Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Good news, everyone! We have defeated the Martians! The problem is that the world alliance that was able to do so didn’t really last, and it looks like all the nations are gearing up for what will surely be called The Great War. That’s the broad story behind Shattered Crown, a new alterna...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 23rd, 2017
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Well, we’ve had the Desert Rats book as well as the Monty’s miniatures set. We’ve also gotten the Afrika Corps book, so that just leaves Rommel’s miniatures. And that’s just what we have for you now from Battlefront for Flames of War....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 22nd, 2017
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We’ve seen the Desert Rats book for Flames of War. But it’s hard to play a miniatures game without miniatures. So Battlefront has their Monty’s Desert Rats set that you can pick up....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Hey kids. I see from my friends feed that quite a lot of you are headed to Chicago for Adepticon. I really wish I was going. I would be, but there’s a bunch of proofing projects that are coming along, and I know how you gamers get if you have to wait even an extra […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 21st, 2017
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I guess, if you play a game of Flames of War, you could have the British fighting against the British. To my knowledge, there’s nothing that says otherwise. But, really, people want to play the British versus the Nazis. And since we got a look at the Desert Rats book before, let’s take a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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With Battlefront headed to North Africa with their latest Flames of War releases, they’ve decided to head that direction in Tanks, their armored skirmish game as well. In May/June, they’ll be coming out with 6 new sets....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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The most interesting thing about King Charles the I is that he was 5’6″ tall at the start of his reign, but only 4’8″ tall at the end of it (source). … Ok, seriously, that’s the only thing I could hear while reading about this book. Warlord Games has started taking...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
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The North African Front is sometimes neglected when it comes to the history of World War II. It was a long and dusty campaign of maneuver seeing the Desert Rats facing the Desert Fox. In this case, it was the rats that came out on top. The Desert Rats book from Battlefront gives you a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 20th, 2017
4 Comments
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Warlord Games is wasting no time in getting you another release for Test of Honour. This time around, it’s a two-player starter box set. If you’ve been looking at the Wave 1 releases and been thinking, “I wish it was all just in one box for me to pick up so I could have two [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 18th, 2017
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Ah, Saturday. And it’s Games Day at the Milton Library. So, of course, that means it’s raining. Funny how that seems to be happening. 3rd weekend of the month, we’ve got some rain. But, seeing as I like rain, it’s all good. Rain and gaming. Seems great. Anyway, we’ve got...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 15th, 2017
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Well, quite a week we’re having, aren’t we? But that’s what happens during big shows like GAMA. I’m sure all the surprises aren’t finished, either. Well, if we’re going to be hitting F5 on all our gaming sites, hoping for the latest updates, we’ll need to sta...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Mar 13th, 2017
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Hello again, work week. I guess it’s nice to see you again. It’s looking like Winter, who has been on vacation for most of… well… winter, is making a run at it here just as we’re a week away from Spring officially starting. Better late than never? *shrugs lots* Anyway, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 8th, 2017
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Amazing what a difference a week makes. Last week, I was lamenting how long it was all taking. This morning, I woke up and was like, “Whoah… it’s already Wednesday!” That certainly works for me. Faster to get to the weekend, the better. But if we’re going to be going alo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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While most people might think of events like D-Day or the island-hopping of the Pacific theater, the battles that took place all across North Africa are no less an important part of the WWII narrative. It’s those dusty battles that Battlefront looks at in their Battle of El Alamein: War in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Mar 3rd, 2017
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Well, it’s finally Friday. Seems like it’s taken forever. Also, who wants to take bets on me clocking out this evening and then suddenly feeling like I’m clocking in on Monday morning? You know weekends never work like the work week. It’s going to just go by in a flash, I̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 3rd, 2017
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The Allies are getting some new bits of firepower. Warlord Games has released a new tank, as well as a new conversion kit for US Airborne troop units. Beat the fascists back and liberate continental Europe from their oppressive regimes....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Mar 2nd, 2017
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From time to time, games need a bit of a makeover. Years of time and thousands of games can find issues that weren’t very apparent from the beginning. Or perhaps things just feel they’ve gotten “stale.” Whatever reason a game might end up getting a new edition, it usually caus...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Mar 2nd, 2017
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The week continues to just crawl on by. Man, I’ve not felt a week has taken this long for quite a while. I feel like I should be typing up the Friday Snippets instead of the Thursday Terrain Corner. But here we are. What do you suppose the chances are that the weekend will be […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Mar 1st, 2017
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Is this week going by slowly for everyone else, too, or is it just me? I don’t know if it’s because I’m working from home as the new office continues to be set up, or if it’s just that this week is one that’s taking forever. Maybe it’s that I don’t currently ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Mar 1st, 2017
4 Comments
726 Views
Warlord Games continues taking pre-release orders for Test of Honour over in their webshop. I’m sure some of you have already put your order in. For those that might still be holding out, Warlord has posted up a preview of the pair of exclusive minis you get when you do make a pre-order....
