receive one set of acrylic tokens.
Top Eight: Receive a X-Wing dice bag.
Top Thirty-Two: Receive an alternate art card.

Additionally the top three will receive:
1st Place: Tantive IV Expansion Pack
2nd Place: Rebel or Imperial Aces Expansion Pack
3rd Place: Small Single Ship Expansion Pack

More information and tickets

Monday, 10 November 2014

New Tyranids!

Another fantastic new Deal of the Week from Kirton Games!

This time, get 3 of the fantastic new Tyrannocyte models for just £90.00 INCLUDING shipping, thats a saving of £24+.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Bolt Action! D-Day Firefight Starter Set

One of those other projects I mentioned, I treated myself to the Bolt Action starter set recently as I've always had a weakness for historical gaming, though I've only ever dabbled on the side lines. With Kirton Games up and running, and now stocking Warlord Games items I've decided to take the plunge and give it a go!

You get 10 Wehrmacht, a Half-track, 20 US Army Infantry and a couple of ruins in the starter, alongside the mini-rulebook (very similar to those in the 40k & WFB Starters), dice and the usual bits and pieces, about average for £70 I suppose!

I've already decided to collect the Wehrmacht as my army - as much as I'd love to collect the British, I want a Tiger... maybe some Brits later on.

I've also decided that I'm not going to go 'to town' with the painting, nor with historical accuracy on uniforms, equipment and markings (as much as I know that will irritate some historical gamers). For my first little delve into WW2 gaming I'm looking to get a feel for the rules and enjoy a few games rather then indulge in a history lesson. Not to say I might not look at a more historically accurate force in the future, just right now I want to get playing.

With the contents assembled, my first lesson was just how fiddly the Warlord Games historical infantry are to put together - though the Half-track was a breeze - multi-part true scale 28mm is a lot more tricky to work with them my usual fair, and I know I've been sloppy with the mould lines. Chock loads of modelling options though!

Anyway, here is the assembled set, next stop some appropriate coloured sprays for base coating them, a little detailing, washes, and then I'm going to treat myself to that Tiger!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Praetorian Life Guards - Master Head

Its not all Kirton Games & Kickstarters!

I've got a few projects on the go, a couple of commissions which are near finished, one a skills exchange, the other some Guard character conversions.

I've even got a few projects on the go for myself and Curious Constructs, infact some which are overdue a blog post really.

A long time a go you might remember my original Life Guard conversions, more recently when the Scions came out I ranted and raved how these were perfect for a new generation of Life Guards.

Well my masters arrived back from the casters late last week, and I've done a quick assembly job while returning the bulk of them to go into a production mould - hopefully I'll have those back by the end of this month, but in the meantime...!

Test model! Im really pleased with the overall look, need to get it undercoated and figuring out the scheme next!



Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Win a copy of Relic!

To celebrate the opening of Kirton Games brand new and BIGGER store in the Creedy Centre, Crediton we are giving away of Fantasy Flights fantastic board game, Relic!
For every £10.00 spent either in store, or on our webstore, between now and 4:00pm on Saturday 11th October you will receive one entry into the prize draw!


Saturday, 16 August 2014

FREE Grey Knight Data Cards
The Grey Knights have returned! Pre-Order the brand new Grey Knight Codex from Kirton Games at our usual excellent discount, with free UK Shipping, and you'll also get the Grey Knight Data Cards absolutely FREE!

This is a strictly limited offer, so don't miss out and ORDER NOW!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

28mm Infantry Support Weapons Kickstarter - ENDS SUNDAY!

Thanks to some amazing support from our backers, Curious Constructs and Zinge Industries latest Kickstarter has been a fantastic success so far with eleven new weapons and auxilary options funded for the static platform. These include the Heavy Caliber Machine Gun, Cannon, Mortar, Rocket Launcher, Flac Cannon, Barrage Balloon Anchor, Multi-Mortar, Multiple Missile Launcher, Doomsday Rocket, Searchlight and Flame Cannon, not to mention several more esoteric options!

