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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...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 22nd, 2015
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Warlord Games is giving you an opportunity to get into one of their game systems with their Summer Sizzling Starter Sale (holy alliteration, Batman!). Pick up the rulebook for one of their various systems and you can get a plastic box set from that system for free....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 21st, 2015
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Every day we get closer to Gen Con. And every day we get more news about what will be happening at the show. As such, every day we get just a little bit more excited. I hope we don’t explode or something. That’d be sad, as being exploded would probably put a damper on going […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 20th, 2015
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Did anyone else’s weekend just fly by? Heck, all of last week seemed to just rocket by. I usually end up with the same checkout clerk at the grocery store, since I go fairly early on Saturdays and there’s only a couple lanes open. I remember saying, “… didn’t we just do ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 20th, 2015
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The Bolt Action Summer Campaign has its registration open now. If you want to be part of the worldwide online campaign, go sign up, as well as making sure your friends sign up. Got someone who’s interested in Bolt Action but isn’t sure where to start? Warlord Games can help with that, too...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 18th, 2015
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Hello there, beautiful TGN readers. And welcome once more to Saturday. Hopefully you’re getting some gaming in, or are going to be getting some gaming in at some point today. It seems only right. Let us know what you’ve been getting up to with this great hobby of ours. Being Saturday, we ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 17th, 2015
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At some point, I’m sure someone at Reaper, during the planning for the Bones III Kickstarter said, “You know, for this campaign, we really have to bring out the big guns.” Apparently, someone took that statement fairly literally. They then called up the fine folks over at Victoria M...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 13th, 2015
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We have another Warlord Games bit of news to talk about as we continue to travel back in time. This one’s going all the way back to ancient times. That’s right, we’re crossing into BC for a look at the new Macedonian Companion Cavalry for Hail Caesar that you can now get from Warlor...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 13th, 2015
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We’re slowly working our way backward through time with our new stories from Warlord Games today. this story takes us from the sci-fi future back to WWII. Warlord Games has started taking pre-orders for their new Panzer III kit for Bolt Action. The can be assembled to represent the Ausf J, L, M...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 12th, 2015
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Welcome back again to TGN. Hopefully you had a good day yesterday. I spent the morning cleaning the place up a bit. Then most of the afternoon assembling a little more than half of the Age of Sigmar box set. The other half will be done today, after I get this post scheduled up. I’ve […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 10th, 2015
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With all the excitement about San Diego Comic Con this weekend and Gen Con coming up at the end of the month, it’s easy to perhaps overlook Historicon, which will be next weekend in Fredericksburg, Virginia. By Fire and Sword will be there and they’ll have some stuff you’ve not seen...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 10th, 2015
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The Second World War so much technological and tactical advances that it is broken up into early, mid, and late-war eras for both historical study and (more importantly to the theme of this website) for gaming. Granted, it’s not the only war that’s broken up like that, but it’s the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 9th, 2015
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Warlord Games’ Summer Offensive is almost upon us. This multi-week event for Bolt Action will allow players to track their games and have the totals be seen the world over, as each army vies to take over the map. The launch of the campaign is just a couple weeks away and Warlord Games gives us ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 8th, 2015
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The work week rolls on. We’ve made it halfway through. Just another couple days and we’ll be blissfully back into the weekend. For some of you, that weekend will include San Diego Comic Con. I… will not be there. That’s probably a good thing. I doubt I’d do well in July ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 7th, 2015
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An army is no good if you can’t get it to go anywhere. If it’s just sitting in one place, or walking around on foot (or skateboards or whatever), it’s not going to be a very effective fighting force. To get their soldiers where they needed to be, the Germans tended to go with the [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jul 6th, 2015
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Back to the daily grind here on Monday. I’ve brought in cookies and cheesecake to the office that I made over the weekend. I probably shouldn’t have a whole cheesecake and 2 dozen cookies sitting at home. I’m already pushing my way out of “Gamer Medium” into “Gamer...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 6th, 2015
