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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...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 20th, 2016
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We’ve made it to the halfway mark. Just the rest of today, and then two full days and we’ll be back into the sweet embrace of the weekend. How will you be beating the heat? Inside gaming? Outside trying to catch them all? A little of both? Just be sure to hydrate. A group of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 16th, 2016
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Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this? … except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em. I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 15th, 2016
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A pair of new releases are up in the Warlord Games webshop for Bolt Action today. If you’re a fan of big guns, you’ll be interested in seeing what they’ve got. There’s the 15cm sFH auf Lorraine Schlepper(f), a mobile artillery piece usurped by the Germans after they invaded Fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 15th, 2016
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Well, as was expected, Thursday has turned into Friday. The week’s still going by quickly (that’s NOT a complaint). So it should be almost no time before I’m headed home for a lovely weekend of… I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to this weekend. Having spent the la...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 15th, 2016
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I bless the rains down in Africa. Or maybe I don’t, since I’m not a part of Toto (even if I do feel love isn’t always on time). Radio Dishdash has released Skirmish Afrika, their new modern African military expansion for Skirmish Sangin. It might just be raining lead down in Africa....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 12th, 2016
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There’s quite a lot of people out there that speak Spanish. Living in a major US city, I hear it all the time. However, I’m unable to speak it, myself (I’m lame like that). So, if I wanted to play 2GM Tactics Wargame by Draco Ideas, I’d be out of luck, currently. That will all...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 9th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday. Mine’s not the greatest, as I’m driving back from visiting my parents. Not that visiting my parents is bad. But the 8.5 hour drive back home is. Buh. No fun at all. But at least once I’m back home I’ll be able to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 8th, 2016
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Warlord Games is just full of new releases today. This time around it’s for Bolt Action. Whether you’re the Axis or the Allies, you might want to check out what’s in store. There’s a new German unit as well as some British tanks....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 7th, 2016
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The Year of New Editions has brought us some interesting games already. New spins on favorites that addressed many of the issues gamers had with them. But the year’s not over. We’ve still got several new editions to go. That includes Bolt Action 2nd edition, coming from Warlord Games. The...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 6th, 2016
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The week rolls on. We’ve made it to Wednesday. I’m hoping your week is treating you well. After this, it’s downhill to another weekend. We can certainly make it if we try. Until then, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories. And that’s just what we have here. On th...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jul 5th, 2016
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Warlord Games has a pair of news stories pertaining to Black Powder, their miniatures war game set in the 16th and 17th centuries. The first is that Rebellion!, their American Revolution supplement, is now available in .pdf form. The other is that they are taking pre-orders for a new starter set base...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 2nd, 2016
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Saaaatuuuuuuurrrdaaaaaaaaaay! Saturday of a long weekend, too. All. The. Bonus! But that doesn’t mean I’m going to shirk my duties. You want your review articles, and I’m here to give them to you. So I present to you: Who Knew, Everdawn, Flick ‘Em Up, Night of Man, Ra, Through...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 1st, 2016
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People learn in different ways. Some of you can just read a rulebook cover-to-cover and know everything you need to know about a game. Others learn by hearing the rules talked about with friends or on a podcast or something. Others still learn best by actually just trying something out. For those tha...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 1st, 2016
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Well, despite Wednesday and Thursday trying to pull a fast one on me by making me think it was Friday when it really wasn’t (seriously, I worked much of yesterday thinking it was Friday, despite posting up a Terrain Corner…), the real Friday has stood up. As we make our way to the weekend...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 30th, 2016
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Sector Commander: WWII, from Grenzer Games, is now available. So you can now get your own copy via print-on-demand. Sector Commander: WWII is a turn-based, Divisional-level strategic board game. The creators took historic units and equipment from across several combating nations and simplified them d...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 29th, 2016
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The week continues along, as it tends to do. It’s only just today that I really realized that this upcoming weekend is a long one for those of us here in the US. The 4th of July falls on Monday. So that’ll be cool. Time for some BBQs. But before we get to the hamburgers, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 27th, 2016
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Welcome again to Monday. I hope you had a good weekend full of gaming. I didn’t get in any games of Guild Ball. But I did play Guilds of Cadwallon, Mystic Vale, and… something else… I forget what… So there was still gaming to be had. It’ll be alright, as there’s al...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 22nd, 2016