We're not done yet though, with just hours left we've still got more Stretch Goals locked including the three Self-Propelled alternate platforms, a Wheeled version, a Tracked version, and a Legged variant!

It's not too late to get on board, check out the campaign page below!

Alternative Self Propelled Platforms (LOCKED)
Doomsday Rocket & Multiple Missile Launcher Concepts (FUNDED)
Multi-Mortar & Barrage Balloon Anchor Concepts (FUNDED)
Flame Cannon & Searchlight Concepts (FUNDED)

Flac Cannon Work in Progress (FUNDED)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

FREE Space Wolves Data Cards from Kirton Games

Want the brand new Space Wolves Data Cards for FREE?

We're giving away a set with every Pre-Order of Codex Space Wolves, saving you a fantastic £8.00 - and thats before you include the value of our FREE UK shipping!


Sunday, 6 July 2014

28mm Infantry Support Weapons Kickstarter - NOW LIVE!

Curious Constructs and our partners at Zinge Industries are very pleased to announce the start of our second Kickstarter campaign!

This time, with your help, we are going to put into production a 28mm Weapons Platform and four brand new Steampunk inspired Heavy Weapons, a Heavy Caliber Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Mortar and Cannon. All of these have been designed by Kit Burrows of Zinge Industries, a highly regarded 3D designer with an extensive portfolio of work.

Whichever of these options you prefer, this multi-part kit, which will be cast in high quality resin offers huge potential for customisation! In fact, all the new parts are fully compatible with the existing Field Artillery kits which were the result of last years Kickstarter campaign giving you yet more options.

If we exceed our funding target we’ll be adding further options as stretch goals, including more weapons, platforms and other accessories. We’ve got lots of ideas – and we do mean LOTS! Some are more esoteric then others – don’t get Gareth from Zinge Industries started on the subjects of Pigeons and Squirrels…. However, we also want to know what you’d like to see! This Kickstarter is very much a living project and as much as possible we will be driven by what you would like us to produce!

Check out the Kickstarter campaign at,

And don’t forget to visit us Curious ConstructsZinge Industries Facebook.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday, 20 June 2014

Pre-Order Codex Orks Now Up!
The fantastic new Ork Codex is now available to pre-order from Kirton Games for just £24 INCLUDING postage!

This 104 page full-colour, hardback codex not only features new rules, artwork and background information but a new format!

This new ‘datasheet’ format involves a single page for the rules; the background; pictures; points cost; and battlefield role of each individual unit. There are also Ork-specific Tactical Objective; psychic powers; and wargear rules!

Monday, 16 June 2014

FREE Big Mek when your Pre-Order 3x Ork Mek Gunz from Kirton Games!

A new Deal of the Week from Kirton Games!

This week, Pre-Order three of the new Ork Big Gunz, get the brand new Big Mek FREE! And don't forget, we ship for FREE!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Something is brewing...

Something is brewing with Curious Constructs and Zinge Industries... Stay Tuned!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Flash Gitz - First Look

Still no new codex for the Orks, but the Flash Gitz have arrived! The perks of running a game shop mean I got my very early this morning, and just wanted to share a couple of pictures of mine in the early build stage.
When I first saw the models I thought they looked a bit too much, but then I suppose they are Orks, and Flash Gitz of course. Although the poses are very similar, the sprue has plenty of options on, and I think it would be easy to create a squad of 10 unique looking models.

They've still got a lot of work until I'm happy enough to give them an undercoat, plenty of mold lines to remove, and small details to add (gun straps and shell casings)! The guns are so huge and detailed that I will be painting them seperately but I've added nearly everything else. Tomorrow I'll finish the build and will be then will start paitning.

We're also running a fab deal of the week with Ork Reinforcements are now available for Pre-Order from Kirton Games! Pre-Order 3 Ork Big Gunz with our Pre-Order Deal and we'll give you the Ork Big Mek absolutely FREE! And don't forget about our FREE UK Shipping!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Mordheim - Building the City of the Damned (Part 1)

Some bright spark (me :P ) recently decided it would be a god idea to get some of Games Workshops old specialist games being played at our store Kirton Games. We settled on starting up Mordheim as the first delve into this, after getting some popular support for it from several local gamers.

