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In Full Thrust, players assume command of fleets of starships complete with escorts, cruisers and capital ships .   Although it does come with its own detailed background and plot line, Full Thrust is designed to be generic and can be easily converted or used to work in any sci-fi background including movies, television and books.  There's also an official line of Full Thrust miniatures available from Ground Zero Games.   However, you can use any ship miniature you wish.  The most popular aspect of Full Thrust is it's ease of play.  All you need is a tape measure and a bunch of six sided dice.  You don't need any complex charts and tables to determine hits or move your starships.

The Fleet Book Volume 1 was released in 1998.  It included a whole new ship construction system that fixed most of the problems and move the game towards a 3rd Edition, (date unknown)  Fleet Book Volume 2 was released on April 1st 2000 and includes some more updated rules along with stats and rules for alien races; the Kra'Vak, Sa'Vasku and the Phalons.

Full Thrust has also been translated into Polish with a single rulebook that includes the basic rules and Fleet Book 1.

Full Thrust also served as the basis for the starship combat rules for 2 other games.  First for The Babylon Project RPG's Earthforce Sourcebook supplement which is now out of print but can still be found on some store shelves.  And second for the Traveller universe based Power Projection games.

Beta-Test versions of some of the new fleets and SSDs for new Full Thrust miniatures are available through the Full Thrust Fleet Resource.

 

5/29/2010 - GZG released some new minis at SALUTE back in April.  There is the Valhalla class Dreadnought for the ScanFed fleet, a fleet pack of the yet un-named "Mystery Fleet" which includes 2 new ships and fighters, and finally the civilian J. Peasmold class Waste Reprocessing Ship.

FT1712 Valhalla class Superdreadnought

FT-MFP "Mystery Fleet" deal - pack of 2 x BC 1 x CVL, 2 x fighter groups, 4 x DDH, 4 x DD (not all ships in pack pictured)

FT348 J. Peasmold class Waste Reprocessing Ship

 

8/3/2009 - GZG has released 4 more Full Thrust miniatures:

ScanFed:
FT1703     Ariander Class Corvette (pack of 3) 
FT1706     Trondheim Class Light Cruiser 
FT1709     Peder Skram Class Battlecruiser 
Merchant:
FT347     Lady Christina Class Salvage/Repair Ship 

FT1703 Ariander Class Corvette

FT1706 Trondheim Class Light Cruiser

FT1709 Peder Skram Class Battlecruiser

FT347 Lady Christina Class Salvage/Repair Ship

 

3/30/2009 - New Full Thrust releases from the Salute show in the UK last weekend, "but there will be more to come soon...."

FT 1704 ScanFed Frigate (pack of 2)
FT 825 Phalon Fast Destroyer - new type (pack of 2)
FT 835 Phalon Heavy Destroyer - new type (pack of 2)
FT 346 Starchaser class Longhaul Freighter

FT 1704 ScanFed Frigate

FT 825 Phalon Fast Destroyer

FT 835 Phalon Heavy Destroyer

FT 346 Starchaser class Longhaul Freighter

 

10/14/2008 - The first wave of Scandinavian Federation ships are now available.

The first group of classes for the Scandinavian Federation (ScanFed) fleet are now in production and ready to order

FT1701 ScanFed Draken class Light Fighters (pack of 6)* 1.00

FT1701 ScanFed Viggen class Heavy Fighters (pack of 6)* 1.00

FT1724 ScanFed Tjeld class Patrol Frigate (pack of 2) 2.00

FT1725 ScanFed Mjolnir class Heavy Destroyer (pack of 2) 3.00

FT1707 ScanFed Saint Olaf class Escort Cruiser 2.50

FT1708 ScanFed Hardrada class Heavy Cruiser 3.00

FT1730 ScanFed Ericsson class Heavy Battleship 6.00

FT1733 ScanFed Sleipnir class Strike Carrier 7.00

* FT002 stands shown in fighter pics not included - available separately.

ScanFed Draken class Light Fighters

ScanFed Viggen class Heavy Fighters

ScanFed Tjeld class Patrol Frigate

ScanFed Mjolnir class Heavy Destroyer

ScanFed Saint Olaf class Escort Cruiser

ScanFed Hardrada class Heavy Cruiser

ScanFed Ericsson class Heavy Battleship

ScanFed Sleipnir class Strike Carrier

 

 

10/6/2008 - A new contest to decide the race of a new fleet of miniatures from GZG:

Recently we previewed a NEW fleet of Full Thrust Starships which as yet has no name, nation or race attached to them! Basically, I had the idea for the ship designs and wanted to do a couple, but had not decided who they should "belong" to in the GZG-verse.

