Every Tuesday. Starts at 7pm £1.00 entry. Beginners welcome.
MTG Draft – Every Sunday.
£10.00 for 3 boosters plus one prize pool booster. Starts at 11.30 am.
January 6th 2014
December 23rd 2013
Over Christmas and New Years we will be closed for a few days.
Tuesday 24th open 11am til 4 pm
25th until Friday 27th closed.
Sat 28th til Mon 30th open as usual.
Tues 31st open 11am til 4pm
Wednesday 1st 2014 closed
Thursday 2nd onwards back to normal.
October 9th 2013
Our number 1 selling product of 2012 the Tyrant Army Figure Case is back in stock.
I thought rather then me explaining why it’s our best seller I trawled the internet and found reviews our customers had left instead.
Review by Natfka (Faeit 212)
The first thing I noticed is that the canvas is durable, the straps and clasps are strong. There are three different cases that Tabletop Tyrant makes, with both the Tyrant and the Dreadnought being customizable with different tray selections. The online build a case is very easy to use, and takes only a few moments do.
The Kingmaker holds 4 trays, and sells for around $45USD or £28.70. With 4 standard infantry trays, it easily holds 144 models.
The Tyrant holds a large amount of models, and I can see it easily holding 1500pts or more of 40k. The top/side loading makes it easy to get in and out of, and I can see this being the staple of a gamers cases for his army. It holds up to 8 standard trays, but of course this case is large enough for the vehicle trays, and in the video I have 2 large vehicle trays in the case, alongside two standard infantry. The Tyrant retails for around $65 USD or £41.00.
The Dreadnought is the same size as the Tyrant, is very similar with the exception that it is armoured for extra protection and comes with extra pockets along the outside and a nice full sized pocket on the inside (that fits hardcover codices just perfect. The Dreadnought is currently selling around $108USD or £65.
The number one thing that will make you take a good look at these cases is the price. Literally for just over a $100 USD you can get yourself a Tyrant and a Kingmaker. One to hold your larger models, and the other to hold your infantry. The construction is solid, and I think that if you are looking for a case, that these should be on your list to take a look at.
Below is an overview of the company and their cases, including word that they are working on a new 4 layer case that will retail for £20.00.
Review from Pins of War
Tired of hauling around your miniatures in cardboard or plastic boxes?
I know I was. Enter the figure cases from Tabletop Tyrant, available over at Gifts for Geeks. The case in the picture above is the Kingmaker case from Tabletop Tyrant, which is the smaller (or “half-sized”) case for £28.70 (around US$ 45,-), configured however you like it.
For me, the biggest obstacle I usually come across trying to decide on what case I want, and how to configure it, is that most online shops I see make it fiendishly hard (for first-time customers at least) to figure out online how cases and foam go together.
Not so Tabletop Tyrant. They got a very cool, dead simple little tool on their website that lets you fill up your figure case with different foam options. That tool alone makes Tabletop Tyrant a contender IMO. Also, one set of foam trays is included in the price!
As said, the Kingmaker is smaller than Tabletop Tyrant’s Tyrant case (!). The Kingmaker hold about 4 layers of infantry foam instead of 8 for the Tyrant. That is still more than enough for an average 1500 point Warhammer 40k army or a 50 – 80 point Warmachine force.
For me personally, it’s a great way to store my “smaller” games such as DreadBall or X-Wing.
The case opens on the top and comes with more straps and handles than you could ever need. It’s obviously not a hard case, so it may not be the figure case for packing miniatures for air travel. What I liked about it, however, is how lightweight the case is.
I mostly filled the case with infantry and “”pick & plug” foam trays. The latter (see above) is really essential for storing more oddly shaped miniatures, as you can plug out the little foam boxes to create custom trays that fit your personal collection.
For a foam tray for X-Wing miniatures, as above, I would recommend using the 35mm deep pick & plug foam. I also have the thinner 28mm foam, which is great for infantry models “lying down”.
For more 3-dimensional models, the 35mm really add much-needed depth to make sure the miniatures – such as the Tie Fighter – are completely inside the foam.
The (28mm depth) infantry tray works perfect for my (smaller) Mantic DreadBall miniatures. The size of the pre-cut slots for miniatures may be a bit tight for larger, more elaborate HQ-style figures, especially those “heroic-scale” miniatures from Games Workshop.
The Chaos Sorcerer above doesn’t fully fit in. Again, it’s probably a good idea to mix standard infantry foam trays with pick & plug foam trays for the more unwieldy miniatures.
Not to mention the specialized foam trays for Tanks, Cavalry, etc.. .
Not much I can add.
For less than the cost of a Warhammer 40K Codex, I’m now able to store and transport most of my “side-game” miniatures collection (which admittedly has been “sidelining” my GW-hobby for a few months now) in one conveniently sized, well-made and super-light-weight figure case.
I love the way the foam allows me to match the interiour layout to my miniatures collections. I know there are foam variants out there that are custom-cut to things like X-Wing Miniatures, but they never seem to have exactly the layout that I need. Flexibility makes this one the winner!
