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By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 27th, 2015
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Friday is once more upon us. I hope you’ve got plans for gaming over the next couple days, be it FNM, some miniatures action, or maybe an RPG or two. I’ve got some projects on my desk to work on in the form of some minis to build for review articles. Should be a good […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 25th, 2015
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Osprey Publishing is running a sale this month on all their Campaign books. You can get 20% off your order of either the physical version, or the eBook version from their webshop. This is in addition to any discount you get if you’re a silver or gold member. Along with that, they have their Jun...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 24th, 2015
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Watchful I Studios has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 28mm Warring States/Qin Dynasty miniatures. Though most of them are made for historical-style gaming, they also have some demons and fu dogs and such for you Eastern-style-fantasy miniatures gamers. The campaign is 3/5 to their goal...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 23rd, 2015
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Victrix has started taking pre-orders for their new plastic Carthaginians box set. If you order from them early, you can get a set of limited-edition shield trasfers for your little mans. Orders taken until the 29th are eligible for these free decals. From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 22nd, 2015
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Sunday, rainy Sunday. At least, here in Atlanta it’s raining. Due to gaming much of the day yesterday (rpg variety for me, though electronic in nature. Hey! I’m allowed!), it’s “do all the chores!!” day here. Most important is the giant stewpot of red beans simmering on ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2015
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Battlefront has released their plastic British Comet Platoon for Flames of War. Note: They’re not actual comets. They’re tanks. If they were real comets, that’d change Flames of War from a Historical game to a Sci-Fi one. Though, perhaps some day in the far future, we will use actua...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 20th, 2015
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Friday! Friday! Friday! It’s Friday… and while I wouldn’t say “I’m in love,” I’m at least happy that it’s Friday. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the weekend. Some of you will be gaming at Adepticon. Those are the lucky ones. Some of ...
By Jared Miller
In Board Games
Mar 19th, 2015
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Announced at the GAMA Trade Show, the French game Les Poilus (first release in France in February 2015) is receiving an English translation and release in America as The Grizzled thanks to Sweet Games and CoolMiniOrNot. Les Poilus was designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez, with art by Tignous...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 19th, 2015
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Warlord Games has started taking down names of those of you gamers out there who want to get their upcoming Senegalese Tirailleurs Infantry box set as soon as it’s available. Be the first gamer on your block with these figures when they’re released. WWII was truly a World War, with many n...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Mar 18th, 2015
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, the week is just flying by! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? I hardly can. Hopefully the week is going well for the rest of you. I know a lot of readers are either on their way to, or about to make their way […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 18th, 2015
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Warlord Games and Sarissa Precision help you make your gaming table look like an actual European town during WWII with some new factory terrain pieces. They’ve got their large factory, the office/warehouse, and the power room. Go check ‘em out and see if you’d like to have your litt...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 16th, 2015
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Warlord Games has another pair of Soviet tank kits available for Bolt Action. Both sit on the same chassis, but the armaments are rather different. The KV-1E had your standard 76.2mm tank cannon, while the KV-8 got all toasty with a flamethrower. From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 16th, 2015
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Victrix wants you to be able to get those Napoleonic French miniatures you’ve always been looking at, but haven’t quite saved enough for yet. As such, they’re having a 25% off sale this week in their webshop. Muskets. Bright uniforms. Tall hats. They’ve got it all. Go check &#...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 13th, 2015
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Though it’s raining here in Atlanta on this Friday the 13th, we’re not letting it get us down. GAMA is next week, as well as AdeptiCon. So there’s plenty to be looking forward to. And, of course, there’s gaming this weekend. For me, there’ll be D&D. What do you have...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 12th, 2015
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Battlfront expands their SAS line for Flames of War with the release of their Jeeps kits. If you need to get somewhere fast, like scouting out the enemy location, or perform a flanking maneuver, there’s not much better. Capable of quick hit-and-fade strikes, they’re a good addition to you...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 10th, 2015
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Ares Games’ Wings of Glory Kickstarter has taken flight. They’ve already arrived at cruising altitude, too, as they’ve passed their funding goal. As such, British Handley Page O/400 and the German Zeppelin Staaken R.VI will soon be soaring over your tabletops. So now it’s on t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 10th, 2015
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Warlord Games brings a big punch to your Soviet forces with the release of the KV-85 Heavy Tank for Bolt Action. Needing something to fight Germany’s heavy tanks like the Tiger, the Russians did what they do best, built big. With an 85mm gun, the KV-85 helped the late-war effort of the Russians...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 9th, 2015
