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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 20th, 2014
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    As usual, here’s the reviews we found during the week:

    Play Board Games
    -Firefly Blue Sun Expansion Review
    -City Hall Review

    Board To Death
    -Dead Apocalypse Video Review
    -Dice Crawl Video Review
    -Blurble Video Review

    Board Game Quest:
    -I Say, Holmes! Review
    -Blurble Review

    Your Turn Go:
    -Imperial Assault Unboxing

    Sahm Reviews:
    -Rivet Wars

    Tale of Painters:
    -Smaug Unboxing Video
    -Blood Angels Tactical Squad Review

    Geek of Spades:
    -Counterblast Video Review

    Brueckenkopf:
    -Maki-Games terrain Review
    -Micro Art Icestorm mat Review

    Engineer Jeff:
    -Malifaux Terrain by Plastcraft Games

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Funforge has launched their Kickstarter campaign for ZNA, their new zombie survival board game. This cooperative board game is set in Boston in the year 2025. The city has been overrun by a mysterious fog that horribly mutates all that come into contact with it. The players must make their way through the rubble, trying to complete the scenario (there are a bunch of different ones) while fighting off horrible monstrosities and doing their best not to let the fog contaminate them as well.

    The game also has an option app that can help streamline play as well as bring in new scenarios and effects for the game.

    They’ve already made their funding goal, and they’ve posted all their stretch goals, so you can see which ones are coming up as they continue to go along for the next 27 days.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Figure Painter Magazine posted up issue 20 of their magazine for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this 120 page issue continues to elevate even the most awful of painters (such as me) to a higher level with tutorials, minis reviews, and interviews with some of the top painters in the world. Want to know how to sculpt an eagle statue or a French dragoon? Well, you can find out how to inside. Check out the interview with Sebastian Archer and a first-look at a new Twisted mini.

    All that and more inside.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Crowdfunding
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Create Your Minis has launched their Kickstarter to fund you being able to create the mini you want via their system.
    For all those times you’ve wanted to find that perfect mini, now you can just get it created for you. Put in the specs of what you want for gender, armor, and accessories and tell them to print it out. Pretty simple.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Contest
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Wamp has their 5th annual year-ending painting competition up on their website.
    Open to any manufacturer, scale, subject (including busts), you have until February to get your piece ready.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Warlord Games helps your Finnish army finish off the enemy with the release of their new anti-tank and anti-aircraft emplacements for Bolt Action.

    Purchased from Germany in order to fight back against Russian armor, the anti-tank gun helped slow the tide of the Red advance. However, due to the heavy weight of the gun, it wasn’t very maneuverable, and thus if an emplacement was to be overrun, the Fins just sort of had to leave the gun there.

    And though not often talked about, the Russians did have an air force that needed to be defended against with flak guns, particularly around military bases.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In 40K
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Forge World has a pair of new Tech-Thrall Covenant units for you to order this holiday season. They’ve got both Las-Locks and Metralocks varieties (no word yet on when the Las-Key and Metrakey units will be released).
    The fluff for them is rather like the Cephalyx and Drudges from Privateer. Granted, I’m not sure exactly which one came first, as my 40k lore hasn’t really been updated since just before 4th edition.

    The two sets are available to order and will be shipping out right away.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy Flight Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games is bringing big ships to the Imperial side of X-Wing with the announcement of the Imperial Raider.

    In the same league as the Corvette and the Medium Transport, the Imperial Raider is too big for standard play, in X-Wing, so the scale has been reduced so it can fit on the table. The piece is set for Cinematic and Epic play versions of the game.