Mordheim for those of you who don't know was a skirmish game released by Game Workshop in 1999, set in the Warhammer World in an Empire city of the same name which is destroyed by a comet. The comet scatters a precious material, Wyrdstone across the ruins of the city, which warbands, mostly of human but also consisting of many other race from the Warhammer world seek to collect and come to fight over.

Its a very terrain hungry game, and belated I realised we'd need rather alot of ruins, given we did'nt just want to end up using the store extensive 40k ruin collection.

After a bit of research looking at the options, I decided that the best way forward was to build our own, despite the fact though I've been in the hobby for years I've never really built much in the way of terrain!

I've started off with some basic materials, a pack of A3 Foamboard, a little bit of scrap plasti-card, lots of PVA glue and some pin.... these were the first results.

I've gone for just building lots of houses to a similar design for now, with 6 completed to this stage.  I've not bothered with templates as they are fairly simple to construct, each floor allows around 2.5" of headroom suitable for most standard sized models.

Of course while functional they are no where near finished, so the next stage is detailing, a process I'm just starting to experiment with. For now I'm only working on one building for this, with floorboards added from lollypop sticks. I'm now waiting for a big delivery of these so I can do joists and beams on the exterior as well.

Once these are done I'll be using some filler and textured paint to finish the buildings off, before basing and painting the buildings. The lat piece of the puzzle for now though has been ladders, settling on a easy if time consuming build for these of two toffee apple sticks with holes drilled into them, into which cocktail sticks are fitted as rungs!

The build continues!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Orks - The subtle look

Hello all, just wanted to share some of my orky constructions. I love the convertibility  of the orks, and over the years I've seen some pretty outlandish ones. Below is a collection of the more subtle ones from my collection.

I love the Zagstruk model, and will eventually want to have a full unit of stormboyz. I'm really pleased with this subtle conversion. A simple repose and the additional of the smoke really makes him stand out, especially as he's essentially floating above his base. I'll be doing a tutorial on the smoke effect in a future post.

Grot Flyer (deffkopta)
This guy is built entirely from ork dakkjet bits. I really love the expression on the grots face, he's in a full blown dive bomb!
Ork Big Mek
I've used this guy as various proxies, from an ork biker warboss, to a big mek with kustom force field. He was built almost entirely from the Colonels extensive guard bitz box.

Hope you like these, I'll be sharing some more soon, in the mean time would love to see some of yours orky creations! If GW don't grant my wishes and bring out a plastic boar boyz kit, then I'll be sharing my Ork boar boyz converions in future posts.

Happy converting!


Monday, 26 May 2014

Farewell old friend - Ork Codex

Happy Bank holiday all! Just a short guest post here by the third member of the Kirton Games trio, where I just wanted to say a short goodbye to the out-going ork codex now the new book is pretty much confirmed and share a couple of my favourite ork builds.

Although I've been playing 40K since the mid 90's, I only started playing orks about 5 years ago; I picked up the book during the 5th edition meta crazyness, where everyone playing orks competativly was using either Gazghull and the 4 battlewagons, or Nob bikers. I really wanted to see what else you could do with the book.

The Wrath of Kan
This was probably my favourite build, a true stompy mek-list. I enjoyed a lot of success with this list, and it always looked impressive on the battlefield. Although it was slow, when it did manage to get across the battlefield it normally hit like a tidal wave. When 6th edition came along the list became a lot harder to use, although the lack of fearless saves made the boy units effective tar pits, the 2hp on the killa kanz made them quite easy to drop, especially given the kustom force field was dropped to a 5+ cover save. 

