Alternate History

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 17th, 2017
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At the end of WWII, Germany was divided. On one side, you had the French, British, and Americans. On the other, you had the Russians. All were allies during the war, but the differences between their political and economic systems caused them to quickly drift apart. The Iron Curtain came down all acr...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 17th, 2017
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Fiction is a wonderful thing. While there is certainly plenty of strange and wonderful things in our own, real world… we can’t ride around on dinosaurs or own a flying saucer or control lightning with our minds. But in a fictional world, anything is possible. And “anything is possib...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 14th, 2017
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Ursus Infantry. There, that’s really all I needed out of this release. But you might be interested in some of the other things that are also available. They include British Automated Infantry and Fallschirmjäger Falcon Infantry. But really, it’s all about the Ursus Infantry....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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The new year is just underway. We’re slightly more than a week in. Of course, like anything, it’s good to know what’s ahead and have some direction. Well, the fine folks over at Burning Games have let us know what they’ll be coming out with in 2017 and even given you readers a...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 9th, 2017
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With the Konflikt ’47 line, Warlord Games can take a lot of their current kits, add in just a couple of extra bits, and create entirely new units out of them. Or, you can just change around some small part and suddenly a unit that’s still just like its Bolt Action counterpart now has that...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 20th, 2016
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The world of Fasa’s 1879 is a bit different than the one you learned about in history class. Here, Albert and Victoria are still in control of the British Empire, but that empire now includes Grosvenor Land. Or, it would include it, if the natives weren’t being so persnickety about it. Fo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 12th, 2016
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The Volksarmee, or People’s Army, might just sound like a small group of volunteers who are really just accountants and bakers and janitors who wanted to go play Army. That is not the case, though. Within the Warsaw Pact, there’s no other army that’s more highly-trained and better e...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 12th, 2016
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One thing with any “Weird War II” game is that you can take a lot of already-made equipment, just change them up a bit and boom! New piece. Well, Warlord Games certainly has their fair share of World War II pieces laying about the house, so coming out with figures for Konflikt ’47 c...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 9th, 2016
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Back when Modiphius announced their Rise of the Black Sun Campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish, there was a question about the main rulebook for the game. I did a small hunt, but didn’t find anything. Reason was, the main rulebook apparently wasn’t out yet. Well, that’s not the ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 7th, 2016
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World War II was pretty horrific. All wars are. But at least there aren’t elder gods meddling with them… at least that we know of, anyway. Such is not the case in Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish. There, Hitler’s occult researchers have come across things that man really shouldn’t be...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 7th, 2016
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Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me? I mean, it’s already Wednesday. Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginne...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 5th, 2016
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Warlord Games has a couple new units up for Konflikt ’47. They’re sort of two ends of the spectrum and show off the fundamental differences between a couple of the nations. You’ve got the British Armoured Infantry and the Siberian Terror and Soviet Heavy Infantry....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 1st, 2016
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For some gamers, just diving into the deep-end with a new game and starting out with a huge game works just fine. I’m not some gamers. I like to learn a bit at a time, starting with whatever starter material a game might have and going from there. The folks over at Modiphius feel much […...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 21st, 2016
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Since Kickstarter campaigns only run for a relatively short amount of time, it’s very easy to miss one. And with them usually having special pricing and Kickstarter-exclusive pieces, you can really kick yourself for not getting in on one. Thankfully, there’s the Pledge Manager period, whe...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 21st, 2016
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A couple weeks ago, Spartan Games had announced that they were going to come out with a new game. Players… didn’t really like the idea. That caused Spartan to send out a survey going, “Ok, what is it that you would like?” The players responded. And now Spartan has held up thei...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 18th, 2016
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Warlord Games rolled out with a whole bunch of updates today. There’s some new releases, some new pre-orders, and the start of their holiday sale. Thankfully, they collected all the info into one spot for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 15th, 2016
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We’re a couple weeks away from it being December. Holiday shopping will start any time now (or possibly has already started for some people). Well, if you’re fans of Dystopian Wars or Halo: Ground Command, you can go ahead and start your shopping as well, as the December releases are avai...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 14th, 2016