So, as I still haven't made up my mind on it, I thought we'd run a little impromptu contest for it!

What we'd like you to do is to send us your ideas for the name and background of the new fleet (pictured to the right); while it needs to fit somewhere into the GZG-verse background (as used in FT, DS and SG), it doesn't have to be a nation or power that we've already mentioned in canon; you can do any of the following:

1) A nation that exists in the GZG-verse canon which doesn't already have it's own fleet, examples being (but not limited to) the Dutch, the Indonesians, the PAU, the LLAR etc..... If you're going this route, what we would be looking for is some background fluff on ship and fleet design philosophy that fits both the style of the minis and the position of the nation/power in the 'verse.

2) A NEW human nation or power of your own devising, set within the GZG-verse but not already mentioned in canon - for example, a breakaway group of outer colonies - in this case, we'd like some background as to how and why they turn up with a fleet of rather high-tech-looking ships....

3) A new ALIEN race that fits the look and feel of the ships - if you go this way, some background material on their fleet design and technology would be helpful, though you don't have to go into a full set of separate rules for them at this stage unless you want to of course!

So, it's a pretty open brief - feel free to send us anything from a couple of hastily scribbled paragraphs to a whole sourcebook!

If we feel that an idea is right for the new fleet, then you'll get the credit for coming up with it, PLUS a FREE fleet of the ships as they are released (this may come in several batches as we produce the various classes).

We reserve the right to make use of any and all entries in whole or part as we see fit, and to edit, alter or amend any chosen winning entry as necessary; if we end up using partial ideas from several entries we'll try to ensure that all those contributing to the finished product will get a selection of free minis in some sort of proportion to the stuff we use.

All entries should be submitted directly to me by email, to jon@gzg.com, preferably as attached Word files or PDFs. Please put "GZG Mystery Fleet Contest" in the subject heading of your email. There is no set closing date - we'll keep it open until either we get an entry that we really like, or we come up with something ourselves!

So get thinking....

Best,

Jon (GZG)

 

9/13/2008 - SSDs for the Full Thrust miniatures released since Fleet Book 2 plus links to the beta-test fleets and rules for the updated Combat Point Value (CPV) of ships are now available through the Full Thrust Fleet Resource page.

 

4/15/2008 - A couple new announcements from GZG:

FULL THRUST LIGHT!

We are pleased to announce that, in between doing new starships and stuff, we've at last managed to get put together something that we've been intending to do for ages - an all-new, all "OFFICIAL" self-contained intro to the FULL THRUST rules, which we're giving away FREE in both pdf and printed versions! FULL THRUST LIGHT is just two A4 pages of rules, plus 2 ready-prepared record sheets of (different) generic ship designs ideal for use with our FT INTRO PACK 2-fleet deals. 

FT LIGHT is basically the simplest core rules of the game brought up to the current standard (what we've been calling "FT2.5"); there are a couple of little tweaks that veteran players will spot, but no major changes. It has been written as an ideal introduction to the system for new players, and we hope it will be especially useful for getting younger players into the game. The pdf version is already up on the "downloads" page of the store site (www.gzg.com), and is completely free of charge, so rush over there now and get a copy! We're also having a load of sets printed up as hardcopies, to give away at shows and with mailorders for FT ships - we'll have them at Salute this weekend (April 19th), free for the asking to anyone who buys any FT ships from us.

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New FULL THRUST STARSHIP range releases for SALUTE this weekend.....

A mixed bag of FT starship new releases for the show on the 19th - three new PHALON ships and three new MERCHANTS!

For the Phalon fleet, we have a new ATTACK CRUISER - a Battlecruiser-sized strike ship - and two Transports or Fleet Auxiliaries, all sculpted by Dave Garnham (who did the original Phalon vessels for us many years ago). The transports can be used as tankers, supply ships or even assault carriers - the spheroids "budding" off the hulls could easily be  ablative-shielded drop pods, Hu'Man intelligence is not quite sure yet.....

