Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 16th, 2017
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Man, people sure do love to get into wars. I have a history degree, and I still can’t keep up with all of them. I have to admit… I have no clue what the Marlburian Wars were. But if they’re a favorite of yours, Studio Capitan has released Marlburian Commander, a new set of rules [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 16th, 2017
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As I’ve said numerous times over the past couple weeks, Gen Con is coming. Like… tomorrow. There’s going to be, oh, about a bajillion things going on, so it’s best to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Plus, since we didn’t get it on Monday (and there’s a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 16th, 2017
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WWII was truly a global conflict. While the various European forces were making their way back and forth across that continent, and Rommel and Monty were dueling it out in Africa, the islands of the Pacific saw plenty of fighting as well. Sally 4th is now letting you recreate those battles with their...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 15th, 2017
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Though many of us think of grand battles such as Waterloo or the sieges of Vienna when it comes to conflicts from a couple hundred years ago, truth is that there were countless little skirmishes between warring factions during those larger campaigns. Studio Capitan feels that those, too, should be ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2017
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Some new vehicles will be making their way to your Bolt Action tabletops soon. Warlord Games has a couple new skits they’re taking orders for. One’s the Opel Blitz/Maultier truck. The other is the Australian Matilda MkII tank (inc.CS/Frog flamethrower)....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2017
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Baueda is getting down to crunch time for their 1-48TACTIC Kickstarter. They’re really close to funding, and they’re hoping that adding in a bunch more characters will get them across that finish line. There’s 6 new add-ons, total (3 each for the 101st American Airborne and the Germ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 4th, 2017
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Friday is here! Gateway to the weekend that it is, I hope you’ve all got some sort of plans for gaming over the next couple days. I’m certainly hoping to get some dice-rolling on tomorrow (as well as possibly check out this new West African restaurant I found out about). But before we get...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 4th, 2017
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It’s always cool, to me, when conflicts that were certainly important, but maybe less-known, get game rules for them. Most of us don’t think about the Mexican Revolution much, but it certainly was an important part of history. Now, Wily Games has created Viva la Revolucion!, a new scenari...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 4th, 2017
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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! In the Pacific, the fight for New Guinea is ramping up. The Australians and the Papuans are ready to fight against the Japanese. You can bring that to your Bolt Action tabletops with all these new units available to order now....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2017
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While I might prefer having a rulebook always in hand, that’s not an easy thing to do. For example, if I wanted to look up some game rules right now, I don’t have a stack of books next to me at my desk here at the office. But I do have various game books in […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 28th, 2017
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We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 28th, 2017
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We’re getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today’s Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there’s the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 25th, 2017
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Konflikt ’47 is still a pretty new game. I really only remember seeing figures on tables for the first time at Gen Con last year. So that means it’s coming up to its 1 year anniversary, of sorts. Well, for those that want to get into the game and become better generals, Warlord Games is [...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 24th, 2017
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Warlord Games is bringing a new faction, as well as some new cavalry options to Test of Honour, their new far-Eastern miniatures skirmish game. The new faction is Ch?bei’s Renegades. They’re based on a real figure from Feudal Japan. Ch?bei is seen as a Robin Hood type of character, who would pr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2017
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Who wants to walk into battle? Nobody, that’s who. You want to get there in style. And what’s cooler than getting to the fight in a cool motorcycle? Perhaps a tank? Well, the Germans were doing both in WWII, and Warlord Games is giving you two vehicles related to that. The first is the ne...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 21st, 2017
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As you all know, I’m a big fan of seeing rules for a game before I buy it. Well, Warlord Games’ newest endeavor, Blood Red Skies, has its rulebook now posted up online as a free .pdf download. If you’d like to check out this new game where you are in charge of squadrons over [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 19th, 2017
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WWII saw many different new weapons and tactics used out on the battlefield. It’d be impossible to represent each and every single way a trooper was kitted out during the conflict… but that doesn’t mean companies can’t try. Baueda has added 6 new characters as add-ons as part ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 18th, 2017
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Firelock Games is coming to the end of their latest Kickstarter for Blood & Plunder. The No Peace Beyond the Line expansion looks to add to everyone’s factions. But how best to keep track of it all? Well, that’s where the Unit Decks come in. Instead of having to flip through the rule...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 17th, 2017
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And we’re back once more in the office. The start of the work week is upon us. It feels like it’ll be an eternity until next weekend, but we’ll make it there. I hope your weekend was good. I spent all day Saturday playing games with my friend, as I mentioned. There was Ascension, Mu...
