Alternate History

By Polar_Bear
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Aug 6th, 2015
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Gen Con is gone and done for the year. It’s certainly a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. It will be missed, but it will be back again before we know it. AntiMatter Games was at the show, showing of DeepWars and ShadowSea. They’ve got a special deal going on over […]...
By Polar_Bear
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Aug 4th, 2015
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The August edition of Dust Chronicles Monthly is now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Paolo Parente was at Gen Con this past weekend. He was hanging out at the CMON booth, where people could pick up some of the latest Dust releases. It was cool to see him there. Paolo’s a go...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 30th, 2015
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You’ve hopefully seen some of the photos I posted from the Spartan Games display yesterday. If not, go check them out. If you have, what’d you think? Halo has made it to the tabletops with The Fall of Reach starter. Now, Spartan has started taking pre-orders for some more Halo goodies, as...
By Polar_Bear
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Jul 23rd, 2015
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We all know the… things that’ve been going on with Dust Studio and Battlefront over the past year. Rehashing it all here isn’t really important. What is important here and now is that Dust Studio will be part of the CMON booth at Gen Con in a week and Paolo Parente will be on-site t...
By Polar_Bear
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Jun 8th, 2015
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Real-world conspiracy theorists love to talk about all the strange things that the Nazis were trying to do during WWII. It’s well-known that Hitler was interested in ancient (sometimes occult) artifacts and pushing the envelope on science. Well, what if all that was even more true and it all wo...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 30th, 2015
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Hey there, everyone. I hope your Saturday is going by nicely. Mine’s doing just fine. I’ve got some Joy Division playing (They keep calling me!!) and after I finish typing this up, I’m going to play a couple games so I can write some review articles for the site in the next couple w...
By Polar_Bear
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May 27th, 2015
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Spartan Games has updated their webshop with their new releases that will be coming out on June 24th. You can start taking orders for these new figures to make sure that you’re the first gamer on your block with these models when they’re released. They’ve got new releases for Firest...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
May 17th, 2015
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As promised last week, Dust Studio has given us an update about the situation with Battlefront and the shipping of the Wave 2 models from their Operation Babylon Kickstarter. Good news, everybody! It looks like people will be getting their alternate-history figures after all (more than likely). Appar...
By Polar_Bear
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May 11th, 2015
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Paolo Parente has posted an update about the Wave 2 shipping of items from the Operation Babylon Kickstarter campaign. Spoiler alert: The news isn’t very good. The relationship between Dust Studios and Battlefront is officially ended. Dust Studios is asking backers of the Kickstarter campaign t...
By Polar_Bear
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May 7th, 2015
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Limana Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their WWII Super Heroe 30mm Miniatures Game, War of Wonders. The game takes place in an alternate history where the Germans originally had super heroes fighting on their side. The Jewish scientist, Aaron Spiegelmann, who escaped the tyranny of ...
By Polar_Bear
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Apr 1st, 2015
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Dust Chronicles has their second issue now available for your downloading and reading enjoyment. It’s free, so you should go ahead and check it out. Inside, there’s rules for air combat in the world of Dust, a look at the UK Dust Knights, and instructions on how to make a Laser Flak-Vierl...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 30th, 2015
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Spartan Games has several really great deals going on over in their webshop. For starters, all of their rulebooks are at least half-off. Sure, you can download them for free from their website, but some people like to actually have a book in their hand (I’m included in this count), and Spartan&...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 20th, 2015
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Spartan Games added a whole slew of new pre-orders available up on their website. They have various Dystopian Wars sets, including one with a steam-mechanical alligator (which is pretty awesome if you ask me). There’s various bomber sets coming for Dystopian Legions. There’s also a trio o...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 13th, 2015
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Limana Press has started posting up concept art for their new miniatures game, War of Wonders. It’s an alternate-history WWII skirmish game. It’s sort of WWII but a bit set in the world of Metropolis (the movie, not Superman’s town), with wizards, and mechanica, and other such thing...
By Polar_Bear
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Mar 13th, 2015
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Dust Studio keeps rolling with the world of Dust. They give us an update about what they’ve got in store for the future. First off, they hope to make the Blutkreuz an independent faction, able to play just on their own. They’re also working on coming up with models for the Pacific Theater...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 4th, 2015
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Dust may be following in the footsteps of other popular games and graphic novels and be headed to the big screen soon. Lionsgate is looking to adapt the setting for the big screen. Nice to hear news from Dust that’s not involving Battlefront for a change. From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 1st, 2015
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It’s a drizzly Sunday here in Atlanta. But I’ve got gumbo simmering on the stovetop and a batch of fresh cookies. So all is well. Anyway, here’s a couple of the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days. Below the fold we’ve got: Microworld Games Releases...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 20th, 2015
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Spartan Games is showing off and taking pre-orders for their batch of minis they’ll be releasing on March 25th. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you play Dystopian Legions, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, or Firestorm Planetfall. There’s a lot of photos just beyond...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 15th, 2015
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Dust Studio and Battlefront are having issues with the release of Project Babylon, the next expansion for the popular alternate-history Dust game. We’ve recently heard from Battlefront, and have been in contact with Dust Studio. Here’s the latest reply, straight from Mr. Paolo Parente....
