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By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 4th, 2015
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*looks at the weather forecast* Hmm… 20% chance of falling Germans… The Fallschirmjager (German paratroops) starter army is now available for Bolt Action from Warlord Games. You’re gonna need more than your standard-issue umbrella....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 4th, 2015
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And so this week comes to an end… Well… not yet. Technically the week comes to an end tomorrow. But the work week comes to an end today… unless you’re like me and you work weekends as well… Ok, so this has gotten off-track. It’s Friday. We should all be excited abo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Sep 3rd, 2015
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We’re rocketing our way through this week. I thought weeks before a holiday were supposed to drag on. But that has definitely not been the case. Labor Day Weekend is coming up and that, for those that live in Atlanta, means Dragon Con. I guess it means that for anyone, but especially for those ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 1st, 2015
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Get on your bikes and ride! Err… I mean, get on your horses and ride! By Fire and Sword has some new cavalry model sets available over in their webshop....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 31st, 2015
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The “Build An Army” deal for Bolt Action has gone over very well. People are using the website to make a force using the drop-down menus, then getting themselves a free tank with the deal. Well, Warlord Games is expanding the deal to their other game systems. First up is Black Powder....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Aug 30th, 2015
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It’s a rainy Sunday here in Atlanta. Seems like just the time to make some caramel-filled chocolate chip cookies. Also seems like a good time to give you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across over the past couple of days. In this batch, we have: Fireforge New Deals, Great Escape Games...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 29th, 2015
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If you’re a regular reader, I’m sure you’ve figured out that my favorite day of the week is Saturday. And, I mean, it’s gaming day. What’s not to love about it? Hopefully you’ve found some gaming to be had. And if you’re looking for a new game, I’ve got...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 28th, 2015
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Friday! Glorious Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and hopefully get some gaming on. It’s also time for another group of bite-sized stories before we head into the weekend. In this batch we have: Kromlech Releases New Battle Dice colors, Syrinscape Launches In Hell’s Bright Shadow for the...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Aug 27th, 2015
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Thursdays. Arthur could never get a handle on them. The Cure didn’t care about them. It’s after Wednesday, so we’re in the latter half of the week. But it’s not the joy and relief of a Friday. Oh well, we do get a Terrain Corner feature to hold us over, though. Today’s i...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 26th, 2015
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We’re just chugging right along in the week. We’ve already made it back here to Wednesday. Hopefully the week has been treating you well. As for us here, we’ve got another batch of bite-sized stories for your enjoyment to nibble on. This time around there’s: Iron Brigade New f...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 24th, 2015
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With autumn rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to get together items for any projects you might want to be working on when the cold comes (or it gets too hot, for our Southern Hemisphere friends). Brigade Games has just the thing. They’re having a sale that’ll end this Friday. Yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 22nd, 2015
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Welcome back to Saturday, everyone. With any luck, you’re having some fun gaming with friends, or will be having such fun soon. I mean… it’s Saturday. Gaming is just what you do! But at the moment, what we are doing is looking at some review from the past week. This batch we have re...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 21st, 2015
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Friday has once again blessed us with its presence. Let us bask in its warm glow of warming glowing… or something. Suffice to say that the weekend is almost here. What sort of plans do you have coming up? Gaming? Cooking? Or just boring, old “yard work” and the like? For the moment,...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 19th, 2015
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We keep chugging along, beautiful TGN readers. The week rolls by and we continue on as well. It’s that time once more to bring you some bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days. In this batch we have: New Goodies in the Advanced Deployment store, New Warthrone approved ar...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 19th, 2015
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WWII games have a long history going back at least 100 years (citation needed). Action All Fronts is a miniatures game based on WWII. The rulebook is now available and covers several different phases of the war, and includes stats for units from the British, American, French, German, Italian, Japanes...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 18th, 2015
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Artillery can be the great equalizer on the battlefield. They might have tanks, but if you’ve got the artillery to take them out quickly and effectively, they’re not much of a problem anymore. Same thing if the enemy has more infantry out there than you do. If you can get some shots place...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 16th, 2015
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Those lazy, hazy, crazy Sundays of summer. We don’t have many of them left. It’s already noticeably cooler here in Atlanta. You don’t go outside and instantly curse. Anyway, we’ve got a selection of bite-sized stories for you. In this batch of Snippets we have: Purgatory Minia...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 14th, 2015
