Historical

By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 5th, 2016
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While Bolt Action might encompass a very specific set of years, Warlord Games’ Black Powder line spans quite a number of years, as well as numerous conflicts that took place all across the globe during said time periods. There are a couple new releases for the line that are separated by as much...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 5th, 2016
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Well, the fellows over at Warlord Games sure have a lot to say about Bolt Action right now. They’ve got two special deals going and four new releases. If you’re looking for some new vehicles for your forces, there’s quite possibly something for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 3rd, 2016
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Well… that was a bit of an adventure. For those interested in keeping track, Monday I noticed my car had a coolant leak. Tuesday I took it into the shop. They originally said, “it’ll just be a couple hours.” Then they said, “it’ll be overnight (they needed a part)....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 2nd, 2016
17 Comments
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Do you have what it takes to be part of a combat patrol during WWII? Making your way along some seemingly quiet road in, say Europe, just checking out the scenery, making sure no Nazis are laying in wait. Of course, being a skirmish game we’re talking about here, “there’s not actual...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 1st, 2016
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It’s time to head back to the office. Hopefully that’s not too bad of a thing for you. I don’t mind it so much. Been talking with coworkers about all the cool stuff they did over the weekend. Lots of gaming to be had. Good times. Anyway, for future gaming sessions, you want your tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 31st, 2016
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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! … is what day it is. At least for me as I’m typing this, anyway. But “fun with time zones” will have to wait, because right now we’ve got a couple of bite-sized stories to give you in our Sunday Snippets feature. So let’s get to it. Today we...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 29th, 2016
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Well, it seems like it took about 5 weeks to get here, but Friday is finally upon us. It felt like it took 5 weeks to me, anyway. Hopefully your week went by a lot more quickly, as postponing the weekend any more than it already is at the start of the week seems like […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 28th, 2016
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Is this week going by slowly for anybody else? I dunno, but it feels to me like it should’ve been Friday by now. Well, we’ll get there eventually. But seeing as it’s Thursday (as I’m in my Thursday shirt and all), let’s get to giving you some ways to make your tabletops ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jan 27th, 2016
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Time ever-marches onward! Well… as far as we know, anyway. I guess time could stop for a while and if we were stopped along with it, we’d never really know it’d happened. Unless you were some sort of 4th dimensional being like in Slaughterhouse Five or something, we’d never re...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Jan 25th, 2016
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Hey everyone. To those in the Northeast, I hope you’re ok and you’re able to start digging out of the snow that landed on your doorstep. Here in Atlanta, we didn’t have much trouble at all. In fact, it was almost 50 degrees yesterday. *ducks the various things that are suddenly thro...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jan 25th, 2016
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I’m a Hessian without no aggression. Warlord Games recently started taking pre-orders for their Colonial troops for their new American War of Independence sets. Well, you can’t really have colonial troops without some redcoats to fight against them. So that’s what they’re taki...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 22nd, 2016
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Well, while it seems like we dodged one bullet here in Georgia the other day, only getting some rain. It’s looking tonight like we might get a bit of accumulated precipitation. Though considering tomorrow it’s supposed to get to 38 and the day after it’s supposed to be sunny and 51,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 21st, 2016
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Osprey might soon be coming out with their new sci-fi minis game, but they’ve already come out with hundreds of other military history and adventure books. They have quite a library that you can search through to find a book on just about any military subject you can think of. And until the end...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 20th, 2016
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Airfix has been making military figures and vehicles for quite some time. Up until now, they’ve just been for building and painting purposes only. Well, I mean, you could potentially substitute them into a miniatures game if you wanted, but they were designed to be built and admired. Well, soon...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2016
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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not exactly the most up-to-date when it comes to technology. I only just got a smartphone about a year ago. I don’t own a tablet of any form. That being said, I do know a lot of people are carrying around such devices with them all the time now, and [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jan 19th, 2016
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Warlord Games has expanded their stock of plastic sets for the American War of Independence line. So if you’re looking to add some backbone to your colonial forces, that’s certainly a possibility now. There’s three different groups of troopers, as well as different sets you can get ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 17th, 2016
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Well… Saturday’s over. At least for me, that means changing the “carefree, do-what-you-want” attitude is replaced by a “determined, get things done around the house” one. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and, of course, bringing you some bite-sized stories for you to mu...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 15th, 2016
