Historical

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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 20th, 2016
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We once more stand on the precipice of the weekend. I hope you’ve got gaming stuff planned. I know I do. It’ll be a good time had by all. Lots of gaming, and then lots of reporting about said gaming back to you all. But I’m still getting over being sick. I’m hoping I’m o...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 20th, 2016
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“Protection? Protection from what? Ze Germans?” It might actually not be a bad idea to protect yourself against Ze Germans (specifically in this case the West Germans), as they’ll be making their way to Team Yankee in a couple months. Battlefront has posted up a preview of what you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
May 19th, 2016
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Steady-on, folks. The weekend is getting ever-closer. I’m still working on recovering from the plague that I apparently caught last weekend. Here’s to hoping that it clears up more by the time this weekend shows up. In the meantime, we’ve gotta talk about making your gaming tables l...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 18th, 2016
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Well, I felt well-enough to head back into the office today. Though, I have to admit, I did have some incentive. But be that as it may, it’s time to power-up with some bite-sized gaming stories in our Midweek Snippets feature. Today we have: Welcome to the Olde World … Miniatures Kickstar...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 17th, 2016
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Firelock Games has had quite a run on Kickstarter. Their campaign for Blood and Plunder has made it to over 10x funded. As such, they’ve unlocked the Pirates. Seems fitting that a game named “Blood and Plunder” would let you take pirates....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 16th, 2016
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We’re just about halfway through spring, so it seems as good a time as any to have a Spring Sale. At least, the folks over at Victrix thought that was a good time, and who am I to argue?...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 16th, 2016
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With my busy schedule, I can’t even remember the last time I thought to myself, “yeah, I’ve got several hours here where I can just paint.” Thankfully, there are services out there that can help by painting your figures for you. One such is EZPainter and they’re running ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 13th, 2016
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I’ve really been looking forward to this weekend. Not that the work week’s been bad, mind you. It’s actually gone by in a flash. No, I’m just ready for a full weekend of gaming (and article-writing, which is a direct result of the gaming). What sort of things do you have plann...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 11th, 2016
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We’re making our way through the week here at a steady pace. It’s already Wednesday. I hope it’s going smoothly for you. It’s been naturally busy the first couple days after the Expo. I’m mostly caught up. Just a couple things left. But at the exact moment, it’s br...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 9th, 2016
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The Roman army was quite a formidable fighting force. But that’s not to say they weren’t impossible to defeat. A group that had somewhat regular success against them were the various tribes in Germania. Warlord Games’ supplement to Hail Caeser lets you bring those vicious tribesmen ...
By Polar_Bear
In Blood Rage
May 7th, 2016
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Sure, I’m having myself a blast here at the CMON Expo, but that doesn’t mean I’m too busy to take a bit of time to get you your Review Roundup this week. That just wouldn’t be right. So let’s get to it. Today we have: Team Play, Raid and Trade, Beast of Balka, Witch’s Br...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 6th, 2016
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The British are coming! The British are coming! Wait… that’s the wrong war. Though the British, are indeed coming. At least for Bolt Action, anyway. Warlord Games has some a new tank unit and a new polsten gun available to order....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 6th, 2016
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It’s been a very busy morning here at CMON Expo 2016. But the phone needs a bit of time to charge, so I’m coming here to recharge as well. Time to fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: Cheeky Parrot Games Bringing Hoard to Kickstarter Soon, Mage Company Posts Aether Ca...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
May 5th, 2016
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Everyone has their own preferences. Some people like Anime. Some people like Historical. It’s alright. Well, when you have a game that’s historically-themed, but uses Anime artwork, there’s a chance you could lose out on some customers. So during their Kickstarter for Barbarossa and...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 5th, 2016
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While a couple of historical miniatures games feature the French-Indian Wars era, there’s not really many that deal with the pre-contact era. Well, Flint and Feather looks to remedy that. It’s a new miniatures skirmish game up on Kickstarter now and it focuses on the tribes at war in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 5th, 2016
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One of the most interesting periods in history, to me, is WWI. It basically set the stage for the world we have today. And one of the most important battles of that war was the Battle of Jutland when the British and German navies fought one-another off the coast of Denmark. Well, it’s been 100 ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 4th, 2016
