Historical

By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 15th, 2017
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For those of you that’ve been enjoying Test of Honour, but really want to field entire forces of Samurai and other Japanese troops on the battlefield, Warlord Games has you covered. They’re now taking pre-orders for an entire Samurai army for Pike & Shotte. Put your name down on the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 15th, 2017
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Hey everyone! We’ve made it to another Friday! Hopefully your week is going well. As we get nearer to the end of the year, mine’s getting busier and busier. Articles, proofing projects, just all sorts of things to work on. It’s going to be a busy holiday. But it’s alright. Any...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 15th, 2017
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In the “What If??” situation of Operation Sea Lion, the Germans have invaded the British isles and made various headways into the countryside. However, it’s not just the British army that’s fighting back. Everyday citizens are organizing, taking to the streets, and fighting ag...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 15th, 2017
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Games don’t survive without a community behind them. That’s simple fact. If it’s just scattered gamers here and there, a game might limp along, but it’s when those gamers get together on a regular basis that games thrive. Well, Battlefront is looking to help communities get to...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 13th, 2017
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I just realized this morning that this upcoming weekend is the last one before Christmas. Ok, so, technically Christmas has one more weekend before it, but since it falls on a Monday, it means this upcoming week is the last one before the holiday. As such, I’ve just now realized how much baking...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2017
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Even though ninjas never really wrapped themselves in black like we see in pop culture (that was a kabuki theater thing. Ninjas dressed like everyone else so they didn’t stand out), it’s still fun to have ninja figures running around on our battlefields in their iconic look. Well, if you&...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 8th, 2017
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There’s quite a lot of you out there with Saxon blood in your veins. Now, there can be quite a lot of you with Saxon minis out on your gaming tabletop (and, depending on how careful with your craft knife while cleaning and assembling the figures, you might have your Saxon blood out there as [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 8th, 2017
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Team Yankee looks at what WWIII might look like as the forces of NATO go against the Soviets on the fields of Europe. This week, the Stripes book came out, adding to the American forces. This new book can be picked up now. Next week, we’ll be seeing new versions of several American units, inclu...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Dec 6th, 2017
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A cold wind is blowing here in Atlanta. Yes, I know many of you are much colder than we are here, but it was also almost 70F out yesterday. Today it’ll be closer to 45F. Definitely glad that, earlier this week, I got out my extra blankets that were buried in my closet. So those’ll [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Dec 6th, 2017
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The Roman Empire has been around for hundreds of years. However, the glory of the empire has faded. Now, noble houses hire the toughest citizens they can find in order to fight for them in the streets. The winners are bound to get a seat in the Senate. But how much blood must be spilled […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Dec 4th, 2017
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Kazmiizumi-kanchou, the famous sword master, sits in his dojo, quietly meditating. His sharp ears hear rustling outside. But it’s not simply the wind through the trees. Someone’s out there… multiple someones. He grabs his sword, ready to face whatever threat might be coming for him....
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 4th, 2017
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Tanks! You’re welcome. No, I mean Tanks! And also Tank Destroyers. And a new edition of the Pegasus Bridge and Ham & Jam sets. What I’m saying is that there’s new Bolt Action releases available over in the Warlord Games webshop. There’s also dice, because we all love dice...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Dec 1st, 2017
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WWIII is not currently happening. Let’s do our best to keep it that way, eh? I don’t really want Team Yankee to turn into a modern game, as opposed to just post-modern-sci-fi. So, for the meantime, these are just figurative, uh, figures. And in the Stripes book, Battlefront expands the U....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 28th, 2017
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During the midst of the Great War, the skies opened up and the heavens rained down. But this wasn’t the enemy’s shells. This was vehicles from another planet. The Martians are invading and both sides are finding that there’s a new force to deal with. That’s the story behind Tr...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 27th, 2017
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Over the centuries, many different groups have inhabited the lands surrounding the Mediterranean, and they have fought with each other for every bit of coastline they can get. But, then again, they’ve also traded with each other. It’s kind of a love-hate relationship they all have. And in...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 27th, 2017
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The folks over at Clockwork Goblin and Warlord Games have been busy. They’ve got a whole batch of new Konflikt ’47 releases available over in their webshop. It’s a lot of heavy gear, including a walker, armored transport, and numerous turret emplacements. If you want a place to be w...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 22nd, 2017
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The Battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle the world had ever seen. It was also a point where the seemingly unbeatable German war machine was halted by the Russians. A true turning point in history, it will soon be brought to your tabletops in Platoon Commander Deluxe: Kursk, a new board game up...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 20th, 2017