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 28th, 2017
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Firelock Games isn’t resting on their laurels with Blood & Plunder. They know that you, the gaming masses, are hungry for more and they’re ready to bring it to you. They have posted up previews of some new figures they’re working on. They’re Native Caribbeans....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 27th, 2017
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The weekend is over. I’m sure many of you aren’t all that happy about the. I can’t say I’m thrilled, either. But waddyagonnado? Time marches on! And so should we. We must look forward to next weekend and the hope that it will bring more gaming opportunities. In the meantime, w...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 27th, 2017
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Studio Capitan has set sail for adventure with Post Captain, their new set of 10mm naval combat rules. They’ve got a Kickstarter campaign going that also includes miniatures and ships. If you’re ready for some high-seas (with mini boats) action, you might just want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 24th, 2017
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Man, no day has felt entirely “right” this week. Monday was an amalgam of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday was like a Monday. Wednesday was kinda like a Friday. Yesterday was like a Saturday, but a lot busier. Today’s… still getting started, honestly. But it doesn’t...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Feb 24th, 2017
1 Comment
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Trevor Noah has a new special out on Netflix. In it, he has this whole bit about Russian being the scariest accent out there. If you ever want to frighten someone away, just start talking in a thick Russian accent. So I could only assume that if you were to have a conversation with the […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 23rd, 2017
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It’s Thursday and I’m at home. The Office Move continues, with much of the furniture making its way to the new building. But since the new place isn’t quite ready yet, many of us are working from home. Besides, trying to write while movers are going up and down the halls with stuff ...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Feb 22nd, 2017
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We’re already to Wednesday. That’s what happens when you’ve got a day off at the start of the week. This’ll be my last day here in the old office. We’re moving up the street a couple miles to a new building. Got a couple days at home, though, as they work to finish up so...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 22nd, 2017
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Warlord Games is still taking pre-orders for Test of Honour, their new far-East-inspired miniatures skirmish game. But I know some of you out there aren’t content with just what comes in the first couple sets. You want more. Well, Warlord Games is showing off what those next expansion sets will...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Feb 21st, 2017
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Back when I was working on my History Master’s degree (I’ll go back and finish it at some point… … …), I had a lot of interest in WWI. It really was, in my view, the first “modern war” and certainly what set the foundation for the rest of the 20th century. So...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 20th, 2017
2 Comments
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It’s President’s Day here in the US and we’ve got the day off here at TGN Industries. So why am I making posts? Because the news doesn’t stop, and with all the announcements that’ve come in from various places, especially what’s going on in New York this past weeke...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 17th, 2017
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The War of Spanish Succession was much more than just a small scuffle on the Iberian Peninsula. People all over the world found themselves fighting over the next person to sit on the Spanish throne. Now you can recreate those battles with a bunch of new Malborough’s Wars units that are availabl...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 17th, 2017
3 Comments
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Warlord Games certainly wastes no time when it comes to telling you about a game to letting you get your hands on it. Though we’re not quite to “have it on your tabletop” just yet, they have started taking pre-orders for different kits, from full rules and figures, to just some extr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 15th, 2017
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We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trad...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 15th, 2017
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So, by now there’s a good chance you’ve taken a look over the Test of Honour rules preview that Warlord Games has posted up. You might have some questions about the designer’s choices that they made in those rules, or wonder what might be coming up next. Well, Warlord Games is here ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Feb 13th, 2017
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Blood & Plunder was one of the break-out hits of last year. The guys over at Firelock Games had quite a successful Kickstarter campaign. Then came a great showing at Gen Con with some truly amazing gaming tables and a sweet booth. Now you can get your own hands on their swashbuckling figures ove...