Big Mek: kustom force field, eavy armour 90 
Big Mek: kustom force field, eavy armour 90 
8 Lootas    
25 Ork Boyz, Nob, Power Klaw, Boss Pole, eavy armour 195 
25 Ork Boyz, Nob, Power Klaw, Boss Pole, eavy armour 195 
25 Ork Boyz, Nob, Power Klaw, Boss Pole, eavy armour 195  
10 Gretchin: Runtherd. 40 
Big Mek's Deff Dread 85 
Big Mek's Deff Dread 85 
3 Killa Kans: 3 x skorcha. 120 
3 Killa Kans: 3 x grotzooka. 125   
3 Killa Kans: 3 x rokkit launcha. 150
Total 1500pts

My second favourite build was the all ork biker army led by Wazdakka. This is a very fast, very shooty list and one I'm still using now. All toughness 5, and every gun strength 5 or higher as well as being twin-linked; this was is an awesome list. It's only real weakness is the low leadership on the Nobz, and it was always a shame watching a 300+ point bike unit run away in the first turn if it lost 4 models. 

Wazdakka 180pt 
12 Ork Warbikers: nob, boss pole, power klaw 340pt 
12 Ork Warbikers: nob, boss pole, power klaw 340pt 
8 Ork Warbikers: nob, boss pole, power klaw 240pt 
5 Deffkoptas, 3 x rokkits, 2 x twin linke big shoots, 2 x buzz saws
Total -1500pts
In summary despite the fact the ork book is pretty old now it certainly managed to hold its own in the modern era of powerful codices, but above all I still love the amount of fun and themed list you could make from this book, and I genuinely believe there was not a bad unit in this codex.

Anyway roll on the new codex, and hopefully some lovely new ork plastic kits - my hope is for some plastic megz knobz! So what where your favourite lists from the old books, and what are you hoping for the new one?

Lomo (James)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Save £15+ with 40k Rulebook Pre-Orders from Kirton Games!

The fantastic new Warhammer 40,000 Rulebook is now on Pre-Order from Kirton Games, and until Monday you can make savings of £15 or more!

Kirton Games is offering the new 3 hardback book set at our excellent discount price, but if you Pre-Order it before Monday you'll also receive £10 worth of Vouchers, and benefit from FREE UK SHIPPING.

Before you include the value of the vouchers that alone makes us more then £2.00 cheaper then Darksphere and just under £1.00 cheaper then Wayland Games!

The vouchers, which will be posted alongside your rulebook consists of £5.00 redeemable from Kirton Games, and a further £5.00 redeemable through Curious Constructs.

Saturday, 10 May 2014


It’s Curious Constructs second birthday this month, we've surpassed 500 likes, and on top of that the Field Artillery Kits are finally in production! I don’t know about you, but I think that’s a good enough reason to celebrate in the best possible way, a giveaway!

One lucky (and randomly selected) person who likes the Curious Constructs Facebook page is going to get a complete Field Artillery Battery Kit absolutely free! On top of that, for every extra 50 Likes the Curious Constructs page gets between now and the draw over 500 I’ll add something else to the prize pot! That means 3 Rocket Launcher kits and a spare Gun Carriage have already been added to the draw, with only 20 or so likes to go until another Gun Carriage is added!

So how do you win? Well very easily!

First, make sure you LIKE the Curious Constructs Facebook Page if you don't already.

Then LIKE, COMMENT or SHARE the draw post HERE! Each of those three actions will give you one entry in the draw which will take place on Saturday 17th May, so theres just a week to go! Don't put it off though, it'll take you a couple of minutes and you know you'll forget about it right? ;)

Easy huh?

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Alternative 28mm Heavy Weapons

At last the Artillery kits funded through last years Kickstarter which achieved over 1200% of its required funding are back in stock. They've been remastered with a few minor changes to improve on the design, and with a big increase in casting quality with the excellent Zinge Industries now handling all production!

In stock at the moment are the single Field Artillery kits, which include a single Gun Carriage with a choice of four different weapons which can easily be swapped as the situation demands!

There is also a discounted Battery Kit, which includes three complete Field Artillery Kits.

And by popular demand the Gun Carriages are also available separately and in a discounted Battery Kit with three complete Gun Carriages. 

Single Weapon kits will be returning soon as well, while the popular Multiple Rocket Launcher will be getting the remastering treatment soon!