Clash of Kings 2018 Now Available From Mantic Games

It’s important to have a game that’s balanced. No gamer likes looking across the field and thinking, “well, that’s a cheesy force.” People want to play the figs they want to play and have a chance at winning. Well, when problems are found, the company behind those games should make sure they fix things. That’s what Mantic’s got with their Clash of Kings supplement for Kings of War. It rebalances various units to make them even across the board. It also has brand new formations for all the Kings of War factions, plus several new Living Legends. This book’s got it all, and you can get your copy now.
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New Waffen-SS Shocktrooper Squad Available For Konflikt ’47

During WWII, the Waffen-SS were a feared fighting force. Now, tooled up with the newly-discovered Rift technology, they are even better equipped and more dangerous than ever. Just about every aspect of them has become more deadly, and you can add them to your Konflikt ’47 army now from Warlord Games.
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The Red Dragon Inn 7: The Tavern Crew Up On Kickstarter

Beer! Beer! Beer! Tiddilly beer! Beer! Beer! Tiddilly beer! Beer! Beer!
The Red Dragon Inn is the place to go when you head into town. The ale flows and there’s plenty of gambling and some light brawling, too. Of course, everyone wants to show they’re the toughest and can handle the most drink. But who will be the last one standing and who will have nasty things drawn on their face while they’re passed out? That’s for you to decide.
SlugFest Games is currently running a Kickstarter for the 7th expansion in the Red Dragon Inn game. It’s a stand-alone set called The Tavern Crew.
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New Team Yankee Releases Available From Battlefront

In an alternate world, WWIII is going on, where a version of the Cold War turned hot and Europe once more is the scene of conflict. All sides have been building up military resources and coming up with new vehicles of war. In this case, it’s the Americans that are on display with several armored vehicles. You can order these now for your Team Yankee armies.
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Podcast Roundup

Here’s to hoping that your week is starting off well (I got new dice yesterday! #NoSuchThingAsTooManyDice). We’ve made it through the first day, hopefully the rest will go by smoothly. I know to help me get along, I’ll listen to some gaming podcasts. Yes, as much as I hear about gaming stuff all day here in the office, there’s always more I can listen to. That’s just how I am.

This week we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 240: Fourth Quarter Football; Singled Out Episode 58: Talking Godtear With Sherwin; Nerdherders Episode 22 (112): Campaign Advisors; Masters of the Forge: Altar of War Episode 7: Daemons Codex Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 63: Chuck Pint of SFR Inc, the makers of Dragon Dice!; The Secret Cabal Episode 151: The Expanse and Randomness in Gaming; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 73: Crusaders Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Rolistes Episode 26 (Part 1): Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 11: 2018 Goals; Plan of ATK! Episode 18; and News of the North – 2018-01-23.

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Wyrd Releases Alt. Lazarus Mini

I love alternate sculpts for minis. Even with some small modding, armies in a minis game can potentially look a bit samey. A great way around that is alternate sculpts for figures. Because unless you’re a pro sculptor, you might do a few cuts here and there, but it’s not anywhere near what a company can do with all their resources behind making a mini. Well, Wyrd has released a new Alt. Lazarus model. But you can’t just pick it up in their webshop. Nope, they make you work for it (in a good way).
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TGN Review: Super Kitty Bug Slap

Those that’ve been long-time readers of TGN know that I have a love of “gaming backpack games.” Those are games that are very small and compact, tend to have few rules and a small footprint on the table, and can be played at almost a moment’s notice. They’re so named because you can toss them in your gaming backpack and whip them out whenever you’ve got a spare moment, be it before the rest of your group shows up for an RPG session, or between rounds in a miniatures game tourney, or just whenever you and some friends have a couple spare minutes. Super Kitty Bug Slap, from Steve Jackson Games, fits firmly into that category. But how does the game work?

Well, the fine folks over there sent me a copy, so I can tell you all about it.

Please, leave your fly swatters at home (they’d be cheating). It’s time for another TGN Review. This time, it’s Supper Kitty Bug Slap.
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New Supplement and Starter Armies For Black Powder Available To Order From Warlord Games

Napoleon went a little bit of everywhere across Europe during his conquests. Historians break down his movements into different campaigns, each with their own dynamics on the battlefield and political intrigue. Warlord Games’ Black Powder looks to let you recreate each of those on the tabletop. Their new book, Albion Triumphant: The Peninsular War, specifically looks at the Flanders and Peninsular Campaigns. Along with those, there’s new British and French starter armies to make sure that your troops are in the right uniforms and armed correctly for those campaigns.
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Fantasy Flight Games Posts Preview of the Stormtroopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion

While, in the movies, Stormtroopers might just be the faceless cannon fodder that gets fed into the blaster fire of the rebels, they actually were an elite fighting force. Trained in various tactics and equipped well by the Empire, they were something to be feared on the battlefield. Fantasy Flight has posted up a preview of the Stormtrooper Unit Expansion pack for the upcoming Star Wars: Legion minis game. Check it out.
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New Tribe Added to HATE Kickstarter