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Usually prices go up over time. Inflation and all that. But this story is about prices going the other direction. Paint.Play.Enjoy, the folks that make GGA (Granny Grating Armies), have decided that they’re going to be lowering the prices on their products starting on the 25th....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jun 22nd, 2016
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The week continues along. As it goes, so do we along with it. The weekend is coming up soon. It’ll hopefully be here before we know it. I’m going to an inaugural board game day at a library that a friend works at. Probably to play Guild Ball. I know that’s not technically a board [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 20th, 2016
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Warlord’s combining together a couple previews for us in this post. Though the two previews are for different games (Bolt Action and Hail Caesar), seeing the two together is now making me go, “Hmm… what if you did have war elephants in a WWII game?”...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 19th, 2016
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I hope everyone’s weekend is going well. And to all you fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day. At least, that’s the holiday here in the US today. Go out and get yourself some steak and potatoes. Anyway, while the grill warms up and the potatoes are in the oven, let’s nosh on s...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 17th, 2016
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The chaps over at Warlord Games have been rather busy lately. But then again, they’ve been working on some new tanks, and anyone that’s been in an auto shop knows what it takes to get a car put together. So now just think what it takes to get a tank put together. Anyway, there’s two...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 16th, 2016
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Try not to panic, everyone, but the weekend is just around the corner. I’ve spent the last 3 going around all over Atlanta gaming (D&D one weekend, Guild Ball the next, and Drunk Quest (even though I didn’t drink) the next). What sort of things have you been up to? And have you had c...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 16th, 2016
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Oooooliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England (Puritan). Born in 1599 died in 1658 (September). Yes, thanks to Monty Python, I know a bit about the English Civil War of 1642 to 1646 (it’s actually helped me out on a History test before). Well, now I can put that information to use in King ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 15th, 2016
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Another day and we’re that much closer to the weekend. Who doesn’t love that? I mean, it’s even a convention weekend. Heck, Origins is up and running right now! Hello out there all you Origins-goers! Be sure to stop by the CoolMiniOrNot booth and give Ray a hug. Tell him I sent you....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2016
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So, while we’ve got Gen Con a a month and change away, we shouldn’t forget that Origins is this weekend. There’s certainly going to be plenty to do and see at that show. Ares Games certainly has a lot planned. And they’ve posted up a little guide to tell us what to expect....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 10th, 2016
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I’m a teetotaler. For those that don’t know, that means I don’t drink alcohol. So, for me, Prohibition wouldn’t’ve been nothin’ but a thing. That wasn’t actually the case for the country, though, as it saw in increase in mob activity (basically giving us the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jun 3rd, 2016
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There’s all sorts of civilizations that lived throughout the Mediterranean area during the Bronze Age. Just about every island had their own, unique group that traded with the others. Well, Warlord Games wants you to be able to play all those various groups in Hail Caesar, and so there’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 2nd, 2016
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Ok, so Battlefront owns Gale Force Nine and they’ve got bunches of tanks, but this is the game, Tanks, that we’re talking about, specifically, here. Grab your platoon of tanks and take on your opponent’s in this quick, small-scale game....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 1st, 2016
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Steady as she goes, everyone. We’re halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, “That’s not soon enough!”* Hush, you. Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we’ll need to stock ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 30th, 2016
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Welcome back to Monday. I know a lot of you are probably reading this not at your regular work desk. Along those lines, a happy Memorial Day to you. At the moment, it’s a good time to get your gaming tables looking as good as possible. That’s right, we’ve got our Terrain Corner. Thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 28th, 2016
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Saturdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Wooooooooooooo! When you’re reading this, I’m hopefully using my Battle Chef in combat. But that’s me. For you who’s here reading the site, I’ve got your Review Roundup for you. Today we have: Hail Caesar, Force on Force, Codenames, Five Tribes,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 27th, 2016
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The Germans loved their half-tracks. There were many variants used throughout the war, each one designed to take on a different task on the battlefield. Warlord Games has done their best to come out with one of each for you Bolt Action players. This time around it’s the Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf D Sch...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 27th, 2016
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It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today w...