FT815 Gruuss Class Attack Cruiser 4.00

FT816 Viiyaan Class Medium Podship (transport/auxiliary) 4.00

FT817 Tuuyaan Class Small Podship (transport/auxiliary) 3.00

FT815 Gruuss Class Attack Cruiser

FT816 Viiyaan Class Medium Podship

FT817 Tuuyaan Class Small Podship

Then we have three new Merchants/Civilian ships; the two smaller ones will be familiar to those of you who attended the GZG-ECC, as we provided a supply of them as freebies for the attendees - now they are on general sale so you can all add them to your Merchant Convoys, Refugee Fleets or whatever!

The big all-new release, just moulded this week, is a huge REFINERY SHIP - even bigger than most of the FT Superdreadnoughts! A simple-to-assemble 10-piece all metal kit, this impressive beast just calls out to be the centrepiece of many scenarios!

FT343 Luxury Space Yacht (pack of 2) 2.50

FT344 Merino Class Livestock Transport 3.00

FT345 Refinery Ship 12.00

FT343 Luxury Space Yacht & FT344 Merino Class Livestock Transport

FT345 Refinery Ship

 

12/9/2007 - Another round of FT ship minis are available NOW for a few fleets, lots of auxiliaries:

New releases, December 2007:

Latest releases, all AVAILABLE NOW: Lots of items for several fleets - Fleet Auxiliaries for the New-style ESU and the Japanese Fleets, a New-ESU Assault Ship at last, some new Fleet Tankers (2 sizes) for the UNSC and finally a Heavy Frigate for the New-style NSL! In addition, we have some more LIMITED-TIME offers on pack deals to introduce some of these new classes, so don't miss them! Please see the note at the bottom of this posting re: the limited time offers on recent FSE and NAC fleet packs - these are ENDING SOON!

[Note on pre-Xmas ordering: we will still be despatching orders right up to the start of the Xmas break, and while we cannot now GUARANTEE delivery of orders to the US and elsewhere pre-Xmas, there is still a very good chance of them arriving before the holidays if you get your orders in fast.]

NEW-STYLE NSL FLEET: 
FT544 Heavy Frigate (pack of 2) 2.00

NEW-STYLE ESU FLEET: 
FT261 Fleet Replenishment Tender - Kazbek Class 6.00 
FT262 Fleet Refuelling Tanker - Kola Class 6.00 
FT263 Fleet Replenishment Tender - Kazbek Class (Q-ship Variant) 6.00 
FT246 Orbital Assault Transport (LSO) - Aleksandr Tortsev Class 6.00

New-ESU FLEET TRAIN PACK: FT261 Tender x 2, FT262 Tanker x 2, FT236 CL x 1, FT235 DD x 2, FT234 FF x 2, plus 3 x alternative Q-ship armed modules: total list value 32.00, pack deal price just 25! Code: ESU-FTP

New-ESU ORBITAL ASSAULT TASK FORCE PACK: FT246 LSO x 2, FT245 CVE x 2, FT239 BC x 1, FT237 CE x 2, FT255 DDH x 2: total list value 32.00, pack deal price just 25! Code: ESU-OATF

JAPANESE STAR FLEET: 
FT1361 Fleet Replenishment Tender - Sakito Class 6.00 
FT1362 Fleet Refuelling Tanker - Hamana Class 6.00 
FT1363 Fleet Replenishment Tender - Sakito Class (Q-ship Variant) 6.00

JAPANESE FLEET TRAIN PACK: FT1361 Tender x 2, FT1362 Tanker x 2, FT1306 CL x 1, FT1305 DD x 2, FT1304 FF x 2, plus 3 x alternative Q-ship armed modules: total list value 32.00, pack deal price just 25! Code: JAP-FTP

UNITED NATIONS SPACE COMMAND (UNSC) FLEET: 
FT1119 Light Fleet Refuelling Tanker 5.00 
FT1120 Heavy Fleet Refuelling Tanker 8.00

UNSC FLEET TRAIN PACK: FT1116 Tender x 2, FT1119 Light Tanker x 2, FT1120 Heavy Tanker x 1, FT1105 DD x 2, FT1104 FF x 2: total list value 32.50, pack deal price just 25! Code: UNSC-FTP

MISC

Dropships from Germy for the 2mm range but can be used for 6mm or even FT scale.