In the post-apocalyptic world of HATE, certain things that were once familiar have been twisted and deformed. The very plants that sustained the majority of life on the land became unrecognizable, with tendrils and grasping vines looking to hunt out prey. The result is the Sarrassa, a grotesque tribe that hovers between live and death. This new tribe has been added to the Kickstarter campaign as an add-on.
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Steamforged Previews Ratcatcher’s Guild

The new thing coming to Guild Ball this year is the addition of Minor Guilds. The first of these is going to be the Ratcatcher’s Guild. They’re a sub-group off of the Mortician’s Guild. But what does being a Minor Guild really mean? And what sort of new tricks will this new team bring to the field? Well, Steamforged is answering some of that with this preview.
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Trollish Delver Games Releases Quill: White Box

As you all know, I’m a fan of games that have a unique concept. So when you see things like, “solo letter-writing RPG”, it stands out from the crowd of games whose premise has been done before. Well, for those of you that’ve played Quill from Trollish Delver Games, you’ll be happy to know that a new expansion is now available. You can pick up your White Box now.
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New Boromite heavy support team with Mag Mortar Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares

Sometimes, you just need a bigger gun. The enemy’s advancing with columns of troops or heavy armor. Or you’re laying siege to an enemy city and need to break through their reinforced walls. Whatever the case, anything hand-held just won’t do it. So you bring out something like the Boromite heavy support team with Mag Mortar. Yeah, that should do it.
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Nemesis Sci-Fi Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a ‘orrible bear, me.
Or, in this particular instance, Nemesis means a new semi-cooperative sci-fi board game that’s tearing up the funding over on Kickstarter. Take on the role of a crew member looking to survive horrific aliens while also trying to complete your own, secret goal that may not jive with what your other crew members are trying to do.
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Monday Terrain Corner

Well, it’s back to the old grindstone. But we’ll always have the memories of the weekend that just went by. I hope you got some gaming in. I did. I tried out Photosynthesis, as well as taught Guild Ball to a friend. It was a good time had by all. But now the focus is on next weekend, and whatever cool games I’ll be playing then. They might require terrain. And, if they do, I want it to look good. So, without further ado…

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Wild West Exodus Previews New Terrain, Fantasy Flight Games Releases Playmat For Twilight Imperium, New Dunes Planet Space Gaming Mat Available From Deep-Cut Studio, and New Plastic Box Sets Available From Tabletop-Art.

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New US Airborne and Panzer Kits Available From Warlord Games

The Allies are taking the fight right to the Axis lines. Not content to just go overland to get there, they’re dropping troops right into the thick of things. On the other side of the battle line, German tanks are taking up their positions. That’s the sort of thing you can recreate on your tabletops when playing Bolt Action, especially with these latest releases now available.
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Corvus Belli Previews February Infinity Releases

Hard to think that we’re just 9 days from finishing out January and moving on to the 2nd month of the year. But here we are. So, as you get things ready, Corvus Belli is helping out by letting you know what you can expect from them in the next several weeks. They’ve posted up their February releases for Infinity so you can start saving your nickels now.
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Wyrd Previews Waldgeist Rider For Bayou Bash

Born on the bayou!
Born on the baaaaaaaaaaaayouuuuuuuuu!
Born on the bayou!
Yeah, I’m going to be thinking of CCR whenever Wyrd brings out another preview for Bayou Bash, their upcoming racing board game. I’m 100% ok with this, mind you. This week’s preview is a look at the Waldgeist Rider.
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Latest Releases Available From Privateer Press

Privateer Press has a whole mess of releases available for you. The Trolls are continuing their releases, with some more frigid northern trolls. But Privateer’s also trying to heat things up some with heading down to the bayou, as there’s several Blindwater releases, including a new Blindwater starter army box.
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New Adeptus Custodes Available To Order from Games Workshop

I swear, space janitors have the coolest gear. I wish that I could’ve had stuff like this. The best we got were the portable power washer stations with all the different soaps right on them. But I guess if you’re going in to clean up after xenos and heretics and whatnot, some soap and hot water isn’t going to be enough. Games Workshop is taking pre-orders for a whole host of Adeptus Custodes figures, as well as their new codex, over in their webshop.
Oh, and a Primarch. There’s that, too. 😉
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New Starter Army Sets Available For Hail Caesar

For many hundreds of years, warfare was practiced in a certain way in the Western world. Armies of soldiers lined up shoulder-to-shoulder, with a round shield in front of them and a long spear in hand. The phalanx was the ancient world’s version of the tank, essentially. And even as military advancements came along, the idea of standing shoulder-to-shoulder stuck for quite a long time. Well, if you’re wanting to get back to war’s roots, you can with these new starter armies for the Greeks and Spartans (yes, I know that Sparta was part of Greece, but look, I don’t name these things. Plus, the various city-states really didn’t consider themselves one country (far from it, in fact), so there’s that as well) for Hail Caesar.
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Review Roundup

I mean, who really doesn’t love Saturdays, in general? Sure, there’s not always the best Saturdays, but overall, it’s probably the greatest day of the week. At least, in my opinion.
While we’re on the subject of opinions, it’s time to get into this week’s reviews.