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It’s a hive of activity here in the office. We’ve got a lot of extra people in the office in town for the Expo this weekend. And it sounds like they’re building something in the warehouse (which is right behind my desk). Everything for the show is in “Final check” phase....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 3rd, 2016
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Panzergrenadiers needed to keep up with the rest of the armored units they were warring around with. As such, they’d often jump in Half-Tracks to get from place to play. Well, Warlord Games is now giving your little toy soldier Panzergrenadiers their own ride as well. You can pick up the Sd.Kfz...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
May 2nd, 2016
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I hope your Monday is starting off alright. Mine is starting off with a lot of visitors to the office. Much of the Brazil crew is in town for the Expo later this week. And I got a gift. They brought me some special flour so I can make a traditional Brazilian dish. So my […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
May 2nd, 2016
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We’re working our way through convention season. Last weekend was KingdomCon. The week before that was PAX East. Next week is CMON Expo. If you’re out going to shows, you might have less funds than usual for gaming. Well, the folks at Warlord Games still want you to be able to get the fig...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 1st, 2016
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Hey everyone. I hope your Tabletop Day yesterday was good. I hope you enjoyed the Unboxing of Lost Patrol. I’m spending much of the day today putting together that set so I can try it out over the coming weeks. I’m also going to be baking German Chocolate Cake Cookies. Yes, they will be a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Apr 29th, 2016
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As much as I had to keep reminding myself that yesterday was Thursday and not Friday, I can now say that today is, indeed, Friday. There’s certainly plenty going on today. Lots of preparations for the CMON Expo happening next week. More on that later. At the moment, though, it’s time to f...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 29th, 2016
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Warlord Games’ team-up with Perry Miniatures brings you even more figures for you historical wargame fans. This time around it’s British Infantry styled on the uniforms used by those stationed in Afghanistan and Sudan from 1877 to 1885. They’re suitable for use if you’re playi...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Apr 28th, 2016
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Sometimes games just need to get themselves a little update. Old mechanics that worked at the time get to seem bulky or don’t adequately cover what you want them to. New units surpass old ones in value. Things just seem stale. It happens. Well, Too Fat Lardies felt it was time to update Sharp P...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Apr 28th, 2016
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Granny Grating Armies (or GGA to their friends) fell short of their goal the first time around on Kickstarter. But they didn’t let that keep them down. They retooled, re-imagined, reconfigured, and have relaunched their campaign. This time they’re seeing much more success, having made it ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 26th, 2016
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! *waits for the reply of, “Oy! Oy! Oy!”* G’day Bruces and Sheilas. The fine blokes over at Warlord Games and the WWPD Blog have teamed together to bring you a new Australian army list for Bolt Action....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 25th, 2016
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Well, here we are again at Monday. I know. I’m not the biggest fan of it, either. But we gotta get through it if we want to get back to Friday afternoon and into the weekend. I hope those of you that are recovering from PAX East are finding it easy-going. Hopefully nobody comes down […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 24th, 2016
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Would you believe it’s already Sunday? I don’t know about you, but my Saturday rocketed by. I was working on various things, then just looked up and it was 8pm. It was kind of crazy. Anyway, it’s time for just a couple snippets for you today. We’ve got: Brigade Models Release ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 22nd, 2016
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There are various video games out there that draw their influence from various tabletop properties. But most of them don’t actually play like a tabletop game. So what if you’re out, away from your minis, but you want to play a minis game? Most of the time you’d be just out of luck. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 22nd, 2016
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Two related items coming from Warlord Games today in relation to Bolt Action. First off they’ve got a new tank, the IS3, also know as “the most powerful tank in the world” available to order. They’ve also bundled together a bunch of their Theater Books and are selling them at ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 20th, 2016
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Monday and Tuesday are in the rear view mirror. Meanwhile, we work our way towards the weekend. We’re halfway there, people. We can make it. But if we’re gonna do it, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Thankfully, that’s just the sort of thing we have for you righ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Apr 20th, 2016
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Salute is a great place to get new items out to your player base. You’ve got all the rush and the excitement of the show. Afterward, things start working their way into the general populace. Such is the case with the Combat Patrol Rules Combo from Sally 4th. Those of us that couldn’t make...