6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

MINI WARGAMING: "6mm UFOs For You Too!" (6 October 2007)

TOP: Welcome, MAJIC Miniatures!
Hi All,

If you keep up with something long enough, people eventually notice you no matter how much you might think you've gone unnoticed. In my case, I've been a hardcore 6mm gamer since the late 1970s although I didn't really crank it up until the 1980s. Along the way, I've written a number of smaller sets of rules, tried to release a much larger commercial set of rules which is on hold, been credited in a GW / Specialist Games product, been credited in a Mongoose product, been credited in a Baccus product, established the largest 6mm Yahoo E-group EVAH! (...almost over 2,000 members), established many more Yahoo E-groups, painted hundreds of 6mm models, helped playtest lots of other 6mm rules, played lots of games, and generally had a ball!.

TOP: Which one does not belong?
Alien UFO, weather balloon or P-51 Mustang?

However one of the things I love best about being known in the gaming community is that folks often seek me out when launching new products because I've always been friendly enough to spread the word and wish them well.

Well, here's something new, which tickles me pink... UFO battles over Roswell!

Hi Maksim,

I thought you might be interested that I have just released an aerial combat game based on the infamous Roswell Incident. I would appreciate it you would mention it on your blog. I realise this e-mail was unsolicited so I won't hold you to it!

With Best Wishes,
Oliver of MAJIC Miniatures

(Just as a by the way the P-51D Mustang Sculpt is a modified commission by Mark Cleaver of Raiden Miniatures, just in case it looks familiar).

No worries, Oliver... happy to help a fellow 6mm nutball out!

Here's Oliver's press release:

MAJIC Miniatures are proud to announce the release of the first game in the UFO INTERCEPTION range.

TOP: Can't a UFO help his crashed buddy out?
Without pesky interference from those annoying "huu-mons!"

"UFO INTERCEPTION: Roswell 1947" is available as a Limited Edition Set of only 600. This includes: The UFO Interception 45 page Rulebook, (1/285) 6mm scale Roswell UFO + 'MAJIC Flying Base', (1/285) 6mm scale P-51D Mustang + 'MAJIC Flying Base', Roswell New Mexico 'Flat Earth Terrain' Gaming Mat (4'x4' / 1.22m x 1.22m), *MOGUL Balloon+ 'MAJIC Flying Base, *Crashed Roswell UFO, Reference Cards, Dice, Templates, Data Cards and Decals.

The limited edition set is £95 ($195.00 USD) and has...

until the 31 October 2007.

The Rules, (unlimited) miniatures and accessories are also available to purchase separately.

*Limited Edition Set not sold separately.

Please visit www.majicminiatures.com for more details.

Good luck, Oliver and you'll have to let us know more about your pricing schemes for US gamers interested in your product such as any distribution outlets out of the UK and any possible price discounts for non-UK customers.
Have a great Saturday!

And a hearty Gut Shabbos to my Jewish readers!

Shabbat Shalom,

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  • At 2:13 PM, October 06, 2007, Blogger Paul O'G said…

    Congrats on the scoop - it looks like a fun game. The UFOs look very much like the movie Earth vs the Flying Saucers and otgher pulp classics!

  • At 7:43 PM, October 14, 2007, Blogger James said…

    my only gripe would be the price for that game set and rules..£95!! What! Yes I know it's a limited edition but way too much.

  • At 8:20 AM, October 16, 2007, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hi James and Tas,

    Glad to help.

    And I totally agree about the pulp sci-fi look to the game.

    And, yes, it's very pricey. From what I understand, it's the game may that costs so much.



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