Historical

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 21st, 2016
2 Comments
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Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 21st, 2016
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The countries engaged in WWII didn’t just differ in the technology they put into their weapons of war, they also had very different training strategies and different combat doctrines that they followed. So if you just swapped a Panzer for a Pershing, you’d still have a different way that ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 19th, 2016
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There are many famous US military groups. One that participated in many of the most iconic battles in Europe during WWII was the US Airborne. They saw action in Sicily before taking part of the D-Day Invasion. They then had a role to play in Operation Market Garden. Well, Warlord Games is soon going ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Sep 16th, 2016
3 Comments
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Sometimes you come across an idea for a game and go, “That’s awesome! I’m surprised you don’t see more games like that!” Well, that’s what we’ve got here with Cretacea. It’s a miniatures skirmish game where you play as dinosaurs in the Cretaceous Period...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Sep 14th, 2016
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The work week continues along. It’s already half-over, in fact. Hopefully yours is going well. Mine’s not been great, but I’m making it through. Got board game day at the library coming up this weekend again. Should be a good time. But in the meantime, let’s bulk up on some bi...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 12th, 2016
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Ostfront Publishing is happy to announce the release of Ostfront, their combined arms WWII game rulebook. The game’s designed so you can set up and play company to battalion-level games quickly and easily (and historically accurately, which any good historical wargamer wants). Bases for infantr...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 5th, 2016
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The rules for armies in many fantasy games come from way armies waged war in real life. You had your rank-and-file soldiers who would move together in a column. There’d be archers or other fire-support units off to the sides. Cavalry would be a highly-mobile element in the battle. Artillery wou...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Gale Force Nine has posted up a new Tanks preview. This time around it’s the British Achilles tank. If you want something with a nice bit of punching power, you might want to check it out....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Sep 2nd, 2016
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In wartime, weapons will often be made out of combining several already-used elements in order to create something that will fill a gap in an army’s forces. Such is the case with the Sd.Kfz 234/4 (PaK 40). There was a distinct lack of highly-mobile anti-tank weapons in the field, and so the Ger...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Sep 1st, 2016
4 Comments
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Ah, Warlord has posted some rules to add Samurai aspects to your Pike & Shotte armies. Makes me want to get some borscht and watch Battleship Potemkin (because now I’m just messing with you). But the fact that Warlord has posted up a new set of rules to field Japanese forces isn’t me...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 29th, 2016
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I had myself a pretty good weekend. Got some Guild Ball in both Friday and Saturday. Made some Italian Beef and chocolate chip cookies. I played some Usual Suspects. It was a good time. Though I need to get my group to start using terrain on our Guild Ball pitches. What sort of terrain? Well, [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 25th, 2016
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Tanks. You’re welcome. Yeah, I probably used that joke before. Whatever. Tanks, from Gale Force Nine, lets you jump straight to where most of us want to go and puts your tanks versus your opponent’s. Well, they’ve got some new figures coming out in October. One of them is the Jackso...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 19th, 2016
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We’ve made it, everyone. We’re into Friday. Just gonna finish up the day and we’ll be into the weekend. The end is in sight (and it’s not just a freight train at the end of the tunnel… … … I hope). But if we’re going to have a weekend full of gaming (as...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 19th, 2016
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Not every tank has to be bigger and stronger than the last. There’s plenty of tactical room for a smaller, lighter, faster, and more maneuverable tracked vehicle. So, while the Russians might be generally known for looking to build the biggest version of many battlefield weapons, the T-70 tank ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 12th, 2016
4 Comments
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Well, it’s been a bit of a short week here in the office, having only come in Wed-Fri. Though, with having just a little time off from Gen Con, it felt much longer. I’m looking forward to a weekend of doing probably not all that much at all. Just some time to decompress a bit. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2016
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The folks over at Assault Publishing have always been rather busy, coming out with new minis pretty much all the time. Well, they’ve decided to be even busier and come out with a new space combat game called Shadows in the Void (I guess you could say that the story is as much announcing that...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 11th, 2016
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Usually, when you think “Warsaw” and historical minis, you might think about something like Bolt Action or Flames of War. However, the city has had quite a few conflicts pass through its city gates over the centuries. One of the most significant is the Battle Of Warsaw that took place in ...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 10th, 2016
