Modiphius Releases Tales From the Loop RPG

Modiphius is just on a roll with releases and announcements lately. They’ve got all their Fallout stuff going on, but they’ve also got a new RPG they’re releasing (along with various ancillaries). It’s Tales from the Loop and it takes players back to a 1980s that’s a bit different than we remember (those of you old enough to remember the 80s, that is).
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New Bruin and Jackal Walkers Available For Konflikt ’47

We’ve been seeing a lot of Soviet and German releases for Konflikt ’47 recently. But that’s not to say that the Americans have just been sitting around, doing nothing. The engineers have been hard at work on a pair of walkers of their own. We present to you, the Bruin and the Jackal.
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New Releases Available To Order For Konflikt ’47 From Warlord Games

Those Soviets and Germans are at it again, looking to put the biggest piece of armor possible out onto the battlefield. Their incessant arms race (well, it is a war, after all) continues to bring bigger and stronger machines to the conflict. In this case, it’s the Zeus and the Mammoth, both available to pre-order for Konflikt ’47 now.
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New Konflikt ’47 Pre-Orders Available

It’s time to bring in the big guns. During WWII, the Soviets and the Germans were in an arms race to bring the biggest tanks to the battlefield. Well, in the Weird War II setting of Konflikt ’47, that continues on. The Germans have the Zeus Heavy Mechpanzer, while the Russians have the Mammoth Walker. Both are available to pre-order now from Warlord Games.
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Shattered Crown Weird War I Game Up On Kickstarter

Good news, everyone! We have defeated the Martians!
The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn’t really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War.
That’s the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alternate history miniatures skirmish game that’s up on Kickstarter. The initial launch looks to fund a line of figures representing the Harlem HellFighters, the first African American regiment to serve in the American Expeditionary Force in the war.
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New Konflikt ’47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

Trevor Noah has a new special out on Netflix. In it, he has this whole bit about Russian being the scariest accent out there. If you ever want to frighten someone away, just start talking in a thick Russian accent. So I could only assume that if you were to have a conversation with the Daughters of the Motherland, available now for Konflikt ’47 from Warlord Games, it’d be a frightening experience. You might just prefer to talk to the Flammspinne Panzermech instead.
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Mauser Earth: War for Paris Up On Kickstarter

There’s a couple games out there that give us alternate versions of WWII where the war continues on much longer than it did here in the real world. Well, Mauser Earth does much the same, but with WWI. There’s a new expansion for the game up on Kickstarter called War for Paris. It focuses on Texas and the troubles going on there. *reads a memo slid across my desk* … France! It focuses on France and the troubles going on there.
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New Konflikt ’47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

Ok, so maybe this next set of Konflikt ’47 releases aren’t quite as cool (personal opinion) as the last set of releases, they’re still pretty cool. Warlord Games has a new batch of kits for the British, Soviets, and US forces.
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Friday Snippets

The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we’ll be there. Do you have plans? I’m still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it’s been a while since I’ve made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to go with it. Or maybe I’ll do raspberry-lime. I don’t know. But there’s still time to think about it. In the meantime, we gotta fill up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: West Wind Productions Announces Panzer Mech Kickstarter, Ninja Division Announces Relic Knights 2nd Edition Kickstarter, Wiley Games New Home Of Fistful of Lead, New Animal Explorers From RN Estudio, Khurasan releases M1152 with canvas cover, New Releases From Hitech Miniatures, New Release from Kromlech, and Rectangular Bases on Sale From Micro Art Studio.

