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By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 30th, 2016
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It’s the last day of November. We’re 11/12s of the way through the year. We just might make it after all. Actually, I’m looking forward to this weekend. It should be a good time, as they generally are. I mean, weekend, right!? But, before we get there, we’ve got some more days...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 30th, 2016
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Sure, the Germans had their Tiger tanks, but they had plenty of other weapons of war at their disposal, especially late into the conflict. One of those vehicles was the Sd Kfz armored car. There were many different varieties of this vehicle, as the turret was easily modified to hold a different array...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2016
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The German Tiger Tank was one of the most feared pieces of war on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. It was no small feat to actually defeat one in combat. Many allied tankers would just do their best to avoid conflicts with one. Well, Battlefront is letting you field groups of them in your [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 23rd, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! Or, for those of you not in the US. Happy Wednesday! As for me, I’m going to be busy when I get home. I need to bake another pumpkin pie, put turkey 1 into the brine bucket, speed-thaw turkey 2 (place in cold, running water for a couple hours), and make whipped […...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 21st, 2016
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It’s WWIII and it’s time to bring out the big guns, literally. The British are hitting the field with their M109 Field Battery. If you want some artillery support, you can’t get much bigger than these 155mm behemoths....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 18th, 2016
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Warlord Games rolled out with a whole bunch of updates today. There’s some new releases, some new pre-orders, and the start of their holiday sale. Thankfully, they collected all the info into one spot for you....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 18th, 2016
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During WWII, the Allies weren’t known for their huge tanks. No, the Germans, with their Tiger and Tiger II are what’s remembered as the big tanks around. Well, in WWIII, that’s no longer the case. The idea of taking lots of fast, light tanks has given way to a new form of thinking. ...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 16th, 2016
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At once, it feels both like, “wow. Already Wednesday?” and “wow. How is it only Wednesday?” Is it that way for anyone else or just me? I feel like I’ve gotten a lot done, but have a lot more waiting ahead of me. Ah well. We’ll make it. Break on through to the other...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 15th, 2016
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Germany’s tanks during WWII were the epitome of technology at the time. They had some of the biggest guns and thickest armor ever used in battle (outside of the navy). You can bring that punch and toughness to the tabletop in Tanks from Gale Force Nine. Here, we get a look at the Tiger I....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 14th, 2016
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In the conflicts of present day and the near future, having close air support for your ground troops is vital. Aircraft can provide a high vantage point to the battlefield and get fields of fire that no ground troop would be able to manage. Then there’s the maneuverability factor. In Team Yanke...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 14th, 2016
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The days have circled around again and we find ourselves deposited in a Monday. I hope you had a good weekend. I spent Saturday playing Small World and Ascension with some friends. Then on Sunday I assembled a bunch of another friend’s Guild Ball models, because I enjoy assembling figures and h...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Nov 14th, 2016
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You know that scene in the Lord of the Rings where those massive elephant-creatures storm into battle with a whole host of troops on the back? Yeah, except for an order of scale, that sort of thing did happen. War elephants were essentially the tanks of their day. The creatures were very resilient an...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 12th, 2016
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It’s time once more for a Review Roundup. Why? Because it’s Saturday! Woo! As you read this, I’m hanging out with some friends, playing games. Took over a group of favorites, and hopefully will get me a new Guild Ball opponent, too. I also baked brownies, because I can’t go to...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 11th, 2016
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The temperature continues to drop. I know a lot of people north of me have already gotten out the cold weather gear. It’s even snowed in some places. Well, that snow-gear look can make its way to your Bolt Action tabletops as you equip your troops with coats, hats, gloves, and thicker boots. No...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Nov 10th, 2016
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The first couple days went by slowly, but since then, at least for me, the week’s felt like it’s picked up steam and we’re rushing our way towards the weekend. I know I could use some relaxation time, and I just lined up a day of gaming on Saturday. So that should be good. Hopefully...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 9th, 2016
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Well, we’ve made it halfway through the week. Just another half to go and we’ll be getting back to the weekend. I know I could use to fuel up for that last push with a bunch of bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Beneath Nexus Available for pre-order November 15th, Ma...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 7th, 2016
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The Comanche had one of the most powerful Native American empires in the 1800s. One of the Chiefs in charge of it was Po-cha-na-quar-hip, also known as “Buffalo Hump.” He helped lead bands during the Great Raid of 1840, where numerous Comanche groups took part in retaliatory raids of whit...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 7th, 2016
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Warlord Games loves their WWII model kits. They’ve long been known for their various sets they’ve put out. It was only much later that they came out with the Bolt Action rules so you can use all those cool kits in their own game. Well, there’s going to be some more armor rolling acr...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Nov 4th, 2016
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Time has been playing weird tricks this week, I feel. The first several days flew by. Thursday took an eternity. Now, today’s doing a little bit of both. I feel like it should be later than it is, so it feels like it’s been a long time since this morning… but I’ve also gotten ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 2nd, 2016
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Not sure why, but this week’s been a time enigma. I woke up this morning going, “wow, already Wednesday!” But since I’ve been here at the office, it’s been the exact opposite. “How is it only 10am? I feel like I’ve been here forever!” What might help is...
