Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 3rd, 2015
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It’s generally not a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is Russia. Historically, very few forces were able to conquer this large territory. It’s usually a combination of a harsh winter and the fact that they have quite a large population that they can throw at an enemy that does it....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Strategic Elite knows the best place to beat the summer heat is at the miniatures gaming table. To help out, they’re having a big sale on both their Brink of Battle and Epic Heroes rulebooks in pdf. Brink of Battle lets you play in any historical period, using any historical army, against any o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Hey everyone! You know that lately we’ve been starting to try and group various like-type stories together. We’ve got our Podcast Post we make on Tuesdays and our Review Roundup on Saturdays. Well, we’ve looked it over and decided that Terrain would be a good story type to bundle al...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 26th, 2015
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Tanks drive just as easily backwards as they do forwards. They’re like a locomotive that way. They’re just as happy to be thrown into reverse and just go. This fact really came in handy when the British were looking for a way to get their 17-pdr anti-tank gun some more speed and mobility ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Warlord Games loves having sales over on their website. It seems I’m always posting up notices about sprue deals or extra, free minis, or some sort of special going on. This post is one of those announcements. Warlord Games has created an Army Builder tool for Bolt Action. Via a series of menus...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Told you it wouldn’t be long before Warlord Games came back with another Napoleonic release. We once more go back to the fields of Waterloo where we have some new Prussians, arriving back just in time to save Wellington’s butt after the French had initially sent them into retreat. There&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Victrix steps up to bat for our Napoleonic post for the day with the announcement that they’re now taking pre-orders for their 28mm French foot artillery kits. These figures will fit in for the years 1804 to 1812 (they did a nice overture of that year). You get a special bonus with your pre-ord...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Warlord Games doesn’t just have Black Powder stuff going on this month (though that’s sort of the main focus with that Waterloo anniversary-thing going on). They’ve got plenty of lines with new releases. One of which is Bolt Action. For that, they have the Bishop Self-Propelled Gun,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Victrix is another of the companies having specials this month in honor of the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. In their case, they’re having a special sale going on in their webshop on all Napoleonic products. If you’d like to get some of their historical figures for cheaper than you’...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Waterloo. It was 200 years ago. One of the battles that set the course of history after it. I’d like to think you’ve heard about it by now if you’ve been paying attention to the site at all, since… yeah, we’ve had a lot of companies doing things in honor of the anniversa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 16th, 2015
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Je suis Napoleon! Hehe, no I’m just kidding. Though if you or a friend are any type of Napoleon impersonator, now would be a good time to go out and get noticed. It’s the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. As such many games and specials are popping up based on that historic bat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 15th, 2015
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June 1967 was a good month for Israel’s military. In the course of just six days, they defeated their enemies. A major battle during the conflict was fought at the old Turkish fort of An-Nakhl. Battlefront has a new Desert Fort kit coming out and figured people might want to recreate the battle...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
By Jared Miller
In Card Games
Jun 12th, 2015
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Blood stains the ground as warriors clash in the fighting pits, each armed with the skills, weapons, and bravery needed to survive. However, no matter how prepared the warriors are, only one will make it out. Combat is fast, furious, and brutal. So it’s fitting that the game I’m talking a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 12th, 2015
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It’s getting to be summer here in the northern hemisphere, so that means campaigning season. Time to bulk up your forces and take to the field of battle. Warlord Games has a couple things they’ve got going on for Bolt Action if that’s your game system of choice. There’s some n...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Jun 11th, 2015
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Gettysburg, along with Waterloo, is one of the most well-known battles in history. Scores of books have been written about the conflict. Well, Lost Battalion Games is running a Kickstarter for a new tactical board game that lets you recreate the battle for yourself. The innovative part of the game is...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 10th, 2015
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This month is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, arguably one of the most well-known battles in Western Civilization. Napoleon met his epic defeat that effectively ended his rule of the French empire (except for the Hundred Days a little later on). In recognition of this historic event,...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 10th, 2015
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Give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve made it to another Wednesday. We’re halfway to the weekend. If you have any mid-week gaming plans, we’d love to hear about it down in the comments. Over the next couple days, I’ll be prepping for the D&D game I’m running on Sa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 10th, 2015