    Along with the Raider, you get a new TIE Advanced in the pack, plus a new set of scenarios to specifically show off the new ships.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Fantasy Flight Games knows how the holiday season can drive you crazy… and they’re here to help!… drive you crazy-er, that is. The Mountains of Madness expansion set for Eldritch Horror is now available. Researchers must head to the poles (yes, there’s a North Pole adventure along with all the shenanigans happening in the Antarctic) to save humanity from the likes of Ithaqua and the Rampaging Shoggoth. They must overcome otherworldly hunger and hypothermia to do it, too! It’s not going to be easy. So be sure to pack a couple extra pairs of socks and your good thermal underwear, ’cause baby, it’s cold outside.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot knows 3 factions are good, but 4 factions are better. As such, they’ve brought the French into Rum & Bones. Far from being the “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” that the Simpsons and other pop culture has recently made them out to be, the new faction for Rum & Bones are here to wreck your ship and chew foie gras, and they’re all out of foie gras. The French are masters at attacking where you least expect it and reacting to any threat you may send their way. With two deck guns and four spawn points, they really mix up the statis-quo with their own brand of je ne sais quoi.

    Go check out the faction and all their back-story and stats on the Kickstarter page.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Games Workshop
    Dec 19th, 2014
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    Games Workshop continues the internal shuffling of positions as they hire a new Finance Director, Rachel Tongue. She had previously been the Company Secretary and Legal and Compliance Manager.

    So it’s another internal move. Do you guys think it’ll help any, what with the backward slide that GW’s been seemingly in for the past couple years?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Time for some more News Snippets.
    These are more stories we want you to know about, but they’re just a bit shorter in nature.

    -New Shoulder Pads from Mad Robot Miniatures
    -Team Covenant release Cherry and Mahogany, Templates for Gentlemen
    -Kabuki Models unveils the revised Nerah model
    -Khurasan releases Manchu Chinese cannon and crew
    -Siren Miniatures – new renders publised
    -New Tapestry and Bedroom Accessories from Thomarillion
    -Blood Rage previews Bear Clan Warrior art/sculpt
    -Dracci Breath – An Orcs in the Webbe Original Scenario
    -2 Hour Heroquest – An Orcs in the Webbe Original Rules Supplement
    -Time to go On the Road with Moebius Adventures
    -Escenografia Epsilon posts Rare Imperial Buildings WIP

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Revelry in Torth is a new adventure campaign and setting from Kort’thalis. You don’t see a lot of post-apocalyptic fantasy settings, but Torth is one. To stop a slave revolt, a group of wizards basically fried the earth with a giant fireball. Seems like a bit of an overkill. “Rocks fall. Everybody dies” I guess. But anyway, the people who survived are obviously now rather wary of magic and strangers. The O5R supplement is now available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Tabletop-Art brings you more ways to customize your minis with their new Meteoric Base Set. This set is available in 25mm, 40mm, two styles of 60mm, and “big oval.” There’s only beveled edge bases for now. Round lip are coming soon.

    You know, that’s a style you don’t see too often. Most bases are some sort of forest or field terrain, perhaps desert or gravel, but you don’t see much that sort of emphasizes fighting in a place with no atmosphere. Considering the environment suits many sci-fi minis wear, you think you’d see that sort of thing more often.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Dice Games
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    WizKids couldn’t leave all the Dice Masters fun to just Marvel, now could they? Of course not! As such, they’ve announced a new Justice League Dice Masters set. The new dice include such heroes as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and more. Of course, a hero isn’t really a hero without a villain to defeat. Justice League will have Black Manta, The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Braniac (also with some others thrown into the mix).