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Battlefront Gives the History of the Volksarmee For Team Yankee

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 across Europe and that set the stage for the Cold War. In Team Yankee, that Cold War turns Hot. In this article, we get a look at the history of the East German forces, the Volksarmee.
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Dime Adventures: Pulp Alternate History Roleplaying Up On Kickstarter

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 possible” is pretty much what’s going on in Dime Adventures, a pulp alternative history RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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New Konflikt ’47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

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.
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Burning Games Posts 2017 Plans

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 special New Year’s treat: some TGN-exclusive artwork for Faith and Dragons Conquer America (and, as always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to be the first to share these pictures with you!).
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New Konflikt ’47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

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 Weird War II feel that it needs. Well, there’s a couple new cannon turrets as well as some new heads available over in the Warlord Games webshop for you.
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Gamemaster’s Guide for 1879 RPG Up On Kickstarter

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. Found by going through a portal known as the Rabbit Hole, the land is one that seems split off from the rest of history. There’s fertile plains, towering mountains, giant insects, and the Babylonians (who managed to find the place 3000 years earlier). Then there’s the Saurid tribes. They’re lizard-like beings that also inhabit the land. If you’d like to take your players into such a world, you will be able to with the 1879 Gamemaster’s Guide, which is up on Kickstarter now.
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Volksarmee Coming For Team Yankee, Pre-Orders Being Taken

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 equipped. And they’ll be making their way to the fields of Team Yankee tables next year.
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Two New Tank Kits Available For Konflikt ’47 From Warlord Game

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 can be as easy as just putting a new turret on an old tank. That’s what we’ve got here with the Soviet T-34/ZP and the Cromwell with Tesla Cannon.
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Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Core Rulebook Now Available

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 case anymore. The Acthung! Cthulhu Skirmish main book is available now.
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Rise of the Black Sun Campaign Available For Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish

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 tempering with. Now, the new weapons that the Black Sun have created are going to be unleashed upon the Allies. Will it drive them back out of Europe? That’s the question in Rise of the Black Sun, a new campaign book, that is now available over on the Modiphius website.
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Midweek Snippets

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 Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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New Units Posted For Konflikt ’47

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.
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Secret War Operations Free Introductory Campaign Book For Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish Now Available

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 the same way, as they’ve posted up Secret War Operations, a new free tutorial campaign for Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish.
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Blackwater Gulch Pledge Manager Now Available

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, where companies will also let you jump in on the action. Just such a thing is happening now with Gangfight Games and Blackwater Gulch.
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Dystopian Wars Expansion Up On Kickstarter

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 their end by launching a Kickstarter campaign to expand the world of Dystopian Wars.
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New Releases And Sale From Warlord Games

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.
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December Releases Available To Pre-Order From Spartan Games

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 available to order over in the Spartan Games webshop.
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Battlefront Shows Off Harrier Close Air Support Flight For Team Yankee

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 Yankee, your British troops can be supported by a set of Harrier Close Air Support fighters.
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New Konflikt ’47 Releases Available From Warlord Games

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 new zombie troops available for the game, plus some heavy German troopers and a new American walker.
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Warlord Games Posts New Konflikt ’47 Previews

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 (and me). Guys! They’re getting werebears!
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Hysterical Games Announces Panzerfäuste – Futbowel

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 Hognachtswatch in their own way. Then, without warning, a futbowel ends up being kicked up across the Orc lines and over to the Dwarven side. As the Orcs duck down, expecting the Dwarf side to open up with machine guns and artillery, instead, there’s just call of, “Oi Orcy, doz youz fancy a game?”
That’s the story behind Panzerfäuste – Futbowel, a new, stand alone game from Hysterical Games.
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Dark Skies Aerial Combat Game Up On Kickstarter

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 Axis and Allies haven’t stopped waging their war, though, and have actually taken to integrating monstrous technologies into their arsenal. That’s the story behind Dark Skies, a new alternate history aerial combat miniatures game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Wild West Exodus Moving to Wayland Games Ltd

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 properly manage the game as they feel it deserves.
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Iron Maiden Weekend At Team Yankee

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 entrance with the Iron Maiden book, available this weekend.
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Sauriana 54mm Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

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 century where steampunk scientists calling themselves the Cope Collective do battle with adventurers from the Explorer’s Club (and the dinosaurs they’ve found) as well as the Othniellians (the “cowboys of science”) and the hybrid creatures they are creating. The game is currently up on Kickstarter.
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Warlord Games Taking Order For Coyote Light Walker For Konflikt ’47

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.
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