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In the conflicts of present day and the near future, having close air support for your ground troops is vital. Aircraft can provide a high vantage point to the battlefield and get fields of fire that no ground troop would be able to manage. Then there’s the maneuverability factor. In Team Yanke...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 11th, 2016
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The Weird War II game, Konflikt ’47, gives us a look at a world where the conflict didn’t end when it did for us here in the real world. It also injects a bit of fancy in terms of technology and a bit of the occult. Though it’s not October anymore, Warlord Games has some […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Clockwork Goblin is the design team behind Konflikt ’47. They’ve been busy goblins, indeed, working on all sorts of new things for the game. There’s been some posted photos here and there, randomly, one at a time. Well, Warlord decided to collect them all in one, handy place for you...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 1st, 2016
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As the snow gently falls on the bombed-out no-man’s-land between the trenches, it almost seems a strangely surreal scene of tranquility among all the carnage. The Great Dwarven War rages on between the Dwarves and the Orcs, the two groups huddled in their own trenches, looking to celebrate Hogn...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 28th, 2016
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On October 3, 1942, everything changed. The world was deeply embroiled in the 2nd World War, but what happened would forever change the nature of that conflict. Dark and terrible things started pouring into the world. Great elder gods, long forgotten, manifested themselves and joined in the war. The ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 24th, 2016
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Outlaw Miniatures has announced that Wayland Games will now be in charge of the Wild West Exodus game line. The game has been around for several years now and while it continues to grow and evolve, the folks at Outlaw Miniatures have realized that they don’t quite have the time and staff to pro...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 7th, 2016
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The British are coming! The British are coming! Sorry, it was that or a bit about watching Peter over at Gale Force Nine headbang to Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, and Sepultura all weekend… which would be cool to see. Anyway, no. This is about Team Yankee, where the British will be making their...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 4th, 2016
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You get 54mm dinosaur minis. If that didn’t get you to go check out the campaign for Sauriana, I’m not sure what more you would need. But in an effort to not just make this post a single sentence and a link, I’ll elaborate. The game is set in an alternate version of the 19th [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Oct 3rd, 2016
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We’ve seen this one previewed a little bit now, with Warlord teasing us with photos of it in the last couple release announcements. But now you can order yourself an M5 A2 Coyote/Guardian Light Walker for your Konflikt ’47 games....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 26th, 2016
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Warlord Games knows that gamers can be a bit… impatient at times. Let’s face it, everyone, we know you always want to have the newest and greatest and you want it right now. As such, even though their British and Soviet Heavy Infantry box sets aren’t due out until December, theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 24th, 2016
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It’s that time again, everyone. It’s Saturday. When you read this, it’ll be at least 2pm, Eastern. But for me, currently, it’s 5:30am. I’ve got a group of friends coming over for some gaming starting at 9am and have a bunch to get done before that. We’ll probably g...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 23rd, 2016
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It’s the end of the 19th Century. Technological innovations have made it so man and machine have taken to the skies in large numbers. Smoke-belching behemoths ply the airways as they patrol for enemy flying ships. The enemy is spotted! To battlestations! Wings of smaller aircraft take off, look...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Sep 20th, 2016
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People love to think “what if” in regards to a lot of things, but to WWII, specifically. That includes many game designers. Konflikt ’47 is one such result, giving us a war that continued on, as well as imbuing it with a lot of strange technological advances. There’s three new...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 29th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions rolls along. This time headed to the weird West with Gangfight Games’ Blackwater Gulch, 2nd Edition. For those that don’t know, Blackwater Gulch is set during the Gold Rush era (you know, like where the 49ers get their name from). Everyone’s looking to strik...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 26th, 2016
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Watch The History Channel for a couple days, an undoubtedly you’ll see some sort of program about strange, occult things that the Nazis were researching during WWII. Or just go watch/read Hellboy. Basically the same thing, but only one has Ron Perlman. Anyway, in the alternate-history world of ...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 17th, 2016
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Warlord Games has started taking orders for the first sets of Konflikt ’47 releases. But what if you want to plan out your purchases for the next several months? If you get the rulebook and see a really cool unit you’d like to use, when will you be able to get it and put it […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Aug 12th, 2016
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I got some photos of Konflikt ’47 while at Gen Con last weekend. Clockwork Goblin Miniatures has been looking to get the game really off the ground for a couple years. Now, thanks to Warlord Games, it’s finally going to be able to happen. And some of the first kits are available now over ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 22nd, 2016
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Well, yesterday slowed things down, but it seems to have picked back up again rather nicely. We now find ourselves halfway through Friday. That weekend will be here before we know it! What have you all got set up for the weekend? I’ve got a whole heap of chores to get done before Gen Con [&hell...