GMM-50 Large Spherical Dropship - 3.50 each

GMM-51 Small Spherical Dropship - 2.50 each

FT544 - NSL Heavy Frigate

FT246 - ESU Orbital Assault Transport (LSO) - Aleksandr Tortsev Class

FT262 - ESU Fleet Refuelling Tanker - Kola Class & FT261 - ESU Fleet Replenishment Tender - Kazbek Class

FT1361 - IJN Fleet Replenishment Tender - Sakito Class & FT1362 - IJN Fleet Refuelling Tanker - Hamana Class

FT1119 - UNSC Light Fleet Refuelling Tanker & FT1120 - UNSC Heavy Fleet Refuelling Tanker

GMM-50 Large Spherical Dropship & GMM-51 Small Spherical Dropship

 

11/7/2007 - New FT ship minis are now available from GZG who also have a set of Christmas Special Offers now in progress.

New-Style FSE Fleet:
FT636 Velasco class Orbital Assault Ship 5.00
FT637 Centauro class Escort Carrier 5.00
FT661 Ariadni class Fleet Replenishment Tender 6.00
FT662 Durance class Fleet Refuelling Tanker 6.00
FT663 Ariadni class Fleet Replenishment Tender - "Q-ship" armed variant* 6.00

New-Style NAC Fleet:
FT161 Fort Grange class Fleet Replenishment Tender 6.00
FT162 Wichita class Fleet Refuelling Tanker 6.00
FT163 Fort Grange class Fleet Replenishment Tender - "Q-ship" armed variant* 6.00

New-Style NSL Fleet:
FT563 Odenwald class Fleet Replenishment Tender - "Q-ship" armed variant* 6.00

Miscellaneous:
FT350 3 x cargo pods with weapon turrets, for "Q-ships" or armed auxiliaries 2.00

* The Q-ship variants of the Fleet Tenders are each supplied with 3 x armed pods in place of 3 of their regular cargo pods.

SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER PACKS on the latest FT starships:

These packs will be available for a VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY, so get your orders in now; all packs also count towards our Christmas Special offers which are now running.

FSE (New Style) Orbital Assault Task Force pack deal:
2 x FT637 Escort Carriers, 2 x FT636 Orbital Assault Ships, 1 x 629 Battlecruiser, 2 x 637 Escort Cruisers, 2 x 645 Heavy Destroyers; total cost at list prices = 32.50 GBP, special pack deal price just 25.00 GBP!
Order code FSE-OATF

FT636 - FSE Velasco class Orbital Assault Ship

FT637 - FSE Centauro class Escort Carrier

FT350 - Q-Ship Cargo Pods

FT163 - NAC Fort Grange class Fleet Replenishment Tender - "Q-ship" armed variant (L) & FT162 - NAC Wichita class Fleet Refuelling Tanker (R)

FT661 - FSE Ariadni class Fleet Replenishment Tender

FT662 - FSE Durance class Fleet Refuelling Tanker

 

7/30/2007 - The latest FSE ships arrive from GZG:

The following NEW codes for the New-Style FSE fleet are NOW AVAILABLE!

FT642 Cygne Class Scoutship (SC) - pack of 3 for 1.50

FT623 Daphne Class Corvette (CT) - pack of 3 for 2.00

FT624 Lemnos Class Frigate (FF) - pack of 2 for 2.00

FT626 Ardennes Class Light Cruiser (CL) - 2.00 each

FT629 Duquesne Class Battlecruiser (BC) - 4.50 each

FT633 Stromboli Class Light Carrier (CVL) - 6.00 each

Available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY:

NEW-STYLE FSE Light Task Force: 1 x FT633 CVL, 2 x FT629 BC, 3 x FT626 CL, 4 (2 packs) x FT624 FF, 6 (2 packs) x FT623 CT, 3 (1 pack) x FT642 SC. Total of 19 ships, list price 30.50 - special pack price 25.00!

Ships from this wave of FSE releases

FT633 Stromboli Class Light Carrier (CVL)

FT642 Cygne Class Scoutship (SC)

FT623 Daphne Class Corvette (CT) 

FT626 Ardennes Class Light Cruiser (CL)

FT629 Duquesne Class Battlecruiser (BC)

PLUS...

We now have all the necessary classes out to list the NEW STYLE FSE MEGAFLEET and STARTER FLEET:

MEGAFLEET:26 ships in total, comprising: 1 x FT632 SDN, 1 x FT631 BDN, 2 x FT630 BB, 2 x FT629 BC, 2 x FT628 CH, 2 x FT627 CE, 2 x FT626 CL, 4 (2 packs) x FT635 DD, 4 (2 packs) x FT624 FF, 3 (1 pack) x FT623 CT, 3 (1 pack) x FT642 SC. Total list value 66.50, pack price just 50.00!

