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21Apr 20

Star and Steel miniatures for 3D printing at Wargame Vault

New Vladivostok fleet STLs

First of all – I’m very glad to inform what the STLs of the first fleet for Stars and Steel wargame (New Vladivostok patterns) can be downloaded from Wargame Vault in pay-as-you want model. It covers all 12 types of the ships from the core rules. If you wish to be ready for the game release the beginning we recommend you to prepare 4-8 battleships, about 20 cruisers and 30 destroyers per side. Don’t worry – the ship are really nice, easy and quick to paint, so preparing the fleet will take you a few evenings. We have 3 weeks to rule release, so with a little luck you will be able to play your first battle in premiera day with fully painted miniatures! 🙂

Miniature licence proposal

I noticed that the community has a lot of creative people who have great potential. Making starships models can be really funny and we would like to suggest a proposal, for everybody who is interesting in trying their skills at making entire fleets.

As you probably noticed, soon we will release our “Stars and Steel” wargame, which uses spaceship models at “nanoscale” (about 1:10000, but in this case it’s mostly relative). Of course a single ship is cute and tiny, but you will need a lot of them to build huge fleets and that’s the idea of the game! For me, the time of making a “big business” based on the crazy wargaming market is over, so I’d like to propose something which is closer to a “shared economy” idea. We would like to make the Nanofleet standard popular, and see that players have a nice selection of miniatures.

Initially, we will provide our Nanofleet designs as a ‘pay-as-you-want’ model for 3D printing for personal and non-commercial use, so everybody can download the stl files and use them.

Also we would like to offer you the possibility of making Stars and Steel miniatures through a inexpensive licence, which would be used to cover the costs of developing our games. If you are a creative individual who enjoys 3D designing, or have good sculpting skills, or you have a small wargaming business, this offer is for you! We understand that in such a niche genre you will not make a fortune, but you can use your potential to make some pocket money for the hobby with little risk.

 

We propose 5 kinds of licences for making Stars and Steel Nanofleets.

Volunteer licence (free): for anyone who wishes to design models and give them out for free to people

Master and Commander licence (12PLN / month): if you offer miniatures for 3D printing through a ‘pay-what-you-want’ model

Captain licence (18PLN / month): if you offer your own Nanofleet design models commercially, either as paid stls or physical models

Commodore licence (24PLN / month): if you produce and sell physical models from our patterns (3D prints or resin casts or metal casts). Please note that it’s non-exclusive and many producers who take this licence can make these miniatures available and the same STLs will be free for non-commercial use

Admiral licence (40 PLN/month): if you create your own models, and produce our designs (Captain + Commodore licence)

Note about currencies:
1 EUR = ~4,2 – 4,6 PLN
1 USD = ~3,8 – 4,2 PLN
1 GBP = ~5 PLN

What we expect:

  • The miniatures should be the best quality possible, whether as stls or metal/resin casts.
  • Your designed patterns should be within the rules guideliness, so as to be compatibile in scale and rules.
  • Designed patterns should be easy to 3D print (if STLs) and tested. Keep in mind that they should be also easy for speed painting.
  • At the beginning you should have at least one complete and coherent fleet representing the ship types from the game. Ships from modules, terrains, starbases etc. are more than welcome, but not obligatory.
  • You have a fun making them!

What we provide:

  • Ruleset support
  • Possibility of using Star and Steel and Assault Publishing Studio logos and names in connected materials
  • Your minis became fully “official” and recommended for the game
  • Links, information and publicity on our page and Facebook
  • Help with “quick indentification sheets” released with a game, which gives information on how to recognise your models on the table

Notes:

  • The licence fees are paid to Assault Publishing Studio Common Association once every quarter (every 3 months) in advance by PayPal or bank account. This is, in our opinion, the minimal sensible period of time to hold a license. If you are active in promoting Stars and Steel and Nanofleets standard (e.g. at conventions or by making battle reports) we can partially reduce your licence by 25% (ie, you will be given 3 months free).
  • If you are selling the models, we will not interfere with your sales policy – prices, packaging, profits, etc.
  • We would like to see the projects (at least some samples) before we accept them as ‘official’.
  • If you are making the patterns inspired by one of franchandises you are liable for all aspects, for example copyright and legal issues. We will not check it, as we cannot know everything.
  • Licences can be cancelled or suspended in cases of legal problems of licensee connected with the licence, quality problems, common customers’ complains or unethical behaviour of licensee, or at any time (with the end of 3-months period) by either party at their discretion.
  • In all other aspects the Polish law is in charge.

If you are interested in taking part in our action contact us by e-mail orders@assaultpublishing.com.

Regards and have fun!

Marcin K. Gerkowicz

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16Apr 20

Stars and Steel release date!

Stars and Steel ruleset will be released on Saturday, 16th May 2020 at 17:00!

In normal conditions the game release should take place at some nice wargaming convention, with roll-ups, logos, demo play and as huge show as possible, but during COVID-19 lockdown we need to find another solution. On 16th May 2020 (Saturday) at 17:00 (Warsaw time, 16:00 in UK and nice morning in US) me and game co-author Iain Werry will make live on-line premiere of the game! We will talk about the rules, minis, future development of Stars and Steel, other projects, Assault Publishing Studio plans and whatever you ask us!

Within a few days we will release the first Nanofleets STLs (to print on your own minis) so you will be able to prepare your fleets in advance!

Stay tuned!

Marcin K. Gerkowicz

 

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05Apr 20

Stars and Steel miniatures preview

Stars and Steel will be released soon, but in the meantime I present you the first Nanofleet (scale 1:10000) – Novyy Vladivostok orbital dockyards patters. They will available either as STLs (in pay-as-you want model) or you will be able to order them from one of the cooperating companies.

These miniatures were printed on Photon printer (50um layer) by Maciek Molczyk from GM Boardgames and speed-painted by me using Citadel contrast paints.

Please note that the minis are really tiny, but fine detailed – the bases are just 20mm*20mm and the biggest ship (fleet carrier) is about ~32mm long! I hope you enjoy them!

Regards,

Marcin

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16Apr 20

Stars and Steel release date!

Stars and Steel ruleset will be released on Saturday, 16th May 2020 at 17:00! In normal conditions the game release should take place at some nice wargaming convention, with roll-ups,…

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05Apr 20

Stars and Steel miniatures preview

Stars and Steel will be released soon, but in the meantime I present you the first Nanofleet (scale 1:10000) - Novyy Vladivostok orbital dockyards patters. They will available either as…

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