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 8th, 2015
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It’s another Sunday. Time for some more of the shorter, bite-sized stories that we’ve come across in the past couple days. Also, yesterday during D&D, our party almost blew up the world (or at least an entire tropical island). Good times. Anyway, for today we have: New Bad Lands Hero...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 6th, 2015
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Spartan Games has posted the version 2.0 Dystopian Wars rulebook up online. You can go grab it for yourself for free from the Spartan website. Being free, why not take a look? Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 4th, 2015
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We’ve got another batch of smaller-sized stories for you this Wednesday. Beyond the cut we’ve got: New Spaceships from Brigade Models, a 28mm PDF New Orleans Warehouse from Finger and Toe, the latest releases from Bombshell Miniatures, the latest releases from Spectre Miniatures, new 10mm...
By tgn_admin
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Feb 2nd, 2015
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Is Battlefront refusing to pay for the remaining Kickstarter rewards for Operation Babylon? Dust Tactics is a Weird War II game set in an alternative super science version of World War II, created by Dust Studio – of which Paolo Parente is one of the principals. In 2013, Fantasy Flight Games dr...
By Polar_Bear
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Feb 1st, 2015
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I know that gamers aren’t generally known for their sports knowledge, but you’d have to be willfully ignorant not to know that it’s Big Game time (because the NFL is about as litigious as GW, I’ll skip out on using the actual term for what’s going on today). That’s...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 22nd, 2015
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We’ve got another set of those shorter news stories for you. It’s time for another Snippets posts. In this installment, we’ve got: A new Sulphur scenario from Terragnosis, New Round-lip Shaleground Bases from Tabletop-Art, New 32mm Bases from Dragon Forge Design, David Lowry from Cl...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 21st, 2015
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Ghost Train Games restructured, reconfigured, recalibrated, reconbobulated, and relaunched their Alternative Civil War: 1861 Kickstarter. Go check out the new campaign for this 28mm alternate history skirmish game. Source From the campaign:...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 16th, 2015
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Spartan Games has posted up the latest set of pre-releases on their website. These are for Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada. They’ll be shipped out on Feb. 25th. For Firestorm Armada, there’s several sets for both the Rense System Navy as well as the Oroshan. For Dystopian Wars, the Le...
By Polar_Bear
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Jan 14th, 2015
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It’s Wednesday already? This week’s going by like last week did. It’ll be Saturday before you know it (and time to play some D&D for me, anyway). So here’s another group of shorter stories we found over the past few days we wanted to pass along. After the break, we’...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 5th, 2014
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AntiMatter Games is running a special holiday sale on their DeepWars and ShadowSea products over in their webshop. Get 20% off your purchase until the end of the year. There aren’t a lot of really good underwater monsters minis around, so be sure to check them out if you’re in the market ...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 5th, 2014
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West Wind Productions is there to help make sure you’ve got a good gift to give the gamer in your life. They’ve started up their Box of Delights Christmas Special Offer deals over in their webshop for Empire of the Dead. Go get some alternate-history-Victorian minis for a special price in...
By Polar_Bear
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Dec 3rd, 2014
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West Wind Productions expands their Empire of the Dead range with some new Victorian Thugs miniatures. They could also be used for any sort of Dickensian, “A Christmas Carol” scenarios you might feel like playing this holiday season. … dang, now I hope someone comes up with that (if...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 26th, 2014
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Outlaw Miniatures will be having a 4-day sale on Wilde West Exodus over on their website this weekend. Source From the sales sheet: Wild West Exodus is doing a 35% off sale over the holiday weekend, running from November 28 12:00 MST through December 1....
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 21st, 2014
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Ludus Magnus Studio has their Nova Aetas Kickstarter campaign underway. They’re already around 1/3 funded, so be sure to check them out. Source From the campaign: Nova Aetas is a tabletop miniature wargame set in an alternative Italian Renaissance. Inspired by the classic japan tactical RPG (su...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 8th, 2014
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Catalyst Game Labs gives us a look at some Ship Crew & Ship Quirk cards for Levithans in this new preview article. Source From the post: Been a good while since we’ve had an update for Leviathans. Things are still moving behind the scenes. For example we’ve been making progress with smaller, les...
By Polar_Bear
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Nov 3rd, 2014
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Crooked Dice has their latest 60’s action set available to order over in their webshop. This time it’s Danger 5. Source From the announcement: Set in a bizarre, 1960s inspired version of World War Two, Australian action comedy TV series DANGER 5 follows a team of five spies on a mission t...