STARTER FLEET:17 ships in total, comprising: 1 x FT630 BB, 1 x FT629 BC, 2 x FT628 CH, 2 x FT626 CL, 4 (2 packs) x FT635 DD, 4 (2 packs) x FT624 FF, 3 (1 pack) x FT623 CT. Total list value 30.00, pack price just 25.00!

As usual with the FT fleets, the MEGAFLEET and STARTER FLEET deals will be standard stock items, but the special deal Task Force packs (Heavy, Medium and Light) will be de-listed after a short introductory period - so get in quick if you want these particular deals!

 

7/2/2007 - More new FSE plus a couple Rim Raider Ravagers and a July 4th Special:

NEW FSE CLASSES:

FT 627 Colbert class Escort Cruiser (CE) 2.50 each

FT 630 Da Silva class Battleship (BB) 5.00 each

FT 635 Thetis class Destroyer (DD) - pack of 2 2.50 for 2

FT 639 Affondatore class Strike Carrier (CVS) 9.00 each

FT 644 Esperance class Heavy Frigate (FFH) - pack of 2 2.00 for 2

...and another limited-time package deal for this latest batch:

New-style FSE Medium Task Force: contains 1 x 639 CVS, 2 x 630 BB, 3 x 627 CE, 2 packs (4 ships) 635 DD and 2 packs (4 ships) 644 FFH! Total at list prices = 36.00 GBP, Special Deal Price just 30.00 GBP!

FT 644 Esperance class Heavy Frigate (FFH)

FT 635 Thetis class Destroyer (DD)

FT 627 Colbert class Escort Cruiser (CE)

FT 630 Da Silva class Battleship (BB)

FT 639 Affondatore class Strike Carrier (CVS)

Group shot of this second batch of new FSE ships

FT X04 Ravager Raider Type II

FT X05 Ravager Carrier

PLUS: some new ships for the RIM PIRATE RAVAGERS!

FT X04 Ravager Raider Type II - pack of 2 2.50 for 2

FT X05 Ravager Carrier 4.00 each

"FT X05 is typical of the many variants of small, cruiser-sized carriers encountered in Ravager raiding fleets; most of these have hangar space and rudimentary support facilities for just a couple of groups of the pirates' makeshift fighters and assault skiffs, most commonly used for taking on poorly-armed merchant shipping or attacking undefended colonial settlements."

 

6/20/2007 - More new FSE ships plus some new NSL tanker ships are now available.

Group shot of the new FSE minis.  SDN on top, middle row is CH, BDN, CVH. DDH on the bottom.

FT628 New Heavy Cruiser (CH) - Tourville Class

FT631 New Battledreadnought (BDN) - Littorio Class

FT634 New Heavy Carrier (CVH) - Richelieu Class

FT645 New Heavy Destroyer (DDH) - Galiano Class

New NSL Tankers

FT561 Fleet Supply Tender - Odenwald Class

FT562 Fleet Tanker - Walchensee Class

New-Style FSE:

FT628 New Heavy Cruiser (CH) - Tourville Class 3.00

FT631 New Battledreadnought (BDN) - Littorio Class 8.00

FT634 New Heavy Carrier (CVH) - Richelieu Class 12.00

FT645 New Heavy Destroyer (DDH) - Galiano Class - pack of 2 3.00

New-Style NSL:

FT561 Fleet Supply Tender - Odenwald Class 6.00

FT562 Fleet Tanker - Walchensee Class 6.00

 

5/25/2007 - The new FSE SDN shows up, with more info from Jon (GZG)....

Just master-moulded today, we'll be making production moulds straight after this Bank Holiday weekend, so it'll be available for sale after Tuesday 29th, price 12.00 GBP.

The pics in white are of the original master sculpt prior to casting, showing the 5 parts that the mini is made up from; the grey-primered one is a first off metal casting from the master mould with a quick spray coat!

If anyone is placing an order with us this weekend (remember that the 3 introductory pack deals on NSL ships end on Thursday 31st, see our news post from last week) and wants to add one (or several!) of the new FSE SDN as a pre-order, just ask for them in the "comments" field at the online checkout and we'll add them to the order.

Watch for the rest of the new-style FSE fleet over the coming weeks.

Happy Thrusting (oo-er...) and don't forget the painting contest we're running for the new-style NSL ships!