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You can’t change the past (though apparently the future can, if you’ve read that article going around about quantum mechanics lately). However, many of us like to think that we can. We’ll do recreations and “what-if” scenarios. Well, this summer, Warlord Games is letting...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 7th, 2015
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Hey everyone. I hope your weekend is going well. My Saturday was spent with some good friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough, talking about glorious moments from games past, listening to some humorous gaming radio-plays, getting into wacky hijinks, and just generally being odd (while mos...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 5th, 2015
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One of the things that made Vietnam such a difficult conflict was that just about anyone could be working for either side. Unlike previous wars, there was no real set “front.” It wasn’t so much that you could easily point at a spot on the map and go, “the enemy’s here, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 5th, 2015
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YayforFriday! That means group lunch here at the office. We did Indian last week. Not sure what we’ll do this week yet. But when this posts, assume I’m eating yummy things. Speaking of bites, we’ve got our regular section of bite-size stories that we present to you here. Today’...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 5th, 2015
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Do you like free stuff? I like free stuff. Most people I know like free stuff. How about a free set of miniatures game rules? That’d be pretty sweet, right? But who just gives away miniatures game rules? Quick and Easy Games is who. For the month of June, you can pick up their Battlefields: [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 4th, 2015
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There’s a somewhat controversial statement that as much history happened in the 20th century as had happened in all the previous years leading up to it. With WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and the Cold War all happening during those 100 years, it’s not hard to see why someone might think that way. T...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 3rd, 2015
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Wednesday is once again upon us, dear TGN readers. We’ve been having a busy week at the office. I’m working on a few review articles that’re coming up, and yesterday we shot a new unboxing video. But that’s as may-be. We’ve also collected various bite-sized stories and p...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2015
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Alessio Cavatore over at River Horse has just been a busy little bee lately. Along with Terminator Genisys that’s going to be on your store shelves any time now (my copy here came in the other day. Expect extra coverage of that soon), he’s been working on Waterloo – Quelle Affaire. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 29th, 2015
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While, thanks to The Simpsons, the current joke is that the French are a bunch of “cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” the truth is that for much of their history, the French army was one of the most-feared fighting forces in Europe. And some of the most-feared were the Grenadiers of the Ol...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 27th, 2015
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Collins Epic Wargames has some new releases they’re working on for Spearpoint 1943, their popular WWII card game. One takes us to the Eastern Front, where the sleeping bear that is Russia has awoken, being poked by Hitler’s forces, and has decided that such a poking cannot go unmauled. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 25th, 2015
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Getting just the right colors for your models is a big part of making them look great. Sometimes that can be rather difficult. This green just isn’t green enough, or that shade of brown isn’t really what you were looking for. This can be doubly-difficult when dealing with historical minia...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 22nd, 2015
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Germans Bolt Action players! Are you tired of not having enough firepower over on your side of the board? Well, the fellows over at Warlord Games have heard you and are here to help out. They’ve got the new Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer kit now available. Built atop the King Tiger chassis, wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 22nd, 2015
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*does a little “It’s Friday” dance around the office* un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, un-cha, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, wakachika, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga, boom-nau-nau da-boom-da mananga-nanga. Oh, hey there. Did you know that it’s Friday? 3-day-weekend sort of F...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 22nd, 2015
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Apparently, a lot of you are happy with playing in The Devil’s Playground… by that, I mean the Thirty Years War supplement for Pike & Shotte from Warlord Games. What’d you think I could’ve possibly meant? Anyway, to help bulk up your armies and to provide some strong lead...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 19th, 2015
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With the release of the German Grenadier plastic box set, Warlord Games figured it’d be a good time to create a whole starter-set for Bolt Action that features these new figures. Whether you want it to be Heer or Waffen-SS, this starter set is a great place to jump into the game. Usually they c...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 19th, 2015
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Cavalry has always been an important part of an army. Napoleon certainly knew that, and so he made heavy use of the Chasseurs a Cheval (or mounted hunters, if you will) to scout and raid the enemy. In the days before satellites and even aircraft, you simply had to go and look for the enemy […]...
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