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By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jan 31st, 2015
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It’s another Saturday. Hopefully you’ve got something fun going on. Anyway, here’s the reviews we found during the week (it was apparently a big week for posting reviews. There’s quite a lot to go through). We’ve got reviews/previews of: Chaos & Alchemy, Fields of A...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 30th, 2015
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Warlord Games helps you keep your French troops in line with the release of their new French Army HQ set. And to get them around safely and in style, they have the new Lorraine Armored Carrier as well. I hear it can also transport cheese very well. Because the Simpsons. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 28th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their “all artillery, all the time” previews for Fate of a Nation with a look at the M50 155mm gun. It certainly can’t be said that you don’t have options in your methods of bombardment in that game. I’ve got basically no knowledge of the conflict t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 28th, 2015
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Warlord Games has a new, thematic set for Bolt Action available. It’s the “Guarding the Chateau” set and is good for use as a command section for your German army. Or the guy in the trench coat, hat, and glasses could work in something for 7tv, too. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 27th, 2015
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Battlefront doesn’t want you to have to leave your artillery pieces without crew and looking like there’s no leadership. So they’re showing off their Artillery HQ and Crew for Fate of a Nation. While most of the artillery was surplus from WWII, it doesn’t mean it was any less ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 27th, 2015
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Warlord Games adds to their Bolt Action line with the release of their new Waffen-SS Cavalry set. Yes kids, men on horseback were used during WWII and still used even later. While it seems rather backward, these units could still be very effective, going over terrain and into places at a speed that o...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 26th, 2015
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Capitan Games gives you a new way to create and manage your Divisional Commander forces with their free online army builder program. Players can create their armies and even keep a record of matches with the software. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 24th, 2015
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We’ve got another Saturday here on TGN and that means a collection of the review stories we found throughout the week. What are others saying about the games you’re interested in playing? Read on to find out. This time we’ve got reviews (and a couple previews) for games/models like:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 23rd, 2015
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Battlefront knows all those artillery pieces they’ve been showing off lately aren’t any good unless you’ve got a good command structure in place to know where to aim all of it. As such, they’re showing off their Israeli Command Teams for Fate of a Nation. Source From the websi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 22nd, 2015
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Laser Dream Works adds to their maritime offerings with a new laser-cut wooden ship. This one’s the HMS Speedwell. As with other sets, this is a reproduction of an actual ship. Great for many historical games as well as fantasy settings, the ship is available now in their webshop. Source From t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 22nd, 2015
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Battlefront continues their study of artillery pieces used during the 6-Day War with a look at the 37mm 61-k gun. This one’s equally as useful against infantry and light vehicles as it is against aircraft. Rather versatile, indeed. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 21st, 2015
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Warlord Games helps you battle back those dastardly French with some reinforcements for the opposition with the release of new King’s German Legion units for Black Powder. Available with either muskets or rifles, they are available now over in the Warlord Games Webshop. Source From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 20th, 2015
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Warlord Games has a new edition of Eduard Wagner’s treatise on the 30yrs War, European Weapons & Warfare 1618-48, available over in their webshop. The book is designed with gamers and hobbyists in mind, covering the people involved in the conflict at every level of the military. Source Fro...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2015
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Grognard Simulations has some new releases now available over in their webshop. Two of them are related to Death Ride Kursk, while the other is paying homage to battles from 200 years ago in Incredible Courage 100 Days – Quatre Bras. The Death Ride Kursk games are Das Reich and the DRK-IISS Enhanceme...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2015
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Warlord Games knows it’s still just under a month away, but Valentine’s Day is here as far as they’re concerned, and as far as your troops for Bolt Action should be concerned. They’ve released their Valentine II Infantry Tank over in their webshop. Source From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2015
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Battlefront seems to have no end to the artillery pieces they’re showing off for Fate of a Nation. This one’s the 120mm Artillery Battery. This set includes one Command Rifle team, one Staff team, one Observer Rifle team, and two four M65 120mm mortars with crew. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 18th, 2015
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Here we are again. Some shorter stories for Sunday surfing. Today we’ve got: new Commands and Colors storage options from Sally 4th, Club Fantasci Interviews Ed Teixeira of THW Game Designs about Heroes of the Colosseum, new Abscessus release from Hitech Miniatures, a new Wolsung preview, new 1...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 16th, 2015