By Polar_Bear
In American Civil War
Nov 2nd, 2016
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During the American Civil War, it wasn’t terribly uncommon for two armies to be within several miles of one-another and barely know the other was there. This was a time before satellites and drones, after all. As such, small scouting parties meeting or a raid happening might involve just a coup...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 1st, 2016
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Winter is coming. No, really. It’s about a month and a half away (for us Northern Hemisphere people, anyway). Bolt Action is the one game I know that they have troops that are basically the same, but sculpted to show them at different points in time during the year. In general, that seems to be...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 29th, 2016
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Hey there, everyone. I hope you’re all having a great Saturday. I just got back from the grocery store (I’m typing this up a decent amount earlier than it is set to go live) so I can get ready to have some company over for a low-key Halloween party. I’m making cookies, chocolate-coa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 28th, 2016
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While Tanks from Gale Force Nine puts the emphasis on the machines of war as they roll across the battlefields, blasting at each-other, one would do well to remember that without the crews, those vehicles would just be masses of metal and plastic sitting motionless on the battlefield. And those crews...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 26th, 2016
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We’re reaching the peak. After this, it’s a slide back down to the weekend. I’m hoping to have some friends over for gaming and cooking, as well as basically a “mini-Halloween” party (my apartment’s not really that big. Hard to have more than 4-5 people over 😛 ). T...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 24th, 2016
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Before the United States actually entered into WWII, they had the Lend-Lease Program with various Allied countries. This allowed the US to give arms and equipment in support of the war effort without actually being committed to the conflict. Though I’m not entirely sure how one would use a tank...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 17th, 2016
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The Hail Caesar line is getting quite a bolster with several new releases available over in the Warlord Games webshop. Spanish, Roman, German, and Numidian forces all get new figures to add to their armies....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Oct 14th, 2016
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We’ve once more made it to the weekend. Well, almost to the weekend, anyway. We’ve still gotta finish today. But hopefully that won’t be too painful to get through. Then… Yeah, I just love weekends. And as I’ve mentioned a couple times, tomorrow’s going to be cram-...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 12th, 2016
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Wednesday already? This week sure seems to be moving along. That’s very much not a complaint, mind you. I’ve got board game day coming up this Saturday. We’re also going to be starting our new D&D game. So I’m very much ready for it to be Saturday. But if I want to keep u...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 11th, 2016
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The British Isles certainly have seen their fair share of conflict over the centuries. Seems everyone wanted that piece of land to call their own. Rather rich in various resources, it’s no wonder that armies have almost constantly been plundering it. Now you can recreate some of those conflicts...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2016
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Pike & Shotte brings yet another of the greatest military leaders the world has known to your tabletop. This time it’s the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He’s Suleiman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent to Westerners. Along with figures for him, Warlord Games a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 10th, 2016
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We’re in the 10th month (even though it’s called the 8th month, because calendars are weird like that) of the Year of New Editions and there’s still some releases to be made. This time around, it’s an expansion book. We got Bolt Action 2nd Edition (Bolt Harder) earlier this ye...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 4th, 2016
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I mean, his name’s right there in the title of the game. Rome’s legions under the control of Gaius Julius Caesar was one of the most formidable fighting forces the world has ever seen. Sent to conquer Gaul, Caesar soon returned to the Italian peninsula and after several more victories, wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 3rd, 2016
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There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of movies made about World War II. Many of them are icons of cinematic history. Others are cult favorites. One of those is Kelly’s Heroes. Well, Warlord Games is letting you bring that oddball group of heroes to your Bolt Action games....