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I’ve been doing this job for a while now. I’ve seen the term Janissaries used all over the place on historical figures. It wasn’t until this news post that I found out that the term Janissaries comes from the Turkish for “new soldier.” You learn something new every day. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 14th, 2015
7 Comments
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Welcome back to Friday, beautiful TGN reader. Do you have any gaming lined up for this weekend? I… don’t… I’m going to be cooking. If you want to talk about that, I’ll meet you down in the comments section. 😛 As for now, we’ve got some bite-sized stories for you. I...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 14th, 2015
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*gets out an umbrella because it’s soon to be raining Germans* Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for their new Falshirmjager starter army. This new box set will get you all the airborn German forces you could want, including several figures that will be in this set long before they...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Aug 12th, 2015
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Welcome back to Wednesday, beautiful readers. As is our custom, we’ve collected up some of the bite-sized stories we’ve come across in the past few days and present them to you now. In this batch we have: Expedition Adventure Card Game Coming to Kickstarter, New Undead Warband releases at...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 12th, 2015
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WWI saw the first widespread use of aircraft in battle. It’s something to remember that powered flight was achieved only a few years before the conflict broke out. WWII really saw aircraft come into their own. No longer just a novelty or a side-act to the ground battles, aircraft were a major p...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2015
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The next supplement for Bolt Action is available for pre-order over on the Warlord Games website. Far from the rolling fields and temperate forests of continental Europe, this book takes you to the sand, seas, and surf of the Pacific theater of the war. And, of course, if you pre-order from Warlord, ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 10th, 2015
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It might be getting near the end of summer, but “getting near the end of” still means it’s summer. That means there’s still time for summer sales. West Wind Productions has theirs going. So go pick up some minis for the upcoming winter for cheaper than you’d usually have...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 10th, 2015
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Tanks. You’re welcome. Sorry, it’s a Monday morning and sometimes the horrific jokes are just what happens. For those that want some more armor in your British forces in Flames of War, Battlefront has a new Cromwell Armoured Platoon that you can pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 10th, 2015
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The fellows over at By Fire and Sword recently held their Historical Skirmish Force competition. Well, the votes have been cast and counted and the winners have been found. Juha Heinänen and Samu Somppi are them, with their Swedish and Muscovite forces....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 8th, 2015
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With this post, we’ll have absolutely everything caught up since before Gen Con. We’ve had some Snippets. We’ve had some Terrain Corners. We’ve had a Podcast Roundup. Now it’s just time to go through the reviews. So without further ado, here’s your Saturday Review ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 6th, 2015
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There were some amazing-looking gaming tables at Gen Con. You, too, can have some great-looking gaming tables. And that’s what this segment is all about. So let’s just get right to it. In this batch of terrain articles, we have: Building tiles for 6-28mm wargame projects on Indiegogo, Bri...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 5th, 2015
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As I’ve mentioned previously, I love to see when a Kickstarter campaign not only funds, and not only ships, but also becomes available for general purchase. For me, it’s that final step that really shows that a Kickstarter was successful. Sure, a campaign can fund, and then it can ship, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 5th, 2015
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We continue on with the post-Gen Con week’s work. Though I was able to keep up with a lot of things, obviously, things are going to fall behind in some areas. I’m almost out of the mountain of e-mails I’d gotten over the weekend. If I’ve not replied to you yet, don’t wor...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 5th, 2015
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Napoleon was an artilleryman. That’s where he got his start in the military. And by many accounts, he was a master at utilizing it on the battlefield. Considering the battle formations still in use (regiments of men in close proximity, marching in steady lines), a well-commanded bit of artiller...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 27th, 2015
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Radio Dishdash and Skirmish Sangin is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Day of the Rangers (also called Maalintii Rangers) and a new figure range they’re calling Gothic Serpent. The new book is full of scenarios for fighting modern military combat on your tabletop....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 27th, 2015
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This week, we are certain to see lots of awesome-looking terrain tables during Gen Con. If you want your table to look as good, you’ll probably want to check out what sort of terrain is being offered up by various vendors. Conveniently, we’ve put all of those together in one place for you...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2015
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Sometimes you just need a bigger gun. Thankfully, Warlord Games is here to help you out (if you force of choice is the British, at least this time around). They have released their new 18/25pdr gun and limber for Bolt Action. Badaboom!...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 24th, 2015
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Warlord Games loves to give you various exclusive miniatures. Whenever they come out with a new rulebook, you can bet that there’s going to be an exclusive mini if you order it right from them. But that’s ordering directly from them. What about to get you out and to the LGS to play some g...