    There will be starter sets, as well as booster packs. Plus, there will be the deluxe Collector’s box, with exclusive cards and dice inside.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Accessories
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Soda Pop Miniatures knows that Relic Knights models have been around for quite some time and many of you picked up some sets before the game based around them was a thing. So, for those of you that have those models, but not the stat cards to go along with them, they’ve released their Special Edition Card Pack so you can get the stats you need to put those models on the battlefield along with all the other Relic Knights minis now available.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Historical
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Capitan Games and Battlemodels Miniatures are bringing you a new line of 45mm War of Spanish Succession models and units.
    While 45mm isn’t really in vogue anymore, for the longest time, it was the preferred size for miniatures, most notably from H.G. Wells’ “Little Wars.”
    There are 13 sets in this release, encompassing standard infantry, to cavalry, to artillery, to generals to make sure all the killing goes as according to plan as it can.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    Maki Games has themselves a brand new website and they’re celebrating with a 25% discount on orders made through their webshop. It’s also Christmastime, so that’s just good timing as well. They are almost done sending out all the packages for their Kickstarter campaign and so they’re letting everyone else start to make orders. The sets will be sent out early-to-mid January.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 18th, 2014
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    CoolMiniOrNot has posted up the rulebook for Rum & Bones over on their Kickstarter page. It’s interesting to think back to all the various iterations the game has gone through during development, getting better and better with each new update. During the middle of development, I’d missed a few playtest sessions and when I was finally able to get back to one, the game was almost unrecognizable from how it’d been before! I know that’s nothing entirely novel to just Rum & Bones, but it always amazes me when I see it.
    The team’s been working hard on the book, and I hope you enjoy it.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Dead Earth Games has announced a new gang for Across the Dead Earth, their post-apocalyptic sci-fi minis skirmish game. This time they’re letting the ladies come out to play in force with the Sisters of Acquisition. The box set of 5 minis is just £15 and will be shipping in January. So go check them out.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Card Games
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Level 99 Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for their new Pixel Tactics Deluxe box set. For those that don’t know, Pixel Tactics is a card game that brings the feel of old, 8-bit RPG games to the tabletop.

    The box comes with two starter decks, a play mat, rulebook, and all the tokens required to play. The box it comes in is big enough to hold all that, plus several expansions worth of cards (sleeved or not).

    The campaign was looking to get $30k. They’re close to $100k (if not having broken that already, by time of posting). There’s still 25 days left on the clock to check it out if you’re interested.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Secret Weapon Miniatures is here to give your miniatures a firm foundation. They have a set of 8 new 80mm round-lip bases in their webshop. From Blasted Wetlands to Urban Rubble, they’ve got the base style to fit in with the look you want for your army.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Victoria Miniatures thinks you should be bringing out the big guns on your tabletop. To help facilitate such a thing, they’ve got a sale going on over in their webshop. Until midnight on Christmas Eve, artillery pieces are 25% off. Bring in the holiday with a bang over at Victoria Miniatures.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Voodooworx busts onto the miniatures scene with their first ever mini. Hau’rax The Butcher infamous warlord of the Blackskull clan would make a fine hero for an Orc and Goblin army, or as the leader of a goblin clan that your PCs must take out. Perhaps he could be part of your Mordheim gang. With the detail, even if you just picked him up to paint, there would be plenty of interesting details to work with.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Ninja Division has the latest sets for Relic Knights now available over in their webshop. Cerci Speed Circuit gets a pair of releases in the form of the Wrecker and the Pit Crew (sort of two ends of the spectrum there). The Noh Empire gets the new Render (it’s a real model, not just a render), because oni with sci-fi guns is fun. Black Diamond gets a new mini-tank. I remember seeing one of these when the Kickstarter campaign stuff was coming through. It’s cute. Finally, the Star Nebula Corsairs gets… well… their Corsairs box. Seems an appropriate thing to get.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Eden has their latest releases up on their website. And the website’s pretty new and worth showing off as well.
    The new release is the Dante’s Angels starter set, because sci-fi bikers are fun to add to a post-apocalyptic setting. The new starter box comes with a limited edition head for Zagan, the leader of the pack. *revs engine*

    The new website is full of downloads like rules and scenarios for you to check out. If you’re not sure about the Eden game world, why not go check it out for yourself?

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Modelling
    Dec 17th, 2014
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    Fire For Effect Studios is here to make you a better sculptor with a new class available over on their website. Water Effects are one of those things that can really make a model stand out from the crowd. But it’s not easy to do (as I can attest, from having tried it a few times and having the results be… less than I’d hoped for). It’s one of those things that, if done right, will make everyone go, “WHOAH! That’s awesome!” but if you do it wrong, will make everyone go, “WHOAH! That’s (censored)!” So go check out the course and learn to do water effects the right way.