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Warlord Games is running a special deal this month on their website. If you spend £50 in their webshop, you’ll get a free German Officer with your order. Spend £100 and you’ll get two, and so forth and so on. Also, every order placed this month (including ones already made, so don’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 9th, 2015
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Battlefront might be busy dealing with Dust Studios right now, but they’ve not forgotten about the game that got them to where they are: Flames of War. They’ve posted up a look at what they have coming up for the game. Expect to head to Germany’s borders and then further on to Berli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2015
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Welcome to the world of the 1-hour-in-the-future. I hope everyone enjoyed their little time-jaunt this morning (everyone being “everyone who lives with daylight savings time,” that is). So, fellow time-travelers, let’s see what bite-sized stories we found in the past couple days. In...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 4th, 2015
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A dense fog falls over Atlanta this Wednesday. Though it’s supposed to actually be a nice day later on. A lot of people are headed towards Boston for PAX East this upcoming weekend. If you’re traveling, travel safe, and listen to some Dropkick Murpheys along the way. I’m shippinR...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 2nd, 2015
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Strategic Elite has decided that they will continue publishing Brink of Battle exclusively through Lulu. If you want to get your copies of the game in pdf., you can do so right away, but print versions of the game will be halted temporarily as Strategic Elite decides on how they exactly what to go th...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 2nd, 2015
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Warlord Games has a new T34/76 tank kit as well as a platoon of them for Bolt Action. For you tankers out there, you know how important the Russian T34 was on the battlefield. Now you can get a whole mess of them in one go. Source 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
In Accessories
Feb 26th, 2015
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Spectre Miniatures has posted up a new set of rules to go with their modern military miniatures. You can check out and download Spectre: Operations for free from the company’s website. They’ve also posted up a tokens set that you can buy to help you play the game. Source From the announce...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 25th, 2015
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Ares Games announced that they’ll be launching a Kickstarter in a couple weeks to bring giant bomber miniatures to their WWI Wings of Glory range. They’ll be looking to bring the Staaken and Handley-Page planes to the skies over your gaming tables, starting on March 10th. Source From the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 24th, 2015
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Flying Pig Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Old School Tactical, their military strategy games that harkens back to the cardboard chit games of the 70s. They’re well over their funding goal with still 18 days to get in on the action. Source From the campaign:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 23rd, 2015
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Warlord Games gets your scouts out there in style. No crawling through underbrush or climbing up trees or walking for miles and miles, they’ve got the new White Scout Car available over in their webshop. Source From the release:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 19th, 2015
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Warlord Games wants to make sure Bolt Action is good and well-balanced. As such, they’ve taken a look over the Additional Units .pdf and made some updates. Did any of your favorite models get an update? Go check out the file to find out. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 17th, 2015
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Grand Manoeuvre knows an army isn’t nearly as effective if you don’t have good, top leadership. So they’ve added new general paper miniatures to their line. Now you can have Wellington and Napoleon, among others, actually on the battlefield with their armies. Source From the announc...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 16th, 2015
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Victrix Ltd. has a special deal going on over on their website for the rest of February. Buy 2 of their Ancients boxes and get some archers or slingers for for free. Buy 2 of their Napoleonic boxes and get a free flag sheet or British Peninsular War officers. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 16th, 2015
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Warlord Games had announced a free mini with qualifying purchases in their webshop. Well, they had so many people asking if they could get them separately as well that Warlord decided they’d go ahead and do just that. So now you can get this Russian Command set over in their webshop. This deal ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 13th, 2015
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Osprey Publishing wants you to be able to read up on your favorite machines of war, and so they’re running a sale over on their website for several of their lines of books. If you’re a gold or silver member, the sale stacks with your membership discount as well. Savings on top of savings,...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 13th, 2015
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Well, my real name is Jason, after all… *whistles innocently while hiding machete behind back* Anyway! We’ve got another bundle of bite-sized stories for you for today. In this grouping we’ve got: New Releases at LaserCutCard and $1 shipping items, New 15mm Late Saxons at Splintered...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Feb 11th, 2015
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15mm.co.uk is having a sale on their American Civil War line over in their webshop. Until March 1st, you can get these 15mm models at 15% off. Seems like an appropriate number. Source From the announcement:...