The Comm Guild Maelstrom's Edge

Model Spotlight: The plastic Militus battlesuit!

Posted on Tuesday Jan 18, 2022 at 06:00pm in Models

Lorican Combat Suits are the pinnacle of Artarian engineering, allowing a House Champion to have the utility and fighting prowess of many soldiers or workers. Each suit wearer is virtually a one man army, equipped with light but incredibly strong alloyed armour plating that is adapted from the same technology that is used in Remnant ship hull plating. It can absorb heat based weapons and even use it to recharge the suit's systems. The armour is quite capable of deflecting even heavy calibre ammunition, and is fully adapted to work in vacuum or underwater.

The most versatile and common of these suits is the Militus, and our multi-part plastic kit lets you build this Artarian workhorse in a huge range of poses to suit your style!

The Militus kit was designed to be as customisable as possible, with articulated joints and a range of different weapon and head options right off the sprue.

Because it's plastic, it's also extremely easy to mix and match with parts from other kits, or to modify the parts to push posing even further!

Thanks to the kit's versatility, you can easily put together a force that includes multiple suits without no duplicates, making your Fire Team unique!

Pick up the Militus suit from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore as a single sprue or in a discounted bundle of four for the price of three - Find them here!

Make sure you share your assembled suits in the Comm Guild Facebook group!

For modeling and terrain tutorials, army spotlights and conversion walkthroughs, check out the Hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.

New Release: Faction Starter Bundles

Posted on Monday Nov 01, 2021 at 06:00pm in Models

Available right now, you can launch your Maelstrom's Edge collection with a starter bundle for the Epirian Foundation, Karist Enclave or Broken!

The Battle for Zycanthus set was our original introduction to the Maelstrom's Edge universe and game, and we're extremel;y proud of it. All good things must come to an end, though, and thanks to increased interest over the last 12 months or so we've completely sold out. With the second edition of the Maelstrom's Edge rules on its way, it didn't make much sense to have more of the Zycanthus sets made up, as we'll be releasing individual faction starter sets alongside the new rules. For those looking to get into the game right now, though, we've made up some small bundle deals that let you pick up a few core units for your chosen faction and also include the templates, tokens and other bits and pieces you need to play Maelstrom's Edge.

These bundle deals are available for each of the current factions aside from the Remnant. Theirs will be coming along soon, but is waiting on the next couple of model releases in the queue.

Pick up the rulebook and printable unit, objective and mission cards from the Rules section of the Maelstrom's Edge website, and grab your miniatures starter bundle from the webstore now!

Model Spotlight: The Broken Gnolti

Posted on Tuesday Oct 05, 2021 at 06:00pm in Models

- by Iain Wilson

With its horned visage towering over the rest of its force, the Gnolti cuts an imposing presence on the battlefield. The resin Gnolti kit is one of our most popular, and makes for a fantastic centerpiece for any Broken force. Let's take a look at it!

Originally hired and transported to systems requiring extreme manual labour or exposure to elements lethal to humans, their normally calm, thoughtful temperament made Gnolti easy to integrate into human society. Gnolti are extremely loyal to those who treat them well, gladly risking themselves to protect their friends. Despite being incredibly useful, Gnolti are often denied berths on planetary evacuation ships due to their extreme size. Gnoltis have few opportunities to escape the Maelstrom, and stranded Gnolti are a common recruit into the ragtag warbands of the Broken, where their physical power can be a huge asset.

The studio Gnolti model, painted by Winterdyne Commission Modelling

The Gnolti's impressive physique is clad in makeshift harness and armour, its forearms covered by jury-rigged protective shields that it uses to protect nearby Broken units. The multi-part kit was sculpted for us by the resin techno-wizards at Anvil Industry, and cast in high quality resin.

While the Gnolti kit is easy to assemble and impressive on the table, the resin is also easy to convert, which led to a few conversions that we've featured in previous articles:

Raging Gnolti

Gnolti Longhorn

Gnolti Berserker

Pick up your own towering behemoth of muscly doom along with the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge range from the webstore here.

