Historical

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
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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...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 10th, 2017
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Sometimes old kits need a revamp. New modelling techniques, new molding techniques, new materials being available, all of these can mean an older kit just needs to be upgraded and made fresh and new. The IS-2 Heavy Tank kit has gotten just such a facelift and you can pick up the new plastic version n...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 10th, 2017
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We’ve arrived, beautiful readers. Friday is here and we’re making our way through it to the weekend. It won’t be long now and there’ll be a couple great days of just hanging out and maybe doing some gaming. I’m happy because my friend came back from LVO and brought me th...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Feb 9th, 2017
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The week rolls along. We’ve made it through the longest parts and just need to finish up a day and a half and we’ll be back at the weekend. Do you have any sort of gaming plans set? Anyone wanna get together for some gaming? I’m currently free. Well, if you are going to be […...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 8th, 2017
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The week rolls along (and I’ve got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I’m working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I’m going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 8th, 2017
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Well, Test of Honour, the new far-East themed miniatures skirmish game from Warlord Games got quite a response when it was announced. I know a lot of people are interested to see what the rules look like. Well, you didn’t have to wait long, and your wallets don’t have to take a hit. Warlo...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 7th, 2017
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You know, you want to have your troops well-armed to take on numerous potential adversaries. The East German Mot-Schützen platoons certainly are. From several different types of anti-tank weapons to numerous anti-infantry weapons, including grenade launchers, they can take on just about anything the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 6th, 2017
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In modern warfare (and it has actually been this way since about WWII), you have to make sure that enemy air power doesn’t hinder your ground forces too much. You can have your own planes try and neutralize them, but your aircraft can’t be everywhere at once. As such, having anti-aircraft...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 6th, 2017
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Warlord Games has quite a lot they’re working on over in their shop. Those that are looking to expand their Black Powder collections will want to take a look at this particular thing. The War of Spanish Succession was a lot more than just a couple Iberians getting into a scuffle about who shoul...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 3rd, 2017
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Warlord Games has many fine games on the market. If you’re a fan of ancient historicals, there’s Hail Caesar. If you like a more Napoleonic feel, there’s Black Powder. You’ve got Pike & Shotte in there. Of course, you can’t forget WWII in Bolt Action. Though most of...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Feb 3rd, 2017
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We’ve made it back to Friday. The weekend stretches before us like an empty canvass, ready to be painted with all the colors in life’s palate… Man, listening to Chuck Mangione while typing posts will do something to me, apparently. But anyway, it’s time to stuff ourselves once...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 3rd, 2017
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Fridays are generally big release days for Warlord Games. Today’s certainly no different. They’ve got quite a bunch of Bolt Action figures available now over in their webshop. From a new supplement to new infantry units to new tanks, it’s a bit of everything for both Americans and G...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Feb 2nd, 2017
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Battlefront has opened up pre-orders for the 4th edition of Flames of War. Well, that doesn’t really give you all the info. It’s not just the rulebook or a single box set or something, and it’s not just the first wave of releases. They’ve got pre-orders for new boxes reaching ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 1st, 2017
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The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 30th, 2017
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We’re once again at the beginning of the week. It’s ok, though, at least for me, because I have cheesecake with raspberry-lime sauce (I did say I was going to make some over the weekend). That should help tide us over to next weekend, where gaming will be had (hopefully). And if thereR...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 27th, 2017
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The weekend is pretty much upon us. We just need to finish up this afternoon and we’ll be there. Do you have plans? I’m still unsure. Though I think I want to make a cheesecake, because it’s been a while since I’ve made cheesecake. Probably make more strawberry-lime sauce to g...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2017
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During wartime, you will often see equipment get hasty upgrades, looking to make those particular items better than they were coming right off the line. In this case, several T-55 tanks were upgraded to have new fire control systems as well as extra armor against enemy anti-tank weapons. The result i...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 24th, 2017
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While we commonly associate Russia with always creating “the biggest _____ to ever be used in battle,” the biggest and most-armored fighting vehicle to ever see active combat actually came from Germany in WWII. That was the antonym-named “Maus” tank. Soon, you’ll be able...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 23rd, 2017
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Infantry are very versatile out on the battlefield. They can go through most forms of terrain, search buildings, hold ground, and be armed with many different weapons in order to take on a variety of enemy formations. When enemy vehicles bear down, it’s time for the heavy weapons crews to step ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 20th, 2017
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And we’ve made it, once again, to Friday. Woot! The weekend lays ahead of us. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some gaming scheduled. That’s what I’ll be doing. In the meantime, we’ve got our regular set of bite-sized gaming stories for you. On the platter today we have...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 20th, 2017
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So, we’ve seen a couple different vehicles lately for the East German forces in Team Yankee, but those APCs need to carry around someone, right? Well, that’s where the Mot-Schützen Kompanie comes in, of which we get a deeper look at in this article....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 19th, 2017
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Versatility is important in production. If you can create an item that can be quickly adapted to fill different roles, that’s good, as it will increase production speeds since you don’t have to keep retooling entire things from scratch. The 9P148 Konkurs uses the same chassis as the BRDM-...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Jan 19th, 2017
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And just like that, we’ve made it to Thursday. The weekend is almost within our grasp. Hopefully you have gaming-related plans. This weekend is the first Board Game Day up at the Milton Library for the year. They took last November and December off, but they’re back once again. If you don...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 18th, 2017
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If you’re looking to scout enemy formations, having a vehicle that can get over a wide range of terrain is crucial. That’s just the case with the BRDM-2. Not only can it go across open ground easily, it has an extra set of wheels that it can lower in order to make it over trenches. [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 17th, 2017
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2016 was the Year of New Editions, but several of those announced new sets of rules are actually rolling out this year. Now, a lot of players might feel that they’re being forced to buy new rules for a game they already own when a new version comes out. Well, the folks at Battlefront want [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Jan 14th, 2017
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Ursus Infantry. There, that’s really all I needed out of this release. But you might be interested in some of the other things that are also available. They include British Automated Infantry and Fallschirmjäger Falcon Infantry. But really, it’s all about the Ursus Infantry....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Jan 12th, 2017
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The “week of being back to normal” continues. I’m certainly a creature of habit, and so getting back into “the regular swing of things” has been rather relaxing. Plus, there’s some really awesome things going on here at the office that I’ve been part of. I me...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 11th, 2017
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There are a lot of historical eras that people can game in. Ancients, 1700s, 1800s, modern day. Some rules sets are made to go back-and-forth between those eras. Others need a bit of tweaking. Well, if you’re a fan of the Combat Patrol rules set and playing in the Napoleonic Era, have we got go...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jan 11th, 2017
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We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just ope...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 11th, 2017
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Throughout much of military history, men on horseback have been some of the most formidable forces in warfare. Their fast, powerful charges into enemy lines could be the deciding factor in a battle. Later this year, Warlord Games will be coming out with some new British Cavalry models for Black Powde...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Jan 9th, 2017
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There are certain battles that stand out in history. Agincourt, Thermopylae, Waterloo. The Battle of the Bulge should also be listed there. It was a last-ditch effort by the Germans to escape the tightening noose that was being formed around Germany by the Allies in WWII. Soon, you’ll be able t...