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The folks over at Rebel Minis have been doing rather well lately. So well that they’ve decided to create a spin-off in the from of Iron Keep Press in order to continue to working on current rules sets for their minis, as well as coming out with new rules sets that aren’t specifically base...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 5th, 2016
2 Comments
2763 Views
Hey Everyone! It’s really hard to believe the first day of Gen Con’s already over and I’m here getting prepped for Day 2! It was such a whirlwind, I didn’t get a chance to make this post last night. But don’t worry, I’ll be sure to get plenty more pictures today an...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 3rd, 2016
1 Comment
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So, I have made it to Indianapolis for Gen Con. And I’m sitting in my hotel room, sorting e-mails, replying to e-mails, and typing up these posts. I hope you all appreciate it. 😉 😛 Anyway, seeing as it is Wednesday (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it, at least to me), it’s tim...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Aug 2nd, 2016
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While Indianapolis might not have any large natural bodies of water around it, that doesn’t mean Firelock Games can’t set sail for Gen Con this week. They’ll be bringing Blood and Plunder, of course. They’ve even given us some cool, exclusive photos of how the minis are coming...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Aug 1st, 2016
1 Comment
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While WWI certainly had its fair share of legendary aerial encounters, WWII really saw the airplane become a dedicated weapon of war. Table Air Combat is a quick and easy set of rules to let you play out some of those legendary encounters between aircraft. And your squadrons just got a new addition i...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 29th, 2016
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It’s Friday. So tomorrow’s the weekend. It’s also the last weekend before Gen Con. I know some people that’ll be headed towards Indy as early as Monday morning. That means there’s lots to get done this weekend to prepare for the show. And if there’s lots to get don...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 29th, 2016
0 Comments
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Technology is ever-advancing. These days you can keep a whole library’s worth of books right in your pocket. Digital books are easier to carry, and can be easier to sift through to find exactly what you need. Warlord Games is adding to your available digital library now with two supplements for...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 28th, 2016
1 Comment
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Not everyone has time to paint their minis. As such, they like the idea of getting them either painted after they get them, or just buy models that have already been painted. Well, Warlord Games has been kicking around the idea of selling pre-painted minis for a while. They got the first batches of s...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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Ares Games will be in Indy in a week for Gen Con. Hopefully, you will be, too (I will be). If you’re a fan of their games, you’ll want to stop by their booth. Heck, even if you’re not a fan of their current games (no game is going to please every gamer), you’ll want […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 27th, 2016
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It’s been a scorcher so far this week in the US. Certainly has been here in Atlanta, at least. That heat’s made it rough to go outside for anything. Seems like a good time to stay inside and do some gaming. Or at least get set for some gaming this weekend. But if we’re going [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 22nd, 2016
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Well, yesterday slowed things down, but it seems to have picked back up again rather nicely. We now find ourselves halfway through Friday. That weekend will be here before we know it! What have you all got set up for the weekend? I’ve got a whole heap of chores to get done before Gen Con [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Jul 20th, 2016
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We’ve made it to the halfway mark. Just the rest of today, and then two full days and we’ll be back into the sweet embrace of the weekend. How will you be beating the heat? Inside gaming? Outside trying to catch them all? A little of both? Just be sure to hydrate. A group of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 16th, 2016
0 Comments
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Ah, Saturday. What cannot be accomplished on a day such as this? … except maybe typing correctly, since the first time through writing that I had 3 typos. *double-checks that they’re all fixed* … Ok, I think I got ’em. I’m big on tradition, and the tradition for Saturday...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 15th, 2016
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A pair of new releases are up in the Warlord Games webshop for Bolt Action today. If you’re a fan of big guns, you’ll be interested in seeing what they’ve got. There’s the 15cm sFH auf Lorraine Schlepper(f), a mobile artillery piece usurped by the Germans after they invaded Fr...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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Well, as was expected, Thursday has turned into Friday. The week’s still going by quickly (that’s NOT a complaint). So it should be almost no time before I’m headed home for a lovely weekend of… I’m not 100% sure what I’ll be up to this weekend. Having spent the la...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jul 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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I bless the rains down in Africa. Or maybe I don’t, since I’m not a part of Toto (even if I do feel love isn’t always on time). Radio Dishdash has released Skirmish Afrika, their new modern African military expansion for Skirmish Sangin. It might just be raining lead down in Africa....
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 12th, 2016
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There’s quite a lot of people out there that speak Spanish. Living in a major US city, I hear it all the time. However, I’m unable to speak it, myself (I’m lame like that). So, if I wanted to play 2GM Tactics Wargame by Draco Ideas, I’d be out of luck, currently. That will all...