What are you working on? We would love to see your models and terrain in the Comm Guild Facebook group!

For other building ideas, modeling tutorials, army spotlights and conversion walkthroughs, check out the Hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.

New Release: New base sizes!

Posted on Monday Aug 02, 2021 at 06:00pm in Models

Back when the Maelstrom's Edge game was first launched, the budget only allowed for a small range of bases, so we started out with three different base sizes that were specifically designed with the launch model range in mind - a 25mm base for human sized models, and two considerably larger bases for the bigger models. As we started expanding our range, it became apparent that this wasn't going to be suitable for long, as there were too many models planned that would be too large for the 25mm base, but too small for the larger bases. With the completion of a new base tool, we're now able to rectify this with the addition of another 5 base sizes to the range, including 28mm, 32mm, 36mm and 40mm bases, and a much larger 65mm base to keep us covered when we start in models larger than the Hunter or the Mature Angel.

Some of these have already snuck out into the wild, with the recently released Broken Sniper coming with the new 32mm base. Others will be appearing in coming months on other models waiting in the queue.

You can also pick up all of these bases separately from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore now!

New Broken model release: The Sniper!

Posted on Monday Jun 28, 2021 at 06:00pm in Models

Following stealthily on the heels of the Revolutionary Captain comes another new model release for the Broken - The Sniper!

Broken Snipers originate either as marksmen from a planetary military that is displaced by the Maelstrom or pulled from within the ranks of the SARA and trained when it is noticed that they display a high level of accuracy with their rifle. Unfortunately, the Broken simply do not have the types of training facilities that other factions have access to, nor the manufacturing and technology in place to produce state of the art high-powered sniper rifles. All of which means that, one-on-one, Broken Snipers will never be a direct match with their foes. Therefore, the role of a Sniper focuses more on being a jack of all trades thorn in the enemy’s side.

A Sniper amongst the Broken is an immensely valuable battlefield tool and therefore Broken commanders commission their weaponsmiths to produce custom, high-end weapons and tech for their Snipers, so as to give them a fighting chance on the battlefield. Though each Sniper has a slight variation in their kit, their basics usually entail a cloak with powered optical and anti-radar camouflage, along with a drum-fed sniper rifle, which is able to switch on the fly between several different custom-made specialty ammunition types.

As with all Broken, Snipers are the master of stealth, and their ability to pick the right ammunition type to most punish their target before disappearing into the mists before the enemy can return fire in earnest makes them one of the most loathed foes in the spiral arm.

The Broken Sniper is a plastic kit on a single sprue, and is supplied with a 32mm plastic base.

Grab your Sniper from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore now!

Model Spotlight: Remnant Nimbus Battlesuit.

Posted on Monday May 24, 2021 at 06:00pm in Models

Another in our continuing series of spotlight videos, this time taking a look at the Nimbus battlesuit for the Artarian Remnant!

You can find this fantastic resin miniature in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore here.

Model Spotlight: SecDef Lieutenant

Posted on Monday May 10, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

While StackaRack moves on towards completion and production following the successful Kickstarter, we're also hard at work on new releases for Maelstrom's Edge. In the coming weeks, we'll get back to the usual modeling articles here, but in the meantime, here's a short spotlight video on one of our favourite Epirian miniatures - the SecDef Lieutenant!

You can find this fantastic resin miniature in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore here.

New Release: Epirian Contractor Support Drone

Posted on Monday Mar 29, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

Within the Epirian Foundation, many Contractor militia units make use of specialised bots for some extra firepower or to fill battlefield support roles. We introduced the resin weapon drones to boost your Contractor teams on the table a while back, and this week we're adding to your options with a new support drone kit!

This resin kit is comprised of a Support Drone chassis, and optional parts to equip it to join any of three different Contractor unit types. The Recon Package is the standard gear for support drones utilised by Contractor Scout units. Contractor Engineers make use of tool-equipped drones to effect repairs on other damaged bots, while medical drones in Contractor Medic units patch up the force's less hardy human elements.

A recon drone surveys the battlefield for ongoing threats

The support drone is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge Webstore!