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The Soviets made some pretty good tanks during WWII. This was causing the Germans some issues. They had their reliable Pak 40 gun, but it wasn’t easy to move the thing around. And the original Tank Destroyers that were made had exposed crew quarters, so they could be taken out with small arms f...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 17th, 2017
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As war goes on, the organization charts for the various armies can change dramatically. As the military heads see what is and isn’t working on the battlefield, they will adjust accordingly. Same goes for the generals in charge of minis games armies. Battlefront has posted up new Force Organizat...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 17th, 2017
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Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next w...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 16th, 2017
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Ares Games, making of Wings of Glory, is looking to inject a little H.G. Welles into their game. They have announced that they are going to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Tripods and Triplanes. It tells the tale of what would happen if the Martians had really invaded while the world was busy embro...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 13th, 2017
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The Monday after a long weekend… I mean, I know many of you out there love what you do for a living (as I certainly do), but there’s always just a bit of “erf…” about the Monday after a long weekend. An extra smack of the snooze button. An extra long shower. An extra cup...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 13th, 2017
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Konflikt ’47 gives us a look at what the world might be like if WWII didn’t end when it supposedly did… and we got a whole new influx of strange technology. It’s not an entirely off-the-rails Weird War II game, but there’s certainly a lot of sci-fi elements thrown in, su...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 13th, 2017
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If you’re a big fan of historical miniatures gaming, one of the biggest settings is the era of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The Little Emperor (who was of average height, actually) wanted it all, and he damn-near got it. You can reply out those battles and see if you can do better than he [&h...
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 8th, 2017
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Battlefront has more than just their Stripes book available for pre-order for Team Yankee. They’ve also got a trio of army bundles. If you’re looking to start in on the game, or just get yourself a new force, you’ll want to check them out....
By Polar_Bear
In Alternate History
Nov 7th, 2017
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So, while WWIII is still a fantasy, Battlefront is taking orders for Stripes, their new book for Team Yankee. It’s actually… well… the Yankees. No, not the baseball team. But the Americans. You can get your pre-order on for not just the book, but a special army bundle, too....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 6th, 2017
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Warlord Games has a trio of new Saxon units that you can order over in their webshop. One’s a set of Huscarls with Dane axes. The other two are Ceorls. So if you want axes to chop your opponents up or shortspears to stab them with, you’ve got your options open to add to your […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 6th, 2017
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Winter is coming… No. Really. We’ve got about a month and a half and it’ll be here. Something that’s protected the Russians on more than one occasion during was has been their harsh winter conditions. It happened to Napoleon and it happened to Hitler. In this instance, we̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 3rd, 2017
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It’s Friday! Gateway to the weekend. I’m… just kinda chilling. Yeah… just chilling. Not gonna really go anywhere. Not really gonna do anything special. Just… chill. I think it’s a good idea to do that occasionally. And this weekend, it’s what I want/need. But...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Nov 2nd, 2017
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Tanks were a brand-new invention during WWI. They were seen as a way to finally break the trench warfare of the Western Front. Between the wars, there was some innovation, but the French felt that the original styles were still some of the best and kept producing along those lines. Hence the Char B1,...
By Polar_Bear
In Ancients
Oct 27th, 2017
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Here we are, once more at the threshold to the weekend. I know I’m ready for it. It’s been a busy week with a lot of work going on here at the office. I could use a day of just hanging out and playing with my toy soldiers with some good friends. At least, that’s […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 25th, 2017
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We’re halfway there, everyone. The work-week is half-done and it’s getting ever-closer to the weekend. Of course, I’m excited for that. I’m hoping to get in some gaming up at the LGS. Trying to get a whole group together for some Guild Ball. Also starting to make Thanksgiving ...
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
Oct 23rd, 2017
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, during war, there’s a lot of necessity to make better weapons than the opponents. It’s sort of a life-or-death type of thing. As such, the gear that the warring factions were using at the start of WWII versus what they were using d...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 18th, 2017
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Halfway there. We’re halfway to getting back to the weekend. Methinks I’m going to take it easy this weekend. I found out my LGS is going to be absolutely packed with several events running for games I don’t really play, so I’ll probably just veg at my place. I could use a rel...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 14th, 2017
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Saturday night’s alright for gaming. Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming. Saturday morning’s alright for gaming. Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early ...