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Offline Malika

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The future of Battlegroup Helios
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:38:03 PM »
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

Some of you might have already read about this on Facebook or the Tactical Command forums, but here we go:

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News.

The small but beautiful range of gothic starships from the battlegroup helios range formerly available from our friends down south have been purchased by vanguard miniatures and will be in store very soon. The models will remain under the battlegroup helios label and all the other ships from vanguard will port over to this label as well and I hope to continue to expand both the hellian fleet and the other faction fleets over time.

I must thank Aaron and Zac for the opportunity to own these wonderful ships appreciated guys, and i'd like to wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

Statement from Aaron and Zac from Battlegroup Helios:
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Hey folks,
As you've probably noticed it's been quiet around here lately. Both Zac and I have seen our lives get busier over the last year and it's left us with dramatically less time to devote to BGH. The result is the development of the Terrans have stalled and restocking has been intermittent. That's not really fair to all of you who've supported us and so we've decided that it was time for us to pass the BGH torch. For the past month we've been working with John at Vanguard and starting today, Battlegroup Helios will become part of the Vanguard Miniatures family. We trust you'll give him the same support you've give us. Check them out at http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/
Thanks and see you among the stars!
Aaron and Zac


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Offline Lord Borak

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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 07:54:55 AM »
Are they still going to be cast in resin or will they now be in metal? (please say metal!)

Does this also mean we will not being seeing any more in the range? I was really looking forward to a Battleship :/

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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 08:08:56 AM »
John (from VGM) mentioned that the cruisers will remain in resin. The escorts' fate is still unsure.

As for new ships, like the battleship and the Terrans, they might be done in the future. Sadly enough i cant give you a timetable for those yet.
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The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 01:08:23 AM »
Sad news for the Battlegroup Helios team needing to pass on something they are clearly passionate about: but excellent that their dream can continue to live! And hopefully their real-life exploits will now be a bit more manageable!

I was also looking forwards to a battleship: although I see the reasoning behind wanting to optimise resources and avoid the bigger risk of a bigger ship, the larger ships are quite central to games like BFG. It seems few Gothic-esque ranges span the whole gamut from destroyers to battleships.

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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 06:21:53 AM »
Not saying the battleship will never happen, there have been some sketches of it, so it might appear in the future. I just can't give you a timetable for those yet, so I've got no clue when they'll be done / printed / released.
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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 09:53:15 AM »
Sunday morning announcement!

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Released today the Helian fleet from my new Battlegroup Helios range numbers are very limited so be quick if you are after any of these. Production on new castings have begun and I hope to see these by month's end cheers.
Oh and i've managed to drop the prices too.

http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/product-category/battlegroup-helios/

Helian Assault Frigate x 3 - 9.00

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Helian Assault Frigates are used as attack squadrons paired with a Helian Firedrake. Assault Frigates can be identified by their massive cannon prows.

Contains three multi-part resin Helian Assault Frigates.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/helian-assault-frigate-x-3/

Helian Corvette x 3 - 7.00

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Corvettes are the smallest ships fielded by the Helians. Alone these fast ships are used as fleet scouts though deployed in packs they are formidable.

Contains three multi-part resin Helian Escort Frigates.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/helian-corvette-x-3/

Helian Escort Frigate x 3 - 9.00

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Helian Escort Frigates are used as transports for important diplomats and as quick reaction squadrons to screen larger Helian ships in combat.

Contains three multi-part resin Helian Escort Frigates.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/helian-escort-frigate-x-3/

Helian Dreadnought x 1 - 12.00


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The Helian Dreadnoughts form the core of Battlegroup Helios. These massive ships project the might of the Helian people where ever they are deployed.

Contains one multi-part resin Helian Dreadnought.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/helian-dreadnought-x-1/

Helian Firedrake x 1 - 12.00

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The Helian Firedrakes are specialized dreadnoughts used for fire support in Battlegroup Helios. Firedrakes are easily identified by their massive prow cannon.

Contains one multi-part resin Helian Firedrake.
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/helian-firedrake-x-1/
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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 06:03:09 PM »
A little update regarding the Battlegroup Helios ships:
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Just received these images from the caster ship production is in full swing but high summer temperatures are causing delays. None the less an initial batch is expected to ship to me late this week.




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Re: The future of Battlegroup Helios
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 03:41:43 PM »
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