Also, don't forget to check out our upcoming StackaRack paint rack Kickstarter - You can find the details here.

Model Release - The PDC Gaming Gun Carriage!

Posted on Monday Mar 01, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

With the past year's challenges wreaking havoc with our schedule, it's been a while between releases. We're getting the ball rolling again with something a little different!

This fantastic gun carriage model was made by PDC Gaming for a Kickstarter campaign some years ago. It's a multipart plastic kit, that comes with options for a turreted or fixed-mount weapon, and a range of different weapons that slot into place on either variant.

Although not being sold as a part of the core Maelstrom's Edge range, this kit is useful for those looking for a plastic track unit for conversions, or wanting to add some heavier firepower to their games. For the latter, you can find an unofficial rules card for the Epirian 'Thunderbolt' sentry drone in our Force Lists section here, or included in the PDF download in the Rules section here.

The gun carriage is available from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore now!

And stay tuned for an upcoming conversion article from Iain, using one of these carriages and parts from the Epirian Hunter war mech to build an all-plastic Epirian Automated Uplink Relay.

Restocks in progress!

Posted on Monday Feb 22, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

With London going through several lockdowns, keeping stock levels maintained in our warehouse has proven somewhat challenging, and as a result several products over the last few months have either run out or sunk dangerously low. The good news is that with things gradually easing up locally, we're now getting this all caught up again! Everything on the webstore aside from the largest of our base sizes is now back in stock!

Bases will return once we receive a currently in-progress production run, which will also include some new base sizes - part of our set-up for the new models on the release schedule for this year!

Stay tuned for new release models, coming very soon! In the meantime, you can pick up the entire Maelstrom's Edge range (aside from those pesky large bases) from the online store here!

Thanks for reading!

Edgepieces - Preview (also) Feb 2021

Posted on Monday Feb 15, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

While the ongoing disruptions to everything all over the place continue to wreak havoc with our release schedule, we're still plugging away at a number of projects in the background. New models are on the way for every existing faction, and a new danger is stirring on the Edge. We're also working on a separate, hobby-related project that we're very excited to share with you all as soon as we can...

Our current priority is to get the current out-of-stock products on the webstore replenished as soon as possible (hopefully later this week!) and the we should be in a position to start rolling out some new models once again. In the meantime, here's another sneak peek at some of the things coming down the pipeline!

Stay tuned!

Edgepieces - Preview Feb 2021

Posted on Monday Feb 01, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

After last year's disruptions to ... well, everything, we were all set to launch the new year with some of the backlog of models that we have been quietly working on in the background. Unfortunately, the new year actually started out with large chunks of the UK going back into lockdown, and everything sadly came once more to a screaming halt. So we have models, we just need to get them to where they need to be, and get some studio versions painted up, and this will happen as soon as we can make it so.

In the meantime, here's another sneak peek!

Stay tuned!

Edgepieces - Preview Jan 2021

Posted on Monday Jan 04, 2021 at 05:00pm in Models

Edgepieces - a preview from the Maelstrom's Edge

Posted on Wednesday Dec 16, 2020 at 05:00pm in Models

The new Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue is available now!

Posted on Monday Oct 07, 2019 at 05:00pm in Models

The Maelstrom's Edge terrain sprues consist of modular, high detail, plastic components which are designed to be clipped out and affixed to boxes, scratch-built structures or any junk you might have found that looks building shaped. You can find lots of ideas and tutorials in the hobby section of the website here.

Sprue Front

Sprue Back

Each sprue contains a range of terrain elements, including customisable doors, stairs, windows and parts for creating catwalks or low walls and barricades.

Round detail pieces for an exhaust fan or porthole can fit onto the end of the large pipe fitting from terrain sprue #1, or attach flush to walls or roofs.

The sprue also includes customisable struts for reinforcing walls, and a host of smaller details like a computer terminal, small vents, a generator coil, a junction/control box, lights, an antenna, and parts to combine with our plastic Broken Infantry weapons to build an automated sentry turret!

This pack includes two sprues - 118 components in total!

Get yours from the Maelstrom's Edge Webstore now!