 

5/22/2007 - News from Jon Tuffley, the NSL special packs will be removed from the webstore at the end of May plus there is an NSL painting contest on the way.  More info here.

 

4/17/2007 - The rest of the fleet of new NSL minis will be released on Saturday the 21st at Salute:

The following NEW items will be launched at Salute this Saturday (21st); they'll be up on the webstore next week for online ordering. We'll have stock of all these at the show, plenty of the NSL ships but probably only a very limited number of the new 15mm vehicles, so if you're coming along then come and see us as early as you can!

For the New-style NSL fleet:

FT533 Light carrier (CVL) 7.00

FT534 Heavy carrier (CVH) 12.00

FT535 Missile Destroyer (DDM) - pack of 2 2.50

FT536 Assault Transport (LSO) 5.00

FT537 Escort Carrier (CVE) 4.00

FT539 Strike carrier (CVS) 9.00

FT540 Heavy Battleship (BBH) 6.00

FT546 Light Cruiser (CL) variant type 2.00

FT547 Escort Cruiser (CE) variant type 2.50

FT551 New Light Fighters (pack of 6) 1.00

FT552 New Heavy Fighters (pack of 6) 1.00

This effectively completes the new-style NSL fleet, though we may add just a few more odd classes and variants (support ships, variant fighter types etc) at some point soon.

FT533 Light carrier (CVL) 

FT534 Heavy carrier (CVH)

FT535 Missile Destroyer (DDM)

FT536 Assault Transport (LSO)

FT537 Escort Carrier (CVE)

FT539 Strike carrier (CVS)

FT540 Heavy Battleship (BBH)

FT546 Light Cruiser (CL) variant type & FT547 Escort Cruiser (CE) variant type

 

4/4/2007 - More info on the new NSL miniature....

LATEST BATCH OF NEW-STYLE NSL SHIPS - LIST AND PICTURES

We announced a week or so ago that the latest batch of classes for the "New Construction" NSL ships were ready, and promised full listings and photos as soon as possible - so here they are!

FT526 New Light Cruiser (CL) 2.00 GBP
FT529 New Battlecruiser (BC) 4.50 GBP
FT530 New Battleship (BB) 5.00 GBP
FT531 New Battledreadnought (BDN) 8.00 GBP
FT538 New Attack Cruiser (CA) 3.00 GBP
FT545 New Heavy Destroyer (DDH) - pack of 2 3.00 GBP for 2

Group of NewNSL ships including the previously released Strikeboat, Frigate and Destroyer

FT531 NSL new Battledreadnought  The 1cm grid on all of these pictures can be used to determine the size of the miniatures.

FT530 NSL new Battleship

FT529 NSL new Battlecruiser

FT538 NSL new Attack Cruiser

FT526 NSL new Light Cruiser

FT545 NSL new Heavy Destroyer

 

3/19/2007 - The new NSL miniatures are now available:

As previewed in our news posting a few days ago, the latest batch of NEW STYLE NSL starships are NOW IN PRODUCTION and fully available!

They should be up on our store at www.gzg.com.

All prices in GBP; US and other non-EU customers get the usual VAT deduction of 14.9%!

OUT NOW:

The 2nd phase in the Neu Swabian League's "Neuer Aufbau" (New Construction) programme of all-new ship classes for the Kreigsraumflotte!

FT542 Neuer Aufbau Scoutship - pack of 3 1.50 GBP

FT523 Neuer Aufbau Corvette - pack of 3 2.00

FT527 Neuer Aufbau Escort Cruiser 2.50

FT528 Neuer Aufbau Heavy Cruiser 3.00

FT532 Neuer Aufbau Superdreadnought 12.00

Also available: Ships of the Neuer Aufbau programme 1st Phase, released earlier:

FT522 Neuer Aufbau Strikeboat - pack of 3 1.50

FT524 Neuer Aufbau Frigates - pack of 2 2.00

FT525 Neuer Aufbau Destroyers - pack of 2 2.50

 

3/13/2007 - Jon of GZG has released some teaser pictures of the new NSL miniatures in the works, the new SDN, CH, CE, Corvette and Scoutship.  Click on the thumbnails for larger versions.

These are the first castings out of the master mould, quickly assembled and primer coated. Production moulds will be done over the next few days, then they'll be available!

For scale/size reference, the cutting mat on which the pics were taken is a centimetre grid.