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It’s always nice when you can get extra stuff for free. Like going and getting a free appetizer with a meal. Or maybe free refills on drinks. Or all the free fries you can eat. And maybe I’m hungry for dinner. What of it? Anyway, Warlord Games is giving some free stuff away when you [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 8th, 2016
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Warlord Games is getting into the swing of the new year in a big way for Bolt Action. They’ve got two new pre-orders up on their website as well as a bunch of bundle deals, for those of you that like getting big sets of minis all in one swoop....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 6th, 2016
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As many companies are doing, Victrix is getting on the bandwagon of having themselves a sale here in the New Year. You need to get some historical miniatures and don’t want to spend full price? Now is your chance to get a pretty nice discounted rate....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jan 6th, 2016
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Taking a break from the RPG Kickstarters for a minute. Is the week going by quickly for anyone else? On my ride in to work today, I looked down at my dashboard and saw my odometer and, for a moment, went, “why is that so high? It’s only Tues… oh… wait… it’s Wednesd...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 4th, 2016
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After a couple weeks of vacations, it’s back in the office, on the regular, for a spell. Yay? Actually, that’s not so bad. I’m one of those “regular routine” sort of people, anyway. So it’s all good. I hope everyone’s starting to get a chance to play the game...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 21st, 2015
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My super-busy weekend making almost a dozen different baked goods has turned into a Monday of sharing all of that with my coworkers here in the office. Hey, it’s getting cold outside. A little natural insulation for the coming winter will be much appreciated when it gets into January. And it ke...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 20th, 2015
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Busy preparations this weekend. It’s the week of Christmas and so I’m a busy little baking bear. Yesterday was brownies, two batches of chocolate chip cookies, and a batch of caramel-filled dark-chocolate-chip cookies. Today I’ve got four more types I’m planning on making. Did...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 19th, 2015
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Hello there, all you gaming friends out there in gamer-land! Seems for the moment that it’s actually going to be a bit winter-like here in Atlanta. At least for a couple days. No, it’s not like the winters I remember in Chicago, but if we had a winter like that down here, this place would...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 17th, 2015
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There are several names that just stand out from WWII. Sure, Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, and such. But other names such as Monty and Rommel are almost as well known. Their actions across North Africa are as much a part of the overall story of WWII as The Battle of the Bulge and Stalingrad. Well, Bolt ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 16th, 2015
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Hello there, everyone. I hope your week is going by well. Mine is. I just had a very nice bento box lunch and am ready to give you some bite-sized items as well, in the form of some gaming news. Today’s snippets include: Wyrmwood Dice Trays & Dice Vaults for Warmachine & Hordes on Kicks...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 16th, 2015
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Not everyone enjoys painting. I know, some of you out there that love painting more than anything just gasped. But honestly, not everyone enjoys it. I could say that I fit into that boat. Sure, we can all appreciate a well-painted figure, but we don’t always want to be the one to have painted i...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 14th, 2015
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Four years ago, on this date, I made my first post on TGN. It was about Privateer Press’ new Plastic Warpwolf Kit. There’ve been a lot of changes since that post. For starters, I went from being part-time to full-time and moving (back) down to Atlanta. Since that day, I’ve made 21,0...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 14th, 2015
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As a historian, I love looking at historical game rules and seeing how each one tries to recapture the look and feel of whatever conflict they’re trying to represent. You’ve got the big phalanx formations of ancient times. The ordered firing lines of the American Revolution. And then you&...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 13th, 2015
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While I know that it’s certainly not as hot as it is in, say, Brisbane right now, the 70-degree weather here in Atlanta is making it rough to think that it’s the Holiday Season. The eggnog and gingerbread cookies (of course homemade), though, are helping. Speaking of other such bite-size ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 11th, 2015
3 Comments
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WWIII is upon us! Or, it will be tomorrow, anyway… and only on our tabletops (hopefully, anyway!). Battlefront is launching Team Yankee and they’re starting off with a bang. If you’re in New Zealand, you can stop by and see all the things that are going on first-hand. If you’r...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 11th, 2015
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It’s a bit of a blitzkrieg of new releases for Bolt Action that Warlord Games is putting out today. There’s some new Germans, there’s some new Americans, and they finish with the Finnish, at least in terms of minis. There’s also new painting guides to make sure your figures lo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 10th, 2015
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We’re heading down that slope into the weekend, picking up speed as we go. Thursday is here and that means it’s time to make sure your gaming table looks as good as possible with our Terrain Corner feature. Today’s stories include: Winterdale: Medieval Fantasy Citadel Collection for...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 9th, 2015
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The week is continuing along at a fairly standard rate. However, it seems today really put on the accelerator and we’re going full-tilt through the day. It’s already time for the Midweek Snippets post (which is also midway through our broadcast day here, if you’ve never noticed befo...