The Comm Guild Maelstrom's Edge

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!

The New Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue - Available October 7th!


Posted on Tuesday Oct 01, 2019 at 05:00PM in Models


Since the release of the Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue, it has proven to be our most popular plastic kit. Packed with an array of detail bits for adding to scratchbuilt or generic building shells, the sprue is an easy and inexpensive way of making great looking terrain. And now the time has come to mix things up a bit, with the addition of a second terrain sprue to our range!


Sprue Front


This new sprue is themed around the Broken faction, with detail pieces intended to help you build ruins and run-down structures, with a few extras to mix things up a bit.


Sprue Back


Unlike the solid doors on the first terrain sprue, this time around we've included a couple of empty door frames. These can be used as is, or you can fill them with an included solid door piece or a curtain, both of which are double sided so that you can mix up the facings for more variety.


Doors


The three windows on the sprue carry on the theme, with one covered with a curtain, one with metal mesh, and the third with a vent-style grill.


Windows


You can reinforce your walls with struts sized to match the similar struts on the first terrain sprue. This time around, though, the struts have missing panels which can be replaced (or not!) as you choose with several different patch pieces, included some that match the original panels. This lets you mix up the look of the struts to suit yourself. You can also use the extra panels to add patches to walls.


Windows


If you would rather get away from straight edges and corners, you can use the round porthole and iris portal to add some more rounded details. The iris can be used as a floor or roof hatch, or can also serve as a small access door. The porthole and a similarly-shaped fan piece can be glued straight onto a wall or roof, and are also designed to fit neatly onto the top of the large pipe fitting from the first terrain sprue.


Iris, Portholes and Fan (And a scifi shipping container from Laser Cut Card!)



Iris, Portholes and Fan


The first sprue included a ladder for getting up above ground level, but this time around we've included some stairs. The stair pieces are designed to stack up, so you can customise them to whatever height you want for your walkways or doors. The sprue also includes several different grating designs which can be used to make walkways and catwalks, or paired with the upright posts to make fences or barricades.


Stairs and Grates



Barricades


The rest of the sprue is filled up with technical details - a new computer terminal, light fittings, small vent pieces, an antenna, a generator coil and a junction/control box with a separate lid that can be attached open or closed, or used as a wall patch!


Barricades


And finally, we have also included the pieces to make a small, automated turret for securing your hard-won territory against rampaging gangs or bloodthirsty pirates. This is designed to work with the larger weapons from the Broken Infantry sprue, with the weapon mounting pieces attaching to a slide rail so they can be positioned as needed. This piece is just decorative for now, but we have some plans for ways to incorporate these into your games, to come later!


Barricades


The new sprue will be available from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore from the 7th of October. Like the previous terrain sprue, it will be sold as a two-pack, at the same price. Stay tuned for more terrain ideas featuring the new sprue!



Remnant Militus Battlesuit - Blue/Green


Posted on Friday Apr 12, 2019 at 05:00PM in Models






The Militus kit is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore!

Remnant Militus Battlesuit - Gold


Posted on Wednesday Apr 10, 2019 at 05:00PM in Models






The Militus kit is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore!