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By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Dec 22nd, 2014
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One Page Rules has their latest free rules set posted up on their website. This time it’s Army Men Combat. Like their other games, it’s not really meant for any particular set of miniatures, so feel free to use whatever you want. (So despite having Army Men in the name, you don’t ha...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 19th, 2014
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Warlord Games helps your Finnish army finish off the enemy with the release of their new anti-tank and anti-aircraft emplacements for Bolt Action. Purchased from Germany in order to fight back against Russian armor, the anti-tank gun helped slow the tide of the Red advance. However, due to the heavy ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 18th, 2014
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Capitan Games and Battlemodels Miniatures are bringing you a new line of 45mm War of Spanish Succession models and units. While 45mm isn’t really in vogue anymore, for the longest time, it was the preferred size for miniatures, most notably from H.G. Wells’ “Little Wars.” Ther...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 16th, 2014
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Matt Worden Games has announced their new Tales of Danger game series. The set, consisting of 7 games in total, will be stand-alone games, but each will continue on the story themes from the previous. The first of the games will be released in 2015, with two more coming each year for the next 3 [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 15th, 2014
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PicoArmor is your exclusive North American source for Oddzial Osmy, and the next batch of releases are available now. For you 3mm and 15mm gamers, they’ve got a variety of kits, from mechs to monks with machine guns. The 3mm range includes many modern military vehicles, including a bridge-layer...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 15th, 2014
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Victrix has a special deal going on over in their webshop wherein if you buy any box set of Greek or Roman soldiers, you get a free shield transfer sheet as well. Let your caffeine hands rest easy, as the transfer sheets can handle the fine detail work. The offer is simple, buy a box, […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 19th Century
Dec 15th, 2014
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Warlord Games is taking orders for their new Black Powder supplement, Blood on the Nile. The book covers that Mahdist revolt in Sudan and the British reprisal for the siege of Khartoum. The book has both rules for the Mahdist revolutionaries as well as the British troops that fought against them. Inc...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 12th, 2014
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Battlefront has released their Forces of War army-creator website for Flames of War. Now you can quickly, easily, and electronically create, track, and make sure you’re using the correct rules for your forces. You can make your forces and print them out so you don’t even really need the a...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 11th, 2014
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Battlefront continues the focus on Fate of a Nation with their M3 90mm DEFA halftrack. They also continue their anti-tank theme. This vehicle, though, seems perfectly suited to not flipping over backwards whenever it is fired. *wink* The use of these anti-tank vehicles (that weren’t tanks thems...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 10th, 2014
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Victoria Miniatures has quite a few new releases available over in their webshop. They’ve got new sets of arms, with their roll-sleeve universal male arms. They’ve got Van Diemen’s World Devils squad (a rather Australian-looking lot). They’ve got 2 new torso styles. They’...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 10th, 2014
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Warlord Games has purchased Pro Gloria Miniatures. This will bring PGM’s Landsknechts miniatures into the Pike & Shotte world from WG, officially. Pro Gloria’s (former) owner, Stephan Huber’s reason for selling was that he wanted to see the line grow, but just wasn’t able...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 10th, 2014
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Warlord Games has something to keep you warm on those cold, winter, Soviet nights. They’ve released their new OT-130 Flamethrower tank for Bolt Action. Check out the “Tank War” supplement for the rules of using armies of just tanks in your games. Source From the website:...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2014
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Grand Manoeuvre adds to their Waterloo army packs with the release of their new paper German troops. Replay one of the most important battles in European history with these new army sets. They’ve got troops in several formations, as well as artillery (limbered and unlimbered), and flag sheets t...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2014
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Capitan Games is offering free downloads of their 1st Carlist War Army Lists from their website. The Carlist War was the last of the Napoleonic age and was fought between two groups claiming that their candidate was the right one to take over the Spanish throne. And that just reminds us that we shoul...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 8th, 2014
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Warlord Games expands their Hail Caesar line with the release of a pair of Greek generals: Demosthenes and Theagenes. Though the exact histories of these two seem like they might be the type that I’d put in charge of my own forces (losing battles and tending to kill one’s own people…...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2014
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Battlefront adds more to their Fate of a Nation line with a look at the Shahak fighter jet. One thing I really like about these kits is that Battlefront really gives you just about everything a modeler can need for them, including rare-earth magnets for the flight stand. I also like the detail on thi...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 6th, 2014
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Even when I was younger and had a bit more disposable income than I do now, I always looked to reviews (mostly through my friends) to let me know if a game was worth picking up or not. Reviews are a vital resource so as to not end up with a new game/model that will […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 5th, 2014
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Battlefront is showing off their new anti-tank Jeep for Fate of a Nation. Certainly faster and maneuverable than a tracked tank destroyer or a field piece, this thing still looks like it’s just as liable to flip itself over backwards when it fires as it is to destroy whatever’s in front o...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 5th, 2014
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Khurasan expands their Thirty Year’s War line with Cuirassiers with Closed Helms. You know, I’ve been inside a helmet like they’ve got on. You really can’t see much. I can’t imagine actually going to battle like that on foot, let alone being on the back of a horse. I can...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 4th, 2014
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Xyston Miniatures has their latest set of releases available over on their website. First is Antigonas On Pallanquin (a pretty stylish, if a little slow, way to get around). The other is a set of Tarentines Cavalry. Seems to be a theme of “riding into battle” with this set of releases. Th...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 4th, 2014
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Watchful I Studio is showing off renders for their first-ever minis project. They’re working on historical Chinese Warring States and Qin Dynasty Period minis. That period of history has always fascinated me. I took an Eastern Civ. class back during my undergrad days that I absolutely loved. An...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 4th, 2014
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Warlord Games has just the tank for your beaching actions with the release of their Type 2 Ka-Mi Amphibious tank for the Japanese army for Bolt Action. The kit comes in three styles: battle-ready, with floatation pontoons, and “at the water line” in which you only really see what would be...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 4th, 2014
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Wargames Illustrated now has their December issue available in both physical and digital versions. The main article focuses on hills. Hills have always been an important part of warfare and they should be a big part of miniatures games, too. The article lets you know how to better integrate them into...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 3rd, 2014
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Khurasan certainly listens when customers have troubles with their kits. People were apparently having problems with the wheels in the tracks of their T-62 tank, so they took it out of production for a while to figure out a way to solve the issue. Well, the kit is back with new pewter wheels. This sh...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 3rd, 2014
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Militia Miniatures has their… well… militia miniatures now on sale. Thanks to the backers of their Kickstarter campaign, the whole range of Militia Miniatures’ militia miniatures is now available over in their webshop. The 28mm figures are great for modern historical wargamers, or e...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 2nd, 2014
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Warlord Games adds to their Napoleonic range with their new Nassau Light Infantry, posed as though they were firing, over in their webshop. These Dutch soldiers have a bit of an interesting history, fighting both for and against the British during the Napoleonic wars. Quite a bit of a turbulent time,...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 1st, 2014
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Eccentric Miniatures helps you reach out and touch your enemies at range with their new Medieval Longbowman set now available over in their webshop. Source From the release: This set of eight archers are based on English longbowmen from the 13th to the 16th century. They are unarmored longbowmen pose...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 30th, 2014
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Warlord Games makes your enemy keep their heads down with the release of their new 105 H/33 Howitzer for Bolt Action. Source From the release: Deploy heavy artillery for your Finnish armies in the form of the mighty 105 H/33 howitzer. 105 H/33 was the Finnish designation for the German 10.5 cm leFH 1...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2014
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Battlefront gives us a deeper look inside their T-34 obr 1940 company set for their Operation Barbarossa expansion for Flames of War. Source From the article: The tank divisions formed the hard hitting core of the mechanised corps. They were armed with a mix of tanks with the best armed based around ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 29th, 2014
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Brueckenkopf keeps rolling on with their tank week reviews. This time it’s the Cromwell Cruiser from Warlord Games. Source From the post: And another tank on Brueckenkopf! This time we bring you a review of the Cromwell Cruiser Tank by Warlord Games and Italeri....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 28th, 2014
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Brueckenkopf continues their Tank Week with a look at the Sherman M4A3 from Rubicon. Source From the post: Tank week continues on Brueckenkopf and this time we take a closer look at another kit by Rubicon – the Sherman M4A3....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 28th, 2014
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Dadi & Piombo has released Lords & Servants, their new medieval skirmish rules set. Source From the release: A skirmish set for the medieval period from the creators of Impetus. L&S is a skirmish set that allows you to play games with few figures, but also engagements with 70-80 miniat...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 27th, 2014
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Model Dads has a new video review up. In this episode, he takes a look at Skytrex’s 15mm Wermacht Ancillary AFVs. Source From the website: Model Dads continues their look at Skytrex’s range of ancillary vehicles by inspecting some Opel Blitz variants, another squad pack and Bergpanzer III...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 27th, 2014
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Brigade Games has posted up the details of their Thanksgiving sale. It’s going on now, so check it out. Source From the sales sheet: OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS NOW ENDS CYBER MONDAY, 12 midnight EST ****USA CUSTOMERS**** 10% OFF ALL ORDERS of $35 or More with COUPON: CYBERTURKEY14 Ends Monday...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 26th, 2014
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Brueckenkopf has a new review article up. This one looks at the Rubicon PzKpfw III Ausf J/M/N tank. Source From the post: Tank week at Brueckenkopf Online! Yesterday we took a look at the new Tank War book from Warlord Games and today it’s time for our first tank kit: the PzKpfw III Ausf J/M/N ...