By Polar_Bear
In American Revolution
Jul 17th, 2017
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They say you want a revolution. Well, you know, we all wanna rule the world. In this case, it’s time to cast off the shackles of British rule so the colonies can become an independent nation on its own. That’s just what you’ll be doing in Revolutionaries, a new RPG that’s set ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 17th, 2017
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Warlord Games has some new Bolt Action releases available over in their webshop. They’ve also started taking pre-orders for their next campaign book. This time, they’re headed back to the Pacific, specifically the islands of New Guinea. If you’re gonna get there, you’re gonna ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 13th, 2017
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The greatest German Tank Ace (and, actually, the top tank ace from the whole war) of WWII was Kurt Knispel. If you’d like to add him to your forces in Bolt Action, you only have a small window in which to recruit him. Warlord Games is taking orders from now until the 16th....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 12th, 2017
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Is the week going by fast for anyone else? I woke up this morning and was like, “whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” I guess being busy will do that for you. Monday was All the News! Yesterday was more news, a regular meeting, and then working on a new article. Today’s headi...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 11th, 2017
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Acheson Creations is looking to bring you a new miniatures skirmish game. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for Vikings: Great Hall Burning which brings in some all-new terrain, as well as figures commissioned by Company D Miniatures, and rules by Two Hour Wargames. It’s like a Just...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 11th, 2017
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Warlord Games is coming out with a new WWII miniatures game. This one take place in the skies over the heads of the troops fighting below. It’s called Blood Red Skies and it gives players a chance to recreate those classic dogfights over Europe and the Pacific. They have lots of different bundl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 10th, 2017
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Sally 4th. July 4th. Seems legit. Yeah, I know we’re passed the 4th (it being currently the 10th and all). But anyway, July is a good time to get into Combat Patrol, the WWII skirmish game. Sally 4th is running a special on their website for a starter set, as well as having posted up […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 7th, 2017
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One thing about Historical games is that you often get to play characters that were actual people and had actual lives. … I guess it’s a bit different if you play a young version of them and they get killed off in a fight… Ah well, that’s half the fun. Anyway, Warlord Games is...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 7th, 2017
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WWII continues on. All sides of the conflict are looking to overwhelm their opponents. On the German lines, they’ve been working with a new walker design that they’re sure will help out. Then, with a look at emphasizing precision strikes, they’ve been training some elite sniper unit...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jul 6th, 2017
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There’s a new book coming out for Team Yankee. It’s called Red Thunder, and as you’d expect from them, they’re having a whole day dedicated to features for it. That day, by the way, is tomorrow. It starts pretty early, too. I mean, for many of us, it’s this afternoon, si...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 30th, 2017
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Ok, so maybe you don’t want a skirmish-sized WWII game. Maybe you want platoons and artillery and such all over the field. So you play some Bolt Action. And for those that are looking for a new force, there’s a whole bunch of Polish Airborne forces you can pick up now. And I do mean [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2017
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Sometimes you don’t want to play a big game of whatever. But if you’re a historical miniatures fan, you might feel you’ve got limited options for skirmish-sized games. Well, 1-48TACTIC looks to change that. It’s a WWII skirmish game where you can play with as few as 3-4 figure...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 30th, 2017
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Would you believe the year is half-over already? Yeah. As we stand on the cusp of July, the first half of the year is behind us. Is it going by fast for you, too? It certainly has for me. Personally, I’m ready for autumn, because it’s my favorite time of year. Plus, I want to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it’ll be time once more. And I’m sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I’m guessing a l...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jun 26th, 2017
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It’s Monday. How’s yours going? Mine’s… being a Monday. But, as usual, we’ll make it through. And getting our gaming tables looking good is going to help. Today in the Terrain Corner we have: New Terrain Available For Beyond the Gates of Antares, Final Week For Eslo Terr...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jun 26th, 2017
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Operation Sea Lion saw the Germans invading Britain. The fighting soon made it so everyday citizens were suddenly on the front lines, battling the advancing army. The Germans had their own infiltrators in the British populace, looking to sew discord where they could. Two new sets from Warlord Games l...