 

 

10/2/2006 - From GZG:

After fifteen years continuously in print, our last stock of printed Full Thrust rulebooks is finally exhausted. As the book (along with the Fleet Book supplements) has already been available as a FREE pdf download for some while now we won't be printing any more copies of the 2nd Edition. So, as well as deleting the hardcopy book itself from our store, we've also had to remove the old FT Pak 1 starter deal, which included a copy of the rules along with two small starter fleets. To replace this, we're now offering a NEW basic FT intro pack deal, to get you started with a couple of small forces - plenty for some quick games to get the feel of the rules. Simply order your intro pack, download the FREE rules and get blasting your opponent!

 

2/13/2006 - GZG just released another 3 new Full Thrust miniatures, plus a sale:

We have three NEW Full Thrust Starships OUT NOW, one each for the "new style" NAC, the Islamic Federation and the NSL; the new NSL frigate shown here, along with the new Destroyer released a while ago, is the start of the major NSL fleet redesign which we will be working on over the next couple of months, along with an all-new FSE
fleet as well!

NAC: FT158 Tiger class Strike Cruiser 3.00 each

ISLAMIC: FT1008A New Attack Cruiser (variant of FT1008 Heavy Cruiser) 3.00 each

NSL: FT524 "New Construction" Frigate 2.00 for 2.

All the three ships shown here are in full production and available to order, they should be up on our webstore any time now.

FT158 - NAC Tiger class Strike Cruiser

FT158 NAC Tiger class Strike Cruiser

FT524 - NSL New Construction Frigate

FT524 NSL "New Construction" Frigate

FT 1008a - Islamic Attack Cruiser

FT1008A Islamic New Attack Cruiser

 

11/15/2005 - GZG is at it again, 3 more new miniature ships:

ADD SOME SPACE PIRATES TO YOUR COLLECTION - PERFECT FOR FULL THRUST OR ANY OTHER GOOD STARSHIP COMBAT GAME!

In addition to our major November release of new NAC ships, we're very pleased to announce yet MORE new FT starships - this time of a rather different force.....

The Ravagers - Rim Pirates!

Savage bands of marauding outcasts operating from barely-habitable planets outside even far-flung limited settlements of the Outrim Worlds. Run by a confusing and ever-fighting selection of feudal warlords, they exhibit no kind of government structure beyond who has the biggest gun at the time. With barely-spaceworthy ships cobbled together from old hulls refitted with scavenged weapons and drives, the Ravagers are the scourge of small outrim settlements and unescorted merchant shipping...

Pirate Cruiser: the size of a typical naval Heavy Cruiser, the Pirate Cruiser is usually the command ship of a raiding force. The Cruiser class generally has a moderate armament suite, plus considerable spare cargo space for loot and captives, and is equipped with powerful (if not terribly reliable) drives in order to catch targets and evade defenders.

Pirate Raider: typically the size of a small Destroyer, the Raider class of Pirate ship is most frequently used on solo missions to pick off isolated civilian shipping or attack small planetary settlements, but is also encountered in groups (often accompanied by a Cruiser or two) for dealing with larger and better-defended targets.

Pirate Attacker: a small, fast attack ship the size of a military strikeboat, normally used to "swarm" a target and disable it, or to take on escorting ships. Attackers almost always work in conjunction with Raiders and Cruisers, as the tiny Attacker boats don't have much spare space for hauling away their ill-gotten gains.

FTX01 - Ravager (Rim Pirate) Attacker

FTX02 - Ravager (Rim Pirate) Raider

FTX03 - Ravager (Rim Pirate) Cruiser

Rim Pirate forces don't plan on taking on naval units except small convoy escort craft if they can help it, so they generally don't have particularly heavy armament suites, but they do carry specialized weaponry designed to incapacitate ships and/or their crews without actually destroying them. Needle Beams (to pick off individual systems on a target ship) and EMP weapons (to cause system failures without damaging the hull or cargo) are both common on Pirate vessels, along with a selection of more conventional beam and missile weapons for when a stand-up fight is inevitable.

It is not known for certain where the Rim Pirate Warlords acquire their ships from, but the fact that many of the ships encountered bear strong resemblance to each other (albeit with many minor differences in fitting-out and details) tends to suggest that there is at least one shipyard facility still operating somewhere on the Rim which is producing basic hulls to simple, outdated designs and selling them to the warlords, who then fit them out with whatever they have available in the way of scavenged and captured weapons, drives and systems. Many of these systems, especially drives and power cores, often appear to be dangerously unstable - but as drive room crews are mostly slaves and pressganged captives, this seems of little concern to the Warlords - and there is always another ship and crew to replace those that blow up!