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Battlefront continues to expand their Fate of a Nation line with t he new M50 (150mm) SP for the Israeli army. Because big guns are cool. Big guns on tank treads are even cooler. Source From the source:...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
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
In Historical
Jan 14th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their previews for Fate of a Nation with a look at their Artillery HQ and Crew. Artillery can be a big deciding factor in a battle, and making sure you’ve got a well-trained crew as well as the leadership to guide them is crucial. Source From the post:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 13th, 2015
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Force20 expands their WWII line with the release of their new French Resistance Fighters sets. Good for either your WWII-era miniatures games or any period dioramas you may be making, there are two new sets available in their webshop. Force20 also gives us a look at what they have coming up. Coming i...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 12th, 2015
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Victrix is currently running a 20% off sale for most of their box sets of minis. There’s some Greek, some French, and the bases and trays for them all as part of the sale. Go and get yourself some minis for cheaper than usual. The Sale lasts until the first of February. Source From the [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2015
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Battlefront continues their look at new releases for Fate of a Nation with the M40 106mm Recoilless gun. The box comes with four guns and crew, along with gun pit terrain pieces, which is nice. Keep those Israeli tank commanders on their toes as your Jordanian forces bring these guns to the field. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2015
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Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for a new plastic kit for Bolt Action. This time it’s the Tiger I Ausf. E. This heavily armored behemoth rumbled against Russian tanks, its 88mm gun, firing highly explosive rounds, taking out many enemy tanks. Your Allied enemies won’t know wha...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2015
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MineField Games has started to post previews of their upcoming Military History: Medieval Wargame game via “how to play” articles on their blog. For fans of historical wargaming, this is a set to check out. Set for both 20mm and 28mm, the game will be released later this year. Source From...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 8th, 2015
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Battlefront gives us a look at another unit coming out for Fate of a Nation with an article on their Heavy Mortar Platoon. Certainly not the best for surgical strikes, mortars are handy at causing chaos in enemy lines, their random nature making your opponent keep their heads down, even if the last b...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jan 6th, 2015
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PicoArmor is your source for Oddzial Osmy releases in North America and the latest sets are in now for your perusal and purchase. There’s a little bit of everything in this batch of 3mm releases. There’s everything from cavalry command sections, to biplanes, to modern tanks. From Britain ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 6th, 2015
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Wargames Illustrated has their January issue now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. In this issue they’ve got such articles as a rules showcase of Aggro with Ainsty Casting’s Sam Catterall, a tactics article about Jeeps in Fate of a Nation, creating fire effects for your...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 2nd, 2015
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Warlord Games has started taking orders for their Barbarossa to Berlin book for Bolt Action. Bring one of the most epic series of battles to your tabletop with this Theatre Book. Play as the Germans or the stalwart Russians as the Nazis break their non-aggression pact with their former ally and try a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 2nd, 2015
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Assault Publishing has updated the rules for Hind Commander. This new update adds in two new variants to the mix. They’ve got the MDD-500 Defender /MH-6/AH-6 and CH-53E Super Stallion, because you can never have enough helicopters. They have also updated their webshop to now accept payments in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 31st, 2014
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Warlord Games has some new Thureophoroi Light Infantry available over in their webshop. While not “the world’s oldest profession,” mercenaries have certainly been around a long time, too. At least, long enough to have fought in some of the biggest battles in all of history. Well, no...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 29th, 2014
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Victrix has posted up some renders of some of the first kits they’re working on for 2015. They’ve got a little bit of everything coming for you historicals gamers. For WWII players, they’ve got new aircraft on the way. Those look pretty sweet. Going back a couple centuries, theyR...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 26th, 2014
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Warlord Games knows that Santa isn’t perfect and sometimes he screws up. Hey, there’s a lot of homes in the world to visit, mistakes are bound to be made. Anyway, if you didn’t get what you wanted, in terms of Warlord Games minis or rulebooks, under the tree like you had hoped for, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 23rd, 2014
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We’ve got a bunch more news snippets for you. There’s some new miniatures from a new game company, Corvus Corax Miniatures. We’ve got new WWI terrain tile bases from Amera. Kromlech has some new wallpapers for your computer. Troll Forged shows off the test print for their Dreadnaugh...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 22nd, 2014
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One Page Rules has their latest free rules set posted up on their website. This time it’s Army Men Combat. Like their other games, it’s not really meant for any particular set of miniatures, so feel free to use whatever you want. (So despite having Army Men in the name, you don’t ha...