    They’ve still got their course bundle sale going on, too. So you can add the Water Effects class to it.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Hey there again, dear TGN Readers.
    We’ve got another batch of News Snippets for you.
    By the way, we’ve fixed the issue with galleries. So photos will be showing up where they should be (hopefully, anyway, unless something else goes wacky between writing this and when you read it).

    -Zinge Industries Previews Heat-Bendible I Beams
    -New Mutant Monsters from Zinge Industries
    -Vampire Hunters previews Svetlana render
    -Shieldwolf’s 4th army has appeared for the upcoming Kickstarter
    -Alien Dungeon releases Land Ironclad for All Quiet on the Martian Front
    -‘Branch Face’ free scenario for USEME from 15mm.co.uk
    -Spellcrow previews Halfing with Sling green

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Magazine/webzine
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy has started taking pre-orders for their next issue. Their cover game is In Her Majesty’s Name, and they’ve got articles like a look at an expansion, a Jack-the-Ripper manhunt scenario, and a look at what the Boxer Rebellion might’ve been like with steampunk-style weaponry.

    Further content comes from Richard Clarke writing about fitting battles together into a campaign. There’s also quite a lot of reviews of both several historical games and various minis. Pre-order from Karwansaray Publishers and get a discount.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Skirmisher Publishing has their latest issue of Wisdom From the Wastelands up online for your downloading and reading pleasure. This issue brings you more Superscience artifacts for your games. What’s a superscience artifact? Well, it’s the sort of thing that is so advanced beyond what you’re used to that it might as well be magic. Think if someone showed an iPhone to George Washington. So you can use these special artifacts in your Mutant Future games or whatever other system you might be playing in.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Rebel Minis has once again gotten their Christmas Sale underway over in their webshop. From now until the end of the year, just use code Rebel2014 and get 20% off of your order. And you need to worry if something sells out, because when they get a restock, they’ll still honor the sale price on your order. But obviously, it’s best to get the figures first time around, so you’d better hurry.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    DGS Games had themselves a successful Kickstarter earlier this year to bring the Kuzaarik faction to Freeblades. The campaign was a success and now that backers have their products, it’s time to release these models to the general public. Hence, the Kuzaarik Wayblocker is now available over in their webshop.

    These younger warriors are made up mostly of those just trying to fulfill their mandatory service years. As such, it’s a pretty big force and makes up the core of the Kuzaarik armed forces.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Fantasy
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Wyrd has the latest set of releases up for Malifaux over on their website. They’ve got 4 new crews coming this month. The two out now are Lucius and Kirai, with two coming later (C. Hoffman and Leveticus). Other releases include Crooked Men, Hog Whisperer, and the Pigapult (sounds like a good time had by all with that one). And there’s the Mindless Zombie. Because… zombies.

    Go check out the full list.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In Board Games
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    Matt Worden Games has announced their new Tales of Danger game series. The set, consisting of 7 games in total, will be stand-alone games, but each will continue on the story themes from the previous. The first of the games will be released in 2015, with two more coming each year for the next 3 years. The story will cover some 185 years of history, between them.

    The first game, Tales of Danger #1: Days of Discovery, will be up on Kickstarter early next year, with delivery coming at the end of the year. The game, for 1-5 players, focuses on players trying to fund an expedition to The Land of Danger. Doesn’t sound like a place I’d be racing to get to, but I’m not a Portuguese explorer.

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    By Polar_Bear
    In News
    Dec 16th, 2014
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    It’s time once more for another Podcast/Vidcast Roundup. Here’s the shows that’ve been released this past week:

    -Removed From Play episode 27
    -The Board Game Show The Life & Times of Richard Weed
    -Gamers on Games Episode 236 : 1000+ Subscribers! (and giveaway information)
    -Lost Hemisphere Radio ep104: Circular
    -Adeptus Infernus Episode 010

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