Today we have: Import/Export, Dream Catchers, Gaia Project, Schrodinger’s Cats, Indulgence, Smile, and Shop ‘N Time.

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Wyrd Previews The Broken For The Other Side

Fridays are pretty damn good all on their own. But then Wyrd has to go and make them even better with their regular previews. This week, we get another The Other Side one. It’s The Broken for the Cult of the Burning Man (always kinda wanted to go to that). See what they’ll be bringing to the party.
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Way of the Fighter Coming February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day! *punch in the mouth* *spinning roundhouse kick* *sweep the leg*
Ok, so you’re not generally supposed to fight on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re picking up Way of the Fighter when it’s released, then it’d be a good way to spend a romantic evening (at least, I think so, and if you’re a lady who agrees, call me 😀 😉 … I think I just figured out why I’m single… Wow, this got dark. Let’s get back to talking about the game). Anyway, Way of the Fighter brings the action and excitement of old-school fighting video games right to your tabletop.
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Forge World Taking Orders For The Nazgûl of Dol Guldur Set

The Nazgul are the elite of Sauron’s fighting forces. They’re his agents out in the land of Middle Earth, seeking out the One Ring, along with whatever nefarious plots Sauron’s cooked up. You can now order a new trio of these deadly creatures from Forge World for your games of The Hobbit.
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Warlord Games Seeks Digital Sculptor

Gee, seems that Warlord Games is stocking up on all sorts of help! In this case, they’re looking for a digital sculptor. Now, I need a drafting machine and a set of French curves to make a stick figure, and I think that computers are run by gnomes and sprites. So I don’t think you have to worry about me as competition for this job. But you do have to worry about all the other talented digital sculptors out there.
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Friday Snippets

What a crazy week. Monday off. Tuesday in the office. Wednesday and Thursday at home because of the snow. Today’s back in the office, as I checked the hill at the entrance to my place late Thursday and it’d finally melted enough you could get out. So yeah, kinda odd schedule, but waddyagonnado? It’s winter. That kinda stuff’s gonna happen. It’s also gonna be 60 tomorrow, because this is still Georgia. Also, tomorrow, I’m gonna be doing some gaming. I hope you are, too. And if you’re going to be gaming, you’re going to want to be well-fed on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Leader Ratss-M1 Battle Tank Now Available From Ratgard, Voting Underway For Best Casual Game of 2017, and Skeleton Warriors Up On Kickstarter.

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Privateer Press Seeks Metal Caster

Do you work well with metal? Do you want to be part of one of the largest miniatures companies out there? Would you go to a bean-eating movie with George Wendt? If you answered “Yes” to at least 2 of those questions, Privateer Press just might be wanting you. They’re looking for a new metal caster and are taking applications now.
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Avatars of War: January Releases Now Available

January continues to roll along. We’re getting to the last 1/3 of the month, a perfect time to get some new releases out there. And that’s just what we’ve got here for you now. Avatars of War brings you the first of this year’s releases from them with 3 new minis. You can pick up yours now.
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Fat Dragon Games Releases World War Tesla Starter Set

Many feel that Nikola Tesla was ahead of his time, possibly even from the future. He certainly pushed the boundaries of science for the time. So it seems only fitting that a game bearing his name is doing the same. Fat Dragon Games has released World War Tesla, their new 15mm miniatures game. You can download the whole game, print it out and play it. That includes the minis. Yup, the whole game is download and printable. You just need yourself a 3D printer.
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Tiny Epic Zombies Up On Kickstarter

Gamelyn Games is adding a new game to their Tiny Epic line. In this case, it’s the walking dead. Zombies are swarming through Echo Ridge Mall in Tiny Epic Zombies. You’re one of the last survivors, but will you continue to be a survivor, or will you simply be lunch? That’s up to you to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Forge World Giving Away An Acastus Knight Porphyrion

Forge World is continuing their January of giveaways. This time around, it’s an Acastus Knight Porphyrion that you could win. Just head to their webshop, make a qualifying order, and you could be getting something huge in your shipment for nothing at all.
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Warlord Games Is Hiring

I know many of you out there would love to break into the world of gaming. It’s not easy. There’s not a ton of jobs out there to be had, and when one shows up, a lot of people tend to apply. But you never know, you might be just the gamer that Warlord is looking for. They’re on the hunt for an artist to help with Beyond the Gates of Antares, as well as a UK & EU Events Coordinator.
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