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Warlord Games has expanded their Build An Army and Get a Free Tank deal to the Japanese faction for Bolt Action. It’s pretty simple, just click on their Build An Army program (formerly their Army Builder program, but, y’know, copyrights and all) and create yourself a force. Boom! Free tan...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 3rd, 2015
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It’s generally not a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is Russia. Historically, very few forces were able to conquer this large territory. It’s usually a combination of a harsh winter and the fact that they have quite a large population that they can throw at an enemy that does it....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 3rd, 2015
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Friday! Time to let your hair down, get together with some friends, and hopefully get some gaming in. As usual, we’ve got some bite-sized stories we’ve collected together over the past couple days and serve them to you now. In this batch we have: AMP Adventures Collection Available Now, R...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Strategic Elite knows the best place to beat the summer heat is at the miniatures gaming table. To help out, they’re having a big sale on both their Brink of Battle and Epic Heroes rulebooks in pdf. Brink of Battle lets you play in any historical period, using any historical army, against any o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jun 26th, 2015
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Hey everyone! You know that lately we’ve been starting to try and group various like-type stories together. We’ve got our Podcast Post we make on Tuesdays and our Review Roundup on Saturdays. Well, we’ve looked it over and decided that Terrain would be a good story type to bundle al...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 26th, 2015
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Tanks drive just as easily backwards as they do forwards. They’re like a locomotive that way. They’re just as happy to be thrown into reverse and just go. This fact really came in handy when the British were looking for a way to get their 17-pdr anti-tank gun some more speed and mobility ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Warlord Games loves having sales over on their website. It seems I’m always posting up notices about sprue deals or extra, free minis, or some sort of special going on. This post is one of those announcements. Warlord Games has created an Army Builder tool for Bolt Action. Via a series of menus...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 23rd, 2015
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Told you it wouldn’t be long before Warlord Games came back with another Napoleonic release. We once more go back to the fields of Waterloo where we have some new Prussians, arriving back just in time to save Wellington’s butt after the French had initially sent them into retreat. There&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Victrix steps up to bat for our Napoleonic post for the day with the announcement that they’re now taking pre-orders for their 28mm French foot artillery kits. These figures will fit in for the years 1804 to 1812 (they did a nice overture of that year). You get a special bonus with your pre-ord...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 22nd, 2015
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Warlord Games doesn’t just have Black Powder stuff going on this month (though that’s sort of the main focus with that Waterloo anniversary-thing going on). They’ve got plenty of lines with new releases. One of which is Bolt Action. For that, they have the Bishop Self-Propelled Gun,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Victrix is another of the companies having specials this month in honor of the 200th anniversary of Waterloo. In their case, they’re having a special sale going on in their webshop on all Napoleonic products. If you’d like to get some of their historical figures for cheaper than you’...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 18th, 2015
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Waterloo. It was 200 years ago. One of the battles that set the course of history after it. I’d like to think you’ve heard about it by now if you’ve been paying attention to the site at all, since… yeah, we’ve had a lot of companies doing things in honor of the anniversa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 16th, 2015
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Je suis Napoleon! Hehe, no I’m just kidding. Though if you or a friend are any type of Napoleon impersonator, now would be a good time to go out and get noticed. It’s the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. As such many games and specials are popping up based on that historic bat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jun 15th, 2015
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June 1967 was a good month for Israel’s military. In the course of just six days, they defeated their enemies. A major battle during the conflict was fought at the old Turkish fort of An-Nakhl. Battlefront has a new Desert Fort kit coming out and figured people might want to recreate the battle...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jun 14th, 2015
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It’s Sunday (at least at time of posting in much of the world… stupid time zones…). I hope you were able to get out and get some gaming on yesterday (or perhaps some today). My party did not get TPK yesterday. Though some party relations were strained a bit. Remember, everyone, comm...
By Jared Miller
In Card Games
Jun 12th, 2015
4 Comments
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Blood stains the ground as warriors clash in the fighting pits, each armed with the skills, weapons, and bravery needed to survive. However, no matter how prepared the warriors are, only one will make it out. Combat is fast, furious, and brutal. So it’s fitting that the game I’m talking a...
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