FT X01 Ravager (Rim Pirate) Attackers - pack of 3 1.50 GBP
FT X02 Ravager (Rim Pirate) Raiders - pack of 2 2.50 GBP
FT X03 Ravager (Rim Pirate) Cruiser 3.50 GBP

FTX PACK 1: PIRATE MINI-FLEET
2 x FTX-03 Cruisers, 4 x FTX-02 Raiders, 6 x FTX-01 Attackers - value15.00 GBP; SPECIAL PACK PRICE JUST 12.00 GBP!

ALL OUT NOW!

Out of interest, I think these are probably the fastest concept-to-production minis we've ever done - I decided I wanted to do them on Sunday morning, sculpted them during the day, made the master mould first thing Monday morning, took the piccies from the first-off master castings, then made the production mould that afternoon and had saleable castings half an hour later... less than 36 hours from idea to production!

 

11/10/2005 - GZG has released the rest of the new build NAC fleet

We are pleased to announce TEN new classes to complete the NEW-STYLE NAC (New Anglian Confederation) fleet!

FT 134A Cambridge class Torpedo Frigate - FF(T) (pack of 2) 2.00
FT 154 Achilles class Heavy Frigate - FFH (pack of 2) 2.00
FT 155 Tulsa class Heavy Destroyer (pack of 2) 3.00
FT 141 Farragut class Battledreadnought (BDN) 8.00
FT 142 Trafalgar class Superdreadnought (SDN) 12.00
FT 143 Midway class Light Carrier (CVL) 8.00
FT 144 Nimitz class Heavy Carrier (CVH) 12.00
FT 145 Fearless class Escort Carrier (CVE) 5.00
FT 146 Galahad class Assault Ship (LSO - Landing Ship Orbital) 7.00
FT 147 Albion class Battle Carrier (hybrid CVH/SDN) 12.00

FT154 - NAC Achillies class FFH, FT155 - NAC Tulsa class DDH, & FT134A Cambridge class FFT

FT141 - NAC Farragut class BDN

FT142 - NAC Trafalgar class SDN

FT143 - NAC Midway class CVL

FT144 - NAC Nimitz class CVH

FT145 - NAC Fearless class CVE

FT146 - Galahad class LSO

FT147 - Albion class CVB

 

10/7/2005 - More new miniatures now available from GZG.  

NEW merchant and civilian shipping:

FT 337 Olympus class short-haul passenger transport 3.00 GBP

FT 338A Tradewind class space freighter with 2 x cargo pods 3.00

FT 338B Tradewind class space freighter with 2 x tanker pods 3.00

FT 339 Hercules class heavy lift interface cargo shuttle 2.00

FT 340 Phoenix class interface passenger spaceplane 1.50

FT 341 Kestrel class Free Trader (light freighter) 2.00

FT 342 Glow-worm class Free Trader (light freighter) 1.50

FT 337 Olympus class short-haul passenger transport

FT 337 - Olympus class short-haul passenger transport

FT 338A & FT 338B Tradewind class space freighters

FT 338A & FT 338B - Tradewind class space freighters

FT 340 Phoenix class & FT 339 Hercules class

FT 340 - Phoenix class interface passenger spaceplane & FT 339 - Hercules class heavy lift interface cargo shuttle

FT 341 Kestrel class Free Trader & FT 342 Glow-worm class Free Trader

FT 341 - Kestrel class Free Trader & FT 342 - Glow-worm class Free Trader

NEW NAC ships:

FT 134 Troutbridge class Frigate (pack of 2) 2.00 GBP

FT 135 Tallahachie class Destroyer (pack of 2) 2.50

FT 137 Suffolk class Escort Cruiser 2.50

FT 139 Renown class Battlecruiser 4.00

FT 140 Thunderer class Battleship 5.00

FT 135 Tallahachie class DD & FT 134 Troutbridge class FG

FT 135 - Tallahachie class DD & FT - 134 Troutbridge class FG

FT 137 Suffolk class CE

FT 137 Suffolk class CE

FT 139 - Renown class BC

FT 139 - Renown class BC

FT 140 Thunderer class BB

FT 140 - Thunderer class BB

 

 

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