The only thing to look out for, especially for storing larger GW models or 35mm Miniatures (Kingdom Death!) is that the slots in the infantry foam tray may be on the small side.
August 7th 2013
July 8th 2013
Lots of events coming up
Friday 12 th 4pm Modern FNM £3 entry
Friday 12th 7 pm Standard FNM £3 entry
Saturday 00.01 Am m14 Sealed deck Pre-release £19.50 for 6 boosters and entry
Saturday 11.00 Am m14Sealed deck Pre-release £19.50 for 6 boosters and entry
Saturday 7 pm m14 Sealed deck Pre-release £19.50 for 6 boosters and entry
Sunday 11 Am m14 2 headed giant Pre-release £19.50 for 6 boosters and entry
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June 1st 2013
Important Information Regarding Our Opening Times
Due to staff going on annual leave our retail store will be closed for a few days in June.
Wednesday 5th of June closed after 5.30pm
Thursday 6th closed all day
Sunday 9th closed all day
Tuesday 11th June closed after 5.30pm
Thursday 13th of June closed all day
April 11th 2013
Friday 4pm Start Modern FNM £3 entry
Friday 7pm Start Standard FNM £3 entry
After our FNMs we then have
27/4/13 @ 00.00 (Midnight) Pre-release. £19.50 for entry and 6 boosters. Sealed Deck Event
27/4/13 @ 11.00 am Pre-release. £19.50 for entry and 6 boosters. Sealed Deck Event
27/4/13 @ 19.00 (7pm) Pre-release. £19.50 for entry and 6 boosters. Sealed Deck Event
28/4/13 @11.00 am Pre-release. £19.50 for entry and 6 boosters. Two Headed Giant Sealed Deck Event
For all events you have 45 mins to build your deck.
We have 18 of each Guild box available. If you pay in advance you get to reserve your guild. Otherwise you can save a place for one of the above events by posting here.
If you do not pay in advance your ticket will be saved until 5 minutes before the tournament begins.
To buy your ticket please visit our retail store or email us at email@example.com
As a Tau player since their release in 2001 I have enjoyed seeing their evolution, both as an Empire and as a playable force, and this release was a successful continuation for both.
To show off the new advances in Tau technology, here are some unboxing videos (my first time doing these – quite enjoyed, though plenty to learn I am sure.)
NB – both videos are currently undergoing stabilisation on Youtube so the shakes will be reduced in the near future
And here are some images of the kits built:
NB – the Riptide is missing his Shield Generator as I will be doing a slight alteration that requires it to be painted seperately
I will have them painted up shortly, of that I have no doubt! So watch out for that and my review of each FoC slot coming soon.
April 8, 2013 by Fenriryan
March 30th 2013
My name is Fenriryan, and I am screwed – Tau are getting updated.
Someone has managed to scan and distribute some colour images from WD, which can be found at my favoured info source Faeit212
I will save you the gushing over my love of the Riptide (I like big mechs and I cannot lie…) and Shark aircraft (though where are my plastic Barracuda or Remora?), but instead voice something I think this release heralds that we should all be aware of.
The trend towards large centerpiece models continues, hand in hand with flyer models. Thats fine, they look good, and its relatively balanced to give each army something of this ilk.
But the prices – good GAWD what happened there!
£50 for Riptide – the Dreadknight is only £33! Yes, its big and impressive, and you’ll likely only get one, but the same can be said about the Dreadknight and Mawloc.
£30 for a SINGLE Broadside! Yes, they are now 60mm based models, but you now what – we didn’t need a new Broadside. Certainly not one that means we all have to rebase our current ones, if not replace them entirely. Given Broadsides were a money spinner for GW, as every Tau player had at least 3 if not 6 or 9, and under new Allies system, they were very popular anti tank allies. Why the fish to the face like this?
The Crisis Suits are remaining priced roughly as they were, only know they are only available in a box of 3 for £45 rather than £15 a pop. Not too bad I guess, but then compare them to Killa Kans, Khorne Juggernauts, Raveners and other similar options. They are £27-£33 for 3, and some of them were new sculpts when released as tripled up plastic kits. Crisis suits have not been redesigned that we are aware of, so why have they not been brought into line with similar units?
So whats it all mean? Have GW lost the plot? Are they trolling Tau players?
Hell no – it’s April folks – new Tax year, new price rise – I would stake my Talissira bonding knife on it. As such, these could well be the bench marks for where all similar units will jump to.
If this is true, it will be interesting to see how many people jump out of GW. No, I am not saying that the sky is not falling, but it would be fair to say that its cracking.
For the price of a single Riptide, someone could pick up a MERCS gang and rulebook. A unit of 3 Broadsides could be a Warmachine battlegroup box, an extra heavy, a full unit with UA and a solo.
I know that for me personally I had already called day on any new GW armies – I have a Xenos (Tau) and a generic 3++ collection, but its starting to get too much to upkeep them too. Sure, I’ll keep playing what I have, but that will be it – no more purchases short of new edition rules/codex due to their inherent necessity.
I have drawn a line on the sand, and if Tau are a benchmark of whats to come, will you do so also or stick it out a little longer?